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by politeperson
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Built by Many
Replies: 69
Views: 4461
Great Britain

Re: Built by Many

Well good luck with the restoration. You dont need a studio to post video updates thats for sure. You just need a garage to fix the car and a Go-pro I have been following Hoovie and The Corvette Ben on Youtube for a while now. They are only a couple of channels out of loads. Their total budget for v...
by politeperson
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: re enamelling exhaust manifolds
Replies: 39
Views: 15481
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Re: re enamelling exhaust manifolds

Like your style!
by politeperson
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dashboard wiring loom - should I?
Replies: 22
Views: 527
Great Britain

Re: Dashboard wiring loom - should I?

I agree with John but I think each car has to be considered individually. I depends on the history of the car and therefore the condition of it now. On an S2 Coupe I looked at a couple of months ago, everything behind the dash was trashed as the car had been left outside for years and damp had got i...
by politeperson
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch plate stuck in disengaged position?
Replies: 14
Views: 455
Great Britain

Re: Clutch plate stuck in disengaged position?

Just out of interest, what number was you car? Looks just like mine that was made in December 1969 and was registered on the West Coast in early 1970.

Mine is 27187

It now lives back in the UK

James


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by politeperson
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Oil Sump Dipstick
Replies: 10
Views: 225
Great Britain

Re: Oil Sump Dipstick

If the dipstick is hitting the baffle you will be able to feel it when you put it in the last few inches of travel. I would have thought your dipstick would show no oil at all if it was hitting the baffle. If you have the correct amount of oil in the engine and the dip stick is in the sump oil, I wo...
by politeperson
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Oil Sump Dipstick
Replies: 10
Views: 225
Great Britain

Re: Oil Sump Dipstick

Is your dipstick tube fitted at the correct height?
by politeperson
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Front Suspension refurb recommendation
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Great Britain

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: 256
Great Britain

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: 60
Views: 2340
Great Britain

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: 161
Great Britain

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: 7587
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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: 391
Great Britain

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: 60
Views: 2340
Great Britain

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: 364
Great Britain

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: 364
Great Britain

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: 364
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: 770
Great Britain

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: 380
Great Britain

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: 391
Great Britain

Re: checking lsd works

Wicked innit.
by politeperson
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Built by Many
Replies: 69
Views: 4461
Great Britain

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...