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by alfazagato
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 5-Speed Boxes
Replies: 22
Views: 2231
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Re: 5-Speed Boxes

Any indication as to cost?
Stuart
by alfazagato
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Now THAT is a workbench.
Replies: 11
Views: 6591
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Re: Now THAT is a workbench.

You really do need to have adjustable feet on your stand. You could back the rear and sides with welded -on panels to prevent vibrtaional movement which will play havoc with your finished work.
by alfazagato
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 headlight chrome fitting
Replies: 19
Views: 2446
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Re: S1 headlight chrome fitting

Perhaps a good reason to buy a series 1.5!
by alfazagato
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UK registered car or export?
Replies: 8
Views: 2283
Great Britain

Re: UK registered car or export?

I am confused by the Jaguar film in that the car is a series 1.5 but the registration is a "C". How did that happen. Or were the 1.5s introduced for export before the UK models?

Stuart
by alfazagato
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Door internal water shield
Replies: 9
Views: 1764
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Re: Door internal water shield

I was under the impression that the plastic sheet was a vapour barrier to protect the door card rather than a water proofing membrane.
Stuart
by alfazagato
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Question about a 1.5 model and headlight covers
Replies: 19
Views: 6669
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Re: Question about a 1.5 model and headlight covers

Skiracer, I fully understand that on a personal basis you decided to change you headlights. No problem for me. However, Malcolm Sayers design, which I have to say is fantastic, was not an aerodynamic tour de force. I do not know what difference the exposed headlight might have to the Cd factor but I...
by alfazagato
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Question about a 1.5 model and headlight covers
Replies: 19
Views: 6669
Great Britain

Re: Question about a 1.5 model and headlight covers

I must be barking up the wrong tree but my S1.5 FHC has all the S1 appearances but with twin fans (thank goodness) and open headlights ( even more thank goodness). I do not see why the ineffective closed headlights are deemed to be desirable and indeed why one might want to change open ones to close...
by alfazagato
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Water in the spare wheel area
Replies: 13
Views: 1997
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Re: Water in the spare wheel area

I gently lifted the hatch rubber seal directly above the drain tube.....and there was the drain hole covered by the seal which had been firmly bonded in place over the hole. That is one thing but how the water managed to get over the inner lip and into the wheel well is another. I thank all for thei...
by alfazagato
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Duff VR?
Replies: 8
Views: 1361
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Re: Duff VR?

Thank you everyone.....I will get a new 3AW units as it does appear to be the original part. Just for the record my chassis number is well beyond the 1E21481 cut-off.

Stuart
by alfazagato
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Water in the spare wheel area
Replies: 13
Views: 1997
Great Britain

Re: Water in the spare wheel area

Thanks will have a look for that.

Stuart
by alfazagato
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Duff VR?
Replies: 8
Views: 1361
Great Britain

Duff VR?

Took the E Type to lunch in the country and had no problems whatsoever on the outward journey. On the way home the ignition light flickered on and off and by the time I had covered 50 miles is was on permanently. However the ammeter was showing a small charge all the time even with the fans running ...
by alfazagato
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Water in the spare wheel area
Replies: 13
Views: 1997
Great Britain

Re: Water in the spare wheel area

Am part way to sorting the problem.....the previous owner has applied a sound deadening matt over all the spare wheel well area which had covered the drain holes. He had also painted it to match the body colour and then Waxoiled it. So that's why the water stayed there and the holes were invisible! ...
by alfazagato
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Query about the Gauge Shop
Replies: 12
Views: 3039
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Re: Query about the Gauge Shop

Any news on Alan?

Stuart
by alfazagato
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Water in the spare wheel area
Replies: 13
Views: 1997
Great Britain

Re: Water in the spare wheel area

Thank you Steve, I will be looking in detail at that possibility.

Stuart series 1.5 FHC
by alfazagato
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Water in the spare wheel area
Replies: 13
Views: 1997
Great Britain

Re: Water in the spare wheel area

Actually I did mention the model in the first line of my post, it's a series 1.5. There is a drain hole adjacent to the spare wheel recess but I don't see one further back which is where the water lodged. I don't wish to make a big song and dance about this but I was hopeful that there may be a know...
by alfazagato
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Water in the spare wheel area
Replies: 13
Views: 1997
Great Britain

Re: Water in the spare wheel area

Steve, Thank you for your reply. My real question was how the water gets into that area in the first place. The seal round the hatch is good as are the rubbers to the rear quarter lights. I am not aware of a route from the fuel filler recess as the overflow pipe is intact. The car has not been out i...
by alfazagato
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Water in the spare wheel area
Replies: 13
Views: 1997
Great Britain

Water in the spare wheel area

My series 1.5 which has not been out in the rain, or even washed if I am honest, for many months had a volume of water in the spare wheel well when I removed the wheel to change the fuel pump today. More on that later. I have mopped up the water but have no idea how it could have got into that locat...
by alfazagato
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Exhaust manifolds / headers.
Replies: 32
Views: 4311
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Re: Exhaust manifolds / headers.

My stainless system neither tinkles nor has a flat sport.....what am I doing wrong?
by alfazagato
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bushes instead of bearings for rear wishbone and hub carrier
Replies: 13
Views: 2004
Great Britain

Re: Bushes instead of bearings for rear wishbone and hub carrier

The whole of the E Type suspension is, effectively, rubber mounted from the rubber bushes at the front on the suspension and steering rack to the cradle mounts and trailing arm mounts at the rear. However, the design of the rear suspension is such that cornering movement in the hub carrier would com...
by alfazagato
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S1 Otter Switch
Replies: 15
Views: 2651
Great Britain

Re: S1 Otter Switch

Sorry to appear to be dim but the sender you show is threaded so why solder it into the housing and does the aluminium plate fit with the boss inside the rad so that it is in touch with the water?