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by PeterCrespin
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Overdrive in 2+2
Replies: 26
Views: 6727
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Re: Overdrive in 2+2

"It does rather confirm what we all know in that there is no such thing as a standard car. The factory just used whatever was to hand and if it didn’t fit they made it fit. " I don't know that, and common sense (as well as meticulous car-by-car factory records) suggest it is highly unlikely to be an...
by PeterCrespin
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Competition front brakes
Replies: 9
Views: 901
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Re: Competition front brakes

However, despite the FIA seemingly allowing the 12 1/8 inche discs they are not correct for a LWE. When these larger discs are used you can't use the LWE/Long Nose D pad retaining bridge piece as it fouls the inside of the rim on 15" wheels, you might be ok with 16's. You also can't use the quick r...
by PeterCrespin
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dishonest, Incompetent, Feckless ? You choose.
Replies: 40
Views: 3712
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Re: Dishonest, Incompetent, Feckless ? You choose.

I'd be careful about spreading this matter more widely in the public domain. The more viewers you generate, the heavier Madame Guillotine way rest upon your neck, should their legal insurance outspend yours. Of course, you could try a 'neutral' video and then roll the credits to include a deniable '...
by PeterCrespin
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Open Day April 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 412
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Re: Open Day April 2019

I may have to arrange a family visit to coincide with this event. I'll tell the grandchildren I came to see them, when really it's because I could smell bacon butties across the Atlantic. David Jones Richard Hartfall Steve Hook (mgcjag) Steve&Jo (TheDampMan) Jonathan John (johnetype) Julian aka cact...
by PeterCrespin
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Competition front brakes
Replies: 9
Views: 901
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Re: Competition front brakes

They were first used on the works long nose D-Types as the pads are like moderns and were far quicker to change during Le Mans type endurance events than the 6 pucks of the standard caliper. This all suits me, as even expensive Mk IX brakes are far cheaper than the correct 6 pots used on all other D...
by PeterCrespin
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Compression test results - advice?
Replies: 10
Views: 243
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Re: Compression test results - advice?

malcolm wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:50 am
OK, thanks Christopher. Seems spot on, checking it against sat nav speed.
That's an interesting concept - checking the tach against satellite data. Useful when you miss a gear and the revs go stratospheric I suppose :-)
by PeterCrespin
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Overdrive in 2+2
Replies: 26
Views: 6727
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Re: Overdrive in 2+2

...he did not have to cut or weld anything for the new o/d box to fit......however the speedo drive did touch the tunnel so he used a ball pin hammer to slighty indent the tunnel so it didnt touch......this conflicts re the cut and weld mentioned by Angus above....this could be due to all compact o...
by PeterCrespin
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: E type reaction plate
Replies: 32
Views: 860
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Re: E type reaction plate

I come here for the expertise which is evident, not to be insulted.... I respect Peters' and your experience but tell you categorically this engine/box removal/replacement method is perfectly feasible... OK Jerry, fair comment, albeit I was directing my exasperation at the risk/benefit and the conc...
by PeterCrespin
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Built by Many
Replies: 59
Views: 3508
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Re: Built by Many

“Interesting video. ..... credit all the others we know were part of the team...Walter Hassan, Malcolm Sayer, Sir William Lyons, Norman Dewis and even the mysterious Mr Whitaker to name but a few.” Don’t forget American Bob Bates, who doodled the coupe shape out of welding rod over a prototype body....
by PeterCrespin
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Possible server issue
Replies: 4
Views: 162
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Re: Possible server issue

Can confirm all is well in Maryland, despite the electrons having to travel on the wrong side of the wire over here.
by PeterCrespin
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: SU carbs -riddle me this?
Replies: 1
Views: 217
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Re: SU carbs -riddle me this?

The three carbs cannot casually be swapped because they are significantly different and would not go back on and hook up fully in the wrong position. Even the rear and centre float bowls on their own do not interchange, because the fuel inlets are handed. The float bowl lid screws and their attached...
by PeterCrespin
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DVLA problems
Replies: 9
Views: 369
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Re: DVLA problems

Perhaps someone could explain the difference between an S1 4.2 registered in 1965 and the same model registered between Jan and Jul 1967? If the number plates were covered up how would you tell them apart or confuse them in a way that would “greatly devalue” the earlier car? Has anyone ever looked a...
by PeterCrespin
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: E type reaction plate
Replies: 32
Views: 860
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Re: E type reaction plate

Well, honestly...I was going to say ‘load of bo****ks’ but didn’t want to sound like Angus commenting on my latest get-rich-quick scheme! :bigrin: Like many of us, I’ve got one of those ‘adjustable tilting slings’ but they don’t get round this issue. The reaction plate sandwiched deeply and unavoida...
by PeterCrespin
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: DVLA problems
Replies: 9
Views: 369
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Re: DVLA problems

Wow. They give you a reg and the ‘problem’ is you’d like a suffix two letters earlier. DVLA problems can be a lot worse. I doubt they’d give registration without a title?
by PeterCrespin
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: E type reaction plate
Replies: 32
Views: 860
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Re: E type reaction plate

I've no doubt that makes it easier but the engine/gearbox can be removed and replaced with it in place. This can only be done by tilting the back of the engine/gearbox down quite steeply so one of those adjustable tilting slings is needed. What a load of tosh. You’ll be telling us next the mains ca...
by PeterCrespin
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: John Quick RIP
Replies: 2
Views: 197
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Re: John Quick RIP

My Dad used to buy our family cars from Quicks of Chester. Was that his business?
by PeterCrespin
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 spark plugs colours
Replies: 17
Views: 514
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Re: Series 3 spark plugs colours

2-stroke oil is specially blended as low-ash, in order to leave, you guessed it - as few deposits as possible when much of it burns . The idea that burning extra oil reduces deposits is bizarre on its face. By that reckoning the cleanest engines would be the ones with knackered inlet valve seals, wo...
by PeterCrespin
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pictures of your stolen E-type for a news story in Classic Cars magazine
Replies: 5
Views: 455
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Re: Pictures of your stolen E-type for a news story in Classic Cars magazine

If you're able to help with a good quality picture and some details about the car and theft, please reply here or pm me directly. Phil Bell, editor, Classic Cars magazine I had my two E-types stolen at once from a shipper's warehouse in Cambridgeshire. They were seen 4 days later near Harrogate, on...
by PeterCrespin
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: coolant in catch can after one hour on track
Replies: 18
Views: 462
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Re: coolant in catch can after one hour on track

From tstat housing yes. Block it with anything in the hose heat and waterproof like a slice of nylon bar or alloy etc..leave it slightly loose or drill a small hole to permit slight circulationcv
by PeterCrespin
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Restored Car...What to do before putting on the road.
Replies: 13
Views: 525
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Re: Restored Car...What to do before putting on the road.

“...restoration has been many years in progress” Define ‘many’ and what climate? I recently drove an immaculate V12 with perfect-looking tyres, until the entire tread band came off at 70 whilst Mark Gordon was driving it. New tyre labels don’t negate ten years of dry heat, for example, if they are t...