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by rfs1957
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: SNG Barratt
Replies: 25
Views: 869
France

Re: SNG Barratt

I've probably not suffered to the same extent as many as my car was complete and had virtually no pattern parts on it, having been initially restored in the late eighties by a guy who (from the invoices I've got) trawled high and low to find original stuff - at a time when there were probably no pat...
by rfs1957
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Robbed by a supplier ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1479
France

Re: Robbed by a supplier ?

The list continues. I had assumed the £120 plus VAT of con-rod bolts and nuts that were invoiced were indeed the parts that were holding the rods together, fresh from their re-sizing, honing, rebushing and balancing ............ http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13109&p=106658&hilit=gudge...
by rfs1957
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch choices, and Release Bearing and Fork Woes
Replies: 29
Views: 1652
France

Re: Clutch choices, and Release Bearing and Fork Woes

Yes, hadn't thought of that. Never tried to see if it's possible.
by rfs1957
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch choices, and Release Bearing and Fork Woes
Replies: 29
Views: 1652
France

Re: Clutch choices, and Release Bearing and Fork Woes

Yes, 2346, well spotted - now corrected. Paul doesn't seem worried, 10-spline and 1.06" it is, and it would take a braver man than me to query his choice. HOWEVER next issue is that neither SNGB nor Manners have the genuine 9.5" cover in stock ........ reference HE4562. 6-8 week delay. And I dont wa...
by rfs1957
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil Filler Cap, Gap to Bonnet, and Improving Breathing ?
Replies: 16
Views: 437
France

Re: Oil Filler Cap, Gap to Bonnet, and Improving Breathing ?

CMC don't have any of these any more but are interested in having another go. I really like the decanter-tower type that's fitted to mine, and wondered if it wouldn't be possible to modify a breather casting (or make another ?) that would actually carry a pair of these ? There must be a reason why t...
by rfs1957
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch choices, and Release Bearing and Fork Woes
Replies: 29
Views: 1652
France

Re: Clutch choices, and Release Bearing and Fork Woes

Hey Peter Crespin, are you still outside with your coat ? Please come back inside. Starting back on 4-wheels, after an intensive spring/summer of 2-wheeled spannering and Isle of Man, now looking again at the clutch business. Everyone referrs to T5 and Tremec as having a 23-spline clutch, whereas th...
by rfs1957
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil Filler Cap, Gap to Bonnet, and Improving Breathing ?
Replies: 16
Views: 437
France

Re: Oil Filler Cap - and gap to bonnet ?

Thanks for going to such lengths, Peter, and for your suggestion, David. One is tempted to conclude, as this post began with the filler-cap, that it is the filler-cap orifice that might actually constitute the ideal spot to incorporate extra ventilation ....... maybe cam-spray precludes that locatio...
by rfs1957
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil Filler Cap, Gap to Bonnet, and Improving Breathing ?
Replies: 16
Views: 437
France

Re: Oil Filler Cap - and gap to bonnet ?

Peter, can you put a picture or two of the D type breathers up ? What source or adaptable part is good for similar period-credible hose adaptation stroke union for adding additional breather pipes, and who thinks this is anyway unnecessary and a waste of time ?
by rfs1957
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil Filler Cap, Gap to Bonnet, and Improving Breathing ?
Replies: 16
Views: 437
France

Oil Filler Cap, Gap to Bonnet, and Improving Breathing ?

Would some kind souls measure how much room there is above the top of their oil filler orifice and the bonnet ? Looking to produce adapter rings to enable the Monza-type caps to be fitted and as my car is in bits ....... https://i.postimg.cc/cLqZmPcQ/IMG_2592.jpg The Monza cap sits 33mm above its ba...
by rfs1957
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 3.8 Hex socket plug on block
Replies: 2
Views: 126
France

Re: 3.8 Hex socket plug on block

My 3.8 block is bare and stripped, and I was looking at my hex plug just the other day thinking I ought to remove it and re-seal it even though it has never leaked ............. Tried to make a hex spanner from various bolt-heads and a welded shank etc - only to just bend everything without a trace ...
by rfs1957
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: A different approach to Engine Stand Adapters
Replies: 17
Views: 1788
France

Re: A different approach to Engine Stand Adapters

Still no date but proof that SNGB are working on it :

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by rfs1957
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gudgeon-Bushes and Oil-Feed, and Are These Bolts New ?
Replies: 10
Views: 339
France

Re: Gudgeon-Bushes and Oil-Feed, and Are These Bolts New ?

It's OK Pete, there were two cracked holes on yours but in exchange for yours becoming the banana they gave me this good un-cracked one that just needs a bit of polishing. https://s15.postimg.cc/vumv3xquj/IMG_2570.jpg https://s15.postimg.cc/7fen387gr/IMG_2573.jpg And to answer your question, welding...
by rfs1957
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Robbed by a supplier ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1479
France

Re: Robbed by a supplier ?

Yes, Pete, you're right ! There WAS an apology for not haveing looked at the banana before posting it, but the implication remained that I'd sent them a half-banana to start with. And as you hadn't sold me half a banana to start with .............. Don't you admire the hubris of Admittedly I didn’t ...
by rfs1957
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gudgeon-Bushes and Oil-Feed, and Are These Bolts New ?
Replies: 10
Views: 339
France

Re: Gudgeon-Bushes and Oil-Feed, and Are These Bolts New ?

Asking other peoples' opinions does not always mean that one doesn't have a clue oneself. Modern engine practice has of course left this pressure-fed feature behind, but I like it, and I suppose I would like to have been consulted ! The Jag rods do not have any encouraging dimple or countersink on t...
by rfs1957
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gudgeon-Bushes and Oil-Feed, and Are These Bolts New ?
Replies: 10
Views: 339
France

Re: Gudgeon-Bushes and Oil-Feed, and Are These Bolts New ?

Thanks lads. My suspicion is that as rods with no centre drilling are a lot cheaper to make, they were indeed cheapened and then trumpeted by Jaguar as an improvement to reduce oil consumption. So I quite like the idea of a pressure feed to the top. A frequently-mentioned (on this Forum) engine spec...
by rfs1957
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Robbed by a supplier ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1479
France

Re: Robbed by a supplier ?

Quick update. Managed to get - begrudgingly, and dismissively - written advice about the correct fitting procedure for the lip-seal assembly. Was told to get camshaft instructions directly from Guy Broad as they had nothing in writing - the irony of having them having made the profit on the cams, bu...
by rfs1957
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Gudgeon-Bushes and Oil-Feed, and Are These Bolts New ?
Replies: 10
Views: 339
France

Gudgeon-Bushes and Oil-Feed, and Are These Bolts New ?

Two parts to this one. 1. Bushes and Oil-Feed : I had my con-rods honed / re-bushed / checked / balanced etc by a Well-Known-Refurbisher. I had understood that the oil-feed drillings up the centre of the con-rods were meant to feed the gudgeon-pins via the holes in the gudgeon-pin bushes, with sidew...
by rfs1957
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Disguising a modern battery inside an old-case
Replies: 24
Views: 4518
France

Re: Disguising a modern battery inside an old-case

Looks great - and much cheaper, sniff.

What's more, I think the Italian manufacturer has disappeared.
by rfs1957
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Loose tappet guide
Replies: 22
Views: 1021
France

Re: Loose tappet guide

Sorry to hear of your travails Alan. I only ever use PTFE on brake bleed nipples where it - somewhat curiously - works wonderfully to stop fluid leaking past the threads when you're bleeding the brakes. I cant think of anywhere else on the car that there isn't a better product than PTFE for sealing ...
by rfs1957
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cylinder head paint
Replies: 9
Views: 638
France

Re: Cylinder head paint

I want to copy Monsieur Mich and use cheapo OMP gold-paint !

Is that OK for a May 1962 car ? Trouble is, the engine is R1995-9 which is October 1961.

Angus will treat us with more respect, Mich, after next Sunday night ................