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by chrisfell
Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 etype tyres
Replies: 5
Views: 124
St Lucia

Re: Series 2 etype tyres

depending on where you live, locate your nearest classic car tyre specialist. The big boys are Longstone and Vintage Tyres. Go see them, ask questions, then make your choice. Your budget will define what you buy, more than any other factor. And unless you have modified your car and are going to take...
by chrisfell
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: "...remove bolts securing propeller shaft..."
Replies: 10
Views: 114
St Lucia

Re: "...remove bolts securing propeller shaft..."

Get some heat on the nuts....a hand held propane torch can work wonders... Steve If these are the gearbox end of the prop shaft I’d not use a flame, not with trim and oil and under seal. If the nuts/bolts are rounding I wouldn’t try to save them, they are toast. I’d grind them off and buy new repla...
by chrisfell
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: A different approach to Engine Stand Adapters
Replies: 11
Views: 487
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: 11
Views: 450
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: 169
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: 270
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: 154
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: 25
Views: 671
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: 336
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: 723
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: 157
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: 894
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: 692
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: 692
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: 473
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: 501
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: 2715
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: 1037
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: 1037
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: 1037
St Lucia

Re: stolen