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by bitsobrits
Mon Nov 21, 2022 2:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: SERIES 1.5 OTS 1968 REAR TAIL LIGHTS
Replies: 5
Views: 267
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Re: SERIES 1.5 OTS 1968 REAR TAIL LIGHTS

There is a difference in shape between the OTS and FHC versions of the rear tail lamp (FHC having a 'shorter' top horizontal surface) . Perhaps they packaged/shipped the wrong part? I am reasonably sure there is no difference between the S1 4.2 and the so called S1.5 versions, other than the OTS/FHC...
by bitsobrits
Fri Nov 11, 2022 9:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Scroll display to unread posts?
Replies: 8
Views: 302
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Re: Scroll display to unread posts?

Just open the thread and then at the top to the right of the topic title click on "First unread post". Or am I not understanding you question correctly? Wow. I've been on this forum for 10 years, looking all over the settings and preferences menus, but have never noted that option before. Thank you...
by bitsobrits
Fri Nov 11, 2022 8:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Scam ?
Replies: 3
Views: 313
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Re: Scam ?

I still wouldn't supply any information to any email that came from an unexpected channel.

Communications outside of Ebay messaging (for example) are a violation of their policy.
by bitsobrits
Fri Nov 11, 2022 1:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Scroll display to unread posts?
Replies: 8
Views: 302
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Re: Scroll display to unread posts?

All good answers, (and was familiar with them all), but still doesn't take me to the last post that I have read within a thread. So the answer appears it can't be done.
by bitsobrits
Thu Nov 10, 2022 11:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Scroll display to unread posts?
Replies: 8
Views: 302
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Scroll display to unread posts?

Is there a setting on this board that can automatically take me to the first post I have not read on an existing thread? This is a typical feature of many of the other forums I visit, but can't seem to find suitable settings when looking in the user control panel.
by bitsobrits
Tue Nov 08, 2022 6:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 tyres catching front frame on full lock
Replies: 11
Views: 872
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Re: S1 tyres catching front frame on full lock

It's not important at all if the tires are touching while on the stands. Get it on the ground, and after having rolled the car by a car length or two (to settle the suspension and allow the track width to normalize) THEN try the lock to lock test. BTW-setting front end alignment on an E while on sta...
by bitsobrits
Tue Nov 01, 2022 12:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 1965 COUPE STOCK REAR SPRINGS AND SHOCKS NOT SNG
Replies: 20
Views: 893
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Re: 1965 COUPE STOCK REAR SPRINGS AND SHOCKS NOT SNG

Sorry to disagree Tom, shocks do not affect ride height, nothing to do with them being coil overs, unless they're non-standard, adjustable height or gas filled which exerts lift. I think you and Tom actually agree: They do affect height if they are not made correctly, i.e. if the spring seat is too...
by bitsobrits
Mon Oct 31, 2022 11:16 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: IRS tie plate removal
Replies: 9
Views: 427
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Re: IRS tie plate removal

The nuts are not captive. But no issue to remove in situ. The lower control arms are primarily located by the rigid bracket attached to the differential so no worries there.

I removed mine twice before my IRS rebuild, once to straighten and clean and the other time to re-seal the back cover.
by bitsobrits
Sun Oct 30, 2022 5:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: UT OOHH GTJOEY /Magoletsi kit
Replies: 12
Views: 573
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Re: UT OOHH GTJOEY /Magoletsi kit

Steve I just noticed that too! How and what was involved? Yours it rhd? That’s what’s neat with this forum A lot of guys tweaking for the good! What did you do for fuel rails? Gtjoey1314 Joey, Car is LHD The float bowl relo is simple: remove the float bowl and turn it 180, and replace the float bow...
by bitsobrits
Sun Oct 30, 2022 4:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: UT OOHH GTJOEY /Magoletsi kit
Replies: 12
Views: 573
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Re: UT OOHH GTJOEY /Magoletsi kit

Always wondered about “odd man out” fuel bowl. Great idea. It looks like the headers are ceramic coated? How many miles do you have them? Those headers had about 20k miles on them when I took those photos. They are ceramic coated stainless, and the ceramic held up very well over that time and is so...
by bitsobrits
Sat Oct 29, 2022 10:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Adjustable Shock and Springs what setting
Replies: 4
Views: 274
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Re: Adjustable Shock and Springs what setting

Joey, When I was running adjustable dampers (Aldans, not Gaz) I settled on the rears set just a bit softer (1 or 2 clicks I don't remember). There are 4 of them in the rear, managing about the same weight as the front, so having a different setting between F/R doesn't seem unreasonable to me. Of cou...
by bitsobrits
Sat Oct 29, 2022 1:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: UT OOHH GTJOEY /Magoletsi kit
Replies: 12
Views: 573
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Re: UT OOHH GTJOEY /Magoletsi kit

I designed and built my own cable cable linkage some years ago, and found it to be the single best modification to any car I've owned. LHD E type linkages are simply not very good even when properly adjusted. Decided to go this route after driving a RHD car and was amazed at the difference it makes ...
by bitsobrits
Wed Oct 26, 2022 1:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 1 bonnet fitting
Replies: 13
Views: 590
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Re: Series 1 bonnet fitting

Your modified pivots won't have an impact on the movement you are seeing. Something is flexing, broken, or loose.

Do you have the nylon pivot bushings in place with new 'top hat' pivot bearings?
by bitsobrits
Tue Oct 25, 2022 5:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thumb screws for legend strip
Replies: 18
Views: 747
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Re: Thumb screws for legend strip

I used #8 nutserts when installing thumbscrews on my car years ago. It does require drilling out the screw hole to fit the insert.
by bitsobrits
Tue Oct 25, 2022 5:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 1 bonnet fitting
Replies: 13
Views: 590
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Re: Series 1 bonnet fitting

I am using shims, I have adjusted with shims to give a good fit against the bulkhead. BUT, that is without the balance springs attached. Attaching them moves the bonnet forward about 5mm. Something is not right here. When I recently adjusted my bonnet, without latches or springs, it didn't change a...
by bitsobrits
Mon Oct 24, 2022 10:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Starter Motor
Replies: 6
Views: 350
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Re: Starter Motor

And, if this is a new installation, remember that a starter for 3.8 won't work on a 4.2.
by bitsobrits
Mon Oct 24, 2022 3:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 1 bonnet fitting
Replies: 13
Views: 590
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Re: Series 1 bonnet fitting

While the balance spring assemblies will no doubt exert force (forward, likely) on the bonnet assembly when closed (this is when the springs are at maximum tension) the bonnet shouldn't move at all unless something is loose or flexing at the hinges or pivot bolts. So something is not right here. Are...
by bitsobrits
Mon Oct 24, 2022 12:00 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: The 5 Speed is here……..
Replies: 547
Views: 29129
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Re: The 5 Speed is here……..

Joey, Something to think about with your alignment: More caster improves self centering and increases camber gain when cornering. With your power steering, the small increasing in steering effort won't be noticed. I'm running 3 degrees caster (vs 2 stock) and increased negative camber in the front w...
by bitsobrits
Sun Oct 23, 2022 1:00 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 14
Views: 1595
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Re: Newbie

Wow, welcome, nice car. That doesn't look like a '63 3.8 engine, 4.2? A 4.2 intake manifold, carb linkage, and cooling setup (expansion tank, radiator), at least. And 4.2 rear silencers. Just observations, btw. As one who makes changes to my car to suit my preferences, I could never be critical of ...
by bitsobrits
Sat Oct 22, 2022 10:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: The 5 Speed is here……..
Replies: 547
Views: 29129
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Re: The 5 Speed is here……..

I've had my suspension lowered about 2" for the last 18 years and 20 some thousand miles. Have never hit the bump stops as far as I know, and never grounded the exhaust on the open road (just brushes on certain speed bumps). I do have very slightly uprated torsion bars and rear springs (~10% stiffer...