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by christopher storey
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Borescopes & Happy Christmas to you all
Replies: 11
Views: 276
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Re: Borescopes & Happy Christmas to you all

Malcolm : thank s for the details, I've looked at it now. Tony, thank you for your very kind offer to try yours out - I shall ring you after Christmas
by christopher storey
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Borescopes & Happy Christmas to you all
Replies: 11
Views: 276
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Re: Borescopes & Happy Christmas to you all

Malcolm : for some reason, your links are failing to appear
by christopher storey
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gunson Colortune
Replies: 7
Views: 160
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Re: Gunson Colortune

Again, I agree with Malcolm : XKs run best at a stoichiometric ratio of about 12.5 : 1 rather than the ideal ( weaker) 14 or so, and this equates in flame colour to what I would describe as a mixed yellow/blue flame. It's some while since I have used mine, but when I did I used to get it consistentl...
by christopher storey
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Borescopes & Happy Christmas to you all
Replies: 11
Views: 276
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Re: Borescopes & Happy Christmas to you all

Thank you all for the advice . Like Andrew, I want to use one with a laptop, so I will need to choose carefully
by christopher storey
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Turn Signal/Brake Light/Side Light...dumb question
Replies: 12
Views: 201
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Re: Turn Signal/Brake Light/Side Light...dumb question

Simon : whoever was telling you that tale needs to take legal advice a.s.a.p . There is absolutely no exemption from liability in respect of a part which is defective by reason of negligence in its design or manufacture , and if they think they can exempt themselves in respect of personal injury by ...
by christopher storey
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gunson Colortune
Replies: 7
Views: 160
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Re: Gunson Colortune

:yeahthat: I second what Phil has said
by christopher storey
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Built by Many
Replies: 69
Views: 4470
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Re: Built by Many

What a shame that it has come to a halt. I hope you will be able to get the E on the road somehow. I'm afraid I don't know who Ed China is, but the best of luck to you all who did get involved anyway
by christopher storey
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Borescopes & Happy Christmas to you all
Replies: 11
Views: 276
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Borescopes & Happy Christmas to you all

I have advocated the use of these many times, but have not had one myself ! Please can anyone recommend what I should get, and from where ? I want one small enough to go in cylinders through spark plug holes

I wish everyone on this forum a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas
by christopher storey
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Removing Radio Console
Replies: 3
Views: 111
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Re: Removing Radio Console

It is held by two nuts ( often dome headed ) near the upper forward extremity of the side panels, and/or in your case it looks as though there may also be one on each side at the lower forward area. Having removed the nuts, it is necessary to splay the side panels to clear the studs which the nuts a...
by christopher storey
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: re enamelling exhaust manifolds
Replies: 39
Views: 15483
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Re: re enamelling exhaust manifolds

Personally, I think your BBQ painted manifolds look just as good as the original high gloss , and are much more practical and durable . I anticipate that the original purpose of the vitreous finish was for show purposes - the XK engine exhibited at the 1948 show was quite stunning in its overall app...
by christopher storey
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dashboard wiring loom - should I?
Replies: 22
Views: 527
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Re: Dashboard wiring loom - should I?

I have to wonder about replacing a functional loom for one from a vendor that is known to have bad connectors, and then cutting out sections from the old loom to repair the new one. The autosparks looms are without doubt the best available , and I know of no instance of bad connectors . What I thin...
by christopher storey
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch bite point
Replies: 4
Views: 163
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Re: Clutch bite point

chrisfell wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:04 pm
Could be out of adjustment, a simple fix, or it could be a worn out release bush/bearing. If so, it is not a cheap fix.
I think a worn out release bearing has the opposite effect : the clutch bites near the bottom of the pedal travel
by christopher storey
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch plate stuck in disengaged position?
Replies: 14
Views: 455
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Re: Clutch plate stuck in disengaged position?

The release bearing operates to disengage the clutch, not to engage it . It does not push the pressure plate and friction plate closer to the flywheel . Worn release bearing results in the clutch dragging , not slipping. I think the adjustment to the limit stop which you have made will have resulted...
by christopher storey
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Adjusting piston rings??
Replies: 8
Views: 328
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Re: Adjusting piston rings??

The modern piston manufacturers seem to take the view that no gapping is now needed. Presumably the machined tolerances are now much more accurate than was the case 60 years ago
by christopher storey
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dashboard wiring loom - should I?
Replies: 22
Views: 527
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Re: Dashboard wiring loom - should I?

Ash : if you keep a cool head and take lots of photos before you dismantle anything, it is a job worth doing. However, it is essential to clean up and possibly replace the fuse blocks which are one of the prime sources of trouble . Another thing to consider however, is that the behind the dash wirin...
by christopher storey
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Rear wheel arch return
Replies: 2
Views: 148
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Re: Rear wheel arch return

My guess would be someone has run 205 section tyres on it , and has had to dress the flange back on itself so as to be able to get the wheels on/off . It certainly should be a 90 degree ( or thereabouts ) angle at the flange
by christopher storey
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch plate stuck in disengaged position?
Replies: 14
Views: 455
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Re: Clutch plate stuck in disengaged position?

Very strange : it is common for the friction plate to weld itself to the flywheel, but the reverse is very difficult to envisage, because something would have to be holding the pressure plate back against the diaphragm pressure. I would suspect a hydraulic problem , either the master cylinder or sla...
by christopher storey
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Tappet/timing chain noise
Replies: 3
Views: 264
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Re: Tappet/timing chain noise

That scuffing looks very peculiar to me : when I magnified the pic it became clear that there are several overlapping marks, each having a half ( or more accurately two-thirds) moon shape . I have never seen anything quite like that, and I wonder whether a foreign object has been involved. Either wa...
by christopher storey
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: JEC Oil pressure gauge kit
Replies: 3
Views: 1953
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Re: JEC Oil pressure gauge kit

Another spammer ?? The post seems meaningless
by christopher storey
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: E type reaction plate
Replies: 60
Views: 2341
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Re: E type reaction plate

ALAN COCHRANE wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:57 pm
especially if his next destination is the spray shop.

Alan
If the method of leaving the reaction plate in place is adopted, the next destination is more likely to be the hospital