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by Cgarside
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: IRS rear brakes assembly - what am I doing wrong???
Replies: 6
Views: 785
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Re: IRS rear brakes assembly - what am I doing wrong???

Tadek, Judging from your photos it is clear all was ok before the IRS was dismantled. It looks like the rear calipers and handbrake assemblies have been rebuilt, during which it is likely that the handbrake arm pivot block has moved relative to the handbrake assembly. This is what I found when I rea...
by Cgarside
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: IRS rear brakes assembly - what am I doing wrong???
Replies: 6
Views: 785
Great Britain

Re: IRS rear brakes assembly - what am I doing wrong???

Hi Tadek Had a similar problem with my IRS rebuild a few years ago. I don’t think you have done anything wrong in assembling the parts. The arms will rotate to the right position to align with the handbrake mechanism - but it can require quite a bit of force to achieve this. Suggest you clamp a leng...
by Cgarside
Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 4.2 Battery
Replies: 4
Views: 2177
Great Britain

S1 4.2 Battery

Can anyone advise on the correct pattern of battery for a S1 4.2 E Type and a recommended supplier (preferably on the NW)
Regards
Chris
by Cgarside
Sat Apr 04, 2015 7:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: S1.5 speaker replacements
Replies: 1
Views: 1001
Great Britain

S1.5 speaker replacements

I recall there being a discussion thread on suitable replacement speakers which will fit into a radio tower for an S1.5 interior. Can anyone point me at the thread or advise on a supplier who can provide suitable speakers.
Thanks, Chris
by Cgarside
Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Chrome on cantrail, S2
Replies: 7
Views: 3050
Great Britain

Hi Patrick,
Glad to hear you got everything sorted with the cant rails.
I agree that ageing does provide financial freedom........if only you could remember what you were going to do with it!
Chris
by Cgarside
Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Chrome on cantrail, S2
Replies: 7
Views: 3050
Great Britain

mcoily I have now managed to dig out the spare pair of S1 FHC can't rails. My memory must be failing me since there was no evidence of the clips I was so certain were used - old age biting early !😥 The lower trims which run under the rear quarter window also have a chrome trim and these are retained...
by Cgarside
Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:43 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Chrome on cantrail, S2
Replies: 7
Views: 3050
Great Britain

mcoily
I will try and find the spare can't rail I have stored somewhere and take a couple of photos to show the clips (these are quite straightforward to make if yours are missing / corroded). This may take a couple of days but I'll do my best.
Regards
Chris
by Cgarside
Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Chrome on cantrail, S2
Replies: 7
Views: 3050
Great Britain

The cant rail chromes should be a firm press fit onto the cant rails once they have been trimmed. They are retained by a couple of clips at either end of the reverse face of the cant rail. If yours have been damaged, it may be worth looking at using a length of bonnet chrome and gently bending to th...
by Cgarside
Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: rear screen rubbers FHC
Replies: 17
Views: 4731
Great Britain

Andew, given the screen is now fitted, I would first try laying the chrome's on top of the rubbers to see how well they match the route of the rubber around the rear hatch. When the chrome's are correct they should sit nicely on top of the rubber such that the retaining flaps on the rubber seal can ...
by Cgarside
Tue Dec 02, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: rear screen rubbers FHC
Replies: 17
Views: 4731
Great Britain

Andrew, I had a real fight to get my screen into the rear hatch rubber seal which I had bought a couple of years in advance df actual need. Despite my best efforts I could not get the screen in place? I passed the job over to a local windscreen fitter who also gave up! He recommended a new seal from...
by Cgarside
Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Trim screw help please
Replies: 5
Views: 2482
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Andrew, The chrome stops which the fold up parcel shelf abutts to (and the slide latches interface with) were held in place with pop rivets on my 65 and 66 FHC. These went from the inside out and clenched the bracket, wheel arch trim and wheel arch together. As for the screws holding the chrome capp...
by Cgarside
Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Removing and replacing doors
Replies: 4
Views: 2087
Great Britain

To remove doors (which are confirmed as fitting properly) I use the following method: 1. Pull back the hardura trim from the A pillar. 2. Mark out the perimeter of the hinge base on the face of the B pillar using short lengths of masking tape to act as a witness marker. Take time to position the mas...
by Cgarside
Sun May 18, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wishbones Fouling Picture Frame - Shome Mishtake ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2772
Great Britain

If the RH ans LH lower arms are fitted the wrong sides not only will you find that the arm fouls the frames, but also the torsion bars will be impossible to remove to adjust the ride height. This is due to the spine in the arm being cut at 0.5 deg (rather than perpendicular to the lower arm), so wit...
by Cgarside
Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Motif bar and Bonnet Balance Link
Replies: 59
Views: 15836
Great Britain

Andrew
Try loosening the upper and lower pairs of screws on the balance mechanism which bolts to the bonnet inner panels. Judging from the photo, the screws are at the upper end of the slots which will have the effect of preventing the bonnet closing.
by Cgarside
Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:20 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Rear Diff ratios S1 4.2
Replies: 11
Views: 3451
Great Britain

I used Dana Techologies (OEM) for the LSD.
When I worked out the cost of new bearings, seals, crown wheel and pinion (I was changing from US to UK spec), I figured the all in price which Dana quoted was a good deal.
by Cgarside
Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:14 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Motif bar and Bonnet Balance Link
Replies: 59
Views: 15836
Great Britain

Not sure from your photo's whether you have done this, but in my experience the bumpers/over-riders and return quarters need to be built up and fitted before the motif bar can be positioned. The return quarters set the depth of the motif bar in the mouth. Also, the rubber mountings which screw in th...
by Cgarside
Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Whoops, I bought another E
Replies: 7
Views: 2238
Great Britain

Well done !
Looks like you will be kept busy for a while with the rebuild.
Chris
by Cgarside
Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: cooling system S1 and fan
Replies: 17
Views: 4136
Great Britain

Does anyone know of a UK supplier of Coolkat rad fan upgrade?
Chris
by Cgarside
Sun Feb 02, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: FHC trim questions
Replies: 19
Views: 6072
Great Britain

I understand the factory used some form of black adhesive in addition to the trim clipping over the gutter. I used Sikaflex and this seems to have worked on my car.
Chris
by Cgarside
Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Screen chromes and A posts FHC
Replies: 13
Views: 3237
Great Britain

I don't know how well the remanufactured trims fit. I have a pair of original jaguar trims which I bought 25 years ago which I thought would fit no problem. I was so wrong ! To get them anywhere near fitting, I had to remove material from the trim inner edge which fits under the windscreen rubber. I...