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by Series1 Stu
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Headlamp bezel screw thread size?
Replies: 8
Views: 217
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Re: Headlamp bezel screw thread size?

There is no such thing as a 5/32 Whitworth fastener and certainly no Whitworth fasteners with 32 tpi. BSF has a 32 tpi but that is 3/16" only. BSF are not common in automotive applications. It certainly won't be an American thread or a metric thread so that leaves good old Unified. Choices at 32 tpi...
by Series1 Stu
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 Import
Replies: 7
Views: 272
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Re: Series 2 Import

Don't forget to make sure the gauges in the instrument panel were re-arranged to the RHD format as well. Including the legend strip.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E type aerodynamics
Replies: 5
Views: 329
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Re: E type aerodynamics

Now there's a dichotomy of views. Internet forums are never dull places (actually, I can think of one that is).

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Remind me please..dash top removal
Replies: 6
Views: 243
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Re: Remind me please..dash top removal

A small plastic cable tie pulled tight around the tube and spigot might help to keep them together, if you can gain sufficient access.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Time for a divorce?
Replies: 8
Views: 377
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Re: Time for a divorce?

How could she? Unfortunately, a divorce would probably cost him the E Type anyway. I don't understand how she doesn't understand his attachment to the car. My wife certainly does and feels it's as much a part of her as I do. Perhaps he should get rid of the soulless b**ch and drive off into the suns...
by Series1 Stu
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rear Dolly
Replies: 7
Views: 400
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Re: Rear Dolly

Still available, if anyone is interested.

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by Series1 Stu
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bruce McLaren #15 E-type JD Classics
Replies: 52
Views: 3229
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Re: Bruce McLaren #15 E-type JD Classics

Quite right, David. Their glossy adverts in the major classic journals are very impressive. I have for some time though wondered why they never showed prices for their cars. Clearly, the price depended on who you are and what you know about the subject. Unfortunately, there are such people in all wa...
by Series1 Stu
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: What causes plugs like THIS??
Replies: 26
Views: 1089
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Re: What causes plugs like THIS??

Are you saying that replacing the servi diaphragm cured this problem?

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by Series1 Stu
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bruce McLaren #15 E-type JD Classics
Replies: 52
Views: 3229
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Re: Bruce McLaren #15 E-type JD Classics

Unfortunately, being greedy isn't a crime. Neither is being naive. In this case it appears that one man's (Company's) greed led to criminal behaviour. Let's see how this plays out. There's a saying that you can't con an honest person. Not sure whether I entirely agree with that but there must be at ...
by Series1 Stu
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine cut out - advice please
Replies: 15
Views: 544
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Re: Engine cut out - advice please

My money is on a faulty earth connection. All the other suggestions would give intermittent faults or coughing and spluttering. Try the engine and battery earth connections first. It could be failing open circuit and then high resistance once running, hence the reduced voltage reading. Rotor arm is ...
by Series1 Stu
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bruce McLaren #15 E-type JD Classics
Replies: 52
Views: 3229
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Re: Bruce McLaren #15 E-type JD Classics

Bloody hell! Tough crowd! Surely nobody thinks this is an acceptable way of doing business. Why be critical of Mike Tuke for being conned? I resent the people that see our hobby as a huge business or investment opportunity but criminal behaviour, no matter what the scale or who the victim is, is jus...
by Series1 Stu
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Jag E Type Series 2. 1970
Replies: 19
Views: 645
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Re: Jag E Type Series 2. 1970

:welcomewave:

As for the brake calipers, yes, the standard set up is more than good enough.

The same calipers were fitted to several models including the 420 and, I believe, the early XJ's so you stand a good chance of finding some replacements.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Parking sensors
Replies: 3
Views: 571
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Re: Parking sensors

It's your car, Paul. Do what you want with it and don't feel that you have to apologise for it. Fitting sensors is a good idea and maybe you could fit them in the air intake by bonding brackets in place. After all, the whole bonnet is pretty much bonded together. There are some brilliant adhesive sy...
by Series1 Stu
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi I am a recent member living in Cornwall
Replies: 14
Views: 486
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Re: Hi I am a recent member living in Cornwall

Welcome, Peter. Rediscovering first love is very special. Welcome Peter. Looks like you have all your bases covered with a roadster and a 2+2. Not quite. Just needs a Series Land Rover to get to the places an E Type can't quite reach. Maybe a 420G for those special times with friends and family too....
by Series1 Stu
Tue May 29, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Front valance oblong plug?
Replies: 10
Views: 574
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Re: Front valance oblong plug?

You see, that's just the problem. You have to pay £10 for a small rubber grommet worth about 10p, spend time modifying it to fit and then express your thanks for it being available? In which universe does that make any sense whatsoever? If they have tooled it specifically for that application then, ...
by Series1 Stu
Mon May 28, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Ignition Amplifier
Replies: 14
Views: 322
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Re: Ignition Amplifier

It's definitely heat sink compound. I've used gallons of the stuff over the years and ruined more shirts and ties than I care to remember in the process.

Handle with care. It's almost impossible to get off your clothing.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Wed May 23, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: engine oil spec '69 4.2
Replies: 17
Views: 3656
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Re: engine oil spec '69 4.2

I have a spin on filter, which I change every 1000 miles (easy..5 minutes) , and change oil every 3000 miles. JC I see no benefit in changing the oil filter every 1000 miles but don't let that stop you, there's certainly no harm in it. However, I would recommend changing the oil every 3000 miles or...
by Series1 Stu
Tue May 22, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Champion WCX 600 bow tie caps
Replies: 19
Views: 671
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Re: Champion WCX 600 bow tie caps

That's speaks volumes. I've been buying rubbish from SNGB (and others, I must add) for near on 20 years and they've only just got a quality department.......
by Series1 Stu
Mon May 21, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Royal Jaguar?
Replies: 28
Views: 1171
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Re: Royal Jaguar?

Yes, I agree. But like it or not it's the future.

Funny, we all thought diesel was the future......
by Series1 Stu
Sun May 20, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Unusual wheels, any idea what they could be?
Replies: 5
Views: 387
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Re: Unusual wheels, any idea what they could be?

I don't think I've ever seen (or, at least, noticed) Minilites with splined hubs before. Possibly a one off modification?

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