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by ralphr1780
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: RHD 3.8 Instrument panel wiring.
Replies: 30
Views: 470
Belgium

Re: RHD 3.8 Instrument panel wiring.

Richard the "4th" which you see in the photo is simply one of the 2 non-braided folded before entering the loom. There is no 4th purple to be connected to the fuses. You certainly are looking at the other side of the purples, most likely the one which should go to the map switch. Using your multimet...
by ralphr1780
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: RHD 3.8 Instrument panel wiring.
Replies: 30
Views: 470
Belgium

Re: RHD 3.8 Instrument panel wiring.

Richard, here is a snapshot of mine (LHD) where you see the 3 purple wires on fuse 8 (one is braided): https://s31.postimg.cc/n4efskbd7/dashboard1.jpg And if you go with the wiring diagram, you will find that there are only 3 purple wires converging on fuse 8: cigar lighter map light flasher and tur...
by ralphr1780
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: RHD 3.8 Instrument panel wiring.
Replies: 30
Views: 470
Belgium

Re: RHD 3.8 Instrument panel wiring.

Richard, the braided purple should go to fuse 8 with the other two non-braided purple ones.
The black with a spade is an earthing one that goes to the frame of the light switch, you should have a male spade fixed under one of the three bolts holding the switch.
by ralphr1780
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E Bay Sale of unique items
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Belgium

Re: E Bay Sale of unique items

Yes now it is ended, but it was still available this morning with bids already at £1650.
by ralphr1780
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: E Bay Sale of unique items
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Belgium

Re: E Bay Sale of unique items

Steve, when I click on your link I reach well the ad. But what is puzzling is that whichever direct search I do on ebait-uk, I cannot find it. I tried all combinations without success. Any guidance would be of interest.
by ralphr1780
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Dynamo on a serie 2 -69????
Replies: 18
Views: 452
Belgium

Re: Dynamo on a serie 2 -69????

Phew... congrats Peter that this aspect is now clear.
by ralphr1780
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Water pump removal on a 3.8
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Belgium

Re: Water pump removal on a 3.8

There is enough flex in all the rest. Just take it easy and slowly to get just enough of the clearance needed.
by ralphr1780
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Water pump removal on a 3.8
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Belgium

Re: Water pump removal on a 3.8

PhilBell wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:01 pm
...My thoughts are turning to loosening the engine mounts etc and jacking the engine until the water pump clears the subframe. Surely there's a better way?
Absolutely correct, this is the smartest way. Just do not forget to loosen as well the "lower nut" of the engine stabilizer rod.
by ralphr1780
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Dynamo on a serie 2 -69????
Replies: 18
Views: 452
Belgium

Re: Dynamo on a serie 2 -69????

Hi Peter, Good that you have requested the JDHT certificate. It may still be a bit confusing, so will try to clarify what you would see on a Belgian title: Date of first registration = the first date at which the car was put on the road. If the car is sold in Belgium as new, then it would reflect th...
by ralphr1780
Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Dynamo on a serie 2 -69????
Replies: 18
Views: 452
Belgium

Re: Dynamo on a serie 2 -69????

Indeed the picture frame can be mounted the other way around, and this could explain your case. The bonnet damper bracket would then mask one or two of the chassis nr. The Belgian title you have shows a first date of registration as 27/10/1969, but this does not mean that this is the date it was fir...
by ralphr1780
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Dynamo on a serie 2 -69????
Replies: 18
Views: 452
Belgium

Re: Dynamo on a serie 2 -69????

Peter, your story needs closer concern. A Belgian registration document (pink colour) would show the date of first registration = the date at which the vehicle was first put on the road anywhere in the world, and that could be based on the simple import documents of the vehicle. There should be also...
by ralphr1780
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Dynamo on a serie 2 -69????
Replies: 18
Views: 452
Belgium

Re: Dynamo on a serie 2 -69????

Peter, all the cars i have seen, and of course the experts please correct me if wrong, have the chassis nr stamped on the right side of the picture frame. Belgian registration would have been made based on import documentation, if it said 1969 then so be it. They have no expertise to determine right...
by ralphr1780
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Dynamo on a serie 2 -69????
Replies: 18
Views: 452
Belgium

Re: Dynamo on a serie 2 -69????

Odd that one would replace alternator with dynamo, usually the other way around. This strap for the battery is certainly risky, maybe there because of the fitted battery dimensions, and should be replaced with a stronger fixing. Is that the chassis nr which is on the left side of the picture frame j...
by ralphr1780
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Idiot Calling - diesel in E type
Replies: 15
Views: 593
Belgium

Re: Idiot Calling - diesel in E type

Tony, diesel has better solvency power than gasoline, and will subsequently dislodge and partially dissolve crud hanging in your tank and lines. So unless your tank was recently cleaned and resealed, and the lines renewed, you can expect to have gradually clogged filters + needle valves. I would dis...
by ralphr1780
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Steering Wheel History
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Belgium

Re: Steering Wheel History

Thanks for the additional details Sarthe72, good to know.

The rim is fully flat, the photo angle (cellphone) makes it look a little dished.
by ralphr1780
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Rear Bump Stop needed ?
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Belgium

Re: Rear Bump Stop needed ?

Yves, most surely the previous owner has grinded these to fit wider tyres, fashion of some recent era. I am not expert but from what I have seen when working on rear suspension, you should really not worry because it is likely that the shock absorbers would reach their limit, or the hub carrier will...
by ralphr1780
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fitting sill chrome strips
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Belgium

Re: Fitting sill chrome strips

I have used the recommended clips on my 2 cars and it has worked perfect. The foam is trimmed a little shorter and the vinyl is simply wrapped around the edge. You need to use a rubber hammer with a wooden block and it will work great. Would it had been easier and/or faster any other way, Jaguar wou...
by ralphr1780
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Bruce McLaren #15 E-type
Replies: 34
Views: 1708
Belgium

Re: Bruce McLaren #15 E-type

Well done Simon, you have used the post 15 for the 15th car!
The paint finish looks stunning on this car, highlighted by the perfect shut lines.
Seems odd though that early cars were lacking the rear hatch seal.
by ralphr1780
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Bruce McLaren #15 E-type
Replies: 34
Views: 1708
Belgium

Re: Bruce McLaren #15 E-type

You are absolutely right Stu :salute: , but this statement in their presentation is absolutely killing it: ...has recently completed an exhaustive 4500 hour JD Classics restoration to factory original specification... is presented in absolute concours condition... No mention of the original document...
by ralphr1780
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Bruce McLaren #15 E-type
Replies: 34
Views: 1708
Belgium

Re: Bruce McLaren #15 E-type

Simln,
The air plenum doesnt have the Slim lip.
Yes, for the door chrome trim I was meaning the upper one on the door cards.
And by the way I forgot the horn push...