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by whitesnake
Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Dipstick reading
Replies: 9
Views: 754
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Re: Dipstick reading

MCJAG Steve. Thank you that is exactly the case.
I know that by heating a dipstick it will not magically alter its length, it was the ability to read the level that I wanted to enhance.
Steve.
by whitesnake
Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Dipstick reading
Replies: 9
Views: 754
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Re: Dipstick reading

Just to clarify all this, I did oil change with correct amount of oil and all was ok then over a period of say 4 months the oil reading on the dipstick seemed to drop so I filled up with a litre but the reading on stick was not very clear. I tried cleaning dipstick with various solvents to clean and...
by whitesnake
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Dipstick reading
Replies: 9
Views: 754
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Dipstick reading

Over last year I had the impression my E was using oil by the readings I was getting off the dipstick. I had made sure readings are on level ground every time and cleaned stick thoroughly with wire wool and WD40 but still readings were below line. I found this worrying because I had done full oil ch...
by whitesnake
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: HI Torque starter
Replies: 11
Views: 2010
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Re: HI Torque starter

Dave , Thanks for your comments, I have recrimped the spade connection on starter and thought this might have solved it but it happened again. I have just changed earth wire to engine as this was slightly frayed and very oily( haha), just doing this was 2 hour. job as had to remove exhaust front pip...
by whitesnake
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: HI Torque starter
Replies: 11
Views: 2010
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Re: HI Torque starter

Thanks Pete, will pull it off and dismantle to see what I find. Hopefully a good clean will do the trick.
Trouble with electricals is you never know when a problem will strike.
Steve.
by whitesnake
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: HI Torque starter
Replies: 11
Views: 2010
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Re: HI Torque starter

Yes, I bought from reputable supplier, have to check my invoices for exactly who and all connections are tight and once it does start all seems fine again. I will remove and check anyway.
Steve.
by whitesnake
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: HI Torque starter
Replies: 11
Views: 2010
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HI Torque starter

I fitted a high torque starter to my series 2 4.2 about 18 months ago because the lucus unit failed. All has been fine up until the last month when I have experienced 2 failures to turn over and fire up, I can hear the relay and possibly the solenoid clicking but it does not spin,even after numerous...
by whitesnake
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: engine using oil
Replies: 8
Views: 1620
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Re: engine using oil

Good point Malcolm about checking levels in the same place. I have just checked oil after parking in garage and it is well up so have probably only used half of what I have put back in. I originally checked on driveway and I notice it has quite a slope. Think panic is over for now, I should have not...
by whitesnake
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: engine using oil
Replies: 8
Views: 1620
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engine using oil

Hi everyone, I have just returned from a 500 mile trip in the E and on checking oil it needed a litre and half of oil to top up to previous levels. I have recently fitted triple SUs and know they were running a bit rich ( corrected now ) but this seems a lot of oil to use. Getting about 17 mpg runni...
by whitesnake
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake bleeding
Replies: 8
Views: 1016
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Re: Brake bleeding

Thanks for your thoughts Gents, it still remains a mystery but as I have a good pedal and have replaced both master and servo cylinders I am fairly confidant all is well. I shall keep a keen eye on it especially the reservoirs to see if it has cured the fluid transfer problem which was why I began t...
by whitesnake
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake bleeding
Replies: 8
Views: 1016
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Re: Brake bleeding

Hi Andrew, Yes I pressurised each reservoir individually to 30psi and only had a positive bleed on the rear brake reservoir, on the front reservoir nothing so I resorted to pumping the master cylinder which did eventually work. Very strange. Also my reservoirs appear reversed, master cylinder res go...
by whitesnake
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake bleeding
Replies: 8
Views: 1016
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Brake bleeding

Hi everyone, I have just replaced my brake servo and servo cylinder because I had a problem with fluid transferring from rear reservoir to front ( not a great amount but worrying )on trying to bleed the brakes with the Gunson hydraulic kit I could only get pressure through to the rear brakes. On try...
by whitesnake
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Ballast resistor
Replies: 5
Views: 966
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Re: Ballast resistor

Thanks Paul for info, this leads me to leave all as it is considering the engine runs really sweet and changing things is not really necessary. All I was considering was removing clutter and keep things simple but it seems with the coil I have the ballast resistor is part and parcel of the set up, I...
by whitesnake
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Ballast resistor
Replies: 5
Views: 966
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Re: Ballast resistor

Hi Steve.....Are you talking about a complete Pertronix distributor...or the points replacement Ignitor...if the later then see note 3..do not remove resistor https://i.postimg.cc/zXRnyh6T/20190123-185504.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/xC0RHdMn/20190123-185520.jpg It is complete distributor D177600 flame...
by whitesnake
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Ballast resistor
Replies: 5
Views: 966
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Ballast resistor

I have a series 2 OTS 1970 4.2 engine which has been fitted with a Petronix electronic distributor by the previous owner. It runs and starts absolutely fine and is a pleasure but on checking the ignition system I note it still has the ballast resistor fitted. My question to the knowledgeable is can ...
by whitesnake
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Federal spec air filter
Replies: 2
Views: 809
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Re: Federal spec air filter

Yes Geoff , I am aware of that, I have fitted new engine mounts and have already road tested it with good results so far!! Will keep an eye on it like everything else on this car as I go along enjoying the drive, having only done 70 miles so far I am wary of everything but it all seems fine for the ...
by whitesnake
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Federal spec air filter
Replies: 2
Views: 809
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Federal spec air filter

Thought I would post a few photos of my adaption of federal spec air filter. Now completed my right hand conversion and one of the last jobs was the air filter. I first modified the rear corner by cutting and beating to shape after offering it up and noting what clearance was required, this was quit...
by whitesnake
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: series 2 federal spec air filter
Replies: 9
Views: 1728
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Re: series 2 federal spec air filter

Thanks for everyones input on this but having measured and trial fitted my rectangular air filter I think I will attempt to modify the rear of it to clear the pedal box. It will involve taking about 1 inch off the underneath rear corner for a 4 inch length, cutting the paper filter to fit and weldin...
by whitesnake
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: series 2 federal spec air filter
Replies: 9
Views: 1728
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series 2 federal spec air filter

Hi, Am in process of converting my series 2 OTS 4.2 to RHD and all was going well until tried to fit federal sp eck air filter back to my strombergs ( stranglebergs ). It will not fit by about 1 inch too low and fouling the pedal box. Is there a solution to this out there? or do I have to source aft...
by whitesnake
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Introduction to forum
Replies: 8
Views: 1897
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Re: Introduction to forum

Just got round to adding some photos of my car now it is on the road and I can enjoy it. Still needs work to tidy up underneath and parts of interior but nothing serious, all looks sound. Plan is to use for next year and then convert to RHD next winter. Happy E type motoring to all Steve. https://s7...