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by PeterCrespin
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: ride height
Replies: 16
Views: 774
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Re: ride heigh

Thanks. Para 2 was the new bit I was after. Mine's a flat airbox (i.e. thermostatic vacuum valve) but no vac capsule. Somewhere in my mind I associate NOx with high burn temps, which I haven't quite reconciled as being cured by raising exh temp via retarding timing. It'll do for me though, until/unl...
by PeterCrespin
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: ride height
Replies: 16
Views: 774
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Re: ride height

Fair enough Tom. Mine has a thermostatic valve but it’s to do with the hot air blend apparatus. There are also different vacuum take-off points on the varied S2 emissions systems. Any chance you could clarify how and when 6 cyl vac retard works? Is it different in principle from the S3 if it operate...
by PeterCrespin
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: ride height
Replies: 16
Views: 774
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Re: ride height

"...it’s more to minimise performance loss whilst still being able to pass the emission test." "...Am I correct in thinking that the vacuum capsule retards the ignition when cruising on small throttle openings leading to more efficient burning of the fuel ?" No, and no, sorry. Vac retard has nothing...
by PeterCrespin
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Over frame manifolds / headers
Replies: 3
Views: 362
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Re: Over frame manifolds / headers

Sort of, but you can literally ‘tune’ pipes like an instrument and even use them to ‘backfill’ a dip in the torque curve lower down. Besides which, circuit racing is different from off road racing, which is different from trials and from from road use etc. My experience is with ikees but the princip...
by PeterCrespin
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Over frame manifolds / headers
Replies: 3
Views: 362
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Re: Over frame manifolds / headers

I have over-the-frame headers on the D but the block only came back from sleeving the other day. They are standard parts so I assume Jag did their sums and they'll work OK with Webers and cams. Mostly the benefit comes at a given rev point, chosen by designing the length and diameter of the primary ...
by PeterCrespin
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Purpose of rear aluminium plate on S2 & S3 models?
Replies: 2
Views: 217
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Re: Purpose of rear aluminium plate on S2 & S3 models?

The plinth is stainless, not alloy, and is for looks to cover unstyled bodywork needed when they switched to different and safer federally- mandated lamps. The S3 lamps are recessed into the deeper boot compartment needed for the bigger tank. There is no space or need for chrome side pieces (often c...
by PeterCrespin
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: C15168 Early steering wheel rim wood.
Replies: 14
Views: 1082
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Re: C15168 Early steering wheel rim wood.

Have you got me mixed up with someone else Barry? I didn’t mention wood finish and I'm not looking for a wheel. I was just adding to David’s comments on white woods.

I will never look at railway sleepers quite the same way again :-)

Pete
by PeterCrespin
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: A materials question
Replies: 7
Views: 1026
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Re: A materials question

Am I the only one who always sand stuff like this wet? And I mean drenched. Option A: Avoid dust but risk collapse from not breathing for a while (which is self-correcting when you faint). Option B: Risk not breathing permanently by taking your Black & Decker into the shower (which might take your ...
by PeterCrespin
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: A materials question
Replies: 7
Views: 1026
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Re: A materials question

There was asbestos in exhaust downpipe fire rings, albeit encased in metal and rope seal too. Neither apply today. So no asbestos/mesothelioma risk, but chopped strand glassfibre 'may' still be a silicosis hazard once turned into breathable powder in the same way as mineral/silicate dust is for sand...
by PeterCrespin
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Top Radiator Hose
Replies: 10
Views: 900
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Re: Top Radiator Hose

Thank you for posting the outcome and validating it for future readers.
by PeterCrespin
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: C15168 Early steering wheel rim wood.
Replies: 14
Views: 1082
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Re: C15168 Early steering wheel rim wood.

As far as I can see their D-Type wheel is beech but not laminated. If I wasn’t in Chesterfield instead of Maryland I’d nip out to the shop and try a closeup pic David. It certainly looks the typical blonde beech colour but is built up of many regular layers about a millimeter thick, or maybe 1.5-2 ...
by PeterCrespin
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 2+2 Door rubbers
Replies: 1
Views: 199
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Re: 2+2 Door rubbers

Run a thin bead of adhesive in/near the side of the channel that is least visible (i.e. the side away from the aperture edge and nearest the bodywork). Grip the tubular seal body and fit the relevant side of the ‘foot’ into the channel and hold it with ready-torn strips of masking tape while the glu...
by PeterCrespin
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newspaper report E type in crash
Replies: 6
Views: 551
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Re: Newspaper report E type in crash

Four women in the E-type! Know the road well and am in Derbyshire today.
by PeterCrespin
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Crankshaft Pulley
Replies: 10
Views: 401
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Re: Crankshaft Pulley

Can't you take your belt to a drive specialist and ask for a fatter version? It may ride a little high if the other pulley is now too narrow, but at least it should work?
by PeterCrespin
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 191
Views: 25775
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Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

“The term has been around since the first week of the first Stromberg.” Aha! A bold claim, Jeff, but how to back it up? Aye, there’s the rub.[(c) W. Shakespeare]. We’re almost into handbags-at-dawn territory....LOL As the sad git who until now thought he’d invented something mildly amusing, it’ll ta...
by PeterCrespin
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Aluminium under dash panels change date
Replies: 9
Views: 547
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Re: Aluminium under dash panels change date

My S3 and al my S1.(/S2s had millboard panels. Of the S1s, some bad Rexine-covered alloy and several had lost their panels. My April 66 2+2 came with alloy each side of the column but I can’t prove they were original. The 2+2 under-dash area was substantially different from SWB cars and they used a ...
by PeterCrespin
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gear box oil
Replies: 21
Views: 1097
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Re: Gear box oil

I never ship with the stick attached. Have seen two top covers snapped off by rough handling. Agree on Redline and also found Castrol synthetic gave a noticeably smooth change.
by PeterCrespin
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: sticky engine valve
Replies: 6
Views: 552
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Re: sticky engine valve

Congrats on noticing something wrong. A V12 running on 11 is very easy to ‘miss’. Even running on ten is not that obvious. Doing a compression test on a Series 3 is not trivial, and at best will only give you an indication of a problem rather than pin point its cause. For the same amount of work a l...
by PeterCrespin
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: C15168 Early steering wheel rim wood.
Replies: 14
Views: 1082
United States of America

Re: C15168 Early steering wheel rim wood.

Moto Lita still make very pale laminated D-type wheels. No idea what wood, but it ain’t mahogany. Presumably they’d replace a very early rim for a price?
by PeterCrespin
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Window height adjustment
Replies: 12
Views: 737
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Re: Window height adjustment

ralphr1780 wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:25 am
Indeed... but only if you fit it on the opposite side of the slide channel. :mrgreen:
Voila! Who needs Hercule Poirot when we have our own Ralph!