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by cactusman
Thu Jun 13, 2024 8:05 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 1961 Won't Start
Replies: 13
Views: 510
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Re: 1961 Won't Start

Exactly...the cheap repro bowtie caps use metal film resistors....hopeless..SNGB do repro caps and say theirs are carbon....so far so good!
by cactusman
Wed Jun 12, 2024 8:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 1961 Won't Start
Replies: 13
Views: 510
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Re: 1961 Won't Start

The only observation to Andrews excellent list is regarding resistance caps. Original caps had a carbon slug (carbon rod) for an approx 5000 ohms resistance..I dismantled one to check. Cheap repro caps use a metal oxide resistor...again I dismantled one to check. Metal oxide resistors in HT circuits...
by cactusman
Sun May 26, 2024 7:48 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Cam oil lines
Replies: 6
Views: 764
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Re: Cam oil lines

I stand corrected :bigrin:
by cactusman
Sat May 25, 2024 8:03 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Cam oil lines
Replies: 6
Views: 764
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Re: Cam oil lines

I believe pretty much all the XK engines were fed from a banjo union near the dip stick. The original pipework was rigid with the banjos brazed on and after many years of vibration could suddenly let go....most of the suppliers can provide a braided hose replacement along with the copper washers etc...
by cactusman
Sat May 25, 2024 7:59 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Calling Canada
Replies: 6
Views: 1862
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Re: Calling Canada

Can't help with the history but the car looks fabulous!
by cactusman
Sat May 25, 2024 7:20 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: ENGINE CUTS OUT AFTER 10 MINS
Replies: 4
Views: 852
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Re: ENGINE CUTS OUT AFTER 10 MINS

:yeahthat:
by cactusman
Sat May 18, 2024 7:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Overflowing Fuel
Replies: 15
Views: 1637
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Re: Overflowing Fuel

:yeahthat: series 1 Stu...hopefully sanity will prevail and a trusty soul will pop around and sort. Sometimes all it takes is a second pair of eyes...
by cactusman
Tue May 14, 2024 8:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch fluid turning black..
Replies: 12
Views: 969
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Re: Clutch fluid turning black..

The slave has to come off. Don't think it's possible on the car. There is all sorts of grime and grit there anyway and cleanliness is next to godliness and long term reliability when reassembling the slave I'm afraid!
by cactusman
Tue May 14, 2024 7:24 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch fluid turning black..
Replies: 12
Views: 969
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Re: Clutch fluid turning black..

Hmmm....looks more like the rubber seal in either the master or slave is breaking down...and if so clutch failure is not long behind...
by cactusman
Tue May 14, 2024 7:22 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: 1969 series 2 2+2
Replies: 2
Views: 1686
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Re: 1969 series 2 2+2

If I were you I'd establish whether the rumble is indeed engine bottom end or torque converter related. With 40 psi to me it seems less likely to be crank related....BUT. The oil pressure senders are not reliable so maybe test the oil pressure with a hydraulic gauge first. If the car has stood maybe...
by cactusman
Tue May 14, 2024 6:49 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: 1969 series 2 2+2
Replies: 2
Views: 1686
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Re: 1969 series 2 2+2

Firstly any car is worth what someone is happy to pay. However classic car prices for the most part, have fallen since covid...e types are probably 30% down on the peak. The car you are selling looks in excellent condition which is a positive but the following count against it. The rumble...May be e...
by cactusman
Fri May 10, 2024 8:54 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Thoughts on buying an E-Type
Replies: 21
Views: 2426
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Re: Thoughts on buying an E-Type

All I can add is buy one because you want one. I'm biased but they are fabulous cars to look at and lovely cars to drive. Mine puts a huge smile on my face every time I take it out...last time was this afternoon :bigrin: Spend the money in the knowledge that there are costs to running an E type...th...
by cactusman
Thu Apr 25, 2024 7:17 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Carburetor Set Up
Replies: 7
Views: 520
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Re: Carburetor Set Up

As Malcolm said it's not that difficult to do. Really important to ensure that all butterflies are closed with no throttle before you start and all start moving at exactly the same time so 5 mins getting the linkages right can save a lot of frustration later. Set the jets and idle screws as per the ...
by cactusman
Tue Apr 16, 2024 8:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Headlight
Replies: 3
Views: 452
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Re: Headlight

:yeahthat:
by cactusman
Tue Apr 16, 2024 8:02 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Timing? Carburation?
Replies: 10
Views: 915
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Re: Timing? Carburation?

The e type vacuum advance is taken from the front carburettor (assuming you have triple SU set up) via a thin tube. I guess this could be blocked off and a tap taken of the vaccum hose that goes to the brake servo but I can't imagine it would make any difference. Try running the car with the vacuum ...
by cactusman
Tue Apr 09, 2024 5:12 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member
Replies: 15
Views: 2500
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Re: New Member

I speak as a chemist. Ethanol does not attack copper fuel lines or brass. It does not instantly rust steel fuel tanks. It does not immediately attack aluminium....Aluminium lids are used On (cheap) wine bottles that contain very damp ethanol and they do not instantly corrode! Aluminium has a molecul...
by cactusman
Mon Apr 08, 2024 7:17 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member
Replies: 15
Views: 2500
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Re: New Member

Don't get.too hung up on ethanol. Unless it is left standing for lengthy periods allowing moisture to absorb modern fuels do not cause untold damage. Yes ethanol does degrade old rubber fuel lines but R9 hoses are fine and you should be replacing old fuel lines anyway. The copper pipes are unaffecte...
by cactusman
Sun Apr 07, 2024 8:35 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member
Replies: 15
Views: 2500
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Re: New Member

Cutting out when hot may be a dodgy rotor arm...get a genuine red rotor arm from the distributor doctor...
by cactusman
Tue Mar 26, 2024 7:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: tach wire generator wire placement? (pic included)
Replies: 3
Views: 411
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Re: tach wire generator wire placement? (pic included)

It's AC...not polarity sensitive...
by cactusman
Wed Mar 20, 2024 8:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Birthday
Replies: 12
Views: 3387
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Re: Birthday

62 On May 8th...the car not me!