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by paydase
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: [SOLVED] How to insert the big cooling hose down the rad?
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Belgium

Re: How to insert the big cooling hose down the rad?

Problem solved. I finally managed making it from underneath, but it was a pig! Look how off-axis it looks after replacement. Btw, the usuals provide an additional hose in the hose kit, which is very useful to replace the "accordion look" hose going from the carbs rail to the expansion tank. Actually...
by paydase
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: [SOLVED] How to insert the big cooling hose down the rad?
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Belgium

Re: How to insert the big cooling hose down the rad?

Thank you Andrew.
I already tried with the metal tube but it didn't work, I will try again. Strange design not allowing easy maintenance...
Otherwise, I considered removing the rad but the threads of some screws/nuts on the top brackets look dead. May have to drill in...
by paydase
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: [SOLVED] How to insert the big cooling hose down the rad?
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Belgium

[SOLVED] How to insert the big cooling hose down the rad?

I am refurbishing my cooling circuit and I am stuck with this damned hose.
It will not accept being inserted as it cannot come axially into the rad inlet, being constrained by the rad.
I have tried silicone grease, heating it, no way!
Any tip?

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by paydase
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Downtime
Replies: 51
Views: 1172
Belgium

Re: Forum Downtime

BRAVO!
David, you are invaluable.
Thx for your hard work and dedication.
Back to business now :wink:
by paydase
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wheel: what Tightening torque
Replies: 40
Views: 1850
Belgium

Re: Wheel: what Tightening torque

Back to the need of the wheels to be off the ground while knocking the spinners, I am wondering how more easily that would allow the wheel to seat, taking account of the millimetric (at most) lateral displacement of the wheel inside the well when knocking and the available flexibility of the tire to...
by paydase
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Etype Series 1 Cylinder Heads.
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Belgium

Re: Etype Series 1 Cylinder Heads.

PeterCrespin wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:25 pm
Donc, les gars “aucune différence” ne disent pas beaucoup. C’est curieusement calme de leur côté!

And yes, I’m sure the Brits can read French too.

Cheers to all :wink:
"Rien de significatif" (qui semble approprié ici) n'équivaut pas tout à fait à "aucune différence" :wink:
by paydase
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Correct electrical wiring of the heating blower (S1 3.8)
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Belgium

Re: Correct electrical wiring of the heating blower (S1 3.8)

Thank you to both.
Very helpful.
I will make the tests and look at my car wiring.
by paydase
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Correct electrical wiring of the heating blower (S1 3.8)
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Belgium

Correct electrical wiring of the heating blower (S1 3.8)

I am reconditioning my 3.8 FHC heater box assembly that does not work anymore and am wondering what should be the correct electrical wiring of the blower (positive ground). Before dismantling it, I noticed that the electrical resistance under the blower had its two ends soldered to yellow-green wire...
by paydase
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Overdrive in E-type
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Belgium

Re: Overdrive in E-type

Maybe to have a 5 gears box (actually a 4 + 1) if a shorter final rear drive would also be installed?
But to be really usable for racing, a close ratio gearbox would be needed otherwise the first gear would be useless...
by paydase
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 3.8 FHC: replacing metal heater pipes behind the bulkhead
Replies: 19
Views: 1020
Belgium

Re: 3.8 FHC: replacing metal heater pipes behind the bulkhead

Stuart, I think I will do as you suggest for now, quick and easy, postponing the correct rebuild for later. But John (johnetype) said in post n°7 that he included an in-line heater valve just behind the water pump to regulate the flow to avoid a full on permanent thermostat bypass. Is a valve needed...
by paydase
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 3.8 FHC: replacing metal heater pipes behind the bulkhead
Replies: 19
Views: 1020
Belgium

Re: 3.8 FHC: replacing metal heater pipes behind the bulkhead

Stuart, I have no intention to sell the car but enjoy it. My idea was to put the cat back on the road quickly and to do the correct reconditioning later.
But thank you all for your "hardliner" encouragements, new food for thought...
I will reconsider my approach
by paydase
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 3.8 FHC: replacing metal heater pipes behind the bulkhead
Replies: 19
Views: 1020
Belgium

Re: 3.8 FHC: replacing metal heater pipes behind the bulkhead

Hugo, you may be fairy-fingered... After having seen the following video on jaglovers, I don't feel confident to engage in that job: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54RXezvj9eE&feature=youtu.be John, thank you for the tips. I have looked at the inline heater control valve model you refer to and have...
by paydase
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 3.8 FHC: replacing metal heater pipes behind the bulkhead
Replies: 19
Views: 1020
Belgium

Re: 3.8 FHC: replacing metal heater pipes behind the bulkhead

I have been looking around for options to replace the piping behind the bulkhead by piping inside the engine bay. The most tricky issue seems to be the heating valve, being attached directly on the firewall with one of its ducts going through the wall. I think that maybe it could be solved by replac...
by paydase
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 3.8 FHC: replacing metal heater pipes behind the bulkhead
Replies: 19
Views: 1020
Belgium

Re: 3.8 FHC: replacing metal heater pipes behind the bulkhead

Thanks everybody for the very useful comments and links. I realise that the job is out of the scope I was considering and I will let it on hold for the time being. I will instead explore the alternative of routing hoses/pipes in the engine bay between the block and bullkhead. Any tip, from those hav...
by paydase
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 3.8 FHC: replacing metal heater pipes behind the bulkhead
Replies: 19
Views: 1020
Belgium

3.8 FHC: replacing metal heater pipes behind the bulkhead

In parallel to my heater box restoration now being addressed, I observed during its removal that the ends of my metallic heater pipes behing the bulkhead are totally rotten (corroded and obstructed). I need to consider what to do now, knowing that replacing these pipes with new ss pipes provided by ...
by paydase
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: [solved] S1 heater box: secret locking?
Replies: 14
Views: 1433
Belgium

Re: S1 heater box: secret locking?

It was a real pig but finally I unlocked the Ali Baba door! The advice to first heat it with an hot air gun allowed to move the shaft by hammering it. Thank you for the tip, now dismantled. I will start to restore the radiator first, hoping that it can be put back to life. Seems to me that it has in...
by paydase
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: [solved] S1 heater box: secret locking?
Replies: 14
Views: 1433
Belgium

Re: S1 heater box: secret locking?

Thanks everybody.
I was really starting to doubt...
I will go back and charm the snake!
by paydase
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: [solved] S1 heater box: secret locking?
Replies: 14
Views: 1433
Belgium

[solved] S1 heater box: secret locking?

Hi all, Preparing to refurb my heater box, I have tried unsuccessfully to remove the front plate of the box after having removed the 6 holding screws (including the one below) even by prying off the plate. The external part of the bottom center axle that allows moving the interior air flap seems to ...
by paydase
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Thermostat (again)
Replies: 6
Views: 969
Belgium

Re: Thermostat (again)

Tank you for the useful comments.
Steve, I had read the thread you linked but it is quite complex to understand what is what at the end...
I will read it again.
Ralph, thx for the advice and good idea making IR tests. Who knows, maybe my thermostat is still good ;)