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by Series1 Stu
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Shock absorber colour
Replies: 7
Views: 357
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Re: Shock absorber colour

Matching colours is a vexed question to which there is no one correct answer. The colour 633 RAF Blue/Grey as specified in BS381C is fully defined within that standard. It is described by its colorimetric values under CIE standard luminant C along with its luminance factor. It is described for both ...
by Series1 Stu
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Engine chugs when power is taken off
Replies: 9
Views: 216
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Re: Engine chugs when power is taken off

Insufficient or incorrect oil in the dashpots causing over-rapid dropping of the piston?

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Yet another colour question!
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Great Britain

Re: Yet another colour question!

That looks like opalescent dark blue to me. Same colour as my car.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dayton wire wheels S3 roadster
Replies: 33
Views: 389
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Re: Dayton wire wheels S3 roadster

There is an alternative to Dayton and MWS that isn't Borrani, and that is Turrino Wheels. I have met them on several occasions and they always seem to be quality and customer focused. They are pricey, although not as expensive as Borrani, but the quality is superb. I would like to have a set for my ...
by Series1 Stu
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: registration of U.S. import.
Replies: 7
Views: 257
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Re: registration of U.S. import.

Absolutely yes, registered the car upon arrival. This is something you couldn't do before the cars became MOT exempt. When I made enquiries I was told the car needed an MOT, which I'm sure was correct at the time but things have changed so I think I'll have another go at registering mine. Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel gauge sender gasket leak
Replies: 11
Views: 366
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Re: Fuel gauge sender gasket leak

2 copper washers seems like a pointless extravagance to me. A copper and a steel or brass plain washer should be fine. Thinking about it, if the threads in the tank really are blind then a sealing washer shouldn't be required at all. In a properly designed screw joint the threads should never strip ...
by Series1 Stu
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Greetings From Whidbey Island Washington, USA
Replies: 13
Views: 285
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Re: Greetings From Whidbey Island Washington, USA

And, of course, aluminium, not aluminum...
by Series1 Stu
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Heating and ventilation
Replies: 27
Views: 438
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Re: Heating and ventilation

JC I've got to admire your dogma. I really don't appreciate being called ludicrous but going off your track record I am not surprised by it. 40 years of messing around with cars while working in mechanical engineering obviously counts for nothing. As for blocked heater matrices, the one in my car mu...
by Series1 Stu
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Heating and ventilation
Replies: 27
Views: 438
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Re: Heating and ventilation

JJC wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:05 pm
Can't be anything else. Should take you about 5 minutes.
Unless the heater matrix is blocked. Might be wise to check that you are getting warm water flowing out of the heater too.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Happy New year!
Replies: 5
Views: 124
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Re: Happy New year!

:yeahthat:

All the best. :salute:
by Series1 Stu
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Triple SU building tutorial
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Great Britain

Re: Triple SU building tutorial

Shoe boxes are okay but I find these storage bins much more robust and appropriate for these kinds of job.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2250954496

I'm sure they're available from various outlets.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for my old E-Type reg "XKE 75"
Replies: 24
Views: 1034
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Re: Looking for my old E-Type reg "XKE 75"

Fair enough. Photography copyright has long been a contentious issue. My question was really about the copyright in the article, not the pictures used in it.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Xmas Lights
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Great Britain

Re: Xmas Lights

Turn your volume down?
by Series1 Stu
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for my old E-Type reg "XKE 75"
Replies: 24
Views: 1034
Great Britain

Re: Looking for my old E-Type reg "XKE 75"

There's a lot of tough talk going on here all of which I can understand but find pointless. Let's just leave it all to fizzle out, as it surely will. I don't imagine the car will be returning to Mr Giordanelli's garage any time soon. As for copyright issues, I wonder who owns the copyright on the ma...
by Series1 Stu
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: It must be Christmas
Replies: 31
Views: 889
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Re: It must be Christmas

Thank you, David.

:thankyouyellow:
by Series1 Stu
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Not good to see
Replies: 5
Views: 268
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Re: Not good to see

They should ban airbags and replace them with a steel spike in the centre of the steering wheel. That might make us all drive more carefully.

:banghead:
by Series1 Stu
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: oil pressure woes
Replies: 24
Views: 839
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Re: oil pressure woes

Ikebaddog wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:35 am
On that note, my log book hasnt been updated with the new engine number ( engine fitted 12 years ago0, should I bother doing it?
Well, if you're at all bothered about having the documentation correct and legal then, yes, definitely.

Also, what Chris said.

Cheers!
by Series1 Stu
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: s3 starter motor removal
Replies: 4
Views: 189
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Re: s3 starter motor removal

Except that on some the tooth pitch is not an exact match to the flywheel so, while they may initially appear to work, they eventually chew teeth leading to expensive repairs.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: It must be Christmas
Replies: 31
Views: 889
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Re: It must be Christmas

Merry Christmas to you all. I was hoping for some R&R and a little E Type therapy but yesterday morning I was handed an itinerary that suggests 1000 miles of driving and never being in the right place at any given time over the holidays. Still, it'll be great to catch up with family and old friends....
by Series1 Stu
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gunson Colortune
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Great Britain

Re: Gunson Colortune

The SU carburettor is, as Christopher (sort of) says, arguably the most elegant carburettor ever. That is, elegant in its simplicity (see my tag line to get my take on that). The most elegant mixture control device? Perhaps not, although it will continue to function long after that dreaded magnetic ...