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by JAN
Wed Sep 08, 2021 2:32 am
Forum: Readers Rides
Topic: Brett's Stock Anglia 100e
Replies: 10
Views: 585

Re: Brett's Stock Anglia 100e

Agree it's a common phenomenon with the 100E engine. As Peteleo says, a small bore / long stroke gives high piston speeds, and they don't like being driven at a constant speed and constant throttle setting for the long periods that modern (and older American) roads allow; in Britain in the 1950s, ev...
by JAN
Sun Jun 27, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Readers Rides
Topic: Lakes Tour 19 June 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 1330

Re: Lakes Tour 19 June 2021

Certainly looks like the same ferry.
by JAN
Fri Jun 25, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Readers Rides
Topic: Lakes Tour 19 June 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 1330

Re: Lakes Tour 19 June 2021

Funnily enough, they drew an awful lot of attention throughout the tour, which wasn't unusual. However, you might have noticed in the photo of the Corsair another car. A group of the Tour participants went to look the Corsair over, and on coming back I jokingly asked, 'Whose is the Bentley?' I was m...
by JAN
Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Readers Rides
Topic: Jim Norman's 107E Prefect
Replies: 44
Views: 63864

Re: Jim Norman's 107E Prefect

A major restoration for BLC, and here freshly back from the paint shop.

Still a lot of trim to do, but here she is.

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by JAN
Tue Jun 22, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Readers Rides
Topic: Lakes Tour 19 June 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 1330

Re: Lakes Tour 19 June 2021

If you're ever in the Wigan area, Brett, let me know. I'd love to see you.
by JAN
Sun Jun 20, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Readers Rides
Topic: Lakes Tour 19 June 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 1330

Lakes Tour 19 June 2021

Another Fantastic Day. All photos waiting to board or on the Hawkshead ferry, or at the lunch stop. https://i16.servimg.com/u/f16/16/14/23/81/dscf7512.jpg https://i16.servimg.com/u/f16/16/14/23/81/dscf7513.jpg https://i16.servimg.com/u/f16/16/14/23/81/dscf7514.jpg https://i16.servimg.com/u/f16/16/14...
by JAN
Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:39 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: MK1 Cortina fuse box.
Replies: 4
Views: 1714

Re: MK1 Cortina fuse box.

They do have their advantages, and I have seen a few burnt out looms, but in retrospect, I tend to agree!
by JAN
Sat Feb 06, 2021 3:47 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: MK1 Cortina fuse box.
Replies: 4
Views: 1714

Re: MK1 Cortina fuse box.

Sorry, but I've only just found this, hence the delay. I did this to the 107E Prefect; it was a pig of a job and involved a lot - an awful lot - of extra cables, and it was difficult to make these look neat. I later had to strip out a lot of stuff, including the wiring, when the car went to be resto...
by JAN
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Correct Stock Radiator Cap
Replies: 13
Views: 4131

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: 4131

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: 4131

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: 4131

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: 1906

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: 1906

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: 3375

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.