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by paulsco
Tue May 26, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S1 4.2 FHC Seat Base Refurb.
Replies: 12
Views: 248
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Re: S1 4.2 FHC Seat Base Refurb.

I'm doing my seats at the moment and have come across several problems on the way. The coverings and the seat frames in places had been modified, so I had a similar voyage of discovery. A couple of points to mention: if you are replace the rubber diaphragm, you may find as I did that the spring clip...
by paulsco
Sat May 23, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Front bumpers with no over riders
Replies: 3
Views: 278
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Re: Front bumpers with no over riders

Hi Darren,

It was Jonathan (265bhp)

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Paul
by paulsco
Tue May 12, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 3.8 FHC Door Detail
Replies: 11
Views: 613
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Re: 3.8 FHC Door Detail

I thought it might have been a pimps car :wink: :policeblue:

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Paul
by paulsco
Sun May 10, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil pump / distributor gear replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 208
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Re: Oil pump / distributor gear replacement

I would have thought that excessive end float would be vertical and not rotary??

You might even be able to check this on the distributor drive to some degree with a magnet.

Paul
by paulsco
Sun May 10, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil pump / distributor gear replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 208
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Re: Oil pump / distributor gear replacement

Hi Tom, Please excuse my ignorance, but I am at a loss to see why you would want to remove the distributor drive unless it is damaged. You should be able to detect any movement in the drive by removing the distributor and checking the play via the slot in the drive. To answer your question though, y...
by paulsco
Sat May 09, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 3.8 FHC Door Detail
Replies: 11
Views: 613
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Re: 3.8 FHC Door Detail

Is that a velour door card?

Yes; the whole interior including the headlining was covered in this :shock: :scratchheadyellow:

Paul
by paulsco
Fri May 08, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 3.8 FHC Door Detail
Replies: 11
Views: 613
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Re: 3.8 FHC Door Detail

This is mine, pre restoration.

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Paul
by paulsco
Fri May 08, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Top seat belt fixings FHC
Replies: 16
Views: 733
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Re: Top seat belt fixings FHC

Hi Sheryllee, Unfortunately I cannot answer your question with any degree of certainty as this part of the forum is for Series One cars, which are slightly different in this area. I would suggest that you post your message in the Series 3 headed section, where you are more likely to get some advice ...
by paulsco
Tue May 05, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Rear upright fixings on rear wing
Replies: 11
Views: 535
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Re: Rear upright fixings on rear wing

Do you have an air compressor? Air tools are your friend; die grinders, cut off tools, Roloc discs etc. https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/3028103163?iid=162358121056&chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=710-134428-41853-0&mkcid=2&itemid=162358121056&targetid=879043638628&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=1006711&poi=&...
by paulsco
Tue May 05, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Door lock fixing screw sizes
Replies: 9
Views: 511
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Re: Door lock fixing screw sizes

Interesting? There is definitely four set screws in mine and I had a look at the CMC restoration manual and on page 191 you can see the same?? However, looking at my photo of the rear of the lock, it appears that that hole may possibly not be originally threaded?? https://i.postimg.cc/TPNPww3d/Pictu...
by paulsco
Mon May 04, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Door lock fixing screw sizes
Replies: 9
Views: 511
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Re: Door lock fixing screw sizes

Mine are all the same and tapped.


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Paul
by paulsco
Mon May 04, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Rear upright fixings on rear wing
Replies: 11
Views: 535
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Re: Rear upright fixings on rear wing

Hi Paul, A couple of pictures for you: This is the underside of the area. https://i.postimg.cc/XNrcTQCR/Picture-5244.jpg You will see that there is a reinforcing plate and a cage for the captive threaded plate. not sure, but I think 10 -32 UNF (3/16") threads. I am assuming that none of the holes in...
by paulsco
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fitting doors
Replies: 5
Views: 445
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Re: Fitting doors

Dont forget that that 1/8" is after painting, so it would need to be at least 3/16"in bare metal.

Paul
by paulsco
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fitting doors
Replies: 5
Views: 445
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Re: Fitting doors

I had the same problem with my door frames; it was very difficult to get adequate clearance between the door and the B post. I measured the gap on mine between the A and B post, but it is trimmed on the inside and difficult to get an accurate measurement, although I was somewhere near 32 1/4 -1/2 in...
by paulsco
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Top seat belt fixings FHC
Replies: 16
Views: 733
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Re: Top seat belt fixings FHC

Hi Derek, The widest diameter part will be to the safety belt bracket side, the smaller one sits in the escutcheon as far as I can tell. Does this affect our conclusion as to which way yours would be fitted? https://i.postimg.cc/T3gC3vV8/Picture-10492.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/W3HM75G6/Picture-10493....
by paulsco
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Top seat belt fixings FHC
Replies: 16
Views: 733
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Re: Top seat belt fixings FHC

Fantastic!

Thanks for that Derek; much appreciated :bigrin:

Paul
by paulsco
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Top seat belt fixings FHC
Replies: 16
Views: 733
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Re: Top seat belt fixings FHC

Hi Derek, Is it possible that you could measure the end of the spacer that is furthest away in your picture? From the raised portion outwards. I assume that this would be the part that the seat belt bracket sits on and appears to be a lot longer that the equivalent part on the standard type spacers ...
by paulsco
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fitting doors
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Great Britain

Re: Fitting doors

Hi Paul, I rebuilt my doors and they required quite a bit of 'adjustment', refolding edges etc. From memory not as much as you have had to do though. I assume you have replaced the sills and possibly the panels between the wing and the doors? Also as with me, repairing the door frames can possibly a...
by paulsco
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Top seat belt fixings FHC
Replies: 16
Views: 733
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Re: Top seat belt fixings FHC

Thank you guys, Derek, that is exactly the part I thought was missing :bigrin: Richard, your original escutcheons are slightly different from the reproductions that Nick and I have. The lower part fits under the chrome trim for a better fitting effect. mine has a taller bottom part, which sits on th...
by paulsco
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Top seat belt fixings FHC
Replies: 16
Views: 733
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Re: Top seat belt fixings FHC

Hi Nick, Thanks for your reply. From your photo I assume that the rear spacer does not fit inside the recess in the escutcheon? I am using the same top hat spacer as you, which looks to be the same diameter as the other spacer. I have measured the diameter of the spacer I have and its 18.89mm; the w...