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by Series1 Stu
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: E type reaction plate
Replies: 59
Views: 2106
Great Britain

Re: E type reaction plate

Ah yes.

Sorry Frank.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Tank, venting pipes.
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Great Britain

Re: Fuel Tank, venting pipes.

Or couple the 2 unnecessary vent pipes together with a piece of correct size flexible fuel pipe and jubilee clips.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Handbrake pivot bolt
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Great Britain

Re: Handbrake pivot bolt

File off the peened over portion until it is flush with the lever. Then press it out. It will be much easier that way.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: E type reaction plate
Replies: 59
Views: 2106
Great Britain

Re: E type reaction plate

Has anyone else noticed that the OP hasn't responded since asking the question? I wonder if they just got on with the job and ignored this bickering. Maybe their car is already in the paint shop. Nobody mentioned that you can leave the reaction plate and torsion bars out if you fit the front suspens...
by Series1 Stu
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Speed and engine speed...
Replies: 28
Views: 740
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Re: Speed and engine speed...

......... and the rolling radius increases with road speed due to the effects of centripetal force. This is more prominent on the older type of high aspect ratio tyres where there's a lot more sidewall flex.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Hitch up the caravan and away you go!!
Replies: 7
Views: 193
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Re: Hitch up the caravan and away you go!!

The only reason I would fit a tow bar to an E Type is to pull a Riva Motor Launch.

But then, maybe not......
by Series1 Stu
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: E Type equals what other classic
Replies: 28
Views: 902
Great Britain

Re: E Type equals what other classic

Bentley Turbo R? I'd love one but it's a completely different beast to a Silver Cloud.

Lady Penelope's RR. Pink...... no thanks.
by Series1 Stu
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E Type equals what other classic
Replies: 28
Views: 902
Great Britain

Re: E Type equals what other classic

Don't laugh, but for me the perfect stablemate for my E Type is a Silver Cloud. Should have bought one a few years back. One day maybe.

I love my Series 3 Land Rover too.
by Series1 Stu
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Dual Brake and Fuel Line clip C10268
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Great Britain

Re: Dual Brake and Fuel Line clip C10268

Hi Ian When I ran my fuel and brake lines I spent hours trying to find the correct parts and routes without any degree of success or confidence that what I did was factory correct. I think the usual suspects just supplied basic p clips under the factory part numbers. It was a nightmare but at that t...
by Series1 Stu
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery
Replies: 36
Views: 2075
Great Britain

Re: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery

Well yes. I'm just trying to ensure that people don't feel they need to unnecessarily replace perfectly serviceable non-ferrous pipes.

After all, there's a strong chance that the pipes have been swapped out over the years.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery
Replies: 36
Views: 2075
Great Britain

Re: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery

Hi Philip

For the sake of clarity can I point out that when you mention metal pipes you actually mean to say steel pipes. Obviously, rust won't be a problem with copper or cunifer pipes.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Overdrive in 2+2
Replies: 30
Views: 7043
Great Britain

Re: Overdrive in 2+2

:yeahthat:

Such myths seem to endure because it makes the manufacturer appear a twee underdog. Best not to let the facts get in the way of a good story.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Restoration Work
Replies: 0
Views: 220
Great Britain

Restoration Work

Hi Chaps I am looking to have some restoration work done on my 420 and a company called Bespoke Automobile Developments in Congleton has been suggested. They apparently have 2 E Types in there at the moment. Can anybody comment on their abilities, attitudes and achievements? Use PM if necessary. Reg...
by Series1 Stu
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dishonest, Incompetent, Feckless ? You choose.
Replies: 40
Views: 3978
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Re: Dishonest, Incompetent, Feckless ? You choose.

If it goes legal then the only people that gain are the lawyers. Forget it unless you can get them through the small claims court by concentrating on one invoice such that the total claimed falls within the scope. If you then win you can pursue them for other invoices or, if they've got any sense, t...
by Series1 Stu
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 spark plugs colours
Replies: 17
Views: 580
Great Britain

Re: Series 3 spark plugs colours

Yawn..................
by Series1 Stu
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Looking at a Series 1 LHD car - Car Number
Replies: 8
Views: 424
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Re: Looking at a Series 1 LHD car - Car Number

Highly original, except it used to be black with a red interior and now it's green with a black interior...... And it's all been trashed. :banghead:
by Series1 Stu
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Upper Steering Column Bearings
Replies: 27
Views: 725
Great Britain

Re: Upper Steering Column Bearings

I was just responding to your bump of this topic by saying that there are a lot of rebuilt cars but they don't all have taper roller bearings in the steering column. Therefore there's a high chance that nobody knows the answer to your question. It's interesting that my '69 420 has plastic bearings t...
by Series1 Stu
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Just Joined the Forum - looking for help on buying a car
Replies: 24
Views: 694
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Re: Just Joined the Forum - looking for help on buying a car

Nobody seems to have mentioned the asking price, so I will. How much? Is that a typo? Starting at that level of cost, sight unseen, suggests that you'll spend a lot more on it than it will ever be worth. You could buy a much nicer car for not a lot more money. Derek Sharp's car was for sale here a l...
by Series1 Stu
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Upper Steering Column Bearings
Replies: 27
Views: 725
Great Britain

Re: Upper Steering Column Bearings

There aren't any taper roller bearings in a series 1 steering column. No such luxury, I'm afraid.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: E type reaction plate
Replies: 59
Views: 2106
Great Britain

Re: E type reaction plate

It all makes me wonder what some people's cars must be like.....