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by rswaffie
Mon Sep 26, 2022 12:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Expansion tank broken
Replies: 21
Views: 572
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Re: Expansion tank broken

Blingtastic!
Did you specify a particular pressure cap? If not, just check what they supply as from memory I think the one that came with mine was too high.
by rswaffie
Mon Sep 26, 2022 8:47 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Interior Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 275
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Re: Interior Questions

Hi
Ken Jenkins is about an hour from you, in Worksop. He has been mentioned favourably on this forum. Is the car on the road?
by rswaffie
Fri Sep 23, 2022 3:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Original brake light switch?
Replies: 4
Views: 151
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Re: Original brake light switch?

:thankyouyellow:
by rswaffie
Fri Sep 23, 2022 2:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Original brake light switch?
Replies: 4
Views: 151
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Re: Original brake light switch?

Thanks David. I installed the wiring and bought a switch for the mechanical upgrade during the restoration, but didn’t get round to making the bracket. I’ve got some steel flat bar somewhere, I’ll see if it will do and have a go at making one. Unless anyone has one already made up?
by rswaffie
Fri Sep 23, 2022 12:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Original brake light switch?
Replies: 4
Views: 151
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Original brake light switch?

Hi all, As mentioned in another post, my car performed faultlessly during the long weekend at the Goodwood Revival, apart from a brake light switch failure. I’ve purchased a couple of the ‘improved’ versions from SNG (one for my spares box in the boot). I swapped out the old one and the new one has ...
by rswaffie
Thu Sep 22, 2022 2:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Expansion tank broken
Replies: 21
Views: 572
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Re: Expansion tank broken

It all depends on how the car is being advertised. If it’s being sold as ‘restored to original spec’, ‘concourse restoration’ or ‘mint original’ etc etc then you can expect some raising of the eyebrows if elements have been changed/upgraded/poor replacement parts used. Otherwise, it’s down to person...
by rswaffie
Thu Sep 22, 2022 11:13 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Expansion tank broken
Replies: 21
Views: 572
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Re: Expansion tank broken

:yeahthat:


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by rswaffie
Wed Sep 21, 2022 7:37 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Gearbox cover Seal
Replies: 5
Views: 232
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Re: Gearbox cover Seal

Hi Bruce,
The 3.8 parts manual doesn’t specify a seal between the cover and the floor, just the fasteners. SNG doesn’t list one either. One mine, there was evidence of some sort of sealant - could it be that?
by rswaffie
Wed Sep 21, 2022 7:16 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 300
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Re: Newbie

Hi Bruce and welcome.
Good to see another 3.8 fhc about to get back on the road. You are in the best place to get the answers you may need. Do you have any pics?
by rswaffie
Tue Sep 20, 2022 5:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 1963 Registration. Suffix or not?
Replies: 7
Views: 366
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Re: 1963 Registration. Suffix or not?

Mine is a Nov 63 build date and dvla issued an A suffix registration which I believe is correct. So you should either have dateless or an A, not a B.
by rswaffie
Sat Sep 17, 2022 9:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Calling all Opalescent Gunmetal owners
Replies: 40
Views: 2519
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Re: Calling all Opalescent Gunmetal owners

Yes, very probably. We drove down from Lincs and arrived at out AirBnB in Haslemere just after 7 and we came through the Hindhead tunnel before turning off.


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by rswaffie
Sat Sep 17, 2022 8:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Calling all Opalescent Gunmetal owners
Replies: 40
Views: 2519
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Re: Calling all Opalescent Gunmetal owners

A fair few parked together this morning and another dozen within 50 yards!
by rswaffie
Wed Sep 14, 2022 7:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Calling all Opalescent Gunmetal owners
Replies: 40
Views: 2519
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Re: Calling all Opalescent Gunmetal owners

I’ll be at Goodwood, in the classic show parking area so I’ll keep an eye out for other members’ E’s.
I’ll be in my 3.8 OGS fhc.
by rswaffie
Tue Sep 06, 2022 2:38 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: new owner
Replies: 6
Views: 1957
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Re: new owner

Hi and welcome. The relevant details will be on the heritage certificate, which you will need to buy from Jaguar Heritage. XKEDATA will show how many of your model are around in various conditions (but only if data has been uploaded) and there are several websites where you can look up how many are ...
by rswaffie
Tue Aug 16, 2022 9:19 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi all,
Replies: 13
Views: 1340
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Re: Hi all,

Wow, a one owner from new car - your granny was clearly a lady of impeccable taste and style.
Please post some pictures (using the ‘add image to post’ button at the bottom left of the text pane).
by rswaffie
Tue Aug 16, 2022 7:56 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi all,
Replies: 13
Views: 1340
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Re: Hi all,

Hi :spamcan: and welcome to the best forum for all things E-Type. What model E do you have - S1, 2 or 3? How do you know the battery is original - that would be quite unlikely as they all have a shelf-life and would have been changed at some point in the last 50-60 years. But, there are always excep...
by rswaffie
Fri Aug 12, 2022 5:35 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Torsion Bar Fitting
Replies: 7
Views: 532
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Re: Torsion Bar Fitting

:yeahthat:
And if the engine is out, you’ll need some ‘hefty’ friends to sit on the frames to do it.
by rswaffie
Tue Aug 09, 2022 7:17 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Ingnition coil connection points
Replies: 7
Views: 887
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Re: Ingnition coil connection points

From memory, for positive earth cars, the wire from the ignition switch went to the "-" , which was the sw terminal on the old version.
by rswaffie
Sat Aug 06, 2022 7:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E Type reg 369 NOU
Replies: 2
Views: 280
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Re: E Type reg 369 NOU

Lanes Cars were advertising it a few months ago - they may be able to help.
by rswaffie
Sun Jul 24, 2022 9:31 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: The 5 Speed is here……..
Replies: 383
Views: 15122
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Re: The 5 Speed is here……..

Convert my E-Type to electric? It’ll be a cold day in hell before that happens. I want the noise and the smells that only a beautifully designed petrol engine can deliver. However, I am constantly looking in my rear view mirror when driving it - not because I’m watching out for the ‘old bill’, but t...