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by Gfhug
Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:13 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Ammeter reading
Replies: 15
Views: 4061
Great Britain

Hello Robert, don't have an ammeter on my car but do on my aeroplane so similar system. After start the charge is quite high to re-charge the battery, then after it has recovered the normal position is to show a slight charge. (Aero-engines tend to mainly run at high enough revs to keep the charge s...
by Gfhug
Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: LED Stop/Brake Lights - don't bother?
Replies: 64
Views: 19291
Great Britain

Dave K wrote:
LED's don't fail they just get dimmer over time I believe.

Dave
At times I feel I must be an LED! :?
by Gfhug
Wed Oct 01, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: LED Stop/Brake Lights - don't bother?
Replies: 64
Views: 19291
Great Britain

My LEDs finally arrived and have been fitted. Both the reverse lights and rear/brake lights certainly look a lot brighter in daylight, although the reverse doesn't show the difference in the accompanying photos. Looked much better at all angles, too, not just straight from the back. http://i48.photo...
by Gfhug
Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:35 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: JEC XK Engine seminar
Replies: 28
Views: 6532
Great Britain

Booked.

Not staying in hotel as I should be able to make an early start on the day. Be good to catch up, though, and put a few faces to names. Not too many bleary faces on those who are staying? :lol:
by Gfhug
Fri Sep 26, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: JEC XK Engine seminar
Replies: 28
Views: 6532
Great Britain

JEC XK Engine seminar

The JEC are advertising their XK engine seminar in November.
Anyone been on one before and have any comments? Would you recommend it as a useful general knowledge introduction to help look after the engine and for routine servicing?

Thanks
Geoff
by Gfhug
Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Driver Door Mirror Location UK Car
Replies: 8
Views: 2395
Great Britain

Andrew, I recently fitted the Tex door mirrors to my S2 and don't know if they will be the same as you would use. One major flaw with them is the very limited range of movement of the mirror head. I solved this by, of all things, creating a cup washer from a plastic drinks bottle (the moulding eye a...
by Gfhug
Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:21 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: ambitious apprentice
Replies: 2
Views: 1420
Great Britain

Henry, if you look in the same section you'll see how to post pictures. It works well.

Anyway, welcome to the forum
by Gfhug
Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:16 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: LED Stop/Brake Lights - don't bother?
Replies: 64
Views: 19291
Great Britain

Have ordered the red brake and white festoon type reverse bulbs and will post comments when they are fitted. Autobulbs also have type 382 amber LEDs which fit S2/3 and Elan indicators, not sure whether they are suitable for the S1 rear indicators: http://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/382-Super-Bright-60...
by Gfhug
Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: LED Stop/Brake Lights - don't bother?
Replies: 64
Views: 19291
Great Britain

And these seem like an option for the reverse lights, 42mm looks like the right size for the Elan rears. http://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/264-le ... white.html

Not trying to do Marek out of business on the other thread, but....
by Gfhug
Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: LED Stop/Brake Lights - don't bother?
Replies: 64
Views: 19291
Great Britain

David, you've done a lot of research for which we are all grateful. As red LEDs seem to be required, what about these?: http://www.amazon.co.uk/1157-1016-Tail-Stop-Light/dp/B009J7CUZ8/ref=pd_sim_auto_4?ie=UTF8&refRID=0DP8Y0JEVJWEEBMCNKJB May not be as good as those upgrades from the US but could be ...
by Gfhug
Wed Sep 24, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 aesthetics
Replies: 175
Views: 53599
Great Britain

Maybe the best/simplest option for the brake light would be a third, high level LED in the rear window, maybe ?30-40, then messing about with the rear lights themselves, but the reverse light could be a good option as the Elan ones don't seem that bright, certainly when compared with modern cars. Ho...
by Gfhug
Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 aesthetics
Replies: 175
Views: 53599
Great Britain

Marek, might take you up on that LED idea as I have Elan rear lights. Do they only work for the reverse lights or for the other lights too? (Although have I read here that LEDs don't work for rear/brake lights?)

Geoff
by Gfhug
Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:12 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: RatEEEE
Replies: 31
Views: 6066
Great Britain

If you fit the ITG filter and change the needles is it then necessary to retune the carbs?
If there is more than just fit them and drive the car, what else is involved?
Thanks
by Gfhug
Wed Sep 10, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Eight hours well spent
Replies: 6
Views: 2084
Great Britain

A 2.88 diff is one I'm considering to replace my 3.54, so it'll be interesting to read the running reports.
Is yours a standard or upgraded engine?
by Gfhug
Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How many road worthy E Types?
Replies: 7
Views: 1491
Great Britain

Ian, I didn't realise that information was available, more expecting the calculation from Christopher. Well thanks both, but as you said Ian, I must be looking in the wrong place :)

Geoff
by Gfhug
Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How many road worthy E Types?
Replies: 7
Views: 1491
Great Britain

How many road worthy E Types?

In the month or so since we bought our car the only other ones we've seen have been at Beaulieu Autojumble or by arranging to meet other owners. Not one seen on the roads. Not that we used to see many previously. So that begs the question: how many roadworthy E Types are there in the UK? Does anyone...
by Gfhug
Sun Aug 24, 2014 6:59 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Water pump and alternator S2 FHC
Replies: 7
Views: 1373
Great Britain

John, thank you. Despite reading through the service manual I hadn't discovered that. This forum is excellent for the help members are willing to give. I hope to get to the experience to reciprocate. Re-reading Clausager's book shows the change to 60 amp alternator.
by Gfhug
Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Water pump and alternator S2 FHC
Replies: 7
Views: 1373
Great Britain

Hi Steve, I was assured the heater system was fully checked.
However, maybe I should go for a run with the heater on and get the system fully flowing, might be a couple of days before I can do that.
Thanks for ideas.
by Gfhug
Sat Aug 23, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Water pump and alternator S2 FHC
Replies: 7
Views: 1373
Great Britain

Hi, Peter, yes just a blank cap, no spring
by Gfhug
Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:15 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Water pump and alternator S2 FHC
Replies: 7
Views: 1373
Great Britain

Water pump and alternator S2 FHC

Reading elsewhere there is talk of one double V belt connecting both water pump and alternator. Yet mine has two belts and two different size drive pulleys on the engine. http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f224/gfhug/IMG_2153_zps0df06af1.jpg Thinner belt to alternator is about 10mm wide. Thicker one ...