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by rfs1957
Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: legroom in etypes
Replies: 13
Views: 6257
France

Where the pedals are seems to be an unexplored aspect of the issue, or have I missed something ? There is tons of unused space behind the brake and throttle pedals on my '62 car, and I often straighten out my clutch foot into that space. The very long travel on the clutch means that, as things stand...
by rfs1957
Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Oily E-Type
Replies: 27
Views: 12575
France

There's no way you can get any kind of movement/arc with an o/e spanner in the available space. http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h475/rfs1957/DSC08261.jpg The 12-point ring (either 29mm or 1 1/8") cut from a socket was welded to a bit of 8mm plate, then a 1/2" drive stub welded to the other end. ...
by rfs1957
Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:17 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 1 Kelsey-Hayes replacement ? Indirect/Remote Servo ?
Replies: 4
Views: 4359
France

Had seen the Rob Beere stuff but had assumed it was bulkhead-fitted, not remote. Looks perfect. Perhaps the same basic componentry as these, retailing ?295 ? http://www.s-v-c.co.uk/product/dual-remote-servo/ http://www.vwjim.co.uk/ourshop/prod_1182508-Brake-Servo.html Will find out more and post res...
by rfs1957
Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 1 Kelsey-Hayes replacement ? Indirect/Remote Servo ?
Replies: 4
Views: 4359
France

Series 1 Kelsey-Hayes replacement ? Indirect/Remote Servo ?

A search of the posts doesn't throw much concrete advice up regarding the early Kelsey-Hayes bellows fitted to the Series 1, and I've broached the subject at shows in the US and the UK to little effect. Even with Coopercraft calipers and Green-Stuff pads on ventilated discs, my braking is indifferen...
by rfs1957
Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Oily E-Type
Replies: 27
Views: 12575
France

No chance of getting a 1 1/8" socket in Montpellier - they'd probably send customers to me - so I've settled for a 29mm 12-point socket and reckon we can knock up a workable tool from that.

Watch this space.
by rfs1957
Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Oily E-Type
Replies: 27
Views: 12575
France

Just had another look, does 1 1/8" AF look right for C2157 ?
by rfs1957
Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Oily E-Type
Replies: 27
Views: 12575
France

Thanks Peter - can it be removed/sealed in situ then ?!?
by rfs1957
Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Oily E-Type
Replies: 27
Views: 12575
France

It's taken me far too long (3 years ?!) to realise that my 3.8 S1 oil-leaks are probably not from the rear crank seal after all ............ after just 7.000m on a VSE engine it did seem premature. I could indeed never understand why the drips seemed to come from the starter-motor side rather than f...
by rfs1957
Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:36 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Oil Filter Mounting block
Replies: 2
Views: 1969
France

Thanks for your take on this. I initially assumed that I was facing that problem too, but in fact the SC Parts version has the core separate from the outer sleeve, sealed by an O ring carried in a groove on the core which makes it a tight but sliding fit. In that way the tightening of the centre bol...
by rfs1957
Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:20 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Oil Filter Mounting block
Replies: 2
Views: 1969
France

Oil Filter Mounting block

Hello, Not sure what the protocol is for a first post ? My 3.8 S1 OTS lives in Montpellier, France, and has proved a welcome distraction from 20+ years specialist work with Ducatis, belts and bevels, both as a racer, engine builder and dealer - with cars, at least, I can still believe na?vely what I...
by rfs1957
Sat Jan 15, 2011 3:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Low oil Pressure
Replies: 9
Views: 5722
France

Balance Valve Assembly

Hello and sorry for arriving 8 months late on this topic. Has there been any further info posted about the function of the balance valve assembly, and can anyone indicate where there is a diagram of how the flows are routed through the filter block ? I gather that excess oil-pressure overcomes the r...