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by johnetype
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Speedo recalibration
Replies: 7
Views: 435
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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: 257
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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: 313
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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: 2571
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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: 784
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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: 327
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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: 366
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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: 306
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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: 570
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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: 883
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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: 796
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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: 675
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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: 516
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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 ...
by johnetype
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: series 2 headlight chromes
Replies: 2
Views: 356
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Re: series 2 headlight chromes

You paint the car first - and then very carefully fit the chromes on top of their rubber strip.

You may find Chris Vine's blog useful on how to do it:

http://etype.chrisvine.com/
by johnetype
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: New one wire alternator... removing unused wires
Replies: 8
Views: 681
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Re: New one wire alternator... removing unused wires

Once you start removing relays, you are increasing the current in those circuits which the relays served. The original wiring was designed to cope with no more than about 30 amps even as a transient load , and perhaps 17 amps as a continuous load. If you have aftermarket additions e.g high output f...
by johnetype
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fan Relay replaced with Bosch Relay... Can I remove old relay?
Replies: 3
Views: 394
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Re: Fan Relay replaced with Bosch Relay... Can I remove old relay?

BB, The Otter switch in the radiator is notoriously unreliable so I suspect a PO has bypassed the Otter switch and the original fan relays with what you're calling the thermo couple and the Bosch relay. I would recommend that you replace the Otter switch with either a new one or a modern electronic ...
by johnetype
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Factory AC Removal - good idea?
Replies: 5
Views: 617
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Re: Factory AC Removal - good idea?

Yes it is and saves a lot of weight as well as that bracket out front is very heavy. The alternator itself can run either way without problem, it's the fan on the front of it behind the pulley you're meant to change so the air flows the correct way through the alternator. You can get a side mounting...
by johnetype
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Factory AC Removal - good idea?
Replies: 5
Views: 617
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Re: Factory AC Removal - good idea?

1) It's not worth trying to restore the factory AC with an original compressor which was relatively inefficient and used R12 refrigerant. Given you've not got the original compressor and would have to source one, you could get the A/C to work with a new R134a compressor mounted at the side of the en...
by johnetype
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wiring Harness Fabric Cover Frayed
Replies: 10
Views: 728
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Re: Wiring Harness Fabric Cover Frayed

I've used a quality self-amalgamating tape. Once applied it is impervious to liquids with a matt black finish that doesn't leach out on things like cloth tapes do. By the time of Series 2 cars the original loom used cloth tape at junctions and a mixture of cotton braiding and PVC tape wrap for the l...
by johnetype
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine hoist load leveller
Replies: 43
Views: 2514
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Re: Engine hoist load leveller

The most horrible aspect of these cheapo engine-cranes, and many other unspeakable hydraulic devices from the Far East, is the fact that the bleed or lowering valve is generally operated by the end of the operating arm. I see that nothing much has changed in 40 years since my first jack ; you are e...