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by E600
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Water pump leak?
Replies: 3
Views: 162
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Re: Water pump leak?

Phil if my memory serves me well there is a tell tale hole on the bottom of the pump snout. Clean this area and if access to a pressure tester pump up the coolant system, ensuring its full. Failing the pump another area can be the timing cover itself, again the tester should highlight the leak. I ha...
by E600
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Which tracker device?
Replies: 6
Views: 308
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Re: Which tracker device?

I had tracker fitted to my Aston Vanquish and one of the benefits with the Aston was there were so many places it could be hidden. Trying to hid the tracker in an E Type would be more of a challenge, and if the thieves know E Types they would know there are only a couple of places to look. There are...
by E600
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Rear wishbone cover/cap?
Replies: 5
Views: 272
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Re: Rear wishbone cover/cap?

Are wishbones cast?I thought they were fabricated.
by E600
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Competition E Type Front Frames
Replies: 2
Views: 261
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Re: Competition E Type Front Frames

Many thanks, that's what I was looking for

Regards
Pat
by E600
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Competition E Type Front Frames
Replies: 2
Views: 261
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Competition E Type Front Frames

I have seen reference to gusseted front frames used in regard to the Lightweight E Types. Has anyone got any details or pictures of this strengthening?

TIA

Regards
Pat
by E600
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Competition front brakes
Replies: 3
Views: 356
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Re: Competition front brakes

Thank you oth for informative replies.
by E600
Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Competition front brakes
Replies: 3
Views: 356
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Competition front brakes

Hi all
Does anyone know what caliper/discs are allowed for Appendix K class racing. In the back of my mind is a dim light illuminating a sign showing Mk9 front calipers and carriers, the lights not bright enough to track down and purchase a set hence the question.

TIA
Pat
by E600
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.2 Synchro Gearbox selector rod o-rings leaking (still)
Replies: 14
Views: 701
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Re: 4.2 Synchro Gearbox selector rod o-rings leaking (still)

Why not get it into a machine shop have all 3 bored and sleeved, problem solved for ever.
by E600
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.2 manual box what fits
Replies: 4
Views: 325
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Re: 4.2 manual box what fits

Hi If referring to a swb car then the moss non overdrive, the standard 4.2 4 synchro box and a plethora of 5 speed conversions, some with varying degrees of shell mods to accommodate. If the car in question is lwb then again various 5 speeders with the above caveat plus 4 speed manual overdrive jagu...
by E600
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Proof of age of engine and gearbox
Replies: 5
Views: 435
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Re: Proof of age of engine and gearbox

Hi
I have a 63 FHC with heritage certificate, cdata plate and block, head, crankshaft and flywheel serial numbers all match with no block date casting, nor evidence of one, also matching gearbox number.

Perhaps not all had such?
by E600
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Flywheel Clutch Balance.
Replies: 5
Views: 345
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Re: Flywheel Clutch Balance.

Hi
From reading the original it appears the clutch cover that came off is the one going back on. If so I would highly recommend a new 3 piece clutch be fitted. If I have read this wrong then sorry please carry on.

Regards
Pat
by E600
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch knocking noise
Replies: 73
Views: 2664
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Re: Clutch knocking noise

I've had a brainwave - does this gearbox have a sleeve over the input shaft that the release bearing slides along? I have know these break off. Unlikely, but less unlikely than anything else I can think of. I didn't have my brain switched on earlier when I suggested it might be the output shaft, si...
by E600
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch knocking noise
Replies: 73
Views: 2664
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Re: Clutch knocking noise

With the car on the lift and running the noise is coming from the box. Using the scope the flywheel, clutch cover, release bearing and inside of the bell housing are unmarked. Given the noise I would have expected to see swarf or gouges on the bell housing, but all appeared unmarked. Regardless of w...
by E600
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Engine & Gearbox Removal
Replies: 11
Views: 702
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Re: Engine & Gearbox Removal

Alan
I suspect your brake fluid problem isn't leakage, more that the other bottle is draining down causing it to overflow, normally caused by a seal leaking in the servo. Does the upper bottle ever requine topping up?

Regards
Pat
by E600
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Introduction & a tale of woe!
Replies: 13
Views: 1282
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Re: Introduction & a tale of woe!

Other than through this forum does anyone know how to get in touch with Sven?

Thanks
Pat
by E600
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch knocking noise
Replies: 73
Views: 2664
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Re: Clutch knocking noise

Brian
If you have a laptop can you please bring it. Its for the scope.

Regards
Pat
by E600
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: body number tag
Replies: 8
Views: 595
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Re: body number tag

It is my understanding that the vin plate fitted to the LH windscreen pillar was only for export models. I have never seen a UK car with this plate.

Regards
Pat
by E600
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Introduction & a tale of woe!
Replies: 13
Views: 1282
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Re: Introduction & a tale of woe!

Sven/Richard
I have pm'd you.

Regards
Pat
by E600
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Using oil - Advice please?
Replies: 11
Views: 531
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Re: Using oil - Advice please?

I hope I am stating the obvious for everyone's benefit. Inlet stems seals can be changed in situ. Clearly valve guides require the head removing. Perhaps try the seals first. It is possible to fit other marque seals ask at an old fashioned machine shop, or Chesmans might provide the answer. Best of ...
by E600
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Boy
Replies: 16
Views: 1065
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Re: New Boy

I was asked several years ago for my XKER to be used in an indoor static photo shoot with the cast from The only way is Chelsea. Turned positioned the car where they wanted, wife and I had a great lunch, watched some luvvies sit in the car and after a total of 4 hours left some £300 better off. £150...