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by malcolm
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: I got to wear a funny hat
Replies: 16
Views: 156
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Re: I got to wear a funny hat

Simon, my daughter (DOCTOR Rebecca Sykes)(typed proudly) did her Phd in native tropical forests in Mexico - not as romantic as it sounds, I can assure you. The one thing she found most important of all in terms of success/life balance/etc was getting a good mentor. She changed hers at one stage and ...
by malcolm
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Webasto sunroofs
Replies: 8
Views: 3790
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Re: Webasto sunroofs

I have a 2+2 with a Webasto, and love it. It's never leaked, and with the wind deflector up, I can drive at 80mph on a motorway with the roof open without too much noise. With the wind closed, I hear no extra noise until I hit about 100mph (at track days only of course!) when there is a tiny bit of ...
by malcolm
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: I got to wear a funny hat
Replies: 16
Views: 156
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Re: I got to wear a funny hat

Well done Simon, and good luck with the Phd
by malcolm
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member
Replies: 3
Views: 152
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Re: New Member

:yeahthat:
And welcome from me too! After all those years, the tyres will need changing anyway if they haven't been already. So do go for the 185s
Quite a few people have gone for the electric steering, and apparently it works well.
by malcolm
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dyno Testing
Replies: 15
Views: 467
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Re: Dyno Testing

OK guys,thanks for the input. Think I'll leave it then!
by malcolm
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dyno Testing
Replies: 15
Views: 467
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Re: Dyno Testing

That's what I'm thinking Steve. Just curiosity on my part really, although I'd like to know if my Rob Beere head has given me anything - although I don't know what BHP was before the head, so I guess won't tell me much! What were your results Steve, and were they on a standard car? EDIT - sorry, jus...
by malcolm
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dyno Testing
Replies: 15
Views: 467
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Dyno Testing

Just up the road, there's a firm that do rolling road dyno testing for £40. I'm tempted to see what my car puts out, but I'm worried it might be a strain on the car. What are others views - to do or not to do, that is the question.
by malcolm
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member
Replies: 2
Views: 145
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Re: New member

Hi and welcome to the forum! Nice looking car. With your experience, I'm sure you'll be a great contributor.
by malcolm
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 99
Views: 31705
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Re: Insurance

I think it should be based on what YOU think it would cost to replace your car. That may well be what splined hub would charge, but you need to make a reasoned valuation based on your knowledge of your car, the market etc. Or get a view from JDC/JEC if you're a member.
by malcolm
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fan Motors
Replies: 11
Views: 387
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Re: Fan Motors

Can't see it clearly, but it looks like the same connector I have on the leads of my "Optimate" battery trickle charger. Think this is a link so you can see the picture: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Optimate-O03-Charger-Extension-Cable/dp/B008JB48WI/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1530266726&sr=8-1-fkmr0&k...
by malcolm
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: series 2 1969 FHC Tyre size
Replies: 5
Views: 247
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Re: series 2 1969 FHC Tyre size

On a Goodwood track day with my 185/15s, I was almost lifting the inside front wheel on some bends, but the tyres never let go once.
I do agree however that they LOOK better with wider tyres, but probably because of what we're used to now.
by malcolm
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Seat Reclining Mechanism
Replies: 2
Views: 202
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Re: Seat Reclining Mechanism

another tip - if you are sliding the seats back, do so with pressure at the bottom of the seat back. People tend to just push back with their shoulders, and that makes my (worn) mechanism give way and the seat back flies back.
by malcolm
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine cut out - advice please
Replies: 15
Views: 695
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Re: Engine cut out - advice please

Wouldn't rely on the voltmeter for giving accurate readings. I use mine just to observe whether it's going up or down in voltage, rather than specific voltage. Mine was reading 11 volts, but a meter showed me the battery was at 12.7. But it's consistently wrong now :bigrin: and I can tell whether i'...
by malcolm
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Parking sensors
Replies: 3
Views: 624
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Re: Parking sensors

You can get adhesive stickers with wireless connection to the main unit, so no drilling. here's a link - https://www.parkingsensors.co.uk/catego ... ensor-kits
Haven't used them myself, so can't comment on how good they are.
by malcolm
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine cut out - advice please
Replies: 15
Views: 695
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Re: Engine cut out - advice please

Perhaps check your battery earth connection first? You can then go through the electrical components and check dizzy, coil, leads etc. Or, if you don't currently have spares, change the whole lot! I had intermittent problems, so for around £100 I changed plugs, plug and HT leads, coil, dizzy cap, ro...
by malcolm
Thu May 31, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Jag E Type Series 2. 1970
Replies: 19
Views: 807
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Re: Jag E Type Series 2. 1970

Hi, and welcome to the forum Bill. You'll always find an answer to your questions on here.
by malcolm
Sun May 27, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Intro from Texas
Replies: 5
Views: 341
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Re: Intro from Texas

Hi, and welcome to the forum.
by malcolm
Thu May 24, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: gearbox/shift stick movement
Replies: 2
Views: 221
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Re: gearbox/shift stick movement

Yeah, mine's always done that. I've always assumed it's not a problem.
by malcolm
Thu May 24, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: I'm new here....Elliott
Replies: 5
Views: 324
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Re: I'm new here....Elliott

Hi, and welcome to the forum.
by malcolm
Wed May 23, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Another New Member saying hi!
Replies: 6
Views: 285
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Re: Another New Member saying hi!

Hi and welcome to the forum