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by christopher storey
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Advice on Lead loading
Replies: 13
Views: 379
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Re: Advice on Lead loading

Chris : a blowlamp on low flame should do the job for you . Heat the bulkhead area where the lead is and use a wire brush - preferably stainless steel to brush the lead off. It usually rolls off easily under the action of gravity. If you are in any doubt ask Andy at hutsons who will tell you how to ...
by christopher storey
Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Steering rack rebuild or buy a new one?
Replies: 16
Views: 569
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Re: Steering rack rebuild or buy a new one?

What are the many parts needed according to the repairers. I ask because the usual problem with a rack is not anything fundamental, but wear of the bronze bush through which the rack shaft runs, allowing the rack to lift from the pinion . The bushes , so far as I know, are still available , and reas...
by christopher storey
Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: oil dipstick
Replies: 18
Views: 3428
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Re: oil dipstick

The blocks are identical . It is the sumps which differ between saloons and E types, hence the different dipsticks. Presuming you are using the correct E type sump, then the solution is fairly easy. There is nothing vague about the quantity of oil required : it is 8.5 litres /14.5 imperial pints fro...
by christopher storey
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Moving on. Bike resto
Replies: 56
Views: 13044
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Re: Moving on. Bike resto

rfs1957 wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:18 pm

I guess that the post about the 916, just above this, is another nail in the coffin of my youth - when people start collecting the models one used to sell.
It's even worse, Rory, when a car I had as my everyday car in 1996-2005 turns up in a classic auction - and it didn't sell :lol: :lol:
by christopher storey
Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crankshaft Thrust Bearing Clearance
Replies: 7
Views: 451
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Re: Crankshaft Thrust Bearing Clearance

Right , Mike - I hadn't appreciated that you have two thrusts over their nominal size . I hesitate suggesting it, but you might try lapping down the backing of the oversize ones with valve grinding paste on a sheet of glass
by christopher storey
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crankshaft Thrust Bearing Clearance
Replies: 7
Views: 451
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Re: Crankshaft Thrust Bearing Clearance

There is something in the measurements here which does not add up . If with standard thrusts you have .008 of play, then with a nominal .004 ( but actual .006 ) oversize you should still have .002 of end float. That suggests to me a measurement error somewhere. You have been checking the end float w...
by christopher storey
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: RHD S1 3.8 OTS for restoration
Replies: 9
Views: 403
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Re: RHD S1 3.8 OTS for restoration

Well, there were far fewer RHD cars to start with, and the majority presumably now 60 years on have been restored or lost . If one looks on xkedata, a very significant proportion of the rhd cars listed are shown as having been restored
by christopher storey
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: new member / dealer and car opinions please
Replies: 24
Views: 1859
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Re: new member / dealer and car opinions please

Benway : I have sent you a private message
by christopher storey
Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Carburettor banjo bolt sealing
Replies: 12
Views: 984
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Re: Carburettor banjo bolt sealing

Rory : you will not welcome this, but if you cannot eliminate the leak with new fibres, may I suggest you inspect the carb lid carefully, preferably under magnification, for a crack around the thread area
by christopher storey
Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Problematic shift into first gear when stopped
Replies: 15
Views: 823
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Re: Problematic shift into first gear when stopped

I think it is very very unlikely to be the pilot bush. In the first place the bush is phosphor bronze, IIRC of the oilite variety , and these last virtually for ever. More compelling is that if the shaft were running eccentrically, then you would virtually certainly have trouble in getting clean gea...
by christopher storey
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Problematic shift into first gear when stopped
Replies: 15
Views: 823
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Re: Problematic shift into first gear when stopped

Andrew - what I meant was that if there is a grinding noise, then there is rotation, which with the clutch out i.e. pedal fully depressed should not be happening. Given the perennial problems with the slave cylinders, then far and away the most likely cause is air in the cylinder / cylinder failure/...
by christopher storey
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Problematic shift into first gear when stopped
Replies: 15
Views: 823
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Re: Problematic shift into first gear when stopped

If you are getting a grinding noise then something is rotating , and this is a sure sign that it is not the gearbox at fault , but that your clutch is not releasing properly. Bleeding and adjustment of the slave cylinder pushrod would be the first thing I would look at
by christopher storey
Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Up or down, or.....
Replies: 16
Views: 1050
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Re: Up or down, or.....

Interesting question ... only on Thursday, a friend of mine who is a well respected dealer in Jaguars was contrasting the current position , where the market is almost silent, with that of the first lockdown where he was quite busy. Mind you, cold, damp, icy, snowy conditions do rather dampen enthus...
by christopher storey
Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: World's fastest E Type
Replies: 9
Views: 639
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Re: World's fastest E Type

I sympathise with Jeremy's question and his implied view . This is really a "special" based loosely on E type shape and mechanicals . I remember it well from Malcolm Hamilton's days when it was undoubtedly both noisy and fast , but not in truth terribly interesting because in execution it was so far...
by christopher storey
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Front suspension
Replies: 7
Views: 1371
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Re: Front suspension

One tip I would give is to photograph the entire set of parts together, including washers etc. , before you send them to a plater, and give the plater a copy of the photo - and do the same on collection - that way there can be no argument about what was delivered, or for that matter what is returned
by christopher storey
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Steering rack grease
Replies: 3
Views: 275
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Re: Steering rack grease

John - I believe that what you need is an EP ( extreme pressure ) lubricant - I would have thought that EP molyslip or the like would do fine - castrol Spheerol epl2 is an example. Alternatively, you could use an EP90 oil but this is messier
by christopher storey
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Brexit Bonus!
Replies: 45
Views: 3042
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Re: Brexit Bonus!

Barry :apology accepted with thanks :bigrin:
by christopher storey
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Brexit Bonus!
Replies: 45
Views: 3042
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Re: Brexit Bonus!

Barry : I shall treat your risible abuse with the contempt it deserves :lol:
by christopher storey
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Road signs !
Replies: 4
Views: 362
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Road signs !

The story about this sign is hilarious
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by christopher storey
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Manual Trans Hydraulic Throwout Bearing Setup
Replies: 5
Views: 264
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Re: Manual Trans Hydraulic Throwout Bearing Setup

I don't know why we wasted our time !! :bigrin: