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by E-by'eck
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Overwintering ...synthetic petrol
Replies: 16
Views: 1302
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Overwintering ...synthetic petrol

May be of interest to those who keep their pride and joy in moth balls for months. (the etype of course :bigrin: :bigrin: ) You wouldn't want to drive far with this at the price, but given its longevity, draining the tank and replacing with 5L of this to pump through the carbs each year for five yea...
by E-by'eck
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: throttle controls
Replies: 3
Views: 400
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Re: throttle controls

thanks Tim. Much appreciated.
by E-by'eck
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: throttle controls
Replies: 3
Views: 400
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throttle controls

hi all ... got the SU carbs fitted to my never ending restoration now. The rear slave shaft assembly C18938 (RHD 3.8) was always missing. I could buy as the single item or as a complete throttle kit as the two control rods have seen better days. Has anybody purchased repro's and is there anyone you ...
by E-by'eck
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wheel: what Tightening torque
Replies: 44
Views: 3848
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Re: Wheel: what Tightening torque

Thanks David...very helpful.
Graham
by E-by'eck
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wheel: what Tightening torque
Replies: 44
Views: 3848
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Re: Wheel: what Tightening torque

Confusing!!! bought a set of repro spinners some time ago in readiness for when needed as still restoring the car. Was it a bad decision?? BUT surely many sets have been purchased and there hasn't been any significant reporting of wheels dropping off has there?? SNG Barrett etc wouldn't still be sel...
by E-by'eck
Mon May 21, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cam Cover sealing...again
Replies: 42
Views: 4611
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Re: Cam Cover sealing...again

Raising this old chestnut again after finding Ebay item 282968230208. Viton washers from a strange source which are an ideal fit under the copper washer and great value. Bought mine a few months ago and now there is a good offer on them. You will need 26 and I think it is 153 you need but please che...
by E-by'eck
Tue May 01, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dash & Panel Electrics Advice please
Replies: 6
Views: 899
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Re: Dash & Panel Electrics Advice please

Hi Richard... I recently spent a significant amount of time on wiring with similarities to your post... 3.8 Series One 1962, +ve earth (via dynamo), used Coventry diagram, using LED's for rear lights, instruments and flasher , limited wiring capability but can follow a diagram with persistence!! One...
by E-by'eck
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fuel tank removal & refit
Replies: 9
Views: 1794
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Re: Fuel tank removal & refit

Currently struggling myself with a repro fuel tank in a M. Robey repro shell.. not a great combination!! BUT my tip is you can be spanner free for this job. Just buy a small 1/4 drive socket set with a 6"extension bar which is suitably narrow and delicate to access all three bolts. You will then nee...
by E-by'eck
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dash air vents
Replies: 11
Views: 1445
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Re: Dash air vents

Marek... three nozzles. Each one in two halves and stapled together.
regards Graham



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by E-by'eck
Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dash air vents
Replies: 11
Views: 1445
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Re: Dash air vents

Clive... BD23832 is only the black vinyl/foam cover for the metal dash top and not a kit. Key the part number into Barratt's part search which will show it. If your car is 4.2, think you will need the set of 5 demister nozzles. Give Barratt's a call as they keep these in plastic. My car is early 3.8...
by E-by'eck
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dash air vents
Replies: 11
Views: 1445
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Re: Dash air vents

Hi Clive... are you referring to the original plastic vents on early E Types which are in three sections and very delicate? Def for 3.8 but not sure re 4.2's. If you Google demister vents etype, there are links to these early ones and the later ones in five sections. I am also in need of a set of ea...
by E-by'eck
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Distributor Oil Seal
Replies: 4
Views: 657
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Re: Distributor Oil Seal

Might be worth trying Martin at Distributor Doctor Alan....did a great job renovating mine

http://www.distributordoctor.com/contact.php

Regards Graham
by E-by'eck
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cam Cover sealing...again
Replies: 42
Views: 4611
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Re: Cam Cover sealing...again

thanks for the feedback on Viton O-rings everyone...another idea consigned to the bin!!. Just look forward to oil pissing everywhere when I eventually start the damned thing up. Most amusing comments Chris.
Graham
by E-by'eck
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cam Cover sealing...again
Replies: 42
Views: 4611
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Re: Cam Cover sealing...again

With costly welding of cracks in the cam covers due to previous owner overtightening, I am considering the use of O-rings between the copper washers and the cam covers to improve sealing. I imagine not a new idea but I cannot find a reference to it on the forum. I'm no expert, but a read up on elast...
by E-by'eck
Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: LED Headlight Systems..2yrs on
Replies: 28
Views: 4024
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Re: LED Headlight Systems..2yrs on

Your right Andrew. Now I am in a quandary? Perhaps I am going for overkill? Maybe a couple of candles will do. :questionmarks: :questionmarks:
Graham
by E-by'eck
Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: LED Headlight Systems..2yrs on
Replies: 28
Views: 4024
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Re: LED Headlight Systems..2yrs on

Thanks Julian. As they say I've seen the light!!! I had already done the relay conversion for the rear brake lights so will dig out the headlight one.
Most helpful. Graham
by E-by'eck
Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: LED Headlight Systems..2yrs on
Replies: 28
Views: 4024
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Re: LED Headlight Systems..2yrs on

Thanks for the replies guys. I started out restoring to +ve earth with originality in mind and have stuck with it in the knowledge that converting to - ve would not be a problem. Just keen to see a properly working ammeter!! :lol: :lol: Is body corrosion something I ought to seriously consider??? Ap...
by E-by'eck
Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: LED Headlight Systems..2yrs on
Replies: 28
Views: 4024
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LED Headlight Systems..2yrs on

A quick forum review suggests the last post on this topic was 2014. Technology must have moved on as far as product development since then, and I came across the attached eBay item. 182223958987. Which looks interesting. I know there are many posts re relays , direct from battery cabling, use of hal...
by E-by'eck
Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Electroplating & the 3.8 Fan Relay
Replies: 14
Views: 2912
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Electroplating & the 3.8 Fan Relay

For those of you who like me are undertaking the long haul of Etype restoration, I cannot overstate the benefits of learning the dark art of electroplating. If I can do it so can you! As the large number of original EType small parts become harder to source and usually arrive after a hard life and a...
by E-by'eck
Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:11 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: WHICH BRAKE PIPE BENDER
Replies: 4
Views: 1209
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Just done all mine in kunifer.... if you have a variety of sockets to bend it round, no need to spend money on tools in my opinion
Graham