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by JAN
Mon May 18, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Readers Rides
Topic: Jim Norman's 107E Prefect
Replies: 43
Views: 49535

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: 8
Views: 571

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: 49535

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: 49535

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: 49535

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: 11460

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: 1033

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.
by JAN
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 8HP or 10HP?
Replies: 4
Views: 1032

19E was the original numeric code for the Model Y.
by JAN
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Readers Rides
Topic: Lakes Tour 16 June 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1835

Yes Brett, we try to discourage this sort of thing, but some people just don't listen!
by JAN
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Readers Rides
Topic: Lakes Tour 16 June 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1835

Lakes Tour 16 June 2019

It wasn't as wet as last year, mostly overcast but the skies opened for the last half hour or so. This did nothing to spoil what was a really good day. Cars, as well as the standard and modified Anglias, included two Corsairs and Two MkII Cortinas, although the previous day had an Escort and MkII(?)...
by JAN
Sun May 19, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Hard Starting only at first 100e
Replies: 4
Views: 896

In my experience, a cold 100E needs full choke to start it and no accelerator. Once it has started, push the choke in about half way, but do not touch the accelerator when operating the starter. The starter slipping out of mesh sounds like a worn Bendix pinion. You need to remove the starter and che...
by JAN
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Interchange
Topic: Does any one know ...
Replies: 6
Views: 3444

Just glad you're enjoying yourselves, and the rest of the holiday lived up to expectations.
by JAN
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Interchange
Topic: Does any one know ...
Replies: 6
Views: 3444

You were nearer than that, Brett. About three miles south of Wigan on the railway is Bamfurlong station long gone,, and the line runs about half a mile to the west of my home.

I didn't see you wave, though!
by JAN
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Interchange
Topic: Does any one know ...
Replies: 6
Views: 3444

Earlier Fords tended to use standard Lucas electrical equipment such as starters, charging, ignition and lighting, but from about 1966 began a move towards in-house components, which were generally inferior to what they replaced. Similarly, brake parts were for a long time Girling products, carbutet...
by JAN
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Diffs.
Replies: 16
Views: 2588

Brakes have nothing to do with the diff which is a separate assembly fitted to the axle casing. Likewise, the brake backplates and drums are separately bolted on.