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by Jeremy66
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: starter motor lead
Replies: 4
Views: 258
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Re: starter motor lead

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by Jeremy66
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake bleeding problems - silicone fluid
Replies: 44
Views: 963
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Re: Brake bleeding problems - silicone fluid

It’s intereating you mention adjustment as I’m the making along the same lines. I bought my rear cylinders second hand but new, the previous owner having upgraded, when they arrived he left a note saying not to forget to adjust them or they would drag. You can’t adjust them! When I stripped them dow...
by Jeremy66
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake bleeding problems - silicone fluid
Replies: 44
Views: 963
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Re: Brake bleeding problems - silicone fluid

I’m trying to eliminate any other problem parts of the brake system so I made a by-pass pipe and connected the master cylinder directly to the rear brakes only (no servo) and bled them. The pedal consistently travels half way before resistance is felt, an additional half pump of the pedal immediatel...
by Jeremy66
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Headlamp scoop suppliers
Replies: 2
Views: 186
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Re: Headlamp scoop suppliers

Robey scoops on mine, fitted them a month ago without problems.

I doubt M&C make any scoops they supply.


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by Jeremy66
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Where to buy hood frame timber parts?
Replies: 3
Views: 217
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Re: Where to buy hood frame timber parts?

Thanks for the replies, has anyone tried the cmc one made from resin? It’s a nice idea but I imagine not very suitable for fettling compared to a timber one?
by Jeremy66
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake bleeding problems - silicone fluid
Replies: 44
Views: 963
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Re: Brake bleeding problems - silicone fluid

Right, servo is back off the car and I’ve opened up the vacuum chamber, this time it’s dry inside so the next question is: Is it theoretically possible for the servo to still be the cause of the problem but the pressure loss is now with another seal causing it to effectively back feed the servo supp...
by Jeremy66
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake bleeding problems - silicone fluid
Replies: 44
Views: 963
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Re: Brake bleeding problems - silicone fluid

While I have known a new old stock master cylinder on an xk120 to fail to bleed properly on silicone fluid, requiring a new seal kit to make it work I put that down to the old stock seal having gone hard. I really don’t want to go to dot4, the reason for putting dads car on silicone 30 years ago was...
by Jeremy66
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake bleeding problems - silicone fluid
Replies: 44
Views: 963
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Brake bleeding problems - silicone fluid

I’m struggling to get a constant firm pedal on my rebuilt brakes, as part of the cars restoration I’ve replaced the master, servo, all pipes, fittings, rear cylinders and fitted coopercraft 4 pots up front. I’ve bled the system countless times, achieve a firm pedal but then within a few seconds the ...
by Jeremy66
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Seat Belt solution for S1 4.2?
Replies: 1
Views: 157
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Re: Seat Belt solution for S1 4.2?

If it’s an OTS there should be threaded fixings on the parcel shelf behind the front seats(one per side), a captive nut in the floor behind the seat adjacent to the B pillar and another captive nut on the transmission / propshaft tunnel down the inward facing side of the seat.
by Jeremy66
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Where to buy hood frame timber parts?
Replies: 3
Views: 217
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Where to buy hood frame timber parts?

I’m re assembling my hood frame after blasting and painting and need to get new timber pieces for the front pan, unfortunately my car arrived with the hood frame already stripped. Are there two pieces or just one large one at the leading edge and who makes them please? I imagine a lot of fettling wi...
by Jeremy66
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Front Bumpers and Badge-Bar, tweaking them to fit to bonnet.
Replies: 15
Views: 571
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Re: Front Bumper and Badge-Bar, tweaking them to fit to bonnet.

I wouldn’t be too hard on the last guy that fitted the bumpers, they are a complete bastard to line up nicely and it’s best to grind them to fit the shape of the car before chrome playing them. There should be an aluminium wedge between the bumper and fixing point nearest the gob and a round alumini...
by Jeremy66
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sccops in bonnet: how much space is normal ?
Replies: 6
Views: 281
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Re: Sccops in bonnet: how much space is normal ?

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Tab visible in this photo, I’m sure you could make something if yours are missing although it’s questionable whether they really do much.
by Jeremy66
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: How to install bonnet sugar scoops ?
Replies: 3
Views: 314
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Re: How to install bonnet sugar scoops ?

Yes through the light hole, it’s like one of those magic puzzles!
by Jeremy66
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Struggling with headlight assemblies, what’s wrong?
Replies: 3
Views: 309
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Re: Struggling with headlight assemblies, what’s wrong?

It looks like the inner bowl may be series 1 e type specific which makes sense, the e type has the bowls upside down compared to other cars so the wiring exits from the top rather than the bottom hence why ‘standard’ inner bowls / build retainers make the bulb fix upside down, I fear another wallet ...
by Jeremy66
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Struggling with headlight assemblies, what’s wrong?
Replies: 3
Views: 309
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Re: Struggling with headlight assemblies, what’s wrong?

Just found these photos of the old bonnet, I guess this means the repro bowls I have or the fittings in them are wrong


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by Jeremy66
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Struggling with headlight assemblies, what’s wrong?
Replies: 3
Views: 309
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Struggling with headlight assemblies, what’s wrong?

I’m having a lot of trouble assembling the headlights on my s1 4.2, the old bowls and indeed the entire old bonnet was fit only for the bin. The new bowls are Martin Robey items and after some faffing about I’ve got the near side unit in, in order to have the sealed beam unit orientated in the right...
by Jeremy66
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Halogen conversion kit choice
Replies: 4
Views: 317
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Halogen conversion kit choice

Can anyone advise of a set of Halogen headlights that fit the s1 e type bowls without modification? I have an old set of Hella units but they are too deep to fit unfortunately.

Thanks
by Jeremy66
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Restoring Carburettors - Tips, Methods ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1093
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Re: Cleaning carburettor bodies - Soda Blasting ?

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by Jeremy66
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cylinder Head Studs - where from ?
Replies: 6
Views: 441
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Re: Cylinder Head Studs - where from ?

Look up XRN engineering, they source most of the engine components supplied by the major classic jag suppliers and are therefore generally cheaper for the same item.