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by Series1 Stu
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: rev counter and horn not working.
Replies: 10
Views: 1528
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Re: rev counter and horn not working.

Plastic melting in this way is more likely to be caused by tracking to earth, rather than an overload. Check it's all clean around the fuse holders and make sure the wire crimps are all tight too. Clearly something is causing enough heat to slowly melt the fuse holder plastics. It's usually a degene...
by Series1 Stu
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Garage Flooring
Replies: 62
Views: 8087
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Re: Garage Flooring

Hi You can hire the grinder and vacuum extraction for a couple of hundred pounds a week. I did my 100 sq m garage in a day or so and I had a lot of levelling to do. Of course, you need to buy the grinding blocks too. Finished it with epoxy 2 pack applied by roller. It could do with being painted aga...
by Series1 Stu
Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Broken clock from a 1969 series 2 E-type
Replies: 25
Views: 5355
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Re: Broken clock from a 1969 series 2 E-type

There's a saying in clock making circles that goes

"If your clock keeps good time, then you're lucky"

:fingerscrossed:
by Series1 Stu
Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front suspension plating
Replies: 20
Views: 1893
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Re: Front suspension plating

Hugo The reason the hub nuts are both right hand threads is because they aren't subject to any rotating forces. They nip the ground washer up against the outer bearing's inner race, pushing the rollers into contact with the outer race. The inner race does not rotate therefore a right hand thread and...
by Series1 Stu
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: FHC roof trimming
Replies: 3
Views: 848
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Re: FHC roof trimming

I've put grey in mine with the red interior. I think that was the factory standard, if ever there was such a thing. It came with the trim kit I bought from BAS but I can't remember having the choice of head lining colour. Could be wrong though. It's a matter of personal taste. For me, beige would be...
by Series1 Stu
Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Bonnet hinge bolts coming loose
Replies: 4
Views: 1046
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Re: Bonnet hinge bolts coming loose

Hi Stephanie

Refit the bolts with new spring washers under their heads. It's likely they haven't been fitted.
It's amazing how many people leave these out when reassembling parts.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Overheating coil?
Replies: 141
Views: 14540
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Re: Overheating coil?

Hugo wrote:. I'll be satisfied when somebody tells my why it's there.
Several of us have been trying :banghead: :shrug:
by Series1 Stu
Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Overheating coil?
Replies: 141
Views: 14540
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Re: Overheating coil?

Hugo Using relays can mean that you don't NEED to use switches capable of carrying high currents. Therefore the switches can be smaller and easier to operate. Believe me, it can be very difficult finding a switch with a decent current rating at DC voltages. More to the point, however, is the fact th...
by Series1 Stu
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Overheating coil?
Replies: 141
Views: 14540
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Re: Overheating coil?

Hi Steve

You've told Ash that there should be a relay but haven't told him where to find it if, indeed, it is fitted.

Not having a car with ballast resistor and relay I can't advise but it may help Ash if you can tell him where to expect to find it.

Cheers
by Series1 Stu
Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Ignition switch loose
Replies: 8
Views: 1900
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Re: Ignition switch loose

https://s9.postimg.org/vsj0t6vpb/IMG_20170601_212423281.jpg I've finally managed to upload a picture. My dodgy broadband connection just won't allow me to do it. Like I said before. It isn't pretty but it is effective and you can keep re-filing the ends. https://s7.postimg.org/vkoo3kvgb/IMG_2017060...
by Series1 Stu
Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello Advice Required Please on Value of Series 2 Car
Replies: 12
Views: 2128
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Re: Hello Advice Required Please on Value of Series 2 Car

I agree David. I have yet to have the pleasure of driving my E Type and look forward to doing so although I have other classics and have experienced that reaction from other people. I sold my 911 (996 Carerra 2) because I just didn't use it enough. That doesn't stop me missing it, though. They are e...
by Series1 Stu
Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Julian Barratt
Replies: 19
Views: 2920
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Re: Julian Barratt

I think all the usual suppliers do them although I can't vouch for the quality or shape and form. When I priced them up for my 3.8 FHC it totalled about £600! Without the rubber inserts. Going from past experience, the quality will probably be lousy. Re-chroming my originals was the logical choice. ...
by Series1 Stu
Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello Advice Required Please on Value of Series 2 Car
Replies: 12
Views: 2128
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Re: Hello Advice Required Please on Value of Series 2 Car

You'll miss the 911 when it's gone. I did. Want it back.
:thumbdown:
by Series1 Stu
Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine not revving. Now running fine
Replies: 95
Views: 8657
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Re: Engine not revving

Did you receive and fit that new fuel pump? Or did you measure the output of your existing pump? It should pump around 1.25 pints (700ml) in 1 minute. Disconnect it at the fuel feed rail if you can. I don't think anyone has mentioned float heights yet either. Are these correct and consistent and the...
by Series1 Stu
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Ignition switch loose
Replies: 8
Views: 1900
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Re: Ignition switch loose

I made one from a piece of 2mm thick aluminium. I cut a notch in it to straddle the switch toggles and filed the ends of the legs to a Vee to engage the slots in the bezels. Works a treat and won't damage the switches, being relatively soft. It should be fine for a home restorer although perhaps not...
by Series1 Stu
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Julian Barratt
Replies: 19
Views: 2920
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Re: Julian Barratt

Boot rails are available. Just hideously expensive. I had mine re-chromed instead.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Wed May 31, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Julian Barratt
Replies: 19
Views: 2920
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Re: Julian Barratt

Oops! I'm about to buy my screen chromes. Where should I get them from if Barratts aren't good enough?

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Wed May 31, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: axle stand advice
Replies: 11
Views: 1652
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Re: axle stand advice

:yeahthat:

Although, I have had a bad experience with a collapsible axle stand and will never use them again in the workshop. They're fine when used as described by Chris.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Mon May 29, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine not revving. Now running fine
Replies: 95
Views: 8657
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Re: Engine not revving

If the pump is only working at 30% it should run perfectly! If this car won't go above 40 mph (which is my estimate) it is only kicking out about 20 bhp (another of my estimates!). The absolute maximum an E Type can draw is about 1 gallon every 6 minutes, and the pump has to exceed that by a comfor...
by Series1 Stu
Mon May 29, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Strange wiring on 4TR
Replies: 15
Views: 2408
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Re: Strange wiring on 4TR

Hi Phil Electrics aren't difficult, you just need to be methodical in your approach. My comments about the wiring are more about the way it looks. It doesn't appear very professional and you would expect a better standard of work now to what you might have got in 1985. I could be wrong but I don't t...