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by angelw
Sun May 09, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Door cards
Replies: 14
Views: 415
Australia

Re: Door cards

The economics of making your own don't stack up; we've visited that project a few times. However, the best material to use, in my opinion and it would seem the opinion of the professional trim kit manufacturers, is Masonite. It is far more stable than any of the material mentioned and is quite water...
by angelw
Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Water pumps
Replies: 11
Views: 2411
Australia

Re: Water pumps

Nialls Wrote: It must have been due to the fact that all the V12s moved to a different pump after e-type was discontinued and so people started bastardizing according to what was available. It's the early S3 E type where the pump repair kit is hard (near impossible) to get. The later system is readi...
by angelw
Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 E-type Originality Question
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Australia

Re: Series 3 E-type Originality Question

There seems to be evidence that at least some cars may have had the VIN taped over to mask it during painting, but I've not seen an example among the many S3 cars I've worked on. We currently have four S3 cars in work that are original, unmolested cars, plus another four that have been painted, but ...
by angelw
Sun Apr 25, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Gearbox selector rod interlock
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Australia

Re: Gearbox selector rod interlock

Steve Wrote: Knowing the dimensions would give me a good shot at making one. My part is badly worn. It does look like there are indents ie concave ends to the pin (assume to seat the ball bearings either end of the pin. It’s either that or the ends are also badly worn! Hello Steve, The roller is 9/1...
by angelw
Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Gearbox selector rod interlock
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Australia

Re: Gearbox selector rod interlock

Hello Steve, I'll measure one and Post the dimensions. Purchase a dowel, or short length of Silver Steel rod the diameter specified and then have someone with a lathe cut and face it to length. Its a very simple parts to make and will probably be cheaper than purchasing one and then paying the typic...
by angelw
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Water pumps
Replies: 11
Views: 2411
Australia

Re: Water pumps

Hello Colin,
I get them as part of a repair kits.I'll look up the supplier and ask if they will supply just the seal.

Regards,

Bill
by angelw
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bonnet panel gap
Replies: 10
Views: 634
Australia

Re: Bonnet panel gap

Geoff Wrote: I can re-paint the centre and wings separately as the bonnet already fits the car and that'll be an easier job for me. Hello Geoff, A caution with regards to painting the components of the bonnet separately and then assembling post painting; its quite easy to pull dents into the top sur...
by angelw
Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bonnet panel gap
Replies: 10
Views: 634
Australia

Re: Bonnet panel gap

Geoff Wrote: The S1 cars show a panel gap between the centre and side panels below the headlights, but the later cars with open headlights have this filled in. Does anyone know the reason why? Do any restorers leave the gap open on the later cars? An open gap lets the sections be fully painted befor...
by angelw
Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Sticky choke
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Australia

Re: Sticky choke

Stephanie Wrote: is this something I, as a novice can fix, or shall I add it to the love list for Grahame? Hello Stephanie, Absolutely. At least you can trouble shoot to determine the cause. To get to the choke lever end of the cable requires the dash top to be remove; accordingly, I suggest working...
by angelw
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Restoration finish of suspension wishbones
Replies: 18
Views: 1200
Australia

Re: Restoration finish of suspension wishbones

Tome Wrote: They were doing electro plating on the exhaust manifolds. I think this would also be fine for the suspension parts ? It was (finally) done in a small local shop. Hello Tom, I suspected so. It's typically cost saving to not copper plate before electro nickel plating. Electroless Nickel pl...
by angelw
Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Restoration finish of suspension wishbones
Replies: 18
Views: 1200
Australia

Re: Restoration finish of suspension wishbones

Tom Wrote: Edit: As the surface of the manifolds was not very smooth they electro galvanically plated copper first and nickel on top after another company tried to directly nickel plate the iron and failed where it was not smooth. Hello Tom, Are you referring to Electroless, or Electro nickel platin...
by angelw
Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Another Tale of Fraud
Replies: 12
Views: 1088
Australia

Re: Another Tale of Fraud

The fellow related to the following link was recently arrested here in Australia after a very concerted effort by Police. https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/subscribe/news/1/?sourceCode=DTWEB_WRE170_a_GGL&dest=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailytelegraph.com.au%2Fnewslocal%2Fsouthern-courier%2Fjoshua-mcintosh-ma...
by angelw
Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Are these drain holes?
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Australia

Re: Are these drain holes?

Philip Wrote: Is that section between the two large holes perfectly flat or also a bit curved? Just wondering if water could STILL be lying there despite the large holes. Hello Philip, Its flat. The structural member shown exposed in the first picture is flat and the strip with the two holes shown i...
by angelw
Sat Mar 20, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Are these drain holes?
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Australia

Re: Are these drain holes?

Hello Philip, No, that is not a natural feature in that area. The following pictures shows the sequence and layers from the Chin Scoop completely removed to installed. The last picture shows the old Chin Scoop removed. Regards, Bill https://i.postimg.cc/8chvRpD4/Chin-Scoop-New1.jpg https://i.postimg...
by angelw
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Door Handles
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Australia

Re: Door Handles

Peter Wrote: I did do some research prior to posting, and some of the feedback was that it was simpler to purchase new handles as re-chroming appears to be a hit and miss and can alter the thickness making it difficult to refit the locks. It also sounds like I might need to purchase a few old FS loc...
by angelw
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Advice on Lead loading
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Australia

Re: Advice on Lead loading

Chris Wrote: I have both Tig and Mig welders so yes I have pure Argon and 5% mix bottles, I thought it might be easier using Tig,rather than Mig, I do have a euro nozzle with ptfe liner. Hello Chris, MIG is a little easier than TIG where brazing is concerned, as, as you would know, the filler wire i...
by angelw
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Advice on Lead loading
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Australia

Re: Advice on Lead loading

Chris Wrote: So I was looking for advice on this such as rotary wire brush in a drill or sand the area with DA pads to remove this tinning Hello Chris, You should avoid any method that will create airborne particles of Lead/Tin alloy, even hand wire brushing. Wiping with a rag works well. Further, a...
by angelw
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Advice on Lead loading
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Australia

Re: Advice on Lead loading

Chris Wrote: Thanks for responses but perhaps I wasn't clear enough in my question, I have removed the existing lead but obviously the surface of the old wing area is tinned so this is what I'm asking for advice about how have others prepared that panel ready for stitch welding as otherwise I'll get...
by angelw
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wrong window regulator series 3 2+2 ???
Replies: 3
Views: 1115
Australia

Re: Wrong window regulator series 3 2+2 ???

flyer295 Wrote: The RH one, BD32616 will fit perfectly BUT the solid arm of the mechanism is so low in the door the remote catch arm interferes with the regulator when it is lowered, that's even if you can get it in and attached at both ends as the solid bar is in the way of the door catch guide. Th...
by angelw
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S2 2+2 and S3 Car Window Regulator
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Australia

Re: S2 2+2 and S3 Car Window Regulator

Hello All, I should explain the reason for requesting the check on the configuration of the Window Regulators in LWB S2 and S3 cars. The part numbers BD32616 and BD32617 are indeed the part numbers for R and and LH Window Regulators respectively and I've seen a NOS BD32616 (RH) unit that still had t...