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Just bought a Pop 103e, 1957
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GARAGE HERMIT



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Richard H wrote:
That looks seriously lovely. Top work so far.


H,
thank you for the complement,

as these thing's tend to , it's taking me a lot longer to sort this car out, everything mechanical on it is either out of adjustment or u/s, plus doing a few mod's on it pushes the finish date further away, good job i'm not in a rush,

a few people mentioned that with the 175 radial tyre's on it, the steering would be heavy, well, i pushed it about on the driveway to get it in a better position to get it up on the four axle stand's, and even with the 12" mountney steering wheel i've put on, it was surprisingly easy, plus i couldnt believe how light these car's are, really easy to push about,
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oil level gauge bolted on and level marked on sump in white paint,

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tell me more about the level gauge, indicator whatever.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul fairall wrote:
Tell me more about the level gauge, indicator whatever.


i'll find the box it came in, to let you know the part No, etc, i bought it from my local tube shop, braided, steel, etc,
all you do is drill two hole's in the sump, and bolt it on, easy, i poured 5 pint's of water into the sump, to find the level, to mark on the outside, now fitted, work's fine,


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

drained the g/box oil, jeeze, what a terrible colour, dont think it had been changed for year's,



while i had the drain plug out, installed a 1/4" x 1/2" magnet,



g/box mount's installed, the old one's were perished and the bolt's were loose with cotter pin's missing,


inline petrol filter fitted, wired up the water temp gauge, let the engine run for a while, not quite reading normal, so i'll have to fiddle with some more resistor's,

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul fairall wrote:
Tell me more about the level gauge, indicator whatever.




my really old camera, cant take close up pic's,
here's the part number etc,
1910000086
SNA 076 B-S-O-10
made by STAUFF

just google it, to find your nearest stockist, it cost about 15.00
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
You mentioned drilling 2 holes for the bolts, but how does the oil get into the tube to show the level?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Penman wrote:
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You mentioned drilling 2 holes for the bolts, but how does the oil get into the tube to show the level?


the bolt's are hollow, ie banjo bolt, they come with the gauge,
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GARAGE HERMIT wrote:
oil level gauge bolted on and level marked on sump in white paint,

i assume you used thread lock on the bolts. You wouldn't them to come out. I think I would drill and wire the nuts to the bolts.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul fairall wrote:
GARAGE HERMIT wrote:
oil level gauge bolted on and level marked on sump in white paint,

i assume you used thread lock on the bolts. You wouldn't them to come out. I think I would drill and wire the nuts to the bolts.


i used spring washer's with green studlocker,

good idea the safety wire, never thought of that,
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
Instead of drilling through the bolts, drill between adjacent flats which should miss the thread, then use locking wire between the 2 nuts in a direction which doesn't permit slackening.

Of course if the nuts are wired you also need to wire the bolt heads.

http://avstop.com/ac/apgeneral/safetymethods.html
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is why I suggested drilling through the the bolt and nut. The bolts are only holding the indicator against the sump and gasket. Hardly any stress on them.
Better still make a tab washer to encompass both bolts like brake disc rotors on bicycles were done in the past.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the long distant past didn't someone invent a "dipstick" Wink Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

peterwpg wrote:
In the long distant past didn't someone invent a "dipstick" Wink Very Happy
had you read the thread Peter you would know that with the twin su's and aquaplane manifolds it's not possible to keep the dipstick. This may be when the aquaplane head is used as I haven't fitted my su's yet and don't know if it's possible to get the dipstick out. I wonder if it's possible to bend the dipstick tube so the dipstick can be got at.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are flexible ones, dipstick.
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