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by Herzeg
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wheel: what Tightening torque
Replies: 39
Views: 735
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Re: Wheel: what Tightening torque

David I have a repro set for my S2 federal spinners, bought at Stoneleigh in my early innocent days of ownership. I've fitted two so far without trouble but from this thread it sounds like I should use the originals. Given that they are marked from constant use, is it feasible to re-chrome them succ...
by Herzeg
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: MOT Time!!
Replies: 8
Views: 325
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Re: MOT Time!!

Steve

Ok, I stand corrected :yellow: My MOT and tax came up in March so it wasn't a question.

John
by Herzeg
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: MOT Time!!
Replies: 8
Views: 325
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Re: MOT Time!!

Hi Julian My understanding was that you have to declare the car as tax free when it turns 40. Once you have done that you get the usual renewal form, which you have to renew, but it costs nothing. The MOT is, as far as i understand not linked and completely voluntary, you choose to do or not to do -...
by Herzeg
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: DVLA Problems registering my US e type
Replies: 12
Views: 561
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Re: DVLA Problems registering my US e type

I don't know if the same system is still in place but twenty years or so ago my boss bought an old ford pop to transfer the reg to his new merc. The authorities insisted that both vehicles must be taxed, insured and mot'd in order to make the transfer. This meant I got to drive a brand new 5 series ...
by Herzeg
Fri May 18, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello everyone!
Replies: 9
Views: 313
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Re: Hello everyone!

Hi Simone

Welcome to the forum. As you already know let's a lot of help on offer out there. Others with more specific knowledge will I'm help on the paint matching, I had mine resprayed after someone hit it and had to do the whole car to make it match.

Put some pictures up please when you can.

John
by Herzeg
Fri May 11, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: New MOT rules
Replies: 13
Views: 606
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Re: New MOT rules

I definately will get mine done every year just as an independant check. The guy who tested mine last month loves old cars and builds hot rods. He said that if you have a major accident then it is good if you can show the a piece of paper that says it was tested and complied with the rules at that p...
by Herzeg
Thu May 10, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: New MOT rules
Replies: 13
Views: 606
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Re: New MOT rules

Chris

If you have that much oil coming out I would be more worried if it had enough oil to get it to the test station :fingerscrossed:

John
by Herzeg
Sun May 06, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rusty Sills?
Replies: 8
Views: 462
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Re: Rusty Sills?

Thanks for all the comments. I am not going to worry about it for now and will just drive it. When I spot something amiss that's the time to worry but am finally enjoying driving it more than spending money on it! I've just spent two hours yesterday cleaning the wheels and it's gleaming so I will en...
by Herzeg
Fri May 04, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rusty Sills?
Replies: 8
Views: 462
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Rusty Sills?

Hi everyone I was lucky enough t have bought a visually rust-free car which was sold to me with an MOT and has passed two more with only an advisory about steering column wear (more about that later). Having read the various restoration reports on the forum, I am concerned that my car has hidden cor...
by Herzeg
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Potholes
Replies: 13
Views: 791
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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: 485
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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: 6613
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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: 25
Views: 3704
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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: 25
Views: 3704
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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: 730
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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: 2044
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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: 1995
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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: 1995
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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: 882
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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: 1614
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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...