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by andrewh
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Loose wheel???
Replies: 53
Views: 9275
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Re: Loose wheel???

thanks Steve. that's good of you to go to all that trouble. I will get measuring. Meanwhile I am using my old spinners to lock up the wheels. I have new tyres being fitted and then will take it for a run and see whether the wheels remain tight. I have reached the point where they have been tight whe...
by andrewh
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Loose wheel???
Replies: 53
Views: 9275
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Re: Loose wheel???

yes I already did that. Without a wheel on the car the Original spinner goes a further 2.8mm towards the rear taper than an Orson one. Whether its bottoming out before tightening up is hard to tell once the wheel is on and therefore in the way. I am beginning to think , as said above, its a combinat...
by andrewh
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Loose wheel???
Replies: 53
Views: 9275
Great Britain

Re: Loose wheel???

Thanks David. Oh dear me, what a mess up. If it really is as dire as you outline then there is little hope of getting it sorted. I have sent my spinners to Orson for them to check the dimensions. There has been strange chaffing on the rear cone which would be symptomatic of the male and female not s...
by andrewh
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Loose wheel???
Replies: 53
Views: 9275
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Re: Loose wheel???

Just repeating what I said on this thread a few years ago - just shave an amount off the end of the splined hub so the spinner will tighten up hard on the wheel and not bottom out - its not rocket science ! Saying that I would carefully measure an original hub, wheel, spinner to see where the blame...
by andrewh
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Loose wheel???
Replies: 53
Views: 9275
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Re: Loose wheel???

I have just taken the car up off the ground to change my tyres and hey presto yet again the wheels are lose on the hubs even the spinners are up so tight its not possible to tighten any more. Did anyone get to the bottom of this issue with Orson spinners , hubs and MWS wheels? David? I see there was...
by andrewh
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: NEEDED - Steering column - lower UJ
Replies: 27
Views: 3165
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Re: NEEDED - Steering column - lower UJ

I feel it must have been a satisfactory set up when new. As mentioned in several posts here and elsewhere if the gap has been opened up to remove the knuckle it has possibly memorised the new position and require closing in a vice. Mine was never forced open so has tightened on ok. I wonder if there...
by andrewh
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: NEEDED - Steering column - lower UJ
Replies: 27
Views: 3165
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Re: NEEDED - Steering column - lower UJ

Well guys. Thanks very much for the advice and help with this. As always this forum comes through. I think my panic is over. I removed the cap screw and inspected it and the knuckle splines as best as I could without removing the steering column. Cleaned the bolt and put it back in. It has now pinch...
by andrewh
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: NEEDED - Steering column - lower UJ
Replies: 27
Views: 3165
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Re: NEEDED - Steering column - lower UJ

Thanks all for your help and advice. Having had a sleepless night I spent some time researching this problem. Jag Lovers has quite long post about it being a problem on Series One cars with the long lower steering column with the integral forged lower yoke. The cap screw will just not tighten on the...
by andrewh
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: NEEDED - Steering column - lower UJ
Replies: 27
Views: 3165
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Re: NEEDED - Steering column - lower UJ

Thanks Geoff. I am not far behind you !!!
by andrewh
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: NEEDED - Steering column - lower UJ
Replies: 27
Views: 3165
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Re: NEEDED - Steering column - lower UJ

thanks Geoff. Were you able to pull back the joint enough to apply the loctite without having to remove the steering column ? I dont find the issue one of nuisance , just know that if you pull the steering wheel it will come back about 10 mm which is rather off-putting
by andrewh
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: NEEDED - Steering column - lower UJ
Replies: 27
Views: 3165
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Re: NEEDED - Steering column - lower UJ

Ah ok! I had not seen the other references, which I will now look up. thanks again
by andrewh
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: NEEDED - Steering column - lower UJ
Replies: 27
Views: 3165
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Re: NEEDED - Steering column - lower UJ

hi Dave Thanks I did read your post and my lower joint is the same as you describe. I just need to get the clamp to tighten up on the rack pinion. Of course it would be easier to do with a nut and bolt but I assume the clamp will close with the recessed socket bolt. I need to get out to the garage a...
by andrewh
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: NEEDED - Steering column - lower UJ
Replies: 27
Views: 3165
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Re: NEEDED - Steering column - lower UJ

Its 8 whole years since I totally rebuilt my E and its depressing how much one forgets in that time! I now recall that the lower column yoke is integral to the lower steering column . There is nothing the matter with my uj or yoke. However where the assembly slides onto the rack it is not clamping t...
by andrewh
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: NEEDED - Steering column - lower UJ
Replies: 27
Views: 3165
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Re: NEEDED - Steering column - lower UJ

Morning all Series 1 FHC 1963 It seems that SNG Barrett may not be the answer to every prayer unfortunately. I need a new lower UJ for the steering column - the one that was supplied is wrong and their normally wonderful website doesn't show a separate part number for the lower UJ. The upper UJ is ...
by andrewh
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: steering column lower UJ
Replies: 3
Views: 267
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Re: steering column lower UJ

Ummh. Not sure to be honest. I could be that the replacement UJ ( SNGB ) has a smaller bolt. I could also be that the cap screw is not correct and is bottoming out without tightening the split onto the splines. I am sure someone will be along shortly who has done this recently.
by andrewh
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: steering column lower UJ
Replies: 3
Views: 267
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steering column lower UJ

I just had a fantastic ride out around southern Kent today. An E type running well is really something. Anyway, it reminded me that I have a small amount of upwards slack in the steering column. On investigation its the lower UJ ( new SNGB ) which is slack on the steering rack pinion. The securing b...
by andrewh
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8
Replies: 44
Views: 3284
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Re: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8

Gee Whizz, literarily. Having waited for 6 months to try the 3.8 since I fitted the resistor plugs and perhaps more importantly went down a needle on the carbs , the car is transformed. So, to recap, I had two problems. The first was an annoying tendency to choke up the plugs and a misfire for no re...
by andrewh
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8
Replies: 44
Views: 3284
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Re: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8

What was the outcome of this saga, Andrew? I see from Rory’s resurrection of your RB340 thread that you’ve had overcharging to the point of acid spillage since 2017. Is this the same car? The RB340 issue can be confirmed/resolved without needing a test drive. I have not progressed Peter. To be hone...
by andrewh
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8
Replies: 44
Views: 3284
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Re: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8

I did not check 2000 rpm as I had nobody available to assist. Will look into adjustment of the RB. If I recall it’s got sealed fixings for the cover on mine. Ah well I have time at the moment.
by andrewh
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8
Replies: 44
Views: 3284
Great Britain

Re: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8

No the misfire just came about occasionally and usually On start up from a few days or weeks sitting. Previous journey would have been perfect and then it decided to misfire next time I started it. I need to give it a good run with the new plus which are resistor plugs. If I get issues again I shall...