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by Gfhug
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: New locking boot cable hasn’t lasted a day! Now unable to open boot
Replies: 10
Views: 255
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Re: New locking boot cable hasn’t lasted a day! Now unable to open boot

John, all this means you'll not be needing to take up Simon's offer then? :bigrin:

Glad you seem to have got this sorted and Barratts are looking into the problem.
by Gfhug
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: New locking boot cable hasn’t lasted a day! Now unable to open boot
Replies: 10
Views: 255
Great Britain

Re: New locking boot cable hasn’t lasted a day! Now unable to open boot

288gto wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:55 pm

I bought a couple of original ones at Spares day so have one spare if it's any use. Not as nice and shiny as your lovely new one but at least the handle doesn't come off in your hand! :lol:

Simon
Simon, if John doesn’t want it can I add it to my list of items, please?

Geoff
by Gfhug
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wire Wheel Spanner
Replies: 17
Views: 352
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Re: Wire Wheel Spanner

Just to add that I've one of the Lionel adapter tools and they do a fine job. Steve's comment about a rag is important.

Geoff
by Gfhug
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Can I change my Avatar?
Replies: 10
Views: 189
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Re: Can I change my Avatar?

Do you mean Avatar or user name? I think user names can not be changed, you'd have to become another user, I believe. Heuer, is that correct?

Yes, lucky you to get an S1

Geoff
by Gfhug
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Straightening Cam Cover After Welding
Replies: 2
Views: 125
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Re: Straightening Cam Cover After Welding

Geoff

That sounds very impressive work. Wellseal smeared on the gasket to help get a good seal, plus I've used "Dowty washers" on the bolts to hold the covers down. They may not be copper for the purists, but they certainly stopped any weeping from there.

Geoff
by Gfhug
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Accelerator pedal - play in shaft
Replies: 10
Views: 184
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Re: Accelerator pedal - play in shaft

Ash, subjectively about 0.5 mm there on mine, could you use a shim washer? Does your pedal seem particularly loose? Mine has quite a bit of lateral slop but never noticed that before. Now you'll have me questioning it!! :bigrin:

Geoff
by Gfhug
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The cars the star
Replies: 7
Views: 376
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Re: The cars the star

Do you think ‘our beloved leader’ has not changed the number yet to emphasise no one noticed it a year ago? :shrug:
by Gfhug
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The cars the star
Replies: 7
Views: 376
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Re: The cars the star

Julian, you say 58 years, but our header says “celebrating 56 years of a motoring icon” :roll:
:lol: :lol:
by Gfhug
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1 4.2 Roadster light restoration work in progress - Italy
Replies: 2
Views: 140
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Re: Series 1 4.2 Roadster light restoration work in progress - Italy

Simone, good to see this update. Talk to BAS about fitting the hood. They can be difficult to fit properly and if not done well will leak.

See here for some previous posts on the subject: http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13747

Geoff
by Gfhug
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Two pack paint mixing ratios
Replies: 13
Views: 382
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Re: Two pack paint mixing ratios

Jeremy, thank you I'll aim for a similar process

Geoff
by Gfhug
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Two pack paint mixing ratios
Replies: 13
Views: 382
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Re: Two pack paint mixing ratios

Jeremy, did you use the EM121 paint for internal work to protect surfaces after you had the car dipped to get rid of the rust?

Thanks, Geoff
by Gfhug
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Glass dimensions .
Replies: 5
Views: 138
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Re: Glass dimensions .

Rear quarter lights 24.5 x 12.5 inches as the larger dimension, if that is what you need?

Geoff
by Gfhug
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dodgy coil?
Replies: 15
Views: 383
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Re: Dodgy coil?

Jeremy “running at high speed”? That’ll be 70 mph? :wink:
by Gfhug
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi from a Newbie
Replies: 3
Views: 226
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Re: Hi from a Newbie

Toby, welcome to the forum. Sorry to hear of your father's illness, but taking him out in the car again will, hopefully, give him some happy memories. Tell us more about the car and post any photos to help tell the history. There's a lot of very helpful and friendly advice on here. Ask questions, ev...
by Gfhug
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: IRS rebuild
Replies: 22
Views: 752
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Re: IRS rebuild

Robbie, I've fitted the Fosseway remote bleed kit. Easy to fit and use. It'll come down to you deciding how much fabrication you want to do.

Geoff
by Gfhug
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi everyone I’m the new owner of an e type
Replies: 34
Views: 1074
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Re: Hi everyone I’m the new owner of an e type

Steve, to add to the very good advice from Geoff and Chris. If you do consider doing some of the work yourself to save money, just appreciate you are talking about many, many man-hours with the need to have a decent workshop/garage to do the work and the knowledge/skill and equipment. Those of us wh...
by Gfhug
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member
Replies: 6
Views: 267
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Re: New member

FWIW there's a fleabay seller by this name selling dynamos, alternators, etc.
And a website under the same name

Geoff
by Gfhug
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Anyone know a mobile mechanic near me?
Replies: 4
Views: 249
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Re: Anyone know a mobile mechanic near me?

Paul, can you get the car started to drive? If so there are a couple of people I've heard about not a million miles away, one at Gerrards Cross: http://www.motorbase.com/contact/by-id/776158342/ Another in Thame: http://www.birksmotorworks.co.uk/ I have NO IDEA how good they are and I am NOT giving ...
by Gfhug
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?
Replies: 48
Views: 1764
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Re: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?

Pleased to say we were out both on Thursday and Sunday, car starting well after so long standing in the cold and damp garage. Great to be out and about :swerve:

Geoff