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by rfs1957
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cam Cover sealing...again
Replies: 42
Views: 4587
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: 42
Views: 4587
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. ...
by rfs1957
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crap SPAL Fanblade Wear - anyone near Worcester WR4 9PT ?
Replies: 1
Views: 161
France

Crap SPAL Fanblade Wear - anyone near Worcester WR4 9PT ?

I suspect others may end up with - or may already have - this problem, and it's one I only discovered by accident when overhauling the radiator and ancilliaries. With hindsight I should have picked up on raised noise-levels ........... My SPAL fan is 15 years old but has in reality done very little ...
by rfs1957
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Plug caps and wires
Replies: 7
Views: 492
France

Re: Plug caps and wires

I would agree with Andrew that we can over-complicate without adding anything to the user experience. I used Distributor Doctor to build me a specific-curve distributor for the 1380cc engine in the MiniVan, and got exactly what I asked for ; it was "expensive" in comparison to our skewed perception ...
by rfs1957
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: High revs equals damper explosion ... fitting ProRace damper
Replies: 23
Views: 5674
France

Re: High revs equals damper explosion ... fitting ProRace damper

As it's going to Royalty I shall have to bead-blast it and re-fettle it.
Would Sir prefer black paint, or zinc-chromate ?
I have a batch going through shortly, Pete.
by rfs1957
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: High revs equals damper explosion ... fitting ProRace damper
Replies: 23
Views: 5674
France

Re: High revs equals damper explosion ... fitting ProRace damper

PS If any UsualSuspect with a ProRace damper wants my TDC-pointer as detailed here http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5856&p=41405#p41405 it's free to the first bidder, as it doesn't quite fit with the new toothed-wheel. https://i.postimg.cc/fRQmpwjj/DSC06308.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/zG0Kd...
by rfs1957
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cam Cover sealing...again
Replies: 42
Views: 4587
France

Re: Cam Cover sealing...again

Thanks for that research, Adrian, I had in fact already tried EasternSeals and this was their reply. Good Morning Rory Thank you very much for your enquiry – Unfortunately on this occasion, we are unable to offer. Kind regards, Steph Stephanie Sanderson Sales E: stephanie.sanderson@easternseals.co.u...
by rfs1957
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cam Cover sealing...again
Replies: 42
Views: 4587
France

Re: Cam Cover sealing...again

Am sure that with good original covers, never overtightened, clamping surfaces good and perpendicular to stud axes, never re-welded etc - the original Cu washers are just fine. When all the aforementioned conditions are not met they need help, and the Dowty principle is more tolerant.
by rfs1957
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cam Cover sealing...again
Replies: 42
Views: 4587
France

Re: Cam Cover sealing...again

Too late, Simon, my name is now on them.
Indeed any number of 1/4 BSP available, but not much use to us.
Will contact Barnwell's, it would be nice to find a reliable source of correct 1/4" rather than 6mm, and then publish the details here for everyone.
by rfs1957
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cam Cover sealing...again
Replies: 42
Views: 4587
France

Re: Cam Cover sealing...again

Whilst browsing for washers the other day, it occurred to me to look out for some Dowty-type 1/4" seals, which for those that don't know are a metallic washer with a rubber sealing insert that grips the bolt as well as sealing the interface. They have often been referred to here as being suitable fo...
by rfs1957
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fixing the Y trim piece on centre console
Replies: 7
Views: 469
France

Re: Fixing the Y trim piece on centre console

Paul, see the PM I sent you a couple of days ago.
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by rfs1957
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fixing the Y trim piece on centre console
Replies: 7
Views: 469
France

Re: Fixing the Y trim piece on centre console

If 1962 with the pimpled alloy upper is any good to you, my centre section is complete and trimmed but off the car and I can photograph and measure the item. The Y piece you refer to has to be the top surface that is forked to straddle the gearchange orifice, right ?
by rfs1957
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine rebuild, various questions, and - hopefully - some good ideas.
Replies: 13
Views: 682
France

Re: Engine rebuild, various questions, and - hopefully - some good ideas.

Guide ordered off Rob Beere, and Sprocket off Ken Jenkins, many thanks for all the helpful suggestions.
by rfs1957
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Revolutionary XK Engine Stand Adapter ?
Replies: 22
Views: 3576
France

Re: Revolutionary XK Engine Stand Adapter ?

Nearly there ........... latest photos from SNGB.

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by rfs1957
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine rebuild, various questions, and - hopefully - some good ideas.
Replies: 13
Views: 682
France

Re: Engine rebuild, various questions, and - hopefully - some good ideas.

The dimple is effectively a triangulation of the footing with a complete absence of stress-raisers, and concomitantly must make it's resonances a lot "softer" and more complex, so less susceptible to any kind of flutter. But my reasoning was that if the dimple were indeed used by Jaguar, they must h...
by rfs1957
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine rebuild, various questions, and - hopefully - some good ideas.
Replies: 13
Views: 682
France

Re: Engine rebuild, various questions, and - hopefully - some good ideas.

Many thanks for those insights Andrew, and for the offer of a sprocket 1. Re - washers, as you re-use them, were the originals maybe copper not plastic/rubber ? Easy enough to make them in copper or aluminium. 13. Yes the wear on that bush is very odd, almost looks as if it might have been damaged u...
by rfs1957
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine rebuild, various questions, and - hopefully - some good ideas.
Replies: 13
Views: 682
France

Re: Engine rebuild, various questions, and some good ideas.

It's not over yet, the pause was just to go and have a brew. 9. How does anyone else lock up the distributor/oil-pump driving shaft when undoing, and/or tightening the nut ? An 8.8 grade bolt of that diameter would normally take a 100 ft.lbs, probably excessive in the context, but nevertheless impos...
by rfs1957
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine rebuild, various questions, and - hopefully - some good ideas.
Replies: 13
Views: 682
France

Engine rebuild, various questions, and - hopefully - some good ideas.

Whilst meanderng my way through the re-build, I've come across a couple of dead-ends I could do with some guidance over, but also done some stuff that may be of interest to others. Here's a mixture of both, in no particuar order. 1. Can anyone suggest a source for the very specific rectangular-secti...
by rfs1957
Fri May 24, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Member Banned from forum
Replies: 16
Views: 1251
France

Re: Member Banned from forum

Please don't let him back, whatever name he gives himself, the puffery was just too much. a) because he won't change - banned now 3 times in all from JL and here ? and b) because the drivel he peddled, even expressed more politely, was drivel. My own exchanges of PM with various regular contributors...
by rfs1957
Thu May 23, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Member Banned from forum
Replies: 16
Views: 1251
France

Re: Member Banned from forum

Fan - bloody - tastic. Saved me lighting the blue-touch-paper of my own solution to his problem eh David ?! The most gratuitously unpleasant line I have ever read on the Forum was penned by the same, when, during a perfectly harmless bit of whimsiness, one of us mused about car colours ......... For...