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by chrisfell
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel level warning light and sender
Replies: 4
Views: 235
St Lucia

Re: Fuel level warning light and sender

I found this too. My solution was to extract the unit from the tank and cleanup the contacts. Problem solved. Another lister (either here or on J-L) had a sender that was too worn to repair this way. His solution was a replacement.
by chrisfell
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shipping - Container vs RORO
Replies: 29
Views: 6132
St Lucia

Re: Shipping - Container vs RORO

All depends on the carrier and their processes. I exported a car to the West Indies last Dec. Process was smooth, car driven to the docks, left waterside to be loaded on to the reefer Luzon Strait. It was carried in the hold that normally transports bananas the other way. 10 days and three islands l...
by chrisfell
Sat May 23, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 1 4.2 seat refurbishment recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 210
St Lucia

Re: Series 1 4.2 seat refurbishment recommendations

You asked for recommendations...... Saying this quietly...... don’t want to upset the purists.... Refurbish and keep the original seats but don’t install them. Instead, find a pair of MX5 mk1 seats. Get them covered in matching leather. They are far more comfortable, supportive, and have headrests. ...
by chrisfell
Wed May 13, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Which Spark Plug???
Replies: 6
Views: 438
St Lucia

Re: Which Spark Plug???

Two things come to mind.
1. Such a mixture of plugs suggests someone in the past was indifferent to the servicing schedule.
2. That two of the plugs were iridium suggests that the indifference wasn’t necessarily due to cost.
by chrisfell
Mon May 11, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MOT status
Replies: 31
Views: 1045
St Lucia

Re: MOT status

I’m not going to labour this point, but... I have not declared my car exempt from MOTs. By doing nothing I must to continue to have my car subject to annual MOTs. Thus, when one expires, I must get a new one. Not having a valid MOT or having filed a V112, is an offence (fine up to £2,500 plus three ...
by chrisfell
Mon May 11, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MOT status
Replies: 31
Views: 1045
St Lucia

Re: MOT status

“ ... So, is the car MOT exempt and legal without the declaration?” No. “ the MOT exemption, which is automatic once the car is 40 years old” This is not true. The only thing that is automatic is that the car will require an MOT every year. The exemption is optional, not automatic. The owner / keepe...
by chrisfell
Sun May 03, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: wheel compatability
Replies: 3
Views: 329
St Lucia

Re: wheel compatability

Why? S3 has wider wheels and tyres than the S1.
by chrisfell
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Drive it day, or don’t.
Replies: 5
Views: 594
St Lucia

Re: Drive it day, or don’t.

Normally by now I have racked up my first thousand miles. (The car needs lots of test driving after a winter layup, even if that was only for a few days!). This year, not even one hundred. The weekend after next would have been the first major gathering of Es this year at Goodwood. Usually May Day b...
by chrisfell
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: A year ago, when things were different
Replies: 2
Views: 278
St Lucia

A year ago, when things were different

I had taken my car to the first of several breakfast meets. We have ....er.... had, lots around here. Haynes, Goodwood, and Wilton Wakeup, hosted by our local big wig the Earl of Pembroke who resides in Wilton House. The young Earl is a proper petrolhead, and used to run an annual Sunday/Weekend bas...
by chrisfell
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Drive it day, or don’t.
Replies: 5
Views: 594
St Lucia

Drive it day, or don’t.

Today would have been, but for the lockdown, Drive It Day. Instead I’ll content myself with a start up and a run out of the garage to let it see the sunshine. I might give the paintwork a quick rub.
by chrisfell
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series1 2+2 exhaust fitting - update to the tale
Replies: 19
Views: 761
St Lucia

Re: Series1 2+2 exhaust fitting

I bought a Bell system years ago. The fit was awful. Biggest issue was that the ends of the main boxes were the same size as the pipes under the rear cage, one wouldn’t go into the other. I purchased some connecting pipes on eBay to make it all fit. At the front end of the system I had to leave ever...
by chrisfell
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 2+2 New Roof Line ?
Replies: 2
Views: 225
St Lucia

Re: 2+2 New Roof Line ?

It has been done. I recall a modified S3 with a very powerful engine. I’ll do some digging to see if I can find it.
by chrisfell
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Daddy, Daddy, What did YOU do in The Covid War ?
Replies: 37
Views: 2022
St Lucia

Re: Daddy, Daddy, What did YOU do in The Covid War ?

“ that must be the steepest E type driveway in the world”

That was the claim of our postie. If I was outside he’d wait at the bottom for me to collect the post from him!
by chrisfell
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Daddy, Daddy, What did YOU do in The Covid War ?
Replies: 37
Views: 2022
St Lucia

Re: Daddy, Daddy, What did YOU do in The Covid War ?

Lockdown means we have to take opportunities wherever they are. This morning, before breakfast, and certainly before most in the village consider a reasonable waking hour, we went to purchase essential provisions for ourselves and two of our more vulnerable neighbours. I just had to take the E. I co...
by chrisfell
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Driving our classic cars at the moment ?
Replies: 20
Views: 981
St Lucia

Re: Driving our classic cars at the moment ?

Now we have another three weeks at least of lock down, mine will be out doing the “essential” shopping run. This is shopping for me and SWMBO, plus neighbours (2 sets of) who are in their seventies and nineties. We are also on call for dispensary runs, whenever they are needed.
by chrisfell
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: fan belt
Replies: 10
Views: 1371
St Lucia

Re: fan belt

Even the experts get the variety of belts wrong. I had one, supposedly correct but it was too big for the pulleys. The result was uneven heating of the belt, which then began to disintegrate. The consequence was a loose piece of wire that started to flail around the engine bay. No damage, but it was...
by chrisfell
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sunny Sunday in spring
Replies: 4
Views: 386
St Lucia

Sunny Sunday in spring

What a lovely day in store (for us in Britain at least). The sun is shining and air is warm, and the E-Type is under covers in the garage waiting to be used for a long lazy Sunday bimble. Perfect driving weather for a trip to the coast. Or even better, to a distant and remote area of outstanding nat...
by chrisfell
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: SERIES 1 HEADLIGHT CONNECTOR
Replies: 2
Views: 239
St Lucia

Re: SERIES 1 HEADLIGHT CONNECTOR

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Factory headlamp tail pictured as it plugs in to the headlamp.
by chrisfell
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: E-Type major price correction expected?!
Replies: 64
Views: 4200
St Lucia

Re: E-Type major price correction expected?!

Sotto voce..... So that’s just me and Goran hoping to pick up a bargain when investor owners who are now considering liquidation opportunities in their portfolios dump their car collections into a suppressed market. I’m also thinking that reduced valuations will make my insurance premiums fall next ...
by chrisfell
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 3.8 Headlamp Jewel Light Colour
Replies: 7
Views: 518
St Lucia

Re: 3.8 Headlamp Jewel Light Colour

1967 ( Feb) S1 2+2 has a red tell tale for the main beam.