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by abowie
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Positive or negative earth?
Replies: 21
Views: 8212
Australia

Re: Positive or negative earth?

. Is there an easy way to find out whether she is still positive earth or negative before I cook something wiring it up for a start? Positive and negative lead acid battery electrodes are different sizes. The positive terminal is bigger in diameter. So if you have the clamp fittings still attached ...
by abowie
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: master cylinder assembly diagram
Replies: 3
Views: 77
Australia

Re: master cylinder assembly diagram

Sdinse wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:22 am
Have you seen the "S III ROM & Parts Manual Errata" doc
Can you post a copy here please or send it to Heuer for the KB.

Ta
by abowie
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Water in the Oil
Replies: 25
Views: 868
Australia

Re: Water in the Oil

Jack if you did a leak down instead would that show up a leak?
by abowie
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Air intake trumpet
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Australia

Re: Air intake trumpet

The new one I bought recently from SNGB was hammertone.
by abowie
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Water in the Oil
Replies: 25
Views: 868
Australia

Re: Water in the Oil

You can remove the timing cover without removing the head but you do need to remove the sump. As Christopher says, getting the sump off in situ isn't usually a really big deal. You might wreck the front part of the head gasket though, especially if the engine is old, as opposed to a fresh rebuild. W...
by abowie
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Thermostat
Replies: 82
Views: 14634
Australia

Re: Thermostat

Fits the manifold.

I shall install into my 3.8.


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by abowie
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: series 3 vs Series 1
Replies: 61
Views: 1801
Australia

Re: series 3 vs Series 1

AussieEtype wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:44 am


Series 3 :yellow: :salute:

:lol:

Garry
See? There's you answer.
by abowie
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wiper splines, Spindle dismantling, Bizarre Shapes ?
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Australia

Re: Wiper splines, Spindle dismantling, Bizarre Shapes ?

Sander is my bet.

I keep thinking that it couldn't be that hard to remanufacture those splines.....
by abowie
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Qtr light catch disassembly
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Australia

Re: Qtr light catch disassembly

paulsco wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:40 pm
turning down the area around the head to effectively lengthen the pin
This is what I do. I use a little collet so I can hold the pin in the lathe and I take about 2mm off the shoulder which is just enough to peen the end.
by abowie
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: brakes bleeding S1 4.2
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Australia

Re: brakes bleeding S1 4.2

1. Use a syringe to try to squirt fluid from the reservoir hose into the front circuit with the front caliper bleeder open. Note that the front and rear systems are entirely separate and so make sure you are squirting the fluid in from the correct reservoir hose. If this works, do both sides and the...
by abowie
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Front Lower Fulcrum Block
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Australia

Re: Front Lower Fulcrum Block

The fulcrum blocks are the pieces that holds the rubber bush for the fulcrum shaft front and rear. They are not handed. AFAIK the axis of the fulcrum shaft is at right angles to the machined base of the fulcrum block. The front TB spline goes into the Front Lower Wishbone Arm. Like the TBs themselve...
by abowie
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: series 3 vs Series 1
Replies: 61
Views: 1801
Australia

Re: series 3 vs Series 1

I don't see the LWB car being any easier to get in and out of than the SWB cars. They are. We finished off a S1.5 2+2 resto about 3 months ago. I'm 6'1 and 110kg with a gammy knee, and I can tell you getting in and out of that car is a dream in comparison to a FHC, especially when you do it 20 or 3...
by abowie
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Intake manifold gasket sealant
Replies: 13
Views: 647
Australia

Re: Intake manifold gasket sealant

peters3103 wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:56 am
Thanks Andrew, you know my Auntie that well?
Well she does stand out in a crowd...
by abowie
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Intake manifold gasket sealant
Replies: 13
Views: 647
Australia

Re: Intake manifold gasket sealant

They're the correct gaskets and probably good quality.

As they're thick and compressible they should cope with any pitting etc from corrosion. Spray them with Hylomar and Bob's your hairy Auntie.
by abowie
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Thermostat
Replies: 82
Views: 14634
Australia

Re: Thermostat

I had an order to put in this week so out of curiosity I bought a C3731/1* thermostat for £20. I have a spare 3.8 water rail on the shelf so I shall see if it fits in it and report back. I asked if it would fit and received this reply "Hi Andrew Yes this will fit the 3.8 E-Type, as long as the bypas...
by abowie
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Intake manifold gasket sealant
Replies: 13
Views: 647
Australia

Re: Intake manifold gasket sealant

Spray hylomar is certainly easier to use. In the past we have used a variety of things including nothing, Loctite 515 and blue RTV silicone to dress the manifold gaskets. We've not had problems with a leak at the inlet manifolds and that's got to be 20 cars since I started working with the boys arou...
by abowie
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Camshaft plugs - necessary?
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Australia

Re: Camshaft plugs - necessary?

I assume that the sprocket plate is tight enough, but I don't really know for sure. The other ends are plugged with either a bolt or the drive for the tacho generator. I have 2 pairs of original S1 cams at home; they are not threaded. I don't have any later cams. Here's a picture of two S1 car heads...
by abowie
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Repairing fuel level sender?
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Australia

Re: Repairing fuel level sender?

I have tried this a number of times without much success. If the arm won't move it may be that it is corroded where it pivots. You can buy nichrome wire but you need one that has the same resistance per inch or your calibration will go out the window. You could fit a potentiometer and calibrate it t...
by abowie
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Camshaft plugs - necessary?
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Australia

Re: Camshaft plugs - necessary?

I've not seen plugs on the front of the cams. If Kent provide them though, I see no problem with fitting them as they can't fall out of they get loose. I would however use the correct original bolts to fit the cam sprockets. They are a bolt with an unthreaded shoulder and so positively locate the sp...
by abowie
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Top Price S2 2+2
Replies: 15
Views: 571
Australia

Re: Top Price S2 2+2

Someone has to buy it to make it worth 150k.