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by Vonkie
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: SNGB feeler gauge set
Replies: 4
Views: 561
South Africa

Re: SNGB feeler gauge set

Thanks Mich, so the numbers are ‘thous’ then - 4, 6 and 8 thou? Then my gap is a bit wide.... But the choke works well now!
by Vonkie
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: SNGB feeler gauge set
Replies: 4
Views: 561
South Africa

SNGB feeler gauge set

I searched in vain for answers, both on the web and here, so apologies if I missed the info in some post. The standard toolkit, which SNGB replicates, comes with a feeler gauge set with 3 blades, stamped 4, 6 and 8. They are quite thin, but I seem unable to measure them properly with what looked lik...
by Vonkie
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Big epoxy like flakes in header tank
Replies: 5
Views: 586
South Africa

Re: Big epoxy like flakes in header tank

Thanks guys.

Bite the bullet.

And she's been driving so extremely nicely.

I'll report back at some point.

I'm at 12 666 miles since I took delivery in October 2017. Covid has slowed the run rate considerably. And now she's going to sit around waiting for a header tank.
by Vonkie
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Big epoxy like flakes in header tank
Replies: 5
Views: 586
South Africa

Re: Big epoxy like flakes in header tank

Thanks Andrew. Yes, common sense suggests bite the bullet.
That also means replacing the tank....

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by Vonkie
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Big epoxy like flakes in header tank
Replies: 5
Views: 586
South Africa

Big epoxy like flakes in header tank

Dear all I've had very good driving in my 1963 3.8 FHC since last I checked in, with the rear suspension undergoing a (dear) full overhaul, which sorted out the weird creaking I had on throttle. Now, some advice required. PM or post here. I felt something bobbing about inside my radiator header tank...
by Vonkie
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: How to post a short video of a rattle?
Replies: 12
Views: 1821
South Africa

Re: How to post a short video of a rattle?

The suspension joint theory is also promising, especially given the creaky metal spring sound on slow turn.
by Vonkie
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: How to post a short video of a rattle?
Replies: 12
Views: 1821
South Africa

Re: How to post a short video of a rattle?

Yes I think mountings need attention, as it rings a bell that mounting was sagging a bit on one side.

That may well be it.

Let’s see! Any further ideas welcome and appreciated. Won’t be able to have her attended to until the New Year.

Will report back.
by Vonkie
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: How to post a short video of a rattle?
Replies: 12
Views: 1821
South Africa

Re: How to post a short video of a rattle?

Hi Steve There are two phenomena. I think they are related. But they are different. The first is a metal creak, like a metal bedspring creaking, occurring every now and then on a slow turn or on slow pullaway. To the uninitiated (me) that sounds like body, not engine. The second is this weird rattle...
by Vonkie
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: How to post a short video of a rattle?
Replies: 12
Views: 1821
South Africa

Posting the video take 2

And now?

by Vonkie
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: How to post a short video of a rattle?
Replies: 12
Views: 1821
South Africa

Re: How to post a short video of a rattle?

Ok, here goes: (Many thanks Richard for the You Tube advice): [Apparently, the video could be viewed only by me - I have tried to make it public in the post below] Just after I say "dry rattle", if you have sound turned up full, or nice earphones, you can hear the dry rattle quite well for a bit. Li...
by Vonkie
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: How to post a short video of a rattle?
Replies: 12
Views: 1821
South Africa

How to post a short video of a rattle?

In August, I posted the following in the "Running Reports" forum: "Another recent phenomenon that is starting to manifest more frequently, if still intermittently: there is what can only be described as a sound as if of a metal spring creaking, manifesting itself with the throttle at times, mainly n...
by Vonkie
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Gearbox Numbers
Replies: 11
Views: 4861
South Africa

Re: Gearbox Numbers

Keith : I think you are correct and that EJ is in this case a misprint . EJ boxes were the early all synchro boxes fitted to a few late 3.8 cars and to the 1964-6 4.2 cars, and were closer ratio than the later KJ/KJS?KE boxes One learns something new all the time. I thought the all synchro gearbox ...
by Vonkie
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel filter (Glass Bowl)
Replies: 11
Views: 2665
South Africa

Re: Fuel filter (Glass Bowl)

Thanks so much Steve for starting this thread, and Julian for giving me the SNGB input. This is all very interesting. It makes sense to me that, especially for one in my situation, constantly wondering how clean the fuel system is and whether (or when) it will block up again, the design entailing th...
by Vonkie
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery
Replies: 44
Views: 9055
South Africa

fuel filter

Thanks guys, also for the interesting (if somewhat bewildering) link to the thread on filters. When I first had a blockage issue, I noticed the different filters. The Service Manual at C.14 has the gauze filter assembly (first image below), which seems identical to the current set-up but for a frisb...
by Vonkie
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery
Replies: 44
Views: 9055
South Africa

Update

Well, 681 miles since the fuel starvation scare and not the tiniest sign of a recurrence. Driving beautifully, and, on open roads, at over 20 miles per gallon. The intervention was minor, merely replacing the extra filter on the fuel line at the back near the pump. Hold thumbs. Meanwhile, the love a...
by Vonkie
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tyres in South Africa?
Replies: 27
Views: 6849
South Africa

Re: Tyres in South Africa?

Thanks Steve!
by Vonkie
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tyres in South Africa?
Replies: 27
Views: 6849
South Africa

Re: Tyres in South Africa?

My Hankooks have given me great service so far, including at 100 mph. Would still love a set of Michelins or Cinturatos. If I cannot get them, will fit Vredensteins.

By the way, tried to reply to a PM from John, but it is stuck in my outbox.
by Vonkie
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anything I must see while in London now?
Replies: 5
Views: 1366
South Africa

Re: Anything I must see while in London now?

Went to Windsor Castle (again), and thought I could see the tail of the show as the fambly went off to the British museum (which I’d been to a few times) and the weather was still tolerable. By the time I got to Waterloo it was raining proper. Spotted a bloke in a beautiful old Plymouth and asked hi...
by Vonkie
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anything I must see while in London now?
Replies: 5
Views: 1366
South Africa

Re: Anything I must see while in London now?

Ascertained there’s a classic car show in Waterloo tomorrow, but we’re in Windsor. And it seems the London motor museum has shut down. Bummer.
by Vonkie
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anything I must see while in London now?
Replies: 5
Views: 1366
South Africa

Anything I must see while in London now?

Dear forum members from London I am here with my family for a short stay (today until the 21st), heading to Anfield with my son on Sunday. Are there any classic car shows/exhibitions I should be aware of and would have been silly to miss (the missus has booked us up quite fully, as is her wont)? Tip...