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by keithmac
Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Brake upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Canada

Re: Brake upgrade

Oh...bye the bye, the caliper bolts were stretched and bottoming out before the caliper was tight against its bracket. ( suspected older aftermarket bolts ) This did not help matters.
Good hunting !
by keithmac
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Brake upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Canada

Re: Brake upgrade

I did eleven bleeds ( in three different ways ) chasing a soft pedal . Turned out to be faulty brand new piston seals. The last thing I would suspect. They had buckled, requiring two pumps to get pressure. Replaced the front pistons in frustration . problem instantly solved. No more double pump to g...
by keithmac
Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: car lift
Replies: 16
Views: 1495
Canada

Re: car lift

Quick jack on a 67 OTS, allows full access to underside front to back but only lifts about 22". Did my ful mechanical rebuild with it.
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by keithmac
Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: BBQ Paint Headers
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Canada

Re: BBQ Paint Headers

Tremclad , see picture. 350c Did a slight bit of smoothing , about a half hours worth. Just a dremel. If it lasts a year I will consider it a success and report back regardless.
Cheers All
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by keithmac
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: BBQ Paint Headers
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Canada

BBQ Paint Headers

Four coats of High heat stove/BBQ paint later , lets see how long it lasts. A bit too much snow here right now to find out though.
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by keithmac
Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Damaged Captured nut cage repair
Replies: 1
Views: 299
Canada

Damaged Captured nut cage repair

Talk about stubborn. Damaged Captured nut cage for the lower outside passenger door hinge bolt, with a half stripped( realy tight ) nut. Would not tighten or come out. Another gift of the Monkeys who previously "restored" this car….. Figured it was a bit of a safety issue. So how the hell do I fix t...
by keithmac
Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: New engine mounts
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Canada

Re: New engine mounts

Wise words. Rear mount and engine stabilizer already checked .
see before and after pictures of the rear mount after the new engine mounts.
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by keithmac
Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: New engine mounts
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Canada

New engine mounts

After reading a post on engine mounts, I checked mine and sure enough , they were sagged enough to allow the carb linkage to hit the frame. Since it was mentioned that this could cause the throttle to stick wide open It was a safety issue so time for new ones. I chose to left the engine with a crane...
by keithmac
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Intermittent revs drop and stall.
Replies: 10
Views: 846
Canada

Re: Intermittent revs drop and stall.

I confirm gtjoeys findings on my car. same symptoms, same cure.
Regards
Keith
by keithmac
Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Stripped gearbox support captive nut
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Canada

Re: Stripped gearbox support captive nut

Ha!
Fixed!
Thank you Gentlemen. I lost sleep over that one but thanks to your advice I had it repaired in half an hour.
I do appreciate this forum and it’s contributors
Cheers :drinkingcheers: :thankyouyellow:
by keithmac
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Stripped gearbox support captive nut
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Canada

Stripped gearbox support captive nut

Ahhhh...and hits just keep on comin! As you can see from the picture ,one of the four bolts that hold the rear engine/gearbox mount has a stripped captive nut. Just noticed it loose....tightened it and it never made it to even snug before that sinking feeling of a spinning bolt ( the bolt is fine ) ...
by keithmac
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine mount spacers
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Canada

Engine mount spacers

A question for the collective. Are engine mount spacer always required under series one front engine mounts? I am replacing my mounts and there are none there now but I see them in the parts list. The lump seems a little low right now and is hitting the adjustable reaction plate bolts. Rear mount sp...
by keithmac
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Vibration on frame
Replies: 14
Views: 3512
Canada

Re: Vibration on frame

Found "THEM" Noise #1 : exhaust down pipes hitting each other , reverberating through whole exhaust system ( two header bolts are stripped allowing them to move into contact under load ) Noise # 2 : Left rear tire rubbing on bump stop under acceleration load making zzzz..zzz..zzz noise at the same t...
by keithmac
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Inside your Brake fluid sensor
Replies: 1
Views: 393
Canada

Inside your Brake fluid sensor

Got a new one today so I thought I would have a look inside the old one and see why it wasn't working. What appear to be rivets on top are spiral screws. They may be able to be carefully pried off, I ground them off thinking they were rivets. Once the top is off the rubber gasket and metal cap can b...
by keithmac
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Vibration on frame
Replies: 14
Views: 3512
Canada

Re: Vibration on frame

So found two interesting things. A weight has fallen off the drive shaft. Found it while reaching blindly at the back of the shaft and the speedo take off has been hitting the tunnel. Tried to shift the lump 1/8" after loosening all the mounts-no dice. Was able to wedge a bit of old inner tube rubbe...
by keithmac
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Vibration on frame
Replies: 14
Views: 3512
Canada

Re: Vibration on frame

Hi Ralph ,
Do mean to say the spring rubber combo is TOO much compressed at rest ?
by keithmac
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Vibration on frame
Replies: 14
Views: 3512
Canada

Re: Vibration on frame

Test drive over
better but far from gone. I will remove center console , gear box cover and test/ listen and see what Ican find.
Its the rear mount spring or spacer, the speedo take off or the drive shaft universals i would guess.
by keithmac
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Vibration on frame
Replies: 14
Views: 3512
Canada

Re: Vibration on frame

Thanks Steve and All ! Pin and washer removed. Only took half an hour a stiff neck and some skinned knuckles. A bargain by this Jags usual fee. Test drive next. Rubber spacer and seats were in good condition two yrs ago on engine placement but I now have new synthetic ones for a winter project. I wi...
by keithmac
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Vibration on frame
Replies: 14
Views: 3512
Canada

Vibration on frame

Hello all, It seems I get one difficult problem solved and another overlaps it. Still waiting to properly drive this car after three years ! The latest mystery issue is moderate grinding/vibrating ( something is knocking against the underside near the gearbox ) . This happens in the lower gears on t...
by keithmac
Sun May 24, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Mystery mixture
Replies: 14
Views: 1696
Canada

Re: Mystery mixture

Yes Tom, If the needles are set correctly in the pistons , the one on the left would result in a very lean setting as mentioned earlier in my post. I also have some old UH needles the car came with and they are identical at the level you see in the above photo and get thinner ( richer ) farther towa...