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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: 3473
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: 1277
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: 1384
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: 1277
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: 1275
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...
by mark10337
Tue Dec 22, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member - hello
Replies: 15
Views: 4089
Switzerland

Hi Paolo

I live partly in Kew and partly in Switzerland. My eType is with me in Switzerland at the moment. I'd be happy to meet up anytime when I'm back home.
by mark10337
Fri Dec 04, 2015 9:56 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tyres for winter
Replies: 5
Views: 1219
Switzerland

Most posts seem to look at the 185 or 205 sized tyres. Are the 195 also a possibility for a middle ground. Seems to be a good choice of 195/70/15
by mark10337
Sun Nov 22, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tyres for winter
Replies: 5
Views: 1219
Switzerland

Tyres for winter

Hi

Has anyone found a manufacturer for correct sized winter tyres (185VR15) for the eType? I'm in need of some winter boots!
by mark10337
Fri Oct 23, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member introduction
Replies: 16
Views: 3697
Switzerland

Welcome along and looking forward to another '69er being brought back to life.
by mark10337
Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wire Harness Tape
Replies: 11
Views: 1865
Switzerland

Yes Chris, the loom tape for binding round the wires, not for fixing to the bodywork.

The original seems to have a cloth feel to it on the outside as opposed to some of the modern tapes that seem to have a more vinyl / plastic feel.
by mark10337
Tue Oct 20, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wire Harness Tape
Replies: 11
Views: 1865
Switzerland

Wire Harness Tape

Does anyone have a recommended source for authentic (at least looking) wire harness tape?
by mark10337
Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:45 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Please talk me in, or talk me out!
Replies: 26
Views: 5525
Switzerland

Hooray

Welcome along! Look forward to helping out with some of the questions :bigrin:
by mark10337
Mon Oct 12, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fosseway Brake Servo shield
Replies: 7
Views: 1297
Switzerland

Is this heat shield in place of the "lower heat shield" under the "upper heat shield" behind the brake and clutch fluid tanks on a LHD - or is it an additional item. I can't quite work out where it is meant to be placed, but that might be a LHD v RHD thing.
by mark10337
Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Advice on Series 2 Roadster Purchase Please
Replies: 27
Views: 5347
Switzerland

welcome to the world of etypes! One thing you can almost guarantee, is they will almost all need work of some sort - all depending on the level of car you want. So many of us, end up doing improvements here and there, replacing original bits that have become worn or gone missing, it is never ending....
by mark10337
Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:01 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 2 1969 header tank bracket
Replies: 5
Views: 1403
Switzerland

There is (on all Series 2) a mounting pad (Polyurethane) C28325 for the bracket.
by mark10337
Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:57 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 V12 Manual Gearbox Metal Tunnel Cover
Replies: 6
Views: 1705
Switzerland

Chuck at monocoque could be your best bet. He's supplied lots of people with various oddments over the years.

http://www.monocoque-metalworks.com/main/
by mark10337
Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Roadster boot lid springs
Replies: 4
Views: 1155
Switzerland

easiest using some mole grips (small and medium sized)
by mark10337
Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch housing woes
Replies: 13
Views: 2242
Switzerland

Dowels going in today, we were just test fitting. It looks like the PO had used the 10" and also had to adapt the housing slightly (note it looks chipped out at the rear of the clutch fork). I've used the Elite supplied friction plate, and pretty sure the supplied release bearing (I bought the compl...
by mark10337
Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:20 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch housing woes
Replies: 13
Views: 2242
Switzerland

Can you point me to the throw out bearing? (I'm doing things in German here with the mechanic).
by mark10337
Mon Sep 14, 2015 5:57 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch housing woes
Replies: 13
Views: 2242
Switzerland

Yes, it is the Jag T5 gearbox from Eliteracing.The adapter plate had bolt holes in metric so the original bolts wouldn't go.

I won't be needing the foam over the top of the gearbox then :wink: