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Forum: General Discussion   Today, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Steve E
RR/B Choke Coil any expert advice

Hi,


OK I have cleaned out and repaired many RR auto chokes and renewed many choke stove pipes.


At no time have I actually considered exactly what the choke coil (looks like a coiled...
Forum: New Member Introductions   Today, 11:29 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 644
Posted By Steve E
Hi Jonathan. Most things are difficult to...

Hi Jonathan.


Most things are difficult to access on the RR. Sometimes even harder to find them when it comes to the relays.


I go in from the top leaning over the front wing..........masses...
Forum: New Member Introductions   Today, 09:27 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 644
Posted By Steve E
Hi Jonathan, I am not a business and like...

Hi Jonathan,


I am not a business and like to treat what I do restoring parts more as a hobby so no interest in the finances other than covering any parts that maybe needed to restore the old...
Forum: New Member Introductions   Today, 04:27 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 644
Posted By Steve E
Hi Jonathan, You are spot on with the ...

Hi Jonathan,


You are spot on with the synopsis of what you currently have copper pipe unlagged will dissipate the heat but in all honesty I really don't think it would make much difference in...
Forum: New Member Introductions   Yesterday, 02:22 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 644
Posted By Steve E
Hi Jonathan, First be wary about buying...

Hi Jonathan,


First be wary about buying anything from USA from eBay I have been hit with customs clearance bills and even post office charges for this service.


That is quite an expense to...
Forum: SZ Motorcars 1980-2003   Yesterday, 01:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 140
Posted By Steve E
Hi James, Batteries are the pain of my...

Hi James,


Batteries are the pain of my life whether it is my cars, Dyson vacuums, even my laptops I spend a fortune on replacements. One reason yet I would not consider a battery car but maybe...
Forum: New Member Introductions   12-09-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 644
Posted By Steve E
Hi, Forgot to say to hold the insulation...

Hi,


Forgot to say to hold the insulation at the end of the pipe I use a standard plumbers pipe brass/copper olive (15mm) and just form it like the original metal one that is fitted as usually...
Forum: New Member Introductions   12-09-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 644
Posted By Steve E
Hi Jonathan, Well I watched the video and...

Hi Jonathan,


Well I watched the video and apart from saying fitting copper ones without insulation I can't quite understand what else is a concern. My central heating pipes are copper and get...
Forum: New Member Introductions   12-09-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 644
Posted By Steve E
Hi Jonathan, Yes thats the top hat part...

Hi Jonathan,


Yes thats the top hat part number that's on ebay USA, the pipe and insulation looks rough and should not have the jubilee clip on the end.


I would not rush into fixing it as...
Forum: New Member Introductions   12-09-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 644
Posted By Steve E
Hi Jonathan, The engine bay picture is...

Hi Jonathan,


The engine bay picture is actually my car.:x


Like yours it is nice and presentable.


I doubt either Julian or Ben will likely have the top hat part but they are often never...
Forum: New Member Introductions   12-09-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 644
Posted By Steve E
Hi Jonathan, That certainly is a...

Hi Jonathan,


That certainly is a beautifully clean engine bay. So many times no matter how good the cars look the engine bays can be badly looked after and the brake resevoirs rusty.


About...
Forum: New Member Introductions   12-09-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 38
Posted By Steve E
Hi eDave, Try asking on this site too ...

Hi eDave,


Try asking on this site too


http://au.rrforums.net/cgi-bin/forum/discus.pl


Otherwise sorry I cannot assist but suggest you name what rubbers you are actually looking for
Forum: New Member Introductions   12-09-2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 644
Posted By Steve E
Hi Jonathan, I know Earlsdon well and ...

Hi Jonathan,


I know Earlsdon well and indeed Hatton and all the villages around. I have lived in Barford, Snitterfield, Shrewley, Lapworth and Wasperton close by.


I used to date in my...
Forum: New Member Introductions   12-08-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 644
Posted By Steve E
Hi Jonathan, Wow you really are testing...

Hi Jonathan,


Wow you really are testing my grey cells more than any problem with a Shadow:devil


I frequented the Convoy but I seem to remember it more a nightclub more towards Holbrooks...
Forum: New Member Introductions   12-08-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 644
Posted By Steve E
Hi Jonathan, That is sure some...

Hi Jonathan,


That is sure some interesting history on the car.


I know Keresley well as I passed through from Whitley to Browns Lane most days.


There was a small Fish and Chip shop at...
Forum: SZ Motorcars 1980-2003   12-08-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 140
Posted By Steve E
Hi James, Sure appears a suspect battery...

Hi James,


Sure appears a suspect battery charge level and the cold weather does take its toll on a battery left standing idle.


Quiescent drain or also known as parasitic drain needs to be...
Forum: New Member Introductions   12-08-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 644
Posted By Steve E
Hi, Re chassis numbers perhaps should...

Hi,


Re chassis numbers perhaps should have also said cars for North America had there own unique identifier A,B,C,D etc so would not have not been X or H but used year letters so a 1976 would...
Forum: New Member Introductions   12-08-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 644
Posted By Steve E
Hi Jonathan, A well responded to...

Hi Jonathan,


A well responded to introduction post.



Coming from the Midlands, Warwickshire are you in anyway connected to the motor industry. It was my hometown area for many years...
Forum: SY Series I and II 1965-1980   12-06-2019, 04:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 316
Posted By Steve E
Hi Phillip, This is exactly how I have been...

Hi Phillip,

This is exactly how I have been treating your problem right from the initial post.

I think if you can help by making it clear whether engine is turning over but not firing up and...
Forum: SY Series I and II 1965-1980   12-05-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 316
Posted By Steve E
Hi Phillip, It is by no means a simple...

Hi Phillip,


It is by no means a simple job working on the switchbox


This link will no doubt help a little, as you get to the end of the thread there are some useful pictures especially of...
Forum: 1965-1980 Era   12-05-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 406
Posted By Steve E
Henry, I just looked over an absolutely ...

Henry,


I just looked over an absolutely perfect SS1 (not concours) but nearly and it was advertised for 15995 and my friend did a deal at 15k and we drove the car home some 200 miles...
Forum: SY Series I and II 1965-1980   12-05-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 316
Posted By Steve E
Hi, Here is a PDF file outlining...

Hi,


Here is a PDF file outlining switchbox problem and includes some pictures.


Steve
Forum: SY Series I and II 1965-1980   12-05-2019, 05:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 316
Posted By Steve E
Hi, Dounraey's information request would...

Hi,


Dounraey's information request would be useful to know I agree.


Also have you tried wiggling the ignition key around as there are some contacts on the back of the switchbox that work...
Forum: SZ Motorcars 1980-2003   12-04-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By Steve E
Hi. I share totally wraithmans opinion. ...

Hi.


I share totally wraithmans opinion.


Not wanting to upset forum members owners that have them but for me stick with SY's. They are much simpler to work on.


Steve
Forum: New Member Introductions   12-04-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 78
Posted By Steve E
Hi Johan.........and welcome Nice present...

Hi Johan.........and welcome


Nice present to give yourself:x


Steve
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