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by mgcjag
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Speed and engine speed...
Replies: 28
Views: 698
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Re: Speed and engine speed...

Hi Julian..are you saying it has a 123...if not..it must be down to calibration.....the rev counter just measures the pulses through the coil.....it just counts revs of engine..and dosent need gearbox, diff wheels etc...just for info i asked about electronic ignition suppression because this can aff...
by mgcjag
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Speed and engine speed...
Replies: 28
Views: 698
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Re: Speed and engine speed...

Hi Julian...can you give a bit more information.....was this working ok....then started to go wrong.....do you have an electronic ignition module or 123 distributor fitted....and do you have suppressed spark plugs or leads.....your rev counter if standard should work via an inductive loop, picking u...
by mgcjag
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Front Suspension refurb recommendation
Replies: 4
Views: 152
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Re: Front Suspension refurb recommendation

Hi Ash...also discuss passivation.....its an extra process quite simple that gives an extra layer of protection on top of the zinc....you need to look at colours.....passivants can be black, gold, etc but the clear can sometimes give a very faint purple tint a bit like petrol spilt on water........m...
by mgcjag
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Speed and engine speed...
Replies: 28
Views: 698
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Re: Speed and engine speed...

Hi Julian the angle drive should be the same for all 4.2 E types it will be different if an overdrive box is fitted which will be a non e type box......your speedo/rev counter are so far out it can only be a calibration issue.....you really need to start from scratch....rev counter is easy by checki...
by mgcjag
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Car Cover
Replies: 5
Views: 207
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Re: Car Cover

Hi..welcom to the forum....just to be clear is the car a fixed head coupe(fhc)..or a larger 2+2 which is sometimes refered to as a fhc.....i ask so that you get a cover that fits correctly...also do you want a cover for outdoors or when its parked in the garage.....Steve
by mgcjag
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Speed and engine speed...
Replies: 28
Views: 698
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Re: Speed and engine speed...

Hi Julian..yes...yes...yes(assuming you have a 3.07 diff)...measure from center of your spinner to ground..eg a Vrederstein 185r15 has a diameter of approx 25.24in..so on the car the radius would be around 12in i entered these figures and get 69.8mph.. Steve Ps...what tyres do you have..you mention ...
by mgcjag
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: JEC Oil pressure gauge kit
Replies: 3
Views: 1928
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Re: JEC Oil pressure gauge kit

Hi Christopher...just deleted him...there was a link in his post to Chinese manufacturer of valves....Steve
by mgcjag
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: E type reaction plate
Replies: 59
Views: 2086
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Re: E type reaction plate

Hi Stuart...Yes...probably...and it was mentioned in post 4 ....Steve
by mgcjag
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Tank, venting pipes.
Replies: 2
Views: 118
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Re: Fuel Tank, venting pipes.

Hi Mike...have you been in touch with the supplier..tell them your mistake and ask what they can do to help you.. they may take it back and replace.......Steve
by mgcjag
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Hitch up the caravan and away you go!!
Replies: 7
Views: 190
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Re: Hitch up the caravan and away you go!!

You could go racing
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by mgcjag
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S3 hub cap medallion for S1 horn push?
Replies: 4
Views: 178
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Re: S3 hub cap medallion for S1 horn push?

Hi Tadek...this may help.....there is more on the forum..i remember a post where someone posted jiw to do it with photos..but cant find it yet...Steve http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php? ... cap#p38893
by mgcjag
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: E type reaction plate
Replies: 59
Views: 2086
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Re: E type reaction plate

If you do decide to try this method dont forget that the engine will get stuck so you need a bar to bend the bulkhead flange for clearance between body and bellhousing... Steve
by mgcjag
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Speed and engine speed...
Replies: 28
Views: 698
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Re: Speed and engine speed...

Hi Malcom...a mechanical speedo is never 100% acurate.....if you have one recalibrated you need to give a distance traveled by the rear wheel in relation to a specific number of turns of the cable at the speedo end....as you have found out tyre pressure can be impactfull :bigrin: ...pressure is also...
by mgcjag
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Speed and engine speed...
Replies: 28
Views: 698
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Re: Speed and engine speed...

Hi Malcom...if you have a 4 speed yes..1:1 its in the service manual....Steve
by mgcjag
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Speed and engine speed...
Replies: 28
Views: 698
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Re: Speed and engine speed...

Hi Malcom..there isnt a standard 185/15 it depends on manufacturer.....Loaded tyre radius is from center of hub/wheel to ground...as the tyre is loaded with the weight of the vehicle this will be smaller than center of hub/wheel to top of tyre.......so the distance a tyre travels on the road is calc...
by mgcjag
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Winter is here...
Replies: 11
Views: 350
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Re: Winter is here...

Hi Ash...great..keep it comming....Steve
by mgcjag
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member from Ontario Canada
Replies: 11
Views: 298
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Re: New Member from Ontario Canada

Mike...how about a photo of how it looks now.....Steve
by mgcjag
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Inlet cam for early 61 E Type
Replies: 2
Views: 83
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Re: Inlet cam for early 61 E Type

Hi George welcom to the forum...this may help it mentions oil holes being dropped when flange went to 4 hole type .....Steve http://www.georgiajag.com/Documents/Camshafts.html
by mgcjag
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E Type equals what other classic
Replies: 28
Views: 889
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Re: E Type equals what other classic

Hi Darren....your mixing with the wrong bunch :bigrin:
by mgcjag
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Evans Waterless Coolant
Replies: 17
Views: 1045
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Re: Evans Waterless Coolant

What great marketing....4life coolant...lasts 10 years? :banghead: