1964 Series 1 4.2 OTS Restoration

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Re: 1964 Series 1 4.2 OTS Restoration

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Postby mgcjag » Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:36 pm

Hi Ian/Steve Its been a great story..really enjoyed it....the car looks great.....Looking forward to reading about your next adventure All the best to you both..Steve
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Postby Nickleback » Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:58 pm

Alty Ian wrote:Update,.. but very little left now to do.

I had an oil leak from one of the oil feed pipe banjos at back of the head caused by the thread being stripped and not being able to tighten it up. The original bolts are very short and only go in about 3 turns, you can buy repair bolts that are approx 9/16th longer, see picture of original and new bolt. This sorted it out nicely. No leak now.

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I've got the same problem on mine, where did you get the new bolts from ?
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Re: 1964 Series 1 4.2 OTS Restoration

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Postby Alty Ian » Mon Sep 05, 2016 3:24 pm

SNGB as usual, but you need to ring them up as they are called repair bolts and not on their website as far as I can remember.
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Re: 1964 Series 1 4.2 OTS Restoration

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Postby Alty Ian » Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:24 pm

I attended the last show of the summer for us, (as Steve was too busy watching the F1 grand prix) at the 30th festival of 1000 classic cars at Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire yesterday, its a lovely setting and venue.
When there, I was asked by JEC to enter the car in the arena in the "sports & convertible" section.

There were a great many superb cars being judged,..... but the E Type won its class ! :bigrin:

As a result the car qualified for the final judging against all other class winners as shown below;

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To my delight and amazement it WON car of the show ! :drinkingcheers:

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My summer is now complete and I can die happy :thankyouyellow:
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Re: 1964 Series 1 4.2 OTS Restoration

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Postby politeperson » Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:06 pm

Well done.
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Postby dal2.0litrefrogeye » Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:58 pm

nice result :drinkingcheers:
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Postby SEJohnson95 » Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:08 am

Well done you two, well deserved for such a great job you have done on that car!
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Chasing a dream, that of a S1 4.2 OTS, but plan on getting an E ASAP!
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Re: 1964 Series 1 4.2 OTS Restoration

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Postby Alty Ian » Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:16 pm

Hi everyone, quick update;

We have now got our new MX5 seats covered in matching Vaumol leather and I fitted the drivers seat last night.
Here is the seat fully back with the hood down (which restricts reclining angle)
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It is interesting to compare this with the original passenger seat and to compare it with the other MX5 seats we had with an integral headrest from the later Eunos cars.

Here is the seat with Hood up showing how much more it can be reclined.

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The seat has the Fosseway conversion brackets which are very good and easily swopped over bewteen seats.

So comfy and easily adjusted, E Types were made for MX5 seats, (it should have been the other way round Sir William) :yeahthat:

Thanks Angus :thankyouyellow:
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Re: 1964 Series 1 4.2 OTS Restoration

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Postby Mich7920 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:07 pm

Always interesting !
I'm going to buy Fosseway conversion but I have the MX5 seats with the integral headrest...
Is there any problem with them ?
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Re: 1964 Series 1 4.2 OTS Restoration

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Postby Alty Ian » Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:42 pm

Mich7920 wrote:Always interesting !
I'm going to buy Fosseway conversion but I have the MX5 seats with the integral headrest...
Is there any problem with them ?
Mich

Not really Mich, they just dont look as good as the ones with separate adjustable headrests (which can be lifted higher as well) and they must be slightly thicker as these new ones definitely recline more with seat fully back.

One of ours with intergral headrests is now back in a car,.... an MX5 ! My sons MX5 race car as a passenger seat for test days !

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Re: 1964 Series 1 4.2 OTS Restoration

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Postby andrewh » Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:08 pm

They look great Ian. I am afraid I am a bit of purist and as a driver of a 3.8 with challenging seats the standard 4.2 seats always appear and seem very comfortable. Is it a matter of size of occupant or do the standard 4.2 seats fall down on comfort?
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Re: 1964 Series 1 4.2 OTS Restoration

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Postby Mich7920 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:14 pm

Thanks Ian but I have the smaller one fit on MX5 mk2 in 99-00.
I think it don't change anything.
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Re: 1964 Series 1 4.2 OTS Restoration

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Postby Alty Ian » Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:38 pm

andrewh wrote:They look great Ian. I am afraid I am a bit of purist and as a driver of a 3.8 with challenging seats the standard 4.2 seats always appear and seem very comfortable. Is it a matter of size of occupant or do the standard 4.2 seats fall down on comfort?

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I know the 3.8 seats can be Ok for some people, but not so much for tall ones with lack of reclining.
As for the standard 4.2 seats, there really is no comparison in comfort when compared with the MX5 seats, especially when touring and they fit superbly well in e types.

Ask Angus and dave :yellow:
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Re: 1964 Series 1 4.2 OTS Restoration

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Postby Nickleback » Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:25 pm

Q: To MX5 the seats or not ?

I faced the same dilemma six months ago & here's my personal take,

If you want flexibility, comfort, refined, touring distance and good looks - go MX5
If you want looks, originality and some comfort - stay OEM
Choice is yours, who'es right - either or neither !
Me, on this shout, I stayed OEM & I'm happy six months later
Angus & I - well we still agree to disagree on this one !! :bigrin:
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Re: 1964 Series 1 4.2 OTS Restoration

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Postby Vegard » Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:12 pm

I actually fitted mx5 seats today.

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I haven't driven the car yet, but I can share my view so far.
I used the brackets from Fosseway.

The MX5 seats are thicker, resulting in a slightly taller driving position, but also further forward. I love stretching my legs when driving, so this is something I don't appreciate. I'm 180cm tall.

The slightly taller seat, also makes less room between steering wheel and seat. I'm thinking a slightly smaller steering wheel is on the cards.

This is a 1.5.
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Re: 1964 Series 1 4.2 OTS Restoration

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Postby Alty Ian » Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:04 pm

First show of the summer at Tatton Park and guess what, it won AGAIN :yeahthat:

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Steve won the Future Generations Trophy for under 25's. :drinkingcheers:
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Re: 1964 Series 1 4.2 OTS Restoration

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Postby andrewh » Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:34 pm

excellent and very well deserved indeed. Car looks great.
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Re: 1964 Series 1 4.2 OTS Restoration

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Postby Alty Ian » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:12 pm

So we have now gone full circle,... we started off this E type adventure with Steve doing a trackday in my S3 at Oulton Park which sparked the idea to restore one together,... and now we are back again at Oulton Park with the S1 for the Mazda race weekend just gone, here is Steve giving officials a spin round the paddock.

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Unfortunately we couldn't get the E Type out on the track, but Steve qualified 7th (in 2.06.9) out of 49 cars in our MX5 mk 1 below (notice the gold stripe to match the E) and finished well all 3 races in the A group.

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Just out of interest, the lightweight racing E types with 350hp lap Oulton in about 1.58's and yet the best 1600cc Mazdas are only 6 secs a lap behind them due to being so quick round corners!
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Re: 1964 Series 1 4.2 OTS Restoration

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Postby dal2.0litrefrogeye » Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:20 pm

Hi Ian , "only six seconds " thats a life time in racing terms , hands up im not really familiar with Oulton,
But at somewhere like Brands thats a potentially lapped car 4/5 times in a 20 minutes race ,
Just my 2 euros worth :bigrin:
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Re: 1964 Series 1 4.2 OTS Restoration

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Postby Alty Ian » Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:00 am

dal2.0litrefrogeye wrote:Hi Ian , "only six seconds " thats a life time in racing terms , hands up im not really familiar with Oulton,
But at somewhere like Brands thats a potentially lapped car 4/5 times in a 20 minutes race ,
Just my 2 euros worth :bigrin:


Hi Daz.
To put that in perspective, the Mazda has 105bhp at the rear wheels, the fastest E types are TREBLE that !
Most semi-lightweight E' Types actually lap slower than Mazda Mk1's. I agree 6 seconds is a lot but they only do 9 or 10 laps in a 20min race and Oulton is 2.19 miles whereas BH Indy circuit is half that.

In many respects, the Mazda and the E type have a lot of similarities, rear wheel drive, DOHC, independent suspension etc. When you have done your car, you need to get it upto Oulton Park one day and we will join you for some fun :) It's a great circuit. Cheers Ian
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