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by Moeregaard
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: E-Type gearbox mount replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 1178
United States of America

Re: E-Type gearbox mount replacement

The Haynes and Robert Bentley manuals cover this in detail. You'll need to remove the exhaust to gain access to the plate containing the rear mount, but the process is fairly straightforward.
by Moeregaard
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Roof sound deadening?
Replies: 7
Views: 1251
United States of America

Re: Roof sound deadening?

I think the real challenge here is finding something that doesn't show through the headliner, which is a pretty effective sound damper in its own right. I had loud exhausts on my two FHCs, so I didn't really consider the drumming of the roof panel.
by Moeregaard
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Brakes, Tyres and Cooling upgrades
Replies: 29
Views: 3899
United States of America

Re: Brakes, Tyres and Cooling upgrades

I'll second David's recommendations. I played around with different tire sizes back in the '80s, and anything other than the stock skins just didn't feel right--and made the steering heavier in the process. I fitted 185-15 Avons to my new, 5" Dayton wheels, set the pressures to 32psi and never looke...
by Moeregaard
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Govt. electric car plans - effect on us
Replies: 34
Views: 4414
United States of America

Re: Govt. electric car plans - effect on us

I don't think things are as doom-and-gloom as some suggest. Even though the popular political position is to demonize all things internal combustion, the fact of the matter is that the world economy still depends on the production and consumption of petroleum products. Here in California, owners of ...
by Moeregaard
Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil pressure drop
Replies: 12
Views: 1789
United States of America

Re: Oil pressure drop

Before taking things apart, I would verify that the sump is not overfilled. An excessively high oil level can cause foaming and a resultant loss of oil pressure. You didn't mention any strange noises, so it doesn't sound like a run main or big-end bearing. As others have mentioned, accuracy is a "mo...
by Moeregaard
Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S1 Otter Switch
Replies: 15
Views: 2444
United States of America

Re: S1 Otter Switch

The CoolCat solution is superb one. Their replacement fan uses the factory mount, integrates nicely with the radiator shroud, and they do make an adaptor to allow the use of a modern thermal switch. I installed this on my last FHC and everything stayed cool in southern California traffic.
by Moeregaard
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Oil or petrol?
Replies: 7
Views: 1875
United States of America

Re: Oil or petrol?

Oil on the floor between the front wheels is often from a weeping front main seal. Any fuel leaks will usually be directly underneath the carburettors--either from the drain pipes or from the carb bodies themselves. Leakage from the drain pipes is often the result of a sunken float, while fuel comin...
by Moeregaard
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Engine & Gearbox Removal
Replies: 11
Views: 1625
United States of America

Re: Engine & Gearbox Removal

Sounds like you're dangerously close to experiencing a case of shipwright's disease or, as I like to call it, "Adjacent Part Syndrome." My E-Type restoration started as a simple valve job. Anyway, to answer your question regarding manifold hardware, the correct lock washer is #JA-FG105X and the corr...
by Moeregaard
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Demister Hose
Replies: 4
Views: 953
United States of America

Re: Demister Hose

Another possibility is CAT ducting, which is widely used in the aviation industry. More expensive than vacuum-cleaner hose, but it's really flexible and you'll never need to replace it again.
by Moeregaard
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: German election results and the internal combustion engine
Replies: 10
Views: 1751
United States of America

Re: German election results and the internal combustion engine

As if California weren't enough of a mess already, the politicians here--headed up by the one and only Governor Jerry "Moonbeam" Brown--are discussing plans to make all new car sales in the Golden State electric within the next couple of decades. Never mind that most of our electricity here is gener...
by Moeregaard
Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Connecting Rods
Replies: 3
Views: 820
United States of America

Re: Connecting Rods

I couldn't find anything in any of my E-Type service manuals, but my Haynes XJ-6 manual shows the numbers on the bearing caps on the left-hand side of the engine--when the engine is upright at viewed from the flywheel end. It's been many years, but I believe I assembled my last E-Type engine in this...
by Moeregaard
Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: What's your gear knob made of?
Replies: 14
Views: 2679
United States of America

Re: What's your gear knob made of?

My very early 4.2 had one made of the aforementioned heavy metal. At some time during the restoration process, I managed to lose this thing. Luckily, I found a similarly sized ball that had managed to fall off of a JCB parked in a nearby lot. The thread was 1/2-13, but a few minutes on the lathe pro...
by Moeregaard
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine frames
Replies: 5
Views: 1107
United States of America

Re: Engine frames

I purchased a set of frames from E-Type Fabs a number of years ago and they were absolutely top-notch items.
by Moeregaard
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Importing from US
Replies: 8
Views: 1691
United States of America

Re: Importing from US

I've mentioned this before, but it probably bears repeating. Many California E-Types have spent most of their lives on or near the coast. Salt spray and humidity in California is no kinder to sheet metal than it is anywhere else. Also, the state becomes wetter as you move north. I bought a '66 FHC t...
by Moeregaard
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Westinghouse front lamps
Replies: 5
Views: 933
United States of America

Re: Westinghouse front lamps

Those are nothing more than aftermarket replacements. When sealed-beam lamps were mandatory for road use in the U.S., replacements were made by Sylvania, General Electric, Westinghouse and probably a few others. They have no real value, monetary or otherwise.
by Moeregaard
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Filler Cap worries, Overheating ?
Replies: 15
Views: 3363
United States of America

Re: Filler Cap worries, Overheating ?

I'm with David on this one. This doesn't sound like a blown head gasket, otherwise you would see the aforementioned coolant discolouration, and possibly contaminated oil in the sump. Since the car isn't "marking its territory" on the pavement, I would suspect a pinhole in the radiator core or a leak...
by Moeregaard
Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Radiator overheating
Replies: 10
Views: 1998
United States of America

Re: Radiator overheating

The CoolCat fan is my first choice, after spending many years messing about with the others. It utilizes the factory mount on the subframe, moves a huge quantity of air, the Lucas 11AC alternator has no trouble driving it, and it looks "almost stock." I installed one on my '66 FHC and everything sta...
by Moeregaard
Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Under dash millboard panels-3.8
Replies: 5
Views: 1237
United States of America

Re: Under dash millboard panels-3.8

My very early and unmolested 4.2 (1E30036, built 9/64) had vinyl-covered alloy panels under the dash. I couldn't find any reference (probably didn't look hard enough at 5:00 AM) in Haddock's restoration guide, but my guess is that the change to hardboard took place early in 1965, when a host of othe...
by Moeregaard
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Additive
Replies: 26
Views: 5236
United States of America

Re: Additive

It's worth mentioning that 100LL has three to four times the lead that any automotive petrol ever had, so extended use can lead to deposit issues in automotive engines. There also may be legal troubles, as is the case here in the states regarding road tax and environmental issues. Most recently, I s...
by Moeregaard
Sun May 21, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pippa's Wedding Car
Replies: 21
Views: 4868
United States of America

Re: Pippa's Wedding Car

Nice to see that Pippa's married a guy who can use a manual gearbox--and a Moss 'box at that. Not many folks of his age on this side of the pond can do this, and the clutch pedal is now becoming known as a theft deterrent.