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by Bigcatfrankie
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Vacuum pipes
Replies: 12
Views: 4322
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Vacuum pipes

Does anyone know why the vacuum pipes on my ex.US 2+2 (with twin Stromberg carburettors) have been blanked off by a previous owner?
by Bigcatfrankie
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Triple webers
Replies: 11
Views: 2261
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Re: Triple webers

Thanks one and all for all your comments.......for and against.........most useful.
by Bigcatfrankie
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Interior retrim colour?
Replies: 2
Views: 758
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Re: Interior retrim colour?

Thanks for your helpful comments Steve.
by Bigcatfrankie
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Triple webers
Replies: 11
Views: 2261
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Triple webers

I am thinking of replacing my twin Stromberg's with triple Weber's. Has anyone experience of this conversion and what do you consider is a decent price to pay for them?
by Bigcatfrankie
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Interior retrim colour?
Replies: 2
Views: 758
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Interior retrim colour?

I am at the stage where I am about to commence re-trimming the interior of my Signal Red 2+2. The interior at present is Biscuit but when the car was exported new to New York in 1970, according to the Heritage Certificate, the body was Pale Primrose and the interior was Black. I had intended to re-t...
by Bigcatfrankie
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Fuel tanks
Replies: 5
Views: 1186
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Re: Fuel tanks

Thanks Mark.............most useful. Looks like I need a C.32888 tank (non-vented cap). My car was manufactured on 16 April 1970, chassis no. 43982. Thanks also for clarifying the capacity confusion. :thankyouyellow:
by Bigcatfrankie
Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Fuel tanks
Replies: 5
Views: 1186
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Fuel tanks

Does anyone know if the series 1 and series 2 fuel tanks are interchangeable? My ex US 2+2 has a leaking tank, which I believe, has a slightly larger capacity than the UK version.
by Bigcatfrankie
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Steering column too short!
Replies: 2
Views: 622
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Re: Steering column too short!

Hi Tom, Yes, the car did originally have power steering. The original power steering rack has been removed and this has a longer rack tower which the lower part of the steering column attaches to, hence the reason why it's short. Had thought of lengthening the existing column by welding another piec...
by Bigcatfrankie
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Steering column too short!
Replies: 2
Views: 622
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Steering column too short!

On converting my US spec Series 2, 2+2 to right hand drive I have found that the new steering column I obtained is too short. Has anyone else come across this problem and if so how did you get over it?
by Bigcatfrankie
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bolt-on triple eared spinners
Replies: 6
Views: 1222
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Re: Bolt-on triple eared spinners

Thanks Steve. You're quite right, SNG Barratt do them and refer to them as ''dummy'' spinners........once again..........not particularly cheap at £582 for 4!
by Bigcatfrankie
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bolt-on triple eared spinners
Replies: 6
Views: 1222
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Re: Bolt-on triple eared spinners

Thanks Peter but couldn't find bolt-on spinners on Orson's website. The steel wheels on my Series 2 are the same as early XJ6 and Series 3 E types. The hub caps don't do them any favours, appearance-wise though, so I have removed them. 3 eared spinners would really set off the wheels as they would g...
by Bigcatfrankie
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bolt-on triple eared spinners
Replies: 6
Views: 1222
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Bolt-on triple eared spinners

Can anyone recommend a supplier for triple eared bolt-on spinners for standard steel wheels, at reasonable cost?
by Bigcatfrankie
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: series 2 federal spec air filter
Replies: 9
Views: 1694
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Re: series 2 federal spec air filter

Hi Steve, I have the same problem on my Series 2, 2+2..........doing exactly the same as you are doing, swapping the steering over! I wondered if the Series 3 air cleaner might fit, but so far no-one has come up with an answer as to whether it does!...........see my query in Technical Forum. Let me ...
by Bigcatfrankie
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S2 LHD/RHD steering conversion
Replies: 14
Views: 6832
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Re: S2 LHD/RHD steering conversion

Thanks for clarifying things on the engine mounting spacers front..........most helpful. Has anyone out there fitted a Series 3 V12 type air cleaner to a Series 2 twin Stromberg engine and so possibly avoided the clearance with the pedal box problems?
by Bigcatfrankie
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S2 LHD/RHD steering conversion
Replies: 14
Views: 6832
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Re: S2 LHD/RHD steering conversion

Thanks for your advice on the engine mounts.........they are worn and are in the process of being replaced. I would question the wisdom of using spacers though. I would have thought this could cause other problems. On a different tack.....Has anybody successfully replaced twin Stromberg's with tripl...
by Bigcatfrankie
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S2 LHD/RHD steering conversion
Replies: 14
Views: 6832
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Re: S2 LHD/RHD steering conversion

Many thanks Andrew and Steve...........very helpful. I have been advised that I have 2 options.........1) Fit triple SU's instead, (a very nice but very expensive alternative to ditching the twin Stromberg's) or 2) Fit different (and smaller) separate air cleaners, eg. K&N pancake filters, Lynx RF35...
by Bigcatfrankie
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S2 LHD/RHD steering conversion
Replies: 14
Views: 6832
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S2 LHD/RHD steering conversion

I have a Series 2 1970 US spec automatic 2+2 that is currently being converted to right hand drive. The company doing the work have said that the pedal box clashes with the air cleaner, (twin Stromberg's set-up). Has anyone come across this problem and if so how did you solve it? Thanks.....Tim