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by peters3103
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Replica Marston radiator for 1962 3.8 FHC
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Australia

Re: Replica Marston radiator for 1962 3.8 FHC

I bought a Radtec last year for my 61 and couldn’t be happier. In fact bought two, one for a mate, and got a substantial discount. Also came supplied with the replica Marston tag. Great company to deal with too. https://i.postimg.cc/PxYKmqm1/8-E1-A23-C7-5474-4677-BCCB-A49-FC1-CEDCA2.jpg https://i.po...
by peters3103
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Petrol smell
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Australia

Petrol smell

A mate bought a 74 Series 3 OTS about a year ago. While driving at highway speed and accelerating and decelerating there is a strong smell of petrol. On a steady throttle the smell dissipates. He’s had two Jaguar specialists look at it and go over the fuel system checking for leaks without revealing...
by peters3103
Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cooling System Failure
Replies: 12
Views: 1101
Australia

Re: Cooling System Failure

In the scheme of things, a good result and not too costly.
by peters3103
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cadmium plating
Replies: 14
Views: 1269
Australia

Re: Cadmium plating

Not knowing anything about this process I have no idea. The company I used has done work for an E Type restorer on multiple occasions and they are primarily doing cad for aviation. I trusted them as it is their profession. Hopefully no surprises come my way!
by peters3103
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front suspension
Replies: 19
Views: 1251
Australia

Re: Front suspension

Thanks everyone for your invaluable input as usual. I’ll order a set of replacement non countersunk washers so as to get it right although these have done the job at least since restoration 30 years ago (whichever way they were oriented) Bugger as I just put a little order into SNG last week. Hopefu...
by peters3103
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front suspension
Replies: 19
Views: 1251
Australia

Re: Front suspension

Thanks Steve, yes I’m aware of the difference in lengths as your picture shows and have assembled the lowers correctly and I’m confident the washers, upper & lower, are in their correct locations.

Pete
by peters3103
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front suspension
Replies: 19
Views: 1251
Australia

Re: Front suspension

Very slight if at all Steve. Interesting there’s no reference I can find and all the photos online don’t show them being countersunk.
by peters3103
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front suspension
Replies: 19
Views: 1251
Australia

Re: Front suspension

Hi Robbie,
Yes, you’re correct, they were modified to fit S2 callipers sometime before my ownership.

Cheers,
Pete
by peters3103
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front suspension
Replies: 19
Views: 1251
Australia

Re: Front suspension

That would explain why I can’t find a reference to it. Perhaps I’ll get some new ones.
by peters3103
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front suspension
Replies: 19
Views: 1251
Australia

Front suspension

Hi gents, A little bit each day, no matter how small. Some progress with the front suspension. Upper wishbones being sent for nylon cup upper ball joint fitment. The upper fulcrum shaft inner washers on mine are countersunk. Correct? If so, does it sit against the shaft or the bush? I didn’t pay eno...
by peters3103
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Brass shim washers
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Australia

Re: Brass shim washers

Excellent, I’ve placed an order.
by peters3103
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Brass shim washers
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Australia

Re: Brass shim washers

Thanks. As mine were mostly missing how many are there in total -16? (apart from the 4 where the link assembly attaches to the frame). Is there 4 per spring?

Pete
by peters3103
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Brass shim washers
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Australia

Brass shim washers

Hi, short of making them, has anyone found a supplier of the brass shim washers for the bonnet balance links? I’ve tried several fastener suppliers to no avail.

Pete
by peters3103
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wishbone bushes
Replies: 16
Views: 932
Australia

Re: Wishbone bushes

Yes, agreed Stuart. I’ve decided to do exactly that. Thanks for your input.

Pete
by peters3103
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Colling Fan upgrade #2
Replies: 13
Views: 1404
Australia

Re: Colling Fan upgrade #2

cactusman wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:21 pm
For a series 1 with the single two blade pretty useless fan I'd go for a coolkat fan. Straight replacement for the old two blade and fits within the outer fan housing perfectly. Looks almost factory :bigrin: Works brilliantly. You can swap the old for the new in 30 mins :bigrin:
:yeahthat:
by peters3103
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wishbone bushes
Replies: 16
Views: 932
Australia

Re: Wishbone bushes

Thanks Robbie but I have someone closer in Aus that can do it for me.

So should I be removing and degreasing my bushes then?
by peters3103
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cadmium plating
Replies: 14
Views: 1269
Australia

Re: Cadmium plating

I had settled on zinc until I was advised of a company that still did cadmium primarily for aviation. Interestingly it was cheaper than my quote locally for zinc. Win win (unusual for me!)
by peters3103
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cooling System Failure
Replies: 12
Views: 1101
Australia

Re: Cooling System Failure

Perhaps the cooling fan didn’t come on and it overheated resulting in purging from the overflow hose?
by peters3103
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cadmium plating
Replies: 14
Views: 1269
Australia

Cadmium plating

Hi gents, My front suspension parts recently Cadmium plated. I also had the bonnet balance links and all bonnet catches done. All nuts and bolts were done too. A small rust stain on one of the top wishbones which was there previously is still showing but apart from that I’m happy. I’ve just pressed ...
by peters3103
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wishbone bushes
Replies: 16
Views: 932
Australia

Re: Wishbone bushes

Thanks Andrew, I’ve just this minute finished pressing them in. Used a smidge of rubber grease.
BTW the cad plating turned out well.

Pete