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by tim wood
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Virtual classic car show
Replies: 35
Views: 924
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Re: Virtual classic car show

If this situation carries on then I may get time to work on this:


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It was my Dads before me and the car I learnt to drive in. I’ve had it 40 plus years.

Tim
by tim wood
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine mount torque settings
Replies: 7
Views: 117
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Re: Engine mount torque settings

When I’m out in the garage a bit later. I’ll check the torque and se how hard I pulled!
Maybe interesting

Tim
by tim wood
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine mount torque settings
Replies: 7
Views: 117
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Re: Engine mount torque settings

I’ve just done mine, Couldn’t find a torque setting so gave the centre bolts a good hard tug using a 24” bar. Can’t see them coming loose. Likewise with the money side, pensions cover the day to day and a bit of part time covers garage activities. Tim Edit, just seen Steve’s post. I added one shim u...
by tim wood
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front Crank Seal Fitting Tips Please
Replies: 60
Views: 8752
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Re: Front Crank Seal Fitting Tips Please

I thought I would update with my experience of changing this seal. Having read through this thread I decided on using the original type seal and with the new type seal track with the o ring seal. Disassembly went according to plan; stabiliser loosened, engine mounts undone, engine raised. Small jack...
by tim wood
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Spinners stuck and wheels stuck on!
Replies: 71
Views: 2897
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Re: Spinners stuck and wheels stuck on!

Seem to remember this happening elsewhere, calipers were sent back for modifying.
Must be on the forum somewhere
by tim wood
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: More crap parts
Replies: 1
Views: 342
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More crap parts

As part of my conversion from US spec to UK I’ve changed the strombergs to SUs. I sourced the linkage parts from various sources. One part I’ve never been really happy with is the bar from which the 3 drop links connect to the carbs. It never quite lined up and made setting of the carbs harder than ...
by tim wood
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cost of complete replacement of interior upholstery?
Replies: 9
Views: 393
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Re: Cost of complete replacement of interior upholstery?

Did most of mine myself except the seats and console. Used Aldridge for these items. About £2k. I delivered the old ones and collected the refurbished items. Not cheap but also unconvinced that I could do a great job and these bits were so visible. Seats were a complete rebuild, new leather, foams e...
by tim wood
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Paint while isolating (every cloud)
Replies: 6
Views: 390
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Re: Paint while isolating (every cloud)

I sincere hope that the nice rug you have been polishing on is not in your lounge!
by tim wood
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Spares day
Replies: 10
Views: 790
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Re: Spares day

I’ve just spoken to Alicool who I was hoping to see. They are still considering but it’s likely that they will not go.

I think I’m going to take the safe route also and stay away.
by tim wood
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Spares day
Replies: 10
Views: 790
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Re: Spares day

Yup, agree, I always do.
by tim wood
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Spares day
Replies: 10
Views: 790
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Spares day

I assume that this is going ahead?
Anyone heard of cancellations?

Tim
by tim wood
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Radius arm bushing
Replies: 1
Views: 366
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Re: Radius arm bushing

When I did mine I used the pull through technique for the small bushes. A length of studding and suitable sized sockets to wind them in.
For the larger ones I used brute force with a large hammer to get them in, I’m sure a machine press would make short work of both ends.
by tim wood
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: no keys for door locks
Replies: 11
Views: 1360
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Re: no keys for door locks

The ones I got from him were new originals.
by tim wood
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: no keys for door locks
Replies: 11
Views: 1360
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Re: no keys for door locks

by tim wood
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Lhd to rhd wipers on series 1 1/2 e type
Replies: 8
Views: 1219
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Re: Lhd to rhd wipers on series 1 1/2 e type

This is exactly what I did on my series 1.5 , 1968 car.
As you say adjust the fibre plate on the motor. A five minute job unless like me you decide to clean the motor up and replace the brushes etc.
Essentially a simple task without wiring mods.
by tim wood
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Furred up waterways/overheating
Replies: 10
Views: 1529
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Re: Furred up waterways/overheating

I think that I have furred up waterways - keep getting up in the night!
Doctor says it’s my age!
by tim wood
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Repairs to S1 cam cover
Replies: 14
Views: 1876
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Re: Repairs to S1 cam cover

I’ve seen cracks in alloy wheels welded up to gain air tightness. Presumably they also stay in shape.
by tim wood
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front Crank Seal Fitting Tips Please
Replies: 60
Views: 8752
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Re: Front Crank Seal Fitting Tips Please

The sump is now back on. Thankfully! It really is a bit of a bugger to do when lying on your back. I had a spare jack handy to slip under the sump and support it whilst engaging the first few bolts. I’m fairly confident that the front seal will no longer be an issue Getting the seal track in place w...
by tim wood
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front Crank Seal Fitting Tips Please
Replies: 60
Views: 8752
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Re: Front Crank Seal Fitting Tips Please

Thanks all for responses I’m going to leave the slinger in place. The collar was machined for the O ring but came without. The O ring isn’t listed on the SNG website although I have no doubt they sell it. Another major supplier does list it but with post etc just under a tenner! Purchased on off eBa...
by tim wood
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front Crank Seal Fitting Tips Please
Replies: 60
Views: 8752
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Re: Front Crank Seal Fitting Tips Please

Ok, So my new seal and collar have arrived. The collar is a genuine jaguar one without a key slot. That’s not an issue since I’ve removed the key. What may be an issue is that this collar is designed for the Teflon seal which needs the oil slinger removed and is thus slightly longer than the collar ...