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by Moeregaard
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Engine & Gearbox Removal
Replies: 11
Views: 1413
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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: 795
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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: 1521
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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: 728
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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: 2348
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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: 985
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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: 1469
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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: 785
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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: 2917
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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: 1744
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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: 1076
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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: 4773
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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: 4374
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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.
by Moeregaard
Sun May 21, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Helicoil for clutch slave studs: use JBWeld epoxy ?
Replies: 11
Views: 2234
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Re: Helicoil for clutch slave studs: use JBWeld epoxy ?

Helicoils are a permanent solution and I've never had one fail. They're approved for use on aircraft, usually used to repair stripped spark-plug threads, so they have the blessings of our Federal Aviation Administration--not an easy process. On my first FHC, the banjo bolts for the camshaft oil feed...
by Moeregaard
Sat May 20, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: EType values
Replies: 2
Views: 924
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Re: EType values

I've also been looking for a "wayback machine," so that I can return to 1982 and buy my first Series One FHC for $2,500 again. Guess we all get lucky in life--once...
by Moeregaard
Sat May 13, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Guess the squeak ?????
Replies: 12
Views: 2648
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Re: Guess the squeak ?????

After replacing that bushing, you'll find that you have far better throttle response as well!
by Moeregaard
Sat May 13, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stolen OEW S1
Replies: 31
Views: 5854
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Re: Stolen OEW S1

I hope they find this one and get it back home. Back when E-Types weren't as valuable as they are today, I still fitted a kill switch for the fuel pump in a discreet location, and also installed a battery cutoff switch. Even something as simple as removing the distributor rotor will discourage 99.99...
by Moeregaard
Tue May 09, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: On Choke revving its nuts off
Replies: 5
Views: 1353
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Re: On Choke revving its nuts off

Your fast-idle adjustment is incorrect. There should be a .002-inch gap between the adjusting screw and throttle linkage when the choke is in the off position. This is also a good time to see if the fast-idle pushrods are binding in the carb body.
by Moeregaard
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Guess the squeak ?????
Replies: 12
Views: 2648
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Re: Guess the squeak ?????

WD-40 is a terrible lubricant. What happens is that the solvent carrier will quiet things down until it evaporates, leaving everything dry again. It's great stuff for drying out wet ignitions ("WD" stands for "Water Displacement"), but little else. Use a quality white grease on the moving bits and I...
by Moeregaard
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: predictable embarassing accident
Replies: 17
Views: 2538
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Re: predictable embarassing accident

Good to hear that there were no injuries to humans. My preferred method for raising the rear end of the car is to place a short length of 4" X 4" fencepost under the IRS unit, while placing jackstands under the body at the rear bulkhead. I leave the jack in place because allowing the IRS unit to be ...