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by steve3.8
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch fork position
Replies: 8
Views: 117
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Re: Clutch fork position

The clutch pad heights could be the same when bolted down? , your old cover looks like an original Laycock item . The latest Borg + Beck kits now have a similar look to the Laycock. https://i.postimg.cc/nV3fGHjT/IMG-1751-4823.jpg With the amount of work involved it's good practice to prove the clutc...
by steve3.8
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Car fails on full throttle
Replies: 12
Views: 528
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Re: Car fails on full throttle

My guess is a badly dented / creased fuel line would give those symptoms , cannot think of much else if the pump is ok and you have 4psi in the line initially.Where did you place the gauge ? between the filter and carbs?
by steve3.8
Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 4.2 gearbox bellhousing bung
Replies: 14
Views: 885
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Re: S1 4.2 gearbox bellhousing bung

Also what is that pipe running through the stabiliser fixing bracket? Bryan previously asked about the brake pipe routing , someone kindly posted photos showing--so maybe it is just that instead of doing --master cylinder- right hand frame-picture frame-joint-left hand frame to servo he has decided...
by steve3.8
Mon Mar 08, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Stuck Slow Idle Screw
Replies: 6
Views: 501
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Re: Stuck Slow Idle Screw

Some have had success with the freeze spray from screwfix , you could cycle heat and cold by using a heavy duty soldering iron on the screw--
by steve3.8
Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 aesthetics
Replies: 293
Views: 107620
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Re: Series 2 aesthetics

They are in the lens. Sorry James it's me not being clear in post 281, i was referring to the mgb version , unless i'm missing something i cannot see a reverse light ----the mgb had 2 stand alone separate reverse lights. I've got two Lotus elans so i am familiar with the rear lights having integrat...
by steve3.8
Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 aesthetics
Replies: 293
Views: 107620
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Re: Series 2 aesthetics

The choice of mgb lamps could have been made on cost not so much aesthetics ! .
New mgb rear lamps are £100 a pair ---Lotus rear lamps are £270 each --£540 a pair.
Where's the reversing lamp ?
by steve3.8
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Choice of gearbox ? Help needed
Replies: 16
Views: 645
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Re: Choice of gearbox ? Help needed

Rob ,As said there is not really a bargain basement solution to the swb, also in contrast to using E Type components it will knock much more off the value of the car than the cost of doing the job correctly . But If keeping the cost to the minimum is your main priority , i would fit a 4 speed 3.8 -3...
by steve3.8
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Powder Coating Colours
Replies: 15
Views: 793
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Re: Powder Coating Colours

I agree with Steve ; you may also, believe it or not, alter the overall geometry of the front of the car with the thickness of the powder coating involved Very true , but i don't think you would even get that far ---- the high build on the frames will probably stop them from entering the chassis ra...
by steve3.8
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Coupe to Roadster DVLA Registration
Replies: 17
Views: 945
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Re: Coupe to Roadster DVLA Registration

Simon , Your honesty is appreciated. If you disclose to the DVLA i think same as Steve you will run into problems , my guess is they will immediately assign a temporary 16 digit chassis number to your V5 until the vehicle is inspected and decided upon--so you could end up battling over the original ...
by steve3.8
Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Two different round fluid reservoirs
Replies: 8
Views: 663
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Re: Two different round fluid reservoirs

Good that the convex and concave are intentional , and the thinking one gives a residue trap ---the concave one's on a rhd would also make slightly more room for the pipe to give a less severe bend next to the spigot --clue repro's :idea: win win- Jaguar were never far wrong. It's maybe also confusi...
by steve3.8
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crankshaft Thrust Bearing Clearance
Replies: 7
Views: 584
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Re: Crankshaft Thrust Bearing Clearance

All options are possible I would do option 2 [ one of each ] which should give .002" end float --- that leaves you just .002" to remove to get to the .004" spec ---that could be just a thou off each one which helps to keep them nice and parallel -for that small amount it can be taken off the lead co...
by steve3.8
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Two different round fluid reservoirs
Replies: 8
Views: 663
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Re: Two different round fluid reservoirs

I think they would b all one piece blow moulded , only that the ones with a visible seam have a poor tooling split line with flash that is maybe trimmed off at production.
Just a guess Maikel's fluid bottle with the inverted bottom could maybe have been subjected to pressure ?

Steve
by steve3.8
Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: World's fastest E Type
Replies: 9
Views: 776
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Re: World's fastest E Type

Er...is it really an E type?? Its obviously not useable on the road, but in a racing sense definitely yes --and as such should be celebrated as the extreme development of the E . It's unfortunate though that it has not been run or had a shakedown in the last 8 years since it was put back together -...
by steve3.8
Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: JLR Win Copyright on C type
Replies: 43
Views: 4116
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Re: JLR Win Copyright on C type

I did suggest this could happen a few months ago - Quote "#1 Suffolk Sportscars Post by steve3.8 » Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:31 pm 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 ...
by steve3.8
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt User Group
Replies: 135
Views: 54716
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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: 135
Views: 54716
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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: 5
Views: 771
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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: 289
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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: 48
Views: 2329
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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: 48
Views: 2329
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Re: What is this car

1E200xx ---that would be Approx September -October 1964 ---- One of the first 4.2's