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by paydase
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Door water deflectors
Replies: 20
Views: 727
Belgium

Re: Door water deflectors

Yes interesting.
I was surprised to see these: have they a specific function (maybe against corrosion)?
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by paydase
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Door water deflectors
Replies: 20
Views: 727
Belgium

Re: Door water deflectors

I have them also on my car.
Not in alloy but in steel, painted black, riveted:
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by paydase
Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Original Weatherhead Fuel Hose
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Belgium

Re: Original Weatherhead Fuel Hose

Are you sure that the new whiteish nylon does not blemish and turn yellowish when ageing?
I have recently used the one offered by SNGB to replace one of my fuel hoses and expect it will evolve:
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by paydase
Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: tubeless wire wheels
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Belgium

Re: tubeless wire wheels

In addition to the correct sealing of the nipples with silicon, maybe a point to verify is whether the wire wheel has the safety ribs on the rim, as advocated by Dougal: https://youtu.be/kWJ-tWP3iU0 A Borrani wire wheel for E-Type does not have such safety ribs and therefore requires a tube: P121019...
by paydase
Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Experimental Borrani wheels for Series 1
Replies: 12
Views: 939
Belgium

Re: Experimental Borrani wheels for Series 1

Peter, I had not noticed your last sentence about the weight, sorry.

My best estimate of the weight of one wheel is 6.2 kg +/- 0.1 kg (measured on a bathroom scale)
That is for a 5.5 x 15 wheel.
Not bad!
by paydase
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:54 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Experimental Borrani wheels for Series 1
Replies: 12
Views: 939
Belgium

Re: Experimental Borrani wheels for Series 1

Peter, that is a very useful and detailed post!
I am now much more confident, I will take my time to digest your many advices and make my way forward.
Thank you very much.
by paydase
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Experimental Borrani wheels for Series 1
Replies: 12
Views: 939
Belgium

Re: Experimental Borrani wheels for Series 1

Dear Serge, the E-mail from Borrani's Matteo Bososio was forwarded to the vendor of the wheels by me. I was confused by the number RW575 and the single picture in the ad and had sent an E-mail to Borrani one Sunday night. The answer was in my inbox only one day later with more detail than I had hop...
by paydase
Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Experimental Borrani wheels for Series 1
Replies: 12
Views: 939
Belgium

Re: Experimental Borrani wheels for Series 1

The wheels I got need some restoration. There is already the cosmetic aspect, with chrome flaking on the hub and visible surface rust under it: P1210194.jpg Then, not surprisingly, some out of trueness, here a couple of mm visible between the planes of two wheels: P1210203.jpg Finally, some rust on ...
by paydase
Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Experimental Borrani wheels for Series 1
Replies: 12
Views: 939
Belgium

Re: Experimental Borrani wheels for Series 1

Thank you for the link. It is interesting to see that CJ offers Borrani/Jaguar wheels that are not on the standard Borrani list, only the 5.0x15 standard RW3585 being common. To compare, here is the Borrani proposal on their website: https://www.ruoteborrani.com/en/wire-wheels-for-automobiles/classi...
by paydase
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Experimental Borrani wheels for Series 1
Replies: 12
Views: 939
Belgium

Experimental Borrani wheels for Series 1

I just purchased a set of "experimental" Borrani wire wheels for the E-Type, 5.5"x15". When seeing the ad, I was at first skeptical because of the odd factory numbering of the wheel (RW575), with only three digits after RW (all Borrani wheels are numbered with four digits). IMG-20210125-WA0000.jpg I...
by paydase
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Removing silt and limescale from radiator
Replies: 29
Views: 1783
Belgium

Re: Removing silt and limescale from radiator

Informative post, thank you. The solubility of the various forms of calcium hydrated phosphates depends a lot of the pH of the solution. In acidic baths suchs as those used with ortophosphoric acid, they are sufficiently soluble to allow the process of decalcification of the cooling circuits. When I...
by paydase
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Removing silt and limescale from radiator
Replies: 29
Views: 1783
Belgium

Re: Removing silt and limescale from radiator

Actually, the chemical reaction sought is not acid + base = salt + water but more the reaction of a weak poly-acid + salt. I will not enter into the details and different steps of the chemical reactions, but at the end of the process, the result is solubilisation of the salt. Typically, the preferre...
by paydase
Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: [edited] Spin on oil filter vs retrofitting OEM filter housing on Series 1
Replies: 49
Views: 5074
Belgium

Re: [edited] Spin on oil filter vs retrofitting OEM filter housing on Series 1

Today, cranked the engine after a month stored in garage. Was surprised to see again a leak underneath making a small puddle after a while. Stopped the engine and checked again the torqueing of the filter bolt: surprisingly, it appeared light, as if the seal on the filter housing had flattened... Re...
by paydase
Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Boot board rail rubbers
Replies: 15
Views: 1250
Belgium

Re: Boot board rail rubbers

Found out the reference from Baines. Could be useful for those searching: https://coh-baines.co.uk/product/irs-1630epj-epdm-boot-beading-running-board-tread/ Regarding the attachment of the rails on the hardura mat: can simple pop rivets be used? Also form what I noticed in painful taking off the ol...
by paydase
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Does glass flow
Replies: 8
Views: 776
Belgium

Re: Does glass flow

I’m sure that on further thought you will recognize the two fundamental flaws in your own argument: namely, your unprovable assumption that other centuries-old glass objects have not also subtly changed shape over time and the impossibility of taking before/after measurements to support either argu...
by paydase
Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Does glass flow
Replies: 8
Views: 776
Belgium

Re: Does glass flow

I have read with interest the comments on the linked post (my background is materials science, and more precisely amorphous materials). Sorry to disagree with those who think that glass significantly creeps upon time or load (it's only my opinion). Creeping depends mainly on the relative loading vs ...
by paydase
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rubber seal kit ...again
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Belgium

Re: Rubber seal kit ...again

Thank you gents, well appreciated.
I will liaise with Andy
by paydase
Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rubber seal kit ...again
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Belgium

Rubber seal kit ...again

I have stripped my car to prepare her for a new paint and am seeking info on seals. I know this topic has been abundantly covered already here but have not found a definitive and maybe recent answer to my concerns regarding rubber seals. So I will ask again, please indulge. I know that Baines are pr...
by paydase
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch slipping on full load
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Belgium

Re: Clutch slipping on full load

Thank you again, sirs, I'll do that.
by paydase
Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch slipping on full load
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Belgium

Re: Clutch slipping on full load

Thank you for the advices. I'll make the WOT test in 4th or uphill in 3rd. Could the check of movement of the fork be done before engine/gearbox out? And isn't the 3.8 engine normally mounted with a bell housing hosting a 10" flywheel and hence this normally drilled for 10" (although I understand th...