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by cactusman
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Installing Headlight scoops?
Replies: 4
Views: 195
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Re: Installing Headlight scoops?

As said...get all the wiring done first. Ideally test to make sure the side lights, indicators and head lights work. If the bonnet is not connected it might be worth using a battery and fused leads to check that connecting each contact.On the 8 way plug illuminates the appropriate lights. The scoops...
by cactusman
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Poor main earth connection
Replies: 8
Views: 263
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Re: Poor main earth connection

If you are certain it is corrosion at the main earth then dismantle the termination, put a shamqe proof lock washer under the tab so it sits between the tab and the body. Plenty of Vaseline and tighten up. The washer will cut into the tab and the body and make a good electrical connection while prev...
by cactusman
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: recreation
Replies: 1
Views: 200
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Re: recreation

CUT7 was a number plate and was attached to three e types. First was chassis 860004 I believe which was pretty much standard until Dick Protheroe bought it. The next one was bought as bits direct from Jaguar and built as a racer and crashed (and repaired). The third was a light weight of sorts I bel...
by cactusman
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: The dreaded colour topic
Replies: 9
Views: 187
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Re: The dreaded colour topic

Unless you are obsessed with originality paint it and trim in what ever floats your boat. I actually don't mind primrose....ahemm but not "Heather pink"....now there was an awful colour....IMO :bigrin:
by cactusman
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bad day for Jaguars
Replies: 11
Views: 509
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Re: Bad day for Jaguars

The market has relaxed in my view.....brexit, loads of cars that need huge investment to get roadworthy, market adjustment....who knows....good news for those purchasing and I think that is brilliant. I bought mine cos I wanted an e....never regretted it for a nanosecond....and it's still worth twic...
by cactusman
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Poor main earth connection
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Great Britain

Re: Poor main earth connection

It is also possible that the fault is within the solenoid. Mine was sometimes very sluggish....other times ok. New solenoid (mine is not part of the starter) and the problem was gone.
by cactusman
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The cars the star
Replies: 7
Views: 416
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Re: The cars the star

:bigrin: :bigrin: :thankyouyellow:
by cactusman
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member - Looking For Car History
Replies: 3
Views: 336
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Re: New Member - Looking For Car History

You used to be able to fill in form V888 and the DVLA would send details of previous UK owners back to around about the late 1970's but the GDPR regs have put and end to it. Only the police etc can request information like that. Prior to then registrations were done by counties. Some may still retai...
by cactusman
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: The cars the star
Replies: 7
Views: 416
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Re: The cars the star

Launched 1961 so by my maths that's 58 years ago :bigrin:
by cactusman
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The cars the star
Replies: 7
Views: 416
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Re: The cars the star

And today is March 15th.....58 years ago today the E type was launched :bigrin: best get planning the diamond jubilee!!
by cactusman
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New battery recommendation
Replies: 18
Views: 616
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Re: New battery recommendation

Missed that bit :sad:
by cactusman
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New battery recommendation
Replies: 18
Views: 616
Great Britain

Re: New battery recommendation

Neat fit. Only thing I would observe is it does not seem to be strapped in or secured by a clamp etc....in the UK (technically at least) an unsecured battery would fail an mot....if of course you submitted your car for one and I know we no longer have to..... :bigrin:
by cactusman
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: New battery recommendation
Replies: 18
Views: 616
Great Britain

Re: New battery recommendation

I get mine from here...they are local to me in Watford.

https://www.denkapower.com

All they sell are batteries and if you take in the old one they weigh it and give you money back for it :bigrin: :bigrin: I

Much better than that well known high at shop and cheaper too...
by cactusman
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New battery recommendation
Replies: 18
Views: 616
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Re: New battery recommendation

Depends if you want it to look original or not. If not important then Bosch, Varta, etc will be fine. If the car is idle for long periods worth connecting a battery conditioner to cycle it a bit and keep it topped up. Original looking batteries are £££. :bigrin:
by cactusman
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Two pack paint mixing ratios
Replies: 13
Views: 441
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Re: Two pack paint mixing ratios

Thanks Jeremy...there are paints without isocyanates. My comments do not apply to these although all paints should be considered toxic so wear gloves and dispose of any surplus according to the manufacturers recommendations as some can be extremely harmful to wildlife if they get into water courses.
by cactusman
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Two pack paint mixing ratios
Replies: 13
Views: 441
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Re: Two pack paint mixing ratios

Remove any loose debris and rust. Treat with your favorite rusto preventer e.g dinitrol. Allow to cure. Couple of layers of primer\undercoat..e.g. Finigans No1 (now made by Hammerite) and then a couple of top coats of colour. If it is under carpets etc and unseen then hammerite is probably as good a...
by cactusman
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Two pack paint mixing ratios
Replies: 13
Views: 441
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Re: Two pack paint mixing ratios

Wise words Christopher. Isocyanates are highly toxic....
by cactusman
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fitting new cooling hoses
Replies: 5
Views: 263
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Re: Fitting new cooling hoses

You could put RRG in gin....it would go red :bigrin:
by cactusman
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My first miles in the E type
Replies: 6
Views: 387
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Re: My first miles in the E type

The accelerator is not maybe the lightest ever..as said though, check the linkages and the bush on the bulkhead. A drop of oil may work wonders...enjoy :bigrin: