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by chrisfell
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 1 2+2 chrome apost trims
Replies: 3
Views: 188
St Lucia

Re: Series 1 2+2 chrome apost trims

Mine has screws into the pillar, tucked under the door seal. SNGB parts suggest this is OE fitting.
by chrisfell
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Electric power steering
Replies: 12
Views: 817
St Lucia

Re: Electric power steering

I've been trying to keep this comment to myself, by I cant keep it in any longer. :bigrin:
Protein shakes and working out with weights is cheaper, and the benefits can be used elsewhere.
by chrisfell
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil Filter sealing ring dimensions
Replies: 4
Views: 196
St Lucia

Re: Oil Filter sealing ring dimensions

On my car the fat one won’t fit. The thin one seals just fine.
by chrisfell
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Electric power steering
Replies: 12
Views: 817
St Lucia

Re: Electric power steering

Nope, but I have driven a S1 with power steering by Lite Steer. It worked when it was required, and not when it wasn’t. Lite Steer is £2k, from memory EZ is....er...not!
by chrisfell
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New E Type book
Replies: 9
Views: 1045
St Lucia

Re: New E Type book

“ Looks like you, Chris, used something better ? Could you share the secret ?”

I used BookWright by Blurb to set the text and pictures. Blurb printed the copies.
I wouldn’t say it was easy, it was quite fiddly but I did enjoy the process.
by chrisfell
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: series 3 vs Series 1
Replies: 65
Views: 2211
St Lucia

Re: series 3 vs Series 1

Those of us that have driven both LWB and SWB E-Types know the truth. There is more room in the LWB and it is easier to get in and out of the LWB. There is also exactly the same view down the (identical) bonnet. If only the LWB coupe wasn't such a hunchback it would be every bit a better car.
by chrisfell
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New E Type book
Replies: 9
Views: 1045
St Lucia

Re: New E Type book

I did something similar a few years ago. https://i.postimg.cc/RCTpzCQw/EB764-D43-2-D32-4-E8-C-B514-AD9-A770073-F1.jpg I had a lot of fun sorting piccies and telling tales about the car, its history, and what I’ve done to it over the years. https://i.postimg.cc/m2JQvKqQ/7-A361-A0-C-FC3-C-41-CC-9-ED8-...
by chrisfell
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Tyre wear
Replies: 5
Views: 303
St Lucia

Re: Tyre wear

If the toe in is within limits, check the ball joints, especially the lower ball joints.
by chrisfell
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 22
Views: 1072
St Lucia

Re: Merry Christmas

And a very merry winter solstice from me and my E.
by chrisfell
Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winter Care
Replies: 13
Views: 844
St Lucia

Re: Winter Care

Axle stands. The Vreds on my car deform if left for too long in one spot. Plus 1 for the occasional trickle charge, but I also run the engine to full temp every few weeks or so. In the meanwhile each corner and the underside get a deep clean, and a full inner and outer panel re-waxoyling. Winter is ...
by chrisfell
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member
Replies: 5
Views: 1587
St Lucia

Re: New member

Ooooooo! Polished ally porn. The only kind.
by chrisfell
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cheers for advice all
Replies: 8
Views: 695
St Lucia

Re: Cheers for advice all

I ‘spose being able to drive your own CV to the interview might have been a help! Kudos! I know my skills lie elsewhere, I’d love to be able to fabricate stuff, just like my Dad used to. I have two left hands, both full of thumbs. Dad recently told me it took him a whole weekend and after work on Mo...
by chrisfell
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Master craftsman still out there
Replies: 4
Views: 482
St Lucia

Re: Master craftsman still out there

Aluminium oxides in air. It takes a while for the effects to be seen, but polished aluminium will dull over time. To keep them bright for years requires constant polishing.
by chrisfell
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: How to post a short video of a rattle?
Replies: 12
Views: 719
St Lucia

Re: How to post a short video of a rattle?

I’ve heard a similar dry rattle, almost a thudding sound before. In my case I’d over tightened and stressed the rear stabiliser.
by chrisfell
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 2+2 1972 - Ignition Issues
Replies: 15
Views: 763
St Lucia

Re: Series 3 2+2 1972 - Ignition Issues

Dunno about the rest of you, but when I’ve done something to the car and the next drive or the test drive shows up some flaws, I know absolutely without fail, it was the thing I just did.
by chrisfell
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jaguar halts E Type Zero
Replies: 13
Views: 1105
St Lucia

Re: Jaguar halts E Type Zero

Dammit, now I’ll have to make my own electric E-Type.
by chrisfell
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gearbox noise
Replies: 16
Views: 882
St Lucia

Re: Gearbox noise

"I was just wondering before I go to the expense, how quiet is the gearbox on a manual SII normally?" Mine (S1 fitted with EJ gearbox) was whining in all three lower gears when I bought the car. Fourth is always quiet. I've driven the car over 65,000 miles since then. The gearbox still whines, but n...
by chrisfell
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Speedo cable
Replies: 10
Views: 554
St Lucia

Re: Speedo cable

Before you go any further, just check the timing of the “jumping”. On my car I replaced the cable, but found no improvement. Then I noticed that the jumping was exactly synchronous with the the mileometer. The tenths cylinder ticks every one sixtieth of a mile, exactly matching the jumping of the ne...
by chrisfell
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cold Glue Dent removal
Replies: 4
Views: 423
St Lucia

Re: Cold Glue Dent removal

Speak to the largest car dealer near you. They will have a fleet of demonstrators and loan cars, and they will have a tame dent guy to remove all the car parking dings these cars get before they are sold on.
by chrisfell
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Upper wishbone nut
Replies: 5
Views: 572
St Lucia

Re: Upper wishbone nut

A little voice in my head is saying, check all the fasteners. If I’d found one that’s loose I’d check them all. Find the torque specs and tighten every not bolt screw and clip, and not just the critical ones (suspension steering engine mounts...).