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by dxke38
Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Paint or leave Aluminium?
Replies: 6
Views: 277
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Re: Paint or leave Aluminium?

On my ser 1 fhc they were definitely black originally but when I restored the car I made new ones and left them unpainted and yes they do tarnish easily.
by dxke38
Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff filler/level plug Thread and alternatives
Replies: 18
Views: 3879
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Re: Diff filler/level plug Thread and alternatives

If the diff has a drain plug I don't think it can be a DANA diff. I can't confirm whether a DANA cover will fit an original diff but it looks like someone did it on your car.
by dxke38
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff filler/level plug Thread and alternatives
Replies: 18
Views: 3879
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Re: Diff filler/level plug Thread and alternatives

If it is 2.88 then I would think it's a complete DANA diff from an XJS. I'm sure someone would be clever enough to fit an XJS electronic speedo but I think it's easier to get the original speedo overhauled and recalibrated.
by dxke38
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff filler/level plug Thread and alternatives
Replies: 18
Views: 3879
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Re: Diff filler/level plug Thread and alternatives

Looks like a later diff has been fitted, probably from an XJS. The plastic sender unit is for the speedo. Not needed on an E Type.
by dxke38
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: factory 2 into 1 exhaust pipes; left versus right
Replies: 2
Views: 374
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Re: factory 2 into 1 exhaust pipes; left versus right

Hi. I had the same problem after overhauling my engine from my ser 3. I fitted the 2 into 1 down pipes thinking they were the same but when I tried to fit the engine back into the car I found the pipes stood out too far, swapped them round and problem solved. If you loosely fit them you will be able...
by dxke38
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Scissor lift safety
Replies: 14
Views: 952
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Re: Scissor lift safety

Actually I was just preparing for removal of the axle to try and alter the ride height.
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by dxke38
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Scissor lift safety
Replies: 14
Views: 952
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Re: Scissor lift safety

Just to clarify, in post #2 I did mean that the C of E changed in relation to the footprint of the scissor lift. Also Dave is right that the axle is hanging on the four rubber mounts. With the scissor lift and all two post lifts you have to raise the car before fitting supports, having said that, th...
by dxke38
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 4.2 Rear crank seal repair
Replies: 18
Views: 786
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Re: 4.2 Rear crank seal repair

If you need to remove the crank then you would need to remove the head to dismantle the timing gear and chains. The bottom chain would stop the crank removal not the timing cover. It maybe that just fitting a new lower half seal would cure your oil leak but not worth the risk, better to do the job p...
by dxke38
Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Scissor lift safety
Replies: 14
Views: 952
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Re: Scissor lift safety

Thankyou Steve, I've always been careful to make sure my car was secure on my scissor lift but never considered that the C of G changed when lifting to height making the whole thing liable to tip. Fortunately I don't have much headroom so cant go too high. https://i.postimg.cc/g2T830fp/P1020249.jpg
by dxke38
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cylinder head paint
Replies: 23
Views: 1505
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Re: Cylinder head paint

Hi Peter, Ken and Lyn is their trading name. They are paint suppliers to the classic vehicle community. If you google them you'll find all the details.
Derek
by dxke38
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cylinder head paint
Replies: 23
Views: 1505
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Re: Cylinder head paint

If you really want the gold paint I would recommend Ken & Lyn who usually frequent the Stoneleigh shows. I used their gold cyl head paint 12 years ago on my ser 1 and it still looks good. They are based in Buxton.
by dxke38
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Seat rail availability or seat options for 63 Coupe
Replies: 8
Views: 496
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Re: Seat rail availability or seat options for 63 Coupe

Hi Andrew, those seats look like series 3 E Type to me.
by dxke38
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Top 10 E-Type models
Replies: 24
Views: 1754
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Re: Top 10 E-Type models

Much as I love my 3.8 fhc, I prefer driving my ser 3 auto. I thought a few 3.8s did escape with synchro g/box's. You live and learn.
by dxke38
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cyl head repair
Replies: 11
Views: 895
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Re: Cyl head repair

Yes Peter, I take your point about stock item and you are right I'm being overly concerned. When I see an engine that has had a cheap bodge repair, it does make me think just a little too much. The 9 to 1 piston amongst the other 8 to 1 pistons for example. Thanks again.
by dxke38
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cyl head repair
Replies: 11
Views: 895
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Re: Cyl head repair

Thankyou Peter, that's what I need to know. I'd like to be sure of the material used for the valve seat. It's bigger than the original so is a specially made item do to the damage in the head and I'd like an opinion on what it is made of. You may be right, it's just one of the new metals used now. I...
by dxke38
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Moss Gearbox - value
Replies: 6
Views: 666
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Re: Moss Gearbox - value

Strewth, I'm out of touch. The last one I saw at Stoneleigh was £350.
by dxke38
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cyl head repair
Replies: 11
Views: 895
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Re: Cyl head repair

Hi Geoff, it's not that I cant find another head. I tend to work on these engines quite frequently for friends etc and original 3.8 engines are getting harder to find so I like to restore repair where I can. As for the machine shop, I miss the convenience of having a local place to use rather than t...
by dxke38
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cyl head repair
Replies: 11
Views: 895
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Re: Cyl head repair

Hi Peter. Thankyou for the reply. The engine was running with this head but it was obviously a very cheap and quick repair and the colour of the new seat seems odd. It also had 5 8 to 1 comp pistons and 1 9 to 1 piston so they just fitted any old S/H piston hence my concerns. Not worried about numbe...
by dxke38
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cyl head repair
Replies: 11
Views: 895
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Re: Cyl head repair

Thankyou for the reply James. I'm sending over these clearer photos to Glen at Autoheads but I think this head is a lot worse than yours. I'm unsure of the metal the new seat is made of and if it needs to be removed the head will have to be welded and machined for a new seat. Thanks again for the co...
by dxke38
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cyl head repair
Replies: 11
Views: 895
Great Britain

Cyl head repair

Hi all. Could anyone recommend an engine machine shop in the Norfolk area. My usual people have just closed up. I'm trying to recon a 3.8 Mk 10 engine as a spare for my Ser 1 and the head needs repairs. It obviously dropped an exhaust valve in the distant past and I'm not sure of the new valve seat ...