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by cactusman
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Am I overheating?
Replies: 68
Views: 2570
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Re: Am I overheating?

Respirator is useless unless it is specifically for CO or has a fresh air feed...your average respirator mask sold at DIY stores is for removal of dust but will not remove carbon monoxide.....but through air flow will keep you safe :bigrin:
by cactusman
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Am I overheating?
Replies: 68
Views: 2570
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Re: Am I overheating?

Can't add anything 're the fan....I have a coolkat and it is brilliant....I'd suspect water pump or thermostat personally.... Only thing I would observe is running in a garage....even with the door open exhaust fumes may accumulate....IMO any long time (more than a minute) engine testing should be d...
by cactusman
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Voltmeter wiring
Replies: 6
Views: 368
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Re: Voltmeter wiring

A perfect explanation David....a volt meter is much more use...with a 3.8 I would not simply change to a 60 amp meter either....id be suspicious that the existing cables to the ammeter are not rated at 60 amps :sad: My 3.8 retains it dynamo and pretty useless ammeter but I have a volt meter under th...
by cactusman
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 3 fails to start
Replies: 14
Views: 761
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Re: Series 3 fails to start

I tend to agree Marek....Lucas is not as bad as many make out...although the OPUS system has gained a reputation for unreliability that goes back a while....I suspect mostly due to where Jaguar decided to put the electronics....semiconductor electronics likes being cool and Jaguar chose almost the h...
by cactusman
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 3 fails to start
Replies: 14
Views: 761
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Re: Series 3 fails to start

Quite a good explanation of how the Opus system works... http://www.jagweb.com/aj6eng/ignition.php It was never the most reliable system partly due to where the mounted the module...right in the V at the top of the engine where the electronics got cooked. If it has fuel then it is almost certainly i...
by cactusman
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Pump/Air
Replies: 4
Views: 306
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Re: Fuel Pump/Air

Check too there is not a tiny leak in the pipe leading from the tank to the pump. If there is the pump will pull air in as well as fuel from the tank....and the pump will tick endlessly.....happened to me a couple of times with my MGB which has an SU pump external to the tank
by cactusman
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Gearbox overhaul recommendations
Replies: 16
Views: 768
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Re: Gearbox overhaul recommendations

If you want i can send details of the company that build boxes for Jaguar Landrover classics, Woodham Mortimer and others....they build std and race boxes to what ever spec you want....they are based in Welwyn Garden City so not far from you....
by cactusman
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Electrics
Replies: 19
Views: 1269
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Re: Electrics

Most certainly is Christopher...and your charger may have voltage regulation....some.do....easy way to find out....measure the no load voltage at the leads.....13 or 14 volts and it probably has some form of regulation.... above 15 and it may not....most bulbs will be fine as they impose enough load...
by cactusman
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Electrics
Replies: 19
Views: 1269
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Re: Electrics

a cheap charger just rectifies AC from the secondary of the transformer so you get a very rough DC....fine for charging a battery but may upset electronics....and will be unregulated so the no load voltage may be considerably higher than the 12 volts you might expect....you might pop small bulbs.......
by cactusman
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Electrics
Replies: 19
Views: 1269
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Re: Electrics

I am herts/bucks boarder...Stansted from me is around 1 hour 20 mins probably...As David says all the loom diagrams are in the knowledge section. So long as you have the right loom for your car and get them correctly placed then an autosparks loom will sprout the appropriate wires in the right place...
by cactusman
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Electrics
Replies: 19
Views: 1269
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Re: Electrics

It is not hard as others have said...I do wire classic cars....I've built custom looms for morgans, Alfa Romeos and others and installed ready built looms in E types, XK's TVR's , MG's.....if you get stuck PM me. Julian
by cactusman
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Loud “bang” following lift
Replies: 7
Views: 903
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Re: Loud “bang” following lift

Good call! :wrench: :hammer:
by cactusman
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Loud “bang” following lift
Replies: 7
Views: 903
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Re: Loud “bang” following lift

If they used stick On weights (hopefully not) then they may not be On the outer rim but inside behind the spokes as you look from outside. Another simple possibility is that you ran over a bolt on the road that was.flung up under the car and then bounced away....
by cactusman
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: New Clutch slave cylinder: losing fluid overnight?
Replies: 4
Views: 567
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Re: New Clutch slave cylinder: losing fluid overnight?

Not good! Are you certain it is leaking from the slave and it's not something simple like the bleed nipple or pipe not quite nipped down?
by cactusman
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Painted wheels???
Replies: 31
Views: 2152
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Re: Painted wheels???

Mine has chrome wires that are in need of replacement so I have the same challenge....have to say I am probably going with a new set of Chrome wires....very much personal taste....
by cactusman
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: BEST ENGINE OIL!!
Replies: 24
Views: 1500
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Re: BEST ENGINE OIL!!

Agree Chris....I use Millers....fine oil...
by cactusman
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wiring Harness Fabric Cover Frayed
Replies: 10
Views: 728
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Re: Wiring Harness Fabric Cover Frayed

Tesa tape....excellent...
by cactusman
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Safe Storage
Replies: 11
Views: 878
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Re: Safe Storage

My garage is full of stuff I know is there........somewhere! :bigrin:
by cactusman
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch thrust bearing issue
Replies: 15
Views: 1348
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Re: Clutch thrust bearing issue

Hi Keith....probably won't help but I know a company that will rebuild the box properly....they currently do the boxes for all the Jaguar Landrover classic rebuilds and various racers too....if you want the details pm me....Julian
by cactusman
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Amp gauge shows high reading
Replies: 5
Views: 629
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Re: Amp gauge shows high reading

Glad you got it fixed :bigrin: :bigrin: