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by malcolm
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Now THAT is a workbench.
Replies: 8
Views: 318
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Re: Now THAT is a workbench.

Very smart!
by malcolm
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Delayed Posting.
Replies: 13
Views: 592
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Re: Delayed Posting.

How can it possibly pass the "No M.O.T" rules? The reasoning on the website doesn't make sense. Otherwise I'll build a car, any shape, around a 1959 headlamp and claim exemption?
by malcolm
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil leak after a run
Replies: 15
Views: 471
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Re: Oil leak after a run

Probably not a cause, but I did have a recent disaster where the gasket between the oil filter head and the block went. Bolts were loose, causing a leak, until at high speed the gasket blew and my oil disappeared. Thing is, it's quite hard finding the source of a leak. It flies around and seems to c...
by malcolm
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Local fete.
Replies: 15
Views: 777
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Re: Local fete.

Well discovered Simon!
by malcolm
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: RIP Andrew Waugh
Replies: 19
Views: 774
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Re: RIP Andrew Waugh

Please add my best wishes to the family too. Terrible news.
by malcolm
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is the end near?
Replies: 14
Views: 733
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Re: Is the end near?

No, it's the same playground actually.....................
by malcolm
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is the end near?
Replies: 14
Views: 733
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Re: Is the end near?

I'm actually surprised at the number of really young kids who shout out "an E Type!" as I drive by. Don't know where they get the knowledge from - enthusiastic dad presumably.
by malcolm
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Car jacking
Replies: 40
Views: 2262
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Re: Car jacking

The title of this thread makes me shiver! Keep imagining gangs surrounding my car and demanding the keys.
by malcolm
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mobile mechanic.
Replies: 8
Views: 600
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Re: Mobile mechanic.

Got it.

He charges £35 per hour for E Type club members, £40 to non members.
Phone is 07774 801844 or evenings 01432 839485

Just to say, I've never used him so don't know what he's like. But I imagine he must be ok if Philip Porter uses him.
by malcolm
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mobile mechanic.
Replies: 8
Views: 600
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Re: Mobile mechanic.

Simon Hemsley has been the mechanic for Philip Porter's E Types in the E Type club for years, and is technical advisor to the xk club. He does mobile work, at a good rate for E Type club members. Bit more for non members. Here's his facebook page - I'll try and dig out his phone number. https://www....
by malcolm
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Typical oil pressure 4.2
Replies: 18
Views: 1111
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Re: Typical oil pressure 4.2

Electrical Steve. I know they aren't accurate or reliable, but I'm looking at "before and after" (the oil loss incident) figures, so it would be a stretch to think that the guage changed co-incidentally from immediately before to immediately after. Which means I have suffered an oil pressure drop fr...
by malcolm
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: JDC National day
Replies: 1
Views: 356
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JDC National day

Good day at Wroxall Abbey in Warwick for the JDC National Weekend. In excess of 500 cars apparently, including a couple of 1933 SS100s. Nice to meet Ash from the forum there as well. His car looks great.


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by malcolm
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Typical oil pressure 4.2
Replies: 18
Views: 1111
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Re: Typical oil pressure 4.2

Ok, thanks. Of course, it would be the tricky ones.
by malcolm
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: E type Battery
Replies: 34
Views: 21911
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Re:

Chris Contact John Burton of the JDC E Typ Register. He can (or could) supply you with a modern, sealed battery, correct size with terminals on the inside. Plain black. I have one and they are really good. I was round his house last week and fitted one of his batteries. He has the same batteries wi...
by malcolm
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Typical oil pressure 4.2
Replies: 18
Views: 1111
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Re: Typical oil pressure 4.2

Which has more effect on oil pressure - big end shells or main bearings?
by malcolm
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake servo heat shield
Replies: 31
Views: 1343
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Re: Brake servo heat shield

Ok, thanks. Think I can do that with the (wrong) part I have, with a few mods!
by malcolm
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Typical oil pressure 4.2
Replies: 18
Views: 1111
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Re: Typical oil pressure 4.2

Interesting. I used to get 50-55 when hot at anything over 2000rpm, and 35-40 at hot tickover. Then I had my recent incident with a sudden loss of oil and the engine running dry for a few seconds. I now get figures similar to most of the above; 20-25 when hot at slow tickover, 40-45 at 2000 rpm or m...
by malcolm
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake servo heat shield
Replies: 31
Views: 1343
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Re: Brake servo heat shield

David, understand now having re-read. Am I right in saying that the shiny side would then be towards the servo, and fibre side towards the downpipes?
by malcolm
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake servo heat shield
Replies: 31
Views: 1343
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Re: Brake servo heat shield

Ok, hopefully see you there!
by malcolm
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake servo heat shield
Replies: 31
Views: 1343
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Re: Brake servo heat shield

Mine hasn't got the LHD cut-out, and is RHD, but won't fit on the inside of the frame as per the earlier pic as it fouls the downpipes - think my downpipes might be fatter than normal? But if it was fitted with the bend towards the pipes, as in the pic, the stainless steel would be facing the pipes ...