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by Series1 Stu
Fri May 05, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.2 Exhaust manifold studs
Replies: 14
Views: 1977
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Re: 4.2 Exhaust manifold studs

I always find it funny that the alternator heat shield covers every part of the alternator except the part that is exposed to heat. :scratchheadyellow: There is no barrier between the alternator and the exhaust manifold. That's why I made my own heat shield along with my own alternator conversion. C...
by Series1 Stu
Fri May 05, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Seat-belts for a Series 1 2+2
Replies: 13
Views: 1673
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Re: Seat-belts for a Series 1 2+2

I sent a serious enquiry to Quickfit for belts for my Series 1 and got no response whatsoever. I don't know what I am going to end up with or where I'll get them from but it's unlikely to be from there. It's a shame really because I have heard such good things about them, not least from the guys at ...
by Series1 Stu
Fri May 05, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Camber / Caster settings for modern tyres
Replies: 11
Views: 1948
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Re: Camber / Caster settings for modern tyres

To answer the initial question.

Why not speak to Ken Jenkins?. He's got years of experience in such matters.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Thu May 04, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tweaking the inclination of the Handbrake Lever.
Replies: 5
Views: 1049
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Re: Tweaking the inclination of the Handbrake Lever.

Nice job Rory.

I really like your metal gearbox cover. From the picture it looks like it's zinc plate and passivate steel? I've been considering having one made from aluminium. Who made yours?

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Wed May 03, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rust Removal using Phosphoric Acid
Replies: 76
Views: 9226
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Re: Rust Removal using Phosphoric Acid

Hi Stuart....after the acid did you just wipe the surface or rinse with watet I just wiped with a dry cloth and then played a hot air gun over it for a while. The part in question was the battery clamp and it was seriously rusted, very heavily pitted. I first sand blasted it and then pickled it in ...
by Series1 Stu
Wed May 03, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rust Removal using Phosphoric Acid
Replies: 76
Views: 9226
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Re: Rust Removal using Phosphoric Acid

Very comprehensive and clearly heartfelt response, Rory. I fully understand where you are coming from. The world is not an ideal place so we just have to do the best we can after taking what we consider to be the best advice. What we do know is that steel rusts in the presence of an electrolyte. If ...
by Series1 Stu
Wed May 03, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rust Removal using Phosphoric Acid
Replies: 76
Views: 9226
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Re: Rust Removal using Phosphoric Acid

Thanks Christopher, you've confirmed what I thought and I can report success with my 8.5% solution. Part was successfully painted on Monday after just a wipe of a cloth and application of a hot air gun prior to etch prime. Next step will be the heater box off the E Type, after I've modified it to ta...
by Series1 Stu
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rust Removal using Phosphoric Acid
Replies: 76
Views: 9226
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Re: Rust Removal using Phosphoric Acid

That's interesting Chris, I assume it was phosphoric acid in your case too. I watched a YouTube video this afternoon where the presenter brushed on 85% phosphoric acid and pretty much wiped it straight off.

I've left my 10% solution soaking overnight. Let's see what tomorrow brings.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E Type CAD model?
Replies: 3
Views: 899
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Re: E Type CAD model?

Interesting question. I wonder what your objective is in asking such a question?

I have been using CAD for many years now, being a mechanical engineer, but have no real need of E Type CAD data. This, despite having designed several E Type related parts and products.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rust Removal using Phosphoric Acid
Replies: 76
Views: 9226
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Re: Rust Removal using Phosphoric Acid

Clarkson's an idiot. The 911 is a triumph of engineering and has endured for over 50 years, so it can't be all bad. Mine was 'only' a 996 Carerra 2 but it was a brilliant car. I regretted selling it about 2 weeks afterwards​. I just didn't use it enough and couldn't justify 4 two seater cars in the ...
by Series1 Stu
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rust Removal using Phosphoric Acid
Replies: 76
Views: 9226
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Re: Rust Removal using Phosphoric Acid

Nice one, Carsten. I do actually love my Audi. I've owned it since 1995 so it is part of the family. It's a 1993 Audi 80 quattro Sport. 2.8 litre V6 and it's absolutely standard apart from the catalytic converters and the stereo, although I have the original. Funny how I sold my 911 but kept the Aud...
by Series1 Stu
Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rust Removal using Phosphoric Acid
Replies: 76
Views: 9226
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Rust Removal using Phosphoric Acid

Hi I recently bought a substantial amount of Phosphoric Acid as it is the active ingredient in most commercially available rust removers. Now I've come to use it, I'm not sure what concentration to use. What I have is 85% minimum assay. I've made up a 10% solution and have a small part off the Audi ...
by Series1 Stu
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Body number aluminium tag
Replies: 4
Views: 880
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Re: Body number aluminium tag

Try Machine Mart. They sell stamps. Remember to practice though.
by Series1 Stu
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Battery Charger
Replies: 8
Views: 1509
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Re: Battery Charger

Lidl are currently selling a brilliant charger/conditioner for around £14. I've got one and will probably buy a couple more for the other cars.
Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Laid Up Value
Replies: 5
Views: 1047
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Laid Up Value

It's time to renew my laid up insurance policy on my 1962 Series 1 FHC and haven't got a clue as to what value I should place on it. The car is 90% complete with everything there to finish it bar a few small items. It really only needs the glass and interior trim fitting to see it completed. When fi...
by Series1 Stu
Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: 150 MPH Number plate
Replies: 41
Views: 8746
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Re: 150 MPH Number plate

There are some great plates around but also some ridiculously contrived ones.
My favourite, which I haven't seen for forty years or so, is a white Rolls Royce with the number 1 UP.
That just came be beaten.
by Series1 Stu
Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Restored by the factory
Replies: 4
Views: 944
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Re: Restored by the factory

What's this Andrew? Reproduction parts not fitting the majority of cars? I thought that was the rule in the Jaguar restoration game!

Not many of the myriad parts I've ever bought have fitted straight away; I usually end up adapting them in some way. Still get to pay over the odds for them though....
by Series1 Stu
Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Series 2 fuel problem
Replies: 9
Views: 1564
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Re: Series 2 fuel problem

Hi Trevor If you've got fuel at the carburettors and a good spark at the plugs then perhaps the engine isn't creating sufficient vacuum to draw the fuel/air mixture into the chambers. This could be caused by a leaky item somewhere in the vacuum system. It could also be caused by a blockage in the ca...
by Series1 Stu
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello from Shropshire
Replies: 13
Views: 2341
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Re: Hello from Shropshire

Hi Richard

My car (888007) was built on 28th December 1962

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Which battery?
Replies: 9
Views: 1389
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Re: Which battery?

Mine's a Banner Power Bull P44 09. It fits the space and is very patient when it comes to cranking. It is a 44 amp hour and fits nicely in the well, under the heater box. I don't know what the cold cranking amps are. The labels are rather garish but can be removed, although I'd leave them on for the...