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by johnetype
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Snow makes my computer hot
Replies: 5
Views: 400
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Re: Snow makes my computer hot

David, thank you, I was having the same problem with my Mac running Safari.
by johnetype
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series II - Removing Wiper Motor
Replies: 4
Views: 431
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Re: Series II - Removing Wiper Motor

Good advice and as insurance get yourself a flexible magnetic pickup tool.
by johnetype
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series II - Removing Wiper Motor
Replies: 4
Views: 431
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Re: Series II - Removing Wiper Motor

It's just awkward :bigrin: 1/4inch drive and flexible/universal joints may help but I didn't have to dismantle the motor. Your photo is of the centre bulkhead aperture.The end of the arm nearest the camera links to the motor bell crank, that's the one you need to unclip from the centre. If you then ...
by johnetype
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Vacuum source for 123Tuneplus - ported/manifold
Replies: 7
Views: 367
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Re: Vacuum source for 123Tuneplus - ported/manifold

You have a distributor with vacuum retard which was standard fit for some US cars at that time. Replacing it with a distributor with vacuum advance like the 123 is definitely the way to go. I would use the ported vacuum take off you have already fitted. You can connect straight to it now and then ex...
by johnetype
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: S2 Ignition Switch Bracket
Replies: 51
Views: 2481
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Re: S2 Ignition Switch Bracket

I don't believe the RHD bracket differs markedly from the LHD . In fact I think it is only the 'D' shaped hole for the ignition switch that is different - or the switch would be upside down with the wrong bracket. The upper steering column casting was turned depending on which side drive was requir...
by johnetype
Fri Nov 13, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: S2 Ignition Switch Bracket
Replies: 51
Views: 2481
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Re: S2 Ignition Switch Bracket

mgcjag wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:25 am
Hi John....have you already discussed this with SNG.....Steve
Hi Steve, no but happy to do so as long as Barrie and Daren would be happy for this to happen. John
by johnetype
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: S2 Ignition Switch Bracket
Replies: 51
Views: 2481
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Re: S2 Ignition Switch Bracket

I suspect there there's a few of us out there who need this bracket for the ignition switch, I certainly do so could I ask that as it passes from Barrie to Darren it goes via SNG Barrett so they have the opportunity to scan it with their laser scanner which would give them the opportunity to see abo...
by johnetype
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Speedo recalibration
Replies: 8
Views: 837
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Re: Speedo recalibration

The speedometer and odometer are separate. The speedo has fixed gears as such and you recalibrate the speedo by moving the pointer to the correct reading - which you've previously determined by using a GPS derived speed readout on the road. The odometer does need its gearset changing. This article i...
by johnetype
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: 123 distributer wiring from the fuse
Replies: 9
Views: 551
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Re: 123 distributer wiring from the fuse

It will make no difference as to how the 123 and the ignition works if you wire the 123 red wire to the coil + terminal (white wire) or back to an appropriate fuse fed by the ignition switch. However , it will make a big difference to if your tachometer works or not. For that to have the best chance...
by johnetype
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: "A" Post seal retainers
Replies: 5
Views: 540
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Re: "A" Post seal retainers

I tried to fit my door seals without the door seal retainers (because I'd forgotten they should be there after 30 years since I'd removed them) but there just wasn't enough "meat" on the door aperture to fix the seals to and then seal effectively which set me off wondering how it should be done unti...
by johnetype
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Am I overheating?
Replies: 68
Views: 3890
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Re: Am I overheating?

And has the timing been set yet? If it's retarded then the engine will hotter than it should at idle.
by johnetype
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Golf GTI Horror - Victim Reveals All
Replies: 4
Views: 1068
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Re: Golf GTI Horror - Victim Reveals All

2. No rust ANYWHERE on a 13 year old car that has sat outside its entire life. Not a trace. They don't make em like they used to. Oh no. Oh yes, Jaguar still do. A 13 year old Jaguar will reward you with lots of rust, it's depressing reading the monthly JEC magazine with folks listing one corrosion...
by johnetype
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: IDLE MIXTURE ADJUSTMENT ON THE STROMBERG 175 CD-2
Replies: 6
Views: 653
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Re: IDLE MIXTURE ADJUSTMENT ON THE STROMBERG 175 CD-2

I would suggest you follow the procedures listed here for erratic or poor idling: https://www.dropbox.com/s/565y4hmfv1l7eys/Jaguar%20Exhaust%20Emission%20Control.pdf?dl=1 You unscrew (counter clockwise) the idle trim screw to make the mixture slightly leaner but if you've got " thick, black sooty sm...
by johnetype
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 Leather Headrest Covers
Replies: 4
Views: 563
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Re: Series 2 Leather Headrest Covers

BAS International at Newport. They have their own machine that imprints that "weave" into the leather.
by johnetype
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Pump/Air
Replies: 4
Views: 455
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Re: Fuel Pump/Air

If your car has had it's original SU pump replaced by a newer SU pump with electronic 'points' rather than the original mechanical points the tick, tick, tick not stopping is normal behaviour. If you still have the original style mechanical points pump then perhaps the accumulator on the pump isn't ...
by johnetype
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: carb damper oil
Replies: 5
Views: 717
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Re: carb damper oil

Also , reading about US emissions regulations , it seems that the Stroms fitted in `68 were designed to produce quite a lean mixture . Would it be possible to use fine grade abrasive to thin the needles slightly to give a better A/F ratio ? :salute: :banghead: To what avail? Lean is a relative term...
by johnetype
Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Minimum Valve Shim Thickness
Replies: 14
Views: 1140
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Re: Minimum Valve Shim Thickness

Hi Nigel.....I would actually check what cam you have fitted.....the change happened in 68 and its mentioned that yours is a 69........I also wouldn't set gaps to what a previous owner said....unless he had modifications made...simple to check your cams...look here.....Steve Steve, this has come up...
by johnetype
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Gearbox oil check and change
Replies: 8
Views: 984
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Re: Gearbox oil check and change

Heppo71 wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:55 am
Some say left others say right....I'm confused.
It depends on the age of the car. My August '69 car has the filler on the RHS. Earlier cars were all on the LHS.

If you can't find yours on the LHS, it'll be on the RHS.
by johnetype
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 3 wire suppliers
Replies: 10
Views: 899
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Re: Series 3 wire suppliers

Autosparks:

Under Electrical components/Cables
by johnetype
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Adjusting Stromberg idle mixture 4.2, 2 + 2...
Replies: 8
Views: 710
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Re: Adjusting Stromberg idle mixture 4.2, 2 + 2...

Bob, maybe adjustable on a UK Series 3 Stromberg but on a US Series 2 car the jet is non adjustable and you can't wind it up or down with the tool you're suggesting. Mike, the only adjustment related to idle mixture is the "idle trim screw" (which is not the one you're pointing to). If you read the ...