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by Turnip
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: High Beam problem
Replies: 3
Views: 232
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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: 487
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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: 1014
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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: 512
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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: 538
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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: 63
Views: 4090
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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: 2408
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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: 1902
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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: 518
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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: 649
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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: 337
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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: 337
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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: 506
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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: 8538
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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...
by Turnip
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Wiring looms...an Autospsrks fan.
Replies: 13
Views: 1164
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Re: Wiring looms...an Autospsrks fan.

I also have had bullets pull off when separating connectors for re-routing. Definitely Autosparks looms, as they were bought directly from them. Mind you, I did buy them a few years ago and maybe things have changed since then.

Simon
by Turnip
Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 4.2 seat fittings and adjusters
Replies: 6
Views: 671
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Re: 4.2 seat fittings and adjusters

Hi Paul. The catch spring thingy is BD27838, and SNG for one sell them. About £20 each. The plate they slide over possibly isn't available. I seem to remember that I couldn't find them anywhere, and ended up getting some made in stainless by a local laser cutting firm. Mind you, it might have been a...
by Turnip
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New SNGB website bugs
Replies: 8
Views: 1482
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Re: New SNGB website bugs

It seems to be a bit nippier too.
I would love to see one of the major internet suppliers add feedback sections on parts in the way that Amazon and others do.
OK, that may kill off one or two products, but it could well be positive for other parts.

Simon
by Turnip
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Problem fitting the Mangoletsi throttle upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 610
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Re: Problem fitting the Mangoletsi throttle upgrade

Thank-you. Nice clear photos!

Simon
by Turnip
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Problem fitting the Mangoletsi throttle upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 610
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Problem fitting the Mangoletsi throttle upgrade

I bought a Mangoletsi cable throttle conversion 3 or 4 years back but, such is the pace of my restoration, have only just got around to fitting it. However, I have a problem when installing rose-jointed rod between the lever on the common shaft and the lever on the carb. With the jig plate in place,...
by Turnip
Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Track day tomorrow
Replies: 6
Views: 730
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Re: Track day tomorrow

"Tricky track looks easy, it isn’t!" Yes, braking for Quarry corner before the previous corner takes some getting used to, and gets the heart going a bit the first time you get it wrong on a bike. Are they still a bit hot on noise there? The last time I went my Ducati only got through because I didn...