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by angelw
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Painting the bonnet inside and engine frames - process?
Replies: 12
Views: 262
Australia

Re: Painting the bonnet inside and engine frames - process?

Hello Steve, As stated by Jerome in his Post #2, the best and only time to paint the opposing faces of the bonnet centre and wing edges is before the fit of the bonnet is made complete. Apart from having to get the fit of the bonnet back to where it was before dismantling it to paint the edges, or c...
by angelw
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Splined Yoke
Replies: 18
Views: 372
Australia

Re: Splined Yoke

Hello Steve, The sentence as written is correct. Using the Spinner in the same manner as my set up puts the load on the threads, which would be in shear. The Spinner used in this manner would be stronger than used with a centre threaded hole and a jacking bolt. I believe that the area around where t...
by angelw
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Splined Yoke
Replies: 18
Views: 372
Australia

Re: Splined Yoke

Hello Steve, Yes, that would work. I've seen spinners (both Eared and Continental) drilled and threaded in the centre to facilitate a jacking bolt. The limiter with the jacking bolt version is the amount of force that can be applied with the threaded jacking bolt. Accordingly, there is no reason why...
by angelw
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Splined Yoke
Replies: 18
Views: 372
Australia

Re: Splined Yoke

Andy Wrote: The garage was unable to separate the splined yoke from the splined hub, on the offside, despite applying up to 30tons of pressure in a hydraulic press! Unfortunately whilst trying the aluminium hub carrier cracked under the pressure before the shafts even budged a millimetre and the sho...
by angelw
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 carb removal
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Australia

Re: Series 3 carb removal

Adrian Wrote: This enabled us to insert a socket extension and ratchet which made tightening and undoing much easier. Hello Adrian, I don't see much, if any advantage in being able to attach a ratchet, apart from the added leverage for the initial loosening of the nut, as the nut can only be turned ...
by angelw
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 carb removal
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Australia

Re: Series 3 carb removal

Hello Adrian,
Simply place a piece of cloth, or paper towel under the carburetors to catch the dropped washers and nuts.

Regards,

Bill
by angelw
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Upper wishbone ball joint
Replies: 23
Views: 3296
Australia

Re: Upper wishbone ball joint

Hello Rory, I've had so little success with the Off The Shelf items, we make our own Balls and Cups. The problem seems to be more with the cup and invariable, the top surface of the cup needs to be surface ground to allow the cover plate and circlip to be assembled even without any shims. I don't un...
by angelw
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 starting issues
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Australia

Re: V12 starting issues

Nigel Wrote: I have drained the fuel to replace with fresh fuel, checked the fuel filter at the pump and cleaned/rebuilt the carbs on one side (will get to the other two but need to get the car running to move now). There seems to be a good spark at the plugs but at present the car will only start w...
by angelw
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: s3 picture frame
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Australia

Re: s3 picture frame

Steve Wrote: the S3 dosnt have a picture frame like the S1/2(front frame attached to side frames)....it has a removable front crossmember....details on how to remove in the service manual in the Engine removal section...Steve Hello Steve, S1 and S2 Picture Frame is a coined name for what is correctl...
by angelw
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bonnet Identification
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Australia

Re: Bonnet Identification

Hello Neil, The flares on the front wings look a little more pronounced than actual S3's, but it may be just the picture. In any regard, the bonnet is neither one, nor the other, but is more S2 than S3. As already mentioned, it appears that the Lower Valance is S2 and I suspect that the air ducts in...
by angelw
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 4 speed manual to OD conversion
Replies: 15
Views: 486
Australia

Re: 4 speed manual to OD conversion

Ole-xke1974 Wrote: Apart from the main shaft being O/D specific, I'm pretty sure that the flange between the gearbox and the O/D is specific to the O/D configuration as well. Something to consider if you want to ad the O/D to your existing box. What flange? Following is a picture of the Rear Face of...
by angelw
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Help! Torsion Bar Quandry
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Australia

Re: Help! Torsion Bar Quandry

Colin Wrote: Here is a pic of my supper sophisticated shock absorber spacing tool, with notches as required to clear stuff. The 3 holes at the bottom end is because it took me three goes to achieve a level that I was happy with. Hello Colin, I use Turn Buckles and they work well. For the units I use...
by angelw
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 4 speed manual to OD conversion
Replies: 15
Views: 486
Australia

Re: 4 speed manual to OD conversion

Steve Wrote: Hi....just to add you cannot simply add an o/d unit to your existing gearbox......you need a gearbox that either has or had a compact o/d unit fitted.....an xj6 unit is ideal.....Steve Hello Steve, The difference is the Main Shaft. Accordingly, if you can get hold of Gearbox Main Shaft ...
by angelw
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 181
Views: 14596
Australia

Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Hello Dana,
I believe that some 1000 2R cars were produced and all had the side wing mounted Leaper badges you refer to, fitted. The Leapers I referred to are Leapers à la MK2, MK10 and many others.

Regards,

Bill
by angelw
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gear Box top removal advice
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Australia

Re: Gear Box top removal advice

keithmac wrote: I do not wish to attempt this and have springs and detent balls drop to the bottom of the box. That would ruin my day. Hello Keith Apart for springs and detent balls and rollers in the synchro hubs (and they certainly won't fall out when taking the top cover off), there is only one s...
by angelw
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 181
Views: 14596
Australia

Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Dana Wrote: One was ribbed with a notch, and the other was notch free. I doubt that that was recorded anywhere, and even more interesting, was how in heck would anyone figure out how to judge to that level as correct/ incorrect. It has been mentioned many times that E Types were cobbled together out...
by angelw
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 181
Views: 14596
Australia

Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Dana Wrote: The Opening looks rounder, as in not as elliptical as mine. We had several conversations about that very item with those who should be in the know at the show (at least compared to me) who said that the very last SII's did in fact show up in California with the chrome surround. As far ba...
by angelw
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 181
Views: 14596
Australia

Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Dana Wrote: I don't think the surround on the SIII would fit on the SII even if you wanted it. Hello Dana, It would. The Bonnet Centre Section of an S2 and S3 are the same, except for two small right angle brackets spot welded to the mouth of the S3 bonnet for the purpose of mounting the Grille. The...
by angelw
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 181
Views: 14596
Australia

Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Hello Dana,
The S3 Grill Surround Mouldings. did you add these, or were they on the car when you got it? To my knowledge, they were never originally fitted to an S2 car, even the cars made in the last days of the S2 production.

Regards,

Bill
by angelw
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Built by Many
Replies: 70
Views: 5636
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...