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by chrisfell
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: A different approach to Engine Stand Adapters
Replies: 11
Views: 479
St Lucia

Re: A different approach to Engine Stand Adapters

I have just two comments, Rory.

Clearly you have skills wielding a welding torch.

And, man, your garage is HUGE.

Unfortunately I have neither.
by chrisfell
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Does This Only Happen To Me?
Replies: 10
Views: 389
St Lucia

Re: Does This Only Happen To Me?

I did hear someone suggest that birds crap on highly polished cars because they think they might be ponds. But the speaker didn’t explain why birds would want to crap on/in a pond. I think that it is just because birds are fickle, and have no taste. They prefer other cars than our well kept Es. And ...
by chrisfell
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: radiator fans turning wrong way
Replies: 8
Views: 166
St Lucia

Re: radiator fans turning wrong way

When I had this problem, the terminals on the relay had been incorrectly fitted. One wire from the motor was earth, the other was live. If yours is similar, swap these two wires at the relay.
by chrisfell
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Vintage Top Gear Episode 2
Replies: 4
Views: 261
St Lucia

Re: Vintage Top Gear Episode 2

Er.... am I missing the point of this ? Assuming, that is, that there is some point to it? Nope. I got bored after less than a minute. It’s a shame as I usually find Dougal’s videos on tyres interesting and informative, even if they are a little too biased against Vreds. Stick to your knitting D.
by chrisfell
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sccops in bonnet: how much space is normal ?
Replies: 6
Views: 152
St Lucia

Re: Sccops in bonnet: how much space is normal ?

Mine were about as loose as that.
As for the rubber strip, I just pushed it in place and installed the scoops.
I think the rubber strip is only for visual aesthetics, it doesn’t seal anything in or out.
by chrisfell
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Advice please
Replies: 20
Views: 596
St Lucia

Re: Advice please

Paul,
Talk to John Burton in Eastleigh.
by chrisfell
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Acrid smoke and low vacuum
Replies: 19
Views: 329
St Lucia

Re: Acrid smoke and low vacuum

Am I the only one thinking, pistol slap and acrid (blue)smoke = pistol rings seized/worn/broken and bore damage? That’s the sort of result I’ve seen when an engine has seized due to overheating and lack of oil.
by chrisfell
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Crayon Writing
Replies: 20
Views: 716
St Lucia

Re: Crayon Writing

Crayon markings inside body panels were to identify panels with a chassis. They are the body number. If you have more than one number, the parts may have come from more than one car.
by chrisfell
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Pictures of the brake servo fluid bottle mount please.
Replies: 4
Views: 155
St Lucia

Re: Pictures of the brake servo fluid bottle mount please.

Photo of mine, early 67 2+2.

Image

Likely to be original.
by chrisfell
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil cooler position
Replies: 39
Views: 886
St Lucia

Re: Oil cooler position

I feel the need to edit Angus's post...
"Personally E Types should be seen and not heard in my view...."

That's better.
by chrisfell
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Restoring Carburettors - Tips, Methods ?
Replies: 24
Views: 684
St Lucia

Re: Cleaning carburettor bodies - Soda Blasting ?

I've had an identical finish to those dull manifolds using Al2O3 as a blasting media.
by chrisfell
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Restoring Carburettors - Tips, Methods ?
Replies: 24
Views: 684
St Lucia

Re: Cleaning carburettor bodies - Soda Blasting ?

I would not under any circumstances use NaHCO3 to blast aluminium. It will dissolve the metal.
by chrisfell
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.2 Big Valve Head Swap
Replies: 11
Views: 467
St Lucia

Re: 4.2 Big Valve Head Swap

One assumes that all of these modifications are aimed at obtaining more horses when hurrying along. If so, then on the list of things to be done could (should?) be is port matching.
by chrisfell
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Insurance values?
Replies: 13
Views: 490
St Lucia

Re: Insurance values?

http://apps.hagerty.com/ukvaluation/index.html?showBacklink=1 A ‘72 S3 - £47k to £65.2k in good to very good condition. When you increase the value the premium will go up. Value is the most significant variable in the premium calculation. Some naughty agencies will agree a quote at a certain value b...
by chrisfell
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Ride height - Torsion bars
Replies: 31
Views: 2682
St Lucia

Re: Ride height - Torsion bars

I have a feint recollection of a problem with my car. When using the correct setting link dimensions I realised I couldn’t get the wishbone to drop enough until after I’d removed the TB pinch bolt.
by chrisfell
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: stolen
Replies: 21
Views: 1030
St Lucia

Re: stolen

mgcjag wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:27 am
Dvla mot history has it mot,d and blue....did u enter correct details
I stand corrected, (typed in a 6 instead of a 5).
by chrisfell
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: stolen
Replies: 21
Views: 1030
St Lucia

Re: stolen

DVLA records it as being maroon, untaxed since 1980 and having no MOT. What's the chance it was uninsured as well? When I bought my last motorbike, some 20 years ago, bikes were regularly stolen, mostly for the parts business. I fitted a system called Datatag, which consisted of a number of small tr...
by chrisfell
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: stolen
Replies: 21
Views: 1030
St Lucia

Re: stolen

by chrisfell
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: 50 Year Celebration of the Series 2 !
Replies: 26
Views: 930
St Lucia

Re: 50 Year Celebration of the Series 2 !

(Says this quietly, so as not to arouse any ire....)
Would the invitation be extended to S2s which have had covered headlamp conversions and/or triple SU conversions and/or toggle switch dash conversions?
by chrisfell
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Timing Cover woes
Replies: 10
Views: 495
St Lucia

Re: Timing Cover woes

“PS Does anyone else smash all the Xmas lights at the top of the page every time they log in. A Trick cyclist would probably have a field day with this.“

Every time, every time.