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by 288gto
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Water pump - rebuild, replace or have mine reconditioned?
Replies: 8
Views: 310
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Re: Water pump - rebuild, replace or have mine reconditioned?

As an update to my posts in the link Steve mentions above, my rebuild kit purchased from a well known large supplier was of very poor quality. It was another of those parts I wish I'd never wasted time, money and effort fitting only for it to fail after mere minutes. The machining of the parts was q...
by 288gto
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Outer Sill Fitting advice please
Replies: 15
Views: 535
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Re: Outer Sill Fitting advice please

Hutsons make their own sills because the Robey ones are the wrong shape. The ones in Christopher's picture are Hutson ones. They are distinctive in that they are Zintec coated and are of a thicker and closer to the original gauge. I wouldn't want to lead or fill the tops of the sills as this will am...
by 288gto
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Bruce McLaren #15 E-type
Replies: 34
Views: 1800
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Re: Bruce McLaren #15 E-type

Is the piping round the handbrake correct?

Simon
by 288gto
Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Pedal box fixing studs
Replies: 6
Views: 228
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Re: Pedal box fixing studs

Once / now you know what they are, look for other cars like MG, Mini, Landrover etc that also use them and they will be a tenth the price of the same item for an E type. :lol:


Simon
by 288gto
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: To underseal, or not underseal, that is the question..
Replies: 7
Views: 439
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Re: To underseal, or not underseal, that is the question..

Good advice above. The only things I can add to that are be careful inside the bulkhead area with products like waxoyl that have a low heat tolerance as you may find the heat from the heater pipes in there causes it to drip out. Dinitrol again mentioned above do a heat resistant clear one that is pr...
by 288gto
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Boot panel gap
Replies: 5
Views: 326
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Re: Boot panel gap

Geoff,

For you, anything. :salute: Just make sure you meet me in the carpark so Angus doesn't ask for any for free. :lol:

Simon
by 288gto
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Boot panel gap
Replies: 5
Views: 326
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Re: Boot panel gap

Hi Julian, I did mine to a pound coin all round. That is apparently 3.15mm. Make sure you do it with the rubber on as it has a tendency to push the back edge up and alter the gaps. It's a shame I posted your parcel before seeing this. I have a large amount of stainless hinge and latch shims left ove...
by 288gto
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cornish owners
Replies: 17
Views: 494
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Re: Cornish owners

I queried a for sale post recently by someone who had joined hours before to sell items. Similarly there was no real introduction or explanation, just a link to an E bay account with low feedback. It was suggested that my response was not welcoming enough. The post from mikerockster would narrow the...
by 288gto
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E Type Speedo....... oops
Replies: 3
Views: 386
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Re: E Type Speedo....... oops

If it's a clock you are after Darren, you could always buy a GENUINE E type Smiths clock.

Funnily enough someone is selling one at a bargain price in the for sale section of this very forum.

Warning... Thread blatantly hijacked for marketing purposes.


Simon
by 288gto
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake pipe routing
Replies: 6
Views: 309
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Re: Brake pipe routing

A useful reference is the Jaguar parts book for the Series 2 Hugo. The parts diagrams for Rhd cars is quite helpful in determining the routing of pipework. The only thing I found tight for access was underneath the manifold once the carbs are on and round where the column exits the bulkhead. The clu...
by 288gto
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil cooler position
Replies: 39
Views: 1730
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Re: Oil cooler position

Hi Peter, As I understand based on what Rob told me, the valve works on oil viscosity. The colder and therefore thicker the oil, the less is allowed through the oil cooler. As the oil warms up, more is allowed through the oil cooler. While not thermostatic in itself, there is a correlation between t...
by 288gto
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Flaring tool
Replies: 15
Views: 631
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Re: Flaring tool

Hi Tim, This is the one I bought. It did all the different pipe sizes and is really easy to use. I'd also recommend you buy a pipe straightener if you are going to make your own as well as a pipe bender. https://www.frost.co.uk/popular-brake-pipe-flaring-tool-kit-turret-double-single-flares.html I f...
by 288gto
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Open Day at e-Conic Cars (Moss Jaguar)
Replies: 98
Views: 5504
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Re: Open Day at e-Conic Cars (Moss Jaguar)

"Plus 6 non forum members"

Won't it still be a bit chilly for exotic dancers Angus? Make sure one isn't an undercover reporter for the Times. :lol:

On a serious note, hoping to get down but can't confirm just yet.

Simon
by 288gto
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil cooler position
Replies: 39
Views: 1730
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Re: Oil cooler position

Thanks for posting the pic Peter, I'm curious why they would only fit a filter bypass valve to models with an oil cooler? Also why does this valve separate the two chambers of the flow and return of the oil cooler pipes? As I understand the lower port in your pic ( numbered 2 in mine) is the supply ...
by 288gto
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil cooler position
Replies: 39
Views: 1730
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Re: Oil cooler position

Thanks Steve, Looking at your picture above, perhaps this is what is causing the confusion. The filter housing shown above does not show an oil cooler bypass valve. I am struggling find a detailed exploded parts diagram for the oil cooler type filter housing EAC3146PA The XJ6 Series 3 horizontal fil...
by 288gto
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil cooler position
Replies: 39
Views: 1730
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Re: Oil cooler position

Just to confirm........No such bypass or temperature-dependent flow control ever appeared on the XK engine, only pressure relief and filter bypass valves. Hi Peter, I've just spoken at length to Rob Beere who assures me that the XJ6 Series 3 4.2 horizontal oil filter housing with the take offs for ...
by 288gto
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil cooler position
Replies: 39
Views: 1730
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Re: Oil cooler position

You also need to be circumspect as to where you fit the oil cooler radiator as it is going to block part of the water radiator so it becomes a 'game of consequences'! The only place you can reasonably fit one is in front of the the main rad and you must make sure it sits tight up against it with no...
by 288gto
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil cooler position
Replies: 39
Views: 1730
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Re: Oil cooler position

Hi Peter,

I was unaware myself until Rob told me.
There are certainly two valve mechanisms within the housing. I thought it was just a bypass valve for the rad. How it works I'm not sure.

I ended up priming the oil cooler and pipes just in case for the first fire up.

Simon
by 288gto
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil cooler position
Replies: 39
Views: 1730
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Re: Oil cooler position

Thanks Angus, What happens if the oil never reaches optimum temperature? You could be asking for trouble. Hopefully that's the advantage of the Rob Beere XJ6 S3 oil filter housing, it has a built in stat. Again, do I actually need an oil cooler, probably not, but when I look through the mouth of my ...
by 288gto
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil cooler position
Replies: 39
Views: 1730
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Re: Oil cooler position

Not wanting to stir up a hornets nest but why do you think you need an oil cooler? Maybe to reduce fresh air flow to the radiator and justify the need for a stronger cooling fan :shrug: Just teasing of course... That's it Ralph! I knew there was a reason for fitting the uprated fans. Gratuitous pho...