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by mach2andy
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Taking parts to Stoneleigh
Replies: 0
Views: 114
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Taking parts to Stoneleigh

The S2 parts that I have advertised for sale here - pair of doors, heater assembly & distributor - I'm going to take to Stoneleigh tomorrow in case anyone wants to look at them. ATB Andy 07780 666123 Collected my engine from VSE last weekend. It's one of the last that Tim completed before he retires...
by mach2andy
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Downtime
Replies: 51
Views: 729
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Re: Forum Downtime

Many thanks for your time and efforts David, and for taking the trouble to put some info on the jag lovers forum.
by mach2andy
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Is this original....
Replies: 7
Views: 360
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Re: Is this original....

Thanks for your replies men. It seems a bit odd to have plug leads jammed up against one another like this. GM [and I'm sure other manufacturers] have been quite prescriptive about how plug leads should be separated. In particular, they specify that the leads for plugs that sit next to each other in...
by mach2andy
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Is this original....
Replies: 7
Views: 360
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Is this original....

My engine came with this HT lead sheath fitted. Was this fitted from the factory??
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by mach2andy
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Front brake caliper thoughts
Replies: 10
Views: 266
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Re: Front brake caliper thoughts

Another thumbs up for Pastparts. They refurbished my whole braking system last year. Beautiful professional work, nice people to deal with & not expensive.
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by mach2andy
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How much sound deadening material??
Replies: 1
Views: 186
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How much sound deadening material??

I'm off to the US next week and will be picking up some acoustic/heat barrier for my jam jar. I intend to buy 60 sq ft. Will this be sufficient to do the interior of the car, and the inside of the passenger doors? Your thoughts please. ATB Andy https://s8.postimg.cc/ophzgr76d/IMG_0936.jpg https://s8...
by mach2andy
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Wipers
Replies: 6
Views: 283
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Re: Wipers

Hi Tom
I've just been testing my wiper motor on the bench, and I found that it only worked on on slow speed. By fiddling around, I found that it was the switch that was at fault. The new switch was less than £20 so maybe that would be the place to start?
ATB
Andy
by mach2andy
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Bonnet fitting
Replies: 4
Views: 410
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Re: Bonnet fitting

Hi Jeremy Thanks for passing that on. I was going to do some more bonnet fettling, but after reading your post, I'm going to leave it as it is. As an aside, I've got lucky with my engine as I think it's one of the last that VSE are going to finish as Tim is retiring. They were going to do my carbs, ...
by mach2andy
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Bonnet fitting
Replies: 4
Views: 410
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Re: Bonnet fitting

Thanks Phil. Finished rebuilding the IRS today, and managed to get it off the bench and onto it's trolly without incident. Phew.
ATB
Andy
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by mach2andy
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 Import
Replies: 12
Views: 837
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Re: Series 2 Import

The only comment I would make about this is the fact that the vendor [ a trader I'm guessing?? ] should really have disclosed this to you from the start. If they're are not being open about such a basic facet of the car, then can you really trust them ??
ATB
Andy
by mach2andy
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Bonnet fitting
Replies: 4
Views: 410
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Bonnet fitting

Blake and I fitted my bonnet on Monday. I've never seen the bonnet on the car, so it's quite a momentous step for me! It's a trial fit to allow Blake, amongst other things, to fit the outer sills. To store and move the bonnet around I'd made up a giant skateboard using a piece of ply with 2 Lidl fur...
by mach2andy
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: set screws hinge to bonnet
Replies: 5
Views: 300
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Re: set screws hinge to bonnet

Hi Greg I fitted my bonnet on Monday. There were a mixture of screws [5/16 UNF] in mine, but the ones that I think were the originals were 2" long with a pointed end. I replaced them all in the end with 2" long cap headed screws because the inboard screws were awkward to get a socket on. In hindsigh...
by mach2andy
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Fitting water and vacuum pipes behind dash
Replies: 5
Views: 324
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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: 324
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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: 324
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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: 212
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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: 212
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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: 275
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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: 979
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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: 979
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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 ...