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by andrewh
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Aluminium under dash panels change date
Replies: 9
Views: 785
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Re: Aluminium under dash panels change date

They are not referring to the alloy facia but the under panels. The ones with the trip reset and clock adjustment fixed through Tony
by andrewh
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Aluminium under dash panels change date
Replies: 9
Views: 785
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Re: Aluminium under dash panels change date

1966 4.2 Roadster has aluminium.
by andrewh
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello from new member in Worcestershire
Replies: 6
Views: 922
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Re: Hello from new member in Worcestershire

Indeed welcome . As a collector and restorer of several different marques ( whisper it E type are my favourite) this really is the best forum out there. Get stuck in and welcome.
by andrewh
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Rear ride height
Replies: 31
Views: 7289
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Re: Rear ride height

Yes Classic Motor Cars Bridgnorth. I ended up not using the spacers . I am sure somewhere in the archive there is plenty of discussion on spacers or not, but you will need to search a bit unless one of the moderators can point you to it.
by andrewh
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Rear ride height
Replies: 31
Views: 7289
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Re: Rear ride height

Thanks Pete. I drew the sort straw being parked next to the gravel and dusty track but it didn't get to dusty somehow. Hope you enjoyed Goodwood.
by andrewh
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: So sad, FIRE
Replies: 20
Views: 1661
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Re: So sad, FIRE

This is a great shame, and I think something we all think about very often. Instances of fires are on the increase no doubt in large part to the corrosive nature of Ethanol fuel on rubber fuel pipes. I have just restored a 1976 XJS with Fuel injection and 30 psi fuel pressure. I have changed all the...
by andrewh
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Rear ride height
Replies: 31
Views: 7289
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Re: Rear ride height

Just seen the question. So when I first fitted the rear springs I was supplied SNG springs with the aluminium spacers as per early 3.8s . This put the whole rear way too high. I subsequently was told that CMC Bridgnorth produce their own springs because the SNG version leaves the car too high. I fit...
by andrewh
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Beaulieu bargain
Replies: 2
Views: 1306
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Re: Beaulieu bargain

excellent well done, everything comes to he who waits! See you at Goodwood then!
by andrewh
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Tune which Coil?
Replies: 50
Views: 5441
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Re: 123 Tune which Coil?

Excellent, glad the weather is not too hot there. Its eased off here in Kent now , back to 20 something I guess. Just trying to fit a new distributor to the XJS and then it will be back to the E type for finally sorting. Good to know we have an anaesthetist here....you never know when I may need adv...
by andrewh
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Tune which Coil?
Replies: 50
Views: 5441
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Re: 123 Tune which Coil?

Thanks Andrew. I eventually found a converter on the web. Have yet to take the car out for a drive S it’s been so hot here. Something you must be used to down under.
by andrewh
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Tune which Coil?
Replies: 50
Views: 5441
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Re: 123 Tune which Coil?

Thanks David. Will check that out with my glass of wine later. I have now bought the book on line off eBay. Good idea on the megajolt website. 👍
by andrewh
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Tune which Coil?
Replies: 50
Views: 5441
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Re: 123 Tune which Coil?

OK , well I have now timed the 123 statically to TDC and will put in the curve on the APP. I am assuming that we start at 500 rpm 10 degree advance and go from there. What I am unsure of is what the vacuum advance should be in inches of Mercury. I should have listened more in Physics :bigrin: The 12...
by andrewh
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Tune which Coil?
Replies: 50
Views: 5441
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Re: 123 Tune which Coil?

Why does the crank turn at twice the speed of the distributor? Because the instructions are in double-Dutch !! Seriously though, do the instructions at any point not have a line that says "Check the timing with a timing light" or do people just leave this to chance? kind regards Marek not sure Mare...
by andrewh
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Tune which Coil?
Replies: 50
Views: 5441
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Re: 123 Tune which Coil?

The distributor rotates at half engine speed, so you double both RPM and advance from the workshop manual figures to get crankshaft advance. The app works on crankshaft degrees/rpm. Vacuum shouldn’t be doubled, but the advance value for if should. The figures in the workshop manual are in distribut...
by andrewh
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Tune which Coil?
Replies: 50
Views: 5441
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Re: 123 Tune which Coil?

Thanks Tom. This is precisely where I had arrived at as my plan of attack from here. If i can summon up the energy I shall shuffle some cars around and get it on the ramp for the TDC set up and go from there. I am not sure quite why you say you have to double every value, surely you are only adding ...
by andrewh
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Tune which Coil?
Replies: 50
Views: 5441
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Re: 123 Tune which Coil?

I like the Dutch as it goes, always been a good ally to the UK, and I like the 123 , its a good product. I just don't like the inability to speak with a technical department at the manufacturer and their ambiguous instructions about fitment. Their recommendation is to speak with the supplier who wil...
by andrewh
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Tune which Coil?
Replies: 50
Views: 5441
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Re: 123 Tune which Coil?

thanks very much Andrew. Yes I agree the 46 degree of advance recorded was way too high and I cannot work out how it got that high! . What I fail to understand is that if it is adding the 9 degree of advance at static timing to the curve I have input , how does the 123 measure that? It must use the...
by andrewh
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Tune which Coil?
Replies: 50
Views: 5441
Great Britain

Re: 123 Tune which Coil?

thanks very much Andrew. Yes I agree the 46 degree of advance recorded was way too high and I cannot work out how it got that high! . What I fail to understand is that if it is adding the 9 degree of advance at static timing to the curve I have input , how does the 123 measure that? It must use the ...
by andrewh
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Tune which Coil?
Replies: 50
Views: 5441
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Re: 123 Tune which Coil?

My 123 App revs are spot on with the instrument. No problem there. I shall have to static time it again at tdc and then put the advance curve in via the app
by andrewh
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Tune which Coil?
Replies: 50
Views: 5441
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Re: 123 Tune which Coil?

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