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by MSM
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: High Beam Headache
Replies: 16
Views: 2803
Great Britain

Re: High Beam Headache

Congratulations to Mark and Colin for working together and finding the solution to the problem. This is what these forums(fora?) are all about. Just to satisfy my curiosity can anyone tell me if the bonnet connector in Mark's car is original or has it been replaced at some time? The reason I ask is ...
by MSM
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Diff oil leak
Replies: 7
Views: 3432
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Re: Diff oil leak

Steve

Thank you for that, very helpful. I'll print out a copy and study it at my leisure.
by MSM
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Diff oil leak
Replies: 7
Views: 3432
Great Britain

Re: Diff oil leak

It is always nice to be able to conclude a question with a positive answer. After much discussion and investigation it was decided to deliver the car to the company that refurbished the IRS and get them to investigate and cure the problem. This was done recently and they reported that they had fitte...
by MSM
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Overheating!
Replies: 13
Views: 2405
Great Britain

Re: Overheating!

Brad1234 wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:06 am
The temp gauge goes to the red zone is that not over heating? Steams aswell
But you have also said that the fans do not come on, if they did it is unlikely that the temp gauge would go into the red zone.
by MSM
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bonnet Removal
Replies: 3
Views: 1430
Great Britain

Re: Bonnet Removal

Surely the whole point of pulling out the top hat pins is that you don't loose the alignment of the bonnet to the rest of the car. Doing it the way the video shows will result in a lot of f**ting around trying to get the bonnet to shut again.

Is there another video showing how to refit it?
by MSM
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Moving on. Bike resto
Replies: 52
Views: 11607
Great Britain

Re: Moving on. Bike resto

I can still smell the terror.
Andrew - you surely can't still have the same pair of trousers (strides)??
by MSM
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tex door mirrors -how to adjust
Replies: 1
Views: 1106
Great Britain

Re: Tex door mirrors -how to adjust

The glass is held in with rubber pads underneath it and the black plastic edging. To remove the glass press it in a little and lever out a long edge of the plastic edge with a wide flat implement like a paint scraper. Then remove the other edges of the plastic. Simples.
by MSM
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Diff oil leak
Replies: 7
Views: 3432
Great Britain

Re: Diff oil leak

Thank you Steve and Dave, looks like that is the cause of the problem.

Thank you David, I have checked the breather and it is clear, it would appear to be the bearing housing as above.
by MSM
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Diff oil leak
Replies: 7
Views: 3432
Great Britain

Diff oil leak

I have recently had my IRS refurbished and having refitted it to the car there is diff oil leakage onto the parking space after a few miles. Investigation shows that the source of the leak is from two openings in the diff casting under the output shaft housings. The attached photo shows the area in ...
by MSM
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tuning Problems V12
Replies: 46
Views: 11382
Great Britain

Re: Tuning Problems V12

Jagwit

Radiator fan air outlet temperature will probably be 70 - 80 C on a hot day.
by MSM
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: This is what sundays are for
Replies: 11
Views: 4124
Great Britain

Re: This is what sundays are for

''What country are you in.''

There's not that many countries that drive on the correct side of the road, another clue is in the flag and location. :shrug:
by MSM
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: engine using oil
Replies: 8
Views: 1778
Great Britain

Re: engine using oil

By way of comparison, in January 1965 Motor Sport carried out a lengthy road test of a series 1 4.2 litre E type and over 1300 miles used 6 pints of oil, just over 200 mpp.
by MSM
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is ethanol free fuel still available?
Replies: 19
Views: 9444
Great Britain

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: 1831
Great Britain

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: 2348
Great Britain

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: 4693
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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: 962
Great Britain

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: 1062
Great Britain

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: 681
Great Britain

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: 1287
Great Britain

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...