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by malcolm
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Seat Reclining Mechanism
Replies: 2
Views: 120
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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: 499
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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: 564
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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: 499
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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: 16
Views: 504
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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: 273
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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: 170
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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: 226
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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: 210
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Re: Another New Member saying hi!

Hi and welcome to the forum
by malcolm
Fri May 11, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New to forum
Replies: 5
Views: 262
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Re: New to forum

Hi and welcome from a series 2 2+2'er
by malcolm
Wed May 09, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tuning SU Carbs
Replies: 13
Views: 501
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Re: Tuning SU Carbs

To be fair, I looked at what was involved in disconnecting and did't bother. Just left it all connected. Runs and ticks over very nicely, so maybe I was lucky?
by malcolm
Tue May 08, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi all, new member
Replies: 11
Views: 502
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Re: Hi all, new member

Hi and welcome to the forum!
by malcolm
Sun May 06, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch reservoir empty
Replies: 16
Views: 571
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Re: Clutch reservoir empty

I agree. I had the master cylinder leaking, and it just disappears into the footwell on mat and carpet. Typically, they leak from behind the bracket that secures them.
by malcolm
Fri May 04, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fan belt
Replies: 3
Views: 208
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Re: Fan belt

If I was you, I'd ring SNG and explain your problem - they're normally very helpful. Maybe they sent you the belt for the wrong series/engine, and could send a (free) replacement that fits properly. You don't want a belt that's too tight.
by malcolm
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Choke warning light
Replies: 7
Views: 1736
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Re: Choke warning light

Hi Barberlou - what's your name by the way? This is an old thread from 2014. I suggest you post your enquiry as a new topic on the series 1 thread, and you will be more likely to be spotted.
by malcolm
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Can windscreen chrome trims be reshaped?
Replies: 17
Views: 493
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Re: Can windscreen chrome trims be reshaped?

Pretty sure now that mine is bonded - but thanks anyway Alan.
by malcolm
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Can windscreen chrome trims be reshaped?
Replies: 17
Views: 493
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Re: Can windscreen chrome trims be reshaped?

Yes, thanks Alan. How is the chrome trim attached?
by malcolm
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Can windscreen chrome trims be reshaped?
Replies: 17
Views: 493
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Re: Can windscreen chrome trims be reshaped?

I know they can, but not sure of the best way to do it. I'll wait for answers with interest, because mine don't fit well either! I suspect many don't.
by malcolm
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tyres - 205/65R15
Replies: 12
Views: 576
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Re: Tyres - 205/65R15

I used my Vredensteins on a Goodwood track day. Pushing really hard. The picture shows me being chased by a mark 2 fitted with a 4.7 litre supercharged engine - my inside front wheel is getting light under cornering, but never let go and did me very well. I was never overtaken by any other E, but we...
by malcolm
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E Type with Side exhausts !!
Replies: 1
Views: 206
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Re: E Type with Side exhausts !!

It says "period side exhausts" - when were they ever in period!
Ad also says "not an incomplete basket case" - so a complete one!