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by politeperson
Sun May 20, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 124
Views: 6701
Great Britain

Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Congrats Dana,

Looks excellent, well done.
by politeperson
Wed May 16, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Tacho and Charge issue.
Replies: 6
Views: 141
Great Britain

Re: Tacho and Charge issue.

I wonder if it has taken out your cooling fans as well. Yes fuse block holder. I changed all mine the other day.
by politeperson
Sun May 13, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch Master Cylinder behaves differently when hot
Replies: 9
Views: 208
Great Britain

Re: Clutch Master Cylinder behaves differently when hot

I would try re-bleeding the clutch, maybe using a pressurised system.
by politeperson
Sun May 06, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: deagostini etype jaguar
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Great Britain

Re: deagostini etype jaguar

If you login it will be on the Collectors Corner section I guess. I am doing the Deagostini model, the quality and detail is excellent. The difficult bit is the wheels. Each spoke is replicated! Even then , nothing like as difficult as keeping the real thing on the road. This is how far I have got. ...
by politeperson
Wed May 02, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: RnR crank or replacing crank
Replies: 1
Views: 130
Great Britain

Re: RnR crank or replacing crank

John (my machinist) took the crank out of my engine for machining 2 weeks ago without removing the timing case.

This was to fit modern lip seals. The rest of the motor was pretty new.

We split the chain and added a removable link when we put it back together.

Runs fine now.
by politeperson
Tue May 01, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: URGENT.....Building a Replica and IVA
Replies: 18
Views: 914
Great Britain

Re: URGENT.....Building a Replica and IVA

Good.

Now where did I put those Merlin engines?
by politeperson
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rope Seals v Lip Seals. Oh dear what have I done?
Replies: 9
Views: 680
Great Britain

Re: Rope Seals v Lip Seals. Oh dear what have I done?

Hi Steve, The crank was machined as per the instructions that came with the SNG kit. That was on a lathe. I think an oil scroll had to be removed and the crank width reduced slightly. I changed the front seal like for like as I thought disturbing the "old" seal would be enough to stop it working pro...
by politeperson
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rope Seals v Lip Seals. Oh dear what have I done?
Replies: 9
Views: 680
Great Britain

Re: Rope Seals v Lip Seals. Oh dear what have I done?

Well she is all back together. I had no charging from the alternator no cooling fans and no rev counter. The fans turned out to be a seperated bullet connector hanging off the front of the frames. Once connected the rev counter came back to life too. The alternator was a connection to one of the pai...
by politeperson
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Register of import
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Great Britain

Re: Register of import

Yes. Is it on the Nova system and do you have a Heritage Certificate? These two documents are important. Also a confirmation from HMRC that all duties have been paid (zero in your case I think). They should have been passed to you when you bought the car (hopefully). Then you need an MOT and an insu...
by politeperson
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Radiator.... Hot at Top but Cold at Bottom
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Great Britain

Re: Radiator.... Hot at Top but Cold at Bottom

Has your water pump got an impeller on it?

Mine didnt! It corroded away. I had almost no water circulation.
by politeperson
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: S2 Overheating - Failed water pump???
Replies: 1
Views: 150
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Re: S2 Overheating - Failed water pump???

I had the water pump fail on my S2 a couple of years ago. The impeller shattered due to corrosion. Easy to change as long as your water pump bolts are not corroded in so go easy on them. When you get the car up to temperatures, you can check circulation by feeling the top hose get warm, then the rad...
by politeperson
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rope Seals v Lip Seals. Oh dear what have I done?
Replies: 9
Views: 680
Great Britain

Re: Oh dear what have I done?

I picked up the engine on Friday and spent most of today putting it back together.

Did an interesting test drive. No oil leaks yet.

Just one big bit left to do.




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by politeperson
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.2 strange sound coming from engine bay
Replies: 9
Views: 387
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Re: 4.2 strange sound coming from engine bay

Another rattle could be where the top half of the air filter (the plenum) meets the bottom half (the barrel). Although they are separated by a rubber ring, I have can them rub against each other at idle of when pulling off from stationary. With the engine rattling away, try pushing the plenum see if...
by politeperson
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 124
Views: 6701
Great Britain

Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Sorry, I dont know anyone at Burlen.

Slap some Strombergs on for a day of two!
by politeperson
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 124
Views: 6701
Great Britain

Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

That looks great.

Mine looked like that. It didn't look like that after 2 weeks of driving it though!
by politeperson
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.2 flywheel ring gear damage
Replies: 22
Views: 611
Great Britain

Re: 4.2 flywheel ring gear damage

This is the Fossway Starter.

I seemed to work fine without the spigot plate, however it was secretly chewing up the ring gear.

It will be fine once I reassemble it with the spacer.

James


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by politeperson
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.2 flywheel ring gear damage
Replies: 22
Views: 611
Great Britain

Re: 4.2 flywheel ring gear damage

Thanks Christopher, well its probably on now, i shall find out tomorrow. Steve, I spoke to Simon from Fossway earlier. The starter should have been fitted with the starter spacer! It looks like its absence was the cause of the issues. I dug around in my spares collection and found it, so now I am ju...
by politeperson
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.2 flywheel ring gear damage
Replies: 22
Views: 611
Great Britain

Re: 4.2 flywheel ring gear damage

Caught it just in time. John was just about to give it a shave.

The flywheel has three damaged areas like this.

James

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by politeperson
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 124
Views: 6701
Great Britain

Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Seems to make sense to me. Looks like you are racing ahead with it, excellent.
by politeperson
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.2 flywheel ring gear damage
Replies: 22
Views: 611
Great Britain

Re: 4.2 flywheel ring gear damage

I will get some pics of the damage tomorrow Christopher.

It is fairly unpleasant.