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by abowie
Fri Dec 02, 2022 9:02 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rubber grommets
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Australia

Re: Rubber grommets

Series1 Stu wrote:
Fri Dec 02, 2022 8:56 pm
domed side visible from the underside of the car
I agree. Stops them getting filled with road grime.
by abowie
Tue Nov 29, 2022 12:17 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Hood frame colour
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Australia

Re: Hood frame colour

All of the original ones I've seen are the dove grey.
by abowie
Mon Nov 28, 2022 9:33 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Kelsey Hayes Front Cover
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Australia

Re: Kelsey Hayes Front Cover

All the ones I've seen have been painted.
by abowie
Mon Nov 28, 2022 9:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S2 brake HEADACHE!
Replies: 22
Views: 544
Australia

Re: S2 brake HEADACHE!

It does sound like the shuttle is sticking in your servo. Try pressure bleeding the brakes to see if you can get fluid to come out the caliper bleed nipples. http://www.projectetype.com/index.php/the-blog/258-brake-bleeding-syringe.html Check to see that you do actually have holes in the servo attac...
by abowie
Fri Nov 25, 2022 9:32 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Radius arm attachment
Replies: 15
Views: 877
Australia

Re: Radius arm attachment

Got my radius arms on now. I've read about them not lining up and needed force on IRS to fit, but amazingly, even with new floors, they aligned perfectly. Question here is, the safety wiring for the big bolt, where should the other end of the wiring go? We usually just wrap it around the safety str...
by abowie
Tue Nov 22, 2022 9:51 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Heater fan motor
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Australia

Re: Heater fan motor

Heuer wrote:
Tue Nov 22, 2022 8:21 pm
Everything we know is here: viewtopic.php?p=58877#p58877
Which is quite a lot more than I did!
by abowie
Tue Nov 22, 2022 9:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cam timing 4.2 engine
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Australia

Re: Cam timing 4.2 engine

To answer your question directly, no.

To move the camshaft sprocket you need to remove the two bolts.
by abowie
Tue Nov 15, 2022 8:43 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: PhDone
Replies: 15
Views: 885
Australia

Re: PhDone

Fine work.

A PhD is a marathon effort, something I managed to avoid by staying exclusively with clinical medicine rather than delving into a research career.
by abowie
Wed Nov 09, 2022 5:58 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: E-Type Engine Number Mystery
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Australia

Re: E-Type Engine Number Mystery

A VS prefix head is off an XK150S.

Your engine block should have a number stamped on the boss on the carb side where the oil pressure sensor is installed.
by abowie
Sun Nov 06, 2022 11:03 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Inertia Reel Seatbelts 2+2
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Australia

Re: Inertia Reel Seatbelts 2+2

Historic car rego can be a bit of a minefield; it certainly is in South Australia. If you haven't already, ring whoever is going to inspect the car for Dept of Transport and get the info direct from them. Once you know what you have to do maybe contact the businesses in Brisbane who restore/ maintai...
by abowie
Sat Nov 05, 2022 3:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Recovery advice please!
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Australia

Re: Recovery advice please!

It may well be the thrust bearing. You may be able to see it through the little inspection hole.

I like to put E Types on rear first. Winch strap to a lower wishbone arm.
by abowie
Sat Nov 05, 2022 3:26 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Unequal rear ride height, sticky clutch
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Australia

Re: Unequal rear ride height, sticky clutch

What I've done in the past is measure the spring lengths (you need to take them off the shocks) and sort them into one long pair and one short pair.

Then when I install them I make sure to put one of each on either side. I usually put the long one at the back, but I'm not sure if it really matters.
by abowie
Thu Nov 03, 2022 9:49 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Oil leak
Replies: 12
Views: 833
Australia

Re: Oil leak

Remove the nut and washers.

Put a smear of RTV silicone around the bottom of the stud.

Replace the copper washer with a new (soft annealed) one and the flat steel washer.

Tighten to 20lbft.
by abowie
Tue Nov 01, 2022 9:17 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: IRS tie plate removal
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Australia

Re: IRS tie plate removal

LOL. Shipwright's disease diagnosis is incipient.
by abowie
Tue Nov 01, 2022 8:56 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: IRS tie plate removal
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Australia

Re: IRS tie plate removal

Haven't done this myself but I reckon it should be fine.
by abowie
Tue Nov 01, 2022 2:32 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: IRS tie plate removal
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Australia

Re: IRS tie plate removal

I don't think I'd let the weight of the car rest on the wheels while you have the plate off.
by abowie
Mon Oct 31, 2022 7:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: New rebuilt engine - fill or not fill
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Australia

Re: New rebuilt engine - fill or not fill

Leave it empty. Turn it over regularly.
by abowie
Sat Oct 29, 2022 9:30 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: G'Day from Adelaide, SA
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Australia

Re: G'Day from Adelaide, SA

I never knew you were a wizard!
by abowie
Tue Oct 25, 2022 10:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: help identifying these steering wheels
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Australia

Re: help identifying these steering wheels

The top one looks to be an original wheel. Repair it and use it.

The bottom one looks like the Mota Lita wheel on my MK2.