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by malcolm
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake servo heat shield
Replies: 4
Views: 57
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Re: Brake servo heat shield

Thanks Steve. Need to get myself a chunk of Ally! Couldn't understand the one at SNG - looks like it allows for things being in places I haven't got things! I'll find a sheet of aluminium and have a go.
by malcolm
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake servo heat shield
Replies: 4
Views: 57
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Brake servo heat shield

Anyone got a picture of how this is fitted on a S2 2+2? I'm referring to the heatshield that fits between the exhaust manifold downpipes and the servo on the near side.
There's nothing on my car, and I'm told I should have one otherwise I could cook the servo.
Any help or thoughts much appreciated!
by malcolm
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 1966 E Type Series 1 4.2 2 + 2 Auto
Replies: 11
Views: 346
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Re: 1966 E Type Series 1 4.2 2 + 2 Auto

Yes, it is the original interior apart from one small panel that had a tear.
by malcolm
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 1966 E Type Series 1 4.2 2 + 2 Auto
Replies: 11
Views: 346
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Re: 1966 E Type Series 1 4.2 2 + 2 Auto

I'm in Fleet, just off junction 4a of M3. Welcome to visit whenever you want, just PM me.

Meanwhile, here's a few pics:


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by malcolm
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: engine using oil
Replies: 8
Views: 227
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Re: engine using oil

I use less than a litre on that distance - about 0.8 litres. And mine is a bit oil thirsty, so I reckon yours is using a bit too much. Mine runs very well, no obvious smoke etc, but still using more oil than most. I imagine rings/bores maybe not great? Wouldn't necessarily show in any obvious way. O...
by malcolm
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 1966 E Type Series 1 4.2 2 + 2 Auto
Replies: 11
Views: 346
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Re: 1966 E Type Series 1 4.2 2 + 2 Auto

Down to what you like really. My '69 2+2 is in Cream with black upholstery (original colour). Not a colour I initially wanted, but I've grown to really like it and wouldn't change it now.
by malcolm
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?
Replies: 70
Views: 4146
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Re: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?

I'm already on 3000 miles for this year with Ireland and Wales under the belt. Pyrenees in September for about 1300 miles, and quite a few trips before then - better check my "classic insurance" mileage rates! Think I'm insured for 5000 a year.
by malcolm
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: My 16 yr old son thinks about doing a journey to London...
Replies: 6
Views: 361
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Re: My 16 yr old son thinks about doing a journey to London...

Rather than go to another city, I'd try and get them to wait a year or two and then go to London. Having said that, I went to sea at 17, didn't get home for 15 months, and in that time I got marooned in Bombay, lost in Calcutta, stung by a portugese man of war in Ceylon and so on; I lived to tell th...
by malcolm
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cam Cover sealing...again
Replies: 42
Views: 4567
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Re: Cam Cover sealing...again

Ah, understand! Thanks
by malcolm
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cam Cover sealing...again
Replies: 42
Views: 4567
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Re: Cam Cover sealing...again

I'm obviously missing something - SNG sell copper 1/4inch washers for the dome nuts at 16p, which seem to work fine on my covers?
by malcolm
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: About to sign for my first S1 FHC
Replies: 10
Views: 563
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Re: About to sign for my first S1 FHC

It's fitted with non-standard Weber carbs. Not necessarily an issue I suppose, but may prove problematic? Not something you fiddle with yourself unless you're an expert I'm led to believe.
by malcolm
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: CKL developments Goodwood Track day
Replies: 5
Views: 376
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Re: CKL developments Goodwood Track day

May bank holiday each year we hire it, so keep a look out.
by malcolm
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: CKL developments Goodwood Track day
Replies: 5
Views: 376
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Re: CKL developments Goodwood Track day

Sounds like a great day Robbie. For interest, if you fancy doing it with the JDC, we have the track for a whole day with Marshalls, and this year it was £220 inc. lunch and £25 for a passenger all day. Helmet hire an extra £20, or borrow one from somebody! Of course this is a non-profit thing, and i...
by malcolm
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: CKL developments Goodwood Track day
Replies: 5
Views: 376
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Re: CKL developments Goodwood Track day

Great fun. I do it once a year with the JDC. Do CKL charge per driver, or per car? And is it expensive?
by malcolm
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Prescott Hil
Replies: 17
Views: 858
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Re: Prescott Hil

Yes, worked for me too.
by malcolm
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member
Replies: 4
Views: 689
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Re: New member

Hi and welcome! There was no difference in BHP between the 3.8 and the 4.2. The 4.2 produced more torque. The figure of 265 is a bit over ambitious. That would be the power produced on the bench by cars prepared a little more "exactly" by jaguar for the initial speed test runs. Production cars weren...
by malcolm
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil levels
Replies: 9
Views: 427
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Re: Oil levels

Thanks David. I'll do that. But why would the correct quantity read down the hatches with the correct (straight) dipstick? I would be interested to hear what other peoples sticks say.
by malcolm
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil levels
Replies: 9
Views: 427
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Oil levels

I've always topped my engine oil up to the top of the hatch marks. I have the correct E Type dipstick, marked with an E, unbent etc etc. I have just changed oil and filter, filling up with exactly 8.5 litres as per the handbook. Having allowed it to settle for hours, after running the engine briefly...
by malcolm
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi
Replies: 3
Views: 606
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Re: Hi

Hi and welcome. Car looks great. Nice colour.
by malcolm
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: RIP Norman Dewis
Replies: 12
Views: 805
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Re: RIP Norman Dewis

Yes, a nice guy I was privileged to have a meal with. RIP Norman.