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by johnconradlee
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Rocker shaft disassembly
Replies: 1
Views: 242

Rocker shaft disassembly

Probably a silly question, but how do I get the pin out of the end on an early "narrow head" Mk1 rocker shaft? The Haynes manual just says "remove the pins" (which is straightforward enough on a Mk2, where as far as i can remember it's split pins), but on my Mk1 it looks more like a rivet. Is it jus...
by johnconradlee
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Front windscreen.
Replies: 3
Views: 491

Re: Front windscreen.

There are two ways to fit the screen, either the workshop method (seal to car, string screen into seal, fit trim) or the string it all in method (seal to screen, fit trim, string whole lot to car). Both methods seem to be popular and I'm not sure which one is easiest (I'm pretty sure it's an utter b...
by johnconradlee
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: 'Orrible modern fuel
Replies: 5
Views: 653

Re: 'Orrible modern fuel

Part 3 I also made a heat shield for the carbs whilst i was at it. Mine is made from strips of steel at each end riveted to the bottom of the airbox with perf sheet in the middle (because it's easy to cut and bend) all wrapped in aluminium tape for the futuristic look. It took a bit of trial and err...
by johnconradlee
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: 'Orrible modern fuel
Replies: 5
Views: 653

Re: 'Orrible modern fuel

Part 2 Of course the other major issue with 'orrible modern fuel is the ethanol which eats old fuel hoses and increased volatility which makes it more sensitive to under bonnet temperatures. Obviously the first thing I did when I bought my car was to replace the fuel hoses with ones rated for modern...
by johnconradlee
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: 'Orrible modern fuel
Replies: 5
Views: 653

'Orrible modern fuel

Part 1: The current Covid situation has some fairly significant disadvantages, I've been shielding as much as possible for the last 4 1/2 months and it is starting to get a little tiresome. That said, I am lucky that my job means I can work from home and boredom is probably better than Covid. It's a...
by johnconradlee
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Rostyle wheel trims
Replies: 3
Views: 1051

Re: Rostyle wheel trims

I've finally had a go at taping the loose fake nuts and bolting them on. I'm one nut short, so I've bolted an M12 nylock on as a temporary hole filler. Charles if you happen to have a loose fake nut going spare that would useful. Not required urgently - could probably wait until next years national!...
by johnconradlee
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Rostyle wheel trims
Replies: 3
Views: 1051

Rostyle wheel trims

I've just acquired a set of stag 14" steel wheels which have a reasonable set of Goodyear tyres on so i'm probably going to use them, certainly for a while anyway. They came with a set of the Stag "rostyle" trims, which are the PI style ones with the black paint. Two of which are pretty good but two...
by johnconradlee
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Headlining on Mark 2
Replies: 21
Views: 3981

Re: Headlining on Mark 2

This is definitely one of those "thank god I red that on the forum" threads. I took the headlining out of my car last year to make a new one and haven't put it back yet and when I took it out I didn't bother to record where the rails went. Luckily my roof is slightly simplified in this respect as I ...
by johnconradlee
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: E-bay and other ads
Topic: 2500 for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 1234

Re: 2500 for sale

Sill depends on how bad it is. Advisories can vary from something that's almost rusted through to some surface rust that should probably be treated before it gets any worse. Have a good poke when you have a look. Looking at the MOT history I would be suspicious of the quality of any previous repairs...
by johnconradlee
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Parts for Sale and Wanted
Topic: mk1 choke cable
Replies: 5
Views: 1390

Re: mk1 choke cable

I will have one - do you need the whole lot, or just the solid inner cable (well it's a solid wire really), the outer cable (it's in two sections with a rubber hose jointing piece held by two star washers) with the contact piece that illuminates the dash warning light? On my Royal Blue MK1 I have d...