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by paulsco
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S1 Seats
Replies: 10
Views: 978
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Re: S1 Seats

Yes the bottom photo is the backrest. The backrest is as you see it; no boards. The rubber rings are the support for horsehair, which covers the rubber rings and is folded over at the top. There are two further pieces added to the outer part of the front to create a curved effect. Over the edge is s...
by paulsco
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S1 Seats
Replies: 10
Views: 978
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Re: S1 Seats

Hi Steve, I could be wrong, but my understanding is that the seat frames in the 2+2 are the same as the FHC; the trim is different however. The frames are not sided, but there is a piece of hardboard trimming to support the foam on the underside of the seat base that makes it sided. Note the 1.5 and...
by paulsco
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: HI ALL,
Replies: 27
Views: 4483
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Re: HI ALL,

This is mine. https://i.postimg.cc/fb7bGYK8/Picture-6159.jpg It looks like you have a single V pulley as far as I can see; yours I think should have a double V. The single V was fitted to the Series Two. This is not a big problem, I converted all mine to single V so I could fit a generic alternator ...
by paulsco
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: HI ALL,
Replies: 27
Views: 4483
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Re: HI ALL,

The bottom pump is the same as my 65 FHC, so I would think that this would be the same for yours.

Paul
by paulsco
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Carburettor banjo fibre washer leaks
Replies: 11
Views: 2380
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Re: Carburettor banjo fibre washer leaks

I use Wellseal on my fibre washers. It is highly resistant to most fuels.
It works for me.

Paul
by paulsco
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Header tank
Replies: 2
Views: 322
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Re: Header tank

Hi Bryan,

Here is a link to the Series one 4.2 cooling system parts.

https://www.sngbarratt.com/English/#/uk ... mbly/21351

Also see my post in your original thread.

Paul
by paulsco
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: E type full build S1 4.2 Coupe
Replies: 49
Views: 5080
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Re: E type full build

Hi Bryan, You should have a header tank but no overflow/expansion tank. https://i.postimg.cc/MZtSyNdL/Picture-6262.jpg You shell looks like a 3.8 to me. The early cars had a hole in the bulkhead on each side for the 3.8 servo. Mine is a November 1965 and doesn’t have these holes. The pedal hole for ...
by paulsco
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Fitting the new style SNG Barrett Hand brake compensator
Replies: 15
Views: 2232
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Re: Fitting the new style SNG Barrett Hand brake compensator

Yes that is what I did. Simply cut the support and added a welded on tube, so the outer part would float.

Works well, although I have no idea how well it would have worked originally as I had not driven it.


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Paul
by paulsco
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fixing of the metal channel around the door/window openings
Replies: 12
Views: 900
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Re: Fixing of the metal channel around the door/window openings

Once I fitted my rivets (I had to modify my rivet gun too), I used a blunt cold chisel in the grove on the outside as a dolly and planished the end of the rivet flat(ish) on the inside.

Paul
by paulsco
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fixing of the metal channel around the door/window openings
Replies: 12
Views: 900
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Re: Fixing of the metal channel around the door/window openings

Hi Jonathan,

It is also worth noting how far the back of the pop rivets stick out at the inside of the car, as they can interfere with the fit of the cant rails.

I had to flatten mine down to get a better fit.

Paul
by paulsco
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Radiator mounting panel
Replies: 7
Views: 450
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Re: Radiator mounting panel

Hi Joe, It is not a replacement panel; it is brazed on and is part of the bonnet support frame, but as others have said, it may be available from Hutsons or maybe Martin Robey. I doubt they would sell it as a separate panel, but it doesn’t hurt to try. https://i.postimg.cc/VsrKQJSy/Picture-5144.jpg ...
by paulsco
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Q Light frame to glass seal
Replies: 6
Views: 951
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Re: Q Light frame to glass seal

Andy,

I believe you are talking about "glass setting tape".

SNG state they have "door glass channel seal", which I think may be the same thing:

https://www.sngbarratt.com/English/#/UK ... %20tape%60

Paul
by paulsco
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fed up as a washer drops inside the timing case cover
Replies: 28
Views: 1961
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Re: Fed up as a washer drops inside the timing case cover

Simon,

I just noticed your comment as I was posting.

I tried this, but it is not possible to get from under the baffle plate up and over to the void at the front of the sump.

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Paul
by paulsco
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fed up as a washer drops inside the timing case cover
Replies: 28
Views: 1961
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Re: Fed up as a washer drops inside the timing case cover

Jonathan, I’m sorry to hear that this has happened to you. It happened to me while I was rebuilding my engine. I can’t remember exactly what fell, but it was difficult to find, so I feel your pain. I have had to remove the sump on numerous occasions, for reasons that I won’t bore you with, but I hav...
by paulsco
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Am I overheating?
Replies: 68
Views: 4353
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Re: Am I overheating?

“You’re mixing up left and right, Paul”.

Yes; sorry about that :oops:

Thanks for your comments Peter; good explanation and very reassuring.

Paul
by paulsco
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Am I overheating?
Replies: 68
Views: 4353
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Re: Am I overheating?

Hi Doug, Both my timing cover and water pump are original, although the pump has been rebuilt. I just thought I would update you all on the progress so far. As I have established that my car does not appear to be overheating, but the fan is failing to go off, I thought I would delve more into the ot...
by paulsco
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Am I overheating?
Replies: 68
Views: 4353
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Re: Am I overheating?

Hi Layne, Thanks for your suggestions; I will have another check tomorrow. Hi Phil, The fan works and comes on when the otter switch is shorted and when the engine gets hot, the problem is it does not go off when the fan cools the radiator. The temperatures are still to be determined. There was no r...
by paulsco
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Am I overheating?
Replies: 68
Views: 4353
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Re: Am I overheating?

I have to admit that I haven’t approached this in a methodical way and have made several schoolboy errors. I have replaced many items at the same time as it is a pain to keep draining down the system and refilling it again each time a change is made, but in summery I have replaced or tested: Header ...
by paulsco
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Am I overheating?
Replies: 68
Views: 4353
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Re: Am I overheating?

Hi Layne, I was thinking you must have had a different version to me as mine is just a multi blade fan. I didn’t get any temperature strips when I got mine from Coolcat. I have ordered a temperature tester which should show up later today, but I currently have a leek from my otter switch gasket, so ...
by paulsco
Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Am I overheating?
Replies: 68
Views: 4353
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Re: Am I overheating?

Thank you Peter, I will try your suggestions. Radiator cowl is standard and sealed to the radiator with strips of foam. I will check how close the fan is to the radiator, but from memory it is as close as I could safely get. It is clear that I am working in the dark without temperature tester, so I ...