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by flatfloor 3.8
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Moss Gearbox - value
Replies: 6
Views: 864
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Re: Moss Gearbox - value

I did sell one several years ago for £250 but it did need fully re building and had a damaged bell housing.
by flatfloor 3.8
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SPARK PLUG TORQUE
Replies: 1
Views: 409
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SPARK PLUG TORQUE

Hi, the workshop manual says to tighten spark plugs to 27 foot lbs, this seems awfully high when tightening them and waiting for the wrench to click, do members follow this setting.
Thank you.
by flatfloor 3.8
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-Type major price correction expected?!
Replies: 72
Views: 9948
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Re: E-Type major price correction expected?!

Perhaps the buyer will just want to use it as is.
by flatfloor 3.8
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-Type major price correction expected?!
Replies: 72
Views: 9948
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Re: E-Type major price correction expected?!

Horn push looks like a repro to me.( the black 62 car)
by flatfloor 3.8
Sat May 16, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Coil wiring
Replies: 12
Views: 951
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Re: Coil wiring

Hi what problems arise from wiring a 123 from the coil. Thank you
by flatfloor 3.8
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Chrome Platers
Replies: 11
Views: 1510
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Re: Chrome Platers

Derby Plating . Very expensive but probably one of the best in the world.
by flatfloor 3.8
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Roadster or Coupe
Replies: 18
Views: 4205
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Re: Roadster or Coupe

OTS with a hardtop fitted is a great looking car.
by flatfloor 3.8
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil pressure relief valve
Replies: 9
Views: 1708
Great Britain

Re: Oil pressure relief valve

Sorry !
by flatfloor 3.8
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil pressure relief valve
Replies: 9
Views: 1708
Great Britain

Re: Oil pressure relief valve

I think it's more of a pressure relief and by-pass if the filter gets blocked.
by flatfloor 3.8
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: SU Triple Carburettor advice
Replies: 14
Views: 3156
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Re: SU Triple Carburettor advice

Around £400 to £500 i would think.
by flatfloor 3.8
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Recommended Chromers
Replies: 11
Views: 2622
Great Britain

Re: Recommended Chromers

Derby Plating no contest. But £££££££.
by flatfloor 3.8
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Mysterious holes nearby the fuel pump
Replies: 13
Views: 2354
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Re: Mysterious holes nearby the fuel pump

My car has no holes here at all.
Regards Bill
by flatfloor 3.8
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Water in the Oil
Replies: 32
Views: 4785
Great Britain

Re: Water in the Oil

I agree that the front cover is the most likely source of the leak. Surely if the head gasket had failed with that much of a leak you would see a lot of white vapor in the exhaust. A friends front cover failed and we removed the sump and with the radiator pressurized i could lay under the car and wi...
by flatfloor 3.8
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can anyone tell me what goes in this hole?
Replies: 5
Views: 1175
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Re: Can anyone tell me what goes in this hole?

Oil Pressure gauge sender
by flatfloor 3.8
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: rolling road figures
Replies: 72
Views: 19848
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Re: rolling road figures

Word around the paddock was that the engine made over 400bhp. Not sure where that number came from. The engine builder at J D Classics was a guy called "Piff", he was ex Jaguar Racing Dept. He told me at one of their open days that the engines for the racing Listers and E-types Etc made around 380hp.
by flatfloor 3.8
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: clutch replacement jobs
Replies: 4
Views: 1304
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Re: clutch replacement jobs

Hi, not all oil leaks at the rear of the engine turn out to be the rear main seal. People assume this is the cause but it very often turns out to be the rear seal on the sump, especially if it is a bad oil leak. I have seen this a couple of times with both my brothers car and on a friends car. All t...
by flatfloor 3.8
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Recommended Spin On Oil Filter Adapter?
Replies: 22
Views: 5142
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Re: Recommended Spin On Oil Filter Adapter?

Oil Pressure is not the same as Oil Flow. You can have high pressure but with low flow.
by flatfloor 3.8
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: re-chroming of bumpers
Replies: 10
Views: 2644
Great Britain

Re: re-chroming of bumpers

Best re-chroming by far is done by Derby Plating in Derby. Many top restorers use them but the cost will make your eyes water.
by flatfloor 3.8
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Compression test results - advice?
Replies: 10
Views: 1647
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Re: Compression test results - advice?

Hi, i have a 3.8 and the readings are up around 175 to 180.
by flatfloor 3.8
Mon May 21, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Royal Jaguar?
Replies: 28
Views: 5005
Great Britain

Re: Royal Jaguar?

MILK FLOAT