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by rswaffie
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: v. late 3.8's
Replies: 5
Views: 220
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Re: v. late 3.8's

Yes, on my lhd Nov 63 fhc the radio panel and gauntlet panel Had the cross hatch under the leather/vinyl trim. There was also evidence that the centre console also had the alloy at some point as this had been modified. I did a trawl through all the 3.8 built after the supposed cut off month for allo...
by rswaffie
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Spark plug condition
Replies: 5
Views: 210
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Re: Spark plug condition

I’ve replaced them with new and will check again at 750 miles.
by rswaffie
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel leaking from right side front wing
Replies: 9
Views: 314
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Re: Fuel leaking from right side front wing

:bigrin:
Another job ticked off the list!
by rswaffie
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Shipping - Container vs RORO
Replies: 29
Views: 6124
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Re: Shipping - Container vs RORO

If you bring it in from Europe, I used a covered trailer service. Cost around £1200 to pick up from near Eindhoven and bring back to Lincolnshire. All I had to do was go through the NOVA process and then register it.
by rswaffie
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Spark plug condition
Replies: 5
Views: 210
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Re: Spark plug condition

Thanks guys.
by rswaffie
Sun May 31, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Spark plug condition
Replies: 5
Views: 210
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Spark plug condition

Hi I decided to check the condition of my bpr5es plugs after 400 miles of running in my rebuilt 3.8 engine. My question relates to plugs 1 and 6, as the others seem ok. Plug 1 was a bit wet with an oily substance and the electrode is quite sooty. Plug 6 also seems sooty but not wet but it does have ...
by rswaffie
Sat May 30, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member but not new E owner in Leics England
Replies: 3
Views: 907
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Re: New member but not new E owner in Leics England

Hi and welcome.
Get some pics uploaded when you get the chance.
I’m near Stamford, Have always enjoyed driving my various classic cars along the a47 towards Leicester and explore the back roads leading off it - some great roads and views around there.
by rswaffie
Fri May 29, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Chrome Hood Trim - repair, or buy new BD21397 ?
Replies: 10
Views: 373
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Re: Chrome Hood Trim - repair, or buy new BD21397 ?

I had my Mazak rear light holders re-chromed. It can be done but not all chromers will give it a go.
Castle Chrome did mine.
by rswaffie
Wed May 27, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wow that's expensive
Replies: 25
Views: 740
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Re: Wow that's expensive

If you can afford to blow £9600 on a model, you could probably afford the real thing! :wink:
by rswaffie
Mon May 25, 2020 11:16 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

Hi and welcome Beautiful looking car and if xkedata is to be believed, it’s an early chassis number. Value will depend on condition, history and its level of ‘originality’. Does it have the block, head, gearbox that it left the factory with? Having the ‘magic’ matching numbers will often get you mor...
by rswaffie
Sat May 23, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Dash wiring- where should these go
Replies: 6
Views: 266
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Re: Dash wiring- where should these go

I suspect they are the reverse gear light wires - probably green/brown (rather than red)? and green
by rswaffie
Sat May 23, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Chrome Hood Trim - repair, or buy new BD21397 ?
Replies: 10
Views: 373
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Re: Chrome Hood Trim - repair, or buy new BD21397 ?

I think the chrome painting of the car part was on Salvage Hunters Classic Cars.
by rswaffie
Tue May 19, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Before and after
Replies: 10
Views: 668
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Re: Before and after

:thankyouyellow:
by rswaffie
Mon May 18, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Before and after
Replies: 10
Views: 668
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Re: Before and after

Nice work!
I’ve just fitted a complete set of mws Chrome curly hubs On mine (with vred 185) and was wondering about a good cleaning product. I’ll get on their website!
by rswaffie
Mon May 18, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Breather pipe Clip on lnlet Manifold Stud C19007
Replies: 7
Views: 1290
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Re: Breather pipe Clip on lnlet Manifold Stud C19007

I’ve had another look and I can’t see the clamp in question, so it appears it’s missing from my car. Looking at the part in the catalog, it does seem familiar so it may be lurking around in a box from when the engine was refitted. I’ll have a rummage around. Bang goes my chance of a 100 point concou...
by rswaffie
Sun May 17, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Breather pipe Clip on lnlet Manifold Stud C19007
Replies: 7
Views: 1290
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Re: Breather pipe Clip on lnlet Manifold Stud C19007

Lol, sorry. Got my pipes and clips mixed up. I’ll have another look.
by rswaffie
Sat May 16, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 123 Tune Bluetooth curves
Replies: 14
Views: 417
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Re: 123 Tune Bluetooth curves

There are a number of posts on the forum related to 123 settings - try this for starters...

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by rswaffie
Wed May 13, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: IRS shock bolts
Replies: 23
Views: 453
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Re: IRS shock bolts

Hi Joe66 What adds to the confusion is that, as already pointed out, some of the models on the SNG site show washers under both the bolt and the nut, which doesn’t tally with the parts lists. Unless there were some bulletins for the s1.5 2+2 and S2 2+2 that spec’d the extra washer. Unlikely though. ...
by rswaffie
Wed May 13, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: IRS shock bolts
Replies: 23
Views: 453
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Re: IRS shock bolts

According to the S1,S2 & S3 parts lists, there has only been one washer per bolt specified. However, from the S2, the washer moved from under the bolt, to under the nut. S1 https://i.postimg.cc/XvC889B6/28-A38-D91-4083-4-DBE-8283-7-E949-B7-FEBA3.jpg S2 https://i.postimg.cc/VLkWhx0R/3-C43524-E-5-BA5-...