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by rswaffie
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Handbrake compensator modification
Replies: 4
Views: 46
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Re: Handbrake compensator modification

Hi, When I did this a few months ago, I didn't go down the welding route as I don't have access to the equipment. I cut the rod half way between the mounting flange and the start of the bend and slipped the tube over both 'ends'. The tube was lubricated with graphite grease first. This works fine fo...
by rswaffie
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Bonnet balance link assy. bolts
Replies: 5
Views: 204
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Re: Bonnet balance link assy. bolts

Andrew,
Yes, on my 63 FHC I had one side with the rivet and the other with a machine screw/nut/washer.
by rswaffie
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Washer bottle rubber replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 180
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Re: Washer bottle rubber replacement

by rswaffie
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1 2+2 Engine Advise
Replies: 14
Views: 595
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Re: Series 1 2+2 Engine Advise

Here you go. A ‘62 fhc with a v8. Offer him 30k, tell him he can keep the 20k v8 & box and pop your 3.8 in and source a S1 box. :wink:

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3174657257
by rswaffie
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Safety belts
Replies: 24
Views: 1632
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Re: Safety belts

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by rswaffie
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Refurbishing door handles/locks
Replies: 12
Views: 1375
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Re: Refurbishing door handles/locks

Hi Robbiee The springs fit over the barrels, as do the washers to enable them to ‘return’ when the key is turned. I’ll see if I can find a pic of them in-situ. Btw, I think you may have me mixed up with someone else - I haven’t been involved with the Derbyshire event - I will try and make it next ye...
by rswaffie
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Door internal water shield
Replies: 9
Views: 804
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Re: Door internal water shield

Hi I can’t comment on other models, but on my series 1 there are no internal polythene water shields. There are two steel ‘water shields’ that are riveted in place, parts of which are inside the door. The polythene membrane is then glued/mastic’d to the door panel before fitting the door card trim a...
by rswaffie
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Basic questions when buying an E Type. Question 1
Replies: 12
Views: 1049
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Re: Basic questions when buying an E Type. Question 1

Hi,
I’ve got a 3.8 with moss box and no real issues with it - redline MTL helps. As mentioned earlier, you just need to pause slightly between shifts.
Btw, all heads for the E’s run with unleaded by design as they are alloy with hardened seats.
by rswaffie
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Interior panel covering?
Replies: 4
Views: 369
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Re: Interior panel covering?

On my 3.8, I only had the 2 boards - the one over the tank and the other over the spare. Neither of these seem original as they have no fixing holes, support bracket etc. I believe the tank board should be screwed down using some ‘odd’ spec screws and cup washers and the tank side has some spring cl...
by rswaffie
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Interior panel covering?
Replies: 4
Views: 369
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Re: Interior panel covering?

Hi Andy With my S1 3.8, I etch primed it and then glued a thin foam scrim on the outer face that ‘shows’ followed by vinyl as per the original. I’ve included some pics of the finished item in situ (didn’t take pics of the recovering) and also of the folding cubby lid, before and after so you can hop...
by rswaffie
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member in Gloucestershire
Replies: 7
Views: 895
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Re: New member in Gloucestershire

Hi & welcome,
Get some pics up of you new pride & joy - even the brown velour, for comedy value if nothing else!

I can recommend Aldridge for trim - but there are a few others that other members have used who are also excellent. Do a search on here and you’ll get a flavour.

Have fun!
by rswaffie
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello from France
Replies: 1
Views: 524
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Re: Hello from France

Welcome Jan and congratulations on the MOT success.
I recently got mine through the UK version so I know how you feel!
Keep the updates & pics coming!
by rswaffie
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: What’s this ?
Replies: 3
Views: 513
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Re: What’s this ?

Hi,
That looks like the RB340 (or other model) regulator bracket.
by rswaffie
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Refurbishing door handles/locks
Replies: 12
Views: 1375
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Re: Refurbishing door handles/locks

If it’s of any interest, these are my locks/barrels stripped down during the rechroming of the handles.


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by rswaffie
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: ride height
Replies: 16
Views: 1234
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Re: ride height

If M&C are doing some work on it, getting the ride height looked over at the same time seems a good plan. I’m in Market Deeping so not far from you. Looking at some of the posts re springs, getting the correct size seems to have been a problem for a number of members, leaving them too high. Glad I k...
by rswaffie
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gear box oil
Replies: 21
Views: 1611
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Re: Gear box oil

Hi Malcolm
I would not personally mix the oils. Drain as much out as you can and fill with fresh. Otherwise, particularly if you have engine oil in there, there would be no benefit from using the MTL.
by rswaffie
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: ride height
Replies: 16
Views: 1234
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Re: ride height

Hi, Front adjustment is via the torsion bar and rears via the springs - although there maybe something you could do with collets/spacers at the rear? I’m sure I’ve seen this discussed in other posts. Does the ‘sag’ increase when someone sits in the driver’s seat? If not, I’d be inclined (no pun inte...
by rswaffie
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel
Replies: 7
Views: 788
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Re: Fuel

You may not need to make any changes - give it a go in standard tune. If you can get the best combination of high RON and low E, then you should be fine. I can get 99RON locally and all good.
by rswaffie
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel
Replies: 7
Views: 788
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Re: Fuel

Hi
All ETypes have hardened seats by design, so can run on unleaded without any major changes. However, you may need to make timing/mixture changes to allow for the different grades of unleaded - 97, 98, 99 RON and E levels etc.