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by ralphr1780
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fuel tank removal & refit
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Belgium

Re: Fuel tank removal & refit

You should try it once on an OTS and see what a joy it can be...
by ralphr1780
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 3.8 SU manifold on 4.2 series 2 - water connections
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Belgium

Re: 3.8 SU manifold on 4.2 series 2 - water connections

Tim, if it can be of help I can gladly take couple of pics of the same setup on my S1 3.8.
by ralphr1780
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Jelly like residue in drivers footwell
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Belgium

Re: Jelly like residue in drivers footwell

Also check the brake fluid level for good order sake, could be your servo is leaking.
by ralphr1780
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front lamp assembly S1 help needed
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Belgium

Re: Front lamp assembly S1 help needed

Carsten, the JLM9609K is a "replacement" for the sealed beams, it is NOT a sealed beam and is intended for use with H4 halogen bulbs (and for LHD cars). Personally, to replace the sealed beams on mine, I have fitted a pair of Lucas bought in combination with other parts from DM: http://www.jagspares...
by ralphr1780
Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 34
Views: 704
Belgium

Re: Merry Christmas

Santa has just arrived to help me fit the hood :santa:
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by ralphr1780
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff ratios
Replies: 56
Views: 1526
Belgium

Re: Diff ratios

3.77? I thought 3.54 pas the highest. :shrug:
by ralphr1780
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff ratios
Replies: 56
Views: 1526
Belgium

Re: Diff ratios

Confirming what Pete Crespin indicated, I have swapped the ring and pinion from a normal 3.07 diff out of a mk2 into the 3.54 lsd of my S2.
Simple and straightforward job.
by ralphr1780
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 34
Views: 704
Belgium

Re: Merry Christmas

Thanks David for activating the :santa: theme, nice attention and it does look great.
Merry Christmas to all the fellows around, all contribute in their various manners in making this forum's rewarding experience.
Cheers from wet Brussels!
by ralphr1780
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Battery Isolator Cut-Out Switch Location anyone ?
Replies: 35
Views: 3080
Belgium

Re: Battery Isolator Cut-Out Switch Location anyone ?

Hi Rory, :salute: I have 2 models: One 6 poles, like this: http://rrs-direct.com/store/ensemble-coupe-circuit-6-poles-rrs-5155.html Second is a 2 poles, guessing like your's, like this: http://rrs-direct.com/store/coupe-circuit-2-poles-300a-avec-2-clefs.html Both use the same key: press it in and ro...
by ralphr1780
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Battery Isolator Cut-Out Switch Location anyone ?
Replies: 35
Views: 3080
Belgium

Re: Battery Isolator Cut-Out Switch Location anyone ?

Hi Rory, I do have 2 of these switches in hands and the indent is only when you want to switch on, but not for cut out. And in fact you can connect a pull wire with a red handle to cut out (similar to a trunk release), just a simple pull would rotate the handle. ...unless you have a different switch...
by ralphr1780
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Battery Isolator Cut-Out Switch Location anyone ?
Replies: 35
Views: 3080
Belgium

Re: Battery Isolator Cut-Out Switch Location anyone ?

Hi Rory, interesting, just realized that you have a RHD...
I would be worried that the passenger would inadvertently knock the cut-out switch while cruising, could be troublesome.
by ralphr1780
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Question on Drive Train
Replies: 30
Views: 1366
Belgium

Re: Question on Drive Train

And can you tell us some more about your new experience now with the impact of those changes?
by ralphr1780
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member from France
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Belgium

Re: New member from France

Bienvenue Jerome, très beau projet. En général, du moins ici, on a tous commencé par les travaux de carrosserie qui sont lourds et parfois décourageants sur ce type de véhicule, et fini en beauté avec la mécanique. Pour toi c'est chemin inverse et donc les plaisirs d'entendre rugir le moteur sont pr...
by ralphr1780
Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My new OTS
Replies: 23
Views: 1204
Belgium

Re: My new OTS

Well done Tim, nice story and history that you have had with your cars. I am sure you will start getting more nervous in the next few days. A great present under the Christmas tree.
Good luck!
by ralphr1780
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tach query
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Belgium

Re: Tach query

Thanks Christopher, I thought that on an XJ6 the clock was in the center panel and no more in the tach?
But the one on the right is definitely not Daimler V8 nor S3 V12: it is clearly printed "6CYL".
by ralphr1780
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tach query
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Belgium

Tach query

My understanding is that S1 3.8 and 4.2, and S2, have a tach reading scale to max 6000rpm, with red zone varying 5500-6000 and 5000-6000rpm. Has any "E" been equipped with one having a scale to 6500 with red zone 6000-6500rpm such as the one here on the right? https://s1.postimg.org/9t6pi7d01r/Tach....
by ralphr1780
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel degradation Testing?
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Belgium

Re: Fuel degradation Testing?

Andrew, microbial growth in fuel is a common threat which is often underestimated. It is not limited to one specific type of fuel, but to all aviation-marine-automotive. Wherever during storage or transport water and fuel come into contact, microbial contamination is likely to occur. Bacteria growth...
by ralphr1780
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuse issue?
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Belgium

Re: Fuse issue?

Trev, I guess that you still have the original style fuse holders. It is quite frequent that some light oxidation settles in there on the fuse contacts and the fuse ends. I found that it is even more important on the fuses that gets less "solicited" such as the one you mention. In your case, I would...
by ralphr1780
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Efficacy of T Cut
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Belgium

Re: Efficacy of T Cut

what if they increase cabin pressure?
by ralphr1780
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Garage Flooring
Replies: 55
Views: 3771
Belgium

Re: Garage Flooring

A garage for an old car deserves an old floor finish that's been proven over decades of use... https://www.doityourself.com/stry/using-boiled-linseed-oil-as-concrete-floor-sealant Interesting, I hadn't thought of that. How well does it stand up to brake fluid, fuel etc? Do you have to recoat it? I'...