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by paulsco
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Scuttle top casing cover
Replies: 11
Views: 568
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Re: Scuttle top casing cover

Hi Michel,

The Millboard does not have a covering as such, the millboard itself has a textured face.

https://www.martrim.co.uk/car-trimming- ... lboard.php

Paul
by paulsco
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Scuttle top casing cover
Replies: 11
Views: 568
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Re: Scuttle top casing cover

Hi Michel,

I think the early ones were aluminium covered with vinyl (leathercloth) similar to the door cover vinyl.
The later ones were made of Millboard.

Unfortunately I dont know what date they changed.

Paul
by paulsco
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: bonnet under pan
Replies: 2
Views: 527
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Re: bonnet under pan

by paulsco
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: restoration advance
Replies: 3
Views: 628
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Re: restoration advance

Hi Charlie, My car is Carmen red with black interior. Your carpets should be black not grey. By the way, most of the interior is vinyl not leather; only the seats and the top and front of the console are leather. Update: You haven't said what year your car is. Assuming it is not an early 3.8, my inf...
by paulsco
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Help : Stripped Captive Nuts on door hinge fixing bolts
Replies: 7
Views: 1616
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Re: Help : Stripped Captive Nuts on door hinge fixing bolts

Leonard,

I am sure you realise this, but just in case; the captive nuts in the link are 10-32 UNF (3/16 UNF)
The ones you need are 5/16 UNF.
You could of course just repair the threads with Helicoils.

Paul
by paulsco
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Pilkington windscreen aerial wiring
Replies: 6
Views: 594
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Re: Pilkington windscreen aerial wiring

Thank you John and Steve. I have sent an email off to Nick as suggested. If I do not get a satisfactory response I will try John's suggestion. I have been looking at boosters on the internet, I can't find anything with spade connections, although I think I can get around this if necessary. I may try...
by paulsco
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Pilkington windscreen aerial wiring
Replies: 6
Views: 594
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Re: Pilkington windscreen aerial wiring

Hi Simon, Thanks for your response. Yes I think I was involved in the earlier discussion. I will contact Dampmansteve if he doesn't see this. I bought my windscreen some time ago, so I wouldn't think it is DAB compatible. My radio isn't DAB ether, so this won't be a problem, but I was wondering if I...
by paulsco
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Pilkington windscreen aerial wiring
Replies: 6
Views: 594
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Pilkington windscreen aerial wiring

Hi, I have a Pilkington heated windscreen which also has an aerial in it. The aerial filament’s go up the centre of the windscreen in two separate lines, which individually go off to ether side of the windscreen at the top. They are not connected to each other in any way and the connectors at the bo...
by paulsco
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fixing the Y trim piece on centre console
Replies: 7
Views: 750
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Re: Fixing the Y trim piece on centre console

Hi Rory,

I have responded to your PM.

Thank you for your help.

Regards,

Paul
by paulsco
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: radio console speaker panel trim
Replies: 0
Views: 620
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radio console speaker panel trim

Forgive me if I am being stupid, but I have just discovered that my radio console is missing amongst other things the speaker trim panels BD26202/3. What exactly are they for? The frame assembly is shaped like this: https://i.postimg.cc/k5SgHntY/07724d8a-8464-44fb-bdb0-23cf3d1831af.png and the cover...
by paulsco
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fixing the Y trim piece on centre console
Replies: 7
Views: 750
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Re: Fixing the Y trim piece on centre console

Hi Guys, Thanks for your responses. Here are some ugly pictures of what I have: https://i.postimg.cc/RhzHsYqt/Picture-10001.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/QtcBTqSd/Picture-10006.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/XYXp8Wxh/Picture-10007.jpg So the Y piece is held on with the tabs; thank you Andrew. My Y piece, the b...
by paulsco
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fixing the Y trim piece on centre console
Replies: 7
Views: 750
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Fixing the Y trim piece on centre console

Hi, Does anybody have a picture of the underside of the Y shaped trim piece on the centre console? It would appear that mine has been modified (shortened) by the PO and it is unclear what is original and what is not. I am trying to establish how it is fixed on to the console. Also is the gauntlet pa...
by paulsco
Thu May 23, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Quick Release Steering Wheel
Replies: 82
Views: 6368
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Re: Quick Release Steering Wheel

Do CMC supply a column lock like the Superspoke one?

I would think that this would add another level of security to a removable steering wheel as it would be very difficult to use something like mole grips to steer it (onto a trailer).

Paul
by paulsco
Wed May 22, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Quick Release Steering Wheel
Replies: 82
Views: 6368
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Re: Quick Release Steering Wheel

Can't find it on the internet at the moment, but Superspoke advertise a lock on cover to use when the steering wheel is removed.

I think it is designed to rotate so that nothing could be used to lock on to the steering column to steer the car once the steering wheel is removed.

Paul
by paulsco
Tue May 21, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Replace fuel line banjo - epoxy resin?
Replies: 11
Views: 613
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Re: Replace fuel line banjo - epoxy resin?

It probably is silver solder, but I soldered mine on with ordinary plumbers solder and it seems fine.

It does not need to stand very high pressures and won't get all that hot in use for this to be a problem.

As Steve says, silver solder requires much more heat to make a joint.

Paul
by paulsco
Thu May 16, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 1976 Daimler crank in a 1969 block. Main Bearings
Replies: 7
Views: 474
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Re: 1976 Daimler crank in a 1969 block. Main Bearings

Hi James,

Have you put the cap bearings in the block? I think they are different.

The bearings that sit in the block are the ones that should have the grove down the centre of them, as in my picture above.

And the bearings in the centre are different from the ones at each end.

Paul
by paulsco
Wed May 15, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 1976 Daimler crank in a 1969 block. Main Bearings
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Great Britain

Re: 1976 Daimler crank in a 1969 block. Main Bearings

Hi James, I could be wrong, but I am fairly sure all 4.2 cranks are interchangable. I am not sure if this will help, but I bought a new crank from SNG which has a 10/69 stamp on the box MOD old stock I believe and it is identical to my 65. https://i.postimg.cc/4NzS36HK/Picture-6075.jpg https://i.pos...
by paulsco
Sun May 05, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Window winder repairs
Replies: 3
Views: 400
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Re: Window winder repairs

I modified a winder mechanism from a Mk2 Jaguar (front I think) Got it on E-bay; much cheaper than an E-type. The winder box is identical, It just required swapping the arms. It needed a slightly different orientation on the square rivet, so I welded it on with the corners in the middle of the flat ...
by paulsco
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Leaking fuel pipe
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Great Britain

Re: Leaking fuel pipe

Hi Malcolm,

Have you tried this:

https://www.frost.co.uk/auto-maintenanc ... -75ml.html

Seels pretty much everything I have used it on, from fuel lines to central heating fittings.

Paul
by paulsco
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Problems fitting courtesy light switches
Replies: 19
Views: 1541
Great Britain

Re: Problems fitting courtesy light switches

Hi Julian, Than you for your response. My post was not intended to be a complaint about your company; on the contrary I am very happy with the service and the response to my queries. I have bought most of the parts for my restoration from you and generally have no problem with the quality. As others...