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by rswaffie
Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Should dashboard indicator lights flash
Replies: 8
Views: 782
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Re: Should dashboard indicator lights flash

Mine neither, though I’ve learnt plenty during my restoration. The electrics, whilst ostensibly the most straightforward part of the process (all new looms, lots of diagrams on the forum and the Coventry book) turned out to be the most frustrating part! Nine times out of ten the electrical problems ...
by rswaffie
Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Distributor and starting car updated
Replies: 17
Views: 1271
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Re: Distributor and starting car

Hi Phil, Getting no6 to tdc on the compression stroke can be achieved in a number of ways. Putting your thumb over the plug hole and feeling for the pressure, the use of a rubber/cork bung or as I use, a suitably sized rubber blanking grommet. This pops out when the piston is a tdc, which you can th...
by rswaffie
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Should dashboard indicator lights flash
Replies: 8
Views: 782
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Re: Should dashboard indicator lights flash

Hi Jonathan I would start by taking the led setup out of the equation and get the standard bulb/relay working. If the direction indicators are flashing, but the dash warning are constant, that suggests either a wiring issue from the indicator flasher relay to the warning bulbs or more likely, an ear...
by rswaffie
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Should dashboard indicator lights flash
Replies: 8
Views: 782
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Re: Should dashboard indicator lights flash

Hi, For both bulb types, the green dash lights should flash. The wiring to the led flasher relay unit may be different to a non led unit, particularly the earth if you are on +ve earth. I had the similar issue and Gil provided the following info “ On your installation, please reinstall my relay and ...
by rswaffie
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: flasher unit
Replies: 2
Views: 376
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Re: flasher unit

I converted my 63 from left to right hand drive, using complete loom set. The flasher unit moves from left side to right side.
by rswaffie
Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: What Causes Petrol to Leak from the Exhaust
Replies: 36
Views: 1999
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Re: What Causes Petrol to Leak from the Exhaust

:drinkingcheers: :dance:

Now get out on the road and enjoy it!
by rswaffie
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Mystery rattle
Replies: 13
Views: 1113
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Re: Mystery rattle

Are you sure it’s from behind the dash/bulkhead?
It could be a rattle from under the car (heat shields/exhaust) or even something like bonnet locks or window winder mechanisms that resonate up through the bodywork.
by rswaffie
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: s1 3.8 Solid State Fuel Pump
Replies: 31
Views: 3029
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Re: s1 3.8 Solid State Fuel Pump

I’m going to politely challenge some of the statements made about why flooding occurs, based on my own experience with the 3.8 solid state submerged pumps. 1. My carbs were all professionally rebuilt, the only original parts retained were the brass floats as they were deemed good. 2. From the moment...
by rswaffie
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: s1 3.8 Solid State Fuel Pump
Replies: 31
Views: 3029
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Re: s1 3.8 Solid State Fuel Pump

Heuer wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:36 pm
The new electronic in tank pump has a bypass valve set to 2.5psi.
SNG told me that too - however both pumps I got from them fire it out at about 5psi (as shown in my earlier post in this topic. I have to use a Malpassi to get it back to just under 3psi to stop the carbs flooding.
by rswaffie
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: s1 3.8 Solid State Fuel Pump
Replies: 31
Views: 3029
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Re: s1 3.8 Solid State Fuel Pump

I’d be more concerned that the solid state 3.8 operates at over 5psi which can cause flooding.
by rswaffie
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Spark Plugs
Replies: 16
Views: 1503
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Re: Spark Plugs

:yeahthat:
by rswaffie
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Gearbox overhaul recommendations
Replies: 16
Views: 1220
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Re: Gearbox overhaul recommendations

I can’t remember the exact price (c £300) but it is operating fine. They had worked on a moss box from my Healey 3000 a few years before I got the E and did a good job so I went back to them to check over the E’s box as part of my restoration.
by rswaffie
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Gearbox overhaul recommendations
Replies: 16
Views: 1220
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Re: Gearbox overhaul recommendations

Hi
I took my moss box to All Gears in Worksop who did a good job in a general overhaul - bearings/seals etc.
You could try The Splined Hub in Oundle who are nearer to Cambridgeshire.
by rswaffie
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 3 wire suppliers
Replies: 10
Views: 1027
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Re: Series 3 wire suppliers

I get all my cables/looms/terminals from Autosparks. They had all the colour combinations I needed.
by rswaffie
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Electrics
Replies: 19
Views: 1761
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Re: Electrics

Hi Is it a complete re-wire? If so, a ‘mobile’ sparks is not really a viable option unless they are willing to spend a fair few days at your place. Having done it myself on pretty much a bare shell, i would not trust it to someone who didn’t know ETypes as you would just be paying them to learn wher...
by rswaffie
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Blanking plug hex size?
Replies: 4
Views: 523
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Re: Blanking plug hex size?

Looking at the pics from the rebuild, all the core plugs were replaced but the heater plug was in situ.
Bars leaks it is then.
by rswaffie
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Blanking plug hex size?
Replies: 4
Views: 523
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Blanking plug hex size?

Hi all, I’m tracking down the oil and fluid leaks as I run in my rebuilt 3.8 engine. There appears to be a slight coolant leak from a blanking plug on the right hand side of the block. I believe this is a heater element blanking plug and it looks like a male hex type bit is needed to tighten it up. ...
by rswaffie
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: NEEDED - Steering column - lower UJ
Replies: 27
Views: 4335
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Re: NEEDED - Steering column - lower UJ

Mine needed to be re-set for the same reason - spread open when it was dismantled and then movement afterwards due to the fastener not providing enough clamping force. I had to close the yoke up a few mm with a clamp before fastener could be tightened enough to prevent movement.
by rswaffie
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Painted wheels???
Replies: 31
Views: 2993
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Re: Painted wheels???

I went the other way - black painted to chrome. Glad I did, looks so much better to me. Beauty. Eye. Beholder. As they say. https://i.postimg.cc/HxhXTzkj/05-A2107-A-1-F40-4-FA9-8-BA9-1-E537-A873-BB2.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/Hn85nMrz/5609-C813-8310-4-A1-D-B2-CB-1-E35-FDE98545.jpg https://i.postimg.cc...
by rswaffie
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Jerking engine at 3000 RPM
Replies: 1
Views: 447
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Re: Jerking engine at 3000 RPM

Hi
You have a 2002 3.0 E Type with a catalyst?

Are you sure you are on the right forum?

This forum is for 1961-1975 3.8, 4.2 & 5.3 litre models.