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by Series1 Stu
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Serious miss
Replies: 10
Views: 115
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Re: Serious miss

Or you could do it onto a piece of cardboard and avoid the stain on the floor....
by Series1 Stu
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Engine back...
Replies: 15
Views: 514
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Re: Engine back...

I'm not sure about the corrosive gas suggestion, I'm pretty sure that bubble wrap is just filled with dry air. However, it is very abrasive and will damage your paintwork by attrition. If we pack anything newly painted for shipment, we always make sure there's a good layer of tissue etc. On it befor...
by Series1 Stu
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Engine back...
Replies: 15
Views: 514
Great Britain

Re: Engine back...

Judging by the strategically placed bubble wrap (or whatever it's called), I would say it went in from above.

Very nice with lots of shiny new stuff to set it off.

Great work.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: LED bulbs.
Replies: 4
Views: 130
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Re: LED bulbs.

I think you will find that the 90/130W bulbs are not legal for road use. I understand what you are saying about the right hand headlight being noticeably dimmer than the left but, as others have said, top quality 55/60W bulbs with heavy wiring and relays is probably the best bet until good LEDs beco...
by Series1 Stu
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Malpassi fuel pressure regulator
Replies: 44
Views: 617
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Re: Malpassi fuel pressure regulator

From the Hagen Poiseuille equation, flow is proportional to the pressure differential. If the pump is stopped there is no flow, and therefore no pressure. Not strictly correct. There is only flow if there is a pressure differential across the ends of the pipe. No pressure differential means no flow...
by Series1 Stu
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Malpassi fuel pressure regulator
Replies: 44
Views: 617
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Re: Malpassi fuel pressure regulator

:yeahthat: The pump stops delivering fuel when it senses the float chambers are full due to the pressure increase caused by the float valves closing. When the floats fall again pressure drops and so the pump status delivering fuel again. Therefore, pressure fluctuation is perfectly normal. Like Davi...
by Series1 Stu
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Malpassi fuel pressure regulator
Replies: 44
Views: 617
Great Britain

Re: Malpassi fuel pressure regulator

Surely this is normal operation. The pressure will fluctuate as the engine uses fuel and the pump cuts in to restore the level in the float chambers.

Don't worry about problems that might occur. Just enjoy driving your car.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Before and after
Replies: 17
Views: 655
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Re: Before and after

Smells good too.
by Series1 Stu
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Before and after
Replies: 17
Views: 655
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Re: Before and after

Shoe polish?
by Series1 Stu
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: V12 fuel filter missing, carb floods through front
Replies: 9
Views: 3277
Great Britain

Re: V12 fuel filter missing, carb floods through front

Use a vented fuel filler cap, or drill a small hole in the one you have fitted.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Demister Vents
Replies: 15
Views: 594
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Re: Demister Vents

3D print materials vary widely in their mechanical properties, including tensile strength and heat resistance. It's hard to say how your demister vents will endure but I would suggest that they would probably be fine in the heat from the air ducts although they will probably struggle with the high l...
by Series1 Stu
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: The dreaded colour topic
Replies: 15
Views: 633
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Re: The dreaded colour topic

I understand your predicament. I am about to have my 420 bodywork restored and really want to paint it Opalescent Dark Blue to match the E Type but it's not a correct colour for the year and model. I think I'll do it anyway but I keep getting pangs of doubt.

:shrug:

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wire Wheel Spanner
Replies: 26
Views: 1019
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Re: Wire Wheel Spanner

Thanks Steve. You saved me the trouble. Schoolboy science is great for getting people interested in the subject but there's a whole lot more to engineering than sliding blocks down pieces of plywood. Many years ago, as an apprentice, I spent 6 months developing a torque calibration procedure for pne...
by Series1 Stu
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gearbox Oil Change
Replies: 23
Views: 621
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Re: Gearbox Oil Change

Maybe Tom's car doesn't have the standard gearbox. I added a right hand side access hole and grommet when I fitted my T5 gearbox.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Factory ... windshields ?
Replies: 5
Views: 283
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Re: Factory ... windshields ?

Electrically heated Sundym was an option on Series 1 cars so it must have been on later cars.

I don't think you could have a mixture of clear and Sundym but I could be wrong.

It's your choice, Carsten. Personally, I would have all glass matching (mine has Sundym all round).

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wire Wheel Spanner
Replies: 26
Views: 1019
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Re: Wire Wheel Spanner

Sorry Geoff, that makes no sense.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wire Wheel Spanner
Replies: 26
Views: 1019
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Re: Wire Wheel Spanner

Yes, sorry. Having re-read the write up, it says don't use the torque wrench for loosening.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wire Wheel Spanner
Replies: 26
Views: 1019
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Re: Wire Wheel Spanner

My point exactly! What is the point of having one tool to tighten and another method of loosening? It's a waste of money and tool box space.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Factory ... windshields ?
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Great Britain

Re: Factory ... windshields ?

Hi Carsten

I'm pretty sure that top tints were not available ex-factory, and heated front screens definitely were not. So I think your choice back in the day was clear or green tinted (Sundym).

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wire Wheel Spanner
Replies: 26
Views: 1019
Great Britain

Re: Wire Wheel Spanner

That's incorrect Jerry. Loosening torque is always less than tightening torque due to overcoming friction as the nut etc starts to clamp the joint and then putting stretch into the threaded fastener. Engineering fact. The reason for undoing often being more difficult than tightening is usually down ...