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by kgb123
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Quality highly recommended body shop
Replies: 1
Views: 1680
Wales

Quality highly recommended body shop

Afternoon all, Admin, hopefully this post in this forum is acceptable, if not please remove and advise me. My 1968 2+2 E type is currently under the knife...or welder/grinder in Shapemasters Panelcraft just down the road from Luton airport. James heads up the operation, he's unbelievably talented wh...
by kgb123
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cylinder head identification
Replies: 0
Views: 779
Wales

Cylinder head identification

Afternoon, I was looking at some posts on Jag lovers about cylinder head markings. All seemed a tad confusing and vague and I didn't get to far searching this forum...lots of hits on Cylinder and head etc. perhaps i should be searching smarter :?: Anyway here's some pics of my head. (currently sat i...
by kgb123
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Inside engine block. Glyptal or not?
Replies: 8
Views: 1569
Wales

Re: Inside engine block. Glyptal or not?

Nice Pics Jeremy, thanks. From your post I guess the engine is back in the car and running. The reason for my initial enquiry about Glyptal was its ability to withstand modern oils etc. Some folks were saying it peeled off and clogged the oil pump, others said it worked fine. Then as per the earlier...
by kgb123
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Inside engine block. Glyptal or not?
Replies: 8
Views: 1569
Wales

Re: Inside engine block. Glyptal or not?

Thanks Gents, I'll look into the stuff you've suggested.
Rodent bait bags now all over the garage so hopefully get the little buggers when they revisit
Kev
by kgb123
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Inside engine block. Glyptal or not?
Replies: 8
Views: 1569
Wales

Inside engine block. Glyptal or not?

Hi, I had my engine block, crank and head all taken care of a couple of years ago. Car is still being restored so the cylinder head that has been rebuilt and set up and crank, that was polished and balanced with all the various crank mounted components, were all bagged up and sit on my parts complet...
by kgb123
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Differential-Mounting for inner fulcrum shafts-shims
Replies: 5
Views: 1052
Wales

Re: Differential-Mounting for inner fulcrum shafts-shims

Hello Dave, Good spot. This diff did come out of my 68 car, but it is indeed a 1965 build diff. Alan at AJS did flag this when I picked it up. I think this whole strip down and component overhaul has flagged up a number of anomalies on my car, this being one of them. I've tried to go back and get as...
by kgb123
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Differential-Mounting for inner fulcrum shafts-shims
Replies: 5
Views: 1052
Wales

Re: Differential-Mounting for inner fulcrum shafts-shims

Steve, Bill,

Thanks for the info much appreciated and something of a relief. Not as major a problem as I'd first thought.

Still to get cage and mounts cleaned sand blasted and painted up. Will let you know how getting it all back together goes.

Thanks again.

Kev
by kgb123
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Differential-Mounting for inner fulcrum shafts-shims
Replies: 5
Views: 1052
Wales

Differential-Mounting for inner fulcrum shafts-shims

Evening all, I've a bit of a dilema regarding the above. See picture below: https://i.imgur.com/EVctpLd.jpg I took the above when dismantling the diff to send to AJS engineering for overhaul. Now done and looking a treat. (See image below) When I took off the mountings, these two shims were on one s...
by kgb123
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bump Stops in rear arches
Replies: 31
Views: 4291
Wales

Re: Bump Stops in rear arches

OK, well I went away for a couple of days and when I come back find I've a lot of reading to do :bigrin: Also I'll get a picture of my current shocks and springs arrangement. there seems to be a similar fitting on the top of the springs to that shown in a picture on this thread. THE IRS has clearly ...
by kgb123
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bump Stops in rear arches
Replies: 31
Views: 4291
Wales

Re: Bump Stops in rear arches

Good enough for me gents, the considered opinion of three learned gentlemen indeed. I'll run without them.
Thanks for your replies
Kev
by kgb123
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bump Stops in rear arches
Replies: 31
Views: 4291
Wales

Bump Stops in rear arches

Evening all, Re the below image. Can anyone tell me if what I'm referring too as a "Bump Stop" is available to buy as a stand alone assembly? The complete assembly is a hard rubber, almost circular bush, mounted in a metal holder which is in turn welded to the bracket assembly https://i.imgur.com/cf...
by kgb123
Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear Hub Carriers
Replies: 1
Views: 582
Wales

Rear Hub Carriers

Hi, I've spent Easter stripping down the IRS and having completed that moved on too dismantling the component parts, first of those being the o/s the hub carrier Firstly a question relating to how they came off the IRS. Whilst working on the o/s of the IRS, banging and clattering away with drifts et...
by kgb123
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Floor pan fittings
Replies: 4
Views: 860
Wales

Re: Floor pan fittings

will do. Ta
by kgb123
Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Floor pan fittings
Replies: 4
Views: 860
Wales

Re: Floor pan fittings

Thanks Steve.
When it comes to doing the interior my plan was to instal KoolMat, then carpet/trim on top. I'm assuming (again) that I wouldn't need these fittings given that approach?
Kevin
by kgb123
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Floor pan fittings
Replies: 4
Views: 860
Wales

Floor pan fittings

Hi, I called in to the body shop today to drop of some bits and pieces and gets eyes on for the first time since work commenced on the car I've a couple of questions What are these? I've assumed they are some kind of fitting into which a push in plastic fastner might secure carpets? Id noticed them ...
by kgb123
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: IRS hub strip down
Replies: 3
Views: 910
Wales

Re: IRS hub strip down

Thank you gents for your detailed descriptions of how to proceed. Unfortunately I now have options and as the present Mrs Byard will confirm, I'm never great when I have options. :P

I'll let you know how I get on and which route was successful.

Kevin
by kgb123
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: IRS hub strip down
Replies: 3
Views: 910
Wales

IRS hub strip down

Hi, I'm a little confused about how to proceed with removing the hub carriers from my IRS. Most of the images that I have in books and manuals show a hub with wheel mounting studs being pulled off the hub carrier. What do i do with mine? https://i.imgur.com/jvAQDmG.jpg Do I pull the splined drive of...
by kgb123
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Question about mounting the sills
Replies: 3
Views: 923
Wales

Re: Question about mounting the sills

Thank You Chris, its the common sense approach that's often over looked in the haze of trying to work out whats going on :)
Kevin
by kgb123
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Question about mounting the sills
Replies: 3
Views: 923
Wales

Question about mounting the sills

Hi, Regarding fitting new sills to my 2+2. The sills that I have from Martin Robey seem to "flair out" (for want of a better description) at the front. Is this a correct configuration. The existing sills (which were welded in by an agricultural engineer!) appear to be squared up to the sill line, bu...
by kgb123
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Body and front frame alignment diagram
Replies: 0
Views: 786
Wales

Body and front frame alignment diagram

Hi, I've a copy of the series 1 and series 2 service manual. In the book is a front frames and body alignment diagram. It shows key datum points and measurements in inches and cm's for what looks like a FHC car. Is there a diagram available anywhere showing the same data for a series 1.5 2+2 car and...