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by cactusman
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: HI Torque starter
Replies: 11
Views: 410
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Re: HI Torque starter

:sad: ...based on experience with both my MG and E type, the original starter motor and solenoid are fine providing they are serviced periodically...just my opinion.
by cactusman
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: re enamelling exhaust manifolds
Replies: 41
Views: 17217
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Re: re enamelling exhaust manifolds

Looking good! Which paint did you use?
by cactusman
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: HI Torque starter
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Great Britain

Re: HI Torque starter

One would hope the contacts are.not plain steel! They should be at the very least copper and ideally copper base with a proper contact material on top to prevent them welding together :bigrin: Steel rusts and is not as good a conductor as copper...important in high current applications. Pure copper ...
by cactusman
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: HI Torque starter
Replies: 11
Views: 410
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Re: HI Torque starter

Can't comment on the high torque starters but my 3.8 retains it original starter which will spin the engine very well. My tentative suspicion is that problems people have with starters are often due not to the starter motors themselves but to either poor connections in the high current supply to the...
by cactusman
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: WorldCupRich - New to the Forum
Replies: 9
Views: 761
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Re: WorldCupRich - New to the Forum

Welcome! Until recently you could apply to the dvla but the GDPR regs have put paid to that. Prior to the mid seventies number plates were allocated by county councils so you might see if the Surrey county records still exist....many were dumped. Other than that pop the details here and hope I am af...
by cactusman
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Today’s drive
Replies: 3
Views: 259
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Re: Today’s drive

Low mileage example!!!!!! :bigrin:
by cactusman
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is ethanol free fuel still available?
Replies: 18
Views: 967
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Re: Is ethanol free fuel still available?

Most interesting...ethanol per se will run an engine perfectly well. Pure ethanol has a RON of 108 :geek2: The issue is leaving fuel standing in tanks where ethanol will take up moisture and lead to tank corrosion, and it's habit of deteriorating rubber hoses. Very damp fuel will also corrode alumin...
by cactusman
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Front bumper alignment
Replies: 5
Views: 348
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Re: Front bumper alignment

Extremely wise words from Andrew. I took mine off to replace the rubber trim....what a pain in the backside to get them back on. All I can add is so it on a day when you are in the mood and allow lots of time. Supplies of tea are good along with patience. One of many e type jobs I wonder how they di...
by cactusman
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: engine using oil
Replies: 8
Views: 354
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Re: engine using oil

Mine uses that much....most leaks....some burns :bigrin:
by cactusman
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is ethanol free fuel still available?
Replies: 18
Views: 967
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Re: Is ethanol free fuel still available?

Most super unleaded here in the UK remains ethanol free as far as I know. If it has any in the pump should be marked E5 (5%). All std unleaded is now E5 here in the UK and soon to be E10 (10%) as it is in Europe.
by cactusman
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: engine running rough series 2 convertible
Replies: 16
Views: 932
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Re: engine running rough series 2 convertible

I know that. I was once a chemist. Ethanol is miscible with water and the contents of petrol. However adding water to an ethsnol/alkane mix in anything other than very small quantities will result in water containing some ethanol sinking to the bottom of the tank as a separate layer, as implied by t...
by cactusman
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Testing for current leakage
Replies: 3
Views: 287
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Re: Testing for current leakage

Sounds like there is no drain of any significance when the ignition is off...all good... :bigrin:
by cactusman
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Testing for current leakage
Replies: 3
Views: 287
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Re: Testing for current leakage

I would not be concerned. Having measured the current at the ten amp range and got zero you might like to move to a lower range....say an amp...or set to autorange if you have an storage zetting...and see what the current drain is. A reading of below about 20 milliamps is fine....that will be things...
by cactusman
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: My 16 yr old son thinks about doing a journey to London...
Replies: 6
Views: 675
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Re: My 16 yr old son thinks about doing a journey to London...

Well only you know how sensible and savvy your son and his friend are but 16 sounds just a bit young. London is a big place and while it is pretty safe there is always the possibility of getting lost and winding up somewhere that is maybe less safe than the main tourist spots. I'd suggest he brings ...
by cactusman
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: engine running rough series 2 convertible
Replies: 16
Views: 932
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Re: engine running rough series 2 convertible

I'm with Steve....there is no substance you can add to magic the water away if you have fueled with contaminated fuel! Water and the alkane content of petroleum are immiscible....they won't mix. Water is more dense than fuel so will collect in the bottom of the tank where the pick up is. If your fue...
by cactusman
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: engine running rough series 2 convertible
Replies: 16
Views: 932
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Re: engine running rough series 2 convertible

Red rotor arms are usually the good ones.....black and sooty plugs suggest an over rich mixture. Check the choke is not stuck on maybe?
by cactusman
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Refitting IRS question
Replies: 14
Views: 957
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Re: Refitting IRS question

Fosseway bleed kit is brilliant! :bigrin: and I don't work for them btw!
by cactusman
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cooling fan options
Replies: 15
Views: 731
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Re: Cooling fan options

Coolkat gets my vote too :bigrin:
by cactusman
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-type hire for wedding
Replies: 3
Views: 488
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Re: E-type hire for wedding

Yes....e types would be fine for taking the groom to the wedding but not much use for the bride and her dress. A better option would be a Mark II :bigrin:
by cactusman
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Suspect voltage regulator
Replies: 4
Views: 351
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Re: Suspect voltage regulator

Squealing belts suggest either incorrect tension or badly worn. The battery voltage should settle to around 14 volts or so between the terminals once started. Anything above 15 volts and I would suspect a faulty regulator. Measure the battery voltage with a multimeter as it will be more accurate and...