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by angelw
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Built by Many
Replies: 63
Views: 4274
Australia

Re: Built by Many

David Wrote: So black initially, red over-painted with black secondly and red finally. Hello David, In my opinion, there must have been a shift back to Black for Series 3 cars. I'm yet to see an S3 with a Red Oxide coloured Diff Housing and I've handled plenty commencing 1979. I currently have eight...
by angelw
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: E type reaction plate
Replies: 60
Views: 2300
Australia

Re: E type reaction plate

Pat Wrote: The rear of the car is jacked up and the engin/box lifted at more of an angle than normal. It was necessary to bend the flanges on the front bulkhead. It is not tosh, so Please no insults as I have done this and next time (not on my car) I will take pictures and post them, although my wor...
by angelw
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Upper Steering Column Bearings
Replies: 27
Views: 755
Australia

Re: Upper Steering Column Bearings

Steve Wrote: never gave it that much thought..assumed they would be parallel rollers....will have to get them measured.. Hello Steve, They are parallel. Given the steep taper of the bearing (Cone, Cup and Needle Race), the rollers would have to have quite a considerable taper so as not to skid; they...
by angelw
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: E type reaction plate
Replies: 60
Views: 2300
Australia

Re: E type reaction plate

Jerome Wrote" No one should be under the impression that installing the engine/gearbox assembly with the reaction plate in position is easy. It requires a good deal of care, 3 or 4 installers to guide it, a trolley jack (preferably) and the car on axle stands so you can get underneath. Hello Jerome,...
by angelw
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Upper Steering Column Bearings
Replies: 27
Views: 755
Australia

Re: Upper Steering Column Bearings

Hello Steve, If you happen to find a supply, do Post it here. However, my enquiries have been rather thorough and I've not come up with anything. Turcite is a rather good solution. It comes in many thicknesses and is machinable and has the advantage of not brinelling the surfaces of the cones; in fa...
by angelw
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Upper Steering Column Bearings
Replies: 27
Views: 755
Australia

Re: Upper Steering Column Bearings

Hello Steve,
I doubt that you will find them; I've been searching for them for years. As an alternative, I've used turcite, an anti friction, high load bearing material used on the slide-ways of better quality machine tools, in particular, CNC machines having Box slide-ways.

Regards,

Bill
by angelw
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Engine Frame Dimension
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Australia

Re: Engine Frame Dimension

Hi Michel, Thanks for the reply. How confident are you that your frames are original? I've measured nine frames, four complete sets, plus one and all measured at, or close to 905. I also found an original LH Frame for sale; the seller measured that and it also was 905mm. At the moment, I can't go in...
by angelw
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 OTS Interior Rear Body Trim
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Australia

Re: Series 3 OTS Interior Rear Body Trim

Garry Wrote: I wonder what the restoration companies are doing to restore these components when working on their cars? Hello Garry, Mostly they're painted using Trim Colouring material. Have you tried the Dash Doctor? Following is the link: https://www.dashboarddoctor.com.au/reskinning-and-restorati...
by angelw
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Greensand Color
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Australia

Re: Greensand Color

Garry Wrote:
Greensand = Baby Poop Yellow
Heck Garry. One of my S3s is Greensand and I'm trying to convince myself that I like it so I don't have to do a colour change. A colour change to me is all the under dash panels, inner sills etc.

That comment didn't help me one bit.

Regards,

Bill
by angelw
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Engine Frame Dimension
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Australia

Engine Frame Dimension

Hell All, Can anyone confirm for me the dimension shown in the following picture; that being from the back surface of the Front Flange that the Picture Frame interfaces with, to the Centre of the rearmost hole in the Flange that attaches to the Bulkhead. The frame is from an S3 Car. https://i.postim...
by angelw
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series one Independent rear suspension (IRS) overhaul?
Replies: 13
Views: 630
Australia

Re: Series one Independent rear suspension (IRS) overhaul?

lestere wrote: I intend to change ratio from the 3.54 while I am there too. My replacement diff is not leaking oil. Hello lestere, If the replacement diff is from a later series, I would look at changing the Crown Wheel and Pinion in your original diff housing, at it has a much superior bearing pre-...
by angelw
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: ADVICE NEEDED - 1964 4.2 Series 1 E-type that has a problem engaging in reverse once hot.
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Australia

Re: ADVICE NEEDED - 1964 4.2 Series 1 E-type that has a problem engaging in reverse once hot.

Gerry Wrote: the problem to me is the fact that reverse engages fine when the the car is cold?On my own car,an early 3.8 clutch adjustment and idle speed make a big difference to the engagement of the none synchronized first and reverse gears? Hello Gerry, Notwithstanding that Raymondo's car is a 64...
by angelw
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: ADVICE NEEDED - 1964 4.2 Series 1 E-type that has a problem engaging in reverse once hot.
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Australia

Re: ADVICE NEEDED - 1964 4.2 Series 1 E-type that has a problem engaging in reverse once hot.

Raymondo wrote: the reverse gear would engage first time only at best, 3 or four times out of five trial attempts, and that the one or two times that it failed to connect whilst palming to the left, usually they slotted in on the second or third attempt. Hello Raymondo, In what way is Reverse Gear f...
by angelw
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gearbox rear oil seal change
Replies: 17
Views: 5285
Australia

Re: Gearbox rear oil seal change

Tim Wrote: So, the new seal is fitted and the housing secured with countersunk Allen head screws. The flange is fitted but not fully tightened. Does anyone know the torque figure for the securing nut? I’ve checked my manuals and the knowledge base but can’t find this detail. Hello Tim, A properly ti...
by angelw
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: VIN number
Replies: 42
Views: 1697
Australia

Re: VIN number

Joe wrote: Was there a changeover point for the location? I have seen that tag behind the number plate and inside the boot / trunk on the vertical left-hand panel (is that the beaver panel??). Hello Joe, Not that I'm aware of, or seen. This relatively same position on the outside of the body behind ...
by angelw
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: VIN number
Replies: 42
Views: 1697
Australia

Re: VIN number

Bernie wrote: Dont you think there may be a step by step job description anywhere I can give to my mechanic? Hello Bernie, Not that I've ever come across. Support the tub under the chassis rails as far forward as possible and support the weight of the engine by some means. I normally use a thick sla...
by angelw
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: VIN number
Replies: 42
Views: 1697
Australia

Re: VIN number

Steve Wrote: will be good to hear others opinions of the mismatch numbers and how best for you to proceed.. Steve Hello Steve, As BW Robbie points out, if the incorrect numbers are submitted for a Heritage Certificate, the correct numbers are not supplied, and the Certificate marked accordingly. If ...
by angelw
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gearbox rear oil seal change
Replies: 17
Views: 5285
Australia

Re: Gearbox rear oil seal change

Tim Wrote: On looking at the assembly I can’t fathom what prevents this worm drive from just spinning on the shaft. It’s not secured or fixed in any way. Unless when the entire assembly is fixed and the flange nut tightened this presses it all together? Hello Tim, It's clamped in position when the C...
by angelw
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Main shaft issue
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Australia

Re: Main shaft issue

Mats wrote: The question then is if this can be a strength problem? I have noticed that "bighealey" drill a smaller oil hole(the centre hole I presume) in the shaft just to increase strength. And the outer diameter affects the strength much more than the diameter of the inner hole. Hello Mats, Sayin...
by angelw
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: New headlining and fitting problems
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Australia

Re: New headlining and fitting problems

Hello Paul, Without a doubt, the best material for the headlining is supplied by BAS. Its my understanding that the material is exclusive to BAS. John Skinner also supplies it, but sources it from BAS. The backing is approximately 5mm thick, is rather dense with a texture similar to Tofu, but firm t...