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by mach2andy
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Fitting water and vacuum pipes behind dash
Replies: 5
Views: 133
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Re: Fitting water and vacuum pipes behind dash

The screenshot isn't that clear. The thermal wrap is Toolstation item 67097.
Andy
by mach2andy
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Fitting water and vacuum pipes behind dash
Replies: 5
Views: 133
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Re: Fitting water and vacuum pipes behind dash

Hi Rich I used this from Toolstation. I didn't want anything too thick in case it made fitting more difficult, or possibly foul the wiper mechanism. My new pipes came with a set of flange plates, but I used my originals as I'd already cleaned and primed them. So my new ones are going spare if anyone...
by mach2andy
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Fitting water and vacuum pipes behind dash
Replies: 5
Views: 133
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Fitting water and vacuum pipes behind dash

With my car in it's current state seemed the obvious time to fit those pesky behind the dash pipes. I ordered a stainless set of water pipes from a major supplier and I have to say they fitted perfectly with only minor fettling of the holes with a 3mm drill. As you can see, I lagged them first. I wa...
by mach2andy
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Steering rack mounting
Replies: 2
Views: 75
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Steering rack mounting

The pictures show how my passenger side rack mounting was attached when I dismantled the vehicle, but I don't think this was right? You will see that there is a spacer fitted behind the head of the long top bolt, but I think that the spacer arrangement should only be fitted on the drivers side. This...
by mach2andy
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Fuel Tank Filter alternative
Replies: 1
Views: 94
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Fuel Tank Filter alternative

Has anybody found an alternative to the ludicrously expensive [£25] in tank fuel filter? I will also probably fit an extra temporary disposable filter in the fuel supply line somewhere near the tank when I first run the car in case my fuel tank cleaning has been less than thorough.
Andy
by mach2andy
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Fuel Tank sender unit
Replies: 3
Views: 148
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Fuel Tank sender unit

I've just taken the above out of my tank to find that it looked pretty cruddy. The float arm was seized as well. I've taken the side cover off of the unit, and the inner workings appear in good order [I haven't actually checked the rheostat yet] and I've freed the arm up OK, but one thing I find odd...
by mach2andy
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Anybody seen this before??
Replies: 8
Views: 770
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Re: Anybody seen this before??

Took my diff to Alan at AJS engineering last Saturday, and he called yesterday to say that it's finished. New crown wheel & pinion, bearings, seals etc. I didn't want to refit the IRS only to find that it has to come out again because of a whine or rumble or other extraneous noise. The broken piece ...
by mach2andy
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Anybody seen this before??
Replies: 8
Views: 770
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Re: Anybody seen this before??

Hi John I should have explained that the diff is on my bench with the cover and both drive shafts removed. Again, I'm no expert, but the internals seem to be in good order, but it seems foolhardy to put the unit back into the car without finding where this broken piece has come from. Looking at the ...
by mach2andy
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Anybody seen this before??
Replies: 8
Views: 770
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Anybody seen this before??

Took a peek inside my non powerloc diff today, and found this sitting in the bottom. It looks to me as though it's possibly part of a thrust washer, and it's 0.40 mm thick. The diff has covered 60,000 mls, and it looks to me as though its never been apart, but I'm no expert, so I can't be sure. The ...
by mach2andy
Mon May 28, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch Squeal
Replies: 10
Views: 452
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Re: Clutch Squeal

I agree with Moe. I had the same issue on my Corvette. The noise is most likely the pilot bush located in the end of the crankshaft particularly as you say that the noise disappears when the clutch is fully engaged. At that point there is no relative movement between the gearbox input shaft [which s...
by mach2andy
Sat May 19, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Rear Hub issue
Replies: 4
Views: 254
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Re: Rear Hub issue

Hi Steve Great bit of advice. I was overestimating how far I had to push the hub. Once you'd pointed out that I only had to push it clear of the inner bearing, I realised that my press was big enough after all. Once I'd got it supported properly, it came apart easily. Any idea what the torque loadin...
by mach2andy
Fri May 18, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Rear Hub issue
Replies: 4
Views: 254
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Rear Hub issue

Whilst dismantling my IRS, I somehow [and rather irritatingly] managed to dislodge one of the water throwers. I have managed to press the yoke out of the hub, but my press is physically not big enough to press the hub out of the hub carrier. Supporting the hub carrier for this operation doesn't look...
by mach2andy
Thu May 10, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Whats this cutout for?
Replies: 2
Views: 283
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Whats this cutout for?

What's the cutout in my dash top for? The dash had been recovered and this slot had just been covered over? It seems it would be quite useful to have it uncovered as it would prove useful to feed a cable through it for a SatNav.
ATB
Andy
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by mach2andy
Sun May 06, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rotisserie Plans
Replies: 1
Views: 333
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Re: Rotisserie Plans

Hi Julian I bought one ready made for my S2 and it works brilliantly. Once you've adjusted the car so that it is balanced on the rotisserie, you can then hydraulically adjust the height that the car sits at. Send me a PM if you want any further details. ATB Andy https://s18.postimg.cc/65ob8r3c9/P101...
by mach2andy
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Potholes
Replies: 13
Views: 787
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Re: Potholes

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by mach2andy
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ebay: Series 2 FHC with front coil springs?
Replies: 17
Views: 982
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Re: Ebay: Series 2 FHC with front coil springs?

I think you'll find that dal2.0litrefrogeye has fitted some to the hill climb car that he is building. But he's probably fitted them because they suit the competitive environment that he's building his car for I guess? Darren has also fitted an alloy bonnet, so there will be a lot less weight bounci...
by mach2andy
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Boot drain fitting
Replies: 4
Views: 400
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Re: Boot drain fitting

Hi Mark You say petrol overflow? From where? There is a vent tank tucked up inside N/S rear wing of my car that I assumed collected any fuel tank overflow or vented fumes? Perhaps this has a drain pipe on it to vent it to atmosphere through the pipe you mention? The picture shows this area of the ca...
by mach2andy
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Is this from my car?
Replies: 3
Views: 367
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Re: Is this from my car?

Hi Christopher Hi Mark You're absolutely right. I'd found a diagram on SNGB, but the pipe illustrated looks nothing like this item. It's only when you expand the item that all becomes clear. Having wasted some time polishing pieces of chrome that I subsequently discovered were nothing to do with my ...
by mach2andy
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Is this from my car?
Replies: 3
Views: 367
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Is this from my car?

My car came with boxes and boxes of bits and pieces. Many pieces I've been able to identify as belonging to my car, but some I definitely now know belong elsewhere. Can anybody tell me if this pipe belongs to my car? Perhaps part of a breather system?? Thanks in advance Andy https://s14.postimg.org/...
by mach2andy
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Boot drain fitting
Replies: 4
Views: 400
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Re: Boot drain fitting

Hi Mark You say a drain point on the rear left? The only other drain point that I'm aware of at the rear of my car can be seen in the centre of these photos. This drain hole [ in the bottom centre of the channel around the boot lid recess where the weatherstripping sits ] drains down through a metal...