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by mark10337
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel gauge sender gasket leak
Replies: 11
Views: 603
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Re: Fuel gauge sender gasket leak

Cork is not affected by ethanol. I had a rubber/neoprene one fitted and it disintegrated within 6 months spewing fuel out all over the boot and dripping out by the hot exhausts. This was despite assurances that it was "ethanol rated" Take the cork one and a bit of blue hylomar! As copper is a soft m...
by mark10337
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front right indicator dead / help needed
Replies: 5
Views: 289
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Re: Front right indicator dead / help needed

next one comes in, up the footwell to the connectors under the dash on the left.
Here it will connect to the rear loom, dash loom and indicator stalk.
There should be a couple of double bullet connectors to allow the branching and the signal to be carried forwards and to the rear.
by mark10337
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front right indicator dead / help needed
Replies: 5
Views: 289
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Re: Front right indicator dead / help needed

Test if you are getting 12v on the signal wire at the light. If you are, it will be the bulb holder or a bad earth.
If not. trace back slowly at each connector along the path. connector block, bonnet connector M, bonnet connector F, etc. etc.
by mark10337
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S1 & 420G similarity
Replies: 32
Views: 1293
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Re: S1 & 420G similarity

I'm not sure how much of the IRS can be used from the 420G on the eType, but it is also worth looking at.
by mark10337
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Electrical scheme
Replies: 6
Views: 525
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Re: Electrical scheme

check the switch for the lights, high beam and the bullet connectors for blue-yellow and blue-white cables in that area. you will eventually find where the 12v is getting stuck.
by mark10337
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thought and Contemplation
Replies: 49
Views: 2249
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Re: Thought and Contemplation

Bought mine aged 45, now am 49. Love driving it around day to day as much as possible.
by mark10337
Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: It must be Christmas
Replies: 31
Views: 1296
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Re: It must be Christmas

Merry Christmas all.

Get out and drive it!
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by mark10337
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 aesthetics
Replies: 201
Views: 61386
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Re: Series 2 aesthetics

You need the rear lights from a Lotus Elan. A straight swap I believe.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File ... ngland.jpg
by mark10337
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Speedo drive cost
Replies: 3
Views: 404
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Re: Speedo drive cost

driving mine in both europe and the UK I really wish there was a dual mph/kph dial - and no, I'm not putting little stickers and markers on it!
by mark10337
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series II E type 4.2 Under dash harness connections
Replies: 11
Views: 2346
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Re: Series II E type 4.2 Under dash harness connections

It is the green red and green white connectors that are the left and right flashers. If the rears are flashing correctly, but the front is wrong, it is most likely crossed over on the bonnet connector, the 10way block behind the bonnet connector in the bonnet or the feed to the bonnet connector from...
by mark10337
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dashboard wiring loom - should I?
Replies: 22
Views: 1048
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Re: Dashboard wiring loom - should I?

a small polishing attachment on a dremmel cleans up the fuse holders absolutely fine. squeeze the prongs a little that holds the fuse so it is tight again and I use a touch of dielectric grease on all terminals, switches, spades, bullets etc when connecting them up.
by mark10337
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Indicators & warning lights.
Replies: 5
Views: 369
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Re: Indicators & warning lights.

Have you tried disconnecting the reverse light again to see if that circuit is causing the problem or that something may have been knocked/nudged etc. when you connected it up.
by mark10337
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Chrome dashboard gauge surrounds/rings
Replies: 16
Views: 1057
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Re: Chrome dashboard gauge surrounds/rings

a brushed aluminium look might suit the S2 better as the steering wheel and gear gator surround is a brushed effect.
by mark10337
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Chrome dashboard gauge surrounds/rings
Replies: 16
Views: 1057
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Re: Chrome dashboard gauge surrounds/rings

Fashions, styles and tastes change over time. I'm sure I've seen some pictures of it done. At the end of the day, it is YOUR car. The majority of cars tend to get personalised in one way or another, even something minor like swapping bulbs for LEDs, electric aerial instead of a static one etc etc. A...
by mark10337
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Fuel tanks
Replies: 5
Views: 412
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Re: Fuel tanks

The C.32888 is quite easy to identify as it has extra pipes on it for the vapour return. Could you add the car to your signature, it will make it easier to identify what is correct for you in future. There were a number of changes for the 1970 cars.
by mark10337
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Fuel tanks
Replies: 5
Views: 412
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Re: Fuel tanks

From the info that I have, on the Series 2 there was C.19801 Petrol Tank Assembly (vented petrol cap) Fitted up to Chassis Nos. 1R.1067 1R.7992 OTS 1R.20118 1R.25523 FHC 1R.35797 1R.40667 2+2 and (about March 1969) the top part of the Petrol tank was changed. C.24760 Petrol Tank Assembly (vented pet...
by mark10337
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cork gaskets
Replies: 5
Views: 441
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Re: Cork gaskets

The change in the breathing of the tank is only within the S2 model run, there were 3 different tanks, two vented via the cap and the third came in with the EX/EM engine air filter changes to allow for fuel vapour to be returned to the tank.
by mark10337
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Blower motor spindle
Replies: 5
Views: 401
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Blower motor spindle

I've just been doing some clean up work on the blower motor and replaced the brushes. Does anyone have any tips on getting the spindle back in the guide at the top? There is a 3 pronged guide to get spindle into. https://i.postimg.cc/yxTzR1P1/IMG-1576.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/NfgtcXs5/IMG-1577.jpg
by mark10337
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Steering Rack refurbishment
Replies: 3
Views: 294
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Re: Steering Rack refurbishment

It depends. Does it have any play in it? Otherwise just a cosmetic refurb should be fine.
by mark10337
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 3.8 Choke Cable, Clamp For Outer At Lever
Replies: 2
Views: 371
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Re: 3.8 Choke Cable, Clamp For Outer At Lever

http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php? ... ram#p80556

The choke cables are routed via the hole labelled ??? on the bottom line of the diagram.