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by Series1 Stu
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 3 wire suppliers
Replies: 10
Views: 414
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Re: Series 3 wire suppliers

All of the companies recommended so far are excellent. However, it seems that some wire colours just aren't available. Frustratingly, you can find that the colour and trace colour you need is available in some gauge sizes but not in others. Part of life's rich tapestry, I'm afraid.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil Pressure Test Adapter
Replies: 15
Views: 852
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Re: Oil Pressure Test Adapter

the car managed to fracture the capillary tube to the gauge head and sprayed hot oil down into the passenger footwell in copious quantities This can be mitigated by adding a loop of pipe behind the gauge to reduce undue stresses on the connections. Maybe not a 100% guarantee but it will certainly h...
by Series1 Stu
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Front suspension set up problems... need help
Replies: 17
Views: 907
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Re: Front suspension set up problems... need help

Exactly right!

Left and right are preloaded in opposite directions hence them being marked accordingly.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Painted wheels???
Replies: 31
Views: 1430
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Re: Painted wheels???

Good man! It's your civic duty to do so.
by Series1 Stu
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Painted wheels???
Replies: 31
Views: 1430
Great Britain

Re: Painted wheels???

Doesn't sound like appropriate social distancing, Chris.
:lol:

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Auto Bodycraft ; Wrenbury
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Great Britain

Re: Auto Bodycraft ; Wrenbury

Yes, I've used them and they always have lots of (racing) E-Types hanging around. They specialise in race cars but say they do anything that needs paint. They also have a powder coating plant if you have need of that too. Everything I've seen that they've done had been superb. They're about 4 miles ...
by Series1 Stu
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Preferred supplier of interior trimming kits?
Replies: 15
Views: 932
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Re: Preferred supplier of interior trimming kits?

Although I haven't purchased a kit myself, I've seen some of the work by Suffolk and Turley in Paul Brown's workshop, who he uses for all his restorations and in fact his own car too. The finish always looks exceptional. Do Suffolk & Turley do kits? If so, they'll probably be among the best. Their ...
by Series1 Stu
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Preferred supplier of interior trimming kits?
Replies: 15
Views: 932
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Re: Preferred supplier of interior trimming kits?

+1 for BAS Wales.

They provided my trim kit and re-trimmed the seats for me, including restoring the seat frames.

They were supportive throughout and even re-covered the grab handle when I couldn't figure out how the piece of leather supplied related to the handle. :banghead:

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine hoist load leveller
Replies: 43
Views: 1912
Great Britain

Re: Engine hoist load leveller

Steve, I think your friend was very unlucky for that to happen. Going from what you say his studs had already failed and it was just a matter of time before he'd discover it. If he had tried tightening the head nuts to 54 ft lbs before he started work he would probably have easily broken the studs. ...
by Series1 Stu
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Eagle Lightweight GT
Replies: 23
Views: 1012
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Re: Eagle Lightweight GT

Barry,

I don't think anyone is knocking Eagle, or doubting the build quality of their output. You could maybe even argue that they are value for money, but it is perfectly legitimate to express opinions on the virtue of the product.

One man's meat is another man's poison.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Eagle Lightweight GT
Replies: 23
Views: 1012
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Re: Eagle Lightweight GT

There's the old saying that wealth will betray your taste.

Maybe you're right Christopher.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: v. late 3.8's
Replies: 21
Views: 1471
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Re: v. late 3.8's

This is a slightly annoying subject for me. My car came with the cross hatch/dogbone pattern instrument panel but seems to have been "upgraded" to a series 2 centre console at some point so the aluminium trim was lost. My only option was to buy a new aftermarket kit which is quite well made but bein...
by Series1 Stu
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Eagle Lightweight GT
Replies: 23
Views: 1012
Great Britain

Re: Eagle Lightweight GT

I've been thinking about this a little more. If someone is looking to spend half a million plus on a car then what are their choices, assuming they don't want an old classic? The current crop of supercars leave me cold,. They all look the same and just don't excite me. So maybe there is something th...
by Series1 Stu
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Eagle Lightweight GT
Replies: 23
Views: 1012
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Eagle Lightweight GT

I've just come across this. Forgive me if it's been seen before.



Great coverage. Their cars always leave me in a quandary. Love the engineering and build quality but they just aren't E Types.

Maybe I should get over it.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Re chroming
Replies: 8
Views: 657
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Re: Re chroming

abowie wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:18 pm
This is all going to end up being a couple of day's work your first time, but is worth it if your chrome is letting you car's appearance down.
:yeahthat:

With an interval of a couple of months at the chrome plater's if you use one of the better ones!

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine hoist load leveller
Replies: 43
Views: 1912
Great Britain

Re: Engine hoist load leveller

I think this is what you are aiming at, Rory. This is the Machine Mart folding hoist. https://i.postimg.cc/J0s9LfK9/DSC01361.jpg Headroom is quite restricted in my garage but we managed it. Took the crankshaft damper off for extra clearance. I think I'd fit it from below if doing it again. Regards
by Series1 Stu
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: New to XKE. Engine Missing Badly Under Load
Replies: 5
Views: 329
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Re: New to XKE. Engine Missing Badly Under Load

I would start by ensuring that ignition timing and fuel mixture are correct before disappearing down the various rabbit holes that may prove fruitless if the basics aren't right.

The white deposits could just be a very lean mixture.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wishbone bushes
Replies: 16
Views: 732
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Re: Wishbone bushes

Yes, the wishbone nuts should only be tightened with the weight of the car on the suspension but there's absolutely no sense in dismantling the suspension to remove a smear of grease only to replace it with some other form of lubricant to be able to fit the bushes again.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wishbone bushes
Replies: 16
Views: 732
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Re: Wishbone bushes

So should I be removing and degreasing my bushes then? There's absolutely no need to remove, degrease and replace. The bushes are there for their resilience, effectively their springiness. Lubricant around their periphery is going to make no difference whatsoever to their function. They are deliber...
by Series1 Stu
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wishbone bushes
Replies: 16
Views: 732
Great Britain

Re: Wishbone bushes

Just a gentle poke in the ribs, Steve.