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by Philk
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Refurbishing door handles/locks
Replies: 4
Views: 104
Great Britain

Re: Refurbishing door handles/locks

I would say that it is not unusual to have a different ignition key but I would expect the locks on both doors to have the same key (which is what I have on my '64 3.8 S1 OTS).
by Philk
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Lead Shot bag in OTS roof & Trimmers
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Great Britain

Re: Lead Shot bag in OTS roof & Trimmers

Heuer wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:49 am
They trade as MCT Restorations. Try: 024 7637 1110
Hi David - many thanks for that. Will give them a call.
by Philk
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Lead Shot bag in OTS roof & Trimmers
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Great Britain

Re: Lead Shot bag in OTS roof & Trimmers

Hi - that is so useful. Thank you. Do you have a contact mail/No. for Mick Turley. When I search for him, google just returns Suffolk & Turley (whereas I believe he has now branched off from them?)
by Philk
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Lead Shot bag in OTS roof & Trimmers
Replies: 7
Views: 262
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Lead Shot bag in OTS roof & Trimmers

Hi Does anyone know if the lead-shot bag was sewn into the roof of all 3.8 OTS cars or was it for only part of the production run. Am shortly going to be getting the roof rails refurbished and a new hood fitted and I want to ensure it is correct to period (mine is a late 3.8 from June 1964). Also, d...
by Philk
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Earth wires connection
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Great Britain

Re: Earth wires connection

Has the car been converted to negative earth? It would be useful to know this.
by Philk
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Best Colour For Series 1 OTS?
Replies: 16
Views: 702
Great Britain

Re: Best Colour For Series 1 OTS?

Our OTS used to be Opalescent Golden Sand and was changed by the last owner to British Racing Green. I think the latter suits the car better (in the U.K.) than OGS. Whilst subjective, we have had a lot of positive comment on ours at shows. If you lived in a country with stronger light, I think OGS w...
by Philk
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Creak when depressing clutch with engine off
Replies: 1
Views: 268
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Creak when depressing clutch with engine off

A question forthose 3.8 owners with a standard clutch and gearbox set up...… with the engine off, does anyone experience a loud creak from within the bell housing when depressing the clutch to the full extent? I get a loud creak when the clutch goes through the last inch or so of travel. It's defini...
by Philk
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Repro Marston radiator
Replies: 5
Views: 449
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Re: Repro Marston radiator

I have recently fitted the Fosseway radiator, fan (including solid state otter switch) and fan shroud and am extremely pleased by both their appearance (the radiator is extremely well made) and, more importantly, their performance. https://s15.postimg.cc/85j0dd363/DSC_7346.jpg https://s15.postimg.cc...
by Philk
Thu May 31, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch Squeal
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Great Britain

Re: Clutch Squeal

Your description of the symptoms sounds very familiar from my own car. It has been like that for at least five years and it gets driven quite regularly. All I can say is that the noise hasn't got any worse in that time and other than being (another) annoying noise there are no other issues. I had a...
by Philk
Tue May 29, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch Squeal
Replies: 10
Views: 563
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Re: Clutch Squeal

I don't quite know what to make of this . The 2 sets of photos are with the release thrust rotated through 180 degrees between each set, and there appears to be some disparity between them , with the first set having rather more metal in the thrust carrier, than in the second set where the carrier ...
by Philk
Mon May 28, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch Squeal
Replies: 10
Views: 563
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Re: Clutch Squeal

Thank you all for the responses. As per my original post, there is no "squealing" noise when the clutch is either fully engaged (i.e. clutch pedal depressed) or when it is not engaged. The noise only briefly occurs as the clutch is being depressed With the engine not running, I got someone to fully ...
by Philk
Mon May 28, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch Squeal
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Great Britain

Re: Clutch Squeal

Humph ! There is no way of telling whether this is serious at this stage . Amongst other things, it rather depends whether the release bearing is a carbon type or a ball/roller bearing type ( I have seen both, but others may know when or if there was a changeover point ) . What I would do is 1.repo...
by Philk
Sun May 27, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch Squeal
Replies: 10
Views: 563
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Clutch Squeal

So, having finally got the master cylinder replaced and the clutch now fully working, I have noticed an occasional high pitched squeal (similar to brake squeal) when the clutch is depressed (it stops by the time the clutch is fully depressed) and is worse when the car is hot. The engine has been ful...
by Philk
Sat May 26, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch Master Cylinder behaves differently when hot
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Great Britain

Re: Clutch Master Cylinder behaves differently when hot

Hi Phil....thats good that they have contacted the supplier....too often people mention on the forum about faluty parts but when questioned they have done no follow up... Steve The supplier is a well known name and I believe (from my restorer) that they have taken the pro-active step of taking the ...
by Philk
Thu May 24, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Front valance oblong plug?
Replies: 10
Views: 811
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Re: Front valance oblong plug?

mgcjag wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 9:39 am
I would think myself lucky that someone actually has them for sale....the finishing touch for a £100k car....and far better value than a silmilar size keyring for £1k.....Steve
Putting it in that context - I completely agree!
by Philk
Thu May 24, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Front valance oblong plug?
Replies: 10
Views: 811
Great Britain

Re: Front valance oblong plug?

Having looked at it, it seems a very high amount of money for what it is (given postage would then be on top). Perhaps an enterprising member could fabricate something for a fraction of that price that the other few thousand of us owners could then buy and fit!
by Philk
Sat May 19, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch Master Cylinder behaves differently when hot
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Great Britain

Re: Clutch Master Cylinder behaves differently when hot

Hi Phil...have you reported these problems back to the supplier......the only way they will know there is a problem is if we all report it and seek an answer.....As an example SNGB now have a quailty control department....i recently raised issues with two of their products.....one item was being re...
by Philk
Sat May 19, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch Master Cylinder behaves differently when hot
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Great Britain

Re: Clutch Master Cylinder behaves differently when hot

Having investigated the issue, the restorers found firstly a very slight leak from the master cylinder. The car's history shows it had new seals fitted back in 1989. We're fitting an aftermarket master cylinder as a temporary measure whilst we get the original item completely refurbished. This will...
by Philk
Thu May 17, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch Master Cylinder behaves differently when hot
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Great Britain

Re: Clutch Master Cylinder behaves differently when hot

Having investigated the issue, the restorers found firstly a very slight leak from the master cylinder. The car's history shows it had new seals fitted back in 1989. We're fitting an aftermarket master cylinder as a temporary measure whilst we get the original item completely refurbished. This will ...
by Philk
Mon May 14, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch Master Cylinder behaves differently when hot
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Great Britain

Re: Clutch Master Cylinder behaves differently when hot

Phil : this is a very common problem , and although I cannot explain to you the logic, the solution which usually works is to lengthen the pushrod , either by adjustment if it is one of the adjustable type, or if it is a fixed one, by welding a further length - IIRC something of the order of 6 to 9...