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by Series1 Stu
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New comer, not yet owner
Replies: 3
Views: 203
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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: 820
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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: 1172
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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: 698
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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: 25
Views: 747
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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: 698
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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: 820
Great Britain

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...
by Series1 Stu
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E Type CAD model?
Replies: 6
Views: 3212
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Re: E Type CAD model?

allatsea wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:32 pm
Hi is anyone able to create cad data for the outer bodywork of a roadster. We need cad such as step or igs files and not mesh files. We are happy to pay for such files. Thank you
Hi Mark, any news on this? I sent a reply to your PM

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear Propshaft UJ
Replies: 6
Views: 1238
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Re: Rear Propshaft UJ

Mine were so badly seized I had to use an angle grinder to cut the UJ spiders into 2 parts and take the cups out the reverse way.

What a job. Cost me a visit to A&E to get grinder swarf removed from my eye, too.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Moving on. Bike resto
Replies: 29
Views: 2255
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Re: Moving on. Bike resto

The angle of the barrels and the round end to the crankcase looks like a Moto Guzzi engine.

Is that a Honda wing logo on the tank?

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Autumn drive to work
Replies: 7
Views: 669
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Re: Autumn drive to work

That's a great photograph!

Have it printed on canvas and framed then hang it on your office wall!

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine Oils, a question for the PetroChemists amongst us
Replies: 33
Views: 6285
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Re: Engine Oils, a question for the PetroChemists amongst us

Regular oil changes are probably the best way of preserving your engine and avoiding unwelcome damage and breakdowns. From a maintenance point of view, oil replacement is very cheap compared to other aspects of running a classic. My advice is to avoid the excessively expensive oils, use a decent bra...
by Series1 Stu
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Moving on. Bike resto
Replies: 29
Views: 2255
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Re: Moving on. Bike resto

Great song, David. I like Richard and Teddy Thompson's version of Tim Finn's Persuasion. Brilliant!

Regard
by Series1 Stu
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Moving on. Bike resto
Replies: 29
Views: 2255
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Re: Moving on. Bike resto

Coincidently ive just been trying to research the bike my dad had when doing his National Service in Malaya 58-60, it took me a while , anybody else know the model? I'm no expert but that looks like a Moto Guzzi. Could be very wrong though. Andrew, how about an MV Augusta? Really well engineered bi...
by Series1 Stu
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: problem with cam follower
Replies: 26
Views: 2772
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Re: problem with cam follower

A spring is much more likely to fail in such a spectacular way in infancy, not after 50 odd years of use. Springs are designed to remain within their material's elastic limit during normal use and not to lose their temper for many millions of cycles. I would suggest that this spring was either incor...
by Series1 Stu
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Out to buy a Miata !
Replies: 5
Views: 699
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Re: Out to buy a Miata !

Earlier this year a friend of mine bought a 2003 one owner MX5 Arizona edition with 60000 miles and full service history with a note book filled with every bit of expenditure, including every petrol purchase, from the day it was new. £3000. What a bargain for such a great car! I might buy one for my...
by Series1 Stu
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wires & tyres
Replies: 11
Views: 920
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Re: Wires & tyres

Hi Richard

I think you might find that a 6" wide wheel won't fit in the spare wheel well so if you go for 6" you may want to keep a standard size wheel as a spare.

That's what I'm doing.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rear car dolly for lends
Replies: 3
Views: 572
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Re: Rear car dolly for lends

Don't forget to check that it clears the 2+2 seat pans, Richard.
:drinkingcheers:
by Series1 Stu
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Now THAT is a workbench.
Replies: 8
Views: 2764
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Re: Now THAT is a workbench.

It rather depends what type of milling machine. Size and weight etc. If it's a small nodern high frequency machine then the reaction loads are relatively low and therefore you can get away with a less rigid mounting than the more conventional machines. I would suggest that Andrew's bench would be mo...
by Series1 Stu
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Front suspension creaks&clunks
Replies: 6
Views: 1585
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Re: Front suspension creaks&clunks

Before you go stripping things down why not try loosening off the wishbone fulcrum and shock absorber mounting nuts a little, give the suspension a good bouncing and then re-tighten with the weight of the car on the wheels? You'd be amazed how many people fully re-assemble suspension with the car up...