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by PeterCrespin
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine Rebuild or not?
Replies: 12
Views: 880
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Re: Engine Rebuild or not?

Re core plugs: “ Then put a flat ended 1/2" drift in the centre and hit it with a hammer until it has a decent dent in the centre.” I would not use a half-inch drift unless it was a 5/&” core plug. The idea is not to get a decent dent in the centre it is to flatten the plug overall. Of course the ac...
by PeterCrespin
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Design info
Replies: 2
Views: 230
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Re: Design info

It is a basic law of persuasion (aka sales), that the more senses you involve, the more memorable and powerful the message. Therefore, beyond your voice and pictures you should take the car in that day and have tgem smell leather and oil, touch warm alloy and curved steel. You’ll have to figure tast...
by PeterCrespin
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Engine frame and picture frame bolt diagram
Replies: 18
Views: 719
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Re: Engine frame and picture frame bolt diagram

The correct bolts have a forged-in circular land under the hex that keeps the corners from digging in. Today people put such thick paint on it's crazy and ultimately compromises full clamping stability and joint integrity. So they put washers on to save paint, compounding the non-spec setup and maki...
by PeterCrespin
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Colour
Replies: 29
Views: 931
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Re: Colour

Squadron Blue was the 70s version of Cotswold Blue.
by PeterCrespin
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RIP Andrew Waugh
Replies: 19
Views: 774
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Re: RIP Andrew Waugh

They’ve started a wreath appeal on JL. In the absence of an equivalent effort here for one of our own, the family could read or our support via them if people PayPal a donation. I believe you don’t have to be with PayPal to use them, although I am and gavie to the JL one..
by PeterCrespin
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RIP Andrew Waugh
Replies: 19
Views: 774
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Re: RIP Andrew Waugh

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by PeterCrespin
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RIP Andrew Waugh
Replies: 19
Views: 774
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Re: RIP Andrew Waugh

That is very bad , and sad , news . Did he live in Switzerland ? My condolences to his family and friends Yes Chris. His uncle is still on Merseyside and he kept in touch with family, but he was brought up in Canada and studied there before settling in Switzerland doing IT work I believe, Then afte...
by PeterCrespin
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: RIP Andrew Waugh
Replies: 19
Views: 774
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Re: RIP Andrew Waugh

Wow. Unexpected. Lovely guy and honorary Scouser, he came to Stoneleigh and visited here in Maryland. Very clever and well-read - no surprise for a philosophy graduate. He carried J-L during and after the software swap. Very sad but ironic that as a watch and clock maker he was sensitive to the pass...
by PeterCrespin
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Local fete.
Replies: 15
Views: 777
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Re: Local fete.

I think you’re right about the V8. Chevvys have the dizzy at the back AFAIK . I believe most 59 Caddies came with a newly-launched mini tucked in the boot under the spare. A bit like a yacht tender when you leave the big boat at anchor and come in for your evening truffles and prosecco by 18 foot sk...
by PeterCrespin
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 4 Year Idle, First Start Dissappointment
Replies: 7
Views: 387
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Re: 4 Year Idle, First Start Dissappointment

Working backwards, engines are air pumps and will gobble whatever air they can get. For you to get the idle *down* to 1500 with normal adjustments backed off, means there’s a large air leak somewhere. Study the full vacuum diagram for your car’s version of emissions and gearbox and chrck for split h...
by PeterCrespin
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is the end near?
Replies: 14
Views: 733
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Re: Is the end near?

malcolm wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:52 am
I'm actually surprised at the number of really young kids who shout out "an E Type!" as I drive by. Don't know where they get the knowledge from - enthusiastic dad presumably.
That, and you keep driving past the same kid’s house all the time
:swerve:
by PeterCrespin
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: I have no idea where to put this thing...
Replies: 4
Views: 337
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Re: I have no idea where to put this thing...

How to double the weight of a TuV failure. Probably needs a crane to open the bonnet. RHD as well.
by PeterCrespin
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Zeus single pot. Pistons not retracting
Replies: 25
Views: 1357
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Re: Zeus single pot. Pistons not retracting

I'll be interested in the outcome. My guess is not the Zeus parts.
by PeterCrespin
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Mobile Phone Holder
Replies: 6
Views: 358
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Re: Mobile Phone Holder

With a slim rubber case/skin or a bit of non-slip mesh on the dash top, I have successfully propped my iPhones between the dash cover and windscreen for thousands of miles touring. They can fall into your lao if you boot it but you learn to prop it in advance.
by PeterCrespin
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gearbox spring
Replies: 4
Views: 360
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Re: Gearbox spring

abowie wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:40 am
I've always put rubbers top and bottom. Supposed to stop the spring rattling.
NVH: Noise, bad vibes and harshness. If it’s not your night. all of these can easily happen to any man thoughtlessly bouncing heavy weight on a rubber. Ask the Americans.
by PeterCrespin
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 4 Year Idle, First Start Dissappointment
Replies: 7
Views: 387
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Re: 4 Year Idle, First Start Dissappointment

215m3 wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:51 pm
Am I missing something?
I'm afraid so.

Until you put her at the top of your signature list instead of at the bottom, she will continue to pout. Oh, and be sure to send the Overfinch onto the landing strip first to clear any cowpats, or there will be trouble...

HTH

Pete
by PeterCrespin
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Vacuum pipes
Replies: 12
Views: 862
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Re: Vacuum pipes

Bigcatfrankie wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:28 pm
... I don't see how they got around the problem of advancing the ignition under acceleration without a vacuum....!
The opposite applies, in that light cruise vacuum advance is *abolished* under hard acceleration.
by PeterCrespin
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: rolling road figures
Replies: 59
Views: 3835
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Re: rolling road figures

Probably wide angle heads for starters, plus billet crank and dry sump. That’s £25-30K in parts alone.
by PeterCrespin
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Exhaust Manifold. What’s the difference?
Replies: 3
Views: 282
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Re: Exhaust Manifold. What’s the difference?

Yup.Flange only, sealed with copper/asbestos flat gasket. At a pinch you can fit XK downpipes to E manifolds but not vice versa. Look on the bright side - you won’t make that mistake twice :-)
by PeterCrespin
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tuning Problems V12
Replies: 46
Views: 2306
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Re: Tuning Problems V12

I agree ‘Death Valley’ gets very hot, especially if an AC compressor is fitted. It eventually proves too much for 1970s components in the Opus amp, which do better up front on the picture frame. I assumed you were talking about the smaller cigarette-packet black amplifier fitted to XJ6/ XJ 12 and XJ...