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by Sarthe72
Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S1 Hood
Replies: 18
Views: 5638
Great Britain

Another plus for BAS. They want the car to fit it and take a day, but the result is superb. Drove through a storm an a slight leak at the head rail (but they all do anyway which is why I carry duct tape) and only a drop or two on the sill. http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u216/lynxd67/E-type%20reb...
by Sarthe72
Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Kelsey Hayes servo seal
Replies: 5
Views: 1600
Great Britain

Kelsey Hayes servo seal

When the E-type was rebuilt we couldn't find one and thought them extinct so put the rather battered old one back between the bulkhead and the servo. Found a new one the other day for under ?8 from David Manners. A slight difference in size after over 20 years! http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u21...
by Sarthe72
Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 3.8 in-tank fuel pump.
Replies: 36
Views: 15521
Great Britain

Had an interesting conversation today about these pumps, and it seems that there were a batch that had a peculiar problem, so if it happens to you send it back and they'll replace it with a new one. Apparently the petrol climbed up the inside of the wire sheath by capillary action and caused a big s...
by Sarthe72
Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Waterless coolant
Replies: 22
Views: 9808
Great Britain

I have the same dilemma myself, but the more I think about it the more I have decided to stick with the traditional antifreeze. My concerns are naturally the cost involved (including the extra water repellent to flush out any water from the system first) and the need to always carry some in the boot...
by Sarthe72
Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:43 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Speedo reading low
Replies: 5
Views: 1785
Great Britain

I had the same problem about 15 years back and didn't know there were different ratios for the angle drive. I'm seeming to recall 1:1 and 1.25:1 but I could be wrong. Anyway, having in the end got the right one to my cost the inner cable snagged and broke it. I'd advise a new inner to go with the co...
by Sarthe72
Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Mk X Moss gearbox with Overdrive in S2 2+2
Replies: 10
Views: 3149
Great Britain

I know of a few people who have put the Moss O/D box into a S3 E-type which is the same as a 2+2 as far as this subject is concerned. It obviously means shortening the propshaft and in 1974 we toured France with my flat floor and a V12 roadster so converted. I drove it, and with a 2.88 axle ratio I ...
by Sarthe72
Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: BBQ manifolds!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1119
Great Britain

BBQ manifolds!!

Here's an interesting one for people who are thinking of re-enamelling their manifolds. I have had a very interesting conversation with someone today who baulked at the price of about ?250 for the pair and instead painted them with shiny BBQ high temperature paint. He has assured me that it works an...
by Sarthe72
Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: The wolf of wall street
Replies: 2
Views: 1142
Great Britain

I saw the Ipcress File for the first time in ages recently. I'd forgotten the white S1 roadster driven by John Voigt, but will never forget the one destroyed in Vanishing Point!
by Sarthe72
Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:27 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Production date to Ownership
Replies: 21
Views: 6509
Great Britain

Don't place too much credence in the build date records since they weren't that accurate in the day. I have several copies of heritage certificates which do not correspond at all with the data in either the Skilleter or Porter books.
by Sarthe72
Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: dent in A frame, repair or replace?
Replies: 3
Views: 1759
Great Britain

I stripped my car last autumn and the first thing I did was to order a new set from Uryk. These frames rust from the inside out and crack around the welds and mine were over 25 years old. For about ?2,000 a no-brainer for me. my safety is worth the ?2,000. And if yours is a S1 car then you should at...
by Sarthe72
Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:52 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Windscreen issue
Replies: 19
Views: 3897
Great Britain

According to my sources, they are about 1/2 inch too wide.
by Sarthe72
Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Radio Speakers 3.8 Console
Replies: 12
Views: 4009
Great Britain

Somewhat of a thorny problem and the answer can be expensive. In the end I bit the bullet and went here:-

http://www.tadpoleradios.co.uk/RadiosFo ... ccessories

Having had them modify the radio for FM etc. the speakers need to be able to take the higher wattage output.
by Sarthe72
Sat Feb 22, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Butler rear chromes and original PL700 lights
Replies: 12
Views: 3696
Great Britain

I thought that I'd let you all know that I finally found a pair in January. In fact, I was staying with a dear friend and mentioned the issue, knowing he also loves his Jaguars and has a 1961 fixed head. He disappeared then came back with a used pair which he kindly gave me. It would appear that I o...
by Sarthe72
Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:22 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Butler rear chromes and original PL700 lights
Replies: 12
Views: 3696
Great Britain

Found a nice pair of resilvered PL700s, but the Butler's are are rare thing now. I wonder why on earth I let my last pair go 15 years back!
by Sarthe72
Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mota Lita Steering Wheel
Replies: 13
Views: 5331
Great Britain

Steering wheels

Out of curiosity, are the early wheels available again? As in the photo without the thumb dish

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by Sarthe72
Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Butler rear chromes and original PL700 lights
Replies: 12
Views: 3696
Great Britain

Butler rear chromes and original PL700 lights

Anyone got any ideas how to source the above please?