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by peters3103
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Front bumper alignment
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Australia

Re: Front bumper alignment

Andrew, thanks very much for your comprehensive info as usual - much appreciated.
I have a fellow Jag club member (S1 4.2) who has done this job on his car reasonably recently so will ask him to offer a second pair of hands and some knowledge too.

Cheers
Pete
by peters3103
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Front bumper alignment
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Australia

Front bumper alignment

Hello all, I’ve bought a front bumper hardware kit from SNGB and am proposing to attempt the correct alignment of my bumpers. It has the typical bumper droop. Having read several posts here it sounds ominous. Being an early car there are no “cutouts” on the underside of the bumpers for access to the...
by peters3103
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Coolcat fan switch
Replies: 13
Views: 583
Australia

Re: Coolcat fan switch

Yeah right Andrew, I had a 3.8 Mk2 for about 12 years and I thought the manifold looked the same. I owned it alongside a S1 4.2 E which is obviously different. Better for the fan to come on a bit early than late but bloody cold here in Canberra right now so might leave the otter where it is for the ...
by peters3103
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Coolcat fan switch
Replies: 13
Views: 583
Australia

Re: Coolcat fan switch

Thanks Andrew, I’ll try it as is first - hadn’t thought of putting it in the manifold.

Cheers
Pete
by peters3103
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Coolcat fan switch
Replies: 13
Views: 583
Australia

Re: Coolcat fan switch

I’ve wired up my original otter switch but haven’t yet run the car up to temp. Question: given these cars purge themselves if filled to the brim with coolant, how does the otter switch get a reading if it’s above the level of the coolant? My car maintains a level about 5mm or so above the baffle ins...
by peters3103
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cooling fan options
Replies: 15
Views: 524
Australia

Re: Cooling fan options

I can recommend the Coolcat fan - powerful, quiet and easy as ever to install: Firstly fit the blade fully to the motor and then remove. This overcomes the issue with the roll pin. Remove the clamp from the motor and slide the clamp over the original fan motor mount. Slide the motor into the clamp (...
by peters3103
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Coolcat fan switch
Replies: 13
Views: 583
Australia

Re: Coolcat fan switch

Thanks guys, I actually have the old otter switch still in the header. I’ve never used it as the car came to me with the Kenlowe fitted. I might just wire it up and see if it turns the fan on (should’ve really thought of that earlier!) There is already a relay presumably fitted when the Kenlowe was ...
by peters3103
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Coolcat fan switch
Replies: 13
Views: 583
Australia

Coolcat fan switch

Hello gents, I’ve recently fitted a Coolcat fan to my 3.8 and have kept the rheostat from the Kenlowe. Given this requires the sensor to be inserted into the top hose which I’m struggling to stop dribbling coolant, I’ve bought Coolcat’s switch which fits into the header tank. The question is, is swi...
by peters3103
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cooling fan
Replies: 22
Views: 2144
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: 903
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: 903
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: 22
Views: 2144
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: 22
Views: 2144
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: 22
Views: 2144
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: 346
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: 221
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: 346
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: 16
Views: 1130
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: 16
Views: 1130
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: 16
Views: 1130
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