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by malcolm
Fri Feb 03, 2023 2:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: xke 67 fhc distributer question
Replies: 2
Views: 98
Great Britain

Re: xke 67 fhc distributer question

My knowledge is also limited! However, putting an unknown dizzie set up in sounds dodgy. What sort of advance curves is it set to give you? Can they be adjusted easily? Maybe if you want no issues with points, go for a 123 distributor which lots of us have done. Or use your existing dizzie but put i...
by malcolm
Sun Jan 29, 2023 9:54 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Not enough slack on timing chains
Replies: 12
Views: 482
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Re: Not enough slack on timing chains

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PS. I'm assuming that you're fitting the sprockets into the chain with them disconnected from the camshafts. There will not be enough chain to get the chain on if you already have the sprockets installed.

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Sounds from the original post wording that this could be the issue?
by malcolm
Wed Jan 25, 2023 9:38 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Exhaust system
Replies: 5
Views: 427
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Re: Exhaust system

I have very limited technical knowledge. However, I know that exhaust design is a very important and technical matter, so "drilling holes" in a carefully designed product would concern me. I know people may argue that the design wasn't that robust in the first place, but personal modification would ...
by malcolm
Sun Jan 22, 2023 11:48 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 2+2 valuations
Replies: 20
Views: 926
Great Britain

Re: 2+2 valuations

Hmm, can't see it getting that much to be honest. I'd like to see it as a 2+2 owner myself, but I think it's over priced in today's market.
by malcolm
Sun Jan 15, 2023 9:44 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Ridiculous speed limits
Replies: 7
Views: 891
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Re: Ridiculous speed limits

I wasn't convinced - and why 64? Or did I miss the explanation for that? (Didn't listen to it all!) 64 doesn't convert to a round KPH number.
by malcolm
Sun Jan 15, 2023 9:42 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member from Missouri, USA
Replies: 6
Views: 3082
Great Britain

Re: New Member from Missouri, USA

Hi and welcome to the forum. The car looks great.
I thought your username probably reflected the fact that you like steaks! :bigrin: Or is that just a UK name for a type of steak?
by malcolm
Thu Jan 12, 2023 8:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rain?
Replies: 20
Views: 844
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Re: Rain?

I try to avoid heavy rain where possible, but on a weekend away (or even harder a two week trip) you can’t avoid rain so it doesn’t bother me. If you want to drive lots in the U.K., you have to put up with rain
by malcolm
Wed Jan 04, 2023 2:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: How to demist Smiths gauges?
Replies: 15
Views: 806
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Re: How to demist Smiths gauges?

ralphr1780 wrote:
Wed Jan 04, 2023 12:07 pm
Turn the lights on, the incandescent bulbs will generate enough heat to demist, usually its good for some weeks before any mist is back.
Good, but not if you have LEDs like me!
by malcolm
Tue Jan 03, 2023 9:42 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member in Guadalajara
Replies: 15
Views: 5224
Great Britain

Re: New member in Guadalajara

Yes, I believe they were all body colour
by malcolm
Sun Dec 25, 2022 9:32 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member
Replies: 3
Views: 1573
Great Britain

Re: New Member

Hi and welcome to the forum. I'm sure there will be someone near you with the relevant info/pics
by malcolm
Fri Dec 23, 2022 9:21 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: A PC Correct Season Greeting
Replies: 4
Views: 987
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Re: A PC Correct Season Greeting

Sadly, about sums it up. Except you used the word "Christmas" and should have said "Festive holiday"
by malcolm
Fri Dec 23, 2022 9:18 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member in Guadalajara
Replies: 15
Views: 5224
Great Britain

Re: New member in Guadalajara

Hi Pablo and welcome to the forum! I can't answer most of your questions, but there will be many who can! In this country, the difference in value between a series 1 and a 1.25 wouldn't be great, unless you were comparing a later series 1 to a flat floor, or outside bonnet locks car. Of course I can...
by malcolm
Thu Dec 15, 2022 9:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: E10 in my fuel tank!
Replies: 24
Views: 1278
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Re: E10 in my fuel tank!

Thanks for replies re: cold starting. I just wanted to be sure there was no known cause for this with a known cure and to understand if it is a general "problem". I cannot see it as due to waiting for the carbs to fill as once the pump stops ticking, they are full surely. Seems rather odd, to me. I...
by malcolm
Thu Dec 15, 2022 9:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Favourite picture of the year
Replies: 23
Views: 1720
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Re: Favourite picture of the year

This would be mine, parked up in the Picos Mountains in Spain


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by malcolm
Tue Dec 13, 2022 12:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E10 in my fuel tank!
Replies: 24
Views: 1278
Great Britain

Re: E10 in my fuel tank!

My car also takes loads of churning when it's been left for a while. I think it takes time to draw enough mixture into the big balance pipes. Starts immediately from hot, and from cold when in regular use. So again, I would suggest nothing to worry about. Just make sure you keep your battery topped ...
by malcolm
Tue Dec 13, 2022 9:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: E10 in my fuel tank!
Replies: 24
Views: 1278
Great Britain

Re: E10 in my fuel tank!

In Europe I often had to run on E10. No harm. Maybe long term with continual use there might be, but I'm sure the occasional tankful will do no harm.
by malcolm
Mon Dec 12, 2022 10:30 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Back -- Brrr!
Replies: 1
Views: 1181
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Back -- Brrr!

Back from hols now.
29 degrees when I left yesterday.
-3 here today!

Should have stayed!
by malcolm
Thu Dec 08, 2022 1:51 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Slumming it
Replies: 11
Views: 1720
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Re: Slumming it

It’s got a 250 foot long swimming pool, apparently the biggest in the Caribbean, but not a single E Type in sight
by malcolm
Thu Dec 08, 2022 1:48 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Slumming it
Replies: 11
Views: 1720
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Re: Slumming it

christopher storey wrote:
Wed Dec 07, 2022 3:44 pm
It looks lovely. Which hotel is that ?
Yes, it’s Sandals Halcyon .
by malcolm
Wed Dec 07, 2022 1:04 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Slumming it
Replies: 11
Views: 1720
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Re: Slumming it

:bigrin: