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by cactusman
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Bonjour !
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Great Britain

Re: Bonjour !

SNGB list the entire handbrake assembly lever for £275 Inc vat. After market and made by them but rather cheaper than the supplier you quote :bigrin:
by cactusman
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1 Horn stopped working
Replies: 5
Views: 116
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Re: Series 1 Horn stopped working

Just run an pair of wires from your new switch to the existing wires at the hydraulic switch. :bigrin:
by cactusman
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1 Horn stopped working
Replies: 5
Views: 116
Great Britain

Re: Series 1 Horn stopped working

The brake lights are fed from fuse six which also feeds the horn relay, screen washer and the engine fan relay so if any of these also don't work investigate the fuse. You say the horn works so as suggested you may have dislodged a wire from fuse six. If all seems ok at the fuse then check there is ...
by cactusman
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Factory cadmium plated parts
Replies: 19
Views: 633
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Re: Factory cadmium plated parts

I would agree...cadmium plating for car restoration belongs in the past. However cadmium plating was not banned for fear of the exposure that those doing the plating might get. Here in the UK any workers would be protected from direct contact with any soluble cadmium compounds as they would be when ...
by cactusman
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Bonjour !
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Great Britain

Re: Bonjour !

Welcome. Hope you get the engine sorted! It may be possible to dismantle the hand brake and get it welded. Don't loose the castle nut....Think they are no longer available. :bigrin:
by cactusman
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Great MoT Confusion
Replies: 18
Views: 484
Great Britain

Re: The Great MoT Confusion

Hi Brian. MOT expired on July 29th and passed a new one on 30th. Tax expires on 30th Aug. Got the letter yesterday so renewed as per usual. No box appeared as far as I could see. Tax now runs out 30th Aug 2019 and the MOT 29th July 2019 Will see what happens when the MG is due. It's MOT expires on 2...
by cactusman
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Great MoT Confusion
Replies: 18
Views: 484
Great Britain

Re: The Great MoT Confusion

Yes. Got a new MOT last week...no option to exempt appeared...no issue really as I shall continue to have mine checked......
by cactusman
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Great MoT Confusion
Replies: 18
Views: 484
Great Britain

Re: The Great MoT Confusion

Well I received the reminder letter today. So I logged on, entered my 16 digit no and it came up with my car. It has an MOT. No box appeared to exempt. I clicked OK and the tax was instantly renewed so it seems if you have an MOT you do not get an option to exempt if you are just renewing the tax....
by cactusman
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Electrics, wiper motor
Replies: 12
Views: 315
Great Britain

Re: Electrics, wiper motor

Geoff. Yes....the seven wire loom is available on eBay from the US I think. Relatively easy to fit ....I did mine.
by cactusman
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Horn push assembly
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Great Britain

Re: Horn push assembly

The relay is on the near side (exhaust side) very near the battery and solenoid. As David says if it is not the relay, fuses or the button then it is probably the wiper contact within the column. Might be worth just checking the wires under the column as I think the wire from the wiper on the column...
by cactusman
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Great MoT Confusion
Replies: 18
Views: 484
Great Britain

Re: The Great MoT Confusion

Exactly Steve. Although as with any inspectors there are good ones and bad ones and no matter how good it is its only as good as the day it was done. A frame could crack on the way home from the test. My trusty tester spotted a split nut on my freshly rebuilt MGB years ago. Would I have spotted it.....
by cactusman
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Electrics, wiper motor
Replies: 12
Views: 315
Great Britain

Re: Electrics, wiper motor

If they started without warning and then parked again it is almost certainly the park switch that is slightly out of adjustment. Probably a bump in the road caused it to connect and then the wipers will do (at least) one wipe until it opens again long enough to stop the motor....
by cactusman
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Great MoT Confusion
Replies: 18
Views: 484
Great Britain

Re: The Great MoT Confusion

Think there have Brian. There was a post somewhere from someone saying that they had spotted a new clause in their policy voiding agreed values if there was no MOT present. Be worth examining the extremely small print....
by cactusman
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Happy Birthday Norman
Replies: 7
Views: 202
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Happy Birthday Norman

Norman Dewis OBE is 98 today folks. On behalf of all E type forum members....

Many happy returns Sir :bigrin: :bigrin: :bigrin: :bigrin: :drinkingcheers:
by cactusman
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Inside engine block. Glyptal or not?
Replies: 8
Views: 374
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Re: Inside engine block. Glyptal or not?

Best solution for mice is a cat :bigrin: :bigrin:
by cactusman
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Distributor problem
Replies: 21
Views: 847
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Re: Distributor problem

I would tend to agree with Christopher. Fitted a simple powerspark module in place of the points to mine. Worked out of the box and has not missed a best in five years....."simples" :bigrin:
by cactusman
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fan belts.
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Great Britain

Re: Fan belts.

My belt is marked SBS1010 C19524 and is a correct fit for 3.8 e types without a belt tensioner. Been there five years. Came from SNGB I think. The Jaguar parts book states the belt is "C19524 for engines R5250 to R9999 RA1001 and subs" I suspect the longer belt C19525 is for cars fitted with the spr...
by cactusman
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Inside engine block. Glyptal or not?
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Great Britain

Re: Inside engine block. Glyptal or not?

Anything painted on has the potential to come off. Others may know better than me but I'd probably not paint the innards. Outside use an engine paint. Think jaguar painted theirs black. Mine is black. Probably the best way to keep it vermin proof is to reassemble but failing that places like Dunelm ...
by cactusman
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Great Britain

Re: New member

Hi Jon

Welcome. You might want to start your own thread in the new member section. What car do you have? Pop it in your signature :bigrin: Dare say there are others in the Devon area....
by cactusman
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MOT
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Great Britain

Re: MOT

Yes...but the bloke I use is a classic car nut and has an old mustang. He does a lot of e types...he knows not to lock up and knacker the diff. His rollers test both sides simultaneously and he is careful not to over do either the main brake or hand brake test. He really looks for imbalance using th...