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by AshM
Wed May 27, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Spinners stuck and wheels stuck on!
Replies: 80
Views: 4509
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Re: Spinners stuck and wheels stuck on!

Your keen eye always impresses me Steve :salute:

This was during engine/front end rebuild and car was pre-suspension setup at time of photo.

All the best.

Ash
by AshM
Sat May 23, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Spinners stuck and wheels stuck on!
Replies: 80
Views: 4509
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Re: Spinners stuck and wheels stuck on!

They can be cleaned up and carefully painted with Hammerite in situ. Lots of colours. I know it’s not for the purists but mine are gloss black and look good.


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by AshM
Sat May 23, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Chrome Hood Trim - repair, or buy new BD21397 ?
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Great Britain

Re: Chrome Hood Trim - repair, or buy new BD21397 ?

+1 for Marque chrome Rory.

My experiences very similar to Jeremy’s.

I had all my bonnet catches chromed - the male and females on the side of the bonnet, etc. They took the time to phone me to check which surfaces needed to be polished.

Very impressed.
by AshM
Sat May 23, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Before and after
Replies: 10
Views: 668
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Re: Before and after

Rory MWS sell those conical brushes too. Very good in a drill as you say. One other (daft) tip I use for cleaning around the base of the spokes, where you can get stubborn stains, is a wooden chopstick with a piece of cloth. Saves the sore fingers. And definitely a fan of the two products set Malcol...
by AshM
Mon May 18, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Before and after
Replies: 10
Views: 668
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Re: Before and after

Looks great Malcolm.

I am a big fan of the MWS products too - definitely the best wheel cleaning product I have used.

Cheers
Ash
by AshM
Wed May 06, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Furred up waterways/overheating
Replies: 32
Views: 2926
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Re: Furred up waterways/overheating

It was truly remarkable the car ran as well as it did. Was genuinely an engine that has never had any temperature issues.

And half the block was without water...

Robust beasts...
by AshM
Sun May 03, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Furred up waterways/overheating
Replies: 32
Views: 2926
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Re: Furred up waterways/overheating

Mine was 50 years old in January. Had always run really well - nothing untoward on the temperature side of things. Would sit in traffic and the temp gauge would rise, fans would kick in and the temp would drop down. All good. And look at the state of the block when the engine builder stripped it las...
by AshM
Sun May 03, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Disappointed in parts quality
Replies: 25
Views: 1661
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Re: Disappointed in parts quality

Just supporting many of the posts above... It is definitely one of those E Type jobs that is hard work the first time. Then you become an expert (and don't need to do it for ten years!) - I had the luxury of borrowing Rory's alignment tool which was so helpful. It then went to SNGB from me. - Some g...
by AshM
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bonnet springs
Replies: 4
Views: 382
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Re: Bonnet springs

Catching up after forum was down...

Lovely job Phil.
by AshM
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Back up and Running !
Replies: 14
Views: 816
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Re: Back up and Running !

Thank you David - it was missed!

Only just realised it’s back.

The only upside is I have hours of posts to catch up on. Bliss...
by AshM
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Owner since 1977
Replies: 10
Views: 731
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Re: Owner since 1977

Hi Chris - welcome! You are amongst friends and experts on here. It’s an incredible forum. Like you I do not have the incredible setups posted (they are all very impressive). You can do a lot with a wire wheel on a drill! Paint wise I like Hammerite too - find it better to thin down and use small mo...
by AshM
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine rebuild - almost done!..
Replies: 19
Views: 1300
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Re: Engine rebuild - almost done!..

Beautiful job Tadek - congrats. As others have already said, there is nothing as beautiful as a prepared E Type engine. Don't get worried about the dipstick marks - its a dark art. When it's back in the car with exactly 8.5l of oil in it. Dip it somewhere on a level surface and that's your mark. Whe...
by AshM
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: KBO
Replies: 8
Views: 691
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Re: KBO

Great post Geoff.

The workshop self-isolation is bliss.

Best wishes to all on the forum during these unprecedented times.

KBO!

cheers
Ash
by AshM
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Canadian newbie from Vancouver Island
Replies: 3
Views: 626
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Re: Canadian newbie from Vancouver Island

Welcome Simon from another S2 1970 owner.

Your project sounds like quite a challenge! Fortunately you have joined THE best forum - the knowledge and support you will get on here is incredible.

Great people who know an awful lot!!

regards
Ash
by AshM
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rear diff recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 957
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Re: Rear diff recommendations

James

I live in Edinburgh and Alan Swanson at AJS Engineering still got mine.

Superb job.

Cheers
Ash
by AshM
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Brake fluid bulkhead decal
Replies: 22
Views: 2901
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Re: Brake fluid bulkhead decal

Fitted and looks great Richard.

Thanks very much.

Cheers
Ash


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by AshM
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Brake fluid bulkhead decal
Replies: 22
Views: 2901
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Re: Brake fluid bulkhead decal

:thankyouyellow:
by AshM
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Zeus single pot. Pistons not retracting
Replies: 64
Views: 10399
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Re: Zeus single pot. Pistons not retracting

Another vote for Fosseway - big fan of their stuff...
by AshM
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Brake fluid bulkhead decal
Replies: 22
Views: 2901
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Re: Brake fluid bulkhead decal

Arrived safely today Richard - they look really good. Fitting tomorrow - will post a picture.

Just confirming mine should be in the same place as the picture in an earlier post - on bulkhead above the heater box.

Original 1970 RHD.

just thought I should be 100% sure!!

thanks
Ash
by AshM
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Head light removal
Replies: 8
Views: 1142
Great Britain

Re: Head light removal

Just to add that you prise the chrome headlamp rim off from the bottom. At 6 o'clock there is a sprung clip that holds it in place. There are then two lips at 10 and 2 that you simply lift the rim off. A thick lump of rag against the paintwork and a long screwdriver does the trick. Hope it helps. ch...