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by rfs1957
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: A different type of Engine Stand for the XK Engine
Replies: 35
Views: 6343
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Re: A different type of Engine Stand for the XK Engine

Nothing wrong with 60mm for strength.

You're just used to everything being bigger there.

Pity, would have made a great "as used by Peter Crespin" - you should get a free one.
by rfs1957
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: A different type of Engine Stand for the XK Engine
Replies: 35
Views: 6343
France

Re: A different type of Engine Stand for the XK Engine

Pleased to see you finally got the project over the finishing line. Don’t think I’ve really invented much, but it proves that a bit of insomnia can render productive even the wettest of Sunday afternoons provided that there’s enough steel-stock lying around, and that the MIG hasn’t run out of gas be...
by rfs1957
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch slave cylinder 'aftermarket' or 'standard'
Replies: 9
Views: 722
France

Re: Clutch slave cylinder 'aftermarket' or 'standard'

Re hydraulics and bore reconditioning of masters or slaves, anyone finding leg-room a challenge for their height might also consider asking PP to reduce the clutch slave bore size, like I did a few years ago. Whilst you get a harder pedal, which I actually found I preferred, as I found the original ...
by rfs1957
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: A different type of Engine Stand for the XK Engine
Replies: 35
Views: 6343
France

Re: A different type of Engine Stand for the XK Engine

Pete, you'll be in good company. https://i.postimg.cc/vDRCc7bK/IMG-4341.jpg Seen in Rob Beere's workshop - looks like I didn't invent anything at all ! https://i.postimg.cc/DZR7PX7r/IMG-4342.jpg Together with Carl and their "them-only" world's biggest degree disc, a bigger version of the one they se...
by rfs1957
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: problem with cam follower
Replies: 26
Views: 2772
France

Re: problem with cam follower

I use a 3/8 UNF bolt locked with a lock-nut into one of the sprocket-mounting threads on the cam, and then use a 9/16 AF spanner on it. Watch out for valve-valve contact, therefore easier if you remove the cam you're not measuring.
by rfs1957
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: problem with cam follower
Replies: 26
Views: 2772
France

Re: problem with cam follower

Yes, get the need for an anvil ; but you just load both collets, apply hand-pressure to the tool to centre it and compress the spring-retainer a bit, then whack it with an appropriate blow ?

You're not winding us up over Smith being caught by Stokes ?
by rfs1957
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: problem with cam follower
Replies: 26
Views: 2772
France

Re: problem with cam follower

http://www.mactools.co.uk/rate-mac-tools-products/valve-keeper-remover-and-installer Fascinated by this, never knew such a tool existed ? Can see how it would pop out an installed pair of collets, but not how you would use it to compress the springs in a controlled way to get them back in. I'd have ...
by rfs1957
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member saying hello from France
Replies: 9
Views: 1712
France

Re: New member saying hello from France

Personally with a road-car I wouldn't bother with anything but the original plate. Setting the ride-height has sometimes been given the smoke-and-mirrors treatment, with people who have no grasp of metallurgy adding irrelevant variables, whereas in fact it is what it says on the box - or rather what...
by rfs1957
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cam Cover sealing...again
Replies: 52
Views: 8744
France

Re: Cam Cover sealing...again

OK, reference is : MBSC45-004 NBR Self Centering Bonded I ordered 220 and paid £48.22 including VAT and postage within UK. My contact was doug.bane@barnwell.co.uk First feedback from a Usual Suspect who has been using the same ones but of a less-appropriate size : Fitted them today and can see the s...
by rfs1957
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cam Cover sealing...again
Replies: 52
Views: 8744
France

Re: Cam Cover sealing...again

Sorry lads, aka Geoff and Tony, David Muir got the last set, posted Friday. So the ten sets I bought have all gone. Will put up the Barnwells contact details and confirm the reference so that if anyone else wants to become a washer distributor they have all they need. Note that I am not charging a f...
by rfs1957
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cam Cover sealing...again
Replies: 52
Views: 8744
France

Re: Cam Cover sealing...again

Now have them to send out, available at cost, £4.82 for 22 plus letter post, call it £6 all in, to anywhere you like - compares well with £15.84 plus postage if you were to buy 22 direct. Yves (Polse7317) in La Rochelle has fixed a rather generous Euro-conversion at 10€ but I think that includes a g...
by rfs1957
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 8103 and 8107 sealing washers - valves on oil filter head
Replies: 0
Views: 2828
France

8103 and 8107 sealing washers - valves on oil filter head

I touched on these here http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=14363&p=116995&hilit=8103#p116995 and am putting them in this separate post to make them easier to search for. Couldn't find any usual suspect who stocked them as Jag parts. However, smaller one (8103, under the balance valve) can ...
by rfs1957
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Roof/Hood/Spar - to - Door - to Windscreen Adjustments
Replies: 40
Views: 11389
France

Re: Roof/Hood/Spar - to - Door - to Windscreen Adjustments

Had an interesting trawl through some cars on the hummock at Silverstone last week, here are twelve examples of what the wrong overlap looks like, with abject apologies to any owners concerned. My car has lots of faults, but just not this one. It's hard to get right ; there were only twelve cars up ...
by rfs1957
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: SU spindle bushes
Replies: 6
Views: 1670
France

Re: SU spindle bushes

Absolutely plus 1 from me, this is a farm-out job every time. The Burlen instructions are hopeless, as visible on Steve's mgcjag's link, I agree - but not for the reasons evoked. The original bushes are indeed cast in, and NOT visible inside the venturi, so they require machining out - which essenti...
by rfs1957
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Monza-type Filler Cap, Clearance, and Improving Breathing ?
Replies: 39
Views: 5647
France

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

Adapter now made, anyone interested in these as a kit send me a PM.

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by rfs1957
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: A different type of Engine Stand for the XK Engine
Replies: 35
Views: 6343
France

Re: Revolutionary XK Engine Stand Adapter ?

And now that I've got my initial prototype back (and plated !) here are a few for the doubters regarding just how useful this is ............... Adjustable angles for access and lighting, whilst doing the timing side ? https://i.postimg.cc/Dw8mTZkw/DSC07898.jpg Tweaking the orientation when titratin...
by rfs1957
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: A different type of Engine Stand for the XK Engine
Replies: 35
Views: 6343
France

Re: Revolutionary XK Engine Stand Adapter ?

Crawling there, but so far so good ........... this is the pre-production SNGB version.

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Got my name in neon lights at last.

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by rfs1957
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 3.8 dynamo conversion
Replies: 19
Views: 3444
France

Re: 3.8 dynamo conversion

Bought my own Powerlite at Silverstone this weekend and was very impressed by Michael Hadley the MD. There is confusion in these posts about the identity of these "dynamo-alternators" - there are several products on the market purporting to be the same thing, and they are NOT all Powerlite, and ther...
by rfs1957
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cam Cover sealing...again
Replies: 52
Views: 8744
France

Re: Cam Cover sealing...again

Have just ordered 220 ! So nine sets to pass on.
Won't get them anyway until I go to Manchester again around the 20th, but will count you in.
by rfs1957
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cam Cover sealing...again
Replies: 52
Views: 8744
France

Re: Cam Cover sealing...again

Barnwell have sent me a sample (right) of the self-centreing version of Geoff's 1/4" Dowty-type washers, and they look perfect in that there are two distinct functions addressed, such that their grip around the thread is more snug than the basic version (left), which can't do any harm, see picture. ...