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by JerryL770
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is ethanol free fuel still available?
Replies: 17
Views: 543
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Re: Is ethanol free fuel still available?

Most pumps are multi-fuel so the E5 sticker probably relates to the lower grade fuel ??
by JerryL770
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake Warning Light
Replies: 4
Views: 73
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Re: Brake Warning Light

..... or maybe the rubber cover is holding the float down. don't push it on too firmly.
by JerryL770
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Body seams
Replies: 7
Views: 270
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Re: Body seams

Thank you John, understood. Food for thought.

I have the JEC mag but not yet got past the first page :roll:
by JerryL770
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Body seams
Replies: 7
Views: 270
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Re: Body seams

This refers to a recent restoration. I'm now informed that few bodyshops, if any use lead these days on the basis that modern fillers are better and are non-toxic. :questionmarks: :scratchheadyellow: I guess old original lead may crack but I would have thought new lead would be OK for quite a long t...
by JerryL770
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Brake engagement lowers after about 15 min. of driving.
Replies: 2
Views: 130
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Re: Brake engagement lowers after about 15 min. of driving.

Sounds like a leaky master cylinder to me.
by JerryL770
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Body seams
Replies: 7
Views: 270
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Body seams

I assume that all the hidden body seams are leaded and that this prevents a crack appearing at any time - in the paintwork.

Am I correct?
by JerryL770
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is ethanol free fuel still available?
Replies: 17
Views: 543
Great Britain

Re: Is ethanol free fuel still available?

So, if you cannot buy ethanol free petrol but really want it, you can make it yourself by washing out the ethanol with water. Then you just need a way to dispose of the water/ethanol mix. This is also the method for recovering fuel if being the victim of someone dumping sugar into your fuel tank. Of...
by JerryL770
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Quick Release Steering Wheel
Replies: 82
Views: 5275
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Re: Quick Release Steering Wheel

An interesting discussion of which I've read only the last 2/3 pages. I have a friend nearby who is a long time (50+ years) member of VCC/VSCC and personal restorer of 8+ classics. He expresses to me an opinion about how I should leave my car in the garage (which is integral but can apply to others)...
by JerryL770
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt Hillclimb
Replies: 12
Views: 750
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Re: SNG Barratt Hillclimb

by JerryL770
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt Hillclimb
Replies: 12
Views: 750
Great Britain

Re: SNG Barratt Hillclimb

Just to add my heartfelt thanks for an excellent day, To Julian, Sarah and all the guys from SNGB helping today. Despite the miserable wet start to the day there was a fantastic ride up the hill in the F-type, propelled by Julian, boy it had some go and grip. Then 2 runs up the hill in my E, I manag...
by JerryL770
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Palnut on steering column
Replies: 10
Views: 449
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Re: Palnut on steering column

Richard Smith??

I don't know him, I'm afeared :?:
by JerryL770
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Palnut on steering column
Replies: 10
Views: 449
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Re: Palnut on steering column

Mine has a plain nut and washer. Not noticed any loosening :wink:
by JerryL770
Thu May 30, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt Hillclimb
Replies: 12
Views: 750
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Re: SNG Barratt Hillclimb

I too have requested a place, if still available.

Looking forward :salute:
by JerryL770
Mon May 27, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: fuel & temp gauge reading to high.
Replies: 9
Views: 588
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Re: fuel & temp gauge reading to high.

Do you have the part number for this improved version voltage stabiliser as SNGB parts catalogue for both S1 and S2 cars say part no: 148876J is no longer available and offers no alternative.
by JerryL770
Tue May 21, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SNGB WEBSITE
Replies: 8
Views: 705
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Re: SNGB WEBSITE

I only used ccleaner once, some years ago and it caused no end of problems :shock:

Trust it is now a good cleaner upper as you recommend it :salute:
by JerryL770
Mon May 13, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Spinners self tightening??
Replies: 11
Views: 628
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Re: Spinners self tightening??

Thanks for all your responses. I'm going back to the restorer's today to get this fixed before going to Spa. Yes, there was quite a bit of dry grease on the cone which I cleaned off with WD40. The hub cone is just the same. After I first saw David's comparison of the repro spinners against originals...
by JerryL770
Sun May 12, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Spinners self tightening??
Replies: 11
Views: 628
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Re: Spinners self tightening??

Well, having gone back and looked here

http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php? ... 4&p=103703

seems I have the repro spinner which is not tightening properly :banghead:
by JerryL770
Sun May 12, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Drive belt part numbers
Replies: 8
Views: 630
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Re: Drive belt part numbers

Yes, the "proper" size w/p belt would not go on :?:
by JerryL770
Sun May 12, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Spinners self tightening??
Replies: 11
Views: 628
Great Britain

Spinners self tightening??

mmmmm, I'm not so sure just now. I bought a BMW 3 series jack to use on travels because it is smaller, fits in the spare wheel well and is easy to use. So I had to try it out before going to the Spa Classic races next weekend. It lifted the car easily and I just happened to lean on the rear wheel an...
by JerryL770
Fri May 10, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Drive belt part numbers
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Great Britain

Re: Drive belt part numbers

Not sure if this will help or not, as when mine was being rebuilt we had difficulty finding the right length belt for the alternator (or more likely the water pump - A.D. don't you know :roll: ), and I have a non-standard alternator. However belts were: Water pump: 13A0790C Alternator: 10A0813C 10 a...