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by Duckham
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: VIN number
Replies: 30
Views: 680

Re: VIN number

John Wrote: Isn't there also a body number behind the rear number plate? Yes, on an aluminum tag pop riveted to the rear beaver panel. Often this is missing if the car has been restored, or had repairs carried out to the rear end. Was there a changeover point for the location? I have seen that tag ...
by Duckham
Tue May 01, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Inertia seat belts
Replies: 10
Views: 505

Re: Inertia seat belts

Brian -
I have no experience of using the belts inside the boot but I believe these people make the fitting you need to tidy up the slot. https://www.quickfitsbs.com/index.php
Joe
by Duckham
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Mystery misfire
Replies: 55
Views: 2968

Re: Mystery misfire

Then they found it had thrown a big-end & the con-rod had got wedged up in the block. It can't be that, Hugo, as it shows good compression. There have been a couple of suggestions already you may not have followed through, Jerome: 1. Turn over the engine without starting and pull that spark plug + ...
by Duckham
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Solid State Senders
Replies: 7
Views: 737

Re: Solid State Senders

Caerbont manufacture Smiths gauges and senders and show oil pressure transducers that look different to the normal ones. I did email asking if they were sold state and compatible with an original gauge but never did receive a response. If you do find out I will be interested in the answer. http://ww...
by Duckham
Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dash air vents
Replies: 11
Views: 932

Re: Dash air vents

Heuer wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:41 pm
the unobtainable plastic demister nozzles.
MC Wilkinson have at least some of them them now, David, including the flimsy early ones.
https://mcwilkinson.myshopify.com/produ ... r-vent-set

Joe
by Duckham
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Dash Cover Replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 939

Re: Dash Cover Replacement

Eddie - there is no need to blank off the slot in the metal if that is what you mean - when the cover is put it place it covers it up.
With an OTS you would need to cut the cover of course.
Joe
by Duckham
Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Grease Guns
Replies: 11
Views: 810

Re: Grease Guns

cactusman wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:50 pm
I have ancient manual one with a flexible hose. Picked up for sale few quid years back at a car autojumble. Tis brilliant.
I added a flexible hose to my modern grease gun and it is much easier to use, especially for the rear driveshafts.
Joe
by Duckham
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 3.8 OTS Seats - Now Sold
Replies: 10
Views: 841

Re: 3.8 OTS Seats

Phil -
I have never seen a black seat but that is from a limited sample so in your situation I would check with one of the trimmers like BAS who deal with the seats regularly.
Joe
by Duckham
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Pulling to offside under braking
Replies: 25
Views: 1671

Re: Pulling to offside under braking

Also aggressive power on / power off can sometimes help highlight play in the suspension before tearing into things. If you have a friendly MOT garage then putting the front wheels on the brake testers will confirm it is brake inefficiency. Putting the rear on is more debatable due to the LSD. If it...
by Duckham
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Recent experience of oil pressure senders?
Replies: 16
Views: 1112

Re: Recent experience of oil pressure senders?

No, that's an electric gauge, Joe. I do want to stay with electrical - I seem to be in the minority but many years ago I was in a car that suffered a leak from the feed pipe on one of the wet gauges. You would not believe the mess. Smiths Instruments are now made by Caerbont and I see they offer bo...
by Duckham
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Recent experience of oil pressure senders?
Replies: 16
Views: 1112

Re: Recent experience of oil pressure senders?

Andrew - I agree with the principle, but both my originals have failed and there was a 20psi difference in the readings as well. Mark - >I belatedly found out that Smiths makes a mechanical gauge that looks period correct. That had not occurred to me. I assume you have in mind https://www.demon-twee...
by Duckham
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Recent experience of oil pressure senders?
Replies: 16
Views: 1112

Recent experience of oil pressure senders?

Both my original and spare senders have failed. The JEC matched sender / gauge seems not to be available. Ken Jenkins says they instead offer an improved sender now, and I see SNGB offer 2 versions, presumably the more expensive version is also better quality although their website does not say that...
by Duckham
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jerry Mouton RIP
Replies: 9
Views: 1300

Re: Jerry Mouton RIP

Very sad news.
Like others I never had the pleasure of meeting Jerry but still felt that I knew him through the many questions he answered and practical advice he provided during the restoration of my car.
He will be missed.
Joe
by Duckham
Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S1 rear engine/gearbox mount
Replies: 4
Views: 1117

Re: S1 rear engine/gearbox mount

Keith - What car do you have? The S1 3.8 cars with a Moss box had a different gearbox mount to the later S1 4.2 with synchro box. As far as I am aware both types of mount fit the basic bodyshell and as long as you have the right one for the gearbox there is not much can go wrong. It is possible ther...
by Duckham
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Filler Cap worries, Overheating ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2045

Re: Filler Cap worries, Overheating ?

Thinking a little more about this, if the rubber seal and tank seat are fine then for a cap to show essentially zero pressure means it must have almost no spring resistance. Does it feel that way? If it feels OK could your tank have too large a gap from top to bottom seats preventing the bottom seal...
by Duckham
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dismantling a bonnet
Replies: 15
Views: 1166

Re: Dismantling a bonnet

If you have not used them before, Poly Abrasive discs in an angle grinder may speed up the bzzzzzzing process. I have found them very effective.
eg https://www.toolstation.com/shop/p22693?table=no
Joe
by Duckham
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Filler Cap worries, Overheating ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2045

Re: Filler Cap worries, Overheating ?

David - I agree with the principle, but surely the key here is that 2 of the caps are opening at low or zero pressure. That will cause a problem, although there may still be a separate leak of course. I don't see why the burp tank should be a issue, although personally I would remove it until the he...
by Duckham
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Filler Cap worries, Overheating ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2045

Re: Filler Cap worries, Overheating ?

I think the change to the higher pressure cap required the non-convoluted top hose, Rory, so it will be worth changing that if you stick with the working cap. Ridiculous they can't get the caps correct though. Bizar, yet the header tank must have remained nearly full as you had water temp readings t...
by Duckham
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: I drove my E today !!!
Replies: 15
Views: 1367

Re: I drove my E today !!!

[quote="Durango2k" What started out as a $1300 pile of bits in Stockport around 2002, has donated its body and rolls again. : Is this the shell I saw in your garage in Buxton the first time I met you, Pete? I hadn't made the connection. That was my first long trip in the E and I still remember: It ...
by Duckham
Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch master cylinder clevis pin removal
Replies: 6
Views: 873

Re: Clutch master cylinder clevis pin removal

Phil - Can you post a photo showing the interference? It is fiddly especially working upside down, but I replaced mine in situ with no major difficulty that I can recall. Sounds like you are having exceptional problems. When the clevis is in finally in I agree with the previous suggestion to use an ...