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by chrisfell
Fri May 24, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Member Banned from forum
Replies: 15
Views: 571
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: 65
Views: 3019
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: 15
Views: 571
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: 15
Views: 571
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.
by chrisfell
Mon May 20, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Inspection Lights
Replies: 6
Views: 339
St Lucia

Re: Inspection Lights

I replaced my 5ft fluorescent tubes with 5ft long LED units. Nice and bright, no delay to start (in fact the starter has to be removed) and only 11 watts each. The LED tubes fit the old fittings. Not sure if this helps.
by chrisfell
Fri May 17, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: O/T Mille miglia
Replies: 0
Views: 242
St Lucia

O/T Mille miglia

Some private footage taken by my cousin....
by chrisfell
Sun May 12, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: How to set camber, caster and toe-in DIY ?
Replies: 12
Views: 533
St Lucia

Re: How to set camber, caster and toe-in DIY ?

In all things I measure twice, cut (adjust) once. Then measure twice again. And adjust (cut) if necessary. And repeat until no longer necessary. Then measure twice again just to be sure. BTW, I set my castor by plumb bob and line. Simple, no special tools, just faith in the uniformity (at a small sc...
by chrisfell
Sun May 12, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Security matters
Replies: 5
Views: 384
St Lucia

Re: Security matters

Yup, it appears my mistake was to leave the tracker unused from October to March. Never mind. I called the phone company, a new sim is on its way with the balance of credit applied from the old account. £11. That should last another two or three years. Texts are 2p. And I’ll order another cheapie tr...
by chrisfell
Fri May 10, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Door lock in handle slot orientation? Up, Down, Both?
Replies: 23
Views: 477
St Lucia

Re: Door lock in handle slot orientation? Up, Down, Both?

I’m happy that mine and Malcolm’s are the same.

And OCD correct.
by chrisfell
Fri May 10, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Security matters
Replies: 5
Views: 384
St Lucia

Security matters

We all fret about leaving our pride and joy somewhere other than in a locked bolted and alarmed garage, with 24 hour Doberman surveillance. So, like others, I imagine, I have a tracker that I secrete somewhere in the car when it is left for more than a few seconds and out of my direct line of sight....
by chrisfell
Fri May 10, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Door lock in handle slot orientation? Up, Down, Both?
Replies: 23
Views: 477
St Lucia

Re: Door lock in handle slot orientation? Up, Down, Both?

Nope!
Image
Passenger side.

Image
And driver’s side.
Both down.
by chrisfell
Mon May 06, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which 185 tyre: Dunlop or Pirelli or Michelin ?
Replies: 38
Views: 1611
St Lucia

Re: Which 185 tyre: Dunlop or Pirelli or Michelin ?

And finally,........ At today’s Goodwood track day, I checked on some of the cars being thrown around the circuit. Of the S1s and S2s that should have been wearing 185s, the most common size seemed to be 205/70. They sat on a variety of rims, from 5” standard through 5.5” competition wires to 6” cen...
by chrisfell
Mon May 06, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: New battery needed
Replies: 4
Views: 326
St Lucia

Re: New battery needed

I have a Lucas battery in my E. The Lucas label is big and green.

I did have a Bosch Silver battery as David described. I junked it after about two years when it developed an internal short. I still use it some five years later for non car jobs, such as powering the electric jack.
by chrisfell
Sun May 05, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Security Query
Replies: 36
Views: 5800
St Lucia

Re: Security Query

There is nothing quite like the feeling one gets when a pride and joy vehicle is not where you left it. It was 1996. I’d owned this particular car for nine years, it was in better knick than when I’d bought it. Witnesses described the thief. Some weeks later, someone matching the thief’s description...
by chrisfell
Sun May 05, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Ammeter - Not charging?
Replies: 6
Views: 234
St Lucia

Re: Ammeter - Not charging?

I’ve had this before. The ammeter tells me the alternator is charging and the battery is drained. Checking the voltage, it should be around. 14 volts. If it is 15 or higher, the regulator is suspect. If the volts are at 14 and ammeter stays pegged at C for more than a minute or two then the battery ...
by chrisfell
Fri May 03, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bullet dent
Replies: 16
Views: 538
St Lucia

Re: Bullet dent

“Brilliant
my wife says she’s glad it’s given a few middle aged gentlemen a little light relief and a touch of imaginative fantasy”

Dunno ‘bout the rest of you, but neither my light reliefs, nor my fantasies involve anything that could be shared on this forum.
by chrisfell
Fri May 03, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Vredesteins
Replies: 10
Views: 686
St Lucia

Re: Vredesteins

Two posts for the same reason? C’mon chaps!
by chrisfell
Fri May 03, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which 185 tyre: Dunlop or Pirelli or Michelin ?
Replies: 38
Views: 1611
St Lucia

Re: Which 185 tyre: Dunlop or Pirelli or Michelin ?

Vreds are deigned to do this, the tread does extend over the sidewall. https://i.postimg.cc/v89xyfBB/image.jpg In my opinion this is a a Good Thing. Not for cornering on a track, but for that tightening sphincter moment when trying to avoid a child chasing a ball, or that moron who pulled out of a s...
by chrisfell
Fri May 03, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Vredesteins
Replies: 10
Views: 686
St Lucia

Re: Vredesteins

I’ve said this before (probably elsewhere) that Vreds may not be the best, but the others are no where near £100 per comer better.

I now have two spares (on top of the five on the car) waiting for the need to mount and balance them. Should see me through the next few years.
by chrisfell
Fri May 03, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bullet dent
Replies: 16
Views: 538
St Lucia

Re: Bullet dent

If you are a member of jag-lovers, they’d love to hear this story as well.