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by Geoff Allam
Sat May 23, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: heater box seal
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Canada

Re: heater box seal

To check the clearance use a bit of plasticine, play-doh, or any other squishy material that holds it’s shape.
by Geoff Allam
Sun May 03, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Disappointed in parts quality
Replies: 25
Views: 1656
Canada

Re: Disappointed in parts quality

Have you called the vendor and described your problem to give them a chance to rectify it? Seems like the correct way to handle it before venting in public.
by Geoff Allam
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member from Holland with a backrest problem
Replies: 10
Views: 1313
Canada

Re: New member from Holland with a backrest problem

Monocoque Metalworks in the US manufactures both types of seats. If you contact Chuck I am sure that he would be able to supply you with a patch panel for each of your seats. Other people to ask would be Hutsons and Martin Robey in the UK.
by Geoff Allam
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Repairing quarter light frame
Replies: 18
Views: 1535
Canada

Re: Repairing quarter light frame

Beautiful work. How did you get the finish to match so well without the whole piece being rechromed?
by Geoff Allam
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Repairing quarter light frame
Replies: 18
Views: 1535
Canada

Re: Repairing quarter light frame

Picture of the repair?
by Geoff Allam
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sandblasting NE Hants/Surrey
Replies: 11
Views: 834
Canada

Re: Sandblasting NE Hants/Surrey

Mark. I went through sandblasting my shell a couple of years ago and was lucky enough to find a commercial blaster who was also a car guy. He assigned an experienced employee to the job and blasted all the difficult to reach areas for me. He outright refused to blast any large exterior panels. I wou...
by Geoff Allam
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: @ post car lift points
Replies: 8
Views: 941
Canada

Re: @ post car lift points

I love my 4 poster. Access underneath is a bit less open than a 2 poster but the plus for me is it is more idiot proof and it doubles as a massive workbench and/or storage area by adding 4 sheets of plywood across it. I have not found a job yet that is not possible with it vs a 2 poster. It all depe...
by Geoff Allam
Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Mysterious holes nearby the fuel pump
Replies: 13
Views: 1570
Canada

Re: Mysterious holes nearby the fuel pump

Just an fyi to prevent confusion in the future. That is the fuel sediment bowl not the fuel pump. If you develop a problem with fuel delivery you need to look for the fuel pump in the boot.
by Geoff Allam
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Positive or negative earth?
Replies: 22
Views: 10054
Canada

Re: Positive or negative earth?

I am pretty sure the in tank fuel pumps are polarity sensitive. When a mechanic converted my 3.8 from positive to negative ground he neglected to reverse the leads on my fuel pump. The car made it half a block till the fuel bowl were dry and then started up and ran fine once I reversed the leads aft...
by Geoff Allam
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Body tag
Replies: 11
Views: 1808
Canada

Re: Body tag

Thanks for that Robbie. Much appreciated.
by Geoff Allam
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Body tag
Replies: 11
Views: 1808
Canada

Re: Body tag

I also need a body tag for my 67 ots. as the original is missing. Did you need to send Todd any information on sizes of tag, font etc. or is he knowledgeable about the Etype body tags. I checked his website and it appears that engine tags are the main product he supplies?
by Geoff Allam
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: U-Joints, Drive shaft and Half shafts replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 1115
Canada

Re: U-Joints, Drive shaft and Half shafts replacement

Also have had a propshaft failure on a e type. My symptoms were also vibration at certain speed and load conditions. For grinding noise you may want to get a second opinion before dropping the engine or diff.
by Geoff Allam
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 22
Views: 2678
Canada

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all and thank you to those who keep this site operating.
by Geoff Allam
Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: RHS Undershield Panel - special edition for 1.5?
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Canada

Re: RHS Undershield Panel - special edition for 1.5?

Nothing but silence so I will give it a shot. Attachment bolts are non original. Cars before it and after it have a different type of shield. Therefore I would strongly suspect it is non original.
by Geoff Allam
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Huge engine oil consumption
Replies: 37
Views: 14123
Canada

Re: Huge engine oil consumption

Is it necessary to drive at high speed while breaking in? Would driving in second or third gear at high rpm achieve the same result or is there a benefit With the engine having to work harder in high gear to achieve the same rpm?
by Geoff Allam
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 headlight chrome fitting
Replies: 19
Views: 2446
Canada

Re: S1 headlight chrome fitting

FWIW I just bought 2 new trim rings from SNG. Still waiting on delivery to see how fit is but in conversation with the sales rep I was told that they now manufacture their own pieces that are modelled on an original bonnet. I was told that so far the feedback has been that the fit is good but as exp...
by Geoff Allam
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: gearbox woe
Replies: 5
Views: 2699
Canada

Re: gearbox woe

Congratulations on the first drive. Are you able to downshift from 4th tp 3rd gear. If so then it is likely that the shift linkages are worn or poorly adjusted causing the difficulty going from second to third.
by Geoff Allam
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S1 & 420G similarity
Replies: 35
Views: 6718
Canada

Re: S1 & 420G similarity

I have three that came with a mark ten set of carbs. Looking at them it looks to me like they lift up the springs about 1/4 inch which would create more spring tension and make the mixture slightly richer once the carb was off idle?
by Geoff Allam
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 1962 Series 1 roadster part panel
Replies: 7
Views: 2683
Canada

Re: 1962 Series 1 roadster part panel

Monocoque Metalworks makes that part including the wired edge. Check their website for pictures v
by Geoff Allam
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Carburettor banjo fibre washer leaks
Replies: 7
Views: 1525
Canada

Re: Carburettor banjo fibre washer leaks

FWIW many years ago shortly after acquiring my coupe I rebuilt the carbs. On installation I had one banjo that leaked. I progressively tightened it a couple of times and it did strip out the threads on the float chamber. Lids were cheap then so no big deal. Now not so much. Since then I have used a ...