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by abowie
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Front bumper alignment
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Australia

Re: Front bumper alignment

Yes, assuming you have a 3.8 the sugar scoops need to come out. Before you start it is really worthwhile making sure the bolt and captive nut threads are scrupulously clean and go together really easily as access is awkward. It helps to have a second person to control the bumper while you're fitting...
by abowie
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: head bolt torques
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Australia

Re: head bolt torques

50! I have 50! Any advance on 50?!

Thanks.
by abowie
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: head bolt torques
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Australia

Re: head bolt torques

54 lbft.
by abowie
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: choke cable length
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Australia

Re: choke cable length

mgcjag wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:45 am
just look up Bowden cable.....
Brilliant! Didn't know it was called that. Off to E Bay....
by abowie
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.2 cooling mystery
Replies: 14
Views: 738
Australia

Re: 4.2 cooling mystery

Can't shed much light on your problem but there was a batch of crap fanbelts recently from the usuals in the UK which split and delaminated very quickly.
by abowie
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: choke cable length
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Australia

Re: choke cable length

That's normal. And bloody annoying.

What I have done in the past is gone to a lawn mower place and bought a generic throttle cable. It needs to have a very stiff single wire inner core to work. You can then cut it to length.
by abowie
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Exhaust and windscreen glass for 1970 S2 FHC E Type
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Australia

Re: Exhaust and windscreen glass for 1970 S2 FHC E Type

I usually buy the stainless Bell exhaust systems from SNG Barratt or David Manners in the UK. Even with air freight it's cheaper than buying anything here or having a system custom made. This is generally true for just about any spares for your car. All the local Aussie suppliers do is buy from the ...
by abowie
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: water temp sender thread type
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Australia

Re: water temp sender thread type

The sender part number is C16895 which is the same for the 3.8, and 4.2.

I have a 3.8 water manifold but no sender. I just tried a 5/8" 18tpi UNF tap in the hole and it went in easily with just my fingers, so I think it's probably the right one.
by abowie
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is ethanol free fuel still available?
Replies: 18
Views: 970
Australia

Re: Is ethanol free fuel still available?

AussieEtype wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:27 am
abowie wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:51 pm
We have little or no ethanol containing fuel in South Australia AFAIK
All BP fuels in Aust have a % of ethanol in it and that is why I dont buy BP fuel. Their standard unleaded is actually E10 but they charge unleaded price.
The bastards! I use their 98 exclusively in my E too!
by abowie
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Coolcat fan switch
Replies: 13
Views: 888
Australia

Re: Coolcat fan switch

Philk wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:09 pm
My car now has a manual override to its Fosseway fan.
I have done the same in one of my cars although I wired to the Otter switch which looks messy. I am going to change to your relay solution; much neater.
by abowie
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello from North East England
Replies: 11
Views: 1215
Australia

Re: Hello from North East England

oliverek wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:42 pm
Hi Bill,

I owned WGG 708 in 1967/1968 and the car was in standard trim.

Regards
Oliver Doherty
Wow! Gotta love this forum.
by abowie
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Upper wishbone ball joint
Replies: 28
Views: 4504
Australia

Re: Upper wishbone ball joint

Hoping not to rain on your parade Mike but the big problem with the original design, which is well shown on your pictures, is that the socket in the wish bone wears eccentrically. Once this has happened the ball joint will be loose in some orientations and tight in others and this will result in exc...
by abowie
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is ethanol free fuel still available?
Replies: 18
Views: 970
Australia

Re: Is ethanol free fuel still available?

We have little or no ethanol containing fuel in South Australia AFAIK and I can even get 100LL from an airfield if I really want it.

Not that that helps Marek much... although 100LL might be a good choice for your bike if you can get it.
by abowie
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Speedo cable
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Australia

Re: Speedo cable

Can’t determine the length of my LHD cable as it’s fitted to the car but is there any reason why it won’t work; as mentioned the cable run seems fine but will its length impact on the accuracy of the speedo operation. It'll be fine as long as it's in good condition. It just transfers RPM from the g...
by abowie
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Speedo cable
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Australia

Re: Speedo cable

No the RHD cable.

It's either 60 or 66"; can't remember.
by abowie
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Speedo cable
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Australia

Re: Speedo cable

I have the "correct" RHD speedo cable in my 3.8 FHC with an all synchro box fitted. It is about a foot too long. I solved this by routing it backwards around the tail housing then forwards on the passenger side and thence to the dash. I used a P clip on one of the gearbox top plate bolts to hold the...
by abowie
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Coolcat fan switch
Replies: 13
Views: 888
Australia

Re: Coolcat fan switch

Thanks Andrew, I’ll try it as is first - hadn’t thought of putting it in the manifold. Cheers Pete I'm honestly not sure if that's a problem or not but so far it's been OK with this car although I haven't actually driven it yet :-). As I said I did it out of frustration with hitting my head while t...
by abowie
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Coolcat fan switch
Replies: 13
Views: 888
Australia

Re: Coolcat fan switch

I’ve wired up my original otter switch but haven’t yet run the car up to temp. Question: given these cars purge themselves if filled to the brim with coolant, how does the otter switch get a reading if it’s above the level of the coolant? My car maintains a level about 5mm or so above the baffle in...
by abowie
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: rolling road figures
Replies: 59
Views: 2870
Australia

Re: rolling road figures

A few years back, when we were still in the ECU business and had our own rolling road, we did some back to back testing on a standard 4.2 Etype , mainly to see how a well mapped ignition system affected the torque Any chance you could share the ECU map you used, if it's not commercial in confidence...
by abowie
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: rolling road figures
Replies: 59
Views: 2870
Australia

Re: rolling road figures

And regarding the DCOEs, when we did our development, we found we had to end up changing more or less every calibrated part, Interesting and very close to the recommended S1.5 setup in the Haynes Weber manual: Choke = 38 Venturi = 3.5 Emulsion Tube= F2 Main Jet = 1.65 Air Corrector Jet =1.90 Idle J...