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by rswaffie
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Windscreen replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 40
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Re: Windscreen replacement

Hi, I used Auto Windscreens to do my front screen as part of my restoration. I did the other glass replacement but didn’t fancy doing the front on my own! They advertise as having a classic car capability and the two guys that turned up had clearly done classics before. The glass was the original Gr...
by rswaffie
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-Type Restoration & Repair Shop in Austria to recommend?
Replies: 2
Views: 82
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Re: E-Type Restoration & Repair Shop in Austria to recommend?

And I’m not sure those heels fall within PPE requirements.
by rswaffie
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt User Group
Replies: 95
Views: 22371
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Re: SNG Barratt User Group

That’s worrying - I used 2 of those in my rear suspension rebuild.
by rswaffie
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: DAB radio for 1974 E type.
Replies: 24
Views: 2674
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Re: DAB radio for 1974 E type.

Hi
This is the 4 channel amp. I’m sure it will work with android Bluetooth....

https://www.classiccarstereo.co.uk/hidd ... amplifier/

The positive earth adapter (if you need it) is ...

https://www.classiccarstereo.co.uk/acce ... h-adaptor/
by rswaffie
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: DAB radio for 1974 E type.
Replies: 24
Views: 2674
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Re: DAB radio for 1974 E type.

This was the device I was thinking of. https://www.autoelectricsupplies.co.uk/mobile/product/148/category/30 I have a hidden Bluetooth receiver/amp so I get my music direct from my IPhone - including radio. That way I don’t need an aerial or have to worry about re-setting stations! I also hid two ex...
by rswaffie
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: DAB radio for 1974 E type.
Replies: 24
Views: 2674
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Re: DAB radio for 1974 E type.

Paul, You can get battery isolators that incorporate a fused wire to allow a small voltage through to retain radio pre-sets. If anything tries to draw more voltage (a short or attempting to hot-wire) the fuse blows. It will still drain the battery, but won’t be a problem unless you aren’t using it f...
by rswaffie
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Colour for interior of nose
Replies: 8
Views: 225
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Re: Colour for interior of nose

Yep, body colour. https://i.postimg.cc/hjYtr81n/537199-AF-BB1-C-4268-AEFB-5-F08-F0-F7-DF2-C.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/L5Z60qx1/61-AA87-AC-A1-A5-4-DE6-9-AE7-1943-AC96-FBDF.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/k5f4VPVB/A1454-FD5-D6-B5-498-D-BC2-E-8931917787-CF.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/0yGrswPG/B553-A9-D5-4-B24-4-B...
by rswaffie
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 3.8 seat frame colour
Replies: 11
Views: 378
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Re: 3.8 seat frame colour

No problem. There’s quite a few more if you need them - I photographed the entire strip down as I went along.
by rswaffie
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 3.8 seat frame colour
Replies: 11
Views: 378
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Re: 3.8 seat frame colour

https://i.postimg.cc/L5B3fWck/53938506-6-B78-4-E9-C-957-B-6-ECD64012-DFD.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/J7Bgt4Gm/5461-D309-D256-4689-8-BA6-D937668-BE705.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/Z5JDf8jK/54-BB66-B6-35-A5-41-A4-9629-14750-C4145-FE.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/T2r9ZyKy/64-DAF41-A-70-F7-4-AE3-BDD1-0173-ACF1-AA4...
by rswaffie
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 'The Italian Job' FHC
Replies: 5
Views: 3477
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Re: 'The Italian Job' FHC

Both the Italian Job E’s turned up last year at a classic car show apparently -

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.moto ... c-car/amp/
by rswaffie
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Repairs to S1 cam cover
Replies: 14
Views: 723
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Re: Repairs to S1 cam cover

Thanks all for the info. I’m a bit reluctant to shell out £660 until the quality has been established. There are some used covers on eBay that are described as being crack free but again taking a bit of a risk at £250. I may go down the doughty and loctite route but would also like to explore the we...
by rswaffie
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Repairs to S1 cam cover
Replies: 14
Views: 723
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Repairs to S1 cam cover

Hi all, It looks like the majority of the ‘running-in’ oil leaks are coming from the exhaust side cam cover. The garage that had a look at it suggested that there could be hairline cracks around one or two of the stud holes and possibly elsewhere. They said they can be welded - anyone recommend some...
by rswaffie
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Recommended Chromers
Replies: 11
Views: 607
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Re: Recommended Chromers

I took all mine to Castle Chrome, pleased with their
Work.
by rswaffie
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Mysterious holes nearby the fuel pump
Replies: 13
Views: 543
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Re: Mysterious holes nearby the fuel pump

I’ve got those on mine too!
I think that some may just need a blanking grommet and one might be for a trim/cable/wiring clip in the footwell - I can’t remember for sure. Next time I’m in the garage, I’ll have a look to see what’s in mine.
by rswaffie
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Speedo failure
Replies: 5
Views: 263
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Re: Speedo failure

Hi Mark
I do have another new drive from Caerbont but as the other seemed to be ok, I replaced it. If there is still a problem when I get the speedo back from Speedograph, I’ll have to swap it out.
by rswaffie
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Speedo failure
Replies: 5
Views: 263
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Re: Speedo failure

Thanks Christopher. When I took the interior out to get to the angle drive, it turned freely, but only once I’d unscrewed the speedo end. So I’d assumed it was ok and the speedo was the issue. Thanks Steve It was anti clockwise. I just thought that when the car was being driven with the failed speed...
by rswaffie
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Speedo failure
Replies: 5
Views: 263
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Speedo failure

Hi During the restoration of my 3.8, I fitted a new gearbox angle drive and cable. All was well for 230 miles but then during a blast down the dual carriageway, the speedo and odo stopped working. I stripped out the interior to get to the angle drive (assuming it was either this or a broken cable). ...
by rswaffie
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DVLA request vehicle inspection ?
Replies: 9
Views: 586
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Re: DVLA request vehicle inspection ?

I had them assigned by the DVLA to ‘inspect’ my car last year as it was a US car that had not been registered in the uk before. As it was a total restoration, they were not only checking the numbers, but also ensuring that all major components were either original or had been replaced /restored with...
by rswaffie
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fuel and Brake Lines
Replies: 7
Views: 626
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Re: Fuel and Brake Lines

Yes, when I converted my 3.8 from lhd to rhd, the brake & fuel lines originally ran down both the chassis rails, but as the Kelsey Hayes & reservoirs were moving sides, the brake line shifted to the same side as the fuel line - both now on the rhd chassis rail.