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by Jonny XKE
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Speeding
Replies: 41
Views: 2305
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Re: Speeding

I would be careful in assuming that your speedo is 3mph over reading. Modern cars don't do that now. Also don't drive at 80 .. drive at 78! see below.

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by Jonny XKE
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Speeding
Replies: 41
Views: 2305
Great Britain

Re: Speeding

On a tour of Spain, France and Italy. It was France we found that had more cameras .. a lot of them. Italy was the best with far fewer. Well on our route anyway. We downloaded an app that told us where each was. My front plate also dropped off which may have also helped too! I think fines are one th...
by Jonny XKE
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: thicker Moto-Lita steering wheel
Replies: 37
Views: 4764
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Re: thicker Moto-Lita steering wheel

It says this on the invoice from Moto-Lita

E14FBAOELEATH-Y, 14 E-TYPE OE
LEATHER RIM BA (CUSOM Y)
by Jonny XKE
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Autumn drive to work
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Great Britain

Re: Autumn drive to work

I don't have a picture but collected mine from the MOT centre yesterday and drove home in the rain. Still good fun.
by Jonny XKE
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cover for car
Replies: 29
Views: 3413
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Re: Cover for car

Clive, thats a cracking reg on your e-type in your profile.
by Jonny XKE
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cover for car
Replies: 29
Views: 3413
Great Britain

Re: Cover for car

you must enjoy driving it in the rain bob!
by Jonny XKE
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cover for car
Replies: 29
Views: 3413
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Re: Cover for car

You really do have it covered Brian! Thank you for your explanation and you are right about my set up.
by Jonny XKE
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rev Counter misreading
Replies: 12
Views: 787
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Re: Rev Counter misreading

I'll do that thank you all
by Jonny XKE
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rev Counter misreading
Replies: 12
Views: 787
Great Britain

Re: Rev Counter misreading

I'm not sure but the car was fully restored 3 years ago so might it be something else such as the megajolt causing the issue?
by Jonny XKE
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rev Counter misreading
Replies: 12
Views: 787
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Re: Rev Counter misreading

N I don't but its going in next month for some work so they could try that for me. Will have to get it sent off to b recalibrated I suppose which is a pain
by Jonny XKE
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rev Counter misreading
Replies: 12
Views: 787
Great Britain

Re: Rev Counter misreading

The calculator says in 4th gear at 4500rpm the car should be doing 100mph, when its actually doing 60! I know my speedo is correct as I have measured against a GPS. Engine Speed 4500 RPM Transmission Gear Ratio 1:1 Differential Gear Ratio 3.54:1 Loaded Tire Radius 13.3inches Vehicle Speed 100.6 MPH
by Jonny XKE
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rev Counter misreading
Replies: 12
Views: 787
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Re: Rev Counter misreading

Thanks for that david .. the tyres are 185VR15 and not sure what the transmission details are
by Jonny XKE
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rev Counter misreading
Replies: 12
Views: 787
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Rev Counter misreading

My car is a 4.2, is fitted with a megajolt electronic ignition, has a 3.54 diff and a 5 speed box (first four gear ratios are identical to the original four speed box it just has an overdirive fifth). The rev counter seems to be over reading the rpm. With the help of my passenger! please see below t...
by Jonny XKE
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: thicker Moto-Lita steering wheel
Replies: 37
Views: 4764
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Re: thicker Moto-Lita steering wheel

Just fitted a 14 inch motolita. Really pleased with it. I wanted to try something that wasn't as large as the original and didn't flex. Although I prefer the look of a woodrim wheel, I do prefer to drive using a leather wheel. https://i.postimg.cc/G2z3fvG3/20190913-071207-resized.jpg https://i.posti...
by Jonny XKE
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Does anyone know my car (USA)
Replies: 4
Views: 1386
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Re: Does anyone know my car (USA)

That's interesting thanks Mark. It moved from new York to California in 1970 I wonder if they kept it on new York plates until the eighties or more likely there was another plate involved. Not sure how the US license plate system works
by Jonny XKE
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Does anyone know my car (USA)
Replies: 4
Views: 1386
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Re: Does anyone know my car (USA)

Thank you and have done
by Jonny XKE
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Does anyone know my car (USA)
Replies: 4
Views: 1386
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Does anyone know my car (USA)

Has had license plate MS5047 New York and 1QBE038 California. 1E35195 I know its ownership history except for years 1976 to 2000. I believe one person owned it during that time in the Reseda area of California. I have put it on XKEDATA. This is how it looked in March 1969. https://i.postimg.cc/kMKSp...
by Jonny XKE
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cover for car
Replies: 29
Views: 3413
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Re: Cover for car

I prefer my carcoon veloce. Easy to get in and out due to the frame. I can look at it through window! and get into it quickly without taking off the whole cover. Also no scratches pulling the cover on and off. Keeps it dry and moisture free. You can put it away if it gets a bit dirty unlike normal c...
by Jonny XKE
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?
Replies: 70
Views: 8127
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Re: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?

About 100 miles in it this week. Its a special place to be.


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by Jonny XKE
Fri May 03, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Varnish for series 1 steering wheel
Replies: 23
Views: 7870
Great Britain

Re: Varnish for series 1 steering wheel

I ordered this one but haven't tried it yet.