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by Alberto
Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:15 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Gasoline Smell In Trunk (Boot)
Replies: 4
Views: 948
United States of America

Re: Gasoline Smell In Trunk (Boot)

Thank you guys. Will do as suggested. Seems pretty straight forward.

Alberto
by Alberto
Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Gasoline Smell In Trunk (Boot)
Replies: 4
Views: 948
United States of America

Gasoline Smell In Trunk (Boot)

I have a 1965 XKE OTS that has developed a now strong gasoline smell in the trunk (rear boot I believe for those of you in England). I searched here but did not come up with much. Before I open the boot and dive in with spanners in hand without a clue as to what to look for or do, I thought I'd try ...
by Alberto
Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:50 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clip on door frame rear view mirrors
Replies: 9
Views: 2388
United States of America

Bought some as well, and am having the same dilemma about install; can't seem to figure it out. I can't tell what it is that David cut off to make it work better, or why it would not interfere with window op.
by Alberto
Sun Nov 30, 2014 4:23 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Repair Original Clutch Slave or renew ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2044
United States of America

There are plenty of places that will resleeve brake cylinders. Where are you located? If you are in the US, I have used these guys with success: http://www.karpspb.com/sleeving.htm

Alberto
by Alberto
Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pirelli P4000 Super Touring - still available?
Replies: 8
Views: 3063
United States of America

Unless they've remade them in the last month or do, the P 4000's are long gone/discontinued. I liked them a lot, and for the price they couldn't be beat. I just bought a set of Michelin XVS from Longstone. If you can stomach the price, they handle well and they certainly look right on the car (S1 4....
by Alberto
Sun Oct 19, 2014 5:46 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Rear Brakes Removal & Clutch Flex Hose
Replies: 12
Views: 3878
United States of America

In that case, I will refrain from using it in front of the Queen, should the occasion ever present itself. :lol:
by Alberto
Sat Oct 18, 2014 3:21 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Rear Brakes Removal & Clutch Flex Hose
Replies: 12
Views: 3878
United States of America

Well, I spent some time today studying the rear brake caliper area. It looks to me like you could take them out without removing the IRS. That said, it would be a MAJOR pain in the arse (by the way, is arse a cuss word in England?). From a time stand point, it seems like a toss up to me whether to t...
by Alberto
Fri Oct 17, 2014 1:07 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Rear Brakes Removal & Clutch Flex Hose
Replies: 12
Views: 3878
United States of America

Well, I may be out of luck if this is the case. The car has been on stands for going on 4 weeks. I'll have to check them. I presume the de-bonding is visible? At this point I've had the car for something like a month or more and have driven it exactly three times, two of which were cut short because...
by Alberto
Thu Oct 16, 2014 3:02 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Rear Brakes Removal & Clutch Flex Hose
Replies: 12
Views: 3878
United States of America

Thank you Christopher. Car is already on four stands, while I address a number of issues related to teh car not being used, but I am fairly intimidated by taking the rear cage out and would most likely have to do it by myself. Now that you've stated that it is possible, I'll take a look at taking th...
by Alberto
Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Error?
Replies: 5
Views: 1778
United States of America

Simon I have had several problems with "502 Bad Gateway" appearing as I navigate through the Forum and I only managed to get rid of the issue by clearing my Browser (Chrome) cached images and files, history and downloads. Not happened since. You could also try a different browser (Opera, IE, Firefo...
by Alberto
Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:19 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Rear Brakes Removal & Clutch Flex Hose
Replies: 12
Views: 3878
United States of America

Rear Brakes Removal & Clutch Flex Hose

This is for a 1965 OTS. Need a little help on two issues: Rear Brake Calipers I have recently rebuilt the front brake calipers and replaced the flex hose. I would like to do the same to the rear. Is it possible to remove just the rear calipers or at least just the rear piston/cylinders without needi...
by Alberto
Tue Oct 14, 2014 3:45 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wire wheel balance issues
Replies: 15
Views: 4930
United States of America

Has anyone tried on-car balancing to resolve this balancing issue? In the US it seems like it is available at a few (and presumably decreasing) number of establishments. The process seems to be a bit of a black art, in that they put a machine to the tire they are balancing and mostly by feel they de...
by Alberto
Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:30 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Track rod ends despair.
Replies: 107
Views: 21876
United States of America

Steve: Thank you for your response. I am aware of what the issue is. What I'm not clear on is whether this is an issue limited to certain variants. I thought I read in one post that this was a problem associated with the coupes and 2+2's or does it also impact series 1 OTS's? Perhaps my recollection...
by Alberto
Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:36 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Track rod ends despair.
Replies: 107
Views: 21876
United States of America

I'd be in for a pair as well. Not that is matters because for me these would be a spare set, but I do have a point of clarification. Is this issue (the tie rod ends not having the range of motion as the OEM version and causing issues with boots and possible stretch of the neck and potential failure ...
by Alberto
Fri Oct 03, 2014 3:06 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: LED Stop/Brake Lights - don't bother?
Replies: 64
Views: 19584
United States of America

Just a quick comment based on my experience. Many years ago I installed the relay set up with direct battery connection on the front headlights of a 1967 italian sports car I own. The difference was astonishing and transformed the car from something that I would not drive at night to one that I woul...