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by Ian Cooke
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine cut out - advice please
Replies: 15
Views: 700
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: 700
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: 700
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: 700
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: 700
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: 35
Views: 3344
Great Britain

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: 1124
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: 26
Views: 1614
Great Britain

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: 639
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: 687
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: 1139
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: 2100
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...
by Ian Cooke
Sun May 21, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Driving in France and may have an electrical problem. Advice please.
Replies: 30
Views: 2123
Great Britain

Re: Driving in France and may have an electrical problem. Advice please.

I have done a few tests today with a multi meter as follows: Ignition on without engine running: Reading with multi meter connected to battery terminals 12.5v Voltmeter garage reading 14.5v Multi meter reading when connected to the voltmeter garage terminals was jumping up and down but showed no mor...
by Ian Cooke
Sat May 13, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Driving in France and may have an electrical problem. Advice please.
Replies: 30
Views: 2123
Great Britain

Re: Driving in France and may have an electrical problem. Advice please.

Thanks David. I'll follow your advice and post my findings!
by Ian Cooke
Sat May 13, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Driving in France and may have an electrical problem. Advice please.
Replies: 30
Views: 2123
Great Britain

Re: Driving in France and may have an electrical problem. Advice please.

Thanks Guys We arrived at Cherbourg without incident having left everything connected. The gauge was at the top end of the red zone pretty much the whole time ( about 2 hours in total today) and it only moved down a bit when driving v slowly. We stopped on several occasions and each time I checked t...
by Ian Cooke
Fri May 12, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Driving in France and may have an electrical problem. Advice please.
Replies: 30
Views: 2123
Great Britain

Re: Driving in France and may have an electrical problem. Advice please.

Thanks again David for your wise words. I will definitely be fitting a Nippon Denso alternator upon my return. We only have about 50 miles to do tomorrow to get to Cherebourg and have the whole day. We plan to do it in stages stopping at St Mere Eglise, Utah Beach and Barfleur on the way so plenty o...
by Ian Cooke
Fri May 12, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Driving in France and may have an electrical problem. Advice please.
Replies: 30
Views: 2123
Great Britain

Re: Driving in France and may have an electrical problem. Advice please.

Thanks David - much appreciated. The battery doesn't seem to be getting hot and there is no sign any wetness around the top. We haven't got far to travel tomorrow so fingers crossed we'll be ok. My gauge only goes up to 16v and the needle appears to be at the max so perhaps it's charging at a higher...
by Ian Cooke
Fri May 12, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Driving in France and may have an electrical problem. Advice please.
Replies: 30
Views: 2123
Great Britain

Driving in France and may have an electrical problem. Advice please.

Hi All We are driving in France and I noticed today that the battery gauge is permanently in the red zone at 16 volts. It hasn't been like this previously as it's usually in the 'normal' zone. The reading drops a little when we are moving at slow speed and also when we had the headlights on and the ...
by Ian Cooke
Fri May 05, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member in France
Replies: 18
Views: 2439
Great Britain

Re: New member in France

Hi Daniel Fabulous looking car - congratulations and I hope that she is back on the road before too long. My wife and I are arriving in Cherebourg on Sunday afternoon in our Series 2 FHC and will be heading to Chantilly for a few days after an overnight stay in Honfleur and a visit to Monet's garden...
by Ian Cooke
Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Should I start her up?
Replies: 8
Views: 1200
Great Britain

Re: Should I start her up?

Thanks all for your helpful replies. Like Julian I am getting withdrawal symptoms so have checked the forecast and as it's going to remain dry and bright over the weekend I plan to put the seats back in and take her out for a spin without her 'underwear'! Just hope the salters aren't out in the mean...