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by splosh
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch slave cylinder 'aftermarket' or 'standard'
Replies: 30
Views: 3820
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Re: Clutch slave cylinder 'aftermarket' or 'standard'

Whenever any of my brake or clutch cylinders - master/slaves/servos - get to the end of their life, I just strip them down and send them off to get them re-sleeved with stainless steel bores, which are kept as spares. Once they are fitted they will continue to provide a much greater lifespan of use...
by splosh
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cover for car
Replies: 29
Views: 7133
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Re: Cover for car

Im not a guarantor, only trying to be helpful. It happened to me. Hey Ho.
by splosh
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cover for car
Replies: 29
Views: 7133
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Re: Cover for car

Hi Clive......yes microblistering does happen...but how can you be sure it was the car cover and not the paint application contitions....Steve The reason why I thought it was the cover that caused the micro blistering was because the car was covered with it's tailored cover at the time of my discov...
by splosh
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cover for car
Replies: 29
Views: 7133
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Re: Cover for car

I thought it would not happen to me but, Micro blistering DOES happen.... This was on a car that had a custom made fleece lined car cover fitted. The result was having to strip the paint off back to bare metal. https://i.postimg.cc/2S1GnyxC/Silver-Aston-016.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/wxtDWZmk/Silver-A...
by splosh
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: C15168 Early steering wheel rim wood.
Replies: 14
Views: 3768
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Re: C15168 Early steering wheel rim wood.

Wow, great efforts and info. Thank's. Ill be on the phone tomorrow to Nick Reeves - so fingers crossed.
:thankyouyellow:

Excelent info on that wheel refurbishment too.
by splosh
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: C15168 Early steering wheel rim wood.
Replies: 14
Views: 3768
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C15168 Early steering wheel rim wood.

Hi, does anyone know where I can obtain the steering wheel rim wood kit from for the early 61 exposed inner rim wheels.?
I have tried MDR/ Jacob Engineering and no luck there.


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by splosh
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: XKE S1 Heater/choke cable routing pics needed
Replies: 1
Views: 2624
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Re: XKE S1 Heater/choke cable routing pics needed

Alan, Don't know if your sorted re the cable routing but I have a few photos of a left hand drive 61 OTS that may help you here... Heater valve and heater flap cable through the bulkhead from the engine side... https://i.postimg.cc/NjHnM30j/U1v-Zys-Wr-Soyxz-nr-Pf-Ab-FQ.jpg dash side by heater contro...
by splosh
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Early door hinge grease nipple thread size?
Replies: 0
Views: 5834
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Early door hinge grease nipple thread size?

Hi,
Does anyone know the thread size of the grease nipple C14168 for the early Door Hinges. These early door hinges are under part number BD.15495 & 6. ??
It is a straight grease nipple I believe but the part number doesn't throw anything up.
Regards
Clive
by splosh
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 3.8
Replies: 276
Views: 436873
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Re: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 3.8

875409 August 1961, here's the solenoid.
Lucas 76411E


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by splosh
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Parts quality
Replies: 16
Views: 5655
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Re: Parts quality

If you want the honest advice for a reputable supplier for your engine gaskets, clutch etc then speak to Rob Beere and Coventry Auto Components. Excelent products that I very much doubt you would need to return (from experience) and they have a hands on wealth of knowledge. SNGB for your suspension ...
by splosh
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: C2270 3.8 Locating Cylinder Head Stud problems ?
Replies: 22
Views: 3636
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Re: C2270 3.8 Locating Cylinder Head Stud problems ?

10.08mm on the cut of the thread to 8.79 on the taper, that's seriously a weak point and to that point naturally that "C2270" Stud is now in the bin.
Yes, agree a rolled thread is better and preferred in a racing spec engine such as the Aston I just restored.
by splosh
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: C2270 3.8 Locating Cylinder Head Stud problems ?
Replies: 22
Views: 3636
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Re: C2270 3.8 Locating Cylinder Head Stud problems ?

Hi Steve, The answer I received was as stated... Quote... "Spoke to SNGB and they are going to get their quality control to inspect the "C2270" cylinder head stud." Amazed they have sorted this problem in a matter of moments. That's why I would like to see what they are offering for "C2270" now. Cav...
by splosh
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: C2270 3.8 Locating Cylinder Head Stud problems ?
Replies: 22
Views: 3636
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Re: C2270 3.8 Locating Cylinder Head Stud problems ?

Really, Let me have one and I will tell you if they have changed !!!
by splosh
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: C2270 3.8 Locating Cylinder Head Stud problems ?
Replies: 22
Views: 3636
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Re: C2270 3.8 Locating Cylinder Head Stud problems ?

Update..... Spoke to SNGB and they are going to get their quality control to inspect the "C2270" cylinder head stud. However, I have had success and after discovering Coventry Auto Components and speaking to Stuart there yesterday. He measured up both the shouldered studs that he stocks and we decid...
by splosh
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: E Type Parts UK
Replies: 7
Views: 2224
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Re: E Type Parts UK

That Heritage Certificate should be revoked forthwith, unless you are buying the complete car...
by splosh
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: C2270 3.8 Locating Cylinder Head Stud problems ?
Replies: 22
Views: 3636
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Re: C2270 3.8 Locating Cylinder Head Stud problems ?

Interestingly, I Just found this supplier that shows the stud with a narrow shoulder and one with a wider shoulder
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https://coventryautocomponents.co.uk/st ... ct_id=1649
by splosh
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: C2270 3.8 Locating Cylinder Head Stud problems ?
Replies: 22
Views: 3636
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Re: C2270 3.8 Locating Cylinder Head Stud problems ?

3rd January 2018 I ordered my Head Studs. I know its a little later know but I have been restoring an Aston Martin in that time.
by splosh
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: C2270 3.8 Locating Cylinder Head Stud problems ?
Replies: 22
Views: 3636
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Re: C2270 3.8 Locating Cylinder Head Stud problems ?

P.S. The tappet shims problem was duly reported on the 26th June and still awaiting new stock. However, I waited long enough and obtained the correct ones from Rob Beere's stock last Wednesday which arrived the next morning.
by splosh
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: C2270 3.8 Locating Cylinder Head Stud problems ?
Replies: 22
Views: 3636
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Re: C2270 3.8 Locating Cylinder Head Stud problems ?

Hi Steve, Signature added. I will be on the phone to the supplier 1st thing in the morning as this problem with the head stud was only found late friday afternoon.
by splosh
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: C2270 3.8 Locating Cylinder Head Stud problems ?
Replies: 22
Views: 3636
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Re: C2270 3.8 Locating Cylinder Head Stud problems ?

I am glad this is now flagged with SNGB as for an untrained eye this could be catastrophic for someones cylinder head. Yes, I have noticed this topic has been discussed many times. Incidentaly, I ordered some tappet shims and they arrived correctly etch marked with the part identifiying number - BUT...