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by Philk
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: headlamp main beam warning lamp colour
Replies: 7
Views: 170
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Re: headlamp main beam warning lamp colour

Red. Not a hint of blueishness. That is really interesting. Every S1 3.8 I have seen (and looking in the various reference books) appear to show a blue main beam "jewel" in the speedometer (the speedometers for the 3.8s are distinguishable by having a narrower digit spacing in the trip meter wherea...
by Philk
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: headlamp main beam warning lamp colour
Replies: 7
Views: 170
Great Britain

Re: headlamp main beam warning lamp colour

Not sure when the pilot went from red....more violet to me and different from the ignition lamp red....to blue. My may 62 fhc is red. 1967, still red.... …. just to check with you both, when the lamp is not lit, does the speedometer look like this (i.e. the main beam "jewel" looks blue when unlit b...
by Philk
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: headlamp main beam warning lamp colour
Replies: 7
Views: 170
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headlamp main beam warning lamp colour

Hi All I've been with a colleague today (who has a Jaguar 240)…. we were discussing the headlamp main beam warning light colour. On my S1 3.8 E-Type, whilst the main beam warning light "jewel" in the speedometer looks blue, it turns red when main beam is selected. I'm aware that this happens on some...
by Philk
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: No Registration Documents
Replies: 30
Views: 1212
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Re: No Registration Documents

I too would be very concerned on this. Where is the commission/data plate? - these things don't normally rot away. If the car has been imported, does it have the original title docs with it? At the end of the day, it would definitely be in the seller's interest to have as much documentation and data...
by Philk
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Engine and gearbox swap
Replies: 8
Views: 270
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Re: Engine and gearbox swap

I think there are a few different things in play here. The question of values was raised. Whatever combination of engine/gearboxes are put into the car it will not be matching numbers to the factory so any value uplift would be based simply on the question of whether a 3.8 E-Type is worth more with ...
by Philk
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Oil Pressure Gauge - information please
Replies: 19
Views: 4489
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Re: Oil Pressure Gauge - information please

Bernie2015 wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:20 pm
NO WORRIES JUST FOUND IT ON SMITH INSTRUMENTS SITE APPARENTLY THE SMALL WHITE LINE IS CORRECT FOR A SERIES 1
Same on mine too ('64 3.8 OTS)
by Philk
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Oil Pressure Gauge - information please
Replies: 19
Views: 4489
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Re:

Amp Gauge - Lucas Made in England Fuel Gauge - Smiths Made in England Oil Gauge - Smiths Made in UK Water Gauge -Smiths Made in UK DOM: May 1965 S1 4.2 FHC Exactly, the same here on June '64 Production 3.8 OTS - had never spotted the fact that the Ammeter says Lucas and the other gauges were Smiths...
by Philk
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Trying to find my father's Series 1
Replies: 5
Views: 418
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Re: Trying to find my father's Series 1

Brucey wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:36 am
I have searched the 1984 E Type Register Directory but alas no record of a car with that partial number nor by name is recorded.
Hi

Where can you find the Register?.... I am trying to backfill the history of my S1 OTS prior to the last owner purchasing it in 1985.

Many thanks

Regards

Phil
by Philk
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Master Cylinder Aluminium Tags
Replies: 2
Views: 186
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Master Cylinder Aluminium Tags

Hi - does anyone know a source for the Dunlop Aluminium Brake and Clutch Master Cylinder tags as shown on the Factory Fit thread? I need the VBM 4705 and 4706 variants plus whatever the number was the for Clutch Master Cylinder.

Many thanks!
by Philk
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Looking at a Series 1 LHD car - Car Number
Replies: 8
Views: 431
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Re: Looking at a Series 1 LHD car - Car Number

Highly original, except it used to be black with a red interior and now it's green with a black interior...... And it's all been trashed. :banghead: ….. and, if you look v closely at the photos, there is red paint around the left hand door hinge and in a few other places. Two of the carburettors ha...
by Philk
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Looking at a Series 1 LHD car - Car Number
Replies: 8
Views: 431
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Re: Looking at a Series 1 LHD car - Car Number

I would personally be wary of this car. As previous posts have highlighted, the data plate looks to be engraved rather than stamped (the lettering is far too clean). There are many original examples you can see on the Factory Fit section of the forum. Additionally: - From various photos, the body co...
by Philk
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Horn works when steering wheel is turned (very annoying)
Replies: 8
Views: 426
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Re: Horn works when steering wheel is turned (very annoying)

I had exactly the same problem on my S1. In my case, it was down to the bottom bush in the upper steering column perishing with old age and causing a short as the wheel turned with the inner and out column meeting (it does not need much lateral movement at the wheel to cause a 2mm sideways movement ...
by Philk
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Refurbishing door handles/locks
Replies: 4
Views: 256
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Re: Refurbishing door handles/locks

I would say that it is not unusual to have a different ignition key but I would expect the locks on both doors to have the same key (which is what I have on my '64 3.8 S1 OTS).
by Philk
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Lead Shot bag in OTS roof & Trimmers
Replies: 7
Views: 466
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Re: Lead Shot bag in OTS roof & Trimmers

Heuer wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:49 am
They trade as MCT Restorations. Try: 024 7637 1110
Hi David - many thanks for that. Will give them a call.
by Philk
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Lead Shot bag in OTS roof & Trimmers
Replies: 7
Views: 466
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Re: Lead Shot bag in OTS roof & Trimmers

Hi - that is so useful. Thank you. Do you have a contact mail/No. for Mick Turley. When I search for him, google just returns Suffolk & Turley (whereas I believe he has now branched off from them?)
by Philk
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Lead Shot bag in OTS roof & Trimmers
Replies: 7
Views: 466
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Lead Shot bag in OTS roof & Trimmers

Hi Does anyone know if the lead-shot bag was sewn into the roof of all 3.8 OTS cars or was it for only part of the production run. Am shortly going to be getting the roof rails refurbished and a new hood fitted and I want to ensure it is correct to period (mine is a late 3.8 from June 1964). Also, d...
by Philk
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Earth wires connection
Replies: 5
Views: 370
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Re: Earth wires connection

Has the car been converted to negative earth? It would be useful to know this.
by Philk
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Best Colour For Series 1 OTS?
Replies: 16
Views: 885
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Re: Best Colour For Series 1 OTS?

Our OTS used to be Opalescent Golden Sand and was changed by the last owner to British Racing Green. I think the latter suits the car better (in the U.K.) than OGS. Whilst subjective, we have had a lot of positive comment on ours at shows. If you lived in a country with stronger light, I think OGS w...
by Philk
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Creak when depressing clutch with engine off
Replies: 1
Views: 323
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Creak when depressing clutch with engine off

A question forthose 3.8 owners with a standard clutch and gearbox set up...… with the engine off, does anyone experience a loud creak from within the bell housing when depressing the clutch to the full extent? I get a loud creak when the clutch goes through the last inch or so of travel. It's defini...
by Philk
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Repro Marston radiator
Replies: 5
Views: 543
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Re: Repro Marston radiator

I have recently fitted the Fosseway radiator, fan (including solid state otter switch) and fan shroud and am extremely pleased by both their appearance (the radiator is extremely well made) and, more importantly, their performance. https://s15.postimg.cc/85j0dd363/DSC_7346.jpg https://s15.postimg.cc...