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by Jeremy
Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Can I fix a leaking radiator with araldite?
Replies: 22
Views: 652
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Re: Can I fix a leaking radiator with araldite?

Have you seen the Coolcat radiators. They have an aluminum 3.8l rad with machined billet tanks that mimic the original accordion Marsten tanks. Very nice, pricey. Don’t know if know if later model rads are offered in machined and I do not know how his rads would compare to the Fosseway. He typicall...
by Jeremy
Tue Jul 20, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Can I fix a leaking radiator with araldite?
Replies: 22
Views: 652
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Re: Can I fix a leaking radiator with araldite?

Darren, that's perfect, thanks. Yes I will refill with fresh distilled water and antifreeze (it wasn't that dirty but the price is peanuts as you say, so why wouldn't you). Simon, thanks for your reply, but the S1 has a pair of balance links with springs, not a gas strut. So your metal strut idea ge...
by Jeremy
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Can I fix a leaking radiator with araldite?
Replies: 22
Views: 652
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Re: Can I fix a leaking radiator with araldite?

Many thanks for all the constructive responses! Simon at Fosseway did offer a replacement rad at a modest goodwill discount but it was still going to be expensive and delivery 4 weeks off. And once bitten twice shy... So..."who you gonna call?" Yep, Jeremy gonna call Angus. Upshot: I ordered a new r...
by Jeremy
Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Can I fix a leaking radiator with araldite?
Replies: 22
Views: 652
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Re: Can I fix a leaking radiator with araldite?

Thanks Steve....anyone else had any experience with Alicool? Significantly cheaper than Fosseway. Christopher, your comment is sobering. I thought everyone was replacing old rads with aluminium ones because of the superior heat dissipation. Are they inherently more prone to damage or failure, or jus...
by Jeremy
Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Can I fix a leaking radiator with araldite?
Replies: 22
Views: 652
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Can I fix a leaking radiator with araldite?

Help please! My 3 year old Fosseway rad has sprung a leak halfway up one side between the finned core and the side section. I discovered a large puddle on the floor, the bottom "tray" section of the rad was overflowing, and drips coming off the LHS bottom bracket (that secures the cowl) about 2 per ...
by Jeremy
Fri May 21, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Classic British Cars BBC4
Replies: 13
Views: 987
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Re: Classic British Cars BBC4

I enjoyed it...well researched and put together, I thought.
by Jeremy
Fri May 21, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: IRS Rebuild
Replies: 23
Views: 1090
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Re: IRS Rebuild

FWIW Colin, I offer some "lessons learned", which I posted during my own restoration a few years back: -------- The next time I do this (which will be never I suspect) I may make a load of new mistakes, but I will get the following right: - I won't even think about trying to fit the wishbones withou...
by Jeremy
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: When the factory built them...............
Replies: 15
Views: 1393
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Re: When the factory built them...............

Ah, no - now I can see it's a 2+2....duh :scratchheadyellow:
by Jeremy
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: When the factory built them...............
Replies: 15
Views: 1393
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Re: When the factory built them...............

1954Etype wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 6:55 pm
Jeremy, car behind the yellow one is also RHD.
Maybe that one's mine Angus 8-)
by Jeremy
Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: World's fastest E Type
Replies: 9
Views: 995
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Re: World's fastest E Type

Er...is it really an E type??
by Jeremy
Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: When the factory built them...............
Replies: 15
Views: 1393
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Re: When the factory built them...............

This photo suggests that the US cars (whitewall tyres) and UK cars got dedicated lines. At least the front (yellow) car is RHD but you can't see what is the config of the cars behind.
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by Jeremy
Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: 2.8mm Panel gaps
Replies: 5
Views: 1019
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Re: 2.8mm Panel gaps

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Geoff, I just have to say: I take my hat off to people who can actually make a living doing this kind of stuff, cos I sure couldn't.... Takes me far too long....
by Jeremy
Tue Feb 02, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: 2.8mm Panel gaps
Replies: 5
Views: 1019
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2.8mm Panel gaps

Panel gaps to a tenth of a mm, a doddle... The Jag sits behind me, gathering a gentle sprinkling of dust, while I make a 4 drawer cabinet from finest ash stained black, with dovetailed drawers (maple). Super smooth damped drawer runners. Maple handles with inlaid black strip. Currently tuning the de...
by Jeremy
Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fixing of the metal channel around the door/window openings
Replies: 12
Views: 1141
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Re: Fixing of the metal channel around the door/window openings

Hi Jonathan, don't forget that some of the holes are for the self tapping screws that secure the can trail trim inside. ... So don't go and put rivets in all of them.
by Jeremy
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: New Paint
Replies: 37
Views: 4027
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Re: New Paint

Here's one I made earlier, please enjoy a block-sanded Mini Van. Okay, Okay, it's not perfect but it is flat :wink: https://i.postimg.cc/vTXS53sm/ALBUM-COVER-3.jpg RORY - have you got any more pics of your Mini van? It looks abs gorgeous... (I learned to drive in one. 850cc, neck-snapping accelerat...
by Jeremy
Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Golf GTI Horror - Victim Reveals All
Replies: 4
Views: 1466
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Golf GTI Horror - Victim Reveals All

Yes, the unbelievable truth is...They go wrong! This is my wife Christine's lovely 13 yr old GTI Mk5. Der rear door lock ist kaputt gewesen. So while waiting for a replacement for a suspect radiator fan switch for the E, I spent a fun-packed afternoon with son Ben dismantling and diagnosing. The ele...
by Jeremy
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Re: Hose C14991/1 to C17421 .... C12630 etc - just more Crap Parts ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2011
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Re: Heater hose C18987, diameter fitting adapter C17421

+1 for the Fosseway hoses Rory. V good quality. I have found all his stuff to be good - tho' not cheap, which makes complete sense.
by Jeremy
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Re chroming
Replies: 8
Views: 1390
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Re: Re chroming

rfs1957 wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:46 pm
I'd be happy if the chromers I contacted could be bothered to even reply.

I sent polite emails including pictures to both CastleChrome and MarqueRestore on May 25th and neither has so far answered.
I'd give 'em a call Rory
by Jeremy
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine hoist load leveller
Replies: 43
Views: 4162
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Re: Engine hoist load leveller

Ash, that reminds me - in my twenties, restoring my TR4A, I had assembled the engine, clutch and gearbox and fitted into the chassis, clearing away all tools after a good weekend's work, and found a single small brass bush on the floor. Now what could that be, I asked myself.....
by Jeremy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine hoist load leveller
Replies: 43
Views: 4162
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Re: Engine hoist load leveller

That's how I did it Rory. Worked like a charm. Very safe.
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