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by mach2andy
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Carburettor question
Replies: 6
Views: 447
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Re: Carburettor question

Thanks all. As a matter of interest, the asymmetric arrangement of the dashpot attachment lugs means that that they can only be fitted in one position. I've spoken with Southern Carburettors, who have been in business a long time, and they assure me that it is quite normal for there to be a slight d...
by mach2andy
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Carburettor question
Replies: 6
Views: 447
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Carburettor question

My carbs were completely overhauled by Southern Carburettors so I have no reason to doubt that they are anything other than spot on. However, I notice that 1 of the dashpots offers slightly more resistance to being lifted than the other 2. They all have the correct amount of the same SAE 20 damper o...
by mach2andy
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: S2 IRS rebuild
Replies: 20
Views: 636
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Re: S2 IRS rebuild

Hi Rod I've attached a couple of photos of the arrangement I used to reinstall my IRS. I bought the 600 kg motorcycle lift [which is very useful in itself] secondhand on Gumtree for £50 and this would be very useful to remove your IRS. It's design means that the IRS sits on a very stable platform. I...
by mach2andy
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Q Light frame to glass seal
Replies: 6
Views: 414
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Re: Q Light frame to glass seal

Hi Steve Hi Andrew Yes it's the thin seal sandwiched between the glass and the frame, not between the frame and the body. I left the old frame complete with glass soaking over night, and extricated the glass this morning without incident. Measuring the glass and the gap in the frame, it looks as tho...
by mach2andy
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Q Light frame to glass seal
Replies: 6
Views: 414
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Q Light frame to glass seal

I've managed to source a replacement LH quarter light frame to replace mine which had been repaired, but the seal that sits between the glass and the frame doesn't leap out of my browser. Woolies supply rubber stripping in various thicknesses starting at 1/32" so I'm guessing that's the way to go? A...
by mach2andy
Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MOT tests.
Replies: 9
Views: 502
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Re: MOT tests.

One of the reasons that I have continued to MOT the Corvette - apart from having an independent inspection - is that I have driven the car extensively across Europe, and I have no doubt that my European Breakdown insurers would use any excuse whatsoever to abrogate their responsibilities. And the sa...
by mach2andy
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Engine noise
Replies: 2
Views: 151
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Engine noise

My newly overhauled VSE engine turned out to have a serious defect - one of the head stud threads in the bottom of the block was weak. Having removed and refitted the head to fix this issue, I now find that when I start the engine, at the moment that the engine kicks as it fires, there is a very sli...
by mach2andy
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Quarterlight seal
Replies: 7
Views: 334
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Re: Quarterlight seal

Hi Geoff I've found out why the LH quarter light is fouling at the rear end. I've realised that it has had a repair carried out, and it is this repair that fouls. The repair has 2 tapped holes and is secured to the upstand with 2 small screws. The pics show the LH & RH QL's. But I think I have a sol...
by mach2andy
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Quarterlight seal
Replies: 7
Views: 334
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Re: Quarterlight seal

Thanks for your replies. Geoff, you're right, my photo has the seal upside down. My next problem is that the rear end of the quarterlight very slightly fouls the seal retainer. Specifically, the attachment block that is screwed to the rear edge of the QL fouls the seal retainer. Only by a tiny amoun...
by mach2andy
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Quarterlight seal
Replies: 7
Views: 334
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Quarterlight seal

Before I finally install these, is this the way they fit?

Thanks in advance

Having posted this, I have found a pic on the internet that seems to suggest that I have this seal upside down? I'm sure somebody will confirm that?
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by mach2andy
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Photo required please
Replies: 13
Views: 544
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Re: Photo required please

Thanks Malcolm
Postimage was very sulky with me when I tried to submit this post.
by mach2andy
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Photo required please
Replies: 13
Views: 544
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Photo required please

Can someone send me a photo of how this area should look please. I think I'm missing a triangular ?? trim piece?
If thats the case, and assuming it's vinyl covered, is it interior colour or black?
Thanks in advance
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by mach2andy
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Lamp alternative
Replies: 12
Views: 524
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Re: Lamp alternative

Great thread everyone. Very informative. Thanks. Having already modified my headlights, and incorporated the reversing lights into the rear light clusters, the only other lighting alteration I am currently planning is to re-lamp the map light, and possibly the dome light. I think I've picked the lam...
by mach2andy
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Lamp alternative
Replies: 12
Views: 524
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Lamp alternative

Can anyone suggest an alternative for this 6w globe? Something that gives out proper light rather than just heat?
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by mach2andy
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Where does this go??
Replies: 2
Views: 228
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Where does this go??

Does anybody have any idea where this chrome trim ring goes? I suspect this may well be for something other than a S2 E Type? If it's not for an E Type, but you do know what car it's from, that would be very useful as well. Thanks in advance. https://i.postimg.cc/ncs51Dyr/IMG-6536.jpg https://i.post...
by mach2andy
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Carburettor banjo bolt sealing
Replies: 10
Views: 401
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Re: Carburettor banjo bolt sealing

Thanks everyone. So, I took my shiny plated banjo bolts out, and replaced them with some original unplated ones & gradually tightened them with fuel pressure applied and et voila they are now leak free. I like the idea of the dowty seals though, and I'm pretty certain I have a load of them somewhere...
by mach2andy
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Carburettor banjo bolt sealing
Replies: 10
Views: 401
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Carburettor banjo bolt sealing

Despite having the correct washers [brand new] fitted as they should be i.e aluminium washer under the banjo bolt head, and a fibre washer on the other side, I am having trouble getting these to seal properly. I am very wary of over tightening the bolts as the aluminium float chamber lid is not over...
by mach2andy
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: "A" Post seal retainers
Replies: 5
Views: 313
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Re: "A" Post seal retainers

Thanks Jeff
To quote Taggart the Slim Pickens character in Blazing Saddles..."Now that is an eeedook idea"...
by mach2andy
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Seat runner spacers
Replies: 3
Views: 252
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Re: Seat runner spacers

Jeff / David I couldn't find any reference to part number BD 13529 on any of the usual sites, but I've no doubt the ones I have are correct. And it now makes sense why I have 10. 8 for the seats, and 2 for the radiator tie bars. When I installed the tie bars, I had to shim them out using 3 thin wash...
by mach2andy
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Seat runner spacers
Replies: 3
Views: 252
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Seat runner spacers

In my box of seat runner bits I have 2 different thickness of spacer. I know where the thicker spacers go, but not the thinner ones of which I have 10. They are the same OD and the same ID, but 2.7 mm thickness as opposed to 9.5 mm. At a guess, they were used on the assembly line to somehow adjust t...