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by Philk
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Keys
Replies: 10
Views: 445
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Re: Keys

A single Wilmot-Breedon key was supplied for both ignition and doors. Most 3.8's had the round head FP key but towards the end of 3.8 production and the 4.2's the square head FS was supplied. I will add that to the Factory Fit thread. Hi David If it assists in terms of cutover dates, my June '64 3....
by Philk
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Aluminium under dash panels change date
Replies: 9
Views: 801
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Re: Aluminium under dash panels change date

andrewh wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:06 am
They are not referring to the alloy facia but the under panels. The ones with the trip reset and clock adjustment fixed through Tony
My June '64 S1 3.8 OTS has the aluminium under-dash panels with Vinyl over them.
by Philk
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Gear box oil.
Replies: 5
Views: 621
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Re: Gear box oil.

I recently switched to Redline MTL in my ‘64 OTS Moss gearbox and noticed a marked improvement in shifting. Be forewarned, however, that if your gearbox has any leaks they are likely to get worse with MTL. Alan N.J. I would reinforce this. For some strange reason, whilst Redline MTL has a higher vi...
by Philk
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Gearbox Numbers
Replies: 11
Views: 2881
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Re: Gearbox Numbers

Keith : I think you are correct and that EJ is in this case a misprint . EJ boxes were the early all synchro boxes fitted to a few late 3.8 cars and to the 1964-6 4.2 cars, and were closer ratio than the later KJ/KJS?KE boxes One learns something new all the time. I thought the all synchro gearbox ...
by Philk
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: IRS Access Panel Gasket
Replies: 4
Views: 1415
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Re: IRS Access Panel Gasket

abowie wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:40 pm
I just use generic 1/8" foam rubber sheet from the local rubber shop. You can't see it at all.
Many thanks...… That's what I shall do. I did speak to one of the main suppliers this morning and they do not stock these (nor cannot recall ever doing so).
by Philk
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: IRS Access Panel Gasket
Replies: 4
Views: 1415
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Re: IRS Access Panel Gasket

This is the gasket that was on the car originally - ideally, would be good to replace like for like.


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by Philk
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: IRS Access Panel Gasket
Replies: 4
Views: 1415
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IRS Access Panel Gasket

Hi - does anyone know if anyone makes/stocks the rubber/foam gasket that sits under the rear IRS Access Panel? I'm having difficulty tracking one down. Many thanks!
by Philk
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: OBL = $565k
Replies: 27
Views: 3422
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Re: OBL = $565k

When you click on the documentation link you can load up the JDHT certificate. This has the word "originally" in front of each of the main numbers. This seems a bit strange in the circumstances of what is claimed to be a fully numbers matching car. Looking at the engine number on the head, it does n...
by Philk
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone familiar with this Series l ???
Replies: 8
Views: 2065
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Re: Anyone familiar with this Series l ???

Hi I found my body number written in hand with a pencil above the speedo on the reverse side of the dash Also the other dash side too Also had “Tan” and “OG”, the interior and exterior colour Robbie Mine is an OTS and, in addition to the same marks behind the dashboard, it was also written on the u...
by Philk
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Transmission cover trim
Replies: 2
Views: 1356
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Re: Transmission cover trim

Hi - a 1962 E-Type should have neither the hinged arm-rest box nor the the leather surface. The Central armrest and trim was introduced in August 1963 (see Spares Bulletin - Body P.91). In Sept 1963, the instrument panel was changed from Aluminium face to black vinyl (see Spares Bulletin - Body P.95...
by Philk
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Speedo cable
Replies: 7
Views: 1912
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Re: Speedo cable

As Andrew has said, the length should not make a difference. The only thing I would add (which was the issue on my car), was that the additional length had resulted in the radius of the curve going up to the bulkhead grommet being too sharp. This meant the speedo jumped a lot above 50mph. Fitting th...
by Philk
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Coolcat fan switch
Replies: 13
Views: 3339
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Re: Coolcat fan switch

My car now has a manual override to its Fosseway fan. The otter switch goes to one side of the fan relay and completes the earth connection when the temperature reaches 85 degrees (or thereabouts). We now have a second (manual) switch also connected to the same point on the Fan Relay which also comp...
by Philk
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Coolcat fan switch
Replies: 13
Views: 3339
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Re: Coolcat fan switch

My car now has a manual override to its Fosseway fan. The otter switch goes to one side of the fan relay and completes the earth connection when the temperature reaches 85 degrees (or thereabouts). We now have a second (manual) switch also connected to the same point on the Fan Relay which also comp...
by Philk
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Speedo cable
Replies: 7
Views: 1912
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Re: Speedo cable

No the RHD cable. It's either 60 or 66"; can't remember. The correct length for a 3.8 cable is 60 inches. Mine had the wrong size fitted and I had one made to order by Speedograph Richfield in the correct grey colour that Smiths Flexible drives were originally produced. Excellent service from them ...
by Philk
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cooling fan
Replies: 22
Views: 5208
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Re: Cooling fan

Hi Phil, I used a toggle switch to earth the otter at the radiator. I ran long wires down the frame to the otter switch wiring and hooked the two wires in to that circuit so that should the toggle switch be activated, it would operate the fan relay in the normal manner. So, no power going to my swi...
by Philk
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cooling fan
Replies: 22
Views: 5208
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Re: Cooling fan

I have just fitted the twin coolcat fans and they are absolutely brilliant. With previous original fans my cars temp would be fine on the move but would creep up in traffic or parking up/traffic lights. I have also fitted an override and (quite neatly I think) tucked a toggle switch under the dash....
by Philk
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: MTL viscosity and SAE30 Oil for Gearbox
Replies: 3
Views: 1426
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Re: MTL viscosity and SAE30 Oil for Gearbox

I’ve had the same issue with minor leaks after switching to MTL in my ‘64 Moss gearbox, but I’ve decided to live with it. The minor inconvenience of cleaning up a few little leaks and checking the fluid level every year is more than compensated for by the much improved shifting. Alan N.J. Interesti...
by Philk
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: MTL viscosity and SAE30 Oil for Gearbox
Replies: 3
Views: 1426
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MTL viscosity and SAE30 Oil for Gearbox

Last winter, I put Redline MTL into my 3.8 Moss gearbox. It has certainly helped a bit with the shifting since then. However, it is extremely thin straight from the bottle and we now have some "weeping" to the front and rear of the gearbox which my garage believes is down to this (it had new front a...
by Philk
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 63 ots trunk lid seal
Replies: 3
Views: 626
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Re: 63 ots trunk lid seal

was it originally fitted to the lid and a service bulletin sent out to do an upgrade? Apologies - I've just realised that the service bulletins I quoted are for Fixed Head Coupes. Please ignore these. I don't have a complete set of bulletins so have not been able to find the cutover point. The 3.8 ...
by Philk
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cooling fan options
Replies: 15
Views: 2058
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Re: Cooling fan options

As an alternative, I can strongly endorse the Fosseway Fan (and optional solid state Otter Switch replacement).

See http://www.fossewayperformance.co.uk/e- ... oling-fan/