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by rfs1957
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: New Developments In Rear Crank Sealing
Replies: 9
Views: 610
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New Developments In Rear Crank Sealing

Covid and lock-downs enabled this to get out of hand, and become a thesis. I wasn't trying to get the record for the longest ever post ............... With apologies, I'll therefore start with the conclusion, for those that might fall asleep. There is a new and potentially revolutionary crank seal n...
by rfs1957
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: New Paint
Replies: 33
Views: 1612
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Re: New Paint

The vain are easily parted from their pictures.

Image

I put the rest there.

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=16377
by rfs1957
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 3.8 Clutch spring colour
Replies: 2
Views: 305
France

Re: 3.8 Clutch spring colour

https://www.guybroad.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/TOP-SECRET-SHEETS.pdf There's a paragraph on page 6 (top right hand side) of Guy Broad's shared wisdom that refers to the bright purple springs as being a) the only version that is now available, and b) the strongest one that was ever available. ...
by rfs1957
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Filler Cap worries, Overheating ?
Replies: 17
Views: 4242
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Re: Filler Cap worries, Overheating ?

Blimey, where did three years go ? My engine had picked up on one of the bores, but impossible to say when or why. https://i.postimg.cc/yYLfhn3w/DSC05071.jpg I'm now about to run my new engine on an engine test-bed, out of the car, but am still a bit puzzled by the same radiator-cap questions as wer...
by rfs1957
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch/ engine / ? Problem
Replies: 41
Views: 2401
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Re: Clutch/ engine / ? Problem

In the proportions we are discussing here, the flywheel material is irrelevant. A flywheel only ever acts as a reservoir of energy, to smooth out spikes in demand ; it stores, but cannot create. Excuse the pedantry. Any crank/flywheel combination, whatever they are made out of, requires a supply of ...
by rfs1957
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Champion WCX 600 bow tie caps
Replies: 34
Views: 4576
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Re: Champion WCX 600 bow tie caps

Can anyone update their current experiences with the bow-tie 10K-ohm WCX 600 caps ? Mine came from AES in Tenbury, just last week, but are evidently from the same original source as everyone elses. Has anyone used these with a Megajolt ? I'm aware of the resistor-plug debate regarding those. Not use...
by rfs1957
Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: New Paint
Replies: 33
Views: 1612
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Re: New Paint

Thanks, Bill, for putting us at rest as regards the identification of "Total Rubbish". Whilst irrelevant to the basic argument that had started here, and to which Bill has anyway masterfully, and irrevocably, put an end, the key to his opening paragraph - that some of us might miss, and if I might -...
by rfs1957
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: New Paint
Replies: 33
Views: 1612
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Re: New Paint

Ovens are used to get the jobs through the 'shop quicker, full stop. Their heat speeds up chemical reaction between the mixed components, full stop. It is not necessary in order for the paint to harden properly, nor to be harder over time, it just means it can be out into the dust faster and intensi...
by rfs1957
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Re: Hose C14991/1 to C17421 .... C12630 etc - just more Crap Parts ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1223
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Re: Hose C14991/1 to C17421 .... C12630 etc - just more Crap Parts ?

Sadly, you can only buy the 3.8 Fosseway set with both types of header-tank top hose. http://www.fossewayperformance.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/IMG_1744-e1383301285105.jpg So you pay £222, and then chuck away the top hose you don't need, which you've probably paid £35 for. Money and raw materi...
by rfs1957
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crap SPAL Fanblade Wear - anyone near Worcester WR4 9PT ?
Replies: 5
Views: 873
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Re: Crap SPAL Fanblade Wear - anyone near Worcester WR4 9PT ?

Pleased I am not the only one to have issues with this.

Yours is a much better solution than mine.

How did you manage to hold the spindle whilst you drilled and tapped ?

By holding the fan blade maybe ?
by rfs1957
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crap SPAL Fanblade Wear - anyone near Worcester WR4 9PT ?
Replies: 5
Views: 873
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Re: Crap SPAL Fanblade Wear - anyone near Worcester WR4 9PT ?

Forgot to post that I found a delightful Forum-member down that way who went the extra mile AND sorted out getting the part back to me.

Step forward johnetype.
by rfs1957
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Re: Hose C14991/1 to C17421 .... C12630 etc - just more Crap Parts ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1223
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Re: Hose C14991/1 to C17421 .... C12630 etc - just more Crap Parts ?

Thanks Yves, that's obviously up at the bulkhead end, right ? That's bigger than the 1/2" I was expecting. Could you measure it it down at the water-pump end too ? Or is it the same diameter along the whole length ? Perhaps not so easy to get at ....... I take it this is a remanufactured part ? Anyo...
by rfs1957
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Re: Hose C14991/1 to C17421 .... C12630 etc - just more Crap Parts ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1223
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Re: Hose C18987 to C17421 .... C12630 etc - just more Crap Parts ?

Now regretting not going with Fosseway right from the start, as even things as simple as hoses have now been rendered complicated and unsatisfactory, by SNGB and Robey at least. I couldn't see why anyone would bother to market their own hoses (Wilkinson does too) but I'm beginning to understand. htt...
by rfs1957
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch/ engine / ? Problem
Replies: 41
Views: 2401
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Re: Clutch/ engine / ? Problem

Keith, it’s a pity you didn’t continue this saga on the topic that you started here http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=16052&p=131966#p131652 as it makes fascinating reading in the light of the smoke and mirrors nonsense you appear to be being sold by the people in charge of repairing your...
by rfs1957
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Switching 10" Spring Clutch to 9.5" Diaphragm
Replies: 35
Views: 1544
France

Re: Switching 10" Spring Clutch to 9.5" Diaphragm

This is how things were explained to me by Simon at Precision Clutch near Yeovil. precisionclutch@aol.com - 01963 362 484 AP clutches are now made in China, maybe India ?, and there have been several instances of the thrust pads coming loose, this is in no way specific to Jaguar clutches. https://i....
by rfs1957
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Calyx Manifold Dressing
Replies: 16
Views: 1811
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Re: Calyx Manifold Dressing

If this stuff works, it's amazing. Frost are out of stock but I had a mate sending me something from NY so got Eastwood to send it to him. Cost $31.62 There must be enough in here to do 20 cars, easily, it requires a quite minute amount. I applied it with a tooth-brush (off the engine) to manifolds ...
by rfs1957
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Living in France with your classic?
Replies: 6
Views: 783
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Re: Living in France with your classic?

DVLA have to be notified that the car has been permanently exported from the UK. https://www.gov.uk/taking-vehicles-out-of-uk But if I'm taking my car abroad for 6 months, am I exporting it permanently ? Many Europeans actually live lives that are split between two countries, and have vehicles that...
by rfs1957
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Switching 10" Spring Clutch to 9.5" Diaphragm
Replies: 35
Views: 1544
France

Re: Switching 10" Spring Clutch to 9.5" Diaphragm

But carbon release bearings worked for generations with no issues didn't they ? And a roller race won't cure the issue of the thrust plate becoming detached from the diaphragm fingers, so two unconnected issues here. Can't help feeling this is leading us up the garden path. PS However, long chat wit...
by rfs1957
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Re: Hose C14991/1 to C17421 .... C12630 etc - just more Crap Parts ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1223
France

Re: Heater hose C18987, diameter fitting adapter C17421

abowie wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:31 pm
The ones I get from SNGB in hose kits are fatter at one end than the other.
Not at the moment, they aren't.

I have asked them to compare the spec with the parts they have in stock.
by rfs1957
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Switching 10" Spring Clutch to 9.5" Diaphragm
Replies: 35
Views: 1544
France

Re: Switching 10" Spring Clutch to 9.5" Diaphragm

Re-forging the shape of these is not as simple as it sounds. https://i.postimg.cc/xC1kGQvC/IMG-6611.jpg Or rather, changing the shape of the original forged ones is easy, but repro - or maybe just later - ones are cast, so they fracture - this one broke whilst hot, as I thought it was steel, but in ...