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by JerryL770
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Rev Counter
Replies: 11
Views: 2174
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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: 2174
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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...
by JerryL770
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Constantly amazed what I find on here resulting in questions
Replies: 3
Views: 299
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Constantly amazed what I find on here resulting in questions

As title, I like to read through threads on here which spark and interest and which I find can point me in a direction when I feel something could be better on my car. I have 2 examples: I read through this one: http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7213 because my oil turned black fairly qui...
by JerryL770
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Define the spacer into the hub
Replies: 26
Views: 6625
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Re: Define the spacer into the hub

Thanks Bill, I had forgotten there was no spacer for the rear wheel bearings and I cannot argue with your figure of 60ft.lb. torque for tightening but it seems pretty high to me.

I may have a workshop manual still but this is a little off topic now :?:
by JerryL770
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Define the spacer into the hub
Replies: 26
Views: 6625
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Re: Define the spacer into the hub

As a younger man . . . too many years ago! I rallied a Mini Cooper S. This had taper roller bearings in the front hubs (and rear also) so the front hub was fairly analogous to the E-type rear hub. There was no bearing adjustment available, the hubs were done up tight with a spacer between the inner ...
by JerryL770
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: How to disengage a circlip
Replies: 8
Views: 363
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Re: How to disengage a circlip

If the external grove for the circlip (in either case) is a close fit on the clip (depth, not diameter), then the clip could not have been inserted with the centre part in contact with the clip. In either case, the centre part restricting the compression of the circlip must have been relatively lowe...
by JerryL770
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cheap Self Regulation Alternator Alternative
Replies: 7
Views: 1371
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Re: Cheap Self Regulation Alternator Alternative

I must admit that that seems to be a very good find, well worth the money. However, if it was me in the first place, my first solution would be to replace the offending bearing, even if a plain, ball or roller bearing. I have found in the past that Simplybearings.co.uk have just about any bearing yo...
by JerryL770
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: re enamelling exhaust manifolds
Replies: 46
Views: 20189
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Re: re enamelling exhaust manifolds

Yes, they are quite crazed. I'm not sure whether that is due to inadequate/incorrect conditioning when first used or water getting on the manifolds when hot - rain entering the louvres under braking, or what. I suspect the latter is a strong candidate as this can have happened on a number of occasio...
by JerryL770
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: re enamelling exhaust manifolds
Replies: 46
Views: 20189
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Re: re enamelling exhaust manifolds

These are mine after about 2 years and 4,000 miles:
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by JerryL770
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Local fete.
Replies: 15
Views: 1837
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Re: Local fete.

It's not a Chrysler either which had the dizzy on the left side of the engine in that view.
by JerryL770
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: 4.2 seats and hood cover
Replies: 8
Views: 1175
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Re: 4.2 seats and hood cover

I have a pair of newly trimmed seats in my attic (Nice n dry - MX5's in the car) which I could photograph for you and send pictures.

Would that help?

Jerry
by JerryL770
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Cooling fan problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1118
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Re: Cooling fan problem

You should measure the resistance of the stator coils. If you have an open circuit, then the motor is duff.
by JerryL770
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: I‘ve got a problem with a 7/16-20 UNF...
Replies: 5
Views: 1153
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Re: I‘ve got a problem with a 7/16-20 UNF...

I think your concern would be governed by whether, when the seat belt is stressed in an accident, "is the load on the bolt in tension or shear"?

If in shear, it will not matter much which thread you use.
by JerryL770
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Car jacking
Replies: 40
Views: 5542
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Re: Car jacking

+1 for the Thor nylon hammer. Heavy and does not mark the spinners and as said, nylon head is easily replaceable. Some may have noted my "complaint" that the painted seam between bonnet lower edge and door front lower corner on my car has cracked. I've come to the conclusion that this is the result ...
by JerryL770
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Monza-type Filler Cap, Clearance, and Improving Breathing ?
Replies: 28
Views: 4498
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Re: Monza-type Filler Cap, Clearance, and Improving Breathing ?

So, did you get much response to your offer Rory, beside my own interest?

Jerry
by JerryL770
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Car jacking
Replies: 40
Views: 5542
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Re: Car jacking

I have purchased, off fleabay a BMW 3 series jack. This will also fit under with a flat tyre and is easily wound up with the attached handle. It fits in my boot (just) behind the spare wheel. Also needs a little adjustment with a hacksaw to cut slots so that the nylon top piece will fit over/into th...
by JerryL770
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Typical oil pressure 4.2
Replies: 18
Views: 2973
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Re: Typical oil pressure 4.2

My rebuilt car/engine has now done some 4k miles. Electric gauge was pretty useless so I installed a mechanical (Bourdon tube) gauge.

I get ~60psi cold and well over 50psi hot. I'm using Castrol XL.

Also getting about 23.8mpg on the normal gasoline. :smile:
by JerryL770
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: At long last
Replies: 12
Views: 2638
Great Britain

Re: At long last

Bob, if you are using a Windows PC, the easiest way to edit a jpeg is to open it in Paint. Do your editing and then SaveAs. Make sure you save as a jpeg again unless you want to choose one of the other options.

Simples.
by JerryL770
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hood cover
Replies: 4
Views: 1898
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Re: Hood cover

HI Bob, welcome to the forum, good to see you here.

If you scroll down the Board Index page you will find a "For Sale and Wanted" link. so you can post your wanted there.

Jerry

Edit: Sorry, wrong way around - it's the Wanted/For Sale link :wink: