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by ALAN COCHRANE
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dynamo
Replies: 12
Views: 453
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Re: Dynamo

Robbie I've just measured mine and it's 3&1/8" in diameter and single groove. When I bought my car in 2011 it was running with a Lucas 11AC alternator and this size of pulley wheel brazed onto the front. I discovered that this was because the shaft of the original dynamo is slightly wider than the e...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Sun May 12, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Ignition Relay woes
Replies: 0
Views: 284
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Ignition Relay woes

Well today one of my upgrades let me down on the way to my first car show of the year. A while back the ignition started cutting out on me intermittently because the internal contacts in the key barrel had started burning away due to the load it was switching. I replaced the barrel and added a Durit...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Sat May 11, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Door lock in handle slot orientation? Up, Down, Both?
Replies: 23
Views: 810
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Re: Door lock in handle slot orientation? Up, Down, Both?

Simon You are not alone! When I bought new barrels from Barrett’s I pondered long and hard about this. Since we both exist in a higher plane of life than mere mortals, the only option was to fit them both facing DOWN. Much more pleasing to the eye even if not factory original. I’ve resisted changing...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Tue May 07, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: I have seriously improved my E-Type!
Replies: 7
Views: 627
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Re: I have seriously improved my E-Type!

My solution was not to use one at all! The PO thought likewise.
I found that the air filter dustbin sits firmly enough on the sill cross bar without it. I do however use two pieces of U shaped rubber gasket to stop the lower rim scraping the paint off the frame.

Cheers

Alan
by ALAN COCHRANE
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which 185 tyre: Dunlop or Pirelli or Michelin ?
Replies: 38
Views: 1989
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Re: Which 185 tyre: Dunlop or Pirelli or Michelin ?

Dougal I'm assuming you're referring to me with the statement I'm only buying them for the price. Totally wrong I'm afraid. I've always bought the best tyres for my cars whether they be Dunlop, Michelin or other. For example a set of Bridgestone Potenza tyres for the Boxster costs well in excess of ...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Hard Starting when Cold - One Solution
Replies: 18
Views: 3508
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Re: Hard Starting when Cold - One Solution

Well done John. I have had exactly the same symptoms as you've described. This has been the case since I bought the car back in 2011. Like you I assumed that it was normal for the choke lever to only travel 2/3 of the way up the slide. For some reason I read your original post back in 2017 and didn'...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Vredesteins
Replies: 10
Views: 872
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Re: Vredesteins

Chris

I've just bought a set of H rated from a website called Roundtriptyres. £112 per corner, the V rated were £131 if memory serves me correctly.
Seems I've bought them just in time.

Cheers

Alan
by ALAN COCHRANE
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which 185 tyre: Dunlop or Pirelli or Michelin ?
Replies: 38
Views: 1989
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Re: Which 185 tyre: Dunlop or Pirelli or Michelin ?

I would not class the Vredsteins as a lesser tyre just because they are cheaper. In addition they look the part and provide a very comfortable ride. I have passed the age age of seat of the pants driving so they are more than capable of doing the job with room to spare. I think it’s long overdue for...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which 185 tyre: Dunlop or Pirelli or Michelin ?
Replies: 38
Views: 1989
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Re: Which 185 tyre: Dunlop or Pirelli or Michelin ?

I’m just in the process of changing my tyres which are Vredstein Sprint Classics but now 13 years old. I’m also very happy with them so will be replacing like for like. Like Christopher my driving doesn’t justify spending £1,000 + on new tyres. Carsten you can also get V rated Sprint Classics for ar...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Can I change my Avatar?
Replies: 10
Views: 548
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Re: Can I change my Avatar?

David

Thanks for changing my username. So much easier without all those CAPITALS.

Steve

The remember me button doesn’t seem to work on the I phone 6 at least on mine it doesn’t.

Cheers

Alan
by ALAN COCHRANE
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Can I change my Avatar?
Replies: 10
Views: 548
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Re: Can I change my Avatar?

David I would like to change my Username as well. Nothing major but I would like to get rid of all those CAPITAL LETTERS. I don't know what I was thinking when I joined the Forum since I personally hate messages all in CAPITALS :banghead: On a more practical level, it's a complete pain having to con...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Carb Flooding
Replies: 5
Views: 375
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Re: Carb Flooding

Thanks for the replies gents. Not letting the float chamber run dry seems so obvious now. I'll soon be driving the car regularly again so this shouldn't reoccur. In future it seems that I'll need to get into the habit of running the fuel pump regularly over the winter layup. Something I've never tho...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Carb Flooding
Replies: 5
Views: 375
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Re: Carb Flooding

Hi Mich

The spring was set to the right height during the rebuild but I don't see any harm in rechecking it.

Alan
by ALAN COCHRANE
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Carb Flooding
Replies: 5
Views: 375
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Carb Flooding

Hi Everyone I decided to start the car for the first time in a month. While I was waiting for the fuel pump to fill the float chambers I noticed the front one was flooding out the overflow. I dismantled it suspecting a sticking needle valve but all seemed well. The needle valve and float were replac...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt User Group
Replies: 88
Views: 5590
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Re: SNG Barratt User Group

This sounds like a great idea but a bit far for me to travel. I have one part that sticks in my mind for improvement-the fuel tank sump. I started a thread away back in 2014 about it:- http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5719&hilit=sump It was completely the wrong physical size and the inte...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Engine oil leaks
Replies: 14
Views: 1005
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Re: Engine oil leaks

Thanks for the replies. I’ve isolated the leak to the cam feeds and currently the banjos are fitted with copper washers. I’ll try annealing them and hopefully that’ll do the trick. The two sump bolts either side of the rear crank seal have oil drips on them and I think this maybe due to the cam feed...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Engine oil leaks
Replies: 14
Views: 1005
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Re: Engine oil leaks

While we’re on about engine leaks, has anyone got a sure fire way of stopping the cam feed banjo’s leaking. I’ve tried everything from blue hylomar to fibre washers and nothing seems to work. As you say Steve a leak from these results in oil being being deposited in some very odd places. I’m sure my...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Xmas Lights
Replies: 8
Views: 626
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Xmas Lights

They're here again and I couldn't stop until they were all smashed. I tried to do it in one sweep of the cursor, Al Capone style.
Anyone else similarly addicted.

Merry Xmas

Alan
by ALAN COCHRANE
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: E type reaction plate
Replies: 60
Views: 4148
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Re: E type reaction plate

Jerome I don't think I'm being blinkered at all. The fact you would have to bend body work to remove the engine means that it's a complete non starter for me. The best way I found was to drop the engine down-no need for hanging the engine and gearbox at precarious angles above your precious picture ...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: E type reaction plate
Replies: 60
Views: 4148
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Re: E type reaction plate

Can't agree more with your assessment Moe. I've been following this thread with an air of disbelief. I removed the engine and gearbox exactly the way you describe except I found that splitting the top ball joints made life a lot easier. I've since seen it done without disturbing the front suspension...