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by johnetype
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine hoist load leveller
Replies: 42
Views: 1091
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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: 383
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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: 392
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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: 11365
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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: 398
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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: 439
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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: 306
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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: 306
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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: 514
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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: 602
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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: 5
Views: 628
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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: 284
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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...
by johnetype
Sun May 03, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Battery Charging Gauge
Replies: 11
Views: 622
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Re: Battery Charging Gauge

Terry, you have a non standard car or are mistaken. There is an electro-mechanical voltage regulator supplying an averaged 10 volts to the water temperature gauge and the fuel level gauge. It is not connected to the oil pressure gauge or the voltmeter. There is a resistor in the panel light circuit ...
by johnetype
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel pump inertia switch
Replies: 9
Views: 543
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Re: Fuel pump inertia switch

I mounted the switch using an existing hole in the flange that runs across the car in front and between the petrol tank and spare wheel. I did intend to relay my SU petrol pump but given the adequate thickness of my original loom white lead to the petrol pump and the relatively low consumption of th...
by johnetype
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cleanest Bum in the World. How Does this fit?
Replies: 14
Views: 928
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Re: Cleanest Bum in the World. How Does this fit?

It screws - or in my case was pop riveted - into a short metal strap (3 inches long?) that runs back to attach to the gearbox cross support/mounting.
by johnetype
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel pump inertia switch
Replies: 9
Views: 543
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Re: Fuel pump inertia switch

I do believe an inertia switch is a sensible addition. For me I debated including it in the ignition circuit as well as the fuel pump and decided not to partly because I felt the easiest place to fit the switch was alongside the fuel tank and spare wheel mounted - rigidly - to the bodywork there. Ha...
by johnetype
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch hydraulic gearing
Replies: 40
Views: 2440
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Re: Clutch hydraulic gearing

Steve, You've got a set of challenges here; You may have fitted a release bearing that isn't tall enough Your ex Toyota Supra(?) gearbox will have needed a clutch plate with different splines to a Jaguar one(?) leading to mismatched clutch and pressure plates? That looks like an overly beefy spring ...
by johnetype
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tacho and 123 ignition
Replies: 6
Views: 370
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Re: Tacho and 123 ignition

If you connect the +12 volt positive wire for the 123 to fuse 7 (this fuse is connected to the ignition switch) and not to the coil your tacho will probably work fine. You need to leave the existing wiring connected to the coil in place. If the tacho doesn't read properly after you've tried this the...
by johnetype
Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Distilled/de-ionised water?
Replies: 19
Views: 1320
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Re: Distilled/de-ionised water?

Those of you who use a dehumidifier have a ready source of "distilled" water. I bottle mine and use it for radiators and washer bottles.

Using tap water depends on how hard your local water supply is, all the water companies publish how hard their water is.
by johnetype
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series1 4.2L Horn Testing & Repair
Replies: 16
Views: 1043
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Re: Series1 4.2L Horn Testing & Repair

Marek, You've said some things above that are correct and some that are wrong but fundamentally you need to understand the difference between resistance and impedance. The overdrive solenoid does follow some of the same principles as the horn but it's a poor comparison here as the overdrive solenoid...