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by Moeregaard
Tue Jan 26, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: scuttle casing assembly under the dash
Replies: 7
Views: 1524
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Re: scuttle casing assembly under the dash

My very early 4.2 FHC had the alloy underdash panels, and they were fairly crude as I recall.
by Moeregaard
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: anti theft devices
Replies: 10
Views: 2203
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Re: anti theft devices

I had a battery cutoff with removable key on my '65, along with a hidden switch for the fuel pump. I would sometimes remove the distributor rotor, and run a length of heavy chain through the left-front wheel and lower A-arm. You can't prevent a really determined thief, but the other 99.9% want thing...
by Moeregaard
Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: FINISHED!
Replies: 12
Views: 2833
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Re: FINISHED!

Very nice job, Simon! I've been following this since you began, and the result is impressive!
by Moeregaard
Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Stainless Exhaust Manifold
Replies: 7
Views: 1916
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Re: Stainless Exhaust Manifold

I'm with David on this one. The factory manifolds were very well thought out by Jaguar. Early in my E-Type "career," I had a set of no-name mild-steel tubular manifolds on my early 4.2 FHC. The mid-range torque suffered, while the top end remained pretty much unchanged. I never did bother having my ...
by Moeregaard
Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Funny
Replies: 5
Views: 2667
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Re: Funny

Very good, Peter! That was "coffee through the nose" funny!
by Moeregaard
Sun Dec 20, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: New engine mounts
Replies: 2
Views: 903
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Re: New engine mounts

Having the throttle go full open after the carburettor linkage fouls the upper frame rail is a life-changing experience. The front engine mounts were part of the problem, but a previous owner had also ignored the condition of the rear mount (the bobbin was missing) and had backed off the adjustment ...
by Moeregaard
Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cooling fan switch
Replies: 32
Views: 5284
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Re: Cooling fan switch

Personally, I wouldn't be bothered by the fan coming on at 80C/176F and turning off at 70C/158F. This is keeping the engine temp in a good place and nowhere near running too warm. Since the original Otter switches were notorious for failing, I always felt lucky that mine tended to turn the fan on at...
by Moeregaard
Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Best type of exterior mirrors
Replies: 44
Views: 6317
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Re: Best type of exterior mirrors

I had a single Talbot bullet mirror attached as far back as possible on the bonnet. It was almost totally useless, but met the letter of the law in California--and it looked cool. A door mirror would have made more sense. I've seen a number of E-Types with mirrors fitted to the scuttle, and I don't ...
by Moeregaard
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Nuts & Bolts
Replies: 19
Views: 3695
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Re: Nuts & Bolts

For really high-quality fasteners, check with Aircraft Spruce & Specialty. AN (aircraft)-grade fasteners are SAE UNF threads and the quality is superb. I prefer to use AN-grade hardware in critical applications. Surprisingly, prices aren't too far beyond the hardware-store stuff. ACS is based in Cal...
by Moeregaard
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cam oil bango stripped
Replies: 8
Views: 1589
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Re: Cam oil bango stripped

Welcome to my world. I did this once with a newly rebuilt (and installed) engine. After pulling the cylinder head, I installed Helicoil inserts and never had another problem.
by Moeregaard
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Am I overheating?
Replies: 68
Views: 9299
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Re: Am I overheating?

The Coolcat fan moves a lot of air, so I think your problem lies elsewhere. My guess is that you have a thermostat that isn't opening all the way.
by Moeregaard
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Impact noise on each bump
Replies: 10
Views: 2075
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Re: Impact noise on each bump

The sources of mystery clunks and rattles in E-Types are many and can be really frustrating to track down. I always look for the obvious first, such as perished rubber bits and witness marks on adjacent components, but the one that drove me nuts with my first E-Type many years ago was a surprise. Th...
by Moeregaard
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Early Browns Lane Cars
Replies: 4
Views: 1504
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Re: Early Browns Lane Cars

Probably the most sensible approach to this issue. It's a shame that California and so many other states have always been fixated on having an actual plate up front.
by Moeregaard
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: U-Joints, Drive shaft and Half shafts replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 2278
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Re: U-Joints, Drive shaft and Half shafts replacement

If the half-shaft U-joints have gone, bear in mind that this is your upper suspension link. When mine failed, I didn't have any symptoms but instead found the problem when I jacked the car up and was just wiggling everything (on the car, not me...) as part of my routine maintenance, when a couple of...
by Moeregaard
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Newspaper report E type in crash
Replies: 6
Views: 2729
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Re: Newspaper report E type in crash

Not good. I hope all injured parties make a full recovery. Incidents such as this are not good for the vintage-car hobby. Politicians in the U.S. are starting to make noise about requiring owners to retrofit their cars with modern safety equipment or park them. I'm sure legislators around the globe ...
by Moeregaard
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Aluminium under dash panels change date
Replies: 10
Views: 4021
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Re: Aluminium under dash panels change date

My very early 4.2 FHC, built 9/64, had the alloy under-dash panels.
by Moeregaard
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Brake Fluid Change
Replies: 5
Views: 3104
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Re: Brake Fluid Change

I still use Castrol GTLMA DOT 4 fluid and change it annually. I did mess about with DOT 5 silicone-based fluid, and found bleeding the brakes difficult due to the air suspended in it. Other owners may have had better experiences, but that was mine. Start the bleeding process from the caliper farthes...
by Moeregaard
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Steering Wheel
Replies: 10
Views: 3810
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Re: Steering Wheel

I'm a semi-skinny six feet, with long legs, and a 15" Moto Lita was a good compromise. Getting in and out wasn't a problem with the original wheel, but driving long distances with the wheel against my thighs became tiresome. I also ran 185-15 skins, so steering at low speeds was as light as it was g...
by Moeregaard
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crankcase ventilation adequate?
Replies: 5
Views: 2182
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Re: Crankcase ventilation adequate?

My '65 FHC had the breather with the vertical cylinder and small outlet, and it was totally inadequate. I modified the breather assembly from an earlier car, giving the breather outlet an ID of 1.00" and this worked well. I just let the fumes dump out under the car.
by Moeregaard
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Tyre advise
Replies: 3
Views: 2515
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Re: Tyre advise

Here's one more vote for the 185-15. You'll find that the car just feels "right" with the original skins. Back in the '80s, the 185-15 was difficult to source in the U.S., and I experimented with various tire sizes. The one that fit on the stock wheels without rubbing on anything was the 205/75-15. ...