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by rfs1957
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Building an Engine Test Bed
Replies: 14
Views: 517
France

Re: Building an Engine Test Bed

The very least I owe you, Angus.
Bring a skip, there’s all sorts of other useful crap you might want.
Looks like I’ll have to buy those finishing touches like plastic bungs for the tubing after all.
Now a professional is going to look close up .....
by rfs1957
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Building an Engine Test Bed
Replies: 14
Views: 517
France

Re: Building an Engine Test Bed

Rear is rubber block on the Tremec 5 speed. Easy to over engineer this thing, as there’s no torque reaction bar inertial reactions of the block to changes in crankshaft speed. Currently waiting for Calyx manifold dope, so I can finish the exhaust side, but no stock at Frost UK even tho I’m in Manche...
by rfs1957
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Living in France with your classic?
Replies: 1
Views: 240
France

Re: Living in France with your classic?

I had been here for 25 years when I bought mine, 15 years ago. Registering it under what’s called a Carte Grise de Collection is pretty easy, if that’s what you want. You theoretically lose your UK registration, but I’m inclined to think this is theoretical, as I would be surprised if the FFVE bothe...
by rfs1957
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch thrust bearing issue
Replies: 15
Views: 814
France

Re: Clutch thrust bearing issue

It’s me too.

They are swinging the lead, covering up one problem with another.

Or should I say, Swing That Lamp.

Both nautical heirlooms from my Birkenhead family’s vernacular, and a sop to Peter.
by rfs1957
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Building an Engine Test Bed
Replies: 14
Views: 517
France

Re: Building an Engine Test Bed

Great suggestions, thanks.

The car is way off being ready to have an engine fitted to it, Ralph, and this will keep me busy whilst I wait.
by rfs1957
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Building an Engine Test Bed
Replies: 14
Views: 517
France

Building an Engine Test Bed

I know others have done this but I've not seen any detailed account about designing/making one so have set off from scratch. I know Mich did it, and this guy makes nice noises, but didn't bother with the cooling system. http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5467&p=38597&hilit=test+bed#p38597 ...
by rfs1957
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine hoist load leveller
Replies: 43
Views: 1449
France

Re: Engine hoist load leveller

The most horrible aspect of these cheapo engine-cranes, and many other unspeakable hydraulic devices from the Far East, is the fact that the bleed or lowering valve is generally operated by the end of the operating arm. https://i.postimg.cc/J0Q1kfdW/IMG-6531.jpg I see that nothing much has changed i...
by rfs1957
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Does My Coil Look Big In This ?
Replies: 9
Views: 457
France

Re: Does My Coil Look Big In This ?

Tom, this is as-yet unproven. https://i.postimg.cc/L524C9rW/IMG-2815.jpg But looking good. https://i.postimg.cc/J0xr9w8z/IMG-2839.jpg You can follow the thought process and then the execution on posts #425, 428, 429 and 432 of this thread. http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&p=132028#p132028 ...
by rfs1957
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine hoist load leveller
Replies: 43
Views: 1449
France

Re: Engine hoist load leveller

Good question. I didn't do the maths *, but which ever charts you look at, at the recommended NGK tightening figure of 30Nm or 22 ft.lbs for 14mm plugs, it appears that we are already putting a figure of between 2.100 lbs and 2.800 lbs stretch on what is effectively a bolt. I think that suggests we ...
by rfs1957
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine hoist load leveller
Replies: 43
Views: 1449
France

Re: Engine hoist load leveller

These work well to spread the load across fourteen studs.

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Break out the porcelaine, bore and thread to take M10 eye-bolts.

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by rfs1957
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front suspension
Replies: 17
Views: 564
France

Re: Front suspension

Bush tightening is limited by bush inner tube length. Of course, glimpse of the obvious indeed. It would be nevertheless reassuring to know what thickness the various bit ought to be. Next time anyone can confirm washer thicknesses they found on their cars, this might help others, and I will annota...
by rfs1957
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front suspension
Replies: 17
Views: 564
France

Re: Front suspension

There's indeed some confusion here, and my flippancy has not done much to dissipate it. https://i.postimg.cc/pXbf7VVp/IMG-6474.jpg Pete's CSK washer is for the upper fulcrum shaft, which as far as I know has abrupt shoulders - from my car seen above, these are new, but the 30-year old ones are the s...
by rfs1957
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Magazine Article
Replies: 11
Views: 865
France

Re: Forum Magazine Article

Anyone needing proof of the serendipity the Forum brightens our (my) life with might take a glance at post #10 on this string. http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=16068&p=131818#p131818 I had literally been doing exactly the same thing as Pete, just 15 minutes earlier, on the other side of ...
by rfs1957
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front suspension
Replies: 17
Views: 564
France

Re: Front suspension

And while we're at it, which way do people fit the anti-roll bar bolt into the lower wishbone ? https://i.postimg.cc/pVspHcqz/IMG-6471.jpg I've seen both ways used, this way has the disadvantage that the bolts become prisoners of the wishbone but I think it probably makes disassembly of the anti-rol...
by rfs1957
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front suspension
Replies: 17
Views: 564
France

Re: Front suspension

A little bit each day, no matter how small. https://i.postimg.cc/ZYsW6sgN/795-B1373-C099-4-A3-C-BD1-B-07-CC6-F47376-D.jpg Ha, talk about a coincidence. https://i.postimg.cc/g0SfJdhv/IMG-6471.jpg I was doing my own version of a little bit each day, and was on my way to bed when I saw this. I was try...
by rfs1957
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch thrust bearing issue
Replies: 15
Views: 814
France

Re: Clutch thrust bearing issue

I heard that a spate of recent problems were with the clutch cover , or rather the centre thrust pad (that is carried on the end of the spring-fingers) that takes the effort from the carbon release bearing. As I've not closed mine up yet I shall be very interested to hear what the conclusion was. Yo...
by rfs1957
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Does My Coil Look Big In This ?
Replies: 9
Views: 457
France

Re: Does My Coil Look Big In This ?

Yes, it's easy to find space for it somewhere - certainly where you suggest, John. But when you've gone to such lengths to hide the brake servo, for example, and made brackets like these, you're on a road where angle-iron and convenient manifold studs are no longer on the horizon. https://i.postimg....
by rfs1957
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Does My Coil Look Big In This ?
Replies: 9
Views: 457
France

Re: Does My Coil Look Big In This ?

Indeed had considered doing so, Paul, but am intending to keep the distributor both for its appearance and as an electronics-free backup system. Yes, Okay, I'll confront disguising the 12 plug-wires when the time comes. It's like, yeah, twin-plug, two ignition systems with staggered timing, right - ...
by rfs1957
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Re chroming
Replies: 8
Views: 492
France

Re: Re chroming

I'd be happy if the chromers I contacted could be bothered to even reply.

I sent polite emails including pictures to both CastleChrome and MarqueRestore on May 25th and neither has so far answered.
by rfs1957
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Does My Coil Look Big In This ?
Replies: 9
Views: 457
France

Does My Coil Look Big In This ?

Am cheating a bit here, by adding a post that is parallel with one I've put on the Megajolt thread, but as the question relates to finding space for the coil, some kind folk with no particular interest in the Megajolt yet might be able to help with advice about what components I've overlooked in thi...