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by malcolm
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: How to test voltage regulator.
Replies: 13
Views: 107
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Re: How to test voltage regulator.

Here's what I've checked so far: Battery is brand new and fully charged. With engine running at 1000 rpm, voltage between battery terminals is 18volts Thanks in advance. 18V??? How long did it stay at that level after turning everything off? Major overcharge. I'd refit an old battery if you've stil...
by malcolm
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: welcome
Replies: 5
Views: 51
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Re: welcome

Hi, and welcome to the forum. Loads of good advice and info on here. Any pics of the E?
by malcolm
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake servo heat shield
Replies: 22
Views: 379
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Re: Brake servo heat shield

Thanks Chris, I similarly have never had one fitted before. However, it is apparently there to stop the servo overheating which can cause the brakes to bind/seize. I'm told reliably that I should have one, so I'm doing it before my Pyrenees trip, rather than risk getting stuck halfway down a mountain.
by malcolm
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Carb jet height/depth conundrum
Replies: 14
Views: 242
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Re: Carb jet height/depth conundrum

Hi Geoff! I use to run on about .075", but after recently removing and re-installing the needles I'm up to .065". Runs well and I get an average of 22mpg on mixed (but mainly light traffic) running. Used to get 23mpg in same conditions. I'm thinking maybe the needles are slightly different in height...
by malcolm
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake servo heat shield
Replies: 22
Views: 379
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Re: Brake servo heat shield

Thanks again. :thankyouyellow: Sourced one now from SNG, together with relevant brackets.
by malcolm
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake servo heat shield
Replies: 22
Views: 379
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Re: Brake servo heat shield

Thanks Steve!

Meanwhile, I spent a long while on the phone with a helpful guy at SNG. He confirmed the LHD shield was the only one listed, and it's not listed under "heatshields". He looked again, and eventually found a RHD version with correct fittings in the exhaust component section in his book.
by malcolm
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake servo heat shield
Replies: 22
Views: 379
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Re: Brake servo heat shield

Did that Steve, but you can't then put in a members name. You can put in "D" and get hundreds of D's, but couldn't see a Dave Kerr, and similarly for K's. They are avatar names I think, in order of joining but not alphabetically - unless I'm doing it wrong!
by malcolm
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake servo heat shield
Replies: 22
Views: 379
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Re: Brake servo heat shield

Lots of good ideas, thanks. The Fosseway looks good but is very expensive! I've tried looking for Dave kerr, but can't find him. How do you search a specific member?
by malcolm
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake servo heat shield
Replies: 22
Views: 379
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Re: Brake servo heat shield

David, The only one sng had to show me was the one incorporating brake bottle protection - all sorts of cut outs and looked odd.
by malcolm
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake servo heat shield
Replies: 22
Views: 379
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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: 22
Views: 379
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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: 362
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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: 362
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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: 228
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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: 362
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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: 4216
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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: 372
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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: 4584
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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: 4584
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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: 572
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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.