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by rfs1957
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front suspension
Replies: 19
Views: 1758
France

Re: Front suspension

Here's a first stab at the different washers. It's probably Series-1 relevant only, so others had better tread carefully. Abject apologies for rounding up/down to MM sizes but for assembly purposes this is all we need. Where I was in any doubt I ordered some new ones from SNGB, and also had some siz...
by rfs1957
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil Pressure Test Adapter
Replies: 16
Views: 1838
France

Re: Oil Pressure Test Adapter

I actually have the JEC gauge already, one of the first things I ever did to the car in about 2003.

Are these reckoned to be OK then ?
by rfs1957
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil Pressure Test Adapter
Replies: 16
Views: 1838
France

Re: Oil Pressure Test Adapter

Who was it amongst us that fitted a direct and permanent wet gauge to a main oilway drilling ?

As a reference reading to assuage his doubts about the cockpit one.

I’m quite tempted by that.

PS or is it indeed possible to get a dashboard wet one that looks perfect for period ?
by rfs1957
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Re: Hose C14991/1 to C17421 .... C12630 etc - just more Crap Parts ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1750
France

Re: Hose C14991/1 to C17421 .... C12630 etc - just more Crap Parts ?

Can someone throw some light on the heater hose diameters ? https://i.postimg.cc/FzkYghLh/DSC07959.jpg All the copper bulkhead pipes on my car are sort of 1/2" - 13mm diameter. However, the stub on the rear end of the inlet manifold water rail is C17421, which is the same as the stub adapter on the ...
by rfs1957
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sealing the 4 chain case studs
Replies: 6
Views: 780
France

Re: Sealing the 4 chain case studs

I think we're missing something here. I can't remember whether the tops of these studs are "blind", or open to the oil in the timing chamber, but whether the oil is getting to the stud via a sideways leak through the head-gasket, or down the UNC section of the footing from an open upper end, no seal...
by rfs1957
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Disguising a modern battery inside an old-case
Replies: 34
Views: 12185
France

Hiding a modern Odyssey battery inside an old-case

Anyone who is concerned about how much grunt their "hidden" battery can deliver, and who might be looking for one like the Spark I used, read on. https://i.postimg.cc/3r1NmGpn/IMG-6598.jpg The Spark turns out to have been identical to this Odyssey PC925 one, which I see is easily available in the UK...
by rfs1957
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Building an Engine Test Bed
Replies: 18
Views: 1753
France

Re: Building an Engine Test Bed

The very least I owe you, Angus.
Bring a skip, there’s all sorts of other useful crap you might want.
Looks like I’ll have to buy those finishing touches like plastic bungs for the tubing after all.
Now a professional is going to look close up .....
by rfs1957
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Building an Engine Test Bed
Replies: 18
Views: 1753
France

Re: Building an Engine Test Bed

Rear is rubber block on the Tremec 5 speed. Easy to over engineer this thing, as there’s no torque reaction bar inertial reactions of the block to changes in crankshaft speed. Currently waiting for Calyx manifold dope, so I can finish the exhaust side, but no stock at Frost UK even tho I’m in Manche...
by rfs1957
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Living in France with your classic?
Replies: 6
Views: 1111
France

Re: Living in France with your classic?

I had been here for 25 years when I bought mine, 15 years ago. Registering it under what’s called a Carte Grise de Collection is pretty easy, if that’s what you want. You theoretically lose your UK registration, but I’m inclined to think this is theoretical, as I would be surprised if the FFVE bothe...
by rfs1957
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch thrust bearing issue
Replies: 15
Views: 1725
France

Re: Clutch thrust bearing issue

It’s me too.

They are swinging the lead, covering up one problem with another.

Or should I say, Swing That Lamp.

Both nautical heirlooms from my Birkenhead family’s vernacular, and a sop to Peter.
by rfs1957
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Building an Engine Test Bed
Replies: 18
Views: 1753
France

Re: Building an Engine Test Bed

Great suggestions, thanks.

The car is way off being ready to have an engine fitted to it, Ralph, and this will keep me busy whilst I wait.
by rfs1957
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Building an Engine Test Bed
Replies: 18
Views: 1753
France

Building an Engine Test Bed

I know others have done this but I've not seen any detailed account about designing/making one so have set off from scratch. I know Mich did it, and this guy makes nice noises, but didn't bother with the cooling system. http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5467&p=38597&hilit=test+bed#p38597 ...
by rfs1957
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine hoist load leveller
Replies: 43
Views: 3599
France

Re: Engine hoist load leveller

The most horrible aspect of these cheapo engine-cranes, and many other unspeakable hydraulic devices from the Far East, is the fact that the bleed or lowering valve is generally operated by the end of the operating arm. https://i.postimg.cc/J0Q1kfdW/IMG-6531.jpg I see that nothing much has changed i...
by rfs1957
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Does My Coil Look Big In This ?
Replies: 9
Views: 946
France

Re: Does My Coil Look Big In This ?

Tom, this is as-yet unproven. https://i.postimg.cc/L524C9rW/IMG-2815.jpg But looking good. https://i.postimg.cc/J0xr9w8z/IMG-2839.jpg You can follow the thought process and then the execution on posts #425, 428, 429 and 432 of this thread. http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&p=132028#p132028 ...
by rfs1957
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine hoist load leveller
Replies: 43
Views: 3599
France

Re: Engine hoist load leveller

Good question. I didn't do the maths *, but which ever charts you look at, at the recommended NGK tightening figure of 30Nm or 22 ft.lbs for 14mm plugs, it appears that we are already putting a figure of between 2.100 lbs and 2.800 lbs stretch on what is effectively a bolt. I think that suggests we ...
by rfs1957
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine hoist load leveller
Replies: 43
Views: 3599
France

Re: Engine hoist load leveller

These work well to spread the load across fourteen studs.

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Break out the porcelaine, bore and thread to take M10 eye-bolts.

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by rfs1957
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front suspension
Replies: 19
Views: 1758
France

Re: Front suspension

Bush tightening is limited by bush inner tube length. Of course, glimpse of the obvious indeed. It would be nevertheless reassuring to know what thickness the various bit ought to be. Next time anyone can confirm washer thicknesses they found on their cars, this might help others, and I will annota...
by rfs1957
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front suspension
Replies: 19
Views: 1758
France

Re: Front suspension

There's indeed some confusion here, and my flippancy has not done much to dissipate it. https://i.postimg.cc/pXbf7VVp/IMG-6474.jpg Pete's CSK washer is for the upper fulcrum shaft, which as far as I know has abrupt shoulders - from my car seen above, these are new, but the 30-year old ones are the s...
by rfs1957
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Magazine Article
Replies: 24
Views: 2729
France

Re: Forum Magazine Article

Anyone needing proof of the serendipity the Forum brightens our (my) life with might take a glance at post #10 on this string. http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=16068&p=131818#p131818 I had literally been doing exactly the same thing as Pete, just 15 minutes earlier, on the other side of ...
by rfs1957
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front suspension
Replies: 19
Views: 1758
France

Re: Front suspension

And while we're at it, which way do people fit the anti-roll bar bolt into the lower wishbone ? https://i.postimg.cc/pVspHcqz/IMG-6471.jpg I've seen both ways used, this way has the disadvantage that the bolts become prisoners of the wishbone but I think it probably makes disassembly of the anti-rol...