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by 64etype
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tyres - 205/65R15
Replies: 3
Views: 50
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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: Oh dear what have I done?
Replies: 3
Views: 286
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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: 815
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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: 5195
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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: 260
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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: 153
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: 153
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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: 286
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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: 286
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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: 619
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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: 619
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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: 619
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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: 619
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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: 619
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: 209
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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: 224
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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: 3050
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...
by 64etype
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Door arm rests
Replies: 4
Views: 313
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Re: Door arm rests

I painted mine beige . The next owner can easily repaint them gray if he /she don't like it. The second photo depicts the yoga block material I used to fashion replacements for the crumbling cushion material. Cuts well with a band saw and is reasonably easy to shape with coarse grit sand paper. [url...
by 64etype
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: FHC door frame fitment and rubbers
Replies: 4
Views: 384
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Re: FHC door frame fitment and rubbers

Paul, The seals in my kit are different widths for the rear and top/forward door frame...so indeed, the 45 degree angle idea won't work. But while experimenting with the orientations shown in your photos, I noticed that the cross section for the rear seals in my kit is completely different from thos...
by 64etype
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: FHC door frame fitment and rubbers
Replies: 4
Views: 384
United States of America

Re: FHC door frame fitment and rubbers

Paul, I'm just finishing up the doors on my 64 FHC and have not installed those seals as yet, but it looks like the top rear corner could be addressed by making a 45 degree cut in the corner of the two seals where they meet. Then join the two 45's with super glue. That said, I have the same concern ...