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by chrisfell
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: welcome
Replies: 5
Views: 63
St Lucia

Re: welcome

i know of one other steel sunroofed E. It was made by and fitted by Webasto, had electric operation and used switches that Webasto also used when they fitted sunshine roofs to Rolls Royces.
by chrisfell
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why an E-Type?
Replies: 1
Views: 80
St Lucia

Re: Why an E-Type?

PS.

My E’s mileometer is 35 short of clicking over to all zeros. Again.
by chrisfell
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why an E-Type?
Replies: 1
Views: 80
St Lucia

Why an E-Type?

This is why. Yesterday was just another Thursday. We had a spare afternoon so decided to go and walk around the RSPB reserve at Arne, about 40 miles or so from home. It was a nice walk, but the birds were being very shy, clearly not impressed with the few of us venturing out in a sunny July afternoo...
by chrisfell
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake servo heat shield
Replies: 22
Views: 387
St Lucia

Re: Brake servo heat shield

David, Just expressing my own opinion based on my own experiences. I’ve driven my car over 60,000 miles, in this island and on the continent. I’ve driven it up the Alps, and down again, same with the Pyrenees, and the Highlands of Scotland. I’ve driven it in 40 degree heat, and along sub-zero roads....
by chrisfell
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 aesthetics
Replies: 215
Views: 65682
St Lucia

Re: Series 2 aesthetics

And the sky is way too blue, it needs clouds.
by chrisfell
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake servo heat shield
Replies: 22
Views: 387
St Lucia

Re: Brake servo heat shield

Malcolm, My bag of nail hasn’t had that heat shield for all the 16 years and 60,000miles I’ve owned it. Not sure what the shield was supposed to protect, but it ain’t been missed yet. My car is also missing all the exhaust heat shields underneath the body, except the ones over the two main silencers...
by chrisfell
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: engine using oil
Replies: 8
Views: 228
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: 511
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: 1552
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: 521
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: 863
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: 429
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: 429
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: 1222
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: 863
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: 863
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: 9294
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: 689
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: 404
St Lucia

Re: Daily driver need not be boring

Says 350Z on the back. Guessing that’s what it is.....