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by Jaglex
Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New SNGB website bugs
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Germany

Re: New SNGB website bugs

@Carsten: As long as SNG's sales department has people like Pete Thomas, who did help me so super friendly, quick and with such a profound competence, when I stranded with a broken clutch slave cylinder far from home in Saumur, France this September, SNG won't go bust over an inoperable home page. G...
by Jaglex
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: E-Type Upgrades
Topic: Problem fitting the Mangoletsi throttle upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Germany

Re: Problem fitting the Mangoletsi throttle upgrade

And this is fully open:

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Hope this helps.
by Jaglex
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: E-Type Upgrades
Topic: Problem fitting the Mangoletsi throttle upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Germany

Re: Problem fitting the Mangoletsi throttle upgrade

This is it in fully closed:

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by Jaglex
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Weight of car
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Germany

Re: Weight of car

Ser. 1.5 DHC tipped the scales at 1.279,3 kg unmanned, no spare wheel, no tools but with 3/4 full petrol tank, all other fluids, tonneau cover + soft top, the usual maps and satnav, towels (to collect the intruding rain) beanies, gloves and sweets and the other stuff you carry in your car when trave...
by Jaglex
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Good painter in the southeast
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Germany

Re: Good painter in the southeast

Thank you E-Type UK!
by Jaglex
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Different Diffs
Replies: 21
Views: 1362
Germany

Re: Different Diffs

@Hugo:
Jacking up one wheel is not the best option if you have a LSD.
I doubt you can turn manually the input shaft of a LSD if one of the halfshafts is not turning.
Jaglex
by Jaglex
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1 PL 700 Headlamps
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Germany

Re: Series 1 PL 700 Headlamps

Great David, thank you!
by Jaglex
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1 PL 700 Headlamps
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Germany

Re: Series 1 PL 700 Headlamps

I'd like to buy a pair of the PL 700 repros made for the use of H4 bulbs.
But up to now I never found them cars to be driven on the right side of the road.
It'd be great, if someone could give me a hint, where to buy it.
Thank you
Jaglex
by Jaglex
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Different Diffs
Replies: 21
Views: 1362
Germany

Re: Different Diffs

Just count how often you have to turn the propshaft - flange to get the halfshaft flanges doing one (or ten) full turns. If it is hardly more than 3 rounds, it's a 3.06 or 3.07 : 1, id it's a little less than 3 turns it's a 2.87 : 1 and so on.
Happy turning
Alex
by Jaglex
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which Tires ?
Replies: 32
Views: 1904
Germany

Re: Which Tires ?

I don't quite share David's opinion. I like driving the 205/70 VR 15 on my Ser. 1.5 and I don't think steering is to heavy - not even when parking, which is not the best to do with an E-Type anyway. I personally like the looks of the 185s, but mainly because they are looking so skinny. The 205s look...
by Jaglex
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: cam covers
Replies: 22
Views: 1523
Germany

Re: cam covers

Simon is right: If you get second hand covers look very careful for those tiny little stress-cracks close to the holes. I had some hardly visible with the bare eye (at least to hard for my eyes) and I was surprised how much oils crawls out of these tiny cracks. In fact it was so much it saved me the...
by Jaglex
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: E-Type Upgrades
Topic: Quartz Clock
Replies: 0
Views: 437
Germany

Quartz Clock

The clock in the revcounter was too ladylike for me. Sometimes she worked, most times she fancied something else. So I followed an eBay-ad and ordered on an exchange basis a quartz clock from a seller called hardphat1. The contact was very friendly and very quickly I received my "new" battery-driven...
by Jaglex
Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 123 or standard Lucas dizzy on uprated engine
Replies: 22
Views: 1358
Germany

Re: 123 or standard Lucas dizzy on uprated engine

@Hugo: I heard pinking at lower RPM, that came up quite often with 97 and lower octane petrol until I changed to the richer needles after fitting the tubular manifold with the big bore exhaust and the high flow air filter. But I never heard pinking at higher revs. Instead I heard this to be difficul...
by Jaglex
Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 123 or standard Lucas dizzy on uprated engine
Replies: 22
Views: 1358
Germany

Re: 123 or standard Lucas dizzy on uprated engine

I fully agree with JagWaugh (as usual). Follow his proposal and you'll get your mixture right. And, please, let us know which needle you choose in the end. I don't agree with most the comments concerning the 123. I have one since quite some years and covered more than 30.000km with it without any pr...
by Jaglex
Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: E-Type Upgrades
Topic: Mangoletsi throttle conversion
Replies: 18
Views: 1559
Germany

Re: Mangoletsi throttle conversion

Exactly.
by Jaglex
Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: LHD accelerator pedal
Replies: 20
Views: 2132
Germany

Re: LHD accelerator pedal

Happy bending!
For the brake pedal you'll need quite a lot of heat.
Two proper blowtorches used from both sides worked fine.
To avoid changes in the structure of the metal I let it cool down slowly after bending it.
by Jaglex
Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: E-Type Upgrades
Topic: Mangoletsi throttle conversion
Replies: 18
Views: 1559
Germany

Re: Mangoletsi throttle conversion

First time I did to much with the shortened brake pedal push rod and had the brake blocking - after quite some driving and being nearly back home, lucky me. So I had to go back a little bit with the brake pedal stop screw and now everything is working fine. The clutch pedal is no problem at all. Tha...
by Jaglex
Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: LHD accelerator pedal
Replies: 20
Views: 2132
Germany

Re: LHD accelerator pedal

I tried turning the brake pedal pad first. This is fine, as long as you don't want to get your foot between the hump of the gearbox tunnel and the brake pedal, i.e. as long as you don't want to push the pedal down to the firewall (to maximize the legroom available). If you want to get the pedal(s) t...
by Jaglex
Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Garage Flooring
Replies: 55
Views: 3734
Germany

Re: Garage Flooring

Just a thought:
If cars are going in and out, epoxy may well be fine.
But if your car is standing on it for longer periods (winter layup) the epoxy floor might harm the tires.
by Jaglex
Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: LHD accelerator pedal
Replies: 20
Views: 2132
Germany

Re: LHD accelerator pedal

Vegard, your pedals are correct. To have a nice situation between brake and throttle pedal I needed to bend the brake pedal to the left and as a consequence of that the clutch pedal as well. Moving the throttle pedal to the right was easier, but no option for me, as I wanted it to pass the hump of t...