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by chrisvine
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help - EDIS failure in Weymouth
Replies: 4
Views: 969
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Re: Help - EDIS failure in Weymouth

We were en-route to Exeter but broke down in Weymouth. Thanks for the suggestions but it looks as though I will be a recovery vehicle as today is our last leg.

I think I might mount the EDIS 6 unit upside down fo avoid water being able to pool at the base of the connector pins

Chris
by chrisvine
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help - EDIS failure in Weymouth
Replies: 4
Views: 969
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Help - EDIS failure in Weymouth

It’s a long shot but my EDIS 6 unit (not the power pack) has collected water in the connector and corroded the pin. I’m in the Round Britain Drive but now only have 4 cylinders. Is there anyone local that has a spare unit or know of a garage that might have one. Otherwise it’s the flat-bed :helpsos:
by chrisvine
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Meet up at Summer Events
Replies: 23
Views: 4781
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Re: Meet up at Summer Events

John, I'd booked to go to this weekend's breakfast club at Goodwood, my car is linked to my account so I had assumed that fact that I said I was attending meant I could park my car in the circuit. Unfortunately that is not the case and your tickets only allow access on foot. 'On theme' car need to b...
by chrisvine
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Horn works with ignition switched off but not when switched on?
Replies: 11
Views: 3028
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Re: Horn works with ignition switched off but not when switched on?

I don't think any of the relays were deleted later on in the production run. A previous owner may have upgraded the alternator which could result in this relay being unnecessary. Assuming you don't have A/C, there should be two relays on the mudguard - the horn and alternator. The starter solenoid r...
by chrisvine
Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine tune-up
Replies: 15
Views: 3399
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Re: Engine tune-up

Simon, I picked my car up on Friday and it's the smoothest it has ever been. So on that front I'm really pleased. Before it ran with a noticeable tappet sound and I was having trouble getting it to sit at idle. It's now noticeably smoother throughout the whole rev range and much quieter. I haven't p...
by chrisvine
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tacho conversion board
Replies: 11
Views: 2542
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Re: Tacho conversion board

Andrew, I've just ordered on of these conversions from Spiyda which should be arriving tomorrow. So I'm planning to fit it over the weekend and will post a write up. I took my car in for a tune up and they reported that the rev counter was way out. The conclusion was it's a result of the EDIS igniti...
by chrisvine
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine tune-up
Replies: 15
Views: 3399
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Re: Engine tune-up

Simon, Winspeed are in Wood Street on the outskirts of Guildford. I can't recommmend them yet, as it's the first time I've used them and I'm waiting to pick my car up next week. They seem to be very knowledgeable on E-Type and XK engine, with many E-Types in for work, so they might be worth having a...
by chrisvine
Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: cooling fan power
Replies: 16
Views: 3161
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Re: cooling fan power

Grant, The fact that the fans work when supplied directly with the green wire, normally connected to the C2 terminal, and they do not when the Black/Red is earthed would suggest it's the relay that is faulty. The 6RA relays are not all the same so you'll need to add an additional jump lead if you're...
by chrisvine
Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: cooling fan power
Replies: 16
Views: 3161
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Re: cooling fan power

Grant, Just a couple of observations, you mention the left terminal appears to be earth. The polarity on these DC series motors doesn't actually matter as the reversal of the current in the field coil is cancelled out by the reversal in the armature. If your reading has confirmed a good earth connec...
by chrisvine
Tue May 30, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Julian Barratt
Replies: 19
Views: 4403
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Re: Julian Barratt

Angus, One of the problem parts I found for the S2 was the heater intake box attached to the bonnet. All the current suppliers seem to be offering an appalling plastic item that vaguely resembles the original. I thought it was so poor I couldn't bring myself to fit it to the car and have fortunately...
by chrisvine
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Roof/Hood/Spar - to - Door - to Windscreen Adjustments
Replies: 40
Views: 15319
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Re: Roof/Hood/Spar - to - Door - to Windscreen Adjustments

Rory, I dismantled my hood (although on an S2) and the wood bow looks correct. I would agree with the advice of reusing the original. My whole canopy had been butchered and was beyond repair so I was advised to purchased a new metal canopy and repro wood bow (below). However when I came to get Eric ...
by chrisvine
Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: SERIES 2 ALTERNATOR FAN COLOUR
Replies: 1
Views: 984
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Re: SERIES 2 ALTERNATOR FAN COLOUR

Hi John,

The JCNA guide just indicated it was painted black http://www.jcna.com/library/concours/2006/e-type2.pdf. Mine had a satin black finish and have assumed this to be correct.

Chris
by chrisvine
Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 1 Seat-Belt fitting, and 'slack' Inertia Reel Belts.
Replies: 34
Views: 12983
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Re: Series 1 Seat-Belt fitting, and 'slack' Inertia Reel Belts.

Hi Rory, Sorry for the delay in replying, I've just got back from holiday so have only just read through all the posts. I opted for Quickfit SBS mainly because they had installed their kits in numerous E-Types including an OTS - http://www.quickfitsbs.com/gallery_jaguar.php . When I discussed the in...
by chrisvine
Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Clean motor parts
Replies: 6
Views: 1771
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Re: Clean motor parts

I believe the ultrasonic cleaners you mention are generally only used for alloy parts so I think, if you are investing in a cleaner, to go for a media blaster. I had most of my alloy parts professionally cleaned and they leave the parts in a large cleaning bath overnight (they wouldn't accept ferrou...
by chrisvine
Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel pipe
Replies: 6
Views: 1860
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Re: Fuel pipe

Tim - the fuel pipe from the rear bulkhead union to the filter is 5/16"
by chrisvine
Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Brake Pipes runs
Replies: 5
Views: 2486
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Re: Brake Pipes runs

Andrew - at the bottom of this link is how I routed my hydraulics, based on the original pipes from. Late '69 S2 if it helps: http://etype.chrisvine.com/2013/05/brakes-and-clutch-hydraulics/ The pipe from the master cylinder to the servo is 1/4" while the rest is 3/16" from memory. The 1/4" pipe is ...
by chrisvine
Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 dashtop
Replies: 5
Views: 3555
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Re: Series 2 dashtop

I'm not sure if there's a difference between the vinyl tops. On the SNG site, part BD35691 covers all the models. There is a indentation on the panel which needs to be cut back, to let in the central screen bar on the OTS.
by chrisvine
Sat Dec 10, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Panel light bright/dim switch
Replies: 7
Views: 2276
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Re: Panel light bright/dim switch

Hi Bernie, The switches used appear to have changed during the production run of the S2 (at some point in 1969) although I don't know exactly when. The earlier cars used part number C28581 (Lucas # 35825). The later cars had part number C32856 (Lucas # 39233). Unfortunately, as you've found out, SNG...
by chrisvine
Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Panel light bright/dim switch
Replies: 7
Views: 2276
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Re: Panel light bright/dim switch

I though it was rather odd why you'd ever want an off position for the panel lights. If it's dark enough to need the headlights on then you'd always want the dash illuminated, as all modern vehicles do. David explained the reason it's three way: http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3891&p262...
by chrisvine
Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Poor parts quality - Hood Canopy
Replies: 19
Views: 4673
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Re: Poor parts quality - Hood Canopy

Hi Andrew, Trying to get a good seal to the window glass is on my ever increasingly list of things to do over the winter but I'll post my resolution. Although to avoid the issue, I would recommend trial fitting your canopy to the folding mechanism to make sure the lip for the rubber aligns. I wish t...