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by peters3103
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Front suspension
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Australia

Re: Front suspension

Exactly as I had thought. Even when things aren’t handed I reckon they always fit better from where they came. Thanks Andrew.
by peters3103
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Front suspension
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Australia

Front suspension

Hi gents, I’m about to undertake the disassembly of my upper and lower wishbones and stub axle carrier for re-bushing, re-plating etc. Would it be prudent to permanently mark, with a centre punch or the like, the components from one side so as not to get things mixed up for reassembly. I’m not sure ...
by peters3103
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Bonnet support frame
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Australia

Re: Bonnet support frame

JCNA judging guide footnote A reads: Although the original Jaguar production line photos such as Porter pages 163, 167, 249, 379 all show unpainted subframe bolts, from surviving original cars we know that some were painted. Presumably this would refer to the picture frame bolts too not just those a...
by peters3103
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Bonnet support frame
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Australia

Re: Bonnet support frame

I’ve been advised by a specialist bolt supplier that the bolts for my picture frame/bonnet support frame and wishbone attachment should be black anodised. Correct?
by peters3103
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Bonnet support frame
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Australia

Re: Bonnet support frame

BTW Andrew, engine mount area looks solid.
by peters3103
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Bonnet support frame
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Australia

Re: Bonnet support frame

Bonnet frame & picture frame off for paint. A good opportunity to replace my hacked off cooling fan bracket too. Not sure if all my bolts are original but if they’re not I may as well replace them all with new ones.
by peters3103
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Bonnet support frame
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Australia

Re: Bonnet support frame

Thanks mate, I’ll have a look.
by peters3103
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Bonnet support frame
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Australia

Re: Bonnet support frame

The more I pull off the more I worry about putting back on :scratchheadyellow: Sure the frame would look better painted but where do you stop really. The few marks on it are obscured when the engine is in. This all started with a rattly timing chain!

Cheers,
Pete
by peters3103
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Bonnet support frame
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Australia

Re: Bonnet support frame

Thanks fellas, I’m not too keen to remove anything else so a complete frame repaint is out. It’s actually in quite good nick anyway, just the bonnet support is tatty from exposure to road debris.

Cheers,
Pete
by peters3103
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Bonnet support frame
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Australia

Bonnet support frame

Hello gents,
With my engine out and front suspension soon to be dismantled for refurbishment, I’m wondering whether it’s wise/possible to unbolt and remove the bonnet support frame to repaint it as it’s a bit scruffy.

Cheers,
Pete
by peters3103
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Hose clips
Replies: 20
Views: 993
Australia

Re: Hose clips

Excellent work Tadek, I’ve emailed them for both items. Thanks!

Cheers,
Pete from ‘down under’
by peters3103
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch release bearing
Replies: 13
Views: 394
Australia

Re: Clutch release bearing

Steve, my 3.8 factory manual has a section on “later cars”. No reference to 4.2
Thanks for advice. I’ll get a spring.
by peters3103
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch release bearing
Replies: 13
Views: 394
Australia

Re: Clutch release bearing

Thanks again Steve, yes I have a factory manual and have discovered the later 3.8 cars had a hydrostatic slave cylinder which didn’t use a return spring. I did replace my slave cyl. some years back but wasn’t aware of any differences and just ordered one and fitted it without any obvious issue. The ...
by peters3103
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch release bearing
Replies: 13
Views: 394
Australia

Re: Clutch release bearing

Gearbox fitted today and I have approximately 3/8” for and aft movement of the fork (measured at the centre of the slave cylinder pushrod hole). When the pushrod is fitted (which needed to be adjusted shorter to fit) the release bearing is held against the cover plate due to the spring tension of th...
by peters3103
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch release bearing
Replies: 13
Views: 394
Australia

Re: Clutch release bearing

Steve, There IS a difference in the cover (pressure) plates. Measurement from flywheel to face of ring that release bearing depresses: Old 3 3/16” New 2 9/16” That’s a difference of 5/8” and the overall difference between the old and new release bearings is only 1/8” giving an increase between the r...
by peters3103
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch release bearing
Replies: 13
Views: 394
Australia

Re: Clutch release bearing

Yes it did come as a kit from SNG Steve. My car is a 3.8 with an all synchro box.

Pete
by peters3103
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch release bearing
Replies: 13
Views: 394
Australia

Re: Clutch release bearing

Thanks Steve, I suppose if I fit the gearbox up as you suggest and there is some free play, ie the bearing isn’t touching the pressure plate, all should be ok? If there’s insufficient free play could that be an issue?
by peters3103
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch release bearing
Replies: 13
Views: 394
Australia

Clutch release bearing

Hi gents, Today I fitted my new Borg & Beck 10” clutch to the engine. No problems there. I also removed the old release bearing to find that my new item is slightly different. Although it fits perfectly the dimensions are a little different. Old: OD of body 3”, ID of carbon brg 1 1/2” New: OD of bod...
by peters3103
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fan switch
Replies: 0
Views: 276
Australia

Fan switch

Hello gents, I bought an 80 deg on - 70 off S.U fan switch from Burlen to replace my knackered original otter. I note that it is longer and fouls the inlet pipe on the inside of the header tank. I’ve sorted it by judiciously filing some of the pipe away through the switch hole but wondered if others...
by peters3103
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Hose clips
Replies: 20
Views: 993
Australia

Re: Hose clips

Thanks, yes I have already contacted Geoff.