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by Gfhug
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Air conditioning experiences
Replies: 25
Views: 1090
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Re: Air conditioning experiences

Hilton, using quotes takes up valuable server space and unlike some forums it isn't need on this one.
It can be useful when referring to a much earlier post but not really needed when responding to the immediate previous one. Even then the quote can be edited down to just the relevant sentence.

Geoff
by Gfhug
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Current values
Replies: 8
Views: 623
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Re: Current values

Julian, sorry if my comment might have mislead you, I was only saying that to ask what is it worth to Derek as his investment in the car, which he has answered himself. I agree with you regarding restoring costs. Your £2 million lightweight (or whatever figure you put on it) costs just about the sam...
by Gfhug
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Current values
Replies: 8
Views: 623
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Re: Current values

Derek, the valuation is what you feel you would have to pay to buy a car in that condition if yours were written off or stolen. Does your insurance not require a valuation from a club e.g. JEC, JDC etc? Now if you're trying to test the waters to sell? That is a different subject. As for dealers, is ...
by Gfhug
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: set screws hinge to bonnet
Replies: 5
Views: 388
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Re: set screws hinge to bonnet

Greg, putting those part numbers into SNG Barratt's website returns setscrew 5/16" UNF x 1inch
Hope that helps

Geoff
by Gfhug
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cylinder head paint
Replies: 18
Views: 1084
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Re: Cylinder head paint

Seeing two early S1s parked next to each other it was quite noticeable how different the pumpkin paint was on each of the engines. Which one was correct I've no idea :shrug:

Geoff
by Gfhug
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dashboard mirror bar
Replies: 22
Views: 979
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Re: Dashboard mirror bar

My experience with mirrors glued to the windscreen is they fall off too easily, so choose carefully.

Geoff
by Gfhug
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dashboard mirror bar
Replies: 22
Views: 979
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Re: Dashboard mirror bar

Brian, the mirror is stuck to the screen on the S2, not on the S1 where it is attached at the roof

Geoff
by Gfhug
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Prototype????
Replies: 8
Views: 653
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Re: Prototype????

Or it might have been a version for the Australian market? :lol:
by Gfhug
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Correct height of block studs?
Replies: 9
Views: 448
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Re: Correct height of block studs?

At a seminar on the XK engines we were told that the studs need 17 1/4 to 17 1/2 turns to fully screw in.
If you are not getting that many then the holes are still not cleaned out fully. Do as Andrew says regarding cleaning out.

Geoff
by Gfhug
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wheel: what Tightening torque
Replies: 40
Views: 2047
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Re: Wheel: what Tightening torque

The need for the wheel to be off the ground would seem to negate the use of the adapter with a torque wrench or long breaker bar to tighten the spinners as is shown in the original posting. I've been happily using one of Lionel's adapters and breaker bar on my continental spinners and have always th...
by Gfhug
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Correct height of block studs?
Replies: 9
Views: 448
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Re: Correct height of block studs?

Paul, if you include you car series and type (FHC, OTS, 2+2) in your signature it will often be quicker for people to respond to your enquiries. Just helps the process. I've done a quick search and I know there will be others who will know this information but one of the things to make sure the stud...
by Gfhug
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Car storage
Replies: 11
Views: 652
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Re: Car storage

Karl, one thing that concerns me and probably others is that you are getting your car back from restoration and the first thing you are thinking of is how to store it. Put simply: DON'T store it! Get out and drive it, lots :swerve: Post a few photos and let us know how you get on putting some miles ...
by Gfhug
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Car storage
Replies: 11
Views: 652
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Re: Car storage

Hello 5733, do you have a name as 5733 is rather impersonal.

An up and over door will never give you good enough seal for a dehumidifier as you'll have cold damp air coming in through all the gaps. Perhaps change the door to a roller or shutter type that can seal?

Geoff
by Gfhug
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dishonest, Incompetent, Feckless ? You choose.
Replies: 40
Views: 4052
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Re: Robbed by a supplier ?

Rory, I'm so sorry to hear of all your problems and just hope they can be resolved to your satisfaction, or as close as it is possible to do so after all the grief you've been put to. We have to trust the people we send our cars/engines to, often based on views from others. It is such a shame to the...
by Gfhug
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Windscreen fitting south wales
Replies: 2
Views: 298
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Re: Windscreen fitting south wales

Supply? The new Pilkington ones are reputed to be very good, though have they got the 2+2 ones yet? They can have heating and DAB aerial too. Heated windscreens are well worth having.

Geoff
by Gfhug
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Frightening experience
Replies: 4
Views: 502
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Re: Frightening experience

JerryL770 wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:48 pm
Fortuneately mine are all new :smile:
Trousers or engine mounts? :lol:
by Gfhug
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: UPDATE ON IMPORTED 2 PLUS 2 V12 1971
Replies: 20
Views: 1308
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Re: UPDATE ON IMPORTED 2 PLUS 2 V12 1971

Gentlemen, is it really necessary to keep quoting? You can edit down to just one sentence if you really need to quote, otherwise you are simply taking up a lot of space.
by Gfhug
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member
Replies: 3
Views: 399
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Re: New Member

Mike, welcome to the forum, though shame on you for so few miles done. Out of interest which tyres do you have (and how old are they?). Some people have been known to fit 205/70 VR15 tyres which make for much heavier steering than the correct 185VR15s There are companies who offer electric power ste...
by Gfhug
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My import now UK registered
Replies: 10
Views: 761
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Re: My import now UK registered

Tim, that's interesting as there's much talk of needing an MOT and an on the road car before it can be registered.

Geoff
by Gfhug
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Any HENLYS experts?
Replies: 9
Views: 744
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Re: Any HENLYS experts?

Simon P wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:44 am
(the new registration letter being quite a big deal back in those days).
Not that they are anymore? :wink: