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by chrisfell
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Norman Dewis in the Times
Replies: 4
Views: 217
St Lucia

Re: Norman Dewis in the Times

One account of the time reports Norman took the car to over 7200 rpm!

When told the figure achieved, William Lyons is reported to have asked what that was in miles per hour.
by chrisfell
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Norman Dewis in the Times
Replies: 4
Views: 217
St Lucia

Re: Norman Dewis in the Times

For those unable to penetrate the Times paywall..... Norman Dewis; Low-born, long-serving chief test driver for Jaguar who in 1953 risked his life when he broke the 'flying mile' speed record SECTION: NEWS; Pg. 43 LENGTH: 891 words In 1953 Jaguar, the British luxury sports car manufacturer, was look...
by chrisfell
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: From 4 to 5 Speed , but Which one ?
Replies: 25
Views: 663
St Lucia

Re: From 4 to 5 Speed , but Which one ?

I know of one S3 which has a 2.88 and an OD. Very relaxed cruising on motorways.
by chrisfell
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: SU Mixture adjustment
Replies: 6
Views: 435
St Lucia

Re: SU Mixture adjustment

Hmmmm, am I the only one screaming No No No, do not average the carb settings. Think about it for a minute. If I adjust the carb so that the mixture being burned in cylinders one and two is optimal, why would I change it just because the carb feeding cylinders three and four needed the jet at a diff...
by chrisfell
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: problem with cam follower
Replies: 17
Views: 767
St Lucia

Re: problem with cam follower

Someone, a lister on the J-L site, has replaced springs and cotters without removing the head. Might be worth checking that before the head comes off. Of course, if the valve is bent, the head must come off.
by chrisfell
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Delayed Posting.
Replies: 13
Views: 675
St Lucia

Re: Delayed Posting.

Never mind, here it is in all its gory detail.
https://www.barons-auctions.com/view-lo ... plica-mk-1
by chrisfell
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Local fete.
Replies: 15
Views: 835
St Lucia

Re: Local fete.

The unregistered S1 which has flat hub wheels, no badge bar and was LHD, kept its bonnet shut all the time. It was presented by a local restoration house. In fact quite a few cars were from local businesses, including the Fiat 500 electric car. At last years show the pink caddie would have been put ...
by chrisfell
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Local fete.
Replies: 15
Views: 835
St Lucia

Re: Local fete.

Word from the colonies is big block Ford.
by chrisfell
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil leak after a run
Replies: 15
Views: 514
St Lucia

Re: Oil leak after a run

Check the pipe from the oil filter head back into the sump. This can perish. (Ask me how I know.) Under normal sedate driving the oil bypass valve in the oil filter head isn’t opened, but on the motorway prolonged running at high-ish rpm can see the oil bypass valve opening and excess oil being retu...
by chrisfell
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is the end near?
Replies: 14
Views: 798
St Lucia

Re: Is the end near?

"Enjoy while you can, but in the longer term, don’t expect your classic E-type to be there to fund your pension!" There is a lot of wisdom in this sentence. Precisely how much of the current asset price inflation our cars have experienced over recent years is due to money seeking investment opportun...
by chrisfell
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: 4.2 seats and hood cover
Replies: 8
Views: 349
St Lucia

Re: 4.2 seats and hood cover

I have some tatty ones. https://i.postimg.cc/bN4jHfvw/IMG-0210.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/sDMrhgsL/IMG-0211.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/4dwgzKYD/IMG-0212.jpg Just a though, as you are (no offence intended here) a younger enthusiast, had you considered making your car (already modified from its original c...
by chrisfell
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: MPG
Replies: 6
Views: 609
St Lucia

Re: MPG

I’ve never managed better than 22 from my bag of nails, and never worse than 20. It is not tuned, has standard CR, rebuilt SUs, electronic ignition triggering a gold coil to fire iridium plugs. A fat spark and a slightly rich mixture. I could lean the mixture for economy, but that would affect its g...
by chrisfell
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Local fete.
Replies: 15
Views: 835
St Lucia

Local fete.

Took my recently polished bag of nails to a local village fete where one villager likes to invite classics of all stripes. For the first time there were three Es, usually I’m on my own amongst various other marques. https://i.postimg.cc/L8WK3T4D/4-A68151-D-A53-D-40-D5-886-F-C38-A5-A5-BB331.jpg https...
by chrisfell
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is the end near?
Replies: 14
Views: 798
St Lucia

Is the end near?

I don’t mean are we running out of oil, or is the fear that using cars is killing the sky going to bring about the end of our hobby. No I mean this. While out in my freshly-polished-in-advance-of-a-local-show E, a yoof upon seeing my car drive past exclaimed in a tone more admonishing than astonishi...
by chrisfell
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: rolling road figures
Replies: 59
Views: 4066
St Lucia

Re: rolling road figures

Word around the paddock was that the engine made over 400bhp. Not sure where that number came from.
by chrisfell
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Car jacking
Replies: 40
Views: 2406
St Lucia

Re: Car jacking

“Or, are things not that simple????????”

Yup, it is that simple.
by chrisfell
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Car jacking
Replies: 40
Views: 2406
St Lucia

Re: Car jacking

Despite the experiences of others, I do not have, nor do I feel the need, for a lead hammer, I use the hide side of the copper hide mallet. It doesn’t mark the spinner. Neither do I feel the spinner saver is useless, nor a hazard to my car’s bodywork or mine. Correctly used, it works perfectly well....
by chrisfell
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Car jacking
Replies: 40
Views: 2406
St Lucia

Re: Car jacking

I have two spinner savers, one home made from several sheets of plywood glued and drilled appropriately, the other, pictured above, came from SNGB.

Try here. https://www.sngbarratt.com/uk/#!/Englis ... 2d412fddee

Make a note of this website, you will not regret it.
by chrisfell
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Car jacking
Replies: 40
Views: 2406
St Lucia

Re: Car jacking

I thought I’d check where the electric jack could be carried in my 2+2. I needn’t have worried, it easily fits under the boot board and is therefore suitable for any E, OTS, FHC or 2+2. (S1 and S2, I cant vouch for S3). https://i.postimg.cc/fRB57S9y/F6-DC2-E7-D-FD67-41-B4-92-F8-9591-B437-F988.jpg As...
by chrisfell
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cover for car
Replies: 7
Views: 592
St Lucia

Re: Cover for car

My car has been covered with old candle wick bedspreads for all of the last 16 years. The only purpose is to keep the dust off the paintwork, a task these covers perform well. In fact the very same covers were used on my previous classic for almost 20 years, without any detriment to the paintwork in...