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by flatfloor 3.8
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crankshaft seals
Replies: 12
Views: 338
Great Britain

Re: Crankshaft seals

Use Stag Wellseal on all the surfaces. This is what Jaguar used.
by flatfloor 3.8
Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: 25 yrs ago
Replies: 5
Views: 1032
Great Britain

christopher storey wrote:I think I was there, although I could be confusing it with the 40th anniversary. The shame about the film is that we do not know who any of the people talking were
The fella in the suit is Ken Baker and the chap in the paris -dakar rally jacket and the red racing suit is Paul Webb.
by flatfloor 3.8
Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1 4.2 - Engine Removal
Replies: 7
Views: 1711
Great Britain

The Torsion bars do not have to be removed, only the reaction plate. You have to remove anything on the sides of the block, both manifolds and the oil filter housing complete then it will fit through the gap.
Bill W
by flatfloor 3.8
Sun Dec 06, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Huge engine oil consumption
Replies: 20
Views: 8407
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Re: huge oil consumption

To flatfloor: I could see it was glazed because I could still see the original honing cross hatch on the cylinder walls - something that should be worn off at the mileage the engine had run. To deglaze the cylinder walls you need to remove the pistons, which can be done with the engine in the car. ...
by flatfloor 3.8
Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Tortoise and the Hare E type film
Replies: 10
Views: 2271
Great Britain

Re: Tortoise and the Hare E type film

[quote="dougal"]Hi

this film is a must watch for any E type fan

https://www.cinturato.net/e-type-jaguar-tires

I tried to watch but it will not run just says INVALID SOURCE.
by flatfloor 3.8
Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Advise I don't want!
Replies: 8
Views: 1195
Great Britain

Re: Advise I don't want!

Classic cars are still making good money at the Big auctions, ie Bonhams at Goodwood Etc. Charges are a bit high but the cars do sell.
by flatfloor 3.8
Sat Oct 17, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: s1 FHC Rear Lights Restoration.
Replies: 8
Views: 1428
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Re: s1 FHC Rear Lights Restoration.

eTypeG wrote:The rear lights on my s1 FHC are showing a few raised 'spots', can they be re-chromed or is it best to buy new ones ?. If they can be re-chromed how far do I need to strip them down?. :D
Re chrome the originals. Derby Plating are the best.
by flatfloor 3.8
Thu Oct 15, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Early E Type instrument panel Facia & Gear stick surroun
Replies: 9
Views: 1205
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Re: Early E Type instrument panel Facia & Gear stick sur

Hi All, Does anyone know if i could purchase 'new' replica early aluminium facia and gear stick surround (3.8v) ? If so from who ? If not could i obtain the aluminium spec & dimensions & then try & get one made to order ? Look forward to hearing from someone. Best Marc Bailey The best ones are sold...
by flatfloor 3.8
Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jaguar Spares Day
Replies: 6
Views: 1364
Great Britain

The entry price keeps going up and the quality and quantity of the spares keeps going down. It is now nearly all new repro stuff.
by flatfloor 3.8
Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Running - in Oil
Replies: 17
Views: 2729
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Re: Running - in Oil

Alty Ian wrote:What oil do people recommend after a rebuild of a 4.2 XK engine for the first 300-500 miles ?

There seem to be lots of differing opinions.

A straight 30's grade, or a 15/40 oil without anti wear additives?
I used Millers running in oil from OPIE OILS on line.
by flatfloor 3.8
Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tuning the doors
Replies: 9
Views: 1400
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Re: Tuning the doors

Hi there, I don't know what is a "standard" gap to be consider between a door and the body. 3mm 5mm? Thank you for your help. Michel In my opinion what is more important than the gap width is that the gap is the same even width all round, on the doors, the boot lid and the bonnet edge. A car will l...
by flatfloor 3.8
Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tuning the doors
Replies: 9
Views: 1400
Great Britain

Re: Tuning the doors

Sorry! never noticed the dude was from France.
by flatfloor 3.8
Wed Aug 12, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tuning the doors
Replies: 9
Views: 1400
Great Britain

Re: Tuning the doors

A ?1 coin is a good guide.
by flatfloor 3.8
Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 4.2 - New Bonnet or Restore Existing ?.
Replies: 4
Views: 902
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Re: S1 4.2 - New Bonnet or Restore Existing ?.

The bonnet on my S1 4.2 FHC needs restoring, usual issues - rust along the top of the wings and around the arches, a few dings here and there, etc. The question is - Is it best/easier to restore the existing bonnet or buy a new Heritage bonnet ? :D Unless the original one is really bad it is better...
by flatfloor 3.8
Thu Jun 04, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Hi Torque starter motors
Replies: 25
Views: 3758
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Re: Hi Torque starter motors

Mine is an EDGE available from Cambridge motorsport and is very good, quality is superb.
by flatfloor 3.8
Mon May 25, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why does a professional restoration cost so much?
Replies: 18
Views: 2739
Great Britain

Re: Why does a professional restoration cost so much?

Hi, I had a similar problem bleeding the rear brakes on my S1 3.8. No matter how hard I tried I could not get fluid to reach the rear calipers. I eventually traced the problem back to the banjo fitted on the side of the master cylinder, which had not been drilled on the out passage. This also was su...
by flatfloor 3.8
Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:50 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Absolute pig to start
Replies: 53
Views: 8260
Great Britain

MY GOD !!!!!! HOW POMPOUS.
by flatfloor 3.8
Sat Apr 04, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Absolute pig to start
Replies: 53
Views: 8260
Great Britain

Cod-science. Smoke and mirrors.

Don't buy the dashpot-lifter "splashing" any more than you Peter. The fuel level remains constant, the needle slices seamlessly through juice, and it's meant to pump fuel into the venturi ? I could just about get the idea you might be un-sticking pistons before they were called on to respond to vac...
by flatfloor 3.8
Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:38 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Absolute pig to start
Replies: 53
Views: 8260
Great Britain

So just to clarify....with the ignition on and the dashpot lifting pins flicked up a couple of times on each carb fuel will be pushed in because the pump will operats.....Steve Hi Steve, fuel is not being pushed into the port under pressure from the pump. As you say the float level prevents this, I...
by flatfloor 3.8
Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:56 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Absolute pig to start
Replies: 53
Views: 8260
Great Britain

christopher storey wrote:Well in that case you have leaking needle valves
All the carbs were professionally re-built and set up not long ago and I can assure you that they do not leak.