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by Gnickgsmith
Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sherwood green on the E type
Replies: 25
Views: 5421
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Re: Sherwood green on the E type

It would help if I reproduced the code correctly ....
2544 NOT 2554!
Sorry.
Nick :questionmarks:
by Gnickgsmith
Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sherwood green on the E type
Replies: 25
Views: 5421
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Re: Sherwood green on the E type

A bit late on this post, but I am approaching painting after a long wait and also love the Sherwood Green as shown on the F type Heritage 60, not just in the pictures but in the flesh. I did a quick search on what turned out to be an American paint site, and against the 2021 F type they list all the...
by Gnickgsmith
Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: car lift
Replies: 16
Views: 3537
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Re: car lift

Bill, I bought a hydraulic scissor lift about 5 years ago from SJR Garage Equipment Ltd. It works well, has all the safety gear, and costs £900 + Vat. Importantly, it's narrow enough for an E type or TR. You buy two scaffold planks, and driver the car on those, over the lift. Alternatively you can r...
by Gnickgsmith
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sloppy rear shocks mounting shaft
Replies: 12
Views: 2092
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Re: Sloppy rear shocks mounting shaft

Final post from me on this and thanks for everyone’s input.
Turns out you do need a bit of movement and the wishbone has clearly been designed for this. When all bolted any slight slip goes. Slop was only there without the shocks so was clearly overthinking it!
Happy days,
Nick
by Gnickgsmith
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sloppy rear shocks mounting shaft
Replies: 12
Views: 2092
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Re: Sloppy rear shocks mounting shaft

Steve,
Thanks. I may be over worrying. New bits on order and used the old ones as dummy shafts for the main fulcrum shaft! So not wasted.
Nick
by Gnickgsmith
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sloppy rear shocks mounting shaft
Replies: 12
Views: 2092
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Re: Sloppy rear shocks mounting shaft

Not sure the diameter but it’s the same as the shaft which connects the wishbone to the diff - as in diameter. I’ve ordered some new ones so if they are sloppy too I’ll have some slightly oversize ones made up too full the hole’.
Thanks for everyone’s advice.
Nick
by Gnickgsmith
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sloppy rear shocks mounting shaft
Replies: 12
Views: 2092
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Re: Sloppy rear shocks mounting shaft

Stuart,
Thanks very much.
Makes sense.
I've ordered the parts!
Nick :drinkingcheers:
by Gnickgsmith
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sloppy rear shocks mounting shaft
Replies: 12
Views: 2092
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Sloppy rear shocks mounting shaft

Hi, I am rebuilding my rear suspension and have discovered the mounting shaft that fits through the wishbone to mount the shocks on is a very loose fit in both the wishbone tube and the shock absorber bushes. The shock bushes are relatively new - probably less than 500 miles. If the wishbone tube wa...
by Gnickgsmith
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bubbling paint
Replies: 0
Views: 1553
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Bubbling paint

Hi all, My car is going to be painted shortly after a complete soda blast strip, and I have read somewhere that the engine heat can react with certain types of undercoat which ultimately causes the paint on the bonnet to bubble, particularly around the vents. The paint on my car was affected like th...
by Gnickgsmith
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear wheel arch finish
Replies: 4
Views: 1235
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Re: Rear wheel arch finish

Paul,
Thanks for responding. My description was extremely poor but I didn't have a photo. I have the answer now so all well.
Thanks
Nick
by Gnickgsmith
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear wheel arch finish
Replies: 4
Views: 1235
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Re: Rear wheel arch finish

James,
Thanks very much - spot on. Caulking. And its solid. i hadn't realised there was a hole behind it, so I'll leave it and even it out when we prepare for paint.
Thanks again,
Nick
by Gnickgsmith
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear wheel arch finish
Replies: 4
Views: 1235
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Rear wheel arch finish

Hi all, I'm still at the 'welding stage' with my body shell, and having listed all the items that need finishing off I am pondering the filler in the rear wheel arches - behind the wheel in the 90 degree angle ( hard to describe...) essentially the rim of the wing. There's a firmish filler that seem...