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by malcolm
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Borescopes & Happy Christmas to you all
Replies: 11
Views: 277
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Re: Borescopes & Happy Christmas to you all

Malcolm : for some reason, your links are failing to appear Weird - it appears on my screen when I look at my post! It comes up as a picture you can click on. Go to Amazon, and put in Depstech borescope, then look at the £29.99 option for Depstech. They do a £39 option that works on tablets, so may...
by malcolm
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gunson Colortune
Replies: 8
Views: 164
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Re: Gunson Colortune

I use a single Gunson, to good effect, but you should be aware that E's like to run richer than the colortune would want you to set it too!! I got everything lovely and blue, and it ran like a pig. I found you need to get each cylinder so that it just turns blue then richen it up a quarter turn.
by malcolm
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Borescopes & Happy Christmas to you all
Replies: 11
Views: 277
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Re: Borescopes & Happy Christmas to you all

Hi Christopher - sorry, I didn't post my link! Links to smartphone (IOS or Android) but not sure about laptop
by malcolm
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member - South Africa
Replies: 3
Views: 44
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Re: New Member - South Africa

Hi, and welcome to the forum from another '69 2+2 owner!
You'll get anything answered on here, (providing it's to do with E Types! :bigrin: )
by malcolm
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Borescopes & Happy Christmas to you all
Replies: 11
Views: 277
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Re: Borescopes & Happy Christmas to you all

Happy Christmas to you too! I haven't bought one of these myself, but was thinking about one for things planned next yearn so looked into it a bit. I quite liked the look of this one because it looks small enough (apparently goes through a 10mm drilled hole) , has HD images and isn't stupidly expens...
by malcolm
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: oil pressure woes
Replies: 11
Views: 293
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Re: oil pressure woes

Have you re-started it since coming home to see what happens? You could take the oil filler caps off with engine running to see if oil is pumping up as a clue.
I had error warnings (on my series 2) and it was just the sender.
by malcolm
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Oil Sump Dipstick
Replies: 10
Views: 225
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Re: Oil Sump Dipstick

I'd say it looks bent to me. That could mean you're not going straight into the sump. Do you have to push it hard to get it in? My car is a '69 2+2, and your dipstick looks different. Certainly different at the top where you pull it out. Maybe they were different in the American market? But if you'v...
by malcolm
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Adjusting piston rings??
Replies: 8
Views: 328
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Re: Adjusting piston rings??

Thanks Jerome!
by malcolm
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Oil Sump Dipstick
Replies: 10
Views: 225
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Re: Oil Sump Dipstick

Think I was writing while you were posting Steve!
by malcolm
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Oil Sump Dipstick
Replies: 10
Views: 225
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Re: Oil Sump Dipstick

Don't force anything. The dipstick may be bent and not going into the correct area. The amount of oil is right, the rings have nothing to do with the readings. Few things to check: Is the car level? It's a long engine, and if it's not level the readings can be way out Is it the right dipstick? Shoul...
by malcolm
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch bite point
Replies: 4
Views: 163
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Re: Clutch bite point

Might just be an adjustment thing? Mine was biting very high, then started slipping, and a new clutch put the bite lower. But they are adjustable.
by malcolm
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Speed and engine speed...
Replies: 28
Views: 845
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Re: Speed and engine speed...

Agree with Steve. As per my earlier post, the photo you show to start with has 200kmh on the clock - was the car REALLY doing 125mph at the time?? The photographer can't not know! If not, the speedo is obviously way out and needs calibrating, despite the comment that it was checked against sat nav.
by malcolm
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E Type equals what other classic
Replies: 28
Views: 1007
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Re: E Type equals what other classic

That's the point dal, don't think I'd bounce so well these days
by malcolm
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E Type equals what other classic
Replies: 28
Views: 1007
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Re: E Type equals what other classic

Don't disagree about the bikes. Had a Velocette Viper Clubmans, great bike. But I've just got rid of my last bike, a Honda VFR800FR, and don't really want to go back down the bike route. Spent too many days touring on bikes in pounding rain, day after day, to want to do it again! It is great on a ni...
by malcolm
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: E Type equals what other classic
Replies: 28
Views: 1007
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Re: E Type equals what other classic

I'd probably go for a Sunbeam Tiger if I had space, purely because I love the V8 sound
by malcolm
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: E Type equals what other classic
Replies: 28
Views: 1007
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Re: E Type equals what other classic

You lot must all have massive garages! :?:
by malcolm
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Speed and engine speed...
Replies: 28
Views: 845
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Re: Speed and engine speed...

As above, you'd need to measure the loaded tyre size, but as a guide my tyre size, (radius), on standard 185/15 vredensteins, is 12.5 inches.(I took the covers off Steve!) Put that into the calculator along with the other figures you have listed and you'll see a speed of about 72 mph It is certain t...
by malcolm
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Adapatations to run on unleaded.
Replies: 9
Views: 302
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Re: Adapatations to run on unleaded.

Even octane rating doesn't seem that sensitive. I'm on 9:1 pistons. I buy the highest Octane I can, normally 97, but often 99 (Shell or Tesco) However, touring the backwaters of France and Spain I often had to settle for 95 and it ran fine.
by malcolm
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Adapatations to run on unleaded.
Replies: 9
Views: 302
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Re: Adapatations to run on unleaded.

Don't think it matters whether it's 8:1 or 9:1, valve seats the same. You might want to wait and check with others on here who know more than I, but i'm reasonably confident that's right.
by malcolm
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Adapatations to run on unleaded.
Replies: 9
Views: 302
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Re: Adapatations to run on unleaded.

As far as I know, none. The valve seats are already hardened