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by ALAN COCHRANE
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: London Auction
Replies: 21
Views: 1128
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Re: London Auction

I’ve had a look at JD Classics website and see that they’ve taken on a new CEO, coincidence or not? The court case has been brought by a multi- millionaire investor who thought JD Classics were acting as middle men and sourcing the cars for a 10% commission. The dispute seems to revolve around the f...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Hardura Panels
Replies: 13
Views: 558
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Re: Hardura Panels

Stephen You will see that there are two L shaped brackets welded to the bulkhead. These are the fixing points for the bottom of the panel. Two self tapers locate into two spire nuts clipped onto the brackets. The other edge fits between the metal return of the dashboard and the passenger side cubby ...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Serious brake bleed issues
Replies: 43
Views: 1321
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Re: Serious brake bleed issues

Hi Keith Sorry the otter switch suggestion was based on my car, a 1962 SI where it’s located on the right hand side near the radiator header tank. A further test if it turns out that one of the callipers is faulty would be to disconnect it, then remove the pads and replace them with pieces of wood. ...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Serious brake bleed issues
Replies: 43
Views: 1321
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Re: Serious brake bleed issues

Hi Keith I’ve been reading this thread with great interest and admire your perseverance. I’ve always found the braking system awkward to bleed if that’s ant comfort. Two things I would suggest:- You’ve isolated the problem to the front brakes, but don’t say if you’ve bled the system with only one ca...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: High Tensile Bolts
Replies: 2
Views: 184
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Re: High Tensile Bolts

Thanks for the info. I suspected this was the case.
I now have the option of nickel plating as well since buying a kit online. I’ll swap the bolts out of the existing callipers and use them if they’re in gods nick.

Cheers

Alan
by ALAN COCHRANE
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: High Tensile Bolts
Replies: 2
Views: 184
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High Tensile Bolts

Hi Everyone Can anyone clarify whether hot oil dipping high tensile bolts alters their tensile strength. The reason I ask is that I’ve just rebuilt a spare set of Girling 16P calipers for the GT6. As part of the rebuild I split the caliper bodies and replaced the internal O rings. The four bolts hol...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Series 1 cam cover nearside
Replies: 31
Views: 1196
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Re: Series 1 cam cover nearside

Mark

It’s lorry, sorry.

Alan
by ALAN COCHRANE
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Squeaky chattering noise front of engine
Replies: 9
Views: 552
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Re: Squeaky chattering noise front of engine

Andrew

No the tensioner, if it's the culprit will need to be replaced. Many owner's including me have removed the tensioner because it's noisy at the best of times and if you re-tension the fan belt using the alternator, is not actually needed.

Cheers

Alan
by ALAN COCHRANE
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Covered headlamps - water tightness
Replies: 15
Views: 831
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Re: Covered headlamps - water tightness

I've tried dum dum but this only eased the leak a bit. One point though-on my car the main point of entry is actually the seam in the wheelarch, this is where the bonnet beading sits. If you look unside the wheelarch you will see that where the seam meets the headlamp bowl panel there's a cutout to ...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Disguising a modern battery inside an old-case
Replies: 24
Views: 4658
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Re: Disguising a modern battery inside an old-case

David A good idea except for two things:- Even if Lincon supplied the case the internal ribbing would still need to be completely removed. Although they may provide a completely stripped out case as a new option. If they did a taller case would make life a lot simpler. I had to remove a lot of rubbe...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Engine wont go back to idle unless I blip the throttle
Replies: 13
Views: 547
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Re: Engine wont go back to idle unless I blip the throttle

Steve That could be a picture from my engine bay. I ended up attaching a spring here as well. My problem was that the throttle would jam wide open, fortunately I discovered this in the garage not the open road. No amount of adjustment would stop this from happening intermittently. As Christopher has...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Loose tappet guide
Replies: 22
Views: 1120
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Re: Loose tappet guide

Hi Rory Yes I'd suspected the mating faces were the problem, hence the reason for using an oil stone on the back of the cam housing. I've stopped the leak on the exhaust side but the inlet side has so far resisted all my attempts. Hopefully I'll never have to take the head off but who knows? Did you...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Loose tappet guide
Replies: 22
Views: 1120
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Re: Loose tappet guide

Phil

Have to disagree about ptfe tape. It's very useful in the right places, obviously not on the cam feed bolts.
In an earlier post Christopher recommended it's use on the thread of the rearmost sump bolts and it works.
I've used it many a time to seal coolant leaks on various cars.

Cheers

Alan
by ALAN COCHRANE
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Loose tappet guide
Replies: 22
Views: 1120
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Re: Loose tappet guide

Well I've finally sorted the cam oil feed problem. The cause of the oil blockage was ptfe tape riding up the threaded section of the external feed bolts. This stopped the leaks but also stopped the oil feed! The ptfe tape gathered behind the first sealing washer and covered the oil hole in the bolts...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Loose tappet guide
Replies: 22
Views: 1120
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Re: Loose tappet guide

Andrew I have the braided hose pipes. The originals had developed leaks at the brazed ends. I’ll also check that the oil pipes aren’t blocked. Although this is unlikely since the exhaust cam is bathed in oil and there’s a perpetual leak at the inlet side bolt. This is what started this saga off- my ...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Loose tappet guide
Replies: 22
Views: 1120
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Re: Loose tappet guide

Christopher Your earlier diagnosis appears to have been correct. I cleared out all the oil in the housing and then replaced the cover. I then ran the engine for approximately two minutes and after that checked the oil level in the cam housing. There was no evidence of new oil. It appears the oil I f...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Loose tappet guide
Replies: 22
Views: 1120
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Re: Loose tappet guide

John Thanks for the link. Thankfully my symptons don't match yours. The noise only happens at idle and then disappears at anything above this. I had noticed that the engine sounded more tappety before this happened. I'll check the clearances as well, although I reshimmed the head two years ago and i...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Loose tappet guide
Replies: 22
Views: 1120
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Re: Loose tappet guide

Christopher The picture was taken after I'd cleaned a lot of the oil out when removing the hylomar deposits. My next move is to clean out the head completely and then turn over the engine on the starter and check for good oil flow. Hopefully I can see this happening before everything gets sprayed wi...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Loose tappet guide
Replies: 22
Views: 1120
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Re: Loose tappet guide

Well I've removed the inlet cam cover and everything seems in order. I'm assuming that the camshaft would show obvious signs of damage if there was a loose tappet guide? The following image shows the state of play:- https://s33.postimg.cc/p23t1ufov/Camshaftv2.jpg There were some lumps of hylomar in ...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Loose tappet guide
Replies: 22
Views: 1120
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Loose tappet guide

Hi Everyone After a total of 250 miles this weekend the car has developed what I thought was an engine rotation related squeek. This varied in volume at idle and disappeared under load as the engine revved. I checked the usual suspects-water pump and alternator but the noise seemed to eminate from t...