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by rswaffie
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Photo required please
Replies: 13
Views: 1049
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Re: Photo required please

Mine were black textured vinyl, held in place with self tappers with cup washers.


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by rswaffie
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Photo required please
Replies: 13
Views: 1049
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Re: Photo required please

I’ve got a couple of pics, but postimage seems to be preventing uploads.
by rswaffie
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Lamp alternative
Replies: 12
Views: 969
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Re: Lamp alternative

Andy,
For the map light, I used a LED strip that screws to the underside of the dash top, in place of the original bulb holder. My car is with Angus at the moment so can’t show you it in situ, but this is the item:
https://www.bettercarlighting.co.uk/ind ... ductId=245
by rswaffie
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Original paints catalog
Replies: 1
Views: 311
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Re: Original paints catalog

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=13409

Google classic car paint suppliers will get plenty of hits.

Eg
https://shop.autopaintsbrighton.co.uk/j ... -615-p.asp

Most classic car body shops should be able to get the colour you need.
by rswaffie
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Lamp alternative
Replies: 12
Views: 969
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Re: Lamp alternative

I got all mine from Gil at bettercarlighting. All bulbs, apart from headlights and the ignition warning bulb (although you can go led for this with an additional inline resistor wire) are led. There are some issues that may arise, as David suggests, due to the way led’s operate. I had one where the ...
by rswaffie
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: LHD to RHD conversion query
Replies: 4
Views: 575
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Re: LHD to RHD conversion query

:yeahthat:
I used bungee chord rather than wire but same effect. Leaves both hands free to position/rivet in place.
by rswaffie
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Lamp alternative
Replies: 12
Views: 969
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Re: Lamp alternative

:yeahthat:
by rswaffie
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 Body Colour
Replies: 4
Views: 664
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Re: Series 3 Body Colour

Hi I wouldn’t take too much notice of the ‘official’ date/paint colour lists for the EType. For example, my car left the factory in OPalescent Golden Sand in Nov ‘63. This colour is not ‘listed’ as a standard E Type paint option until 1965. You could specify any Jag colour that was available and OGS...
by rswaffie
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 63 Coupe project, Where to begin?
Replies: 19
Views: 2016
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Re: 63 Coupe project, Where to begin?

As noted in an earlier post, getting the heater pipes and wiper mechanism in place in the bulkhead/ dash void should be done first - particularly the washer jets and their associated nylon hoses. I did those first, followed by the wiper mech, then the s/s heater pipes. If you are doing it on your ow...
by rswaffie
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Should dashboard indicator lights flash
Replies: 8
Views: 782
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Re: Should dashboard indicator lights flash

Glad you got it sorted out. You are right, changing to LED bulbs can be a bit of a faff as we have both found out, it’s not just a case of replacing one for the other. However, the benefits in terms of brighter lights (stop lights much better) and less draw seem to be worth it in the end. I particul...
by rswaffie
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: E-Type S1 3.8 -. Correct Engine?
Replies: 7
Views: 826
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Re: E-Type S1 3.8 -. Correct Engine?

Yes, sorry the left side of the block as Peter noted.

It’s the ‘Jaguar’ and ‘3.8’ that’s on the right side.
by rswaffie
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Re Chrome
Replies: 4
Views: 500
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Re: Re Chrome

I like shiny things :lol:

I’ve also invested in one of the spinner removal tools from Lionel so hopefully they’ll remain that way!
by rswaffie
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Re Chrome
Replies: 4
Views: 500
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Re: Re Chrome

I’ve got three sets of AB1466/7 spinners that I’m sending off to Derby Plating next week, as per above post link.
by rswaffie
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: E-Type S1 3.8 -. Correct Engine?
Replies: 7
Views: 826
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Re: E-Type S1 3.8 -. Correct Engine?

Hi, You can also check the engine number on the flywheel as it should be stamped on it as well. There should be a casting date on the block. Your number suggests a late ‘62 build date so block Casting data may be around April 62. https://i.postimg.cc/65GXHRNv/0-E47731-B-E65-D-4303-B340-E4852-E7-F9-C...
by rswaffie
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: E-Type S1 3.8 -. Correct Engine?
Replies: 7
Views: 826
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Re: E-Type S1 3.8 -. Correct Engine?

Hi,
What is the engine number stamped above the filter housing. Also, there should be a casting date on the right side of the block, above and to the right of the filter housing.
by rswaffie
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: s1 3.8 Solid State Fuel Pump
Replies: 31
Views: 3026
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Re: s1 3.8 Solid State Fuel Pump

For the record, I pointed out the increased flow pressure to them in Aug last year, when I had all the issues with flooding when I installed their pump and I posted their response in this topic. They insisted it was to spec. Until I installed a Malpassi regulator to reduce it to 2.8 psi, it continue...
by rswaffie
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Mystery rattle
Replies: 13
Views: 1109
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Re: Mystery rattle

Is it possible that whatever was rattling has fallen out/off the car when you went over the speed bump?
by rswaffie
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello from ATHENS, Greece
Replies: 10
Views: 1533
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Re: Hello from ATHENS, Greece

Hi Nassos and welcome. I have a bit of history with Triumphs as well, my first classic back in 1990 was a 67 Tr4a, followed by a 55 Tr2. Great cars. If you are contemplating a 3.8 FHC, then consider upgrading the brakes and cooling system - particularly given the temperatures in Greece! There is a b...
by rswaffie
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: New Camshafts needed
Replies: 17
Views: 1768
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Re: New Camshafts needed

Hi Jerry I’ve been reading the posts a couple of time’s and I’m still confused. You asked for valve clearances to be checked and was told the cam(s) had worn through the hardened metal on the lobes. You went and had a look and your pics apparently show the evidence of the wearing. You’ve had another...