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by abowie
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bent rear hub/axle
Replies: 3
Views: 112
Australia

Re: Bent rear hub/axle

I too doubt you could bend the the half shaft and to me the suggestion that the bearings aren't properly seated sounds the likely one. Even if the shaft was bent that shouldn't affect the hub as it should be held concentrically by the bearings. Of course it's possible that it is accident damage that...
by abowie
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Help with rear boot trim
Replies: 6
Views: 127
Australia

Re: Help with rear boot trim

Our trimmer reuses the old ones as they don't seem to be available.
by abowie
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff cage rubber supports
Replies: 10
Views: 214
Australia

Re: Diff cage rubber supports

What they said. I have an old screwdriver that I have ground to a tapered point. You just hammer it in to one hole, use a jack to tilt the IRS as necessary to get the other one to line up and Bob's your uncle.
And remember to bolt the rear mounts onto the cage and the front ones onto the body.
by abowie
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff cage rubber supports
Replies: 10
Views: 214
Australia

Re: Diff cage rubber supports

Yes that's fine.
by abowie
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1 4.2 roadster gear knob original
Replies: 12
Views: 318
Australia

Re: Series 1 4.2 roadster gear knob original

My knob is original, from 1965, and I'm very happy with it.
by abowie
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where to buy a "Bonnet Hardware Kit"
Replies: 19
Views: 404
Australia

Re: Where to buy a "Bonnet Hardware Kit"

The one I bought recently from SNG Barratt had the wrong thickness spacer washers. Otherwise all the bolts are 1.4" UNC. Andrew, what was the thickness of the wrong spacer washers? I ask because I'm just installing a kit from SNGB and have no idea, what the correct thickness would be? Thanks, Manfr...
by abowie
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Classic overalls
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Australia

Re: Classic overalls

Gray shop coat and a pipe.
by abowie
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Where to buy a "Bonnet Hardware Kit"
Replies: 19
Views: 404
Australia

Re: Where to buy a "Bonnet Hardware Kit"

PS looking at the Monocoque offering, everything is supposed to be cadmium (these days ) zinc plated. So if you buy what they offer you's still need to replate all of it.
by abowie
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Where to buy a "Bonnet Hardware Kit"
Replies: 19
Views: 404
Australia

Re: Where to buy a "Bonnet Hardware Kit"

The one I bought recently from SNG Barratt had the wrong thickness spacer washers.

Otherwise all the bolts are 1.4" UNC.
by abowie
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Nyloc Nuts
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Australia

Re: Nyloc Nuts

Just have what you've got re plated.

They will work just fine.
by abowie
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Air filter assembly.
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Australia

Re: Air filter assembly.

If it's the filter can itself Robeys make them for all the usuals.
by abowie
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Headlight wiring and relay
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Australia

Re: Headlight wiring and relay

I haven't read the whole thread, but were it me I'd be looking for a short to earth on something connected to fuse 5. It's not the relay blowing the fuse, unless it has a short to earth in it.
by abowie
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Resto tip: do the bonnet FIRST
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Australia

Resto tip: do the bonnet FIRST

Executive summary: leave bonnet mounted to body shell. Install all bonnet hardware and catches first. When we do a ground up resto, reassembly starts when we get the body back from Ross at the panel shop. The body comes back on a trolley with the bonnet attached. http://www.projectetype.com/images/...
by abowie
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Changing a clutch a 9 to 5 job !
Replies: 27
Views: 955
Australia

Re: Changing a clutch a 9 to 5 job !

Heuer wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:47 pm
My OTS has a T5 gearbox and the engine had to come out to fit it.
I had to take the IRS out as well to allow for the sliding yoke.
by abowie
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Changing a clutch a 9 to 5 job !
Replies: 27
Views: 955
Australia

Re: Changing a clutch a 9 to 5 job !

Heuer wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:07 pm

If John is convinced the gearbox can be removed from a SWB S1/S2 with the engine in-situ then perhaps he should put up some step by step instructions of how it is done along with some photos.
LOL is this still going on?
by abowie
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gudgeon-Bushes and Oil-Feed, and Are These Bolts New ?
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Australia

Re: Gudgeon-Bushes and Oil-Feed, and Are These Bolts New ?

1. Looks wrong to me. 2. I recently received a set of "new" con rod bolts from one of the usuals. They were clearly used, with damage to threads, oil staining and flattened knurling. They looked identical to yours. Although I eventually got a refund the seller essentially denied all knowledge and tr...
by abowie
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone used Nankang Retro RC-001 tyres?
Replies: 16
Views: 919
Australia

Re: Anyone used Nankang Retro RC-001 tyres?

Winter has prevented my from taking my FHC for a good run up until today. I did 50 miles on a variety of roads at speeds between 50 and 110 kph. I really like these tyres. The ride is softer, the steering is lighter and they don't squeal at all. The car feels really tight and agile in corners and tr...
by abowie
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Early Series 1 4.2 E-Type Block ?
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Australia

Re: Early Series 1 4.2 E-Type Block ?

The block may have been cast then but they left them outside to de-stress for 6 months of so before machining them and using them.
by abowie
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Has the S1 bonnet been painted as one piece?
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Australia

Re: Has the S1 bonnet been painted as one piece?

You paint all the components first, assemble it, then paint it again.