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by PeterCrespin
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Speed and engine speed...
Replies: 28
Views: 740
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Re: Speed and engine speed...

“1800 rpm at 120 km/h (75 mph).

The calibration seems to follow some logic.”

This is true. It follows the ‘logic’ that your car is geared for 225 mph at red line. I would take a quick look under the IRS: If you see a diff pinion the size of a dinner plate, your rev counter may be OK.
by PeterCrespin
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S3 hub cap medallion for S1 horn push?
Replies: 4
Views: 179
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Re: S3 hub cap medallion for S1 horn push?

My hub cap badges are (or were) the only source that did NOT look like the pale washed-out repros but the full rich gold colour of the real originals. I think I have two left if some one is stuck.
by PeterCrespin
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: No Registration Documents
Replies: 30
Views: 1196
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Re: No Registration Documents

“This guy should be made to answer the "silly" questions” Yes, by the boys in blue “Same with the other latest S2 2+2 offered” Quite so..You steal a car, flog all the bits, but how do you get money out of an identifiable shell? Easy if you know someone like this in the trade who will make an untrace...
by PeterCrespin
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Chrome dashboard gauge surrounds/rings
Replies: 15
Views: 492
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Re: Chrome dashboard gauge surrounds/rings

You saw it a few times but the flash makes the wood look lighter. In normal view it was pretty dark. I think you may have driven it without comment, but without your fave MX5 high chairs, you were probably concentrating on seeing over the dash pad :bigrin: I remember Karen calling it 'Retro', comple...
by PeterCrespin
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: E type reaction plate
Replies: 59
Views: 2106
United States of America

Re: E type reaction plate

Wow, 30" raised at the back, and the front up some as well? The exta stuff that has to be done and removed sounds like it takes longer than loosening but not removing two torsion bar bolts per side, plus one frame rail bolt per side. And all of it can be done single-handedly, quickly and with no bod...
by PeterCrespin
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Chrome dashboard gauge surrounds/rings
Replies: 15
Views: 492
United States of America

Re: Chrome dashboard gauge surrounds/rings

I put burl walnut on the centre panel then chrome rim minor instruments. Looked nice IMHO, but not 'sporting. Beware bling inside an OTS cabin if driving with the top down on a nice summer's day. Distracting glare is the reason they substituted brushed finishes for polished. https://i.postimg.cc/nLm...
by PeterCrespin
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Overdrive in 2+2
Replies: 30
Views: 7043
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Re: Overdrive in 2+2

Ha! “My mum’s favourite programme.” Why the speech marks? Because it’s a direct quote of what I said to Ian Lavender (Private Pike) in the mid Seventies when Dad’s Army was at its peak. I was a student and working at the Heath Hospital in Cardiff, when Patrick Cargill (Father Dear Father) and Lavend...
by PeterCrespin
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: E type reaction plate
Replies: 59
Views: 2106
United States of America

Re: E type reaction plate

I have come late to this, but can confirm I have assisted a couple of times in removal and refitting of a SWB E type engine/box with the reaction plate fitted and TB connected. It was necessary to bend the flanges on the front bulkhead. It is not tosh, so Please no insults as I have done this and n...
by PeterCrespin
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: XKE SU TRI CARBS FOR SALE very good condition
Replies: 7
Views: 383
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Re: XKE SU TRI CARBS FOR SALE very good condition

American number of 61 parts buyer is 001 360 459 5023

West Coast, so 8 hours behind. Let us know how your gran gets on!
by PeterCrespin
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: XKE SU TRI CARBS FOR SALE very good condition
Replies: 7
Views: 383
United States of America

Re: XKE SU TRI CARBS FOR SALE very good condition

Never mind brass tops - the linkage alone may be over1000 as it is the v-early adjustable arm type. I’d say 1961 and worth at least 3K. I think there is someone looking for 61 parts in J-L classifieds. Will check.
by PeterCrespin
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Overdrive in 2+2
Replies: 30
Views: 7043
United States of America

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: 12
Views: 1141
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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: 3978
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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: 18
Views: 676
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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: 12
Views: 1141
United States of America

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: 312
United States of America

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: 30
Views: 7043
United States of America

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: 59
Views: 2106
United States of America

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: 63
Views: 4109
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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: 204
United States of America

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.