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Post by philhoward » Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:44 pm

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Post by rjudcsx » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:22 pm

Good Evening All , well I am slowly moving on with Sully , with gradual adjustments of the gear selector rods the gear change has continued to improve ,I have been somewhat surprised that quite fine adjustments have made measurable improvement to a linkage system that is ,in my view point ,quite basic . A method of small adjustment, try , repeat on one rod is the way forward I have found .The new load cover [ now black ] along side the new gear knob and new gaiter has " pulled " the int together . Kept on bleeding clutch and this is now firm and the perceived leak from the slave has disappeared [ for now :!: ]. As is my norm looked at the Scim offerings on Ebay , admiring the Yellow [ I think I am safe in saying that is the colour :lol: ] 1971 5a ,then saw it was for sale in Skegness ,just down the road .Being a bit cheeky I contacted the seller ,nice man by the name of Sean , he had bought it on a bit of a whim and when it came found he could not get comfortable in it [seat and narrow pedal area ] sourced some XJS seats to replace the mr2 ones , not in yet , but I think had all ready decided it was not for him [he is a Rolls Royce owner as well ]. Will be going to see it this weekend ,just to compare a few bits on mine that I need a ref point on. [ Ebay ref 303599675766 ] looks to be a ex RSSOC car . Regards Richard .



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Post by rjudcsx » Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:53 pm

Have not updated for a while so decided to add a few small " movements " , most of the jobs have been those little ones that can consume some time ,juggling with the weather , work and other life issues . Gauges packed up [ fuel and temp ] so contacted Andy and sent my VR away for one of his updates plus a new pucca oil filter , hope to get them end of this coming week . Then my Rev counter gave up , one step forward one step back :( . Two of my head light trims have bad rust in the lower area so ,having placed an add in wanted , Jim offered a selection to choose from and I hope two good ones are on the way . [Thanks Mark for your offer ] Fettling the door cards , they look quite fair to good but I am tempted by the " custom " ones on Ebay with the pockets , umming and arring at present . Took my h/ lamp surround to a local paint supplier for a match to be made , came up as Old English BLMC 1205 [ or 120S , cannot read his writing ] tried a sample spray on lower front apron and it has to much of a yellow shade , spoke to the mixer who gave me a load of woffle about paint fade . Will try another firm , I think its more likely to be a Ford white . Blow on exhaust has got a bit worse so removed the heat wrap [ a bit like removing a mummies bandage after a 1000 years ] and found the blow to be coming from the area that the individual pipes join , not looking forward to this job as I have read about bolts shearing in heads ect . On a diverse issue , why does not Ebay sort out the person who continues to use other peoples car images as a scam add , surely ,due to the registration protocol they can id them and take action , or am I being a naive old man again . Regards Richard .



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Post by Scim8tar » Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:15 pm

I reported the scam scim's today Richard, i think they have been removed now, if you see any more and want them removed you click on "report item" you then get a list with 3 multiple choice boxes, in the top box choose "listing practices" 2nd box choose "fraudulent activities" 3rd box choose "you suspect that a listing is fraudulent" then submit.


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Post by scimjim » Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:54 pm

I reported them days ago.


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Post by rjudcsx » Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:15 pm

Just an up date regarding the paint issue . The car has a slight scratch / hair line crack on the upper front wing , 1/2 an inch [ a issue I have noticed on a number of 5a , stress ? the car not me .] As mentioned before had some paint mixed by comparing a swatch with my head lamp surround , the swatch match was good but the mix came out with what I can only describe as a buttery white hue . Spoke to the mixer who gave me some Bs about fade . Today I went to Boston and went into VRS Automotive Paint Supply , took with me the part from the car and they put it on the scan computer , came up as a 99% match to CHEVROLET CREAM 17490 [ I have been driving a Stingray without realising ] , got a 400 ml tin made up for £12 . When back at home sprayed a sample patch on head light surround and it looks 99.8 % ok which is ok with me as I am not going to Villa d Este this year :lol: Regarding the electrical issues, I eagerly await the new VR from Andy , and I put a question on Gen Tech re Earthing which Jim ,Adam and Phil are " debating" as I type :wink: Regards Richard .



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Post by AJL Electronics » Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:32 pm

Your regulator and filter left today by First class post. Had an hour's soak test and all is fine.


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Post by rjudcsx » Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:47 pm

Thanks Andy , sent you a PM . Richard



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Post by rjudcsx » Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:49 pm

Evening All , just a up date , cannot praise Andy [AJL] enough , VR and EFL90 came as promised , spoke to Andy on the phone and he gave me advice re improving my earth and oil to use when I put the new filter on , hope I get a bit more oil pressure its not bad to be honest just over 50 cold start tick over then 20 warmed up tick over . . All gauges now work with the exception of the Rev Counter , which I know is another matter . Ordered the oil and also some Moly , I will add some to the gear box as I have a late overdrive and I read that the chance of messing the internals up is less of a risk :roll: . Fitted Jims head light trims after a bit of polish and paint inside [ thanks Jim ] . Still working on the indicators , now looking like 99% earth issues get one going and another one stops , will try the linking methods as suggested . I keep trying to get a better / deeper shine on the wing I sprayed , its not at all bad but compared with the other wing it scores 8 out of 10 . The more I look /feel the two wings [ yes , the neighbours are getting a bit concerned ] I am sure that the rest of the cars paint has been lacquered and that is why I cannot get the depth on the sprayed wing .The supplier of the paint said no need to lacquer but I am not convinced , any advise welcome . Went for a bit longer drive today and I must get the load space cover damped down a bit as it makes an annoying noise over uneven road surface [ thats all the roads in this part of Lincs ] also look at my rear drums as there is a low volume ,fluctuating " metallic " rubbing noise from both sides , does not sound like a bearing and it alters its tone when I lightly apply the hand break whilst moving , the wheels have been off more times than Warren Beattys trousers :shock: . All the best , Richard .



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Post by rjudcsx » Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:45 pm

Evening All , got some good advise from Andy [ AJL ] regarding the paint work which I am going to persue . Waiting for the oil to arrive , should have been today but delayed, should not worry at present due to the significant increase in items being sent rather than collected . Couple of new rear indicator holders came today so I can now focus on the light issues and make up link earths ect . Dont know how I did it but over ordered on the Moly , I have plenty for the engine , gear box and r axel with some left over , any suggestions of other uses [ no, this is a family site ] . Wondering how George ? is getting on with the poor running 5a [ BAP ] and his oil leak , havent seen a post for a few days . . Regards Richard .



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Post by rjudcsx » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:04 pm

Oil came late yesterday so was able to drain and replace filter . Spun her over with ignition disabled to prime then started her , oil pressure 58 /59 at tick over [ it was a bit warm as I had run her up prior to the oil drain ] , went for a brief drive and pressure up to 60/65 fully warmed up with fan cycling . Came back and checked levels / no leaks. Added Moly and pressure drop by about 3/4lbs [ 53/54 ] on tick over but engine smother with less noise from steel timing gear . Left it running for a while and engine got noticeably quieter. Very happy with this outcome , that oil filter , EFL90 , supplied by Andy [AJL ] appears to have given me 6/8 more lbs ,I anticipate a further slight drop . BUT , when on the drive out I noticed the clutch was becoming softish again and the odd gear change was a little stiff , no leaks apparent so back to bleeding , I really put some fluid thru the system this time and part way thru the process , which had seen clear clutch fluid emerging . a cruddy dark fluid entered the bleed pipe and went onto float at the top of my bleed jar , kept going with clear fluid emerging and then screwed the nipple back up . The pedal felt firmer but I am still not 100% satisfied so I will return to it over the week end . I remember ,[ can not think of name , sorry ] a member telling me about the build up of crud in slave cylinders of cars that have been unused for some time as has mine . Keep safe, Richard .



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Post by adamwilkes » Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:55 am

rjudcsx wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:04 pm
Added Moly and pressure drop by about 3/4lbs [ 53/54 ] on tick over but engine smother with less noise from steel timing gear . Left it running for a while and engine got noticeably quieter.
Good to hear that the Moly additive really has a good effect :D Must try it!


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Post by rjudcsx » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:33 pm

I assume the slight pressure drop was due to better oil flow , or my 64 year old eyes not reading the gauge correctly . Went for a longer drive today [ clutch still not 100% but getting better ] and pressure 60 lbs +, hot , 40 /45 tick over, hot . Reduced noise from rocker area and cam gear . It appears to rev easier and feels less lumpy , or this may be the Moly psychological additive effect , anyway , it has made me feel a bit better . I have not discounted the effect of the efl90 ,which probably has had more impact on the pressure improvement . Still a tad unsure re adding some into gearbox but will probably do so tomorrow rather than watch the Grand Prix , let me know if the Vanwall wins please . Regards Richard .



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Post by efi_sprintgte » Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:03 am

Is it a Manual OD gearbox?


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Post by rjudcsx » Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:43 pm

Yes it is , but the late overdrive 5a 1974, some people say it is acceptable to put moly in this box [ but not the early one ] and people on the forum comment that they have run the cars for some miles without problems , as long as the overdrive is up to scratch in the first place . I think , in balance , I will give it a miss for now , just change the oil and clean the filters . Regards Richard .



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