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by AshM
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Inner sealing of Engine Frames
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Great Britain

Re: Inner sealing of Engine Frames

Thanks all - great responses as always.

I have some work to do!

cheers
Ash
by AshM
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Inner sealing of Engine Frames
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Great Britain

Inner sealing of Engine Frames

Can I validate my thinking please. Here are my beautifully painted original engine frames ready for re-fitting. Before I do I would like to apply Dynax internally. As can be seen, only some of the tubing have access holes in the end plates so I should only worry about sealing those tubes? My thinkin...
by AshM
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Koolmat 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 3000
Great Britain

Re: Koolmat 2018

Yep - thanks David. I have a new one from SNGB currently taking up space in one of our spare bedrooms with boxes and boxes and boxes of other parts. All awaiting fitting - and I am only doing from bulkhead forward! Goodness knows what you guys do who have restored the lot in one go. My fear is the w...
by AshM
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Koolmat 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 3000
Great Britain

Re: Koolmat 2018

Thanks for replies - on the case!

Cheers
Ash
by AshM
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Koolmat 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 3000
Great Britain

Re: Koolmat 2018

Jumping on this post string if I may.

I would like to line the underside of my gearbox tunnel before replacing engine to reduce heat into the car. Any recent recommendations?

thanks
Ash
by AshM
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Norman Dewis interview
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Great Britain

Re: Norman Dewis interview

Thanks for taking the time to post this Mark. I had not seen this before; loved it.

cheers
Ash
by AshM
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt User Group
Replies: 43
Views: 1386
Great Britain

Re: SNG Barratt User Group

David Jones
Angus Moss
Jeremy Bradshaw
Geoff Hughes
John Walker
Adrian Turner
Julian Cooke aka cactusman
Adrian Northcott
Steve Rundle
Ash Marston
by AshM
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt User Group
Replies: 43
Views: 1386
Great Britain

Re: SNG Barratt User Group

What a wonderful idea. I describe myself as a 'competent amateur' - I am confident in what I know and tackle and what I leave to experts. This winter whilst the engine is away for a rebuild I have taken the car back to the bulkhead and am restoring everything from there forward. SNGB always my chose...
by AshM
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: early screen washer bottle query
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Great Britain

Re: early screen washer bottle query

Yes definitely too long at 2cm. I am sure they do the job but longer than the originals.

I have sourced some exact-sized SS equivalents but they took some finding. RS components.
by AshM
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: early screen washer bottle query
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Great Britain

Re: early screen washer bottle query

Good point David.

I measured it as 5/8 in length with an external diameter of 3/8.

The screw is 10-32 thread - 1” long - 3/8AF UNF.
by AshM
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: early screen washer bottle query
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Great Britain

Re: early screen washer bottle query

Hi Pat

I see you got the dimensions from Jonathan so all good.

Just in case you need new screws they are flat headed screws 1 inch long with a thread of 10-32.

Best
Ash
by AshM
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 4.2 Brakes.
Replies: 12
Views: 499
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Re: S1 4.2 Brakes.

Here are how mine came back from Past Parts - Brake Master and Clutch Slave zinc coated. Black Powder for the Brake Servo Cylinder and the Clutch Master is alloy so cannot be coated so just sand blasted. They all look great. Best Ash https://i.postimg.cc/vHBLQbxc/UNADJUSTEDNONRAW-thumb-1c10.jpg
by AshM
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Inner mudguard brackets
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Great Britain

Re: Inner mudguard brackets

Thanks Andrew - all understood and very helpful.

Many thanks for the response.

Appreciated as always.

Ash
by AshM
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Inner mudguard brackets
Replies: 3
Views: 226
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Inner mudguard brackets

Hi all The Assembly diagrams from SNGB show mudguard brackets (marked as 13 and 18) that are not on my car. Before I re-fit my mudguards should I be using these on a 1970 FHC? Where do they attach to the frames? Any helpful pictures would be very much appreciated. thanks Ash https://i.postimg.cc/q7s...
by AshM
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: early screen washer bottle query
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Great Britain

Re: early screen washer bottle query

Hi Pat

My car is stripped back to bulkhead at the moment so have those spacers off the car.

Will pop down to the workshop tomorrow evening and get dimensions for you.

cheers
Ash
by AshM
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 4.2 Brakes.
Replies: 12
Views: 499
Great Britain

Re: S1 4.2 Brakes.

Just had all of my Brake, Clutch and Brake Servo Master Cylinders refurbished at Past Parts. Including relining the cylinders in Stainless Steel - absolutely delighted with the job. And so much better than replacing with new parts.

Just a thought...

Best
Ash
by AshM
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: re-chroming of bumpers
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Great Britain

Re: re-chroming of bumpers

Hi Bill

Had all mine chromed at Howell’s in Walsall, West Midlands last winter. Delighted with the quality of the work (including repairing a scraped overrider).

One of the good guys in the chroming world so be prepared for a wait. They will have quite a queue over the winter months.

Cheers
Ash
by AshM
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Vacuum pipe s1
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Great Britain

Re: Vacuum pipe s1

Good to hear Paul.

Apparently we have both accomplished the most difficult job on an E Type.

I hear the fuel tank comes close...

But if it was easy it wouldn’t be fun!

Best
Ash
by AshM
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Vacuum pipe s1
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Great Britain

Re: Vacuum pipe s1

Hi Paul As already stated, loads of experience of fitting these on here. I did mine last week and it went better then expected. One tip that may be helpful. I used fishing line which is very thin but strong. I threaded it through one of the holes that will take the rivets and then out of the bulkhea...
by AshM
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Happy New year!
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Great Britain

Re: Happy New year!

...and from me too!

Happy New Year all - happy motoring.

AshM