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by gehawe
Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member UK
Replies: 9
Views: 910
Germany

Re: New member UK

Hello Terry, As I am above 6'3", I did not even try a series 1. With my series 3, I had the seat rails set further back and now I can do a left turn, operate the clutch and set the blinker to the left at the same time ..... bearely ... And still, I can't wear a normal baseball cap above 120km/h. So ...
by gehawe
Fri Jan 29, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: A lover of the E-type Jaguar in France
Replies: 7
Views: 881
Germany

Re: A lover of the E-type Jaguar in France

Hello Jacques,
You, Sir - are a fearless man!
:shock:

Best regards

Gerhard
by gehawe
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 3
Views: 1220
Germany

Re: Tyres

Hello and welcome to the forum. I am using Vredestein tires and they work fine for me. Although I am using them in the original size, as I believe that larger tires don't look very authentic. An "aggressive look" for a vintage E-Type seems like pink glitter nail polish for a distinctive old English ...
by gehawe
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Sticking Rev Counter
Replies: 4
Views: 930
Germany

Re: Sticking Rev Counter

Hello Everybody, Thank you all very much for your input! I am a bit scared to try it myself, but the watchmaker of our village will come tomorrow to have a look. I will show him your post, Jerry. Excessive float was not on my list. I was rather suspecting dirt or old grease. Anyway, with this input,...
by gehawe
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Sticking Rev Counter
Replies: 4
Views: 930
Germany

Sticking Rev Counter

Hello everybody, Just recently, I found the rev counter on my S3-OTS sticking. It feels like the rev counter shows a lower value. When knocking on the front glass, it suddenly jumps to a higher value. Is this normal? It appears as if the lubrication inside got sticky over time. I am tempted to give ...
by gehawe
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Zeus Brakes
Replies: 21
Views: 2505
Germany

Re: Zeus Brakes

Hello Mike, Here is what I would do: I would not try to bring the car to another MOT-station. I would rather bring the car to a good garage that knows the E-Type well, e.g. "Peters" in Roedermark (close to Frankfurt). And ask them to get the cat through the procedure. You might want to call them bef...
by gehawe
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 Getrag 265 bellhousing
Replies: 23
Views: 3397
Germany

Re: V12 Getrag 265 bellhousing

Hello, If you can't get a good answer, you might consider to ask Automobile Individuell Peters in Rödermark/Germany. Mr. Peters sen. told me that he was the first to combine the E-Type engine with the Getrag gear box. Many years before, he was a Jaguar dealer as well as a BMW dealer at the same time...
by gehawe
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: new hood
Replies: 9
Views: 2323
Germany

Re: new hood

A picture would help us to get the complete .. err .. picture.
:smile:

I personally like fabric more - Sonnenland is the magic word.
by gehawe
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Exhaust manifold
Replies: 7
Views: 3860
Germany

Re: Exhaust manifold

Hi Sven, My car got 2 new manifolds recently, done by Peters in Rödermark. They told me that during an exchange of the old manifolds, most likely a few stud bolts (Stehbolzen) will break and you have to drill them out. For that job, you will need a drill template, otherwise you risk to land up in th...
by gehawe
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Where do you go for a garage service
Replies: 4
Views: 2636
Germany

Re: Where do you go for a garage service

There are 2 companies in Rödermark. They don't really like each other. There is a bit of history about that. But that's nothing that should be discussed in public :?:
by gehawe
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Where do you go for a garage service
Replies: 4
Views: 2636
Germany

Re: Where do you go for a garage service

Hello Ralf,
Where are you based?
There are a few recommendable addresses in Germany and a few with mixed feedback.
I brought mine to Peters in Roedermark. Very knowledgeable people there.

Extra Mobile has also a good reputation, but there will be some more.

Best regards

Gerhard
by gehawe
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: EXHAUST FUMES IN ROADSTER
Replies: 6
Views: 2029
Germany

Re: EXHAUST FUMES IN ROADSTER

Hello Rob, Today, I tried to fit new gaskets under the rear lamp, as indicated by you. I bought a set from a German supplier of oldtimer parts. I am having major problems to fit the gasket under the lamp frame. It looks loke the gasket is app 5mm too short. How did you manage to mount the gaskets? D...
by gehawe
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wipers won't stop
Replies: 12
Views: 2675
Germany

Re: Wipers won't stop

@ Polse: Thank you! Will try to follow your advice. Here are the details for the switch: https://i.postimg.cc/y6rQ49WN/Wiperswitch-1.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/7LV9BJpw/Wiperswitch-2.jpg Bought 2 switches each via EBAY (so indicated price is for 2 switches). Both sellers are in the UK and shipped very...
by gehawe
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wipers won't stop
Replies: 12
Views: 2675
Germany

Re: Wipers won't stop

Just to finish this thread - The wiper works again. :seeingstars: All in all, I ordered 6 switches (they are quite cheap), as I did not know the exact specification. I destroyed 2 until I got the 3rd switch into the right position. It is true: The Mini-switch or the Landrover-switch - it's all the s...
by gehawe
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello E-Type Lovers
Replies: 9
Views: 5121
Germany

Re: Hello E-Type Lovers

Hello and welcome Ralf,

That's a beauty!

And a beautiful surrounding as well. I studied 5 years in Mannheim and still love the town.
Now I am near Stuttgart. You can visit the JAG-meeting on Wednesday in Leonberg, if you want.

Best regards

Gerhard
by gehawe
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Washer hose replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 1330
Germany

Re: Washer hose replacement

Hello Bob and thanks for your reply.
The pipe was disconnected on both sides and I tried to blow into it with a compressor from both sides.
I thought that the pipe is one piece only. I can trace it all the way down the bonnet. I will check for a connector again.

Best regards

Gerhard
by gehawe
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Washer hose replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 1330
Germany

Washer hose replacement

The washer jet of my OTS doesn't work. I disconnected the hose from the pump: Pump is working. Then I disconnected the hose that runs all the way up the hood from the jet as well and tried to blow through the hose - completely blocked. Has anybody already replaced the long hose from the pump over th...
by gehawe
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wipers won't stop
Replies: 12
Views: 2675
Germany

Re: Wipers won't stop

Hello Rob, You were right. It was / is the park switch. I got one and tested the function by connecting it without fitting it - the function was there. The wipers stopped as soon as the pin of the switch was pressed into the housing. I tried to install it but destroyed the switch! What do you mean b...
by gehawe
Sun May 26, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: EXHAUST FUMES IN ROADSTER
Replies: 6
Views: 2029
Germany

Re: EXHAUST FUMES IN ROADSTER

Hello Rob, I have the same problem. My dealer told me that it is normal to smell exhaust fumes. What car do you have? I have problems with a S3OTS with the top down or with top up and windows open. With closed windows not so much smell. Appears funny that a few lamp sealings can have such great effe...
by gehawe
Tue May 21, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wipers won't stop
Replies: 12
Views: 2675
Germany

Re: Wipers won't stop

Hello Rob,

Thank you!
I asked an experieced classic car garage and they have the same opinion.
They did'nt tell me about the Mini-switch though. Do you have a specification or a name to look for to identify the Mini-switsch?

Best regards from Germany (with very British weather)

Gerhard