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by 288gto
Sat May 25, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: No 6 Fuse blowing
Replies: 7
Views: 108
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Re: No 6 Fuse blowing

Steve, As David says above and also a long shot, when you took me for a spin a while ago, I noticed there was some movement in either the top part of the column or the stalk switch unit. Could it be shorting out in the switch? I MIGHT have a spare one. I also have a selection of flasher units. More ...
by 288gto
Sat May 25, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Quick Release Steering Wheel
Replies: 75
Views: 3967
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Re: Quick Release Steering Wheel

Thanks David, Based on your pic, it shouldn’t be difficult. Steve, Angus, the steering locks on later cars are not that strong and don’t fail in the locked position like more modern steering locks. A big pair of grips or a short piece of scaffold tube would probably overcome them quite quickly so an...
by 288gto
Fri May 24, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Quick Release Steering Wheel
Replies: 75
Views: 3967
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Re: Quick Release Steering Wheel

It shouldn't be too difficult to machine a boss like this one for landrovers that incorporates a high security round key cam lock. The only problem would be making sure it doesn't damage the delicate horn push contact. Thinking aloud perhaps it could actually act as a horn push and sound the horn if...
by 288gto
Wed May 22, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Quick Release Steering Wheel
Replies: 75
Views: 3967
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Re: Quick Release Steering Wheel

And from this forum... http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13300 http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13177&p=107109&hilit=E+type+stolen#p107109 http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13117&p=106604&hilit=E+type+stolen#p106604 I think it's safe to say that E types do get stole...
by 288gto
Wed May 22, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Quick Release Steering Wheel
Replies: 75
Views: 3967
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Re: Quick Release Steering Wheel

Just a few of many John. I could post up a lot more if you want. https://i.postimg.cc/KcnW7pZY/Screenshot-20190522-162128.png https://i.postimg.cc/Sx5Vbcy5/Screenshot-20190522-162044.png https://i.postimg.cc/PJ2z3w3S/Screenshot-20190522-161549.png https://i.postimg.cc/ncSGqqQz/Screenshot-20190522-16...
by 288gto
Sun May 19, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Quick Release Steering Wheel
Replies: 75
Views: 3967
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Re: Quick Release Steering Wheel

.............makes me wonder why anyone would buy a car, any car, no matter how beautiful, that would require the steering wheel to be removed to aid entrance / exit ? JC Admittedly not fully removable. https://i.postimg.cc/PfDXvQxx/800px-300-SL-steering-wheel-tilted-at-90-degrees.jpg Simon
by 288gto
Wed May 15, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Problems fitting courtesy light switches
Replies: 19
Views: 897
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Re: Problems fitting courtesy light switches

:lol: Glad you managed to sort it.

Simon
by 288gto
Sat May 11, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Door lock in handle slot orientation? Up, Down, Both?
Replies: 23
Views: 484
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Re: Door lock in handle slot orientation? Up, Down, Both?

ALAN COCHRANE wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 4:37 pm
Simon

You are not alone!.........

Cheers

Alan
Alan thanks for that, I was beginning to wonder. :lol:

Mad Jack, thanks too. I did however have to click on your user flag just to make sure there wasn't something lost in translation. :lol: :lol:

Simon
by 288gto
Sat May 11, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Door lock in handle slot orientation? Up, Down, Both?
Replies: 23
Views: 484
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Re: Door lock in handle slot orientation? Up, Down, Both?

After a bit of faffing about with an old original pair of handles, it is possible to have both slots in the same direction and the locks / push buttons functioning correctly. However as certain members have been nasty to me (cough Angus) I'm not going to tell you how to do it. :wink: :lol: https://i...
by 288gto
Fri May 10, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Door lock in handle slot orientation? Up, Down, Both?
Replies: 23
Views: 484
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Re: Door lock in handle slot orientation? Up, Down, Both?

Cheers Steve, The handles came from Barratts built up complete with locks, one up one down. My original ones are one up, one down. I’m in the process of stripping the originals down completely and as you say, it might actually be possible to spin the lock internal ( your pic). Why did Jaguar have on...
by 288gto
Fri May 10, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Door lock in handle slot orientation? Up, Down, Both?
Replies: 23
Views: 484
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Re: Door lock in handle slot orientation? Up, Down, Both?

1954Etype wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 8:39 am
I was sooooo tempted to say that originally they would both have been the same way up just to send Simon into orbit.....
Not nice! :lol: :lol:

Simon
by 288gto
Fri May 10, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Door lock in handle slot orientation? Up, Down, Both?
Replies: 23
Views: 484
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Re: Door lock in handle slot orientation? Up, Down, Both?

malcolm wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 9:26 am
ermmm......... Mine are the same way up! :scratchheadyellow:
Seriously!?

Simon
by 288gto
Fri May 10, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Door lock in handle slot orientation? Up, Down, Both?
Replies: 23
Views: 484
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Re: Door lock in handle slot orientation? Up, Down, Both?

Thanks chaps. Despite it being “normal” and “correct” it’s still playing on my mind :lol: As Geoff suggests, I’ll have to up the medication.

Simon
by 288gto
Thu May 09, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: OTS Door Glass
Replies: 24
Views: 886
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Re: OTS Door Glass

It has taken me 17 years of ownership to grasp just how very complex and inter-dependant the doors/hood/windscreen intersections are, and the rarety of OTS with the correct hood-to-windscreen overlap (my car seen here at BAS in Wales) I'm just glad you went through all this before me Rory. :bigrin:...
by 288gto
Wed May 08, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Door lock in handle slot orientation? Up, Down, Both?
Replies: 23
Views: 484
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Door lock in handle slot orientation? Up, Down, Both?

This might seem a daft question, but has anyone out there got key slots on both handles that are the same way up? It is really upsetting my OCD need for symmetry each time I look at my newly fitted door handles. :banghead: Every picture I can find has one up, one down. I've dismantled the handle and...
by 288gto
Sun May 05, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Security Query
Replies: 36
Views: 5806
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Re: Security Query

Analysis of the the latest crime statistics reveals that nationally 77 percent of vehicle theft investigations are closed by police with no suspect having been identified. In some parts of the country, including the West Midlands, that figure rises to over 90 per cent. In London only 15 percent of c...
by 288gto
Fri May 03, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bullet dent
Replies: 16
Views: 539
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Re: Bullet dent

I notice it’s a 62 car.

It wasn’t parked in Dealy Plaza late November 63 by any chance? :wink:

Having said that I do prefer the jealous boyfriend theory. :lol:


Simon
by 288gto
Wed May 01, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Poor quality on new bought Headlamp Mouldings
Replies: 4
Views: 363
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Re: Poor quality on new bought Headlamp Mouldings

If it’s any consolation, it’s not just Barratts. I’ve had problems with poor quality chrome from other suppliers. I understand suppliers like Julian’s dilemma however when predominantly purchases are based on price. I’ve just had two brand new door handles re chromed at Howells and the finish is all...
by 288gto
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Leaking fuel pipe
Replies: 12
Views: 267
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Re: Leaking fuel pipe

Hi Malcolm, I'm assuming it's this part that's leaking? Excuse the grainy pic. https://i.postimg.cc/Prbtpbmm/20190427-095648.png It's probably just the olive which as Peter says, you should be able to get from a hydraulics supplier or engineering supplies company. A lot of refrigeration and air cond...
by 288gto
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Another stoopid question
Replies: 11
Views: 380
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Re: Another stoopid question

Hi Malcolm, Radiator to the lower of the two pipes on the expansion tank. The overflow is on the neck of the expansion tank and is only open when the pressure relief valve on the cap is activated. If I recall correctly it is 7lbs. Make sure you have the correct caps on the rad and the expansion tank...