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by Alec
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Oil Cooler size
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Oil Cooler size

Hello Gary,

when I first built my 2.5 p.i. engined MK 1 I fitted an oil cooler (I forget the size) but on running the car I felt that it was not really doing anything. I'm nearing the end of a second rebuild and decided to not use the oil cooler.

Alec
by Alec
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Strombergs / SUs
Replies: 17
Views: 1667

Re: Strombergs / SUs

Hello Charles,

I've worked on both and do not really see that Strombergs are better engineered. The tightest bti of engineering on the S.U. is the very close fit of piston and chamber.
I personally prefer S.U.s, especially the H.D. series; after injection, of course.

Alec
by Alec
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Strombergs / SUs
Replies: 17
Views: 1667

Re: Strombergs / SUs

Hello Charles,

"Strombergs MUCH better built!!"

I do see this sort of comment from time to time but wonder on what basis ?

Alec
by Alec
Wed May 23, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Ballast resistor wire
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: Ballast resistor wire

Hello Llessur,

Ye the ignition feed is live when cranking.

Alec
by Alec
Wed May 23, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Ballast resistor wire
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: Ballast resistor wire

Hello llessur,

just remove the wire from the starter to the coil (or disconnect and tape up the ends.) as it will no longer be needed.
I'm not familiar with gauge as a wire size, but it is not a heavy current requirement.

Alec
by Alec
Tue May 22, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Ballast resistor wire
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: Ballast resistor wire

Hello Lessur,

it is inevitable that it will get hot so it is not a sign of other problems.

Alec
by Alec
Tue May 22, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Ballast resistor wire
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: Ballast resistor wire

Hello llessur, I've never had a car new enough to have the resistive wire, but you would need to get the correct wire to replace it. I don't know whethetr they are available any longer, but I believe it's incorporated in the loom and is fed from the ignition switch. There is or should be another wir...
by Alec
Mon May 14, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Draining fuel
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: Draining fuel

Hello Llessur,

you need to go under the car, it is a small 90 degree bend at the base of the tank.

Alec
by Alec
Mon May 14, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Draining fuel
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: Draining fuel

Hello Llessur,

Remove the fuel take off pipe from below the tank, just be aware it may be tight and the union could easily be damaged, a six point ring or flare spanner would be best.
I wouldn'y worry about the fuel lines, the fresh fuel will soon push that through.

Alec
by Alec
Fri May 11, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Door adjustment
Replies: 9
Views: 365

Re: Door adjustment

Hello Llessur,

Yes it did. I think that most shells now have had a lot of welding done and doors having replacements skins or repair sections that the original dimensions are lost a certain amount? Needs must to try and get an acceptable shut line.

Alec