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by Joe.
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced...
Replies: 497
Views: 90301

Joe's 1972 GTE - MOT'd

You will be able to remove the affected rod and piston by dropping the sump. No need to remove the engine unless you really want to After taking the head off I considered just doing the minimum required to get it back on the road, swapping the piston with the engine in sity and trusting that everyt...
by Joe.
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced...
Replies: 497
Views: 90301

Joe's 1972 GTE - MOT'd

Head off With the head off the results were quite a bit worse than I'd hoped. The valve seat has broken up completely with the fragments damaging th head and the crown of the piston. I've studied the piston & valve carefully, theres been no contact beweeen them that be seen and the valve is not ben...
by Joe.
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Wiper assembly. SE4
Replies: 6
Views: 1159

Wiper assembly. SE4

I've done it on an Straight 6 and had no major problems. All doable from within the engine bay. I think with the motor loose from the bracket and the two top nuts off the wheelboxes the whole lot will drop down as a complete assembly. May well be a job where it helps to have the bonnet off. On a v6 ...
by Joe.
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced...
Replies: 497
Views: 90301

Joe's 1972 GTE - MOT'd

Coupe Racing wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:02 pm
time for an endoscope down the plug hole I think
I thought of that, But have'nt got one! I really need to get one of the budget ones that works with a mobile phone....

I''ll try and sort through the photos in a bit that show what I found when I took the head off.
by Joe.
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced...
Replies: 497
Views: 90301

Joe's 1972 GTE - MOT'd

Main reason for not using a second hand tailgate is I'd like the heated rear window to work! Cant be many origonals that are still in working order. Short term I can put another hatch on. I think I've got a spare. But I would definately like the heater rear window to work.
by Joe.
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced...
Replies: 497
Views: 90301

Joe's 1972 GTE - MOT'd

Cheers for all the comments, I did sent Pilkingtons an enquiery about making a batch of tailgate glass that actually were right size for the frame. they said they could do it but it would require a £500 cad setup charge, a minimum order of 10. plus the costs of the screens themselves. I think with t...
by Joe.
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced...
Replies: 497
Views: 90301

Joe's 1972 GTE - MOT'd

Its Broken... Over the first few road miles I noticed that the overdrive (refurbished at the start of 2015) wasn’t working, It want working when the car went off the road in 2017. I'd hoped that an oil change and an alternative (tested solenoid) would be enough to cure it but it clearly needs somet...
by Joe.
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced...
Replies: 497
Views: 90301

Joe's 1972 GTE - MOT'd

MOT TIme: I'm having a slow day after a busy Christmas yesterday. So it seems like a decent opportunity to try and update this thread, its still lagging by a couple of months and I'd really like it to be more up to date! By the end of October I was finally ready for an MOT, Nothing that exciting to...
by Joe.
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Clutch and Brake pipe threads
Replies: 5
Views: 650

Clutch and Brake pipe threads

1/8" NPT is what used to be used on wilwood callipers I think?

Dave
by Joe.
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced...
Replies: 497
Views: 90301

Joe's 1972 GTE - Is it not Finished Yet?

Hi Andy, Roger's absolutely correct the front spoiler / splitter is a Dolomite sprint one. I'm guessing people have probably been fitting them since the mid 70's? So probably quite a period modification. I bought mine on eBay second hand and it wasnt in the best condition, Its a bit distorted and th...
by Joe.
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced...
Replies: 497
Views: 90301

Joe's 1972 GTE - Is it not Finished Yet?

I’ve got an Omex 710 ecu and a seperate wiring loom for all the fuel injection stuff. There are some pictures but you might need to skip back a few pages!
by Joe.
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced...
Replies: 497
Views: 90301

Joe's 1972 GTE - Is it not Finished Yet?

I love this thread joe how many amps is the alternator I have managed to get 100amps an the standard bracket setup The alternator is 90 amp one from a Toyota Yarris (mk1), The work to fit this insead of a lucas type has mainly been done as the lucas hit the non standard lockheed brake servo, It als...
by Joe.
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced...
Replies: 497
Views: 90301

Joe's 1972 GTE - Is it not Finished Yet?

Is it not Finished Yet? - Tailgate Glass / ALternator... The heated rear window has never worked in the time I've had the car... (well two of the rows worked briefy, in 2011.) There was power getting to it but the element seemed to have too many breaks to actually demist. I'd bought an replacement ...
by Joe.
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Convert heads to unleaded or not?
Replies: 20
Views: 1855

Convert heads to unleaded or not?

My view purely from an engineering perspective has always been that if you don't fit hardened seats, and you don't run additive, and you eventually get valve seat recession whats the worst that will happen? - You'll have to fit new seats. So why go to the effort of fitting those seats before they're...
by Joe.
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced...
Replies: 497
Views: 90301

Joe's 1972 GTE - Is it not Finished Yet?

I've always thought the ball joints were there to help prevent fatigue. Presumably caused by engine vibration? I'm pretty sure both club traders / marque specialists source their tubular manifolds from Double S exhausts. ( Probably combining their orders to secure the best price.) I've never entirel...

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