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by Ian Cooke
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Downtime
Replies: 33
Views: 245
Great Britain

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: 25541
Great Britain

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: 25541
Great Britain

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: 25541
Great Britain

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: 669
Great Britain

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: 669
Great Britain

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: 669
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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?
by Ian Cooke
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Heat Shrink
Replies: 15
Views: 669
Great Britain

Heat Shrink

Not related to the current fabulous weather but rather the need to replace a PO's efforts of wrapping various wires in copious amounts of insulating tape! I have in mind removing the tape and replacing with heat shrink tubing and wondered if anyone has any experience and recommendations that they ca...
by Ian Cooke
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine cut out - advice please
Replies: 15
Views: 932
Great Britain

Re: Engine cut out - advice please

A quick update on my engine cutting out and low voltage problem. It turns out that the regulator had failed which is why the battery wasnt charging. The regulator has now been replaced and the voltmeter is back to reading 14 volts and there has been no repeat of the engine cutting out during the 50 ...
by Ian Cooke
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine cut out - advice please
Replies: 15
Views: 932
Great Britain

Re: Engine cut out - advice please

Well spotted Steve. I have no idea why the vacuum advance is not connected and it probably hasn't been since the distributor was installed by a P.O. in 2004. Any idea why it wouldn't have been connected and can you advise what difference it will make if it is now connected? The engine has always run...
by Ian Cooke
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine cut out - advice please
Replies: 15
Views: 932
Great Britain

Re: Engine cut out - advice please

Thanks all for your thoughts and advice. As I said, I dont know much about electrics as you can probably tell from my earlier comments! I'm not sure about what type of electronic ignition I have and all I can go on is a 2004 invoice addressed to a previous owner stating 'replacement distributor with...
by Ian Cooke
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine cut out - advice please
Replies: 15
Views: 932
Great Britain

Re: Engine cut out - advice please

Thanks Malcolm and Julian I've checked all the connections as you suggested and they seem ok. I'll try replacing the condenser but the HT leads and caps were new last year and I have electronic ignition. I'm wondering if the problem might be the regulator as the volts were reading low the whole time...
by Ian Cooke
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine cut out - advice please
Replies: 15
Views: 932
Great Britain

Engine cut out - advice please

Hi All Took the etype out yesterday for a 25 mile drive to a local auto jumble and shortly after leaving home the engine suddenly cut out completely for a second or two and then restarted itself. This happened a couple of times before I was able to pull over and lift the bonnet to see if there was a...
by Ian Cooke
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Forum Features
Replies: 41
Views: 4169
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Re: New Forum Features

Hi David

I can see images 1 and 4 but not 2 and 3 on my Samsung tablet.

You may recall that we corresponded sometime ago about this issue.

Many thanks for your efforts to resolve the problem.

Ian
by Ian Cooke
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Outage
Replies: 22
Views: 1473
Great Britain

Re: Forum Outage

If I can add my thanks to all those above and say how relieved I am that the forum is back online. Withdrawal symptoms were getting pretty serious!

My name is Ian and I am also a forumaholic!
by Ian Cooke
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: 50 Year Celebration of the Series 2 !
Replies: 38
Views: 2476
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Re: 50 Year Celebration of the Series 2 !

Brooklands sounds good - count me in!

Ian
by Ian Cooke
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Quick hello from a new Member
Replies: 6
Views: 757
Great Britain

Re: Quick hello from a new Member

Hi Steve Congratulations and welcome to the forum. This is a fabulous resource that I'm sure you will find invaluable during your restoration. I am just down the road from you in Hill Head and whilst my E is a series 2, do let me know if you want to pop over to look at anything on the car. Hope you ...
by Ian Cooke
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bonnet Art
Replies: 3
Views: 800
Great Britain

Bonnet Art

Just back from a great drive out to Goodwood and a superb lunch at the 'Fox Runs Free' pub in the nearby village of Charlton. Driving home along the A27 heading west into the setting sun my wife took this picture of the sky reflected on the E's bonnet. If possible, it makes the bonnet look even more...
by Ian Cooke
Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: broken wiper
Replies: 11
Views: 1252
Great Britain

Re: broken wiper

Seems to me to be another good reason for using Rainx and accepting that the wipers are for display purposes only!! :bigrin: :bigrin:
by Ian Cooke
Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-Type Club Day 2017 - Saturday 3rd June
Replies: 17
Views: 2364
Great Britain

Re: E-Type Club Day 2017 - Saturday 3rd June

Hi Simon Great pictures Simon. Jane and I enjoyed chatting to you on Saturday. We were really impressed with your passion for E types and have no doubt that you will achieve your ambition of owning one of these superb machines. It took me nearly 40 years but I'm sure that it won't take you nearly as...