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by chrisfell
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch bite point
Replies: 4
Views: 140
St Lucia

Re: Clutch bite point

Could be out of adjustment, a simple fix, or it could be a worn out release bush/bearing. If so, it is not a cheap fix.
by chrisfell
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: headlamp main beam warning lamp colour
Replies: 7
Views: 194
St Lucia

Re: headlamp main beam warning lamp colour

Red. Not a hint of blueishness.
by chrisfell
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: headlamp main beam warning lamp colour
Replies: 7
Views: 194
St Lucia

Re: headlamp main beam warning lamp colour

1967, still red....
by chrisfell
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: E Type equals what other classic
Replies: 28
Views: 954
St Lucia

Re: E Type equals what other classic

I can’t honestly say which one I like the best. The two sports cars I regularly drive, the E and a Honda S2000, each has a unique character. One looks like it will do 150 mph. But it wont, and even if it came close I'd be worried about its mechanical integrity, not to say its safety. It rattles and...
by chrisfell
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Hitch up the caravan and away you go!!
Replies: 7
Views: 210
St Lucia

Re: Hitch up the caravan and away you go!!

Series 2 only, it appears. S1 and S3 exhausts might get in the way.

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by chrisfell
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Hitch up the caravan and away you go!!
Replies: 7
Views: 210
St Lucia

Re: Hitch up the caravan and away you go!!

There’s a S2 FHC down here with a two bar AND a caravan.
by chrisfell
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E Type equals what other classic
Replies: 28
Views: 954
St Lucia

Re: E Type equals what other classic

“stablemate for my E Type is a Silver Cloud”
Gotta Crewe built Turbo R, is that close enough?
by chrisfell
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: E Type equals what other classic
Replies: 28
Views: 954
St Lucia

Re: E Type equals what other classic

It was only ever the E-Type. Back in 61 there were no other cars like it, nothing even close. The Italians had their Blacksmiths, the Germans their quaint little Bug, the French had stopped making their Bugatti’s many years before, and the Americans were still building cars with suspension more suit...
by chrisfell
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine stalls after 3-5 secs (and has very sooty plugs)
Replies: 8
Views: 304
St Lucia

Re: Engine stalls after 3-5 secs (and has very sooty plugs)

I’d be checking the floats and needle valves in the carbs.
by chrisfell
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1 2+2 values
Replies: 32
Views: 2334
St Lucia

Re: Series 1 2+2 values

This car has been for sale before. I don’t think it will sell to anyone who knows E-Types. Not at twice the value of a properly concours car (ie an original U.K. car with no modifications and a full history folder). I thought I’d check the video of the engine being tested as mentioned in the descrip...
by chrisfell
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: After market LED lights. Legal UK?
Replies: 28
Views: 4698
St Lucia

Re: After market LED lights. Legal UK?

There are a number of offerings of whole headlamps with LED “bulbs” for sale for Jaguars and Landies in the range of £200 - £400. Similar offerings (at least visually in the adverts) for Jeeps and Harleys are around £40 - £50. I’ll need to see the beam pattern on dip before I part with any cash. Non...
by chrisfell
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: After market LED lights. Legal UK?
Replies: 28
Views: 4698
St Lucia

Re: After market LED lights. Legal UK?

Anyone else remember 75watt sealed beam units?
by chrisfell
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: After market LED lights. Legal UK?
Replies: 28
Views: 4698
St Lucia

Re: After market LED lights. Legal UK?

I’ve been looking at LED bulbs to replace the halogen H4s I currently use. None of the available units have a well defined dip cutoff. Most are simply dimmer on dip than main. They will be very bright but they will also dazzle.

I am still searching.
by chrisfell
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Salt!
Replies: 5
Views: 360
St Lucia

Salt!

Just one night of frost and the local authority has determined roads will need salt. So the E is now off the road for the next few months. Boo hoo!

Time list of winter projects to begin.
by chrisfell
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Relative newcomer, first driving impressions.
Replies: 7
Views: 521
St Lucia

Re: Relative newcomer, first driving impressions.

:yeahthat: Almost everytime. Other drivers and staff.
by chrisfell
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Relative newcomer, first driving impressions.
Replies: 7
Views: 521
St Lucia

Re: Relative newcomer, first driving impressions.

Yup, that’s what driving a 2+2 is like. Once you’ve run the engine in you’ll find you won’t want or ever need to rev it over 3,000 rpm. The best bit is not the way the car drives or its torque or the visceral level of feedback through the controls, which is quite unlike the electronically managed, c...
by chrisfell
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lost parts in restoration
Replies: 11
Views: 737
St Lucia

Re: Lost parts in restoration

ralphr1780 wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:53 am
I am happy to see that others have also gremlins in their workshop, who act weird while you are away.
:bouncyyellow:
LIttle buggers in my garage move things around under my nose!
by chrisfell
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Advice on rustproofing treatment please?
Replies: 26
Views: 898
St Lucia

Re: Advice on rustproofing treatment please?

christopher storey wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:40 am
And if you take the carpets out and peel up the vinyl sill covers just an inch or so, you will see a series of holes in the inner sill leading directly into the sill cavity
On my 2+2 there is one per side, looking like this.

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by chrisfell
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A long weekend
Replies: 1
Views: 258
St Lucia

A long weekend

As I didn’t manage to get to France this year, and I was busy entertaining relatives when others were rounding this island on Porter’s charity run, I thought I would spend a few days in Cornwall, our second visit this year. County of surfers and artists, apparently. Surfing, I can leave. Anything th...
by chrisfell
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Advice on rustproofing treatment please?
Replies: 26
Views: 898
St Lucia

Re: Advice on rustproofing treatment please?

I’ve been using waxoyl (clear) for decades, long before E-Types entered my life. It’s power to prevent the spread of (existing) rust was proven for me on my Dolomite Sprint which was my daily driver for most of the 20 years I owned it. On a practical note, somewhere and I don’t recall whether it was...