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by cactusman
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: 123 and tachometer
Replies: 22
Views: 776
Great Britain

Re: 123 and tachometer

Everything you ever wanted to know about inductively triggered Smith's tachometer https://accutach-public.sharepoint.com/smiths-tach-calibrators/smiths-tach-background Not jaguar specific but they were all internally more or less the same...see if yours has one or two transistors...they will be litt...
by cactusman
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Correct electrical wiring of the heating blower (S1 3.8)
Replies: 4
Views: 77
Great Britain

Re: Correct electrical wiring of the heating blower (S1 3.8)

The motor you have removed with four wires does not appear to be an original 3.8 motor. The original fan motor has two wires and is single speed. Jaguar made it 'two speed' by having a three position switch. Position one is off. Position two feeds the motor via a resistance so the motor runs at less...
by cactusman
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Overdrive in E-type
Replies: 6
Views: 243
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Re: Overdrive in E-type

So far as I am aware no e type ever left the factory with a factory fitted overdrive. However as the 2+2 had room for an automatic box owners have retrofitted the manual plus o/d box as it is a fairly easy fit. If you want to race an e type with period spec I am afraid an overdrive may not be an opt...
by cactusman
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Two seat FHC
Replies: 4
Views: 151
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Re: Two seat FHC

The e type was conceived as a two seat sports car. The 3.8 is only available as a two seater FHC or OTS. jaguar realised there was a market for the man with young kids who still wanted an e type so they stretched the FHC and made it a 2+2 early in production of the 4.2. So most of the 4.2 cars ( ser...
by cactusman
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member seeking S3
Replies: 12
Views: 150
Great Britain

Re: New Member seeking S3

Welcome :bigrin: Plenty of wise words already. I would add...buy the best you can... It is always cheaper to buy an expensive car than to buy a cheap car and turn it into an expensive car....there are three things to look for...rusty rust and rust...that costs ££££ to fix....the rest is peanuts....a...
by cactusman
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series II Boot rattle
Replies: 1
Views: 101
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Re: Series II Boot rattle

At the risk of being had for cruelty....borrow a small child from a neighbour. Pop them in the boot and drive gently around the block and get them to listen...bet you'd have no shortage of volunteers :bigrin: Seriously.. check he door is not is not misaligned and actually impacting the bodywork rath...
by cactusman
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Does This Only Happen To Me?
Replies: 11
Views: 450
Great Britain

Re: Does This Only Happen To Me?

nope. I get mine out of the garage. Within 5 mins a pidgeon that has had a serious Vindaloo settles in the tree and bombs the car :banghead: ....and it sticks like no glue I know....you are bnot alone
by cactusman
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Lucas Helmet Battery Terminal
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Great Britain

Re: Lucas Helmet Battery Terminal

Pure lead melts at 327.5 Deg C. Get it to this temp and it will soften...assuming it is pur elead and not an alloy with something else with a higher melting point. Your standard Sn/Pb 60/40 alloy melts at about 185 Deg C give or take so you would be safe using a 50 watt (or more) soldering iron at 3...
by cactusman
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Lucas Helmet Battery Terminal
Replies: 4
Views: 154
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Re: Lucas Helmet Battery Terminal

You may need to check with SNGB. I know that helmet style terminals are available (mostly in the U.S.) and they are brass. You fit your cable, solder it and tin the rest of the top to get the silvered appearance. I guess your old mini one was simply lead cast onto the braid....maybe that was how the...
by cactusman
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: 123 and tachometer
Replies: 22
Views: 776
Great Britain

Re: 123 and tachometer

Good news :bigrin:
by cactusman
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: IRS access panels
Replies: 9
Views: 255
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Re: IRS access panels

My series 1 3.8 has the panel on top of the IRS but not the ones behind the seats. I think the two behind the seats were fitted to later cars and possibly just the 2+2 cars although others will know better.
by cactusman
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Open Day at e-Conic Cars (Moss Jaguar)
Replies: 49
Views: 2715
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Re: Open Day at e-Conic Cars (Moss Jaguar)

I am guessing the only strippers present will be wire strippers :bigrin:
by cactusman
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Open Day at e-Conic Cars (Moss Jaguar)
Replies: 49
Views: 2715
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Re: Open Day at e-Conic Cars (Moss Jaguar)

Hopefully a friend (not yet a forum member) will come along too. He is currently restoring a series 1 from the U.S - he filled a two gallon bucket with filler removed from the bonnet!! He has a provisional day pass from management ! Coincidently he is a Julian as well.... David Jones (I like my baco...
by cactusman
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Flaring tool
Replies: 15
Views: 377
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Re: Flaring tool

If CuNiFer is evaporating in Switzerland it must be a lot hotter there than in the UK today where it is cold, damp and miserable :bigrin:
by cactusman
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Advice please
Replies: 25
Views: 671
Great Britain

Re: Advice please

Sage words from Malcolm....there is nothing like talking to some who has an e type...even better someone who does at least some of the endless list jobs that come with owning a 50+ year old car on their own e type :bigrin:
by cactusman
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member ..Security question
Replies: 9
Views: 223
Great Britain

Re: New member ..Security question

Agreed...
by cactusman
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member ..Security question
Replies: 9
Views: 223
Great Britain

Re: New member ..Security question

True but car lifts are not all that common and need the truck to get next to the car which might be tricky in a hotel car park...although as you say if they are that determined....a clamp does at least mean it can't be quietly pushed out of the car park onto the street and away....good agreed valuat...
by cactusman
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member ..Security question
Replies: 9
Views: 223
Great Britain

Re: New member ..Security question

It would make it difficult to drive away....but it would do nothing to stop it being winched onto a flat bed and driven away... A wheel clamp will stop it being moved.....a pain to carry but I use it if away over night in a hotel car park... https://www.barriersdirect.co.uk/parking-posts-residential...
by cactusman
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Advice please
Replies: 25
Views: 671
Great Britain

Re: Advice please

If you are looking for 3.8 or 4.2 ots in good but maybe not concourse condition then probably your best bet is one of the several classic car vendors that advertise in both the e type magazine, the several classic car magazines or on-line if you want security and come back for what will be a substan...
by cactusman
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 3.8 FHC: replacing metal heater pipes behind the bulkhead
Replies: 19
Views: 398
Great Britain

Re: 3.8 FHC: replacing metal heater pipes behind the bulkhead

Think this thread will answer your question...as deep thought once said....' you know you really are not going to like it'...

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