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by cactusman
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-type hire for wedding
Replies: 3
Views: 275
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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: 180
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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...
by cactusman
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: E-type hire for wedding
Replies: 3
Views: 275
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Re: E-type hire for wedding

Contact studio 434 in Potters Bar. They have 400+ cars that are available for chauffeur driven wedding hire. They have an E type FHC. :bigrin: Just seen the date!!!! you are leaving it a bit late unless it is July 2020!
by cactusman
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Series 2 cooling system
Replies: 5
Views: 311
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Re: Series 2 cooling system

Wise words above and important to make sure the cooling system is working. If you have not yet done so I would drain, flush and refill too. Use glycol based antifreeze. If what comes.out is brown and very sludgy you may also have silt build up in the radiator. Worth removing it and flushing through ...
by cactusman
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Weak Spark 76 XJS
Replies: 13
Views: 311
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Re: Weak Spark 76 XJS

Be worth cleaning the affected plugs too....use a plastic brush....an old tooth brush is ideal and a little petrol or methylated spirit. Avoid using a wire brush as it may damage the insulator.
by cactusman
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: parts questions
Replies: 11
Views: 497
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Re: parts questions

I also seem to remember there is a seal that should be fitted when you screw the sump onto the tank....made of fibre or possibly cork?
by cactusman
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Weak Spark 76 XJS
Replies: 13
Views: 311
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Re: Weak Spark 76 XJS

Unless you have a high quality meter, e.g. Fluke, measuring low resistance directly using a ten pound meter from a motor factor is pointless as they are remarkably inaccurate at low resistance measurements. Anyway the primary will either be good or open circuit as it has few turns of thick wire. If ...
by cactusman
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Weak Spark 76 XJS
Replies: 13
Views: 311
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Re: Weak Spark 76 XJS

If the car runs happily then I'd say all is well. The coil produces it spark voltage when the points, or in your case the opus system, opens and disconnects the primary winding. The rapid collapse of the magnetic field induces a large voltage in the secondary. So if the disconnect is incomplete (fau...
by cactusman
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RIP Norman Dewis
Replies: 12
Views: 739
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Re: RIP Norman Dewis

Heard the sad news at a car show today. Rest in peace and my deepest sympathies to his family and all his many friends. He was a legend and a true gentleman who I was privileged to meet on several occasions. Julian aka cactusman.
by cactusman
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sovy Failure
Replies: 54
Views: 2062
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Re: Sovy Failure

Sorry David. It is not an install issue but a manufacturing issue. Lemonade bottles are under high pressure from the contents, are jangled and bashed about during transit, have much thinner walls than the sovy copies and do not fail. Brake fluid bottles are secured to the bulkhead, are not under pre...
by cactusman
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Purchasing an E - advice?
Replies: 14
Views: 605
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Re: Purchasing an E - advice?

Welcome. There is little I can add to the above. Just be wary and if it does not feel right then it probably isn't right.....paperwork and title must be blemish and doubt free before parting with cash.... :bigrin:
by cactusman
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sovy Failure
Replies: 54
Views: 2062
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Re: Sovy Failure

Indeed....the ones that failed definitely had a seam....more a visible crevice...inside....after the last failure I bought three! I have just looked at one of my spares....brand new in bag....it has a visible seam inside... So to me it has either been made in two halves and then bonded together...or...
by cactusman
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sovy Failure
Replies: 54
Views: 2062
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Re: Sovy Failure

Sorry...don't believe they are made in one piece. Millions of blow moulded bottles are made daily for e.g lemonade bottles....no seam. look at any plastic milk carton and you will see no seam....There is no reason for a seam....in fact a genuinely blow moulded bottle won't have a visible seam..........
by cactusman
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sovy Failure
Replies: 54
Views: 2062
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Re: Sovy Failure

Had I made it to the user group this was an issue I planned to raise as I have had three fail all at the bottom where the outlet comes down. I am not sure how the originals were made but to me the solution is a bottle blow moulded in one unit with no welded seam. I am not a plastic moulding expert b...
by cactusman
Fri May 31, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt User Group
Replies: 88
Views: 4798
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Re: SNG Barratt User Group

Very sorry I could not make it....it sounds like a most productive day. Hopefully if there is ever another I will be able to get there....sadly work got in the way...Julian
by cactusman
Wed May 29, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: fuel & temp gauge reading to high.
Replies: 9
Views: 486
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Re: fuel & temp gauge reading to high.

LM2940-10NOBP is the wrong part....bear with me.....Will get the correct one!!!
by cactusman
Tue May 28, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt User Group
Replies: 88
Views: 4798
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Re: SNG Barratt User Group

Hi all. Unfortunately due to work commitments....the joys of self employment....I won't make it either. Sincere apologies to all. Julian
by cactusman
Tue May 28, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Clutch master cylinder problem
Replies: 3
Views: 201
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Re: Clutch master cylinder problem

But extremely important that it is not so adjusted such that the release bearing does release completely if the clutch is not depressed. They are carbon and will rapidly wear away.
by cactusman
Tue May 28, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Washer bottle connections
Replies: 4
Views: 196
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Re: Washer bottle connections

If you get it wrong it just won't pump....reverse the connections :bigrin:
by cactusman
Sat May 25, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: No 6 Fuse blowing
Replies: 8
Views: 307
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Re: No 6 Fuse blowing

It will be a short somewhere....switch, flasher unit or wiring to the lights....and if it only happens when driving it is vibration somewhere so worth jiggling things and see if there is an intermittent short?