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by ETTony
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Radiator fluid change.
Replies: 5
Views: 545
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Re: Radiator fluid change.

TBH I found that both my new radiator and block drain valves leaked, poor reproductions. So mine have brass plugs.
by ETTony
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.2 How to remove timing chain
Replies: 9
Views: 319
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Re: 4.2 How to remove timing chain

NB if you have the cam chain tensioner renewed, tell your mech to remember to set the tensioner correctly.
by ETTony
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Balance Link Springs
Replies: 16
Views: 2254
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Re: Balance Link Springs

Just had a light bulb moment, maybe that is where my front rattle is coming from, if my springs are on the loose side of not quite tight enough :idea: When the bonnet is locked down, the springs are under heavy tension and therefore will be tightly secured at each end on their retaining pegs. IMHO ...
by ETTony
Wed May 27, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Balance Link Springs
Replies: 16
Views: 2254
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Re: Balance Link Springs

Just had a light bulb moment, maybe that is where my front rattle is coming from, if my springs are on the loose side of not quite tight enough :idea:
by ETTony
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Washer bottle rubber replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 1539
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Re: Washer bottle rubber replacement

I used upholstery strapping. The type used for seats with a limited stretch. Managed a good colour match too. Was only in 2” widths , so cut down. Worked on my S1 plastic reservoir. :P
by ETTony
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clever instrument panel trick
Replies: 8
Views: 1554
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Re: Clever instrument panel trick

I used plumbing washers with a selftapper, good grip and vibration proof.
After retriming my radio consol, I need to remove the strip, no worries.
by ETTony
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake fluid syphoning
Replies: 2
Views: 728
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Re: Brake fluid syphoning

Yes it is. The seal in the middle of the shuttle in the servo is not sealing. If the slave reservoir is lower down than the master reservoir, then it'll just overflow eventually as it is gravity feeding straight through. If it were only happening when the brakes were applied/released, then there is...
by ETTony
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gearbox spring
Replies: 4
Views: 1817
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Re: Gearbox spring

Just the one spring seat at the base.
by ETTony
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Scuttle top casing cover
Replies: 11
Views: 2246
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Re: Scuttle top casing cover

I fitted just the mill board pieces, as said they are textured (also not visible). The covers are quite chunky with a traditional flax / hemp insulation and black heavy finish. These are still on the shelf and will probably never be fitted.
by ETTony
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bonnet Gap
Replies: 5
Views: 1042
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Re: Bonnet Gap

Thumbs up for CJ, I needed theses hinges to get my bonnet gap spot on. Great quality, very helpful and swift delivery. 👍
by ETTony
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Firewall holes
Replies: 11
Views: 4765
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Re: Firewall holes

Blue right hole.
Wire to starter motor, rpm wires, brake fluid level ? Wires to wiper motor, probably
by ETTony
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Repetitive application of my head to brickwork.
Replies: 28
Views: 2812
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Re: Repetitive application of my head to brickwork.

A couple other Eathstraps to check, front left of engine to engine frame, rear left engine frame to body (at reaction plate). sounds scary :wow:
by ETTony
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Vacuum pipe s1
Replies: 7
Views: 1069
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Re: Vacuum pipe s1

yes I wish I had added both when I did mine and was replacing both bulkhead water pipes. At the time I did not appreciate that both the 2 vac pipes would go inside bulkhead. Ended up with a larger copper pipe bent around the back of the engine from servo to vac tank. (not pretty) The following winte...
by ETTony
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Dual Brake and Fuel Line clip C10268
Replies: 5
Views: 892
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Re: Dual Brake and Fuel Line clip C10268

When I did my L >R conversion.
I clipped the brake pipe to the LHS box section and the fuel the RHS.
Or have I missread your post ?
by ETTony
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Rear view mirror
Replies: 2
Views: 691
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Re: Rear view mirror

I will be interested in the reply as my rear view mirror has lost part of its mirror back reflective stuff.
by ETTony
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: OTS boot cable question
Replies: 10
Views: 1801
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Re: OTS boot cable question

hmm, no lock on my '67 4.2
Those guys with locks, do you you actually lock them, seems a bit of a faff.
Is it worth it :scratchheadyellow:
by ETTony
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1 - 1st 500 Convulated Aluminium Breather Pipe
Replies: 4
Views: 823
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Re: Series 1 - 1st 500 Convulated Aluminium Breather Pipe

I obtained mine from Car Builder Solutions, ali sqidgy pipe.
Routed it direct from crankcase breather outlet down thro the stone guard to air.
Pinched the idea from someone else 😉
by ETTony
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series one Independent rear suspension (IRS) overhaul?
Replies: 13
Views: 1977
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Re: Series one Independent rear suspension (IRS) overhaul?

A good time to check your fuel line and connections too.
Good luck, a good winter project :salute:
by ETTony
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine re-build
Replies: 18
Views: 2590
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Re: Engine re-build

Ash there is a place up North of you Kinkell Classics.
I have spoken with them, but not used them

by ETTony
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Final job, adjust the geo
Replies: 2
Views: 599
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Re: Final job, adjust the geo

Thanks Steve, good to know I am on the right track