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by steve3.8
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Another new Etype
Replies: 18
Views: 2839
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Re: Another new Etype

There is no mention Andrew of 850067 being written off ,so it could be an honest situation. Although damaged by hitting a truck it may be the owner had 3rd party insurance ? hence the retention of the car. Whether the car is deemed repairable is another discussion . A current picture of the car woul...
by steve3.8
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Donald Campbell E-Type
Replies: 43
Views: 41586
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Re: Donald Campbell E-Type

I assume Donald’s body was recovered, so am not sure how come Bluebird’s location was unknown? He had good taste in sports cars. Wonder if Lyons agreed a discount? Ditto David , Donald was found shortly after the boat was located in 2000/1, remarkably well preserved by the cold water temp that crea...
by steve3.8
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Donald Campbell E-Type
Replies: 43
Views: 41586
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Re: Donald Campbell E-Type

The Campbell family did not want it disturbed initially , but after Bluebird's precise location had been found they were advised it would only be a matter of time before other sports divers etc would remove items for trophies/memorabilia ,...... so it would no longer be a peaceful resting place . I ...
by steve3.8
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Donald Campbell E-Type
Replies: 43
Views: 41586
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Re: Donald Campbell E-Type

Bluebird is up and running again , full credit to the team of volunteers that have restored her .

by steve3.8
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: I got to wear a funny hat
Replies: 21
Views: 8043
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Re: I got to wear a funny hat

Great news on the first Simon , onwards and upwards .
by steve3.8
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wheel: what Tightening torque
Replies: 48
Views: 8456
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Re: Wheel: what Tightening torque

Jaguar must have had quite an income at the time from spinners then , with MG ,Healey ,Aston,Triumph etc.. What surprised me was that Lotus threads are in the opposite direction as we all know what happens if we fit Jaguar hubs on the wrong side of the car !. Mark , ebay is your friend for the marki...
by steve3.8
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wheel: what Tightening torque
Replies: 48
Views: 8456
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Re: Wheel: what Tightening torque

To simplify finding out the error of the spinners dimensions use engineers blue [stuarts] on both the hub end and thread also the wheel taper, fit and remove the spinner then read the results inside the spinner . Just to add a bit more to the tightening / loosening theory , Lotus spinners undo and t...
by steve3.8
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Repro Marston radiator
Replies: 5
Views: 1566
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Re: Repro Marston radiator

+1 for the fossway fan assembly , it's a bonded one piece shroud and Spal fan unit , looks correct too .
They can supply also a modern fan switch made to replace the otter switch .
by steve3.8
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rebuiding SU Carbs
Replies: 17
Views: 2992
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Re: Rebuiding SU Carbs

I made a stepped ream Christopher, by tack welding a tube to the shank of the ream, the washers and the short tube in the 2nd photo achieve the desired depth . https://s31.postimg.cc/5d3d8set7/IMG_3592.jpg The other bits are a chuck centre for keeping the ream square and a drift made to insert the b...
by steve3.8
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rebuiding SU Carbs
Replies: 17
Views: 2992
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Re: Rebuiding SU Carbs

Alan , You may find the carb bodies need reaming out to fit the new bushes , from memory to .375" ? . Be aware of not reaming straight through into the main venturi bore so to leave a small 1mm or so lip .I achieved that by placing a tube over the ream with washers making up incremental steps. Align...
by steve3.8
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MOT no more?
Replies: 21
Views: 3354
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Re: MOT no more?

Steve ,

This was the reference . My insurance renews in June so i have no personal confirmation of the same .
http://www.lotuselan.net/forums/lotus-t ... ml#p292070

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by steve3.8
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MOT no more?
Replies: 21
Views: 3354
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Re: MOT no more?

It has been discussed elsewhere that a insurance company now had a clause exempting agreed values if you do not have an MOT , stating they will only honour market value .
So anyone intending not to MOT i would recommend they check their policy first .
by steve3.8
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: RHD 3.8 Instrument panel wiring.
Replies: 31
Views: 6801
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Re: RHD 3.8 Instrument panel wiring.

Richard , Although a little blurred these photo's may be of help , i've scanned them the best i can , them they came with my 64 3.8 rhd taken by a previous owner ' Steve https://s31.postimg.cc/e6eig32tn/wiring1.png https://s31.postimg.cc/tf4ftvjnf/wiring2.png https://s31.postimg.cc/i2ruc3qe3/wiing3....
by steve3.8
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: !00 years of the RAF
Replies: 0
Views: 2834
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!00 years of the RAF

It needs a mention .
:salute:
by steve3.8
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bruce McLaren #15 E-type JD Classics
Replies: 57
Views: 12031
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Re: Bruce McLaren #15 E-type

The numerous small inaccuracies may seem annoying but the workmanship is to be applauded . Being critical the "pink" look of the seats/vinyl compared to the carpet is off putting , although its something i've seen only a few weeks ago on a freshly built E [BAS interior] , my wife suggested it could ...
by steve3.8
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Trader at spares day ???
Replies: 2
Views: 1034
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Re: Trader at spares day ???

That is probably Richard Lee , he mainly sells Weber parts/ kits and brake components , mobile 07970 724218.

Steve
by steve3.8
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: A different type of Engine Stand for the XK Engine
Replies: 36
Views: 10810
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Re: A different approach to Engine Stand Adapters

The door jig is a fab idea , but sorry to say that's where it ends for me . Maybe others see it different ? , i see a top heavy 3 wheeled engine stand of the lowest capacity with a modified raised centre of gravity just asking to be tipped over . https://s18.postimg.cc/p8ewc6yzt/DSC05058.jpg If you ...
by steve3.8
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: A different type of Engine Stand for the XK Engine
Replies: 36
Views: 10810
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Re: A different approach to Engine Stand Adapters

I like this design , it's simple, easy to make and most of all safe !

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by steve3.8
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Flaring tool
Replies: 15
Views: 2787
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Re: Flaring tool

Could we have a picture of your single and double flares from the tool suggested ? . I would recommend , https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HAND-HELD-BRAKE-PIPE-FLARING-TOOL-3-16-SAE-ON-CAR-FLARE-LIKE-POWERHAND-bpft316/273058499060?hash=item3f938e09f4:g:SuEAAOSwz7Naeg8w https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SYKES-PICK...
by steve3.8
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil cooler position
Replies: 39
Views: 6937
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Re: Oil cooler position

This is from a Jdh parts catalogue , is it the correct one ? .
I do have a filter head and cooler pipes if photos are needed .


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