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by 1954Etype
Sun Apr 05, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: One for the purists .....
Replies: 3
Views: 2821
Great Britain

The amazing thing is, someone has gone to a lot of effort and expense in order to make 3.5k. (Or am I missing something?)
by 1954Etype
Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Ignition issues
Replies: 5
Views: 3403
Great Britain

Re: Ignition issues

I have just replaced points etc and would welcome views on two issues: a) I presently have Champion spark plugs; are these best, or are NGK, or whatever :? b) I am considering putting in Pertronix ignition (around ?80) for reliability; but 123 is another option (at around 3 times the cost admittedl...
by 1954Etype
Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Spam
Replies: 4
Views: 2389
Great Britain

I find it amazing that the guys behind these schemes feel that these methods will endear them to their targeted customer base. Then, I also find it amazing that so many people have fallen for the Nigerian-banker scam... Quite simple really.. it takes seconds to send out millions of emails and there...
by 1954Etype
Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:27 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Header Tank: which one to choose ?
Replies: 36
Views: 13251
Great Britain

David, many thx . it dos look great indeed. choices choices ... bye the way, meanwhile, can I still drive the car and can I get a quick fix for it while waiting for the new header tank. I have driven it once and all went very well . Only when it was stopped, the water came pouring out a bit. Or is ...
by 1954Etype
Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S2 Brake servo wanted
Replies: 13
Views: 7434
Great Britain

neil4444 wrote:Robeys.
I would be very interested in knowing how you get on with it as I have had 2 built by Hutsons in the past.

I can let you have a copy of my checklist if you think it would be useful as there are so many things that have to be trial fitted before committing to paint.
by 1954Etype
Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Does anyone make parts to add seatbelts to a '61 OTS
Replies: 7
Views: 5283
Great Britain

Second that regarding FDTS - they even provided FOC a couple of buckles that were missing.
by 1954Etype
Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S2 Brake servo wanted
Replies: 13
Views: 7434
Great Britain

Many thanks for your helpful responses. There's no question as to the reputation of the people doing the bodyshell work. They simply asked me whether I wanted to keep the standard 3.8 S1 bellows or upgrade to the 4.2 servo as they would need to know up front. As stated earlier I'm all for keeping o...
by 1954Etype
Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:53 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S2 Brake servo wanted
Replies: 13
Views: 7434
Great Britain

Mark, Thanks for info. I must admit it is somewhat of a dilemma as to whether to replace the bellows with the later servo type. I'm all for originality but also want to make sure the car is a safe and enjoyable as possible. I suppose I'm being led by the many opinions I've read concerning the brake...
by 1954Etype
Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:11 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Jacking & Engine (Motor) Mounts
Replies: 4
Views: 4170
Great Britain

When the carb linkage fouls the subframe it can also mean that the rubber bobbin in the transmission mount has failed and gone away. Unsuspecting mechanics will then tighten the rear engine stabilizer, occasionally to the point that it starts to pull its mount off of the firewall. This may also be ...
by 1954Etype
Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Silicone Brake Fluid
Replies: 16
Views: 6907
Great Britain

I don't think silicone is any better or any worse as a fluid but having seen the damage it does to paintwork (I had a clutch master let go over night and also a repro clutch reservoir bottle dumped its contents into the engine bay and dripped down the drivers sill - luckily I had silicone in the sy...
by 1954Etype
Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Silicone Brake Fluid
Replies: 16
Views: 6907
Great Britain

I'm with David. Silicone fluids can contain suspended air that can make bleeding a real pain. Some folks have gotten around this by evacuating the fluid prior to putting it in the system, but most of us lack the required bell jar and vacuum pump. Castrol GTLMA is available almost everywhere and I f...
by 1954Etype
Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Silicone Brake Fluid
Replies: 16
Views: 6907
Great Britain

Steve, this has been debated to death over the years. I will give my personal experience and view. You cannot simply pump out the old (non silicone) fluid from your system and replace it with silicone. My understanding is that this can cause the seals to swell. I have used silicone in all of my cars...
by 1954Etype
Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: hood frame
Replies: 2
Views: 2417
Great Britain

Hi Dave, I have had two hood frames powdercoated now without disassembling the pivots. Take off the metal canopy and have that done separately. When you get it back, just work the pivots gently and spray in WD40 and keep working it and spraying until it is clean. Make sure you clean all the oil off ...
by 1954Etype
Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:37 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Window regulators
Replies: 8
Views: 4456
Great Britain

Heuer wrote:
1954Etype wrote: must correct you (that'll be a first!) it is the JAGUAR ALL SPARES DAY organised by the E Type Register and NOT ALL E TYPE SPARES DAY.
Angus

To paraphrase Eric Morecombe - I had all the right words, but not necessarily in the right order :D
Good very!
by 1954Etype
Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:44 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Window regulators
Replies: 8
Views: 4456
Great Britain

I bought a new pair from Derek Watson a few years back. You could also try M&C Wilkinson or Hutsons. Although a used pair might appeal the originals did not wear well and they tend to jump gears when winding. The JDC 'All E-Type' spares day is coming up in February and I reckon you should find some...
by 1954Etype
Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: project OTS seats (p.2) new pictures 22.02.2009 primer coat
Replies: 23
Views: 12106
Great Britain

Steve, both Mick and Eric do superb jobs - I have seen some seats trimmed by BAS in Wales and they looked great too. You might want to compare prices.
by 1954Etype
Fri Dec 26, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 4
Views: 3709
Great Britain

Re: insurance

I will be taking delivery of a 65 3.8 roadster in about 2 months after a full ground up restoration and will require an agreed valuation insurance. The premiums i have been quoted range from ?160 upwards. How can i be sure that an insurance company will honour the valuation in the event of an accid...
by 1954Etype
Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Paint shop
Replies: 15
Views: 10227
Great Britain

Re: Paint shop

Hi all, I have a few questions regarding paint shops: Do you know some reliable paint shop addresses either in the south of UK, or near London (or if at all possible in Belgium) who can really really do a good job ? Do you have any idea what such a job would cost ? (considering that you start from ...
by 1954Etype
Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: brake problem
Replies: 3
Views: 2634
Great Britain

Re: brake problem

Just rebuilding my e type and the brakes are locking on. As soon as you crack open the brake pipe at the master cylinder they release. Both the master and slave cylinder/servo have been re kitted with new seals. Any body out there worked on this kind of a problem? Oh and yes there is free-play betw...
by 1954Etype
Fri Nov 21, 2008 8:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: LPG E Type
Replies: 11
Views: 4397
Great Britain

Sorry, none taken - I forget sometimes that email can be taken the wrong way!