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by andrewh
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8
Replies: 42
Views: 1976
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Re: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8

What was the outcome of this saga, Andrew? I see from Rory’s resurrection of your RB340 thread that you’ve had overcharging to the point of acid spillage since 2017. Is this the same car? The RB340 issue can be confirmed/resolved without needing a test drive. I have not progressed Peter. To be hone...
by andrewh
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8
Replies: 42
Views: 1976
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Re: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8

I did not check 2000 rpm as I had nobody available to assist. Will look into adjustment of the RB. If I recall it’s got sealed fixings for the cover on mine. Ah well I have time at the moment.
by andrewh
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8
Replies: 42
Views: 1976
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Re: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8

No the misfire just came about occasionally and usually On start up from a few days or weeks sitting. Previous journey would have been perfect and then it decided to misfire next time I started it. I need to give it a good run with the new plus which are resistor plugs. If I get issues again I shall...
by andrewh
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8
Replies: 42
Views: 1976
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Re: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8

So I just started up the E type with the new plugs and new sports coil as mentioned above. I didn’t change the petrol as a sniff in the tank did not smell bad. It’s on a very nice 6 cylinders no popping pretty much perfect. I measured the battery across the terminal at 2000 rpm and have 15.77 volts....
by andrewh
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8
Replies: 42
Views: 1976
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Re: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8

I will of course keep the forum abreast of my results. It could be a while before the E type gets to have a run and establish the results of the various diagnostics. If that's what you can call them. Years of messing around with ICEs has left me in little doubt that most carburettor problems are ele...
by andrewh
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8
Replies: 42
Views: 1976
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Re: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8

Some interesting inputs here , thanks chaps . I will check the voltage when I start the car up. Reference bacterial growth, I have no knowledge of this, other than to say that I have a Willys Jeep where the fuel went off. No matter how much fresh fuel I put in the tank to wash it through the exhaust...
by andrewh
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8
Replies: 42
Views: 1976
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Re: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8

I did not run it Peter as I didn't want to foul up the new plugs. I can tell you now, fuel goes off within 6 months. The lawnmower service chaps will confirm that, but I dont need to have them confirm it. I have experienced it first hand many times. A well known Aston Martin specialist told me year...
by andrewh
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8
Replies: 42
Views: 1976
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Re: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8

I did not run it Peter as I didn't want to foul up the new plugs. I can tell you now, fuel goes off within 6 months. The lawnmower service chaps will confirm that, but I dont need to have them confirm it. I have experienced it first hand many times. A well known Aston Martin specialist told me years...
by andrewh
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8
Replies: 42
Views: 1976
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Re: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8

ralphr1780 wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:49 am
Andrew, the good news is that you still have your smelling senses :bouncyyellow:, it is a good test to perform every morning nowadays.
Ahha, yes I suppose it is rather good news considering!
by andrewh
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8
Replies: 42
Views: 1976
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Re: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8

Hi Andrew good idea syphoning....i once tried to undo a sump nut and the whole unit came away (it had rusted out)...best part of a tank full shot out in one go...lucky i was on the gravel drive.....Steve Its all brand new. Well it was all new 7 years ago and its only seen rain once! But I shall syp...
by andrewh
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8
Replies: 42
Views: 1976
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Re: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8

Well I have received my new plugs, but in the process of changing them out, they all smelt a little of stale fuel. Something I grew up with as my father had sheds full of old vehicles that had not run for years. They say smell is one of the strongest senses, and it always takes me back to sitting in...
by andrewh
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: 59 years
Replies: 20
Views: 1511
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Re: 59 years

Indeed well done for all the work you have put into what is without any doubt the best and most comprehensive forum I have belonged too. I must try that, a pint in a British Pub on the Falkland Islands. Its on the bucket list now. :bigrin:
by andrewh
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sun visor slipping down
Replies: 5
Views: 1426
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Re: Sun visor slipping down

If you pull the visor off the rod you will see the rod is split Bend it further apart to increase grip on the visor
by andrewh
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8
Replies: 42
Views: 1976
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Re: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8

thanks Guys. There isn't an issue with the fitment of the Dizzy. I had a perfectly good run to Goodwood and back in September. I have fitted three of these now and to be honest the other two worked fine. I am beginning to think the issue is going to turn out to be the lack of resistor plugs, thank y...
by andrewh
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8
Replies: 42
Views: 1976
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Re: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8

Well I am not sure of course but will check again Like all good upgrades it was running great before! There is no doubt that one downside of an electronic ignition is they seem far more sensitive to resistances etc. I did previously identify a faulty connection as a problem. Thanks Steve.
by andrewh
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8
Replies: 42
Views: 1976
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Re: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8

Are you using resistor plugs? I had a misfire with the EDIS/Megajolt and after much testing found it was down to using non resistor plugs even though I had Moroso HT leads. Try a set of BP R 5ES plugs - £1.93 each at Amazon. The non-resistor plugs causes electrical noise which interferes with elect...
by andrewh
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8
Replies: 42
Views: 1976
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123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8

So firstly, I do hope you and your families are keeping safe in this most dreadful of times. Like all of you it feels almost surreal and in an attempt to direct my over active imagination away from current affairs I took to the workshop. I feel sure I am not alone in that! Since I decided to replace...
by andrewh
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bent adjustable reaction plate
Replies: 33
Views: 1831
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Re: Bent adjustable reaction plate

Lets hope the manufacturer has a satisfactory answer for you. I suspect it may be another example of NON OE materials being used. The standard reaction plate takes a great deal of strain and likely as not is manufactured in some special grade spring steel or similar. I have heard of Non OE Land Rove...
by andrewh
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bent adjustable reaction plate
Replies: 33
Views: 1831
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Re: Bent adjustable reaction plate

It looks a far greater lash up than an engineers solution which the Rob Beere one is. It may well prove to have been fitted incorrectly which we will hopefully find out in due course.
by andrewh
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bent adjustable reaction plate
Replies: 33
Views: 1831
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Re: Bent adjustable reaction plate

Well there is always an exception to prove the rule. But over the years I cannot count the number of different front ride heights I have seen on series one and two E types. Perhaps its beyond the normal mechanic to follow the instructions. I followed to the letter on my restoration and the suspensio...