Search found 71 matches

by chuffer
Sat May 20, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello And Greetings
Replies: 12
Views: 2380
Great Britain

Re: Hello And Greetings

Let me mullet over. Is a homophone a Salmonsung?
by chuffer
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: First run of the season
Replies: 4
Views: 1411
Great Britain

Re: First run of the season

cactusman wrote:Great :bigrin: :bigrin: mine went to waitrose yesterday.....oil change due :?:
Julian, I sent you a PM
Ray
by chuffer
Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch release
Replies: 31
Views: 6099
Great Britain

Re: Clutch release

Chris was quite right in identifying your clutch as the incorrect spring type. It can work (if you don't mind worse grip and heavier action) provided you use the correct offset release bearing, Ah, Peter Crespin, I think you've put your finger on the problem . It sounds as though Peter Harrison has...
by chuffer
Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: T 5 gearbox clutch disengagement
Replies: 10
Views: 2464
Great Britain

Re: T 5 gearbox clutch disengagement

I had the same issue, resolved as suggested and documented here
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1393
by chuffer
Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Any EDIS/EFI Updates?
Replies: 2
Views: 1531
Great Britain

Any EDIS/EFI Updates?

Hello all. I'm returning to the forum after a few years absence, that absence due primarily to my wife's cancer diagnosis in 2013 and her death in 2014. This led to a distinct lack of inerest in anything car-related. Well, I think I'm now ready to tinker with the green E and have made a decision to ...
by chuffer
Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ten-fold price hike (or is it reduction?)
Replies: 0
Views: 1265
Great Britain

Ten-fold price hike (or is it reduction?)

There's an interesting price difference on eBay at the moment for the same part - brand new rear wishbone. Check out the price from XK Engineering using item number 250371511437, then compare it to SC's price using item number 220970365476. Do you think SC's is gold plated? Or am I missing something...
by chuffer
Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: SALT!
Replies: 7
Views: 4053
Great Britain

christopher storey wrote:Or it could be Fuller's Earth
Ah yes, that brings back childhood memories. It will be for the chapped lips the council workers acquired sucking the oil off the road. :lol:

Ray
by chuffer
Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Best source of rubber seals
Replies: 3
Views: 2099
Great Britain

Hi, I got seals for my coupe from Barratt's as they are my preferred supplier and have given me very good service. However, the seals for around the stainless door frame (I guess your roadster doesn't have those) were way too big and stiff. I got the correct-sized ones from Hutson's.

Ray
by chuffer
Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wire wheel refurbishment
Replies: 3
Views: 2581
Great Britain

Thanks David,

That was the company I was going to use because they used to be based near Macclesfield, Cheshire, but they've now moved to Peterborough - a bit far from Bury for a wheel refurb.

regards
Ray
by chuffer
Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wire wheel refurbishment
Replies: 3
Views: 2581
Great Britain

Wire wheel refurbishment

My spare wheel is somewhat out of shape and the last time I got a puncture the tyre fitter told me it would be a waste of time trying to balance it whilst it was so out of shape. So can anyone recommend a suitable wheel specialist in the North of England, close to Manchester if possible, who could p...
by chuffer
Sat Aug 27, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Oulton Park Gold Cup
Replies: 2
Views: 1589
Great Britain

Hi Christopher,

I wonder why you can't see the pic......

Anyway, the colour is Volkswagen Sumatra Green - prefered by my uncle (who had it painted) to BRG.

I hope to see you there.
Ray
by chuffer
Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Oulton Park Gold Cup
Replies: 2
Views: 1589
Great Britain

Oulton Park Gold Cup

Is anyone going tomorrow? There's to be a large E-type presence, as well as the usual racing. Details are here: http://www2.motorsportvision.co.uk/calendar/2011/aug/gold-cup.aspx I shall be there in this (there's only one that colour!) http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v282/rayd/128-2808_IMG.jpg and...
by chuffer
Sun Aug 21, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VED exemption for pre 1973 cars - petition to extend
Replies: 23
Views: 5588
Great Britain

Re: VED exemption for pre 1973 cars - petition to extend

There is currently no VED to pay on pre 1973 cars. Originally the Conservative Government agreed to allow a rolling exemption for cars over 30 years of age to be VED exempt, : I think it was 25 years, not 30, so the statement in the petition which announces they want to 'reintroduce' the 30 year ro...
by chuffer
Fri May 20, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine cuts out (or tries to) when clutch pedal depressed
Replies: 7
Views: 3266
Great Britain

Might this not be a mechanical issue? Pressing the clutch pedal down tries to drive the flywheel and crank assembly forward. If a crank thrust washer is kaput, might the whole thing move forward and give these symptoms? I've no experience of this, so hoping someone might confirm if this is a feasibl...
by chuffer
Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:09 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: My mpg, what do you think?
Replies: 21
Views: 12155
Great Britain

Hi David, I presume your reply was directed to Peter and others who commented upon your mpg but it made me check the distance I actually covered this weekend, on Multimap. It turns out I travelled 794 miles, not the 770 on the odometer, so my consumption was actually 25.21mpg. (inaccuracies in diff,...
by chuffer
Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: My mpg, what do you think?
Replies: 21
Views: 12155
Great Britain

My mpg, what do you think?

I took the E Type for its first really decent run since I bought it. My wife and I went to St Ives, Cornwall this weekend, a round trip of 770 miles. Motorway and dual carriageway miles amounted to about 700 at speeds varying between 70 and 80 (2200 and 2500 revs in T5 5th gear), with 70 miles potte...
by chuffer
Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Waxoyl - Where , how often and any good
Replies: 10
Views: 9525
Great Britain

Chris,
If you're serious and throwing the invitation open to all, could I please be included?

I've already Waxoyled mine but happy to learn how I could improve it. I'm happy to fit in with the others' timescales.

cheers
Ray
by chuffer
Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:29 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Speedo
Replies: 7
Views: 2974
Great Britain

christopher storey wrote:A lot of people do in fact use oil, but .... it tends to work its way up the cable by capillary action and either penetrate the instrument or drip on your trousers ( or both) !
Or in my case, drip into the warning bulb holders, create a gooey mess and stop them working.:(

Ray
by chuffer
Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone got an XJS?
Replies: 5
Views: 3180
Great Britain

Anyone got an XJS?

I've decided to purchase an XJS Cabriolet to fill the vacant spot in my garage and I've noticed the names of a couple of E Type UK listers also on the XJS and V12 section of Jag-Lovers. This made me wonder if there are others on here also with an XJS. If there are, what is the best forum (Jag-Lovers...
by chuffer
Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1 engine mods
Replies: 10
Views: 5682
Great Britain

I am sure you can buy a proper Lightweight alloy tank from somewhere. Or a half-litre plastic milk bottle tie-wrapped to the frame, with the breather tube shoved into it. Works for me and it's free! :) Ray PS I'm pleased (and lucky) to say that I've done 1700 miles since the engine rebuild and not ...