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by tinworm
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chassis 850062
Replies: 65
Views: 2537
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Re: Chassis 850062

It was me really , I couldn't resist all its early (faux) features. £1 well spent I think.

HA HA - Barrie
by tinworm
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Loose wheel???
Replies: 41
Views: 8672
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Re: Loose wheel???

Just repeating what I said on this thread a few years ago - just shave an amount off the end of the splined hub so the spinner will tighten up hard on the wheel and not bottom out - its not rocket science ! Saying that I would carefully measure an original hub, wheel, spinner to see where the blame ...
by tinworm
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chassis 850062
Replies: 65
Views: 2537
Great Britain

Re: Chassis 850062

Wonder what the high bid was ?
by tinworm
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mystery OBL E-Type
Replies: 1
Views: 122
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Re: Mystery OBL E-Type

Looks like that may well be Photoshopped.

Barrie
by tinworm
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: vac
Replies: 18
Views: 665
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Re: vac

Your vac unit will only move when you lift off the throttle don't forget. So over advance for fuel saving purposes only occurs 'on the overun'. It will not affect automatic advance which is effected by the centrifugal force on the balance weights (and countered by the weight springs)

Barrie
by tinworm
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: CAN THE INDICATOR / HORN STALK BE DISMANTLED
Replies: 5
Views: 283
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Re: CAN THE INDICATOR / HORN STALK BE DISMANTLED

Usually the wire has fractured internally at the base of the stalk. Sometimes you can solder a new length of wire on. You can also remove the top of the stalk and get at the switch itself - there are some photos on Jag lovers website on this repair. Recently I converted a Bentley switch which is the...
by tinworm
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: WELDING AND CHICKEN WIRE ON BONNET ?
Replies: 5
Views: 388
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Re: WELDING AND CHICKEN WIRE ON BONNET ?

Jaguar part number BD31976 - if you put that into Barratts search box you will find what you require.

Barrie
by tinworm
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: NEEDED - Steering column - lower UJ
Replies: 27
Views: 3111
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Re: NEEDED - Steering column - lower UJ

Hello Andrew , when you have taken the lower column off , or you can get your head down to have a look check out the end view of the lower spider ,It's my guess that things are out of shape a little. When removing a split splined yoke it can be worthwhile just spreading the yoke slightly to enable i...
by tinworm
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: NEEDED - Steering column - lower UJ
Replies: 27
Views: 3111
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Re: NEEDED - Steering column - lower UJ

Hello Andrew , I feel I am just joining a very worrying conversation. I know that Geoff's suggestion provides a quick fix but you should not be in this situation. Something is wrong , the chance of stripping the splines and having a nasty fright /accident are real mate. I am surprised your MOT man (...
by tinworm
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Switching 10" Spring Clutch to 9.5" Diaphragm
Replies: 35
Views: 1166
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Re: Switching 10" Spring Clutch to 9.5" Diaphragm

Personally I prefer carbon release, the thing to do is don't ride it - knock the car out of gear at junctions etc.

Barrie
by tinworm
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil Pressure Test Adapter
Replies: 12
Views: 758
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Re: Oil Pressure Test Adapter

I expect you can get a period direct gauge Rory - but it brings to mind a friends story about a mate of his that had an MG TC - the car managed to fracture the capillary tube to the gauge head and sprayed hot oil down into the passenger footwell in copious quantities. Unfortunately the guys girlfrie...
by tinworm
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Painted wheels???
Replies: 31
Views: 1337
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Re: Painted wheels???

Painted - every time - they can be refurbished from time to time . With chrome you are looking at a new set of wheels .

Brrie
by tinworm
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chassis 850062
Replies: 65
Views: 2537
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Re: Chassis 850062

Well Will if you need an engine block you can get a new one from Jaguar now - and they will stamp your original missing number on it - with I think a suffix like this # - £16000 though.

Barrie
by tinworm
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chassis 850062
Replies: 65
Views: 2537
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Re: Chassis 850062

I did that once Chris with a 4.2 roadster with an engine which had a number range from 2+2 production which they had for sale. Never got a satisfactory reply. I don't even know if that happened for real on the production line. Others may know.

Barrie
by tinworm
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chassis 850062
Replies: 65
Views: 2537
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Re: Chassis 850062

So we must assume the crossed out info could have been due to a reassignment on the line too Richard

Barrie
by tinworm
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chassis 850062
Replies: 65
Views: 2537
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Re: chassis 62

Robbiee - on my Dec '61 LHD coupe written on the back of the dash was 1362 - while the body plate said V1374 so we came to the conclusion the body was changed on the production line possibly due to damage .It was Gunmetal grey and had never been anything else.

Barrie
by tinworm
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Chassis 850062
Replies: 65
Views: 2537
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Re: chassis 62

Yes nicely put David.

Barrie
by tinworm
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Chassis 850062
Replies: 65
Views: 2537
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Re: chassis 62

Interesting previous sale write up sent by Philk - obviously the car had been personalised with upside down tailpipes and ashtray bracket. Also the auctioneer's line "the revered flat floor" found some mirth in my house. My '61 flat floor coupe was fine - but not 'revered' . So what do we know so fa...
by tinworm
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Chassis 850062
Replies: 65
Views: 2537
Great Britain

Re: chassis 62

Is that an accurate Anorak ? What about the fur trim ? LOL.

Barrie
by tinworm
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chassis 850062
Replies: 65
Views: 2537
Great Britain

Re: chassis 62

Then it comes down to what people consider to be 'original' . The car in question seems to have continuous history including 3 registration numbers. Its early features have been re-incorporated and the car returned during its latest rebuild to something approximating it's original condition . Some e...