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by Jaglex
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine cut out - advice please
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Germany

Re: Engine cut out - advice please

I faced similar symptoms. They were gone after I fitted a new ignition switch.
Good luck tracing the fault.
by Jaglex
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Bumper fixing internal - external stainless - chrome
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Germany

Re: Bumper fixing internal - external stainless - chrome

Hi Chris, some years ago I got a set of stainless steel bumpers from Group Harrington. I'm very happy with it. The fit was very good and the looks even more so. But you need to know that the shine of the VA is brownish while chrome shines blueish. You need to have the right light to see the differen...
by Jaglex
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Outage
Replies: 22
Views: 1017
Germany

Re: Forum Outage

And another big "thank you!" to all who put their money, time and brain into this forum.
It's very entertaining and of enormous help.
Alex
by Jaglex
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Mangoletsi wire throttle upgrade
Replies: 16
Views: 2954
Germany

Re: Mangoletsi wire throttle upgrade

I Have the same problem and traced it down to something being "sticky" in the pedal box. So I added two springs at the pedal box pulling the lever back. I can live the higher force necessary to push "the pedal to metal" and it works much better now, but still sticks sometimes when car is driven hot....
by Jaglex
Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New SNGB website bugs
Replies: 8
Views: 1068
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
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Weight of car
Replies: 7
Views: 966
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: 1205
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: 2096
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: 1216
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: 1216
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: 2096
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: 2638
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: 2083
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
Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 123 or standard Lucas dizzy on uprated engine
Replies: 22
Views: 2059
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: 2059
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 3:05 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: LHD accelerator pedal
Replies: 20
Views: 2789
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 2:15 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: LHD accelerator pedal
Replies: 20
Views: 2789
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: 5564
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: 2789
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...
by Jaglex
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: New/old Pistons
Replies: 6
Views: 1167
Germany

Re: New/old Pistons

From the picture it looks like 9:1, as the 8:0 pistons top surface is flat.