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by 1954Etype
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: I got to wear a funny hat
Replies: 12
Views: 113
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Re: I got to wear a funny hat

That went quickly! Well done Simon!
by 1954Etype
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wheel: what Tightening torque
Replies: 39
Views: 691
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Re: Wheel: what Tightening torque

Really interesting. All I will say is that if spinners have been left on a car for a few thousand miles, they can be really difficult to shift. I always loosen and refit mine after long journeys.

I'm not saying they self tighten just that they seem harder to remove.....
by 1954Etype
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone wants this
Replies: 3
Views: 201
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Re: Anyone wants this

I would seriously think about disposing of the asbestos in this shield before sending the rest anywhere.......
by 1954Etype
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: What could be the cause of this noise
Replies: 13
Views: 404
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Re: What could be the cause of this noise

Because it was a water thrower and not the crankshaft oil thrower.
by 1954Etype
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cylinder head paint
Replies: 9
Views: 351
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Re: Cylinder head paint

Ah Monsieur Mich, he is not looking for Gold - he wants Pumpkin (unless Pumpkin is the same for Gold in French) :bigrin:
by 1954Etype
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dyno Testing
Replies: 15
Views: 464
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Re: Dyno Testing

Think I should join in here. No 6 partially seized and whether it was due to being too tight in the bore or insufficient cooling I don’t know. As I needed the caR for a long trip on the continent the following week, I honed the bore and changed the piston in situ. That was when I found it was a std ...
by 1954Etype
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: What could be the cause of this noise
Replies: 13
Views: 404
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Re: What could be the cause of this noise

Could also be the water thrower on the outer part of the aluminium hub.
by 1954Etype
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Core plug removal method
Replies: 15
Views: 1007
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Re: Core plug removal method

That's the one Rory! I was never comfortable whacking the dished ones in - much prefer the 4.2 type.
by 1954Etype
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Core plug removal method
Replies: 15
Views: 1007
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Re: Core plug removal method

Rory, there is an alternative to this type of plug. You can buy one with a thread and strap that tightens down by doing up the nut. This way, if you do get a leak, you can (in theory) simply tighten it. I have never used them but I am sure I have seen them on the XKE Lovers forums.
by 1954Etype
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear screen chromes that fit?
Replies: 4
Views: 136
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Re: Rear screen chromes that fit?

Good luck with that one Jeremy. We only plate them if they are really bad. You could use, as a temporary measure the plasti chrome filler strip used on minis while you try and source a pair that fit. Looks a lot better than the black filler with no chrome.
by 1954Etype
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Zinc Plated
Replies: 7
Views: 350
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Re: Zinc Plated

Should go for nickel Mich😉
by 1954Etype
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Horn push/button badge
Replies: 4
Views: 217
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Re: Horn push/button badge

I can’t see why not but you’ll have to remove the anti rattle foam first. Note that the chrome ring is now black on a S2.
by 1954Etype
Thu May 31, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi I am a recent member living in Cornwall
Replies: 14
Views: 592
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Re: Hi I am a recent member living in Cornwall

Are you taking the E type Chris?
by 1954Etype
Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 FHC Cantrails
Replies: 8
Views: 445
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Re: Series 2 FHC Cantrails

Roger, bending them is no problem, maintaining the gap you need to slide it over the cantrail is t he hard part. Practice on your old bonnet chromes if you have them. If you can slide something that fills the void (I'm thinking like thick piano wire?) then you will be able to bend it without closing...
by 1954Etype
Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bonnet alignment pins
Replies: 2
Views: 226
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Re: Bonnet alignment pins

Ash, nut should be covered.
by 1954Etype
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.2 strange sound coming from engine bay
Replies: 9
Views: 487
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Re: 4.2 strange sound coming from engine bay

There should be a flattened P clip that the pipes pass through. Held on by one of the bolts holding the oil filter base to the block (top RHS I think)
by 1954Etype
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: IRS
Replies: 12
Views: 843
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Re: IRS

You don’t need to compress the spring to remove it.
by 1954Etype
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bump Stops in rear arches
Replies: 31
Views: 1233
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Re: Bump Stops in rear arches

Still not putting them on my car!😊
by 1954Etype
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bump Stops in rear arches
Replies: 31
Views: 1233
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Re: Bump Stops in rear arches

I've always believed that if you need the bump stop you would have more serious problems to contend with!
by 1954Etype
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bump Stops in rear arches
Replies: 31
Views: 1233
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Re: Bump Stops in rear arches

I haven’t had them on any of my cars and never needed them. Now if someone can tell me why l do, I’m happy to be educated!😊