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by Richardhealey
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Brake fluid bulkhead decal
Replies: 14
Views: 757
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Re: Brake fluid bulkhead decal

:drinkingcheers:
by Richardhealey
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Stubborn Glass
Replies: 5
Views: 309
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Re: Stubborn Glass

Series1 Stu wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:01 pm
I used tyre inner tube rubber for the seals and a rubber hammer to seat the frames properly.

Trim the excess rubber using a scalpel after the frames are fixed.
Thanks Stu, very useful information!
by Richardhealey
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Stubborn Glass
Replies: 5
Views: 309
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Re: Stubborn Glass

Hi Peter, Having done as you have (removed the vertical section), I liberally used WD-40 around the glass, letting it soak in and then gently using a small flat headed screw driver worked the chrome away from the glass to start it moving and then pulled the chrome away slowly using my hands. I worke...
by Richardhealey
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Calculating compression ratio - questions on Payen gasket
Replies: 9
Views: 323
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Re: Calculating compression ratio - questions on Payen gasket

And here is the combustion chamber volume being measured for my engine. Very interesting!

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by Richardhealey
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Brake fluid bulkhead decal
Replies: 14
Views: 757
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Re: Brake fluid bulkhead decal

Hi Richard,
Maybe we need a version that runs along the lines of ‘...brake system is filled with silicone brake fluid....’

I’ll get my coat...
by Richardhealey
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New E-Type book (cont'd)
Replies: 17
Views: 1005
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Re: New E-Type book (cont'd)

Durango2k wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:35 pm
If the text is anywhere near the above, I want one as well...

Carsten
:yeahthat: :studyinggray: :drinkingcheers:
by Richardhealey
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wiper Drive Pimary Link, Eccentric, and Wiper Parking.
Replies: 32
Views: 1752
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Re: Wiper Drive Pimary Link, Eccentric, and Wiper Parking.

‘...As I pursue my PhD in wiper-parking, and in order for me for me to complete my thesis...’ :lol:

Can’t help...but enjoying the read!
by Richardhealey
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Engine loom grommets
Replies: 2
Views: 254
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Re: Engine loom grommets

Ah, OK - thanks Angus!
by Richardhealey
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Engine loom grommets
Replies: 2
Views: 254
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Engine loom grommets

Evening all, Just starting to fit the engine looms and think I am possibly making a mistake with one of the grommets. In the picture below, you can see the ‘alternator harness’ grommet seems far too loose around the harness once fitted. I can fit a finger along side it. Also in the photo is the only...
by Richardhealey
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wiper rack fitting
Replies: 9
Views: 482
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Re: Wiper rack fitting

Thanks Robbie and Bob, most helpful! I’ll get the S3 rubber seals and see how the perform. I’ll definitely use plenty of masking tape and report back as to how I get on and if anything useful for us all to learn. On cleaning all the parts this evening, I’m pretty sure there has been no damage to my ...
by Richardhealey
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wiper rack fitting
Replies: 9
Views: 482
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Re: Wiper rack fitting

Hi John, Many thanks for the reply. I think with the rack installed, the ‘splaying’ of the spindles all then lines up/fits correctly. The rack is also a U shape in profile, so really quite strong and I think unlikely to have been bent previously without a visible mark....but that is of course a gues...
by Richardhealey
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wiper rack fitting
Replies: 9
Views: 482
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Re: Wiper rack fitting

Hi Steve,
No, sadly not :cry:
That link refers to a series 1 car again and so a different design the the series 2.
Any series 2 restorers out there please?
Many thanks,
Rich
by Richardhealey
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wiper rack fitting
Replies: 9
Views: 482
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Re: Wiper rack fitting

Hi Steve, Thanks for the reply. I may well be wrong here, but unlike the series 1 ( in Chris Vine’s blog, which I always check first!) in cross-section the series 2 rack appears to be a more substantial u shape of steel and therefore it doesn’t seem like a viable option to bend it in order to tempor...
by Richardhealey
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wiper rack fitting
Replies: 9
Views: 482
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Wiper rack fitting

Evening everyone, I am coming to refitting my wiper rack here is a photo showing how the spindles are spayed outwards, making me pause before trying to go further. I believe the the spindles are peened into place? I don’t particularly like the idea of pushing a spindle out to then have to peen it ba...
by Richardhealey
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 22
Views: 1387
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Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone from me too!
Likewise, with a car in bits ( just having ‘fun’ with the heater and vac pipes behind the dash :shock: ) expect plenty of questions from me in 2020!
:drinkingcheers:
by Richardhealey
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Fitting my rear bumper
Replies: 8
Views: 781
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Re: Fitting my rear bumper

Hi Andy,
Next week! Can’t bloody wait!!
Already staring to lay out the new wiring harness and labelling etc and comparing to the old... :bouncyyellow:
For me the real, actual fun, is about to start!
:dance:
by Richardhealey
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Fitting my rear bumper
Replies: 8
Views: 781
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Re: Fitting my rear bumper

Very interesting technique Andy, for those of us working alone in cold workshops! I am sure your method will be very useful for me when the time comes. Page bookmarked :drinkingcheers:
Rich
by Richardhealey
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: S2 Thermostat Housing wanted!!
Replies: 5
Views: 635
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Re: S2 Thermostat Housing wanted!!

Hi Steve,
Yes, I have one. As you can see the water pipe is a bit corroded - as you can see from the photo.

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pm me if you are interested.

Cheers,
Rich
by Richardhealey
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Touring New Zealand
Replies: 10
Views: 960
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Re: Touring New Zealand

:yeahthat: :England:
by Richardhealey
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rear car dolly for lends
Replies: 3
Views: 939
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Re: Rear car dolly for lends

Yes of course Stu - this is quite a different design, so I am quite confident that it will fit :-) :drinkingcheers: