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by david.coan
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Low volts with fans on
Replies: 5
Views: 923
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Re: Low volts with fans on

Thanks for thoughts so far, i am going to have the battery and the alternator tested and i will post how i get on.
by david.coan
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Low volts with fans on
Replies: 5
Views: 923
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Low volts with fans on

My 1968 series 1.5 has often been giving me concern about low volts once the car is hot during my ownership. The alternator and battery were new by the previous owner in the US about 4-5 years ago During its resto and not much used until i bought the car about 18 mths ago. The alternator is a Lucas ...
by david.coan
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Ignition light
Replies: 4
Views: 920
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Re: Ignition light

I had this symptom / issue on my 1968 series 1.5, and i was confident that looking at the volt meter my alternator was charging despite the red light being on. I found the previous owner had used a normal cylinder flasher relay in place of the 3aw relay ( located by the voltage regulator) on the cha...
by david.coan
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Speed and revs, 60mph = 4100 revs!
Replies: 30
Views: 5748
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Re: Speed and revs, 60mph = 4100 revs!

I would also go back to Speedycables and query the work and price they have quoted for, why would it be 2-3 times what they charged me just a few months ago ? Hope it goes well
by david.coan
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Removing seats S2 OTS
Replies: 4
Views: 1164
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Re: Removing seats S2 OTS

My experience of removing my seats was...i pushed the seats forward to give me access to the bolts at the rear of the sliders, i Then began turning the first drivers seat retaining bolt until it snapped! My previous owner or his restorer had used bolts that did not Properly fit the captive thread in...
by david.coan
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Lhd to rhd wipers on series 1 1/2 e type
Replies: 8
Views: 1879
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Re: Lhd to rhd wipers on series 1 1/2 e type

I too have this last, nice to do sometime, conversion job on my to do list, that is to convert the wiper parking to right. My 1968 ex USA series 1.5 car has been gradually morphed into rhd uk spec and has the DL3a wiper motor. My understanding from reading the articles on the lhd to rhd conversion i...
by david.coan
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DVLA request vehicle inspection ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2217
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Re: DVLA request vehicle inspection ?

My usa import was required to be inspected, it was painless, just added 3 weeks to the process of applying for an age related number plate and V5 doc. I believe it was just a random thing that i go picked. Hope it goes well
by david.coan
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: New E-Type book (cont'd)
Replies: 17
Views: 3310
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Re: New E-Type book (cont'd)

If your book is half as good a read as the initial post in this thread it will be very good, thanks for brightening my day
by david.coan
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Speed and revs, 60mph = 4100 revs!
Replies: 30
Views: 5748
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Re: Speed and revs, 60mph = 4100 revs!

Thanks for the prompt, as i started this thread i should have posted my conclusion. I had a 3.07 crown and pinion fitted to replace my 3.54 diff this summer, and i ended up with the IRS having new shocks with height adjustment, all new rubbers, uprated brake calipers etc etc on the principle of ‘whi...
by david.coan
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Voltmeter variation.
Replies: 9
Views: 2044
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Re: Voltmeter variation.

I meant to say should i suspect and change the 6RA alternator relay not the 3AW relay. The 6RA , the 4TR controller and the instrument voltage stabiliser all look like they might be original, so there is a temptation to change them but new is not always better.
by david.coan
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Voltmeter variation.
Replies: 9
Views: 2044
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Voltmeter variation.

I noticed my fuel gauge had dropped by about 1/8th and then some 10 mins later or less it had recovered, this happens on a longer drive two or more times. i then noticed this coincided with the voltmeter dropping to about 12v and then recovering. The ignition warning light does not come on. Its a 19...
by david.coan
Wed May 01, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Speed and revs, 60mph = 4100 revs!
Replies: 30
Views: 5748
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Re: Speed and revs, 60mph = 4100 revs!

Speedo has 1216 n the face, which as you suggest says matched to a 3.31, but i believe all USA 1.5 cars would have original had 3.54, so maybe the speedo is not original, but in any event i used the gps to measure my speed which i regard as reasonably accurate. I went along the M4 in a 50 mile limit...
by david.coan
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Speed and revs, 60mph = 4100 revs!
Replies: 30
Views: 5748
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Re: Speed and revs, 60mph = 4100 revs!

It is the whole job i will want doing. It is a good point that until the diff is out it wont known for sure that it can be rebuilt. Are second hand 3.07 complete diffs around or are they hens teeth now? I am sure the temptation will be a bit of a refurb of the irs once its out too, so i am sure the ...
by david.coan
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Speed and revs, 60mph = 4100 revs!
Replies: 30
Views: 5748
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Re: Speed and revs, 60mph = 4100 revs!

Thanks for the suggestions, i did the input turns measuring suggestion and found one wheel turn equals something like 4 turns of the prop shaft, hard to be precise but maybe slightly more than 4 turns. So I think my culprit is the wrong diff, I did not know there was a diff lower geared than 3.54. S...
by david.coan
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Speed and revs, 60mph = 4100 revs!
Replies: 30
Views: 5748
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Speed and revs, 60mph = 4100 revs!

Recently i got my 1968 US series 1.5 import back on the road here in the UK after conversion to SU and RHD. The issue i have is the very high gearing, i took it on a first long motorway drive at the weekend and i could not believe how bad the gearing was. The handbook table says for a 3.54 US diff t...
by david.coan
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Moving front brake calipers to the rear - Series 1, 4.2 OTS
Replies: 3
Views: 1023
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Re: Moving front brake calipers to the rear - Series 1, 4.2 OTS

My understanding too, is that the front pistons removed from the calipers can be moved to the back on a series 1 to replace the rear pistons only, leaving the rest of the rear brake assembly unchanged. Its on my future to do list.
by david.coan
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bonnet wont stay up on its own
Replies: 4
Views: 1128
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Re: Bonnet wont stay up on its own

Thanks for the advice, it was now obvious once i looked that the spring balance brackets had not been replaced and tightened in their previous position when the garage put the bonnet back on. A quick loosen on the 4 bolts on one side, slide the bracket so that the 2 bolts for the bonnet in the brack...
by david.coan
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bonnet wont stay up on its own
Replies: 4
Views: 1128
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Bonnet wont stay up on its own

My 1968 series 1.5 ots bonnet wont stay up, is there adjustment? The car is just back from a classic car specialist after a few months away being converted to RHD and conversion to triple SU. Before the car went away the bonnet would stay up once opened on its own.
by david.coan
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Speedo Angle drive broken
Replies: 3
Views: 992
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Re: Speedo Angle drive broken

Thanks for the advice. Its seem obvious now about the different speedo take account of the different ratios, i should have known that was the answer. Hopefully i will find i need a new cable and that will solve my problem.
by david.coan
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Speedo Angle drive broken
Replies: 3
Views: 992
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Speedo Angle drive broken

I think i need a new speedo angle drive, the cable is not rotating at the speedo end. I have read other threads, it looks like its a pain to get to and change. But my question is do i need to be concerned about the repacement part from a UK supplier? My car is series 1.5 USA import so diff is a 3.54...