Ben Stevens

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  • in reply to: Wheel alignment recommendation #5461
    Ben StevensBen Stevens
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    That’s super useful, thanks Mike.

    I often have problems with my printer and images coming out at strange sizes so I’ve converted it into a PDF that you can find here:

    https://1drv.ms/b/s!AuXnDyMsQrpHhLopYfMdIlK5g746CA?e=BXQQCb

    It’s a “OneDrive” file, and it’s a PDF in case anyone is suspicious clicking a dodgy looking link.

    in reply to: Wiring loom? #5454
    Ben StevensBen Stevens
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    Thanks for that.  I’ve actually redone that diagram and put readable labels on it.  If anyone has a better copy, perhaps with the individual wire numbers on etc then I’m happy to update this and then it can be uploaded to a central resource page perhaps.

    in reply to: Wiring loom? #5452
    Ben StevensBen Stevens
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    Thanks for that Tim, but at £500+ I think I might have a go at making my own.

    I wonder if anybody has a good quality / hi resolution wiring diagram? The one in the service manual I downloaded is very fuzzy.

    in reply to: Hole in the head! #5449
    Ben StevensBen Stevens
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    Hi Rick,

    Thanks for the response, that’s what I wondered but there’s a similar hole the other side, actually two.  Seems a bit odd to have so many?  There’s only one grub screw (the one you can see in the picture), all the others are empty.

    in reply to: Oil Filter? #5443
    Ben StevensBen Stevens
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    There’s what looks like a hole by the pressure gauge where you could hook it up, but where would it return to after filtering the oil?  The sump?  I couldn’t find anywhere obvious.

    I think for now I’ll just hold fire worrying about it, the engine hasn’t started for over 25 years and looking at the amount of rust that fell out of the metal radiator pipes when I removed them I have a feeling it might need a full recondition – eek!

    in reply to: Hole in the head! #5433
    Ben StevensBen Stevens
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    OK so… I now have a solution for this hole (plug it and fit a temp sender in the radiator hose) but I’ve found a new hole, in the inlet manifold.

    As you can see from the picture, there’s a hole, and there’s a similar one the other side which has a little grub screw in it.  There does appear to be a thread on the hole, but I’m wondering whether it should have something in it?  There’s also a hole the other side.

    Anyone know what these are for?

    in reply to: Next social / public event? #5432
    Ben StevensBen Stevens
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    I actually realised after I posted it that there’s an Events page on the site.  I’m after either really, social or otherwise.

    Prescott will be a definite for me next year though.

    in reply to: Battery suggestions #5427
    Ben StevensBen Stevens
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    What type of batteries are they Ron?  i.e. what car are they from? Or does it not really matter?

    in reply to: Battery suggestions #5419
    Ben StevensBen Stevens
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    I have two small ones under the floor, one each side in front of drivers / passenger seats. 2 x 6v originally I think. Wondering about 2 x 12s instead.

    in reply to: Rear brakes hub removal #5405
    Ben StevensBen Stevens
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    Thanks Mike, I actually made myself a puller, but all I had was 18mm plywood.  I’ll try tensioning that up again and giving it a tap to see if that’s enough to shock it.  It might be that they come off now, they’ve had penetrating oil on them for over a week now.

    If that doesn’t work I’ll get myself a proper puller.

    in reply to: Hole in the head! #5401
    Ben StevensBen Stevens
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    Ahhh perfect, I will be wanting to fit a heater so I’ll just plug it for now.

    in reply to: Parts suppliers #5381
    Ben StevensBen Stevens
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    That sounds perfect.

    I would love to help out with admin tasks such as this on the site.  I have a fair bit of experience in building / managing websites (though for the past 10 years it’s more been project managing the build of complex corporate sites / ecommerce sites).

    I can’t really help much with hosting type things, but site design, page creation, wordpress theme tweaking are all well within my capabilities.

    in reply to: Parts suppliers #5378
    Ben StevensBen Stevens
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    My dad recommended getting them lined with stainless so they’d last longer, is that something anyone else has experience with?  He also recommended Past Parts so it’s good to hear a second recommendation.

    I was thinking a “Useful Technical Links / Suppliers” page would be super useful on here.  There’s one on the Allard Register site but they’re mainly US based or broken links.

     

    in reply to: Parts suppliers #5376
    Ben StevensBen Stevens
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    Just to add to this, I’m also going to want to overhaul the brakes completely… So will want everything required for that too! Pipes were new 20 years ago but cylinders will presumably need doing, plus any seals etc.

    in reply to: Rear brakes hub removal #5374
    Ben StevensBen Stevens
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    Right… One hub off ,back on and now spinning freely (ish).

    Other rear hub screws removed, adjustment screw loosened and spins with resistance but won’t come off. I’ve sprayed wd40 on the join between drum and axle as that looks like it may have rusted so will try again tomorrow.

    If I do need one… What type of hub puller would I need?

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