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by JerryL770
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: SU Triple Carburettor advice
Replies: 13
Views: 723
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Re: SU Triple Carburettor advice

I can't blow up your pictures for some reason, Paul Some of the pictures link to postimages.org. These will not display for me either but if you right click on the picture, click "copy image location", open another tab in your browser and paste into the address bare followed by return, you will get...
by JerryL770
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wiper splines, Spindle dismantling, Bizarre Shapes ?
Replies: 10
Views: 593
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Re: Wiper splines, Spindle dismantling, Bizarre Shapes ?

The uprated wiper arms available from SNGB have a clamp mechanism onto the splines which is absolutely positive, though maybe not pukka original spec. I rather have firm arms which apply the blades to the screen effectively. When I had the Facel, I had occasion to work on the mechanisms which were t...
by JerryL770
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 22
Views: 1292
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Re: Merry Christmas

Thank you all for help and friendship. Thanks especially to David and crew for providing this excellent forum. I've used several car and r/c modelling forums over the years and all have been very helpful.

Best wishes for a merry Christmas and happy, prosperous New Year.

Jerry
by JerryL770
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clever instrument panel trick
Replies: 8
Views: 1233
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Re: Clever instrument panel trick

Er, the instrument panels folded down easily enough when the cars came down the line. They still do on any car maintained or re-trimmed to factory spec. The only time I’ve had trouble is when I (or a PO) have used too much sound or heat insulation around the tunnel or console, or not fastened the t...
by JerryL770
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Winter Care
Replies: 13
Views: 966
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Re: Winter Care

The old reason for disconnecting the battery during charging was, I think, because older chargers would not control the current/voltage very well and the alternator diodes could be damaged by the charging process. It was probably also prevalent in the early days of engine management systems that the...
by JerryL770
Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Interior re-trim suppliers?
Replies: 15
Views: 1285
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Re: Interior re-trim suppliers?

Mine was re-trimmed with a full kit from BAS. They were helpful and no problem replacing a door arm rest which fell off when SWMBO lent on it a little. The reinforcing washer was absent. Then when I requested same materials for re-trimming my MX5 seats and they supplied me with matching leather, vin...
by JerryL770
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Door drainage hole problems!
Replies: 11
Views: 763
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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: 4393
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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: 28
Views: 1809
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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: 610
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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: 610
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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: 67
Views: 3542
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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: 629
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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: 5753
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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: 1029
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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: 1029
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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: 709
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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: 7062
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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: 7062
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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: 7062
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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: