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by steve3.8
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt User Group
Replies: 127
Views: 46980
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Re: SNG Barratt User Group

Hi All...if you have a problem with parts from any if the suppliers then its best to report it directly to them and not via this thread.....Although Julian does often view the forum he has many staff that should be able to deal with your problems........I realise that you are also raising the issue...
by steve3.8
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt User Group
Replies: 127
Views: 46980
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Re: SNG Barratt User Group

Julian, The Gearbox mainshaft tab washer C21618 from SNG unfortunately is not correct and does not fit. The bore of the sng washer is 1.500"-- the original being 1.529". The tab is bent in the wrong position--it has to clear the root diameter of the thread when fitted to allow the nut to pass. Notic...
by steve3.8
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ebony and Ivory....
Replies: 4
Views: 421
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Re: Ebony and Ivory....

PeterCrespin wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:12 pm
I’d think twice about calling a bloke fat if he was bigger, stronger and faster than me. A bent nose doesn’t look that pretty...
Unfortunate choice of number plate :lol: Rick Mayall rip



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by steve3.8
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil filter bolts
Replies: 2
Views: 221
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Re: Oil filter bolts

There should be a slotted grub screw in the spare tapped hole to blank it off --.
by steve3.8
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What is this car
Replies: 28
Views: 910
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Re: What is this car

Rob , From your photo's the external bulkhead servo pipes also date this to an early 4.2 , do you have the pedal box ? it should have the steel folded plate but with the later 4.2 master cylinder. There are many other relevant features noted in the reference books. Electrical items could also help d...
by steve3.8
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What is this car
Replies: 28
Views: 910
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Re: What is this car

1E200xx ---that would be Approx September -October 1964 ---- One of the first 4.2's
by steve3.8
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Good bye
Replies: 25
Views: 1285
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Re: Good by

Ironically Tattinger [ the French] are coming to England to produce grapes for their sparkling wine :lol: , apparently the vine growing conditions in Kent are superior to their own , 400,000 bottles of sparkling wine [ edit - bottled on site], tariffs eh !----cheers
by steve3.8
Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Moving on. Bike resto
Replies: 53
Views: 11994
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Re: Moving on. Bike resto

:salute: Paul



Anyone recognise him yet ?
by steve3.8
Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 and 3 Headlamp chrome trims supplier?
Replies: 23
Views: 1549
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Re: Series 2 and 3 Headlamp chrome trims supplier?

I experienced a similar difficulty refitting my original trims 10 years ago , sort of arguing and swearing at a bonnet that does'nt answer back :banghead: . I eventually concluded the new "special rivets" were most if not all of the problem because they were very roughly machined and too angular . A...
by steve3.8
Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Setting tickover with different camshafts - JAG4 from Guy Broad
Replies: 24
Views: 1257
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Re: Setting tickover with different camshafts - JAG4 from Guy Broad

Not sure how you have done the setting , but assuming you set the cams up MOP @105 using a long pointer dti on the cam bucket ? , the only suggestion i could add is to put small timing discs on each cam which will show the duration and the overlap. I made some for a lotus tc by using printable cd's ...
by steve3.8
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Engine number
Replies: 25
Views: 1293
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Re: Engine number

One thing is clear Robbie , you are very honest :salute:
by steve3.8
Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Engine number
Replies: 25
Views: 1293
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Re: Engine number

Just a few thoughts . I would guess 5 is correct on the block to match the Jaguar records and the engine was built with the wrong crank . On the production line as a complete engine/gearbox waiting to be installed to its allocated chassis number all would appear correct and matching. The chisel mark...
by steve3.8
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Suffolk Sportscars
Replies: 8
Views: 720
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Re: Suffolk Sportscars

Think we have two issues here , one regarding dvla /iva ---the other being manufacturing design rights.

https://www.eadt.co.uk/business/suffolk ... -1-6821568

The JEC article is interesting , Daimler AG stopped replica gullwings being made.
by steve3.8
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Suffolk Sportscars
Replies: 8
Views: 720
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Re: Suffolk Sportscars

Nothing to do with illegal VIN registration and duping customers then? Nothing in the article referring to that, although more details are welcome --- that would be a DVLA /police issue not JLR surely ? The alleged legal threat was late 2019 over logo's ,design and trademarks--this was released as ...
by steve3.8
Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Suffolk Sportscars
Replies: 8
Views: 720
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Suffolk Sportscars

The JEC mag arrived yesterday, inside Keith Vincent reported on the threat of legal action over logo's,trademarks & design which sadly ended with Suffolk Sportscars ceasing to manufacture the SS100 . Is this the start of a distasteful trend ? ------to be rolled out across the c,d,e model range . See...
by steve3.8
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Pitted tappets
Replies: 27
Views: 1538
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Re: Pitted tappets

Hmm nice, it may or may not be the case but that shim being tapered excessively could have been repeatedly tipping the tappet bucket in such a way it has caused the galling /damage, that's if it came from the same bucket.It would have worn the bucket sleeve badly at the very least. Im no expert on o...
by steve3.8
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Pitted tappets
Replies: 27
Views: 1538
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Re: Pitted tappets

wedge shape shims...thats a new one....Steve Its an old one!. Apparently just after the ice age, cavemen mechanics used to grind shims on the side of rotating stones called bench grinders and could not guarantee the shims being parallel :thumbdown: Richard , i would recommend an engine oil with a z...
by steve3.8
Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: New Developments In Rear Crank Sealing
Replies: 9
Views: 1156
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Re: New Developments In Rear Crank Sealing

Fantastic research Rory, much appreciated. As i have just started building my engine i will now maybe consider lifting my crank out of the block and starting again, i did manage to use NOS asbestos seals but the issues are still lurking. I have been pondering over this subject myself plus having had...
by steve3.8
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: New Paint
Replies: 37
Views: 3102
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Re: New Paint

Hi, I am interested in your comment about the unbaked two pack never drying. I had my Ser 3 bare metal painted two years ago and I don 't think it was baked. It has a lovely finish but gets marked very easily. Could the lack of baking be the cause and if so is there any cure? Maybe park it outside ...
by steve3.8
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crap SPAL Fanblade Wear - anyone near Worcester WR4 9PT ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1119
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Re: Crap SPAL Fanblade Wear - anyone near Worcester WR4 9PT ?

Yes i just held the fan blade , the armature is soft and easy to drill.