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by rfs1957
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dishonest, Incompetent, Feckless ? You choose.
Replies: 37
Views: 3414
France

Re: Dishonest, Incompetent, Feckless ? You choose.

Update : Block-Stamping The reply regarding the block-stamping came back : Stamping of the block, yes this is the norm. This has been done by most of the UK restorers for decades, not just machine shops. I won’t name drop others who also do the same to support my case. Personally I have been met wi...
by rfs1957
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dishonest, Incompetent, Feckless ? You choose.
Replies: 37
Views: 3414
France

Re: Dishonest, Incompetent, Feckless ? You choose.

Thanks for the various bits of advice. The tone of the exchanges is not inappropriate, or unprofessional, although I can see why some might think so, in that a good-natured informal banter had been established for many months before the extent of the problems became apparent. Somwhere this has proba...
by rfs1957
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dishonest, Incompetent, Feckless ? You choose.
Replies: 37
Views: 3414
France

Re: Dishonest, Incompetent, Feckless ? You choose.

I thought this might be the crowning glory. My block - like yours, probably - already has an identifying number, generally referred to as the engine number, and it's unique. https://i.postimg.cc/k5yD1609/IMG-2694.jpg The famous firm thinks that's not enough, and how better to make it even more uniqu...
by rfs1957
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dishonest, Incompetent, Feckless ? You choose.
Replies: 37
Views: 3414
France

Re: Dishonest, Incompetent, Feckless ? You choose.

Once you start looking .......... Whilst working on the head, I noticed that both cam-cover seating areas on the head were quite rough, with sharp-feeling scratches, which suggests they were very recent - as 1) I would have noticed them when cleaning off old gaskets, when doing the shimming, in the ...
by rfs1957
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dishonest, Incompetent, Feckless ? You choose.
Replies: 37
Views: 3414
France

Dishonest, Incompetent, Feckless ? You choose.

Don't go away, it gets worse. Not a single drop of oil apparent anywhere on the buckets, under the buckets, on the shims, on the valve-heads - zilch ; this "ready to fit" cylinder head was going to do all its start-up with zero lubrication around the bucket-shim-valve interface because some idiot wa...
by rfs1957
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dishonest, Incompetent, Feckless ? You choose.
Replies: 37
Views: 3414
France

Dishonest, Incompetent, Feckless ? You choose.

Indeed, yes, this is what my "missing" new set of bolts looks like now it has turned up. https://i.postimg.cc/MKvK1xbG/DSC06928.jpg No apology or regrets. Ready for some more ? Since I no longer trust anything these people have done, I started to take a closer look at the head. This was the written ...
by rfs1957
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Downtime
Replies: 51
Views: 1163
France

Re: Forum Downtime

Great news David, can we insure against losing you ?
Ready for the avalanche of pent-up posts from withdrawal-symptomed forum-crawlers ?
Many thanks.
by rfs1957
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Seeking advice re engine parts
Replies: 7
Views: 707
France

Re: Seeking advice re engine parts

I'm aware that there are lots of noises both in the trade and on forums about the quality and longevity of the timing-chain and tensioner assembly parts being sold at the moment. Some horror stories about very short life-span etc I even considered re-fitting my old parts as they look fine and have b...
by rfs1957
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Hardura Panels
Replies: 13
Views: 672
France

Re: Hardura Panels

Here is a link to my alternative approach.

http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php? ... lit=DIBOND
by rfs1957
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: A different approach to Engine Stand Adapters
Replies: 20
Views: 2301
France

Re: A different approach to Engine Stand Adapters

Call The Doctor !! Gets worse. https://i.postimg.cc/htMMmMxC/IMG_2547.jpg Now made one for Holding-And-Rotating-Engine-Block-Whilst-Cleaning-And-Painting. https://i.postimg.cc/vHfN4W3j/IMG_2546.jpg Better lock up my stock of 60mm tube. Works brilliantly, easy to take the block outside for wire-brus...
by rfs1957
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil Filler Cap, Gap to Bonnet, and Improving Breathing ?
Replies: 17
Views: 795
France

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

This is the CMC part, available for £78 inc VAT.

Might have been tempted if it had been polished .......... but it can wait for now.

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by rfs1957
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff cage rubber supports
Replies: 15
Views: 728
France

Re: Diff cage rubber supports

This is the tool that solves all these issues. https://i.postimg.cc/m2rWNqxW/DSC06511.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/g2X91ZkM/DSC06513.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/rsF3jdPN/DSC06514.jpg http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5843&p=97774&hilit=diff#p97774 You have to wade through quite a lot but at the ...
by rfs1957
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: SNG Barratt
Replies: 30
Views: 1895
France

Re: SNG Barratt

I've probably not suffered to the same extent as many as my car was complete and had virtually no pattern parts on it, having been initially restored in the late eighties by a guy who (from the invoices I've got) trawled high and low to find original stuff - at a time when there were probably no pat...
by rfs1957
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dishonest, Incompetent, Feckless ? You choose.
Replies: 37
Views: 3414
France

Dishonest, Incompetent, Feckless ? You choose.

The list continues. I had assumed the £120 plus VAT of con-rod bolts and nuts that were invoiced were indeed the parts that were holding the rods together, fresh from their re-sizing, honing, rebushing and balancing ............ http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13109&p=106658&hilit=gudge...
by rfs1957
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch choices, and Release Bearing and Fork Woes
Replies: 29
Views: 2089
France

Re: Clutch choices, and Release Bearing and Fork Woes

Yes, hadn't thought of that. Never tried to see if it's possible.
by rfs1957
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch choices, and Release Bearing and Fork Woes
Replies: 29
Views: 2089
France

Re: Clutch choices, and Release Bearing and Fork Woes

Yes, 2346, well spotted - now corrected. Paul doesn't seem worried, 10-spline and 1.06" it is, and it would take a braver man than me to query his choice. HOWEVER next issue is that neither SNGB nor Manners have the genuine 9.5" cover in stock ........ reference HE4562. 6-8 week delay. And I dont wa...
by rfs1957
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil Filler Cap, Gap to Bonnet, and Improving Breathing ?
Replies: 17
Views: 795
France

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

CMC don't have any of these any more but are interested in having another go. I really like the decanter-tower type that's fitted to mine, and wondered if it wouldn't be possible to modify a breather casting (or make another ?) that would actually carry a pair of these ? There must be a reason why t...
by rfs1957
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch choices, and Release Bearing and Fork Woes
Replies: 29
Views: 2089
France

Re: Clutch choices, and Release Bearing and Fork Woes

Hey Peter Crespin, are you still outside with your coat ? Please come back inside. Starting back on 4-wheels, after an intensive spring/summer of 2-wheeled spannering and Isle of Man, now looking again at the clutch business. Everyone referrs to T5 and Tremec as having a 23-spline clutch, whereas th...
by rfs1957
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil Filler Cap, Gap to Bonnet, and Improving Breathing ?
Replies: 17
Views: 795
France

Re: Oil Filler Cap - and gap to bonnet ?

Thanks for going to such lengths, Peter, and for your suggestion, David. One is tempted to conclude, as this post began with the filler-cap, that it is the filler-cap orifice that might actually constitute the ideal spot to incorporate extra ventilation ....... maybe cam-spray precludes that locatio...
by rfs1957
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil Filler Cap, Gap to Bonnet, and Improving Breathing ?
Replies: 17
Views: 795
France

Re: Oil Filler Cap - and gap to bonnet ?

Peter, can you put a picture or two of the D type breathers up ? What source or adaptable part is good for similar period-credible hose adaptation stroke union for adding additional breather pipes, and who thinks this is anyway unnecessary and a waste of time ?