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by Duckham
Mon May 04, 2015 5:24 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Speedo
Replies: 15
Views: 4912

Ross, If you carefully lift the needle upwards at its tip so it clears the small pin which it should rest against when stopped, and allow it to find its rest position at which it should point at that dot. John - at least on my speedo the stop pin is actually a spring wire that can be pushed down fl...
by Duckham
Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Exhaust manifold studs.
Replies: 6
Views: 1089

To save a tiny amount of effort the JEC produce a repair stud that is the similar to your concept but the right length.
I'm sure yours will be a lot cheaper though.

Joe
by Duckham
Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:23 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Early E-type console aluminum pattern
Replies: 13
Views: 4729

Yes, I checked with Aston Martin some years ago. Confusingly they actually call the cross hatch pattern 'polka dot' but as you say it is sold for interior trim and it looks the same in photos. It comes (came) in sheets 1250 x 410mm. Someone somewhere has a die to press out the more usual dot panels ...
by Duckham
Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Marston Radiator
Replies: 84
Views: 13376

Andrew, it is quite low in the header tank. I suspect that it varies between cars. On mine the natural level of the coolant is just under the top baffle. I drilled a finger-sized hole in the baffle so that I poke a finger in and check the level. A 3psi cap seems low unless you have the earlier conv...
by Duckham
Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:39 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Paint codes - Imperial Maroon
Replies: 11
Views: 3209

Well it looks nice but it's not Willow Green :wink:

Although I've never had to do it I believe that paint mixing suppliers can analyse the paint to get an exact match for a new batch.
If you take off the fuel filler flap they can check the underside which won't have faded.
Joe
by Duckham
Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Paint codes - Imperial Maroon
Replies: 11
Views: 3209

markc555 wrote: I believe my car is Opalescent Maroon but am not completely sure as I haven't met an absolute authority on these colours yet.

Mark
Mark - do you have a JDHT certificate for your car and if so what does it state?
Mine is a 63 and the certificate gives the colour as Opalescent Maroon.
Joe
by Duckham
Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:02 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Early E-type console aluminum pattern
Replies: 13
Views: 4729

Yes, that looks like the pattern on the 1963ish cars.

I don't believe it is available now which is a shame as I would like to replace the dash panel on mine.

Joe
by Duckham
Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:34 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 3.8 Alloy dash in 4.2
Replies: 2
Views: 1158

Re: 3.8 Alloy dash in 4.2

I know its not original, but I really like the alloy dash/gear lever/tunnel trim of the 3.8 and I was thinking of putting it in my 66 4.2 FHC. Will the 3.8 trims fit without modification?? I would expect the dashboard trim to fit, but if you have a cubby box on the console you would have a problem ...
by Duckham
Tue Feb 24, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Wiper motor conversion LHD to RHD
Replies: 2
Views: 1060

Wow, that's a blast from the past - a photo of what seems to be my photo!. You are correct that there are two wires on one side and a single on the other, so just swap them all across. Incidentally the wiring inside my motor was in very poor condition and Autosparks in Nottingham made up a replaceme...
by Duckham
Tue Feb 24, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Electronic speedometer ??
Replies: 2
Views: 883

Re: Electronic speedometer ??

Do you have the original speedo? If so it may be possible to move the innards of an electronic speedo into the original case / dial.
Joe
by Duckham
Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Vacuum pipe clips
Replies: 14
Views: 3845

Re: Vacuum pipe clips

Clive - a long time ago Colin Ford used to make those pipes up as sets, so he may be worth asking for the clips. I don't have his contact details but he is the JEC tech advisor so his details will be on their website
Joe
by Duckham
Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:55 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Interior trim changes in 1963
Replies: 2
Views: 1139

Thanks David,
It was a very brief stand-up conversation while he was being hassled by other punters so I may have misunderstood.
I'll do some ringing around when back in the UK
Joe
by Duckham
Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Interior trim changes in 1963
Replies: 2
Views: 1139

Interior trim changes in 1963

I talked to one of the trim companies at Stoneleigh recently about getting material for a beige retrim on my Sept 1963 OTS and they mentioned that around then the embossing of the material changed, and that the original was not available. I got the impression they were talking specifically about the...
by Duckham
Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:02 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Leaking Fuel Tank Sump....again!
Replies: 10
Views: 3472

Alan - I recently removed the sump on my tank and used this rubber washer from Ken Jenkins with no issues when I replaced it. http://tinyurl.com/mhj2my7 . It is likely the same one that you got from other suppliers but worked fine for me. I found it difficult to judge how tight it was as there is a ...
by Duckham
Sun Sep 14, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Repairing a starter Motor solenoid ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1812

Carsten - the 4.2 starter is a surprisingly complicated device which has a clever mechanism for when the teeth don't mesh first time. There is a very detailed description in the workshop manual and it will be worth going through that and checking the adjustment and current draws before fitting. Once...
by Duckham
Sun Sep 14, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Correct fuel hoses
Replies: 10
Views: 2527

Yes, the gauze is correct on my 63 but they also fitted a paper filter inside the bowl at one stage
Joe
by Duckham
Tue Sep 09, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fitting Door Rubbers - help needed
Replies: 22
Views: 12538

Re: Door rubbers

RogerM wrote:Hi David,
Please can you provide some data regarding Ken Verity for us (me) uneducated.
Many thanks
Series 1 Spares in Rotherham 01709838352.
Very helpful and knowledgeable - if you go to Stoneleigh he always has a busy stall.
Joe
by Duckham
Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 tool kit
Replies: 1
Views: 803

In fact I have bought a couple of minor items from the Halfords Professional range and found them to be (surprisingly) good quality.
By contrast the last Britool tool I bought was pretty poor.
So I guess the moral is - handle them and if they seem good buy them regardless of manufacturer.
Joe
by Duckham
Fri Aug 15, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: How much can I hone my clutch slave cylinder?
Replies: 3
Views: 1135

Re: How much can I hone my clutch slave cylinder?

Jon - I would expect that the seal could take up a substantial increase in bore size, probably more than you have the patience to reach with a hone. I doubt anyone can give an absolute answer as it will depend mostly on the dimensions and flexibility of the replacement seal which will vary wildly wi...
by Duckham
Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: A stupid question about Wheel Spinners
Replies: 19
Views: 4212

. The mass of the car effectively dangles from sixteen spokes at a time, Or, at least on bicycle wheels, equally effectively stands on the very few spokes at the bottom that experience a reduction in tension (which is not the same as experiencing compression). It may be a bit semantic but there has...