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by christopher storey
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Preferred supplier of interior trimming kits?
Replies: 14
Views: 532
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Re: Preferred supplier of interior trimming kits?

BAS in S Wales, which I can highly recommend , has absolutely no connection with BAS USA
by christopher storey
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: pre-programmed curves on 123 ignition - help please?
Replies: 53
Views: 961
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Re: pre-programmed curves on 123 ignition - help please?

Malcolm : As you know I have no confidence in the 123 at all, and thus it could be said I am biased , but if you still have your old correct spec distributor, I should send it off to the Distributor Doctor for an overhaul, including the vac capsule, and then when you get it back substitute it for th...
by christopher storey
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feeling a bit gutted today
Replies: 23
Views: 1014
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Re: Feeling a bit gutted today

Peter : we don't think there is a big end failure . ( Nor was there any apparent loss of pressure ) Although when cold there was the occasional suggestion of a knock, it seemed significant to us that within about 5 minutes all bottom end sounds seemed to have disappeared , and we certainly couldn't ...
by christopher storey
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feeling a bit gutted today
Replies: 23
Views: 1014
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Re: Feeling a bit gutted today

Tony : I'll come at 1030. I can always come back later if needed
by christopher storey
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feeling a bit gutted today
Replies: 23
Views: 1014
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Re: Feeling a bit gutted today

Tony : I'll come to you because if it's possibly bottom end we will have a much better idea if we have it up on your lift

Is 1030 tomorrow suitable for you

PS I suggest you DON'T warm it up beforehand, then we can see if the noise changes as it warms

C
by christopher storey
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: series 2 2+2 factory fit power steering
Replies: 19
Views: 548
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Re: series 2 2+2 factory fit power steering

Thatdoesn't look like a casting to me . I think it is a fabricated part and I would expect that any decent welding shop will be able to make you another provided you can get either a pattern or a drawing to work from
by christopher storey
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake peddle
Replies: 5
Views: 217
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Re: Brake peddle

Hmmm ... that sounds more like disc runout . Warped discs seem unlikely if they are new, so an installation problem such as slack bearings may be the cause . Perhaps before you go out again it might be an idea to jack up each front wheel and do the standard tests of looking for play in the 12 o'cloc...
by christopher storey
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feeling a bit gutted today
Replies: 23
Views: 1014
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Re: Feeling a bit gutted today

Ah, they're not medical type steths ( and actually a 12 inch stick of wood is nearly as good for listening to the bottom end )
by christopher storey
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake peddle
Replies: 5
Views: 217
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Re: Brake peddle

It does not immediately sound normal, but it rather depends on what you mean by "judder" . Is this something you are feeling only through the pedal ? Or is it felt through the car itself ? In any event, new discs and pads take a while to settle in, so I would give it at least 50 miles with frequent ...
by christopher storey
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feeling a bit gutted today
Replies: 23
Views: 1014
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Re: Feeling a bit gutted today

Tony : I will gladly come and have a listen if you wish me to . it will be better if you can get hold of a stethoscope - I do not have one - but it is not essential. In any event, I certainly would not be taking the engine out for a bottom end knock without first having the sump off and examining th...
by christopher storey
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine hoist load leveller
Replies: 43
Views: 1445
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Re: Engine hoist load leveller

I agree with Angus . In fact, I never lift any engine without having a secondary sling ( in my case I usually use polypropylene rope with yachting shackles ) so that even if the primary ifting gear fails , catastrophe should be avoided
by christopher storey
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Should there be a hole here?
Replies: 9
Views: 289
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Re: Should there be a hole here?

The presence of a tube is unusual, unless your car is one of the very rare ones with a factory metal sunroof
by christopher storey
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Should there be a hole here?
Replies: 9
Views: 289
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Re: Should there be a hole here?

I'm afraid not. The pillar should be unperforated throughout its length
by christopher storey
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Eagle Lightweight GT
Replies: 23
Views: 650
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Re: Eagle Lightweight GT

Isn't it strange ? I ( obviously mistakenly ) thought I was entitled to express an opinion. I am not interested in what are tantamount to kit cars - and frankly when I watched the video of this so called GT the interior resembles very closely a Triple C Challenger ( although the Challengers are less...
by christopher storey
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: oscillating idle and lack of power
Replies: 6
Views: 309
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Re: oscillating idle and lack of power

Pex : I'm not sure what you mean by "Adjusted the needles with a tool ( do not know the name but it has metal strips in different thickness ) to be exactly 0.05 mm above the piston." The shoulder of each needle should be exactly flush with the base of the piston . If you have set the needles higher ...
by christopher storey
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine hoist load leveller
Replies: 43
Views: 1445
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Re: Engine hoist load leveller

Richard : don't take my figure of 12 inches as Gospel, but the height does need to be fairly substantial. Strangely enough, i have just looked in the workshop manual and cannot find any reference to raising the rear end ! So the drawing which i have in mind must have come from somewhere else
by christopher storey
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Eagle Lightweight GT
Replies: 23
Views: 650
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Re: Eagle Lightweight GT

Personally, I think that the Eagle products are ( and always have been ) hideous and a complete waste of money. They remind me of the Docker Daimlers of the 1950s . If you want to show you have bad taste, I am sure you can do it more cheaply
by christopher storey
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine hoist load leveller
Replies: 43
Views: 1445
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Re: Engine hoist load leveller

When I took my engine out I used the hoist shown in previous posts and a load leveller. I really nearly got VERY stuck, as half way out and almost beyond the point of no return - I realised to my horror that the load leveller had ‘run out’ of travel without the engine being at the acute angle requi...
by christopher storey
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Amp gauge shows high reading
Replies: 5
Views: 283
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Re: Amp gauge shows high reading

Before you do anything check your battery voltage with the ignition off. If it is significantly less than 13 volts, say 12.7 or lower , then with a properly working regulator you will see a heavy charge for the first 15 minutes or so . If you measure the charging voltage under such conditions, i.e. ...
by christopher storey
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine hoist load leveller
Replies: 43
Views: 1445
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Re: Engine hoist load leveller

Going in from the side will be very difficult with an E . As the load descends it travels through an arc and thus tends to move backwards( relative to the hoist ) . Rory's hoist looks very like the Machine Mart/Clarke's one and will be fine , using from recollection the next to outer hole for the ex...