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by bitsobrits
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: E-type in Norway
Replies: 5
Views: 1731
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Re: E-type in Norway

My handbrake light is constantly on, the switch is ok and there are no loose wires in the dash. What turned out to be your solution. Any comments welcome. Peter Coventry U.K. Having recently had the same issue, I investigated, starting with the switch next to the handbrake and found the small blade...
by bitsobrits
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch/ engine / ? Problem
Replies: 41
Views: 2411
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Re: Clutch/ engine / ? Problem

I find the need for high idle speed rather perplexing, and perhaps and indication your shop may be a little lost. I have 'fast road cams' and mild porting work (both from Classic Jaguar), 9.8:1 compression, tubular exhaust, SU carbs, alloy flywheel, and electronic ignition, and the car idles fine at...
by bitsobrits
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Main jet loction in Stromberg carbs
Replies: 2
Views: 157
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Re: Main jet loction in Stromberg carbs

Jet level comparison between cars is only valid if you are running the same needle and have the float levels identically set. So you might want to verify the other two variables on each car to provide proper context.
by bitsobrits
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 clutch
Replies: 10
Views: 1823
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Re: Series 2 clutch

Removing the engine from the bottom can be done without an engine crane, using only a floor jack. I've never removed an E engine out the top, and have only done two out/in the bottom, both without a crane, so I can't provide a comparison of time or complexity. You are right that more needs removed w...
by bitsobrits
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dellorto Conversion kit
Replies: 7
Views: 330
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Re: Dellorto Conversion kit

Making up cables is really pretty straightforward, and any motorcycle shop that repairs older machines should be very capable of making up a new cable if you take them the old one.
by bitsobrits
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: What Causes Petrol to Leak from the Exhaust
Replies: 36
Views: 860
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Re: What Causes Petrol to Leak from the Exhaust

I agree with Philip that if the engine is running well, the leaking liquid cannot be fuel. For fuel to leak from the exhaust, it would have to be coming from a very flooded carburetor, with the result that the three cylinders fed by that carb wouldn't/couldn't be firing at all. You don't mention if ...
by bitsobrits
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bonnet (hood) shake on bumpy roads
Replies: 5
Views: 333
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Re: Bonnet (hood) shake on bumpy roads

Also, the rubber 'donuts' that are part of of the bonnet locks must be present, and not perished.
by bitsobrits
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Transmission oil cooler removal....
Replies: 4
Views: 283
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Re: Transmission oil cooler removal....

If it's still to factory spec I'm pretty sure it's part of the radiator. Could be an aftermarket separate unit, though, as many things could have been bodged on a 50 year old car. First thing to check is if the steel lines have been "supplemented" with rubber hose at any point as is often the case a...
by bitsobrits
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Electrics
Replies: 19
Views: 1097
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Re: Electrics

Ah. When I tried to look up 'mob' as a slang term via Google, there were many definitions, most not suitable for a family friendly forum. 'Mobile' was not among any of the definitions I found.
by bitsobrits
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Electrics
Replies: 19
Views: 1097
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Re: Electrics

"mob"? Is that a slang term?
by bitsobrits
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Front suspension set up problems... need help
Replies: 17
Views: 1102
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Re: Front suspension set up problems... need help

"Scragged" is not a word that exists in my American English vocabulary. Can you explain the concept, please?
by bitsobrits
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Front suspension set up problems... need help
Replies: 17
Views: 1102
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Re: Front suspension set up problems... need help

Have you fitted adjustable front dampers? Some dampers, if set much too stiff, can 'ratchet down' while driving and stay there, decreasing the apparent ride height until they eventually bleed off. If you do have adjustable dampers, try backing off the adjuster, then bouncing the front end. Learned t...
by bitsobrits
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Exhaust manifold gaskets
Replies: 2
Views: 203
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Re: Exhaust manifold gaskets

As I don't like taking gasket scrapers to alloy cylinder heads, I use a very light smear of high temp silicone on both sides and allow it to partially dry before installation. Not so much for sealing, but rather to make it easy to remove the gasket the next time the manifold comes off.
by bitsobrits
Sat May 30, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trailer Recomendations
Replies: 3
Views: 407
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Re: Trailer Recomendations

Before I bought a trailer to use only twice, I would look into professional car transport services. The last time I needed a car moved, in 2018, it cost about $950 for a 750 mile trip, with enclosed multi car trailer, insured.
by bitsobrits
Sat May 16, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Front suspension adjustment with bonnet removed
Replies: 8
Views: 1058
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Re: Front suspension adjustment with bonnet removed

On my last two projects I was able to get camber/caster/toe within .25 degrees (each) of desired specs by careful setup without full load (caster and camber were equal side to side, btw). The Elan setup was done with a bare chassis (no wheels) and the E-type with a rolling tub without engine/gearbox...
by bitsobrits
Sat May 02, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Mystery mixture
Replies: 14
Views: 1147
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Re: Mystery mixture

I assume you have tested the piston function per the manual, and properly centered the jet assembly and the needle is not hanging up or dragging on the jet. When fully raised (using a finger inserted into the carb opening), the piston should fall back with a soft but distant "clink". Once you have e...
by bitsobrits
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bonnet springs
Replies: 4
Views: 530
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Re: Bonnet springs

Pete, An obsessive detailer you are. I get it. I did exactly as you suggested when painting mine. Even used it to finalize blasting between the coils. Just made a simple frame from 2"x2" scrap wood and used longish threaded J hooks (found at the local hardware store) through drilled holes in the fra...
by bitsobrits
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Virtual classic car show
Replies: 37
Views: 2442
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Re: Virtual classic car show

A impromptu show on my lawn...


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by bitsobrits
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Bonnet balance link
Replies: 10
Views: 780
United States of America

Re: Bonnet balance link

I think you mean a brass washer either side.

Shop for brass shim washers, as you will want them thin, like about .010"
by bitsobrits
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bent adjustable reaction plate
Replies: 33
Views: 2436
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Re: Bent adjustable reaction plate

Who is the manufacturer of your reaction plate?