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by cactusman
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Gearbox overhaul recommendations
Replies: 16
Views: 336
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Re: Gearbox overhaul recommendations

If you want i can send details of the company that build boxes for Jaguar Landrover classics, Woodham Mortimer and others....they build std and race boxes to what ever spec you want....they are based in Welwyn Garden City so not far from you....
by cactusman
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Electrics
Replies: 19
Views: 768
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Re: Electrics

Most certainly is Christopher...and your charger may have voltage regulation....some.do....easy way to find out....measure the no load voltage at the leads.....13 or 14 volts and it probably has some form of regulation.... above 15 and it may not....most bulbs will be fine as they impose enough load...
by cactusman
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Electrics
Replies: 19
Views: 768
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Re: Electrics

a cheap charger just rectifies AC from the secondary of the transformer so you get a very rough DC....fine for charging a battery but may upset electronics....and will be unregulated so the no load voltage may be considerably higher than the 12 volts you might expect....you might pop small bulbs.......
by cactusman
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Electrics
Replies: 19
Views: 768
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Re: Electrics

I am herts/bucks boarder...Stansted from me is around 1 hour 20 mins probably...As David says all the loom diagrams are in the knowledge section. So long as you have the right loom for your car and get them correctly placed then an autosparks loom will sprout the appropriate wires in the right place...
by cactusman
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Electrics
Replies: 19
Views: 768
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Re: Electrics

It is not hard as others have said...I do wire classic cars....I've built custom looms for morgans, Alfa Romeos and others and installed ready built looms in E types, XK's TVR's , MG's.....if you get stuck PM me. Julian
by cactusman
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Loud “bang” following lift
Replies: 7
Views: 646
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Re: Loud “bang” following lift

Good call! :wrench: :hammer:
by cactusman
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Loud “bang” following lift
Replies: 7
Views: 646
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Re: Loud “bang” following lift

If they used stick On weights (hopefully not) then they may not be On the outer rim but inside behind the spokes as you look from outside. Another simple possibility is that you ran over a bolt on the road that was.flung up under the car and then bounced away....
by cactusman
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: New Clutch slave cylinder: losing fluid overnight?
Replies: 4
Views: 410
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Re: New Clutch slave cylinder: losing fluid overnight?

Not good! Are you certain it is leaking from the slave and it's not something simple like the bleed nipple or pipe not quite nipped down?
by cactusman
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Painted wheels???
Replies: 31
Views: 1410
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Re: Painted wheels???

Mine has chrome wires that are in need of replacement so I have the same challenge....have to say I am probably going with a new set of Chrome wires....very much personal taste....
by cactusman
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: BEST ENGINE OIL!!
Replies: 24
Views: 1038
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Re: BEST ENGINE OIL!!

Agree Chris....I use Millers....fine oil...
by cactusman
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wiring Harness Fabric Cover Frayed
Replies: 10
Views: 531
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Re: Wiring Harness Fabric Cover Frayed

Tesa tape....excellent...
by cactusman
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Safe Storage
Replies: 11
Views: 558
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Re: Safe Storage

My garage is full of stuff I know is there........somewhere! :bigrin:
by cactusman
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch thrust bearing issue
Replies: 15
Views: 1083
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Re: Clutch thrust bearing issue

Hi Keith....probably won't help but I know a company that will rebuild the box properly....they currently do the boxes for all the Jaguar Landrover classic rebuilds and various racers too....if you want the details pm me....Julian
by cactusman
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Amp gauge shows high reading
Replies: 5
Views: 342
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Re: Amp gauge shows high reading

Glad you got it fixed :bigrin: :bigrin:
by cactusman
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Amp gauge shows high reading
Replies: 5
Views: 342
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Re: Amp gauge shows high reading

4TR has failed or is dead and is not regulating. Buy a new regulator. Sadly the original units are not known for their reliability. Left as is you will rapidly severely overcharge and wreck the battery.
by cactusman
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Number Stamp
Replies: 6
Views: 383
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Re: Number Stamp

There are any number of people selling number stamps in the 5/6/8 mms high range on ebay....font may not be perfect....but for £20 get a 0-9 set and try on an offcut of aluminium
by cactusman
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch thrust bearing issue
Replies: 15
Views: 1083
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Re: Clutch thrust bearing issue

The std bearing is a carbon release bearing....upgraded one's tend to be ball races....My local MG specialist who prepares MGC's for racing told me ages back to avoid the "uprated" roller bearings as, quite apart from the dubious quality of some updated bearings, the clutch release plate is designed...
by cactusman
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Polishing Engine Alloy
Replies: 14
Views: 987
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Re: Polishing Engine Alloy

Aluminium oxide is white...assuming you are polishing aluminium....and that is what you actually polish away....a new layer forms instantly. So your rag picks up extremely finely divided alumina and other surface contaminants, plus the polish compound you use...the combination winds up looking somew...
by cactusman
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fuel filter bowl
Replies: 18
Views: 838
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Re: Fuel filter bowl

Ah Geoff ....we love fun :bigrin: :bigrin: I hate autocorrect but there seems no way to permanently disable it!!!!

Another good one is Kilchoman.....new one....
by cactusman
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fuel filter bowl
Replies: 18
Views: 838
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Re: Fuel filter bowl

Whisky....crappy tablet spell checker!