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by PhilBell
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Define the spacer into the hub
Replies: 26
Views: 8311
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Re: Define the spacer into the hub

That's interesting. Your argument for preload makes sense to me but now I have to balance that against reports of hub failure caused by bearings assembled without the specified end float. Could those instances be a result of misattribution of blame for failures caused by other factors?
by PhilBell
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Define the spacer into the hub
Replies: 26
Views: 8311
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Wheelbearing play mystery

At MoT time my local classic-friendly tester thought one of my rear wheelbearings was boarderline for excess play. Rocking the wheel myself at various positions seemed to back this up. So I removed the hub along with the halfshaft and measured the endfloat with my dial gauge. The result, after givin...
by PhilBell
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Carburettor banjo fibre washer leaks
Replies: 7
Views: 1325
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Carburettor banjo fibre washer leaks

Couldn't find this topic by search but I'm sure it's come up before. To avoid the fibre banjo washers on the fuel feed to the float chambers leaking I have to retighten the banjos before starting. Every time. Eventually, after weeks of this, the new washers seem to be compressed enough for no more t...
by PhilBell
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Acoustic Cameras
Replies: 28
Views: 3709
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Re: Acoustic Cameras

I wonder if one of these acoustic cameras could be reappropriated to help identify mystery noises on the E that refuse to be reproducable in the garage?
by PhilBell
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Heater Box Flap
Replies: 3
Views: 1458
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Re: Heater Box Flap

After reading the above I asked my local blasting specialist if it would be possible to strip and recoat my heater box with the flap in place. They had no problem.
by PhilBell
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Heater box air flap removal method
Replies: 1
Views: 351
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Re: Heater box air flap removal method

Apols, after posting, I saw that Myles and Christopher Storey have already had this discussion. Strange though, it idn't come up when I searched those terms before posting.
by PhilBell
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Heater box air flap removal method
Replies: 1
Views: 351
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Heater box air flap removal method

I'm strpping my S1 heater box prior to blasting and repainting - nine years on from the resto it's starting to rust in a few places - and the final job is to remove the air flap and spindle. I've already removed/detached the other end of the spindle that passes through the removable end plate. Any t...
by PhilBell
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Garage Flooring
Replies: 62
Views: 11021
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Re: Garage Flooring

Whenever I mention my long-held dream to deal with the dusty concrete floor in my garage to a fellow car nut and garage dweller, he always recommends PVA (poly vinyl adhesive), diluted 50:50 if I recall correctly. It soaks into the surface, seals it against dust, doesn't get picked up by tyres or tr...
by PhilBell
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Searching for 321 DXM, a red 1962 fhc
Replies: 2
Views: 1482
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Re: Searching for 321 DXM, a red 1962 fhc

Many thanks Malcolm. I'm in touch with a musician who owned it in the Sixties. He'll be pleased to see it survives.
by PhilBell
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Searching for 321 DXM, a red 1962 fhc
Replies: 2
Views: 1482
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Searching for 321 DXM, a red 1962 fhc

Does anyone know the above E-type, now red according to the DVLA, possibly blue originally?
by PhilBell
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pictures of your stolen E-type for a news story in Classic Cars magazine
Replies: 5
Views: 1218
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Pictures of your stolen E-type for a news story in Classic Cars magazine

We're running a news story about stolen classics and would like to use a picture of an E-type that has gone missing in recent months. If you're able to help with a good quality picture and some details about the car and theft, please reply here or pm me directly. Phil Bell, editor, Classic Cars maga...
by PhilBell
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Belt length/ pulleys sizes on a late 3.8?
Replies: 1
Views: 649
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Re: Belt length/ pulleys sizes on a late 3.8?

Problem solved.

Sourced a belt that was labelled SBS1010 (ie the one I thought I needed all along - late 3.8 to match the twin-groove pulleys that I fitted) and actually had the correct 1010mm outer circumference. Fitted perfectly, works perfectly.
by PhilBell
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: ProRace crankshaft damper - which belt?
Replies: 10
Views: 1138
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Re: ProRace crankshaft damper - which belt?

Problem solved.

Sourced a belt that was labelled SBS1010 (ie the one I thought I needed all along - late 3.8 to match the twin-groove pulleys that I fitted) and actually had the correct 1010mm outer circumference. Fitted perfectly, works perfectly.
by PhilBell
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Differential Rebuilds
Replies: 12
Views: 1700
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Re: Differential Rebuilds

Ken Jenkins succeeded in building a quiet diff for my car where others had failed twice.
by PhilBell
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Do not open windows....
Replies: 10
Views: 1360
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Re: Do not open windows....

A few years ago I was travelling at considerable speed on a particularly hot day with my windows open when the headlining decided to unstick itself from the roof.
by PhilBell
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: ProRace crankshaft damper - which belt?
Replies: 10
Views: 1138
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Re: ProRace crankshaft damper - which belt?

Hi David

I've tested that idea by cable tieing the tensioner out of the way, and the belt is still way too short.

Of course, the problem is exacerbated by all the c19524 belts I've tried (marked SBS1010) being 20mm shorter than the 1010mm spec.
by PhilBell
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Belt length/ pulleys sizes on a late 3.8?
Replies: 1
Views: 649
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Belt length/ pulleys sizes on a late 3.8?

Would someone with a late 3.8 (engine number 5250-on) with the double-V dynamo/water pump belt be prepared to measure the outer circumference of your belt and also measure the outer diameters of your crank, water pump and dynamo pulleys please? I've fitted double-V pulleys as part of a race cranksha...
by PhilBell
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: ProRace crankshaft damper - which belt?
Replies: 10
Views: 1138
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Re: ProRace crankshaft damper - which belt?

The belts I have tried are:
Late E-type 3.8 (labelled 1010mm but all the ones I've found are 990mm).
Mk2 3.4/3.8 (1050mm) and therefore too long.
E-type 4.2 (1100mm and way too long).

I've measured what I need and it's 1020-1030mm, maybe 1040 at a push.
by PhilBell
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: New headlining and fitting problems
Replies: 6
Views: 1131
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Re: New headlining and fitting problems

Hi Paul I had to refit my existing headlining when it came unstuck one year on the way to a particularly hot Le Mans while driving at unpostable speeds with the windows down. Fortunately the foam remained stuck to the roof. After cleaning the old glue off both with white spirit I sprayed them with h...
by PhilBell
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: ProRace crankshaft damper - which belt?
Replies: 10
Views: 1138
Great Britain

ProRace crankshaft damper - which belt?

On recommendation I have replaced my failure-prone crank damper (the rubber was breaking up after just 20k miles) with a ProRace one which involved converting from single-V pulleys to double-V. Problem is that the 1050mm belt is too long, allowing the belt/tensioner pulley to cut into the bottom rad...