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by 265bhp
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Nylon fuel pipe
Replies: 18
Views: 548
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Re: Nylon fuel pipe

Heating only the nylon tube is not the best procedure..it cools too quick...heat both the nylon and the metal banjo fixture...the metal of the banjo retains the heat far longer Hot water from the kettle and immerse in a mug is fine...I had no problems if I gripped the nylon in my hand and pushed fir...
by 265bhp
Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ecosse Motorsport
Replies: 5
Views: 410
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Re: Ecosse Motorsport

Ian made me a lovely stainless exhaust recently...he is not one for keeping the web site up to date and is slowing down with work so he said
Best to give him a call

Jonathan
by 265bhp
Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Nearly there
Replies: 14
Views: 865
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Re: Nearly there

The angle of your upper wishbones gives me some hope that when I fit my bonnet the ride height may end up being correct....!
by 265bhp
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fixing of the metal channel around the door/window openings
Replies: 12
Views: 756
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Re: Fixing of the metal channel around the door/window openings

Yup...that what I thought I would have to do This weekend I managed to drill all the holes for the channels...then cleaned/primed and top coated the channels....so either later in the week or next weekend I shall begin to fix them in place Appreciate the photos guys...confirms what inhad suspected.....
by 265bhp
Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fixing of the metal channel around the door/window openings
Replies: 12
Views: 756
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Re: Fixing of the metal channel around the door/window openings

Hi Paul That was one of my original reasons for asking the question, as I wondered if there were a protrusion would it not be better within the metal channel....and which i would then notch the rubber if it needed it.... However...having now modified my rivet gun so the ends will fit into the channe...
by 265bhp
Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Upper wishbone re-fitting
Replies: 7
Views: 575
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Re: Upper wishbone re-fitting

All the engine frame bolts on my car were black and certainly looked up disturbed and original
by 265bhp
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Upper wishbone re-fitting
Replies: 7
Views: 575
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Re: Upper wishbone re-fitting

Hi Pete

Have you installed your torsion bars yet...before you go any further I would try them to make sure the splines holes are all clean inside the wishbones

Like the tidy arrangement of all your tools...!... :salute:

Best
Jonathan
by 265bhp
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fixing of the metal channel around the door/window openings
Replies: 12
Views: 756
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Re: Fixing of the metal channel around the door/window openings

Thanks Andrew
I can imagine why folks don’t bother...but as I have prepped them and drilled them I shall continue...!.. they sure would be easier to rivet from inside..but I somehow suspected that wouldn’t be right]

All the best
J
by 265bhp
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fixing of the metal channel around the door/window openings
Replies: 12
Views: 756
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Fixing of the metal channel around the door/window openings

Evening all The shallow U shaped mild steel channel section which is fixed by rivets to the door and quarter light window opening....and which receives the rubber weather trim....to be precise Should I be using the rivets with the rivet gun held inside the cabin or from the outside....I cannot recal...
by 265bhp
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel tanks removal tips?
Replies: 5
Views: 579
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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: 1701
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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: 1701
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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: 1701
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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: 1701
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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: 1701
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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: 1701
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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: 1701
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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: 1701
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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: 1701
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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...