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In the interests of building cameradery (and sympathy) through shared humiliation, I have to report that the only reason my fuel pump replacement failed to resurrect my e-type was because the polarity of the electrical connections was the wrong way round. Oh dear.

In my defense, I merely ensured the connections were the same as the old pump, however it appears that the older points-based pumps can operate with the opposite polarity, but the newer solid state one, understandably cannot.

Should have checked though!

Enough about my old jag....this is a Ferrari site

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In the interests of building cameradery (and sympathy) through shared humiliation, I have to report that the only reason my fuel pump replacement failed to resurrect my e-type was because the polarity of the electrical connections was the wrong way round. Oh dear.

In my defense, I merely ensured the connections were the same as the old pump, however it appears that the older points-based pumps can operate with the opposite polarity, but the newer solid state one, understandably cannot.

Should have checked though!

Enough about my old jag....this is a Ferrari site
John,
At least you have the knowledge to get it wrong. I hardly even understand what you said.

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"the knowledge to get it wrong"

....there's a motto for life (or business) if I ever heard one!!

Thanks Barry

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"the knowledge to get it wrong"

....there's a motto for life (or business) if I ever heard one!!

Thanks Barry
Well first you need the knowledge to get it wrong before you acquire the knowledge to get it right. The learning curve so to speak. Been working for me for years!

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Result!. Look forward to seeing 512 in the metal in a few weeks.
Is she coming to FLED6? I can't remember. Would be great to have 2 Boxers there. We'll do a bit of a photo shoot if you're keen, would be interesting to have a 365 and 512 next to each other so people can finally appreciate the differences.

Very cool stuff that you replaced the clutch slave cylinder yourself. I'm still not brave enough. And I don't have the tools. One of these days I'll start getting my hands dirty. I actually like it, but just have never had any exposure to wrench monkeying so it's pretty daunting to start with this stuff.

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That's the plan Onno! She only has to get from Argyll to Renfrewshire to meet you guys at Mar Hall so I'm at least confident of making the first rendezvous!!!!

Clutch slave cylinder seems good so far. Like I said in an earlier post, the bravery comes from knowing that it should really be a quick job and therefore I shouldn't spend hundreds transporting the car back to the Glasgow area just for that. After a stupid wiring mix up on another car, I just spent 100 euro transporting the car for a 30 euro fix - so that's enough embarrassment for one week!

I took yet another brave pill today and repainted the corner of the bumper/fender as there were a couple of shatter marks (a familiar term from TVR ownership days). I now have to flat and polish the new paint and dearly hope that I haven't replaced two minor blemishes with one great big one!!!!!!

Would love to do a photo-shoot with the two Boxers. Might need some soft focus to make the comparison to your fine car a little more bearable

No eight track in mine either. It currently has an awful 1990s removable Sony tape deck. I'm replacing that with a stock Alpine head unit for now so that I get MP3 and built in Parrott bluetooth (as the phone isn't going to stop whether I like it or not). So if I don't make it to the FLED start, it'll be because I screwed the electrics next weekend

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I took yet another brave pill today and repainted the corner of the bumper/fender as there were a couple of shatter marks (a familiar term from TVR ownership days). I now have to flat and polish the new paint and dearly hope that I haven't replaced two minor blemishes with one great big one!!!!!!
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That really is brave

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Tune in tomorrow. I have about 2 hours before I have to leave for London. I think the "orange peel" look is coming back into fashion in any case.

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Tune in tomorrow. I have about 2 hours before I have to leave for London. I think the "orange peel" look is coming back into fashion in any case.
+1 for getting stuck in.
Nothing that a bit of 1500/2000 grit paper will not clear.
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Well my first flat and polish (600 then 1500 grit actually) went quite well and the results are an improvement on the horrible shatter marks that I had originally. However, in my caution to avoid overloading the car with paint, I have actually left the paint a little too thin and you can just about still see the dark shadow of the ISOPOL bumper filler through the new paint. I will tackle it again after FLED and Monaco.

Of course I have convinced the wife that this is all due to the cheap model-maker's airbrush I was using and that I will need to buy a decent compressor and spray gun

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FLED6 was........A M A Z I N G

What a fantastic time with fantastic cars and fantastic people.

I'll post pictures as soon as I get a chance.

Meanwhile I've made it as far as Hampshire and after behaving so perfectly all weekend, the Boxer has decided that having functioning indicators is too much trouble.

There are two specialists between me and Eurotunnel (Autoficcina and KHPC). Here's hoping one of them can help me tomorrow morning! I have warned the wife that she may have to press two live wires together whenever we want to turn

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FLED6 was........A M A Z I N G

What a fantastic time with fantastic cars and fantastic people.

I'll post pictures as soon as I get a chance.

Meanwhile I've made it as far as Hampshire and after behaving so perfectly all weekend, the Boxer has decided that having functioning indicators is too much trouble.

There are two specialists between me and Eurotunnel (Autoficcina and KHPC). Here's hoping one of them can help me tomorrow morning! I have warned the wife that she may have to press two live wires together whenever we want to turn

Good luck with the Boxer cure John, by the sounds of it you've found a fix either way, even if the 'wife' does get electrocuted....mind you a 12v shock is minimal and it's worth it to stay legal on the continent, have a great trip

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Cheers Peter

Sorry you weren't able to join us for more of the FLED but it was good to meet you.

I'll let you know how we get on (and whether we went in a Boxer or a Land Rover!!)

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Cheers Peter

Sorry you weren't able to join us for more of the FLED but it was good to meet you.

I'll let you know how we get on (and whether we went in a Boxer or a Land Rover!!)


Likewise John.....I'm sure we can enjoy a few more runs once you get back home

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I'll let you know how we get on (and whether we went in a Boxer or a Land Rover!!)

Please do John, and plenty of pics please.

Especially one of the Boxer outside the Casino in Monte Carlo. It's a classic pic that simply has to be taken...

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FLED6 was........A M A Z I N G

What a fantastic time with fantastic cars and fantastic people.

I'll post pictures as soon as I get a chance.

Meanwhile I've made it as far as Hampshire and after behaving so perfectly all weekend, the Boxer has decided that having functioning indicators is too much trouble.

There are two specialists between me and Eurotunnel (Autoficcina and KHPC). Here's hoping one of them can help me tomorrow morning! I have warned the wife that she may have to press two live wires together whenever we want to turn
I would recommend Autofficcina. Might also be worth a call to Simon Furlonger to see if they have someone who can take a quick look at the BB for you (they are right off the route down to the Eurotunnel).
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I would recommend Autofficcina. Might also be worth a call to Simon Furlonger to see if they have someone who can take a quick look at the BB for you (they are right off the route down to the Eurotunnel).
I would second the vote for Autofficina. Good luck on the trip and I look forward to the photos
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Phew!

Believe it or not the car fixed itself this morning. I was preparing to go to Autoficina, checked that the indicators were still shot, tried the hazards, which worked, went for the wipers as it was raining, which did not work, then after moving the lever a few times, did work, then I had indicators!

We stopped at Autoficina for a quick check and some advice. They explained that it was probably a dry connection at the hazards switch which is a single point of failure for the whole indicator circuit. The very kind and knowledgable gentleman (who used to do PDIs on Boxers when they were new!) explained to me that you've simply got to keep using all the electrical bits such as Windows and wipes otherwise they get dirty dry connections and stop. Apparently hazards and passenger windows are very common failures due to this lack of use.

Autoficina were very good to me today. Very grateful indeed ( and to Jem for the original recommendation).

So now I am n Epernay in Champagne region, sipping a glass of Brut and looking at our Boxer sitting outside. So far so good!!

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Phew!

Believe it or not the car fixed itself this morning. I was preparing to go to Autoficina, checked that the indicators were still shot, tried the hazards, which worked, went for the wipers as it was raining, which did not work, then after moving the lever a few times, did work, then I had indicators!

We stopped at Autoficina for a quick check and some advice. They explained that it was probably a dry connection at the hazards switch which is a single point of failure for the whole indicator circuit. The very kind and knowledgable gentleman (who used to do PDIs on Boxers when they were new!) explained to me that you've simply got to keep using all the electrical bits such as Windows and wipes otherwise they get dirty dry connections and stop. Apparently hazards and passenger windows are very common failures due to this lack of use.

Autoficina were very good to me today. Very grateful indeed ( and to Jem for the original recommendation).

So now I am n Epernay in Champagne region, sipping a glass of Brut and looking at our Boxer sitting outside. So far so good!!
RESULT! Keep on truckin'

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