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by david muir
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Le Mans Video
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Scotland

Re: Le Mans Video

Fabulous!
by david muir
Thu May 21, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 3.8 E diff input seal
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Scotland

Re: 3.8 E diff input seal

Thanks folks for the info. So , if I decide to replace the input seal I should get away with marking the nut and shaft!
D
by david muir
Thu May 21, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 3.8 E diff input seal
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Scotland

3.8 E diff input seal

Hi,
If I replace the input seal on my 3.8 diff. does the pre-load need checked/rest on the crownwheel? Is there a crush tube on a 3.8-parts book doesn't show one , did the crush tube come in with the 4.2?

Thanks, D
by david muir
Sat May 09, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: El garage de Horacio
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Scotland

Re: El garage de Horacio

:salute: :Scotland:
by david muir
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Upgrade to E type forum
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Scotland

Re: Upgrade to E type forum

Thanks for prompt, satisfying, response David. I did think to myself that it probably didn't matter for the very reasons you say i.e. no card details, addresses etc. but thought I'd ask.
Thanks again, D
by david muir
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Upgrade to E type forum
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Scotland

Upgrade to E type forum

Hi,
After the 'downtime & upgrade' to the Forum, my Mac says that the sight is 'not secure'! (both on Safari & Google)..........Is this the case ? what happened?
Thanks, Dave
by david muir
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: New to petrol tanks, fitting, filter - advice please ?
Replies: 14
Views: 745
Scotland

Re: New to petrol tanks, fitting, filter - advice please ?

Rory,
Those were exactly what I looked at!.......don't remember why I kept the original, must have been in reasonable nick (often those soldered gauze affairs on bike fuel taps are in parlous states!).
D
by david muir
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Virtual classic car show
Replies: 37
Views: 1860
Scotland

Re: Virtual classic car show

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by david muir
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: New to petrol tanks, fitting, filter - advice please ?
Replies: 14
Views: 745
Scotland

Re: New to petrol tanks, fitting, filter - advice please ?

A paint spray gun filter was considered when I had the tank etc out many moons ago. They are available in a variety of sizes, white 'nylon' and fit snugly over brass pipe. In the end I used the original type .
by david muir
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Bonnet balance link assy. bolts
Replies: 5
Views: 703
Scotland

Re: Bonnet balance link assy. bolts

1/4" UNF bolts removed. Holes are 5/16". 'Special' shouldered bolt and brass washers fitted to picture frame swivel and 5/16" bolts and brass washers fitted to other two,originally rivetted ,holes. No slop now!
by david muir
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Bonnet balance link assy. bolts
Replies: 5
Views: 703
Scotland

Re: Bonnet balance link assy. bolts

no, I mean the bolts on which the spring assy 'pivots' i.e. as the bonnet opens the mechanism opens pivotting round these bolts.
by david muir
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Bonnet balance link assy. bolts
Replies: 5
Views: 703
Scotland

Bonnet balance link assy. bolts

Hi,
What size are the 'swivel' bolts for the balance link (not the special shouldered ones)? Mine are 1/4" UNF but there appears to be lots of 'slop'. Sizes are not specified in parts book.
Thanks
by david muir
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fuel smell
Replies: 4
Views: 1274
Scotland

Re: Fuel smell

Mine was same (many moons ago!). replaced sender unit and pump cork gaskets-smell gone! Do this before buggering around removing the tank! (If you 'have' to remove tank, you have to remove the central tank mount, certainly to get the tank in again).
by david muir
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cam Cover sealing...again
Replies: 52
Views: 11975
Scotland

Re: Cam Cover sealing...again

I'd like a 'set' Rory. Thanks, D
by david muir
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: washer bottler Lucas 5SJ
Replies: 1
Views: 2020
Scotland

Re: washer bottler Lucas 5SJ

Measure it and look on Ebay-loads of brushes ,all different sizes!
by david muir
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: engine running rough series 2 convertible
Replies: 16
Views: 4336
Scotland

Re: engine running rough series 2 convertible

Acetone's the stuff for combining water and organic solvents i.e. petrol. Lash a couple of litres into the tank and lo....... homogeneous liquid!
by david muir
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Radiator cowl sealing strips
Replies: 1
Views: 535
Scotland

Re: Radiator cowl sealing strips

No , doesn't need to be resistant. Just buy draught excluder foam tape from DIY shop(better than the jag suppliers cut-to-length stuff).
by david muir
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Mr. Haynes has passed away...
Replies: 4
Views: 3496
Scotland

Re: Mr. Haynes has passed away...

Forever immortalised in the line-
"refitting is the reverse of removal" !
by david muir
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Repetitive application of my head to brickwork.
Replies: 28
Views: 2761
Scotland

Re: Repetitive application of my head to brickwork.

check main earth twixt engine, battery and body.
by david muir
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Classic overalls
Replies: 5
Views: 3615
Scotland

Re: Classic overalls

Comes from days of boiler suits(hint in the name!) in steam rooms on ships etc. Any steam release into a boiler suit would force the dye , in a coloured boiler suit, into the skin!