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by cactusman
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Norman Dewis in the Times
Replies: 4
Views: 198
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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😊
by cactusman
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Battery Voltage Gauge
Replies: 4
Views: 183
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Re: Battery Voltage Gauge

At steady speed the voltage should remain stable at around 13.5 to 14 lots max. Either the alternator or alternator regulator regulator if you have a separate one is unwell, the battery is unwell and confusing the regulator or there is a loose wire...possibly ground wire somewhere.
by cactusman
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil Pump
Replies: 4
Views: 257
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Re: Oil Pump

I might slightly disagree with Christopher. The oil is almost certain to drain out of the cam oil feed pipes when you switch off a hot engine...although I'd imagine oil will remain in the cam shafts. The E type filter is On its side...again I'd imagine over a few hours the majority will seep back to...
by cactusman
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: MPG
Replies: 6
Views: 557
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Re: MPG

It was a long run at mostly steady speed....pootle around town and I get about 17 :bigrin:
by cactusman
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: RIP Andrew Waugh
Replies: 19
Views: 774
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Re: RIP Andrew Waugh

Oh how awful. Condolences to his family and friends at a difficult time. Julian...cactusman
by cactusman
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: IRS Access Panel Gasket
Replies: 4
Views: 250
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Re: IRS Access Panel Gasket

I'll get shot for saying but I used a length of self adhesive foam that is used for glazing in aluminium greenhouses. It's blsck, self adhesive backed, about a centimeter wide and 2 or 3 mm deep. Can't recall where I bought it from but a roll was a few quid! :bigrin:
by cactusman
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is the end near?
Replies: 14
Views: 733
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Re: Is the end near?

I think there is a following among younger people. I met a couple last week and they were besotted! They did have a rather lovely proper old school Issigonis mini. There are usually a number of sprogs at car shows desperate to sit in the car and be photographed by mum or dad....so long as they are w...
by cactusman
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is the end near?
Replies: 14
Views: 733
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Re: Is the end near?

And the answer would be "The most beautiful car in the world"!
by cactusman
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: MPG
Replies: 6
Views: 557
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MPG

Had a gentle run to Suffolk and back last week. Mostly 60 mph A and B roads...but did a couple of more spirited demonstrations for relatives up the A12 :bigrin: . Did the sums when I got back..275 miles covered. About 51 litres used and she returned 24 mpg!!!! Which I think is amazing :bigrin: :bigr...
by cactusman
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: OBL = $565k
Replies: 27
Views: 1317
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Re: OBL = $565k

And the red wire should be red with a green trace I believe :bigrin:
by cactusman
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: HI Torque starter
Replies: 11
Views: 577
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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: 46
Views: 17922
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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: 577
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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: 577
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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: 1474
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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: 388
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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: 19
Views: 1458
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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: 523
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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: 482
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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: 19
Views: 1458
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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.