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by christopher storey
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine mount torque settings
Replies: 7
Views: 116
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Re: Engine mount torque settings

There is no need for a torque setting for these, since they are not under dynamic load . With all due respect to Tim, a hard tug on a 24 inch bar sounds like over-torqueing by a considerable margin, and the paradoxical effect of this is to stretch the stud which enables it to self loosen much more e...
by christopher storey
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member from Holland with a backrest problem
Replies: 10
Views: 534
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Re: New member from Holland with a backrest problem

On the assumption that you are showing us two seats in the photos , I think both your seats are from a FHC. The DHC - more accurately described as Open Top Sports - seats are much narrower at the top, with quite a distinctive pointed shape. If contrary to the photos you do have an OTS seat, then I t...
by christopher storey
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Can we go for a drive??
Replies: 38
Views: 1215
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Re: Can we go for a drive??

PeterCrespin wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:18 pm
Which Dad's Army character are you?
I'm Captain Mainwaring .... Pompous, Overbearing, Inefficient, Self-Important ; apart from that, a very nice chap :bigrin:
by christopher storey
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Churchill special tool J15
Replies: 3
Views: 256
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Re: Churchill special tool J15

When I saw this, I wondered if there was any connection with the KBO thread :bigrin: :bigrin:
by christopher storey
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Spares day
Replies: 10
Views: 790
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Re: Spares day

Good for you, Julian . Best wishes to you all at SNGB
by christopher storey
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: General Handling S2
Replies: 16
Views: 702
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Re: General Handling S2

I too suspect the Blockleys. However, the first thing is , what tyre pressures are you running , as these can affect handling quite drastically, and if they are too high on an E you will get skittishness. Also, has your speedo been recalibrated for the axle change, or is your 30 mph nearer 35 mph in...
by christopher storey
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series1 4.2L Horn Testing & Repair
Replies: 16
Views: 805
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Re: Series1 4.2L Horn Testing & Repair

John : I'm sorry, but I think your suggestion that each horn draws 2 amps is entirely ( and dangerously ) wrong. Generally speaking , horns need at least 10 amps draw-in current, and since, unlike an OD solenoid , the diaphragm is not continuously held in, the current is required each time the diaph...
by christopher storey
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series1 4.2L Horn Testing & Repair
Replies: 16
Views: 805
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Re: Series1 4.2L Horn Testing & Repair

mgcjag wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:30 pm
Is that really the correct horn...with "Made in Italy" stamped on it?
I would lay heavy odds that the Italian horn is not original. All E horns were Lucas and I do not believe any were outsourced from Italy
by christopher storey
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Routing of starter motor cable
Replies: 3
Views: 271
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Re: Routing of starter motor cable

There is no route over the bulkhead which does not collide with a number of obstacles such as the steady bar arrangement, wiper motor etc , throttle linkage bars etc. Also, such a route is almost certainly exposing it to more heat than the more circuitous, but much neater, route round the front of t...
by christopher storey
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Low volts with fans on
Replies: 5
Views: 470
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Re: Low volts with fans on

This is fairly typical and really nothing to worry about ( although your battery doesn't sound to have much reserve capacity and it might be worth having it tested under load by a battery specialist ) . The twin fans are far, far more powerful than the original S1 fan and at a guess they take about ...
by christopher storey
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: 5-Speed Boxes
Replies: 17
Views: 1402
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Re: 5-Speed Boxes

Mixed feelings about this : these are very low volume productions , which means either that each customer is paying a very heavy share of the development cost, or worse still it is being left to the customers to do the development. A more substantive objection which I have is that the 5th gear at 0....
by christopher storey
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sound damping in early e types
Replies: 2
Views: 490
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Re: Sound damping in early e types

I got mine from Brown Brothers. They come as a box of 10 or 20 sheets, I can't remember which, and are not cheap
by christopher storey
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Ignition light
Replies: 4
Views: 472
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Re: Ignition light

Is your oil pressure coming up , As the red light on a series 1 is oil pressure and works in conjunction with a relay to also be ignition light , So before running it for much longer , see if your oil pressure gauge is coming up , and maybe check your battery with a multi meter to see if it's being...
by christopher storey
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Sweating Brake Reservoir Hose
Replies: 5
Views: 536
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Re: Sweating Brake Reservoir Hose

Mike : be warned that this is probably not sweating, but that the line has become porous and is weeping brake fluid, which can be highly damaging to paint . Wash everything down with water at very frequent intervals until the hose has been replaced
by christopher storey
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Speedo failure
Replies: 13
Views: 1471
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Re: Speedo failure

No, you can't pull the cable out downwards as there is a plastic lug at the upper end which locates the cable within the outer and prevents it slipping out downwards . I shouldn't take it out at the moment - the first suspect has to be the angle drive, so I would get that off first
by christopher storey
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: s1 taking off gearbox
Replies: 5
Views: 488
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Re: s1 taking of gearbox

It is quite impossible to remove the gearbox without removing the engine and gearbox as a unit. This can either be done upwards, which is the factory way of doing it , or downwards, which is more long-winded ( carburetters etc have to come off ) but safer for many home mechanics . There are many thr...
by christopher storey
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Revised data plate and gearbox change
Replies: 4
Views: 802
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Re: Revised data plate and gearbox change

I don't think the DVLA is interested in gearbox numbers - I have never seen one on a V5c. And since the original box is still with the car, even if not in the car, I would not change the data plate either
by christopher storey
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Calculating compression ratio - questions on Payen gasket
Replies: 9
Views: 998
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Re: Calculating compression ratio - questions on Payen gasket

The volumetric/geometric CR is the ratio of the swept volume (3.142 times bore radius squared, times stroke) divided by the chamber volume at TDC. The volume at TDC is most easily found by assembling the valves and fitting the head with the piston at TDC. A thin oil can then be poured in up to the ...
by christopher storey
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Best car cover?
Replies: 27
Views: 11627
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Re: Best car cover?

If moisture can actually penetrate the paint and primer layers , then why don`t all cars get microblisters when left out over Winter ? Because it is the retention of moisture against the paint by a cover which is the very damaging factor. A car open to the elements naturally gets wet and dries agai...
by christopher storey
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Calculating compression ratio - questions on Payen gasket
Replies: 9
Views: 998
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Re: Calculating compression ratio - questions on Payen gasket

Tadek : the amount by which the gasket compresses will not affect the CR to any calculable degree i.e. its effect will be minuscule