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by malcolm
Fri May 10, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Door lock in handle slot orientation? Up, Down, Both?
Replies: 23
Views: 415
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Re: Door lock in handle slot orientation? Up, Down, Both?

288gto wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 11:05 am
malcolm wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 9:26 am
ermmm......... Mine are the same way up! :scratchheadyellow:
Seriously!?

Simon
Just been out to the garage to check in case I'm losing my mind - but yep, both the same way. Both down.

I'm, sure it must be mine that's wrong, so don't fret! :wow:
by malcolm
Fri May 10, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Door lock in handle slot orientation? Up, Down, Both?
Replies: 23
Views: 415
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Re: Door lock in handle slot orientation? Up, Down, Both?

ermmm......... Mine are the same way up! :scratchheadyellow:
by malcolm
Tue May 07, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which 185 tyre: Dunlop or Pirelli or Michelin ?
Replies: 38
Views: 1534
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Re: Which 185 tyre: Dunlop or Pirelli or Michelin ?

Yeah, had an annoying misfire at high revs. Changed the powerspark unit later in the day and it got worse! Changed it back and it improved a bit :?: Finally managed to pull 4400 revs in top on the Lavant straight (long straight) - about 110mph? Pleased with that, but it was still hesitating on the w...
by malcolm
Sat May 04, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rear Suspension, ride height
Replies: 64
Views: 1457
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Re: Rear Suspension, ride height

Can you show a picture of the car from the side? Might help assess the height?
by malcolm
Fri May 03, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which 185 tyre: Dunlop or Pirelli or Michelin ?
Replies: 38
Views: 1534
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Re: Which 185 tyre: Dunlop or Pirelli or Michelin ?

Probably the best information would come from back to back testing on the same car , also a camera view of the tyre to show cornering , braking behaviour at all speeds. As I posted on another similar thread (hope that's ok?) my Vreds seem to work fine, and here's a camera view of them cornering at ...
by malcolm
Fri May 03, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Vredesteins
Replies: 10
Views: 610
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Re: Vredesteins

How right you are Dougal. The dreaded Vreds are just awful when driving the E type with some gusto. No wonder they are cheaper. Each to their own, but I must say I've done track days at Goodwood, driving with a great deal of gusto, on my Vreds. Held the road well, no dramas. Picture at the chicane,...
by malcolm
Thu May 02, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello from New Zealand's newest member
Replies: 8
Views: 237
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Re: Hello from New Zealand's newest member

Hi and welcome!
by malcolm
Thu May 02, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Speed and revs, 60mph = 4100 revs!
Replies: 19
Views: 550
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Re: Speed and revs, 60mph = 4100 revs!

I've replied to your PM David, in case you missed it (or in case I replied wrongly! :?: )
by malcolm
Wed May 01, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rev Limit
Replies: 1
Views: 114
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Re: Rev Limit

As far as I know, all 3.8s were 5500, and 4.2s 5000. That was the start of the red line mind you, and the 4.2 reaches max BHP at 5400 rpm. Not an SU vs Stromberg issue as far as I know, although that may effect the ability of the car to reach those levels. Also, to hit the 150mph, those special cars...
by malcolm
Wed May 01, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Speed and revs, 60mph = 4100 revs!
Replies: 19
Views: 550
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Re: Speed and revs, 60mph = 4100 revs!

Good point Steve. I'm not far away in Fleet, 17 miles from Reading station - google says 35 mins at the moment?
Happy to take you out in my 3.07 diff David, and also listen to yours.
by malcolm
Wed May 01, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Speed and revs, 60mph = 4100 revs!
Replies: 19
Views: 550
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Re: Speed and revs, 60mph = 4100 revs!

Everyone on here will tell you correctly that I am not a technical expert :?: - however, your revs figure for 60mph sounds crazy to me. It's hard to imagine a diff of that nature being fitted. It would mean that hitting the red line would only give you about 75mph! Something has to be wrong. Are you...
by malcolm
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 23
Views: 618
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Re: Insurance

Regarding "new versus old client", with all policies, car, house, plumbing etc etc, I phone every year at renewal and just say I want e new client quote or I'm going. Never been refused. Always save loads.
by malcolm
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Another newbie: this time in Sydney Australia
Replies: 2
Views: 84
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Re: Another newbie: this time in Sydney Australia

Hi, and welcome to the forum. Good luck with the project!
by malcolm
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Up & running - nearly!
Replies: 3
Views: 200
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Re: Up & running - nearly!

Alternator belt tightened (thanks), fuel leak sorted and back together Saturday pm in time for JDC drive out sunday. The third pic happened to be just a random DB I parked next to in Petworth Village! https://i.postimg.cc/L5qwqbby/P4280634.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/htR6jMbr/P4280637.jpg https://i.pos...
by malcolm
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Another newbie
Replies: 5
Views: 241
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Re: Another newbie

Hi and welcome to the forum!
by malcolm
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 23
Views: 618
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Re: Insurance

Bizarre I know, but I use Admiral with a multi car policy. Cheap, good service ( including answering the phone) and no problem with agreed value.
by malcolm
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Another stoopid question
Replies: 11
Views: 324
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Re: Another stoopid question

Thanks Christopher, all good now!
by malcolm
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Leaking fuel pipe
Replies: 12
Views: 240
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Re: Leaking fuel pipe

A win! Took the whole assembly off, moved olive around a bit, cleaned everything up, clamped lower nut in vice, wound down top nut a few times, put it all back and dry as anything. Longish run, still dead dry. Just keep fingers crossed now! Correct about the olive thanks Peter, moving it around a bi...
by malcolm
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Another stoopid question
Replies: 11
Views: 324
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Re: Another stoopid question

Thanks for all that detail, which is what I needed. Caps checked and ok with pressure cap on expansion tank. Hoses now swopped round. Topping up via rad now.