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by mark10337
Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tyres for winter
Replies: 5
Views: 1253
Switzerland

Just to update for the record, I ended up using Continental Winter Contact 205/15/70. I'd considered some of the 195 sizes, but they were for commercial vehicles (denoted by a C on the type). These would give a much harder ride as they are designed for a heavier load, e.g. from vans etc. and would n...
by mark10337
Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Stainless alternator shield
Replies: 8
Views: 1565
Switzerland

Hi The part for a Series 2 is different, C31181 but here are a couple of pictures of that one fitted. It's a bit mucky at the moment as I drove from Switzerland to Austria a couple of hours ago :bigrin: https://s13.postimg.org/9867eum5j/IMG_4035.jpg https://s15.postimg.org/rg4yw5hqj/IMG_4036.jpg
by mark10337
Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Stainless alternator shield
Replies: 8
Views: 1565
Switzerland

I purchased one recently from SNG for a Series 2. They also have the Series 1 4.2 version

C25812
plus 3x spacers C19706

for engines from 7E6333 and onwards.
by mark10337
Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Soft top adjustment
Replies: 4
Views: 896
Switzerland

I changed the hooks as the previous ones had become a little bent over time. That has helped a little. With further testing today, I found that it is the pressure on the windscreen at higher speeds (100 km/h and above) that seems to be pushing the windscreen back and then causing the latch to pop. W...
by mark10337
Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hallo from North Gloucestershire UK
Replies: 14
Views: 3231
Switzerland

You won't be needing that bus pass once you have your E.

Welcome along :smile:
by mark10337
Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Be down on a freeway
Replies: 10
Views: 2068
Switzerland

I've been towed twice.

First time, a rope was attached to the bonnet hanging frame. Of course, unknown to me the front had a previous repair and the frame had been braised... No prizes for guessing what happened.

Second time, slings around the lower wishbones and onto a flatbed. Worked like a charm.
by mark10337
Sat Jan 30, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Buy Body Panels
Replies: 12
Views: 4456
Switzerland

Alternatively there is always Chuck at Monocoque

http://www.monocoque-metalworks.com/main/
by mark10337
Wed Jan 27, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Soft top adjustment
Replies: 4
Views: 896
Switzerland

Thanks Peter.

There are already a couple of nuts spacing the foremost screws to align the catch better "over centre" and tip it back a little. Still popping open though :sad:
by mark10337
Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Soft top adjustment
Replies: 4
Views: 896
Switzerland

Soft top adjustment

Hi all I'm having a little trouble with closing my soft top centre latch. No matter what I do at the moment with the hook (loosen / tighten), the centre latch is springing open again. I also notice that the notch V doesn't seem to fully go down into the receiving hole. When it is being closed, the p...
by mark10337
Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 fan relay bracket
Replies: 5
Views: 1289
Switzerland

The item lower left in the picture is the fan relay and mounting.

http://www.sngbarratt.com/CatalogueProd ... 61&a=17196
by mark10337
Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: washer jet nozzles
Replies: 1
Views: 724
Switzerland

washer jet nozzles

Is there a standard replacement for the nozzles on the washer jets? I mean the part that adjusts the jet direction. The main body on mine are fine, just the nozzles need mole grips to adjust them rather than a nice simple tweak. The full jet assembly C15645 on the OTS/FHC is ?16 each, so a bit expen...
by mark10337
Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: What drive belts are people using?
Replies: 12
Views: 2982
Switzerland

Hi Brian

Thanks for the information. Out of interest, your 2 belts - do you have aircon or power steering on the car, or is the water pump and alternator driven by fully separate belts. Which one use the tensioner?

I'm interested what the stock setup would have been as it seems there are variances.
by mark10337
Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: What drive belts are people using?
Replies: 12
Views: 2982
Switzerland

What drive belts are people using?

Hi Time to make sure I am travelling with a spare drive belt. I have a US Spec LHD OTS. No power steering, no aircon. Simple Alternator, Water Pump tensioner set up, with one belt around all. The current belt on the car is a Gates XL 7425. 11A1080 13/32" (9.5/10mm) x 43-1/8" (1095mm) Outside Circumf...
by mark10337
Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Central locking
Replies: 3
Views: 1302
Switzerland

Well I managed to fit a solenoid, at the base of the door on the side. First I checked the position and then removed the window mechanism to facilitate proper fitting. This also gave me the opportunity to clean up inside the door and I'll re-adjust the window to make it fit properly which it never d...
by mark10337
Mon Dec 28, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: [Clock] bulb holder repair
Replies: 5
Views: 1304
Switzerland

Thanks all, esp. Marek. The little bit of brass was the part proving to be troublesome, well and truly wedged in there. Out now though and soldering iron is heating up as we speak. Another job ticked off :smile:
by mark10337
Sun Dec 27, 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: help needed to my first fault with the E-type: starter motor
Replies: 15
Views: 3629
Switzerland

You may like to check all the connectors on the back of the ignition switch barrel are firmly on. Be careful not to disturb or pull them off though before knowing exactly which goes where.
by mark10337
Sun Dec 27, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: [Clock] bulb holder repair
Replies: 5
Views: 1304
Switzerland

the problem is, it seems impossible to get to the terminal piece in the centre to solder the wire back onto. The metal casing seems to be formed around the centre very well.
by mark10337
Sun Dec 27, 2015 10:11 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Should cooling fans be made to remain on after switching off
Replies: 6
Views: 1455
Switzerland

Should cooling fans be made to remain on after switching off

As we know, the eType cooling fans are wired on the ignition on 12V supply (originally). I've read a few things on this, and listened to a few opinions. What is the consensus here. Is it better to wire them to a continuous 12V supply that they will still operate once the ignition is off? My fans are...
by mark10337
Sun Dec 27, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: [Clock] bulb holder repair
Replies: 5
Views: 1304
Switzerland

[Clock] bulb holder repair

I was tidying up some of the electrics yesterday and unfortunately the cable broke on the clock bulb holder. https://s15.postimg.org/sg1nhllrv/IMG_3514.jpg Are these possible to repair? It seems the metal is curled round at both ends and looks quite tricky to perform a decent repair on. I had a look...
by mark10337
Sat Dec 26, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Central locking
Replies: 3
Views: 1302
Switzerland

Central locking

As a festive period project, I ordered the kit to add central locking - I use the car as a daily driver and often with a passenger, so it would be a great added convenience. Any suggestions for adding the wiring to the doors? Has anyone done / seen something similar that was executed in a sympatheti...