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  1. I've done it with one of these:
  2. Thanks for that. It isn't naturally! not sure what is out of spec. I suspect the new eccentric shaft isn't correct. It's suppose to fit the same bearing used in the semi-auto tensioner. Oh well, no matter, went back to the auto....:-)
  3. I think you misunderstood the question. I know I haven't put on the second bolt but if you look closely at the eccentric shaft, the bearing can move freely with nothing to retain it on the bearing. The original manual tensioner was a different design and retained the earlier style bearing. In any case I've gone back to the semi-auto tensioner.
  4. Strange? I can see them. Loaded them again.
  5. It turns out that a Veglia Borletti Electric Oil Pressure sender used in Fiats seem to be the exact part for those looking for a replacement. At least it matches mine in the S1....
  6. I've been playing around with a manual tensioner on the S1 and purchased the kit that fits the modern bearing as used in the semi-auto tensioner. My question is how does the bearing stays on the eccentric shaft ?? The old style had the nut retaining the bearing but this doesn't have any restraint. Photos show the bearing pulled in and out. Is it suppose to be this way? All help appreciated 🙂
  7. As I continue the restoration I've come across quite a few parts with names...these ones at least confirm the build date! I wonder who john was? Anybody come across other tags?
  8. The clutch pressure plate fingers need to match the bearing type.
  9. At some point I'm going to re-trim the bulkhead but the base plastic is quite deformed over the years in the sun. Whats the current thinking, heat gun, make from scratch? Rob
  10. This is a well known S1!
  11. What was the original colour of the cam covers of my 1977 S1?! I've got people saying it was originally red, and I think it was black but the original ones I'm restoring, although stripped, seem to show red as the last paint layer?? Most of the pictures on the net seen to show black. Rob
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