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by politeperson
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: series 2 1969 FHC Tyre size
Replies: 7
Views: 339
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Re: series 2 1969 FHC Tyre size

My S2 ignition key does nor fit rhe door lock either (December 69' build). It is not supposed to. To find the key number, it should be on the lock. To get to the lock, you need to remove the door card etc. Might just be easier to buy a pair of locks with keys. The mechanism is fiddly though once yo ...
by politeperson
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Seriously, do they?
Replies: 3
Views: 116
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Re: Seriously, do they?

by politeperson
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mike Hawthorn Le Mans Film
Replies: 9
Views: 307
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Mike Hawthorn Le Mans Film

This video is just the best. Very good quality film. I could watch it again and again and again. It is perfect for so many reasons. 11 years after WW2 ended! Especially interesting comparing then with now. 1 year after the 55' big accident. That was nasty for those who dont know. What a man! My hero...
by politeperson
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Aluminium Radiator
Replies: 5
Views: 178
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Re: Aluminium Radiator

Malky, I have a rad/cowl/fan package from them and it is great. 1 and a half hours idling at the Channel Tunnel at the weekend after hundreds of miles of motorway and no issues whatsoever. And from ordering it to it arriving was a few days. My friend has bought the same package for his XK150 and V12...
by politeperson
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: E-Type Tyres - a video guide
Replies: 21
Views: 10595
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Re: E-Type Tyres - a video guide

You sold me my xwx 205s Dougal. They are great. Recommended.

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by politeperson
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Opalescent golden dream
Replies: 12
Views: 254
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Re: Opalescent golden dream

Morning Chris,

Sorry, thought you had a later car with an earlier bonnet.

Definitely dont throw your bonnet away!

Sounds like your media blasting is a good idea.

James
by politeperson
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Opalescent golden dream
Replies: 12
Views: 254
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Re: Opalescent golden dream

It sounds excellent. It will be a fantastic car to own and a superb investment. If it is rust free you should get it completed pretty quickly (1 year?). I had rust on the battery tray too. I unbolted it and replaced it with a new battery tray! Took about half an hour and cost about £90 I think. I ha...
by politeperson
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Heat Shrink
Replies: 15
Views: 419
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Re: Heat Shrink

Yes Brian, they have an excellent website I must say. The prices look good too.
by politeperson
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 Import
Replies: 12
Views: 607
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Re: Series 2 Import

Just go for it.

PM me the add or pics if you want and Ill have a look for you.

James
by politeperson
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Heat Shrink
Replies: 15
Views: 419
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Re: Heat Shrink

You should use both really. Heatshrink, then wrapping. You can purchase heatshrink in 1 m+ lengths. This is much cheaper than buying a box of pre-cut lengths. Inserting wires into long lengths of heatshrink could be challenging though, I have a friend who manufactures VW looms. They have to hang the...
by politeperson
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 Import
Replies: 12
Views: 607
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Re: Series 2 Import

Duds,

It doesn't matter what it says on the Nova cert.

I filled mine out as RHD after I had done the conversion and that is how it is registered.

James
by politeperson
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Heat Shrink
Replies: 15
Views: 419
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Re: Heat Shrink

Not quite sure what JC means. What you need is something like this. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Black-Heat-shrink-3-1-Assorted-Box-Adhesive-Lined-3mm-18mm-QTY-225-AT130/352374491060?hash=item520b2807b4:g:wu4AAOSw8-FaawZi We used to shrink it with a lighter in the old days, now a heat gun. I assume yo...
by politeperson
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Engine wont go back to idle unless I blip the throttle
Replies: 13
Views: 316
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Re: Engine wont go back to idle unless I blip the throttle

When I had SUs and rods, I had this problem until I had the idea of setting the rods with the pedal jammed open to full throttle. In my case it allowed full movement of the mechanism and snapped the butterfly's completely shut. I also prevented me from stretching the rods a little bit every time I b...
by politeperson
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Which exhaust
Replies: 7
Views: 372
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Re: Which exhaust

Stainless Exhaust. I think I put the mic a bit close to it though!

I will have another go later in the week.

Total overload!

by politeperson
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: I got to wear a funny hat
Replies: 21
Views: 509
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Re: I got to wear a funny hat

Congratulations Simon, dont know how you did it. I always found organic chemistry just about impossible, havent a clue how I got my A level in it!
by politeperson
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: £100 Mystery xk Engine Adventure
Replies: 96
Views: 10363
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Re: £100 Mystery xk Engine Adventure

Thanks Lee, They came from SNG. I couldn't decide on 9:1 or 8:1. Pinking is an issue with these engines apparently. The 8:1 pistons still produce 175psi per cylinder. The E type is quick, that is for sure and as you are aware I am am a big enthusiast of the species. I suppose the point I am tying to...
by politeperson
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: £100 Mystery xk Engine Adventure
Replies: 96
Views: 10363
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Re: £100 Mystery xk Engine Adventure

I was surprised this thread was still getting interest, so I thought I would update it.

This is what she is like now.


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by politeperson
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member with Gearbox Problem!
Replies: 11
Views: 345
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Re: New Member with Gearbox Problem!

I bet you will get away with just removing the top f the box in situ. Takes half an hour to get there. This happened to me once, from memory two gears had been selected at the same time after mis-installation. Purchase a new gearbox top gasket now. Consider doing you o -rings as well (the ones aroun...
by politeperson
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brakes no Servo Assistance
Replies: 4
Views: 136
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Re: Brakes no Servo Assistance

Why dont you pull off the servo hose from the inlet manifold? Then plug the inlet manifold servo pipe and rev the engine.

If the spitting stops it would suggest an air-leak of the brake vacuum side of things.