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by tim wood
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Gear Lever Chrome Retaining Ring
Replies: 4
Views: 125
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Re: Gear Lever Chrome Retaining Ring

I think it’s meant to be bifurcated rivets. Having said that I used ordinary pop rivets!

Tim
by tim wood
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Volvo calipers
Replies: 13
Views: 562
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Re: Volvo calipers

Hi all, I’m following this through as something to do while my OTS is on its way from the US. I picked up a set of calipers ( girling vented disc) they need a rebuild but would do that anyway. I’ve separated the halves in readiness for the drill through. I have a source for the seal between the halv...
by tim wood
Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Transfer pipes
Replies: 11
Views: 335
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Re: Transfer pipes

Thanks Simon, that’s good advice . I understand the tied washer concept !

This job sounds like one of the trial and tribulations of the conversion .


Tim
by tim wood
Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Transfer pipes
Replies: 11
Views: 335
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Re: Transfer pipes

Thanks to all for the replies.
Looks like stainless pipes from SNGB are the ones. I will let you know how I get, on at the moment I’m gathering info and parts whilst the car is on the high seas.

Tim
by tim wood
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Transfer pipes
Replies: 11
Views: 335
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Transfer pipes

As part of my LHD to RHD conversion I believe I have to install an additional transfer pipe for the brake vacuum. (4.2). I plan on replacing all the in dash pipes at the same time whilst I have it disassembled. Not looking forward to this but does anyone have recommendations for pipe suppliers ? Tha...
by tim wood
Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tach drive dog problem
Replies: 4
Views: 133
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Re: Tach drive dog problem

I had the same issue with my series 1. The problem as explained to me is that the bronze brush moves back into the generator casing taking the dog with it. The solution is to peg the bush in place into the drive casing I drilled a small hole and used a scroll pin just tapped into place. Regards Tim
by tim wood
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: E-Type Running Reports
Topic: What’s missing from yours?
Replies: 16
Views: 546
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Re: What’s missing from yours?

Gearbox vent pipe on ebay now, item. Number
253205558367


Not cheap !


Tim
by tim wood
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 1.5 2+2 Doors and locks
Replies: 3
Views: 159
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Re: Series 1.5 2+2 Doors and locks

Kevin, on my car ( now sold) new doors had been fitted and these did not have holes for the locks. As I understand it you cannot use the type of handle with the key in the push button as the link to the lock assembly is different. In my case a gingerly cut new holes in the doors ! See you Monday Tim
by tim wood
Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine weight???
Replies: 9
Views: 364
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Re: Engine weight???

Hi Steve, if you are pulling the engine and need a crane then you know where mine is !

Tim
by tim wood
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: E-Type Upgrades
Topic: Upgrading brakes on a Series 1
Replies: 16
Views: 714
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Re: Upgrading brakes on a Series 1

I think I may have started this thread resurrection with my question regarding Volvo calipers . If I'm understanding correctly you can fit Volvo vented disc calipers to a series 1 using the drill through modification. With this you can fit series 3 discs? Anyone done it ? Is it possible. If so it se...
by tim wood
Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Volvo calipers
Replies: 13
Views: 562
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Re: Volvo calipers

Thanks Dave, I've read the write up. What s the essential difference if fitting vented discs?

Tim
by tim wood
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Strange steering rack.
Replies: 2
Views: 168
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Strange steering rack.

Hi, I have started to dismantle my second hand rack having found some play in the passenger end. On taking it apart it doesn't look like any of the pictures and diagrams I've seen to date. I can't see where the bronze bush would fit. Anyone seen one like this? https://s26.postimg.org/e9pyztvo9/IMG_0...
by tim wood
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Volvo calipers
Replies: 13
Views: 562
Great Britain

Re: Volvo calipers

Thanks Andrew,
So does this mean that I can fit vented discs ( presumably from a series3) with vented calipers from a Volvo to my series 1.

If so sounds good to me

Tim
by tim wood
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Volvo calipers
Replies: 13
Views: 562
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Volvo calipers

Hi,
I'm thinking of going this route.
Most of the calipers available seem to be those for vented discs. On reading the fitment guides these refer to calipers for solid discs.

Has anyone tried the conversion and more importantly used the vented disc calipers?

Thanks

Tim
by tim wood
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 1
Views: 173
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Insurance

Hello All, Having sold my e type and awaiting the new one I thought it sensible to cancel the insurance. I was using a company that advertises in most of the major magazines and sponsors the classic car show at the NEC. Having been on hold for 28 minutes whilst being transferred to the cancellation ...
by tim wood
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Building a Realm C type
Replies: 4
Views: 360
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Re: Building a Realm C type

An old colleague of mine is building one of these. He is a good chap and knows what he is doing. If you log on to the Westfield sports car club forum (wscc.co.uk) and search for his post and blog user name cl290005 you will find his build progress. If you make contact please remind him that he still...
by tim wood
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Frustrated by poor quality product
Replies: 42
Views: 1789
Great Britain

Re: Frustrated by poor quality product

Just for the record the supplier was not any company mentioned here.
by tim wood
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VIN check for stateside cars
Replies: 1
Views: 277
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VIN check for stateside cars

Hi, as part of my search for my next car I plan to do the usual title check or HPI as we know in the uk.
Problem is that most of the automated sites only cater for cars with a 17 digit number.
Anyone dealt with this?

Tim
by tim wood
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Frustrated by poor quality product
Replies: 42
Views: 1789
Great Britain

Re: Frustrated by poor quality product

I'm happy to name the product and supplier. Can a moderator advise on this.

I thought we had a no name and shame policy
by tim wood
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Frustrated by poor quality product
Replies: 42
Views: 1789
Great Britain

Frustrated by poor quality product

Hello all, I have just sold my 2+2 and part of the deal was that I would take off and keep the Edis system for my , yet to be acquired OTS. Being a good chap I told the buyer I would fit a new distributor, coil etc. Purchased a unit from a large parts retailer who advertises as a specialist in elect...

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