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by paul 300358
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Led bulb advice
Replies: 2
Views: 14

Re: Led bulb advice

I have two https://www.amazon.co.uk/KaTur-BAY15D-33-SMD-Lumens-Bright/dp/B01KMHP7NK/ref=pd_rhf_ee_s_rtpb_1_6/258-7954987-3566936?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01KMHP7NK&pd_rd_r=d21caadd-5b3f-41b7-9698-84bfa7f15e08&pd_rd_w=TELb2&pd_rd_wg=YvuB2&pf_rd_p=cf372514-6d69-4297-94a5-c9adb3fe3c9e&pf_rd_r=V3ER2T0E2A...
by paul 300358
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Strange oil contamination
Replies: 17
Views: 427

Re: Strange oil contamination

I would be tempted to change the filter, fill with new oil and the run it for a couple of hundred miles then change the oil and filter again.
by paul 300358
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Strange oil contamination
Replies: 17
Views: 427

Re: Strange oil contamination

It may be worth looking at the centre main bearing when you have the sump off as it has been known for the white metal to flake off.
by paul 300358
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ignition
Replies: 19
Views: 417

Re: Ignition

I had a powerspark unit for 18 months but suddenly had the same symptoms as a condenser going so I fitted distributor doctor condenser and points. Its been ok ever since.
by paul 300358
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Why is the air intake above the exhaust?
Replies: 16
Views: 505

Re: Why is the air intake above the exhaust?

A lot have changed the single manifold assembly for separate inlet and exhaust manifolds (including me) to remove the hotspot between the two. According to Vizard etc the cooler and denser air will give more power. Actually the hot spot was there for a reason, it allows the engine to pull with less ...
by paul 300358
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front Wheel Bearings - Face Adjusted
Replies: 22
Views: 1221

Re: Front Wheel Bearings - Face Adjusted

The FAG bearings were re-fitted with the shorter spacer but there was still play. So I've removed the bearings and fitted an old RHP set from a minor hub with a correct size spacer, all the play has now gone. I did notice that the minor stub axle has a sharp corner where the inner bearing butts, The...
by paul 300358
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Useing an Ezibleed
Replies: 21
Views: 530

Re: Useing an Ezibleed

Make sure that the bleed nipples are clean and not blocked
by paul 300358
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front Wheel Bearings - Face Adjusted
Replies: 22
Views: 1221

Re: Front Wheel Bearings - Face Adjusted

following Phil's advice I managed to drift the FAG bearings out without popping the outer bearing using a large copper drift and light taps. The bearings have axial play but I can't detect any radial play, so following Phil's other advice I have reduced the length of a spare spacer from 1.501 inch t...
by paul 300358
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: rear crankshaft scroll.
Replies: 29
Views: 786

Re: rear crankshaft scroll.

You could connect the two terminals with a jump lead or have you got a starting handle?
by paul 300358
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front Wheel Bearings - Face Adjusted
Replies: 22
Views: 1221

Re: Front Wheel Bearings - Face Adjusted

Nothing is special other than the difference in material, the bar stock will contract at the same rate as the bearings, so you gain nothing altering the temperature. The cast hubs contract at a slight different rate. I have access to liquid nitrogen so may as well use it to save damaging the bearing...
by paul 300358
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front Wheel Bearings - Face Adjusted
Replies: 22
Views: 1221

Re: Front Wheel Bearings - Face Adjusted

How do you access the machined groves with the drift without splitting the outer bearing and removing the spacer?
by paul 300358
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front Wheel Bearings - Face Adjusted
Replies: 22
Views: 1221

Re: Front Wheel Bearings - Face Adjusted

Your right Phil, but using liquid nitrogen reduces the diameter of the bearing allowing it to be pushed out fairly easily in one piece. If the bearings are good they can be used again. If you drift them out you usually split the outer bearing to push the spacer over and access the machined channels ...
by paul 300358
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front Wheel Bearings - Face Adjusted
Replies: 22
Views: 1221

Re: Front Wheel Bearings - Face Adjusted

Yes, I had a quick look and the outer bearing looks like it has quite a bit of play, unfortunately I didn't have any spare bearings so I didn't want to remove them until I have some liquid nitrogen or an alternative bearing set. I don't think that its the hub as I had to hydraulically press the bear...
by paul 300358
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front Wheel Bearings - Face Adjusted
Replies: 22
Views: 1221

Re: Front Wheel Bearings - Face Adjusted

Just an update on the above post, I had my car on one of the ramps at my nephews garage yesterday to replace a worn front hub. While it was in the air I had a feel at the other side front wheel bearing and found that there was plenty of play, so do not waste your money on the FAG wheel bearings as t...
by paul 300358
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: fume vent dumping oil
Replies: 32
Views: 1300

Re: fume vent dumping oil

Was it re-bored or just the rings replaced? Have you carried out a compression test?
by paul 300358
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Wheel Bearing Greasing & Torquing
Replies: 11
Views: 335

Re: Wheel Bearing Greasing & Torquing

TVR used to admit that no two cars are the same, it all depends what was available at the time of assembly. I do think that things have changed for most manufactures as they require standardisation to reduce costs.
by paul 300358
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Wheel Bearing Greasing & Torquing
Replies: 11
Views: 335

Re: Wheel Bearing Greasing & Torquing

Having worked in vehicle product development in the 70's, I can tell you now that many of the figures are just what felt right for the bloke tightening the nut on the day someone was documenting the assembly. Often things were based on someone saying, "what if we did this" or " just nip it up a bit ...
by paul 300358
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Wheel Bearing Greasing & Torquing
Replies: 11
Views: 335

Re: Wheel Bearing Greasing & Torquing

I have recently fitted Midget disks and used second hand hub on the nearside. I removed the standard bearings by freezing the hub so that the bearings just pushed out (bearing has a higher coefficient of linear expansion than the hub). On the nearside I re-greased with a low melting point bearing gr...
by paul 300358
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Useing an Ezibleed
Replies: 21
Views: 530

Re: Useing an Ezibleed

That's a good point Phil, I never thought that someone could have adjusted out the clearance. I wonder how many people have had problems with brakes because of it? You should have a small fountain in the master cylinder when you press the pedal, this is the fluid from the first part of the piston tr...