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by Jeremy
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Ride Height
Replies: 9
Views: 253
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Re: Ride Height

I bought replacement rear springs from CMC during my restoration, and with Boge shocks and standard collets the ride height is spot on. CMC started having them made specially for their own restorations as they were not happy with anything available on the market. That was about 2 yrs ago - things ma...
by Jeremy
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Two pack paint mixing ratios
Replies: 13
Views: 380
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Re: Two pack paint mixing ratios

No solvent based paint is particularly health-enhancing but I will not touch isocyanate paint with a bargepole. And please note I'm giving no recommendations or advice about SPRAYING EM121. I have no facilities for spraying (apart from the limited use of rattle cans, outdoors) so I've only ever used...
by Jeremy
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Two pack paint mixing ratios
Replies: 13
Views: 380
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Re: Two pack paint mixing ratios

Not all 2 packs are dangerous. E.g. Epoxy Mastic EM121: https://www.rust.co.uk/product/cat/em-121-epoxy-rust-proofing-chassis-paint-7 A superb 2 pack paint that does NOT contain isocyanates. You can brush or spray it. They do it in a range of colours and will make to any RAL colour specially (5l min...
by Jeremy
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Mangoletsi ITG Air Filter from SNG
Replies: 9
Views: 319
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Re: Mangoletsi ITG Air Filter from SNG

This is going to a stupid question James, but, erm, what happened to your carburettors? :scratchheadyellow:
by Jeremy
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dodgy coil?
Replies: 15
Views: 383
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Re: Dodgy coil?

Hmm ...well....i will update this post when I've done some more miles.
by Jeremy
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dodgy coil?
Replies: 15
Views: 383
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Re: Dodgy coil?

Interesting to hear any other views on Pertronix. Maybe I should indeed switch back to trad points...as Angus pointed out, easier to carry a spare set and swap out in the event of problems too.

Geoff... Of course - I should have said "when dawdling along at 75"...
by Jeremy
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dodgy coil?
Replies: 15
Views: 383
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Dodgy coil?

Not so exciting but might help someone..... I started experiencing minutely short stutters from the engine a few weeks ago when running at high speed and accelerating hard. These were not significant jolts, but just momentary hesitations. The engine has done about 1500 miles since a total rebuild by...
by Jeremy
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Firewall
Replies: 2
Views: 161
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Re: Firewall

Hutsons also sell them IIRC.
by Jeremy
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: IRS rebuild
Replies: 22
Views: 749
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Re: IRS rebuild

Super job Robbie. Hope you were more successful than I was in getting the bearing preloads and endfloats correct... :scratchheadyellow:
+1 for the Fosseway bleed kit
by Jeremy
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: IRS rebuild
Replies: 22
Views: 749
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Re: IRS rebuild

I had the same problem. Those new circlips are definitely thicker than the old ones. I ground them down slightly to get them to fit.
by Jeremy
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi everyone I’m the new owner of an e type
Replies: 34
Views: 1047
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Re: Hi everyone I’m the new owner of an e type

Steve, I too fear it might end up costing an awful lot more than £100k if you are paying professionals to turn that lot into a finished car. I cannot see you making anything other than a loss if you go down that route. The uncertainty would be the issue for me. I can see a rebuilt floor assembly in ...
by Jeremy
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gear lever rubber gaiter
Replies: 6
Views: 381
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Re: Gear lever rubber gaiter

GB did a superb job on mine but it was Angus who told me they had fitted the wrong (fat) rubber gaiter (top photo below) underneath the leather gaiter - which made the gear change very stuff, esp getting into second. Assuming you also have a later 4.2 like mine (with the leather or leatherette gaite...
by Jeremy
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear oil galley bolt size
Replies: 5
Views: 174
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Re: Rear oil galley bolt size

They didn't have to take the starter off Christopher. IIRC they just removed the pressed steel plate at the bottom of the bellhousing and managed to get hand(s) and spanner up in there. How they engaged the spanner on the bolt and turned it I cannot imagine. I would say you'd definitely have to get ...
by Jeremy
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear oil galley bolt size
Replies: 5
Views: 174
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Re: Rear oil galley bolt size

1 1/8" AF. That's not my personal experience but the advice from Rob Beere. It is accessible without taking out the engine but very tricky and you need slim hands. That isn't my personal experience either. But the seal under that bolt was faulty on mine and leaking. Tom Barclay's apprentice managed ...
by Jeremy
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi everyone I’m the new owner of an e type
Replies: 34
Views: 1047
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Re: Hi everyone I’m the new owner of an e type

Steve, welcome to the forum. As a starter, can you put some photos up? I'm sure I'm not the only one who would be interested to explore the grisly detail of your "pile of E type". And you will most certainly then be bombarded with an equivalent pile of constructive advice!
by Jeremy
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?
Replies: 48
Views: 1761
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Re: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?

Thanks Mark, but the distributor was overhauled by Rob Beere as part of the engine rebuild. Timing/advance -would that be consistent with the fact that nothing else seems amiss, apart from this occasional momentary hesitation under the conditions described?
by Jeremy
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?
Replies: 48
Views: 1761
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Re: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?

My daughter is home for half-term and the weather was brilliant today, so we went for a drive down from London to Farnham to visit the houses where I was born and grew up....came back via Tilford and Godalming. Absolutely glorious! How I love driving that car.... https://i.postimg.cc/W4LyMtgM/IMG-20...
by Jeremy
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: BHP of 4.2 engine.
Replies: 13
Views: 672
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Re: BHP of 4.2 engine.

To expand a little on James's excellent explanation, this article explains the relationship between power, torque, and RPM very clearly: http://www.epi-eng.com/piston_engine_technology/power_and_torque.htm James, your picture of a slow, relentless stump-pulling steam engine Vs the whizzing Honda bik...
by Jeremy
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paint Matching
Replies: 3
Views: 315
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Re: Paint Matching

:yeahthat:
Trevor and Todd did my body shell and the quality of the job is truly exceptional. I can't praise them highly enough.
by Jeremy
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?
Replies: 48
Views: 1761
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Re: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?

Went to B&Q the other day to buy some putty, so that was exciting: https://i.postimg.cc/LXW0jQ4j/IMG-20190215-152533.jpg Then to St Pancreas to collect my daughter from Eurostar (using the tube would have been the rational choice I can tell you - traffic on the Euston Road is ghastly - but the car w...