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by abowie
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 1 3.8 low oil pressure after fresh engine build..Help!
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Australia

Re: Series 1 3.8 low oil pressure after fresh engine build..Help!

The supply pipe seemed fine. The oil pump works even when turned by hand. My question is. Could this be the cause of such a drastic loss of oil pressure? Yes I reckon it could. Fitting the pipes into the O rings is tricky, especially as you get a fun selection of orings in a bottom gasket set, most...
by abowie
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Buying MWS wheels
Replies: 15
Views: 323
Australia

Re: Buying MWS wheels

I have bought a couple of sets from SC Parts/Limora who I assume you're talking about. They always seem to be the cheapest for wheels and they are very cheap on freight.
by abowie
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Size of SU idle mixture screw
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Australia

Re: Size of SU idle mixture screw

Check the specs for BA (British Association) screw threads. They look like 1 BA or 2BA. I just ran a screw through a 3BA tap; perfect fit. If you want to check yours try the little circular thumb nuts that secure the instruments; they are 3BA as well. Best thing to do is email or call Burlen and as...
by abowie
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Advice for anyone wishing to import a car from overseas.
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Australia

Re: Advice for anyone wishing to import a car from overseas.

Thank you Jonathon for sharing your knowledge.
Admins; could we maybe put this a sticky somewhere to make it easy to find in the future?
by abowie
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Custom wheels series 1
Replies: 21
Views: 633
Australia

Re: Custom wheels series 1

About the widest wires you'll fit at the rear are MWS 15x 6.5, which will fit a 205/50/15 tyre comfortably, and maybe a 215. I have no experience with the Boranni wheels except to note that one of them costs the same as a full set of 4 MWS wheels. If you want to (relatively cheaply) experiment you c...
by abowie
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S 1 3.8 FHC are pistons 8:1 or 9:1
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Australia

Re: S 1 3.8 FHC are pistons 8:1 or 9:1

christopher storey wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:06 pm
That looks like a 9:1 to me
I agree.
by abowie
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S1 & 420G similarity
Replies: 27
Views: 693
Australia

Re: S1 & 420G similarity

I assume that you aware that the inlet manifold is different and will not fit under the E Type bonnet?
by abowie
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Oil Filter Cartridge
Replies: 9
Views: 1248
Australia

Re: Oil Filter Cartridge

If you stick to a brand name you'll get a reliable minimum quality. Otherwise it's probably just horses for courses.
by abowie
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for my old E-Type reg "XKE 75"
Replies: 24
Views: 1119
Australia

Re: Looking for my old E-Type reg "XKE 75"

Come on guys give the man a chance! The issue of copyright for amateur and indeed professional photographers is one that generates strong feeling. I spent many years having my underwater photos ripped off and used without any attribution or payment so I can sympathise with him. What he's offering he...
by abowie
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Attn....Spam posts
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Australia

Re: Attn....Spam posts

But they promised me a bigger penis!!
by abowie
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gunson Colortune
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Australia

Re: Gunson Colortune

christopher storey wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:44 pm
This is why the SU is IMHO the most elegant mixture control device ever invented
Precisely. All you need do is set the idle correctly and everything else has already been done for you. Such clever analogue technology.
by abowie
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gunson Colortune
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Australia

Re: Gunson Colortune

I haven't really found mine terribly useful. Spend a bit more and get a CO meter. Generally good advice but you can't separate the carbs by exhaust pipe. I bought five colortunes to add to the one I already had, because I had six carbs to tune. A Weber DCOE is two carbs sharing a common float bowl....
by abowie
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gunson Colortune
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Australia

Re: Gunson Colortune

I haven't really found mine terribly useful. Spend a bit more and get a CO meter.
by abowie
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dashboard wiring loom - should I?
Replies: 22
Views: 833
Australia

Re: Dashboard wiring loom - should I?

AshM wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:31 am
My quandary is that trusted advice from people on here I 100% respect are opposing.
Cheers
Ash
Having encouraged you, I would quote the First Law of most things which is "If it works don't stuff around with it".
by abowie
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: bonnet handle right position ?
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Australia

Re: bonnet handle right position ?

Te escutcheons are not handed so they both open and close the same way.
by abowie
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Early motor show car worth anything ?
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Australia

Re: Early motor show car worth anything ?

A bit of provenance never hurts in a sale.

My brother in law recently bought a RR first owned by Peter Sellars. Apparently Spike Milligan was locked in its boot on one occasion. His hammering and yelling eventually brought the Police. When the Sergeant released him, all he said was "Not you again!".
by abowie
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front lamp connectors, white plastic vs. bakelite
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Australia

Re: Front lamp connectors, white plastic vs. bakelite

You can't see them once assembled.

If you really wanted to clean the old ones I would put them in an ultrasonic cleaner with 25% by volume vinegar and a good squirt of dish washing detergent.
by abowie
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dashboard wiring loom - should I?
Replies: 22
Views: 833
Australia

Re: Dashboard wiring loom - should I?

Yes, replace it. Cut the old loom connectors off with half an inch of original wiring left and leave them on the switches etc. Autosparks are the best choice. I've used maybe a dozen of their looms and only seen a few mistakes. Be prepared to reuse your old bonnet plug. The repro ones are just crapp...
by abowie
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Adapatations to run on unleaded.
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Australia

Re: Adapatations to run on unleaded.

I was thinking about pinking due to generally lower octane ratings with unleaded. Might be a problem if you have higher compression in your motor. I use 95 RON with no problems. My engines have around 160psi compression. I had no end of trouble with a car with compression around 185/190psi and fina...