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by johnetype
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 3 wire suppliers
Replies: 6
Views: 229
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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: 236
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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: 234
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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: 464
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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: 260
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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: 456
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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: 456
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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: 531
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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: 1854
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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...
by johnetype
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Does My Coil Look Big In This ?
Replies: 9
Views: 530
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Re: Does My Coil Look Big In This ?

.......but taking that thought further, is there not room for the coil tight against the side of the block between the distributor and the oil filter just below the block/cylinder head join? A suitably bent bracket could then pick up on the lower inlet manifold bolts. The heater return feed pipe mig...
by johnetype
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: sparks
Replies: 6
Views: 485
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Re: sparks

Fitting electronic ignition of any type will only give a marginal improvement in performance but there are other benefits which most of us agree are worthwhile. The biggest improvement you're likely to notice will come from fitting a distributor with the UK spec. mechanical advance curve and a vacuu...
by johnetype
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sovy Failure
Replies: 70
Views: 12338
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Re: Sovy Failure

I'm resurrecting this thread as my nearside (single) reservoir bottle (square design) has started leaking. Not from the spigot at the bottom, but oozing out from under the bracket, so the front surface of the bottle is wet: https://i.postimg.cc/RVqpGDpd/IMG-20200607-164928.jpg This was new from SNG...
by johnetype
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: LED Upgrade for Indicators
Replies: 6
Views: 570
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Re: LED Upgrade for Indicators

For diodes, use any of the IN400X series. As you suggest, they are pence.
by johnetype
Tue May 26, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Water Pump seal installation
Replies: 8
Views: 563
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Re: Water Pump seal installation

Tadek, You are correct that the seal is not an interference fit on the bearing shaft. If you buy a repair kit from SNG these days - as I did recently - it comes with an additional ceramic washer/seal which sits on the face of the impeller and gives you a much smoother face for the graphite of the se...
by johnetype
Sat May 23, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Dash wiring- where should these go
Replies: 6
Views: 463
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Re: Dash wiring- where should these go

I agree with Richard, they are the wires for the reverse light switch on top of the gearbox.

They have no connectors because the reverse light switch itself has screw terminals on it to accept bare wire ends.
by johnetype
Sat May 23, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Dash wiring- where should these go
Replies: 6
Views: 463
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Re: Dash wiring- where should these go

Yes, they are the wires for the cigar lighter.
by johnetype
Tue May 19, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Car insurance
Replies: 6
Views: 597
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Re: Car insurance

When I was in a similar situation, Footman James insured my car but it was a few years back and the situation may have changed.
by johnetype
Mon May 18, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Chrome wing beading sealing
Replies: 8
Views: 798
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Re: Chrome wing beading sealing

If you mean by "normal" what did Jaguar do as the cars left the factory then the answer is nothing. However it is sensible to do something as this is one of the more rust prone areas of the car. Using a sealant like windscreen sealant could trap moisture in and do more harm than good. Most restorati...
by johnetype
Tue May 12, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Front suspension adjustment with bonnet removed
Replies: 7
Views: 824
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Re: Front suspension adjustment with bonnet removed

No, use the setting links as detailed in the service manual and you can set castor, camber and toe now.

No need to know the bonnet weight and the torsion bar adjustments won't upset things unless you set a ride height a long way off standard (since that's what the setting links are doing).
by johnetype
Mon May 11, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Steering rack issue
Replies: 4
Views: 327
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Re: Steering rack issue

:yeahthat: ..but do check you're not mistaking movement in the rubber rack mountings for movement in the bush. If you hold the end of the rack housing in one hand and the track rod through the rubber gaiter in the other you should be able to feel any play. Or slide the end of the gaiter off the rack...