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by cactusman
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: PL 700s and LEDs
Replies: 4
Views: 132
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Re: PL 700s and LEDs

I will have to mildly disagree re the repro PL700...at least the ones I got . I fitted two to replace wipac quadoptic units that were on the car and the dipped cut off is visually identical on my garage doors....at least to me. I'd imagine fitting H4 bulbs to an original PL700, if indeed it is possi...
by cactusman
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Intro
Replies: 3
Views: 85
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Re: Intro

They are not niggles....just quirks! Welcome to the wonderful world of e types....
by cactusman
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Serious miss
Replies: 10
Views: 118
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Re: Serious miss

You might be wise to pay a company to drain the tank as if it is full you will then have a large volume of yuk but highly flammable liquid to dispose of. Most domestic waste facilities do not accept fuel. Bona fide companies will take away old fuel. If you are a member of the AA or RAC I think they ...
by cactusman
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: PL 700s and LEDs
Replies: 4
Views: 132
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Re: PL 700s and LEDs

There are ones now available for MGB's. MGB headlights have round metal back bowls .....whether they fit I don't know....remember that the bowl on a series 1 e type has a flat bit at the back so the wheel does not foul the bowl...makes space behind the reflector even more compromised....and they mus...
by cactusman
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Adhesive number plate
Replies: 8
Views: 172
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Re: Adhesive number plate

Might depend on what sort of adhesive they use....others will know.....
by cactusman
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: GB sticker! Discreet
Replies: 12
Views: 258
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Re: GB sticker! Discreet

Perfect....although it probably falls foul of some silly size rule!!
by cactusman
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Engine back...
Replies: 15
Views: 518
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Re: Engine back...

Marvellous :bigrin: :bigrin: don't forget to fill with oil If not already done!
by cactusman
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Hard Starting when Cold - One Solution
Replies: 18
Views: 3073
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Re: Hard Starting when Cold - One Solution

Unless your tank is open to very damp air very unlikely in my opinion. Ethanol does absorb water but only to a point. UK fuel only contains 5% ethanol at present...and most super unleaded has zero ethanol for now. More likely the fuel in the float chambers looses the more volatile components and get...
by cactusman
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: LED bulbs.
Replies: 4
Views: 130
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Re: LED bulbs.

130/90 will need relays and thicker cabling. IMO a waste of time. Unless you are driving for hours at night use best quality Bosch or Osram type 60/55 watt types with relays. Mine provide more than adequate light levels for driving in the dark.
by cactusman
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Open Day April 2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4844
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Re: Open Day April 2019

Thanks from me and Richard....fab morning!!!
by cactusman
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dip Stick bottoms out before it is completely in
Replies: 5
Views: 294
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Re: Dip Stick bottoms out before it is completely in

And just for sanity check it is the correct dip stick. I believe most, if not all, E type dip sticks have the letter E stamped right at the tip. E is for E type.... not empty! :bigrin:
by cactusman
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Engine back...
Replies: 15
Views: 518
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Re: Engine back...

It is a thing of beauty. Are we allowed to know who did the rebuild? :bigrin:
by cactusman
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Insulation on exhaust hoses
Replies: 22
Views: 724
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Re: Insulation on exhaust hoses

I did my MGB down pipes. Made a modicum of difference. Pipes fine. Do be aware though that the insulation is very coarse woven fibre glass and is extremely uncomfortable to handle in my experience. Wear stout leather gloves when handling and wrapping :bigrin: :bigrin:
by cactusman
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which anti-freeze
Replies: 8
Views: 222
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Re: Which anti-freeze

I use bluecol glycol based antifreeze and change annually. The difference between the cheap and the less cheap may be that the more costly needs diluting and the other is ready to go. I use the stuff that needs diluting and do roughly 50:50. It does work out cheaper. I use filtered rain water (I hav...
by cactusman
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Seat belts
Replies: 2
Views: 182
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Re: Seat belts

From a safety point of view 2 point lap belts are no good for any car....you will bend forward and smash your head on the steering wheel and/or screen in a front end impact. If you can fit them use a three point belt....just my opinion....
by cactusman
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Another one turns up
Replies: 6
Views: 530
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Re: Another one turns up

Possibly a later tank....I think it should have the early type concertina hose to the engine inlet and the picture shows the later type smooth hose...
by cactusman
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Ignition failure?
Replies: 8
Views: 217
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Re: Ignition failure?

The modules are not model specific but the bits in the distributor are. They do a standard one and for more £££ a sports version I think. Available from various places e.g. Moss Europe I believe.
by cactusman
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Ignition failure?
Replies: 8
Views: 217
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Re: Ignition failure?

Sounds like lumenition is dead but do check it is earthed properly and has its 12 volt feed from the ign.
by cactusman
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Ignition failure?
Replies: 8
Views: 217
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Re: Ignition failure?

As Chris says it may be a lumenition failure. I suggest you connect a spark plug directly to the lead from the coil and see if you get a spark. If not it is probably a dead lumention module assuming of course it has a 12 volt supply in addition to the 12 volts via the coil and the sensor within the ...
by cactusman
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: MOT exempt certificate
Replies: 13
Views: 455
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Re: MOT exempt certificate

Thanks Chris....makes sense....not that there is much sense in the process! Philk.... checked both my MG and E type....they both have MOT's but would be allowed in with no charge....wonder if there is a further twist depending on when your car was registered or something? Mine are both UK cars and h...