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by rfs1957
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front suspension
Replies: 19
Views: 1758
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Re: Front suspension

A little bit each day, no matter how small. https://i.postimg.cc/ZYsW6sgN/795-B1373-C099-4-A3-C-BD1-B-07-CC6-F47376-D.jpg Ha, talk about a coincidence. https://i.postimg.cc/g0SfJdhv/IMG-6471.jpg I was doing my own version of a little bit each day, and was on my way to bed when I saw this. I was try...
by rfs1957
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch thrust bearing issue
Replies: 15
Views: 1725
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Re: Clutch thrust bearing issue

I heard that a spate of recent problems were with the clutch cover , or rather the centre thrust pad (that is carried on the end of the spring-fingers) that takes the effort from the carbon release bearing. As I've not closed mine up yet I shall be very interested to hear what the conclusion was. Yo...
by rfs1957
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Does My Coil Look Big In This ?
Replies: 9
Views: 946
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Re: Does My Coil Look Big In This ?

Yes, it's easy to find space for it somewhere - certainly where you suggest, John. But when you've gone to such lengths to hide the brake servo, for example, and made brackets like these, you're on a road where angle-iron and convenient manifold studs are no longer on the horizon. https://i.postimg....
by rfs1957
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Does My Coil Look Big In This ?
Replies: 9
Views: 946
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Re: Does My Coil Look Big In This ?

Indeed had considered doing so, Paul, but am intending to keep the distributor both for its appearance and as an electronics-free backup system. Yes, Okay, I'll confront disguising the 12 plug-wires when the time comes. It's like, yeah, twin-plug, two ignition systems with staggered timing, right - ...
by rfs1957
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Re chroming
Replies: 8
Views: 1169
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Re: Re chroming

I'd be happy if the chromers I contacted could be bothered to even reply.

I sent polite emails including pictures to both CastleChrome and MarqueRestore on May 25th and neither has so far answered.
by rfs1957
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Does My Coil Look Big In This ?
Replies: 9
Views: 946
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Does My Coil Look Big In This ?

Am cheating a bit here, by adding a post that is parallel with one I've put on the Megajolt thread, but as the question relates to finding space for the coil, some kind folk with no particular interest in the Megajolt yet might be able to help with advice about what components I've overlooked in thi...
by rfs1957
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine hoist load leveller
Replies: 43
Views: 3599
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Re: Engine hoist load leveller

Yeah, engage brain before operating question, sorry.

Will make something suitable ; many thanks for the help.
by rfs1957
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine hoist load leveller
Replies: 43
Views: 3599
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Re: Engine hoist load leveller

Interesting indeed, don't think I've ever had those. What thickness are they, Steve, any idea ? Do they compensate for some missing thickness elsewhere on the tube interface - I haven't looked at the bits to understand, I confess, and maybe the thickness is determined by something obvious - or are t...
by rfs1957
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine hoist load leveller
Replies: 43
Views: 3599
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Re: Engine hoist load leveller

Forgotten them already ! Not sure I ever had them ! can you enlighten me ?

Could you suggest a drawing or exploded diagram ?
by rfs1957
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine hoist load leveller
Replies: 43
Views: 3599
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Re: Engine hoist load leveller

Fantastic news. Looks like a fricking Immaculate Conception, Jeremy - great pictures.

Re trial-run, Steve, am only reassembling parts that have been together for 30 years, not new ones, so not expecting any issues on that front (please !).
by rfs1957
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine hoist load leveller
Replies: 43
Views: 3599
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Re: Engine hoist load leveller

I'm sure this has been covered a million times elsewhere, but as we're on the subject, what are the pros and cons of assembling the picture frame after the engine is in the right place, suspended off the crane and with no load on the side frames ? I'm going to run my engine out of the car before fit...
by rfs1957
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine hoist load leveller
Replies: 43
Views: 3599
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Re: Engine hoist load leveller

Thanks, gave up on the small-ads and ended up breaking eggs with a big stick, and a VISA card - now awaiting this lot. https://i.postimg.cc/m2Kh6yXw/Image-1.png Note the pointless but worth-it-for-the-metal-alone wheel storage trolley which I confidently predict can be made to carry 5 E-Type wheels ...
by rfs1957
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine hoist load leveller
Replies: 43
Views: 3599
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Re: Engine hoist load leveller

Not quite on-topic but not far off .......... Wanting to get an engine-crane of the sort shown here, as may be going for a drop-in-from-the-top instead of using the car-lift to drop the car onto the engine as in the past. Could someone advise about maximum reach required ? I have a 1.000 kg one in s...
by rfs1957
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Switching 10" Spring Clutch to 9.5" Diaphragm
Replies: 35
Views: 2507
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Re: Switching 10" Spring Clutch to 9.5" Diaphragm

You're right Steve, here's one I made earlier. Before heating : https://i.postimg.cc/nLFWyZRh/IMG-6397.jpg After heating : https://i.postimg.cc/C1dQK7Vy/IMG-6416.jpg I agree they look different, but perhaps not as regards the actual position and heights of the pivots, centres, and cups for the relea...
by rfs1957
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Switching 10" Spring Clutch to 9.5" Diaphragm
Replies: 35
Views: 2507
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Re: Switching from 10" Spring Clutch to 9.5" Diaphragm

Much appreciated Barrie, this is most useful. The funny thing is that when I went to 5 speeds, I just flipped the release fork and bearing out of the Moss 'box and fitted them to the Medatronics housing. So I must have had the "thick" carbon bearing in with the 10" spring clutch for 10 years ..........
by rfs1957
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Switching 10" Spring Clutch to 9.5" Diaphragm
Replies: 35
Views: 2507
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Re: Switching from 10" Spring Clutch to 9.5" Diaphragm

Many thanks Barrie. That's not very good news - your 55mm - as it's way over my 50.5mm, which is a B+B clutch too. Steve said he got 50mm, I think, so there must be some variation here. I decided the easiest way to see what was going on was to make a jig, makes a change from a bracket. https://i.pos...
by rfs1957
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Switching 10" Spring Clutch to 9.5" Diaphragm
Replies: 35
Views: 2507
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Re: Switching from 10" Spring Clutch to 9.5" Diaphragm

From what I can see from parts books, and with help from Simon at Precision Clutch, these ought to be the parts we're looking at. Caveat : see post #20 from Steve3.8, what follows is at least partially inaccurate From the XK120 to the XJ6, all manual cars used the same clutch release fork, reference...
by rfs1957
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Switching 10" Spring Clutch to 9.5" Diaphragm
Replies: 35
Views: 2507
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Re: Switching from 10" Spring Clutch to 9.5" Diaphragm

Most helpful, all of you. Agreeing on how we're measuring is important. https://i.postimg.cc/Cx1gwXCM/Clutch-and-Release.jpg My old release bearing has a height of 32mm, which I'd guess is a worn version of Steve's 35mm. My new one is 25mm, which is obviously a dud, so there's 10mm to be gained with...
by rfs1957
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Switching 10" Spring Clutch to 9.5" Diaphragm
Replies: 35
Views: 2507
France

Switching 10" Spring Clutch to 9.5" Diaphragm

Fear I must be really dumb as I know this topic has been touched on a hundred times, but - whatever Advanced Search I do - I cannot find a thread that covers this procedure from start to finish, and certainly not the issues I'm facing. With apologies, then, here goes. Having used the early spring-ty...
by rfs1957
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: E-Type major price correction expected?!
Replies: 72
Views: 9953
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Re: E-Type major price correction expected?!

Nicely surmised, Barrie. The price is key to this one - it has the potential to be a very nice car but you can be paying a lot for items you will scrap. I suspect someone will buy it who thinks it just needs a few hours work to make it a top notch car and fall into the E-type trap again. Barrie