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by 265bhp
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel tanks removal tips?
Replies: 5
Views: 363
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Re: Fuel tanks removal tips?

Phil
If you have nimble fingers And a good torch....you should be able to get to the 4 bolts that hold that additional tank support..and leave the IRS in place.....it’s essential for this to be removed...the factory manual explains the procedure

All the best
Jonathan
by 265bhp
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fed up as a washer drops inside the timing case cover
Replies: 28
Views: 1106
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Re: Fed up as a washer drops inside the timing case cover

......If you had been able to establish - endoscope - that the washer wasn't stuck on the crank sprocket, and been able to prove this by rotating the engine (no plugs) freely by hand, no jamming, then you could have happily concluded that it was down there and would stay there forever. I have seen p...
by 265bhp
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fed up as a washer drops inside the timing case cover
Replies: 28
Views: 1106
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Re: Fed up as a washer drops inside the timing case cover

Good guess... :bigrin: Suffice it to say that my efforts to remove the sump were not completely successful...as without more wrestling it doesn’t clear the reaction plate...as you will all probably know....however within this whole episode I had one piece of luck and that is that with the endoscope ...
by 265bhp
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fed up as a washer drops inside the timing case cover
Replies: 28
Views: 1106
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Re: Fed up as a washer drops inside the timing case cover

Oh no..it dropped in for sure...the clinking sound as it dropped and bounced its way down is still clear in my memory.....
by 265bhp
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fed up as a washer drops inside the timing case cover
Replies: 28
Views: 1106
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Re: Fed up as a washer drops inside the timing case cover

Hi Andrew Appreciate the sentiment...I had a look as best I could tonight with the endoscope and couldn’t see anything.....but...me being me, I am going to try and get that sump off....without removing the reaction plate as I really don’t want to disturb he suspension as it was a pain to do.... From...
by 265bhp
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fed up as a washer drops inside the timing case cover
Replies: 28
Views: 1106
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Re: Fed up as a washer drops inside the timing case cover

Nah don't worry. It's in the sump and it's not going anywhere. If you really want to you can take off the sump and retrieve it. To be honest though, you can leave it and reconnect with it next time you rebuild the engine. PS there shouldn't be washers under the setscrews C2310 that hold the camshaf...
by 265bhp
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fed up as a washer drops inside the timing case cover
Replies: 28
Views: 1106
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Re: Fed up as a washer drops inside the timing case cover

Morning all
Just bought an WiFi type endoscope on Amazon.....am still going to get the gaps done this Friday then I can see if its a sump off job or not....
by 265bhp
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fed up as a washer drops inside the timing case cover
Replies: 28
Views: 1106
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Re: Fed up as a washer drops inside the timing case cover

Hi Simon
Good suggestion...I will try...

After an hour of time passed I’m more philosophical....its a first world problem after all...

But you are right...hands on restoration is a real collection of emotions.....

All the best
Jonathan
by 265bhp
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fed up as a washer drops inside the timing case cover
Replies: 28
Views: 1106
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Re: Fed up as a washer drops inside the timing case cover

Hi Steve
I wish I could but I used stainless washers on the 4 bolts.... :roll:
by 265bhp
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fed up as a washer drops inside the timing case cover
Replies: 28
Views: 1106
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Fed up as a washer drops inside the timing case cover

Well..I was preparing for adjusting the valve gaps...as per my other thread tonight...but although all 4 bolts are out of the sprockets...to free up the camshafts..only 3 out of 4 washers are with them...I am totally fed up as I dropped one of the washers down inside the timing case.... This car res...
by 265bhp
Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Extra “tappety’ noise to engine after re-build
Replies: 12
Views: 469
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Re: Extra “tappety’ noise to engine after re-build

If heat on the exhaust manifolds is an indicator that a cylinder is working fine then the engine was firing on all 6..it ran smoothly as we did a couple of short runs up and down the lane I live on It’ll let you know once the gaps are re-set next week...as they are certainly not good as they are so ...
by 265bhp
Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Extra “tappety’ noise to engine after re-build
Replies: 12
Views: 469
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Re: Extra “tappety’ noise to engine after re-build

Thanks all

The engine was correctly filled with oil, but partially warmed

Mike (engine man) is coming over a week on Saturday so we will hopefully adjust and space within the day.. :bouncyyellow:

I’ll let you know

Best
Jonathan
by 265bhp
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Extra “tappety’ noise to engine after re-build
Replies: 12
Views: 469
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Re: Extra “tappety’ noise to engine after re-build

Hi Steve I am hopefully going to speak to him tomorrow He did all the machine work and assembled the head, I did everything else Engine was built up around 2 years ago and has sat waiting for me to build the car up around it The first start up and short run around the lanes here was 2 weeks ago Jona...
by 265bhp
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Extra “tappety’ noise to engine after re-build
Replies: 12
Views: 469
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Re: Extra “tappety’ noise to engine after re-build

Hi Steve
What do you think about the clearances though...pretty well out of tolerance range...?
All the best
Jonathan
by 265bhp
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Extra “tappety’ noise to engine after re-build
Replies: 12
Views: 469
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Extra “tappety’ noise to engine after re-build

Hi all Having rebuilt my 3.8 engine and got it test running the other week all seemed good but there is an additional mild clattering/tappety sounding noise https://youtu.be/Juy_wSc3dBw I left it overnight, removed the cam covers and then measured the gaps, which were around 7/8 thou on the inlet an...
by 265bhp
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: How do I add a video filmed on my camera
Replies: 1
Views: 137
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How do I add a video filmed on my camera

I have tried adding in the film using the attachments option below...but it says the format is not allowed

Thanks
Jonathan
by 265bhp
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 63 Coupe project, Where to begin?
Replies: 17
Views: 1013
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Re: 63 Coupe project, Where to begin?

Waxoil it.....well before you have any clean bits on ..!

More photos needed....

All the best
Jonathan
by 265bhp
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Should dashboard indicator lights flash
Replies: 8
Views: 591
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Re: Should dashboard indicator lights flash

Hi, For both bulb types, the green dash lights should flash. The wiring to the led flasher relay unit may be different to a non led unit, particularly the earth if you are on +ve earth. I had the similar issue and Gil provided the following info “ On your installation, please reinstall my relay and...
by 265bhp
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: P-clips on Series 1 3.8 for a LHS car - help needed
Replies: 7
Views: 652
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Re: P-clips on Series 1 3.8 for a LHS car - help needed

Hi Tarek

Not an additional clip, just a better photo of the 2 each side in the bonnet mouth adjacent to the horns

Best
Jonathan

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by 265bhp
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: SU carb body date stamp code; anorak warning
Replies: 13
Views: 869
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Re: SU carb body date stamp code; anorak warning

Interesting
My 63 car has X6 and X7 carbs...with 2 of them also having an additional 6 digit