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by 1954Etype
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Building an Engine Test Bed
Replies: 18
Views: 1523
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Re: Building an Engine Test Bed

Looks great Rory. When we can travel, I’ll be over to collect it personally!
by 1954Etype
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ethanol
Replies: 13
Views: 552
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Ethanol

Just had this from a friend who asked Esso if their Super unleaded contained ethanol.... “There is currently no requirement for renewable fuel (such as ethanol) to be present in super unleaded petrol. Esso super unleaded petrol (branded Esso Energy Synergy Supreme+ 99) is ethanol free (except, due t...
by 1954Etype
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: £300K Series 3 anyone ?
Replies: 44
Views: 1612
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Re: £300K Series 3 anyone ?

Always a fascinating debate. We tend to use our cars for long distance journeys and I left my current car (S1 4.2 FHC) LHD as we tend to drive more on the Continent. For me, they shouldn't rattle, get hot, be noisy inside and everything should work (they did when they were new). A standard E Type is...
by 1954Etype
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Service & Spares Bulletin Database
Replies: 15
Views: 1326
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Re: Service & Spares Bulletin Database

Fantastic work Phil!
by 1954Etype
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: "Torpedo" armrests/door pulls????!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 488
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Re: "Torpedo" armrests/door pulls????!!!

OK just measured one:

Length 19mm
OD 17mm
ID 10mm

Angus
by 1954Etype
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: "Torpedo" armrests/door pulls????!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 488
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Re: "Torpedo" armrests/door pulls????!!!

Its a spacer about 7/8" long (measure it up in the door) and was only made of plastic tubing. Needs to be thick walled about 1/2" diameter with a hole big enough for the self tapper to go through.
by 1954Etype
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: "Torpedo" armrests/door pulls????!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 488
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Re: "Torpedo" armrests/door pulls????!!!

Not all S2 cars were fitted with armrests. The reason the area where you pull the door shut is flimsy is because you are probably missing the long self tapper that goes through the chrome near the door lock, through the card and screws directly into the door shell. They are normally missing but easy...
by 1954Etype
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Small bracket on gearbox mount
Replies: 5
Views: 295
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Re: Small bracket on gearbox mount

It’s the remains of one of the mountings for the forward heat shield. New ones come with it fitted.
by 1954Etype
Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Have I taken over the magazine?!
Replies: 3
Views: 492
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Re: Have I taken over the magazine?!

Simon, nicely written articles. Well done!
by 1954Etype
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Bonnet lock handles orientation
Replies: 6
Views: 421
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Re: Bonnet lock handles orientation

.....and being too loose and missing the o rings!
by 1954Etype
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Made the front Cover! Classic Car Magazine
Replies: 20
Views: 1213
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Re: Made the front Cover! Classic Car Magazine

Looks good Mr H! Looking forward to seeing the magazine.
by 1954Etype
Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Scam alert!
Replies: 71
Views: 15325
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Re: Scam alert!

Agreed.
by 1954Etype
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Early series 1 door handle seals
Replies: 4
Views: 377
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Re: Early series 1 door handle seals

I think they used dum dum to seal the handle.
by 1954Etype
Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stoneleigh spares day
Replies: 8
Views: 915
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Re: Stoneleigh spares day

IIRC the event was run by the now defunct JCC? We had a stall in March and have to say, picked up quite a bit of business even though it was quiet (Julians mob weren't there ;) ).
by 1954Etype
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Am I overheating?
Replies: 68
Views: 3929
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Re: Am I overheating?

Paul,

while you have the Otter switch out, check the temperature range of that as well. Might not be switching off at the correct temperature.
by 1954Etype
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Top 10 E-Type models
Replies: 24
Views: 2102
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Re: Top 10 E-Type models

I agree. I also believed that the last 3.8s were fitted with the later box but can see no evidence to support this.
by 1954Etype
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Noise at front of engine
Replies: 5
Views: 486
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Re: Noise at front of engine

Christopher, no problem (in fact, I didn't listen to the video as I have no sound at work so you are probably correct!).

Removing the belt is always my favoured option as it very quickly identifies where the issue could be.


Angus
by 1954Etype
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Top 10 E-Type models
Replies: 24
Views: 2102
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Re: Top 10 E-Type models

Lots of early numbers in the early 4.2 range but none that I can see in late 3.8s.
by 1954Etype
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Top 10 E-Type models
Replies: 24
Views: 2102
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Re: Top 10 E-Type models

Just checked the box. Casting date is 2nd October 63

EJ819 stamped in the same place as the Moss box and not on the top plate.