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by Steve1967
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Windscreen Installation
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Great Britain

Re: Windscreen Installation

Can I ask, did Autowindscreens supply the windscreen as well? I bought mine ages ago and all the parts and rubbers.
Would they fit only do you think?
by Steve1967
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Gearbox tunnel - foam cover
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Great Britain

Re: Gearbox tunnel - foam cover

Thanks very much.

I have now found an earlier thread on this which answers all my questions.

I should have looked more thoroughly first. It appears to be OK!!

Thanks again.

Steve
by Steve1967
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Gearbox tunnel - foam cover
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Great Britain

Gearbox tunnel - foam cover

Hi, can anyone advise me if the 2" thick foam insert between the gearbox top and the tunnel cover is made of anything special? ie is it fire or oil resistant etc.

I have some foam I can use to do this but its from a sofa!!

Would there be a problem using this?

Many thanks

Steve
by Steve1967
Sat May 16, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: LED & PL700
Replies: 11
Views: 1128
Great Britain

Re: LED & PL700

I have also used Gils products from Better Car Lighting and the quality is superb. Gil is immensely helpful and full of genuine advice and wisdom, not just trying to sell you stuff. I am very happy with my headlights and in fact, every light bulb on my Healey and the E Type are LED. No connection by...
by Steve1967
Thu May 07, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Unknown Engine Part
Replies: 14
Views: 1485
Great Britain

Re: Unknown Engine Part

It looks like it might be the dip stick retaining clip that bolts to the rear exhaust manifold studs. Mine is only attached to one of the studs though, it looks like yours goes across two??

Other than that, no idea and Ive handled all the parts on my car!

Good luck

Steve
by Steve1967
Wed May 06, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch hydraulic gearing
Replies: 40
Views: 3746
Great Britain

Re: Clutch hydraulic gearing

Well, that was a nightmare! As you saw from the earlier photos I had previously fitted a Toyota W58, 5 Spd gearbox. This, together with the adapter plate, is about a foot longer than the standard box, and bulkier. When I fitted the engine, I built the engine frames around it to avoid the heavy lifti...
by Steve1967
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch hydraulic gearing
Replies: 40
Views: 3746
Great Britain

Re: Clutch hydraulic gearing

Thank you guys. I have spent the day undoing all my hard work and stripping the engine ancillaries. It will be coming out in the morning. As such I didn't do everything you have suggested today but I can tell you that when bleeding the clutch there was no effort required on the pedal so the hydrauli...
by Steve1967
Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch hydraulic gearing
Replies: 40
Views: 3746
Great Britain

Re: Clutch hydraulic gearing

Hi Rory, unfortunately I took it off before I checked that, but it must be ridiculously close even if its not actually touching. The trouble is thats going to give no room for wear so I think I need a better solution. To make matters worse the 1" slave cylinder I bought is u/s, although it looks the...
by Steve1967
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch hydraulic gearing
Replies: 40
Views: 3746
Great Britain

Re: Clutch hydraulic gearing

Guys I have spent a few hours under the car taking the exhaust off as stage one to remove the engine and while I was there I took a couple of photos through the inspection hole under the clutch. I don't have an endoscope so this isn't great but it does show what I have. The thrust bearing appears to...
by Steve1967
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch hydraulic gearing
Replies: 40
Views: 3746
Great Britain

Re: Clutch hydraulic gearing

Thanks John and Rory, Yes I agree, I think its the activating lever being too far past its fulcrum point as a consequence of the thrust bearing/flywheel/clutch plate being too thin. A thicker or taller bearing would help push the slave end of the lever further to the front of the car increasing effi...
by Steve1967
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch hydraulic gearing
Replies: 40
Views: 3746
Great Britain

Re: Clutch hydraulic gearing

Hi Marek and Steve, thank you for your help so far. Just one more thing......I think I have a major problem here with my clutch. I have put it off but I think I need to take the lump back out. :banghead: I think my problem (a very, very heavy clutch) is that this lever is so far back that the effici...
by Steve1967
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Petrol effect on non compatible pipes
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Great Britain

Re: Petrol effect on non compatible pipes

Yes, I tried a pint of petrol just in case!!! 😉
by Steve1967
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Petrol effect on non compatible pipes
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Great Britain

Petrol effect on non compatible pipes

Hi all, I've read in numerous places that petrol can erode rubber pipes if they are not specified for this use, particularly now that we have ethanol additives. I needed a piece of pipe to run from my petrol tank breather pipe up to the filler tube, it's about 10" long and I had a perfect piece, gre...
by Steve1967
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PM Message wont send
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Great Britain

Re: PM Message wont send

Thanks David and Steve, understand then, I was thinking it operated like Outlook. That all makes much more sense, thank you. One thing, I dont get emails from you to notify that I have a PM. I have checked my profile and I have enabled this feature but I cant see anywhere to put my email address in....
by Steve1967
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PM Message wont send
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Great Britain

PM Message wont send

Hi can someone clarify for me..... When I send a PM message, all of them seem to stick in my outbox for ages before they go, which worries me if I have to leave the pc that it will not send. I currently have one that I wrote early this morning which is still there, in the Outbox, while two others wr...
by Steve1967
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Dash top metal
Replies: 1
Views: 310
Great Britain

Dash top metal

Hi, I need the metal under panel for the dash top for my S1 OTS (the bit that the vents attach to). SNGB or Robeys dont stock them at all. Does anyone know where I can get one of these, new or second hand and in any condition? I'm happy to do repairs if required. A separate issue but I also need the...
by Steve1967
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Are the flat-backed headlight pods handed (RHD or LHD)?
Replies: 0
Views: 769
Great Britain

Are the flat-backed headlight pods handed (RHD or LHD)?

Hi, I wonder if anyone can give me some advice. I have two of the flat-backed headlight pods new from a retailer and the sprung screws to adjust the direction appear to be for LHD, in as much that by screwing in the screw it will divert the lights INTO the path of oncoming drivers. Are there two typ...
by Steve1967
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: WANTED - Dash board fresh air vents (5)
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Great Britain

Re: WANTED - Dash board fresh air vents (5)

Hi, I just wanted to say thank you to those that have responded.

I am all fixed up now and managed to get all the parts from Dan Crook at a reasonable price.

Great forum!!

Regards

Steve
by Steve1967
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WANTED - Dash board fresh air vents (5)
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Great Britain

Re: WANTED - Dash board fresh air vents (5)

Thanks Barrie, I've dropped Richard an email.

Dan Crook has also been in touch but there will be some delay from the States these days I would imagine?

Thanks for your help, still keen to hear from anyone if you have a spare set - particularly if you are in the UK.

Best regards

Steve
by Steve1967
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WANTED - Dash board fresh air vents (5)
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Great Britain

WANTED - Dash board fresh air vents (5)

Hi all, I am on the closing straights of finishing my project but need the fresh air vents that fit under the dashboard and the cappings/vents that go on the top. To be honest I thought I had these but cant find them anywhere, hence the rather late request. My car is a 1967 S1.5 OTS so it has the 5 ...