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by JAN
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Correct Stock Radiator Cap
Replies: 13
Views: 581

Re: Correct Stock Radiator Cap

I'd stick with 25/75% A/F /water unless the temperature drops well below -10C, about 16F.

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by JAN
Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Correct Stock Radiator Cap
Replies: 13
Views: 581

Re: Correct Stock Radiator Cap

Ah, understanding dawns!

The concentration of A/F in modern cars is very high: it was 50-50 when I was teaching Motor Vehicle. I wouldn't try that level in a classic, though.
by JAN
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Correct Stock Radiator Cap
Replies: 13
Views: 581

Re: Correct Stock Radiator Cap

That's a new one on me, Pete! Antifreeze does a number of things. Its primary purpose, of course, is to substantially lower the freezing point of the water with which it is mixed, but unfortunately it is itself corrosive, which is why you shouldn't spill it on paintwork. It does though contain addit...
by JAN
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Correct Stock Radiator Cap
Replies: 13
Views: 581

Re: Correct Stock Radiator Cap

4lb was always the 100E cap, but 7lbs would do fine. All the pressure rating does is limit the blow-off pressure, it doesn't mean that's what the engine runs at, and it shouldn't reach 4lbs, whichever cap is fitted.
by JAN
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Thermostat Style
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: Thermostat Style

I ran a 100E as daily transport for ten years with a modern type stat - 88 degrees C as I recall - but that was in England. You might want to consider the local climate!
by JAN
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Thermostat Style
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: Thermostat Style

I ran a 100E as daily transport for ten years with a modern type stat - 88 degrees C as I recall - but that was in England. You might want to consider the local climate!
by JAN
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: 100E/300E Radiator Top Hose
Replies: 8
Views: 946

Re: 100E/300E Radiator Top Hose

Brett Wilkie wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:19 am
There is one thing I want to try if I can find my old style hoses again, I want to cut the hose to see if the old one can then work with the cast housing?
They're different internal diameters at the point where the old one meets the cast housing.
by JAN
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anglia 105E front seats
Replies: 4
Views: 717

Re: Anglia 105E front seats

1/4" x 1" UNC, I think, same as 100E. There is an S.A.E. equivalent, I believe.
by JAN
Mon May 18, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Readers Rides
Topic: Jim Norman's 107E Prefect
Replies: 43
Views: 53828

Re: Jim Norman's 107E Prefect

A lot of cosmetic work and various upgrades have been done to SFO, the biggest being to change the 997 carburettor for that from a 1198 engine, and the car now runs so much better. The non-working fog / spot lamps have been exchanged for the correct type, properly wired up. https://i16.servimg.com/u...
by JAN
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Tie rod rebuild kit
Replies: 9
Views: 2184

Re: Tie rod rebuild kit

No, you can't rebuild them.

New old stock ones became unavailable decades ago so all new ones are remanufactured, hence the cost.
by JAN
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Readers Rides
Topic: Jim Norman's 107E Prefect
Replies: 43
Views: 53828

The sills / rocker panels - call them what you will - have been replaced; it just isn't a very good job, especially on the right hand side. It's generally solid but with a few patches welded in here and there. The big surprise came when I went to Bridgnorth last week, 192 miles round trip. The selle...
by JAN
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Readers Rides
Topic: Jim Norman's 107E Prefect
Replies: 43
Views: 53828

I wish it was, Brett! The most work is to the strut tops both sides, but also the LH front chassis leg is poor, the first time I've come across this on a 100E/107E. The car had been in a bad frontal collision in either 1990 or 1995 and the legs still had ripples in them; I suspect that's where the c...
by JAN
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Readers Rides
Topic: Jim Norman's 107E Prefect
Replies: 43
Views: 53828

After thirteen years' hard use and over 170,000 miles, BLC is need of a major restoration. SFO has been bought to use in the meantime. https://i16.servimg.com/u/f16/16/14/23/81/dscf1910.jpg https://i16.servimg.com/u/f16/16/14/23/81/dscf1911.jpg https://i16.servimg.com/u/f16/16/14/23/81/dscf1912.jpg ...
by JAN
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: 1959 Thames 300E
Replies: 17
Views: 13015

From memory, they're 5/16" UNF - interchangeable with S.A.E. - and have 1/2 inch AF (across flats) heads. Half an inch is 12.7mm, so using 13mm tools can round off the corners. I imagine they're high tensile steel but not certain on that.
by JAN
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Solex Blues Part two
Replies: 4
Views: 1695

You should also, if you haven't already, check that the base is truly flat; they tend to bow with being tightened down on to the yielding material of the gasket. Also check that there is no play in the throttle spindle bushes, another common cause of air leaks which doesn't help the idling mixture.