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by malcolm
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Help pls - Alternator voltage too high, blowing LEDs?
Replies: 21
Views: 390
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Re: Help pls - Alternator voltage too high, blowing LEDs?

Hmmm. I have instrument-only LEDs. They're great, same green colour, not too bright, but can see clearly at night. They were a proper kit, but no drivers etc. Just replacement bulbs/fittings. Never had any problems over last 2 years. Just 12v DC LEDs, so I don't quite get why there should be a probl...
by malcolm
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Help pls - Alternator voltage too high, blowing LEDs?
Replies: 21
Views: 390
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Re: Help pls - Alternator voltage too high, blowing LEDs?

Is 14.6V too high? I thought 14.5 V across battery terminal was normal under charge, with a non-charge level at the battery of 13.7V? So 14.6V is maybe a tiny meter error? Or an insignificant extra voltage?
by malcolm
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Clip-On Bullet Mirror
Replies: 12
Views: 418
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Re: Clip-On Bullet Mirror

Might that not cause damage to the door seals?
by malcolm
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi from Botswana
Replies: 6
Views: 216
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Re: Hi from Botswana

Wow! Looks great
by malcolm
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Clip-On Bullet Mirror
Replies: 12
Views: 418
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Re: Clip-On Bullet Mirror

I'd be dubious. I bought the Fosseway ones which are purportedly designed for the E Type. Even then, they didn't secure properly. I had to cut off the inside leading edge of the bracket to allow it to go far enough into the frame - I obviously had a narrower frame than some. I also inserted some non...
by malcolm
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi from Botswana
Replies: 6
Views: 216
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Re: Hi from Botswana

Hi and welcome to the forum. You've joined a great group if you're undertaking a resto
by malcolm
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1 2+2 values
Replies: 31
Views: 2056
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Re: Series 1 2+2 values

Nice car, but still seems a bit rich at £120k
by malcolm
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Ignition Lead Set
Replies: 18
Views: 309
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Re: Ignition Lead Set

Colin, the set I got from SNG didn't have the brass screws either. There is just a piece of extruding wire which you locate the hole in the brass washer over, then bend over. Screwing the acorns down then holds it firmly in place. This is the set I didn't then use as it was copper and gave me the mi...
by malcolm
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Bonnet stop
Replies: 9
Views: 252
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Re: Bonnet stop

I'd go with ride height. From your picture, the angle of the bonnet doesn't look that steep for the overriders to be touching. Also, yours touch right at the base - my bonnet goes much higher so it's more towards the face where they touch if I'm not on a level.
by malcolm
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: checking lsd works
Replies: 6
Views: 308
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Re: checking lsd works

Really ought to get 2 of us doing donuts in Es so we can do this:

by malcolm
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: coolant in catch can after one hour on track
Replies: 17
Views: 391
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Re: coolant in catch can after one hour on track

On my series 2, I fill to about 2 or 3 inches below the cap, otherwise I similarly lose fluid. Think you're filling too high, but other S1 owners may correct me. I did 25 laps at Goodwood filled to that level, and didn't need to top up.
by malcolm
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Ignition Lead Set
Replies: 18
Views: 309
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Re: Ignition Lead Set

Steve, It was simonbbc who recommended silicone leads to me, and I was using their powerspark system. I probably confused things saying "carbon", it was copper leads from SNG (new) that caused the interference. simonbbc sent me a silicone set, and problem instantly solved. Before then, I'd swapped c...
by malcolm
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Bonnet stop
Replies: 9
Views: 252
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Re: Bonnet stop

Are you parked on the level? My overriders clear the ground, UNLESS I'm parked on a slope, then they can touch. I keep a couple of beer mats with me for such eventualities!
by malcolm
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello from Paris - new owner of 7266WK
Replies: 2
Views: 145
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Re: Hello from Paris - new owner of 7266WK

Hi Chris, and welcome to the forum! You'll always get answers to your questions here. Perhaps we can even get a group together to watch you at Spa!
by malcolm
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 spark plugs colours
Replies: 17
Views: 453
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Re: Series 3 spark plugs colours

I believe pinking from too far advanced timing can cause burning off the spark plug tips.
by malcolm
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Ignition Lead Set
Replies: 18
Views: 309
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Re: Ignition Lead Set

What sort of ignition system do you have? Is it an electronic module in the ditributor? Might be if the previous owner fitted silicone leads. If it is electronic, and your new leads aren't silicone, they could interfere with the signal. Mine did, and caused missing/cutout at high revs. Solved when c...
by malcolm
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Advice on engine frame please!
Replies: 16
Views: 402
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Re: Advice on engine frame please!

Steve, I have contacted Julian Barratt who has been most helpful. Now down to decisions after a discussion with Winspeed who pointed out the crack. At least I go into the discussion armed with some knowledge, so thanks again all.
by malcolm
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Advice on engine frame please!
Replies: 16
Views: 402
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Re: Advice on engine frame please!

I think that's what I'll do just to be sure Angus, thanks. Don't want to try saving a bit of money and end up doing the job twice!
Why can't they make E Types like Lego, so you can just click bits off and click new bits back on?
by malcolm
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Advice on engine frame please!
Replies: 16
Views: 402
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Re: Advice on engine frame please!

Wow. Thanks all for the advice. Think I need to look closely at whether it's the frame or the brazed joint cracked, then decide what to do! If I go the new frame route, I think I'd go for the cheaper Robey one having read the above. Like Andrew, I can't see the benefit of something that's a lot more...
by malcolm
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Advice on engine frame please!
Replies: 16
Views: 402
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Re: Advice on engine frame please!

Thanks Steve. Gets worse! :shrug: