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by ralphr1780
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: engine running rough series 2 convertible
Replies: 16
Views: 621
Belgium

Re: engine running rough series 2 convertible

Alan, a ticking fuel pump does not necessarily imply fuel is properly delivered to the carbs.
I would double check that by unhooking the fuel feed line to the carbs (after the glass bowl), put it in a plastic bottle and turn ignition on to check the flow.
by ralphr1780
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cooling fan options
Replies: 15
Views: 524
Belgium

Re: Cooling fan options

Angus, pm sent.
by ralphr1780
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cooling fan options
Replies: 15
Views: 524
Belgium

Re: Cooling fan options

Indeed Fosseway's is an integrated solution, but what I dislike is that the protective mesh is between the fan and the radiator, should be opposite, no?
by ralphr1780
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cooling fan options
Replies: 15
Views: 524
Belgium

Re: Cooling fan options

Thanks all for response. Have contacted KV: sadly no stock presently and would take few weeks to get one.
Guess it would be the same for a direct purchase at CoolCat.
Has anyone tried to just adapt on the standard motor another more efficient plastic propeller?
by ralphr1780
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cooling fan options
Replies: 15
Views: 524
Belgium

Re: Cooling fan options

Thanks David for fast response, how do I get in touch with Ken Verity? Could not trace any web link.
by ralphr1780
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cooling fan options
Replies: 15
Views: 524
Belgium

Cooling fan options

I am considering a trip to Italy early September. As the original fan and blade are fitted, have meanwhile been testing the car in traffic with the current prevailing temperatures >30C. Cruising on the open road at 3000rpm, temperature is stable at about 80C. When moving slowly in traffic it creeps ...
by ralphr1780
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sovy Failure
Replies: 54
Views: 2287
Belgium

Re: Sovy Failure

Yes, luckily, after good cleaning and a session in the dishwasher (filter removed) now fitted since months. Of course will be monitoring regularly their condition, but so far so good. I am sure many bottles have been thrown away simply because they looked filthy, while they could have gone for many ...
by ralphr1780
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sovy Failure
Replies: 54
Views: 2287
Belgium

Re: Sovy Failure

David, I was just illustrating an important aspect here: the type of plastic used which should have a specific ESCR (=environmental stress cracking resistance) performance for the contained liquid. If you look at the engine oil containers, these are made of a visibly different plastic than the ones ...
by ralphr1780
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sovy Failure
Replies: 54
Views: 2287
Belgium

Re: Sovy Failure

When you buy the brake fluid, the plastic containers are never leaking.
And you can store it for years, still with no leak.
These are plastic, thin, have seams, with at least the same capacity as our subject bottles.
Maybe our suppliers could use the same plastic for their bottles... :shrug:
by ralphr1780
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: creak in the steering column
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Belgium

Re: creak in the steering column

I have already lubricate the rubber …..without succes , so i'll dismantle the upper column and replace the two felt bearings and see…. ! ( silicone lubricate was also tried…) Yves, I wouldn't go that fast as could end up disturbing other stuff... I would drive it some time and see whether things ge...
by ralphr1780
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Stop lamps and sidelight circuits.
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Belgium

Re: Stop lamps and sidelight circuits.

Richard, good that you have cleared this.
I have fitted led bulbs too, but did not face this issue. So it seems to be related to the quality of the led bulbs.
There is such a wide variety of these available out there...
by ralphr1780
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sovy Failure
Replies: 54
Views: 2287
Belgium

Re: Sovy Failure

Hi It’s in the Knowledgebase. http://www.exisle.net/mb/index.php?/topic/59657-de-yellowing-plastic-the-stain-isnt-permanent-after-all/ I did actually try this with partial success. They were definitely less yellow at the end of the process but not white like a new bottle. As mentioned above I consi...
by ralphr1780
Fri May 24, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Uprated engine mounts
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Belgium

Re: Uprated engine mounts

Wise corrective action received: Sorry for the confusion on this. I did not make myself clear. We will send you the bolts FOC due to our mistake of not sending them originally. I just wanted to explain what the part number was etc but did not inform you that we would supply them to you free of charg...
by ralphr1780
Fri May 24, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Member Banned from forum
Replies: 16
Views: 1251
Belgium

Re: Member Banned from forum

Frankly, I guess we do need such situations from time to time to put the ball back in the centre.
Thanks mods.
by ralphr1780
Thu May 23, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Uprated engine mounts
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Belgium

Re: Uprated engine mounts

I did not scroll into the JL archives before hand. It was obvious for me that the picture illustrating this version showing the bolts fitted (v/s the standard illustrated sans bolts) meant that these were included. I place my orders with an operator, after checking the references and versions on the...
by ralphr1780
Wed May 22, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Uprated engine mounts
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Belgium

Uprated engine mounts

To replace sagging engine mounts and following experienced advice, I have ordered last week the uprated version near one of the usuals: C18556 Uprated. The illustrative picture for this article on the website shows it, still as I write, with the centre bolt fitted (while the basic model is illustrat...
by ralphr1780
Tue May 21, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Selling a classic car on French website?
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Belgium

Re: Selling a classic car on French website?

When I was actively looking couple of year ago, these two were more dedicated:
www.lesanciennes.com
www.lva-auto.fr
Good luck,
by ralphr1780
Sat May 18, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Help before buying S1 2+2
Replies: 18
Views: 779
Belgium

Re: Help before buying S1 2+2

Lual, here is one a little north, which looks interesting.
http://www.pauls-classic-cars.fr/car/ja ... pe-e-22-0/
No affiliation or interest or whtasoever, just happen to know that this garage has a good réputation.
Good luck in your search.
by ralphr1780
Fri May 17, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Help before buying S1 2+2
Replies: 18
Views: 779
Belgium

Re: Help before buying S1 2+2

Hi Lual,
If you live in Spain and intend to drive the car in Spain, then why would you look at a RHD?
This unless I missed some point.
There are plenty of LHD ones available...
by ralphr1780
Fri May 10, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: OTS Door Glass
Replies: 24
Views: 1177
Belgium

Re: OTS Door Glass

Rory, conc the location of the triplex print I confirm the same measurements as Simon.