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by Turnip
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MOT
Replies: 4
Views: 269
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Re: MOT

Congratulations on your clean sheet and clean carburation.
I too am of the opinion that it's a really good idea to have someone else check over your car at least once a year.

Simon
by Turnip
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Garage / workshop
Replies: 31
Views: 1497
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Re: Garage / workshop

the blaster is in a cabinet and I have previously fitted an dust extractor Without wishing to hijack this thread, what sort of dust extractor have you rigged up? Does it include a cyclone filter? If so, how well does it work? Looking at various blaster cabinet "upgrade" videos on YouTube, this migh...
by Turnip
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Glass dimensions .
Replies: 5
Views: 224
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Re: Glass dimensions .

Ah, sorry, no.
I've not got the car at the moment and haven't got any swapped out pieces.

Simon
by Turnip
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Glass dimensions .
Replies: 5
Views: 224
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Re: Glass dimensions .

Assuming you want the maximum dimensions, my old glass is a tad under 15.5" by 24.5".
That's for a S1 FHC.

Simon
by Turnip
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Garage / workshop
Replies: 31
Views: 1497
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Re: Garage / workshop

Richardhealey wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:23 pm
Sounds like 24’ X 12’ is just about practical then...
Yes, just about. Length-wise you'll be fine. The width is probably the minimum comfortable size for working on both sides of the car.
I had the same problem with the garage/garden ratio conundrum.

Simon
by Turnip
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Garage / workshop
Replies: 31
Views: 1497
Great Britain

Re: Garage / workshop

They're never big enough, but you know that already. I had a garage built for my finished car. It's approx. 19' x 10', which is just about big enough to do minor jobs. Only one door fully opens in that width. The shelving and tool cabinet at the end are 1' deep and that's about the maximum that's pr...
by Turnip
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member in Cambridge
Replies: 18
Views: 961
Great Britain

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: 300
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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: 1824
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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: 108
Views: 5544
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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: 699
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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: 699
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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: 383
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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: 732
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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: 1458
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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: 701
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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: 723
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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: 7284
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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: 3006
Great Britain

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: 2487
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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