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by ralphr1780
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wires & tyres
Replies: 10
Views: 100
Belgium

Re: Wires & tyres

Richard, interested in a swap against a set of 15x5" chromes 😁 ?
by ralphr1780
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wires & tyres
Replies: 10
Views: 100
Belgium

Re: Wires & tyres

Hi Richard, I have 15x6" with 185/15 vreds on my S2 and like these a lot, no issue whatsoever with the spare storage.
If you want to part with your set of black wires please let me know!
by ralphr1780
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member saying hello from France
Replies: 6
Views: 94
Belgium

Re: New member saying hello from France

Welcome bienvenue Peter aka Mighty Antar :bigrin:, Poitiers is a very nice location to enjoy an E Type. For sure you will find here all the expertise and support to bring your car up to the expectations. I am not familiar with adjustable torsion plate, but have been running with original plate since...
by ralphr1780
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cam Cover sealing...again
Replies: 50
Views: 5630
Belgium

Re: Cam Cover sealing...again

Rory, envelope well received with thanks. :drinkingcheers:
by ralphr1780
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cam Cover sealing...again
Replies: 50
Views: 5630
Belgium

Re: Cam Cover sealing...again

Hi Rory,
While I have to confess that I have no issues yet with the copper ones, I would be happy to grab two sets to put on the shelf for next cam setting session.
Dropping you a pm.
All the best,
by ralphr1780
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RIP Andrew Waugh
Replies: 19
Views: 774
Belgium

Re: RIP Andrew Waugh

Very sad news, sympathy and condolences to his family, RIP Andrew. :rvrence:
by ralphr1780
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: problem with cam follower
Replies: 14
Views: 679
Belgium

Re: problem with cam follower

Steve, you could try applying few shots of a freezing spray then pull it out with the pliers.
Last time I shimmed the valves I faced a similar situation and the spray released it.
Hope to have been of service.
by ralphr1780
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: OT - Vibration and crankshaft damper on Mark IX
Replies: 11
Views: 1301
Belgium

Re: OT - Vibration and crankshaft damper on Mark IX

Christopher, sagged engine mounts can result in similar symptoms, did you examine those closely?
by ralphr1780
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Obviously a good workshop
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Belgium

Re: Obviously a good workshop

Wow, I don't go on fb, so did not explore further, I was sent the link by a friend who was teasing me, thanks for the note.
by ralphr1780
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Obviously a good workshop
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Belgium

Obviously a good workshop

But a bit too far, in... Pakistan:
by ralphr1780
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Car jacking
Replies: 40
Views: 2261
Belgium

Re: Car jacking

The Porsche 928 jack works perfect if you can get one. Needs some filing as David suggested above, more compact and quite solid, lifts the E very easily (engineered for a heavier car with one lifting point on each side):

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by ralphr1780
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Dragging brakes.
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Belgium

Re: Dragging brakes.

Tom, how old are the brake pads and which brand? I had exactly the same behaviour few years back: the pads were a tight fit in the calipers and the iron had rusted a bit. With increasing temp they were binding progressively and would only release when cooled down. Dismantling, cleaning and filing th...
by ralphr1780
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: engine running rough series 2 convertible
Replies: 16
Views: 1182
Belgium

Re: engine running rough series 2 convertible

Alan, a ticking fuel pump does not necessarily imply fuel is properly delivered to the carbs.
I would double check that by unhooking the fuel feed line to the carbs (after the glass bowl), put it in a plastic bottle and turn ignition on to check the flow.
by ralphr1780
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cooling fan options
Replies: 15
Views: 1006
Belgium

Re: Cooling fan options

Angus, pm sent.
by ralphr1780
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cooling fan options
Replies: 15
Views: 1006
Belgium

Re: Cooling fan options

Indeed Fosseway's is an integrated solution, but what I dislike is that the protective mesh is between the fan and the radiator, should be opposite, no?
by ralphr1780
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cooling fan options
Replies: 15
Views: 1006
Belgium

Re: Cooling fan options

Thanks all for response. Have contacted KV: sadly no stock presently and would take few weeks to get one.
Guess it would be the same for a direct purchase at CoolCat.
Has anyone tried to just adapt on the standard motor another more efficient plastic propeller?
by ralphr1780
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cooling fan options
Replies: 15
Views: 1006
Belgium

Re: Cooling fan options

Thanks David for fast response, how do I get in touch with Ken Verity? Could not trace any web link.
by ralphr1780
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cooling fan options
Replies: 15
Views: 1006
Belgium

Cooling fan options

I am considering a trip to Italy early September. As the original fan and blade are fitted, have meanwhile been testing the car in traffic with the current prevailing temperatures >30C. Cruising on the open road at 3000rpm, temperature is stable at about 80C. When moving slowly in traffic it creeps ...
by ralphr1780
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sovy Failure
Replies: 54
Views: 3622
Belgium

Re: Sovy Failure

Yes, luckily, after good cleaning and a session in the dishwasher (filter removed) now fitted since months. Of course will be monitoring regularly their condition, but so far so good. I am sure many bottles have been thrown away simply because they looked filthy, while they could have gone for many ...