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by 64etype
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Radio console - speaker cover panels for 3.8
Replies: 8
Views: 962
United States of America

Re: Radio console - speaker cover panels for 3.8

Interesting discussion. My car is 889474. The radio console is the early style with chrome speaker bezels. It uses the brackets BD19049/19050. It does not have the lower mounting studs on the chassis tunnel (or evidence that they were removed). It has arm rests. The ash tray is the interim "oval wit...
by 64etype
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery
Replies: 28
Views: 1584
United States of America

Re: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery

Dirt in the fuel tank could be accumulating on the fuel "sock' at the end of the pickup tube when the engine is running. Falls away when the suction stops. Begin again when the pumps starts drawing fuel. (Assumes the pump is functioning, of course).
by 64etype
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: California Certificate of title
Replies: 3
Views: 437
United States of America

Re: California Certificate of title

The J64 on the title for my Texas registered car indicates it was original sold and titled in California.
by 64etype
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tyres - 205/65R15
Replies: 12
Views: 848
United States of America

Re: Tyres - 205/65R15

My car has Sumitomo 205/65 AS PO2 tires (H rated) on the front and their 205/70 touring tire on the rear. With a 3.07 final drive ratio, the speedometer error is very small (less than 4% by my calculation). The front tires are very responsive with excellent grip. Can't say much about the rear. Steer...
by 64etype
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rope Seals v Lip Seals. Oh dear what have I done?
Replies: 9
Views: 979
United States of America

Re: Oh dear what have I done?

I urge you to use the seal kit from Terry's instead of the one from SNG. The one in my car is absolutely leak free. (Presumably your engine builder knows to machine the crank for the new seal...different dimension depending on which kit you use).
by 64etype
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bump Stops in rear arches
Replies: 31
Views: 1610
United States of America

Re: Bump Stops in rear arches

This old racing photo comes to mind when the subject of E-type bump stops arises....


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by 64etype
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fitting the badge bar into the nose of the bonnet - how?
Replies: 16
Views: 5633
United States of America

Re: Fitting the badge bar into the nose of the bonnet - how?

The trick for me was to use Allen head screws and a short extension.
by 64etype
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Water pump removal on a 3.8
Replies: 6
Views: 575
United States of America

Re: Water pump removal on a 3.8

I removed and replaced the water pump (three times) last year without jacking the engine. With the pulley fasteners removed, the pulley itself can be maneuvered aside such that all pump bolts/nuts can be undone. Then wiggle the pump (with pulley) around until the magic position is achieved where the...
by 64etype
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which B-Pillar door rubbers do work ?
Replies: 3
Views: 317
United States of America

Re: Which B-Pillar door rubbers do work ?

Yes, it appears to be the same as Aramaflex. It's generically called foam weather stripping in the U.S. Black, rectangular cross section, adhesive on one edge...very inexpensive.
by 64etype
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which B-Pillar door rubbers do work ?
Replies: 3
Views: 317
United States of America

Re: Which B-Pillar door rubbers do work ?

After an ill-fated attempt to fit rubber seals from the usuals I took the approach depicted in the first portion of this video. Rolls of rectangular foam seals are available (in the U.S.) from any home improvement store. It comes in the exact width to fit the channel and in various thicknesses. Per ...
by 64etype
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 3.8 castor & camber settings
Replies: 10
Views: 533
United States of America

Re: 3.8 castor & camber settings

mgcjag wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:58 pm
With the engine in and no bonnet just jack under the lower wishbone to compress the suspension and install the shocks... Steve
I tried that and still had to add weight to get the suspension to compress enough to get the bolts in.
by 64etype
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 3.8 castor & camber settings
Replies: 10
Views: 533
United States of America

Re: 3.8 castor & camber settings

With engine/transmission installed, but bonnet off I still had some difficult installing the shocks. Be sure to roll the car back and forth a few times to allow the tires to seek their "normal" track (eliminate camber jacking). And if the bonnet is off, ask a heavy weight friend to sit on the engine.
by 64etype
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Exhaust manifolds / headers.
Replies: 32
Views: 1448
United States of America

Re: Exhaust manifolds / headers.

Hugo wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:53 am
That's nice - what is it? Did you smooth the cast surface down first?
Ceramic. Not my car.
by 64etype
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Exhaust manifolds / headers.
Replies: 32
Views: 1448
United States of America

Re: Exhaust manifolds / headers.

I've used the ceramic coating process on three previous engine exhaust systems. On the Bitter SC (3.8 Opel six) I had to stand back when I opened the hood after a drive on a hot Texas day (100* F). No way I could place my hand in the engine compartment. After the conversion to a 5.7 GM V8 with ceram...
by 64etype
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Exhaust manifolds / headers.
Replies: 32
Views: 1448
United States of America

Re: Exhaust manifolds / headers.

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by 64etype
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Exhaust manifolds / headers.
Replies: 32
Views: 1448
United States of America

Re: Exhaust manifolds / headers.

As far as I know no one offers gloss black in ceramic. One company was advertising it a couple of years ago, but apparently it didn't work. If you paint over the ceramic, the paint will eventually deteriorate just like it does when applied directly. I wouldn't attempt it. And if you're considering h...
by 64etype
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Exhaust manifolds / headers.
Replies: 32
Views: 1448
United States of America

Re: Exhaust manifolds / headers.

Jet Hot is ceramic. It does not peel off like porcelain. The offerings by suppliers is presumably the same as Jet Hot. As far as I know it is only available in semi-gloss or flat for the color black. I am a big fan of this coating (for heat control and rust prevention) and had the entire exhaust sys...
by 64etype
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Rear Bump Stop needed ?
Replies: 4
Views: 393
United States of America

Re: Rear Bump Stop needed ?

This is discussed in the following thread beginning at post #26. Several other archived threads also address the subject.

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=9729&start=20#p98646
by 64etype
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fitting sill chrome strips
Replies: 4
Views: 419
United States of America

Re: Fitting sill chrome strips

I gave up on the ridiculous clips and glued them on.
by 64etype
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Wire wheel colours
Replies: 29
Views: 3642
United States of America

Re: Wire wheel colours

Unless the shock can be disassembled, any bump stop/rubber will have to be split to fit it over the shaft. I elected to use a stiff rubber that is captured in the conical depression at the top spring flange when the metal dust sleeve is installed (so it can't squish out/off when compressed). The lar...