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by abowie
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Car lift single post
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Australia

Re: Car lift single post

Your best choice is for a 2 poster. If you look in garages, this is what they use. A single post hoist just looks inherently unstable and personally I'd never buy one simply because of that. A 4 poster is a better solution for storage, and if fitted with castors is more portable, but a 2 poster work...
by abowie
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Another clutch mystery for me
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Australia

Re: Another clutch mystery for me

If you are getting fluid refluxing through the filler valve it should be noticeable in the reservoir.
by abowie
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:20 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Parts location ...
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Australia

Re: Parts location ...

I'm guessing door striker plate shims.
by abowie
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2 post v Scissor lift
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Australia

Re: 2 post v Scissor lift

I have a 2 post. For the reasons above I would avoid a scissor lift. I'm not sure that you have enough roof height to use one though. You're only going to get the wheels a maximum 1200mm off the ground before the top of the car hits your ceiling. I suppose that's better than nothing but it really li...
by abowie
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil pressure take off
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Australia

Re: Oil pressure take off

In my experience you're unlikely to get oil pressure at all when cranking a new engine using the starter. The battery will probably go flat first. Consider that on a normal start it may take 5 or more seconds for the gauge to show pressure after the engine has fired, and that's on choke at around 12...
by abowie
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bleeding front brakes with wheels on
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Australia

Re: Bleeding front brakes with wheels on

Obviously this would make the task a lot quicker. I'm not sure that it would. The access would be very tight and you'd end up trying to get under the front of the car where I, for one, certainly don't fit. Unless you have a really compelling reason not to, front up and wheels off is the way to go.
by abowie
Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Best front frame for racing
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Australia

Re: Best front frame for racing

Third world pocket industrial sellers often make stuff for our cars. I had a conversation with a guy in Vietnam a few years ago who was selling complete stainless steel bumper sets for S1 cars. They looked very well made and were well priced. In the end I didn't buy them but he seemed legit. These g...
by abowie
Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Forgery or rare?
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Australia

Re: Forgery or rare?

So looking at XKE data, there were 767 RHD 3.8 FHC's built.

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I may be wrong but the last RHD 3.8 FHC I can find on XKE Data is 861799

http://www.xkedata.com/cars/detail/?car=861799

Sure your plate doesn't say 860881?
by abowie
Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: SNG vs MWS hubs
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Australia

Re: SNG vs MWS hubs

Give SNGB a call.
by abowie
Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Forgery or rare?
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Australia

Re: Forgery or rare?

Having had a look at XKE Data, they don't think it's a valid number.

Where is the car?
by abowie
Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: SNG vs MWS hubs
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Australia

Re: SNG vs MWS hubs

They're likely the same.
by abowie
Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:02 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: RH fan turns wrong way round - from factory? (SOLVED)
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Australia

Re: RH fan turns wrong way round - from factory?

You'd hardly expect something built by BMC in the UK in the 1970's to have been assembled by people who in any way cared. I suspect it was just badly done, from the factory.
by abowie
Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: steering column bushes
Replies: 13
Views: 8782
Australia

Re: steering column bushes

Dan there really shouldn't be any noticeable play in the steering column.
by abowie
Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Etype rebuild
Replies: 11
Views: 966
Australia

Re: Etype rebuild

Don't change anything. Keep it all standard.
by abowie
Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Motif bar
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Australia

Re: Motif bar

Replate your original bar.
by abowie
Thu Mar 11, 2021 5:21 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: tubeless wire wheels
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Australia

Re: tubeless wire wheels

My 2 sets of MWS tubeless wheels work fine.
by abowie
Wed Mar 10, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Block gaskets
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Australia

Re: Block gaskets

Assuming your Mk10 block is just a normal short stud block then any standard gasket set for the 6 cylinder motor should suffice.
by abowie
Mon Mar 08, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Stuck Slow Idle Screw
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Australia

Re: Stuck Slow Idle Screw

First question. Do you really need to remove the screw? As a temporising measure you can use the fast idle screw to increase idle, pending a full carb removal and rebuild in the future. If yes... There are 2 common problems. First, the o ring seal at the top fossilizes. The second is that the screw ...
by abowie
Sat Mar 06, 2021 2:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: opinion on e type for sale please
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Australia

Re: opinion on e type for sale please

The stuff they've trowelled on is just seam sealer or stone guard I reckon.

The floor dents etc look fairly honest.
by abowie
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for a Pertronix module
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Australia

Re: Looking for a Pertronix module

There seem to be some on EBay if that helps.