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by chrisfell
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Synthetic and semi synthetic; help please?
Replies: 11
Views: 384
St Lucia

Re: Synthetic and semi synthetic; help please?

I have been using semi synth for several years. Despite the longer life of this oil, I always change every 3,000 miles or less. And I change the filter every time even though that is every other change on the original schedule. I buy the oil in 20l barrels and the filters four at a time. Three oil a...
by chrisfell
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Setting tickover with different camshafts - JAG4 from Guy Broad
Replies: 24
Views: 1056
St Lucia

Re: Setting tickover with different camshafts - JAG4 from Guy Broad

“ Mike Hailwood's 1978 TT-winning bike has the sweetest, most civilised, engine ” Rory, I didn’t attend the 78 races but I did get there for ‘79. I don’t know if Mike rode the same Duke then, (5th place in the F1 race) but I do recall the classic TT that year in which Mike and Alec George traded 1st...
by chrisfell
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cylinder Head Tool Tray ??
Replies: 1
Views: 141
St Lucia

Re: Cylinder Head Tool Tray ??

“ Be interested to know what anyone else has done in the same vein.”

My solution is not quite as bespoke - a rag laid over the plug holes. Doubles as a, er.... rag... when done.
by chrisfell
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: anti theft devices
Replies: 9
Views: 561
St Lucia

Re: anti theft devices

Another favourite is a hidden battery isolator. Do a search here and on Jag-Lovers for a variety of installations. My favourite was hidden in the locked glove box.
by chrisfell
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: anti theft devices
Replies: 9
Views: 561
St Lucia

Re: anti theft devices

“ Anti theft devices.” Some suggestions. Alarm - a cheap one designed for a motorcycle, wired to detect door opening and capable of detecting movement. The motorcycle alarms are compact and low draw and can be left “on” for some while without significant battery drain. A cheap tracker and a sim only...
by chrisfell
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: £300K Series 3 anyone ?
Replies: 22
Views: 760
St Lucia

Re: £300K Series 3 anyone ?

£300k and no air filters? Maybe it’s £300k plus the cost of a rebuilt engine every ten thousand miles.

Or are you not supposed to drive it?
by chrisfell
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Possible Stolen E Type
Replies: 26
Views: 1704
St Lucia

Re: Possible Stolen E Type

Please can this thread be parked now?
by chrisfell
Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Possible Stolen E Type
Replies: 26
Views: 1704
St Lucia

Re: Possible Stolen E Type

Pete, We have both experienced that hollowed out feeling that results from realising someone has stolen a cherished car (or two). Mine was stolen in pre-internet times, and despite finding the engine fitted in a known thief’s car whose description matched that provided by a witness to the theft, the...
by chrisfell
Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Good bye
Replies: 25
Views: 1161
St Lucia

Re: Good by

A few years back a villager planted up a small field, about 400 yards from where I live with vines. He has been hawking the product on this venture for the last two years. It doesn’t travel well.
by chrisfell
Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 2
Views: 200
St Lucia

Happy New Year

For many years the format in Fell Towers has been to invite as many of the neighbours as we can cram in for a meal and to see the new year in. We provided the main course, invitees brought the booze and desserts. We’d see the new year in while watching Jools Holland on the television, sing Auld Land...
by chrisfell
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sunroof
Replies: 14
Views: 7259
St Lucia

Re: Sunroof

Webasto did Retro-fit electrically operated steel sun roofs to a variety of cars including Rollers. I once saw a S2 2+2 with such a roof, nicely trimmed as if it was in a RR.
by chrisfell
Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Possible Stolen E Type
Replies: 26
Views: 1704
St Lucia

Re: Possible Stolen E Type

Julian, We can agree, on this occasion, to disagree. BTW, I speak as one who has had a car stolen (from a railway station carpark, in broad daylight), so I know the actual pain that this crime can cause. I do understand your position, I just don’t think it is just.
by chrisfell
Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Possible Stolen E Type
Replies: 26
Views: 1704
St Lucia

Re: Possible Stolen E Type

“ .however well done to the original poster. ”

Sorry Julian, I couldn’t disagree more. This was not well done, but careless. An innocent and probably legal owner of a genuine (kit/replica) car has had his reputation impugned.
by chrisfell
Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Nothing to see here.
Replies: 8
Views: 593
St Lucia

Re: Nothing to see here.

Lite steer does the same job, but for fewer pounds. NAYY, just saying.
by chrisfell
Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Made in Taiwan
Replies: 16
Views: 718
St Lucia

Re: Made in Taiwan

“ Taiwan is likely superior to China made.”

There is a country whose leaders will claim that Taiwan is China.
by chrisfell
Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Xmas everyone
Replies: 23
Views: 639
St Lucia

Re: Merry Xmas everyone

Happy E-type Crimble. I think next year will be different. Different from this one and certainly different from any we’ve had before. A new era, but with the constancy that only a 60 year old car (OK, mine is only 54 years old) can bring. May all your roads be smooth, no matter how you travel on them.
by chrisfell
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Toe for different width tyres
Replies: 8
Views: 487
St Lucia

Re: Toe for different width tyres

If this was my car, before I tried to alter the geometry, I’d just check one thing that always causes the inner edge of tyres to wear - worn lower ball joints. Only if these are perfect, and the tyre pressures are correct, then I’d try measuring and fiddling with the geometry. As I have never and ne...
by chrisfell
Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Vat and import duty
Replies: 2
Views: 1224
St Lucia

Re: Vat and import duty

Second hand cars already have VAT included in the price. It has always been thus. The only people who need to know about VAT on cars are motor traders. They account for VAT on a margin scheme basis. VAT is remitted on the difference between a car’s purchase and sale price, not on the whole of the sa...
by chrisfell
Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Classic Motoring Magazines.
Replies: 13
Views: 741
St Lucia

Re: Classic Motoring Magazines.

Stuff the concours crowd, to hell with the early cars are best ninnies, you can keep your outside bonnet locks, flat floors, 3.8 engines and Moss boxes. I’ll quietly smile to myself, as I get all the E-Type driving thrills from my bag-of-nails 2+2. It is every bit an E-Type, has the same view of the...
by chrisfell
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: EZ power steering
Replies: 7
Views: 567
St Lucia

Re: EZ power steering

As you asked for opinions..... It does make low speed manoeuvering much easier. I tried a friend's E with Lite Steer, another alternative. So strictly answering your questions. 1 No but see above. 2 Everything is reversible. However the steering column top section may need to be modified to permit t...