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by AshM
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch master cylinder push rod length
Replies: 13
Views: 234
Great Britain

Re: Clutch master cylinder push rod length

That’s a great call Steve!

Grant, do you have the spacer that sits between pedal box and clutch master cylinder.

Zoom in on my photo and you will see it.

Cheers
Ash
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by AshM
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Height to bonnet hinge point
Replies: 3
Views: 105
Great Britain

Re: Height to bonnet hinge point

Thanks both.

I just wanted to get some idea of what height my frame needs to be sitting at if I am going to get the bonnet on.

That gives me a ballpark which is all I need.

Appreciate the feedback.

Cheers
Ash
by AshM
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Height to bonnet hinge point
Replies: 3
Views: 105
Great Britain

Height to bonnet hinge point

Could someone do me a favour and measure the distance from the floor to the point on the front frame where the bonnet hinge is attached. My front suspension is all re-fitted but not setup accurately. I was hoping to get it back as-is to the engine builder to setup all of the front end geometry profe...
by AshM
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch master cylinder push rod length
Replies: 13
Views: 234
Great Britain

Re: Clutch master cylinder push rod length

Hey, it wouldn’t be fun if it was easy. 😂 But some satisfying achievements there Grant and every job you do you increase your knowledge of your car. That’s what I love about working on mine. Every task gives me more knowledge, greater understanding and I can visualise how things go together and work...
by AshM
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch master cylinder push rod length
Replies: 13
Views: 234
Great Britain

Re: Clutch master cylinder push rod length

Hi Grant I think it would be a pretty difficult job to replace that spring without the pedal box on the bench. Without any connection to master cylinders these internal springs will return the pedals back to their resting position. If you need any other photos let me know - I have collated a lot ove...
by AshM
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch master cylinder push rod length
Replies: 13
Views: 234
Great Britain

Re: Clutch master cylinder push rod length

Hi Grant Mine is much closer to the length of the old one. The spring looks like the one that sits within the pedal box to aid with pedal return. Here are a couple of pictures that may help. Sorry they are such a mess - they are the ‘before’ pictures. Cheers Ash https://i.postimg.cc/7L4jxMVm/74-AAB4...
by AshM
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Air in the brakes ?? Series 3 E-type
Replies: 13
Views: 367
Great Britain

Re: Air in the brakes ?? Series 3 E-type

Having restored all braking components over the winter (plus new callipers) I have a completely 'dry' front end to bleed. Hence my research on here to pick up as many tips as possible before I start. Stuart - in this string of posts you reference bleeding the master cylinders BEFORE connecting the p...
by AshM
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RIP Norman Dewis
Replies: 12
Views: 638
Great Britain

Re: RIP Norman Dewis

Very sad news. He will not achieve his dream of 100 at 100.

Modern times use the term ‘legend’ far too often. But in this instance we have truly lost a legend.

RIP Norman.
by AshM
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wiring query
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Great Britain

Wiring query

A quick wiring question if I may. As background I have fitted new engine looms (AutoSparks). Obviously these come into the car and connect to various points behind the dash. All fine with the new connectivity but I have discovered a spurious original wire that I am not sure whether it has always bee...
by AshM
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Drive belt part numbers
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Great Britain

Re: Drive belt part numbers

Andy

Just a follow up note - belts arrived and both fitted a treat. Plus a spare of each in the boot.

Thanks for advice.

cheers
Ash
by AshM
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wiring tests
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Great Britain

Re: Wiring tests

Thanks for the feedback; all very helpful.

Much appreciated as always.

cheers
Ash
by AshM
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wiring tests
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Great Britain

Re: Wiring tests

Thanks Simon.

I have found these neat fuse holders that are attached to the positive terminal of the battery. I don’t want to turn the car over (the engine builder won’t let me 😉) just try all of the circuits with ignition on.

So 15amp would do then?

Cheers
Ash
by AshM
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wiring tests
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Great Britain

Wiring tests

Having replaced the engine looms as part of my winter refurb I am keen to add a fuse at the battery for some extra security for the first switch-on.

What amp rating should I use in this fuse please?

thanks
Ash
by AshM
Fri May 31, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt User Group
Replies: 85
Views: 4439
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Re: SNG Barratt User Group

Thank you for a very informative and interesting day Julian. To make your senior team available to us for the best part of a day was very generous and demonstrates the importance you are placing on the quality side of your organisation. You deserve your success. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour too. Fi...
by AshM
Wed May 29, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt User Group
Replies: 85
Views: 4439
Great Britain

Re: SNG Barratt User Group

Sorry you cannot make it Christopher and best wishes to your wife.
by AshM
Fri May 24, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Drive belt part numbers
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Great Britain

Re: Drive belt part numbers

That’s great Andy - will get those ordered today. Absolutely perfect timing as ready to put alternator, etc back on very soon. Thanks for taking the time to respond. As always, greatly appreciated. Cheers Ash https://i.postimg.cc/R0VKrz7R/1-AE9-A8-D7-815-F-4003-A7-E3-88047343-CA7-E.jpg https://i.pos...
by AshM
Thu May 23, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Member Banned from forum
Replies: 16
Views: 1073
Great Britain

Re: Member Banned from forum

Never nice to read but I have to agree that his tone and attitude stood out from the norm. I was only chatting with Angus last week as to how unique this forum is in its balance of knowledge, challenge and a bit of fun too. As always, thanks to the moderators for your time and commitment. It is trul...
by AshM
Wed May 15, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Problems fitting courtesy light switches
Replies: 19
Views: 1009
Great Britain

Re: Problems fitting courtesy light switches

Simon

Your advice worked a treat - no need for a post deletion.

Thanks
Ash
by AshM
Mon May 13, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Parts - Same part? 25% more!
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Great Britain

Re: Parts - Same part? 25% more!

John Have you considered having your original parts restored? As others have said, original parts are generally superior to replacement. I have had all of my brake and clutch master cylinders refurbished at 'Past Parts' during the winter and am delighted with the results. They re-line the cylinders ...
by AshM
Mon May 13, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Drive belt part numbers
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Great Britain

Re: Drive belt part numbers

Andy

Interested in this post as have had similar challenges in trying to fit replacement belts.

Let us know what you order and if they fit okay please.

thanks
Ash