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by chrisfell
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Headlamp bezel screw thread size?
Replies: 8
Views: 218
St Lucia

Re: Headlamp bezel screw thread size?

5/32 x 32
by chrisfell
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E type aerodynamics
Replies: 5
Views: 337
St Lucia

Re: E type aerodynamics

The coefficient of drag of an E-Type FHC is 5.2, the OTS 5.4. Jaguar figures. CD is a quotient based on a flat round plate of the same frontal area - which was defined as 1.0. The E had a CD nearer 0.44 or 0.45 which isn’t all that good when a modern car is closer to 0.25. Overall drag is another m...
by chrisfell
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crunchy reverse gear
Replies: 4
Views: 243
St Lucia

Re: Crunchy reverse gear

Dragging clutch can be an adjustment issue, or it could be the release bearing has worn down to the metal.
by chrisfell
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bruce McLaren #15 E-type JD Classics
Replies: 52
Views: 3288
St Lucia

Re: Bruce McLaren #15 E-type JD Classics

Last words (from me at least). Never put all your eggs in one basket. This is not just a proverb, it is a sensible rule which was built into every investment fund I've ever worked on. These rules limit, for example, the amount of a fund that could be invested in one asset, and the amount of a fund t...
by chrisfell
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bruce McLaren #15 E-type JD Classics
Replies: 52
Views: 3288
St Lucia

Re: Bruce McLaren #15 E-type JD Classics

A fool and his money are soon parted.

I agree that criminality should be punished and if proved in this case, punished harshly, but naked greed should not be excused.
by chrisfell
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bruce McLaren #15 E-type JD Classics
Replies: 52
Views: 3288
St Lucia

Re: Bruce McLaren #15 E-type JD Classics

Hmmm! Expecting a market you nothing about to produce higher returns than conventional investment markets is one thing. Trusting those investments to a second hand car dealer is quite another. Sorry if I sound callous, but even if deliberate and calculated fraud is found, I have little sympathy for ...
by chrisfell
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine cut out - advice please
Replies: 15
Views: 544
St Lucia

Re: Engine cut out - advice please

While everyone else is concentrating on possible electrical issues I’ll just mention that fuel starvation can cause engines to cut out momentarily. This could be due to an intermittent fault with the SU fuel pump (I recall the externally mounted pump on my Dad’s mini needing to be kickstarted by rap...
by chrisfell
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi I am a recent member living in Cornwall
Replies: 14
Views: 487
St Lucia

Re: Hi I am a recent member living in Cornwall

Peter, I'll send you a PM.
I'm also on the A30 (OK 400metres off the A30.). I could drive the whole way there and not leave the A30 until the very end!
by chrisfell
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tires
Replies: 10
Views: 618
St Lucia

Re: Tires

Everything I have read suggests these (Mickey Mouse) tyres are a complete scam. Not so. I friend has a Toyota Tonka Truck, self built on a pickup bed. It wears Mickey Thompson tyres that are almost as tall as me. He’s driven around Europe and Africa across deserts and up mountains. The tyres are bu...
by chrisfell
Thu May 31, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi I am a recent member living in Cornwall
Replies: 14
Views: 487
St Lucia

Re: Hi I am a recent member living in Cornwall

1954Etype wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 8:11 pm
Are you taking the E type Chris?
Yup.
For the next few months my E is my daily driver.
by chrisfell
Thu May 31, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi I am a recent member living in Cornwall
Replies: 14
Views: 487
St Lucia

Re: Hi I am a recent member living in Cornwall

While I am not in Cornwall now, I will be in a few weeks time for a week. I’ve hired a cottage for the week, going to visit a few NT sites, watch the sun setting from Land’s End, drive around a bit.
by chrisfell
Sun May 27, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: HELP: Rear diff oil leak
Replies: 7
Views: 295
St Lucia

Re: HELP: Rear diff oil leak

I lived with dripping seals for a few years. The seals had been dry and had become brittle while the car was acquiring its barn find dust. Oil used to contaminate the rear discs. Each MOT I had to clean the oil from the pumpkin and the rotors and hope that the leak would not become obvious during th...
by chrisfell
Sat May 26, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Cold starting problem
Replies: 3
Views: 116
St Lucia

Re: Cold starting problem

These symptoms can be caused by insufficient enrichment.
In other words the choke isn’t dropping the main jets.
by chrisfell
Wed May 23, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: When we’re half shaft UJ dust shields introduced?
Replies: 5
Views: 253
St Lucia

Re: When we’re half shaft UJ dust shields introduced?

Even my original ones foul when being pushed into place with the suspension unloaded. They clear when inside the hub carrier.
by chrisfell
Mon May 21, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-Type Roadster Boot lid springs open
Replies: 3
Views: 214
St Lucia

Re: E-Type Roadster Boot lid springs open

“Back in the day, it must have been a slow process for Jaguar to take the photo, send the film off to the processors,....”
Nope. Back in the day all Brits were the size of Norman Dewis. We could quite happily sit in the boot, lid shut, candle lit, looking for latches being out of whack.
by chrisfell
Mon May 21, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Royal Jaguar?
Replies: 28
Views: 1192
St Lucia

Re: Royal Jaguar?

Oh, and one final thing. The E-Zero has no spare wheel. Elastic trickery gubbins take up all the space under the boot boards where once a spare and the fuel tank were. Haven’t any direct experience of the lecky car stuff, just relaying what others have experienced. I tend to treat the claims of enth...
by chrisfell
Mon May 21, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Royal Jaguar?
Replies: 28
Views: 1192
St Lucia

Re: Royal Jaguar?

Hmmmmmm. The car concerned has a battery capacity of 40KwH. Apparently this give it a 'real world' range of 170 miles. Hmmmmmm. A friend's Nissan Leaf has a similar capacity and it runs out of puff at around 50-60 miles, sending warnings to the driver not to deplete the batteries anymore as they wil...
by chrisfell
Fri May 11, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S1 4.2 Rear Exhaust without expansion box
Replies: 13
Views: 479
St Lucia

Re: S1 4.2 Rear Exhaust without expansion box

Fit straight sections of stainless steel pipe instead of the main silencers, keep the rear resonators. Fabrication only required to mount the pipes on the silencer hangers.


Easily reversible if the neighbours complain.

Which they wont.
by chrisfell
Thu May 10, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Electroplating kits - any good?
Replies: 8
Views: 469
St Lucia

Re: Electroplating kits - any good?

"scrubbing down with vim"
Can you still get that stuff?
by chrisfell
Thu May 10, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New MOT rules
Replies: 13
Views: 520
St Lucia

Re: New MOT rules

So just to throw the cat amongst the pigeons, you do realise that if you get a fail through not road worthy you shouldnt be driving the car home or to another garage to get it fixed. Not any more. The two categories of failure, Dangerous and Major are differentiated thus. Dangerous means do not dri...