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by rfs1957
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Daddy, Daddy, What did YOU do in The Covid War ?
Replies: 27
Views: 916
France

Re: Daddy, Daddy, What did YOU do in The Covid War ?

350 MkIII 1976, built from new by Mick Waker to look like a Desmo ............ betrayed by its decompressor. Stainless bits made pre-BNFL on the lathe at CERN in Geneva - student placement. Rickman, well spotted Pete. More teasers from The Pointless Covid Spit - who knows, someone else may be bored ...
by rfs1957
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Wipers - RHD bench test video
Replies: 6
Views: 334
France

Re: Wipers - RHD bench test video

Was on a tiny screen for the last post, hard to search.

Here's the link.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=15113&hilit=wipers

PS - I found long cable-ties zipped around each of the three bosses made excellent fake-wipers, as they are easy to align and ajust.
by rfs1957
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Wipers - RHD bench test video
Replies: 6
Views: 334
France

Re: Wipers - RHD bench test video

If you search for wipers, and rfs1957 as author, you’ll find the dithyrambic I wrote a couple of months ago about S1 wipers. I never filmed it, as the really trick bit is the clever flip of the eccentric to effectively change the length of the operating arm when the motor reverses to PARK the wiper,...
by rfs1957
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: New to petrol tanks, fitting, filter - advice please ?
Replies: 14
Views: 390
France

Re: New to petrol tanks, fitting, filter - advice please ?

https://www.dynatexpro.co.uk/product/suction-spray-gun-strainers-paint-filters-lobster-pot-cotton-reel-fmt2020/ https://i.postimg.cc/xTLHzXxb/Pot-Filters.jpg A paint spray gun filter was considered when I had the tank etc out many moons ago. They are available in a variety of sizes, white 'nylon' an...
by rfs1957
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: New to petrol tanks, fitting, filter - advice please ?
Replies: 14
Views: 390
France

Re: New to petrol tanks, fitting, filter - advice please ?

I spent hours and hours tweaking the fronts with spacers, angled wedges etc (cont page 94) but the rears have always looked good and I can't move the bolts anyway. Think I might just leave them .............. they don't get in the way of body preparation and finishing, which - in that area at least ...
by rfs1957
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: New to petrol tanks, fitting, filter - advice please ?
Replies: 14
Views: 390
France

Re: New to petrol tanks, fitting, filter - advice please ?

Thanks everyone. Good advice there, didn't even know there was a donut, Angus. Once the sump extension was bead-blasted, it then pissed petrol out ! Are they all made with a brass collar at the top (for the thread) and a brass bottom, brazed together on either end of a bit of steel-pipe, so it can t...
by rfs1957
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: New to petrol tanks, fitting, filter - advice please ?
Replies: 14
Views: 390
France

New to petrol tanks, fitting, filter - advice please ?

I'm hoping that removing the tank (new in 1990) ought to be the final déprime in the apparently endless spiral of seeing my car going backwards, as there's now just an almost empty shell. As usual, you never stop learning things about your car, more specifically about the horrors and short-cuts exec...
by rfs1957
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front Crank Seal Fitting Tips Please
Replies: 60
Views: 8752
France

Re: Front Crank Seal Fitting Tips Please

“... all I can imagine is that the new (slightly longer) seal track is forcing the oil slinger onto the timing chain.” Doesn’t make sense, sorry. The slinger sits against the sprocket no matter what length of spacer you use. So the noise cannot have been a change in distance between chain and a sli...
by rfs1957
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Daddy, Daddy, What did YOU do in The Covid War ?
Replies: 27
Views: 916
France

Re: Daddy, Daddy, What did YOU do in The Covid War ?

You've stolen Pete Crespins' cue, Barrie. This won't go down well.
by rfs1957
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Daddy, Daddy, What did YOU do in The Covid War ?
Replies: 27
Views: 916
France

Re: Daddy, Daddy, What did YOU do in The Covid War ?

This is getting out of hand, now it's been side-tracked with BIKES. So be it. The donor-trailer in my series of teasers, as I prepare Borat-2, is seen here 40 years ago when I made it, at the expense of BNFL, on the graduate training scheme. https://i.postimg.cc/pLCjGxFY/IMG-5748.jpg We were meant t...
by rfs1957
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Daddy, Daddy, What did YOU do in The Covid War ?
Replies: 27
Views: 916
France

Re: Daddy, Daddy, What did YOU do in The Covid War ?

I have been inspired by Borat, in fact - see around 1m15.

by rfs1957
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Daddy, Daddy, What did YOU do in The Covid War ?
Replies: 27
Views: 916
France

Re: Daddy, Daddy, What did YOU do in The Covid War ?

Fiero heater mod already done .......... unfortunately ? See my comment on Simon's Suzuki post : The "Fiero" I bought draws a whopping 16 amps ............ and beyond the relay nonsense this generates, stepping it down to a reasonable speed with a resistance is going to create a pointless under-dash...
by rfs1957
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Daddy, Daddy, What did YOU do in The Covid War ?
Replies: 27
Views: 916
France

Re: Daddy, Daddy, What did YOU do in The Covid War ?

Stop stealing my thunder with heater-boxes, this is about the Covid War Effort. Hint : Any comments about rotating Louise into a better position will get you banned. (Ed - but better ask what's wrong with yours before you paint it) OK, what's wrong here, before I paint it ? Are the spindle and lever...
by rfs1957
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Daddy, Daddy, What did YOU do in The Covid War ?
Replies: 27
Views: 916
France

Daddy, Daddy, What did YOU do in The Covid War ?

Someone was asking for Covid-activity news. Remember, we've been on shut-down for longer than the UK ............ :hammerdrill: https://i.postimg.cc/WbyT5H8H/IMG-20200324-161211-resized-20200324-052356895.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/4NDj7kBs/IMG-20200324-161449-resized-20200324-052355030.jpg https://i....
by rfs1957
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8
Replies: 30
Views: 861
France

Re: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8

If anyone wants a free Aldon Igniter, send me a PM. Sorry, Positive Earth only - I've moved to Negative and it's now surplus to requirements. It's 15 years old and still works perfectly, but I have had the distributor Doctored back to "points" by Dr Distributor (painful at £300-odd including a new s...
by rfs1957
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch hydraulic gearing
Replies: 15
Views: 819
France

Re: Clutch hydraulic gearing

S1 Seats, Pedal-Positions, Leg-Room, Comfort - an alternative approach ? http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=6023&p=42610&hilit=pedals#p42610 In this post (I am currently re-instating the photo-links) I addressed the issue of getting bigger/taller frames into the E-Type, and specifically ho...
by rfs1957
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: How 3.8 Brake Master Cylinders Work (Without the Smoke and Mirrors)
Replies: 32
Views: 17513
France

Re: How 3.8 Brake Master Cylinders Work (Without the Smoke and Mirrors)

I wasn't able to restore every single picture shown in these posts, but the essential gist is there.
by rfs1957
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 3.8 pedal box query
Replies: 2
Views: 629
France

Re: 3.8 pedal box query

If you want to know more about the respective behaviours of the front and rear master-cylinders, this thread tried to work out what goes on in there. http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4120&p=27776&hilit=SMOKE#p27776 It's worth reading just to explode some of the cod-science that has grown...
by rfs1957
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Repairs to S1 cam cover
Replies: 14
Views: 1876
France

Re: Repairs to S1 cam cover

I knew that calling Louise in from the pool, to lie in the footwell legs akimbo "to hold spanners on the Eiffel Tower frame-nuts", would give me an opportunity to get more views on the Forum.

Suckers to a man.
by rfs1957
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wiper Drive Pimary Link, Eccentric, and Wiper Parking.
Replies: 32
Views: 3038
France

Re: Wiper Drive Pimary Link, Eccentric, and Wiper Parking.

Couple of details that might help someone. The three blips on the eccentric, that rumble along underneath the crinkly swash-plate, are necessary to creat the drag required to get the eccentric to flip one way or the other according to the direction of motor rotation. https://i.postimg.cc/gkb3VT7j/IM...