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by Moeregaard
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Left in the carpark
Replies: 3
Views: 330
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Re: Left in the carpark

Back in the days before tracking devices, etc., I would just make stealing my E-Type a lengthy process. Thieves want to get their work done as quickly and quietly as possible, so forcing them to get through multiple layers of protection always seemed like a good idea. I installed a battery cut-off s...
by Moeregaard
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil pressure gauge replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 343
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Re: Oil pressure gauge replacement

Just put some heat-shrink tubing over the ends, to cover the metal connectors, and stow them safely. I wouldn't cut them off, in the event some future owner of your E-Type decides to refit the electrical gauge.
by Moeregaard
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Steel plug - holes in floor
Replies: 2
Views: 230
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Re: Steel plug - holes in floor

I used 1/2" knockout plugs for electrical junction boxes, available at most hardware stores.
by Moeregaard
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E Types banned in cities.
Replies: 5
Views: 523
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Re: E Types banned in cities.

E-Types are more fun on the open road, far away from cities, anyway.
by Moeregaard
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 1 3.8 low oil pressure after fresh engine build..Help!
Replies: 33
Views: 1158
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Re: Series 1 3.8 low oil pressure after fresh engine build..Help!

Tom makes a good point. If the O-rings on the pickup tube are missing or damaged, any amount of air drawn in will aerate the oil as it enters the pump. Fortunately, you had 20 psi, so there was most likely no bearing damage. There is the possibility that your oil-pressure relief valve is malfunction...
by Moeregaard
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Engine chugs when power is taken off
Replies: 10
Views: 597
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Re: Engine chugs when power is taken off

All great suggestions, so here's one more: check for a stuck distributor breaker plate.
by Moeregaard
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: steam
Replies: 8
Views: 614
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Re: steam

After reading the excellent suggestions put forth, I thought of two more potential causes. First, check to see if any of your core plugs are leaking. The ones along the side of the engine block can be replaced in situ. The rear one is a different story and I'd just toss in a can of Bars Leaks and re...
by Moeregaard
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Thought and Contemplation
Replies: 49
Views: 2454
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Re: Thought and Contemplation

"It's only about 3% of newly licensed drivers in the US (and only 18% of all drivers) that know how to drive a "stick" these days. Surely that will have an impact on the market value of our mostly manual machines." I guess I hadn't considered that aspect. When I started driving in the mid-'70s, it w...
by Moeregaard
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Greetings From Whidbey Island Washington, USA
Replies: 13
Views: 760
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Re: Greetings From Whidbey Island Washington, USA

Welcome to the party! Whidbey Island is an absolutely beautiful area--lots of nice roads that are perfect for an E-Type.
by Moeregaard
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thought and Contemplation
Replies: 49
Views: 2454
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Re: Thought and Contemplation

I'm coming late to the discussion, but here in the U.S. we've seen a large decline in the number of young people interested in wrenching on old iron. I blame this on three factors. First, in recent years there has been a growing sentiment that people who work with their hands occupy a lower caste in...
by Moeregaard
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Correct rear door hinge covers?
Replies: 4
Views: 329
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Re: Correct rear door hinge covers?

According to Dr. Haddock's latest originality guide, the early 4.2 coupes had moquette-covered hinge covers, with inner door trim material finishing the top edges. This is shown on pp. 295, and I can confirm this, as this was what my very early and unmolested 4.2 (1E30036/built Sept. 1964) had. The ...
by Moeregaard
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Xmas Lights
Replies: 8
Views: 473
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Re: Xmas Lights

Love the Christmas lights. They remind me of a time, roughly 40 years ago, when the neighbor's kid across the street got a new Crosman air rifle--with scope--for Christmas. No light was safe until the air rifle was taken away and further corrective action taken. Kids...
by Moeregaard
Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Not good to see
Replies: 5
Views: 480
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Re: Not good to see

I first saw it this morning on Facebook. Very sad. Another large SUV in the hands of someone preoccupied with everything but driving. It'll be interesting to see if a mobile phone was a factor. This has become an epidemic in the U.S. Hopefully, the offending Hummer driver has sufficient coverage.
by Moeregaard
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dashboard wiring loom - should I?
Replies: 22
Views: 1144
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Re: Dashboard wiring loom - should I?

Definitely replace the loom and fuse blocks while you're in there. I did this on my first FHC, back in 1991 (when it was "only" a 27-year-old car), and never regretted it. Your original loom may appear to be in good shape, but if you look closely you'll find areas where the insulation has become bri...
by Moeregaard
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: E type reaction plate
Replies: 60
Views: 3608
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Re: E type reaction plate

The first time I removed the engine/gearbox from an E-Type, I followed the procedure laid out in the Haynes manual. There were two things I did not like about this method. First, they have you remove the tie plate with a significant preload still on the torsion bars. I prefer to release the lower ba...
by Moeregaard
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: We're OK
Replies: 7
Views: 582
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Re: We're OK

Thank you, Christopher. In our area the eucalyptus trees remain in small pockets, since most of the farms have been paved over for many years, but they still present a problem. The real issue is the low humidity and high winds, combined with draught conditions. Another wind event is predicted for th...
by Moeregaard
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: We're OK
Replies: 7
Views: 582
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Re: We're OK

We could let you have about 20" of that to help reduce your fire hazard. [/quote] Thanks, Mark. We'll take that 20" over several months, otherwise the mudslides would be a new problem. We really do need some rain this winter. We're actually lucky here; northern California has taken a real flogging w...
by Moeregaard
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: We're OK
Replies: 7
Views: 582
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Re: We're OK

Thank you, Steve. Just trying to get the campfire smell out of house now. Fire has moved south into the Malibu area, where it will eventually be stopped by the Pacific Ocean. No wind this morning and the humidity has increased in our immediate area. Took the dog out for her walk and found that this ...
by Moeregaard
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: We're OK
Replies: 7
Views: 582
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We're OK

By now, many of you have probably seen the wildfires happening in southern California. I live in the city of Thousand Oaks, about an hour's drive from Los Angeles. We were ordered to evacuate just after midnight Friday morning--a few hours after some idiot shot up a local nightclub. In all, 75,000 h...
by Moeregaard
Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Do not open windows....
Replies: 10
Views: 794
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Re: Do not open windows....

I believe Studebaker installed a placard in the Avanti warning drivers to avoid opening the windows at some figure.