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by Series1 Stu
Fri Dec 02, 2022 8:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rubber grommets
Replies: 3
Views: 80
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Re: Rubber grommets

I don't think it matters either but, on the basis that you don't see them once the carpets are fitted, I fitted mine with the domed side visible from the underside of the car (sorry, Christopher). I also put a smear of Tiger Seal or similar around the hole before I fitted the grommets, just in case ...
by Series1 Stu
Fri Dec 02, 2022 8:38 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Otter switch repair.
Replies: 5
Views: 56
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Re: Otter switch repair.

Don't bother trying to repair the Otter switch because you will never get a reliable repair. No matter what anybody else might say. The Coolcat option is probably the best and has the added advantage of using a proprietary sensor which is robust, reliable and easily available anywhere in the world. ...
by Series1 Stu
Thu Dec 01, 2022 9:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Carpet fitting
Replies: 5
Views: 184
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Re: Carpet fitting

Do we have to fit the carpet before fitting seats. S1 4.2 As Steve says, it would make things easier without the seats getting in the way. Perhaps it would be best to trial fit the seats to make sure they fit and all threads and fasteners are correct, then take them out and fit your carpets. I'm su...
by Series1 Stu
Tue Nov 29, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Hood frame colour
Replies: 4
Views: 214
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Re: Hood frame colour

The BS 381-C colours were used extensively in 1950's and 60's automotive and continue to be used in UK military applications. Sometimes, the colour names suggest a shade other than what you get.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Mon Nov 28, 2022 11:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: windscreen wipers rest position
Replies: 6
Views: 321
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Re: windscreen wipers rest position

Can't you adjust the rest position using the knurled knob on the bulkhead. The service manual shows you how to do it.

You may need to do this in conjunction with moving the arms on the wheelbox splines.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Mon Nov 28, 2022 11:03 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Headlining renewal
Replies: 6
Views: 177
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Re: Headlining renewal

Hi Roger I agree that BAS are excellent and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them. However, if your side curtains are to be replaced then you will have to strip a fair amount of parts from the car before you can start to remove and replace them. You will need to remove the quarterlights and then the s...
by Series1 Stu
Mon Nov 28, 2022 10:21 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: rear wheels rubbing on inner arches
Replies: 5
Views: 148
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Re: rear wheels rubbing on inner arches

I have a scabby set of original curly hub wire wheels and ancient Pirelli cross ply white wall tyres that you are welcome to borrow until your new ones arrive. I wouldn't take them out on the road though.

Might make sense if you are somewhere in the Cheshire/Shropshire area.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Mon Nov 21, 2022 11:59 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Setting Hub Shims
Replies: 16
Views: 782
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Re: Setting Hub Shims

Absolutely right, Rory. I have avoided joining in this discussion because of some previous negative responses from others but there is no substitution for using the correct equipment to do a job. Everything we design and make is set up using good quality, properly calibrated tools and equipment so w...
by Series1 Stu
Wed Nov 16, 2022 12:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: washers on engine lifting eyes
Replies: 2
Views: 170
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Re: washers on engine lifting eyes

The washers should be directly under the nuts.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sun Nov 13, 2022 8:34 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Assembly sequence
Replies: 24
Views: 839
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Re: Assembly sequence

Also, the wiring looms are not particularly well covered in the restoration guides. I'm still not sure that I have my looms running in the correct places, especially where the wiring passes through the bulkhead.

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by Series1 Stu
Sat Nov 12, 2022 9:06 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Assembly sequence
Replies: 24
Views: 839
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Re: Assembly sequence

It's a great question, Mikael. I have often thought that the factory build sequence must have been documented in process assembly sheets etc.. I wonder if anybody has access to these because they would make life so much easier for people restoring these cars. It wouldn't take a lot to turn it into a...
by Series1 Stu
Wed Nov 09, 2022 9:03 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Not going anywhere
Replies: 2
Views: 263
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Re: Not going anywhere

Oh wow!

Two of my favourite things.

I miss my German Shepherd every day since she left us a n 2009.

Lucky guy.
by Series1 Stu
Wed Nov 09, 2022 2:16 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Boot boards for 3.8 fhc
Replies: 8
Views: 303
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Re: Boot boards for 3.8 fhc

I did write them down so:-

BD21137 for spare wheel cover
BD19052 for fuel tank cover

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Wed Nov 09, 2022 12:21 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Boot boards for 3.8 fhc
Replies: 8
Views: 303
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Re: Boot boards for 3.8 fhc

The parts catalogue doesn't show any changes throughout the 3.8 production run.

Presumably, you have the two piece rear mat?

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sun Nov 06, 2022 9:14 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Electric failure
Replies: 14
Views: 575
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Re: Electric failure

I agree with David, carbon black is likely the problem. Probably another example of a lack of understanding of such matters on the part of the supplier.

An easy fix would be to put some heat shrink sleeving over each female connector before slipping them back in to the rubber block.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sat Nov 05, 2022 7:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Unequal rear ride height, sticky clutch
Replies: 13
Views: 632
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Re: Unequal rear ride height, sticky clutch

Hard to tell from that angle but I'm loving the Matchless. Is it a 350? Dad had one of them.
by Series1 Stu
Fri Nov 04, 2022 10:11 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: HOPEFULLY TUESDAY WILL BE THE END OF THE ELECTRIC CAR.....
Replies: 14
Views: 884
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Re: HOPEFULLY TUESDAY WILL BE THE END OF THE ELECTRIC CAR.....

Surely, you would research all that stuff before you shell out that kind of money?
by Series1 Stu
Thu Nov 03, 2022 12:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 1965 COUPE STOCK REAR SPRINGS AND SHOCKS NOT SNG
Replies: 20
Views: 892
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Re: 1965 COUPE STOCK REAR SPRINGS AND SHOCKS NOT SNG

I'm keeping out of this one, despite there being so much bad logic here.

It's not worth the derision.
by Series1 Stu
Sat Oct 22, 2022 9:42 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: The 5 Speed is here……..
Replies: 547
Views: 29122
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Re: The 5 Speed is here……..

gtjoey wrote:
Fri Oct 21, 2022 10:37 pm
Stu
After ALL this who knows!
Gtjoey1314
It's obvious if you stop and think about it. Your suspension mods haven't altered anything that affects the relationship of the gearbox output to the diff input.
by Series1 Stu
Fri Oct 21, 2022 5:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: The 5 Speed is here……..
Replies: 547
Views: 29122
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Re: The 5 Speed is here……..

gtjoey wrote:
Fri Oct 21, 2022 10:42 am

The suspension drop had
NO effect on propshaft clearance or closeness to anything even with the almost 2 inch drop!
Why would it? The relationship between the gearbox and differential hasn't changed since both are pretty much attached to the bodywork. It's not a live axle!

Regards