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This index has been revised in October 2015. It is mainly a technical index ie. it doesn't list everything ever printed in JBAOC magazines. I have however included some items of general interest written by members. Items can go back many years and in some cases have little relevance today. It was not my remit,nor do I feel authorised to interfere with the historical index and therefore it remains pretty much intact( except obsolete internet addresses) The old and new are totally integrated.Headings(Subject) are generally self explanatory with one or two clarifications :

FBHVCFederation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs

Htv1Hints and Tips Version 1 Htv2Hints and Tips Version 2

Revision by Derek Anderson – JBAOC member October 2015.

With thanks to Les Whiting for supplying copies of Hints and Tips Volumes 1 and 2.


SUBJECT
BRIEF DETAILS
MAGAZINE
PAGE
Rad & Cooling Aluminium radiators made to measure- from £370  Summer 02
3
Rad & Cooling Different ratios 7 brakes for Mk 4,5, saloon, estate 1.6/2.00 Spring 99
4
Rad & Cooling Gas from engine in coolant 7 revised expansion technique Autumn 04
12
Rad & Cooling High performance all metal twin cored Mk5 Cortina from locost Spring 05
Rad & Cooling Misc cooling tips inc smear hoses with soap & twist over a bottle Summer 02
10
Rad & Cooling Radiator Mascots - Bill Gibson Spring 12
15
Rad & Cooling Tablespoon of brake fluid in coolant to lubricate the pump Spring 04
8
     
Rear Axle Half shaft and backplate removal Winter 96
8
Rear Axle How to identify the ratio if no tag Htv2
69
     
Rear Body Rear lamp moulding seal Htv1
9
Rear Body Rear light assembly Htv1
53
     
Reg & Tax JBA / DVLA - Robbie Gibson Autumn 08
12
Reg & Tax Revised : Categories eg JBA New identity Winter 96
26
Reg & Tax Changing to Spanish plates Spring 06
10
Reg & Tax DVLA & Kit Cars – Robbie Gibson Spring 08
10
Reg & Tax DVLA leaflet re JBA Kit Conversion Autumn 94
24
Reg & Tax Excellent site (20/10/15) www.totalkitcar.com. Tech/registration.php Summer 02
3
Reg & Tax Getting rid of Q plate Autumn 95
14
Reg & Tax How to complete form V55/1 etc Summer 94
17
Reg & Tax If you buy a car with Sorn, unless you tax it you need a new Sorn Winter 01
8
Reg & Tax New proposals Autumn 97
5
Reg & Tax Registering your Falcon in France Summer 07
9
Reg & Tax Renew VEL via 08708504444 or www.directgov.uk Spring 06
2
Reg & Tax Scrapping Excise duty if over 25yrs Winter 95
48
Reg & Tax Sorn declaration - do not rely on post - get receipt from Post Office Autumn 03
2
Reg & Tax Two case histories ( But all change in 1997) Htv1
10
Reg & Tax Verify registration document accurate Autumn 97
7
     
     
Rust One inch box section near door Autumn 97
40
     
Seats Defect on Cobra Superform, also Summer  97 pg 25 Spring 97
32
Seats Ex TR5 seats in JBA Best Tec has seen Autumn 03
15
Seats Removable rear seat brackets Htv1
57
Seats Saab seats stripped, 3 ins cut out of the middle and more Summer 00
10
     
Seatbelts Legal eg  +2 rear exempt because not adult Htv1
8
Seatbelts Mounting for the Sport Autumn 94
25
     
Securing Device Screws - Types of head, how to specify etc Spring 94
31
Securing Device Washers - types Autumn 96
27
     
Security Car Security Advert - (Tracker)  Winter 13
29
     
Sidescreen Anti flop fix Htv1
70
Sidescreen Cannot drill through toughened glass Summer 08
20
Sidescreen Glue rubber  parallel to door seal Htv1
56
Sidescreen Hiding/supporting joints with plates Htv1
59
Sidescreen Replace side windows with mini Htv2
13
Sidescreen Temporary fit w/screen then adjust sidescreen Htv2
61
Sidescreen Use Renault 4chrome trim & rubber seal Spring 96
33
Sidescreen Using mini window catches Htv2
61
Sidescreen Weld on additional aluminium support Htv1
55
     
Spray Job £750 but £500for JBAOC, Middlesex Winter 92
5
     
Stainless £65 for polishing windscreen & radiator Spring 94
23
Stainless Luggage rack £50 Nigel Franklin Summer 94
44
Stainless Luggage rack from Magnum Spring 97
35
Stainless Metal polishers in Hertfordshire Autumn 96
9
Stainless Polishing notes Autumn 96
6
Stainless Spot lamp bar-fixing flanges £35 pr Summer 94
44
Stainless Stone guards for rear wheel arch £15 Spring 97
35
     
Steering Alignment check - Keith Morrish Autumn 97
21
Steering Camber should not change Htv2
35
Steering Cortina based steering shaft Spring 05
11
Steering Escort coupling (see 9/93 p21 for Cortina) Htv2
17
Steering JBA Falcon Steering Modifications - by Trevor Smith, John Donaldson and Andy Grice  
Steering Large amount of play when nylon bushes vibrate down the shaft Autumn 01
19
Steering Power steering in a 2.8 V6 Sports- Pete Gibbons Autumn 00
10
Steering Routing the steering around obstacles in a 2.8 V6 engine bay Winter 01
9
Steering Sierra based power steering in a TSR Autumn 04
5
Steering Tie bar replacement Sierra – Adrian Colmar Winter 12
20
Steering Tie bar bushes – Dave Tennant Spring 11
14
     
Suppliers Cortina bits, Holden vintage electrical Winter 02
2
Suppliers Dalton Power Products recon engines & new Ford parts % for JBAOC Summer 99
17
Suppliers Must have catalogues- Woolies 01778 347347 Paul Beck 01692 406343 Winter 00
Suppliers Old parts store -Cortina specialist Spring 02
1
Suppliers Parts Mail Order 0800 525030 or 01603 767686 Summer 99
11
Suppliers Propshaft services, Feltham Winter 02
2
Suppliers Roger in Lincolnshire - Barn full of Cortina bits Autumn 00 
20
Suppliers Ron Swift - selection of secondhand Cortina spares Summer 00
6
Suppliers www.carparts-direct.co.uk Winter 02
2
Suppliers Yorkshire: Suspension set up,Powder coating,hoses,stainless,chrome Autumn 02
21
     
Suspension Alignment etc www.ukhotrods.co.uk/tech Spring 04
1
Suspension Bouncy ride with V6 2.8/Rover V8 fixed by 275/300 lb springs Autumn 03
16
Suspension Camber, Castor, Alignment,Tyres, Springs and Damper advice Spring 99
14
Suspension Castor +2 minimum 3, 3.5 or even 4 Htv2
55
Suspension Compliments for Sachs & Mk4 steering rubber Winter 95
37
Suspension Don't let axle dangle it kills void bushes Summer 95
20
Suspension Improve Sachs Touring ( also 3/94 page 10) Htv2
77
Suspension JBA Front Suspension Settings – Andy Grice Spring 10
14
Suspension Polyurethane bushes can revolve or distort but last and last Spring 00
6
Suspension Power for peanuts- suspension theory Autumn 96
19
Suspension Reduce rear ride height/soften spring by removing 75mm Winter 99
9
Suspension Rear Wheel Camber adjustment for Sierra kits - by Neil Benham  
Suspension Rubber bushes: The theory & how stiffer/harder Autumn 99
10
Suspension Sachs type no+ warning of BOGE in Sachs box Autumn 95
19
Suspension Softer +2 Front springs + Monroes £70 Htv2
54
Suspension Softer ride with 250lb instead of 275lb ft spring Winter 04
3
Suspension Spring compressor Htv2
41
Suspension Spring Rates - David McDine Htv2
41
Suspension Success with Nylon bushes- Pilgrim Club Autumn 96 
10
Suspension The problems of squeezing rubber bushes through small holes Spring 04
4
Suspension Tips on getting a softer ride Winter 97
20
Suspension Towing needs adjustable shocks eg AVO £70 Spring 94
30
Suspension Tuning the Sierra JBA front suspension - Adrian Colmar Winter 12
16
Suspension Void bushes in polyurethane Suppliers Summer 99
11
Suspension Void bushes,problems,causes, fixes   Autumn 02
23
Suspension Warning re Nylon bushes – Not pilgrim Htv2
78
Suspension Wheel alignment Autumn 97
20
Suspension Wheel clearance problem on Sport- JBA spring Htv2
8
Suspension Spring Rates Winter 11
26
     
SVA Scheme Address for manual Autumn 97
40
SVA Scheme Bob Reynolds is our SVA expert (2002- has manual) Summer 02
1
SVA Scheme Bullet type sidelights may need filing to remove rear sharpness Summer 04
13
SVA Scheme E Mark etc nolonger mandatory & projections Winter 97
21
SVA Scheme Excellent site (20/10/15) www.totalkitcar.com. Tech/registration php Summer 02
3
SVA Scheme www.instantbookstore.com Summer 02
3
SVA Scheme Introduces the Gov scheme but a bit out of date Summer 96
18
SVA Scheme Letter from Ford re Engine,Belts,Rear Fog, lt power, spring washers Autumn 05
12
SVA Scheme Many radii prob inc rear of door glass & upper edge of channel Autumn 05
15
SVA Scheme More details but obsolete re 'new identity' Winter 96
15
SVA Scheme Must have full fuel tank for the test and arrive early with tools Autumn 00
11
SVA Scheme Must have warning light for H/B & low brake fluid Summer 99
19
SVA Scheme Need demisters,exterior mirror,rubber on pedals Summer 00
8
SVA Scheme Repeaters to be visible 5 metres behind rear lights Summer 99
19
SVA Scheme Steering wheels - no holes or slots Summer 99
19
SVA Scheme Stop/Fog lights need 100mm separation  Spring 00
7
SVA Scheme SVA charges £150 basic + £75 out of hours + £30 for further test Autumn 01
11
SVA Scheme SVA Standards 0771 0374053 Tech: 01792 458888 Autumn 00
11
SVA Scheme Tailpipe needs rounded end Spring 00
7
SVA Scheme TSR  SVA Test – Graham Dowling Spring 09
17
     
Towbar Extra angle iron Htv1
7
Towbar Removable for Sports Htv2
64
     
Towing A Frame construction – Les Fragle Autumn 03 
11
Towing JBA rigid 'A'frame fpr towing a JBA Htv2
50
Towing Towing bracket for TSR- Keith Frost Summer 11
19
     
Tyres Tyre life 6yrs run used, in ideal conditions life expectancy 10yrs Spring 04
2
     
Unleaded Broquet device clocked up 17,000 miles Spring 97
6
Unleaded Power boost unit fitted by John Baker Htv2
8
Unleaded Super unleaded used by one owner Htv2
35
Unleaded Table of engine types with head info Winter 95
45
Unleaded The health dangers from unleaded Spring 97
12
Unleaded Valve seat conversion from £60 Winter 97
22
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