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by Jeremy
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Help pls - Alternator voltage too high, blowing LEDs?
Replies: 15
Views: 257
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Re: Help pls - Alternator voltage too high, blowing LEDs?

David and Julian: many thanks for this information, and the reassurance that my alternator appears to be working correctly.
Marek's other recommendation is that I put a small diode in line with the reversing light. Might this represent the missing inline driver you're referring to...?
by Jeremy
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Help pls - Alternator voltage too high, blowing LEDs?
Replies: 15
Views: 257
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Help pls - Alternator voltage too high, blowing LEDs?

Grateful for advice folks. I fitted Marek's combined reversing/centre brake light LED unit and the white LEDs have burned out. On Marek's advice I checked the alternator output and it hits a max of 14.68V at about 3000rpm (using a Fluke multimeter that I completely trust). It's a Fosseway Lucas 11AC...
by Jeremy
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Clip-On Bullet Mirror
Replies: 12
Views: 376
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Re: Clip-On Bullet Mirror

:yeahthat: I have the Fosseway oval shaped (convex) clip-on mirror... BUT I too added some grippy rubber between clamp and frame, and they are fine. The nylon gasket supplied is so useless and slippery (and doesn't follow the contour of the frame x-section) that in my earlier attempts to stop the wh...
by Jeremy
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: out on the open road
Replies: 5
Views: 282
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Re: out on the open road

Brilliant Darren. Fantastic sound too - I love that combination of the deep exhaust and the gentle whine of the box. Real music! After watching it I started to get that itch again - wanted to get mine out and go for a run but sadly I have to go to work :thumbdown:
by Jeremy
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Bonnet stop
Replies: 9
Views: 248
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Re: Bonnet stop

Bernie, I would start by checking the car's ride height isn't too low. If you have the standard balance links fitted there really shouldn't be a problem. Has the bonnet been modified or rebuilt after a shunt? Standard bumpers/overriders correctly fitted? Can you post some pics? Bonnet shut/open, vie...
by Jeremy
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Torsion bars shields do what exactly?
Replies: 6
Views: 645
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Torsion bars shields do what exactly?

I have far too much respect for the Jag designers to suggest that these pieces of hardware serve no purpose other than provide a source of rattles, simply that I can't work out what they're for. Is it really just to keep mud off the torsion bars, and if so why is that so important? Angus has an inte...
by Jeremy
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lost parts in restoration
Replies: 10
Views: 535
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Re: Lost parts in restoration

:yeahthat: :lol:
by Jeremy
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Advice on rustproofing treatment please?
Replies: 26
Views: 759
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Re: Advice on rustproofing treatment please?

I drilled a hole at the rear end of each sill from the wheel arch (10mm I think) and you can get neat plugs from one of the derusting suppliers (can't recall who I'm afraid). Took out one of the engine frame bolts to attack it from the front end. You can also get in there through the holes inside th...
by Jeremy
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Built by Many
Replies: 59
Views: 3407
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Re: Built by Many

Very enjoyable first episode! I would support David's point about originality. I recently completed a 3 year restoration of my first and only E type, and have also had the privilege of driving Angus's lovely original. One of the things that continues to bowl me over about this car is how phenomenall...
by Jeremy
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: FHC window channel rubbers/felt
Replies: 4
Views: 253
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Re: FHC window channel rubbers/felt

The original rubbers on mine were in tatters Paul so I don't know what factory fit was for those top corners. But I did cut away some of the new seal, on the inside only AFAICR, and I don't think you need worry about draught if the seal is left intact round the circumference (as there are plenty of ...
by Jeremy
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Advice on rustproofing treatment please?
Replies: 26
Views: 759
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Re: Advice on rustproofing treatment please?

+1 for Dynax S50. Very high searching/penetrating properties, so it flows into the most minute gaps, then the volatile solvents evaporate rapidly so it stays there. And the tests show it outperforms everything else. I bought boxes of aerosols with the long probes, taped over every conceivable orific...
by Jeremy
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Heated Rear Window wiring route
Replies: 2
Views: 138
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Re: Heated Rear Window wiring route

Paul, the wires (2, sheathed on a single outer, should emerge from the cavity through a small hole that's about 1 inch to the rear of the mounting bracket of the tailgate hinge to which the wires are strapped. I can't seem to attach a photo to this post (the postimage icon isn't appearing)..... .? B...
by Jeremy
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Seeking advice re engine parts
Replies: 7
Views: 702
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Re: Seeking advice re engine parts

I would recommend contacting Rob Beere and see what he offers. Only today he was telling me about these very problems with inconsistent aftermarket tensioners - they had to rebuild an engine after one of these came apart and wrought havoc.
by Jeremy
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff cage rubber supports
Replies: 15
Views: 717
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Re: Diff cage rubber supports

Initially I wasn't too chuffed by how the levering of the mounts with the podger bar was scratching the beautiful paint and stonechip on the chassis rails. :sad: When I'd got over that, I scraped the incline surfaces clear to bare metal and greased them liberally. That gave me a welcome extra mm or ...
by Jeremy
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff cage rubber supports
Replies: 15
Views: 717
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Re: Diff cage rubber supports

:yeahthat:
by Jeremy
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Refurbishing door handles/locks
Replies: 4
Views: 224
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Re: Refurbishing door handles/locks

I tried refurbing mine Robbie - replated the handles, fitted new lock barrels. But the insides (esp that mazak bit) were too badly worn and the whole mechanism was sufficiently sloppy that the plungers would catch and stick, and the locking lever would not turn reliably to lock and unlock cleanly wi...
by Jeremy
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1 4.2 roadster gear knob original
Replies: 14
Views: 769
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Re: Series 1 4.2 roadster gear knob original

Round plastic original is also v heavy... Perhaps it has a lead core? Deliberate, to give more momentum when changing gear. I love that attention to detail. Angus told me that people with lightweight aftermarket knobs have sometimes thought their box was faulty - so it clearly makes a difference to ...
by Jeremy
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Resto tip: do the bonnet FIRST
Replies: 2
Views: 312
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Re: Resto tip: do the bonnet FIRST

Very good advice Andrew. I did that, not standing but crawling inside the engine bay and then sitting in there (as I don't have a big hoist, just a small scissor lift). Only snag is, once the engine was in and the car sitting on its wheels, the bonnet catches no longer fitted so I had to adjust them...
by Jeremy
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Door mirrors
Replies: 26
Views: 980
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Re: Door mirrors

I wouldn't dream of driving anything without door mirrors on both sides. Use of nearside mirror before turning left or exiting a roundabout could save the life of a cyclist. I've got the Fosseway mirrors with convex glass and so far so good. But you have to use non-slip rubber as the nylon pads are ...
by Jeremy
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine re-build
Replies: 18
Views: 951
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Re: Engine re-build

2 suggestions Ash: 1. Rob Beere - Coventry - who did mine. Engine, clutch, gearbox. Not cheap but he has vast experience and a very good reputation. I have nothing to compare it to, so all I can say is that (admittedly after only 200 miles) I'm amazed at how smooth and torquey the unit is. All stand...