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by christopher storey
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Both speedometer & odometer not working
Replies: 2
Views: 82
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Re: Both speedometer & odometer not working

The most likely cause is that the speedo cable has failed. Another possibility is that the angle drive where the cable comes out of the gearbox ( RHS of box ) is broken
by christopher storey
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Centre Armrest Cubby
Replies: 4
Views: 179
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Re: Centre Armrest Cubby

I had mine reupholstered at very modest cost by BAS in South Wales
by christopher storey
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Info please! Series 1 850133 registered 2/10/61 4245ND
Replies: 2
Views: 253
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Re: Info please! Series 1 850133 registered 2/10/61 4245ND

But not, I'm afraid, on the road since 1982, and therefore the chances of its having survived are small
by christopher storey
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Noise at front of engine
Replies: 5
Views: 168
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Re: Noise at front of engine

I must respectfully ( and only partly, in relation to his second sentence ) disagree with Angus ! I think this is a non-metallic noise, and my primary suspicion would be ( because I had this happen to me ) that it is a belt defect . I would take the belts off and inspect them very carefully for anyt...
by christopher storey
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Carburettor banjo bolt sealing
Replies: 10
Views: 199
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Re: Carburettor banjo bolt sealing

Andy : these joints need a surprising amount of torque because they are in effect a compression joint as in plumbing . I use a long ring spanner and apply a fair amount of heft at the full length, tightening them initially to apparently full tightness without exerting much effort, and then applying ...
by christopher storey
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Question about OTS 1961
Replies: 9
Views: 377
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Re: Question about OTS 1961

I am very dubious about this car . The doors bulge and have bad gaps. From the front the whole car looks twisted although one has to be careful not to be influenced by badly fitted bumpers. From the Right hand side view the car looks to be "hogged", that is it sags slightly at the bulkhead area, and...
by christopher storey
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Pitted tappets
Replies: 27
Views: 814
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Re: Pitted tappets

For you, while the expectation should be that you buy your 116 shim and it fits, the reality is that you need a couple of shims in a range to ensure it's all correct. You could perhaps use the variations in tappet thickness to your advantage in trying to improve your situation, but the likelihood i...
by christopher storey
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Webers or Fuel Injection
Replies: 5
Views: 337
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Re: Webers or Fuel Injection

12 chokes on 6 Webers, presumably IVA or the like, will ensure that I will be able to hear you coming from my house in Cheshire ! And if you need more performance than you have got, then I fear that you have the wrong car, because there is still ( despite the recent horsepower race ) virtually nothi...
by christopher storey
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Slow brake return
Replies: 1
Views: 138
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Re: Slow brake return

This is usually a servo fault, but the first thing I would check is that the air valve at the front of the servo control unit ( on the front of the master cylinder ) has a. a clean filter and b. is not itself sticking . If you do the advanced search "+air +reaction +valve" on this board you should f...
by christopher storey
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cam oil bango stripped
Replies: 7
Views: 325
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Re: Cam oil bango stripped

The JEC had a batch of extra long banjo bolts made some years ago which I used with success.( The thread is far deeper than the length of the standard bolt so the excess depth is still sound ) . Whether they have any left I do not know, but it's worth a call to the club or to Ken Jenkins
by christopher storey
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Engine Earthing point?
Replies: 3
Views: 202
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Re: Engine Earthing point?

It could not matter less where you attach it to : as long as there is some salck in the strap and it is securely attached at both ends it will be perfect for the job it has to do
by christopher storey
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stoneleigh spares day
Replies: 1
Views: 227
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Re: Stoneleigh spares day

It will be interesting to see whether it ever reappears, because attendance both by public and by stall holders has been dropping steadily in the last 2 years or so. I always felt it was a great mistake for the joint JDC/JEC control of it to be farmed out to an individual
by christopher storey
Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Zeus Brakes
Replies: 21
Views: 1001
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Re: Zeus Brakes

Neil : Are you sure about that ? I feel sure that Coopercraft were advertising them as made by them after the move to Dunkeswell, not least because they ( Coopercraft ) in 2008 provided me with all the spares for overhauling my Zeus calipers, which dated from about 1993 Edit : well , I have looked a...
by christopher storey
Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S2 4.2 L engine rebuild - any other things to consider at this time?
Replies: 8
Views: 290
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Re: S2 4.2 L engine rebuild - any other things to consider at this time?

Have you made sure that the crankshaft sludge plugs have been drilled out, the galleries cleaned, and the plugs replaced with new ones which have been staked ? This is absolutely essential in any rebuild but, as a number of threads here will attest, sometimes it is overlooked More oil pressure is ne...
by christopher storey
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Zeus Brakes
Replies: 21
Views: 1001
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Re: Zeus Brakes

Mike : does the tester know that Zeus are made by Coopercraft ? These are now pretty standard as the best replacement for Dunlop calipers which are no longer available as New Old Stock
by christopher storey
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Unknown body part / leftover
Replies: 5
Views: 498
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Re: Unknown body part / leftover

Phil : no , it's not that , I'm afraid. It would help to know what it's made of Edit : having read Ralph's reply immediately below this, I'm beginning to wonder whether you are correct after all, Phil. It could be that the turn fasteners are missing ( although the proportions are still too long and ...
by christopher storey
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Radio panel/instrument panel conflict
Replies: 8
Views: 883
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Re: Radio panel/instrument panel conflict

The surround should usually be secured by 4 nuts ( often dome headed ) on studs at the top and bottom of the forward sides of the radio console. Once these fastenings are removed, it is usually necessary slightly to splay the forward "wings" of the console to clear the studs, and the console should ...
by christopher storey
Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Radio panel/instrument panel conflict
Replies: 8
Views: 883
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Re: Radio panel/instrument panel conflict

Welcome to the board ! Yes, it's a very common problem, which is more easily solved on an S1 car, by putting thumbscrews on the legend strip at the base of the drop-down panel, so the the strip can be removed in perhaps 20 seconds. This solution cannot be used on an S2, as I assume yours to be, and ...
by christopher storey
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Pump/Air
Replies: 4
Views: 243
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Re: Fuel Pump/Air

I have copied and pasted from the other fuel pump thread running at the moment "I often wonder how many of these flooding problems are caused by misassembly of the float chamber securing nut and the slotted washer. It is odd that this is not referred to in the Burlen quotation, but if the slotted wa...
by christopher storey
Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: s1 3.8 Solid State Fuel Pump
Replies: 31
Views: 1895
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Re: s1 3.8 Solid State Fuel Pump

I often wonder how many of these flooding problems are caused by misassembly of the float chamber securing nut and the slotted washer. It is odd that this is not referred to in the Burlen quotation, but if the slotted washer is not placed next to the lid (** I hope I've got that the right way round ...