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by cactusman
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Downtime
Replies: 48
Views: 587
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Re: Forum Downtime

Many thanks to David and all who have got the forum back....truly a bloom time while it was off....just checked today more in hope than expectation........and hoorah.....it's back...life is back to normal :bigrin: :bigrin: :bigrin:
by cactusman
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jag Spares Day....Again
Replies: 4
Views: 137
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Re: Jag Spares Day....Again

It's been a nightmare without the forum....see you at stoneleigh on Sunday....although not in the E
by cactusman
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MOT experiment
Replies: 4
Views: 209
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Re: MOT experiment

I would agree Chris.....fortunately mine sailed through....phew. The whole exemption thing is a bit of a nonsense to me....and as an addendum brother has a classic and his insurance policy says the car must have a valid MOT or the insurance is void...even though his car is technically exempt too. So...
by cactusman
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: MOT experiment
Replies: 4
Views: 209
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MOT experiment

So the old MGB MOT expired on Sept 29th and the tax on the 30th. So on the 30th i checked the MOT status for EMW880D and sure enough....red box...expired. So I went to re tax and was asked if I wanted to declare it exempt. I said yes and renewed the tax Sunday am. By the afternoon the MOT check now ...
by cactusman
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Is this original....
Replies: 7
Views: 332
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Re: Is this original....

Pretty certain yes is the answer. Early cars had red ones.....later ones were black as yours is.... :bigrin:
by cactusman
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Tank Adventures
Replies: 2
Views: 171
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Re: Fuel Tank Adventures

Wise words....how they ever fitted the things on the production line I'll never know....I reckon magic and sorcery was involved.....
by cactusman
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Be kind please look to story behind article
Replies: 17
Views: 477
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Re: Be kind please look to story behind article

So sorry to hear of your illness. I will get PC this month....mean time enjoy the car every day.... :bigrin: :bigrin:
by cactusman
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stolen S1 4.2 FHC
Replies: 2
Views: 356
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Re: Stolen S1 4.2 FHC

Second in as many weeks....wonder if they are linked?...
by cactusman
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Newby
Replies: 12
Views: 389
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Re: Newby

I always took the view that Jaguar decided....why bother with an 'E type' badge....anyone in 1961 who did not know it was an e type had either lived on Mars or had zero interest in cars...every paper of the time plastered the car all over their front page and as it looked completely unlike anything ...
by cactusman
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Oil pressure gauge
Replies: 14
Views: 385
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Re: Oil pressure gauge

Either the new sender is knackered, the wire from the gauge to the sender is grounded somewhere or possibly the instrument voltage regulator has died. However I am not sure if the V12 has the oil gauge powered from the regulator... Check your wiring diagram....and if it is ife expect the fuel gauge ...
by cactusman
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Built by Many
Replies: 35
Views: 1871
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Re: Built by Many

Well said Barry.....from my experience SNGB )and all others i have dealt with) are very keen to address any issues and most of the bits i have bought...and there have been a lot :bigrin: ....have been just fine....without the SNGB's and Dave Manners etc running an e type would be very much harder....
by cactusman
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Built by Many
Replies: 35
Views: 1871
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Re: Built by Many

Robbie. As you say the chambers will be offset. As far as I know the 3.8 heads were put on the early 4.2 engines anyway in the day. The bores were moved for the 4.2 but the heads remained essentially unaltered....and the offset was found to make no odds at the time.....but I might be wrong. David (h...
by cactusman
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Control box (voltage regulator) question
Replies: 3
Views: 193
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Re: Control box (voltage regulator) question

Wire sound resistors.are.available from, among others, radiospares. Www.rswww.com.
by cactusman
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jag promo video LeMans 1953
Replies: 7
Views: 187
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Re: Jag promo video LeMans 1953

Ahh....different times.....safety hay bales....no seat belts.....fabulous old film....and in colour too...
by cactusman
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Newby
Replies: 12
Views: 389
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Re: Newby

Forgot that David....and there are differences inside.... :bigrin:
by cactusman
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Newby
Replies: 12
Views: 389
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Re: Newby

3.8 cars ONLY have the word Jaguar on the boot lid. Don't be tempted to drill holes for anything else...let's face it anyone following will know it's an e type :bigrin: :bigrin: I With the 4.2 they added the word E type and 4.2....really these details are the only external differences between the 3....
by cactusman
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tripple SU inlet.
Replies: 8
Views: 293
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Re: Tripple SU inlet.

As said, e type manifolds are angled. So ones from e.g a mk10 won't fit....although the seller may have you believe the will....price can be a guide as genuine e type ones fetch lots of £££. Burlen fuel systems will sell you a reproduction one I believe...and the carbs too for lots of beer tokens. 3...
by cactusman
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Headlight wiring and relay
Replies: 10
Views: 344
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Re: Headlight wiring and relay

Measuring the bulb side of the fuse to ground with an ohm meter won't really help much as you are measuring the resistance of the bulbs to ground...in this case the side and rear lights ...red wires...and the instrument lights too if switched on. The resistance of filament bulbs is very low when off...
by cactusman
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Headlight wiring and relay
Replies: 10
Views: 344
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Re: Headlight wiring and relay

Think the relay you have found for the rear screen switches a resistance into the feed to the warning lamp....hence when you switch the side lights on it dims the warning light for the heated rear screen :bigrin: As others have said, the headlamps did not have relays from the factory. If a fuse has ...
by cactusman
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stolen Series 1 FHC 369 HBF known as Edward
Replies: 0
Views: 152
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Stolen Series 1 FHC 369 HBF known as Edward

Seems it was stolen from a Toby carvery in Birmingham....