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by chrisfell
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Classic overalls
Replies: 4
Views: 117
St Lucia

Re: Classic overalls

Brown coats down here in th sticks. Pipe optional.
by chrisfell
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Steering column issues
Replies: 12
Views: 945
St Lucia

Re: Steering column issues

I found a need to strip and repair the upper steering column this week. The lower bush had finally and completely given up, leaving a line of dust in the under dash shelf and a steering wheel that had over an inch of up down movement. Simple job, nothing was rusted in place, but I did find several o...
by chrisfell
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fosseway Hi-Torque Starter and Spigot Plate
Replies: 5
Views: 237
St Lucia

Re: Fosseway Hi-Torque Starter and Spigot Plate

Photos.. FIrst I took measurements with and without the plate. https://s8.postimg.cc/nx6tpon9x/IMG_0939.jpg https://s8.postimg.cc/kqca62pz9/IMG_0941.jpg Then I measured the throwout. (I needed a third hand to photo the measurement.) https://s8.postimg.cc/a3ih0nx9h/IMG_0942.jpg Then I measured the di...
by chrisfell
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fosseway Hi-Torque Starter and Spigot Plate
Replies: 5
Views: 237
St Lucia

Re: Fosseway Hi-Torque Starter and Spigot Plate

To be sure, I measured the throw out of the starter and compared that with the distance to the ring gear on the flywheel. That proved I needed the plate to fit the high torque starter. I have photos somewhere.
by chrisfell
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Door mirrors
Replies: 26
Views: 668
St Lucia

Re: Door mirrors

Of course Lewis Hamilton doesn't look over his shoulder going round a race track at speeds up to 200mph, but I bet he does on the roads. Saved my skin a number of times on bike and in car. No F1 driver is able to use a life saver in the cockpit of their racing car, the HANS device prevents it. John...
by chrisfell
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Door mirrors
Replies: 26
Views: 668
St Lucia

Re: Door mirrors

In Blighty it is mandatory to use the life saver check in order to obtain a driving licence. Advanced driving qualifications (IAM, RoSPA and police training) also insist on the use of a life saver in a number of situations. Advanced Bikers in particular use if they want to stay alive. Most of the op...
by chrisfell
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Over £18k for a bonnet?
Replies: 4
Views: 315
St Lucia

Re: Over £18k for a bonnet?

I bought my car, Retail, for £19,950 in 2003. It was probably really worth less than £15k, but it came with a ‘no quibble’ guarantee. (I quibbled. A lot.) I noted the price of a bonnet from Martin Robey in the early naughties was £2750, ( I think I saw one in the NEC classic car show one November.) ...
by chrisfell
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 engine development explained by Hassan & Mundy
Replies: 7
Views: 355
St Lucia

Re: V12 engine development explained by Hassan & Mundy

“..or should I say aluminum” ..
No you should not.
(See the veins rising in my neck!)
by chrisfell
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Getting "overexposed" on Bleaklow
Replies: 3
Views: 258
St Lucia

Re: Getting "overexposed" on Bleaklow

Misty conditions add to the poignancy of these images......
by chrisfell
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Brake pedal travel..
Replies: 6
Views: 357
St Lucia

Re: Brake pedal travel..

Yup.
It was air in the system. Took quite a few bleeds to clear it.
by chrisfell
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Help needed. - Starter failure
Replies: 14
Views: 393
St Lucia

Re: Help needed. - Starter failure

Just in case the fault is worn brushes (on an original M45G starter), give the end of the starter motor a good sharp tap. This may move the worn brush(es) into contact with the commutator. I used to have to do this a lot when I ran old Brit cars as daily drivers on a limited budget. Back then every ...
by chrisfell
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Temporary or drive away insurance for classic car
Replies: 16
Views: 556
St Lucia

Re: Temporary or drive away insurance for classic car

Hire beg borrow or steal a van/car with a towing hook, then hire a car trailer.
by chrisfell
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fan belts.
Replies: 8
Views: 442
St Lucia

Re: Fan belts.

Getting somewhere now, I have some data. The belt that shredded itself has an overall height in cross section of 0.5”. The older belt which didn’t shred but just stretched, 0.375”. The pulleys have a groove depth (max, from outer edge) of 0.3”. This means that the belt that failed was proud of the p...
by chrisfell
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fan belts.
Replies: 8
Views: 442
St Lucia

Re: Fan belts.

As far as I can see the pulleys are all in line. And as far as I can see, there is no damage to any of the pulleys. So the initial verdict could be over tightening. Of which I am guilty. However, there have been two developments. 1. I now know with some precision what it feels like to have the middl...
by chrisfell
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Goodwood Breakfast, Classics meet 5th August
Replies: 7
Views: 412
St Lucia

Re: Goodwood Breakfast, Classics meet 5th August

All change. I can’t make it now. Had some issues with the fan belt, so I changed it. And when checking how the new belt was running with the engine running (you know where this is goingj, the new belt hooked my finger over the alternator pulley. Result, on fan belt on the floor, and one finger bleed...
by chrisfell
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fan belts.
Replies: 8
Views: 442
St Lucia

Fan belts.

Has anyone else had to replace more than one fan belt recently? I’ve just lost my third in about 5,000 miles. The first just stretched, was about 30,000 mile old, so I’ll forgive it. The next two shredded themselves, individual wire ropes breaking away from the carcass. I’ve already checked the pull...
by chrisfell
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Best Colour For Series 1 OTS?
Replies: 16
Views: 692
St Lucia

Re: Best Colour For Series 1 OTS?

We parked next to a coupe in OGS a few weeks ago. SWMBO said it was the prettiest colour for an E-Type. I tend to agree. As for a OTS, OGS paint would need to be matched or contrasted with the colour of the roof, either canvas or if you have one, a hard top. For example OSG goes well with a pale blu...
by chrisfell
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Knock on rear end (sounds painfull)
Replies: 36
Views: 913
St Lucia

Re: Knock on rear end (sounds painfull)

I had a knocking at the rear under certain conditions. It was the drive shaft boot, which needed to be reseated. I also had a knock caused by a loose drive shaft boot when I first had the car. PO, a business, hadn’t tightened the clamp enough and the boot worked its way up the drive shaft to tap on ...
by chrisfell
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Covered headlamps - water tightness
Replies: 15
Views: 743
St Lucia

Re: Covered headlamps - water tightness

Nothing on my E-Type is water tight. Headlamps? No way. Doors? No Windscreen? No Rear hatch? Nope. Engine and radiator? No, there are constant battles with Cheney clamps, leaking radiator caps, and a suspected leaking radiator. Not even the fuel filler cap is water tight, but once upon a time the dr...
by chrisfell
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Goodwood Breakfast, Classics meet 5th August
Replies: 7
Views: 412
St Lucia

Re: Goodwood Breakfast, Classics meet 5th August

All arranged, permit printed and ready. One year I managed to blag my way onto the circuit, but I think they are a little more strict these days. If the weather is good, expect a large turnout, and expect to be directed to the outer reaches of the circuit if even slightly late. Prime spot by the pit...