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by cactusman
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: £300K Series 3 anyone ?
Replies: 22
Views: 764
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Re: £300K Series 3 anyone ?

I agree too Robbie.....if you want the smooth reliable and fab (and maybe uninvolved) drive of a modern car then buy a modern car...Jaguar, BMW, Mercedes to name but a few make numerous models...they are all excellent. If you want to make an e type (or anything else) drive like a modern car then tha...
by cactusman
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Removing silt and limescale from radiator
Replies: 27
Views: 996
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Re: Removing silt and limescale from radiator

Excellent news Eddie... :bigrin:
by cactusman
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Removing silt and limescale from radiator
Replies: 27
Views: 996
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Re: Removing silt and limescale from radiator

If you are looking at the sludge or other deposits on the surface of the metal within the radiator the probability is that they are either there as a result of water containing dissolved calcium and possibly magnesium salts being used to fill the cooling system....so called hard water.... or basic i...
by cactusman
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: brake light and oil pressure switch.S1 4.2
Replies: 2
Views: 113
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Re: brake light and oil pressure switch.S1 4.2

The brake switch will be open circuit between two twrminals. The oil pressure switch will have just one terminal and have some measurable resistance between the one terminal and the body of the sender....
by cactusman
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Removing silt and limescale from radiator
Replies: 27
Views: 996
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Re: Removing silt and limescale from radiator

Eddie....acetic acid is mildly corrosive to Some metals such as Iron, Magnesium, zinc....those higher in the activity series. That said emphasis on mild. Aluminium has an oxide layer and is unaffected.....indeed it is used commercially for transporting the acid in bulk. Copper, tin and lead as found...
by cactusman
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Removing silt and limescale from radiator
Replies: 27
Views: 996
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Re: Removing silt and limescale from radiator

I'd agree...if the radiator is in the car and you are flushing the whole system use a proprietary engine flush....I think Eddie had his radiator on the bench though....
by cactusman
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Removing silt and limescale from radiator
Replies: 27
Views: 996
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Re: Removing silt and limescale from radiator

Kilrock is good stuff....more.expensive though. Won't significantly affect solder joints or the metal of the rad although a gentle pressure test after a thorough flush might be wise...here a water butt might be handy.
by cactusman
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Removing silt and limescale from radiator
Replies: 27
Views: 996
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Re: Removing silt and limescale from radiator

According to oust....contains lactic acid.....citric is better......and much cheaper....5 Kilograms will cost around £15 from ebay....
by cactusman
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: anti theft devices
Replies: 9
Views: 562
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Re: anti theft devices

Steering wheel.....disklok. wheel clamp.....I have the big triangular one with a chain. I have lift posts posts at the bottom of the drive. Alarms....pretty much useless IMO as nobody takes much notice of them and most DIY ones are easily silenced.. Get a tracker fitted as a last resort if the worst...
by cactusman
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: £300K Series 3 anyone ?
Replies: 22
Views: 764
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Re: £300K Series 3 anyone ?

As most in the classic trade will tell you, restored cars need to be as close to original as possible and retain as many original parts as possible if they are to retain their value once sold on. Friend of mine restores the body shells extremely high end cars...in the millions...a recent job won an ...
by cactusman
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: £300K Series 3 anyone ?
Replies: 22
Views: 764
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Re: £300K Series 3 anyone ?

Is it me but are most of these reworkings trying (and failing) to improve a car that was 99.999999% perfect anyway. Too any of these people think they know better than Jaguar...and Jaguar were extremely good at making a fantastic car (and still are). Just my take but if I had £300k to burn it would ...
by cactusman
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: carb gaskets
Replies: 3
Views: 271
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Re: carb gaskets

Me neither....
by cactusman
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Battery drain
Replies: 23
Views: 767
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Re: Battery drain

Providing you re charge it it should be ok...maybe you need a new alarm? May be one with your charger kit but do make sure there is a fuse in the positive lead.to the battery....around 3 Amp is fine.
by cactusman
Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Removing silt and limescale from radiator
Replies: 27
Views: 996
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Re: Removing silt and limescale from radiator

Yep....wine vinegar will be fine....ethanoic acid....or you can use methanoic acid...sold as kettle and bath descalant under the kilrock brand....I would dilute with warm water....one part kilrock to four parts water....not as cheap as vinegar though!
by cactusman
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Haynes V12 manual
Replies: 3
Views: 207
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Re: Haynes V12 manual

If you try the Haynes website they list series 1 and 2 cars but not the series 3...presumably they could not afford to buy one back in the day! :sad:
by cactusman
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Original Fabric Gaskets - Pedal box and Bonnet Catch
Replies: 3
Views: 340
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Re: Original Fabric Gaskets - Pedal box and Bonnet Catch

Not the ones above I would suspect, but some original gaskets may well have contained asbestos. Exhaust manifold gaskets for example. Same applies to old brake pads and clutch linings....be careful not to break them up and don't blow old brake dust about.....
by cactusman
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Battery drain
Replies: 23
Views: 767
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Re: Battery drain

Exactly Yves...I did not mention brands but Ctek are good.....the original poster did mention he has no mains supply in his garage though...hence a solar panel....
by cactusman
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Removing silt and limescale from radiator
Replies: 27
Views: 996
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Re: Removing silt and limescale from radiator

Agreed.. If your chemist does not sell it then it is readily available on line... Certainly don't use a strong mineral acid. And when you refill the system don't use tap water...crazy tip for anyone with a dehumidifier in their garage.....don't throw the water it collects away....store in a clean pl...
by cactusman
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Classic Motoring Magazines.
Replies: 13
Views: 741
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Re: Classic Motoring Magazines.

There are journalists who will agree about the S2....better brakes, better lights, still essentially the same profile as the S1 rather than the flared arches etc of the S3....all e types are fab... :bigrin:
by cactusman
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Battery drain
Replies: 23
Views: 767
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Re: Battery drain

A small solar panel is an excellent idea. You only need a small one if it is well sited...a 24 watt panel would produce up to two amps in bright summer Sun but in winter much less but probably enough to top things up On a sunny winter day. Even a 10 watt panel would be fine....Either connect straigh...