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by AshM
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Paint 'touch up'
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Great Britain

Re: Paint 'touch up'

Thanks all - as always I appreciate the responses.

Some food-for-thought with the paint removal/polish vs repainting.

cheers
Ash
by AshM
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Paint 'touch up'
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Great Britain

Re: Paint 'touch up'

Thanks Bill; very helpful. Will source some paint and give it a go.

cheers
Ash
by AshM
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Paint 'touch up'
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Great Britain

Paint 'touch up'

I was wondering if anyone has had any success in 'touching up' the black crinkle paint on their S2 dashboard? The handles on the end of my heater and choke levers are badly chipped and I am keen to improve them. Worried that it could be a very obvious touch up if I am not careful. Just wondering if ...
by AshM
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Heater box
Replies: 10
Views: 608
Great Britain

Re: Heater box

Hi Jem Firstly, a caveat - my car is a late S2 RHD FHC so it may not be the same. My cable for the ‘flap control’ comes straight out of the bulkhead behind clamp so it is in a straight line. I wonder if you have a cable which is unnecessarily long (due to its exit from the wrong hole in the bulkhead...
by AshM
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cleaning wheels
Replies: 21
Views: 780
Great Britain

Re: Cleaning wheels

+1 for MWS cleaning products - 2 stages. Wheels off a couple of times a year for proper cleaning.

Also, to save sore fingers I find wooden chopsticks very good for getting cloths between the spokes.

I always finish off with a coat of car polish; always seems to help protect them.

cheers
Ash
by AshM
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member saying hello from France
Replies: 9
Views: 1402
Great Britain

Re: New member saying hello from France

Welcome Peter You will get all the support and advice you need here - it is truly a great forum full of knowledgeable and enthusiastic owners. I did the reset of the Torsion Bars earlier this year and agree it can look a bit daunting. It is one of those jobs that actually makes more sense as you sta...
by AshM
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Front suspension creaks&clunks
Replies: 6
Views: 1221
Great Britain

Re: Front suspension creaks&clunks

Yes - I purchased same kit and all was fine.

Agree with rubber choice for suspension.

Cheers
Ash
by AshM
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Front suspension creaks&clunks
Replies: 6
Views: 1221
Great Britain

Re: Front suspension creaks&clunks

If you are stripping it all down to replace those items you list I would suggest replacing, top/bottom ball joints plus steering rack mountings/track rod ends at the same time too. Get everything to the same time point. Also, check you do not have worn sockets in wishbones. Having done the same job ...
by AshM
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine ‘Popping’ on overrun
Replies: 6
Views: 1264
Great Britain

Re: Engine ‘Popping’ on overrun

Thanks all for the responses. Appreciated as always.

Will make checks based on ideas.

Paul, your reply made me think. The car is now running with a new ClassicFabs SS exhaust system and I wonder if that is giving me different noises to what I have been used to?

Thanks again.

Ash
by AshM
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine ‘Popping’ on overrun
Replies: 6
Views: 1264
Great Britain

Engine ‘Popping’ on overrun

So my car is back on the road after an engine rebuild. Delighted, going really nicely and done about 800 miles so far. It’s a frustration not to give it some stick as it is keen to run. It’s also lovey and quiet and gives the impression of a ‘balanced and calm’ engine at tickover (that may make me s...
by AshM
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Engine frame and picture frame bolt diagram
Replies: 18
Views: 2003
Great Britain

Re: Engine frame and picture frame bolt diagram

Will do - thanks Steve.
by AshM
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Engine frame and picture frame bolt diagram
Replies: 18
Views: 2003
Great Britain

Re: Engine frame and picture frame bolt diagram

Happy to forward them on if you think they may be useful - how do I 'submit to the knowledge base'?

cheers
Ash
by AshM
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Subframe mountings (shims??)
Replies: 7
Views: 1421
Great Britain

Re: Subframe mountings (shims??)

I agree with John. When I dropped the IRS off my car (first time off since factory fitted) I had three shims on one side of the bracket and one on the other and then a different combination on the other side of the car. So I don't think there is a single standard for the shims - it will be a bit of ...
by AshM
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Engine frame and picture frame bolt diagram
Replies: 18
Views: 2003
Great Britain

Re: Engine frame and picture frame bolt diagram

Very good points John / Peter.

I put washers behind the bolt head and before the nylocs so that could have been the reason I had to change a few. But it was only 4 or 5 if I remember correctly.

Richard - email sent with my notes and charts attached.

Ash
by AshM
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil leak after a run
Replies: 15
Views: 1396
Great Britain

Re: Oil leak after a run

Angus has the best one. Different diameter for each end and supplied slightly over-length so you cut it to fit perfectly.
by AshM
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Covering for instruments panel
Replies: 9
Views: 1418
Great Britain

Re: Covering for instruments panel

I am with Robbie on this.

That’s a real shame to replace. A few hours at the bench and that could look absolutely superb.

But, as my late father would say to appease dinner table rows... “It wouldn’t do if we were all the same”
by AshM
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Engine frame and picture frame bolt diagram
Replies: 18
Views: 2003
Great Britain

Re: Engine frame and picture frame bolt diagram

Delighted to.

PM me your email address.
by AshM
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Engine frame and picture frame bolt diagram
Replies: 18
Views: 2003
Great Britain

Re: Engine frame and picture frame bolt diagram

Hi Richard I did this job on my S2 earlier in the year. As a start point I purchased a bolt/washer/nut set from SNGB which was 95% okay. I had to add a lot of additional washers which were not supplied and when the job was finished I specifically replaced a small number that were either showing too ...
by AshM
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Car jacking
Replies: 40
Views: 5714
Great Britain

Re: Car jacking

+1 for David's recommendation. I carry a S2 version (no ears on my spinners) along with a large, extendable socket bar, permanently fitted with the pre-requisite 38mm socket.

Works a treat and no risk to metalwork.
by AshM
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Cooling Fan Relay location
Replies: 11
Views: 1735
Great Britain

Re: Cooling Fan Relay location

Thanks for that Tom. Very interesting. I will have to reposition mine.

I am missing the fan motor plastic covers too.

It never ends!!

Cheers
Ash