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by christopher storey
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: What suspension do you have?
Replies: 11
Views: 237
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Re: What suspension do you have?

Barry wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:48 am
there is only one option; Öhlins.
Rather a sweeping statement , isn't it? In any event, in relation to road cars , what are Ohlins ' credentials ( can't do the umlaut on my keyboard ) ?
by christopher storey
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crank damper bolt torque setting on a 3.8?
Replies: 1
Views: 72
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Re: Crank damper bolt torque setting on a 3.8?

I think your 140 is about right
by christopher storey
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Earth connections - where do they terminate?
Replies: 7
Views: 180
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Re: Earth connections - where do they terminate?

+1 for Julian ( Cactusman )
by christopher storey
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fosseway brake upgrade
Replies: 9
Views: 409
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Re: Fosseway brake upgrade

I am full of admiration for the lockwiring ! Mine always looks scruffy
by christopher storey
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil leak
Replies: 18
Views: 423
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Re: Oil leak

Simon : are you sure that the engine is not overfilled ? bent dipsticks often lead to this problem , as a search on this forum will reveal :sad: . Also, it is worth taking the breather "dome" off , not a big job, and seeing what is lurking behind there - there is a very fine mesh screen which can be...
by christopher storey
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: E type aerodynamics
Replies: 5
Views: 298
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Re: E type aerodynamics

I remember wasting half an hour of my life on this rubbish . Notice that there is no apparent airflow underneath the car , this being one of the aspects that is of particular importance on an E because of the well known front end lift phenomenon . Note also that there is no modelling of the underbon...
by christopher storey
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Vibration
Replies: 7
Views: 259
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Re: Vibration

If you have a wheel which it has been impossible to balance, this is the most likely source of the vibration, particularly if it is not constant but comes and goes at various speeds. The other less palatable possibilities are prop shaft imbalance ( not very likely as this is almost always throttle s...
by christopher storey
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Here, e type wanted!
Replies: 4
Views: 221
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Re: New Here, e type wanted!

There is a fellow, Clive Clark ,once but no longer a member here - who advertises in the JEC magazine as hiring out an E type, ( as well as Mark 10s which, much to my distaste he insists on calling Ronnie and Reggie after the Kray twins ) but whether it is open or closed I do not know. I think he is...
by christopher storey
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: door locks
Replies: 3
Views: 129
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Re: door locks

Some of the earlier 2+2 cars do indeed have separate door locks below the handles . A 1967 belonging to a friend of mine has them . Later cars it seems had the " all-in-one" lock and handle . Someone ( probably Heuer who has encyclopaedic knowledge of these things :bigrin: :bigrin: ) will be able to...
by christopher storey
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Speedo cable issue
Replies: 11
Views: 318
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Re: Speedo cable issue

Mark : I have had the very same problem , and the easiest ( if a little brutal ) solution is to cut a new hole in the side panel of the tunnel , which can then be filled with a standard size blanking plug . A circular hole saw in a drill is the best for this . I think that it is highly unlikely that...
by christopher storey
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Torsion Bar Dilema
Replies: 4
Views: 299
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Re: Torsion Bar Dilema

I would lay short odds on the problem being that the torsion bars have been transposed from L to R and vice versa
by christopher storey
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine cut out - advice please
Replies: 15
Views: 498
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Re: Engine cut out - advice please

If the tacho went immediately to zero and then bounced back up again as power was restored then the overwhelming likelihood is that it is an interruption/break/loose or dry joint in the white wire which connects the ignition switch to the distributor via the induction loop in the tacho . As has alre...
by christopher storey
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bruce McLaren #15 E-type JD Classics
Replies: 52
Views: 3098
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Re: Bruce McLaren #15 E-type JD Classics

I was fascinated to read the posts which suggested that the "investor" was at fault. This is, frankly, arrant nonsense . What took place was straightforward fraud on the part of the dealer who deliberately - and repeatedly - misrepresented the position to the client who had entrusted him ( for agree...
by christopher storey
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cost of respraying a new S1 2+2 bonnet
Replies: 1
Views: 233
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Re: Cost of respraying a new S1 2+2 bonnet

It is the paint which can be expensive, particularly in metallics . At a guess, I would say about £750 to £ 1,000 for paint , and perhaps £2,000 to £2,500 for the work,plus VAT, so in total I expect about £ 3,500 to £ 4,500 all in . These are very much a guess and may be well out of date . I suggest...
by christopher storey
Tue May 29, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch Squeal
Replies: 10
Views: 340
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Re: Clutch Squeal

I don't quite know what to make of this . The 2 sets of photos are with the release thrust rotated through 180 degrees between each set, and there appears to be some disparity between them , with the first set having rather more metal in the thrust carrier, than in the second set where the carrier i...
by christopher storey
Mon May 28, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch Squeal
Replies: 10
Views: 340
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Re: Clutch Squeal

I think mach2andy has misunderstood your initial post, in that the noise disappears by the time the clutch is fully disengaged, at which time there is much more relative motion of pilot bush ( crankshaft rpm ) and first motion shaft, particularly with the car at a low road speed and/or in a high gea...
by christopher storey
Mon May 28, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch Squeal
Replies: 10
Views: 340
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Re: Clutch Squeal

Humph ! There is no way of telling whether this is serious at this stage . Amongst other things, it rather depends whether the release bearing is a carbon type or a ball/roller bearing type ( I have seen both, but others may know when or if there was a changeover point ) . What I would do is 1.repor...
by christopher storey
Fri May 25, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Finding another Series 1 crank ?
Replies: 5
Views: 250
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Re: Finding another Series 1 crank ?

David - and Rory : absolutely fascinating . I had always been under the impression that from about the time of the introduction of the Mark VIIM the rope seal had been used . What is equally interesting is that the parts are not interchangeable i.e. you cannot retrofit a rope seal to an earlier engine
by christopher storey
Fri May 25, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Finding another Series 1 crank ?
Replies: 5
Views: 250
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Re: Finding another Series 1 crank ?

If yours is a scroll type crank, then it is almost certainly not original, and in all probability it is from an early 3.4 engine built up to about 1954/55 which IIRC is about when the changeover to a rope seal occurred. As far as I know, all the non-4.2 cranks are interchangeable. Incidentally, some...
by christopher storey
Fri May 18, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: wiring
Replies: 5
Views: 222
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Re: wiring

And.... without its being plugged into the back of the tachometer, ( and the white wire connected to the coil /distributor circuit at one end and the ignition wiring at the other )you will find that you have no ignition !!