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by Leekade
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Petrol tank sump removal
Replies: 6
Views: 242
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Re: Petrol tank sump removal

Thanks, Colin - it looks tidier than mine!

Adrian
by Leekade
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Petrol tank sump removal
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Great Britain

Re: Petrol tank sump removal

Thanks, Ole, I think I’ll need it! If you (or previous poster, Adrian) have a picture showing what “normal” is like, I would be very grateful. I’ve had a result on the fuel pump and have picked up a second hand Aston Martin fuel pump (AZX 1404) for a fraction of the cost of an E Type version (AZX 14...
by Leekade
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Petrol tank sump removal
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Great Britain

Re: Petrol tank sump removal

Hi Adrian Thanks for replying, that’s really helpful. Looking at the original jacking points, and other points under the car, it is apparent that there has been some really indiscriminate jacking. I think that I’ll probably leave the sump as it is for now as I’ve found something that I think is the ...
by Leekade
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Petrol tank sump removal
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Great Britain

Petrol tank sump removal

I’m trying to remove the sump from the petrol tank and, after removing the plug, I’m really struggling to get the sump out without damaging the tank. I’ve noticed some pictures where the sump protrudes from the underside by an inch or two. The one on my car doesn’t (see pic). I’m finding a few bodge...
by Leekade
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt User Group
Replies: 43
Views: 1384
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Re: SNG Barratt User Group

David Jones
Angus Moss
Jeremy Bradshaw
Geoff Hughes
John Walker
Adrian Turner
Julian Cooke aka cactusman
Adrian Northcott


Currently restoring a Series 3 and have bought a lot of parts from Barratt’s (& other places).

Adrian
by Leekade
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 carb removal
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Great Britain

Re: Series 3 carb removal

Cheers, Bill, though nowhere near as much fun as painting them!! :bigrin:

Best wishes
Adrian
by Leekade
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 carb removal
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Great Britain

Re: Series 3 carb removal

Thanks JC. It is simple but very effective! Glad you’re inspired. As for nuts, yes, they were dropped a few times but we had a few spares however this gave me an idea, why not paint them with day-glo yellow paint?!!!!! It might look odd under the bonnet but darn easier to find on the floor :bigrin: ...
by Leekade
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 carb removal
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Great Britain

Re: Series 3 carb removal

Forgive the delay in reply but I thought I’d post this to help others in future. My father in law, a talented mechanic, devised a solution when we encountered the same issue. He cut a 1/2” open end spanner in half and welded an old socket to it. This enabled us to insert a socket extension and ratch...
by Leekade
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Distributor Vacuum Pipe
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Great Britain

Re: Distributor Vacuum Pipe

Thanks, Adrian, everyday is currently a learning experience as we encounter little idiosyncrasies. I'll check other threads.

Cheers

Adrian
by Leekade
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Distributor Vacuum Pipe
Replies: 2
Views: 137
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Distributor Vacuum Pipe

I’ve found a rubber pipe running off the vacuum unit (attached to the distributor) which is about 12 inches long but has a ball bearing blocking the pipe very near to the vacuum unit (I presume the suction pulls the ball to effectively block the pipe at the end nearest the vacuum unit). This seems a...
by Leekade
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Clutch pushrod removal
Replies: 7
Views: 257
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Re: Clutch pushrod removal

Thanks for the advice Chris. We’ve decided to leave it as it’s now pretty free and it’s been covered in grease.
by Leekade
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Clutch pushrod removal
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Great Britain

Re: Clutch pushrod removal

Thanks chaps for your words, and for the photograph which captures the offending pin perfectly! I guess I'm just going to have to stock up on gas for my blow-torch and oil... At the moment, it's not breaking the bank and providing hours of fun on the internet researching parts and information, not t...
by Leekade
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Clutch pushrod removal
Replies: 7
Views: 257
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Re: Clutch pushrod removal

Hi Steve. Thanks for replying. I’ve removed the pushrod and nut. It is the banjo-shaped (no.c31622) part which pivots around a pin and collar. It is this pin c29803 that seems stuck. I notice from diagrams that this has a collar around it (to allow movement within c31622). Sorry I wasn’t clear. I fe...
by Leekade
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Clutch pushrod removal
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Great Britain

Clutch pushrod removal

Hi This is my first post after acquiring my E-Type at the weekend. We're stripping the clutch hydraulics and replacing the master and slave cylinders but try as we might we cannot remove the clutch rod adjuster (this receives the pushrod from the slave cylinder). The slave cylinder has been removed ...