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by christopher storey
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Downtime
Replies: 45
Views: 497
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Re: Forum Downtime

David : thank you so much for very hard work in what must have been a trying period . A well earned cup of the true, the blushful hippocrene is clearly in order
by christopher storey
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Shift lever slop
Replies: 5
Views: 189
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Re: Shift lever slop

Do you really mean vibration, or are you meaning that the lever is moving backwards and forwards from time to time particularly when load reversals take place? If the latter, then in itself it is not something I would be over-concerned about . I have an S2 which does that, but on my S1 with the earl...
by christopher storey
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Shift lever slop
Replies: 5
Views: 189
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Re: Shift lever slop

The degree of play is not abnormal . However, vibration and/or jumping out of gear most definitely is . Either there is a substantive gearbox fault, which would be very bad news , or ( hopefully ) it is a selection fault where something is preventing the gear lever fully reaching the position where ...
by christopher storey
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Great Sat Nav advice!
Replies: 1
Views: 178
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Re: Great Sat Nav advice!

She's obviously had enough of you, Malcolm !
by christopher storey
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Congrats to our hosts...
Replies: 5
Views: 228
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Re: Congrats to our hosts...

It only produces a log in page for me, I'm afraid, Peter ..... and why is David doing press-ups ???? :bigrin:
by christopher storey
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: headlining
Replies: 2
Views: 101
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Re: headlining

AFAIK, there always was a foam back to the headlining, which is what gave it "body" and a bit of give. It is really one of those jobs which is better left to the professionals unless you have had experience yourself, and if you are going to do it yourself it is essential to have a well-briefed helpe...
by christopher storey
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help wanted - Problem with registering in Italy - Mangoletsi Jenvey modifications
Replies: 12
Views: 355
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Re: Help wanted - Problem with registering in Italy - Mangoletsi Jenvey modifications

There are engine photos on pp 183,186 , 187, 202, 213, 217, 267, 345( probably the best ) , 350 of the Porter Ultimate E type book . For copyright reasons i will not post a photo of an engine pic without Heuer's say so, but I would have thought you can get permission from Philip Porter
by christopher storey
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Evans Waterless Coolant
Replies: 12
Views: 563
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Re: Evans Waterless Coolant

If the Evans stuff is just glycol , then all you are buying is extortionately expensive antifreeze
by christopher storey
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Built by Many
Replies: 35
Views: 1868
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Re: Built by Many

Car SOS is terrible rubbish. The mechanic fellow is OK but the sidekick ( Tim someone or other ) makes you cringe . It is, however, as nothing compared with the dreadfulness of one on another channel ( ITV ? , Ch4 ? ) with Bernie and Mario or some names like that. This Built by Many thing seems alri...
by christopher storey
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: VIN number
Replies: 41
Views: 1152
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Re: VIN number

Hutson's in Bradford should be able to do it for you
by christopher storey
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch choices, and Release Bearing and Fork Woes
Replies: 29
Views: 1848
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Re: Clutch choices, and Release Bearing and Fork Woes

Rory : where obtaining the driven plate has been difficult, I have had very satisfactory service from Bonding and Reline at Thurmaston in Leicester, who will put new linings on your plate at very modest cost and with a quick turnround. I posted mine off one day and had it back within about 4 days
by christopher storey
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Built by Many
Replies: 35
Views: 1868
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Re: Built by Many

Robbie. As you say the chambers will be offset. As far as I know the 3.8 heads were put on the early 4.2 engines anyway in the day. The bores were moved for the 4.2 but the heads remained essentially unaltered... The XK head remained unaltered in all essentials throughout the life of the engine, al...
by christopher storey
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Low Drag
Replies: 3
Views: 207
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Re: Low Drag

4868WK belongs to Peter Neumark and is in the UK
by christopher storey
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Jag promo video LeMans 1953
Replies: 7
Views: 187
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Re: Jag promo video LeMans 1953

A great find , Steve. Was that William Lyons at 2:21 and 2:25 ?
by christopher storey
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil Filler Cap, Gap to Bonnet, and Improving Breathing ?
Replies: 17
Views: 611
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Re: Oil Filler Cap - and gap to bonnet ?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, Peter
by christopher storey
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Ported vacuum advance vs manifold vacuum advance
Replies: 47
Views: 1555
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Re: Ported vacuum advance vs manifold vacuum advance

No E type has a mechanical tacho drive. The S1 cars had a self contained AC circuit driven by a generator at the back of the right hand cam bank, and your 1969 car will have an electronic tacho driven by a signal from a loop of the ignition supply lead ( white ) wrapped round a fitting on the tacho,...
by christopher storey
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bonnet opening at speed
Replies: 2
Views: 184
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Re: Bonnet opening at speed

It is an aerofoil surface with quite a degree of camber when viewed side on, and thus produces a good deal of lift . It is this which makes the steering go light at speeds over about 120 mph/ 180 kph
by christopher storey
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bruce McLaren #15 E-type JD Classics
Replies: 57
Views: 5303
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Re: Bruce McLaren #15 E-type JD Classics

I fear, Simon, that the Fund managers are likely to be the biggest losers of all . They are partners in a Swiss based investment company called Charme II, who bought about 2/3 of the equity from Hood in c.2016 . Presumably what they thought they were buying into was a lot of valuable stock , since l...
by christopher storey
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bruce McLaren #15 E-type JD Classics
Replies: 57
Views: 5303
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Re: Bruce McLaren #15 E-type JD Classics

Well, Peter, it does you credit that your views had mellowed. Mine hadn't, and I refused to go to any event where they were one of the sponsors, hence my non-attendance at XK70 .
by christopher storey
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: SNG Barratt
Replies: 30
Views: 1428
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Re: SNG Barratt

Welcome indeed , Julian . I know things don't always go to plan, but your company has been at the forefront of enabling us to keep our 50 plus year old vehicles going . Long may it continue