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by cactusman
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Control box (voltage regulator) question
Replies: 3
Views: 126
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Re: Control box (voltage regulator) question

Wire sound resistors.are.available from, among others, radiospares. Www.rswww.com.
by cactusman
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jag promo video LeMans 1953
Replies: 7
Views: 126
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Re: Jag promo video LeMans 1953

Ahh....different times.....safety hay bales....no seat belts.....fabulous old film....and in colour too...
by cactusman
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Newby
Replies: 6
Views: 140
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Re: Newby

Forgot that David....and there are differences inside.... :bigrin:
by cactusman
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Newby
Replies: 6
Views: 140
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Re: Newby

3.8 cars ONLY have the word Jaguar on the boot lid. Don't be tempted to drill holes for anything else...let's face it anyone following will know it's an e type :bigrin: :bigrin: I With the 4.2 they added the word E type and 4.2....really these details are the only external differences between the 3....
by cactusman
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tripple SU inlet.
Replies: 8
Views: 209
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Re: Tripple SU inlet.

As said, e type manifolds are angled. So ones from e.g a mk10 won't fit....although the seller may have you believe the will....price can be a guide as genuine e type ones fetch lots of £££. Burlen fuel systems will sell you a reproduction one I believe...and the carbs too for lots of beer tokens. 3...
by cactusman
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Headlight wiring and relay
Replies: 10
Views: 251
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Re: Headlight wiring and relay

Measuring the bulb side of the fuse to ground with an ohm meter won't really help much as you are measuring the resistance of the bulbs to ground...in this case the side and rear lights ...red wires...and the instrument lights too if switched on. The resistance of filament bulbs is very low when off...
by cactusman
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Headlight wiring and relay
Replies: 10
Views: 251
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Re: Headlight wiring and relay

Think the relay you have found for the rear screen switches a resistance into the feed to the warning lamp....hence when you switch the side lights on it dims the warning light for the heated rear screen :bigrin: As others have said, the headlamps did not have relays from the factory. If a fuse has ...
by cactusman
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stolen Series 1 FHC 369 HBF known as Edward
Replies: 0
Views: 121
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Stolen Series 1 FHC 369 HBF known as Edward

Seems it was stolen from a Toby carvery in Birmingham....

by cactusman
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Starter motors and stuff
Replies: 2
Views: 122
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Re: Starter motors and stuff

Exactly Mark....really they only spin for a few seconds while starting....the rest of the time they are chauffeured about doing nothing so really wear within them should be low...unlike the dynamo which spins furiously all the time the engine runs....I did 're bearing and 're brush the dynamo a year...
by cactusman
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Starter motors and stuff
Replies: 2
Views: 122
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Starter motors and stuff

The recent thread on high torque motors here http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=13106 prompted me to relay the following thoughts and observations. Firstly I have nothing against high torque motors....if your starter has really died they provide an excellent solution...although it seems fr...
by cactusman
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Looking for Dad's S2 E-type - LDY 100J
Replies: 2
Views: 144
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Re: Looking for Dad's S2 E-type - LDY 100J

An MOT check revealed the tax was due Oct 2011.....no MOT results obtained.....so it was around in Oct 2010......Most likely it is lurking in a barn or garage and awaiting rejuvenation. Other possibility it it went abroad of course.
by cactusman
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: SNG Barratt
Replies: 20
Views: 691
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Re: SNG Barratt

Welcome Julian....from another Julian.....good to have you....and your improved brake switch is going fine after almost 18. Months. :bigrin: :bigrin:
by cactusman
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: London Auction
Replies: 21
Views: 957
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Re: London Auction

Their website says the same. It is indeed a shame for the employees and other businesses owed money. As said, let's hope the good guys shine through and it is taken on as a going concern. I guess it depends on exactly what irregularities are present. Equally though it does appear that they were invo...
by cactusman
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: London Auction
Replies: 21
Views: 957
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Re: London Auction

If you sell cars as a business then your profits are taxable so I'd imagine the government got their slice when JD sold cars. If you sell your old banger in the small ads you don't need to pay tax should you be lucky enough to sell for more then you bought. The gov't assume that cars are a depreciat...
by cactusman
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: London Auction
Replies: 21
Views: 957
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Re: London Auction

Exactly Chris....could not agree more. I had heard JD had problems but did not know they were at risk of collapse....hopefully sanity will return to the market and people can get back to buying cars because they like them rather than because they think they can make a fast tax free buck....
by cactusman
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: London Auction
Replies: 21
Views: 957
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Re: London Auction

And wrong end of the year for selling classics with the winter looming....and the looming brexit cock up can't be helping either....better to drive them than sell them maybe.....
by cactusman
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Overwintering ...synthetic petrol
Replies: 15
Views: 386
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Re: Overwintering ...synthetic petrol

Simon. I see nothing wrong with your test. Make sure the metals are part in and part out of the fuel as it is fuel in the presence of air (oxygen) that is most likely to generate corrosion of the metal. If you have a bit of rubber fuel line pop that in a (separate) jar too? Try it. Let us know the r...
by cactusman
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Overwintering ...synthetic petrol
Replies: 15
Views: 386
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Re: Overwintering ...synthetic petrol

As David says most of not all UK super unleaded fuel is ethanol free....for now. The fuel in the original post is very costly and unless you plan on laying up your car for a very long time, probably unnecessary. Petrol or gasoline is a complex mixture of mostly C4 to C12 hydrocarbons with those arou...
by cactusman
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: XKE 3.8 Compression Test Result
Replies: 8
Views: 346
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Re: XKE 3.8 Compression Test Result

Pinking..or knocking....can also be caused by too much ignition advance so check the static advance too. If the distributor is worn or the springs holding the weights are weak or there is something amiss with the vacuum advance this too may cause excessive advance under some engine conditions and le...
by cactusman
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member Saying Hi
Replies: 7
Views: 226
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Re: New Member Saying Hi

Welcome from a fellow Herts member :bigrin: