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by GSR 54D
Sun May 24, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Poking her nose out to see if Summer has arrived
Replies: 4
Views: 346
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Re: Poking her nose out to see if Summer has arrived

Tony hasn’t time passed, I remember when that garage was built, looking a little matured now.

John H.
by GSR 54D
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 1962 OTS engine bay & dash board new wiring loom
Replies: 3
Views: 311
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Re: 1962 OTS engine bay & dash board new wiring loom

Thanks Julian & Geoff
by GSR 54D
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 1962 OTS engine bay & dash board new wiring loom
Replies: 3
Views: 311
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1962 OTS engine bay & dash board new wiring loom

Hi all I’m looking to renew the engine and dash original wiring loom on a 1962 LHD OTS which is evidently tired. The car has been converted to negative earth and has an alternator along with Ray Livingstone’s EDIS conversion. My plan is to possible convert to RHD some time in the future so would lik...
by GSR 54D
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Wheel sizes
Replies: 16
Views: 1565
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Re: Wheel sizes

For my tuppence worth... 6” rims with 185/15, the extra 1” rim width protrudes outwards reducing the tram like carriage appearance. I have 2 sets, SP sport Aquajet and XVS, the 185 XVS’s speak for themselves with regards to precise steering etc... They just look & handle right for the cars period......
by GSR 54D
Sun May 05, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Garage / workshop
Replies: 52
Views: 15600
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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: 1487
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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: 1487
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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: 1487
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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: 1487
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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: 1487
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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: 3118
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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: 4580
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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: 1432
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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: 1432
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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: 1432
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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: 1432
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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: 1432
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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: 1432
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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: 4051
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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