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by Series1 Stu
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: interior
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Great Britain

Re: interior

+1 for BAS Wales. I got my trim kit from them and they trimmed my seats too. Perfect! Very responsive too.

I chose BAS because Aldridge didn't really respond to my enquiries although I know their work is excellent.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Serious brake bleed issues
Replies: 43
Views: 1026
Great Britain

Re: Serious brake bleed issues

I'm not fully familiar with the set up but, as is good practice, shouldn't there be plain washers under the bolt heads?

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Door mirrors
Replies: 26
Views: 651
Great Britain

Re: Door mirrors

:yeahthat:

My current daily driver has by far the worst blind spots of any car I've owned, including the SLK I had prior to this.

What's worse is that you wouldn't expect it to be the case with it being an SUV.

regards
by Series1 Stu
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Thinking of buying an E-Type
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Great Britain

Re: Thinking of buying an E-Type

You'll have import duty to pay. 6% if I remember correctly. Then you've got 20% VAT to pay as well. So that's around £8000 on top of your purchase price. Then add the cost of shipping, insurance and any fees you may need to pay a shipping agent and it all starts to mount up. Then there's the cost of...
by Series1 Stu
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Door mirrors
Replies: 26
Views: 651
Great Britain

Re: Door mirrors

Complete rubbish. If you don't look over your shoulder to check your blind spot before pulling out or changing lanes then you are asking for trouble. Especially when you're surrounded by other motorists that are hell bent on being ahead of everyone else. Using mirrors is important but just as import...
by Series1 Stu
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Squeaking Rear End Problem Finally Solved
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Great Britain

Re: Squeaking Rear End Problem Finally Solved

Fine adjustment of the World's finest riding and handling suspension system using a lump of wood!

Are you sure it is going to stay adjusted?

I think Peter's advice was well considered.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rear Dolly
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Great Britain

Re: Rear Dolly

Hi Mike (MSM)

I've sent you a PM regarding this.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Knock on rear end (sounds painfull)
Replies: 36
Views: 905
Great Britain

Re: Knock on rear end (sounds painfull)

By the way,without wishing to start more discussion I have always thought that a setscrew was threaded all the way, as in the forward radius arm screw whereas a bolt has a non-threaded portion or shank, as in the rear radius arm bolt. The terms are often used interchangeably. Mike Yep. It's confusi...
by Series1 Stu
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Knock on rear end (sounds painfull)
Replies: 36
Views: 905
Great Britain

Re: Knock on rear end (sounds painfull)

It sounds like someone has done the classic trick of forgetting to fully tighten the fasteners once it's all fully assembled. That rear radius arm bolt is a prime candidate for that. It could well have been the cause of the knock if the hub has been hitting the bolt head. It might be a good idea to ...
by Series1 Stu
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Earth wires connection
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Great Britain

Re: Earth wires connection

Philk wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:23 pm
Has the car been converted to negative earth? It would be useful to know this.
I don't understand why that would make a difference to the answer of the question asked. :scratchheadyellow:

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Serious brake bleed issues
Replies: 43
Views: 1026
Great Britain

Re: Serious brake bleed issues

I agree with Andrew, there is definitely a mechanical fault. I had the same problem with my 420, which has essentially the same system. It turned out to be a defective 'brand new' master cylinder. I must have pushed 3 litres of brake fluid through the system before I realised that just because every...
by Series1 Stu
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Series 1 cam cover nearside
Replies: 31
Views: 960
Great Britain

Re: Series 1 cam cover nearside

Yeah, that works.

"First open the bonnet to check which is the intake side then remove the intake side rear wheel"...... :lol:

What's wrong with doing what Jaguar do/did? Use Left and Right from the perspective of sitting in the car.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Series 1 cam cover nearside
Replies: 31
Views: 960
Great Britain

Re: Series 1 cam cover nearside

Heuer wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:30 pm
:yeahthat:

It is our 'nearside' and if others are confused or do not like it they can opt out.
Wow, you surprise me David.
by Series1 Stu
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Series 1 cam cover nearside
Replies: 31
Views: 960
Great Britain

Re: Series 1 cam cover nearside

Well Julian, while I celebrate the differences of language and culture sometimes we need to be more clear and inclusive in the way we do things. This forum is an international one and the phraseology we use should be understandable for all of us. I never said anyone should avoid British terminology,...
by Series1 Stu
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Series 1 cam cover nearside
Replies: 31
Views: 960
Great Britain

Re: Series 1 cam cover nearside

Hi Jan Nearside is a term used by us British to describe the left hand side of the car. Nearside meaning the side near the kerb (for right hand drive, of course). I think we need to stop using this parochialism. It's confusing for the other six and a half billion people on the planet. :scratchheadye...
by Series1 Stu
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Another new Etype
Replies: 18
Views: 687
Great Britain

Re: Another new Etype

Maybe they've used the ID of the scrapped car to 'ring' a stolen car.

This is definitely dodgy.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: H&H Auction Quad Headlamp Car
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Great Britain

Re: H&H Auction Quad Headlamp Car

Oh dear...
by Series1 Stu
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Bonjour !
Replies: 10
Views: 517
Great Britain

Re: Bonjour !

Hi John Chroming is not cheap but I don't think it will cost anywhere near the ransom being demanded for new reproduction items which are probably made from toothpaste with about half a micron of chrome on them. I used ACF Howell in Cannock for my chrome and they were brilliant. Mark there is a very...
by Series1 Stu
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine frames.
Replies: 22
Views: 1273
Great Britain

Re: Engine frames.

Ok. As long as you're happy, but if anybody supplied a fabricated assembly to me with welds looking like that I'd reject it straight back to them.

I hope they pass scrutineering and you get 200 years of service from them, as you suggested.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Flickering Headlights
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Great Britain

Re: Flickering Headlights

Paul Buckley wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:54 am
forty years later, the symptoms have returned!
Forty years? Is that all? You just can't get decent quality parts anymore......... :P