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by rfs1957
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: AF to metric
Replies: 10
Views: 307
France

Re: AF to metric

No way. Both pitch and diameter different. The 7/16 is the Across-The-Flats size of a 1/4 UNF (or 1/4 UNC) nut, nominal diameter is 6.35mm, 28 Threads Per Inch for the UNF and 20 for the UNC. The 11mm nut in Metric usage is usually a (very rarely used) 7mm diameter thread with 1mm pitch (equals 25.4...
by rfs1957
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: OTS Door Glass
Replies: 7
Views: 272
France

Re: OTS Door Glass

Thanks for all the input, and especially to Simon who wasted his Sunday for me :salute: Off to measure shortly .............. The adjustment in this area is seriously limited, and as Jack at BAS in Wales struggled to do his best with the cantrail positions when he fitted a new hood it is improbable ...
by rfs1957
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: OTS Door Glass
Replies: 7
Views: 272
France

Re: OTS Door Glass

Have sent you PM Simon.
by rfs1957
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Help With Paint Code Please
Replies: 5
Views: 1606
France

Re: Help With Paint Code Please

Alessio (alias elcinghio , which all Ducati owners know means " the belt ") didn't get much of a response, and I'd like to float this to the top again. His Heritage information indeed seems contrary to what I had understood, which was that "Cream OEW" changed over the years and wasn't a constant fro...
by rfs1957
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Insulation on exhaust hoses
Replies: 12
Views: 318
France

Re: Insulation on exhaust hoses

Hi Michel,
I've been running this wrap (from GT2i) for nearly 10 years on the down-pipes in an attempt to quieten the slightly tinny noise from the stainless, the cooling benefits being incidental, and it has been a fit-and-forget modification.
by rfs1957
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: OTS Door Glass
Replies: 7
Views: 272
France

OTS Door Glass

I can't see any previous posts relating specifically to the shape of OTS door glass. Mine are at least 30 years old, but I suspect that they are non-original as they don't fit very well, and they have no kite-marks anywhere - if that means anything ? Has anyone any experience of buying new ones plea...
by rfs1957
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Steering Rack fail safes
Replies: 38
Views: 9063
France

Re: Steering Rack fail safes

Pete, if it's taken a year for my hypothesis to find a buyer, then it's obviously not a very valuable one and there can therefore be no charge !!! :drinkingcheers:
by rfs1957
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gear lever rubber gaiter
Replies: 6
Views: 385
France

Re: Gear lever rubber gaiter

Either I'm daft or there are some non sequiturs floating around here. The S1 shiny rubber-bellows part was surely always under a leather gaiter, never visible ? My car (1962) uses that type, https://i.postimg.cc/RZ1pkQkD/DSC06573.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/SsRZz0JB/DSC06574.jpg and whether with the be...
by rfs1957
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Revolutionary XK Engine Stand Adapter ?
Replies: 21
Views: 3001
France

Revolutionary XK Engine Stand Adapter ?

Looks like Julian is putting his money where his mouth is. https://i.postimg.cc/wMcvQbMg/IMG-0588.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/0ytz43fN/IMG-0589.jpg Pre-Production version undergoing testing right now ............. https://i.postimg.cc/9MgwqkDS/IMG-0586.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/dtYZZG3J/IMG-0587.jpg Goo...
by rfs1957
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Upper wishbone ball joint
Replies: 24
Views: 3553
France

Re: Upper wishbone ball joint

Good old SNGB, they dont list those shims but they CAN supply them for 20p a pop.
by rfs1957
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Inner sealing of Engine Frames
Replies: 8
Views: 356
France

Re: Inner sealing of Engine Frames

Ash, Drilling holes in the end-plates is not an issue. If you're confident you've got a good and consistent 360° spray out of a probe then pulling it through the length of the tubes will be fine. My probe and spray-gun from RustBusters, who couldn't be bothered to supply advice/instructions/guidance...
by rfs1957
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil Filler Cap, Gap to Bonnet, and Improving Breathing ?
Replies: 23
Views: 1476
France

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

The guy I discussed this part with in September 2018 :

Jeff Lowbridge <jeff.lowbridge@classic-motor-cars.co.uk>
by rfs1957
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Norman Dewis interview
Replies: 10
Views: 736
France

Re: Norman Dewis interview

Thanks a million for bringing this to our attention, that's the most useful 38 minutes that I've ever wasted.

(PS - Mark, please come and wipe my desk, as much of my lunch is now smeared across it ; I was too enthralled to pay much attention to what I was dropping)
by rfs1957
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: my soft top leaks
Replies: 17
Views: 701
France

Re: my soft top leaks

In my experience the eccentric screws can be rightly ignored as they simply adjust the position of the front section when the screen is folded back and are, on my car at least, irrelevant to any sealing issues. Furthermore, whilst I may work slowly, most DIY'ers will need a lot more than an extra da...
by rfs1957
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Upper wishbone ball joint
Replies: 24
Views: 3553
France

Re: Upper wishbone ball joint

Thanks for all the input. Turns out mine are in great nick, believe they were new-originals in 1989, and so will be refitting. Even the lip that I feared was fretting turns out to be deliberate machining. https://i.postimg.cc/gkw2gDd5/DSC07507.jpg However the shims C.19266 are listed as NLA by SNGB,...
by rfs1957
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Upper wishbone ball joint
Replies: 24
Views: 3553
France

Re: Upper wishbone ball joint

Since these sorts of parts can generate a rather fluid "market", would someone be so kind as to update the current state of play on these, please ? I've posted what my research threw up so far ............ https://i.postimg.cc/QxhSsbyV/TOP-BALL-JOINT-DIAGRAM.jpg I haven't stripped mine yet so not cl...
by rfs1957
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Borescopes & Happy Christmas to you all
Replies: 17
Views: 900
France

Re: Borescopes & Happy Christmas to you all

Please let us know what you opt for, Christopher, as there must be many of us tempted by these ...... when one thinks that only 5 years ago I spent upwards of 200 quid, albeit with its own screen, to look for a leak in a model steam locomotive. I wonder if there's anything available that is also abl...
by rfs1957
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cylinder head paint
Replies: 18
Views: 1442
France

Re: Cylinder head paint

This is the origin of my doubts. In the Factory Fit series there is a section relating to "a totally original and un-restored 1963 OTS #879032 having covered 29k miles and had one owner until 2005 who fastidiously maintained it" http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2006 The pictures begin at...
by rfs1957
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cylinder head paint
Replies: 18
Views: 1442
France

Re: Cylinder head paint

Only if it looks good, otherwise I might stay anonymous.

Or Mich and I might claim it was an export-finish for France.
by rfs1957
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: This does not feel right
Replies: 21
Views: 1471
France

Re: This does not feel right

Welcome Paul, this place is a fountain of useful knowledge and helpful people. The melt-down of JDC ? What a cess-pit. That Administrator's report makes great reading , I loved the "reverse-maths" (see page 30) that enabled them to justify exactly and precisely £2.000.000 by jiggling with "Fee Estim...