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by FHCINSC
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Rubber Shifter Cover Install
Replies: 3
Views: 112
United States of America

Rubber Shifter Cover Install

Hello all. Thank you as always for the help here. I had posted before about the fact that I always arrive at my destinations in my FHC smelling like a spark plug. I finally realized that a big part of the problem is that I had no rubber boot under the leather shifter cover and the leather was leakin...
by FHCINSC
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Rear Spinners on wrong sides...hubs reversed.
Replies: 16
Views: 801
United States of America

Re: Rear Spinners on wrong sides...hubs reversed.

I managed to get everything swapped from side to side as we discussed here. Thanks to all. There is still some play but a friend with an e-type measured it with his dial gauge. It will have to be a project for another day. For now, I’m happy to be rolling my spinners in the correct directions. Thank...
by FHCINSC
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Paint bubbles around headlights
Replies: 3
Views: 230
United States of America

Re: Paint bubbles around headlights

Thanks for the suggestion on the touch up paint specialists. I believe there is a talented fellow near me.

Wanted to ask one more time if anyone is aware of an oversized rubber seal that may cover this or the touch up work?

Thanks
Anthony
by FHCINSC
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: New Left Window Regulator Binding.
Replies: 3
Views: 240
United States of America

Re: New Left Window Regulator Binding.

The vendor sent a replacement regulator and it works much better. Thanks all.
by FHCINSC
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Door mirror wobble
Replies: 2
Views: 208
United States of America

Re: Door mirror wobble

It was spring loaded but the body of the door was putting pressure on the spring and was keeping the spring from extending out enough. A few washers resolved it. Thanks!
by FHCINSC
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Paint bubbles around headlights
Replies: 3
Views: 230
United States of America

Paint bubbles around headlights

Hello my car has a really beautiful paint job on the bonnet however both headlights have these paint bubbles. One side has cracked. I’m skeptical that rust is the issue because the bonnet was repainted about a year ago and there are generally signs of a nice job on it. I presume this issue is either...
by FHCINSC
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Door mirror wobble
Replies: 2
Views: 208
United States of America

Door mirror wobble

Hello. My door mirror wobbles quite a bit above the mounting base. I’ll have to take my door apart soon to replace a faulty new window regulator. If there is a way to tighten the mirror I will be able to do that at that time.
Thanks
Anthony
by FHCINSC
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: New Left Window Regulator Binding.
Replies: 3
Views: 240
United States of America

Re: New Left Window Regulator Binding.

Thank you. I have requested a new replacement regulator from the vendor. No amount of fidget work was going to help.

Thanks
Anthony
by FHCINSC
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: New Left Window Regulator Binding.
Replies: 3
Views: 240
United States of America

New Left Window Regulator Binding.

The old one had badly stripped out gears. This is a brand new one. It installs fine but seems to bind up on itself and bends as you lower the window. Appreciate any advice.
by FHCINSC
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Rear Spinners on wrong sides...hubs reversed.
Replies: 16
Views: 801
United States of America

Re: Rear Spinners on wrong sides...hubs reversed.

Hello all. Have had a little trouble finding a shop to help me fix this. May have someone now though. We had the car up on the lift and there is some play between the hub and hub carrier on both sides of the car. Is this a guaranteed bad wheel bearing or could it be a spacer/shim issue? Or perhaps n...
by FHCINSC
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Rear Spinners on wrong sides...hubs reversed.
Replies: 16
Views: 801
United States of America

Re: Rear Spinners on wrong sides...hubs reversed.

Hello all. Thanks for the responses. I may be confused as I don’t know all the terms of the inventory behind the wheel. It seems that Chrisfell is proposing a method which negates the need for the pipe or dowel. Is that correct and do others concur this would work? Thanks all Anthony PS. Yes in US.....
by FHCINSC
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Rear Spinners on wrong sides...hubs reversed.
Replies: 16
Views: 801
United States of America

Rear Spinners on wrong sides...hubs reversed.

Hello. I found out recently that my spinners on the rear are on the wrong sides. They are unable to be swapped as the threading on the hub doesn’t allow it. This obviously means that the hubs are on the wrong sides of the car. What would be involved in changing this?
Thank you very much
Anthony
by FHCINSC
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Protecting bonnet louver paint
Replies: 6
Views: 671
United States of America

Protecting bonnet louver paint

Hello all. It is starting to warm up here in South Carolina and I noticed that after a drive that my exhaust side louvers are very hot to the touch...much more so than the carb side. The car is operating at a normal temperature but as it becomes 95°F here soon I would anticipate that things will get...
by FHCINSC
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Recommended Spin On Oil Filter Adapter?
Replies: 21
Views: 1369
United States of America

Recommended Spin On Oil Filter Adapter?

Hello all. I had a fun couple of days after my first oil change resulted in the canister not being seated correctly and about 6 quarts of oil sprayed just about everywhere you can think of....engine bay, underside, rear bumper!? I finally was able to use another filter and the canister seated correc...
by FHCINSC
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Gauge cluster grounding
Replies: 4
Views: 404
United States of America

Re: Gauge cluster grounding

Advice/Wisdom level=Final Boss! Thank you so much.
johnetype wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:52 pm
BTW the clock retaining bracket should be rotated by 180 degrees so its cut-outs align with the power connectors minimising the chance of a short.
by FHCINSC
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: re-chroming of bumpers
Replies: 10
Views: 979
United States of America

Re: re-chroming of bumpers

Based on the receipts I found it seems my chrome parts were professionally polished as opposed to rechromed. Of course heavy pitting would exclude that option but mine look fantastic.
Sorry, I don’t know of any vendors in the UK.
by FHCINSC
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Gauge cluster grounding
Replies: 4
Views: 404
United States of America

Gauge cluster grounding

Hello All I wanted to ask about a couple of ground wires at or near the gauge cluster. Firstly there is this cloth covered ground wire that is under the speedo/tac. In my car it had been badly grounded to a spot behind the guage cluster and had been done with a homemade wire. I read somewhere this c...
by FHCINSC
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Turn Signal/Brake Light/Side Light.
Replies: 27
Views: 1873
United States of America

Re: Turn Signal/Brake Light/Side Light.

It certainly makes more sense the way you describe. I configured it per the S2 diagram. I hate to bust up the shrink connector and shrink tube job I did but we need all the brake lighting we can get.
Thanks again
Anthony
by FHCINSC
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Turn Signal/Brake Light/Side Light.
Replies: 27
Views: 1873
United States of America

Re: Turn Signal/Brake Light/Side Light.

So Marek if you don’t mind scrolling up a bit and watching my video.
My brake and turn signal are sharing the dual filament on the bottom of the fixture.
My side light (which isn’t working) is using the top single bulb.
Car is a left hand drive 69 FHC

Is this wrong?
by FHCINSC
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Turn Signal/Brake Light/Side Light.
Replies: 27
Views: 1873
United States of America

Re: Turn Signal/Brake Light/Side Light...dumb question

Why would the red wire that eventually goes to the side lights connect to the dash panel light switch? I would think it would connect to the side light switch?

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Thanks
Anthony