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by rswaffie
Tue May 10, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 3.8 FHC -what size socket for crank pulley bolt?
Replies: 10
Views: 3813
Great Britain

Thanks to all for the responses. I resorted to crawling under the car and measuring the bolt and got the nearest metric equivalent 1/2" drive socket as Halfords didn't have the a/f in that size. For info, it is 34mm. I have now (with the aid of a breaker bar) set the static timing ready for its firs...
by rswaffie
Sun May 08, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 3.8 FHC -what size socket for crank pulley bolt?
Replies: 10
Views: 3813
Great Britain

3.8 FHC -what size socket for crank pulley bolt?

Hi,
I want to set the timing on my 63 FHC by finding tdc via cranking the motor by hand. What size is the crank pulley bolt? My largest 32mm socket is too small?
Regards
Richard[/quote]
by rswaffie
Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Finally got my E-Type!
Replies: 18
Views: 5370
Great Britain

Thanks for the tip. It's specified as Tan, rather than light tan. Factory listings show the Op Golden Sand as a factory paint/trim spec from 1965 onwards with red or light tan interior s standard. This one was obviously a special order given that you could pretty much get whatever was available. Jag...
by rswaffie
Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Finally got my E-Type!
Replies: 18
Views: 5370
Great Britain

Thank you for the replies. I will upload some more pics when I get it home later this week. I am not planning to convert to RHD - I would rather spend the money on restoring the body/paint at this stage. If i really can't get on with LHD then I may consider it. http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss8...
by rswaffie
Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Finally got my E-Type!
Replies: 18
Views: 5370
Great Britain

Finally got my E-Type!

Having sold my last S2 FHC 20 years ago, I vowed that once the mortgage was paid off I'd get another. I started my search 2 years ago and was fixed on a 3.8 FHC with alloy dash. My budget was modest and it soon became clear that unless I wanted a box of rusty bits, a RHD example was not going to be ...
by rswaffie
Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member - looking for an e-type!
Replies: 4
Views: 2668
Great Britain

For personal reasons I am considering selling my S! 2+2 project which is nearing completion. It has had a ground up restoration and the main work still required for completion is re-fitting the interior, all of which is either new or refurbished already. Give me a call if you would like to talk. 07...
by rswaffie
Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:02 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member - looking for an e-type!
Replies: 4
Views: 2668
Great Britain

New Member - looking for an e-type!

Hi, I have joined the forum and the e-type club as I am looking to get back into e-type ownership after 18 years. I owned a sable series 2 fhc (MRD381J) but had to aprt with it to finance a house purchase :( Now looking for a series 1 3.8/4.2 to restore and enjoy. Hoping to get plenty of hints, help...