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by cactusman
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: bonnet handle right position ?
Replies: 13
Views: 442
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Re: bonnet handle right position ?

Forgive me for probably being dumb but should they both point down so to speak when the bonnet is closed then? :bigrin:
by cactusman
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anything I must see while in London now?
Replies: 5
Views: 256
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Re: Anything I must see while in London now?

London bridge is powered by hydraulics not steam (sadly). The London Transport museum just off Covent garden is open and worth a visit....mostly trains and buses and trams.....no e types! Science museum. Greenwich and the cutty sark.....The Greenwich museum has the Harrison clocks...THE MOST AMAZING...
by cactusman
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front lamp connectors, white plastic vs. bakelite
Replies: 4
Views: 138
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Re: Front lamp connectors, white plastic vs. bakelite

You can drill out the rivet and dismantle. A M3 bolt and nylock but serve to fix it together afterwards.
by cactusman
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Possible SU float level problem
Replies: 10
Views: 286
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Re: Possible SU float level problem

Easy way to see if the floats are leaking....take em out and shake them. Any shloshing and they need replacement. Exact details of how to set the float heights are in the workshop manual of Haynes manual. :bigrin:
by cactusman
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dashboard wiring loom - should I?
Replies: 22
Views: 527
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Re: Dashboard wiring loom - should I?

Wise words from both . If you are going to do it now is the time. Arm yourself with the wiring diagram for your model. They are in the knowledge base I think. Also a good quality continuity meter.of a multimeter with a bleep continuity setting will be very useful. Take pictures. Make notes. Problems...
by cactusman
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: headlamp main beam warning lamp colour
Replies: 7
Views: 229
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Re: headlamp main beam warning lamp colour

Not really. Mine looks maroon.....
by cactusman
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Tank Sender
Replies: 9
Views: 252
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Re: Fuel Tank Sender

Agree with Phillip. And for there to be a kaboom the fuel vapour to air ratio must be right and it won't be in the sender....fear not I say....
by cactusman
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: headlamp main beam warning lamp colour
Replies: 7
Views: 229
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Re: headlamp main beam warning lamp colour

Not sure when the pilot went from red....more violet to me and different from the ignition lamp red....to blue. My may 62 fhc is red.
by cactusman
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Indicators & warning lights.
Replies: 5
Views: 208
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Re: Indicators & warning lights.

Most bizarre. I would start by rigging up the flasher independent of the car to verify it works correctly. If it does then there is a wiring fault somewhere although why the reverse light seems to interfere is a mystery . Other than both the flasher and reverse lamp run from fuse 7 they are un relat...
by cactusman
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: 1969 E Type Series 2 fuses are smoking hot
Replies: 10
Views: 316
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Re: 1969 E Type Series 2 fuses are smoking hot

As others have said it may be dirty connections. Failing that there is an excess load somewhere. I would not recommend adding an extra wire. Fuse six is ignition live and feeds the horn relay, the heater motor, the engine cooling fans, the screen washer and the brake lights. This assumes your car is...
by cactusman
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Speed and engine speed...
Replies: 28
Views: 845
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Re: Speed and engine speed...

Certainly is Steve :bigrin: The workshop manual has a comprehensive list of engine speeds vs road speed for various gears and differential ratios if i recall right....assuming of course your angle drive is correct!
by cactusman
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Speed and engine speed...
Replies: 28
Views: 845
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Re: Speed and engine speed...

I'd start by using a gps and see if indeed the Speedo more or less keeps accurate up to say 130 kph....ignore the tacho. If it does then the tachometer is under or over reading. If the Speedo over reads then either the tyres are very wrong sized or much more likely your speedometer is calibrated for...
by cactusman
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Speed and engine speed...
Replies: 28
Views: 845
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Re: Speed and engine speed...

Afraid the obvious answer is that one instrument is wrong. 200 kmh is about 125 mph so unless you were on an autobahn best say nothing!
by cactusman
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Evans Waterless Coolant
Replies: 17
Views: 1104
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Re: Evans Waterless Coolant

Evans only warranty their coolant for two years. Nothing lasts for ever.
by cactusman
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine stalls after 3-5 secs (and has very sooty plugs)
Replies: 8
Views: 331
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Re: Engine stalls after 3-5 secs (and has very sooty plugs)

Might do. Over rich mixture may flood the engine. Very sooty plugs are an indication of poor combustion due usually to a rich mixture and lots of soot prevents the plug from giving a clean spark which makes matters even worse. I'd say your carburettors need setting up correctly.
by cactusman
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Chrome dashboard gauge surrounds/rings
Replies: 15
Views: 543
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Re: Chrome dashboard gauge surrounds/rings

As others say....your car so do what ever suits you. Not sure chrome surrounds would be my choice but everyone has their own tastes. Most of us have modified our cars...I have....LED bulbs, better brakes, better radio..I could list a lot more. I have yet to see two truely identical e types :bigrin: ...
by cactusman
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: No Registration Documents
Replies: 30
Views: 1323
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Re: No Registration Documents

I agree with Chris...avoid....plenty more about. It has no id for a reason and there can be no good reason.
by cactusman
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Engine and gearbox swap
Replies: 8
Views: 319
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Re: Engine and gearbox swap

Having driven a 3.8 with a moss box I would have to say that the later jag box is a distinct improvement. Fitting a moss box won't improve driveability. My 3.8 has a later box and my moss box adorns the garage :bigrin: As to value....unless you have the original box that came with the car new...matc...
by cactusman
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Series 1 been in the garage for 40 years!!
Replies: 2
Views: 302
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Series 1 been in the garage for 40 years!!

Good ones fetch £10k to £20k or more. No idea what a basket case would cost to fix.....shame it wasn't a series one OBL e type though :bigrin: :bigrin:
by cactusman
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: XKE SU TRI CARBS FOR SALE very good condition
Replies: 7
Views: 411
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Re: XKE SU TRI CARBS FOR SALE very good condition

They appear to be from a fairly early car as they have brass damper tops. Worth more than £1800 but put in the wanted/for sale section with an asking price....those are the rules I think.