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by Erik
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spotted today
Replies: 1053
Views: 77403

Re: Spotted today

Drove 800 miles over the last 24 hours through Sweden, some of which was quite snowy (luckily I just invested in brand new Vredestein M+S tires) ... And the car ran like a dream! There’s no better car to cruise long distances in. So comfortable, quiet, plenty of torque for overtaking. Averaged just ...
by Erik
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Removing front inner door panel (door card)
Replies: 15
Views: 1688

Re: Removing front inner door panel (door card)

Thanks. I actually tried prying pretty hard, and even pulling the panel after removing all other fittings, but alas no luck. Will return this weekend though for round 2, this time with more (better) tools. Maybe wedging in the back of a hammer and prying’ll to the trick.
by Erik
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Removing front inner door panel (door card)
Replies: 15
Views: 1688

Re: Removing front inner door panel (door card)

Hi guys, In order to avoid starting a new topic for this tiny question, I'm 'reviving' this one :D So basically I am in the process of changing all speakers. Managed to change the 4 rear speakers without any issues, with the help of a few helpful YouTube videos. But when following the same process f...
by Erik
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rear windscreen - seal and rust issues
Replies: 34
Views: 1656

Re: Rear windscreen - seal and rust issues

Fill the grommet holes with clear silicone and then screw the plastic panel back on using stainless steel screws. The silicone will dry around the screw thread and seal the hole so that water will find it difficult to enter. The screws can easily be removed again - and this is what I do every time ...
by Erik
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rear windscreen - seal and rust issues
Replies: 34
Views: 1656

Re: Rear windscreen - seal and rust issues

This is what you want to try and avoid! Wow Naki that's a LOT of rust ... Curious to hear if you managed to sort it out, as I'm sure you did. Luckily mine is not as bad as that, but there are clearly some signs of rust and I'm dreading what I'll find once the windscreen's off ... Thanks for the inf...
by Erik
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rear windscreen - seal and rust issues
Replies: 34
Views: 1656

Re: Rear windscreen - seal and rust issues

Time to lift up that boot seal now then ;) Also check the seam join under the upright carpet at the back. I can show you some horrors of how that can turn out. It’s worth blocking off the grommet holes on that flat surface (with some silicone sealer), to stop water entering there. Hi Naki, A few we...
by Erik
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rear windscreen - seal and rust issues
Replies: 34
Views: 1656

Re: Rear windscreen - seal and rust issues

katar83 wrote:Time to lift up that boot seal now then ;)


Not sure I’m brave enough haha!
by Erik
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rear windscreen - seal and rust issues
Replies: 34
Views: 1656

Re: Rear windscreen - seal and rust issues

Lifted that thin plastic cover on the outer sill of the boot. After four days garaged it was still wet under there since the last rainy drive. And pretty grimey. But surprisingly no rust there on the flat surface... After a bit of a wipe down the paint is as good as new! Probably won't refit that bl...
by Erik
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: 93-94
Topic: exhaust back box's , what's the difference
Replies: 4
Views: 523

Re: exhaust back box's , what's the difference

pimgmx wrote:Simplest trick is to compare (JCP) the part numbers of the pipes that connect into the back boxes...
Robert will be your mother's brother if those #s turn out to be the same. ;)


Hah! Bob's your uncle ... Took me a while to make that link, good one :D
by Erik
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rear windscreen - seal and rust issues
Replies: 34
Views: 1656

Re: Rear windscreen - seal and rust issues

Good to know BB, I need to research a bit. Thanks for sharing that. Luckily the mechanic that usually works on my MGA has two XJ40 parts cars that might come in handy. They told me they don't really want to take on this job though haha but I'll try to convince them. Hope no major surprises are hidin...