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by PeterCrespin
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Lamp alternative
Replies: 4
Views: 128
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Re: Lamp alternative

Can anyone suggest an alternative for this 6w globe? Something that gives out proper light rather than just heat? https://i.postimg.cc/Z5nQxf94/IMG-6533.jpg It's probably giving out full light, but inside a tungsten-lined globe that filters a lot of it out. At incandescent temperatures even special...
by PeterCrespin
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Where does this go??
Replies: 2
Views: 96
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Re: Where does this go??

Agreed. Not E, (unless converted to D with indicators).
by PeterCrespin
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which seal to use on sump gasket
Replies: 50
Views: 1255
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Re: Which seal to use on sump gasket

Your 4.2 should not have had a cork seal. I would not fit the seal back to front like that. 1: Flat surface tacked securely into the sump groove, with side ribs squeezing sideways on the groove wall under pressure when fitted. No chance of failing to locate in groove during sump fitment. 2: Offer up...
by PeterCrespin
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cylinder head paint
Replies: 23
Views: 976
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Re: Cylinder head paint

dxke38 wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:07 pm
I would recommend Ken & Lyn who usually frequent the Stoneleigh shows.... They are based in Buxton”
Ken & Lyn who? I lived in Buxton 14 yrs and knew of no E-type people except one guy with a white 2+2.
by PeterCrespin
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Speed Hump Scraping - Custom Exhaust
Replies: 28
Views: 1461
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Re: Speed Hump Scraping - Custom Exhaust

Glad it wasn’t an ‘opticianical’ illusion
by PeterCrespin
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Speed Hump Scraping - Custom Exhaust
Replies: 28
Views: 1461
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Re: Speed Hump Scraping - Custom Exhaust

Fan tail looks upside down with tips angled upwards? Not a bad idea but is there a side view?
by PeterCrespin
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which seal to use on sump gasket
Replies: 50
Views: 1255
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Re: Which seal to use on sump gasket

Thoughts? Part of the reason - probably the main reason - for people's different experiences and advice re sump removal is because the posters often aren't identifying which type of engine. Partial/incomplete info can be misleading. 1)The 3.8 and 4.2 cranks are very different, including the rear and...
by PeterCrespin
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: "A" Post seal retainers
Replies: 5
Views: 242
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Re: "A" Post seal retainers

My car didn't have any of these fitted, but I have some which I did intend to fit, but I'm wondering if they are absolutely necessary? Any thoughts? In hot dry climates, no. In “Hove, actually” yes. If you have (or create) two self tapped alignment holes in the currently fitted hinge and body, you ...
by PeterCrespin
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Am I overheating?
Replies: 40
Views: 1123
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Re: Am I overheating?

Also check the depth of the tank neck compared to cap height. Too short a cap in a deep neck will cause problems. There are threads here about mismatched caps & tank necks. The cap should need a good press down just to start the tabs in the neck cutouts.
by PeterCrespin
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 1st and 2nd gears locked
Replies: 8
Views: 700
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Re: 1st and 2nd gears locked

Testing when stationary is not the best check, because you can sometimes get gears jamming in a way that doesn't happen if you spin the cluster a little. Even having someone turn a back wheel with both in the air, can be enough to overcome baulking. However, you report this happening during driving,...
by PeterCrespin
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Am I overheating?
Replies: 40
Views: 1123
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Re: Am I overheating?

Expansion (overfilling) puking is just dependent on temperature increase times coefficient of expansion and will happen at whatever temp the water runs out of room, because water is not compressible. Boiling point is dependent of pressure as well as temp, so will occur earlier with the cap off. But ...
by PeterCrespin
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Am I overheating?
Replies: 40
Views: 1123
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Re: Am I overheating?

It will overflow no matter how tight the cap is if it's topped up too high and it's purely due to expansion. It'll just burp fractionally sooner if the cap is open as the hoses won't expand. If there are air pockets it could be local boiling around the combustion chambers and that would eject even t...
by PeterCrespin
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Am I overheating?
Replies: 40
Views: 1123
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Re: Am I overheating?

“I did have a bit of a disaster today when running up the engine to temperature. I was concentrating on waiting for the fan to kick in, which unfortunately it did not and the engine boiled over and emptied a large amount of water on to the floor.” What are your grounds for saying it boiled over? It ...
by PeterCrespin
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Am I overheating?
Replies: 40
Views: 1123
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Re: Am I overheating?

Classic fan rotation symptom. Aftermarket fan motor is possibly permanent magnet not series-wound, so try switching wires. Lots of air movement can still be deceptive.

Use a thermometer to cross check the gauge. Feel the top hose get hot as tstat opens.
by PeterCrespin
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cam oil bango stripped
Replies: 7
Views: 325
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Re: Cam oil bango stripped

"Steve, isn’t it time to find a new friend?...I’ve some spare aspirin if that’d help"

No good. Strychnine would do the trick...
by PeterCrespin
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cyl head repair
Replies: 11
Views: 653
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Re: Cyl head repair

Do you know the piston bodge was done by the same shop? If so, I understand your attitude. Heads are often worked on in isolation from the rest of the engine, though. If the shims on those valves were both in the normal range, it wasn't a bodged head. You don't get lucky twice on such a specialist c...
by PeterCrespin
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: New Developments In Rear Crank Sealing
Replies: 9
Views: 610
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Re: New Developments In Rear Crank Sealing

Thanks Rory. I've brought my new laptop into the workshop for the first time, and am sitting on a toolbox with two different split seal engines about thirty feet away, neither having been run yet. I have tilted the stroker with a sump full of oil and no leaks and after reading your post I may block ...
by PeterCrespin
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cyl head repair
Replies: 11
Views: 653
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Re: Cyl head repair

It's bigger than the original so is a specially made item do to the damage in the head and I'd like an opinion on what it is made of. Very unlikely to be specially made. Valve seats are consumables/replacement items selected for each job from lists like fasteners, metal stock etc. The work was done...
by PeterCrespin
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cyl head repair
Replies: 11
Views: 653
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Re: Cyl head repair

The colour of modern seats is often different from the old tech original cast iron. Instead of being concerned I would be content. The originals were good in their day and will survive unleaded reasonably well, but Stellite or similar modern seats are vastly better.
by PeterCrespin
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: A tuning question
Replies: 20
Views: 628
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Re: A tuning question

No gulp valve on my early (pre release build) UK car, in fact very little emission control at all except that built in to the carbs themselves. Correct. Air injection, gulp valve etc. was a Federal requirement only. You described your vacuum source but I was talking about the next stage. AFAIK all ...