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by Tbob
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Steering shaft bent
Replies: 6
Views: 303
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Re: Steering shaft bent

I straightened my steering shaft, it was bent about the same amount. Just used a press and some gentle nudging. Checked it with a straight edge.
by Tbob
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: window mechanism
Replies: 7
Views: 304
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Re: window mechanism

I have a set of these, but I don't know if they are for coupe or convertible. I think coupe. If someone can give hints on id'ing them i would sell them.
by Tbob
Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Missing at high revs under load
Replies: 31
Views: 2855
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Re: Missing at high revs under load

AnD3rew wrote: It was the distributor cap.
Interesting.i had a repro dizzy cap that the spring-loaded center button broke cleanly off, right at the plastic. The car still ran, but had a random miss. Took me a bit of time to find, because the cap was only a couple of weeks old.
by Tbob
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Efficacy of T Cut
Replies: 7
Views: 1287
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Re: Efficacy of T Cut

That'll buff out.

:wrench:
by Tbob
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Missing at high revs under load
Replies: 31
Views: 2855
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Re: Missing at high revs under load

I had the same issue with my S2. I found that the Strombergs were running lean. Fitted adjustable jets and the car has improved response, no more miss/misfire. Its fun again!
by Tbob
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paint aerosol provider
Replies: 6
Views: 714
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Re: Paint aerosol provider

In the USA most paint stores (commercial) will mix a small amount of paint to spec and put it in an aerosol can for about $15. Might check the paint suppliers in your area.
by Tbob
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Checking the fit of my bonnet
Replies: 6
Views: 701
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Re: Checking the fit of my bonnet

. But I'm wondering if I should perhaps check and adjust the fitting of the bonnet earlier? Perhaps once it is primed? Andy Heartily agree. The bonnet needs LOTS of tweaking in the gussets and mounting points in order to get the right curvature and distances to mate to the cowl. I worked in this ar...
by Tbob
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: USA Stromberg carb set up
Replies: 10
Views: 1048
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Re: USA Stromberg carb set up

Is is possible to get this fixed jet out and insert the one in Tbob's post? I am trying to balance the carbs but could really do with increasing mixture. http://i.imgur.com/2J14cW5.jpg The jet presses out. I just tapped it out with a piece of brake line and a socket to back up the carb base. Bob t
by Tbob
Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: USA Stromberg carb set up
Replies: 10
Views: 1048
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Re: USA Stromberg carb set up

I recommend Joe Curto's adjustable jet kit for Strombergs with fixed needles. I did this to my carbs.and was amazed at the improvement. Easy to install and adjust.
by Tbob
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Stromberg carb temperature compensators
Replies: 7
Views: 1107
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Re: Stromberg carb temperature compensators

Dear forum members, my carb specialist has told me that I should screw the temperature compensators to completely closed position Sven That is Joe Curto's recommendation when running adjustable jets. He also recommends closing the idle trim screw. His assertion is that they contribute to a "lean wh...
by Tbob
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch remote bleeder
Replies: 32
Views: 1699
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Re: Clutch remote bleeder

Hugo wrote: As regards silicone fluid, I don't like it. It will leak where 'traditional' brake fluid wont
During my restoration I filled the (new) clutch and brake systems with DOT5 fluid. No leaks, solid pedal from both systems. Works great for me so far. FWIW. YMMV.
by Tbob
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: engine missfire
Replies: 3
Views: 610
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Re: engine missfire

My hot-only misfire was cured by adding/replacing oil in the carb dampers. When the car got hot the pistons for the needles would open too quickly under acceleration. Idled ok.
by Tbob
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: thermostats
Replies: 6
Views: 1026
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Re: thermostats

Kalle Borg wrote:.. On six cylinder E-types the bypass is blocked by a sleeve on the thermostate.
Is this true for sixes with the secondary intake manifold? US 69-71 car. I don't see such a sleeve on this thermostat. Is this the correct one?



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by Tbob
Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil Return Pipe
Replies: 7
Views: 873
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Re: Oil Return Pipe

ETTony wrote: Beat on the rubber hose end with a medium hammer:
Don't you love it when the valid solution is to beat on something? Its cathartic. :bigrin: :bigrin:
by Tbob
Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Radio console restoration
Replies: 8
Views: 1515
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Re: Radio console restoration

I used vht wrinkle plus. No baking required. Follow the can instructions carefully regarding heavy coats and drying intervals and you will get excellent results. http://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchResultsPageCmd?Ntt=vht+wrinkle+finish+black&requestYear=&storeId=10001&catalogId=10002...
by Tbob
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Umm...Gearbox Insulation pad
Replies: 12
Views: 1227
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Re: Umm...Gearbox Insulation pad

I skipped the foam pad and covered the underside with Dynamat. Cool and quiet, and it fits without headaches.
by Tbob
Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: hesitation at 1500 to 2250
Replies: 5
Views: 824
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Re: hesitation at 1500 to 2250

I had the wrong gap on my spark plugs, which caused me the same symptom. Went from .035 to .025 and it purrs now.
by Tbob
Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: LHD accelerator pedal
Replies: 20
Views: 2783
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Re: LHD accelerator pedal

Bonus pic. Heres my modified pedals: I moved the brake pedal metal pad to the left as far as I could and still be in contact with the metal. (Moved the mounting pad). I made a new, wider clutch pedal and moved it as far left as possible. My biggest complaint was interference between brake foot and c...
by Tbob
Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: LHD accelerator pedal
Replies: 20
Views: 2783
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Re: LHD accelerator pedal

@ Bob T: Using spacers is a smart idea, I'd like to copy. What thickness are the spacers you use? If you start pushing the pedals 2" further down is the enough space left to the firewall to push the pedals to full brake and clutch fully disengaged? The spacers are about 7mm thick. See picture. Ther...
by Tbob
Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Interior trim kits
Replies: 15
Views: 2076
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Re: Interior trim kits

No matter who you choose, I strongly recommend you get a pneumatic stapler. It allows you to focus on fit instead of worrying about how to hold on to the material and drive a staple. :wrench: :hammer: :hammer: