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by Series1 Stu
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Now THAT is a workbench.
Replies: 11
Views: 3338
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Re: Now THAT is a workbench.

I agree Jerry. There's nothing wrong with a supporting structure weighing less than the mass it's supporting, that's usually the way of things. An engine hoist usually weighs a lot less than the engine it's lifting. The question is one of stability, not mass. Andrew's bench has a very large footprin...
by Series1 Stu
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stripes finally straight
Replies: 4
Views: 251
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Re: Stripes finally straight

That looks better. You don't mind spending the money if you are happy with the work and attitude of the supplier, do you?

Did the price include removing the wonky stripes too?

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Rails in rear compartment
Replies: 10
Views: 647
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Re: Rails in rear compartment

They're not the right one in the sense that they're not what was used originally but they will do the job. Brass ones would be better though.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Xmas cards
Replies: 2
Views: 252
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Re: Xmas cards

They are fantastic. Thank you.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Laycock de Normanville
Replies: 44
Views: 3136
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Re: Laycock de Normanville

Your maths is still flawed.

An overdrive unit reduces the torque transmitted by the overdrive ratio.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff bolt thread size
Replies: 5
Views: 251
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Re: Diff bolt thread size

:yeahthat:

Add a little grease to pick up the debris and the job's done!

Works well in spark plug holes too.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which engine sump?
Replies: 10
Views: 384
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Re: Which engine sump?

They're a bit old school. Not a big company but expert in the art of metal repair.

In fact, they appeared on Car SOS when they repaired a cracked engine block for them.

Best to ring them and have a chat. You won't get any bull or false promises.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which engine sump?
Replies: 10
Views: 384
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Re: Which engine sump?

It looks like somebody has been busy with the welder on your sump. It appears that they have laid weld over weld as the sump has cracked on cooling following each weld run. You need to keep the gear in it I allowed a so-called motor sport specialist to have a go at my sump and they really messed thi...
by Series1 Stu
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Laycock de Normanville
Replies: 44
Views: 3136
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Re: Laycock de Normanville

The torque from the engine is transmitted un-reduced (in 1st) and less reduced in 2nd and 3rd, which will be too much for the OD to handle. Not quite correct. The torque is multiplied by the lower gears according to their respective ratios. At a ratio of 1:1 the gearbox output torque is equal to th...
by Series1 Stu
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Laycock de Normanville
Replies: 44
Views: 3136
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Re: Laycock de Normanville

If you ignore losses, whatever torque you have at the flywheel can simply be multiplied by the reduction ratio.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Laycock de Normanville
Replies: 44
Views: 3136
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Re: Laycock de Normanville

If you have trouble visualising that, try pulling away or accelerating hard in top gear on a bicycle - and then try the same exercise several gears down from that. That's because you've got more torque available in the lower gears. The scientific name for a gear reduction system is a torque multipl...
by Series1 Stu
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New comer, not yet owner
Replies: 13
Views: 944
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Re: New comer, not yet owner

I assume it's the beige 2+2, not the primrose FHC, in which case if it's an automatic that would account for there being only 2 reservoirs.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Need Rear Bonnet Grille bd35934 + bd35935 for my S3 car
Replies: 6
Views: 231
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Re: Need Rear Bonnet Grille bd35934 + bd35935 for my S3 car

abowie wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:23 am
SNG Barratts is in the EU. Until Brexit.
So that's for the foreseeable future, then. :drinkingcheers:
by Series1 Stu
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New comer, not yet owner
Replies: 13
Views: 944
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Re: New comer, not yet owner

Welcome Patrick

If you think your English is poor, you should hear my French!

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Newbie!
Replies: 30
Views: 1421
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Re: Newbie!

Whether your car is declared SORN or otherwise, you would be well advised to have it insured during its lay up. Anything can happen during the restoration work.

You can insure your car on its VIN.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 3.07 2.88 CWP
Replies: 25
Views: 1588
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Re: 3.07 2.88 CWP

None of these calculations are truly accurate but they do give a good indication when comparing tyre/wheel combinations.

If you're really pedantic then you'll need to find a way to account for tyre diameter increase with centripetal force as revs increase.

:scratchheadyellow:

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 headlight chrome fitting
Replies: 15
Views: 872
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Re: S1 headlight chrome fitting

Thanks gents, all points noted. I’ve since realised that I have an oem right hand chrome, and it fits beautifully...needs new chrome but so does everything else. If anyone out there has an oem left side I’d be interested Many thanks. Chris. I have an odd trim but not sure whether its left or right ...
by Series1 Stu
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Reeeeally tempted..
Replies: 26
Views: 1093
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Re: Reeeeally tempted..

That's nice. Sounds amazing too. That's Landie is really nice, James. Don't change a thing and just keep it going. Maybe a canvas tilt. I have a 1978 Series 3 in a similarly tatty state but it's got a galvanised chassis and bulkhead. Sails through the MOT every year! We're a lucky bunch! :drinkingch...
by Series1 Stu
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 headlight chrome fitting
Replies: 15
Views: 872
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Re: S1 headlight chrome fitting

My experience was similar to yours. I bought reproduction chrome trim from one of the usuals and there was no way on Earth that they were ever going to fit my original bonnet. On returning them I was informed that they only fit reproduction bonnets. Fortunately, I had a couple of sets of originals w...
by Series1 Stu
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Newbie!
Replies: 30
Views: 1421
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Re: Newbie!

The point is, Jaguar never built a 4.2 litre V12. They never built any V12's in the 1960's either. So what you claim you've got is largely unfathomable and, if correct, is likely to be a home brewed one off special. We are all keen to learn more because what you describe is unlikely to be genuine. S...