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by Robbiee
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Windscreen motor refurb
Replies: 6
Views: 116

Re: Windscreen motor refurb

Hi
Excellent chap, West Midlands based
Also, unsurprisingly, he does fan motors too
Robbie
by Robbiee
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Before and after
Replies: 17
Views: 619

Re: Before and after

*replacing...damn this predictive texting!
by Robbiee
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Before and after
Replies: 17
Views: 619

Re: Before and after

I agree
Black shoe polish is perfect
I also restored my 57 yr old dash front and top black vinyl
In the same way...far easier and more satisfying than relaxing it!
Robbie
by Robbiee
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tracking devices
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: Tracking devices

Hi Keith
Try Global Telemetrics (google them)
They are fabulous, everything is hidden away
You can monitor the car from your I phone
If car moved without fob present it will Alarm the company who contact you and start tracking it
Robbie
by Robbiee
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Removing rear wheel bearings
Replies: 8
Views: 196

Re: Removing rear wheel bearings

:yeahthat:
by Robbiee
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member Greetings from the Bavarian Alps
Replies: 8
Views: 452

Re: New member Greetings from the Bavarian Alps

Lovely thoughts but original wheels and tires, matching revs to gears, brakes that suit that style of diving etc allow for , in my view a really great experience. I like the rear end to give up some of its grip gently. There are lots of modern cars that do all of what you say but I know which way I’...
by Robbiee
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member Greetings from the Bavarian Alps
Replies: 8
Views: 452

Re: New member Greetings from the Bavarian Alps

Sure but the linkages are more beautiful and it means you have more fun playing with the accelerator pedals ...all part the enjoyment
Robbie
by Robbiee
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: The dreaded colour topic
Replies: 15
Views: 610

Re: The dreaded colour topic

Hi Phil I think that if it was a really early 3.8 the change of original colour/trim MIGHT affect others opinions on “originality” which , if you are bothered , might in turn affect the value of the car. However I would paint it and trim it in whichever colour/trim combination from the period of the...
by Robbiee
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Triple SU rebuild
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: Triple SU rebuild

Sorry
Photos in a funny order
But you get the drift
Robbie
by Robbiee
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Triple SU rebuild
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Triple SU rebuild

Hi All Just finished putting this lot together..great fun It’s not too hard to do 95% original parts If anyone needs advice from an amateur if you’re contemplating a refurb then I’m your man. I’ve done before and after Robbie https://i.postimg.cc/4yn2B5QH/2-DB67-DEF-D55-E-46-F9-B4-A9-F29-DD203875-B....
by Robbiee
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Accelerator pedal - play in shaft
Replies: 10
Views: 318

Re: Accelerator pedal - play in shaft

Hi Ash Just dig out my accelerator pedal/box from my latest project car As you can see the spacer washer is identical to my other car...this is the repeated one that I took off when dismantling Robbie https://i.postimg.cc/dQXq2SqF/9-B2058-C9-4-C93-4-B10-924-E-A8-B1469-B92-EB.jpg https://i.postimg.cc...
by Robbiee
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Accelerator pedal - play in shaft
Replies: 10
Views: 318

Re: Accelerator pedal - play in shaft

No problem
I think you need a self-locking(nylock) nut on the bolt as opposed to a nut and locking washer(bit nerdy of me sorry)
Robbie
by Robbiee
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Accelerator pedal - play in shaft
Replies: 10
Views: 318

Re: Accelerator pedal - play in shaft

Hi Ash Here’s mine...has a spacer washer where you have a gap No play in the shaft The accel pedal will always have a bit of lateral wobble due to the length offvtge lever See photo Hope it helps Robbie https://i.postimg.cc/qvFzy2rg/90-DD0-FA8-8856-46-C6-B6-F4-B0-AD5-D15-DD1-A.jpg https://i.postimg....
by Robbiee
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Stuck Choke (Enrichment) mechanism
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Re: Stuck Choke (Enrichment) mechanism

If you take lots of photos and get the SU guide it helps Also don’t mix parts from each one, particularly the dash pots and pistons DON’T polish the insides of these just make sure they’re clean Maybe best to keep one intact as a reference! Get a plastic box for each carb and DONT THROW ANYTHING AWA...
by Robbiee
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Stuck Choke (Enrichment) mechanism
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Re: Stuck Choke (Enrichment) mechanism

...sorry .. you deffo have to remove the carb

Robbie
by Robbiee
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Stuck Choke (Enrichment) mechanism
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Re: Stuck Choke (Enrichment) mechanism

Hi Bill I’ve just taken mine apart , cleaned and rebuilt them All of mine were stuck! The first bit of choke adjustment opens the butterfly a chink, then the lever that is stuck on your one is pushed up and this pivots and pulls the jet downwards to enrich the mixture, the butterfly opening a little...
by Robbiee
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear shock absorber bolts
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: Rear shock absorber bolts

Hi
If you mean rear shockerS (plural) then the answer is that the NUTs go on the outside of the irs frame and the bolts pass from inside to out ie the rearmost goes backwards and the front most goes forwards
Robbie
by Robbiee
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Looking for an S1 OTS project car
Replies: 10
Views: 593

Re: Looking for an S1 OTS project car

It’s not listed on XKEdata yet I’d be interested to see what it sells for, the market has slipped a little but these early cars will always be more desirable and there are less and less that haven’t been restored If you do go for it it really should be restored using as many of the original parts as...
by Robbiee
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Looking for an S1 OTS project car
Replies: 10
Views: 593

Re: Looking for an S1 OTS project car

Hi Nick You need to be very sure of what you want, a 3.8 or a 4.2. The auction car certainly looks like a genuine early 3.8 The flat floor ones command a better price due to rarity. There are some cosmetic alterations and the exhaust is later but all sortable easily It’s good to see the body number ...
by Robbiee
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: water in headlight
Replies: 11
Views: 476

Re: water in headlight

Hi
I’ve got standard headlamps on my Coupe (S1) and as long as your not driving Ileagally fast regularly at night I don’t think there’s a need for anything more.
90plus % driving is daytime anyway
Just a thought
Robbie