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by Tbob
Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Principal Hood Anchorage/Pivot point please ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1461
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Re: Principal Hood Anchorage/Pivot point please ?

It takes a chrome-plated shoulder bolt 1/4 - 28 thread with a dome head, and a brass washer. I can post a pic if you need one.

FWIW, I had to substitute a setup similar to what you show, because the support stick was binding on the side panel.
by Tbob
Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: In a Dither over Interior Trim Removal
Replies: 30
Views: 5699
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Re: rIn a Dither over Interior Trim Removal

I use mineral spirits (USA).

If you're not repainting the inside I would simply scrape off the loose stuff and re-glue the new interior underlayment.
by Tbob
Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Vehicle ID tags location
Replies: 8
Views: 3057
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Re: Vehicle ID tags location

dh100m wrote:were you able to get new tags made
Did not pursue this, but filed it for future reference. Hopefully someone who has done it will post.
by Tbob
Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Should I start her up?
Replies: 8
Views: 1993
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Re: Should I start her up?

... Unless you can count the personal benefit of hearing that beautiful sound! :lol:
by Tbob
Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Electronic Ignition
Replies: 40
Views: 8176
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Re: Electronic Ignition

I have Pertronix electronic points installed in the stock distributor. Not a lot of miles on the E yet, but I have used Pertronix points in my other cars for 20 years with excellent performance and reliability. Inexpensive, too, when compared to other solutions - about $100.
by Tbob
Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member from the U.S.A / Tennessee
Replies: 8
Views: 2578
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Re: New member from the U.S.A / Tennessee

Welcome, Wes. I am up the road from you in KY. I have converted my S2 to covered headlights, so it can be done if you're inclined. This forum is a wealth of information from dozens of sharp owners (you already met one!). I recommend a thorough read of the Technical Information section, located under...
by Tbob
Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Reccomendations for parts catalogue
Replies: 6
Views: 2303
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Re: Reccomendations for parts catalogue

The book sold by xkebooks.com is excellent, if pricey. It was invaluable to me in resurrecting my basket case car. It was in dozens of boxes, and I spent several evenings matching mystery parts to illustrations in the book.
by Tbob
Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Anyone know what these are?
Replies: 10
Views: 2560
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Re: Anyone know what these are?

They look llike shims for the lock on the boot lid.
by Tbob
Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 33
Views: 7807
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Re: Merry Christmas

I should point out there is no 'team' keeping this Forum running - just me with moral support and a shoulder to cry on from Angus. How I wish I had some elves to help! I will attest that you are the hardest working team-of-one that I know of! For you i wish a gift of elves. Thank you, David, and Me...
by Tbob
Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Another new member from the US
Replies: 4
Views: 2051
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Re: Another new member from the US

Congrats and welcome to the forum. The "knowledge base" section of this board is loaded with good information, as are the members.

Regards,
Bob t
:welcomewave:
by Tbob
Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Recommendations for upholstery supplies needed
Replies: 13
Views: 4123
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Re: Recommendations for upholstery supplies needed

I bought from Skinner's. The kit is in transit right now. I will post more as soon as I have it in hand. : edit : received the Skinner kit on 19 Dec. Well packed, complete and looks beautiful. I also bought door pulls and door card inserts. Probably will take me to Spring to install. Ill post again ...
by Tbob
Fri Nov 25, 2016 1:54 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: JL
Replies: 11
Views: 4001
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Re: JL

I am unable to reach jag-lovers.com. I get a message saying my connection is not private, and will only let me "return to safety".. I have cleared cookies, but no help. Edit:: I was able to get to the site in "unsecure" mode, but it doesn't recognize my username or email address when I ask to reset ...
by Tbob
Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: JL
Replies: 11
Views: 4001
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Re: JL

Chris' issues are the same as mine. It knows me but won't let me in!

JL is a goldmine of information. Ill give them a chance to work through it.
by Tbob
Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Stored engine - protection
Replies: 2
Views: 1151
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Re: Stored engine - protection

I pumped an engine's passageways full of oil using a garden sprayer plumbed into the oil pressure sensor port. Worked really well. I could see the oil seeping out of the cam galley ways by looking through the oil filler cap. With regard to water passages I think a dry engine (vis- a-vis water) could...
by Tbob
Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: canopy panel (soft top) - measurement needed
Replies: 4
Views: 1660
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Re: canopy panel (soft top) - measurement needed

The visors mount at the A pillar, so I'm not sure if the straps would interfere. My car has no sunvisors, so I didn't think of that. You could be right. Ill keep that in mind before I commit to one or the other.

Regards,
Bob t
by Tbob
Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:29 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Vehicle ID tags location
Replies: 8
Views: 3057
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Re: Vehicle ID tags location

Thank you, gentlemen. :rvrence:

Addendum: I will bring some closure to my own questions by posting this pic of the body tag mounted on a car
by Tbob
Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: canopy panel (soft top) - measurement needed
Replies: 4
Views: 1660
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Re: canopy panel (soft top) - measurement needed

Thank you Martin.

The picture I used is from an earlier car. I think I will locate mine in the same fashion - looaks tidier to me.

Regards,
Bob t
by Tbob
Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: canopy panel (soft top) - measurement needed
Replies: 4
Views: 1660
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canopy panel (soft top) - measurement needed

Gents, can someone kindly provide the measurement shown below? Its the distance between the mounting points for the straps on the underside of the canopy panel. I don't have the straps yet, so I cant eyeball this measurement. hood058.jpg Heuer gives a measurement of 11.5", but I don't know if this i...
by Tbob
Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Vehicle ID tags location
Replies: 8
Views: 3057
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Vehicle ID tags location

Gents, I need to attach these two tags to my S2. The PO had bagged and tagged them, but I could use a good picture showing exactly where and how they were attached. id tags.jpg The bottom one goes somewhere on the rear bulkhead (behind the license plate?) the top one I think goes on the driver side ...
by Tbob
Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: What is causing this?
Replies: 7
Views: 1810
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Re: What is causing this?

I'm experiencing the same issue. Looking forward to replies... :waiting: