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by MSM
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is ethanol free fuel still available?
Replies: 19
Views: 8654
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Re: Is ethanol free fuel still available?

Some interesting reading here, particularly the .pdf document right at the bottom of the page.

https://www.fbhvc.co.uk/fuels#other-fuels
by MSM
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HID headlights upgraded to OEM LED headlights
Replies: 5
Views: 1701
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Re: HID headlights upgraded to OEM LED headlights

Spam from Ukraine? Is is cheaper than Tesco’s?
Yes - but it glows in the dark!!
by MSM
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Door mirror wobble
Replies: 2
Views: 2241
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Re: Door mirror wobble

Hi Anthony Turning the stalk like you did reveals the fixings. It looks like a Tex mirror - https://www.motoringclassics.co.uk/classic-car-parts/mirrors - read a little about mountings. Any way - if it is a Tex mirror it may be that the fixing bolts hold the mirror on through 2 expanding plugs. If y...
by MSM
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Refitting IRS question
Replies: 14
Views: 4431
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Re: Refitting IRS question

Andy

As per the WSM fit the rear mounts to the car and tighten the fixings and fit the front mounts to the IRS. Can't comment on pre bleeding but remote bleeders are good.
by MSM
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: missfire when hot ser2 1969 fhc
Replies: 4
Views: 842
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Re: missfire when hot ser2 1969 fhc

Check the timing and replace the rotor arm with a red one from Distributor Doctor. I had a similar problem and it was coil and timing.
by MSM
Mon May 20, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Door grab handle allen bolt size
Replies: 3
Views: 950
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Re: Door grab handle allen bolt size

Hi Paul

Do you mean the door arm rests or the grab handle at the end of the dashboard?
by MSM
Mon May 20, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gauges show wrong readings sometimes
Replies: 2
Views: 590
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Re: Gauges show wrong readings sometimes

Much more likely to be the instrument voltage regulator mounted behind the rev counter. Solid state ones are now available to replace the mechanical version.
by MSM
Mon May 13, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Fuel pump - continual slow tick
Replies: 4
Views: 1175
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Re: Fuel pump - continual slow tick

Thanks for your replies. I have spoken to Burlen technical today and they tell me that it is 'normal' for the electronic pump to click slowly once the float chambers are full but the engine is not running, it is maintaining pressure. Perhaps they should put a note in the instruction leaflet. So ther...
by MSM
Sun May 12, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Fuel pump - continual slow tick
Replies: 4
Views: 1175
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Fuel pump - continual slow tick

I have recently fitted a new electronic fuel pump AZX1308U in place of the original points version AZX1308. When I initially tested the new installation I was very pleased to note that after the initial rapid ticking, as it filled the float chambers, it then stopped; showing that there were no leaks...
by MSM
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Poor main earth connection
Replies: 15
Views: 1934
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Re: Poor main earth connection

Chris With the amount of time you have spent on the earth lead it is probably now fault free. What about the other battery connection? Or it's connection to the main stud under the heater box? What about the connections on either end of the lead from the stud to the starter? There is also a flexible...
by MSM
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 aesthetics
Replies: 253
Views: 97808
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Re: Series 2 aesthetics

You could always just buy the lens but you would need to buy the reversing lamp bulb holder also. https://www.holden.co.uk/displayproduct.asp?sg=1&pgCode=010&sgName=Electrical&pgName=Lighting&agCode=0045&agName=Side+Flasher+%26+Rear+Lamp+Parts&pCode=L80754581629 Dave Bean or RD Enterprises may be a ...
by MSM
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Horn wiring & lighting relay mod questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1140
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Re: Horn wiring & lighting relay mod questions

Hi Andy You are correct in your assumptions regarding the 2 existing relays and the horn positions and consequently the 'spare' pins in the bonnet connector. I have also been thinking about installing the relays for the headlights and like you am concerned about access. Instead of mounting the relay...
by MSM
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Adjusting bonnet / urgent
Replies: 9
Views: 1900
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Re: Adjusting bonnet / urgent

Steve There is a little lateral side-to-side movement of the front of the bonnet because the hinge fixing bolts go through either enlarged or slotted holes into the nut plates retained in the bonnet. You can't push it by hand, I seem to remember using a long screwdriver as a lever maybe against the ...
by MSM
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Releasing the torsion bar tension
Replies: 3
Views: 929
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Re: Releasing the torsion bar tension

Alan

I think you need to also remove the split pins and slacken the nuts on the lower wishbone pivots.
by MSM
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fan upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 1364
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Re: Fan upgrade

I agree with both Chris and Stuart. I had obviously misunderstood the installation. The fan does need to be ducted, simply mounting it on the grille without blanking off the sides will just stir the air around inside the nose.
by MSM
Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fan upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 1364
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Re: Fan upgrade

Philip It is always best for the fan to be mounted on the engine side to draw air through the radiator rather than blow through from the front. However, providing all the air goes through the radiator there will be little difference between the two. In your case you do need to ensure that there is a...
by MSM
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S1 Otter Switch
Replies: 15
Views: 2920
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Re: S1 Otter Switch

Simon You said ''If you go up to an M22 thread there are even more available including a two stage one that offers: Stage 1 ON at 88 OFF at 83 Stage 2 ON at 97 OFF at 92 This would allow independent switching of twin fans on a Series 2 or 3 for instance.'' I can't speak for Series 3 fans but unless ...
by MSM
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Gear knob thread size
Replies: 6
Views: 1691
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Re: Gear knob thread size

Hi TrevS

No one seems to want to tell you the thread size but I will - it's 5/16 UNC.
by MSM
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: 1R20498 progress
Replies: 10
Views: 2424
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Re: 1R20498 progress

Hi Andy

I can only speak knowlegably about the apparent indicator relay beneath the heater box. It is in fact the 3AW ignition warning light module. You have correctly identified the other two.
by MSM
Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: What Is the correct Door miror ?
Replies: 16
Views: 3601
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Re: What Is the correct Door miror ?

When I first got the car it was fitted with rectangular clamp on mirrors pitched high up on the window frames as you describe. I had to move them because I found it very confusing at junctions. Looking to see what traffic was coming, if there was a car behind you saw it's reflection in the door mirr...