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by Series1 Stu
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Dual Brake and Fuel Line clip C10268
Replies: 5
Views: 370
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Re: Dual Brake and Fuel Line clip C10268

Hi Ian When I ran my fuel and brake lines I spent hours trying to find the correct parts and routes without any degree of success or confidence that what I did was factory correct. I think the usual suspects just supplied basic p clips under the factory part numbers. It was a nightmare but at that t...
by Series1 Stu
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery
Replies: 44
Views: 3238
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Re: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery

Well yes. I'm just trying to ensure that people don't feel they need to unnecessarily replace perfectly serviceable non-ferrous pipes.

After all, there's a strong chance that the pipes have been swapped out over the years.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery
Replies: 44
Views: 3238
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Re: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery

Hi Philip

For the sake of clarity can I point out that when you mention metal pipes you actually mean to say steel pipes. Obviously, rust won't be a problem with copper or cunifer pipes.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Overdrive in 2+2
Replies: 30
Views: 7604
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Re: Overdrive in 2+2

:yeahthat:

Such myths seem to endure because it makes the manufacturer appear a twee underdog. Best not to let the facts get in the way of a good story.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Restoration Work
Replies: 0
Views: 364
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Restoration Work

Hi Chaps I am looking to have some restoration work done on my 420 and a company called Bespoke Automobile Developments in Congleton has been suggested. They apparently have 2 E Types in there at the moment. Can anybody comment on their abilities, attitudes and achievements? Use PM if necessary. Reg...
by Series1 Stu
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dishonest, Incompetent, Feckless ? You choose.
Replies: 40
Views: 4705
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Re: Dishonest, Incompetent, Feckless ? You choose.

If it goes legal then the only people that gain are the lawyers. Forget it unless you can get them through the small claims court by concentrating on one invoice such that the total claimed falls within the scope. If you then win you can pursue them for other invoices or, if they've got any sense, t...
by Series1 Stu
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 spark plugs colours
Replies: 17
Views: 943
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Re: Series 3 spark plugs colours

Yawn..................
by Series1 Stu
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Looking at a Series 1 LHD car - Car Number
Replies: 8
Views: 625
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Re: Looking at a Series 1 LHD car - Car Number

Highly original, except it used to be black with a red interior and now it's green with a black interior...... And it's all been trashed. :banghead:
by Series1 Stu
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Upper Steering Column Bearings
Replies: 27
Views: 1204
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Re: Upper Steering Column Bearings

I was just responding to your bump of this topic by saying that there are a lot of rebuilt cars but they don't all have taper roller bearings in the steering column. Therefore there's a high chance that nobody knows the answer to your question. It's interesting that my '69 420 has plastic bearings t...
by Series1 Stu
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Just Joined the Forum - looking for help on buying a car
Replies: 24
Views: 1215
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Re: Just Joined the Forum - looking for help on buying a car

Nobody seems to have mentioned the asking price, so I will. How much? Is that a typo? Starting at that level of cost, sight unseen, suggests that you'll spend a lot more on it than it will ever be worth. You could buy a much nicer car for not a lot more money. Derek Sharp's car was for sale here a l...
by Series1 Stu
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Upper Steering Column Bearings
Replies: 27
Views: 1204
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Re: Upper Steering Column Bearings

There aren't any taper roller bearings in a series 1 steering column. No such luxury, I'm afraid.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: E type reaction plate
Replies: 60
Views: 3231
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Re: E type reaction plate

It all makes me wonder what some people's cars must be like.....
by Series1 Stu
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: DVLA problems
Replies: 9
Views: 663
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Re: DVLA problems

Well, it's a talking point and it won't make the car run any worse, but I understand your point. It's interesting when there's a basic requirement that registrations should not make vehicles appear younger than they are. Although I did once own a 68 Cortina that carried a 72 registration due to impo...
by Series1 Stu
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Ignition Warning Light will not Extinguish
Replies: 19
Views: 939
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Re: Ignition Warning Light will not Extinguish

Hi Unfortunately, it's anybody's guess what has been done to James' car over the years. The replacement wiring loom could have been for an earlier model or even hand made. Even today, despite the ever increasing range of reproduction parts, there's still a lot of 'incorrect' parts that we have to us...
by Series1 Stu
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Eames Chair
Replies: 2
Views: 364
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Re: Eames Chair

Yes, thanks.

We are watching eBay but that one must have slipped past me.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Eames Chair
Replies: 2
Views: 364
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Eames Chair

Hi Folks

I'm currently looking for an Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman, preferably one in need of a little restoration.

This is meant to be a gift for my daughter and son in law.

Any help gratefully received.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: SU Carb jet locking nut
Replies: 8
Views: 448
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Re: SU Carb jet locking nut

Yes. It looks like the thread is stripped in one of the holes.

It should be an easy repair using a Helicoil.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Advice on engine frame please!
Replies: 16
Views: 721
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Re: Advice on engine frame please!

That joint somehow looks wrong to me. There is definitely a crack and the tubes appear to be okay as Andrew suggests but I am not convinced that the braze is as it should be. I wonder if it has been incorrectly repaired at some point. There is nothing wrong with re-brazing as long as it is done corr...
by Series1 Stu
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: SU minutiae
Replies: 18
Views: 1299
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Re: SU minutiae

Well, it beats oil pressure and tyre threads...

Brilliant!

:swerve:
by Series1 Stu
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Built by Many
Replies: 70
Views: 5659
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Re: Built by Many

Top tip:-

Don't buy any new aftermarket parts until you've exhausted every possible means of repairing or restoring the original parts.

Regards