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by JerryL770
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Winter storage on axle stands
Replies: 13
Views: 1318
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Re: Winter storage on axle stands

All good points, thank you. I will drop it down again when below matter is sorted. Yes, well, I don't really know what the "uprated" meant either. Most likely, I assume, the more fins type. However, I now suspect that it is the original radiator with a replacement core so the top n bottom tanks are ...
by JerryL770
Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winter storage on axle stands
Replies: 13
Views: 1318
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Re: Winter storage on axle stands

.are you thinking of leaving it like this for the winter.....if so all the suspension is on full droop and tbe IRS is hanging on its mounts....personaly i like a nice big block under the center of the IRS..... Good point Steve, I'd forgotten that potential. I will re-mount appropriately. Having tak...
by JerryL770
Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winter storage on axle stands
Replies: 13
Views: 1318
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Winter storage on axle stands

I took my E out for a warm up recently prior to retiring it for the winter. I decided to take the load off the tyres this time and it will allow me to do a few jobs more easily. Are these the right places for my axle stands? https://i.imgur.com/LZQvzxx.jpg https://i.imgur.com/p7KE5iZ.jpg Whilst look...
by JerryL770
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MOT tests.
Replies: 9
Views: 915
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Re: MOT tests.

Took mine for MoT recently and as I drove there, I thought, I've not noticed this play in my steering before, Oh well, it's not much. The tester called me to ask if I'd come look and he showed me one track rod end nut had come loose :wow: He asked if I would like him to tighten it as some previous c...
by JerryL770
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Scissor lift safety
Replies: 14
Views: 1329
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Re: Scissor lift safety

The C of G does not change but the support points move so that both are one side of it. Technically, it does move - it gets higher as the scissor lift rises. Yes, of course it goes up but it is the support points moving together and to one side of the CoG that causes it to tip. Going up also then i...
by JerryL770
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Scissor lift safety
Replies: 14
Views: 1329
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Re: Scissor lift safety

The C of G does not change but the support points move so that both are one side of it.
by JerryL770
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Monza-type Filler Cap, Clearance, and Improving Breathing ?
Replies: 41
Views: 10467
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Re: Monza-type Filler Cap, Clearance, and Improving Breathing ?

Excellent piece of kit. I put one on my S2 and now can top up oil without having to resort to a strap wrench to remove the screw-on cap. :bouncyyellow: I think I put the cap o-ring onto the adaptor to ensure a good seal there ? ? ? . . . or maybe I cut a card gasket so that I could align the cap wit...
by JerryL770
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Sticking Rev Counter
Replies: 4
Views: 774
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Re: Sticking Rev Counter

This is probably very easy to fix if you do not mind removing the tacho and taking it out of the case. I had just this problem on mine. It would work OK under slowly increasing revs or accelerating very slowly but, any vigorous acceleration and the needle would go to ~2000rpm, stay there till I lift...
by JerryL770
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: oil pressure sender
Replies: 26
Views: 2202
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Re: oil pressure sender

With the electric oil and water temperature gauges (both work the same way), the gauge is between the power supply and the "sender". The sender is acting as a variable resistance to earth. The gauge works by the resulting current, which increases as the pressure/temperature increases, heating a bi-m...
by JerryL770
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: New Camshafts needed
Replies: 17
Views: 1768
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Re: New Camshafts needed

Thank you Peter. That is most re-assuring :salute:
by JerryL770
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: New Camshafts needed
Replies: 17
Views: 1768
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Re: New Camshafts needed

So no wear to the hardening? What was the striping in the pics? There might be some wear to the hardening, question is: how much? Nobody seems to be able to give a definitive answer, it cannot be found by dimension measurement. Andy at Splined Hub worked on Subaru's in the States and would replace ...
by JerryL770
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Steering Wheel Removal Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 925
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Re: Steering Wheel Removal Advice

I bought a new boss from Mota Lita. Not cheap but not as expensive as the quick release boss.

Original wheel is hanging on the wall of my office. :smile:
by JerryL770
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: New Camshafts needed
Replies: 17
Views: 1768
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Re: New Camshafts needed

Well, we came to the conclusion that there is little to worry about. I spoke also with our local engine machine shop which has years of experience refurbushing XK engines including cylinder heads and they cannot recall a need to replace a cam which has not been abused by lack of oil. Excess wear wil...
by JerryL770
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: New Camshafts needed
Replies: 17
Views: 1768
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Re: New Camshafts needed

This is the problem, apparently: 20200821_103050s2.jpg The stripes are reported as evidence of wearing through the hardened layer. This is the only lobe on which such marking can be seen without rotating the engine. The cam is a S2 cam, groove on the flange. This cam will be extracted next week and ...
by JerryL770
Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: New Camshafts needed
Replies: 17
Views: 1768
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Re: New Camshafts needed

Thank you all. We will have a good look this morning.

Thanks for the link Steve. I saw that a few days ago and was wondering where it was. Bookmarked!
by JerryL770
Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: New Camshafts needed
Replies: 17
Views: 1768
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Re: New Camshafts needed

Thank you David. Apparently the cams fitted have only 2 bolt fixing of the chainwheels (which have 4 bolt holes) which would make them S1 cams? And therefore should be set with .004/.006" clearances. If they had been set with 12/14 thou clearances, this would account for being noisy. Is it general o...
by JerryL770
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: New Camshafts needed
Replies: 17
Views: 1768
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Re: New Camshafts needed

Thank you Chris. I have just been advised by a friend that as long as the oil feed has been OK there's little likelihood that the lobes have worn through. Measurement of the lobe heights need to be checked?

I will go tomorrow for a look see myself.
by JerryL770
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: New Camshafts needed
Replies: 17
Views: 1768
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New Camshafts needed

Took my E-type to the Splined Hub today for a general service, oil change etc. I asked for the valve clearances to be checked because I thought it sounded a bit noisy. The cams are worn out, through the hardening. Where to get replacements? SNGB only has an exhaust cam, no inlets. Any advice on reas...
by JerryL770
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Loose wheel???
Replies: 53
Views: 11098
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Re: Loose wheel???

I had a thread on here (I'm sure) on this very subject, which I cannot find now, even searching my own posts?? I have repro spinners. Now I have some originals to refurbish :smile: EDIT: Found my thread: http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=14250&p=116093#p116093 However, in my investigation...
by JerryL770
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Living in France with your classic?
Replies: 6
Views: 1102
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Re: Living in France with your classic?

How do you manage for insurance on that basis, Rory?