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by Series1 Stu
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: problem with cam follower
Replies: 17
Views: 769
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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: 119
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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: 210
Great Britain

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: 150
Great Britain

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: 410
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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: 284
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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...
by Series1 Stu
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 1964 UK RHD S1 3.8 OTS BRAKES
Replies: 3
Views: 403
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Re: 1964 UK RHD S1 3.8 OTS BRAKES

If your don't already have any get yourself a copy of the Jaguar service and parts manuals. They are usually invaluable for this kind of thing. However, I scanned mine from cover to cover and never found any illustrations of pipe routes. I've never really noticed any photographs showing the pipe run...
by Series1 Stu
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1 4.2 brake servo
Replies: 3
Views: 340
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Re: Series 1 4.2 brake servo

I wouldn't expect you to have a problem if you have 4 pot calipers fitted. Maybe you need larger diameter master and slave cylinders if you are running out of pedal travel. The rear brakes play a relatively small role in stopping so the standard set up should be alright although balance might be bet...
by Series1 Stu
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1 4.2 brake servo
Replies: 3
Views: 340
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Re: Series 1 4.2 brake servo

No. It will make no difference to braking efficiency at all. It won't do anything but change the amount of braking effort at the pedal, if that.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Delayed Posting.
Replies: 13
Views: 676
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Re: Delayed Posting.

If a 1959 Rover 90 was the 'donor' car it must have used the Rover 90 2.6 6 cylinder engine, gearbox and suspension or did it only donate its number plate? To the best of my knowledge, the Rover 90 never used V8 engines. They came later after Rover bought the engine rights from Buick. I think the V...
by Series1 Stu
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Local fete.
Replies: 15
Views: 835
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Re: Local fete.

That's subjective Simon. What is the difference between a modification and an error? There's no excuse for poor workmanship but people have the right to do what they want with their cars without criticism from the rest of us. It seems you would hate my car which isn't the original colour scheme, has...
by Series1 Stu
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Local fete.
Replies: 15
Views: 835
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Re: Local fete.

How about this one!

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Even sillier? Twin turbos and 800bhp. Drive train must be about 70% of total weight.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Auto box flex plate
Replies: 7
Views: 222
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Re: Auto box flex plate

Yes Steve, It's all about matching the tooth pitch. So, if the tooth pitch is 1/4" then the circumference of the pitch circle diameter of the 134 tooth flywheel will be exactly 1/4" greater than that of the 133 tooth flywheel. If the pinion on the starter motor has the same 1/4" pitch and the same t...
by Series1 Stu
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil leak after a run
Replies: 15
Views: 516
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Re: Oil leak after a run

It's probably worth repeating the 30 mile 70mph run to see if it leaks again. It could be that, as Andrew suggested, now that the rear seal is wet it will be doing it's job once again.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Torsion bar ears spline wear?
Replies: 8
Views: 435
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Re: Torsion bar ears spline wear?

Chris, For info, Nyloc nuts, or prevailing torque nuts as they are more accurately known, are most definitely NOT self locking! That is a dangerous assumption, as you potentially discovered. Nyloc nuts simply provide an interference on the thread that helps prevent them rattling off under vibration....
by Series1 Stu
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Local fete.
Replies: 15
Views: 835
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Re: Local fete.

My money is on Ford small block. I'm sure our Transatlantic cousins will enlighten us.

Quite why they went this way rather than the much lighter Rover V8 or more tunable Chevy small block is a mystery to me.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Zeus single pot. Pistons not retracting
Replies: 25
Views: 1422
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Re: Zeus single pot. Pistons not retracting

Don't most brake calipers just release and rely on the movement of the wheels to push them back very slightly? I know that the early disc brake systems had spring return calipers but this was quickly superseded (read, cost reduced).

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: OBL = $565k
Replies: 27
Views: 1379
Great Britain

Re: OBL = $565k

Really, that's an outrage!

:lol:
by Series1 Stu
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 2+2 Coupe converting to DHC - Feasible?
Replies: 23
Views: 928
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Re: V12 2+2 Coupe converting to DHC - Feasible?

Hi Phil Well, you've certainly got the right attitude and I agree with your views on value. The Q plate would be the only thing that would put me off such a venture because I would hate to look at an E Type and see that Q. Perhaps looking at the likely costs is the way to view it. I reckon that you ...
by Series1 Stu
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wiper Blades ( refill )
Replies: 2
Views: 349
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Re: Wiper Blades ( refill )

They should be available from all the car accessory shops such as Halfords and Euro Car Parts. Just buy the refills. You may need to get the next size up and trim them to length but it should work. I've done just that for my Series Land Rover and my Speedster recently. Take your old ones in to compa...