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by adam
Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 3.8 Litre E Type engine upgrade advice?
Replies: 11
Views: 6842
Great Britain

Hi mine is still fitted with a moss box, I love the whine in 1st! I have also just fitted Dunlop RS5 crossplies, much prefer the look of the skinny tires. The only upgrades it has are Coppercraft front brakes and a 123 distributor so it stops and starts reliably. It still has its lawn mower fan blad...
by adam
Sat Sep 01, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dunlop R5s and rim width.
Replies: 13
Views: 8072
Great Britain

Hi just fitted some dunlop RS5s, so far so good i will let you know when ive tried them for longer.
Adam
by adam
Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: balancing center lock wire wheels
Replies: 2
Views: 1970
Great Britain

Hi, found that Dorking Tyres have the right centres to balance wheels correctly. Do ask if you're getting wheels balanced as most places have no idea how to do the job on wire wheels!!

Cheers Adam
by adam
Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: balancing center lock wire wheels
Replies: 2
Views: 1970
Great Britain

balancing center lock wire wheels

Hi, i wanted to get my wheels balanced locally, but when i asked every local tyre shop whether they had the correct centers to mount the wheels to balance them, they had no idea that they needed any different centers, some looked at me like i was speaking rubbish. Next i phoned local classic car dea...
by adam
Tue May 08, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Door Window frame fitting
Replies: 30
Views: 12392
Great Britain

Hi Chris got my channel felt from SNG,it was the correct size and no glue needed

Adam
by adam
Sat May 05, 2012 5:37 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Head light conversion from sealed beam to european type
Replies: 9
Views: 8168
Great Britain

Hi Peter stafford vehicle components sell repros of the PL700s

Adam
by adam
Fri May 04, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Parts that dont fit
Replies: 13
Views: 4831
Great Britain

I got my new glass from Hutsons,perfect fit and a window that now winds up and down.Thanks for the advice, you can find parts that fit

Adam
by adam
Tue May 01, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Head light conversion from sealed beam to european type
Replies: 9
Views: 8168
Great Britain

The PL700s are the original lights for the 3.8s,i got an original pair of e bay.The bullbs can be up rated with halogen bulbs, but have to be the right length,i think paul goff sells them.If you use the three pin conector from the sealed beams use a p45 type base for the bulb hope this helps.

Adam
by adam
Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Parts that dont fit
Replies: 13
Views: 4831
Great Britain

I spoke to e type uk about the problem, they to have had the same trouble with glass not fitting in the past with fhc cars .When i by spares i want them to be 100% original looking not something that might work.If you make spares why not make them accurate down to the smallest detail, i would pay ex...
by adam
Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Parts that dont fit
Replies: 13
Views: 4831
Great Britain

Yes i have placed new glass on top of old glass thats how i know its nothing like the original it just no where close to the right size.glass is just the wrong size, thats the reason hutsons had some made.
Adam
by adam
Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Parts that dont fit
Replies: 13
Views: 4831
Great Britain

Hi
too wide front to back by 4mm just gets jammed in window channel
Adam
by adam
Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Parts that dont fit
Replies: 13
Views: 4831
Great Britain

Have spoken to Andy at Hutsons, the ones he has left have slight damage on them but he is going to check the stock and let me know on Monday. I also have a graveyard of parts from various projects that i never sent back. We ought to start a gallery of non fitting parts! Adam
by adam
Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Parts that dont fit
Replies: 13
Views: 4831
Great Britain

Parts that dont fit

I dont know what everyone thinks on this subject,but for me it spoils the enjoyment of working on my car.Latest part that is of no use is a door glass from SNG.How can you get a flat pane of glass wrong,too wide when compared to original.Phoned company, standard answer havent had any problems before...
by adam
Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:10 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Door Window frame fitting
Replies: 30
Views: 12392
Great Britain

Hi thanks for the photos,just in the middle of doing the same work.

Adam
by adam
Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Door Window frame fitting
Replies: 30
Views: 12392
Great Britain

Hi Chris,just about to do this job.Mine was bent, but using a vice with some wood to protect frame bent it back to shape.I layed it on kitchen work surface at different times to see where it needed to be bent,didnt tell the wife.Hope this helps.

Adam
by adam
Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Chrome door window frames fhc
Replies: 1
Views: 1699
Great Britain

Chrome door window frames fhc

Hi, i just stripped door down to replace scratched glass, on removing chrome frame it has a slight kink on the b post side, level with door top, is this correct? Or has someone bent it to make it fit better?
Thanks Adam
by adam
Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: rain-water filling the footwells!!
Replies: 12
Views: 5980
Great Britain

Hi just found where i bought mine from. Thames valley repairs limited Tel 01628 781717 saw them in jaguar world.Perfect fit used self tappers instead of pop rivets easier to remove should you want to.

Adam
by adam
Sat Mar 24, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Open day at e type uk
Replies: 0
Views: 1285
Great Britain

Open day at e type uk

Thanks to Harry and his team for opening his workshop ,showing us round and some good advice.Good turn out cars and nice to meet some more owners.

Thanks Adam
by adam
Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paint Stripper
Replies: 5
Views: 2761
Great Britain

Hi, thanks for the replies, i was taking the non driving time to take out sugar scoops headlamp bowls and horns to refinish them. Why they hid the 3.8 horns i dont know, they look great. New nitromors states on the tin not suitable for car paint. I used a blow lamp on the sugar scoops, headlamp shel...
by adam
Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paint Stripper
Replies: 5
Views: 2761
Great Britain

Paint Stripper

Hi What do you use.In the past i have allways used nitromors but due to eu regs new nitromors dosent work at all. It even states in small print not suitable on car paint.Has anyone used POR 15 stripper.

Thanks Adam