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by politeperson
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Switching 10" Spring Clutch to 9.5" Diaphragm
Replies: 25
Views: 668
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Re: Switching from 10" Spring Clutch to 9.5" Diaphragm

Lucky you found out before you bolted the whole lot in, as I have before!

Replace the release bearing with a carbon face that sits higher or cheaper still, bend the fork as Steve suggests (with heat a ruler and a hammer).
by politeperson
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 2.88 rear end and All Synchro S1/S2 Gearbox differences.
Replies: 5
Views: 220
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2.88 rear end and All Synchro S1/S2 Gearbox differences.

I think I have just figured out why I have been so happy with my 2.88 setup and other owners havent. We both have all synchro boxes and 2.88 rear ends. I didn't realise that first gear on the S1 gearbox is taller that the S2 gearbox. This means I am having to slip the clutch far less than and S1 dri...
by politeperson
Fri May 29, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VSE engine problem
Replies: 5
Views: 515
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Re: VSE engine problem

The problem is they dont prepare engines anymore. They packed up.

Apart from that no problem.
by politeperson
Fri May 29, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-Type major price correction expected?!
Replies: 72
Views: 5773
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Re: E-Type major price correction expected?!

I am certainly not seeing any "price corrections" on e-types, 911's, commercial property or anything else for that matter.

I was not really expecting one either.

The only "price correction" I have come across is that petrol is cheap!
by politeperson
Fri May 22, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Furred up waterways/overheating
Replies: 32
Views: 3159
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Re: Furred up waterways/overheating

It looks very nice and clean to me, I must say.
by politeperson
Thu May 21, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Spinners stuck and wheels stuck on!
Replies: 81
Views: 4999
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Re: Spinners stuck and wheels stuck on!

I had a really really stuck on wheel to deal with a while ago. I reckon the spinner had been left off when the car was abandoned outside for 20 years or so. That is how the car arrived. Nothing would move it. I smacked it from behind with a large lead mallet and it failed to budge. I was welded on t...
by politeperson
Mon May 18, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Chrome wing beading sealing
Replies: 8
Views: 657
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Re: Chrome wing beading sealing

Yes, nothing rusts when it breathes!
by politeperson
Mon May 18, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Calyx Manifold Dressing
Replies: 14
Views: 1195
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Re: Calyx Manifold Dressing

Yes. I will try. I dont seem to be able to upload images at the same resolution modern cameras take them. I hit the max file size limit pretty quickly unless I host the image on a 3rd party website. That puts me into a world of pain, where the uploading/ resizing process takes longer than the repair...
by politeperson
Sun May 17, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Calyx Manifold Dressing
Replies: 14
Views: 1195
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Re: Calyx Manifold Dressing

I got some. It looks like a tub of make up. Not that I buy much of that. It might be graphite paste, I am not sure. 20200516_095712.jpg It took 10 minutes to apply and then I baked it on. I reckon that little tub would coat about 7 or 8 pairs of manifolds. In all seems like a good product, much bett...
by politeperson
Sun May 10, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Drivers door lock
Replies: 8
Views: 2775
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Re: Drivers door lock

I had exactly the same problem on a car that hadn't been used for many years and was full of dust. The problem turned out to be the internal mechanism of the door handle lock was not clean enough. I disassembled it, meticulously cleaned it, getting into all the little corners and reassembled it with...
by politeperson
Thu May 07, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch gone
Replies: 25
Views: 4265
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Re: Clutch gone

Sounds like your clutch is not disengaging and also you have a revere selector problem. If the car has been standing a while, the clutch plate might be stuck, so just go out and drive it. That ,might fix everything. If not, it will probably mean inspecting the clutch slave/rod area from underneath t...
by politeperson
Sun May 03, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Disappointed in parts quality
Replies: 25
Views: 1878
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Re: Disappointed in parts quality

You need a decent pry bar set for many type of jobs like this.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-Piece-Podg ... 2422437642
by politeperson
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Calyx Manifold Dressing
Replies: 14
Views: 1195
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Re: Calyx Manifold Dressing

Looks very nice indeed. I am going to get some.
by politeperson
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cleanest Bum in the World. How Does this fit?
Replies: 14
Views: 957
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Re: Cleanest Bum in the World. How Does this fit?

Ahh, I think mine might be assembled back to front. Thanks very much.

Lifting on the silencer box? No, its on wood, on the chassis rails. It aint goin no where!
by politeperson
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cleanest Bum in the World. How Does this fit?
Replies: 14
Views: 957
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Re: Cleanest Bum in the World. How Does this fit?

Thanks Nick and Simon. I am now clear on the two brackets that attach to thee chassis legs. Its the rear bracket that gets me. The shield is supplied with a captive 5/16 UNF thread at the rear in the location of the silencers, What is it that screws into it? I cant seem to find reference to it anywh...
by politeperson
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cleanest Bum in the World. How Does this fit?
Replies: 14
Views: 957
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Re: Cleanest Bum in the World. How Does this fit?

The offending Heat shield below
by politeperson
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cleanest Bum in the World. How Does this fit?
Replies: 14
Views: 957
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Re: Cleanest Bum in the World. How Does this fit?

A few more pics. I am finding posting pics painful again.
by politeperson
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cleanest Bum in the World. How Does this fit?
Replies: 14
Views: 957
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Cleanest Bum in the World. How Does this fit?

I dont go in for cleaning cars much, but cleaned the underside of OEW this afternoon.

The virus has obviously sent me mad.

How does the heat shield attach in-front of the center boxes?

Bracket off the gearbox?

A huge mystery.

Any picture please.
by politeperson
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Furred up waterways/overheating
Replies: 32
Views: 3159
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Re: Furred up waterways/overheating

Yes, Definitely remove the water pump and have a look.

I once removed one to find no impeller whatsoever.

Once removed is is much easier to physically remove buckets of crud if need be,