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by tim wood
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Should there be a hole here?
Replies: 9
Views: 229
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Re: Should there be a hole here?

The tube isn’t the remains of a roof mounted aerial by chance?
by tim wood
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gearbox mounting spring
Replies: 3
Views: 108
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Re: Gearbox mounting spring

Thanks Steve,
You have confirmed my thoughts.

Yup, I’m aware the pin floats. It’s all soaking in degreaser just now.
Apologies for not searching the forum first, I’ve seen many of your posts directing people to previous posts. I feel guilty !


Many thanks
by tim wood
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gearbox mounting spring
Replies: 3
Views: 108
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Gearbox mounting spring

Hi all, I have the gearbox support plate removed from my car with the intention to replace the support rubbers. These had disintegrated after years of heat and oil leaks. I think I’ve just about cured the leaks now so this seemed a good idea! I’ve got the plate off and indeed the central rubber is j...
by tim wood
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Magazine Article
Replies: 11
Views: 787
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Re: Forum Magazine Article

I would second what Jeremy has said. I’ve been playing with e types for many years and thought my knowledge was fairly strong for an amateur but compared to some on here I’m sadly lacking. Prompt response to inane questions is always appreciated. Plus sometimes when your seeking an elusive part a ch...
by tim wood
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fuel filter bowl
Replies: 18
Views: 534
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Re: Fuel filter bowl

My car came from the US and with it my taste for Woodford Reserve.

“Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey”

In truth I like all whisky (and Whiskey) just some more than others, depends on the mood -and the need!
by tim wood
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gearbox tunnel - foam cover
Replies: 3
Views: 160
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Re: Gearbox tunnel - foam cover

I would have thought that fire retardant foam would be a wise choice. Modern furniture foam should be ok and the furniture marked as such.
by tim wood
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Exhaust manifold gaskets
Replies: 2
Views: 111
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Exhaust manifold gaskets

A quick question chaps.
When fitting the gasket between the manifolds and the head do you fit dry and tighten up or use a smear of exhaust gasket sealer. I’m thinking of a slight smear of the same sealer as used on the pipe joint but happy to take advice.

Thanks.
by tim wood
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: I've sprung an unusual leak!
Replies: 7
Views: 389
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Re: I've sprung an unusual leak!

And if your brave enough give a close up check to the bulkhead pipes!
by tim wood
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sovy Failure
Replies: 70
Views: 11365
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Re: Sovy Failure

Interesting post on J-L from Ray Livingston on this subject.

Not a solution for purists but I’m tempted.

https://forums.jag-lovers.com/t/brake-sacrilege/387424
by tim wood
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.2 How to remove timing chain
Replies: 9
Views: 242
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Re: 4.2 How to remove timing chain

I would be asking why the chain needs removing?

Tim
by tim wood
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Seeking advice for new brake pipes
Replies: 6
Views: 292
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Re: Seeking advice for new brake pipes

I bought a roll of pipe from euro car parts and a cheapo flaring kit of eBay. Made my own, used some of the old nipples and some new ones. Forming the bends can be fun, I used various round objects ( some stolen from the kitchen). No leaks and looks fine. Use a mini pipe cutter- not a hacksaw Don’t ...
by tim wood
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Gearbox removal with engine in situ
Replies: 21
Views: 4013
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Re: Gearbox removal with engine in situ

I replaced the oil seal on my series 1.5 without removing the box. All done from inside the car.

Not difficult once you have the console out. Of course mine would be a short tail gearbox, Yours will be a long tail box and may be different. Plenty of threads on here about how it’s done.
by tim wood
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Shipping - Container vs RORO
Replies: 31
Views: 6520
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Re: Shipping - Container vs RORO

Where are you shipping from and to?
by tim wood
Tue May 26, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Handbrake cable fixing
Replies: 6
Views: 250
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Re: Handbrake cable fixing

Thanks Steve, you are a mine of information!

That bracket is missing on mine so I will make one up & the grommet seems easy to obtain.

Thanks to all


Tim
by tim wood
Tue May 26, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Handbrake cable fixing
Replies: 6
Views: 250
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Re: Handbrake cable fixing

Thanks Simon, a photo would be useful.

Angus, mine is a 1968 car
by tim wood
Tue May 26, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Handbrake cable fixing
Replies: 6
Views: 250
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Handbrake cable fixing

My handbrake cable has been rubbing on the prop shaft at the rear end of the tunnel. This caused a frightful noise making me think the gearbox was on its way out. On having a good look the cable has been tied to the tunnel side with a piece of locking wire which subsequently broke hence the rubbing....
by tim wood
Sun May 24, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Parking sensors
Replies: 8
Views: 1721
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Re: Parking sensors

Sounds an interesting concept
by tim wood
Sat May 23, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Logging on
Replies: 2
Views: 174
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Re: Logging on

Been happening to me also.
Just deleted board cookies, will see what difference that makes.
by tim wood
Mon May 18, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Chrome wing beading sealing
Replies: 8
Views: 602
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Re: Chrome wing beading sealing

My previous 2+2 had sealant applied by the previous owner. Never caused any issues during the 20 years I owned it. It was very neatly done with a very small fillet of sealant visible.
Must say though I didn’t really like the look and thought it detracted from the crisp lines of the chrome strip.
by tim wood
Sat May 16, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Head studs and driving light electrics !
Replies: 5
Views: 534
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Re: Head studs and driving light electrics !

Do you have the head studs out already?
Plenty of threads on here about long stud blocks and studs snapping .