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Robin (UK)

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About Robin (UK)

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    http://www.RockTheJoint.com/robincolette
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    Music event promoter

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    Male
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    London, England
  • My Project Cars
    1947 Plymouth P15 Convertible Coupe

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    London, England. 1947 P15 convertible.
  • Interests
    My P15 Convertible, time with family, all aspects of 1940s and 1950s music, dancing & culture

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  1. Robin (UK)

    My son's 'new' car (OT)

    It was a rare visit from the sun! And it's true... my son is 18. How does that happen?!!!
  2. Robin (UK)

    My son's 'new' car (OT)

    Henry will become more mechanically inclined now he owns this! He's happy to get stuck into technical stuff, and welcomes the challenge.
  3. Robin (UK)

    My son's 'new' car (OT)

    I'm thrilled that my 18 year-old son has chosen to embrace the old car hobby. He's just bought his first car... a 1967 Triumph Herald 12/50. It's got an 1147cc (70 Cu In) 4-cylinder motor, front disc brakes and an incredible 25ft turning circle. And it's almost exactly the same size as a VW Beetle, so it's a perfect little car for running around the streets of London. We just grabbed this picture in the sunshine...
  4. Robin (UK)

    Electronics wizard needed...

    Mine's an R10. Thanks for the message but it's all wired in and running.
  5. Robin (UK)

    Electronics wizard needed...

    I searched the part number 311941581C. It will have 5 terminals, numbered S, 30, 56, 56a and 56b.
  6. Robin (UK)

    Electronics wizard needed...

    Looks like they are easily available in the US, Mark... http://www2.cip1.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=C23-311-941-581-C http://www.air-cooled-parts.com/cat/product_info.php/311941581c-relay-for-headlight-311941581c-p-24929 https://www.vwnos.com/311-941-581c
  7. Robin (UK)

    Retro fiting Indicators

    My 18 year-old son is just about to collect his first car... a 1967 Triumph Herald It's another Michelotti classic. And we've found a beautiful example with only 38K on the clock!
  8. Robin (UK)

    Retro fiting Indicators

    Hey Damon, I have the original white flashers at the front but have supplemented them with small amber flashers bolted to the bottom of the bumper guards. At the back, I fitted white 'reverse' lights but added amber bulbs. They have the 'right' period look and other cars seem to notice them easily. Hope this helps. Robin PS I had a look around your car at Colin's place... It's a real beauty!
  9. Robin (UK)

    aftermarket radio and speaker installation

    I just got a new speaker mounted behind the grille in the dash of my P15. Music is provided via bluetooth from my phone, using a piece of kit developed by a guy I know over here in the UK. They will be available commercially in a few weeks' time. If you're on facebook, here's a video...
  10. Robin (UK)

    Electronics wizard needed...

    It's interesting to see this thread revived. I ran with the electronic switch for a while but the OD was drawing too much current so it wasn't really up to the job. So I now have a VW headlight relay activated via a Shift-Rite knob on the gear shifter. It works really well and the mechanical relay makes a great sound as it engages/disengages giving it a real period feel. The VW part number is 311941581C (for 6v +ve ground). Hope this helps.
  11. Robin (UK)

    1948 Dodge convertible - what number is it? D-24?

    It is most probably a D24 but, if it's Canadian built, it could be a D25, which is a Plymouth-based car with Dodge trim. Compare the lines of the fenders and the shape of the grille...
  12. Robin (UK)

    Dodge cam in a 218?

    Checked with the guru (George Asche) and he says there's not much difference between the cams, so it's most likely that the Dodge cam was probably the part that was to hand at the time. Thanks for your replies.
  13. Robin (UK)

    Dodge cam in a 218?

    My car is just about to get a replacement engine, which is a strong-running unit from a friend's car. (He's dropping in a V8) The motor was hopped up sometime in the 1960s and was run with dual carbs and fenton headers, but we know nothing about the internals. Looking at part numbers, we've found the following... The motor is a Plymouth unit, with a P23 number (1951). The number on the crank appears to be correct for the year, but the camshaft is showing a Dodge number. Is there much difference between the Plymouth and Dodge cams? Could there be a 'performance' reason for swapping to a Dodge profile? Or is it perhaps just that the part was available at the time and/or it's been reground? I'd welcome any ideas or thoughts. Thanks, Robin
  14. Robin (UK)

    Overdrive indicator lights

    The VW part number you are looking for is 311-941-581 C Relay, Headlamp, 6V, All Models -67 https://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-6V-Headlight-Dimmer-Relay-Hella-311-941-581C/112589845727?hash=item1a36e0b4df:g:Ql4AAOSw~jpZ1bH-&vxp=mtr
  15. Robin (UK)

    Happy Thanksgiving

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