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by cactusman
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Overheating!
Replies: 2
Views: 62
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Re: Overheating!

Sounds like the fan switch may be dud. When was the coolant last changed....might be worth flushing through with water to see if there is sediment in the radiator.....others will have other suggestions too. Hope you get it fixed as the fans should come on before you are in the red section.
by cactusman
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Hazard Light One Side only
Replies: 5
Views: 340
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Re: Hazard Light One Side only

The dash lights are fed from a separate output from the old mechanical - actually a thermal type flasher. Possibly your new electronic one does not have this output? Else maybe it is faulty?
by cactusman
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newspaper report E type in crash
Replies: 6
Views: 551
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Re: Newspaper report E type in crash

I would tentatively agree with David....slightly hard to imagine four women in an e type. The two in the rear would be most uncomfortable. Sadly I'd also imagine those in an e type would come off much worse than those in a modern focus in a head on collision. Hope all those involved make a full reco...
by cactusman
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: A materials question
Replies: 7
Views: 1026
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Re: A materials question

Not asbestos. As Christopher says it is a resin....probably an epoxy resin. Common sense to avoid breathing it in if you are sanding but not asbestos. As far as I know the only places asbestos would have been present when new would be the brake and clutch friction surfaces....almost certain to have ...
by cactusman
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Basic questions when buying an E Type. Question 1
Replies: 12
Views: 713
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Re: Basic questions when buying an E Type. Question 1

Mine has a later box But my moss box is in the garage. A 3.8 with original parts....fab! Yes they may have had shortcomings but if it is free from rust and original what's not to like :bigrin: :bigrin: Puts a huge smile on my face when I drive mine :bigrin:
by cactusman
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Speeding
Replies: 22
Views: 1061
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Re: Speeding

:bigrin: :bigrin: yes! But the buggers hide behind trees!
by cactusman
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Speeding
Replies: 22
Views: 1061
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Re: Speeding

The trick is not to speed. Me and a mate have been to Le Mans every year since 2000 in his caterham 7 (I know....impractical to say the least :bigrin: ) Never had a single ticket in all those years....everyone knows the rules and everyone should know that the French authorities enforce them vigorous...
by cactusman
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Constantly amazed what I find on here resulting in questions
Replies: 3
Views: 349
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Re: Constantly amazed what I find on here resulting in questions

I would agree with you.....there is an amazing repository of knowledge here.... I would agree with Steve....clouds of smoke on accelerating is not as it should be....get someone to follow and see what colour (easier and safer than you focusing on the rear view mirror)..black and sooty suggests too m...
by cactusman
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Steering Wheel
Replies: 10
Views: 520
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Re: Steering Wheel

Why not look at the quick release steering boss....there is much info from others on here if you search....then you can use a 16 inch wheel so not such heavy steering and also have a degree of security as you can remove the wheel when away from the car.....just a thought. :bigrin:
by cactusman
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 130A alternator upgrade
Replies: 20
Views: 2602
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Re: 130A alternator upgrade

You could....only a 70 amp fuse will carry 130 amps for several minutes before failing.....quite long enough to allow the wiring to smoke...
by cactusman
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Discuss
Replies: 4
Views: 436
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Re: Discuss

I stand corrected :bigrin:
by cactusman
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Discuss
Replies: 4
Views: 436
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Re: Discuss

E types don't routinely have sensors in their air box :bigrin:
by cactusman
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 130A alternator upgrade
Replies: 20
Views: 2602
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Re: 130A alternator upgrade

Indeed...There is much excellent detail in your original post regarding the mechanical aspects of the conversion. You say that you are connecting it to wires not rated for 130 amps. I would agree that in normal operation there is no likelihood of the wires being expected to carry any where close to ...
by cactusman
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 130A alternator upgrade
Replies: 20
Views: 2602
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Re: 130A alternator upgrade

At the risk of pointing out the obvious, installing a 130 amp alternator seems unwise. Let's look at the possible demands. Headlights on full beam. 10 amps. Side/rear/no plate/instrument lights....say 5 amps. The brake lights are on..4amps. Indicators on... another 4 amps. The heater blower is on......
by cactusman
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Battery Voltage Gauge
Replies: 11
Views: 1716
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Re: Battery Voltage Gauge

Sounds like your multimeter is ok. So...if the battery voltage is less than about 13.8 volts with the engine running or obviously wonders around then the alternator and or associated wiring is suspect. If you have a separate alternator regulator...e.g. 4TR type....then this too may be faulty. I am a...
by cactusman
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: So sad, FIRE
Replies: 20
Views: 1297
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Re: So sad, FIRE

Absolutely Steve. Aqueous foam in a garage where it may come into contact with mains power is inadvisable.
by cactusman
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: So sad, FIRE
Replies: 20
Views: 1297
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Re: So sad, FIRE

As said normal foam should not be used on household electrical fires as it will conduct and thus present a risk of electrocution if sprayed at mains wiring. Cars operate at 12 volts so I see no electrical reason not to use foam if the fire is electrical although there may be reasons not to use foam ...
by cactusman
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: C15168 Early steering wheel rim wood.
Replies: 14
Views: 1081
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Re: C15168 Early steering wheel rim wood.

There is a bloke who advertises the two piece wood kits on ebay for around £60 plus postage..he does both the early and later type wheels....just keep an eye on ebay Here is an ad for a later one.. I have no connection to the seller and no idea how good they are but he has 100% positive feedback. J ...
by cactusman
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Battery Voltage Gauge
Replies: 11
Views: 1716
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Re: Battery Voltage Gauge

As heuer says with the engine running look for 14.3 volts...although anything above 13.8 will be fine. Just wondering....you sure your multimeter is showing the correct voltage? Can you borrow another multimeter and pop both on the same source voltage...a small 9 volt battery for example...and see i...
by cactusman
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Norman Dewis in the Times
Replies: 4
Views: 420
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Norman Dewis in the Times

Short but nice article in the register section of today's Times remembering the life of Norman. Picture of him in 2015 "at the wheel of a Jaguar C type"....looks like a very nice blue XK120 to me but the text is lovely😊