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by Series1 Stu
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: [edited] Spin on oil filter vs retrofitting OEM filter housing on Series 1
Replies: 9
Views: 280
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Re: Correct oil filter on conversion kit

I agree, the manufacturer's solution is usually the best. I am a little concerned about your filter housing because it looks a bit amateurish. I would be inclined to revert to the standard filter and housing, although you will lose the convenience of the spin on filter. As we have both said, the man...
by Series1 Stu
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Pulling to offside under braking
Replies: 37
Views: 3641
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Re: Pulling to offside under braking

I think David is probably on to something here. Why not take it to a garage that can do MOTs and get them to do a check on the front suspension ball joints, track rod ends etc. Lockdown may be limiting you're choices but I have a garage near me that does MOTs and understands classic cars and won't i...
by Series1 Stu
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: [edited] Spin on oil filter vs retrofitting OEM filter housing on Series 1
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Great Britain

Re: Correct oil filter on conversion kit

Low and behold the genuine rover filter performed the best One of the filters was 10 psi overall lower than the rover one!! Interesting and unsurprising findings really. The motor manufacturers generally have much bigger research budgets and resources to optimise these things than the aftermarket s...
by Series1 Stu
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-Type major price correction expected?!
Replies: 49
Views: 3557
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Re: E-Type major price correction expected?!

Looks nice. I wonder who's car it is.
by Series1 Stu
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-Type major price correction expected?!
Replies: 49
Views: 3557
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Re: E-Type major price correction expected?!

I think Goran is going to continue to be disappointed judging by this:-

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/ca ... 2020-05-30

Although it doesn't mean it will sell at that price.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 4.2L 2+2 Tachometer generator
Replies: 7
Views: 170
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Re: 4.2L 2+2 Tachometer generator

Ah, yes. My mistake.

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by Series1 Stu
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Spark plug condition
Replies: 5
Views: 175
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Re: Spark plug condition

The crust on number 6 could be from water standing in the plug well. Possibly getting in through the louvres? This will obviously evaporate off when the engine runs.

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by Series1 Stu
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 4.2L 2+2 Tachometer generator
Replies: 7
Views: 170
Great Britain

Re: 4.2L 2+2 Tachometer generator

I think Julian is referring to what we commonly call the speedometer. It's a bit like the Tachymeter scale on your watch bezel.

The clue is in calibration against Sat Nav. An erratic speedometer needle is commonly caused by problems in the cable drive.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Fri May 29, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wow that's expensive
Replies: 25
Views: 723
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Re: Wow that's expensive

You're absolutely right, Marek. It is always a leap into the unknown and demands nerves of steel and the willingness to "take a bath" if the project fails. I'm right at that stage now and find myself procrastinating over a product launch which could bomb or really take off. If it really takes off it...
by Series1 Stu
Sun May 24, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Parking sensors
Replies: 8
Views: 1642
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Re: Parking sensors

Or hang a practice golf ball from the ceiling of your garage on a piece of string positioned such that when it hits your windscreen, you stop! Thus avoiding damage to your bonnet's nose!

Sometimes low-tech is the best best.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Fri May 22, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Chrome Hood Trim - repair, or buy new BD21397 ?
Replies: 10
Views: 360
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Re: Chrome Hood Trim - repair, or buy new BD21397 ?

Rory

You'll be amazed at what these chrome restorers can do. I saw a Salvage Hunters Classic Cars the other day and they used Howells to restore some parts you would have binned if new parts were available. Fantastic.

I assume others are equally capable.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Fri May 22, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Spinners stuck and wheels stuck on!
Replies: 80
Views: 4497
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Re: Spinners stuck and wheels stuck on!

Either take them off and have them plated or clean them up, apply a zinc heavy primer (Bilt Hamber do a good one) and then paint in a colour of your own choosing.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Fri May 22, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Concourse condition?
Replies: 7
Views: 467
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Re: Concourse condition?

Low hanging fruit, Angus!

:lol:
by Series1 Stu
Thu May 21, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Spinners stuck and wheels stuck on!
Replies: 80
Views: 4497
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Re: Spinners stuck and wheels stuck on!

That's good news. What turned out to be the cause of the rubbing?

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Tue May 19, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Car insurance
Replies: 6
Views: 454
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Re: Car insurance

Mine's insured by Hagerty with off the road/restoration cover and agreed value.

Sent them photographs of the car and major components. The cover is good and includes trailering to workshops etc.

Great people to deal with too.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Tue May 19, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Noise in the front at very low speeds on a pothole or speed bump
Replies: 8
Views: 377
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Re: Noise in the front at very low speeds on a pothole or speed bump

Joes66 wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 7:51 am
Remember a taper bearing is better off slightly tight than slightly loose

Joe
Well, maybe so but remember that the end float is specified to allow for expansion in the hub as it warms up in use.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Thu May 14, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brakes binding
Replies: 7
Views: 481
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Re: Brakes binding

I would start with the reaction valve. The little piston inside it can stick and cause the brakes to hold on. It's really easy to assemble it the wrong way around. Start by pulling the snap on cover off to see if that releases the brakes but do it under cover so the piston and spring don't disappear...
by Series1 Stu
Wed May 06, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Front Hub Grease
Replies: 1
Views: 226
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Re: Front Hub Grease

Pretty much use what the service manual suggests. Keep them regularly greased and it will all be fine.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Wed May 06, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Sump Plug Stripped
Replies: 8
Views: 716
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Re: Sump Plug Stripped

I definitely think you are better off following your new plan. Welding aluminium castings is fraught with trouble.

Good luck Neil.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Tue May 05, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Sump Plug Stripped
Replies: 8
Views: 716
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Re: Sump Plug Stripped

I would caution against welding because the sump is a casting and prone to crack as it cools. Unless you really know what you are doing, and few people do, then you risk making things worse. An aluminium thread is not a good idea due to the relatively low strength and that is why helicoils are used ...