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by cactusman
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Oil pressure dilemma in V12
Replies: 2
Views: 37
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Re: Oil pressure dilemma in V12

I would start by borrowing a mechanical gauge and then connecting it to the engine and cranking without starting...pull off one low tension lead from the coil...check the gauge rises and remains above zero....if no oil pressure then either there is an issue with the oil pump or the filter/pressure r...
by cactusman
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Introduction to forum
Replies: 8
Views: 175
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Re: Introduction to forum

Welcome....glad you finally joined the fun.....she looks lovely. Do be mindful of security for your pride and joy....one went 'missing' only last week.....plenty of threads on here about making sure you don't fall victim to thieves... Went for a run in mine today....first for three weeks and I was s...
by cactusman
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Gear Lever Chrome Retaining Ring
Replies: 4
Views: 113
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Re: Gear Lever Chrome Retaining Ring

My chrome ring at the base of the gear lever gaiter is secured to the aluminium surround by what look like 6BA dome head bolts and nuts....no idea if original although they look pretty ancient....handy for easy removal though..
by cactusman
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Rear Shock absorbers
Replies: 14
Views: 326
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Re: Rear Shock absorbers

Once again thank you all for your advice and information on ingenious spring compression tools. Hopefully the information will also be of use to others too....am now feeling much more confident that a winter job can be ticked off.... :bigrin: :bigrin:
by cactusman
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Govt. electric car plans - effect on us
Replies: 34
Views: 857
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Re: Govt. electric car plans - effect on us

I live in eternal hope Mark.....I will be waiting outside the refinery with a couple of Jerry cans :bigrin: :bigrin: :bigrin:
by cactusman
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Rear Shock absorbers
Replies: 14
Views: 326
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Re: Rear Shock absorbers

Hi Angus....Thanks for the very generous offer....I might well be over....probably not till post Xmas though..

All the best....J
by cactusman
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Rear Shock absorbers
Replies: 14
Views: 326
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Re: Rear Shock absorbers

Many thanks Steve and Phil. The IRS was removed three years back to fix diff oil leaks by a jag specialist so I'd be hopeful the got the bolts the right way around....I shall peer underneath and have a look....now for spring compressors as a Christmas present :bigrin: :bigrin:
by cactusman
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Stolen E Type OBV 672H - Hampstead, London - 13 /14 th Nov 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 329
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Re: Stolen E Type OBV 672H - Hampstead, London - 13 /14 th Nov 2017

The tax is probably not high on the original posters priority list now :sad: . The car is probably stashed away out of site and will most likely be shipped out of the country to Eastern Europe or Russia etc. within the week....worth monitoring eBay etc just in case it does pop up but I would not be ...
by cactusman
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Rear Shock absorbers
Replies: 14
Views: 326
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Rear Shock absorbers

Hello experts....I am sure this question has been answered before. I have scoured the site but no luck ... So...can I change the shocks at the rear without dropping out the irs? Is it (a) impossible. (b) possible in theory but you would be mad to try or (c) practical provided you make sure of x,y,z....
by cactusman
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Stolen E Type OBV 672H - Hampstead, London - 13 /14 th Nov 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 329
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Re: Stolen E Type OBV 672H - Hampstead, London - 13 /14 th Nov 2017

So sorry to read of your loss...Probably not relevant but the number rang a bell....I saw this very car in the Hemel Hempstead area...my patch.. back in Sept....I was in the crappy van....were you followed back to home? Not me....honest... http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11364&p...
by cactusman
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bulb replacement help
Replies: 7
Views: 125
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Re: Bulb replacement help

A pleasure....sounds to me like the hydraulic brake switch is probably dead. It is on the off side of the picture frame in the front brake circuit. Two wires. One should be live with the ignition...it is green. The other goes back to the brake lights and should go live when the pedal is pressed. The...
by cactusman
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: RB340 checking possible over charge
Replies: 17
Views: 321
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Re: RB340 checking possible over charge

I hope it was a proper vintage avometer. :bigrin: :bigrin: I love em The model 8 mk4 is a fabulous instrument with a superb damped meter movement. The ideal instrument for setting up the voltage cut out....
by cactusman
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bulb replacement help
Replies: 7
Views: 125
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Re: Bulb replacement help

Rear light bulbs are easily replace. remove the lens by releasing the two screws. The bulbs can hopefully be removed by a gentle press and twist. Clean the reflectors and put a quick puff of WD40 before popping in the new bulbs. Reverse light is similar as are the front side/indicators. The interior...
by cactusman
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bulb replacement help
Replies: 7
Views: 125
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Re: Bulb replacement help

Reverse light. 12 volt 21 watt. Small bayonet cap SBC. Lucas no 382 Indicator lamps. Same as reverse. Rear/brake. 21/5 watt. Small bayonet cap. Off set pins Lucas no 380 Interior roof light. 5 watt miniature bayonet cap MBC. There are two of them. Lucas no 989 Front side lights...same The map light ...
by cactusman
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Gauge Bezel Paint
Replies: 8
Views: 191
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Re: Gauge Bezel Paint

Don't spray on a cold damp day unless you and the things to be sprayed are tucked up warm.... :bigrin:
by cactusman
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Govt. electric car plans - effect on us
Replies: 34
Views: 857
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Re: Govt. electric car plans - effect on us

But can you put a price on the sound of an xk engine on song or the grins and waves from other car owners and pedestrians :bigrin: :bigrin: in my humble opinion....no....Teslas look quite smart and are doubtless efficient but dont stir the soul like an 'E' for me...
by cactusman
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Govt. electric car plans - effect on us
Replies: 34
Views: 857
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Re: Govt. electric car plans - effect on us

Petrol will be around for a while yet....ships and planes will need hydrocarbon fuels for a while yet and making aviation fuel and diesel necessarily mean production of lighter distillate including petrol....who knows it may become a nuisance by product they just want rid off....I live in hope :bigr...
by cactusman
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Brakes, Tyres and Cooling upgrades
Replies: 29
Views: 802
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Re: Brakes, Tyres and Cooling upgrades

Yes Geoff 185VR15....as David says...
by cactusman
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Brakes, Tyres and Cooling upgrades
Replies: 29
Views: 802
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Re: Brakes, Tyres and Cooling upgrades

Agree mostly with all the above. Have coolkat multi blade fan. RadTec radiator. And do have Coopercraft calipers. They do have a badge but I would not describe them as bling....and they can be removed I think. They do certainly provide a more reassuring brake. Stick with 185/70 tyres....quite suffic...
by cactusman
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: RB340 checking possible over charge
Replies: 17
Views: 321
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Re: RB340 checking possible over charge

Dynators are an option but in defence of the good old dynamo providing you can get a genuine Lucas RB340 that works the system is ok. My e type has an old (original?) Genuine Lucas RB340 and it has worked perfectly for the five years I have had the car.....all I have done is refurbished the dynamo w...

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