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by Herzeg
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Potholes
Replies: 13
Views: 407
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Re: Potholes

mach2andy wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:50 pm
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Love it :salute: Are there chips down there as well?

John
by Herzeg
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: First trip abroad
Replies: 5
Views: 337
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Re: First trip abroad

Turnip wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:34 pm
Um, those exhaust manifolds?

Simon
No wonder the bonnet needed a firm shove to close it :lol:

John
by Herzeg
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Open Day at e-Conic Cars (Moss Jaguar)
Replies: 98
Views: 5480
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Re: Open Day at e-Conic Cars (Moss Jaguar)

Hi Angus

I should be ok also. I'll try to get Katie to bake some biscuits as well - much easier now she has her 3d printed cutters!

Regards
John
by Herzeg
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Broken clock from a 1969 series 2 E-type
Replies: 24
Views: 2994
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Re: Broken clock from a 1969 series 2 E-type

[/quote] That depends on how much power the clock uses. Have you measured how much current the clock draws? I don't know how Smiths designed the 12 volt clock but if the clock uses 1mA of current it will take approximately 3.5 years to half discharge a typical E type battery. Clearly the battery wil...
by Herzeg
Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Broken clock from a 1969 series 2 E-type
Replies: 24
Views: 2994
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Re: Broken clock from a 1969 series 2 E-type

My clock is a 12v supply from the loom. I have the problem that connecting a trickle charger is difficult to organise in my garage and the clock is using valuable power for those hard to start winter days. Has anyone come up with a way to feed the clock via a small 12v rechargable that could be link...
by Herzeg
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Website Builders
Replies: 10
Views: 529
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Re: Website Builders

Stuart

Wix are quite good, they give templates you can use and modify as required. IIRC, it's possible to do for free.

John
by Herzeg
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Cost of respray
Replies: 31
Views: 1613
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Re: Cost of respray

My only input would be that, following a side impact from joe public, mine had to be resprayed. They were going to do the body plus one door that was damaged. The cost for that was £3k strip and rebuild and £3k painting (only a cover, not a strip back to bare metal. I added over £2k to do the bonnet...
by Herzeg
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: 123 and tachometer
Replies: 32
Views: 1506
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Re: 123 and tachometer

The strange thing is that modern cars with ostensibly similar systems are so reliable, but.... and it is a big but... it is clear that with moderns the whole electrical system is designed to be compatible with electronic ignition, so that coils, capacitors etc do not get fried . It may be also that...
by Herzeg
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: 123 and tachometer
Replies: 32
Views: 1506
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Re: 123 and tachometer

Julian I am glad your Pertronix works fine. Mine managed to burn out a coil. Having replaced it I still had a misfire and finally Angus traced it to the condensor which maybe was also damaged by the ignition. The first problem was an inability to rev over 3000rpm, raised to 4000 with a second coil. ...
by Herzeg
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: First new member 2018?
Replies: 10
Views: 598
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Re: First new member 2018?

Klaus

Good luck with the build.

I assume you mean "man flu", which women call a cold :lol:

John
by Herzeg
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: 50 Year Celebration of the Series 2 !
Replies: 26
Views: 1313
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Re: 50 Year Celebration of the Series 2 !

Being fully aware of the M25's reputation, I went from the dartford crossing to Gatwick in the morning rush hour two months ago and rarely went below 70mph. I was heading for the rolling road under the Gatwick approach path and had a sublime journey, passing every car except one. The journey back in...
by Herzeg
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: 50 Year Celebration of the Series 2 !
Replies: 26
Views: 1313
Great Britain

Re: 50 Year Celebration of the Series 2 !

Brooklands sounds good for a change of venue.

John
by Herzeg
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New MOT exemption 20/05/2018.
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Great Britain

Re: New MOT exemption 20/05/2018.

Hi

I had mine converted and thought to notify DVLA by amending the V5 but discovered there is no mention of where the steering wheel is located. So I didn't bother.

I will however get it tested every year anyway.

John
by Herzeg
Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 34
Views: 1262
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Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Xmas everyone.

Santa also visited me and I got this phone cover


Image

John
by Herzeg
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Ive only gone and bought one!
Replies: 14
Views: 1167
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Re: Ive only gone and bought one!

Phil

Sounds like a challenge :?: Good luck and feel free to ask, not sure I can be of much help though :doh:

John
by Herzeg
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My new OTS
Replies: 23
Views: 1794
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Re: My new OTS

Simon

I love it :yellow:

John
by Herzeg
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: My new OTS
Replies: 23
Views: 1794
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Re: My new OTS

Hi Tim

Just checked it. It's off the coast near Jacksonville, North Carolina. Next stop Southampton on 13th.

John
by Herzeg
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My new OTS
Replies: 23
Views: 1794
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Re: My new OTS

Tim

Car looks great. I went the USA OTS route, although mine was already here.

If you know the name of the vessel, go to marinetraffic.com and you can see it. We use it to track all of our shipments and it's very reliable.

John
by Herzeg
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Missing at high revs under load
Replies: 31
Views: 2555
Great Britain

Re: Missing at high revs under load

Mine wasn't cured first time but...

After replacing the Pertronix with points, the high speed was cured but low speed became terrible. Found the timing was out and was sorted. It now runs fine. Just goes to show the old ways are sometimes the best.

Now move on to the next problem :roll:

John
by Herzeg
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Missing at high revs under load
Replies: 31
Views: 2555
Great Britain

Re: Missing at high revs under load

Mike

Angus got my dizzy rebuilt and got the Pertronix kit plus coil from him as well. So it should have worked properly. Don't know about the spark plugs, I'll have to look at that.

John