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by abowie
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Wire Wheels Interchange
Replies: 1
Views: 86
Australia

Re: Wire Wheels Interchange

Yes but they will not be curly hub.
by abowie
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: E type reaction plate
Replies: 32
Views: 788
Australia

Re: E type reaction plate

You are quite right in that the steering ball joints can't be connected without putting strain on them but the other two will go in fine.
by abowie
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: E type reaction plate
Replies: 32
Views: 788
Australia

Re: E type reaction plate

To Jerry. I am reassembling a car in my shed at the moment. I have fitted the TBs and reaction plate with the engine out as it is a lot easier to set them up this way. I have marked them for position so I can quickly remove and replace them later. I have had a good look at the amount of room in ther...
by abowie
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Just Joined the Forum - looking for help on buying a car
Replies: 23
Views: 417
Australia

Re: Just Joined the Forum - looking for help on buying a car

Since 2010 I have restored perhaps a dozen of these cars either by myself or with the business I work with. While I in no way consider myself an expert, from the pictures, this car looks like a good restoration candidate. It looks to be pretty complete and to my eye the photos don't show anything th...
by abowie
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Looking at a Series 1 LHD car - Car Number
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Australia

Re: Looking at a Series 1 LHD car - Car Number

Your car is on XKEData http://xkedata.com/cars/detail/?car=1E13770 Both the car before and after have covered headlights so yours is pretty likely to be original. 1E13771 http://xkedata.com/cars/detail/?car=1E13771 has a build date of 16 Nov 1966 so yours is likely to be from around then although pr...
by abowie
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Just Joined the Forum - looking for help on buying a car
Replies: 23
Views: 417
Australia

Re: Just Joined the Forum - looking for help on buying a car

Nope Aussie dollars.

Just to make it clear too that I'm not touting for business here but just trying to give Tony a ballpark idea of resto costs.
by abowie
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Just Joined the Forum - looking for help on buying a car
Replies: 23
Views: 417
Australia

Re: Just Joined the Forum - looking for help on buying a car

Car looks pretty complete. Apart from the alternator it seems pretty original. What do they want for it? As a guide, we have just finished a ground up resto on a S1 2+2 manual car. This cost the owner $150k plus purchase cost, and we are very cheap in Australia. The high end boys in the Eastern stat...
by abowie
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Radius Arm Cup Location
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Australia

Re: Radius Arm Cup Location

The bushes do not fit directly onto the cups when you put the IRS in. There is usually a bit of force/weight in the boot/jacking shennanigans etc required to get them in. Yours look to be pretty close and there is a surprising amount of give in both the radius arm bushes and the IRS mounts.
by abowie
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: E type reaction plate
Replies: 32
Views: 788
Australia

Re: E type reaction plate

I've no doubt that makes it easier but the engine/gearbox can be removed and replaced with it in place. This can only be done by tilting the back of the engine/gearbox down quite steeply so one of those adjustable tilting slings is needed. What a load of tosh. You’ll be telling us next the mains ca...
by abowie
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: E type reaction plate
Replies: 32
Views: 788
Australia

Re: E type reaction plate

="christopher storey" post_id=108314 time=1541706033 user_id=77 I am afraid that I think this is completely wrong. As do I and I have removed and replaced a lot of engines. The technique is well described in the manual. If you mark your TBs with a dremel for reassembly it is not particularly diffic...
by abowie
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: What sort of gap?
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Australia

Re: What sort of gap?

5 to 6 mm.
by abowie
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Restored Car...What to do before putting on the road.
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Australia

Re: Restored Car...What to do before putting on the road.

The brakes. Check oil and coolant levels.

Then just drive it.
by abowie
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: coolant in catch can after one hour on track
Replies: 17
Views: 391
Australia

Re: coolant in catch can after one hour on track

If the car is running OK and not overheating, in the absence of other evidence I would suggest that the cooling system is just finding its own level.
by abowie
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Bonnet stop
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Australia

Re: Bonnet stop

Have you checked the ride height as mentioned above... Steve There is a little bit of adjustment in the balance link position with the captive nuts. You could try moving them about and see what effect this has. The bumpers should be fitted with wedge shaped washers; it's also possible yours sag a l...
by abowie
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Paint stripping engine frames.???
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Australia

Re: Paint stripping engine frames.???

I usually have them grit blasted.
by abowie
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Advice on engine frame please!
Replies: 16
Views: 402
Australia

Re: Advice on engine frame please!

Hi Malcom.....most of the posts re frames have always mentioned that Urik,s frames are an exact fit.....take out the old drop in the new....with other frames needing some adjustment.. Fit relates to your tub as well as the frames. It has been my experience that some cars fit their new frames better...
by abowie
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tachometer not working
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Australia

Re: Tachometer not working

Yes I think it has been converted to work with the electronic ignition, however im having no luck in getting it to work so I need it checked over and repaired has anyone got any recommendations of who to send it to? Speedograph Richfields in Notts. If you take the car to them with the tacho they ma...
by abowie
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Advice on engine frame please!
Replies: 16
Views: 402
Australia

Re: Advice on engine frame please!

While the usual advice with the Reynolds tubing is that it cannot be repaired, this applies to repairing holes or accident damage to the tube itself. The problem you have here is that the brazing has cracked between the mild steel gusset and the tube. With the caveat that the tubing itself is sound ...
by abowie
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 spark plugs colours
Replies: 17
Views: 453
Australia

Re: Series 3 spark plugs colours

Unless you're running leaded fuel this is not really a useful test any more.
by abowie
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 64 distributor cap
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Australia

Re: 64 distributor cap

Try the Distributor Doctor. I bought a number of original caps from him recently.