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by NickC
Wed Apr 03, 2019 20:57
Forum: Servicing, Belts, Fuels and Oils
Topic: Which Oil filter
Replies: 63
Views: 10576

Re: Which Oil filter

It has one anti-drain valve but does not have the clean-side anti-drain valve. crs_20 tried one and found the slow oil pressure problem with it here:
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by NickC
Wed Apr 03, 2019 17:27
Forum: Servicing, Belts, Fuels and Oils
Topic: Which Oil filter
Replies: 63
Views: 10576

Re: Which Oil filter

Bringing this thread back from the grave! Is the Mann W916/1 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MGB-1-8-Mann-Oil-Filter-Screw-On-Spin-On-OE-Quality-Performance-Service-Engine/223212131745) oil filter still regarded as a decent one to get? Preferable is Mahle OC141, failing that try the Halfords HOF202 but...
by NickC
Fri Dec 14, 2018 17:37
Forum: General
Topic: Nissens Radiators?
Replies: 11
Views: 931

Re: Nissens Radiators?

That's the thing - they get the model changeover year right in the descriptions, but I don't actually know the dimensions of the original to check and, even though mine is leaking, I can't afford to take it out to check because the car's in use so often. However - reports elsewhere suggest that the...
by NickC
Fri Nov 30, 2018 17:11
Forum: General
Topic: Supplier for Stainless nuts?
Replies: 7
Views: 657

Re: Supplier for Stainless nuts?

I suppose that you know that stainless steel bolts / nuts have a slightly lower tensile strength than either 8.8 or 10.9 high tensile steel items and as long as you know thier limitations thats fine. Bash Thanks for the info. They are lower but not really significantly so, here is an interesting ta...
by NickC
Fri Nov 30, 2018 13:53
Forum: General
Topic: Value your Excel if you dare!
Replies: 48
Views: 4596

Re: Value your Excel if you dare!

Interesting that this thread is about now as we were discussing this very issue in the pub the other night. Well I wouldn't sell my 87 SA for anything less than £20k - £25k and even at that value I would still be quite reluctant to sell. Am I correct in thinking that there were only nineteen SA's ma...
by NickC
Fri Nov 30, 2018 13:35
Forum: General
Topic: Supplier for Stainless nuts?
Replies: 7
Views: 657

Re: Supplier for Stainless nuts?

https://www.westfieldfasteners.co.uk/ :) Yep, they have got the type-P nylocks however they also have a £3.50 per order postage charge. Now I know what it is am am looking for I ended-up ordering some from ebay which was about the same cost but without the postage charge. Thanks for the suggestions,
by NickC
Thu Nov 29, 2018 19:27
Forum: General
Topic: Supplier for Stainless nuts?
Replies: 7
Views: 657

Re: Supplier for Stainless nuts?

Turns out what I need is Type-P nuts (normal height) as opposed to the more readilly available Type-T nuts (low-profile).
by NickC
Thu Nov 29, 2018 14:29
Forum: General
Topic: Supplier for Stainless nuts?
Replies: 7
Views: 657

Supplier for Stainless nuts?

Has anyone found a good supplier for stainless nylocks? I wanted to get some M8's but many of those in my local places are all very low profile, not as tall as normal nylocks. There are loads of suppliers on ebay but can't tell which one are decent nuts and which not.
by NickC
Sun Nov 25, 2018 21:55
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Nose-cone wooden support panels
Replies: 17
Views: 1469

Re: Nose-cone wooden support panels

amarshall wrote:I believe they can be bought from Lotusbits, or the club does have a pattern so you can cut your own.
Anyone on here a member of the Owners Club who could borrow those patterns for me?
by NickC
Sun Nov 25, 2018 21:53
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Nose-cone wooden support panels
Replies: 17
Views: 1469

Re: Nose-cone wooden support panels

In the end I found a couple of plastic pipe fittings with screw-on end caps from a local plumbers merchents which just about squeezed into the rubber pipes.
by NickC
Sun Nov 25, 2018 19:44
Forum: General
Topic: Front spring rates & other specs
Replies: 23
Views: 2205

Re: Front spring rates & other specs

Ride height on the new springs is just about perfect, maybe 1/2" higher than the original (saggy) springs but without the extra top spacer required.
by NickC
Sun Nov 25, 2018 19:25
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Alternator belt- specification?
Replies: 3
Views: 475

Re: Alternator belt- specification?

Johnwindwood wrote:Guys

Our Excel is going in for cambelt next weekend. I already have a new PAS belt but want to get the alternator belt too. Does anyone know the specs of it? (Or a Gates part number etc?)
Cheers.
10 x 864
by NickC
Thu Nov 22, 2018 22:31
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Nose-cone wooden support panels
Replies: 17
Views: 1469

Re: Nose-cone wooden support panels

Danny wrote:Hi, if you are after coolant hose to bypass the rad, have you tried Burton power in Ilford?
Regards Dan
Good suggestion, thanks Dan. They are only 20 mins aways from me.
by NickC
Thu Nov 22, 2018 19:12
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Nose-cone wooden support panels
Replies: 17
Views: 1469

Re: Nose-cone wooden support panels

... I'd connect top and bottom hose together with pipe/hose connectors so that the water pump can work properly without fear of strain and cavitation etc. You'd then have proper water circulation such that the temperature sender is really detecting the heat generated within the water jacket. ... Wo...
by NickC
Wed Nov 21, 2018 16:57
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Nose-cone wooden support panels
Replies: 17
Views: 1469

Re: Nose-cone wooden support panels

You can get replacements from LotusBits and somewhere (I can't find where at the moment, but someone on this forum will know) someone has produced a very full write-up, with pictures, of how to replace these plywood parts. If anyone can find that article it would be very helpful. Here is a fairly r...