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by Turnip
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member in Cambridge
Replies: 18
Views: 709
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Re: New Member in Cambridge

By the way Craig, you can buy classic old 20:50 at Halfords in gallon cans. My local Halfords doesn't hold mineral oil in stock any more - you have to order it in. Wilco also do a classic car oil, which you also have to order in. But it is £5 a gallon cheaper. https://www.wilko.com/en-uk/wilko-clas...
by Turnip
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Inner mudguard brackets
Replies: 3
Views: 238
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Re: Inner mudguard brackets

They have a 3/8" or so hole in the other end into which is mounted a 5/16" captive nut in a sort of clip arrangement. Ah, there's a captive nut? I wondered why the hole is so big. New brackets (from SNBG anyway) don't have captive nuts, and the nuts don't seem to be a listed part. I just used a nut...
by Turnip
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-type illustrations - colour help
Replies: 24
Views: 1538
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Re: E-type illustrations - colour help

Gfhug wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:03 am
Am I going to have to wait for the S2 version in Light Blue? :wink:

Though I must admit to liking one in ODB

Geoff
The pictures appear to have S2 hubs already, if that helps.
Did FHCs ever have those OTS mirror rod thingies?

The piccies look good though,

Simon
by Turnip
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Open Day April 2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2062
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Re: Open Day April 2019

David Jones Richard Hartfall Steve Hook (mgcjag) Steve&Jo (TheDampMan) Jonathan John (johnetype) Julian aka cactusman Jerry Lunt Jeremy Stuart Exelby John and Teresa Fowle Paul and Sandra (paulsco) Martin Scherz Peter Crespin Simon Pimblett Julian Barratt David Dawson Tim Sargeant Chris Allen Darren...
by Turnip
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel gauge sender gasket leak
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Great Britain

Re: Fuel gauge sender gasket leak

Thanks John.
I'd come to the conclusion that 2 washers under the head was the answer. They are quite thin, so maybe stacked two together they're a bit stronger as well.

Simon
by Turnip
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel gauge sender gasket leak
Replies: 11
Views: 548
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Fuel gauge sender gasket leak

There’s a bit of a leakage around the gasket of my fuel tank’s gauge sender (C20429), so I have a little job on. Looking at the parts manual, it lists 12 copper washers for the 6 screws that hold the gauge plate on. Can anyone advise on how those washers are used? It can’t be 2 under the head of eac...
by Turnip
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: High Beam problem
Replies: 3
Views: 328
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Re: High Beam problem

Hi Dale. You're right in that the R/H side dash switch is the high/low beam selector (RHD). As you say that the flasher works (i.e. the full beam flashes) that suggests there's a break somewhere between the high/low switch and fuse No.1 . Possibly the cable has become disconnected from the switch, o...
by Turnip
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Headlight wiring and relay
Replies: 10
Views: 632
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Re: Headlight wiring and relay

My understanding is that there is no relay as standard for the headlights. It looks like you may have an ‘upgrade’ there, albeit from a long time ago judging by the terminal cover colouring. Also, there should be 3 fuses involved. High beam, Low beam and side & panel lights (F1, F2 & F5 respectively...
by Turnip
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Another new Etype
Replies: 18
Views: 1258
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Re: Another new Etype

There was even a short piece in the club mag recently about an "unrestorable" car that got restored.
XKEdate shows the text from an EBay ad from 2005; "saved from the crusher", "donor car", "rolling chassis". Remarkably though, it has managed to retain the original engine & gearbox.

Simon
by Turnip
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Earth connections - where do they terminate?
Replies: 7
Views: 614
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Re: Earth connections - where do they terminate?

I had this dilemma on mine as well, although as it's a 4.2 S1 it might be wired differently. If you put a test meter on that terminal, I think you will find one of the 2 wires terminates at the brake fluid bottle branch. The other wire, if my recollection is right, ends up as a ring terminal that co...
by Turnip
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Remind me please..dash top removal
Replies: 6
Views: 642
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Re: Remind me please..dash top removal

One in the far corner each side - you'll have to take the under-dash panels off.
Two each side of the fuse holder area - brackets are bolted to the side "wings" and the dash top studs stick down through them.
At least, that's how it is on mine.

Good luck.
Simon
by Turnip
Wed May 30, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Built by Many
Replies: 70
Views: 5659
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Re: Built by Many

Yikes. At least the brakes aren't seized!
by Turnip
Mon May 21, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fuel Pump
Replies: 20
Views: 2754
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Re: Fuel Pump

Thanks David. I have the wrong part. Will get that ordered. The original filter uses a banjo connection, but the Filter King one has a spigot connection (at least, mine has). The standard pipe won't fit unless you cut the banjo off and try and ram the end of the pipe onto the spigot. That might be ...
by Turnip
Mon May 21, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Royal Jaguar?
Replies: 28
Views: 2224
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Re: Royal Jaguar?

rfs1957 wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 6:41 am
Sod the batteries, did it raise the value of our cars ?
Just the opalescent silver blue ones :bigrin:

Simon
by Turnip
Sat May 19, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Wedding car
Replies: 3
Views: 616
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Re: Wedding car

At least chappie didn't have the embarrassment of having to slam the door 2 or 3 times on his new wife.
by Turnip
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: First trip abroad
Replies: 5
Views: 732
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Re: First trip abroad

Um, those exhaust manifolds?

Simon
by Turnip
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel level warning lamp
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Great Britain

Re: Fuel level warning lamp

Thanks John.
I've put 2 gallons in so far without extinguishing the warning light, but wanted to check that was OK before much more went in.

Simon
by Turnip
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel level warning lamp
Replies: 3
Views: 404
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Fuel level warning lamp

Does anyone know how much fuel has to be in the petrol tank before the warning lamp goes out?

Thanks,
Simon
by Turnip
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A short, sharp, rant
Replies: 2
Views: 576
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A short, sharp, rant

I'm thinking of changing my user name to NothingBloodyFits.
New or old, there's always something wrong that has to be addressed before I can fit a part to the car.
by Turnip
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Open Day at e-Conic Cars (Moss Jaguar)
Replies: 98
Views: 9762
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Re: Open Day at e-Conic Cars (Moss Jaguar)

David Jones (I like my bacon crispy please!) Nick Lynch Geoff Hughes (I'll be expecting an Easter Egg) Julian Cooke and Julian Hire David Dawson Steve Sykes Gerry Whitlow (Crispy with HP sauce :bigrin: ) John E + Simon Jeremy Bradshaw MorganJag + Peter Martin Scherz Plus 6 non forum members Paul Sco...