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by Gfhug
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: “Convertible” E Type?
Replies: 0
Views: 137
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“Convertible” E Type?

The latest JEC magazine has arrived in the eco-friendly paper envelope on which is an advert from CMC for a 1965 Jaguar E Type 4.2 Series 1 FHC Roadster. Is this the ultimate convertible? A metal hood that folds down into the boot? In the photo it looks like a proper FHC with a sunroof. A video of t...
by Gfhug
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: [edited] Spin on oil filter vs retrofitting OEM filter housing on Series 1
Replies: 17
Views: 493
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Re: [edited] Spin on oil filter vs retrofitting OEM filter housing on Series 1

Ken Jenkins of the JEC has commented about poor flow through the spin on filters and his advice was not to use the standard EBC9658 (?) filter. Barratts should be able to help you, though some may say there’s nothing wrong with their standard filter :roll: I’ve used the Fram one Andrew Bowie lists a...
by Gfhug
Sat May 30, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Opalescent silver blue
Replies: 2
Views: 164
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Re: Opulesent silver blue

Knowledge section; paint codes might have it :shrug:
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=13409

Geoff
by Gfhug
Wed May 27, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Handbrake cable fixing
Replies: 6
Views: 229
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Re: Handbrake cable fixing

Tim, for what it’s worth on my S2 OTS project there was a small piece of foam on the propshaft tunnel next to that bracket. As though to stop the handbrake cable knocking against the tunnel. Whether original or not :shrug:

Geoff
by Gfhug
Mon May 25, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hi I’m new to the e type forum need help
Replies: 11
Views: 578
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Re: Hi I’m new to the e type forum need help

Littlejay, that’s a good registration to have, reminiscent of a particularly famous E Type. Give Angus Moss a call (1954etype on this forum, a moderator) https://www.mossjaguar.com/index.html, a very honest fellow with vast experience. He can assess the car and either agree to sell it for you or adv...
by Gfhug
Sun May 24, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Picture of seat runner attatched to floor
Replies: 12
Views: 367
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Re: Picture of seat runner attatched to floor

Tom, that lever is the same as on my cars

Peter, a far nicer solution is to get a pair of MX5 seats, chat to Angus he does a good set with much better runners than the E Type ones.

Geoff
by Gfhug
Mon May 18, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Coil wiring
Replies: 12
Views: 363
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Re: Coil wiring

Andrew, it was the same wiring mistake where the coil pos and neg had been the wrong way round. I put the rvc tacho pick up back on the positive side, but it should have been the negative terminal. The Spiyda website gave the correction pick up info.

Geoff
by Gfhug
Sun May 17, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Coil wiring
Replies: 12
Views: 363
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Re: Coil wiring

Alan, you were right, thank you Steve, as always thank you for your wise counsel 123 set up and fired up first time :bouncyyellow: Now to find out why the (rvc) tacho isn’t working, but that seems to be a known problem and searching the forum later should help. Edited to add: tacho now working Thank...
by Gfhug
Sat May 16, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Coil wiring
Replies: 12
Views: 363
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Re: Coil wiring

Tom, thank you, I should have said no ballast resistor
Steve, I know it all sounds silly but that is how it has been all the past six years. But your comment about powering the 123 from a separate source and not the coil will be followed, thanks

Geoff
by Gfhug
Sat May 16, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Coil wiring
Replies: 12
Views: 363
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Coil wiring

The S2 wiring diagram shows a white wire from the tacho going to the positive terminal of the coil then the white/black going from the coil negative to the distributor. Mine has always had the tacho wire (now from an rvc converted tacho) going to the coil positive and the white/black coming from the...
by Gfhug
Thu May 07, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Unknown Engine Part
Replies: 14
Views: 972
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Re: Unknown Engine Part

But it’s a nice bright and shiny part so you’ve got to find somewhere for it, somewhere it’ll be seen! :bigrin:
by Gfhug
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Distilled/de-ionised water?
Replies: 17
Views: 1052
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Re: Distilled/de-ionised water?

Mark, a lot of Merlins are now fitted with the oil primer. As the engines are not run anywhere near as often as they were in military service it is a wise way of ensuring good oil supply to the cams which is where the oil primer is plumbed into. Stu, yes, different times but Merlins, like all aero-e...
by Gfhug
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Distilled/de-ionised water?
Replies: 17
Views: 1052
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Re: Distilled/de-ionised water?

During WW11 there was debate at Rolls Royce about the quality of water to add to the glycol used in the Merlin engines, lots of to and fro until Lord Hives cut across it all with the statement “if you can drink it it’s good enough”!

Geoff
by Gfhug
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Torsion bars
Replies: 16
Views: 718
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Re: Torsion bars

:yeahthat:
by Gfhug
Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Upgrade to E type forum
Replies: 3
Views: 367
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Re: Upgrade to E type forum

Dave, I used to see the same message before this recent downtime

Geoff
by Gfhug
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Enjoying myself
Replies: 2
Views: 436
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Re: Enjoying myself

Tim, it’s when you walk into the house needing medical assistance to dress a cut to the scalp or worse that the wistful looks gain greater value :bigrin: :oops:

Geoff
by Gfhug
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Owner since 1977
Replies: 10
Views: 731
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Re: Owner since 1977

Chris, this makes for an interesting read. Good luck with getting it all finished. It is a very valuable forum, ask your questions and you’ll get good advice and help

Geoff
by Gfhug
Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Back up and Running !
Replies: 14
Views: 816
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Re: Back up and Running !

Thank you, David and all the others involved. :yellow:
The forum is a most valuable asset and a source of friendly banter and encouragement in these trying times.

:thankyouyellow:

Geoff
by Gfhug
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Door lock part
Replies: 2
Views: 236
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Re: Door lock part

Andy, you can move the leaves in the lock barrel to end up with keyed alike. You’ll need spare barrels to select the correct leaves to fit. Doable if you’re willing to work on them. There are posts on the subject which will help.

Geoff
by Gfhug
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 1962 OTS engine bay & dash board new wiring loom
Replies: 3
Views: 311
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Re: 1962 OTS engine bay & dash board new wiring loom

Hi John, have you spoken to autosparks to see if they have any suggestions? Maybe make up an extension kit to use a RHD set with extra wires plugged in to reach LHD? :shrug:

Hope all is ok with you

Geoff