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by 44DHR
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Diff oil leak
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Great Britain

Re: Diff oil leak

This previous post may assist.
http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php? ... 942#p89942
Output shaft oil seal is leaking.
Regards,
Dave
by 44DHR
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: HI Torque starter
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Great Britain

Re: HI Torque starter

Steve, A good earth is definitely required with any form of starter. I run an additional earth wire on my car. The main black plastic coated copper wired cable direct from the battery earth terminal goes onto the body location bolt. From that bolt I run a second black plastic copper coated cable ont...
by 44DHR
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: HI Torque starter
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Great Britain

Re: HI Torque starter

Steve, I had a similar problem with my Hi Torque starter,(Fosseway Performance, a great piece of kit), which had started to fail to work after the car was put away and when I came to use it after several weeks. Sometimes I would engage the car in gear and rock it, in my belief the solenoid was stuck...
by 44DHR
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is ethanol free fuel still available?
Replies: 18
Views: 980
Great Britain

Re: Is ethanol free fuel still available?

Marek, You don’t necessarily need to know anyone with an aircraft to obtain AvGas 100LL, (which stands for Low Lead 100 Octane”, as many small airfields such as one I go to here on the Isle of Wight, (Sandown Airport), have self serve unattended pumps. Basically you take your 20 litre Jerry can, go ...
by 44DHR
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E type Brooch identity ?
Replies: 0
Views: 255
Great Britain

E type Brooch identity ?

We had some people around the other night and a lady picked up a brooch from my E Type memorabilia. I had posted about this brooch over 10 years ago on this forum in the “Collectors Corner”, but now would appreciate any help to identify the origins of this brooch. It is well proportioned with an unu...
by 44DHR
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sovy Failure
Replies: 54
Views: 2909
Great Britain

Re: Sovy Failure

Hi Guys, Sorry for the late post, but we’ve been away and not been able to take the following photos until our return. Incidentally, on our recent trip away, we called into SNG on the 30th May to collect some parts and just caught the last of the Forum members before they departed after their tour a...
by 44DHR
Thu May 16, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Chocks Away !
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Great Britain

Chocks Away !

I was privileged to enjoy the sunny clear weather yesterday in two classic British icons. After an overnight stay at the hotel in the grounds of Goodwood House, the wife and I headed for the Solent Airport and I enjoyed a flight over our beautiful Island. I had the chance take the controls for quite...
by 44DHR
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: GB sticker! Discreet
Replies: 14
Views: 898
Great Britain

Re: GB sticker! Discreet

I think my photo was also too discreet as it’s not so visible. My GB sticker appears the same as Heuer’s. Several thousand Continental miles and over 15 years with no problems. The good thing with a sticker is that it is easily removed if so desired without leaving any mounting holes. Cheers, Dave h...
by 44DHR
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: GB sticker! Discreet
Replies: 14
Views: 898
Great Britain

Re: GB sticker! Discreet

Or go in between with the fairly subtle £3.99 Halfords one.
Cheers,
Dave

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by 44DHR
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Rear Spinners on wrong sides...hubs reversed.
Replies: 16
Views: 969
Great Britain

Re: Rear Spinners on wrong sides...hubs reversed.

If you don’t have a wooden dowel as Andrew said in post #4, just use a length of easily available 15mm domestic copper water pipe, which is easy and soft to drift through. Cheers, Dave P.S. Sorry, just seen that you are in the US, so not sure if you have as easy access to 15mm copper pipe as us in t...
by 44DHR
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Side light lens
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Great Britain

Re: Side light lens

Just wondered what the outcome of this request was. I have been looking through my spares and also found one lens with the “raised front” orange section. The ones as fitted on my car are the flatter type, but just wondered if the “raised front” type were a later version or an Export version ? Regard...
by 44DHR
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: IRS rebuild
Replies: 28
Views: 2099
Great Britain

Re: IRS rebuild

Yes, when installing a circlip, check each face as when they are stamped out there is a smooth face and a slightly rounded face due to their production. The smooth face of the clip should always be installed towards the item it is retaining - i.e. against any force trying to push against the clip. h...
by 44DHR
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel filter (Glass Bowl)
Replies: 11
Views: 990
Great Britain

Re: Fuel filter (Glass Bowl)

Steve, I think the AC Delco part number is GF124, not DF124. As you say both types come up under the same number, but the current type being offered by most Motor Factors is the paper type, with the correct outlet holes on the top surface. I’m off to the US in a couple of weeks so will be popping in...
by 44DHR
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cylinder head removal
Replies: 17
Views: 1018
Great Britain

Re: Cylinder head removal

Malcolm, Another thing when you do get to start to remove the head - and another plus of having unrestricted access and visibility - is that it is imperative that the head is lifted slowly and parallel to the block to avoid it getting “hung” on the studs. This can happen very easily if the lift is n...
by 44DHR
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: John Quick RIP
Replies: 2
Views: 567
Great Britain

Re: John Quick RIP

Peter, During the 1960’s and 70’s during his main racing career, John was a Director of Electrowares Ltd, an electrical wholesale company, based in Dulwich. I have seen photos of WOO 11 being towed behind the signwritten Electrowares works transit van, pictured with his long term friend and mechanic...
by 44DHR
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: John Quick RIP
Replies: 2
Views: 567
Great Britain

John Quick RIP

I am sorry to announce that one of the most successful E Type drivers in period, John Quick passed away yesterday after a long illness. In his famous dark metallic green 1962 Fixed Head Coupe, WOO 11, which is still being campaigned today, John was a prolific racer from 1964 until the early 1970’s. ...
by 44DHR
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Enduring popularity and production of the Matchbox E Type
Replies: 0
Views: 559
Great Britain

Enduring popularity and production of the Matchbox E Type

Just a quick post here as I have just updated my post, “Matchbox (Mattel) E Type Models” on the Collectors Corner area, but that area is only visible if people log into the Forum. Since Mattel reintroduced the Jaguar E Type model in 2006, to celebrate the iconic Matchbox model introduced in 1962, th...
by 44DHR
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff cage rubber supports
Replies: 15
Views: 1267
Great Britain

Re: Diff cage rubber supports

Jeremy, Regarding your handbrake issue, have you fitted the accepted handbrake modification which many of us have done to assist both sets of pads to work more effectively ? In the recent Techical post, “Differential Rebuilds”, at post #7, Mike (Nickleback), has a photo of his back axle showing the ...
by 44DHR
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Differential Rebuilds
Replies: 12
Views: 1273
Great Britain

Re: Differential Rebuilds

Mike, (Nickleback), A nice looking diff. It may pay you to reverse your four top damper bolts, as the normal convention is to have the nuts on the outside of the cage to permit damper removal whilst the cage is fitted to the car. The bolts as fitted in your photo cannot be removed once fitted into t...
by 44DHR
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff cage rubber supports
Replies: 15
Views: 1267
Great Britain

Re: Diff cage rubber supports

Jeremy, Just to be pedantic and it may be because Andrew is “down under” that he prefers to bolt the rear mounts into the cage and the front ones onto the body, which is the opposite to what I said, but the key to this is to look at the holes in your cage where the mounting studs go through. In Andr...