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by 288gto
Sat May 30, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Sugar scoop rubber beading
Replies: 2
Views: 200
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Re: Sugar scoop rubber beading

Hi Andy,

Have you had a look here. I've not done mine yet so will be interested to see how you get on. It seems getting the rubber to sit nicely is the hard part.

http://etype.chrisvine.com/2014/06/one-headlight-is-in/

Simon
by 288gto
Thu May 28, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wow that's expensive
Replies: 25
Views: 723
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Re: Wow that's expensive

Sarthe72 wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 6:35 am

I suppose I ought to get them all down from the top of the bookcase and clean them again ;)
I wouldn't. By all accounts a bit of barn find dust actually increases their value! :lol:
by 288gto
Tue May 26, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Handbrake cable fixing
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Russia

Re: Handbrake cable fixing

Hi Tim,

You should have an oval shaped bracket spot welded to the n/a rear of the transmission tunnel with an oval grommet in it. The cable passes through this. My car is up in the air at the moment, I'll take a pic and post it for you if that helps.

Simon
by 288gto
Sat May 23, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Picture of seat runner attatched to floor
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Russia

Re: Picture of seat runner attatched to floor

Hi Peter, With the runners attached to the seat frames, the mushrooms are fitted to the floor as pic 1 and then the notches as pic 2 in the front of the runners slot into them. The backs of the runners are then bolted to the floor. https://i.postimg.cc/Vk92ML7f/seats005.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/YSpZ...
by 288gto
Tue May 19, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sill Rubber Seals
Replies: 12
Views: 1059
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Re: Sill Rubber Seals

angelw wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 4:23 pm
Hello Simon,
Neil's car is an S3, therefore.......
Haha, cheers Bill, my fault for not reading Neil's signature.
by 288gto
Tue May 19, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sill Rubber Seals
Replies: 12
Views: 1059
Russia

Re: Sill Rubber Seals

Hi Neil, The seal goes as in Bill's pic below. Clean the back of the seal with some panel wipe or brake cleaner to remove any release agent remaining and rough it up slightly with 120 grit. Likewise clean the surface you are going to glue it to. Mask up the sill and chrome to avoid damaging them. I ...
by 288gto
Mon May 18, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Chrome wing beading sealing
Replies: 8
Views: 540
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Re: Chrome wing beading sealing

I really don't like the idea of sealant ..............and rather the same applies if you put sticky stuff in the gap An interesting observation Chris, I wonder what restorers like Angus, Hutsons, E type UK etc do? I have to say I'm in two minds whether to do mine. As regards the washers, the ones I...
by 288gto
Mon May 18, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Chrome wing beading sealing
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Russia

Re: Chrome wing beading sealing

Dinitrol do an excellent heat resistant one called Coroheat 4010. I've used it wherever heat might be a problem like inside the bulkhead where the heater pipes run.


Simon
by 288gto
Mon May 04, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: L2RHD - bending the pedals
Replies: 12
Views: 1577
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Re: L2RHD - bending the pedals

You can tweak the pedals a little afterwards by making new metal rectangular pedal bits that the rubbers go onto and that bolt to the pedal arms. By moving or offsetting the threaded stud and locating pin you can move the pedal pad up or down or side to side by 15mm or more. You can also rotate it s...
by 288gto
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Ugly seat mechanism
Replies: 4
Views: 388
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Re: Ugly seat mechanism

Hi Tim, You might be able to get some original S2 metal hinge covers which are a much sturdier and nicer item than the plastic ones. Richard Smith sometimes has the metal ones but they aren’t cheap for a set of 4. If the recline levers are tatty, replacement ones aren’t that dear. Some people fit MX...
by 288gto
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Coys of Kensington Automobiles Limited ( again)
Replies: 5
Views: 794
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Re: Coys of Kensington Automobiles Limited ( again)

Hopefully they don't owe anyone on here money Chris.

More details here.. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/notice/3553057
by 288gto
Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cleanest Bum in the World. How Does this fit?
Replies: 14
Views: 851
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Re: Cleanest Bum in the World. How Does this fit?

Hi Jame's, glad you're well and keeping busy.

Ref the heat shield, two fixings to the chassis rail and one to the gearbox mount as the pic....


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by 288gto
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 aesthetics
Replies: 253
Views: 92434
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Re: Series 2 aesthetics

Cheers Jeff,

Yours definitely follow the curve of the body better. All that is needed ( in my humble opinion ) is some sort of filler piece where the arrow is pointing to make them perfect.
by 288gto
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Fitting the new style SNG Barrett Hand brake compensator
Replies: 7
Views: 431
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Re: Fitting the new style SNG Barrett Hand brake compensator

p.s. You dont need to worry about "having a go" at me on here, i am a grateful for the input of this forum and keen to try and put right what i can.. Thanks for the quick reply Julian. On perhaps a more constructive note and something I completely forgot about at the SNG Barratt meeting was the lac...
by 288gto
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Fitting the new style SNG Barrett Hand brake compensator
Replies: 7
Views: 431
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Re: Fitting the new style SNG Barrett Hand brake compensator

I was told its a new design. But to me it does not look as good as the original design. Cheaper to make though. :lol: A few bits of flat bar welded together, no need for the extra expense of laser or water jet cut components. Probably saved at least £5 per finished item. Not having a go Julian but ...
by 288gto
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Read diff swap
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Russia

Re: Read diff swap

Have a look here, all the info you need......

https://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php ... rum#p80461

They are hard to come by second hand but as a last resort Denis Welch Motorsport sell them. Last time I looked about £550 a pair. You could try Richard Smith.

Simon
by 288gto
Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New 3.8 engine block from Jaguar
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Russia

Re: New 3.8 engine block from Jaguar

.There is no way you could have an original engine number stamped into it...and i could see a potential registration problem........Steve Incredibly they are offering the option of stamping your original engine number albeit with an asterisk to denote a replacement block. Nothing a dremel couldn't ...
by 288gto
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Owner since 1977
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Russia

Re: Owner since 1977

Yves, that is brilliant! :yellow:
by 288gto
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Woodham & Mortimer WM sport GT
Replies: 11
Views: 572
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Re: Woodham & Mortimer WM sport GT

1954Etype wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:14 pm
Not sure about the AC bit Simon. Looking in the car it has the standard heater flaps and no under dash millboards. (Not keen on the interior though!).
It was this I couldn't decide on.......
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Thoughts?