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by Simonpfhc
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 3.8 Indicator white plastic cancelling ring
Replies: 15
Views: 376
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Re: 3.8 Indicator white plastic cancelling ring

Hi Tadek,

Don’t have it to hand so can’t measure it for you, but here is a decent picture to give you an idea:


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Cheers.
by Simonpfhc
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: E type series 2 speedo refurb
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Great Britain

Re: E type series 2 speedo refurb

Hi There, That is one of the two clamps holding the speedo to the back of the dash panel. There’s one on each side of the dial. If you want to clean the unit properly, you will need to remove the glass. The glass can be removed once you pry open the tabs that hold the bezel on. Whatever you do, don’...
by Simonpfhc
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: original profile interior
Replies: 5
Views: 472
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Re: original profile interior

Hi Charles, If those pictures are your actual car, then they look quite usable. They are quite easy to remove once the whole trim piece has been removed - drill out the rivets locating them behind the trim and very carefully lever them off. I did this on mine and they cleaned up like new and where p...
by Simonpfhc
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear screen chromes that fit?
Replies: 4
Views: 298
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Re: Rear screen chromes that fit?

I bought a set from SNG and they fit almost perfectly.

Cheers.
by Simonpfhc
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: It's Registerd
Replies: 13
Views: 623
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Re: It's Registerd

Fantastic result Darren!

You only apprciate what a relief that moment is if you’ve been through it :salute:

Cheers.
by Simonpfhc
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: E-Type Hire in South-West London
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Great Britain

Re: E-Type Hire in South-West London

Hi,

I presume you have tried Ultimate Classic Car Hire who are actually in Hampton Court?

https://ultimate-classic-car-hire.com/our-cars/

Not sure whether they have an Etype though??

Cheers.
by Simonpfhc
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Steering column issues
Replies: 12
Views: 1120
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Re: Steering column issues

Hi Chris,

It looks like you may have the wrong upper steering column. Here is a picture from my 63 FHC when I first disassembled it:


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Cheers.
by Simonpfhc
Sun May 27, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Knocking noise on tight turns
Replies: 2
Views: 341
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Re: Knocking noise on tight turns

Well that’s got to be one of the quickest fixes I’ve experienced! Just put the original spinners on and low and behold, no more knocking noises :bouncyyellow: Heuer, many thinks for the suggestion. Rather embarassingly, I even remember when you raised this issue ages ago, oh well :doh: Anyway, I wou...
by Simonpfhc
Sun May 27, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Knocking noise on tight turns
Replies: 2
Views: 341
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Knocking noise on tight turns

Hi all, I have a rather annoying knocking noise coming from the front suspension. It’s been there since I completed the car and hasn’t got any worse, but nonetheless, shouldn’t be there. It only happens as you get towards full lock in either direction. It’s a random knock about every few seconds. If...
by Simonpfhc
Fri May 04, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fan belt
Replies: 3
Views: 378
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Fan belt

Ho all, Just checking a few things on the car last night and spotted that the fan belt was about to give up. Only done about 1500 miles and bought maybe two years ago, but the whole belt was full of deep cracks. No signs of unusual wear but seems very hard and perished! Anyway, by chance I had recen...
by Simonpfhc
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear bonnet grille
Replies: 5
Views: 458
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Re: Rear bonnet grille

Hi Rory, It can be re-chromed. However, all the tiny pits (holes) need to be ground out so you end up with the surface not being particularly straight. It’s a compromise either way really; you either choose to keep the original that fits perfectly bit now has an uneven surface, or go for a new repro...
by Simonpfhc
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear bonnet grille
Replies: 12
Views: 847
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Re: Rear bonnet grille

So does your bonnet not have the two threaded holes on the underside to accept bolts that go through those tabs?
by Simonpfhc
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear bonnet grille
Replies: 12
Views: 847
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Re: Rear bonnet grille

Hi Carsten,

That grill on my 62 S1 has the tabs and the studs you refer to as ‘bolts’. The studs are attached by small thin nuts that cut there own thread on the stud.

I also had my grill re-chromed!

Cheers.
by Simonpfhc
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Blasting media
Replies: 4
Views: 411
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Re: Blasting media

Hi Geoff, You will get many replies with many different types of media, most of which will be able to do a good job. Exept maybe removing filler, nothing much seems to budge that stuff! However, it is much more important to find a very experienced operator who knows thier way around an etype. Good l...
by Simonpfhc
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tailgate Rubber Rest - BD21282
Replies: 5
Views: 376
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Re: Tailgate Rubber Rest - BD21282

Hi Jan,

This is a picture of mine before the restoration:


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Let me know if you need any measurements,

Cheers.
by Simonpfhc
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Leaking diff output shaft
Replies: 8
Views: 728
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Re: Leaking diff output shaft

That looks like a good solution Andrew. I’ve never heard of these so will investigate.

Cheers.
by Simonpfhc
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Leaking diff output shaft
Replies: 8
Views: 728
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Re: Leaking diff output shaft

Ok, spoke to Alan Slawson today from AJS Engineering. What a knowledgable and helpful guy. So after discussing the issue of the oil leak, these are the three things that should remedy the problem completely: 1. The pitting on the machined surface that the seal runs against could indeed be allowing o...
by Simonpfhc
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Leaking diff output shaft
Replies: 8
Views: 728
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Re: Leaking diff output shaft

Hi John, Yes, after posting I did spot and read you comments in other threads. Indeed, there is a large amout of oil on the splines, so it could be the culprit. I would imagine that if everything fit and sealed as it was meant to, the splines (outer end at least) should he bone dry. I will be ringin...
by Simonpfhc
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Leaking diff output shaft
Replies: 8
Views: 728
Great Britain

Re: Leaking diff output shaft

Good call Steve, thanks.

:fingerscrossed:
by Simonpfhc
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Leaking diff output shaft
Replies: 8
Views: 728
Great Britain

Leaking diff output shaft

Hi all, I finished rebuilding my FHC last spring and have had some glorious drives over the summer. I’ve put about 1000 miiles on it now and the only real issue is a leaking rear seal around one of the output shafts on the diff. This then leaks down on to the disc and preserves the pads forever. Oh,...