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by Gfhug
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas lights
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Great Britain

Re: Christmas lights

The lights and decorations magically appear on the third week of Advent - Sunday 15th December this year - and fade after New Year because everyone is fed up of them. There are two themes - falling snow and the infamous smashing bulbs - although the latter does not appear on mobile devices. Only se...
by Gfhug
Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas lights
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Great Britain

Re: Christmas lights

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I hope not - bloody exploding lights are annoying - family also complains about the noise when I visit the forum at the Grinch time of year :roll:

Garry
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Bah! Humbug! :bigrin:
by Gfhug
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 62 S1 rear brake pads
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Great Britain

Re: 62 S1 rear brake pads

abowie wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:53 am
Not noise when applied, but intermittent high pitched squeaking while driving.
Is that from you or your passenger? :lol:
by Gfhug
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Parts for rebuilding Front Suspension
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Great Britain

Re: Parts for rebuilding Front Suspension

Peter, your English is very good, so don't worry. And you've got the beer ready :bigrin: By marking the TB do you mean show which is right hand and which is left? That is important so they go back on the correct side. If you only have the Haynes manual you might find it useful to print out the secti...
by Gfhug
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member from Canada
Replies: 5
Views: 730
Great Britain

Re: New member from Canada

Welcome to you in British Columbia. Do you have a name? Your name and car series/type in the signature area help us be polite to you and know which car to reference for answers. Tell us more about your car, how long you've had it, etc. And keep us aware of how the project progresses. Lots of helpful...
by Gfhug
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Refurbishing door handles/locks
Replies: 26
Views: 2358
Great Britain

Re: Refurbishing door handles/locks

Robbie, it very much depends on how hands on your locksmith is, whether oldtimer or youngtimer. It is easy to lose the tiny springs in removing the leaves and using good leaves/springs will make for a better refurbished lock. I should see what they say and if they start suggesting it'll be expensive...
by Gfhug
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Refurbishing door handles/locks
Replies: 26
Views: 2358
Great Britain

Re: Refurbishing door handles/locks

As for keying alike, the barrels can be removed from door locks and with a bit of swapping around of leaves with spares from other locks of the same type you can make up new barrels with the same key. Not difficult, but an easier solution could be to drop by an old locksmith and let him do the work ...
by Gfhug
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gearbox noise
Replies: 16
Views: 547
Great Britain

Re: Gearbox noise

abowie wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:47 pm
Mine all sound like concrete mixers. Reverse idler gear.
Put some oil in Andrew! :wink:

Ok, I’ll admit not as quiet as a modern car but I’m not driving along thinking what a noisy gearbox
by Gfhug
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gearbox noise
Replies: 16
Views: 547
Great Britain

Re: Gearbox noise

Mark, my S2 FHC has no noticeable gearbox noise, if that helps

Geoff
by Gfhug
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Speedo cable
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Great Britain

Re: Speedo cable

Pete, on my S2 with the all synchro box I used a new cable for the 2+2 as it is slightly longer and gives a gentler curve to the cable. You might wish to try the same.

Geoff
by Gfhug
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: new hood
Replies: 9
Views: 699
Great Britain

Re: new hood

Tony, thanks I've heard very good reports about Jack and he's helped me with other items for my car.
My question was to Woolfi to see if there are any companies in Britain who use his material.

Thanks

Geoff
by Gfhug
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: new hood
Replies: 9
Views: 699
Great Britain

Re: new hood

The tops for the e-type MUST (!!!) be produced with Sonneland-Classic or 'stay-fast'. Regards Wolfgang Gatza Wolfgang, how would someone restoring their E Type in Britain go about getting a hood with your material? The hood can be one of the last items worked on, but most would need it fitted befor...
by Gfhug
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Another Newbie
Replies: 12
Views: 818
Great Britain

Re: Another Newbie

Guy, welcome to the forum. As you've realised there's lots of useful knowledge and information here. EFI? Only a few have got that going well but it could be cheaper than a set of triple SUs. Five speed gearbox? There's nothing wrong with a standard S2 gearbox and you pay a lot of money for a replac...
by Gfhug
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: new member from france
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Great Britain

Re: new member from france

Welcome to the forum, a very helpful and friendly place to get advice. There are other owners in France who can answer your questions in French if you can’t think of the English words. And we are used to those who can’t speak English well, after all there are lots of Americans on here :bigrin: Geoff
by Gfhug
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: My Second E-Type
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Great Britain

Re: My Second E-Type

Eric, welcome to the forum, though some of us may envy you for the number of cars you have! This is a great source for information, help and advice with a sprinkling of humour thrown in. Some of us don't worry about concours, preferring to drive them than polish them, but each to their own and let u...
by Gfhug
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Reeeeally tempted..
Replies: 26
Views: 1095
Great Britain

Re: Reeeeally tempted..

:bouncyyellow: :bouncyyellow: :bouncyyellow:

Now tell us more about your new toy. This may be an E Type forum, but a report or two on this car and your experiences will not be out of place.
So pleased for you Andrew :wink:

Geoff
by Gfhug
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Dashpanel top - recovering
Replies: 9
Views: 1055
Great Britain

Re: Dashpanel top - recovering

Chris, my wife and I admired your car today :yellow: A very nice car, though the keys were missing to stop me driving off in it, if only there’d been the chance :bigrin:

Geoff
by Gfhug
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Keys
Replies: 16
Views: 992
Great Britain

Re: Keys

See post 2 above
by Gfhug
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Is Opalescent dark grey a S1 color?
Replies: 11
Views: 429
Great Britain

Re: Is Opalescent dark grey a S1 color?

1954Etype wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:14 am
Buggar! Apologies in my excitement I posted in error. I’ll hand my card in at the door.
Definitely an age thing, he'll be converting his car into an E Type bath chair soon :bigrin:
by Gfhug
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Great Britain

Re: Hello!

Welcome to the forum, a very helpful and friendly place to get advice and information.
What made you get a RHD car to have in a LHD country? The only good car you could find?
Good luck with the work and passing the tests.

Enjoy your ownership and driving experiences.

Geoff