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by Roger Pennington
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: pop-up headlights
Replies: 378
Views: 33618

pop-up headlights

Worth watching the video of the almighty fight it had with an e-type :D Yes, it certainly is - in fact virtually all the races were close and exciting :D All should be well worth a second (or even third) look. That was the first race on the programme, and Phil Keen (one of the drivers of the E-type...
by Roger Pennington
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: pop-up headlights
Replies: 378
Views: 33618

pop-up headlights

On an interesting historical diversion, (especially to GTE owners!), arguably the most famous product of Count Volpi's Scuderia Serenissima was the Ferrari "Breadvan", built because Enzo Ferrari refused to sell Count Volpi a GTO, so he went off and built his own anyway! It was designed by Giotto Biz...
by Roger Pennington
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: No overdrive, so what would you do?
Replies: 17
Views: 266

No overdrive, so what would you do?

Am I mistaken, or did the non-overdrive ones have a higher diff ratio?
by Roger Pennington
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Things people have said about your Scimitar
Replies: 744
Views: 55743

Things people have said about your Scimitar

Nice sunny day last week, drove into a local carpark in the SS1 (top down), this youngish chap walking past stopped and stared, then wandered over and asked what it was. I told him, and explained a little bit about it "Great", he said, "love old-school motors, that's bangin' mate!" :D Which I think ...
by Roger Pennington
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Coupe brakes binding
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Coupe brakes binding

This old thread in the members' technical archive may be the one you're thinking of?
by Roger Pennington
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: C313FHB , SS1 no#437
Replies: 18
Views: 394

C313FHB , SS1 no#437

The thread that Jim has linked to has the spark sustain system diagram, which should help. I see yours isn't the later TLDM carb, so my comments in your other thread about the problem on r/h turns may not apply. I agree that if the idle solenoid is disconnected (assuming there is one on that carb) t...
by Roger Pennington
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: WHEEL REFURBISHMENT
Replies: 6
Views: 230

WHEEL REFURBISHMENT

You might be right - after all it's only a new car, not a concours rebuild......
by Roger Pennington
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: WHEEL REFURBISHMENT
Replies: 6
Views: 230

WHEEL REFURBISHMENT

I don't know for certain, but I would have guessed at some kind of satin finish?

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by Roger Pennington
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Rally Coupe
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Rally Coupe

Agreed, look forward to hearing more :D
by Roger Pennington
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Running out of fuel with half a tank
Replies: 17
Views: 384

Running out of fuel with half a tank

From memory, isn't this a Coupe? (a very nice one, as I recall? :) ). It sounds as though your alloy tank is non-standard, as a Coupe is normally 21 gallons. Also a Coupe wouldn't normally have a fuel return pipe, unless it's been modified? Peter could be right in thinking that the pickup pipe may n...
by Roger Pennington
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: SE5a battery positive cable
Replies: 27
Views: 555

SE5a battery positive cable

scmarf wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:31 pm
My original plan was to make up new (in red insulation - not sure why Reliant decided black was appropriate for a positive cable)
This came up a couple of days ago here - it's apparently quite common practice on modern cars (though not something I'm personally keen on)
by Roger Pennington
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Otter Switch Fault?
Replies: 15
Views: 265

Otter Switch Fault?

Having the otter switch measuring the temp of the water at the bottom of the rad (i.e. as it's about to leave and return to the engine) is the best place, as it means you are factoring into the calculation, the cooling that is being effected by the airflow through the rad, so you're not running the ...
by Roger Pennington
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Otter Switch Fault?
Replies: 15
Views: 265

Otter Switch Fault?

Are you sure the fan was actually running? "Back in the day" there used to be a lot written about the fan light (only fitted to the 5 series) coming on due to the fan "windmilling" in the airflow through the radiator and generating a back emf (I think!) through the circuit - particularly if a front ...
by Roger Pennington
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Shooting Brakes
Replies: 378
Views: 53166

Shooting Brakes

DARK STAR wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:34 pm
Google doesn't recognise Jaguar XF.
????????? is French Google censored? (or is it differently-named overseas?) :shock:

Presumably Jaguar want to be able to offer "his and hearse" variants...... :wink:
by Roger Pennington
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Identifying later 6a wiring and other things
Replies: 22
Views: 456

Identifying later 6a wiring and other things

These are the red lensed door lights :shock: (the puddle lights are the same with clear lenses)

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