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by Bfastr
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gearbox Oil Change
Replies: 21
Views: 315
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Re: Gearbox Oil Change

ditto to the right side filler. Aug 69 build. box #KE8095
its a PITA to fill, I bought a small hand pump and I pump the thick oil up from underneath.
by Bfastr
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Has any got one of these please?
Replies: 9
Views: 488
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Re: Has any got one of these please?

I bet if you spray it with a couple coats of black crinkle paint nobody would be the wiser as to it being a reproduction. I have had good luck with the VHT brand in the past.
by Bfastr
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Stripped Exhaust flange thread. Can it be repaired with a Helicoil?
Replies: 6
Views: 225
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Re: Stripped Exhaust flange thread. Can it be repaired with a Helicoil?

I installed two of those "repair" studs from XKs myself. I just drilled and tapped the holes to the new size. they work like a champ. after re-reading, I think I understand its one of those repair holes that has already stripped out again? if so I would do as Peter says, not sure I would drill an ev...
by Bfastr
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Protecting bonnet louver paint
Replies: 6
Views: 423
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Re: Protecting bonnet louver paint

The subject of ceramic coatings has been covered many times on various club forums. I've yet to see a conclusion that they live up to their claims but good luck. Tim I dont know about the 40-50 PERCENT claimed, BUT, on my 69 S2 I did have the stock manifolds Jet Hot-ed and with no other changes to ...
by Bfastr
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sidelights not working - advice needed
Replies: 7
Views: 256
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Re: Sidelights not working - advice needed

what year car? if its a series 2 they were just reflectors until a mid point of production, not sure exactly when offhand. late 69, 0r around 1R11052 from my notes if all four are not working then I am guessing you have a car with only reflectors. if they remove a lens they will see there is no bulb...
by Bfastr
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: New car, Where to start?
Replies: 7
Views: 367
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Re: New car, Where to start?

well, honestly , why not just make sure its roadworthy and drive it as it was made? nothing wrong with the mods you suggest, but I sure wouldnt let an upgrade get in the way of just putting a big smile on your face. I have a 69 S2 with the 3.54 and the two Stroms. sure an extra gear or lower diff ra...
by Bfastr
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: FUEL FILTER
Replies: 5
Views: 251
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Re: FUEL FILTER

just an FYI. if you are talking about the C28080 style modern replacement filters they fill from the inside and therefore all the crud will never be visible from the glass bowl. do some searches and you will find replacements that mimc the original style, for Ex. a Wix 33034. (assuming you have a S1...
by Bfastr
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Recommended Spin On Oil Filter Adapter?
Replies: 13
Views: 616
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Re: Recommended Spin On Oil Filter Adapter?

Personally I like the original setup. filters are dirt cheap if you look around. the key is practice. it can be frustrating the first few times. but once you learn it takes the skinny o-ring and learn to use a couple small flat blade screwdrivers to coax it into the groove its not too bad. my other ...
by Bfastr
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello all, young Etype owner joining the club :)
Replies: 11
Views: 770
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Re: Hello all, young Etype owner joining the club :)

I think a nice baseball glove colored brown will look great with your red choice.
I have seen pictures with contrasting piping that didnt look too bad. although I am not for a big contrast, so it depends on the colors
by Bfastr
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: my soft top leaks
Replies: 17
Views: 736
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Re: my soft top leaks

well if it is any consolation , mine does the same thing. new top new seal, but it still makes me laugh because each time the wipers sweep up the windscreen they just push the next wave in on my lap! someone on here came up with using a bicycle tire inner tube cut to length and then sealed at both e...
by Bfastr
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: no power to fuel pump
Replies: 5
Views: 326
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Re: no power to fuel pump

I is just a connection from the dash wiring to the harness that runs to a few things on the right side and down along the sill to the back and pump. I cant recall off the top of my head if there are two or three whites joined there, I would pull them all out, make sure they are clean with a little s...
by Bfastr
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: no power to fuel pump
Replies: 5
Views: 326
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Re: no power to fuel pump

its a white wire that picks up off fuse 6, but it doesnt actually go thru the fuse. the white wire goes over to a bullet connector over by the glove box under the dash before heading back to the pump. You might look there for white wires in a rubber bullet plug. check the connections there.

Bob F
by Bfastr
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-type illustrations - colour help
Replies: 24
Views: 1690
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Re: E-type illustrations - colour help

I really like the artistic top shot, second from last.

maybe I am old fashioned, but I like the 4 color lithograph look

Bob F
by Bfastr
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Turn Signal/Brake Light/Side Light.
Replies: 27
Views: 1186
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Re: Turn Signal/Brake Light/Side Light...dumb question

that certainly looks like a new repro part. there has and will continue to be discussion about quality of the new parts coming from China. here is a picture of a repro motor mount after one year. some will say they must have sold me a fender mount instead of a motor mount etc, but they still sold it...
by Bfastr
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: 1969 E Type Series 2 fuses are smoking hot
Replies: 10
Views: 645
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Re: 1969 E Type Series 2 fuses are smoking hot

Fuse #6 is a busy fuse in the Series 2. your best bet is to find the schematic at learn what should be coming off that fuse, yes you could isolate things like the fans and run a fused wire just for them, but fans shouldnt be running all the time, so I doubt thats the trouble, and if the in-op fan wa...
by Bfastr
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Muffler mount...
Replies: 3
Views: 360
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Re: Muffler mount...

thats not right, look at SNG online for the correct parts assembly.

you need part 18 in this picture, not that crazy L or U shaped thing below the hanger.
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by Bfastr
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Chrome dashboard gauge surrounds/rings
Replies: 16
Views: 1092
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Re: Chrome dashboard gauge surrounds/rings

I like the look of Chrome.. now that I see it, those rings seem large for stock tho, maybe they are add on chrome bezels that fit over the stock unit without having to take the gauges apart and having them chromed? that would be a nice option. surely somebody makes or sells something like that. then...
by Bfastr
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tachometer not working
Replies: 6
Views: 583
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Re: Tachometer not working

Assuming thats a S2 tach, those wires are not original. maybe someone tried to convert it to work with the electronic ignition? and why are they partially stripped a half inch from the spade lugs? odd the original had this type connector. have you opened up the tach to see whats going on inside? htt...
by Bfastr
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 Smiths rev counter
Replies: 4
Views: 617
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Re: Series 2 Smiths rev counter

look for this black capacitor and replace it.
I am trying to find my notes on the value I used. it was close to the original, a simple job to solder in a new one
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by Bfastr
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Front brake caliper thoughts
Replies: 10
Views: 743
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Re: Front brake caliper thoughts

I did split the calipers to clean them and that has left me with a dilemma. None of the seals kits contain the small square section seals between the caliper halves. And I have yet to source and purchase some. None of the normal sources can help and the few specialists I have contacted will not sup...