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by 1954Etype
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch master cylinder push rod length
Replies: 13
Views: 270
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Re: Clutch master cylinder push rod length

Don’t forget you can fit an external spring as a temporary measure. (Carb return?)
by 1954Etype
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine rebuild, various questions, and - hopefully - some good ideas.
Replies: 13
Views: 567
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Re: Engine rebuild, various questions, and - hopefully - some good ideas.

Take any burrs off the oil pipes into the oil pump before sliding the o ring over. I also put a slight chamfer on the pipe so everything slides together easily.
by 1954Etype
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Strange oil pressure, help please
Replies: 7
Views: 282
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Re: Strange oil pressure, help please

Malcolm, first thing I would do is change the gasket for the correct type. There are lots of different gaskets used on the XK engines between oil filter housing and block. Get that right first then check. There could be a small hole covered, partially covered etc. Might not be the problem but best t...
by 1954Etype
Fri May 31, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt User Group
Replies: 88
Views: 4614
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Re: SNG Barratt User Group

Can only echo what everyone else has said. Great day, great team and huge thanks to Julian for hosting.
by 1954Etype
Tue May 28, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt User Group
Replies: 88
Views: 4614
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Re: SNG Barratt User Group

Sorry you can’t make it Chris and I wish you and your wife well.

Angus
by 1954Etype
Fri May 24, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Quick Release Steering Wheel
Replies: 82
Views: 4833
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Re: Quick Release Steering Wheel

Yes, some S1 4.2s do.
by 1954Etype
Fri May 24, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?
Replies: 67
Views: 3554
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Re: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?

Overnighting in Lille on way back home. 1500 miles around Germany. Only problem? Thought I had fitted original spinners years ago and it turns out I hadn’t. RHS front keeps needing to be tightened after some enthusiastic hair pins😡
by 1954Etype
Thu May 23, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Quick Release Steering Wheel
Replies: 82
Views: 4833
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Re: Quick Release Steering Wheel

CMC had a problem with a previous batch of splines - too much play. Happy to report that this issue is now resolved.
by 1954Etype
Tue May 21, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Quick Release Steering Wheel
Replies: 82
Views: 4833
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Re: Quick Release Steering Wheel

Side of the road last night. Public car park night before. Anyway, I’ll leave this pointless debate now.
by 1954Etype
Mon May 20, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Quick Release Steering Wheel
Replies: 82
Views: 4833
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Re: Quick Release Steering Wheel

Hmmm. I’ve used mine 6 times so far this week on a tour in Germany. As I sit here typing this, the wheel is on the floor in front of me. Guess I must be the exception then.
by 1954Etype
Sat May 18, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Quick Release Steering Wheel
Replies: 82
Views: 4833
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Re: Quick Release Steering Wheel

Security
by 1954Etype
Fri May 17, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Starting engine after lay up
Replies: 8
Views: 395
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Re: Starting engine after lay up

Make sure you have the carbs adjusted properly - you don't want it going to maximum revs as soon as it fires!
by 1954Etype
Tue May 14, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: engine swap
Replies: 8
Views: 456
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Re: engine swap

Bill,

if it were my car (and it was driving ok) I'd wait until a complete 3.8 engine became available. You will then have a complete 4.2 engine to sell.

Angus
by 1954Etype
Fri May 10, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Door lock in handle slot orientation? Up, Down, Both?
Replies: 23
Views: 695
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Re: Door lock in handle slot orientation? Up, Down, Both?

I was sooooo tempted to say that originally they would both have been the same way up just to send Simon into orbit.....
by 1954Etype
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: OTS Door Glass
Replies: 24
Views: 1015
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Re: OTS Door Glass

Its flocked on the inside where the glass runs and rubber on the outside. The ears are on the outside. We buy it from Hutsons. Both single eared and double eared are available (and no Rory, I don't want to get involved in selling this stuff! :wink: )
by 1954Etype
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: OTS Door Glass
Replies: 24
Views: 1015
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Re: OTS Door Glass

We use the glass guide with 2 ears. You have to put up with a window being a bit tighter than normal until you wear it in though.
by 1954Etype
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Metal circle on windscreen!
Replies: 8
Views: 422
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Re: Metal circle on windscreen!

Yep, that’s a mirror mount
by 1954Etype
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Metal circle on windscreen!
Replies: 8
Views: 422
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Re: Metal circle on windscreen!

Sounds like the mount for a series 2 rear view mirror. I wouldn’t try to remove it!