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by Clifford Pope
Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mot exemption from next year!
Replies: 8
Views: 391

Re: Mot exemption from next year!

How will this originality qualification be detemined? Presumably there will have to be some kind of "signing off" inspection? Will ordinary MOT testers be capable of determining the originality of a 40 year old car? It's hardly within their area of training and expertise, and would surely require a ...
by Clifford Pope
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Oil dipstick tube position for 2500cc engine (1968) ?
Replies: 16
Views: 726

Re: Oil dipstick tube position for 2500cc engine (1968) ?

A back-to-basics method often advocated on the SeriesII LandRover forum for cutting through all the uncertainties of dipstick length and H/L markings is simply to pour in precisely the quantity of oil specified in the handbook and then make that the High mark. Obviously allow for the filter volume i...
by Clifford Pope
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Fuel pipe leak.
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: Fuel pipe leak.

I often find with any brass fuel-related nut that it never properly matches any known spanner size. Perhaps there is a special "SU-gauge", not quite the same as but close to the "Solex-gauge". Even after trying some of the rarer SAE sizes, or even metric, the temptation is to just use an adjustable ...
by Clifford Pope
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Fuel pipe leak.
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: Fuel pipe leak.

I'd take the opportunity of re-fashioning a new pipe and routing it futher away fom the engine block and exhaust manifold, using longer clips, to reduce the heat contact and risk of fuel vapourisation.
by Clifford Pope
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Door seals
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Re: Door seals

I think I've probably said this before somewhere, but it might be of interest: I found the most difficult bit was persuading the rubber to stay in the channel on the S-shaped section around the door latch. It wanted to jump off the track, and if constrained in the channel would distort so that it ru...
by Clifford Pope
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Oil dipstick tube position for 2500cc engine (1968) ?
Replies: 16
Views: 726

Re: Oil dipstick tube position for 2500cc engine (1968) ?

I've just measured my two engines: 2500 - 5" 2000 - 4.5" That's from the top of the tube to the top of the casting on the block. But the two are not quite the same design. The 2000 just has a plain tube fitting into a hole in the block, presumably adjustable up or own. The 2500 tube has a flange at ...
by Clifford Pope
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Un-Leaded or don't Worry About It.
Replies: 16
Views: 1012

Re: Un-Leaded or don't Worry About It.

Thanks David, I'd forgotten about that article, but recall it now. But I'm still puzzled about the actual mechanism, both of original lead tetra-ethyl and of lead-memory: "When an engine is run hard and at high speeds, the exhaust valve can get hot enough to pull flecks of iron from the seat in the ...
by Clifford Pope
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Un-Leaded or don't Worry About It.
Replies: 16
Views: 1012

Re: Un-Leaded or don't Worry About It.

Does lead memory actually exist? Everyone assumes it does, but I've done a quick google and can't find any scientific analysis of what precisely the mechanism is supposed to be. Could it just be a combination of several factors; valve erosion is somewhat exaggerated some cars may not be as bad as ot...
by Clifford Pope
Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Whatever happened to.......?
Replies: 13
Views: 1004

Re: Whatever happened to.......?

There is a pair of amber repeaters for a Triumph Acclaim on eBay at the moment, Buy Now price £14.99. They look about the right size, although are raised not flat, and appear to me to be a reasonable substitute if the proper ones are unobtainable. Two things would need a little modification. 1) As t...
by Clifford Pope
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Steering rack oil or grease
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Re: Steering rack oil or grease

Also from experience, check the steering column universal joints.