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  1. Re: Newbie Bugeye Sprite owner engine advise needed

    Unfortunately, contrary to opinion, the compression readings by gauge don't reflect the compression ratio. This had to do with the inlet valve closing angle. The inlet valve closes at somewhere...
  2. Re: Bugeye windshield glass installation

    Hi. I found this old thread and wanted to relay my experience.

    I got my parts from AH Spares in GB. Fine quality.

    Gasket went into the frame, no problem.

    I wondered if it would best to do...
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    Re: Green Bugeye on E-Bay

    It is a stunning looking car. A rust free body is always a good thing, and all the spare original parts with it is helpful. It has later model engine, trans, brakes. Yeah, all the good stuff, even...
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    Re: Bugeye Sprite - Which Windshield

    Mine is a rather late car, 38024. I have the thick frame.
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    Re: Handsomely Done Jensen Healey!

    Why is it that I knew just from the thread title that it was a V8 swap. How typical. I've otherwise heard that the 3.5 doesn't really fit well into a Jensen Healey. Cross member - oil pan...
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    Re: A-35 fantasy

    I'm sure you remember this lovely panel job from a few years ago.


    https://s183.photobucket.com/user/frogeye61/media/Links1/austin_uheld.mp4.html
    ...
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    Re: Replacing engine ID tag

    EZ-out's are designed to rotate a broken bolt. These rivets have very steep "threads" (spiral spline is more like it). The only way they come out is nearly straight up.

    I haven't tried with one of...
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    Re: Block sanding vs. "freehand"

    If you can feel the wave, you can see it. And on a "straight" section I often use a straight-edge to check overall straightness (or slight curvature). If you don't straighten it, it will look like a...
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    Re: A breakless British Vehicle?

    I guess this thread is still quite low-volume so...
    I still use my '63 88" SW occasionally. Even last weekend I drove it 28km. That makes 120 odd km since New-years. :) Fuel is expensive and it's a...
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    Re: BE Hood Tilt Kit

    Nice thread
    I did a couple from Gerrards site. The bonnet is fibreglass but structure is steel from the original bonnet. The hinge material is 6mm aluminium plate and oak as a spacer (for now at...
  11. Re: Is this a Midget Hardtop? What year(s)?

    The glass window is very desirable as it isn't made any more.
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    Re: 1275 Compression, Camshaft, et al

    Yes, longer duration, lower compression gauge readings, but higher effective compression at the speeds the camshaft is designed for.
    Example: The camshaft closes the inlet valve during the...
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    Re: 1275 Compression, Camshaft, et al

    Hi, I don't want to step on anyone's toes, and I've been criticized in the past for providing a bit more specific and/or generalized information so take it or leave it as it is. I apologize in...
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    Re: A breakless British Vehicle?

    There are a few. I of course have my local club, which is arbitrarily down today
    https://serieslandrover.10.forumer.com/index.php
    but I don't visit there much either.

    Fact is I haven't done any...
  15. Re: Question for you Bugeye guys regarding trunk side panels

    I was browsing around here
    https://www.biltema.se/sv/
    and found some nearly identical rubber triangle mat. I bought a large sheet, enough for my Bugeye and to do the doors on my Mini. I'm sure they...
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    Re: Any knowledge of this fellow

    The green engine in the third photo is not an A plus as indicated, but a Morris Marina engine. It doesn't make it a worse engine just for that, but it has a block mounted oil filter and cast (not...
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    Re: Bugeye rear brakes

    It seems you used the correct method for removing the brake shoes.

    I used long-nose vice grips to reinstall.

    If your rear brakes are of original type, the shoes should have a small hole at the...
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    Re: Leaf spring restoration

    I have done many leaf springs on many British cars.
    I have always used two component epoxy paint, and a trick I've never seen anywhere else, lithium grease. It's waterproof and won't wash away in...
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    Re: 1098 worth saving?

    I ran into the same dilemma when I purchased exactly the same disc.

    Torque transmission has to do with the disc compression force times the friction coefficient. Nothing there about surface area....
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    Re: 1098 worth saving?

    Sorry for the bump,
    but you know the 12G295 head on that thing is getting rare and bringing quite a bit nowadays on ebay. Having a valve bounce around a bit doesn't hurt it since the chambers...
  21. Re: Ford 1500 Kent pre-crossflow mystery

    I had at one time a customer's VW beetle, where the inlet valve seals allowed just enough oil in to burn onto the top of the inlet valves. After much time, the build-up was enough to effectively...
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    Re: The Mini is going to SEMA

    That is one cool fb site.
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    Re: So, what to do with the bonnet?

    Well, a Pinto motor does apparently fit... without excessive body mods :jester:

    https://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x288/frogeye61/Links/PintoMotor_1.jpg
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    Re: Just arrived from UK

    Lovely car. I used to drive such a beast daily back in the late 80's, 1967, rhd, 4 spd, 3-carb, overdrive. One of the best and most likeable Jaguars I've driven.
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    Re: generator/alternator conversion

    For 50 amps out of a generator, this sounds correct that they would rewind both the armature and fields. The ratio of windings will determine voltage, while thickness of wire (actually field...
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