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by rswaffie
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Gearbox overhaul recommendations
Replies: 1
Views: 34
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Re: Gearbox overhaul recommendations

Hi
I took my moss box to All Gears in Worksop who did a good job in a general overhaul - bearings/seals etc.
You could try The Splined Hub in Oundle who are nearer to Cambridgeshire.
by rswaffie
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 3 wire suppliers
Replies: 4
Views: 98
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Re: Series 3 wire suppliers

I get all my cables/looms/terminals from Autosparks. They had all the colour combinations I needed.
by rswaffie
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Electrics
Replies: 18
Views: 627
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Re: Electrics

Hi Is it a complete re-wire? If so, a ‘mobile’ sparks is not really a viable option unless they are willing to spend a fair few days at your place. Having done it myself on pretty much a bare shell, i would not trust it to someone who didn’t know ETypes as you would just be paying them to learn wher...
by rswaffie
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Blanking plug hex size?
Replies: 4
Views: 181
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Re: Blanking plug hex size?

Looking at the pics from the rebuild, all the core plugs were replaced but the heater plug was in situ.
Bars leaks it is then.
by rswaffie
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Blanking plug hex size?
Replies: 4
Views: 181
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Blanking plug hex size?

Hi all, I’m tracking down the oil and fluid leaks as I run in my rebuilt 3.8 engine. There appears to be a slight coolant leak from a blanking plug on the right hand side of the block. I believe this is a heater element blanking plug and it looks like a male hex type bit is needed to tighten it up. ...
by rswaffie
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: NEEDED - Steering column - lower UJ
Replies: 27
Views: 3113
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Re: NEEDED - Steering column - lower UJ

Mine needed to be re-set for the same reason - spread open when it was dismantled and then movement afterwards due to the fastener not providing enough clamping force. I had to close the yoke up a few mm with a clamp before fastener could be tightened enough to prevent movement.
by rswaffie
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Painted wheels???
Replies: 31
Views: 1343
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Re: Painted wheels???

I went the other way - black painted to chrome. Glad I did, looks so much better to me. Beauty. Eye. Beholder. As they say. https://i.postimg.cc/HxhXTzkj/05-A2107-A-1-F40-4-FA9-8-BA9-1-E537-A873-BB2.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/Hn85nMrz/5609-C813-8310-4-A1-D-B2-CB-1-E35-FDE98545.jpg https://i.postimg.cc...
by rswaffie
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Jerking engine at 3000 RPM
Replies: 1
Views: 192
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Re: Jerking engine at 3000 RPM

Hi
You have a 2002 3.0 E Type with a catalyst?

Are you sure you are on the right forum?

This forum is for 1961-1975 3.8, 4.2 & 5.3 litre models.
by rswaffie
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rubber gland seals to indicators
Replies: 2
Views: 237
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Re: Rubber gland seals to indicators

Might be worth trying these guys....

https://www.autoelectricalspares.co.uk/ ... 3170-p.asp
by rswaffie
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Windscreen Installation
Replies: 5
Views: 427
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Re: Windscreen Installation

Mine was the original windscreen and I supplied the rubbers. They were happy to just do the fitting.
by rswaffie
Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Seat Lever Font and Wording?
Replies: 6
Views: 296
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Re: Seat Lever Font and Wording?

Of any use?

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by rswaffie
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chassis 850062
Replies: 67
Views: 2719
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Re: Chassis 850062

I found this on mine, a 63 fhc in OGS with tan trim. Behind the rear hatch trim was the body number in yellow crayon, which matched the body tag and ID plate/cert. https://i.postimg.cc/1tJsVCnJ/09-B4842-D-588-D-4518-8-CCF-955-A3-EEAEEC3.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/T1sxCKcb/76-D20-E2-A-4-D19-4-AF8-910-D...
by rswaffie
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Refurbished spinners
Replies: 13
Views: 612
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Re: Refurbished spinners

I don’t know the dates for the change from blue to black plugs, but mine’s a Nov 63 and it’s a got a blue one (with a lot of age to it). I’ll have a trawl through the factory thread and see if it’s noted.
by rswaffie
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Refurbished spinners
Replies: 13
Views: 612
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Re: Refurbished spinners

If it’s a 3.8, I look for the white studs on the cable strapping and a blue plug for the washer bottle lid!
by rswaffie
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Refurbished spinners
Replies: 13
Views: 612
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Re: Refurbished spinners

Sounds good to me. Mine are the original AB pressings so would rather pay out for a refurb than go for repros.
by rswaffie
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Refurbished spinners
Replies: 13
Views: 612
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Re: Refurbished spinners

They look great. I now have spinner-envy.

What should I be budgeting if I want my 4 done by them?
by rswaffie
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Seat base colour
Replies: 1
Views: 294
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Re: Seat base colour

by rswaffie
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Preferred supplier of interior trimming kits?
Replies: 15
Views: 895
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Re: Preferred supplier of interior trimming kits?

A similar question from another member and responses..

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=15161&p=123824&hili ... er#p123824
by rswaffie
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Windscreen Installation
Replies: 5
Views: 427
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Re: Windscreen Installation

I used them to re-install my original Sundym screen last year. Great job. Like you, I did all the other original glass but the front screen was best left to the pro’s. New green Sundym is expensive and unlikely to fit as easily. http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=8874&hilit=Windscreen&star...
by rswaffie
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Blue smoke from new restored 3.8 ltr
Replies: 7
Views: 604
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Re: Blue smoke from new restored 3.8 ltr

Hi,
Are you still in the ‘running in’ stage with your new engine - I.e it’s not yet covered more than a few miles?