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by mark10337
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hallo from Germany
Replies: 7
Views: 97
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Re: Hallo from Germany

where near Stuttgart specialises in eTypes? Would be useful to know, for emergencies for me, or also people on continental trips. That might be worth a sticky thread or KB article. Steve/David?
by mark10337
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Gauge cluster grounding
Replies: 4
Views: 115
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Re: Gauge cluster grounding

The first one goes to a lucas tab attached to the bulkead, pretty much directly behind the rev counter.

I changed this to an ring, as the tab can come off.
by mark10337
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Buying MWS wheels
Replies: 26
Views: 528
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Re: Buying MWS wheels

I originally had Daytons on mine 15x5 supplied by SNG. There were problems with them not being true. SNG eventually swapped them, but the replacements were also not good. Later it was found one had damage to the interior edge causing the issues. They were replaced with MWS who removed the Daytons, f...
by mark10337
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Buying MWS wheels
Replies: 26
Views: 528
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Re: Buying MWS wheels

Yes, 205/70 R15. and bump stops in place. While not a factor for many people, I have experienced very low wear with these tyres.
by mark10337
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Buying MWS wheels
Replies: 26
Views: 528
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Re: Buying MWS wheels

I run the 15x5 MWS wheels, with Vredstein 205 tyres. Very happy with the whole setup.
by mark10337
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front right indicator dead / help needed
Replies: 5
Views: 189
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Re: Front right indicator dead / help needed

Great news! I'm glad you found it.
by mark10337
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel gauge sender gasket leak
Replies: 11
Views: 430
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Re: Fuel gauge sender gasket leak

Cork is not affected by ethanol. I had a rubber/neoprene one fitted and it disintegrated within 6 months spewing fuel out all over the boot and dripping out by the hot exhausts. This was despite assurances that it was "ethanol rated" Take the cork one and a bit of blue hylomar! As copper is a soft m...
by mark10337
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front right indicator dead / help needed
Replies: 5
Views: 189
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Re: Front right indicator dead / help needed

next one comes in, up the footwell to the connectors under the dash on the left.
Here it will connect to the rear loom, dash loom and indicator stalk.
There should be a couple of double bullet connectors to allow the branching and the signal to be carried forwards and to the rear.
by mark10337
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front right indicator dead / help needed
Replies: 5
Views: 189
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Re: Front right indicator dead / help needed

Test if you are getting 12v on the signal wire at the light. If you are, it will be the bulb holder or a bad earth.
If not. trace back slowly at each connector along the path. connector block, bonnet connector M, bonnet connector F, etc. etc.
by mark10337
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S1 & 420G similarity
Replies: 30
Views: 768
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Re: S1 & 420G similarity

I'm not sure how much of the IRS can be used from the 420G on the eType, but it is also worth looking at.
by mark10337
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Electrical scheme
Replies: 6
Views: 378
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Re: Electrical scheme

check the switch for the lights, high beam and the bullet connectors for blue-yellow and blue-white cables in that area. you will eventually find where the 12v is getting stuck.
by mark10337
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thought and Contemplation
Replies: 49
Views: 1757
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Re: Thought and Contemplation

Bought mine aged 45, now am 49. Love driving it around day to day as much as possible.
by mark10337
Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: It must be Christmas
Replies: 31
Views: 1067
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Re: It must be Christmas

Merry Christmas all.

Get out and drive it!
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by mark10337
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 aesthetics
Replies: 183
Views: 59243
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Re: Series 2 aesthetics

You need the rear lights from a Lotus Elan. A straight swap I believe.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File ... ngland.jpg
by mark10337
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Speedo drive cost
Replies: 3
Views: 335
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Re: Speedo drive cost

driving mine in both europe and the UK I really wish there was a dual mph/kph dial - and no, I'm not putting little stickers and markers on it!
by mark10337
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series II E type 4.2 Under dash harness connections
Replies: 11
Views: 2226
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Re: Series II E type 4.2 Under dash harness connections

It is the green red and green white connectors that are the left and right flashers. If the rears are flashing correctly, but the front is wrong, it is most likely crossed over on the bonnet connector, the 10way block behind the bonnet connector in the bonnet or the feed to the bonnet connector from...
by mark10337
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dashboard wiring loom - should I?
Replies: 22
Views: 844
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Re: Dashboard wiring loom - should I?

a small polishing attachment on a dremmel cleans up the fuse holders absolutely fine. squeeze the prongs a little that holds the fuse so it is tight again and I use a touch of dielectric grease on all terminals, switches, spades, bullets etc when connecting them up.
by mark10337
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Indicators & warning lights.
Replies: 5
Views: 302
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Re: Indicators & warning lights.

Have you tried disconnecting the reverse light again to see if that circuit is causing the problem or that something may have been knocked/nudged etc. when you connected it up.
by mark10337
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Chrome dashboard gauge surrounds/rings
Replies: 16
Views: 838
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Re: Chrome dashboard gauge surrounds/rings

a brushed aluminium look might suit the S2 better as the steering wheel and gear gator surround is a brushed effect.
by mark10337
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Chrome dashboard gauge surrounds/rings
Replies: 16
Views: 838
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Re: Chrome dashboard gauge surrounds/rings

Fashions, styles and tastes change over time. I'm sure I've seen some pictures of it done. At the end of the day, it is YOUR car. The majority of cars tend to get personalised in one way or another, even something minor like swapping bulbs for LEDs, electric aerial instead of a static one etc etc. A...