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by Classic
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Help S2 Manual gearbox problem
Replies: 4
Views: 842
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Re: Help S2 Manual gearbox problem

It sounds like either selector fork or possibly synchromesh problem to me, either of which are probably only going to be fixable by rebuilding the gearbox. Before you do this though change your oil to Redline MT 90. Many of us use it in our all synchro boxes. It might help. Thanks abowie, I’ll try ...
by Classic
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Help S2 Manual gearbox problem
Replies: 4
Views: 842
Spain

Re: Help S2 Manual gearbox problem

politeperson wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:25 pm
Do you have full clutch disengagement?

Maybe the clutch is dragging a little and your push-rod needs extending?
Thks politeperson
I’d say yes, it does disengage fully, otherwise i’d have problems in other gears as well and/or clutch slippage, which i dont have either. Just my guess
by Classic
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Help S2 Manual gearbox problem
Replies: 4
Views: 842
Spain

Help S2 Manual gearbox problem

I’m tyding up my 1969 S2, water circuit already done and front suspension refurbishment shortly on the way. Meanwhile I’m having some problems with the gearbox for which I need your help. Third gear cannot be engaged from time to time and when this happens i cannot alternatively go into 4th nor seco...
by Classic
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Tyre advise
Replies: 3
Views: 1211
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Tyre advise

I’ll be refreshing my front suspension shortly. While I’m there i might as well change tyres, they are getting old and also are 215/65/15, far too big for my original chromies. I’m thinking on going back to original 185/80/15 or 195/80/15 which being slightly fatter will brake even better and being ...
by Classic
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Front suspension creaks&clunks
Replies: 6
Views: 2058
Spain

Re: Front suspension creaks&clunks

Txs for all responses, they are all very clear!

I’m buying SNGBarratt front suspension kit, seems to have everything I need. I’ve chosen rubber bushes rather than poly, from what I’ve read they are better for the e type.

Any experience with a.m. kit?
by Classic
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Front suspension creaks&clunks
Replies: 6
Views: 2058
Spain

Front suspension creaks&clunks

My E type SII FHC is demanding attention to her front suspension! She goes very well at speed on nice paved roads but going slowly it creaks and clunks over any imperfection. I’m assuming that it could be repiared by replacing wishbone, antiroll bar and drop link bushes. Is there anything else I sho...
by Classic
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My first miles in the E type
Replies: 6
Views: 1025
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My first miles in the E type

I’ve just picked my 69 FHC S2 and returned home after some 400 motorway miles. My first impressions are VERY GOOD, it is so smoth for a 49 years old, it just glides down the road! My car has air conditioning so i didnt experience any heat. Looking ahead over that bonnet is so... bloody fantastic. It...
by Classic
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: New car, Where to start?
Replies: 7
Views: 1016
Spain

Re: New car, Where to start?

You are absolutely right firts thing is to poste pictures and also enjoy the car for a while before “improving it” if needed
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by Classic
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: New car, Where to start?
Replies: 7
Views: 1016
Spain

New car, Where to start?

I’ve just closed the purchase of an 1969 E type series II on strombergs. The car is not concours but very honest, good running and properly maintained with back up invoices over the last 30 years. My plans are to keep it for good weather weekends’ and may be a couple of longer trips a year. It has t...
by Classic
Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Newby from Spain
Replies: 0
Views: 1396
Spain

Newby from Spain

Hello e-type lovers, I'm in the process of acquiring and e-cat and would very much appreciate your help in my quest! Been into classic cars for a few years and have owned various mercedes, a triumph tr6, porsche 3.2, but this will be, hopefully, my first cat. Thinking on a S2 coupe as a more afordab...