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by abowie
Thu May 13, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Early Spark Plug Wire - Rubberised Cloth
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Australia

Re: Early Spark Plug Wire - Rubberised Cloth

Have you tried Autosparks?
by abowie
Thu May 13, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S1 3.8 late radio panel face panel finisher
Replies: 1
Views: 60
Australia

Re: S1 3.8 late radio panel face panel finisher

On my June 1964 roadster I'm pretty sure that it was the patterned aluminium panel trimmed in vinyl.
by abowie
Wed May 12, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: You Snooze you loose
Replies: 6
Views: 847
Australia

Re: You Snooze you loose

Hi We have a slightly old set of 185VR15 Cinturato CA67 tyre, Define "slightly" These are the best tyres for a Series 1 or 2 standard road tyre (That and the Michelin XVS anyway) Says who? I have ended up with 4 tyres with a slightly old date code How inconvenient that we are doing a massive bargai...
by abowie
Wed May 12, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Hood tie down straps BD20660
Replies: 19
Views: 468
Australia

Re: Hood tie down straps BD20660

Seriously? Can no one just say that what you were sold is shit?
by abowie
Mon May 10, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Top end tapping - still
Replies: 12
Views: 354
Australia

Re: Top end tapping - still

mgcjag wrote:
Mon May 10, 2021 7:36 am
Hi Pete.....were the tappet guides and tappets replaced....
Beat me to it.
by abowie
Thu May 06, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Trouble bleeding brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Australia

Re: Trouble bleeding brakes

phoenix wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 1:31 pm
I was thinking of using one of the bleed nipples on a front brake to feed fluid back to the servo cylinder .Any thoughts its very frustrating .
That is what I would try next.
by abowie
Tue May 04, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: brake bleeding advice
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Australia

Re: brake bleeding advice

You need to remove both of the front most shock absorbers.

This is easy to do and will save you a lot of frustration trying to get spanners and tubing onto the nipples.
by abowie
Sun May 02, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 upper steering column bushes
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Australia

Re: S1 upper steering column bushes

I've never actually had to replace a set as they seem to be virtually indestructible, however all you would do is push the bush through so that the flanges on each end are poking out the hole. There's no metal insert from memory; the bolt just goes through the hole. All it does is provide a little b...
by abowie
Sat May 01, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Electrical problem
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Australia

Re: Electrical problem

The alternator does not power the starter, the battery does. So while your alternator might be damaged that's not why the starter won't work. Indeed I'm not sure that shorting the battery out would damage the alternator anyway. There is a plaited copper earth strap attached on the passenger side to ...
by abowie
Sat May 01, 2021 6:38 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: CO setting
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Australia

Re: CO setting

Sounds like you're getting there. Sorting out SUs does require a methodical, stepwise progression, and if you miss one thing they won't work. Be aware that the quoted 65 thou is the equivalent of the 2 1/2 turns down setting in the manual. But it's only a starting point for tuning. Depending on a nu...
by abowie
Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series1.5 steering column conversion LHD to RHD
Replies: 12
Views: 615
Australia

Re: Series1.5 steering column conversion LHD to RHD

I did a 1.5 coupe a number of years ago. My vague memory is that you need to drill 2 holes in the body and push bolts through them for the ?bottom 2 holes on the column mount. There may have been a bit of judicious panel beating in the footwell to get it all to clear. There is also an aluminium spac...
by abowie
Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Tyres advice please.
Replies: 13
Views: 975
Australia

Re: Tyres advice please.

I have Nankook RC-001 tyres fitted to 2 of my 3 cars. Michelin XVS clone. So a modern copy of a totally outdated, technically deficient and probably highly dangerous tyre design. Now when I posted about them last year everyone was prepared to slag them off, despite not actually having any experience...
by abowie
Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Finding a good condition 3rd/4th gear synchromesh assembly for all-sychro transmission
Replies: 5
Views: 1459
Australia

Re: Finding a good condition 3rd/4th gear synchromesh assembly for all-sychro transmission

Norton wrote:
Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:10 am
Hi Dennis.
Just came across your post which I realize is a few years old.
Doh. Oops.
by abowie
Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Finding a good condition 3rd/4th gear synchromesh assembly for all-sychro transmission
Replies: 5
Views: 1459
Australia

Re: Finding a good condition 3rd/4th gear synchromesh assembly for all-sychro transmission

Try Steve Barratt. Curmugeonly but a really good guy.

He's on EBay stirlingmess.
by abowie
Tue Apr 27, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: car dies and no spark
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Australia

Re: car dies and no spark

Hi Kim.

Series 3 cars are not my area of expertise, and others will chime in, but the original OPUS ignition system on the V12 is prone to unreliability, especially when it gets hot.
by abowie
Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Have my RADIUS ARMS shrunk at the powder coaters?
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Australia

Re: Have my RADIUS ARMS shrunk at the powder coaters?

Quite normal.

You need to use a jack to tilt the IRS forward to get the arms to engage in the cups.

Slather the cups with anti-seize to be nice to the next owner of your car.
by abowie
Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Spinners not tightening.
Replies: 13
Views: 708
Australia

Re: Spinners not tightening.

Ok, silly question, could the ends of the hubs have a few mm shaved off? Or you could machine the inside of the spinner. Make a mandrel so you can set it up square in a 4 jaw chuck, bore out the bottom of the thread so that it can tighten down. That should work and should be safe given that you're ...
by abowie
Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 3.8 Composite Head Gasket Bore Size?
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Australia

Re: 3.8 Composite Head Gasket Bore Size?

The top of the piston should sit below the deck of the block at TDC, so your piston will not hit the gasket. The piston dome is small enough to go in the hole. Personally though I'd feel happier if the gasket was the right size. A few thou overlap on an overbored cylinder is one thing but yours is s...