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by JerryL770
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Door drainage hole problems!
Replies: 6
Views: 171
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Re: Door drainage hole problems!

The drain shrouds are shown here: http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4412&p=90723&hilit=Door+drain#p90723 but the part number listed for them is wrong. They are now not available from SNGB here: https://www.sngbarratt.com/uk/#!/English/parts/5b1a52fc-9476-4c06-9596-87d1182aed49 part number...
by JerryL770
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Now THAT is a workbench.
Replies: 11
Views: 3338
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Re: Now THAT is a workbench.

I am really concerned as to what would happen if a sudden jam on the milling machine created substantial out of balance forces . My fear would be that such an event could cause the whole thing, machine and bench together, to spin round and/or to topple over. ..... and I don't understand how that co...
by JerryL770
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Gauge refurbishing.
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Great Britain

Re: Gauge refurbishing.

Be careful with those rims from Holden, they are the Vee profile ones. The ones on my car are the semi-circular profile ones. They seem to have the seals too.

The rims are very easy to refurb, as long as the tabs are good. Just get a rattle can of black paint, carefully sand the rims and spray.
by JerryL770
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Seat removal
Replies: 12
Views: 287
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Re: Seat removal

To be honest price and delivery periods do seem in the same ball park. Looking for a finish as close to original as possible. They were actually called Auto-Trim Systems, which is part of Capital Seating. https://www.auto-trim.co.uk/ Tel :(+44) 0116 216 9920 I have no connection other than as a cus...
by JerryL770
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Seat removal
Replies: 12
Views: 287
Great Britain

Re: Seat removal

I used Capital Seating (Forward Park, Sheene Road, Beaumont Leys, Leicester) to re-trim my MX5 seats but I supplied the leather which came from BAS as they supplied the trim set for my car. I know that Capital can supply the leather though.
by JerryL770
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: HD8 carb issue
Replies: 30
Views: 943
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Re: HD8 carb issue

Have you checked that the float chamber overflow pipe is clear? If new pipes have been soldered into the banjo's, any blockage there will cause flooding of that carb.
by JerryL770
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Upper wishbone nut
Replies: 5
Views: 445
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Re: Upper wishbone nut

I think it should be remembered that it is important NOT to lubricate the taper on a ball joint pin. These should be assembled as clean as possible else lubricant allows the pin to be pulled in further, then the lube disappears over time and the joint is the devil then to separate.
by JerryL770
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: An interesting insight into rising E-Type prices
Replies: 20
Views: 5145
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Re: An interesting insight into rising E-Type prices

My friend David, who has been a private classic car restorer for better than 50 years thinks that we should not fear. If you think about the tiny mileage most classic cars travel then the contribution to the greenhouse gas accumulation and other points is tiny. Common sense says there's no point in ...
by JerryL770
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: How necessary is it to blend in the valve seats?
Replies: 15
Views: 656
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Re: How necessary is it to blend in the valve seats?

I don't quite understand your concern from 3 points of view. Tadek has not said the seat is loose. Is it? The pictures look as though the valve or cutter is seated the full circumference ?? If the valve is not seating on the full circumference of the seat, that is no good but cutting with the right ...
by JerryL770
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: How necessary is it to blend in the valve seats?
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Great Britain

Re: How necessary is it to blend in the valve seats?

Does the valve seal?

That's surely the most important question. If it seats the full circumference the fact the stem goes in a few thou more is corrected by the tappet shim surely.

If it does not seal that is no good at all.
by JerryL770
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: BD29068 captive nuts (Series 2 rhd)
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Great Britain

Re: BD29068 captive nuts (Series 2 rhd)

According to SNGB the part number for the shield is BD28668 These are normally secured to the square P-clip round the frame using a 1/4" UNF nut n bolt Your part number for the captive nut returns 865 links to parts on SNGB parts site - but not to a captive nut I suspect - I'm not trawling through 8...
by JerryL770
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Monza-type Filler Cap, Clearance, and Improving Breathing ?
Replies: 39
Views: 6114
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Re: Monza-type Filler Cap, Clearance, and Improving Breathing ?

Yes, absolutely right Tom. I just checked up on cylinder head parts at SNGB.

So I'm not quite as daft as I thought for a few minutes :wink:
by JerryL770
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Monza-type Filler Cap, Clearance, and Improving Breathing ?
Replies: 39
Views: 6114
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Re: Monza-type Filler Cap, Clearance, and Improving Breathing ?

slightly concerned that you seem to be missing a hold-down stud for the cam cover. Clearly a hole there for the stud but no stud showing?? Geoff GOOD GRIEF!! Well spotted Geoff, thanks. Amazing how I could miss that missing stud, and for how long :questionmarks: ... and it will go as fast but for l...
by JerryL770
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Monza-type Filler Cap, Clearance, and Improving Breathing ?
Replies: 39
Views: 6114
Great Britain

Re: Monza-type Filler Cap, Clearance, and Improving Breathing ?

Gfhug wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:54 am
slightly concerned that you seem to be missing a hold-down stud for the cam cover. Clearly a hole there for the stud but no stud showing??
Geoff
GOOD GRIEF!!

Well spotted Geoff, thanks. Amazing how I could miss that missing stud, and for how long :questionmarks:
by JerryL770
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Mystery clip? Any ideas?
Replies: 12
Views: 942
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Re: Mystery clip? Any ideas?

It's curious how your 1st picture is with postimages.org and will not display when I click on it while the second is with postimg.cc and does display. I have found that if you right click on the former picture and select "copy image location" and paste that into the address bar of a new tab, bingo, ...
by JerryL770
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Monza-type Filler Cap, Clearance, and Improving Breathing ?
Replies: 39
Views: 6114
Great Britain

Re: Monza-type Filler Cap, Clearance, and Improving Breathing ?

Last week during a visit to my brother in S of France I also went to visit Rory and pick up my Monza oil filler cap. Super visit thank you Rory, hospitality second to none. Fitted my cap last week and just been out on a 25 mile round trip and no leaks :bigrin: https://i.imgur.com/cNB48LZ.jpg https:/...
by JerryL770
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: RHD wiper arms
Replies: 2
Views: 3005
Great Britain

Re: RHD wiper arms

SNGB have uprated arms available which keep the blades on the screen and have a more secure fitting on the splines.
by JerryL770
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Rev Counter
Replies: 11
Views: 2873
Great Britain

Re: Rev Counter

Super. That does it for me Steve, though postimage.org doesn't work for me to copy the image. I have found in these cases (and when I only see an image link), I can right click on it, copy link location, paste that into Notepad, change .org to .cc, then copy the link into a new tab and this then ope...
by JerryL770
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Rev Counter
Replies: 11
Views: 2873
Great Britain

Re: Rev Counter

My rev counter again appears to be reading low. I re-calibrated it a while ago which improved things but . . . Std gearbox and final drive. I'm sure I've seen on here a table giving revs against speeds through the gears. This would be most helpful for checking, rather than trying to see if the speed...