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by rfs1957
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cylinder head paint
Replies: 9
Views: 362
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 ................
by rfs1957
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Forged pistions
Replies: 3
Views: 180
France

Re: Forged pistions

On the subject of Mahle pistons, I have very recently been sold a set (at way over market price, long story) by a "well known engine builder" - who increases the price by a further £120 by supplying, at the same time, a set of American Grants piston-rings, as they say : We won’t sell Mahle pistons w...
by rfs1957
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Robbed by a supplier ?
Replies: 13
Views: 819
France

Re: Robbed by a supplier ?

Thanks for all the input. I would have thought that if you were a well-known XK engine specialist, regularly faced with crack-repairs on cam-covers, you would have a jig that enabled you hold a cover "on its back" as it were, with a series of pillar-bolts, to constrain the cover whilst welding ; you...
by rfs1957
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Robbed by a supplier ?
Replies: 13
Views: 819
France

Re: Robbed by a supplier ?

After my polite enquiries about the billing inconsistencies,the mark-ups, and the shabby work on the covers were met with total indifference, bordering on outright hostility with a big dose of condescension, I have kept calm. Amazing. And sort of gone to the dentist, as each point has been like pull...
by rfs1957
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Robbed by a supplier ?
Replies: 13
Views: 819
France

Robbed by a supplier ?

I am reeling from some recent exchanges and interactions with a "well-known" supplier and service-provider. I won't prejudice the situation by naming names, or nailing my opinion to the mast, yet, although my choice of title will give you a clue. However, whilst trying to resolve this "amicably", I ...
by rfs1957
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: A different approach to Engine Stand Adapters
Replies: 16
Views: 1498
France

Re: A different approach to Engine Stand Adapters

Hello Lee,
A minimum of curtesies brightens all our days up, I see from your other posts that this is a constant.
SNGB haven't given a date yet, they're pretty advanced and as soon as they are available I will add the info here.
by rfs1957
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Core plug removal method
Replies: 15
Views: 1008
France

Re: Core plug removal method

Hi Angus, Have answered my own question, indeed it's just another bog-standard 1" welch-plug and it should have been removed when the block was acid-dipped ............ Intruiged by the "strap" method - I thought this was to stop them falling out, hence the Guy Broad kit http://www.guybroad.co.uk/la...
by rfs1957
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Core plug removal method
Replies: 15
Views: 1008
France

Re: Core plug removal method

Rather than start a separate thread, maybe I can develop this one. Pulling stuff together now that I have my acid-dipped/machined/bored/skimmed/ground/refurbished engine components back, and am wondering about core-plug procedures. The machine-shop have removed the 7 off 1-3/4"main ones (C.315) but ...
by rfs1957
Wed May 30, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Share a top tip
Replies: 10
Views: 606
France

Re: Share a top tip

Aplogies, but am I reading Viz ? Have never had a bolt come loose, if it was the correct fastener and correctly tightened, and - sorry, again - the result looks a mess. No manufacturer has ever done it, and no race-preparation I've either been part of or witnessed - on either 4-wheels or 2 - has eve...
by rfs1957
Fri May 25, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Finding another Series 1 crank ?
Replies: 5
Views: 336
France

Re: Finding another Series 1 crank ?

Interesting. Don't have the crank to hand to check the number, it's 1.500km away. I had always thought that from engines R1 to R2563, the C.4808/1 cranks in the 3.8 had the scroll, with a rear carrier C.16137/S to suit, and that the rope seal arrived from engine R2564 onwards, mounted in the new rea...
by rfs1957
Fri May 25, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Finding another Series 1 crank ?
Replies: 5
Views: 336
France

Finding another Series 1 crank ?

My crank will be down to the last undersizes by the time Chesmans have finished with it, so maybe it would be a good idea to find another. Can someone enlighten me regarding how year/model specific a late 1961 engine crankshaft has to be ? What else will fit etc ? Mine is pre-rope-seal, but as I'm g...
by rfs1957
Fri May 25, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Roof/Hood/Spar - to - Door - to Windscreen Adjustments
Replies: 36
Views: 4527
France

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

Fortunately for you lot I'm not much of a drinker.

But woe betide you if we cross paths in a decent patisserie ..............
by rfs1957
Wed May 23, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Roof/Hood/Spar - to - Door - to Windscreen Adjustments
Replies: 36
Views: 4527
France

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

The pre-2017 PhotoBucket links appear to have ALL been reinstated over the last 72h ........... but then it was the .org that had to be replaced by .cc for the post 2017 PostImg stuff and I haven't been through all my posts to alter them, somewhat battle-fatuiged by the time this wastes ! However if...
by rfs1957
Wed May 23, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Roof/Hood/Spar - to - Door - to Windscreen Adjustments
Replies: 36
Views: 4527
France

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

For anyone who has been interested in Hood-To-Windscreen sealing but couldn't see the pictures, the links have now been reinstated.
by rfs1957
Tue May 22, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Photobucket - Warning, do not use
Replies: 58
Views: 6252
France

Re: Photobucket - Warning, do not use

They claim to be "under new management" and acknowledge previous errors ......... But so far they're up to their old ways - the deal that was $20 p.a. and that was available only today can't actually be accessed, the site or link is dead, whether you pay by VISA or PayPal. How much do you bet that w...
by rfs1957
Tue May 22, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Photobucket - Warning, do not use
Replies: 58
Views: 6252
France

Re: Photobucket - Warning, do not use

Having managed to piss-off a couple of million customers, by subjecting them to a racket that has rendered most of the photographic archive and links on this Forum unusable, PhotoBucket have begun to see the light by UNLOCKING all the links that were frozen, and offering a subscription at $20 a year...
by rfs1957
Mon May 21, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Royal Jaguar?
Replies: 28
Views: 1369
France

Re: Royal Jaguar?

Just the OTS silver-blue electric ones maybe.
by rfs1957
Mon May 21, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Royal Jaguar?
Replies: 28
Views: 1369
France

Re: Royal Jaguar?

Sod the batteries, did it raise the value of our cars ?
by rfs1957
Thu May 17, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S1 4.2 Rear Exhaust without expansion box
Replies: 13
Views: 598
France

Re: S1 4.2 Rear Exhaust without expansion box

I've forgotten what my E-Type looks like, as the workshop is full of many more pressing and needy 2-wheeled projects. At this rate, indeed, I'll never remember how to put it all (engine, and complete front end) back together again ........... at least without recourse to printing out the 50 pictures...
by rfs1957
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ebay: Series 2 FHC with front coil springs?
Replies: 17
Views: 981
France

Re: Ebay: Series 2 FHC with front coil springs?

My understanding was that a torsion bar is absolutely NOT progressive, but a coil-spring can be, by arranging staged coil-binding so that you essentially have several springs in series. This is how motorcycle springs are designed. If the truth be told, a spring behaves like a coiled torsion bar, and...