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by kingzetts
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Garage / workshop
Replies: 31
Views: 1475
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Re: Garage / workshop

I've never come across those - neat idea and solves one of my cautionary notes. Just need a drip pan....
by kingzetts
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Garage / workshop
Replies: 31
Views: 1475
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Re: Garage / workshop

Barry, Despite my enthusiasm for 2-post vs 4-post lifts, I don’t think I would leave my e-type on one with another car beneath. Firstly, it leaks enough oil to need something to prevent the lower car getting badly spotted, and second while with new v-mounts the risk of failure is low, I wouldn’t lea...
by kingzetts
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Garage / workshop
Replies: 31
Views: 1475
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Re: Garage / workshop

I have a 2-post lift (one of the low post types from CJ Autos) in a garage with a flat ceiling no more than 8’ high (I can just about reach the ceiling if I stand on tiptoe). This does mean I cannot ever get a car high enough to walk under - a crabby crouch is as good as it gets. However I cannot no...
by kingzetts
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Garage / workshop
Replies: 31
Views: 1475
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Re: Garage / workshop

I have a large-ish homemade blast cabinet, I used the cyclone unit from a Dyson upright (dirt cheap- forgive the pun-on eBay), connected to the cabinet with some 40mm water pipe and Tiger Seal. I use a workshop vacuum (Henry hoover wet’n’dry type) which sucks off the outlet of the Dyson cyclone. No ...
by kingzetts
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Heated front windscreen wiring
Replies: 10
Views: 435
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Re: Heated front windscreen wiring

Paul, I’m very far from being an electronics expert either. It was the one science subject I could never get my head around at school. But..... The circuit below should work, and is a lot simpler than trying to use relays. The diodes allow current to flow to the lamp from either switched circuit but...
by kingzetts
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Heated front windscreen wiring
Replies: 10
Views: 435
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Re: Heated front windscreen wiring

Diodes in the feeds to the warning light to prevent reverse flows ought to do it.
by kingzetts
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: OTS boot cable question
Replies: 10
Views: 837
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Re: OTS boot cable question

I also lock mine regularly. Good for stuff you want to leave in the car whilst parked up away from home (leather jacket, satnav, anything you don’t want in your hotel room etc) given that an OTS cabin even with the hood up is about as insecure as can be.
by kingzetts
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: OTS boot cable question
Replies: 10
Views: 837
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Re: OTS boot cable question

I fitted a locking handle to ny Nov ‘62 OTS. As far as I recall it was a straight replacement.
by kingzetts
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Downtime
Replies: 51
Views: 2497
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Re: Forum Downtime

Glad the forum is back. Massive thanks David for sorting the issues out.
by kingzetts
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Valve clearance not set by the shim
Replies: 18
Views: 1594
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Re: Valve clearance not set by the shim

When I had some mysterious issues with one inlet valve, I found a methodical approach ofswapping out one component at a time between the problem valve and one which was not giving the problem (in my case I swapped parts from problem #1 valve and good #2 valve) allowed me to narrow down the issue. I’...
by kingzetts
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Gear Knob for 5 speed T5 box
Replies: 14
Views: 1209
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Re: Gear Knob for 5 speed T5 box

I got the 5-speed knob for my T5 from Watjag. Was about 7 years ago, though.
by kingzetts
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Loose tappet guide
Replies: 22
Views: 1772
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Re: Loose tappet guide

Alan, I don’t recall if you have had head work done recently, but check out this thread http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=10992 which details my issues last year which sounded like a loose guide or dropped seat and turned out to be a very odd issue with the valve stem collets sitting too ...
by kingzetts
Thu May 10, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Electroplating kits - any good?
Replies: 8
Views: 972
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Re: Electroplating kits - any good?

I have a kit from Gateros plating which I have found works well if you follow the instructions carefully. I did however buy a proper adjustable power supply (laboratory type on which you can set the voltage or current exactly) which think is just about essential. The small bucket they supply is only...
by kingzetts
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Squeaky Brakes
Replies: 7
Views: 803
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Re: Squeaky Brakes

The handbrake pads are held off the disc by the brass fork which is held in place under the pivot bolts which retain the pad carriers to the caliper casting. The two ends of the fork then locate in small holes at the opposite ends of the pad carriers forcing them apart and off the disc. I once had a...
by kingzetts
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Speedo Dial in kmh
Replies: 13
Views: 1397
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Re: Speedo Dial in kmh

A couple of years ago I had my speedo repaired at Speedograph Richfield and asked them to add a kph scale when they were in there. https://s7.postimg.org/dol83y8nv/312_D2912-_DC71-4_C5_A-9355-215_FCEDD42_F6.jpg It’s not by any means perfect, but I find it helpful on my regular trips on the Continent...
by kingzetts
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Camshaft lifetime
Replies: 8
Views: 989
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Re: Camshaft lifetime

Probably, but I’m afraid I don’t know what it is. Ring them and ask - if the sales staff don’t know ask them to check with Peter Stant.
by kingzetts
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Camshaft lifetime
Replies: 8
Views: 989
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Re: Camshaft lifetime

It is actually simple to adapt later heads with the short rear inlet cam bearing cap to accept a tach generator. You just need a half-cylinder of aluminium to fit between the tach generator and the cam cover. SNGB will sell you one. I have a later short cap head on my 3.8 with tach generator and thi...
by kingzetts
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Pedal box fixing studs
Replies: 6
Views: 761
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Re: Pedal box fixing studs

Hi Robbie, For this sort of query, a good place to start is always the parts catalogues in the knowledge base. For a 3.8 look in the brakes section and you will find “C18203” stud for brake pedal housing to scuttle. Then look on any of the usuals sites and you will find it eg Barratt’s says it super...
by kingzetts
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: IRS lifting, Diff-Half shafts, Shimming, IRS rubbers et al
Replies: 9
Views: 5382
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Re: IRS lifting, Diff-Half shafts, Shimming, IRS rubbers et al

Done - photos now reinstated. I thought I'd sorted all my broken PB links, so if anyone spots any others please let me know and I'll fix them too.
by kingzetts
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch choices, and Release Bearing and Fork Woes
Replies: 29
Views: 3023
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Re: Clutch choices, and Release Bearing and Fork Woes

My T5 gearbox is paired with the 9.5” diaphragm clutch. The clutch plate is 9.5" 23-spline to fit Ford V6 (Granada, Scorpio) and Rover SD1 V8, such as National #NHB3381.