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by Ian Cooke
Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: dutch e-type newbie looking for his first
Replies: 16
Views: 841
Great Britain

Re: dutch e-type newbie looking for his first

There's a reasonable looking Series 2 2+2 currently available on The Market on line auction site.
by Ian Cooke
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Under dash hardura
Replies: 10
Views: 831
Great Britain

Re: Under dash hardura

Hi Bernie

If it's the same as Series 2 black hardura, try Martrim Ltd. They sell it by the sheet.

Ian
by Ian Cooke
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: looking for TRIPLEX logos for '68 & '69
Replies: 11
Views: 1174
Great Britain

Re: looking for TRIPLEX logos for '68 & '69

Hi Tadek

Yes, there is a small dot under the 'd'. :scratchheadyellow:

Ian
by Ian Cooke
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: looking for TRIPLEX logos for '68 & '69
Replies: 11
Views: 1174
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Re: looking for TRIPLEX logos for '68 & '69

Hi Tadek

The windscreen isn't tinted.

Here is a picture of the boot wiñdow logo.

Ian
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by Ian Cooke
Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: looking for TRIPLEX logos for '68 & '69
Replies: 11
Views: 1174
Great Britain

Re: looking for TRIPLEX logos for '68 & '69

Hi Tadek

Logos on my windscreen and side windows. I'm not sure if the windscreen is original.

July 1969 FHC

Ian
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by Ian Cooke
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: I've sprung an unusual leak!
Replies: 7
Views: 916
Great Britain

Re: I've sprung an unusual leak!

Many thanks for the advice I've removed the old heat exchanger which was in a pretty sorry state so I've ordered a new one from SNG. The inside of the heater box was in pretty good condition but I have nevertheless sent it off to be powdercoated. I had replaced the insulation around the exchanger a ...
by Ian Cooke
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: I've sprung an unusual leak!
Replies: 7
Views: 916
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I've sprung an unusual leak!

Hi All I noticed a small amount of coolant had leaked out of the heater box and on investigation discovered that coolant was seeping out through the end panel of matrix. See photo: https://i.postimg.cc/nLFF3XNS/20200612-141207.jpg Any suggestions as to what would have caused this leak and any advice...
by Ian Cooke
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Exhaust Fitting
Replies: 14
Views: 1574
Great Britain

Re: Exhaust Fitting

Thanks Steve I managed to get the stud out by heating the manifold and gently working the stud loose with a pair of molegrips while holding the manifold in a vice to help stop the corner breaking off. Thanks for the advice on the rings, I protected them with a piece of wood and tapped them on. All r...
by Ian Cooke
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Exhaust Fitting
Replies: 14
Views: 1574
Great Britain

Re: Exhaust Fitting

A quick update and some further questions if I may. The old exhaust came apart and off the car surprisingly easily and all was going swimmingly until I tried to undo the nut on the last manifold stud which didn't want to budge. The others weren't at all tight which raises one of my questions - see b...
by Ian Cooke
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Le Mans Video
Replies: 8
Views: 1733
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Re: Le Mans Video

Fabulous and what a lovely guy with wonderful memories.

Thanks Julian
by Ian Cooke
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Exhaust Fitting
Replies: 14
Views: 1574
Great Britain

Re: Exhaust Fitting

Thanks Neil that's very helpful.

Any thoughts on the use of exhaust paste and / or copper slip?

Ian
by Ian Cooke
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Exhaust Fitting
Replies: 14
Views: 1574
Great Britain

Re: Exhaust Fitting

Many thanks to you all for your very helpful advice. Tom, what looks to be the original lower downpipe heat shield is in place and I was thinking about replacing it as it looks a bit rough around the edges. Any advice on removing it safely? I was thinking about wettting it and wrapping in cling film...
by Ian Cooke
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Exhaust Fitting
Replies: 14
Views: 1574
Great Britain

Exhaust Fitting

Hi All I've bitten the bullet and ordered a new Bell Exhaust which I plan to fit myself. Any hints and tips for someone who is relatively inexperienced but enjoys doing what I can on my car. I don't have a lift so will get the car up on ramps at the front and axle stands at the rear. Should I use ex...
by Ian Cooke
Tue May 19, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel filter casing removal
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Great Britain

Re: Fuel filter casing removal

Thanks Tom

I've ordered replacement washers and hopefully they will do the trick.

Ian
by Ian Cooke
Sat May 16, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel filter casing removal
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Great Britain

Re: Fuel filter casing removal

Some further advice please. I have refitted the fuel filter but now have a persistent weep of petrol from the washer nearest the filter casting where the fuel feed pipe joins the casting. I have tightened the banjo as much as I dare and dont want to risk over tightening it. Should I have replaced th...
by Ian Cooke
Sat May 09, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel filter casing removal
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Great Britain

Re: Fuel filter casing removal

Thanks Tom that's great.

All done.
by Ian Cooke
Sat May 09, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel filter casing removal
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Great Britain

Fuel filter casing removal

Hi All I tried to remove the fuel filter bowl casing from my series 2 and when I removed the glass bowl before disconnecting the pipes I had a continuous flow of petrol coming out of the hole which the filter sits up against. Is this just the fuel from the carbs flowing back and will it stop after a...
by Ian Cooke
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Back up and Running !
Replies: 14
Views: 2179
Great Britain

Re: Back up and Running !

Thanks David and to E type UK. Phew!
by Ian Cooke
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winter Care
Replies: 13
Views: 2676
Great Britain

Re: Winter Care

Thanks All for the feedback. The concensus seems to be that its ok to leave the battery connected when on trickle charge however, it's not so clear as to whether it's a good or bad thing to occasionally run the engine if unable to go for a drive. I guess that its one of those things that is a matter...
by Ian Cooke
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winter Care
Replies: 13
Views: 2676
Great Britain

Winter Care

Hi All Over the winter months when the E type doesn't get out very often is it a good idea to start her up every few weeks and leave the engine running until it gets up to normal operating temperature? I'm concerned that this may do more harm than good. Also, when leaving the battery on trickle char...