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by 288gto
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Space saver spare wheel
Replies: 16
Views: 587
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Re: Space saver spare wheel

Hi Chris,
chrisfell wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:14 am
........wouldn’t a professional standard tube patching kit, an electric tyre pump and tools to remove and remount a tyre be an alternative?
It all depends. Perhaps not on a cold night in torrential rain on the hard shoulder of a busy motorway. :lol: :wink:

Simon
by 288gto
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New restoration
Replies: 6
Views: 463
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Re: New restoration

Not sure what your intentions are with the wheels and tyres are Darren but as you’ve seen mentioned many times on here, anything over 18.5mm will make it undriveable and perhaps even dangerous! :swerve: :lol: Are you going to try and keep some of the original patina or go for a full on Resto Mod? Ei...
by 288gto
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Space saver spare wheel
Replies: 16
Views: 587
Russia

Re: Space saver spare wheel

Hi Steve, I've had a look at your build thread on Replijag, it looks really impressive. I like the attention to detail especially. As regards the space saver, another option I thought of would be to use something like the splined centre hub from a Minilite to attach a modern slim space saver wheel. ...
by 288gto
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake & clutch reservoirs yellowed plastic
Replies: 3
Views: 151
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Re: Brake & clutch reservoirs yellowed plastic

Have you seen this? http://www.exisle.net/mb/index.php?/topic/59657-de-yellowing-plastic-the-stain-isnt-permanent-after-all/ Hi Richard, yes I’d read that and despite following the instructions my particular surface bromine was reluctant to “mobilise” or “migrate”. :lol: There was a pic on here of ...
by 288gto
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake & clutch reservoirs yellowed plastic
Replies: 3
Views: 151
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Re: Brake & clutch reservoirs yellowed plastic

Hi,

Like yourself I tried all sorts of things including, don’t laugh, denture cleaner and tooth whitener with limited success. The best result was putting them in the dishwasher.

Simon
by 288gto
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Water in the Oil
Replies: 32
Views: 1636
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Re: Water in the Oil

That definitely looks like a contender. I'm glad you located it and if nothing else it gives you the excuse to clean stuff up and fit nice new gaskets etc.

Simon
by 288gto
Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Repairs to S1 cam cover
Replies: 14
Views: 723
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Re: Repairs to S1 cam cover

Hi Richard, For what you will pay someone to weld this properly, you won’t be far off the price of a good second hand one. Welding something like the cam cover without distorting it or ending up with a porous weld is a skill in itself. Someone on here had his cam covers destroyed by a so called spec...
by 288gto
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Furred up waterways/overheating
Replies: 9
Views: 477
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Re: Furred up waterways/overheating

Hi Tim,

Sorry to hear you are having problems. A bit of a long shot, but perhaps remove the water pump and make sure there isn’t excessive corrosion in the casing behind it or the impellers are clogged up. Either would make the water pump less efficient.


Simon
by 288gto
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Recommended Chromers
Replies: 11
Views: 607
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Re: Recommended Chromers

Just got my rear bumpers back from Howells and really pleased with them. They had been done previously by someone else and were rippled along the tops which Howells managed to get out and repaired some small dents. Rear bumpers and rear overriders £800 which I thought wasn't too bad. I can post pics...
by 288gto
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Water in the Oil
Replies: 32
Views: 1636
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Re: Water in the Oil

I checked the W/Pump, and the gasket was sound sealing the hole at the top......... ..........So i think next step is to take off the Sump and front cover and clean up and inspect for any fractures or other defects. If nothing shows, then i will remove the head. Pop Hi, just wondering how you had g...
by 288gto
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Mysterious holes nearby the fuel pump
Replies: 13
Views: 543
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Re: Mysterious holes nearby the fuel pump

Yes, apologies for the confusion. BTW, I've been surfing (again) the Factory Fit 3.8 section and I'm not finding what purpose those holes are for. Hi from the first page of Factory Fit 3.8 below. There are more, you just have to trawl through. Pics are added as and when original cars are found and ...
by 288gto
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 aesthetics
Replies: 238
Views: 82688
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Re: Series 2 aesthetics

Thanks Geoff(s), yes the idea has been with anything I’ve done to the car is that it is reversible. The original panel behind the number plate will be left off but I will make a bracket that holds the number plate so I don’t have to drill the body. I’ve bought some Lotus Elan lights with the integra...
by 288gto
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 aesthetics
Replies: 238
Views: 82688
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Re: Series 2 aesthetics

Perhaps not to every Series 2 owner's taste but I decided make a slimmer rear bumper centre section to try to give the rear end a more delicate look. This involved modifying two series 1 over riders and making a new centre section from scratch. I've also fitted Series1 rubber seals, again to hopeful...
by 288gto
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Scam alert!
Replies: 66
Views: 7971
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Re: Scam alert!

I'm sure Mario will come along and explain the whole stpallas058 and stpallas confusion.
I think the other thread Steve mentioned is viewtopic.php?t=7971
by 288gto
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Scam alert!
Replies: 66
Views: 7971
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Re: Scam alert!

Hi Mike, Yes, I used to follow Mario on E bay as stpallas058 he had 1,500 followers and lots of feedback for cars he'd sold and then he stopped posting cars for sale. Now he is stpallas with zero feedback. Hi Mario, a warm welcome again. What happened to your old E bay account? It is such a pity bec...
by 288gto
Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Scam alert!
Replies: 66
Views: 7971
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Re: Scam alert!

Hi Mario, A warm welcome to the forum. Like James above I'm always looking at the vast array of different E types you have for sale with different prices and conditions not to mention other Marques. Are they all your own cars that are for sale or do you act as a broker? If it is the latter, do you m...
by 288gto
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rare S1 wiper delay/hazard/fan override module
Replies: 27
Views: 798
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Re: Rare S1 wiper delay/hazard/fan override module

Yes I was asking myself :smile: but admittedly nicely excuted, esp the escutcheons and the chrome bits. Are you thinking of producing a little batch ? :bigrin: See above re fear of white coats Mark I can fully understand why Jeremy doesn't want to go into mass production or even make another one. I...
by 288gto
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rare S1 wiper delay/hazard/fan override module
Replies: 27
Views: 798
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Re: Rare S1 wiper delay/hazard/fan override module

Very impressive Jeremy, especially the escutcheons. I know what a pain it was trying to get a new switch legend strip with "hazards" in it made.

:yellow: :yellow:

Simon
by 288gto
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Water in the Oil
Replies: 32
Views: 1636
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Re: Water in the Oil

Anyone know what that hole is actually for.....does it just have the gasket covering it or a plug of some sort...Steve Better pics below Steve.... The timing chain idler sprocket shaft goes into it and if I remember rightly there is no oil seal on it. Water under pressure could possibly be forced p...
by 288gto
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Water in the Oil
Replies: 32
Views: 1636
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Re: Water in the Oil

How about through where iv arrowed ? Well spotted Steve that does look a potential culprit. A gasket failure in that area would possibly allow water to get behind the timing chain cover and into the sump. I think what I circled before is general corrosion. https://i.postimg.cc/Gm1Zd7Qj/M143866834.p...