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by Fred
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: rolling road figures
Replies: 71
Views: 16502
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Re: rolling road figures

Gents,
I tested my Series 1968 1.5 with the 2 Strombergs, when it was relatively new, on a chassis dynamometer at Texaco Research Center. We got 160bhp at the wheels at 5000 (or so, can't remember exactly) engine rpm, in 2nd gear (speed limit obviously so not in 3rd or 4th).
Fred
by Fred
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Opalescent Golden Sand Colour varioations
Replies: 4
Views: 618
United States of America

Re: Opalescent Golden Sand Colour varioations

When I had my E-type restored (finished 2 yrs. ago), we could not find a good match for the Pale Primrose original color, particularly with DuPont and other more common finishes in the USA. We worked with a local paint supplier who made 4 or 5 small mixes to try to get a color match, but he could no...
by Fred
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1.5 electronic tachometer
Replies: 9
Views: 1010
United States of America

Re: Series 1.5 electronic tachometer

Christopher, Thanks for your suggestions. My tach is the earlier kind with the external white wire. The plastic bit that holds the wire loop is only big enough for one loop. The metal strap that surrounds the plastic loop holder is essential to the operation of the tach I am told, and it is indeed i...
by Fred
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1.5 electronic tachometer
Replies: 9
Views: 1010
United States of America

Re: Series 1.5 electronic tachometer

Thanks for the replies gents. I have the standard ignition system from the factory, so some other fault yet to be discovered.
by Fred
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1.5 electronic tachometer
Replies: 9
Views: 1010
United States of America

Series 1.5 electronic tachometer

Fellow owners: A couple of years ago I had my working electronic tachometer, along with all the other instruments and gauges, sent to a well known USA instrument company for calibration and cleaning. It did sit a while as the car was being restored. When the shop got to installing the dash, the tach...