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by JerryL770
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Downtime
Replies: 33
Views: 245
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Re: Forum Downtime

YEA!!!!

You're back! Thank you David, I've been missing my daily dose of stuff E-type :smile:

I presume you now have somewhere safe of your own for keeping those pesky passwords.
by JerryL770
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Serious brake bleed issues
Replies: 43
Views: 1303
Great Britain

Re: Serious brake bleed issues

Excellent detective work there Keith :salute:

Well done! I hope that is the real cause and you can now get some miles under your tyres.
by JerryL770
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Engine reconditioning
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Great Britain

Re: Engine reconditioning

Another aspect of doing it yourself is that you will know what needs doing to the various parts of the engine, rather than having to trust you are not being given some BS so they can can charge a lot.
by JerryL770
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Serious brake bleed issues
Replies: 43
Views: 1303
Great Britain

Re: Serious brake bleed issues

I understand the reservations about pressurising the reservoirs.

One (I think) important thing is to start bleeding at the furthest caliper from the master cylinder, and then progress forwards - not the reverse.
by JerryL770
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: FM/DAB radio reception
Replies: 13
Views: 375
Great Britain

Re: FM/DAB radio reception

Thanks all, Mark and David. I think you are right David, and I will just stick with FM - never been a problem with that. Although, having spent some £250 on the all singing all dancing radio + aerial I was hoping to get more from it but then, all too often I buy top of the range (?) stuff and use on...
by JerryL770
Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Replacing rubber seal round rear door glass
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Great Britain

Re: Replacing rubber seal round rear door glass

It's a long time since I fitted a screen but you want a few special tools. I suggest search ebay for "plastic trim tools" and "windscreen rubber tool". The latter is what you need to insert the spreader strip into the windscreen rubber seal. You need to select one of the wire tools for this. No doub...
by JerryL770
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: FM/DAB radio reception
Replies: 13
Views: 375
Great Britain

Re: FM/DAB radio reception

Unfortunately David, I'm something of a pedant when it comes to the smartphone (which keeps telling me on emails so I change it to STUPIDphone :bigrin: ) Interesting how Dabonwheels promotes DAB for cars as the best thing since sliced bread!! :?: Thanks for the links, think I've looked at most of th...
by JerryL770
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Serious brake bleed issues
Replies: 43
Views: 1303
Great Britain

Re: Serious brake bleed issues

The kind of leak that allows air to be sucked into the system does not necessarily show as leaking fluid externally to be seen. I've had this kind of problem in the past with a Cooper S and others and it was always cured using a pressurising method, wherein you pressurise the whole system by pumping...
by JerryL770
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Serious brake bleed issues
Replies: 43
Views: 1303
Great Britain

Re: Serious brake bleed issues

Two thoughts, 1. Some calipers have a crossover pipe from one side to the other. This must come from the top of the inlet side to the bottom of the other side. If you go from top to top and then bleed at the bottom, you are unlikely to get the air out of the second side. 2. Consider using a pressuri...
by JerryL770
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Engine reconditioning
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Great Britain

Re: Engine reconditioning

.... and I quite agree with John. At that mileage, rebore and regrind may well be unnecessary. Honing the bores is easily done but the first question to ask there is "can you get stepped std. size piston rings"? If there is any step at the top of the bores, this cannot be removed by honing so steppe...
by JerryL770
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Engine reconditioning
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Great Britain

Re: Engine reconditioning

Well, with your evident expertise, I wonder why you do not do it yourself. It's really not that difficult if you have the Jag manual and a few specialist tools like piston ring compressor, valve spring compressor, torque wrench. There's little else special you need, just a good spanner/socket set. A...
by JerryL770
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: FM/DAB radio reception
Replies: 13
Views: 375
Great Britain

FM/DAB radio reception

I was tempted to add this to the end of Simon's (288gto) DAB Aerial thread but thought I might be doing a hijack! I've been having problems with my Classic 200 FM/DAB/DAB+ radio from Classiccarstereo (Autosound) in my S2 FHC. I have an electric retractable aerial in the rear wing and got good FM rec...
by JerryL770
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diffs and Brakes
Replies: 15
Views: 595
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Re: Diffs and Brakes

Excellent looking work Pete, well done :salute: Super door fit, but have you allowed for the weight of the glass and fittings, if they are already bolted up. I believe on fitting an empty door, you need to add about 3.5kg into the door as you bolt it up, otherwise it will sag and ruin your fit, afte...
by JerryL770
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine re-build
Replies: 18
Views: 853
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Re: Engine re-build

Tom W wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:57 am
I believe the differences in inlet manifolds are between the 3.8 & 4.2, so not necessary wrong if they’re building a S1 4.2.
Ah!! True :salute:
by JerryL770
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine re-build
Replies: 18
Views: 853
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Re: Engine re-build

Not impressed with putting a S2 block and more particularly a S2 manifold into a S1 E-type.

Clearly little concern about originality even though a new block may be nice.
by JerryL770
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: DAB radio for 1974 E type.
Replies: 14
Views: 765
Great Britain

Re: DAB radio for 1974 E type.

Like Mark suggests, I get the best DAB reception in a car with a dedicated bee string antenna that cost around &70 with both FM and DAB amplifiers with individual outputs but it's not suitable styling wise for an E type in my view. Agreed :smile: Thanks for advices, John & Mark. Still waiting on fe...
by JerryL770
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sweating Brake Fluid Hose
Replies: 67
Views: 25541
Great Britain

Re: Sweating Brake Fluid Hose

Jerry Wiring details for the mechanical switch are here: http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3134 Very simple to do and you can leave your existing switch and wires in place. Not sure why you posted that David. It is one I have thought of doing. Suspect I have a new switch on the hydraulic...
by JerryL770
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Forum Features
Replies: 41
Views: 4171
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Re: New Forum Features

:thankyouyellow: Did not work quite as you detailed above because for some reason this time it gave me postimages.cc rather than .org. However, when I deleted the bits you advised - success. Thanks very much. Also, I did not get the option to resize to 1920 x 1080, so I did it myself first. Then avo...
by JerryL770
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sweating Brake Fluid Hose
Replies: 67
Views: 25541
Great Britain

Re: Sweating Brake Fluid Hose

Thanks David, will do.

:thankyouyellow:
by JerryL770
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Forum Features
Replies: 41
Views: 4171
Great Britain

Re: New Forum Features

David, I continue to have difficulty with this. How do I upload an image to postimage.cc as opposed to postimage.org? If I use the "Add image to post" link below this text box, it still seems to go to postimage.org and whilst the uploaded image appears in the post, clicking on it does not find the f...