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by rfs1957
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Borescopes & Happy Christmas to you all
Replies: 17
Views: 753
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: 1275
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: 1275
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: 1246
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...
by rfs1957
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cylinder head paint
Replies: 18
Views: 1275
France

Re: Cylinder head paint

I'm going down Mich's cheapo OMP gold HT paint route ........ But ......... exactly where is painted ? https://i.postimg.cc/7Z5VKHqx/DSC07033.jpg Is the 1/4" lip below the cam-covers painted, on the outside above the manifolds ? Should that be left semi-polished/slightly rough, or painted, please ? ...
by rfs1957
Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Under-Dash, Cabin Harduras, Carpets - a different way ?
Replies: 28
Views: 3383
France

Re: Under-Dash, Cabin Harduras, Carpets - a different way ?

I noticed that all the pictures were inaccessible, so I've re-routed them and they should all work now.
by rfs1957
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dishonest, Incompetent, Feckless ? You choose.
Replies: 40
Views: 4507
France

Re: Dishonest, Incompetent, Feckless ? You choose.

Many thanks for the various helpful suggestions. I'm working towards a YouTube video detailing everything that was cocked up by these people, thus pulling into one place the kind of questions that any putative customer should be discussing with an engine-builder or a machine-shop. I had no idea that...
by rfs1957
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Front bumper body mounting holes.
Replies: 7
Views: 335
France

Re: Front bumper body mounting holes.

Hi Richard, My bonnet has captive-nut plates that are, themselves, held in place by the same 1/4 UNF bolts that assemble the upper and lower panels of the bonnet. They are visible in some of the pictures on this thread. http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=12039&p=100068&hilit=bumper#p100068...
by rfs1957
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dishonest, Incompetent, Feckless ? You choose.
Replies: 40
Views: 4507
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: 40
Views: 4507
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: 40
Views: 4507
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: 40
Views: 4507
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: 40
Views: 4507
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: 40
Views: 4507
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: 1803
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: 830
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: 795
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: 2569
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: 983
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: 905
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 ...