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by malcolm
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Radiator Hose Lubricants
Replies: 5
Views: 61
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Re: Radiator Hose Lubricants

Thanks all - a tin ordered!
by malcolm
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Radiator Hose Lubricants
Replies: 5
Views: 61
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Radiator Hose Lubricants

Going to be fitting new hoses. I have in the past used fairy liquid to ease tight pipe fittings on, but read recently on this forum that you shouldn't do that, and a particular grease was recommended. Sadly, I can't find that post! What do people recommend to use (if anything) when fitting hoses?
by malcolm
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: AF to metric
Replies: 10
Views: 278
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Re: AF to metric

Thanks Brian, I'll ring you shortly!
by malcolm
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: AF to metric
Replies: 10
Views: 278
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Re: AF to metric

Thanks Brian.
I might be getting the bonnet off in the next week or two - are you around?
by malcolm
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: AF to metric
Replies: 10
Views: 278
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Re: AF to metric

Thanks all! I'm off to a classic car engine workshop this morning, I'll ask them if they have a couple.
by malcolm
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: AF to metric
Replies: 10
Views: 278
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Re: AF to metric

Thanks Rory, looks like I'll have to find an AF nut! Anyone know where we can get them nowadays?
by malcolm
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: AF to metric
Replies: 10
Views: 278
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AF to metric

I see that a 7/16 AF nut is about the same size as an 11mm nut, but are the threads the same? Will an 11mm nut fit on a7/16ths AF thread?
Help much appreciated!
by malcolm
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Best Solution for Tidying Car up
Replies: 1
Views: 108
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Re: Best Solution for Tidting Car up

If you're just trying to get the car driveable, as you say, then I don't think it matters what wiring/earth straps you use providing they are of good quality and do the job. Regarding overheating, I don't have a series 3, but I didn't think overheating was a problem on the series 3. It certainly isn...
by malcolm
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which 185 tyre: Dunlop or Pirelli or Michelin ?
Replies: 12
Views: 352
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Re: Which 185 tyre: Dunlop or Pirelli or Michelin ?

I like my Vreds - good on the road, good on the track, but a bit skittish in the wet; or is that just the E Type?
by malcolm
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: New battery recommendation
Replies: 18
Views: 529
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Re: New battery recommendation

Really good video James, I'd never heard of "Spiral" type batteries. Explains the basics well. I'd like to see a comparison of the amp hours, cranking amps etc size for size with standard batteries though. Did see on the link you provided that even the smallest red top battery is 7inches by 10inches...
by malcolm
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Where to mount rotisserie on rear of S3
Replies: 7
Views: 167
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Re: Where to mount rotisserie on rear of S3

Here's a whole BBQ, with Rotisserie, mounted on the back of a car. Does this help? :lol:



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by malcolm
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: New battery recommendation
Replies: 18
Views: 529
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Re: New battery recommendation

I have a Banner Power Bull battery, been in my car for 14 years and still going strong. I've used them on other vehicles and they always seem great. Not too big, fit in E type battery tray (well, my one anyway) and looks good (I think!)
by malcolm
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Door mirrors
Replies: 8
Views: 236
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Re: Door mirrors

I used fosseway. First ones were faulty, but they exchanged at their cost. The brackets were slightly too wide for my window frames, but after a gentle hacksaw, they fit great and are steady.
Realise mine isn't a S3, but as a S2 2+2, the fit should be the same.
by malcolm
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My first miles in the E type
Replies: 6
Views: 343
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Re: My first miles in the E type

All sounding great! The gas pedal shouldn't be hard like that though. Check the linkages all the way from pedal to carbs.
by malcolm
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dodgy coil?
Replies: 15
Views: 383
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Re: Dodgy coil?

Interesting to hear any other views on Pertronix. Maybe I should indeed switch back to trad points...as Angus pointed out, easier to carry a spare set and swap out in the event of problems too. Geoff... Of course - I should have said "when dawdling along at 75"... With the Simonbbc powerspark, it's...
by malcolm
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dodgy coil?
Replies: 15
Views: 383
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Re: Dodgy coil?

I had a similar situation with a Petronix-type system, at high revs. Turned out the plug/coil leads were interfering with the unit, with the field they set up. Changed the leads to silicone ones, and problem was instantly solved.
by malcolm
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi from a Newbie
Replies: 3
Views: 226
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Re: Hi from a Newbie

Hi Toby, and welcome to the forum. I hope both you and your father enjoy your E
by malcolm
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Various basic servicing questions
Replies: 10
Views: 509
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Re: Various basic servicing questions

With regards to 1) I'd just get a new distributor cap. They're cheap. And a new rotor arm - make sure you get the "red" one - don't break down the same. 2) Yes, but I'd also use a wire brush (handheld is fine) to clean it all up better, and make sure the white porcelain is nice and clean. 3) and 4) ...
by malcolm
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello all, young Etype owner joining the club :)
Replies: 11
Views: 740
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Re: Hello all, young Etype owner joining the club :)

Hi and welcome to the forum! An E Type at 15? You're a lucky man! But great to see the hard work you are putting into it.
by malcolm
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Repetitive application of my head to brickwork.
Replies: 28
Views: 1044
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Re: Repetitive application of my head to brickwork.

Silly question, but I assume you're leaving the battery disconnected until you've sorted it out? Waking up to a fire in the garage would be a bit heart rending.