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by david.coan
Tue May 19, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Colour of Air Filter Plenum and Heater
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Great Britain

Re: Colour of Air Filter Plenum and Heater

Have a read of this judges guide for the 1.5 and have hours of fun putting the rest of the car back to original too ๐Ÿ˜€
https://www.jcna.com/sites/default/file ... 1_5(1).pdf
by david.coan
Sat May 16, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My Recent Driving Video
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Great Britain

Re: My Recent Driving Video

Great stuff. Empty roads , beautiful drive too, same in the UK , no traffic is one of the only positives. No tools in the boot! Must be confident in her reliability. Good sound track, wish my radio was as good quality as your is.๐Ÿ˜€
by david.coan
Sat May 09, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: El garage de Horacio
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Great Britain

Re: El garage de Horacio

Very good. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€
by david.coan
Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: RHD 3.8 under dash harduras
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Great Britain

Re: RHD 3.8 under dash harduras

1968 S1.5 4.2 OTS. I got mine from Aldridge too, about a year ago, both sides were biscuit colour as i expected. My passenger side , car is RHD, fitted a treat, But then drivers side was pretty poor fit around the peddles, but i just accepted it ๐Ÿ˜”. It was similar for the black millboards , drivers s...
by david.coan
Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tacho and 123 ignition
Replies: 6
Views: 349
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Re: Tacho and 123 ignition

My 1968 S1.5 OTS had rvi tacho, read about 50% too high after fitting a 123, sent tacho off the Speedycables for conversion, 2 weeks later very happy ๐Ÿ˜ƒ.
by david.coan
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Covering material on OTS hood canopy?
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Great Britain

Re: Covering material on OTS hood canopy?

I got my reply from BAS, they advised the covering would normally match the interior of the soft top hood, so in my case i would need to cover the canopy with a finish similar to my Mohair hood material on its underside, in my case its beige inside face. BAS recommended a Dobby cloth in beige as it ...
by david.coan
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Covering material on OTS hood canopy?
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Great Britain

Covering material on OTS hood canopy?

1968 OTS series 1.5. What type of material and colour is supposed to be used to cover the hood front canopy and its wooden header rail? And should it have any foam between the metal/wood and the covering material. Any advice welcome. Mine is currently covered in what i think you would refer to as le...
by david.coan
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Front seat spring clips
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Great Britain

Re: Front seat spring clips

In my 1968 series 1.5 OTS there are two small springs on each seat within the reclining mechanism one on both sides to lock the seat back into a position. One of my 4 springs was missing and had to be replaced. My car also did not have the 4 large springs that return the seat back to an โ€˜uprightโ€™ po...
by david.coan
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Low volts with fans on
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Great Britain

Re: Low volts with fans on

My battery tested as good condition, we tested the alternator on the car and the test gizmo showed it was providing weak charge only. I ordered the aftermarket alternator from SNG for ยฃ98, which seems a bargain, and on arrival, appearance wise i think it looks good and a reasonable match to the Luca...
by david.coan
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Low volts with fans on
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Great Britain

Re: Low volts with fans on

Thanks for thoughts so far, i am going to have the battery and the alternator tested and i will post how i get on.
by david.coan
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Low volts with fans on
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Great Britain

Low volts with fans on

My 1968 series 1.5 has often been giving me concern about low volts once the car is hot during my ownership. The alternator and battery were new by the previous owner in the US about 4-5 years ago During its resto and not much used until i bought the car about 18 mths ago. The alternator is a Lucas ...
by david.coan
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Ignition light
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Great Britain

Re: Ignition light

I had this symptom / issue on my 1968 series 1.5, and i was confident that looking at the volt meter my alternator was charging despite the red light being on. I found the previous owner had used a normal cylinder flasher relay in place of the 3aw relay ( located by the voltage regulator) on the cha...
by david.coan
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Speed and revs, 60mph = 4100 revs!
Replies: 30
Views: 4494
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Re: Speed and revs, 60mph = 4100 revs!

I would also go back to Speedycables and query the work and price they have quoted for, why would it be 2-3 times what they charged me just a few months ago ? Hope it goes well
by david.coan
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Removing seats S2 OTS
Replies: 4
Views: 872
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Re: Removing seats S2 OTS

My experience of removing my seats was...i pushed the seats forward to give me access to the bolts at the rear of the sliders, i Then began turning the first drivers seat retaining bolt until it snapped! My previous owner or his restorer had used bolts that did not Properly fit the captive thread in...
by david.coan
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Lhd to rhd wipers on series 1 1/2 e type
Replies: 8
Views: 1347
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Re: Lhd to rhd wipers on series 1 1/2 e type

I too have this last, nice to do sometime, conversion job on my to do list, that is to convert the wiper parking to right. My 1968 ex USA series 1.5 car has been gradually morphed into rhd uk spec and has the DL3a wiper motor. My understanding from reading the articles on the lhd to rhd conversion i...
by david.coan
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DVLA request vehicle inspection ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1529
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Re: DVLA request vehicle inspection ?

My usa import was required to be inspected, it was painless, just added 3 weeks to the process of applying for an age related number plate and V5 doc. I believe it was just a random thing that i go picked. Hope it goes well
by david.coan
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: New E-Type book (cont'd)
Replies: 17
Views: 2255
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Re: New E-Type book (cont'd)

If your book is half as good a read as the initial post in this thread it will be very good, thanks for brightening my day
by david.coan
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Speed and revs, 60mph = 4100 revs!
Replies: 30
Views: 4494
Great Britain

Re: Speed and revs, 60mph = 4100 revs!

Thanks for the prompt, as i started this thread i should have posted my conclusion. I had a 3.07 crown and pinion fitted to replace my 3.54 diff this summer, and i ended up with the IRS having new shocks with height adjustment, all new rubbers, uprated brake calipers etc etc on the principle of โ€˜whi...
by david.coan
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Voltmeter variation.
Replies: 9
Views: 1578
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Re: Voltmeter variation.

I meant to say should i suspect and change the 6RA alternator relay not the 3AW relay. The 6RA , the 4TR controller and the instrument voltage stabiliser all look like they might be original, so there is a temptation to change them but new is not always better.