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by ralphr1780
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Open Day April 2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4760
Belgium

Re: Open Day April 2019

Throttle cable conversions:

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also with longneck carb bells:


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by ralphr1780
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Open Day April 2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4760
Belgium

Re: Open Day April 2019

Some pics:

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by ralphr1780
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Open Day April 2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4760
Belgium

Re: Open Day April 2019

Thanks Angus and team for organising, great pleasure meeting again and taking a sip of your immense experience, I loved the workshop. Also a very nice occasion to put faces on some of the names and exchange while admiring lovely cars in various color combos. Looking forward to next event.
by ralphr1780
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Malpassi fuel pressure regulator
Replies: 44
Views: 612
Belgium

Re: Malpassi fuel pressure regulator

Andrew, stop the pump and disconnect a pipe, you will get a flow because of remaining pressure in the circuit. Once the pressure is zero flow will stop, precisely the well respected Poiseuille equation.
by ralphr1780
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Malpassi fuel pressure regulator
Replies: 44
Views: 612
Belgium

Re: Malpassi fuel pressure regulator

Technically speaking the pressure should never drop to zero as long as the pump is on, ticking or not. Whether the bowls are full or partially or totally empty, you should still have a pressure reading. Having an occasional zero pressure reading is illustrating an issue. Of course, with all due resp...
by ralphr1780
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Malpassi fuel pressure regulator
Replies: 44
Views: 612
Belgium

Re: Malpassi fuel pressure regulator

I have an SU pump and a Malpassi regulator on 2 cars, which I have set at about 2.5. Incidentally last week I controlled the pressure on both with engine running at idle and raising revs to 3000rpm: pressure never drops to 0 even if you let engine on idle for few minutes. Furthermore pressure is ret...
by ralphr1780
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Open Day April 2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4760
Belgium

Re: Open Day April 2019

Angus, which is your preferred Belgian beer? :drinkingcheers:
by ralphr1780
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?
Replies: 58
Views: 2361
Belgium

Re: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?

Yes it does count Angus :swerve: using your gbp savings before a further dip...
by ralphr1780
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Open Day April 2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4760
Belgium

Re: Open Day April 2019

Finally the family program is set, and it will be a very expensive outing: kids and wife will travel along for a day shopping in London :oops: Nevertheless, I am very excited to join the group, although regretfully not with an E car this time: David Jones Richard Hartfall Steve Hook (mgcjag) Steve&J...
by ralphr1780
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: The dreaded colour topic
Replies: 15
Views: 625
Belgium

Re: The dreaded colour topic

Opalescent Dark Blue is a great colour, but you have to be very selective for the interior. Here is one for sale presently: http://www.motors-corner.fr/stock_vo.php?ref_vehic=1339962 https://i.postimg.cc/fWS1YwF1/815-DV000104-A.jpg Curious to see the panel of colours that will show up on April 20 at...
by ralphr1780
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Open Day April 2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4760
Belgium

Re: Open Day April 2019

Angus, and the crowd, will you accept EU citizens with lhd cars? :bigrin:
Positively, recommendations for a place to spend the night would oblige. :yellow:
Cheers,
by ralphr1780
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: OTS Door Glass
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Belgium

Re: OTS Door Glass

Rory, the hood can be adjusted to obtain a uniform gap. You have to play with the 3 adjustable seal channels to reach this, then adjust the final height of the glass.
by ralphr1780
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 Hardtop Chrome fixing clips
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Belgium

Re: S1 Hardtop Chrome fixing clips

Martin, this is the part you need:
https://www.sngbarratt.com/uk/#!/Englis ... fa60739197
Those are held with small screws and the chrome is pressed over.
Hope to have been of help.
by ralphr1780
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Its been a while...
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Belgium

Re: Its been a while...

Welcome back Chris, I have benefited as well much from your site and blog, thanks for that :yellow:
by ralphr1780
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Engine oil leaks
Replies: 14
Views: 748
Belgium

Re: Engine oil leaks

Paul, firstly did you fill in the oil volume recommended in the manual or topped as by the dipstick readings?
And which type of oil? (full synthetic / semi-synthetic / grade …)
These are important elements to check first as excess oil loading and or too thin will enhance the situation.
by ralphr1780
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi everyone I’m the new owner of an e type
Replies: 34
Views: 1313
Belgium

Re: Hi everyone I’m the new owner of an e type

Wow Steve, I understand your enthusiasm and excitement.
Much valuable advice has been given above by the wise fellows.
If I may, would just add that you need to weigh in also your family situation: such projects can make or break a couple.
Good luck in which ever direction you take.
by ralphr1780
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Trying to identify hardtop
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Belgium

Re: Trying to identify hardtop

'This is an exact replica of the original factory hardtop...' slightly amusing... as it's clearly no where near the quality of an original hardtop. From the outside, it looks indeed extremely similar to the original, just missing the 2 chrome decors on the sides. But the rest is quite different. I ...
by ralphr1780
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Trying to identify hardtop
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Belgium

Re: Trying to identify hardtop

Here you can find it in the UK:
https://www.scparts.co.uk/sc_en/hard-top-1-151649.html

I have one for my S2, and it is not too bad at all, you just need to adjust the fixing clamps for the right tension.
by ralphr1780
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Air filter - again...
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Belgium

Re: Air filter - again...

Steve you are absolutely right: it fouls strongly the mudguard :cussing:.
I have contacted the fellow who sold it to me and he admitted that the mudguard had been "adapted" (read cut) to accomodate.
Any XK150 fellows around? :helpsos:
by ralphr1780
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Its getting a bit tight in here
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Belgium

Re: Its getting a bit tight in here

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