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by MarkS
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cost of complete replacement of interior upholstery?
Replies: 9
Views: 415
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Re: Cost of complete replacement of interior upholstery?

Has anyone had any experience of SK Sales/Restoration Service..?
They are advertising 'upholstery' in the magazine.
by MarkS
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Blingtastic - tyre choice?
Replies: 27
Views: 1421
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Re: Blingtastic - tyre choice?

I'm very happy with my Blockleys
by MarkS
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ownership issues and beyond...
Replies: 15
Views: 2069
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Re: Ownership issues and beyond...

I really feel for the OP's suffering and angst with these two major issues. E-type ownership IS a huge risk, and there is lots of fraudulent activity going on out there. But it's all very well to say 'caveat emptor' and just accept that there will be a big risk in handing over your car and several t...
by MarkS
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fuel smell
Replies: 4
Views: 1167
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Re: Fuel smell

I had a similar problem when I filled the tank after it had been standing for a while. The cause was that the steel around the sump of the tank had rusted and perforated. This was because the rubber donut washer that goes around the sump had deteriorated. It protects the tank from grinding against t...
by MarkS
Sun May 05, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rear Suspension, ride height
Replies: 71
Views: 7028
Great Britain

Re: Rear Suspension, ride height

Mark, I bought a new set of springs from CMC. They told me they started having them made specially after being unable to source acceptable ones anywhere. Jeremy, That's interesting to hear that CMC couldn't find 'acceptable ones' anywhere.... When you got them, did it specify the poundage/rate or t...
by MarkS
Sun May 05, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rear Suspension, ride height
Replies: 71
Views: 7028
Great Britain

Re: Rear Suspension, ride height

Hi Peter, Yes, I have driven the car about quite a bit. For a 2" rise in ride height, identical rate springs would be less than two inches longer than before. I agree that the relation between length and ride height is not a linear one, (mainly because of the angle from the vertical, (pythagoras)), ...
by MarkS
Sat May 04, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rear Suspension, ride height
Replies: 71
Views: 7028
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Re: Rear Suspension, ride height

If only i could..
by MarkS
Sat May 04, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rear Suspension, ride height
Replies: 71
Views: 7028
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Re: Rear Suspension, ride height

Hi Simon, Thanks very much for that.. wish I'd seen it before..!

-anyone want to buy a set of springs?
by MarkS
Sat May 04, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rear Suspension, ride height
Replies: 71
Views: 7028
Great Britain

Re: Rear Suspension, ride height

Steve, why did you say, 'problems with springs aren't usually 2inches...?
by MarkS
Sat May 04, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rear Suspension, ride height
Replies: 71
Views: 7028
Great Britain

Re: Rear Suspension, ride height

The springs were sold with the Gaz shocks. They were specific for the series 1.5, so they should be correct.... I won't be the first to complain about excessive ride height after fitting new springs from specialist parts suppliers. The springs they supply are not like the originals. Barrats show one...
by MarkS
Sat May 04, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rear Suspension, ride height
Replies: 71
Views: 7028
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Re: Rear Suspension, ride height

Steve, I have Gaz shocks which are adjustable for ride height, and they are at their maximum position for lowering the ride height. Thanks for the data. Now all I need is the OD. By the way, is this spec from the FSM for Series 1.5 4.2 or is it the early and later 3.8s..? The reason I ask is because...
by MarkS
Sat May 04, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rear Suspension, ride height
Replies: 71
Views: 7028
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Re: Rear Suspension, ride height

Hi Steve, Thanks for your help. Yes, I did read your original post of ride-height, and I measured mine which is a little over 9". Which is why I said that mine is riding 2" too high. I could really use some help with the length of the original spring (I've gone and stupidly thrown mine away).I under...
by MarkS
Sat May 04, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rear Suspension, ride height
Replies: 71
Views: 7028
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Re: Rear Suspension, ride height

I've taken a picture of the rear of the car because it best shows the negative camber of the rear wheels, caused by a high ride height. Like I said, its 2" higher than what it's supposed to be.
by MarkS
Sat May 04, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rear Suspension, ride height
Replies: 71
Views: 7028
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Rear Suspension, ride height

I know this has been visited before, but I'm still looking for a solution.. I recently had new shocks and springs fitted to my series 1. This has resulted in the ride height being increased by at least 2 inches. I've read that new replacement springs are often longer, or stiffer than the originals. ...
by MarkS
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?
Replies: 70
Views: 10741
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Re: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?

Took mine out yesterday toget something from B&Q . When I got there I'd forgotten what I came for. It didn't really matter I suppose, so I drove back again.. :bigrin:
by MarkS
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Personalised number plates
Replies: 16
Views: 2231
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Re: Personalised number plates

You got me a good one there..! :bigrin:
by MarkS
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Personalised number plates
Replies: 16
Views: 2231
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Re: Personalised number plates

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Am I the only one that thinks that 'personalised' number plates are a bit naff..?
by MarkS
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Series 1 front bumper spacers
Replies: 2
Views: 625
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Re: Series 1 front bumper spacers

Thanks Paul, I agree,.. square ones at the front (with the thicker end at the bottom) and round/tapered at the sides (with taper to blade side). Although a previous poster (see below) did it the other way round, AND he's made his own rubbers.
Now, to reorder the right bolts, nuts and washers... yawn!
by MarkS
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Series 1 front bumper spacers
Replies: 2
Views: 625
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Series 1 front bumper spacers

My Series 1 front bumpers came with chunky square rubber spacers around the 4 bolts that hold the bumpers onto the bonnet. I can't see them on any parts manual, but they seem to be right for the car. The only spacers on the parts catalogue that will seemingly hold the bumpers steady and inplace are ...
by MarkS
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Revs Generator reconditioner
Replies: 7
Views: 1148
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Re: Revs Generator reconditioner

Thanks Chris, I know what it's supposed to feel like -when its free to turn. Mine cannot be turned at all by finger tips. So that's why I'm asking for the firm (in Birmingham, I think, and used by David Manners) that reconditions them. Anyone got any suggestions on that at all..??