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by Geoff Allam
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Mystery rattle
Replies: 9
Views: 231
Canada

Re: Mystery rattle

I second the stabilizer rod. When I bought my fhc the whole rod mechanism was ubdone. It sounded like The engine was falling out.
by Geoff Allam
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Indicator gasket : another poor reproduction part
Replies: 12
Views: 661
Canada

Re: Indicator gasket : another poor reproduction part

Perfect. Thank you for that Jonathan.
by Geoff Allam
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Indicator gasket : another poor reproduction part
Replies: 12
Views: 661
Canada

Re: Indicator gasket : another poor reproduction part

The gaskets look good from what can be seen but I am not sure exactly how you fabricated them. Do you have any pictures and an explanation of what exactly you did?
by Geoff Allam
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: NEEDED - Steering column - lower UJ
Replies: 27
Views: 3177
Canada

Re: NEEDED - Steering column - lower UJ

You are asking a senior citizen to remember something he did 20 years ago so the answer has about a 50:50 chance of being accurate! I believe I unbolted the column from the dash and just let it down onto the seat to pull it back. Some wiring may have needed to be disconnected but I really do not rec...
by Geoff Allam
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: NEEDED - Steering column - lower UJ
Replies: 27
Views: 3177
Canada

Re: NEEDED - Steering column - lower UJ

FWIW I had this problem with loose splines between the shaft and the steering rack on my 3.8. I tried multiple times to tighten the joint with bolts, grade 8 capscrews etc with no results. Finally I just used blue loctite and tightened it up with a normal torque. I have not had to touch it in the la...
by Geoff Allam
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Vacuum non return valve failure
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Canada

Re: Vacuum non return valve failure

Clean it well and then coat the whole thing with 2 part epoxy. That should seal it permanently till the diaphragm fails.
by Geoff Allam
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Breather pipe Clip on lnlet Manifold Stud C19007
Replies: 14
Views: 1939
Canada

Re: Breather pipe Clip on lnlet Manifold Stud C19007

I would also be interested in obtaining the sketch. Perhaps post the sketch for anyone who is interested and for future viewers?
by Geoff Allam
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feeling a bit gutted today
Replies: 23
Views: 1425
Canada

Re: Feeling a bit gutted today

Take a medical one and pull off the bell. Insert a 2 foot section of suitable diameter aluminum rod and you will be golden.
by Geoff Allam
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Loft insulation ?
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Canada

Re: Loft insulation ?

Any sign of mice having been there?
by Geoff Allam
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Number Stamp
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Canada

Re: Number Stamp

If you still have your old picture frame you also have the alternative of carefully cutting out the old stamping and welding it into the new frame. Also carefully!
by Geoff Allam
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Early otter fan switch
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Canada

Re: Early otter fan switch

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Is this the type of switch you are using or have you found something more reliable?
by Geoff Allam
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Early otter fan switch
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Canada

Re: Early otter fan switch

Very interesting. Please post a description of what you have done along with photos of the process.
by Geoff Allam
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: HI ALL,
Replies: 20
Views: 2207
Canada

Re: HI ALL,

Hi Peter. Welcome. From what can be seen of your car there appears to be a fair bit of restoration work needed. I would suggest putting off any engine or driveline repairs until you have the rest of the restoration close to completion. Otherwise you will have a rebuilt engine sitting around, deterio...
by Geoff Allam
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 3.8 FHC - RHD
Replies: 10
Views: 906
Canada

Re: 3.8 FHC - RHD

I have an original rhd coupe. Built in November 1963. Unfortunately I have no history on it except for the name of the owner before me so I have no idea how it came to be in Canada. Original dealer was in the UK.
by Geoff Allam
Sat May 23, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: heater box seal
Replies: 3
Views: 285
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: 2075
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: 1580
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: 1786
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: 1786
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: 1039
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...