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by rfs1957
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cam Cover sealing...again
Replies: 52
Views: 5766
France

Re: Cam Cover sealing...again

OK, reference is : MBSC45-004 NBR Self Centering Bonded I ordered 220 and paid £48.22 including VAT and postage within UK. My contact was doug.bane@barnwell.co.uk First feedback from a Usual Suspect who has been using the same ones but of a less-appropriate size : Fitted them today and can see the s...
by rfs1957
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cam Cover sealing...again
Replies: 52
Views: 5766
France

Re: Cam Cover sealing...again

Sorry lads, aka Geoff and Tony, David Muir got the last set, posted Friday. So the ten sets I bought have all gone. Will put up the Barnwells contact details and confirm the reference so that if anyone else wants to become a washer distributor they have all they need. Note that I am not charging a f...
by rfs1957
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cam Cover sealing...again
Replies: 52
Views: 5766
France

Re: Cam Cover sealing...again

Now have them to send out, available at cost, £4.82 for 22 plus letter post, call it £6 all in, to anywhere you like - compares well with £15.84 plus postage if you were to buy 22 direct. Yves (Polse7317) in La Rochelle has fixed a rather generous Euro-conversion at 10€ but I think that includes a g...
by rfs1957
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 8103 and 8107 sealing washers - valves on oil filter head
Replies: 0
Views: 423
France

8103 and 8107 sealing washers - valves on oil filter head

I touched on these here http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=14363&p=116995&hilit=8103#p116995 and am putting them in this separate post to make them easier to search for. Couldn't find any usual suspect who stocked them as Jag parts. However, smaller one (8103, under the balance valve) can ...
by rfs1957
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Roof/Hood/Spar - to - Door - to Windscreen Adjustments
Replies: 37
Views: 8365
France

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

Had an interesting trawl through some cars on the hummock at Silverstone last week, here are twelve examples of what the wrong overlap looks like, with abject apologies to any owners concerned. My car has lots of faults, but just not this one. It's hard to get right ; there were only twelve cars up ...
by rfs1957
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: SU spindle bushes
Replies: 6
Views: 629
France

Re: SU spindle bushes

Absolutely plus 1 from me, this is a farm-out job every time. The Burlen instructions are hopeless, as visible on Steve's mgcjag's link, I agree - but not for the reasons evoked. The original bushes are indeed cast in, and NOT visible inside the venturi, so they require machining out - which essenti...
by rfs1957
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Monza-type Filler Cap, Clearance, and Improving Breathing ?
Replies: 28
Views: 2843
France

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

Adapter now made, anyone interested in these as a kit send me a PM.

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by rfs1957
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: A different type of Engine Stand for the XK Engine
Replies: 26
Views: 4382
France

Re: Revolutionary XK Engine Stand Adapter ?

And now that I've got my initial prototype back (and plated !) here are a few for the doubters regarding just how useful this is ............... Adjustable angles for access and lighting, whilst doing the timing side ? https://i.postimg.cc/Dw8mTZkw/DSC07898.jpg Tweaking the orientation when titratin...
by rfs1957
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: A different type of Engine Stand for the XK Engine
Replies: 26
Views: 4382
France

Re: Revolutionary XK Engine Stand Adapter ?

Crawling there, but so far so good ........... this is the pre-production SNGB version.

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Got my name in neon lights at last.

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by rfs1957
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 3.8 dynamo conversion
Replies: 19
Views: 1100
France

Re: 3.8 dynamo conversion

Bought my own Powerlite at Silverstone this weekend and was very impressed by Michael Hadley the MD. There is confusion in these posts about the identity of these "dynamo-alternators" - there are several products on the market purporting to be the same thing, and they are NOT all Powerlite, and ther...
by rfs1957
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cam Cover sealing...again
Replies: 52
Views: 5766
France

Re: Cam Cover sealing...again

Have just ordered 220 ! So nine sets to pass on.
Won't get them anyway until I go to Manchester again around the 20th, but will count you in.
by rfs1957
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cam Cover sealing...again
Replies: 52
Views: 5766
France

Re: Cam Cover sealing...again

Barnwell have sent me a sample (right) of the self-centreing version of Geoff's 1/4" Dowty-type washers, and they look perfect in that there are two distinct functions addressed, such that their grip around the thread is more snug than the basic version (left), which can't do any harm, see picture. ...
by rfs1957
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crap SPAL Fanblade Wear - anyone near Worcester WR4 9PT ?
Replies: 1
Views: 288
France

Crap SPAL Fanblade Wear - anyone near Worcester WR4 9PT ?

I suspect others may end up with - or may already have - this problem, and it's one I only discovered by accident when overhauling the radiator and ancilliaries. With hindsight I should have picked up on raised noise-levels ........... My SPAL fan is 15 years old but has in reality done very little ...
by rfs1957
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Plug caps and wires
Replies: 7
Views: 736
France

Re: Plug caps and wires

I would agree with Andrew that we can over-complicate without adding anything to the user experience. I used Distributor Doctor to build me a specific-curve distributor for the 1380cc engine in the MiniVan, and got exactly what I asked for ; it was "expensive" in comparison to our skewed perception ...
by rfs1957
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: High revs equals damper explosion ... fitting ProRace damper
Replies: 23
Views: 5993
France

Re: High revs equals damper explosion ... fitting ProRace damper

As it's going to Royalty I shall have to bead-blast it and re-fettle it.
Would Sir prefer black paint, or zinc-chromate ?
I have a batch going through shortly, Pete.
by rfs1957
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: High revs equals damper explosion ... fitting ProRace damper
Replies: 23
Views: 5993
France

Re: High revs equals damper explosion ... fitting ProRace damper

PS If any UsualSuspect with a ProRace damper wants my TDC-pointer as detailed here http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5856&p=41405#p41405 it's free to the first bidder, as it doesn't quite fit with the new toothed-wheel. https://i.postimg.cc/fRQmpwjj/DSC06308.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/zG0Kd...
by rfs1957
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cam Cover sealing...again
Replies: 52
Views: 5766
France

Re: Cam Cover sealing...again

Thanks for that research, Adrian, I had in fact already tried EasternSeals and this was their reply. Good Morning Rory Thank you very much for your enquiry – Unfortunately on this occasion, we are unable to offer. Kind regards, Steph Stephanie Sanderson Sales E: stephanie.sanderson@easternseals.co.u...
by rfs1957
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cam Cover sealing...again
Replies: 52
Views: 5766
France

Re: Cam Cover sealing...again

Am sure that with good original covers, never overtightened, clamping surfaces good and perpendicular to stud axes, never re-welded etc - the original Cu washers are just fine. When all the aforementioned conditions are not met they need help, and the Dowty principle is more tolerant.
by rfs1957
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cam Cover sealing...again
Replies: 52
Views: 5766
France

Re: Cam Cover sealing...again

Too late, Simon, my name is now on them.
Indeed any number of 1/4 BSP available, but not much use to us.
Will contact Barnwell's, it would be nice to find a reliable source of correct 1/4" rather than 6mm, and then publish the details here for everyone.
by rfs1957
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cam Cover sealing...again
Replies: 52
Views: 5766
France

Re: Cam Cover sealing...again

Whilst browsing for washers the other day, it occurred to me to look out for some Dowty-type 1/4" seals, which for those that don't know are a metallic washer with a rubber sealing insert that grips the bolt as well as sealing the interface. They have often been referred to here as being suitable fo...