Search found 709 matches

by chrisfell
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winter layup advise
Replies: 6
Views: 142
St Lucia

Re: Winter layup advise

Wheels off, hubs resting on jacks. Body covered with a loose cover. Windows open. Dehumidifier on constantly. I still start the car once a month, let it idle for a while, until the fan comes on. Gently rev the warm engine, listen for any noises that shouldn’t be there. Try not to get caught by the n...
by chrisfell
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Engine chugs when power is taken off
Replies: 9
Views: 279
St Lucia

Re: Engine chugs when power is taken off

I only know one of the causes of just this kind of symptom because my neighbour told me about it. In this case it was a Ford Escort, but the cause was the same. A recently cashed up young chap who always wanted to own the car his Dad used to drive, bought one fully restored. And on his first few dri...
by chrisfell
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Valuation.
Replies: 28
Views: 1041
St Lucia

Re: Valuation.

Resources such as Hagerty are useful guides. Their methodology is sound, but in a thin market such as that for the remaining 25,000 or so E-Types the valuations are never going to be as reliable as those for (say) 911s, of which many more than 72,000 were made. (It is said that the 1millionth 911 wa...
by chrisfell
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Valuation.
Replies: 28
Views: 1041
St Lucia

Re: Valuation.

by chrisfell
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Trouble shooting 123 dizzy
Replies: 21
Views: 403
St Lucia

Re: Trouble shooting 123 dizzy

Tom W wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:09 pm
I thought the 123 had a built in cut off to protect against the ignition being left on.
Yes it does. If turns itself off after a preset interval if the engine isn’t turned over.
by chrisfell
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thought and Contemplation
Replies: 49
Views: 1751
St Lucia

Re: Thought and Contemplation

tim wood wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:31 pm
Ohh to be 57 !
Does anyone know how to post one of those surveys where you indicate your age group?
45 -50
51 -55
56-60


Etc
I’ve never been Etc before. Ho hum!
by chrisfell
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for my old E-Type reg "XKE 75"
Replies: 24
Views: 1129
St Lucia

Re: Looking for my old E-Type reg "XKE 75"

:yeahthat:

In the spirit of goodwill and all that guff.
by chrisfell
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: oil pressure woes
Replies: 24
Views: 1014
St Lucia

Re: oil pressure woes

“On that note, my log book hasnt been updated with the new engine number ( engine fitted 12 years ago0, should I bother doing it?”
Yes. If it should ever get nicked, the log book will prove the number of the stolen engine.
by chrisfell
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 181
Views: 13842
St Lucia

Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

An acquaintance had a late S2. It also had the chrome trimmed hooter. Alas it is no more as it came to grief on the A36 entering Salisbury when it slid under the trailer of an artic whose driver decided to do a uey.
by chrisfell
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Turn Signal/Brake Light/Side Light.
Replies: 26
Views: 748
St Lucia

Re: Turn Signal/Brake Light/Side Light...dumb question

Other bonded parts delaminating?

Image
A 2+2 main box bracket hanger.


Image
Rear suspension hangers.

Our cars were not meant to last this long. This is the result.
by chrisfell
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Jaguar E Type Series 2 - Pressure sender failures.
Replies: 4
Views: 465
St Lucia

Re: Jaguar E Type Series 2 - Pressure sender failures.

I have three dead senders. One reads low, one reads high, one (the oldest and probably original) doesn’t read at all. The fourth reads normallly and reliably. I thought the batch of duff senders had been bled out of the parts supply system. Clearly not.
by chrisfell
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch bite point
Replies: 4
Views: 264
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: 330
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: 330
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: 1361
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: 451
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.

Image
by chrisfell
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Hitch up the caravan and away you go!!
Replies: 7
Views: 451
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: 1361
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: 1361
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: 456
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.