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by Geoff Green
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 1 3.8 low oil pressure after fresh engine build..Help!
Replies: 7
Views: 257
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Re: Series 1 3.8 low oil pressure after fresh engine build..Help!

Just a note on oil bearing clearance and oil pump pipe size. I check bearing clearances on all engines with a dry assembly and plastic gauge because little math is needed. I have acquired an inside mic set and will try with both plastic and mic to check my increased math skill level using mics. :big...
by Geoff Green
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Museum of Modern Art Series 1 Jaguar
Replies: 23
Views: 706
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Re: Museum of Modern Art Series 1 Jaguar

Here is a list of cars the museum has:

Airstream
Cisitalia
Ferrari 641
Jaguar E-Type
Volkswagen Beetle
Willys MB
Smart (automobile)
by Geoff Green
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Metallifacture jack
Replies: 16
Views: 796
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Re: Metallifacture jack

Hi Burnie,

I thought the BS633 was too blue also. My jack and extra handle seem more dark grey. I spray index sized cards then hold the card up to the part to see how it matches. Let us know how the BS831C matches as I am looking at a computer screen and the color may be off.
by Geoff Green
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Head Colour for early S1
Replies: 1
Views: 151
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Re: Head Colour for early S1

Hi Tony,

Look for head paint info in the 3.8 Factory Fit section.

http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?p=103910#p103910
by Geoff Green
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Bonnet Balance Link Assembly
Replies: 11
Views: 2424
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Re: Bonnet Balance Link Assembly

Paul, meant to say yours are the same as aftermarket at 136 degrees. Most of the ones I have are also 136 degrees. As seen in the photo the long link with the bend is the angle I am measuring. Oddly two cars have had different angles with one 136 degree link which my friend noticed when he tried to ...
by Geoff Green
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Bonnet Balance Link Assembly
Replies: 11
Views: 2424
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Re: Bonnet Balance Link Assembly

Thanks for the photo Paul.

Yours are aftermarket and about 136 degrees. This is the angle in the main, longest section where the gentle curve is.

Still researching and I read the post about fitting some a few years ago.
by Geoff Green
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Bonnet Balance Link Assembly
Replies: 11
Views: 2424
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Re: Bonnet Balance Link Assembly

Beginning to sort out the different balance link assemblys. I have a collection and my friend found he had two (one each right and left) that have a different angle to the curve. I looked at mine and I found three different angles of about 115 deg, 136 deg and 150 deg. Recently one forum member post...
by Geoff Green
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Half shaft UJ`s
Replies: 2
Views: 237
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Re: Half shaft UJ`s

Nigel, You want easy in all directions. You have a cap too far in and need to move out, perhaps 0.001" is enough. Leave the clips in and smack the axle towards and inline with the stiff plane of the joint. Hold by hand and use the knock off hammer on the other side of the joint. May need to rotate 1...
by Geoff Green
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Lucas PL700 Headlamps
Replies: 5
Views: 408
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Re: Lucas PL700 Headlamps

The bronze light is older and the box with the black background and white lettering is older. The silver is newer and the box with the orange background and black lettering is newer.
by Geoff Green
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mig welder advice
Replies: 17
Views: 3503
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Re: Mig welder advice

my two cents. Practice, practice and then do it again. I ran many beads on some scrap while learning and got a feel for adjustments to amps, wire speed, travel speed and gas flow. Every time I weld now after not welding for months I need to practice. The way to reduce splatter is increase the Argon ...
by Geoff Green
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: S2 vacuum tank.
Replies: 5
Views: 426
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Re: S2 vacuum tank.

The vacuum tank provides emergency braking when the engine cannot run and you must stop faster than the mechanical only braking will allow. Perhaps there is a different tank from another car or industry that can be used. It could go inside the passenger compartment. Or changing the brake system to a...
by Geoff Green
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Downtime
Replies: 51
Views: 1818
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Re: Forum Downtime

Thank you David and Jack. Glad to be back.
by Geoff Green
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gudgeon-Bushes and Oil-Feed, and Are These Bolts New ?
Replies: 10
Views: 639
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Re: Gudgeon-Bushes and Oil-Feed, and Are These Bolts New ?

These are my new ARP rod bolts.
If I were a race engine builder I would have many race tested parts that would have road life. However I would not sell these race tested parts as new.
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by Geoff Green
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: I got to wear a funny hat
Replies: 21
Views: 1277
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Re: I got to wear a funny hat

Very good Simon. You make us all proud. All the best. Geoff
by Geoff Green
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Prototype????
Replies: 8
Views: 728
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Re: Prototype????

I think it was built on Opposite Day.
by Geoff Green
Sat May 26, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Roof/Hood/Spar - to - Door - to Windscreen Adjustments
Replies: 36
Views: 6539
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Re: Roof/Hood/Spar - to - Door - to Windscreen Adjustments

Rory,

I'll gladly send you some of these:

https://www.elbowchocolates.com/our-chocolates/

PM me your address.

Geoff
by Geoff Green
Sat May 12, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery
Replies: 44
Views: 2943
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Re: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery

Frank, It will be interesting to find out what this is. I have cut a couple of fuel tanks in half to be able to recycle the steel. Non explosive when in two pieces they say. One had been sitting for 15 years at least with some fuel (tank still in the car) and when cut in half I found the same stuff ...
by Geoff Green
Fri May 11, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery
Replies: 44
Views: 2943
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Re: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery

Fuel sitting for a long time will turn into a carbon like substance.
by Geoff Green
Fri May 11, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Castrol Dot Synthetic Brake Fluid
Replies: 7
Views: 589
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Re: Castrol Dot Synthetic Brake Fluid

3,4,5.1 are organic esters and considered synthetic

5 is silicone and I would also consider it to be synthetic