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by Duckham
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch master cylinder spacer
Replies: 7
Views: 463
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Re: Clutch master cylinder spacer

mtnjag wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:50 pm
I think I have seen thickness is a bit of trial and error.
On my S1 when aligning the pedal heights I first put plain washers between the clutch MC and housing to simulate the spacer. That allowed me to settle on the necessary thickness without touching the clevis which I agree is a pain....
Joe
by Duckham
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Wipers - RHD bench test video
Replies: 6
Views: 550
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Re: Wipers - RHD bench test video

Thanks Joe, There’s no conversion here - my car is original RHD Australian delivered. We were careful when we dismantled it to label the arms (assuming they were correct). Thanks for the heads up. I won’t assume everything is spot on when we re-install it. It was just nice to see it operate after d...
by Duckham
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Wipers - RHD bench test video
Replies: 6
Views: 550
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Re: Wipers - RHD bench test video

Good setup to provide piece of mind before you go through the trauma of fitting, Glenn.

There was recent discussion here about the outboard arm lengths being different so they need to be swapped during a LH-RH conversion. Is that the case here? The swept angles look very similar in your video.

Joe
by Duckham
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cloth covered 3.8 top hose
Replies: 9
Views: 1398
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Re: Cloth covered 3.8 top hose

These guys do silicone hoses that have a wrap. Never seen one so I cant say how original it looks.
http://www.classicsiliconehoses.com/product-options/
Joe
by Duckham
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Repairing fuel level sender?
Replies: 5
Views: 664
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Re: Repairing fuel level sender?

Thanks Andrew. I tried to apply solder to the broken wire with no success at all, possibly because I cant think how to clean the surface of something so fine. Life is too short to experiment with rewinding and Nisonger haven't responded to say if they can fix it, Pete, so I think it is time for a ge...
by Duckham
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wiper splines, Spindle dismantling, Bizarre Shapes ?
Replies: 10
Views: 950
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Re: Wiper splines, Spindle dismantling, Bizarre Shapes ?

I imagine that the correct procedure would be to drill out the three deformed punched areas, and use a small puller, followed by pressing the assemblies back together and treating the interface to 3 new punch marks in fifferent places. However, as I will get much better at doing this once I've done...
by Duckham
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Repairing fuel level sender?
Replies: 5
Views: 664
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Re: Repairing fuel level sender?

Thanks, both. I could not move the winding assembly and the wire itself seemed to be firmly attached to the core as if glued in place so I'm not sure I could even undo one turn. The wire is so fine I didn't think I would be able to successfully solder it even if it was copper, so a mechanical connec...
by Duckham
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Repairing fuel level sender?
Replies: 5
Views: 664
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Repairing fuel level sender?

My fuel level sender has stopped working as the very thin resistance wire has broken at one end of the coil / winding. I would prefer on principle to repair rather then replace (especially with the generic mechanism that seems the only option) but can't think of any practical way to tackle this. Any...
by Duckham
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wiper Drive Pimary Link, Eccentric, and Wiper Parking.
Replies: 32
Views: 3489
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Re: Wiper Drive Pimary Link, what does the "eccentric" do ?

Rory - I scratched my head over the reason for that mechanism when converting to RHD. As no one at the time could explain it, when I finally understood I did a post which I just found linked in the knowledge base with some photos http://www.xkedata.com/resources/read/?id=9 where I wrote: If interest...
by Duckham
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Windscreen shape and width OTS
Replies: 5
Views: 1263
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Re: Windscreen shape and width OTS

I can't tell you the dimension but 15y ago had a windscreen fitted to my 1963 OTS by Robey's. Their technique was to get all the screens out of the store room and select the one that fitted best ! Before you look at buying another, have you tried fitting the newer one? If panels have been changed yo...
by Duckham
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: OTS boot cable question
Replies: 10
Views: 1772
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Re: OTS boot cable question

John -
My Aug 1963 OTS has a locking handles so they do fit.
I wasn't aware it was non standard - is the 4.2 changeover point listed in the official parts book or the SNGB one?
Joe
by Duckham
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: VIN number
Replies: 42
Views: 4524
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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: 1461
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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: 6543
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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: 1740
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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: 2250
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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: 2035
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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: 1844
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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: 1892
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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: 49
Views: 4099
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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...