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by AshM
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Engine back...
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Great Britain

Re: Engine back...

Of course. It was CBR Classic Restorations based in Cheslyn Hay, West Midlands. I got to know Andy (Waters), the proprietor, at the E Type Club round Britain event last year. He was the back up mechanic. Knowledgeable and down-to-earth. My sort of guy so he got the job. The engine was in a much bigg...
by AshM
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Windscreen motor refurb
Replies: 6
Views: 117
Great Britain

Re: Windscreen motor refurb

Hi Harvey

Just another recommendation for your list. I had my S2 wiper motor restored earlier this year by Robson & Francis Rewinds Ltd. Based in London. Old school.

Delighted with results.

Regards
Ash
by AshM
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Engine back...
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Great Britain

Re: Engine back...

Just a further thought.

I am not, in any way, interested in a concours car but having spent so much time and money on my engine bay it would be nice to have some of the main factory-fitted decals added.

Is there a data source for what decal goes where on a late S2 engine?

Thanks
Ash
by AshM
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Engine back...
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Great Britain

Engine back...

Picked this lump up at the weekend. Delighted.

Long Easter weekend to drop it back in. Happy days.


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by AshM
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Before and after
Replies: 17
Views: 619
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Re: Before and after

:lol:
by AshM
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Before and after
Replies: 17
Views: 619
Great Britain

Re: Before and after

Thanks all - some tips to try there!

Cheers
Ash
by AshM
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Before and after
Replies: 17
Views: 619
Great Britain

Re: Before and after

An amusing stream. I love the way this forum goes from deeply detailed technical opinion to banter on wheel cleaning. But the tyre dressing comment made me think. Does anyone have any magic tips for tyres? As a self-declared weirdo who loves an hour on a wheel clean I am never able to compliment it ...
by AshM
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sump Size
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Great Britain

Re: Sump Size

Perfect. Many thanks Steve.

Your service to this forum is very much appreciated.

cheers
Ash
by AshM
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sump Size
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Great Britain

Sump Size

Can anyone give me the width / length of the sump base (4.2) please.

Nothing too precise - just want to put an equivalent-sized wooden top onto my scissor lift. Preparing for engine return / refitting.

thanks
Ash
by AshM
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Where do those alloy shields go ?
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Great Britain

Re: Where do those alloy shields go ?

Carsten My brackets and alloy plates are all off the car whilst I restore the front end awaiting the engine back. I have a large collection of photographs of the bracket positioning for the torsion bar protection plates plus the ‘floors’ too. Also loads of notes on where each bracket goes. Happy to ...
by AshM
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wire Wheel Spanner
Replies: 26
Views: 1002
Great Britain

Re: Wire Wheel Spanner

Thanks Steve.

Goodness that was quite a read! A lot more than a torque setting value.

Cheers
Ash
by AshM
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wire Wheel Spanner
Replies: 26
Views: 1002
Great Britain

Re: Wire Wheel Spanner

Thanks for starting this thread Simon - mine arrived from Lionel today and I am delighted with it.

Does anyone know what torque setting I should use to tighten my wheels using the spinner please?

regards
Ash
by AshM
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Open Day April 2019
Replies: 74
Views: 4104
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Re: Open Day April 2019

Very jealous of you all but being Easter weekend I just could not get away. Would have good to see Angus's setup; it has such a great reputation and to put some faces to names from on here too. Hopefully meet some of you at the SNGB event at the end of May. Was wondering if anyone going to the CBR C...
by AshM
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bad day for Jaguars
Replies: 17
Views: 878
Great Britain

Re: Bad day for Jaguars

100% agree Jeremy.

Wise words from Angus as always.
by AshM
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wire Wheel Spanner
Replies: 26
Views: 1002
Great Britain

Re: Wire Wheel Spanner

Let us know how you get on Simon. Keen to get a similar tool if they are still available.

I hate the mallet (don’t ask me why!).

Cheers
Ash
by AshM
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Accelerator pedal - play in shaft
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Great Britain

Re: Accelerator pedal - play in shaft

:salute:
by AshM
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Accelerator pedal - play in shaft
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Great Britain

Re: Accelerator pedal - play in shaft

Thanks all - have found the missing spacer and it’s on order from SNGB.

As discussed, will also need to change that nut too now.

Appreciate the advice.

Cheers
Ash
by AshM
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Accelerator pedal - play in shaft
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Great Britain

Re: Accelerator pedal - play in shaft

Perfect Robbie - I am definitely missing that spacer.

Many thanks for taking the time to send me the photographs.

cheers
Ash
by AshM
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Accelerator pedal - play in shaft
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Great Britain

Accelerator pedal - play in shaft

Having refitted the accelerator pedal / pedal box I have considerable lateral play across the mounting shaft. The photo below shows the size of the gap between the outer edge of the pedal box and the linkage lever. It's not a safety issue as the shaft cannot come undone but the play is more than I w...
by AshM
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wiring into / out of Tach.
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Great Britain

Re: Wiring into / out of Tach.

Thanks for all of the replies. The conversations with Autosparks have been a little strange as they are insisting my male plug is not standard. It is 100% original. Prior to this winter’s work the wiring of the car has never been touched. They are obsessed with the plug issue whereas actually the qu...