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by AshM
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Electrics
Replies: 18
Views: 629
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Re: Electrics

I have a facility to print off the colour wiring diagrams from the knowledge section. Any size right up to A0. A number of forum members have taken me up on my offer and they always seem pleased. No charge. It’s my small way of giving something back. PM me if interested with your address. Cheers Ash...
by AshM
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Heater hose C18987, diameter fitting adapter C17421
Replies: 9
Views: 677
Great Britain

Re: Heater hose C18987, diameter fitting adapter C17421

Another thumbs up for the Fosseway silicon hose kit. Love all of their stuff and the hose kit is no exception.

I agree that a bit of trimming is required on the smaller bore hoses. I like that so you can get the precise tension on each hose.

But another strong recommendation from me.

Cheers
Ash
by AshM
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Boot board dimensions
Replies: 13
Views: 565
Great Britain

Re: Boot board dimensions

Lovely job Andy - looking forward to seeing your car at an event one day.

cheers
Ash
by AshM
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: THE GREAT DRIVE BELT MYSTERY - AGAIN
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Great Britain

Re: THE GREAT DRIVE BELT MYSTERY - AGAIN

Andy kindly posted his picture above when I had the same measurement challenge that everyone is discussing here. Purchased those exact belts (plus two spares for the boot) and they are a perfect fit. And the photo is printed in my notebook for future reference... But no a/c - just standard S2 FHC. c...
by AshM
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: BEST ENGINE OIL!!
Replies: 24
Views: 984
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Re: BEST ENGINE OIL!!

:thankyouyellow:
by AshM
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: BEST ENGINE OIL!!
Replies: 24
Views: 984
Great Britain

Re: BEST ENGINE OIL!!

This is a very interesting topic and I respect there is an element of personal preference.

Just checking that my choice is okay?

Penrite Classic? I change my oil and filter every 2,000 miles.

Would value views.


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by AshM
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Moss
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Great Britain

Re: Moss

Echoing the sentiments Angus.

Delighted you are back ‘up and running’ - always a delight to follow your work. You deserve your success.

Hopefully some work for me next year.

Best
Ash
by AshM
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Radiator fluid change.
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Great Britain

Re: Radiator fluid change.

Thanks Tom.

I will add the tap next time I change the fluid.

Appreciate the feedback.

Cheers
Ash
by AshM
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Radiator fluid change.
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Great Britain

Re: Radiator fluid change.

May I ask a supplementary question to this post? During some work a year or so ago I was sent an incorrect radiator drain tap. It was too big for my radiator and visually looks like it would fit in the position that Tom references; under the exhaust manifold. As a late S2 I know it was not fitted as...
by AshM
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: New Member ..LHD to RHD conversion.
Replies: 11
Views: 960
Great Britain

Re: New Member ..LHD to RHD conversion.

Phil I did a 'bulkhead forward' restoration of my S2 (original RHD) last year so have many photographs that will be useful. Happy to sort out a transfer through Google drive share or send you a USB Stick. PM me if it's of interest. Delighted to help. cheers Ash https://i.postimg.cc/QNp1g2Tf/BDAADA86...
by AshM
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine hoist load leveller
Replies: 43
Views: 1835
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Re: Engine hoist load leveller

That’s the thing about Rory’s projects.

I always end up thinking “why the hell have I put up with that over the decades...”.

:banghead: :thankyouyellow:
by AshM
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Building an Engine Test Bed
Replies: 14
Views: 747
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Re: Building an Engine Test Bed

Brilliant work Rory - your projects do make me smile.

How long before there is an 'engine running frame kit' available from SNGB! :bigrin:

Keep us informed of progress.

Best
Ash
by AshM
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine hoist load leveller
Replies: 43
Views: 1835
Great Britain

Re: Engine hoist load leveller

Hi Rory A method which worked a treat for me was to fit the engine frames first and then position the engine fully in place but an inch above the engine mounts. Lower the engine from above with hoist at an angle but no picture frame makes it easy to get it into position. Used a scissor jack under th...
by AshM
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Magazine Article
Replies: 11
Views: 1008
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Re: Forum Magazine Article

Simon, Of all of the classic car forums I have experienced this is unique. Why? - there is not a job that has not been done by someone and they are genuinely happy to share - a forum member will happily take the most ridiculous (and often uncomfortable to access) photograph to help your job along - ...
by AshM
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member but not new E owner in Leics England
Replies: 6
Views: 2362
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Re: New member but not new E owner in Leics England

Welcome Andy My 1970 FHC S2 is also an Attwoods Wolverhampton car. My mother purchased it as the second owner in 1973 and it’s been in the family ever since. A slightly easier history to trace! 😉 Good to see you’ve finally joined. As you know through following the site a very knowledgable and friend...
by AshM
Wed May 27, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Spinners stuck and wheels stuck on!
Replies: 81
Views: 5278
Great Britain

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: 81
Views: 5278
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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: 486
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: 861
Great Britain

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: 861
Great Britain

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