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by cactusman
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ignition condensor
Replies: 3
Views: 119
Great Britain

Re: ignition condensor

As Gerry says....regular job. Bit fiddly and be careful not to drop screws or nuts into the dizzy!
by cactusman
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winter layup advise
Replies: 6
Views: 139
Great Britain

Re: Winter layup advise

I'd go with the above. Mine will start almost immediately if it has run in the past couple of days but after sitting for a month it will take 3 or 4 three second crank sessions before it sparks into life. Once started all is well. I do try to run mine as often as possible in the winter - although no...
by cactusman
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Brakes upgrade
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Great Britain

Re: Brakes upgrade

put Coopercraft on mine. Made a positive difference. Much more confidence inspiring.
by cactusman
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Advice for anyone wishing to import a car from overseas.
Replies: 8
Views: 410
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Re: Advice for anyone wishing to import a car from overseas.

Off topic but I'd like to see that crossing the Atlantic :bigrin: :bigrin:
by cactusman
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Valuation.
Replies: 28
Views: 1037
Great Britain

Re: Valuation.

It looks lovely. When and if you do come to sell seek advice from someone with e type expertise who can evaluate the car in person and suggest a realistic sale price. Any experienced auction house or classic car vendor should be able to do this and will, or should, know what the market conditions ar...
by cactusman
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: E-type illustrations - colour help
Replies: 24
Views: 1347
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Re: E-type illustrations - colour help

Lovely pictures......does make one realize just what a gorgeous car an e type is...mine is green (not an e type green) but almost any colour is great although for me dark blue or gun metal grey maybe ....
by cactusman
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Front brake flexi hose mounting bracket - Photos
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Great Britain

Re: Front brake flexi hose mounting bracket - Photos

My bits and pieces look just like Tadeks although I think a previous owner has cut stainless steel sheet for the brackets.....They are metal finish and seem not to rust so I presume t hey are ss.
by cactusman
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Engine chugs when power is taken off
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Great Britain

Re: Engine chugs when power is taken off

I'd agree with Simon......something amiss with the carbs set up.
by cactusman
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 1 front hub carrier help required
Replies: 7
Views: 123
Great Britain

Re: Series 1 front hub carrier help required

Aahhh....pic is missing....
by cactusman
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Valuation.
Replies: 28
Views: 1037
Great Britain

Re: Valuation.

Hmmmm....not sure Robert H Widmer would be that well known in the UK but the receipts etc certainly help. Shame it was not owned by Elvis or Madonna...or Steve McQueen....that would add a zero or two....fame is a funny thing.....
by cactusman
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Valuation.
Replies: 28
Views: 1037
Great Britain

Re: Valuation.

There have been many valuations threads....always remember that an insurance valuation will be higher than you can realistically expect to sell the car for in most cases.....a buyer will usually find something "wrong" to get the price down a bit. On the other side of the coin if your car has a famou...
by cactusman
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Front brake flexi hose mounting bracket - Photos
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Great Britain

Re: Front brake flexi hose mounting bracket - Photos

Well there you are.....mine looks just like Andrews....although my plates seem to be stainless steel.... :bigrin: maybe they are more or less correct?
by cactusman
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Front brake flexi hose mounting bracket - Photos
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Great Britain

Re: Front brake flexi hose mounting bracket - Photos

I'd be interested as well. Mine has two distinctly non original looking stainless steel brackets.....
by cactusman
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Show us your Lightweight
Replies: 2
Views: 546
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Re: Show us your Lightweight

Of the original 12 factory lightweights I believe 11 still exist and are worth several million. The 6 continuations built a couple of years back have,by and large, not been heard of since .....locked away as "investments" I suspect. There are some lovely recreations about though...I dream......
by cactusman
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Custom wheels series 1
Replies: 21
Views: 639
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Re: Custom wheels series 1

I'm with David. Mine is on standard tyres and is fine. I guess jaguar specified the tyres for sound engine reasons and not how they look.... :bigrin:
by cactusman
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Value S1 Jag e-type 4.2 LHD Roadster
Replies: 27
Views: 737
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Re: Value S1 Jag e-type 4.2 LHD Roadster

Certainly S2 US specification cars have federal emission equipment and Stromberg carburetors so tend to be less valuable than their UK spec equivalent. Not sure if a 1967 series one would be federalised or be a triple SU car though. David will know... :bigrin:
by cactusman
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel gauge sender gasket leak
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Great Britain

Re: Fuel gauge sender gasket leak

Mine has 10-32 unf bolts (I used stainless steel ones) but if anyone wants brass you might find it hard to get a 10-32 Inc thread hence the suggestion of 2BA. My tank holes seem to be blind so important to get ones not too long else they bottom out before being tight.
by cactusman
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Starter wiring and solenoid questions.
Replies: 20
Views: 331
Great Britain

Re: Starter wiring and solenoid questions.

The big brown wire is the one that feeds permanent live to the car and feeds the charge from the alternator to the battery. It will be there somewhere. On your car the circuitt diagram shows a junction point where the wire from the battery, the wire to the starter and several brown wires all joint a...
by cactusman
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Starter wiring and solenoid questions.
Replies: 20
Views: 331
Great Britain

Re: Starter wiring and solenoid questions.

The brown wire will go to a stud somewhere near the battery then. The white red wire goes to the small spade and the battery cable to the copper post.....
by cactusman
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Starter wiring and solenoid questions.
Replies: 20
Views: 331
Great Britain

Re: Starter wiring and solenoid questions.

To the right on the above pic is a small spade. That is where the white/red should go. The thick cable from the battery and a quite thick brown go to the top copper stud.