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by johnetype
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Borg Warner model 12 gear 2 vibration
Replies: 7
Views: 626
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Re: Borg Warner model 12 gear 2 vibration

A significant proportion of the gearbox oil remains in the torque convertor when you drain the sump which is probably the cause of the lower quantities than you were expecting.
by johnetype
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Vacuum pipes
Replies: 8
Views: 358
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Re: Vacuum pipes

There was certainly a significant period when cars destined for the US had no vacuum advance capsule. They still had mechanical advance and that is sufficient to let the engine run seemingly quite well but your mpg will suffer considerably without vacuum advance. I think some of the later cars had a...
by johnetype
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Cooling Fan Relay location
Replies: 11
Views: 314
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Re: Cooling Fan Relay location

Andy, I think you'll find that you'll have to fit the bracket the proper way, ie pointing downwards as when you come to fit the radiator and fans, the rear of the fan motor will foul the relay the way you've got it.
by johnetype
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Cooling Fan Relay location
Replies: 11
Views: 314
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Re: Cooling Fan Relay location

There's no logic in having it pointing up and the original relays aren't waterproof so you wouldn't want one of those ending up pointing upwards or it would fill with water. On cars with A/C the bracket is extended so another relay can sit below to turn on the fans when the A/C is turned on. On my c...
by johnetype
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Vacuum pipes
Replies: 8
Views: 358
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Re: Vacuum pipes

Most/many of the Stromberg fitted US emissions engines had distributors with no vacuum advance so if a Stromberg had been fitted at some point which had a vacuum advance take off it would need to be blocked.
by johnetype
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Vacuum pipes
Replies: 8
Views: 358
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Re: Vacuum pipes

They do, this is the link:

https://www.buckeyetriumphs.org/carburetors

but be aware that the Strombergs fitted to E types only had fixed needles. Removing the emissions gear is the right thing to do along with holding the secondary manifold permanently open.
by johnetype
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Air con wiring
Replies: 2
Views: 567
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Re: Air con wiring

Although it's held under Series 2 manuals in the Knowledge base, I suspect the Air Conditioning manual at item 18 and the wiring diagrams in it may be of some help.
by johnetype
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Typical oil pressure 4.2
Replies: 18
Views: 771
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Re: Typical oil pressure 4.2

Mains.
by johnetype
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 indicator not working
Replies: 5
Views: 235
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Re: Series 2 indicator not working

On the Series 2 the horn is activated by the push switch on the end of the indicator stalk. The push switch is connected to the wire that runs up the centre of the indicator stalk and the switch connects that wire to earth/ground when you push on it. This activates the horn relay. In this case earth...
by johnetype
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Dragging brakes.
Replies: 11
Views: 294
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Re: Dragging brakes.

Tom, There is only one circuit on the master cylinder, the system doesn't split into front and rear until the remote servo unit. If the front brakes are connected to the rear of the remote servo then yes, that's the primary circuit and I can't see how that could cause your problem, but if the rear b...
by johnetype
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Dragging brakes.
Replies: 11
Views: 294
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Re: Dragging brakes.

I would vote for internals in the remote servo sticking. We already know the servo is susceptible to problems when hot hence the need for an exhaust manifold heat shield.

Which circuit in the brake servo are your front brakes connected to?
by johnetype
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Rubber trim glue?
Replies: 9
Views: 473
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Re: Rubber trim glue?

Superglue - but only between the rubber and the edge of the bumper blade.
by johnetype
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Pilkington windscreen aerial wiring
Replies: 6
Views: 439
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Re: Pilkington windscreen aerial wiring

I don't believe you'll find a booster with spade connectors so you'll have to improvise. One option is this: eBay item number 303044215316, where you'll have to open the box in the middle and replace the "wings" coming out of the box with connections to the two wires from your screen. Second option ...
by johnetype
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: black plastic sleeving for loom tangs
Replies: 3
Views: 279
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Re: black plastic sleeving for loom tangs

eBay.

For instance this eBay item number:221389500800
by johnetype
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Pilkington windscreen aerial wiring
Replies: 6
Views: 439
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Re: Pilkington windscreen aerial wiring

Connect the radio aerial wire as you suggest. If reception on FM is good, then leave it. If you find reception poor or RDS doesn't work then you can try adding a booster. If you were to want DAB, then DAB is a different game. DAB radios have an additional, independent aerial feed which certainly wou...
by johnetype
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 aesthetics
Replies: 231
Views: 67639
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Re: Series 2 aesthetics

If you're looking for comments on atheistics, it's got to be about the super wide Series 2 rubber bumper to body seal. Far from worrying if the number plate is straight, change that rubber strip for the Series 1 narrow one today. :bigrin:
by johnetype
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake servo heat shield
Replies: 31
Views: 1011
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Re: Brake servo heat shield

If you're going to make your own, I'd suggest using stainless steel sheet rather than aluminium. Plenty of choice on eBay.
by johnetype
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Body seams
Replies: 7
Views: 436
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Re: Body seams

Jerry, Even on a "good" restoration using lead loading, it's likely that for the final finish a touch of modern fillers will have been used. That's partly because of the level of perfection people demand on a restoration these days which would be very challenging using lead alone. If you can get a c...
by johnetype
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Front bumper alignment
Replies: 5
Views: 340
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Re: Front bumper alignment

abowie wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:37 pm

I used to fit the rubber trim after I had the bumper adjusted. More recently I have taken to using Super Glue to attach it to the bumper prior to the final fitting. This works better IMO.
:yeahthat:
by johnetype
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Voltmeter variation.
Replies: 9
Views: 356
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Re: Voltmeter variation.

Certainly in the case of the 4TR, new is not necessarily better but the fundamental circuit design is poor so the 4TR is "hit" with full load every time you start. The 6RA is easily substituted with a standard 12 volt automotive relay available anywhere for less than £5 which will eliminate or prove...