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by Ian Cooke
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Height to bonnet hinge point
Replies: 3
Views: 184
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Re: Height to bonnet hinge point

Hi Ash

Not wanting to confuse things but mine sits slightly higher than Geoff's at 250 mm to the centre of the bolt head. That said, my front suspension hasnt been touched for at least 5 years.

Ian
by Ian Cooke
Fri May 24, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?
Replies: 70
Views: 4206
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Re: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?

Chris

Hopefully see you at Wilton House on Sunday for our first visit to a Wilton Wake-up.

Regards

Ian
by Ian Cooke
Thu May 16, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Chocks Away !
Replies: 4
Views: 345
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Re: Chocks Away !

Hi Dave Well, you certainly had a great day for it and I would have seen and heard you as I live almost under the flight path. I'm a regular visitor in my E type to Solent Airport when the Spitfire is flying and enjoy a coffee with what has got to be the best view from any coffee shop window: https:...
by Ian Cooke
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Removing gearbox tunnel cover
Replies: 10
Views: 615
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Re: Removing gearbox tunnel cover

Hi John I had exactly the same problem removing my S2 centre console and rather than slackening the handbrake connection on the IRS I unscrewed the handbrake lever from the side of the tunnel. The screws were pretty tight but came undone using a large screwdriver and a spanner to increase the torque...
by Ian Cooke
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff Breather Tube 'Missing'
Replies: 5
Views: 313
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Re: Diff Breather Tube 'Missing'

Thanks again Steve

I managed to get the elbow out without too much difficulty and I'm now just waiting for the replacement tube to arrive.

It looks like the original tube snapped off as the thread from the tube is still in the elbow!

Ian
by Ian Cooke
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff Breather Tube 'Missing'
Replies: 5
Views: 313
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Re: Diff Breather Tube 'Missing'

Thanks Steve, sounds straightforward.

Is there a trick to unscrewing the elbow? It's quite difficult to get to unless I'm missing something obvious!
by Ian Cooke
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff Breather Tube 'Missing'
Replies: 5
Views: 313
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Diff Breather Tube 'Missing'

Hi All Whilst under the car removing the drain plug to change the diff oil, I noticed that the breather tube is missing. The elbow is there but no tube. This gives rise to a number of questions: 1) Any ideas why the tube is missing? 2) Is it a case of ordering a new tube and 'just' screwing it in? 3...
by Ian Cooke
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Water in Air Intake Box
Replies: 6
Views: 495
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Re: Water in Air Intake Box

Thanks Jerry

Mine now has a hole as I drilled one last week!

Hopefully this will do the trick.

Ian
by Ian Cooke
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Water in Air Intake Box
Replies: 6
Views: 495
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Re: Water in Air Intake Box

Thanks Jerry

I think that mine can't be original as there's definitely no hole. I'll drill one as you suggest.
by Ian Cooke
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Water in Air Intake Box
Replies: 6
Views: 495
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Re: Water in Air Intake Box

Thanks Jerome

I've taken the breather pipe off and can't see a hole in it. It's not painted so if there was a hole it should be easy to spot. Should I drill a hole and if so, is close to the inlet plenum the best place?
by Ian Cooke
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Water in Air Intake Box
Replies: 6
Views: 495
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Water in Air Intake Box

Hi All

I took my Air Intake box off today to change the air filter and found some water in the box. Not a huge amount, probably a teaspoon or two. Should I be concerned?

Thanks for any advice.

Ian
by Ian Cooke
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: E type restoration Hampshire has anyone used Pete Longhurst?
Replies: 2
Views: 419
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Re: E type restoration Hampshire has anyone used Pete Longhurst?

I dont know Swift Engineering but can highly recommend Keith at K & N Classics in Bosham.
by Ian Cooke
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Advice on rustproofing treatment please?
Replies: 26
Views: 1821
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Re: Advice on rustproofing treatment please?

Hi Steve

I still can't see them. There are also some other images that I can't see - David's (Heuer) for example.

Ian
by Ian Cooke
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Downtime
Replies: 51
Views: 2953
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Re: Forum Downtime

Thanks David. I am so pleased and relieved to have the Forum back.

Ian
by Ian Cooke
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sweating Brake Fluid Hose
Replies: 67
Views: 28636
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Re: Sweating Brake Fluid Hose

Many thanks Steve and Chris. Its certainly very helpful and reassuring for an inexperienced owner like me to have confirmation that I'm not missing something obvious.

I'll go for the more straightforward method and hopefully manage to avoid introducing any air into the system.

Ian
by Ian Cooke
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sweating Brake Fluid Hose
Replies: 67
Views: 28636
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Re: Sweating Brake Fluid Hose

Thanks Steve I wasn't sure whether I would need to bleed the brakes as David / Angus had suggested in an earlier post that this wasn't necessary: Angus assured me I could simply empty the bottles, remove the hoses, refill and wait for the air bubbles to plop out - no need to bleed the system - and s...
by Ian Cooke
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sweating Brake Fluid Hose
Replies: 67
Views: 28636
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Re: Sweating Brake Fluid Hose

Hi All

Could someone please give me a step by step guide to replacing the brake and clutch low pressure hoses on my S2 FHC as they are sweating profusely! I have taken David's advice and ordered Cohline hose.

Not sure if I will need to bleed the brakes as part of the process.

Thanks

Ian
by Ian Cooke
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Heat Shrink
Replies: 15
Views: 1350
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Re: Heat Shrink

You're right Mark, I am getting the two mixed up. So, I want to replace the copious amounts of insulating tape that a P.O. has used on various wires following the same path e.g. running between the two brake fluid indicator switches. It would seem from what you are suggesting that loom tape is the b...
by Ian Cooke
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Heat Shrink
Replies: 15
Views: 1350
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Re: Heat Shrink

Thanks all. I have ordered some looming tape which I'm sure will be a great improvement on the insulating tape that's everywhere at the moment!

Many thanks for the link Brian. Looks like an excellent source for all things auto electrical!

Ian
by Ian Cooke
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Heat Shrink
Replies: 15
Views: 1350
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Re: Heat Shrink

Thanks Guys that's very helpful.

Presumably I can get longer lengths of the heat shrink or is it a case of using multiple shorter lengths to cover longer lengths of exposed wire?