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by peters3103
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Radiator hose kit
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Australia

Re: Radiator hose kit

Bill Tracy Jaguar say they have the stockinette covered top hose available but haven’t responded as to how I can purchase it. There’s a company called Nufox Rubber in Manchester who can supply the same hose but they have a £150 min order so at £7.09 per hose I’d heed to buy a few. Another option is ...
by peters3103
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Radiator hose kit
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Australia

Re: Radiator hose kit

Good advice with the Vaseline or a smear of rubber grease? I’ve tried ordering the cloth covered hose from Bill Tracy but it won’t “add to cart” so presumably it’s not available. I’ll try to contact them for confirmation.
by peters3103
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Radiator hose kit
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Australia

Re: Radiator hose kit

Thanks for advice gents, David, is the other top hose from the radiator to header tank also supposed to be cotton covered? It appears the early convoluted cotton covered hose is still available from Bill Tracy at $65 and suits XK150 too.

Pete
by peters3103
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Radiator hose kit
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Australia

Radiator hose kit

Hi, I’m looking at SNGB’s 3.8 cooling system hose kit. Has anyone bought/used this kit and if so how’s the quality and fit? Does it look correct?Any other supplier suggestions? Actually only need the 4 top and bottom rad hoses but SNGB only have 3 of them in “standard” (which I presume means genuine...
by peters3103
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Rad & fan install
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Australia

Re: Rad & fan install

Agreed, my only problem is that some twat has cut half the original fan motor bracket off to allow room for the Kenlowe motor. It will need repair or replacement. I do have an original motor & blade and it would be interesting to see how that fares with the more efficient radiator, however I think t...
by peters3103
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Rad & fan install
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Australia

Rad & fan install

Hi all, I’m about to fit my new Radtec radiator and am proposing to use the existing Kenlowe fan which is currently installed with nuts and bolts through the core. Obviously I don’t want to use this method and need to fabricate some brackets to attach the fan unit to. Any suggestions on how/where to...
by peters3103
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Holy Toledo Batman!
Replies: 0
Views: 464
Australia

Holy Toledo Batman!

885010 = USD$650,000
Be interesting to know what it cost to achieve that sum. Seems relatively cheap compared to the Ferrari 250GTO at $48M though. In my eyes the S1 FHC is a prettier car but I may be biased.
by peters3103
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Seeking advice re engine parts
Replies: 7
Views: 880
Australia

Re: Seeking advice re engine parts

Thanks for this info, much appreciated
by peters3103
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Seeking advice re engine parts
Replies: 7
Views: 880
Australia

Seeking advice re engine parts

In the near future, I plan to remove my 3.8 engine to address a lower timing chain rattle and tend to some oil leaks (rear crank seal upgrade - is this a good idea?) I’ll also replace the clutch and uni-joints and investigate the cause of a bearing?/reverse idler gear? noise when the clutch pedal is...
by peters3103
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cooling fan
Replies: 12
Views: 1034
Australia

Re: Cooling fan

Thanks for all the replies, the car actually behaves very well temperature-wise with the current set-up. Runs at a constant 70 and rises ever-so-slightly when in traffic on a hot day and is kept stable when the Kenlowe cuts in. I am replacing the radiator as the incorrect 4.2 style one is tatty, una...
by peters3103
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cooling fan
Replies: 12
Views: 1034
Australia

Cooling fan

Hi chaps, I have decided on a Radtec repro Marston radiator. They have offered a very good deal on 2 as a mate wants one too. The change left over from opting against the Fosseway will nearly pay for a repro Lucas battery. (Shipping to Australia is the killer there). I’m going to do away with my Ken...
by peters3103
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cylinder head paint
Replies: 18
Views: 1361
Australia

Re: Cylinder head paint

R1995-9 would most certainly be “pumpkin”
Would raise a few eyebrows on a ‘62 car though.
Do it and give the anoraks something to talk about 😂
by peters3103
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cylinder head paint
Replies: 18
Views: 1361
Australia

Re: Cylinder head paint

I note SNGB have a pumpkin engine enamel aerosol listed but it comes up as a can for brushing @ £127.56 :wow: whereas the other colours are actually pictured in aerosol cans @ £23.87. Anyone used this and if so is the colour a good match?

Pete
by peters3103
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cylinder head paint
Replies: 18
Views: 1361
Australia

Cylinder head paint

Hi
I’m wanting to buy a suitable quantity of pumpkin coloured paint for my cylinder head. Any suggestions of where to obtain?
I note SCP have 473ml can available but at £167 plus postage to Australia I’ll keep looking.

Cheers
Pete
by peters3103
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Oil pressure
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Australia

Re: Oil pressure

Definitely no knocks but I do have a lower timing chain rattle (I think). If that oil pressure is ok and oil consumption isn’t high (about a litre in 1000 miles at highway speeds) then I’ll just fix the rattle issue and make the sump/rear main oil tight as I don’t think a full rebuild is warranted. ...
by peters3103
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Oil pressure
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Australia

Oil pressure

Hi Gents,
My 3.8 is running approximately 40-45psi oil pressure at 2500 RPM at operating temperature. This drops to approximately 20-25psi at idle. Is this healthy?

Cheers,
Pete
by peters3103
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Glove box
Replies: 6
Views: 782
Australia

Re: Glove box

No apology needed Bud, thanks so much for doing a search. I’ll keep prodding.
by peters3103
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Glove box
Replies: 6
Views: 782
Australia

Re: Glove box

Hi Bud,
Thanks, but unable to find a listing anywhere apart from the cardboard ones.
Any info of supplier/s would be much appreciated.

Cheers
Pete
by peters3103
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Horn push
Replies: 4
Views: 719
Australia

Re: Horn push

Andrew, easy - just pay silly money like I just did and buy a nice used original - AUD$300 inc postage. Hoping to recover a small amount back selling my repro which is in good nick but agree that the colour and detail is very average hence the purchase.

Cheers,
Pete
by peters3103
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Horn push/button badge
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Australia

Re: Horn push/button badge

Yes, I was aware of the hubcap badge but was unable to find any apart from a mint set of 4 $$$ The chrome/black ring isn’t an issue as it’s not part of the actual centre badge. I have, since my post located a very nice original Series 1 item in the US so have bought it. I’ll recover some of the cost...