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by phil.dobson@mac.com
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: E Type S II wiring Harness
Replies: 11
Views: 832
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Re: E Type S II wiring Harness

I thought the favourite in the USA is Rhodes island wiring?
by phil.dobson@mac.com
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Gearbox distance tube
Replies: 9
Views: 578
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Re: Gearbox distance tube

try speaking with Ken Evans at Klassic transmissions.
by phil.dobson@mac.com
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Coming up for auction
Replies: 6
Views: 628
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Re: Coming up for auction

if you get the conditions wrong and use a carcoon it can be a nightmare (don't ask!) I suspect the car is hanging in rust due to condensation from the storage. if you zoom in on the wire wheels that confirms it for me. the under bonnet shot also shows lots of surface rust.
by phil.dobson@mac.com
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Adjustable reactor plate experiences
Replies: 11
Views: 548
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Re: Adjustable reactor plate experiences

i bought the Rob Beere late and have never fitted it. happy to sell is someone want one
by phil.dobson@mac.com
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear Caliper Bolts Too Long What Am I missing?
Replies: 1
Views: 270
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Re: Rear Caliper Bolts Too Long What Am I missing?

Its along time since I worked on this but I don't remember the bolts being to longer in order to remove the caliper. So you could investigate if they are the orig/correct length. The calipers are shimmed to center them on the disc. Unless they are way off most people don't refit them.
by phil.dobson@mac.com
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Custom wheels series 1
Replies: 21
Views: 1665
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Re: Custom wheels series 1

when considering wire wheels I can recommend the Turino polished alloy option(s)
by phil.dobson@mac.com
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Anyone fitted the Classic Car Stereo’s hidden Bluetooth amp?
Replies: 2
Views: 494
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Re: Anyone fitted the Classic Car Stereo’s hidden Bluetooth amp?

Just wondering why you want to keep it positive earth? If the answer is ‘originality’ they why the modern radio?
by phil.dobson@mac.com
Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: registration of U.S. import.
Replies: 14
Views: 1320
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Re: registration of U.S. import.

My experience is the same as Tims. In my case i obtained an endorsement from the Jaguar Drivers club to confirm the existence of the car. That plus the heritage certificate was all i needed plus the fee and forms. However i did have an issue where one digit was misplaced on the Nova. so please doubl...
by phil.dobson@mac.com
Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Arriving at destination smelling like a spark plug.
Replies: 5
Views: 729
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Re: Arriving at destination smelling like a spark plug.

definitely not normal. check all the bulkhead penetrations. those that are nor used must have plugs and those that are should have proper grommets. also the gearlever should be seal via various pieces of insulation. Obviously as per the previous post this assumes that you don't have an exhaust leak.
by phil.dobson@mac.com
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Faults found on '68
Replies: 6
Views: 751
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Re: Faults found on '68

Apart from that it was fine :-)
by phil.dobson@mac.com
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gunson Colortune
Replies: 14
Views: 1325
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Re: Gunson Colortune

I like them. I have two and use them for the initial settings. If you take your time they can give you a very good result. you can see what a 1/4 turn of the mixture screw can do. be patient when using them and you will get good results. Like all tuning however the starting assumption is that all sy...
by phil.dobson@mac.com
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: E type reaction plate
Replies: 60
Views: 4498
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Re: E type reaction plate

I know that Girl!
by phil.dobson@mac.com
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: No Registration Documents
Replies: 30
Views: 2756
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Re: No Registration Documents

I have also seen this on ebay. I don't linger when it I got to the no docs bit. But I also thought it was too expensive. The trouble with a completed bodyshell is that you don't know the 'how and the who'. Alignment is critical. And, as has been mentioned you wont now if you have all the bits, and n...
by phil.dobson@mac.com
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Engine and gearbox swap
Replies: 8
Views: 854
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Re: Engine and gearbox swap

I have a 3.8 and swapped to a later box. I love it. In my opinion changing the 3.8 to 4.2 wont change much if anything. It all depends on what you are trying to achieve. As a matter of interest what cylinder head and inlet manifold combination is currently fitted and also the brake system (bellows o...
by phil.dobson@mac.com
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: No Registration Documents
Replies: 30
Views: 2756
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Re: No Registration Documents

Everything is possible but there is an associated risk with this. If you have any of the numbers you could search on XK data to determine if a car already exists an thus yours might be a collection of bits and not necessarily able to get it registered. Depending on the price i would question the nee...
by phil.dobson@mac.com
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: distributor
Replies: 14
Views: 1524
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Re: distributor

send your distributor to the 'distributor doctor' for overhaul. have either points or a petronix module fitted. you don't need anything else.
by phil.dobson@mac.com
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Serious brake bleed issues
Replies: 43
Views: 3102
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Re: Serious brake bleed issues

hmm. before you go any further you could try isolating the system at various points using blank brake fittings (or just use normal fitting with a crushed section of brake pipe) then bleed until it goes spongy. i.e. split the front circuit from the rear an see if you can get a hard pedal. one other p...
by phil.dobson@mac.com
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine re-build
Replies: 18
Views: 1738
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Re: Engine re-build

for engine work speak to Chessman engineering. They have an excellent reputation and are used by a lot of the trade.
I have no association with this company just good experiences.
by phil.dobson@mac.com
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Series 1 cam cover nearside
Replies: 31
Views: 2627
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Re: Series 1 cam cover nearside

chessman engineering manufacture new cam covers. superb quality.
by phil.dobson@mac.com
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.5 Litre rebuild
Replies: 36
Views: 2925
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Re: 4.5 Litre rebuild

You are too intelligent not to know this BUT. Look at it as a whole system. You need to determine what gearbox, and final drive ratio before deciding the engine will fix it all. I had a 2.88 in my etype for many years everyone told me it was far to low. When the LSD bit failed/slipped to easily i di...