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by PeterCrespin
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Daddy, Daddy, What did YOU do in The Covid War ?
Replies: 27
Views: 916
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Re: Daddy, Daddy, What did YOU do in The Covid War ?

Durango2k wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:00 pm
What did I do ?

I worked as a rear gunner on a toilet paper transport lorry....ratttaaatatatatttaaatatat....

Carsten
:bigrin: :bigrin:
by PeterCrespin
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-type parts
Replies: 11
Views: 339
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Re: E-type parts

Too shiny :bigrin:

The only bit that shiny in Lechwurth is the invoice ‘PRINT’ key. In Angus’s defence, he supports charity and gives food and shelter to the needy. I’ve often been given Bed & Bacon buttie and been encouraged to use the shower...
by PeterCrespin
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-type parts
Replies: 11
Views: 339
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Re: E-type parts

TBH I thought Marcel was talking about Moss Jaguar the new name for XKs Unlimited, not our beloved Squadron Leader. I wouldn’t knowingly have undersold Letchworth’s answer to Douglas Bader... I also wouldn’t have answered in my (rusty) native Flemish if I hadn’t seen Marcel’s Dutch surname. As for t...
by PeterCrespin
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Daddy, Daddy, What did YOU do in The Covid War ?
Replies: 27
Views: 916
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Re: Daddy, Daddy, What did YOU do in The Covid War ?

Touch of negative camber on the right side there, or are you contemplating ('plating' geddit?) high-speed towing? Somehow, I experience cognitive dissonance associating you with anything slow or average... No wonder France suits you. As for tilting, the Italians beat you to it with the Pendolino :sa...
by PeterCrespin
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Final T5 jigsaw piece
Replies: 7
Views: 240
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Re: Final T5 jigsaw piece

As Steve said, the T5 adapter plate can (and often does) foul the standard release fork before the end of its stroke. This happens most often with T5 conversions because that box is so wide in the upper front area where the top bolts attach. It's a PITA to rasp away the alloy plate to make a notch i...
by PeterCrespin
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-type parts
Replies: 11
Views: 339
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Re: E-type parts

Dag Marcel. Het is waarschijnlijk makkelijker om het C15949 onderdeel bij uw in Nederland te kopen van SNG Barratt. Darom hebben ze daar een winkel.....!

Goede kans.
Piet
by PeterCrespin
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8
Replies: 30
Views: 861
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Re: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8

This has been (continues to be) an interesting thread in terms of decision-making and other aspects that relate to market making, medical diagnosis, trouble-shooting in general and even relationships. Since we're all stuck indoors, it might be worth a sideways look. The title of the thread says wher...
by PeterCrespin
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8
Replies: 30
Views: 861
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Re: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8

What happened when you ran it with the resistor plugs?

I doubt it's the fuel gone stale in a new tank after only six months in a dry garage, in a temperate climate, especially since the car starts and runs.
by PeterCrespin
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can we go for a drive??
Replies: 38
Views: 1216
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Re: Can we go for a drive??

It's interesting - and a very common plot line - how an unusual but shared stimulus brings out a range of reactions reflecting a wide spectrum of character traits. There's an 'enemy' threatening our comfortable way of life. Because such struggles are a recurring theme in history we have organized ou...
by PeterCrespin
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front Crank Seal Fitting Tips Please
Replies: 60
Views: 8753
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Re: Front Crank Seal Fitting Tips Please

“... all I can imagine is that the new (slightly longer) seal track is forcing the oil slinger onto the timing chain.” Doesn’t make sense, sorry. The slinger sits against the sprocket no matter what length of spacer you use. So the noise cannot have been a change in distance between chain and a sli...
by PeterCrespin
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 59 years
Replies: 20
Views: 1234
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Re: 59 years

Bruggen glacier, Chilean Fijords: https://i.postimg.cc/RVXBb2bb/P1300829.jpg Give Jill my love David. Nottinghamshire’s answer to Susan Sarandon. Most E-type wives just have to put up with hubby in the garage the whole time. Jill has to watch you down in the garden every Saturday pruning the next w...
by PeterCrespin
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Spinners stuck and wheels stuck on!
Replies: 71
Views: 2898
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Re: Spinners stuck and wheels stuck on!

I assumed Johnny was talking about touching the inside of the rim, not the hub?
by PeterCrespin
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Daddy, Daddy, What did YOU do in The Covid War ?
Replies: 27
Views: 916
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Re: Daddy, Daddy, What did YOU do in The Covid War ?

Well Rory its a Norton Featherbed frame - sorry Barrie Maybe but when did you last see a water cooled, 2 stroke twin mounted in one?? :scratchheadyellow: :lol: Around 1978 at Freddy Marriott ‘s shop in Birkenhead. The McCandless featherbed begat the Seeley, which begat the Spondon which begat the S...
by PeterCrespin
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Balance Link Springs
Replies: 13
Views: 1364
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Re: Balance Link Springs

Perfectly beveled jig corners - weep! Mine aren’t that nice when I’m framing a picture.

I suppose you’re good looking and excel at sports as well?
by PeterCrespin
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Daddy, Daddy, What did YOU do in The Covid War ?
Replies: 27
Views: 916
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Re: Daddy, Daddy, What did YOU do in The Covid War ?

rfs1957 wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:56 pm
Someone was asking for Covid-activity news.

Remember, we've been on shut-down for longer than the UK

You can have a different teaser every day, while this lasts ...............
So this is your pneumatic Dolly project: Part one. not to be confused with a rumoured pneumatic Dolly Parton project?
by PeterCrespin
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8
Replies: 30
Views: 861
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Re: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8

I don't count myself an electronics expert by any means, but I have fairly often used electronic ignition since the Boyer-Bransden modules came out for British twins in the late 1960s. It is my experience, FWIW, that apart from iffy voltage supply and/or heavy RF 'noise' affecting things, it is in t...
by PeterCrespin
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: General Handling S2
Replies: 16
Views: 702
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Re: General Handling S2

Hello Everyone I am throwing this one out for any thoughts people might have. My problem is that I have absolutely no confidence in the handling. My daily driver is a 530d M Sport BMW, which has unbelieveable performance and handling...... In a straight line it's great, but it breaks away very easi...
by PeterCrespin
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: E-type Tinder
Replies: 24
Views: 829
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Re: E-type Tinder

For judder check the engine and rear transmission mounts. Try starting in second to see if there’s any difference. A good V12 can go from 0-150 in top gear, as salespeople in the 1970s would gleefully demonstrate, given the right road...
by PeterCrespin
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 Getrag 265 bellhousing
Replies: 23
Views: 756
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Re: V12 Getrag 265 bellhousing

The home made linkage may not be the best, I saw the guy selling linkages at Stoneleigh years ago, but he had sold out and it was my last visit before emigrating. My linkage was made from scrap pieces of metal, ….much cheaper than finding an original manual, remember I was converting from auto. Any...