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by chrisfell
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: engine using oil
Replies: 8
Views: 227
St Lucia

Re: engine using oil

My bag of nails burns oil, visibly. Mostly on the overrun, indicating sloppy valve guides r brittle valve stem seals. Or both. It also leaks quite large puddles of oil from various points around the engine. Given this is am not at all worried that I have to use the 1.5 litres that I don’t put in at ...
by chrisfell
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Early 1960’s Jaguar engineering
Replies: 12
Views: 502
St Lucia

Re: Early 1960’s Jaguar engineering

I’ve pulled engines from a Ford Escort and from a Triumph Dolomite Sprint without a hoist, using no more than leg muscles and strategically placed boxes to walk the engine out of the car. Dad told me three men were required to do this for the engine on a Bedford Truck during his WW2 service years, t...
by chrisfell
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: rolling road figures
Replies: 42
Views: 1516
St Lucia

Re: rolling road figures

“was the 265 meant to be at the crank or the the wheels..” Er,... neither. To say it was an estimate is being charitable, it was a lie. Not even with all ancillaries removed and separately powered (water pump, oil pump, as well as alternator/dynamo) would the gross output get close to 265. A good 4....
by chrisfell
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 2+2 track widening
Replies: 12
Views: 517
St Lucia

Re: Series 2 2+2 track widening

There is a reason why the S3 wings are flared. If the track of a S1 or S2 car is widened at the front, that reason becomes clear. It is true that the track makes the S1 and S2 look inept, especially when at a standstill, but wider wheels will make a difference. An alternative I’ve often wondered abo...
by chrisfell
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Prescott Hil
Replies: 17
Views: 858
St Lucia

Re: Prescott Hil

Tony, Recent years the turnout has been quite poor. This year we had Masaerttis Healeys Caterhams and a few others joining in, but even with these additions the ‘paddock’ was less than half full. 15 years ago it would have been packed with over 100 Es plus Mk2s etc with other marques resigned to the...
by chrisfell
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil levels
Replies: 9
Views: 427
St Lucia

Re: Oil levels

Maybe my explanation was confusing, I fill with 9 rather than 10 litres, adding the next 1 litre over 3,000 miles as oil is burned or drops onto tarmac, making a total of 10 litres per oil change. I stand by my experience, that my more marginal overfilling hasn’t damaged my engine yet, and as alread...
by chrisfell
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil levels
Replies: 9
Views: 427
St Lucia

Re: Oil levels

Malcolm, Others will disagree with this, try and tell me I’m trashing my engine and forecast all kinds of damage that may be caused as a result, but...... this is my experience with my car’s engine for all of the last 16 years and over 60,000 miles. I always overfill the sump. Top of the hash mark a...
by chrisfell
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Acoustic Cameras
Replies: 28
Views: 1205
St Lucia

Re: Acoustic Cameras

Interesting and so full of holes, that only a politician (who didn’t like people enjoying themselves) could have thought of it. Yesterday, at Prescott (see other posts), one of the loudest cars to run up the hill wasn’t an E with a free flowing straight through exhaust, nor was it one of the many ra...
by chrisfell
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Prescott Hil
Replies: 17
Views: 858
St Lucia

Re: Prescott Hil

I had an interesting lunch at Prescott, talking to William Heynes.
by chrisfell
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Prescott Hil
Replies: 17
Views: 858
St Lucia

Prescott Hil

The E-Type Register’s annual bash at Prescott today. First one that I’ve been to when Norman Dewis wasn’t there. Not many Es there either. I’ve been at Prescott in earlier years with north of 100 E-Types turning up, many of which went up the hill. In fun, of course, no competition! Two cars stood ou...
by chrisfell
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: A very late 3.8
Replies: 18
Views: 9287
St Lucia

Re: A very late 3.8

“Maybe they did just grab whatever part was nearest, and slap it on???” Yup, that’s pretty much what happened, especially in the early days when the factory were desperate to get cars out of the door. (Source of this information is someone who was there, then.) However that doesn’t mean that any par...
by chrisfell
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Purchasing an E - advice?
Replies: 14
Views: 681
St Lucia

Re: Purchasing an E - advice?

If you have a budget that precludes considering much of the E-Type market, then you could be looking for a 2+2. These are the best value Es by a long way. All the E-Type experience, half the purchase price. I came into E-Type ownership 16 years ago, with a budget, and bought my S1 2+2 from a retaile...
by chrisfell
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Stop lamps and sidelight circuits.
Replies: 5
Views: 291
St Lucia

Re: Stop lamps and sidelight circuits.

Check that the light units are adequately earthed. What could be happening is that the brake light is earthing back through the sidelight circuit. It is quite common with corroded lights on older British Iron after many winters.
by chrisfell
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Daily driver need not be boring
Replies: 5
Views: 400
St Lucia

Re: Daily driver need not be boring

Says 350Z on the back. Guessing that’s what it is.....
by chrisfell
Sun May 26, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Loosening stuck wire spoke rims
Replies: 2
Views: 168
St Lucia

Re: Loosening stuck wire spoke rims

:yeahthat:
60,000 miles later, never had a wheel stuck to a hub.
by chrisfell
Sun May 26, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wilton Wakeup.
Replies: 0
Views: 269
St Lucia

Wilton Wakeup.

A disappointing turnout of Es and Jaguars generally. There were more Daimlers than Jaguars, and more MGCs than Daimlers. There were some very interesting other cars as well. An Lancia Fulvia with its narrow V4 engine. https://i.postimg.cc/tCH5rtPg/46409-C66-F58-E-48-B0-9577-9830-B1485163.jpg A nice ...
by chrisfell
Fri May 24, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Member Banned from forum
Replies: 16
Views: 1242
St Lucia

Re: Member Banned from forum

Hmmmmm! I wonder how long it will be before our friend tries to return - new email address, new ID, different location............
by chrisfell
Fri May 24, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?
Replies: 70
Views: 4146
St Lucia

Re: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?

First 1000 miles done this season. Breakfast on Sunday at Wilton House. There will be a lot of classics on show.
by chrisfell
Thu May 23, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Member Banned from forum
Replies: 16
Views: 1242
St Lucia

Re: Member Banned from forum

“Shame he had to go. Now we’ll never know how to remove the gearbox from a SWB E“

“I was going to offer him my quick release engine mounts - just pull back on the levers and the engine drops to the floor, ”

That’s how he did it!
by chrisfell
Thu May 23, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Member Banned from forum
Replies: 16
Views: 1242
St Lucia

Re: Member Banned from forum

I’d already “banned” him from my posts. The forum software allows one to selectively ignore an individual’s posts.

Shame he had to go. Now we’ll never know how to remove the gearbox from a SWB E-Type without removing the engine as well. He takes that unique ability with him.