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by 00series
Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Headlining sides remove
Replies: 6
Views: 1145
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Re: Headlining sides remove

Thanks steve - that all makes perfect sense, cheers Bert
by 00series
Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Headlining sides remove
Replies: 6
Views: 1145
Great Britain

Re: Headlining sides remove

Thanks - I removed the door rubbers. Unscrewed and can't rails I now have good access to the side areas of the headlining. Regarding the cant rails, is there a trick to removing the thin chrome edge trim as while the cant rails are out it would be good to retrim them? Thanks Bert https://s14.postimg...
by 00series
Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Headlining sides remove
Replies: 6
Views: 1145
Great Britain

Headlining sides remove

Hi, I'm currently at the trimmers helping to remove and refit a new Aldridge trimming headlining kit ( trimmer has not fitted one before before) - it's a full kit as the sides are grubby and sagging not just the main center price. We are trying to remove the headlining sides from my S2 2+2. I have r...
by 00series
Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:21 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Engines that can be used
Replies: 21
Views: 7929
Great Britain

Having converted a 1969 2+2 from auto to manual, i would go for the the Manual overdrive box (which will fit an auto etype) as an Etype with auto gearbox is like driving a hearse that resembles a sports car. However if you do go down this route be prepared for a long shopping list ie: clutch pedal, ...
by 00series
Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: ignition light
Replies: 2
Views: 1464
Great Britain

Hi, thanks for the information: the battery is holding charge for a couple of weeks but it won't fully charge & has caused the battery 'faulty' light to appear on the smart charger, so it is time for a new one. I'll fit a new battery & check the relay's & see if i can get it back to charging. Regard...
by 00series
Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: ignition light
Replies: 2
Views: 1464
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ignition light

Hi, would a failing battery cause the ignition light to stay on? Its a series 2 & has a rebuilt alternator but as of last week the ignition LIGHT is staying on & the dashboard charge dial is showing 'off charge'. I have had the battery on charge for 2 days but it is still not fully charged, i have t...
by 00series
Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Classic Car of the Year competition 2012 E-type.
Replies: 5
Views: 2550
Great Britain

Thanks for the votes, pete i hear what your saying regarding the well used classics, the austin 7 & the morris 25 have superb driven history & really do ooze charisma.

I don't mind if i come last as it's already an honor to be on the same list as some of those great vehicles.

Cheers, Bert.
by 00series
Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Classic Car of the Year competition 2012 E-type.
Replies: 5
Views: 2550
Great Britain

Classic Car of the Year competition 2012 E-type.

Hi, I just had a phone call from the Classic Car of the Year competition - i entered my S2 2+2 a few months ago on a whim & it appears that i am in the final 20. If you want to check out the final 20 cars here's the link: http://www.ccoty.co.uk/classic_car_voting.php There's some great cars in the l...
by 00series
Tue May 22, 2012 8:34 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 aesthetics
Replies: 175
Views: 56886
Great Britain

I agree - The S2 rear lights look like something fitted to a caravan & i do feel that they compromise the look of the car. When i first joined this site a couple of years ago there was a french S2 E-type being converted to complete S1 rear end. Would anybody know if the car was ever finished & what ...
by 00series
Thu May 17, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 'CAR' magazine: which issue surf e-type?
Replies: 1
Views: 1422
Great Britain

'CAR' magazine: which issue surf e-type?

Hi, I have just been informed by a random person in a petrol station that CAR magazine featured a picture of my E-type (regency red S2 with Surf board on the roof) in the readers pics section of the mag (to clarify it wasn't me who sent in the image so must have been a passing snapper) The guy could...
by 00series
Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bonnet sideways adjustment?
Replies: 2
Views: 1347
Great Britain

Hi, yes that worked a treat, the bonnet lines are looking a lot cleaner.
Thanks, Bert
by 00series
Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bump Stop Removal
Replies: 5
Views: 2363
Great Britain

I have Gaz adjustable shocks & they already have bump stops fitted to the damper rods.
I'll see how much clearance i have between the tyre & bump stop mount - if its too close & i need to cut away the metal bump stop mounts i'll get the grinder out.
Thanks.
by 00series
Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bonnet sideways adjustment?
Replies: 2
Views: 1347
Great Britain

Bonnet sideways adjustment?

Hi, i'm spending the next few days sorting a few niggling jobs on my Series 2. One thing i need to do is to move the bonnet sideways by 3mm as it sits proud on the kerb side & sits internaly on the offside by the same amount. Do i just undue the 8 bolts at the front of the bonnet & give it a shove t...
by 00series
Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:08 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bump Stop Removal
Replies: 5
Views: 2363
Great Britain

Bump Stop Removal

Hi, could someone explain what i need to do to remove the rear bump stops when fitting larger tyres please?
Is it a case of just removing the rubber bump stops or do i also need to grind of the metal part that the bump stop bolts to?
Thanks, Bert.
by 00series
Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 205 Tyre dilemma
Replies: 17
Views: 13365
Great Britain

Hi, thanks for the input. Black circles don't list a V rated tyre on their website, the highest they go in 205/70/15 is T rated 118mph. The MWS wheels have stainless spokes so hopefully rust will not be an issue. I would need to hear more independent feedback before i invested in Blockley's, even th...
by 00series
Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 205 Tyre dilemma
Replies: 17
Views: 13365
Great Britain

Thanks for the information, you have turned me away from the Pirelli's but i have set my mind on 205's as i think they fill out the elongated look of the 2+2 better, bearing this in mind & also taking the financial outlay into consideration: 205 Avon CR28's at ?155 or 205 Vredesteins at ?275: which ...
by 00series
Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 205 Tyre dilemma
Replies: 17
Views: 13365
Great Britain

205 Tyre dilemma

Hi, I bit the bullet & today ordered some MWS 6 inch chrome/stainless wheels with pirreli p4000 tyres for my S2 E-type, however the supplier has just called me back to tell me that there are no p4000 or even p6000 tyres available as Pirelli's are in short supply. The other available choices are Avon...
by 00series
Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Perfect paint matching.
Replies: 3
Views: 1309
Great Britain

Perfect paint matching.

Hi, Firstly: may i state that i am a customer but have no association what-so-ever with the following company. Having worked with vehicle paint for many years as a hobby i know a good paint mixer when i meet one & the sole purpose of this message is to introduce you to a time served tradesman. Last ...
by 00series
Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Torsion Bars
Replies: 5
Views: 2483
Great Britain

Hi, due to my series 2 sagging on one side (NSF) & general issues on getting the car to sit at the right height on 45 year old torsion bars i fitted the Rob beere adjustable ride height plate. http://www.rob-beere-racing.co.uk/suspension.html I now have a perfectly level car that can be adjusted at ...
by 00series
Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: 2+2 windscreen ?
Replies: 13
Views: 6251
Great Britain

National

A few months ago i had a new windscreen for a S2 2+2 sourced & fitted by National windscreens in North Devon - luckily it was paid for by the insurance as it had started to delaminate - but i don't think i would have had much change out of ?400 if i had to pay it. The screen fitter said the new scre...