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by JoeLondon
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: E-type Tinder
Replies: 24
Views: 2440
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Re: E-type Tinder

https://i.postimg.cc/pT1qxjYF/IMG-20200318-102059.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/fyGCShPW/MVIMG-20200318-102025.jpg I think the dizzy and coil look ok and upgraded. Not sure about the wood screw in the vacuum on the back n/s carb. Something to do with the missing hot air pickup hose and the question over...
by JoeLondon
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: E-type Tinder
Replies: 24
Views: 2440
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Re: E-type Tinder

Looking at the condition of the engine in your pic, it clearly has received no loving care. Hopefully this also means is hasn't been messed around with! Have minded to leave a review for.the servicing garage who's name is on all the old bills. They mention sorting almost all the parts that are in n...
by JoeLondon
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: E-type Tinder
Replies: 24
Views: 2440
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Re: E-type Tinder

What is the little thing on the side of the air cleaner near the port, looks like an mini oil can or a breather of some sort.

I see it's the diaphragms from your other post!
by JoeLondon
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: E-type Tinder
Replies: 24
Views: 2440
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Re: E-type Tinder

Herzeg wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:15 am
JoeLondon wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:58 pm
Thanks Richard.

She overheated in traffic again today and spat out all her Evian... Might have to try Perrier.


Perhaps you should try English water, not French? Maybe something from the Malverns - not sure if they have bottled water from Coventry?

John


Beer!
by JoeLondon
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: E-type Tinder
Replies: 24
Views: 2440
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Re: E-type Tinder

Fantastic. Thanks! I have been looking at these and wondering what should be attached. Both sides missing. Explains why the cold start takes ages to warm up. Is there any reason someone would disconnect these? Other than poor stewardship. Image of other side added to show she's well balanced. What i...
by JoeLondon
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: E-type Tinder
Replies: 24
Views: 2440
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Re: E-type Tinder

Makes perfect sense.

Thanks Philip.

Things do seem to get slightly better the more I drive it. Poor girl has probably been stuck in a garage for 10 years. Largest mileage between MOTs since 2015 is 179! Average is 60. She needs to blow off the cobwebs, and probably spit out a few crumbled o rings
by JoeLondon
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: E-type Tinder
Replies: 24
Views: 2440
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Re: E-type Tinder

Not convinced it's fuse as it works when wired in reverse. Checked them anyway, all seem ok and cleaned up. Can't figure out why only the left fan runs. Mind you, sparks aren't really my thing, so if it's not blatant or easy I get miffed quickly. But, I would think that as the one fan runs, the fuse...
by JoeLondon
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: E-type Tinder
Replies: 24
Views: 2440
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Re: E-type Tinder

Hi Love the post. On the V12 there are hardened valve seats. With your water overflow, are you filling the radiator header tank to the top? If so, don’t, as the expansion of the water as it heats up will spit out quite a bit. I find that the header tank should sit at about half full. Where does the...
by JoeLondon
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: E-type Tinder
Replies: 24
Views: 2440
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Re: E-type Tinder

Yes belt seems fine.
by JoeLondon
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: E-type Tinder
Replies: 24
Views: 2440
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Re: E-type Tinder

Thanks Richard. I'm trying to figure out a day off to take her up to see Angus Moss. She overheated in traffic again today and spat out all her Evian... Might have to try Perrier. I wonder if the fans aren't kicking in. Before I set back off I tried shorting the fan to run, seemed only the left fan ...
by JoeLondon
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: E-type Tinder
Replies: 24
Views: 2440
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E-type Tinder

What would she be like, will she behave, does she look like her pictures, is there going to be a spark, is she going all the way, is she going to be high maintenance? Truthfully, she looks better in the photos of course, it was a tense first date, but day 2 is already looking better. The drive from ...
by JoeLondon
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Electrical gremlins
Replies: 3
Views: 522
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Re: Electrical gremlins

Yep including rev counter. Speedo works of course
by JoeLondon
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Electrical gremlins
Replies: 3
Views: 522
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Electrical gremlins

Hi Guys,

Just picked up the beast today, driving it back.. all going well, then all the gauges died. Seemed to come back to life when I flipped the wiper switch...go figure (to quote an American)

Any obvious tips before I start following every wire and pulling off switches?

TY
by JoeLondon
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: FrenchItalian Trip GB Stickers
Replies: 11
Views: 2792
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Re: FrenchItalian Trip GB Stickers

I know this is an old thread, I'm doing some research ahead of Le Mans..

Just wondered, do you think this would cover the GB sticker issue.....
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:wavegreatbritain:
by JoeLondon
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New owner Greetings & Basic Questions S3 2+2 '72
Replies: 31
Views: 4721
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Re: New owner Greetings & Basic Questions S3 2+2 '72

Dad used to have one.

Passed away. Damn inconsiderate all round really.


I'll have to get my abacus out and see if I can find a way to justify a further £11.00 a day 5 days a week...

Would be nice to meet a fellow London E-Type.
by JoeLondon
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New owner Greetings & Basic Questions S3 2+2 '72
Replies: 31
Views: 4721
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Re: New owner Greetings & Basic Questions S3 2+2 '72

Steve,

I actually love you.

:yellow:

Now, if you can find me a way around congestion charge I might get down on one knee.

Now there's an incentive :lol:
by JoeLondon
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New owner Greetings & Basic Questions S3 2+2 '72
Replies: 31
Views: 4721
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Re: New owner Greetings & Basic Questions S3 2+2 '72

That's what I thought, but DVLA search on my reg says no. I'll check again 🙏
by JoeLondon
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New owner Greetings & Basic Questions S3 2+2 '72
Replies: 31
Views: 4721
Great Britain

Re: New owner Greetings & Basic Questions S3 2+2 '72

Hi Martin, Thanks. It's good to know I'm not the only risk taker 😁 I had hatched a crackpot scheme for using the car for my commute to Liverpool Street...I had even managed to balance the books on the costs using man maths... Dashed by the ULEZ tho 😭 It would have been ridiculously fun. Luckily I li...
by JoeLondon
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Recommended Mechanics London
Replies: 4
Views: 742
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Re: Recommended Mechanics London

Thanks guys, Jeremy, thanks for your description sounds exactly who I'm looking for.

Steve, appreciate your help again.

Jeremy, I'm an optician by trade... :geek:
by JoeLondon
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Recommended Mechanics London
Replies: 4
Views: 742
Great Britain

Recommended Mechanics London

Hi all, Any recommendations for honest, experienced, fairly priced mechanics / E-Type specialists in centralish London? Having just bought an E, I'd like someone solid to have a look through her and then servicing going forward. I've had a Google obviously but I'd rather rely on good experiences of ...