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by Jaglex
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: SNG Barratt
Replies: 20
Views: 663
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: 16
Views: 893
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: 696
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.
by Jaglex
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine cut out - advice please
Replies: 15
Views: 875
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: 438
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: 1368
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: 3292
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: 1325
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: Technical
Topic: Problem fitting the Mangoletsi throttle upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 521
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: Technical
Topic: Problem fitting the Mangoletsi throttle upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 521
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: 1097
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: 1266
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: 2321
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: 1425
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: 1425
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: 2321
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: 2879
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: 2306
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: 2408
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: 2408
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...