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On 08/10/2020 at 19:46, Adrian1662 said:

What for?

Out of interest I think you fitted the flat socket from an e61.  Naturally at a lower point where the surface is flat. The oem e39 touring socket housing is curved and fits higher up where the side panel curves a bit.  More difficult to fit and location  has to be accurate.  I got mine a few mm wrong and clearance behind is tight.

 

E61 socket if that is what it  is looks good actually.

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Oh dear!

Just had a call from my trusted Indy. Seems that the reason I can’t start in Park is that there may be both a mechanical and electrical fault!

oh sh*t!!!!!!!!!!

Any and all advice is most gratefully received. HELP!

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29 minutes ago, eleanorsskipper said:

Oh dear!

Just had a call from my trusted Indy. Seems that the reason I can’t start in Park is that there may be both a mechanical and electrical fault!

oh sh*t!!!!!!!!!!

Any and all advice is most gratefully received. HELP!

 

Get the codes read to see if there are any errors stored in the ECU cache first; otherwise it's just crystal ball guessing

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The rover gunmetal looks cracking.

 

Did you have to wet sand and polish between coats and final lacquers etc...

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41 minutes ago, Marc_86 said:

The rover gunmetal looks cracking.

 

Did you have to wet sand and polish between coats and final lacquers etc...

 

No; nowhere near that effort, not for winters ;) 

 

The kerbing on them is still there when you look closely; but all I've done to them (which was (this time last year) is sand them down initially, scotch pad them, panel wipe, tack cloth and then a couple of coats of primer, 2-3 coats of Hycote Rover Gunmetal Grey and then once that's perfectly dry; 2 coats of Hycote lacquer... 

 

Last week I just roughed them up with a scotch pad again, panel wiped/tack clothed and then a single coat of primer, a light coat then decent coat of gunmetal grey again and then 2 coats of lacquer... There were a few patches where the paint had chipped off; so it's just been a simple refresh really :) 

 

They do come up very well; but nowhere near perfect; but ideal for winters ;) 

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Put the new Gepco fan shroud in the car. Started her up and..... 

 

Coolant everythere. 

 

The fan sprayed a fine mist of Coolant all over the new belts and pulleys. 

I can't see where leak is coming from. Nothing from top hoses if I squeeze them, however the thin hose across the top of the rad wasn't done up tight... Maybe that's it? 

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Update to the above, 

 

Dried it up as best I can, I've hooked it all up without the waterpump fan and run it though with the leccy water pump on ignition only and no obvious leaks but guess the pressure is a lot loss. (less power and less Coolant now) 

 

However rad looks far from new

Bottom of rad:

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Middle:

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Dunno, maybe it was just Coolant that had leaked when I undid the hose from the expansion tank that was sitting in the rad fins, then blown out with power of the fan. 

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36 minutes ago, PL523i said:

Update to the above, 

 

Dried it up as best I can, I've hooked it all up without the waterpump fan and run it though with the leccy water pump on ignition only and no obvious leaks but guess the pressure is a lot loss. (less power and less Coolant now) 

 

However rad looks far from new

Bottom of rad:

IMG_20201014_161709.thumb.jpg.5afc9ce115faaf400c4b6fdc5a80cb07.jpg

 

Middle:

IMG_20201014_161701.thumb.jpg.797d5a62e431bc3938307fa53b17fb0c.jpg

 

Dunno, maybe it was just Coolant that had leaked when I undid the hose from the expansion tank that was sitting in the rad fins, then blown out with power of the fan. 

IMG_20201014_161713.jpg

Start engine and see what happens. Maybe it's just spillages on fan/belts. To know what to do next, you anyway will need to se exact place where leak is. 

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2 minutes ago, Ray112 said:

Start engine and see what happens. Maybe it's just spillages on fan/belts. To know what to do next, you anyway will need to se exact place where leak is. 

No idea why I didn't do that...lol I'll nip out there now:shock:

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Nothing obvious, although rad is wet. I'll call it a night as need to get kids ready for bed. 

 

Tomorrow I'll get a hairdryer on the rad to clear liquid on the fins and then try it again. 

Edited by PL523i

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Took mine to Dunsfold for a magazine shoot, the theme being V8 saloons from the 60s to the 90s.

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Just now, Loadmaster said:

Took mine to Dunsfold for a magazine shoot, the theme being V8 saloons from the 60s to the 90s.

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Some good pics Keith. 

 

What were the others cars there? 

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1 minute ago, d_a_n1979 said:

 

Some good pics Keith. 

 

What were the others cars there? 

Yeah, a great day out and interesting to see how all this stuff is done. Also fascinating to see behind the scenes at Dunsfold.

 

The other cars were Bentley S2, Daimler (don't know exact model), Merc 450 SEL and a Rover.

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6 minutes ago, duncan-uk said:

Did you get a play on the TG test track?

 

Was just about to ask that...! 

 

Is this the same place where they do the all out runs too, down the runway? 

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10 minutes ago, duncan-uk said:

Did you get a play on the TG test track?

No, just the perimeter road - but I was told that since "proper" TG finished it's not in the complete form that it used to be. Some parts are recognisable though and the ex BA 747 is still there, along with the ex East African Airways/RAF VC10.

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Just now, d_a_n1979 said:

 

Was just about to ask that...! 

 

Is this the same place where they do the all out runs too, down the runway? 

Yep, but it's an operational runway so I guess it was done on "quiet days".

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4 hours ago, Loadmaster said:

Yeah, a great day out and interesting to see how all this stuff is done. Also fascinating to see behind the scenes at Dunsfold.

 

The other cars were Bentley S2, Daimler (don't know exact model), Merc 450 SEL and a Rover.

 

Its Daimler 250 V8. I used to have one. 2.5 Hemi engine.

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1 minute ago, greenelekta said:

 

Its Daimler 250 V8. I used to have one. 2.5 Hemi engine.

Yep, I recall the badge on the boot now!

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17 minutes ago, greenelekta said:

Looks a great day out, can you tell us where will this be featured?

Classic Cars magazine.

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21 hours ago, greenelekta said:

 

Its Daimler 250 V8. I used to have one. 2.5 Hemi engine.

It's a bit OT here - but it's a lovely characterful engine, I'd love to have a car with one in it. Edward Turner design IIRC, incorporating elements into the cylinder head that he'd used on previous Triumph bike engines.

 

Period-cool; and sounds utterly delicious.

 

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Collected the car from the bodyshop.

The chunk taken out of  the front spoiler has been repaired.......

 

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....as well as the rust bubbling in the filler recess.......

 

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I must admit that I had never realised that there is a drain hole at the back of the recess - and that's after 12 odd years of ownership DOH!:huh:

Guess what, it was blocked!!

My excuse is that it is visually obscured by the flap;)

 

Anyways, all's good for now:D

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