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by eddiecross
Sat May 15, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bolting up Metalastic Bushes. Dry Shafts or what?
Replies: 4
Views: 120
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Re: Bolting up Metalastic Bushes. Dry Shafts or what?

Thanks. from reading I'll pass on the Copperslip.

Eddie
by eddiecross
Fri May 14, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bolting up Metalastic Bushes. Dry Shafts or what?
Replies: 4
Views: 120
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Bolting up Metalastic Bushes. Dry Shafts or what?

Hi, Quick question Rubber bushes fitted and ready to go on the top and bottom A-Arm shafts. Preference? 1. Leave the shafts dry 2. Small amount of anti-sieze (copperslip) to stop shafts rusting (but bushes could spin on the shaft) 3. Clear coat (I have POR15 clear coat spray) to stop rusting. Any th...
by eddiecross
Thu May 13, 2021 5:52 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Removing steering Rack
Replies: 0
Views: 87
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Removing steering Rack

Hi, Ideally at some point I want to remove the picture frame and bonnet frame and also polish the ally steering housing in the engine bay. Could anyone please let me know how to remove the steering shaft from the UJ splines in the footwell and rack and re-install in the same position? Do you mark th...
by eddiecross
Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Radiator fan didn’t come on
Replies: 16
Views: 669
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Re: Radiator fan didn’t come on

Many thanks for this thread.
Great tip to take the relay "+" feed from the fan supply.
I was going to run the "+" feed from the coil

btw cheapest prices for the Lucas relays (one advantage of having a Commando). Andover Norton supply them for Mk3's.

Eddie
by eddiecross
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sense check on timing marks for electronic ignition
Replies: 2
Views: 424
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Re: Sense check on timing marks for electronic ignition

Thanks. I'll pull the oil filler cap and check for that too. I did pull the distributor so good to check its not 180 out.

Eddie
by eddiecross
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sense check on timing marks for electronic ignition
Replies: 2
Views: 424
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Sense check on timing marks for electronic ignition

Hi, Just a quick sense check on fitting electronic ignition (Luminition) to my '67 4.2 engine: Crank timing marks aligned for No. 6 cylinder (nearest radiator) and rotor arm aimed at front left of the car (when standing facing the engine). Checking for spark at the marks for 10 degrees btdc static t...
by eddiecross
Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Lucas 11ACR Rebuild parts
Replies: 10
Views: 733
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Re: Lucas 11ACR Rebuild parts

Thanks all for the information. Really helpful and covers all of the options. My 11ACR has the early W shaped pulley so not sure if its a straight swap on the newer alternators. I guess there is also some fabrication required to fit the later alternator lugs to the early bracket. Sounds like I defin...
by eddiecross
Fri Mar 12, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Lucas 11ACR Rebuild parts
Replies: 10
Views: 733
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Re: Lucas 11ACR Rebuild parts

Many thanks, Thought I was just going to whip off the alternator to degrease the block... Original V reliable always a tough choice. I'll probably get it repaired and live with it till it lets me down. Thanks for the tip on the Ford version, if you have any info on brackets and fitting S1 4.1 pulley...
by eddiecross
Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Lucas 11ACR Rebuild parts
Replies: 10
Views: 733
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Lucas 11ACR Rebuild parts

Hi, 67 S1 Thought I would remove the alternator but the threaded terminal and nut is completely corroded to the attaching wire. I had a quick google but can only see brushes advertised. Any suppliers for whatever the threaded part is attached to? Looks like its toast. Thx Eddie https://i.postimg.cc/...
by eddiecross
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 1 4.2 Radiator shroud brackets
Replies: 2
Views: 254
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Re: S1 1 4.2 Radiator shroud brackets

Grabbed this image...for the header tank to rad.

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Eddie
by eddiecross
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Torsion Bar removal
Replies: 2
Views: 269
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Re: Torsion Bar removal

Thanks Bob. makes sense. Just wanted to confirm.
Oh well, removing the complete exhaust is good practice for when I drop out the rear subframe!

Wish I was back working on the Mustang.

Eddie
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by eddiecross
Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Torsion Bar removal
Replies: 2
Views: 269
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Torsion Bar removal

Apologies if covered before so please guide me to any previous posts... Just checking options Dropping out lower suspension A arms to replace bushes and clean/re-plate The bolts holding the teardrop at the rear of the torsion bar to the reaction plate and the frame... If I take the tension off the t...
by eddiecross
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S1 Front Brake Caliper strip and plating
Replies: 6
Views: 559
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Re: S1 Front Brake Caliper strip and plating

Many thanks Andrew. That's the info. I was looking for

Cheers
Eddie
by eddiecross
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S1 Front Brake Caliper strip and plating
Replies: 6
Views: 559
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Re: S1 Front Brake Caliper strip and plating

Must be a way! Seems a waste to plate all the parts on the suspension and then use caliper paint on the the part most easily seen outside the car through the wheels. Anyone tried brush on zinc plating? How do the firms do it when they rebuild and re sleeve them? guess I had better ask them https://w...
by eddiecross
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S1 Front Brake Caliper strip and plating
Replies: 6
Views: 559
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S1 Front Brake Caliper strip and plating

67 S1 4.2 Hi, 1st front caliper apart. Bore looks nice and clean. Maybe resleeved. Seals are in very good condition and tempted to reuse them I wanted to to have all four zinc plated along with the stub axles. How do I strip out the pins in the centre of the caliper body and is plating ok if they ha...
by eddiecross
Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Moving on. Bike resto
Replies: 61
Views: 16833
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Re: Moving on. Bike resto

Hi Paul, Yes, the TR6C came from Classic Superbikes. I fitted Boyer ignition. No major issues. Seems to run and ride fine. Still getting used to the right hand gear change. Got the Norton off e-bay when the bad weather set in so not even ridden it yet. Those kwacker triples were king of the road in ...
by eddiecross
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: LHD S1 4.2 Master Cylinder Reaction Valve orientation
Replies: 2
Views: 258
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Re: LHD S1 4.2 Master Cylinder Reaction Valve orientation

Thanks Paul. That's where i guessed it was. Luckily both Master cylinder and servo had been previously re-sleeved so hopefully should be fine when I refit them with the rebuild kits added. Only thing is....while the pedal box is out would be a good time to de-rust the drivers side bulkhead and the f...
by eddiecross
Mon Feb 08, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: LHD S1 4.2 Master Cylinder Reaction Valve orientation
Replies: 2
Views: 258
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LHD S1 4.2 Master Cylinder Reaction Valve orientation

Hi,
1967 LHD 4.2 Just rebuilt the Master Cylinder. Can someone please confirm the orientation of the vacuum inlet on the reaction valve...3 oclock or 6 oclock viewed from the front of the car.

Thanks
Eddie
by eddiecross
Thu Jan 28, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: master cylinder assembly diagram
Replies: 11
Views: 3120
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Re: master cylinder assembly diagram

Thanks all. Still interested to know why the brgs in the m/c are shown in two different orders.

Eddie
by eddiecross
Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:47 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: master cylinder assembly diagram
Replies: 11
Views: 3120
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Re: master cylinder assembly diagram

Hi Bill, You are right. I just never seem to have the right threaded connectors lying around to do this. But yes, ideal way to do it with no chance of damage. I saw someone on a video use an old master cylinder bolted to a bench pumping it out which is also neat if you need to do a few of these. On ...