The Best upgrade for your E type

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#1 The Best upgrade for your E type

Post by mgcjag » Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:11 pm

Hi All...havent mentioned this for a long time.....but a great cheap upgrade for your E type....as we start the driving season......just some filter wool or dacron upholstery wadding pushed into the bonnet air intake....stops all those bits of debris and dead flies ending up all over the dash....just pulled mine out to shake it clean....Steve
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#2 Re: The Best upgrade for your E type

Post by Mich7920 » Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:51 pm

we're not obliged to follow some haystack.... :twisted:
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#3 Re: The Best upgrade for your E type

Post by tinworm » Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:52 am

You could make this a general question Steve - see what everybody thinks is their favourite mod for their individual car.

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#4 Re: The Best upgrade for your E type

Post by tinworm » Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:23 pm

No takers? OK here's my best mod - and it applies to 3.8 owners (and I'm one) change the moss for an all synchro box - you will never go back to it !

my opinion only of course

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#5 Re: The Best upgrade for your E type

Post by mgcjag » Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:49 pm

Hi Barrie.....but mine only cost 10p..... :bigrin: ....Steve
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#6 Re: The Best upgrade for your E type

Post by Heuer » Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:38 pm

And so it begins ...
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#7 Re: The Best upgrade for your E type

Post by Gfhug » Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:11 pm

S2 FHC Light Blue
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#8 Re: The Best upgrade for your E type

Post by 288gto » Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:34 am

I can't beat Steve's 10p but for around £15, the conversion to blade fuses has been one of my more useful upgrades along with, for a similar outlay, relays for the headlights.

Actually thinking about it, I can probably equal Steve's 10p.............. the bulkhead heater duct deflector made from a bit of left over aluminium. :bigrin: :lol:


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#9 Re: The Best upgrade for your E type

Post by Simon P » Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:34 am

Do what my Dad did back in 1969 and upgrade your Series 1 to a Series 2

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#10 Re: The Best upgrade for your E type

Post by Gérard A110 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:23 am

tinworm wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:23 pm
No takers? OK here's my best mod - and it applies to 3.8 owners (and I'm one) change the moss for an all synchro box - you will never go back to it !

my opinion only of course

And my opinion : dont listen to all those who claim this. The Moss gearbox is very good, very solid,
and easy to handle if you are a real driver!.
The first gear goes easily at 70 kmh with a simple double declutching.
In addition with 4 synchros your 3.8L is no longer Originale.
E ots 1962, mk2 3.8 1964, SM 1970, A110 1970, A310 1973, Grégoire 1954

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#11 Re: The Best upgrade for your E type

Post by Series1 Stu » Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:30 pm

mgcjag wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:49 pm
Hi Barrie.....but mine only cost 10p..... :bigrin: ....Steve
A great tip Steve, and I'll probably do it to mine when the time comes, but the mechanical brake light switch is probably jostling with it for position as the Best Upgrade.

Now I'm looking for a Teddy Bear to rip the stuffing out of.................

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#12 Re: The Best upgrade for your E type

Post by Gfhug » Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:52 pm

Series1 Stu wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:30 pm

Now I'm looking for a Teddy Bear to rip the stuffing out of.................

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Don’t you dare :banghead:
Find an old cushion or something similarly of little value. Honestly, why harm man’s best friend :roll:

Though I agree it’s a well worthwhile upgrade and like your bracket

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#13 Re: The Best upgrade for your E type

Post by Series1 Stu » Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:28 pm

Gfhug wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:52 pm
Don’t you dare :banghead:
Find an old cushion or something similarly of little value. Honestly, why harm man’s best friend :roll:
Ok, I won't. Although after the day I've had trying to re-cover my dash top I need to destroy something. :cussing:

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