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by peters3103
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cooling fan
Replies: 19
Views: 1540
Australia

Re: Cooling fan

Andrew, yes a little fiddly, not much room between fan motor clamp and steering rack but all in and working well. I did as you suggested and removed the clamp from the motor and offered it and the bracket up first. Didn’t have to remove the cowl or header tank and fortunately the roll pin didn’t giv...
by peters3103
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 4lb radiator cap
Replies: 13
Views: 636
Australia

Re: 4lb radiator cap

Gents, I’ve found a 4lb cap which is marginally longer in reach than my other 2. When seated in the filler neck, you can push down on it approximately 1/32 - 1/16” against the spring tension. I’ve driven the car about 20 miles with this cap on in 30deg temp. running at just under 70deg on the gauge ...
by peters3103
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 4lb radiator cap
Replies: 13
Views: 636
Australia

4lb radiator cap

Hi chaps, I’ve raised this problem previously. I bought a new header tank from SNG some years back along with a new cap and upon installation the car immediately purged continuously when at operating temperature. It was evident the cap was not holding any pressure at all and upon measuring it was cl...
by peters3103
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cooling fan
Replies: 19
Views: 1540
Australia

Re: Cooling fan

Thanks Andrew for that comprehensive info on installation. You say you had both tank and cowl off so I’m assuming the cowl will go back on with the fan blade on? Did you need to tip the radiator forward for clearance? I’ve just fitted the Radtec radiator and new hoses/clips/coolant so was hoping to ...
by peters3103
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cooling fan
Replies: 19
Views: 1540
Australia

Re: Cooling fan

Thanks Julian, the 16” Kenlowe fan that I removed draws 15amps and the Coolcat draws only 7amps, according to their respective specifications, so should be ok there. I also have an alternator installed (soon to be changed for a Dynator or similar for appearance). Hopefully I don’t need to pull the h...
by peters3103
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cooling fan
Replies: 19
Views: 1540
Australia

Re: Cooling fan

Hi chaps, I’ve decided to order a Coolcat fan for peace of mind given the temps the car could well be exposed to. Is it possible to fit without removing anything other than the original fan & motor? ie header tank & shroud can stay? My car has the Kenlowe controller fitted. If I choose to remove thi...
by peters3103
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fan motor grommets
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Australia

Re: Fan motor grommets

Thanks Andrew I’ve done just that.
by peters3103
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Radiator cowl sealing strips
Replies: 1
Views: 160
Australia

Radiator cowl sealing strips

Hi all,
My car has never had these sealing strips (or the duct shield at the bottom of the radiator) I note some of the suppliers list a cut-to-length strip of what looks like self adhesive foam tape. Would this need to be heat resistant?

Pete
by peters3103
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fan motor grommets
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Australia

Fan motor grommets

Hi all, I just received some new fan motor mounting grommets C18110 from a local Jag parts supplier who insists they are correct. They are too small and are for a 3/8” hole (The holes in the mounting bracket are 1/2”). OD is 9/16” whereas the ones that were on the car are 5/8” Have my holes been dri...
by peters3103
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Radiator hose kit
Replies: 14
Views: 718
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: 718
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: 718
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: 718
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: 238
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: 238
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: 495
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: 939
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: 939
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: 19
Views: 1540
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: 19
Views: 1540
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...