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by 44DHR
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Differential Rebuilds
Replies: 10
Views: 306
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Re: Differential Rebuilds

Mike, (Nickleback), A nice looking diff. It may pay you to reverse your four top damper bolts, as the normal convention is to have the nuts on the outside of the cage to permit damper removal whilst the cage is fitted to the car. The bolts as fitted in your photo cannot be removed once fitted into t...
by 44DHR
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff cage rubber supports
Replies: 12
Views: 390
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Re: Diff cage rubber supports

Jeremy, Just to be pedantic and it may be because Andrew is “down under” that he prefers to bolt the rear mounts into the cage and the front ones onto the body, which is the opposite to what I said, but the key to this is to look at the holes in your cage where the mounting studs go through. In Andr...
by 44DHR
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff cage rubber supports
Replies: 12
Views: 390
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Re: Diff cage rubber supports

Jeremy, I agree with Andrew. Don’t refit old worn hardened - and most likely cracked - rubber fittings. The new rubber will compress when you fit them and there would be negligible difference in ride height. Remember to fit the rear mounts to the Chassis “rails”. Then raise the Diff cage which will ...
by 44DHR
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: London Auction
Replies: 21
Views: 1104
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Re: London Auction

I understand JD Classics have gone into administration today. In a sale document, administration firm Alvarez & Marsal said: "the opportunity to acquire JD reflects the need to return value to stakeholders following the discovery of certain financial irregularities within the business."Whilst an inv...
by 44DHR
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Early Series 1 4.2 E-Type Block ?
Replies: 4
Views: 226
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Re: Early Series 1 4.2 E-Type Block ?

Thanks David and Andrew, As we thought, the blocks were cast and then left to de-stress for several months before machining. Still, if this is a 4.2 litre E Type block at number 7E1449, presumably the 449th 4.2 litre E Type engine, perhaps I have a claim on one of the earliest cast 4.2 E Type engine...
by 44DHR
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Early Series 1 4.2 E-Type Block ?
Replies: 4
Views: 226
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Early Series 1 4.2 E-Type Block ?

Following the recent post on Series 1 4.2 E Type heads and the earlier four and later five digit block numbers, I thought I would check the numbers on my E Type engines I have here. One I know is a replacement block in a later car which has a low four digit 7E number, but I have a query on why the c...
by 44DHR
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 1 engine/head numbers
Replies: 12
Views: 284
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Re: Series 1 engine/head numbers

Bernie, 4.2 Series 1 E Type engines could have either a 4 or 5 digit number after the 7E prefix depending on their date of manufacture. My late 1967 FHC has a 5 digit number. Just quickly looking in Philip Porters “Jaguar E-Type, the definitive history” book for a clue to when the numbers went to 5 ...
by 44DHR
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Overwintering ...synthetic petrol
Replies: 16
Views: 522
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Re: Overwintering ...synthetic petrol

I don’t believe there is anything wrong with using Avgas 100LL, but you wouldn’t really want pay the extra cost of it just to sit in your tank during a rebuild. I keep a 25 litre jerrycan of Avgas due to its lack of ethanol, high leaded content and long shelf life. I just go to one of my small local...
by 44DHR
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Beer Isle of Wight
Replies: 2
Views: 242
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Re: Beer Isle of Wight

Hi Landcrab, I’m on the Isle of Wight and would be up for a beer, but not at such short notice if you meant last night, Sunday 2nd September ? We are very near the Wightlink ferry terminal at Fishbourne if you are over on the Island this week. Just send me a PM to contact me if you still fancy a pin...
by 44DHR
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Differential-Mounting for inner fulcrum shafts-shims
Replies: 5
Views: 297
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Re: Differential-Mounting for inner fulcrum shafts-shims

Kev,
Just wondered if this differential is from your 1968 car as shown below your signature as this appears quite an early differential as it has separate bolt-on brake caliper mounting brackets ?
Regards,
Dave
by 44DHR
Sun May 27, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: HELP: Rear diff oil leak
Replies: 7
Views: 476
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Re: HELP: Rear diff oil leak

Howard, Just be aware that even if the Diff Output shaft oil seal is leaking, it might not necessarily make the brake disc have any oil on it, so don’t dismiss this as the source of your leak, just because the brake discs are free of oil. The Output shaft bearing housing as an escape port cast into ...
by 44DHR
Tue May 01, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery
Replies: 28
Views: 1584
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Re: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery

Hi Frank, I was going to ask you the same question as you had stated at your first posting #1 that you had initially had a “filter bunged up with some silicone from a sealing job”. My first thoughts would be that someone used silicon around the top of the petrol tank opening where your fuel pump is ...
by 44DHR
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery
Replies: 28
Views: 1584
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Re: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery

Frank, Good progress. Although you have found some silicon debris in the bulkhead filter, it would be the debris that you can’t see as microscopic particles within the filter that would concern me, so as these filters are very cheap I would replace it as a matter of course. Try blowing down the open...
by 44DHR
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery
Replies: 28
Views: 1584
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Re: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery

Frank, If it is a normal bulkhead mounted fuel filter with a glass bowl, there are no tools required to open the glass bowl. The glass bowl containing the filter is held in place by a retaining strap which has a large threaded shaped nut which is undone by hand to reduce the pressure on strap around...
by 44DHR
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery
Replies: 28
Views: 1584
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Re: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery

Hi Frank, Just to clarify the point made by Peter at #2, did you open the bulkhead fuel filter glass housing and physically examine the filter inside ? The point being that the fuel travels through the filter from inside to outside, so although the glass housing will always appear clear to debris on...
by 44DHR
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: IRS
Replies: 12
Views: 1034
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Re: IRS

The top damper mounting bolts appear to be the wrong way round. Steve beat me to it. These bolts should have a washer under the head of the bolt and the nuts. I normally fit an additional large stainless steel penny washer on the Inner fulcrum shaft against the mounting cage, so the nut is not direc...
by 44DHR
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: XJS Crown wheel and pinion in my e type housing
Replies: 7
Views: 539
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Re: XJS Crown wheel and pinion in my e type housing

Yes Stuart, the complete final drive unit, if it is a Salisbury 4HA differential. As in photos of a unit on the bench in my post on the second page of my referenced previous post above. That is a XJS differential unit before it was fitted into an E type cage, showing the reason why the correct E Typ...
by 44DHR
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: XJS Crown wheel and pinion in my e type housing
Replies: 7
Views: 539
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Re: XJS Crown wheel and pinion in my e type housing

Steve, Bit unsure what you mean by that you have been told that the “internal measurements are the same”, but all Differential units in Jaguar independent suspensions with Salisbury 4HA Differentials are the same, with 3 variations on the designs of the output shafts and their bearing housings over ...
by 44DHR
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Advice on diff input seal
Replies: 11
Views: 760
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Re: Advice on diff input seal

Steve #1 The lip seal appears to be installed the wrong way round. Generally the lip seal should point toward the medium being contained. This would have the metal retaining spring on seal on the inside. https://s14.postimg.cc/78gb957r5/56_CBF777-_DD18-4066-_A87_B-_CBF72722_A732.jpg Bill You are cor...
by 44DHR
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine breather
Replies: 3
Views: 417
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Re: Engine breather

Hi Mark, I run a large diameter pipe from the front engine breather to a catch tank under the carbs. I have added an extra vent pipe and filter to the tank to give two outlets. When running, any engine vapours rise from the tank and are inducted in through the carbs. Ensure the tank is mounted to en...