MODIFICATIONS

FLASHERS

Having driven fairly often in the dark it soon became apparent that semaphore signalling  was not very safe.  For safety I have fitted flashing indicators front and rear.  They have 10 watt quartz halogen bulbs that are very good at night and reasonable by day.  To satisfy the MOT I have installed LED repeaters on the dashboard.  Ian Bancroft was not amused.

For marine applications I have made them port and starboard.

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AS YOU CAN SEE THEY ARE FAIRLY UNOBTRUSIVE

FLASHER CIRCUIT

LAYOUT OF FLASHER BOARD

Click on the thumbnail to see the diagram of the board I have fitted behind the dashboard on BBM.  This enables me to switch back to semaphore indication if required.

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NEW FRONT SHOCKS

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THE OLD AND NEW SHOCKERS

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Seeing an advertisement for a double front shock absorber I thought it would be good fitted to  the Ruby.  It is a well made item and no doubt has racing history.

Having fitted it before the Yorkshire Experience we noticed a definite improvement in cornering and control of bounce

 

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Not BBM69 but an interesting mod.

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1 copyAgain not BBM but an interesting “standard” modification using Bowden cables and a modified back plate. Original set up shown on the right.

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radvalve2Not a modification on BBM (it was fitted on manufacture) but this mod was retro fitted to radiators as an upgrade post 1938.  The idea was to limit water loss through the overflow pipe.  It also allowed the engine to run slightly hotter.

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NEW CRANKSHAFT

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A brand new Pheonix crankshaft.  We have had two original cranks go on us.  One really parted and came out of the side of the crankcase.  The other we found cracked on an engine re build.

Dianne was lucky on two birthdays to have a shiny new crankshaft just what she had always wanted.

 

RUBBER SEAL IN THE PETROL PUMP

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I found a petrol pump that had a rubber seal in the hole the operating shaft comes through.  I was able to transfer it into an original pump base.  Hopefully this reduces the oil leaking out of the breather hole.

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