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by Nigel GT
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Dragging brakes.
Replies: 19
Views: 5096
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Re: Dragging brakes.

Hi Tom,
Have you checked the servo vacuum hoses that run past the exhaust, I had some collapse in high temperatures, just run your hands along the hoses and you can feel it.

Nigel
by Nigel GT
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: IRS rear brakes assembly - what am I doing wrong???
Replies: 6
Views: 785
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Re: IRS rear brakes assembly - what am I doing wrong???

Hi Tadek,
I have just rebuilt my IRS, you should be able to move by hand the handbrake levers up or down to align up with the linkages.

Hope that helps.

Nigel
by Nigel GT
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Half shaft UJ`s
Replies: 2
Views: 664
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Re: Half shaft UJ`s

Thanks Geoff for your advice, I give it a go.
by Nigel GT
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Half shaft UJ`s
Replies: 2
Views: 664
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Half shaft UJ`s

Hi Guys,
I am changing the half shaft UJ`s, I have one fitted at the moment, in one axis I have easy movement by hand and in the other axis it has stiff movement by hand, what should I be aiming for?

Thanks
Nigel
by Nigel GT
Wed May 16, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Tacho and Charge issue.
Replies: 7
Views: 1423
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Re: Tacho and Charge issue.

Hi Darren,
I had the same problem, it was a melted fuse holder which makes the fuse contact loose, so i would look around that area for loose contacts, blown fuse etc, from memory RH fuse block 3rd down.

Nigel
by Nigel GT
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ebay: Series 2 FHC with front coil springs?
Replies: 17
Views: 2451
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Re: Ebay: Series 2 FHC with front coil springs?

Thank you all for your input and to Pat for enlightening us all.

Regards
Nigel
by Nigel GT
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ebay: Series 2 FHC with front coil springs?
Replies: 17
Views: 2451
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Ebay: Series 2 FHC with front coil springs?

Hi
Just been looking at a smart looking Series 2 FHC on ebay (eBay item number:173247666762) and it appears to have coil over shocks fitted on the front, I have not seen this mod before, surely the frame is not designed to take this loading? :scratchheadyellow:

What`s your thoughts on this?

Nigel
by Nigel GT
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Mystery misfire
Replies: 55
Views: 6448
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Re: Mystery misfire

I had a similar problem, it was one of the carb float valve stuck closed, so no fuel getting to those cylinders, so worth a check to see if they move freely.
Best of luck
Nigel
by Nigel GT
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My new OTS
Replies: 23
Views: 3926
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Re: My new OTS

Hi Tim,
I live just outside Leighton Buzzard, if you need any information about converting to RHD, I have recently converted my S2 FHC to RHD so if you need any advice or have a look just PM me.
I bet you are itching to start.

Regards
Nigel
by Nigel GT
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Plastic sleeving on tabs for harness/fuel pipes?
Replies: 12
Views: 2115
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Re: Plastic sleeving on tabs for harness/fuel pipes?

Hi Jeremy,
I would use a thick wall heatshrink, slightly larger diameter than you need and shrink down using a heat gun,
various suppliers on EBay.

Nigel
by Nigel GT
Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 Cam Covers
Replies: 14
Views: 4103
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Re: Series 2 Cam Covers

Hi Ash,
I powder coated mine then carefully using wet & dry exposing the ribs, not that expensive £40 and still looking great after a year!

Nigel
by Nigel GT
Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Thermostat bypass
Replies: 4
Views: 1658
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Re: Thermostat bypass

If you bought the SU kit from Burlen Ltd, there is a brass plug which is fitted in the small rubber hose when you cut the hose close to the radiator along with a small jubilee clip to clamp it.
by Nigel GT
Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dreaded Heater Pipes bother? Not Bother? Yes or No.
Replies: 19
Views: 5126
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Re: Dreaded Heater Pipes bother? Not Bother? Yes or No.

I was able to change the heater pipes with the wiper rack in situ, you need the top dash panel removed, feed in pipes from LH side aperture, before removing old pipes feed some thin flexible wire ( or string use a airline to blow it through the pipe) through each pipe with plenty of length hanging o...
by Nigel GT
Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Plastic fuel pipe
Replies: 8
Views: 2602
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Re: Plastic fuel pipe

I bought mine from David Manners Ltd, part number C24757/1M £6.50 per metre.
by Nigel GT
Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2016. Getting together? 24th April Drive it Day at Bicester
Replies: 319
Views: 56549
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Bicester Meet

Hi,
can you please add me to your list, I hope to get my E-Type back together in time for Bicester if I am lucky!

Nigel Tebbutt
by Nigel GT
Fri Oct 16, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil filter and oil pressure problems.
Replies: 11
Views: 3547
Great Britain

Hi, Just a update to my oil pressure/filter problems, I purchased a end plate (item6) and enlarged the hole to fit the filter housing that seems to do the trick. I fitted a high flow oil pump even though the original pump looked OK, after fitment my oil pressure increased to about 30psi with no vari...
by Nigel GT
Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil filter and oil pressure problems.
Replies: 11
Views: 3547
Great Britain

Hi David, Thank you for your quick reply, I do have the end plate item 6, it is the other disc plate on the filter housing itself which is not shown in the illustration. I think you are right it would only affect the filtration, I have checked the spring loaded valve (item 13) and it seems OK and th...
by Nigel GT
Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil filter and oil pressure problems.
Replies: 11
Views: 3547
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Oil filter and oil pressure problems.

Hello, I am a new member to the E-Type club and E-Type forum from Beds/Bucks border, UK. I decide I just had to get hold of E-type after 10 years of vintage driving in a Alvis 12/50, I need something with a bit more go and synchromesh! so I have been searching for nearly a year. The prices in the UK...