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by Gfhug
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Radio Power Supply Location?
Replies: 2
Views: 68
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Re: Radio Power Supply Location?

Bill, does your radio appear here:
http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php? ... 72#p116672

Sorry, can’t help with where the power supply goes, but it’s always interesting if owners can identify an original fit part

Geoff
by Gfhug
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member From Seattle, WA
Replies: 3
Views: 182
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Re: New Member From Seattle, WA

Dan, welcome to the best place for all things E Type, advice, information and good humour. Look for help and guidance from a truly knowledgeable person when you view any cars you are interested in. The JCNA can help as can the Jag Lovers website Steve has pointed you towards. Although you’re in the ...
by Gfhug
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Bonnet Removal
Replies: 10
Views: 433
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Re: Bonnet Removal

Bill, thank you for this, it’s always good to learn more about how our cars were built.

Geoff
by Gfhug
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Bonnet Removal
Replies: 10
Views: 433
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Re: Bonnet Removal

Bob, there are simple brackets on the bonnet and the picture frame as you can see in the photos. I'm sure if you contact the usual suppliers they will be able to help you. You may have to gain access to both sides of the bonnet to attach the bracket there, so you would probably have to remove the he...
by Gfhug
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Bonnet Removal
Replies: 10
Views: 433
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Re: Bonnet Removal

Colin, that’s right. Use the advice you’ve read and at an appropriate point remove the bolts holding the strut at each end. If you look on the for sale section there are plans for a wheeled bonnet stand if that’ll be useful for what you’re doing.

Geoff
by Gfhug
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Good bye
Replies: 25
Views: 1161
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Re: Good bye

Michel, I’ve been looking for photos of your various cars, but can’t find a definite one of a Torpedo Sygma. Do you have a photo, please? And tell us more about it.

Merci

Geoff
by Gfhug
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Battery drain
Replies: 23
Views: 767
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Re: Battery drain

Thanks Julian, I don’t have the problem (I trust!) more wanted to expand the subject to better appreciate it.

Cheers

Geoff
by Gfhug
Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Battery drain
Replies: 23
Views: 767
Great Britain

Re: Battery drain

Julian, thank you. So that would be a problem in the alternator itself not the separate voltage regulator?

Geoff
by Gfhug
Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Battery drain
Replies: 23
Views: 767
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Re: Battery drain

tinworm wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:45 am
Alternator rectifier circuit leakage is a favourite -

Barrie
Barrie, that’s interesting, how would you identify that as the cause?
Thanks

Geoff
by Gfhug
Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 2
Views: 200
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Re: Happy New Year

Yes, Chris, a very different New Year and I join you in wishing everyone to stay safe and well.
Happy, better, New Year to all. Time to start, or restart, planning all the drives and expeditions in your E Types. :salute:

Geoff
by Gfhug
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Good bye
Replies: 25
Views: 1161
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Re: Good by

And we've celebrated the New Year and our new freedom by drinking a decent bottle of English sparkling wine.
None of that cheap Champagne, Cava or Prosecco :dance: :wavegreatbritain:
by Gfhug
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Good bye
Replies: 25
Views: 1161
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Re: Good by

Michel, did you remember to negotiate with David for no tariffs on your posting on here :wink:

Geoff
by Gfhug
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Good bye
Replies: 25
Views: 1161
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Re: Good by

Michel, if you behave we will still talk to you and be very pleased to see your continued presence on this forum :bigrin:
Bonne annee

Geoff
by Gfhug
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mig welder advice
Replies: 33
Views: 6319
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Re: Mig welder advice

Malcolm, that is a consideration, thank you. It'll come down to working out the cost of hiring and the practice required to get to a good standard before committing to work on the car. An experienced welder could do all the work within a day. I would get all things jury rigged up so that all that wo...
by Gfhug
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mig welder advice
Replies: 33
Views: 6319
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Re: Mig welder advice

Steve, thank you for the warning. I could wish it was an aluminium car, riveting in a new patch of ali is so much easier and less fraught with danger! All this is making me consider a mobile tig welder as there’s not much more than a day’s work in total. And I’d not need to find storage space for al...
by Gfhug
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mig welder advice
Replies: 33
Views: 6319
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Re: Mig welder advice

Steve, Christopher, Simon and especially Andrew ( :wink: ) thank you for your thoughts. All very useful advice regarding the machines, lighting, practice and safety. The welding will be in the garage with one end having my on the road FHC and the other the project car where I will do the welding and...
by Gfhug
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mig welder advice
Replies: 33
Views: 6319
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Re: Mig welder advice

Hello all, It's my turn to buy a MIG welder and just asking if anyone has any other thoughts for one running off a 13 amp circuit (that's all I have in the garage). The Clarke 135TE seems to fit the bill, though don't know the quality of the wire feed (plastic or metal), doesn't have a eurotorch (ne...
by Gfhug
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Ignition wire order
Replies: 8
Views: 481
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Re: Ignition wire order

I can claim no authorship, merely quoting a well known contributor, Peter Crespin:

The easy firing order memory aid for dirty old men like me is 15 (too young) 36 (too old) 24 (just right). [Note to self: 'Yeah right, dream on Pete - that boat left harbour thirty years ago' :cry: ]

:yellow:
by Gfhug
Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Ignition wire order
Replies: 8
Views: 481
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Re: Ignition wire order

Remember the firing order for a six cylinder car is:
Too young, too old, just right :wink:
by Gfhug
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: New Paint
Replies: 37
Views: 3057
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Re: New Paint

Bill, Thank you so much for your very comprehensive answer. I’m a long way from having my project painted and for the moment a primer is being applied that protects the surface from any rusting as I clean up areas one by one. It is a protective coat that doesn’t need top coating soon afterwards. At ...