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by GSR 54D
Sun May 05, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Garage / workshop
Replies: 31
Views: 1486
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Re: Garage / workshop

Hi Richard Another thought is to lower the floor of your garage, as you were thinking of digging a pit anyway. I lowered my floor at the front by only 15cm which allows me to drive in level onto the ramps of a 4 poster. You could lower the floor further but would have to use a 4 post ramp lift to al...
by GSR 54D
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: New locking boot cable hasn’t lasted a day! Now unable to open boot
Replies: 12
Views: 567
Great Britain

Re: New locking boot cable hasn’t lasted a day! Now unable to open boot

As an update, sng have sent an improved boot cable which naturally I’ve checked and fitted. All appears ok and so an eventual satisfactory outcome of which I’m grateful that sng were honest and accepted this product wasn’t initially up to their standard. Thanks to Julian Barratt for being pro active...
by GSR 54D
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: New locking boot cable hasn’t lasted a day! Now unable to open boot
Replies: 12
Views: 567
Great Britain

Re: New locking boot cable hasn’t lasted a day! Now unable to open boot

Yes Geoff....we are in collusion and are hatching a plan for you!!
by GSR 54D
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: New locking boot cable hasn’t lasted a day! Now unable to open boot
Replies: 12
Views: 567
Great Britain

Re: New locking boot cable hasn’t lasted a day! Now unable to open boot

Update: After further research I managed to open the boot latch via Simon’s suggestion of a hole behind the number plate although in a slightly different place, see picture. This position enables one simple push of the screwdriver onto a latch plate which immediately opens the boot. This bypasses th...
by GSR 54D
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: New locking boot cable hasn’t lasted a day! Now unable to open boot
Replies: 12
Views: 567
Great Britain

Re: New locking boot cable hasn’t lasted a day! Now unable to open boot

Julian, thanks for quick reply regarding the issue and yes let’s make contact tomorrow thanks. Simon, I will try your suggestions tomorrow, regarding your offer of an original that’s very kind, if I may i’ll speak with sng and come back to you via pm. Geoff, hands off you’ve plenty of other work to ...
by GSR 54D
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: New locking boot cable hasn’t lasted a day! Now unable to open boot
Replies: 12
Views: 567
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New locking boot cable hasn’t lasted a day! Now unable to open boot

Hi all I’m hoping someone can give a little bit of magic with opening an ots boot after cable pull failed within a day of fitting. Yesterday took what looks to be the original non locking boot pull cable out (57 years old!) and fitted an sng locking cable BD27158 into my 1962 ots. All went well with...
by GSR 54D
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I Fixed Head Coupé – The Geneva Launch Car
Replies: 14
Views: 1017
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Re: 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I Fixed Head Coupé – The Geneva Launch Car

Hi Tom

I’m intrigued which photo/photos are you referring to. Are you sure the footwell illusion isn’t created by the exhaust pipes!

John H.
by GSR 54D
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-type market - are cars selling?
Replies: 24
Views: 2793
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Re: E-type market - are cars selling?

£75,000. Geoff
by GSR 54D
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Possible SU float level problem
Replies: 10
Views: 689
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Re: Possible SU float level problem

Thanks Peter I think this is an oppotunity to take the carburettors off and get a complete understanding whilst going through the service components. I have also just remembered that this issue was worse on an occasion when braking slowly downhill fowards on a steep drive. Much appreciated John H
by GSR 54D
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Possible SU float level problem
Replies: 10
Views: 689
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Re: Possible SU float level problem

Hi Peter thanks for info, this is another area where I"m learning. Will check throttle spindle glands/bushes/seals, and adjust mixture. Question please, regarding 2 breather holes on the carburettor mounting surface to manifold - are these the openings which vacuum system flows through? attempting t...
by GSR 54D
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Possible SU float level problem
Replies: 10
Views: 689
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Re: Possible SU float level problem

Thanks John

This is an area I don't know anything about so will do a little research to understand the system.

John H
by GSR 54D
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Possible SU float level problem
Replies: 10
Views: 689
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Re: Possible SU float level problem

Hi Steve The regulator was a recommendation by a tuning company Airey Tuning in Hampshire and admittingly hasn’t changed anything. I presume the thought was less pressure on valves when the float was reseating the needles. I’ve checked all 3 valves and they appear to function fine however it will be...
by GSR 54D
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Possible SU float level problem
Replies: 10
Views: 689
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Re: Possible SU float level problem

Thanks Julian Have done that, fuel level in floats all ok and shut off clearance adjusted using 11mm pipe! There is a chance one of the 3 shut off valves are not perfectly closing under braking hence i put in the regulator, but its something deeper!
by GSR 54D
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Possible SU float level problem
Replies: 10
Views: 689
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Possible SU float level problem

Hi Triple SU carbs on 4.2, under heavy breaking and particularly after releasing brake pedal pressure the engine revs drop very low/stall. Now initially thought fuel may have been coming through needle and seat valve in float chamber prematurely whilst float was returning to normal position, so put ...
by GSR 54D
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: No Registration Documents
Replies: 30
Views: 2154
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Re: No Registration Documents

Just googled mobile number and this advert came up, yet another car with no logbook or numbers, quote "don't email silly questions" again.

http://car-from-uk.com/sale.php?id=797&country=uk
by GSR 54D
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: OTS boot cable question
Replies: 10
Views: 837
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Re: OTS boot cable question

In my case it’s a no brainer to have a lock even for partly protecting my “breakdown” tools! A little extra piece of mind really.

Thanks all

John H.
by GSR 54D
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: OTS boot cable question
Replies: 10
Views: 837
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Re: OTS boot cable question

Thanks all. From another source.... the only possible alteration is the bodywork hole for the locking handle needs to be slightly enlarged. Sounds a simple job anyway. Thanks again John H. p.s. Joe, on the SNG website there wasn’t a locking version available under 3.8 spares, just the 4.2 hence have...
by GSR 54D
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: OTS boot cable question
Replies: 10
Views: 837
Great Britain

OTS boot cable question

Hi

Regarding a 3.8 OTS with rear "non locking" Boot pull cable BD15899, was wondering if there would be any problem fitting the later series 1 4.2 Boot locking cable BD27158?

Looking at sng pictures one would assume this wouldn't be an issue, has anyone done this change?

Thanks

John H
by GSR 54D
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Downtime
Replies: 51
Views: 2497
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Re: Forum Downtime

Thanks David