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by neal herridge
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Bonnet Balance Link Assembly
Replies: 11
Views: 2381
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Re: Bonnet Balance Link Assembly

David. I zinc & clear pass mine , I dismantle them first then bead blast them ( you have to machine new pivot bolts to rivet over on re assembly ) then I get them plated. The ones on my FHC were plated about 6 years ago & still look good . I have just done the same on my DHC but very few miles yet. ...
by neal herridge
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: It must be Christmas
Replies: 31
Views: 969
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Re: It must be Christmas

Liking the Christmas background & the snowmen .
Merry Christmas to all on the forum.
Neal.
by neal herridge
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Help pls - Alternator voltage too high, blowing LEDs?
Replies: 27
Views: 1098
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Re: Help pls - Alternator voltage too high, blowing LEDs?

Many thanks Jeremy. I see what you are saying in that the diode just reduces the incoming voltage by 0.7 volts what ever that voltage is. It will not work if there is a higher spike in the voltage . You will also need to protect the extra brake light LED's that are part of the setup. I was hoping fo...
by neal herridge
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Help pls - Alternator voltage too high, blowing LEDs?
Replies: 27
Views: 1098
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Re: Help pls - Alternator voltage too high, blowing LEDs?

Did anyone come up with an answer on how to protect Marek's LED reversing light.
Its a great piece of kit but I would like to keep it that way.
Its the only LED lights on the car.
Many thanks Neal.
by neal herridge
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Clip-On Bullet Mirror
Replies: 12
Views: 670
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Re: Clip-On Bullet Mirror

Great thanks for that.
Neal.
by neal herridge
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Clip-On Bullet Mirror
Replies: 12
Views: 670
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Re: Clip-On Bullet Mirror

Did you need to cut the rubber in the window channel to get it to fit, or was there room for the bracket to slid in between the chrome & the rubber.
Thanks Neal.
by neal herridge
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Downtime
Replies: 51
Views: 1722
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Re: Forum Downtime

Many thanks for all your hard work David.
The forum was much missed.
Neal.
by neal herridge
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: engine issue my specialist can't fix ... help!
Replies: 62
Views: 2340
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Re: engine issue my specialist can't fix ... help!

Jonny.
I have sent you a PM.
Neal.
by neal herridge
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Electrics, wiper motor
Replies: 12
Views: 729
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Re: Electrics, wiper motor

Hi Geoff.
I have done it a number of times & its no problem to take the motor apart to rewire it.
Its best to use/buy just the wire in the colours required rather than buying a loom .
Neal.
by neal herridge
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: engine issue my specialist can't fix ... help!
Replies: 62
Views: 2340
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Re: engine issue my specialist can't fix ... help!

Hi Jonny.
I live in the Exeter area & there are a number of other E-type XK owners about.
If you would like to meet up some time let me know.
Pleased your trip went well.
Neal.
by neal herridge
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tools?
Replies: 7
Views: 1064
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Re: Tools?

Mostly AF sizes there are a few BSF/BSW spanners needed on the carburettors .
5/16 to about 1" AF covers most things with 7/16 to 3/4 being the most used.
A good socket set is needed to.
Neal.
by neal herridge
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Headlamp bezel screw thread size?
Replies: 8
Views: 684
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Re: Headlamp bezel screw thread size?

Hi Jeremy.
They are 8 UNC.
Neal.
by neal herridge
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dashboard Gauge rubber seals
Replies: 12
Views: 936
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Re: Dashboard Gauge rubber seals

I use O-ring cored you can buy it in lots of dia. then bond it at the ends with a type of super glue.
I buy mine from Simply Bearings & they do free delivery on any orders.
Neal.
by neal herridge
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: hood seal on OTS
Replies: 2
Views: 371
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Re: hood seal on OTS

Many thanks Geoff, but I have used this , it was very helpful though.
Also I know of Baines.
Thanks again Neal.
by neal herridge
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: hood seal on OTS
Replies: 2
Views: 371
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hood seal on OTS

Could any one help with the following I am getting my 1966 OTS ready for the trimmers &I am having a problem with the hood seal which goes between the wooden hood spar & the windscreen chrome top rail. I have a good fit with the wood spar after a lot of fitting ( new ) & the metal pan they both fit ...
by neal herridge
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Spam email complaint
Replies: 28
Views: 1928
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Re: Spam email complaint

No spam here ether.
Neal.
by neal herridge
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Where to buy hood frame timber parts?
Replies: 3
Views: 449
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Re: Where to buy hood frame timber parts?

Hutson or SNG Barrett ,I think the front timber is made by SNG & its all one piece.
Neal.
by neal herridge
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Outage
Replies: 22
Views: 1862
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Re: Forum Outage

I would also like to add my thanks for all the hard work, & thanks to E-type UK.
We would all miss the forum.
Neal.
by neal herridge
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Restoring Carburettors - Tips, Methods ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1817
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Re: Restoring Carburettors - Tips, Methods ?

I always use a vertical/ turret milling machine to drill the holes in the shaft, also you need a taper pin reamer as the pins are tapered . I can clamp the shaft in a vice & plot the hole in the centre of it , it does help having a machine shop. It is worth going to find your local machine shop & ge...
by neal herridge
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Rubber bushes on wiper motor mounting plate studs
Replies: 5
Views: 469
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Re: Rubber bushes on wiper motor mounting plate studs

Oop's sorry Robbie.
Yes you are right my bad typing.
Neal.