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by 288gto
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: E-Type Upgrades
Topic: Alternator- Lightweight with integrated regulator
Replies: 47
Views: 14474
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Re: Alternator- Lightweight with integrated regulator

Hi Rory, As David says, there seem to be a few with the same body and mounting lugs that will fit. The difference from my research appears to be the output (45 amps or 55 amps) and the pin configuration (as per my post above). I had a couple of stainless curved adjuster brackets laser cut so have on...
by 288gto
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Supplier Advice (or no go's!)
Replies: 8
Views: 305
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Re: Supplier Advice (or no go's!)

For front brakes, as mentioned above it depends on whether you want traditional looking calipers or more modern looking ones. I went for Fosseway Performance ones which I've been very impressed with as with all the stuff I bought from them. They do a nice remote bleed kit for the rear as well. I've ...
by 288gto
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear Inner Fulcrum Shaft Bearing Tubes - Material ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1594
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Re: Rear Inner Fulcrum Shaft Bearing Tubes - Material ?

Hi Steve, As Bill says, the length is critical. Too short and the cage will clamp up on the wishbones, too long and you will get forward and backwards movement on the wishbones as well as the chance of the seals dropping out of place. A little tip for building it up when you finally get the right on...
by 288gto
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Instrument bezel replacement advice please.
Replies: 5
Views: 228
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Re: Instrument bezel replacement advice please.

Thanks chaps, I've successfully done two gauges now including the rev counter. Giving the tabs a very slight upturn on the leading edge does help guide them on. You can then push them down flat once the bezel is rotated into position. Face down on a flat surface with a soft cloth is also excellent a...
by 288gto
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Instrument bezel replacement advice please.
Replies: 5
Views: 228
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Re: Instrument bezel replacement advice please.

:thankyouyellow:

Thanks for that Neal, I will now go back in the garage with renewed confidence and enthusiasm. :fingerscrossed:

Simon
by 288gto
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Instrument bezel replacement advice please.
Replies: 5
Views: 228
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Instrument bezel replacement advice please.

I'm in the process of replacing the bezels on the instruments and need some advice from someone who has already done this. The question is, do I fold the bezel tabs over first with the glass in place and then twist the glass and bezel onto the gauge? OR Do I offer the bezel and glass up to the gauge...
by 288gto
Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: E-Type Running Reports
Topic: 15 hour road trip in hellcat, UK - Austria
Replies: 8
Views: 414
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Re: 15 hour road trip in hellcat, UK - Austria

Likewise, a great write up, thanks for posting and Merry Christmas.

Simon
by 288gto
Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My new OTS
Replies: 23
Views: 1171
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Re: My new OTS

Glad it's arrived safely Tim, and look forward to more photos.


Simon
by 288gto
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff ratios
Replies: 56
Views: 1478
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Re: Diff ratios

Hugo, Potteries Jaguar Spares in Stoke on Trent always have diffs available from Jags they break or Simply Performance Ltd a bit nearer to you in Beare Green. Ward Engineering in Colchester swapped my crown wheel and pinion to a 3.07. Alan Swanson is also worth a call as he sometimes has second hand...
by 288gto
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wiper arm retaining clip 8684
Replies: 5
Views: 204
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Re: Wiper arm retaining clip 8684

Have you tried these guys in Victoria? Worth a call or Email, just don't mention it's for an E type. :lol: http://www.seriesoneshop.com/contents/en-us/d35.html Scroll through. Richard Smith here in the UK does them but I'm sure with a bit of research and lateral thinking you'll find something nearer...
by 288gto
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wiper arm retaining clip 8684
Replies: 5
Views: 204
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Re: Wiper arm retaining clip 8684

Hi Andrew, These are also fitted to early Landrovers and some MGs as part of the throttle linkage. Moss do a complete ball joint if you were prepared to buy it complete just for the clip. https://www.moss-europe.co.uk/ball-joint-for-rod-unf-thread-original-type-acb5311.html I have seen Landrover par...
by 288gto
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff ratios
Replies: 56
Views: 1478
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Re: Diff ratios

From #37 http://i.imgur.com/Qbdgve8.jpg In 1956 The Birfield Group was formed as a holding company that included the subsidiaries Hardy Spicer and Salisbury Transmissions (in the poster) along with other automotive related companies. It his highly likely that designs and components were shared. Hard...
by 288gto
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff ratios
Replies: 56
Views: 1478
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Re: Diff ratios

Interesting stuff Barry, thanks. A bit more research uncovered this great advert from 1962... http://i.imgur.com/I6Qjh8p.jpg And a bit more info on the "Salisbury" name. "Salisbury Axle in USA was also part of the Spicer Group and in 1939 the Salisbury Transmission Company was formed in Britain to m...
by 288gto
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff ratios
Replies: 56
Views: 1478
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Re: Diff ratios

For Eric and Barry , from Google... The Salisbury Wheel Company was founded in Jamestown, New York, in 1901 when C.W. Salisbury, a key-maker and mender of umbrellas, patented an automobile wheel, then pooled his life savings with two colleagues, Scott Penfield and E.D. Sherman, and started manufactu...
by 288gto
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Steering column issue
Replies: 8
Views: 418
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Re: Steering column issue

Hi Tony,

I managed to gain some clearance by sanding the base of the fibreglass shroud on a flat surface. Looking at your picture the mounting flange seems quite thick like mine was.


Simon
by 288gto
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Restoration Stories and Owners Gallery
Topic: Another one
Replies: 408
Views: 43407
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Re: Another one

Filter looks good Darren, funnily enough I was speaking to Rob today about the ITG one he does for tripple SU carbs. I nice well made and comprehensive bit of kit.

Keep up the great work,

Simon
by 288gto
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Mechanical oil pressure gauge
Replies: 2
Views: 205
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Re: Mechanical oil pressure gauge

Hi Tim,

I found this useful when I did mine.

https://forums.jag-lovers.com/t/s2-mech ... ion/356980

I also made up a 90 degree union for the back of the gauge to give the pipe a better routing.


Simon
by 288gto
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: More duff info?
Replies: 40
Views: 1052
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Re: More duff info?

With Steve's request in mind, this is an interesting article on camshaft design.

http://www.hotrod.com/articles/ctrp-070 ... n-science/

Simon
by 288gto
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My new OTS
Replies: 23
Views: 1171
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Re: My new OTS

Tim,

Are you sure that's the right link? All I got was this.....
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Excuse my dark, inappropriate sense of humour. :bigrin: Wishing it a safe journey.

Simon
by 288gto
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear IRS camber setting
Replies: 20
Views: 475
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Re: Rear IRS camber setting

Perhaps not the most elegant of tools but this is what I made. As the IRS was out of the car and the shocks not fitted, I used one of these on both sides in place of a shock absorber and adjusted it until I'd got the correct dimension from the centre of the outer fulcrum to the hole in the IRS mount...