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by politeperson
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Radiator.... Hot at Top but Cold at Bottom
Replies: 3
Views: 49
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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: 80
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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: Oh dear what have I done?
Replies: 4
Views: 394
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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: 6
Views: 231
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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: 94
Views: 5402
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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: 94
Views: 5402
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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: 449
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: 449
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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: 449
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: 94
Views: 5402
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: 449
Great Britain

Re: 4.2 flywheel ring gear damage

I will get some pics of the damage tomorrow Christopher.

It is fairly unpleasant.
by politeperson
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.2 flywheel ring gear damage
Replies: 22
Views: 449
Great Britain

Re: 4.2 flywheel ring gear damage

Hello Steve, I will have a look at the bellhousing. Its probably a 4.2 one. I didnt take a spacer off, so I can only assume I didnt fit a spacer a year ago. I will check with Fossway tomorrow. Here is the starter. https://s31.postimg.org/y20ul4yjv/20180410_215404.jpg https://s31.postimg.org/vxghjx76...
by politeperson
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.2 flywheel ring gear damage
Replies: 22
Views: 449
Great Britain

Re: 4.2 flywheel ring gear damage

Hello boys.

Yes I will definitely check I have the correct 133 tooth starter from Fossway. Its a mystery how this damage could have occurred.

To remove the ring gear it has to be machined off and heat used to refit it. I shall try and get some pictures of the process.
by politeperson
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.2 flywheel ring gear damage
Replies: 22
Views: 449
Great Britain

Re: 4.2 flywheel ring gear damage

Found a ring-gear. David Manners 133 teeth £29.

Answered my own question.

James
by politeperson
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.2 flywheel ring gear damage
Replies: 22
Views: 449
Great Britain

4.2 flywheel ring gear damage

Looks like I have ring gear damage on the manual gearbox flywheel. A new flywheel appears to be £400. I haven't a clue what caused it as I have a new Fosseway starter motor and dont remember seeing this damage last time the engine was out. Any one machined off the old ring gear and fitted a new ring...
by politeperson
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Left hand drive to right hand drive steering conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 586
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Re: Left hand drive to right hand drive steering conversion

No, couldn't make it I am afraid, would have loved to have gone.

Yes PM me when you are up this way, you can have a look at various projects if you want.

James
by politeperson
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Off the Road for 25 Years, On the road in 8 weeks
Replies: 24
Views: 4097
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Re: Off the Road for 25 Years, On the road in 8 weeks

Thanks Brian. Lots of cars pass through my hands, they always have done, although the E type is the one I will keep. Modern classics are so much fun, the golden age of motoring is definitely now. Recent "restorations" include Audi A2, Mazda MX5, LR Defender, Citroen CX gtI turbo, Mercedes 500SL. All...
by politeperson
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oh dear what have I done?
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Great Britain

Oh dear what have I done?

https://s31.postimg.org/5l01xt0dn/20180407_160942_1.jpg Well so much for rope seals. 4000 miles and 2 years and its toast. Oil drops everywhere. So no point in whinging, they dont make modern rope seals like they used to (they used to have a high asbestos content, so they didn't burn I believe. Not...
by politeperson
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Le Mans classic
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Great Britain

Re: Le Mans classic

I am taking mine and Robert is taking his V12.

We got some deal glamping with the Astom Martin OC.

What are you doing?
by politeperson
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chrome wires
Replies: 18
Views: 653
Great Britain

Re: Chrome wires

Wheels dont last forever. However, my SWS painted wheels are still like new, after 3,500 miles.

They were the cheapest too!

They are great.




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