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by politeperson
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Speedometer on S1 4.2 OTS
Replies: 9
Views: 140
Great Britain

Re: Speedometer on S1 4.2 OTS

John Ostick is the man.

He has fixed and re-calibrated some speedos for me, very quick reliable and well priced service.

john_ostick@hotmail.com

www.jdo1.com
by politeperson
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: From 4 to 5 Speed , but Which one ?
Replies: 25
Views: 551
Great Britain

Re: From 4 to 5 Speed , but Which one ?

Are we talking about a V12 with a 3.54? I usually come across those on the 6's. Stick a 2.88 in it and keep the 4 speed all synchro box. It retains the character of the car, retains the money in your wallet. Mine has been totally reliable over the last 10,000 miles and you can complete the exercise ...
by politeperson
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: What front oil seal leak ???
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Great Britain

Re: What front oil seal leak ???

I have had the stock and newer teflon front seals. The stock seal leaked a little bit.

The only time I had no leak was when I fitted a teflon seal and retained the oil slinger.

You are not supposed to keep the oil slinger on with the teflon seal, however I did and it worked.
by politeperson
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cheap Self Regulation Alternator Alternative
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Great Britain

Re: Cheap Self Regulation Alternator Alternative

Hello Dave, I have 2 Series 1's and 1 Series 2!


I used the S2 BRACKET C30615 on the S2 from SNG. I suppose you could use this bracket on an S1.



James
by politeperson
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Brighton speed trials vid
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Great Britain

Re: Brighton speed trials vid

Thats 0-60 on around a genuine 5.5 seconds. Wicked.
by politeperson
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Brighton speed trials vid
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Great Britain

Re: Brighton speed trials vid

Any idea what you speed was Darren?
by politeperson
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cheap Self Regulation Alternator Alternative
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Great Britain

Re: Cheap Self Regulation Alternator Alternative

I left the rest of the wiring as is and the warning ignition warning light functions as normal.

The only difference between the new and old alternator id one has a spade terminal, the other a loop style terminal.

James
by politeperson
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cheap Self Regulation Alternator Alternative
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Great Britain

Re: Cheap Self Regulation Alternator Alternative

Yes no problem. I have a couple of e type projects so I need more than one alternator. The cost soon mounts up. It is a Hella 8EL 012 085 241 098616 To fit it requires the center black block wire in the ACR plug to be pushed out, disconnected and insulated safely. I also requires the two large spade...
by politeperson
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cheap Self Regulation Alternator Alternative
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Great Britain

Cheap Self Regulation Alternator Alternative

What a mouthful of a title. I would be a bad newspaper editor. Just thought I would update the charging situation for 6 cylinder and possibly 12 cylinder e types as some of you may be relying on 50 year old Lucas alternators and 4ACR control units. Years ago the 4ACR on my 4.2 failed, so I bought an...
by politeperson
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: hand brake adjustment...
Replies: 17
Views: 1184
Great Britain

Re: hand brake adjustment...

As Steve says, you can adjust the handbrake calipers on the car by twisting the pin from underneath. I use mini grips and stand underneath. A proper lift helps. I had a car with a newly fitted IRS whose wheels would not turn, slackening off the adjuster fixed the problem. Saved us having to remove t...
by politeperson
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Door Catches
Replies: 1
Views: 219
Great Britain

Re: Door Catches

Sounds like the LH door is only turning the door lock wheel ratchet (star wheel) one click. It needs to turn the star wheel 2 clicks to shut the door correctly. Check every thing is tight on the door and on the b post. I assume your door alignment is ok (door gaps). If you are lucky, all you need to...
by politeperson
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Lightweight?. NO. This is a Lightweight.
Replies: 1
Views: 392
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Lightweight?. NO. This is a Lightweight.

Had a great trip in Gwyo today, 350 mile round trip to pick up a door shell and bits. Met a lovely fellow who had just constructed an all alloy roadster. English wheel, tree stump, shrinker, planishing hammer, soap bar, gas welding, chalk, plumb line. Frames, floors, quarters, bonnet,doors, door fra...
by politeperson
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 1962 Series 1 roadster part panel
Replies: 7
Views: 593
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Re: 1962 Series 1 roadster part panel

You could cut a section out of an old wing.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/E-type-Jagua ... Swm49dIkNk
by politeperson
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: This is what sundays are for
Replies: 11
Views: 876
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Re: This is what sundays are for

Wicked Darren.
by politeperson
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Dragging brakes.
Replies: 11
Views: 510
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Re: Dragging brakes.

How old is your brake fluid? Maybe worth changing it, as it absorbs water and expands when hot. Old brake fluid expands when hot though water absorption. Water turning to steam. All exacerbated by a sticking reaction valve piston and caliper pistons that are (relatively) infrequently used. Maybe kna...
by politeperson
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake servo heat shield
Replies: 31
Views: 1343
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Re: Brake servo heat shield

I think my stainless manifolds would cook an ox in 4 hours. It all gets very hot under there. Full marks for the Fossway heat shield. I am sure it has been an important part in the overall reliability of my car. We have been all over Europe in the hottest traffic jams and the quickest circuits. No p...
by politeperson
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: rolling road figures
Replies: 59
Views: 3835
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Re: rolling road figures

Would have loved to. Next time.

Surprised you didn't hear me racing a Porsche Cayenne S on the A3 at around 9.30am yesterday morning.

I was giving it the beans!
by politeperson
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: rolling road figures
Replies: 59
Views: 3835
Great Britain

Re: rolling road figures

Very true Marek. Don't forget, those track 400 bhp XK engines make almost no power whatsoever below 3,500 rpm, cost the best part of £75k and might last one season if you are lucky. They are really suitable for racing only (unsurprisingly). My last rolling road session lasted 4 hours. Emerald were v...
by politeperson
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Slight clonk from back of car
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Great Britain

Re: Slight clonk from back of car

Radius arm bushes(on the cups).

Pretty easy to do. The new cheap ones are crap!.

James