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by ALAN COCHRANE
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Disguising a modern battery inside an old-case
Replies: 18
Views: 3628
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Re: Disguising a modern battery inside an old-case

Well at last I can report on my disguised battery experiment. It turns out the Leoch XR-600 Xtreme is more than up to the job of cranking an XK engine. It actually cranks the engine faster and for longer than the old Lincon battery. I went the whole hog and changed the battery cable clamps for the o...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Accelerator Pedal
Replies: 4
Views: 204
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Re: Accelerator Pedal

Thanks for the replies. David Thanks for the offer but I think your pedal may be the later one with the part number C20223. I'll get along to see your car soon hopefully. I've finally finished the engine and gearbox and the other million small jobs so the car should be on the road this weekend, barr...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Accelerator Pedal
Replies: 4
Views: 204
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Accelerator Pedal

Hi Everyone Some time ago a fellow E-Type owner pointed out that I had the wrong accelerator pedal in my car. I see from the Knowledge Base that the part number for my car is C17840. Frustratingly I can't find any photos of the said item only the later pedal with the part number C20223. The factory ...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Releasing the torsion bar tension
Replies: 3
Views: 172
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Re: Releasing the torsion bar tension

That may alleviate the problem but it's not normally required. The lower wishbones should be free to move whether the castellated nut is loose or not. Anyway the ratchet straps came to the rescue.

Alan
by ALAN COCHRANE
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Releasing the torsion bar tension
Replies: 3
Views: 172
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Releasing the torsion bar tension

As part of my engine removal saga I've split both lower ball joints which in theory should release all the tension on the torsion bars. Despite this the reaction plate mounting bolts were still tight and needed a hefty whack with a hammer and drift to remove them. I noticed that all four already had...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Reaction Plate Bolts
Replies: 2
Views: 172
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Reaction Plate Bolts

Hi Everyone Well after a long wait I've finally got the gearbox and flywheel back from the specialist. The gearbox was treated to a new set of bearings and what a difference it's made to the play in the input shaft. I'm very happy with the result. Anyway I turned to the job of replacing the four rea...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Disguising a modern battery inside an old-case
Replies: 18
Views: 3628
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Re: Disguising a modern battery inside an old-case

Hi Everyone My odyssey to find a modern battery to fit in an old Lincon battery continues.I thought I'd cracked it with the Leoch XR-600 Xtreme. It measures 181.5mm(l)x77mm(w)x166mm(h) and more than one supplier states that the CCA rating is 600A. Well not quite, the packing box clearly shows the ba...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cornish owners
Replies: 17
Views: 493
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Re: Cornish owners

Angus

Call me suspicious but why would a brand new member post such a question? For a meet up or perhaps something more dubious
Maybe I’m getting too cynical in my old age.

Cheers

Alan
by ALAN COCHRANE
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Does This Only Happen To Me?
Replies: 14
Views: 914
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Re: Does This Only Happen To Me?

Simon I have a blue Honda which appears to have a large invisible bullseye painted on it. I've been told that birds are programmed to drop their load over water. A blue car fools them into thinking they are and bingo. It's got so bad that I'm thinking of building a carport to cover the Honda. One of...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Gearbox Breather Pipe
Replies: 3
Views: 242
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Re: Gearbox Breather Pipe

Angus Thanks for the info. Since the last post I've contacted David Manners and was impressed by their response. They checked their remaining stock and agreed that the breather pipe was not really of an acceptable standard and as a result offered a full refund and return postage. You can't say faire...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Gearbox Breather Pipe
Replies: 3
Views: 242
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Gearbox Breather Pipe

Hi Everyone Can anyone confirm if the Gearbox breather pipe should be chromed. I had one on back-order from SNGB but they were taking forever to have them produced and I'm sure they said that they were also to be chromed. Instead I decided to order one from David Manners. I've now received it and it...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Lucas Helmet Battery Terminal
Replies: 4
Views: 276
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Re: Lucas Helmet Battery Terminal

Thanks for the replies. I've checked with SNGB and they confirmed that the terminals are made of lead but do not melt with the application of heat. The ones I have ordered do not have the cables prefitted, they have a different part number apparently. In any case I doubt they'ed be long enough becau...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Lucas Helmet Battery Terminal
Replies: 4
Views: 276
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Lucas Helmet Battery Terminal

Hi Everyone I’m in the process of disguising a modern battery inside a Lincoln battery case. It’s a long story and something that Rory (rfs1957) has done already. Anyway I’ve decided to use the original style Lucas helmets to connect the cables. I was fortunate enough to have a positive earth helmet...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Torsion bar reaction plate
Replies: 28
Views: 1975
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Re: Torsion bar reaction plate

Just an update on the gearbox input shaft. I've just had it confirmed that the bearings including the input shaft bearing showed signs of substantial wear and are being replaced. So my initial suspicion of excessive play seems to have been borne out.

Cheers

Alan
by ALAN COCHRANE
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Identify this sump, and find another ?
Replies: 8
Views: 484
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Re: Identify this sump, and find another ?

Hi Rory It’s identical to my November 61 sump. I’ve just removed mine and given it a good clean and to be honest it doesn’t look much better than yours. I found that steel wool cleaned the outside up nicely. You’d need a big blast cabinet to fit the sump into- bigger than mine anyway. Cheers Alan
by ALAN COCHRANE
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crankshaft damper bolt
Replies: 4
Views: 272
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Re: Crankshaft damper bolt

Thanks Christopher. I only have a very large Britool ring spanner that will fit. So I'm sure that after locking the rear crank boss with a spanner and tightening the bolt with said very large spanner I will have tightened it to about 140lbft. In any event the locking ring should stop it coming loose...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crankshaft damper bolt
Replies: 4
Views: 272
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Crankshaft damper bolt

Hi EVeryone Does anyone know if there is a specific torque setting for the large bolt that attaches the harmonic damper and pulley to the crankshaft? I’ve searched through the relevant section in the workshop manual without success. Is it a case of just tightening it as much as you possibly can? Che...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crank pulley nut: huge breaker bar or impact driver/wrench?
Replies: 13
Views: 690
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Re: Crank pulley nut: huge breaker bar or impact driver/wrench?

I did this recently in the car with it just in top gear and hand brake on but was probably just lucky. I used a two foot breaker bar and gave the handle a sharp whack with a 2lb hammer. The sudden jolt was enought o loosen it. If youo're taking out and splitting the engine and gearbox you can jam th...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crankshaft seals
Replies: 12
Views: 600
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Re: Crankshaft seals

Eric Thanks for the info. I have now read all the threads and as a result I'm concerned about fitting the teflon seal. The recurring point seems to be that the curvature of the early 3.8 timing cover and sump recesses are too tight for the seal to sit concentrically around the spacer. My engine is a...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crankshaft seals
Replies: 12
Views: 600
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Re: Crankshaft seals

James After much googling I think I've finally cracked it. The distance piece C40147 with the integral O ring is the slightly longer version to be used if the oil slinger is removed. The only thing I'm not sure about is what you do with the crankshaft Woodruff key since C40147 doesn't appear to have...