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by E600
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Credit where credit due
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Great Britain

Re: Credit where credit due

Hi I would second the above, helped me throughout the build of my XKER rear suspension for a very fair price, including swapping rear springs to get suspension fully sorted. An excellent company to deal with. https://s17.postimg.cc/8fni9hqm7/CIMG0142.jpg https://s17.postimg.cc/gxwydu4un/CIMG0143.jpg
by E600
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: First trip abroad
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Great Britain

Re: First trip abroad

Think of things that stop you dead in your tracks, ignition amplifier, coil, fuel pump. All doable in a car park with a few tools. Take this. If its anything larger, waterpump etc you need European cover, for recovery if nothing else. We have been many times and its only 20 mins or so out of Calais,...
by E600
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ebay: Series 2 FHC with front coil springs?
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Great Britain

Re: Ebay: Series 2 FHC with front coil springs?

https://s17.postimg.cc/ccekncqgf/CIMG3673.jpg I have fitted the above to a couple of my past E Types. They are made by Gaz and are helper springs, rated at 35lbs. These assist the TB's without applying excessive loads to the picture frame and are a cheaper alternative to uprated TB's. I would like ...
by E600
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E Bay Sale of unique items
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Great Britain

E Bay Sale of unique items

I have just noticed on e bay there are for sale a number of early E Type parts all in good condition. These items include the complete soft top and frame (in very good condition), door drop glasses, headlamp glasses and door chromes. I was curious as to why these items might be for sale, perhaps som...
by E600
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Replacing bonnet support frame
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Great Britain

Re: Replacing bonnet support frame

Do Barrats make frames? I thought they supplied Robey frames same as most vendors. That being the case go to the source..............Robey
by E600
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Drain tubes bd28539 - headlight scoop
Replies: 5
Views: 1157
Great Britain

Re: Drain tubes bd28539 - headlight scoop

I would recommend having them a little longer and route them out of the bonnet, from memory there are two options for exit.

Regards
Pat
by E600
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Moss box synchro
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Great Britain

Re: Moss box synchro

If still required Klassic Transmissions in UK are a good source for the Moss box. They can rebuild to as good as new. No affiliation other than satisfied customer.

Regards
Pat
by E600
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Water pump leak?
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Great Britain

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: 549
Great Britain

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: 524
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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: 506
Great Britain

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: 506
Great Britain

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: 475
Great Britain

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: 475
Great Britain

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: 995
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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: 427
Great Britain

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: 566
Great Britain

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: 584
Great Britain

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: 74
Views: 4276
Great Britain

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: 74
Views: 4276
Great Britain

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...