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by johnetype
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Ignition Warning Light will not Extinguish
Replies: 13
Views: 280
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Re: Ignition Warning Light will not Extinguish

The 3AW relay sits to the right of the 4TR and is bolted to the body. The three wires for it emerge from the wiring loom around the same point as they do for the 4TR. Have a look for the the three wires, they may have been tucked behind the 4TR or even back through the grommet behind the 4TR into th...
by johnetype
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: FHC window channel rubbers/felt
Replies: 4
Views: 258
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Re: FHC window channel rubbers/felt

Like you I was keen to fit the rubber channel right into the corner to try and eliminate any gap. I found on my S2 that with its combination of glass thickness, frame width and new rubber/felt there was enough clearance to fit the rubber channel as normal right into the corner to butt up against the...
by johnetype
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Tank
Replies: 11
Views: 258
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Re: Fuel Tank

The hose in question connects to the fuel filler in the rear N/S wing. If you run your hand up the short fat rubber hose that connects the fuel filler to the tank towards the filler, where that rubber hose ends you'll find (or should find) a small length of metal pipe sticking out. That's where you ...
by johnetype
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Lumenitron Magnetronic
Replies: 3
Views: 193
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Re: Lumenitron Magnetronic

I don't think that connecting it up that way will have harmed the unit but connect it up as Julian has suggested and try again.
by johnetype
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: What sort of gap?
Replies: 10
Views: 355
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Re: What sort of gap?

Andy, I can see your photos today which I couldn't before. From those I'd suggest looking at bringing the driver's door up a bit so it matches the bodywork front and rear (you can drop the door frame to compensate). Secondly, while you've got a nice parallel gap now, fit the rear quarter glass and c...
by johnetype
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: What sort of gap?
Replies: 10
Views: 355
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Re: What sort of gap?

Firstly you are looking for evenness in the gaps rather than absolutes. I'd suggest that uneven, non parallel gaps look more out of place than a specific size. Whilst I can't give you a figure, the gap between the window frame and the A post and roof needs to be large enough to let the seal do it's ...
by johnetype
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S2 vacuum tank.
Replies: 5
Views: 275
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Re: S2 vacuum tank.

Cars of the same era as the S2 such as MG and Lotus have no vacuum reserve tank but a similar sized brake servo and they work fine. Indeed I can't think of a car of that era that did have an associated vacuum reservoir but the additional length of pipe between the servo and brake reaction valve woul...
by johnetype
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: distributor
Replies: 14
Views: 615
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Re: distributor

You need to have your distributor changed to UK spec with vacuum advance. You can do that by: Sending it to "Distributor Doctor" (often mentioned on here) for a rebuild. £?? You can buy a complete new distributor from SimonBBC for around £90 You can buy a secondhand distributor along with it's elect...
by johnetype
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Lost parts in restoration
Replies: 10
Views: 552
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Re: Lost parts in restoration

That'll be the mice coming in around now to find somewhere warm and reproductive for the winter :bigrin:
by johnetype
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Lost parts in restoration
Replies: 10
Views: 552
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Re: Lost parts in restoration

Exhaust heat shield that fits below the gearbox and the circular plate on the top of the air cleaner assembly that the rubber diaphragm sits in.
by johnetype
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winter jobs - any views?
Replies: 6
Views: 378
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Re: Winter jobs - any views?

I would add clutch plate, pressure plate and release bearing. Given what you've said in other posts and only 73,000 miles I'd ask you to think if it's worth the risk and expense of an engine rebuild as I'm not sure what you're hoping to gain? If you've got sufficient oil pressure, good compression a...
by johnetype
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 Smiths rev counter
Replies: 4
Views: 436
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Re: Series 2 Smiths rev counter

The original was 2.5uf. The modern day equivalent will be 2.2uf. Use a tantalum capacitor rated at 25 volts if you can get one and remember to keep the polarity the same way as the original.
by johnetype
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fitting radius arms - an easy trick
Replies: 2
Views: 259
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Re: Fitting radius arms - an easy trick

....and easier still is to relocate your IRS support jack a few inches forward to the very front of the tie plate.

It's now off centre and as you jack it back up the radius arms will move forward so you can pop them on.
by johnetype
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: S2 LHD/RHD steering conversion
Replies: 14
Views: 1606
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Re: S2 LHD/RHD steering conversion

The answer is this: I think you must have the rectangular air filter canister and not the drum and plenum type? If so, you can either modify the air cleaner or fit the earlier drum and plenum. with a bit more background, all cars up until around 1970 had the silver drum containing the air filter and...
by johnetype
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: 50 Year Celebration of the Series 2 !
Replies: 38
Views: 2680
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Re: 50 Year Celebration of the Series 2 !

Either location but I'd vote for Bicester.
by johnetype
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: FM/DAB radio reception
Replies: 13
Views: 464
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Re: FM/DAB radio reception

There's nothing wrong with digital per se but David is right that DAB quality is terrible for majority of the commercial stations. It didn't used to be but then the bean counters realised there was more money to be made by cramming in more channels and to do that many stations now broadcast at only ...
by johnetype
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Serious brake bleed issues
Replies: 43
Views: 1595
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Re: Serious brake bleed issues

Position of the servo is not absolute, it just depends on the relative position of the two halves before the band was tightened up. I doubt if it's adding to your problem but if the 5 degrees out of vertical bothers you you can slacken the band and rotate the forward half of the servo as you wish no...
by johnetype
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Serious brake bleed issues
Replies: 43
Views: 1595
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Re: Serious brake bleed issues

No stomp. Anything to do with brake bleeding must be gentle. No engine running either as having the servo move is an added complication. 2. Consider using a pressurising system to pump the fluid rather than a suction system (or pedal action) which can pull air through any possible leak point. Absolu...
by johnetype
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Engine reconditioning
Replies: 11
Views: 728
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Re: Engine reconditioning

Personally, when I had similar choices to make, I chose to pass the interior out. An E type interior is very complex, fiddly and challenging to get looking right, thus also very time consuming.
by johnetype
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Engine reconditioning
Replies: 11
Views: 728
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Re: Engine reconditioning

The devil here is in the detail of "it". Given this engine sounds as though it's already pretty normal as it is, one person's idea of a "rebuild" could be no more than strip, clean, new shells, oil pump and chains. Maybe new rings and a hone. Valve and seat reface and reassemble. That would be way c...