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by politeperson
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Front Suspension refurb recommendation
Replies: 4
Views: 174
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Re: Front Suspension refurb recommendation

Ash,

I used to pay a fortune to get items plated. Its not difficult to have a go yourself.

This is a very good tutorial. It will save you loads if you have a go.

Go on!

James

by politeperson
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cylinder head change
Replies: 5
Views: 230
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Re: Cylinder head change

Buy a punch set.

You only need to change an F to an E.

Consider using the "i" on its side.

ha ha.
by politeperson
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: E type reaction plate
Replies: 59
Views: 2119
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Re: E type reaction plate

You dont have to remove the bonnet either to take the engine out the top.

Just cut a hole big enough with an angle grinder, only takes a minute or two.

ha ha
by politeperson
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: locking door failure....
Replies: 2
Views: 144
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Re: locking door failure....

In my experience of these locks the problem is usually with the adjustable linkage. It is the next step in the chain and has three possible adjustment points.

http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php? ... hilit=lock

James
by politeperson
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Injection Jenvey Throttle Bodies
Replies: 67
Views: 7514
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Re: Fuel Injection Jenvey Throttle Bodies

All looks similar to mine. You haven't put the HP Pump in a swirl pot? Or does it pick up fuel from inside the sump? Or dont you think it needs a swirl pot? Don't forget that the new pump may draw more current than the old SU. Combined with the extra power the Emerald ecu requires a relay switched p...
by politeperson
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Crimbo pressie idea?
Replies: 7
Views: 377
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Re: Crimbo pressie idea?

Thats your car Richard!
by politeperson
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: E type reaction plate
Replies: 59
Views: 2119
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Re: E type reaction plate

I once knew a girl who could take her bra off without removing her shirt. Never could figure that one out either.
by politeperson
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Tank
Replies: 11
Views: 349
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Re: Fuel Tank

Or you could just drill a little 1mm hole in your cap, after all it is covered by the fuel flap. I have taken E type fuel tanks out and put them back a few times. I would definitely have a look, as you may well regret it if you dont. As long as you understand the clearances are light its not too bad...
by politeperson
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Tank
Replies: 11
Views: 349
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Re: Fuel Tank

Wow,
You have a tank that is venting into the car?
Yes. Definitely needs plugging pronto!
by politeperson
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Tank
Replies: 11
Views: 349
Great Britain

Re: Fuel Tank

Hello Colin, I have 2 swb fixed head coupes, both reimported from the US. one 68, the other 69'. One has the smaller overflow pipe on the fuel filler and one doesn't. They also have different fuel tanks, one with and one without the corresponding pipe. I had the same fuel leak you experienced on the...
by politeperson
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Upper Steering Column Bearings
Replies: 27
Views: 734
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Re: Upper Steering Column Bearings

Are you sure its the bearings Steve?

When my S2 steering wheel started moving up and down it turned out it was the wavy washer that had broken up. Once that was replaced all was fine.

James
by politeperson
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: out on the open road
Replies: 5
Views: 370
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Re: out on the open road

Very good indeed Darren
by politeperson
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: checking lsd works
Replies: 6
Views: 377
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Re: checking lsd works

Wicked innit.
by politeperson
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Built by Many
Replies: 63
Views: 4158
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Re: Built by Many

About zero chance of rusting Darren. I agree. I love putting the wax in though, after all, you often cannot paint the back of a weld and cars rust from the inside out. Wax stops it all dead. I am faced with so much rubbish on TV that I welcome any e type related films and enjoyed this episode immens...
by politeperson
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dishonest, Incompetent, Feckless ? You choose.
Replies: 40
Views: 3988
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Re: Robbed by a supplier ?

Next time please send it to me. The last head I did included re-cut valve seats, guides, shims a skim and the labour was less than £500. The head took about 2 hours to fit and was perfect in service. John has now done 4 XK heads for me and they have all been perfect. They are easy to get wrong, you ...
by politeperson
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Downtime
Replies: 51
Views: 1332
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Re: Forum Downtime

Yes, well done David,

Usernames and passwords are the scourge of modern life.

James
by politeperson
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Front brake caliper thoughts
Replies: 10
Views: 499
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Re: Front brake caliper thoughts

S2 calipers are very good, no need to upgrade.

Pastparts offer a fast cost effective reconditioning service. The last ones I sent them were returned in three days and were perfect.

http://www.pastparts.co.uk
by politeperson
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Be kind please look to story behind article
Replies: 17
Views: 715
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Re: Be kind please look to story behind article

I hope to meet up with Phillip P's group on Friday, so I will mention you to him if you want.

Good Luck.

James
by politeperson
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Tank Adventures
Replies: 2
Views: 260
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Fuel Tank Adventures

I thought I had dealt with that one a few months ago. I hadn't. At the beginning of the summer I had a stuttering engine running on 2 or three cylinders. Rust in the injectors. When I undid the fuel tank sump, I was presented with a fuel tank sump absolutely full of rust. Fancy that, it was only 50 ...
by politeperson
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Help wanted - Problem with registering in Italy - Mangoletsi Jenvey modifications
Replies: 12
Views: 593
Great Britain

Re: Help wanted - Problem with registering in Italy - Mangoletsi Jenvey modifications

Well it would only take a few hours to put a pair of Strombergs on for the test. I bet no one will notice the seats, in fact I bet they wont notice the fuel injection either! If you dont have any carbs, these would do even if they need new diaphrams. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Collecteur-admission-e...