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by johnetype
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: no power to fuel pump
Replies: 4
Views: 143
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Re: no power to fuel pump

Bfastr wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:21 pm
From there I am pretty sure the white is uninterrupted all the way to the pump.
The white wire is indeed uninterrupted all the way to the pump from this point.
by johnetype
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: XJ6 versus E Type
Replies: 16
Views: 718
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Re: XJ6 versus E Type

Where or what is the evidence that BL "messed around with" either the Series 1 or Series 2 XJ6?
by johnetype
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Seal retainer channels
Replies: 3
Views: 125
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Re: Seal retainer channels

If I've understood your question correctly the answer is no.

I'm assuming you mean along the roof line between the top of the A post to the top of the B post.
by johnetype
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S2 matching numbers block & cylinder head
Replies: 7
Views: 380
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Re: S2 matching numbers block & cylinder head

Yes but that doesn't mean they hadn't stopped stamping the number onto the cylinder head before then.

I believe 7R6306 was produced around August '69 (Porter).
by johnetype
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Long stud straight port head....or short?
Replies: 25
Views: 593
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Re: Long stud straight port head....or short?

With an October '69 car you're on the cusp of the camshaft and potential clearances changes so if you're so keen to get everything right and your engine number is lower than 7R8688 you need a head with the original camshafts and 4/6thou valve clearances.
by johnetype
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Long stud straight port head....or short?
Replies: 25
Views: 593
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Re: Long stud straight port head....or short?

I'm sorry if I've misunderstood but this seems very strange to me. You have an already assembled engine with the most desirable head already fitted and you are looking to take it off to replace it with one you don't yet have when at the same time you are past the point where there's a matching engin...
by johnetype
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Turn Signal/Brake Light/Side Light.
Replies: 26
Views: 715
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Re: Turn Signal/Brake Light/Side Light...dumb question

The bases weren't different on my '69 car. With all the LHD to RHD conversions going on, it'll be interesting to know who had a base fitted like the one in the bottom of your picture.
by johnetype
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Turn Signal/Brake Light/Side Light.
Replies: 26
Views: 715
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Re: Turn Signal/Brake Light/Side Light...dumb question

The side light/tail light all use 5w filaments and they are connected to the red wire. In a S2 rear light cluster there is only one 5w filament and it's the one with the 21w filament together in one bulb. The 21w filament is the brake light (GP wire). That leaves the indicator bulb as a single 21w f...
by johnetype
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Heater controls LHD to RHD
Replies: 9
Views: 132
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Re: Heater controls LHD to RHD

There is only one lever on the right, it is the choke lever. On a car with SU's there is a single Bowden cable connected to the lever. On a car with Stromberg's the lever is the same, just the cable has two Bowden cables. The dashboard levers for the heater and choke are identical for LHD and RHD ca...
by johnetype
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel gauge sender gasket leak
Replies: 11
Views: 411
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Re: Fuel gauge sender gasket leak

Mine has a cork gasket....fine. 2BA brass screw have the correct thread and are readily available. I believe the correct thread is 10-32 UNF. Yes, 2BA will "fit" but the BA thread profile is different as well and if you use a brass bolt it will be even more likely to strip. A steel 10-32 bolt with ...
by johnetype
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel gauge sender gasket leak
Replies: 11
Views: 411
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Re: Fuel gauge sender gasket leak

It can’t be 2 under the head of each screw can it? Well, yes it can. The threads in the fuel tank are blind (well at least they are on my tank) so the bolts holding the gauge plate down can only go in so far. Depending on the thickness of the gasket you use, the thickness of the copper washers them...
by johnetype
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 1 bonnet wiring loom fixation points ?
Replies: 14
Views: 356
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Re: Series 1 bonnet wiring loom fixation points ?

The S2 fan carrier bolts to the radiator frame not to the "inner bonnet".
by johnetype
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Electrical scheme
Replies: 6
Views: 365
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Re: Electrical scheme

I suggest you've lost the earth (-ve, ground) for those items in the bonnet. They are earthed to the bonnet by a stud behind the N/S headlight by the connector block for the wires coming in from the 8 pin socket.
Checking and cleaning up that stud and earth continuity is the first thing I'd do.
by johnetype
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: XJ6 versus E Type
Replies: 16
Views: 718
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Re: XJ6 versus E Type

I have recently read reports of how comfortable the early XJ6 was/is. Some motoring reporters comparing it very highly against the Rolls Royce of the day but with the advantage of sportier performance. They certainly did, I remember my father quoting those reviews and it was true. My father had a S...
by johnetype
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Possible SU float level problem
Replies: 10
Views: 457
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Re: Possible SU float level problem

I'd try replacing the non return valve on the braking vacuum tank. If you don't want to disturb that, just add an additional non return valve in the vacuum line from the manifold. Readily available for around £5 and removable afterwards.
by johnetype
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series II E type 4.2 Under dash harness connections
Replies: 11
Views: 2208
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Re: Series II E type 4.2 Under dash harness connections

Is there another place behind the gauge panel that these could be reversed? Yes, at the base of the LHS A pillar by the indicator flasher unit. If you have a look at the second photo in post #7 in this thread, it shows the set of bullet connectors you should check as I suspect this is where you'll ...
by johnetype
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dashboard wiring loom - should I?
Replies: 22
Views: 799
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Re: Dashboard wiring loom - should I?

Whilst I can understand wanting to change the engine loom with its cotton braiding soaked in oil and wire insulation embrittled by heat, I think the case for changing the dashboard loom in a S2 is much more finely balanced and as it's had little support so far I'll list some pointers in favour of ke...
by johnetype
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Open Day April 2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1448
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Re: Open Day April 2019

Thanks Angus
That sounds great....
Best
Jonathan
David Jones
Richard Hartfall
Steve Hook (mgcjag)
John (johnetype)
Please cut and past to add your name to the list
by johnetype
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Ignition Warning Light will not Extinguish
Replies: 19
Views: 820
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Re: Ignition Warning Light will not Extinguish

The 3AW relay sits to the right of the 4TR and is bolted to the body. The three wires for it emerge from the wiring loom around the same point as they do for the 4TR. Have a look for the the three wires, they may have been tucked behind the 4TR or even back through the grommet behind the 4TR into th...
by johnetype
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: FHC window channel rubbers/felt
Replies: 4
Views: 408
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Re: FHC window channel rubbers/felt

Like you I was keen to fit the rubber channel right into the corner to try and eliminate any gap. I found on my S2 that with its combination of glass thickness, frame width and new rubber/felt there was enough clearance to fit the rubber channel as normal right into the corner to butt up against the...