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by steve3.8
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sovy Failure
Replies: 54
Views: 2887
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Re: Sovy Failure

A few thought's David, The weakness in the spout could be a moulding issue where two material fronts meet and give a weld line/stitch line . If the reinforcing tube is press fitted after moulding, this could be over stressing the material Another could be the lack of a decent fillet radius at the ba...
by steve3.8
Thu May 23, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Inspection Lights
Replies: 6
Views: 649
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Re: Inspection Lights

Before going to the expense of led I fitted Tri Phosphor tubes , the difference is noticeable .
by steve3.8
Thu May 09, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rear Suspension, ride height
Replies: 71
Views: 3456
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Re: Rear Suspension, ride height

I would say the drawing in the manual is period correct , a slight change would have occurred with updates during production to spring poundage ,adding packers then longer springs ,,increasing the angle of droop. 150lb was the rating of first springs. https://i.postimg.cc/Yq7ymG86/springs.jpg Graham...
by steve3.8
Fri May 03, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which 185 tyre: Dunlop or Pirelli or Michelin ?
Replies: 38
Views: 2180
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Re: Which 185 tyre: Dunlop or Pirelli or Michelin ?

Not that our road tyres should be expected to be front row capable on track but if we take a closer look at Malcolm's picture and we can see the contact patch is running into the sidewall , is there a darker scrubbed area appearing on the sidewall ? . https://i.postimg.cc/SR03qy35/tyres1.png https:/...
by steve3.8
Fri May 03, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Vredesteins
Replies: 10
Views: 979
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Re: Vredesteins

Not that our road tyres should be expected to be front row capable on track but if we take a closer look at Malcolm's picture and we can see the contact patch is running into the sidewall , is there a darker scrubbed area appearing on the sidewall ? . https://i.postimg.cc/SR03qy35/tyres1.png https:/...
by steve3.8
Thu May 02, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which 185 tyre: Dunlop or Pirelli or Michelin ?
Replies: 38
Views: 2180
Great Britain

Re: Which 185 tyre: Dunlop or Pirelli or Michelin ?

The debate on tyre quality, price has been done to death many times ---with the same results every time :banghead: Maybe a suggestion to Dougal is to give us the factual / technical information comparing Vreds , Michelin and Pirelli ie how many ply sidewall / tread ply each brand have and what mater...
by steve3.8
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 30
Views: 1589
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Re: Insurance

Apologies for the delay , just been out for dinner + pint of best ,,, the insurer is RH Insurance . No affiliation to me , the clause is maybe of interest to some owners though as it should always retain ownership . https://www.rhspecialistinsurance.co.uk/ https://i.postimg.cc/pr6tYLy7/insure.png
by steve3.8
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 30
Views: 1589
Great Britain

Re: Insurance

Barry wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:42 am
Peter James paid out ( or their underwriters did) in two weeks when a Concours condition Series 2 I had just bought was written off by a BMW who shunted the rear ar a road junction.
My insurer would also give me the salvage for "free", with no deduction from the agreed value.
by steve3.8
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Salisbury 4hu stub axle nut tool?
Replies: 11
Views: 753
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Re: stub axle nut tool?

This was my solution , made up whilst doing the job .
Because of the chamfering on the thin recessed nut I lightly clamped the spanner to the bearing carrier to aid location.
Hope this helps.

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by steve3.8
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Norman Dewis interview
Replies: 10
Views: 1092
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Re: Norman Dewis interview

It is a duplicate but always good to see .

Here's another of Norman being his normal jovial self
by steve3.8
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Speed and engine speed...
Replies: 28
Views: 2257
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Re: Speed and engine speed...

Alister The ratio between the rev counter and the speedometer in 4th gear is a fixed given , tyres play no part in that . If you are confident the overhauled speedo and rev counter are correct i can only suggest the gearbox angle drive has maybe been swapped for the wrong ratio ? as 200kph @3000rpm ...
by steve3.8
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: No Registration Documents
Replies: 30
Views: 2601
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Re: No Registration Documents

Just googled mobile number and this advert came up, yet another car with no logbook or numbers, quote "don't email silly questions" again. http://car-from-uk.com/sale.php?id=797&country=uk More than a coincidence ,this car is in too good, complete and restorable condition to not have its identity [...
by steve3.8
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: E type reaction plate
Replies: 60
Views: 4383
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Re: E type reaction plate

From memory about 30 inches, however, I will confirm when it goes back in. The angle of the engine/box coming out is very steep. Regards Pat I would like to see how the 30" off the floor rear is being supported safely whilst someone is working under the car . The steep angle of the engine and box w...
by steve3.8
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dishonest, Incompetent, Feckless ? You choose.
Replies: 40
Views: 5814
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Re: Dishonest, Incompetent, Feckless ? You choose.

Might be worth contacting these people Rory . https://fer.co.uk/about-us/
by steve3.8
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Advice on engine frame please!
Replies: 16
Views: 1079
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Re: Advice on engine frame please!

The crack is through the tubing not the braze , telling us they have been beyond their elastic limit just a few times changing the steel structure in that area . Many cars will have cracked frames , hidden undetected , like mine did until i stripped the layers of paint / grime off , the MOT was 5 we...
by steve3.8
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Advice on engine frame please!
Replies: 16
Views: 1079
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Re: Advice on engine frame please!

Not good news , I would say fit a full set of frames Malcolm ,definitely no repairs, it's typical fatigue cracking mostly caused by the constant shock load from the engine weight , probably present in the other side to a lesser degree If you look from underneath the engine mounts you may see bucklin...
by steve3.8
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Downtime
Replies: 51
Views: 3260
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Re: Forum Downtime

Sterling job David :salute:
by steve3.8
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jag promo video LeMans 1953
Replies: 7
Views: 611
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Re: Jag promo video LeMans 1953

The humorous back story to Le Mans 53 was when Hamilton and Rolt were disqualified during practice , so they went to the pub for an all night drinking session , hungover they were rounded up on race morning by Sir William who had bailed them out ! . One of my prized possessions is "Jaguar at white h...
by steve3.8
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Nyloc Nuts
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Great Britain

Re: Nyloc Nuts

Johan ,

Type "P" denotes the tall nyloc nuts ,add "type P" to your search, they are available , hope this helps. .
by steve3.8
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gudgeon-Bushes and Oil-Feed, and Are These Bolts New ?
Replies: 10
Views: 976
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Re: Gudgeon-Bushes and Oil-Feed, and Are These Bolts New ?

It's not modern practice Rory to rely on little end splash oil feed , for instance the lotus Twincam for one and many others have a very small hole in the shoulder of the conrod at the big end , every rotation when the holes in the crank and shell align it sends a squirt of oil up to the little end ...