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by abowie
Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Paint stripping
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Australia

Re: Paint stripping

Really strong alkali will dull/mark aluminium so yes keep it off the cam covers and also any other raw aluminium surfaces. I guess if you use a paintbrush to put it on carefully it should be ok. Maybe use a little brass wire brush in a drill or something? Pressure washer should be fine as long as yo...
by abowie
Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Reeeeally tempted..
Replies: 26
Views: 1093
Australia

Re: Reeeeally tempted..

Progress. Finally. The car arrived on Wednesday; only 3 weeks after my paying for the transport. I won't go into the details but suffice to say that if you pay peanuts you get monkeys, and stupid ones at that. Anyway it's here in the workshop, on the hoist. Tomorrow Chris and I will start to go over...
by abowie
Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: rear brake calipers
Replies: 7
Views: 926
Australia

Re: rear brake calipers

My rear caliper pistons on original S1 calipers are in need of renewal with one perhaps beyond a simple rebuild. I read here and a couple other threads that I can fit the original Dunlop front pistons to the rear. Before upgrading to Wilwood Dynalites in the front I had the original Dunlops sleeved...
by abowie
Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Master craftsman still out there
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Australia

Re: Master craftsman still out there

They usually stay pretty shiny.
by abowie
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Silver Cad aerosol
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Australia

Re: Silver Cad aerosol

peters3103 wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:51 pm
Hi gents,
I came across this cad replication aerosol coating by Eastwood
Can you get it in Oz?
by abowie
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Seat removal
Replies: 12
Views: 287
Australia

Re: Seat removal

Seats will go in and out with no problem. Steering wheel shouldn't be a problem either but if for some reason it is it will only take a minute to remove it. Any competent trimmer should be perfectly adequate but if you're in the UK and near to Aldridge Motor Trimming I'd go there. To make a general ...
by abowie
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crack in the right Engine Frame, need advice.
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Australia

Re: Crack in the right Engine Frame, need advice.

Executive summary: buy and fit a pair of new frames for the lowest price you can get. Waffly bit: Yes it needs replacement. As above repair isn't really practical, and if it's broken in one place who's to say that it isn't also broken elsewhere. Sorry to say but your other frame is just as suspect. ...
by abowie
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Jaguar halts E Type Zero
Replies: 12
Views: 572
Australia

Re: Jaguar halts E Type Zero

Barry wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:19 pm
the future is hydrogen.
Is the problem with hydrogen still that it isn't feasible to store enough of it to make a car with practical range?
Or has that been sorted out?
by abowie
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 62 S1 rear brake pads
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Australia

Re: 62 S1 rear brake pads

Not noise when applied, but intermittent high pitched squeaking while driving.
by abowie
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 62 S1 rear brake pads
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Australia

Re: 62 S1 rear brake pads

I use these and I do like them. I was surprised that they did seem to improve braking albeit subjectively.

You may have to sand some of the green paint off the edges of the backing plates so you can slide them into place, and I do find that I get more brake squeaking with them than standard pads.
by abowie
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Parts quality
Replies: 16
Views: 3941
Australia

Re: Parts quality

Usually I use SNBG.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=14577&p=118716&hili ... er#p118704

was a reply on a previous thread.
by abowie
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Thermostat Housing Leak
Replies: 15
Views: 635
Australia

Re: Thermostat Housing Leak

Just doing a little maths. So if the bypass slot is 1/8" high and only 2" long then that's an area of 0.25 square inches. The Coolcat article above quotes an orifice area of between 0.78 and 1.0 square inches through an open thermostat. So if I use a non sleeved thermostat I'm potentially getting in...
by abowie
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dip or blast
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Australia

Re: Dip or blast

There are endless discussions about this in other threads.

It ends up being one of those "horses for courses" decisions.
by abowie
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Twin headlamp E-type
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Australia

Re: Twin headlamp E-type

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by abowie
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: fuel filter and fuel line
Replies: 9
Views: 200
Australia

Re: fuel filter and fuel line

My opinion is just that; opinion, so take it as such. I like to have a plastic inline filter between the tank and the fuel pump. I don't want big chunks of rust in the pump. I inspect then regularly and change them if they look to have much crap in them. They're about $5 from Repco. Nothing ought to...
by abowie
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: fuel filter and fuel line
Replies: 9
Views: 200
Australia

Re: fuel filter and fuel line

The brass gauze filter goes in at the top of the glass bowl above the paper filter.

Personally I would always fit an additional cheapo inline filter in the fuel line as the E Type tanks are usually full of crap.
by abowie
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Thermostat Housing Leak
Replies: 15
Views: 635
Australia

Re: Thermostat Housing Leak

OK. So if I understand correctly, I need to block off the bypass slot with a sleeve and use a regular thermostat with either a bypass or a couple of holes in it?
by abowie
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: HD8 carb issue
Replies: 30
Views: 943
Australia

Re: HD8 carb issue

It sounds like your float is sticking, or the valve is sticking, making the fuel height too high.

Just to be clear, this is only on one carb?
by abowie
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Timing chain tensioner
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Australia

Re: Timing chain tensioner

I feel your pain. It's impressive that it ran so well for so long.