Search found 14 matches

by BRB
Mon Oct 09, 2023 6:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stolen in France 889606
Replies: 15
Views: 1102
Netherlands

Re: Stolen in France 889606

Thank you all for the moral support. Thank you Steve in particular to post in on the other forum. Indeed the car was produced in autumn 1963 but registered in 1964. It ended up in europe only in 2018 or 2019, after which we undertook its restoration in steps for it being finally complete by 2022. We...
by BRB
Tue Oct 03, 2023 9:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Stolen in France 889606
Replies: 15
Views: 1102
Netherlands

Re: Stolen in France 889606

Just for completeness, the update XKE database entry:
http://xkedata.com/cars/detail/?car=889606
by BRB
Mon Oct 02, 2023 12:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stolen in France 889606
Replies: 15
Views: 1102
Netherlands

Re: Stolen in France 889606

Thank you Steve for the modification. Should have thought of this myself. Still a bit confused I suppose.
by BRB
Mon Oct 02, 2023 8:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Stolen in France 889606
Replies: 15
Views: 1102
Netherlands

Stolen in France 889606

Last Friday I discovered that my car an 3.8 FHC, chassis 889606, was stolen from the underground garage in a neighbouring village I rent. Police traced the theft down to the night of 27-28th of September. I suspect it was a planned theft, since the garage next to mine was opened as well, but without...
by BRB
Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Front license plate bracket
Replies: 3
Views: 1550
Netherlands

Re: Front license plate bracket

When I modified this assembly to fit a French number plate, I removed it from the car as well. First I undid the stalk which is fixed to the car in front of the radiator. After this I opened the headlight fairing (series 1 car) and removed the sugar scoop. Through this openingI could reach in toward...
by BRB
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: [edited] Spin on oil filter vs retrofitting OEM filter housing on Series 1
Replies: 68
Views: 16431
Netherlands

Re: [edited] Spin on oil filter vs retrofitting OEM filter housing on Series 1

Hi Klaus, The disk in my filter housing didn't fit tightly at all, but I put it back in nevertheless. Next time I'll open it up again, I try to do the trick Barrie suggested in post #41 and panel beat a bit around the centre opening to make it fit tightly.
Good luck.
by BRB
Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Reputable UK or Dutch based E-Type specialists sought
Replies: 2
Views: 4858
Netherlands

Re: Reputable UK or Dutch based E-Type specialists sought

Hi, Having sourced my car in the Netherlands, I used the services of Avelingen Restorations in Gorinchem (NL). Last year they rebuilt the entire front end of my car, including sending the engine and gearbox for a rebuild. This winter they are working on the body, which has been taken back to the bar...
by BRB
Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: scuttle casing assembly under the dash
Replies: 7
Views: 2002
Netherlands

Re: scuttle casing assembly under the dash

I took a photograph of the ones that are presently removed from my LHD (US delivered) car. Cannot guarantee these are original, but that's what came with the car. A few extra holes from the PO are visible from this side, but when the panels were recovered with vinyl, only the original holes were kep...
by BRB
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: [edited] Spin on oil filter vs retrofitting OEM filter housing on Series 1
Replies: 68
Views: 16431
Netherlands

Re: [edited] Spin on oil filter vs retrofitting OEM filter housing on Series 1

Thank you for the tip Steve, I'll switch to the larger seal. Serge: The seal under the bolt head is rather thick, but when I screwed it in, it was easily squeezed until the bolt head almost touched the canister. The bolt head has an integrated large washer, so squeezes this top seal rather uniformly...
by BRB
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: [edited] Spin on oil filter vs retrofitting OEM filter housing on Series 1
Replies: 68
Views: 16431
Netherlands

Re: [edited] Spin on oil filter vs retrofitting OEM filter housing on Series 1

What a coincidence: I am having similar issues. I think I removed all old seals from the filter housing (not so easy to see) and inserted only the thin seal. To fill the canister with oil, I cranked the engine using the solenoid button behind the battery with the ignition off, to avoid starting the ...
by BRB
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: [edited] Spin on oil filter vs retrofitting OEM filter housing on Series 1
Replies: 68
Views: 16431
Netherlands

Re: [edited] Spin on oil filter vs retrofitting OEM filter housing on Series 1

When ordering the parts, I also couldn’t source the washer 6160. I finally took a large washer with ID 3/8” and took its outer diametre down to 23 mm, to make sure it can compress the felt washer, but without hitting the recess in the pressure plate. Not having any better ideas for the drain plug se...
by BRB
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: [edited] Spin on oil filter vs retrofitting OEM filter housing on Series 1
Replies: 68
Views: 16431
Netherlands

Re: [edited] Spin on oil filter vs retrofitting OEM filter housing on Series 1

Thank you Joe. So I'll install the canister and filter without any additional seals around the middle.

Anyone any ideas for the filter housing drain screw seal by any chance?
Best regards,
by BRB
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: [edited] Spin on oil filter vs retrofitting OEM filter housing on Series 1
Replies: 68
Views: 16431
Netherlands

Re: [edited] Spin on oil filter vs retrofitting OEM filter housing on Series 1

Hi all, Sorry for my ignorance, but I only a novice in E-type works. Presently, I’am also attempting to convert my S1 3.8 from a spin on adaptor to the OEM canister. I managed to buy a NOS canister from ebay and bought the canister bolt, seals and so on from one of the usuals. But when I started mou...
by BRB
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello from France
Replies: 1
Views: 2641
Netherlands

Hello from France

Hello all, In spring this year, I bought an E-type and joined this forum to get more familiar with the challenges related to these cars. What a wealth of information has been accumulated over the years in this forum. My complements to all and the administrators in particular, to keep for example the...