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by Jeremy
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Stubborn Glass
Replies: 2
Views: 92
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Re: Stubborn Glass

:yeahthat: Mine seemed similarly immovable...same as Rich, I sprayed it all (IIRC I used PlusGas which I've found is better than WD-40 for releasing stuck bits), then clamped the glass in the vice with the soft jaws and tapped the frame with a hammer and a short piece of hardwood as a punch. It was ...
by Jeremy
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Colour for interior of nose
Replies: 8
Views: 222
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Re: Colour for interior of nose

No, seriously...it's the same as the outside. Or at least mine was. Until the PO resprayed the car.
by Jeremy
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Colour for interior of nose
Replies: 8
Views: 222
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Re: Colour for interior of nose

Rust colour. Flakey matt finish.
by Jeremy
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Timing chain intermediate dumper:3.8 vs. 4.2 setup - any advantages?
Replies: 3
Views: 223
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Re: Timing chain intermediate dumper:3.8 vs. 4.2 setup - any advantages?

Ask Rob Beere ; the only engine parts supplier where you don't get an idiot on the 'phone, and where the guy has done the job you're about to do hundreds of times, and who will sell you the same parts as they use on their own engines. No connection, just impressed by islands of sanity and competenc...
by Jeremy
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Space saver spare wheel
Replies: 16
Views: 580
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Re: Space saver spare wheel

Have you got any photos you can show of your C Type project Steve? I'd love to see how it's going....or I guess I should be looking on the "C type forum"...assuming one exists?
by Jeremy
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: 80 mph in an A30
Replies: 20
Views: 638
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Re: 80 mph in an A30

A teacher of mine at primary school had an A30. I thought it a truly horrible car in every respect... :cry:
by Jeremy
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Mysterious holes nearby the fuel pump
Replies: 13
Views: 541
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Re: Mysterious holes nearby the fuel pump

Mine has 2 small holes on that vertical surface on the RHS for pop rivets for a small oblong aluminium plate stating compliance with the British standard for seat belt anchorages. But it's a 1967 UK car so that won't help...
I suppose it might have drilled by a PO for some mod?
by Jeremy
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Original mild steel exhaust
Replies: 13
Views: 797
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Re: Original mild steel exhaust

I bought the Jag Classic system for my restoration a couple of years back on the strength of their assertion that it was made to the original drawings (and because it was mild steel). It was well enough made but it didn't fit too well...the mounting bracket on the twin silencer section didn't line u...
by Jeremy
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: bucket seat frame colour code
Replies: 2
Views: 221
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Re: bucket seat frame colour code

That was the code I used on my seat frames Mark, and the colour match to the original paint was perfect. Others will have to advise if it was correct for the 3.8 buckets which I believe yours has?
by Jeremy
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rare S1 wiper delay/hazard/fan override module
Replies: 27
Views: 796
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Re: Rare S1 wiper delay/hazard/fan override module

Brilliant series of posts Jeremy. A very enjoyable read and a lovely little project. I have missed your posts. I think you are ready for your next full restoration. Clearly too much time on your hands. :bigrin: Thanks Ash! Perhaps you noticed in one photo the supersized print of the wiring diagram ...
by Jeremy
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rare S1 wiper delay/hazard/fan override module
Replies: 27
Views: 796
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Re: Rare S1 wiper delay/hazard/fan override module

Thanks Simon! Do I detect symptoms of that rare condition known as "switch envy"? :lol:
by Jeremy
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rare S1 wiper delay/hazard/fan override module
Replies: 27
Views: 796
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Re: Rare S1 wiper delay/hazard/fan override module

MarkRado wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:06 am
Yes I was asking myself :smile: but admittedly nicely excuted, esp the escutcheons and the chrome bits. Are you thinking of producing a little batch ? :bigrin:
See above re fear of white coats Mark
by Jeremy
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rare S1 wiper delay/hazard/fan override module
Replies: 27
Views: 796
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Re: Rare S1 wiper delay/hazard/fan override module

A couple of suggestions that may help; there's no need for the potentiometer to be soldered directly to the circuit board so you can separate the two, connect them with 3 core wiring and have more flexibility over where the potentiometer and knob go and - potentially use a wider range of delay unit...
by Jeremy
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Modern and fun
Replies: 18
Views: 980
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Re: Modern and fun

AshM wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:15 pm
Indeed...


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Isn't it amazing how small and slender the E is compared to modern cars....
by Jeremy
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rare S1 wiper delay/hazard/fan override module
Replies: 27
Views: 796
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Re: Rare S1 wiper delay/hazard/fan override module

Just one postscript....attentive members of the class will be asking - why bother with all that malarkey when the Hella intermittent wiper unit upgrade, detailed by David on this forum, is so easy? Well, the Hella unit has been discontinued....although there's one on Amazon just now for 126 quid, pl...
by Jeremy
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rare S1 wiper delay/hazard/fan override module
Replies: 27
Views: 796
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Re: Rare S1 wiper delay/hazard/fan override module

3. Finally, getting the wiper delay working....well it didn't initially, as I had it connected up to send a 12v pulse to the connection point up by the parking switch mechanism. When I finally tumbled it and realised that what was needed to activate the wipers is a brief earthing moment, it was fine...
by Jeremy
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rare S1 wiper delay/hazard/fan override module
Replies: 27
Views: 796
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Re: Rare S1 wiper delay/hazard/fan override module

I did consider mass production Steve, but I fear the men in white coats would arrive to take me away before I got very far….. Anyway – the electrics: 1. The radiator fan override was easy. I have a Coolcat with a relay, so it was one earth lead from the relay to the new switch, to mimic the action o...
by Jeremy
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rare S1 wiper delay/hazard/fan override module
Replies: 27
Views: 796
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Re: Rare S1 wiper delay/hazard/fan override module

I won't bore you with my attempts to get decent lettering onto the backs of the escutcheons. The font had to match the other switches, for a start. The black background can only be obtained if you spray paint the back of the Perspex. You can get white transfer and stick-on pvc letters for railway mo...
by Jeremy
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rare S1 wiper delay/hazard/fan override module
Replies: 27
Views: 796
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Re: Rare S1 wiper delay/hazard/fan override module

Then the bracket. And now you can see I had more ambitions for this bracket – a hazard switch and the fan override that Angus recommends for when the Otter fails. A 3-in-1 solution. The bracket itself was easy, with a couple of spire nuts and just 2 holes drilled into the return under the dash face ...
by Jeremy
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rare S1 wiper delay/hazard/fan override module
Replies: 27
Views: 796
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Re: Rare S1 wiper delay/hazard/fan override module

I couldn’t find a case big enough to accommodate the unit and small enough to fit behind a modest bracket, so I had to do some creative butchery on both PCB and case:

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