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by Series1 Stu
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Flickering Headlights
Replies: 9
Views: 555
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Re: Flickering Headlights

Paul Buckley wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:54 am
forty years later, the symptoms have returned!
Forty years? Is that all? You just can't get decent quality parts anymore......... :P
by Series1 Stu
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine frames.
Replies: 22
Views: 1664
Great Britain

Re: Engine frames.

Yes Lee.

As I said in post #3 the frames are made from Reynolds 531 high tensile steel tubing and must be brazed. That is why I asked Davet495 what material his frames are made from.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Flickering Headlights
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Great Britain

Re: Flickering Headlights

I once had a flickering headlamp and it turned out to be the dip beam filament shaking with the car's vibrations. Somehow it stayed intact although it was broken by the time I got it out.

Could it be as simple as that?

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine frames.
Replies: 22
Views: 1664
Great Britain

Re: Engine frames.

Or bought some from E Type Fabs?
by Series1 Stu
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine frames.
Replies: 22
Views: 1664
Great Britain

Re: Engine frames.

I had these made for my 62 FHC RHD racecar. They should last about 200 years. 😁🇺🇸 After you happy with them? What grade of steel did you use? The welding doesn't look particularly good to me. I don't think I would trust my life, or the life of others, to them. I'm sorry to be so negative but they d...
by Series1 Stu
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Bonjour !
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Great Britain

Re: Bonjour !

Hi Francois Welcome to the forum. If I were you I'd do everything I could to repair the original handbrake lever because just about every reproduction part for E Types is of very poor quality, as I'm sure you will find out as you get to know your car. It won't stop you loving the car though! Enjoy y...
by Series1 Stu
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Factory cadmium plated parts
Replies: 19
Views: 1253
Great Britain

Re: Factory cadmium plated parts

Well, concours is what it is but I'd rather drop a point or two and avoid such nasties. The demand drives the supply. Possibly as reprehensible as rhino horn and ivory trades.

While I'm not a tree hugger by any stretch of the imagination we need to be more responsible in such matters.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Factory cadmium plated parts
Replies: 19
Views: 1253
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Re: Factory cadmium plated parts

I'm surprised that you can get anything cadmium plated these days. I thought it's use was severely restricted to special military applications where conditions are particularly hostile. Even then we are specifying less toxic alternatives. Personally, I would never have anything cadmium plated for my...
by Series1 Stu
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mike Hawthorn Le Mans Film
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Great Britain

Re: Mike Hawthorn Le Mans Film

I love the "wearing a microphone on his chest".

A far cry from today's miniaturisation but the sound quality was brilliant for the era.

Nice video

:salute:
by Series1 Stu
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rear Dolly
Replies: 9
Views: 861
Great Britain

Re: Rear Dolly

Still available for long term loan.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Changing a clutch a 9 to 5 job !
Replies: 27
Views: 1392
Great Britain

Re: Changing a clutch a 9 to 5 job !

:yeahthat:

Carsten is a brick!

And he's one of the few non-Brit's who would 'get' that.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 3.8
Replies: 242
Views: 289034
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Re: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 3.8

My car is 888007 produced 28th December 62 and it has black plastic cover.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Temporary or drive away insurance for classic car
Replies: 16
Views: 743
Great Britain

Re: Temporary or drive away insurance for classic car

Probably best that you don't steal one.... :drinkingcheers:

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Heat Shrink
Replies: 15
Views: 786
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Re: Heat Shrink

Heat shrink is used to insulate and add strength to connections, e.g. joining 2 wires or a wire onto a connector e.g. a ring or spade connector. Yes, and because of that ability it would make your loom rather stiff and inflexible if used along it's entire length. Loom tape is better for this purpos...
by Series1 Stu
Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone used Nankang Retro RC-001 tyres?
Replies: 21
Views: 1663
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Re: Anyone used Nankang Retro RC-001 tyres?

Cheap tyres are not good for your car. You get what you pay for and I would be surprised if the speed rating is as it should be. They might look like Michelin’s but sure as eggs are eggs won’t perform like them. However, it is your choice, and I hope they live up to your personal expectations. Just...
by Series1 Stu
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine frames.
Replies: 22
Views: 1664
Great Britain

Re: Engine frames.

Hi Lee The frames are brazed, not welded. The process uses a brass rod and is carried out at much lower temperatures than welding and doesn't melt or otherwise affect the physical properties of the Reynolds 531 steel tubing from which they are made. If they were to be welded then they would be rende...
by Series1 Stu
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Going to Australia this summer
Replies: 22
Views: 1906
Great Britain

Re: Going to Australia this summer

The animals are fine. It's the people you need to watch out for. Especially when they encounter a whinging pom!

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Prototype????
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Great Britain

Re: Prototype????

cactusman wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:02 pm
I wonder if the fuel tank fills as you drive? :bigrin: :bigrin: :bigrin:
That's just like the Northern Ireland green energy incentive!

Two questions.

First, aren't those D Type wheels?

Second, what are those headlight bowls? They don't seem to be the same as the Series 1 items.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: New headlining and fitting problems
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Great Britain

Re: New headlining and fitting problems

:yeahthat:

+1 for BAS

They supplied my trim kit including headlining. Sponge backing was already on and it went onto the roof without any great troubles.

Cantrail trimming is another thing altogether though...

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dashboard mirror bar
Replies: 22
Views: 966
Great Britain

Re: Dashboard mirror bar

Most modern cars have their rear view mirror attached by adhesive for safety reasons. The key to a satisfactory outcome is to ensure that the glass is as free from dirt and grease as it possibly can be. I use isopropyl alcohol when I do mine and do as big an area as makes sense. Acetone is also suit...