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by drichards
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Crankshaft rear seal conversion
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Australia

Crankshaft rear seal conversion

I need to replace the old rope seal (at the rear end of the crank) on my 3.8 series 1. One of the main parts sellers in Aus sells a neoprene seal made for a Chevy "big block" (whatever that means and I really don't need to know!). Obviously the block needs to be bored out to take the new seal, but I...
by drichards
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Steel cylinder head gasket
Replies: 1
Views: 240
Australia

Steel cylinder head gasket

I have a 62 3.8 OTS going through restoration. At some point the car has to be imported into Australia and they are very strict about proving no asbestos is present in the car. My restorer has removed the old cylinder head gasket which appears to be a composite and while we are fairly certain it doe...
by drichards
Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:07 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Anybody fitted a Hutson bonnet?
Replies: 10
Views: 1852
Australia

Re: Anybody fitted a Hutson bonnet?

The short answer is no, but I have always found Chris an honest person to deal with. My car is being restored in Christchurch NZ, and the guys are amazing. From the outset I was asked the question "do you want a car that is nice to drive or something approaching concourse" The devil and subsequent v...
by drichards
Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Chassis number plate
Replies: 6
Views: 1606
Australia

On order from AJ autocraft, many thanks
by drichards
Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:06 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Chassis number plate
Replies: 6
Views: 1606
Australia

Chassis number plate

I need to replace the small chassis number plate, which is approx 64mm long by 15mm wide and which contains the capital letter followed by 4 numbers. Mine disintegrated when being stripped for rebuild. I have been unable to locate anyone in NZ who has an old fashioned metal stamping kit for producin...
by drichards
Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Door lock mechanism
Replies: 6
Views: 1217
Australia

Thanks again, I spoke with Richard Smith who has stripped a number of these and hadn't as yet come across one with the plain washer! I will make something up.
by drichards
Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Door lock mechanism
Replies: 6
Views: 1217
Australia

Hi David

I have 2 on order from Smith's. Can you give me more details on the second washer. Is it a plain washer or does it fit like a cap with a hole? . Thanks
by drichards
Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Door lock mechanism
Replies: 6
Views: 1217
Australia

Excellent, I will contact Smiths for the the washers. I don't have the one on the right of the spring in your photo either. Usual previous owner bodge job! And yes plenty of grease will be applied when re assembled. Thank you.
by drichards
Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Door lock mechanism
Replies: 6
Views: 1217
Australia

Door lock mechanism

The door locks on my 62 E aren't operating smoothly. There are two internal springs, one returns the lock to dead centre, the other is longer and pushes the door button back out once the catch is released. The longer spring is being pushed over the smaller spring. This seems to indicate there must b...
by drichards
Wed May 27, 2015 7:54 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Gear box
Replies: 2
Views: 865
Australia

Gear Box

Thanks Andrew
by drichards
Wed May 27, 2015 12:12 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Gear box
Replies: 2
Views: 865
Australia

Gear box

Hi, have installed a four speed all synchro gear box on my Series I 3.8. (For the purists I have retained the Moss gear box, to pass on if ever I sell the car, but it is badly in need of a strip down) the "new" gear box has two switches, one is top left towards the bulk head whilst the other is top ...
by drichards
Fri May 01, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Negative change over
Replies: 6
Views: 988
Australia

Wow, that is so very helpful. Many thanks. If my man in Queensland can't track one I will buy from Merlin.
by drichards
Fri May 01, 2015 7:34 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Negative change over
Replies: 6
Views: 988
Australia

So true, am on the case!
by drichards
Fri May 01, 2015 7:05 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Negative change over
Replies: 6
Views: 988
Australia

Nice compromise! Any ideas on where I might source a Smiths volt meter preferably in Aus or possibly NZ.
by drichards
Fri May 01, 2015 2:10 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Negative change over
Replies: 6
Views: 988
Australia

Negative change over

I have changed the polarity of the wiring and the company which built the new loom said I needed to bridge the ammeter due to the higher output from the alternator. I am no electrician but understand that bridging across the back of the ammeter actually bypasses it. As a result you will not get any ...
by drichards
Fri May 01, 2015 2:04 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Coolant leaking into carbs
Replies: 3
Views: 1171
Australia

Thanks, tightening the bolts seems to have done the trick, no more water oaks and have cleaned out carbs etc
by drichards
Sat Apr 25, 2015 6:29 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Coolant leaking into carbs
Replies: 3
Views: 1171
Australia

Coolant leaking into carbs

I have a 62 OTS roadster. The engine has been rebuilt but left sitting around for a few years, albeit mainly kept in a dry condition. I filled the water tank with a 50:50 ratio of coolant to water. Almost immediately the coolant was sitting on the three outlets of the manifolds and has since leaked ...
by drichards
Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:45 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Seat belts
Replies: 3
Views: 918
Australia

Seat belts

I am very disappointed too, I placed the order in June and communication has been poor even though I have phoned and spoken with them several times. They say they are very busy and also waiting on chrome parts from their supplier. But we are in late October now and I need to look elsewhere.
by drichards
Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Seat belts
Replies: 3
Views: 918
Australia

Seat belts

For comfort reasons I prefer to fit seat belts to the 1962 Series 1 OTS I'm restoring. It previously had static belts fitted but I had ordered inertia belts from Quickfit SBS but that was months ago and regret to say they have been unreliable. I was told Quickfit were the best for retro seat belts. ...
by drichards
Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: No front brakes
Replies: 3
Views: 896
Australia

Thanks for the tips, the car is a 62 Series 1 3.8. I had hoped to have looked at the brakes this weekend but will report back when the issue is rectified. The Callipers are fitted correctly so I will need to look at the seals