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by cactusman
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The cars the star
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Great Britain

Re: The cars the star

:bigrin: :bigrin: :thankyouyellow:
by cactusman
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member - Looking For Car History
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Great Britain

Re: New Member - Looking For Car History

You used to be able to fill in form V888 and the DVLA would send details of previous UK owners back to around about the late 1970's but the GDPR regs have put and end to it. Only the police etc can request information like that. Prior to then registrations were done by counties. Some may still retai...
by cactusman
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: The cars the star
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Great Britain

Re: The cars the star

Launched 1961 so by my maths that's 58 years ago :bigrin:
by cactusman
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The cars the star
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Great Britain

Re: The cars the star

And today is March 15th.....58 years ago today the E type was launched :bigrin: best get planning the diamond jubilee!!
by cactusman
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New battery recommendation
Replies: 18
Views: 525
Great Britain

Re: New battery recommendation

Missed that bit :sad:
by cactusman
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New battery recommendation
Replies: 18
Views: 525
Great Britain

Re: New battery recommendation

Neat fit. Only thing I would observe is it does not seem to be strapped in or secured by a clamp etc....in the UK (technically at least) an unsecured battery would fail an mot....if of course you submitted your car for one and I know we no longer have to..... :bigrin:
by cactusman
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: New battery recommendation
Replies: 18
Views: 525
Great Britain

Re: New battery recommendation

I get mine from here...they are local to me in Watford.

https://www.denkapower.com

All they sell are batteries and if you take in the old one they weigh it and give you money back for it :bigrin: :bigrin: I

Much better than that well known high at shop and cheaper too...
by cactusman
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New battery recommendation
Replies: 18
Views: 525
Great Britain

Re: New battery recommendation

Depends if you want it to look original or not. If not important then Bosch, Varta, etc will be fine. If the car is idle for long periods worth connecting a battery conditioner to cycle it a bit and keep it topped up. Original looking batteries are £££. :bigrin:
by cactusman
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Two pack paint mixing ratios
Replies: 13
Views: 380
Great Britain

Re: Two pack paint mixing ratios

Thanks Jeremy...there are paints without isocyanates. My comments do not apply to these although all paints should be considered toxic so wear gloves and dispose of any surplus according to the manufacturers recommendations as some can be extremely harmful to wildlife if they get into water courses.
by cactusman
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Two pack paint mixing ratios
Replies: 13
Views: 380
Great Britain

Re: Two pack paint mixing ratios

Remove any loose debris and rust. Treat with your favorite rusto preventer e.g dinitrol. Allow to cure. Couple of layers of primer\undercoat..e.g. Finigans No1 (now made by Hammerite) and then a couple of top coats of colour. If it is under carpets etc and unseen then hammerite is probably as good a...
by cactusman
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Two pack paint mixing ratios
Replies: 13
Views: 380
Great Britain

Re: Two pack paint mixing ratios

Wise words Christopher. Isocyanates are highly toxic....
by cactusman
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fitting new cooling hoses
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Great Britain

Re: Fitting new cooling hoses

You could put RRG in gin....it would go red :bigrin:
by cactusman
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My first miles in the E type
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Great Britain

Re: My first miles in the E type

The accelerator is not maybe the lightest ever..as said though, check the linkages and the bush on the bulkhead. A drop of oil may work wonders...enjoy :bigrin:
by cactusman
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dodgy coil?
Replies: 15
Views: 383
Great Britain

Re: Dodgy coil?

If you used a coil for a ballast resistor system in a car without a ballast system then, yes, the coil will soon overheat and fail
by cactusman
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dodgy coil?
Replies: 15
Views: 383
Great Britain

Re: Dodgy coil?

While I am not saying coils never fail it is much more likely to be cabling or points etc. Coils have no moving parts and most are oil filled. If the primary or secondary fails open circuit then you stop. If the thing breaks down internally the car will run roughly (or stop) but most likely across t...
by cactusman
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: water in headlight
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Great Britain

Re: water in headlight

It was a couple of years back but pretty sure is was here..

https://www.s-v-c.co.uk/product/7--pl70 ... roduction/

But there are other sellers. They come in LHD and RHD versions so make sure you get the correct one. UK need RHD whereas Europe and the US need LHD versions
by cactusman
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: water in headlight
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Great Britain

Re: water in headlight

Mine are repro PL700 with 60/55watt H4 bulbs. They are fine at normal speeds and look "period". I am not spending hundreds of pounds on an original PL700....No they are not up to the standard of a new car but unless you race about in the dark at 70mph they are perfectly adequate. I do have the relay...
by cactusman
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wiring into / out of Tach.
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Great Britain

Re: Wiring into / out of Tach.

Probably not....the white and white with red trace are the current pulse feed to the tacho...they essentially connect together. The white will be switched live and the white with red trace will go to the coil. The tachometer won't care which way I suspect but it is slightly odd that autosparks have ...
by cactusman
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: water in headlight
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Great Britain

Re: water in headlight

When you say headlight do you mean the glass lamp itself or just the sugar scoop area under the outer glass?. I think they almost all leak water into the area under the outer glass. If the lamp itself has water inside then it must have got there via the wire that goes through into the bowl unless th...