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by tinworm
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: rebuild and sourcing parts S1 4.2
Replies: 7
Views: 91
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Re: rebuild and sourcing parts S1 4.2

https://www.jagshop.co.uk/product/4161-jaguar-e-type-s1-4-2-not-2-2-wiper-motor-used-8575sh Yes thats the reality. The DL3 is sometimes available in single speed configuration (for some utilitarian vehicle I think - like a road sweeper) It can be converted to dual speed pretty easily. - still diffi...
by tinworm
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: rebuild and sourcing parts S1 4.2
Replies: 7
Views: 91
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Re: rebuild and sourcing parts S1 4.2

I think thats exchange only Steve.

Barrie
by tinworm
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Tank Removal
Replies: 15
Views: 313
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Re: Fuel Tank Removal

Take the tank sump off for a start. You will find you need to remove the bolt on bracket on the boot floor forward panel. Now you need to jiggle the tank sideways forcing the tank sump spigot up into the boot - it will catch at this point. Its a job. Worse when you put it back in with nice shiny pai...
by tinworm
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Coupe to Roadster DVLA Registration
Replies: 13
Views: 450
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Re: Coupe to Roadster DVLA Registration

Well it is technically a coupe - a drop head coupe or DHC.

Barrie
by tinworm
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Another Youthful Influencer Review
Replies: 16
Views: 440
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Re: Another Youthful Influencer Review

malcolm wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:25 pm
It does look and sound nice - but £300k?

BTW, what makes it pop on the over run?
Exhaust joint air leak

Barrie
by tinworm
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Another Youthful Influencer Review
Replies: 16
Views: 440
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Re: Another Youthful Influencer Review

Well I wouldn't like to be the person who cleaned the car after its run in the rain.
The point is younger people will still seek out the E-type after the rest of us have passed on. Motoring will be perfect (but so crushingly bland) in the new lovely electric cars.

Barrie
by tinworm
Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Two different acceleration connecting lever?!
Replies: 4
Views: 663
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Re: Two different acceleration connecting lever?!

I thought the LHD cars had the ball pin facing the other way - I am sure I modified one from LH to RH by turning it round. I think I still have it somewhere as I didn't use it in the end as it was too pitted. That came from 885293 and as far as I can tell was original to the car.

Barrie
by tinworm
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Up or down, or.....
Replies: 16
Views: 1028
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Re: Up or down, or.....

I don't share the pessimism - JLR have just announced the end of the internal combustion engine for 2030 as far as they are concerned - to show how up to the minute they all are others will follow suit (Ford?) .This means everything that survives will become classic. The E-type can still mix it with...
by tinworm
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: RHD S1 3.8 OTS for restoration
Replies: 9
Views: 389
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Re: RHD S1 3.8 OTS for restoration

You will be lucky. I remember a RHD 3.8 OTS matching numbers flat floor resto car appearing for auction about 10 years ago and it made a huge amount - you could have bought a couple of ex US cars in good nick for the same money. Not all cars sold for resto get done though - so I expect a few are bei...
by tinworm
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Problematic shift into first gear when stopped
Replies: 15
Views: 806
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Re: Problematic shift into first gear when stopped

The technical term is 'clutch drag' gents and well you know it - !


regards Barrie
by tinworm
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Auto to Manual Conversion series 2 2+2
Replies: 17
Views: 1257
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Re: Auto to Manual Conversion series 2 2+2

The auto transmission tunnel is larger than the manual - so you should have plenty of room. Some revert to the manual cars panelwork so the car looks more original. Depending on which gearbox you use will determine how you approach your conversion.

Barrie
by tinworm
Fri Feb 05, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello from Dallas
Replies: 1
Views: 660
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Re: Hello from Dallas

Hello and welcome , lots of info on here if you require it otherwise useful photos. A countyman of yours Bob Kirk is on quite a lot - here is in Parker Texas just up the road from you.

Barrie
by tinworm
Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Auto to Manual Conversion series 2 2+2
Replies: 17
Views: 1257
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Re: Auto to Manual Conversion series 2 2+2

Just picking up what Steve correctly mentions above - the gearbox top cover will need to be changed - it may help to know the cover is common to 420's and 'S' types (and maybe others) of the period not just E-types. It has also been remade now I believe.


Barrie
by tinworm
Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Parts Seller-Verification
Replies: 5
Views: 364
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Re: Parts Seller-Verification

I only live 7 miles from Newton Abbot (and I was born there) so if I can help in any way ... I shipped a dismantled Ferrari engine to South Africa 10 or so years ago without any problems. You need a shipper and a vendor that will help you (by packing and delivering) I used CP shipping in Exeter at t...
by tinworm
Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 3.8 parts catalogues
Replies: 3
Views: 315
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Re: 3.8 parts catalogues

Thankyou David - looks like I missed that particular thread.

Barrie
by tinworm
Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: 3.8 parts catalogues
Replies: 3
Views: 315
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3.8 parts catalogues

A question for anyone in the know- There were two Jaguar 3.8 E-type parts catalogues both marked J30 one in '61 and the second in '63 (David shows both in the original info section) . If there were no other updates to J30, were the later differences on the 63-64 cars just tabulated on the dealers no...
by tinworm
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Triple carburetors
Replies: 16
Views: 1198
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Re: Triple carburetors

I think I paid about £100 each from memory Steve - around 5 years ago I also was told I would have to wait a couple of months - they turned up in 3 weeks . Compared with the alternative that was ok. I don't know what the current price is...

Barrie
by tinworm
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Triple carburetors
Replies: 16
Views: 1198
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Re: Triple carburetors

Yes Steve, the HS8 is a cheap version of the HD8 (it has a different float bowl arrangement) and is more prolific and cheaper than an HD8 . I was just suggesting its useful for spares if a set of mk10 HD8'S have been bought. Alternatively a couple sets of early XJ6 carbs will come with low top dashp...
by tinworm
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Triple carburetors
Replies: 16
Views: 1198
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Re: Triple carburetors

I have done this. You will need to buy the repro 4.2 manifold from the usuals. You can use the HD8 carbs from a mk10/Healey/Rover/Rolls Royce etc but as mentioned above there are differences which need addressing- namely the choke arrangement which can be bought separately for each carb from Burlen ...