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by Jaglex
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Road Dyno
Replies: 12
Views: 6648
Germany

Re: Road Dyno

The old GTech Pro/RR takes the RPM from the signal the ignition sends into the electrical system of the car. Big part of this signal is usually eliminated by a condenser to avoid disturbances of the radio, but there must be something remaining, that is identified by the Gtech. The operation manual s...
by Jaglex
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: My 16 yr old son thinks about doing a journey to London...
Replies: 6
Views: 1149
Germany

Re: My 16 yr old son thinks about doing a journey to London...

From my own experience (fourtysome years ago) and from what my boys told me: This trip is a good idea; 16 is a good age. The only real problem might be the mother: Some of them tend to imagine horror movies as soon as the kids don't answer a WhatsApp within seconds. If you can stand that: Let them g...
by Jaglex
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bonnet wont stay up on its own
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Germany

Re: Bonnet wont stay up on its own

Carsten is right, you can adjust the "upforce" by loosening the srcews that fix the hinge to the (opened) bonnet and slide the hinge (relative to the bonnet) up or down. I don't recall which way increases the upforce, but you'll know, when you look at it - or after you tried it. It's an easy and pre...
by Jaglex
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: White wall tires 205/70r15
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Germany

Re: White wall tires 205/70r15

RADAR offers the Dimax Classic in your size with white walls.
But I have no idea, if their quality will match their looks - however good or bad that is.
by Jaglex
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which 185 tyre: Dunlop or Pirelli or Michelin ?
Replies: 38
Views: 2353
Germany

Re: Which 185 tyre: Dunlop or Pirelli or Michelin ?

Did anybody try/test the Radar DIMAX CLASSIC?
In 185/80 VR 15 they cost as much as 4 Dunlops - according to the bay.
Maybe one can use these at least for 3 or 4 years and then buy new ones ending up with a better tire than a 5 year old (or even elder) Dunlop...
by Jaglex
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: water in headlight
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Germany

Re: water in headlight

I have the Lucas PL700 you can buy today and fitted the latest Osram Nightbraker bulbs.
That gives one of the best night visions I have seen with H4 lights - more than "OK".
by Jaglex
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Phone / sat nav adaptor
Replies: 15
Views: 1030
Germany

Re: Phone / sat nav adaptor

I used the installation kit of a Garmin Zumo designed for Motor Bikes (rainproof and "take the most beatiful/curvy route"). This kit comprises an antenna (for traffic information to be hidden under the dashboard or at the bottom of the windscreen) and a pair of cables you fix to + and -. The other e...
by Jaglex
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?
Replies: 70
Views: 6105
Germany

Re: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?

Got her out on her 51st birthday for the first 150 miles in this year. Brilliant weather but bloody cold in the morning. It's amazing: even after so many years I'm surprised every year again, when I take her out for the first time, how much fun it is to drive her. https://i.postimg.cc/2j0BxJ1H/IMG-7...
by Jaglex
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Recommended Spin On Oil Filter Adapter?
Replies: 21
Views: 1727
Germany

Re: Recommended Spin On Oil Filter Adapter?

@David: Again and again I'm very impressed by your immense knowledge of all things E-Type - related (including even sources for younger ladies scratching E-Type's paint). But in case of the oil flow I really wonder, where you found this information. Before I did the conversion I checked the flow rat...
by Jaglex
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: my soft top leaks
Replies: 17
Views: 1246
Germany

Re: my soft top leaks

Hi Paul, I took two pictures of the rubber fitted to the screen (one end lifted, to show a little better) to clarify my confusing write up. https://i.postimg.cc/Dwx83C6z/IMG-6623.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/XYjphMwh/IMG-6624.jpg As you can see, the inside measures of the U-profile is 10 x 10mm and the ...
by Jaglex
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: my soft top leaks
Replies: 17
Views: 1246
Germany

Re: my soft top leaks

I use a U-shaped rubber profile, that I put on the chrome strip on top of the wind screen when I close the roof. When open, I put it right between the mirror rod and the windscreen on top of the dashtop panel, so that it isn't bent or in the way. The both vertical arms of the U have a thickness of a...
by Jaglex
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Speed limit Autobahn
Replies: 11
Views: 1337
Germany

Re: Speed limit Autobahn

Most of german Autobahn is built for swift cruising. Toddling along them with 130 km/h is extremely dangerous as it makes you fall asleep in short time. OK, the best you can do for the environment is to take out of it human beings, as they in fact all pollute the environment. So I can fully understa...
by Jaglex
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Buying MWS wheels
Replies: 45
Views: 3055
Germany

Re: Buying MWS wheels

Hey Carsten, why don't you have a chat with the guys of Morgan Park. https://www.morganpark.de/landingpage/ They have been selling Dunlop, WMS and Dayton wires since ages and know exactly what "goes" with the german TÜV and what will be difficult/impossible. And, yes, they know what goes on E-Types ...
by Jaglex
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E Type equals what other classic
Replies: 28
Views: 2348
Germany

Re: E Type equals what other classic

How about a real Mini?
I love driving mine in town.
The only problem is: The lady loves it too.
by Jaglex
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone used Nankang Retro RC-001 tyres?
Replies: 21
Views: 3889
Germany

Re: Anyone used Nankang Retro RC-001 tyres?

Thank you, very informative!
by Jaglex
Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone used Nankang Retro RC-001 tyres?
Replies: 21
Views: 3889
Germany

Re: Anyone used Nankang Retro RC-001 tyres?

Afaik they didn't test the Nakangs.
by Jaglex
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: distributor
Replies: 14
Views: 1524
Germany

Re: distributor

+ another one for the 123. I installed mine more than 30.000 km ago and it was perfect until about 25.000km. Then it needed a new cap and rotor and everything was fine again.
by Jaglex
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: SNG Barratt
Replies: 30
Views: 3651
Germany

Re: SNG Barratt

Welcome!
And thank you for the good services you and your team offered to me in the past.
Alex
by Jaglex
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone used Nankang Retro RC-001 tyres?
Replies: 21
Views: 3889
Germany

Re: Anyone used Nankang Retro RC-001 tyres?

I'd love to now how the Nankangs are doing under hard breaking or cornering in the wet compared to Michelins or Vreds. Because these are the moments a cheap tire can become pretty expensive. If they are roughly as good, I can save the money for the Michelins or Vreds and invest it in some goodies fo...
by Jaglex
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: DAB radio for 1974 E type.
Replies: 14
Views: 1734
Germany

Re: DAB radio for 1974 E type.

Just installed one of these FM/DAB - splitters and found it working fine.
FM-Reception was as good as before and DAB+ worked as it shall.
Thumb up from me.