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by mach2andy
Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Rear view mirror
Replies: 6
Views: 456
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Re: Rear view mirror

Thanks everyone. I'm most certainly not going to fit a stick on mirror to my car. I thought I'd found a suitable screw on candidate that had come from an early Ford, but the pitch of the mounting holes was different. I'm always very loath to drill holes in a car where there were none originally. I'l...
by mach2andy
Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Rear view mirror
Replies: 6
Views: 456
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Rear view mirror

The convex glass rear view mirror pictured came in the myriad boxes of bits with my car. However it has just become apparent to me that it does not belong to my car. So, firstly, does any one know what this may have come off? Also pictured is my header rail complete with 3 holes that I assumed were ...
by mach2andy
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cars of the Netflix Crown
Replies: 9
Views: 812
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Re: Cars of the Netflix Crown

If any of you have been watching The Queens Gambit you may have spotted the cool car driven by Beth's friend Jolene. A '65 or '66 Chevy Corvair. When I say cool, I think it became known as a bit of a death trap because of some inherently poor handling characteristics. Nonetheless, the "poor mans Por...
by mach2andy
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Boot board rail rubbers
Replies: 15
Views: 985
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Re: Boot board rail rubbers

Both COH Baines & Woolies sell the rubber insert by the metre. Both good companies to deal with. COHB have a minimum order amount, but I don't think that Woolies do. As a matter of interest, I sourced all of my body seals from COHB, and I found them to be excellent quality.
by mach2andy
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rebuilding lsd.
Replies: 21
Views: 1842
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Re: Rebuilding lsd.

The LSD in my Corvette has to have an LSD additive mixed with the oil. I'm not sure if the Jag diff is the same? Having said that, I know that there is LSD specific oil available which I assume already has an additive mixed in? The Vette diff is in good order, but does creak quite a bit as you pull ...
by mach2andy
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Bonnet lock handles orientation
Replies: 6
Views: 417
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Bonnet lock handles orientation

If the bonnet lock handle escutcheons are fitted with the slots both facing upwards, then, with the handles locked, both handles point to the right, and I don't think this is correct. I think the handles should face in opposite directions when locked. To achieve this, one plate must be fitted with t...
by mach2andy
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Hazard Flasher
Replies: 0
Views: 322
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Hazard Flasher

My hazard's developed a strange defect whereby the system would function correctly, but when switched off, the warning light would remain on but quite dim. With the slightest tap on the side of the flasher unit, the light would extinguish. The unit fitted in the car [in the left of the photo] was I ...
by mach2andy
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wiper motor running hot.
Replies: 14
Views: 703
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Re: Wiper motor running hot.

Hi Tony You don't say what series of car you have? Irrespective of the series of car, the problem is likely to be the motor windings. The insulation of the windings breaks down with age, leading to lower resistance and hence higher current flow. The higher current flow is what is most likely causing...
by mach2andy
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Carburettor question
Replies: 6
Views: 932
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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: 932
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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: 23
Views: 1818
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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: 888
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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: 888
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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: 811
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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: 300
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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: 626
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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: 626
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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: 626
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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: 946
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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: 946
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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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