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by angelw
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Ball joints.
Replies: 1
Views: 95
Australia

Re: Ball joints.

Hello Peter, They're the best I've tried and all I use now. They're available from SNG Barratt. Following is a picture of one brand (German manufacture) I've tried that were rubbish. It wasn't just the one but the whole dozen I purchased at the time. It's not a case where I simply had the holes misa...
by angelw
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Angus’s upper wishbone inserts
Replies: 12
Views: 453
Australia

Re: Angus’s upper wishbone inserts

Christopher Wrote: Bill : thank you for that. As I understand it, then the nylon insert is prevented from coming out by an interference fit ? Or am I misunderstanding your drawings ? Hello Christopher, It can't come out the top as the assembly is held in place by a cir-clip; the same as the original...
by angelw
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Angus’s upper wishbone inserts
Replies: 12
Views: 453
Australia

Re: Angus’s upper wishbone inserts

Christopher Wrote How is the insert secured within the machined out space in either of these cases ? , and are shims still used ? Perhaps either Julian Barratt and/or Angus can tell us, please Hello Christopher, Following is the general assembly of the unit supplied by SNG Barratt. https://i.postimg...
by angelw
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Angus’s upper wishbone inserts
Replies: 12
Views: 453
Australia

Re: Angus’s upper wishbone inserts

Hello Andrew,
I just sent you a PM, but I'm not sure if it was sent successfully. Would you please let me know if it didn't arrive.

Regards,

Bill
by angelw
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: gearbox stuck in reverse(I think)
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Australia

Re: gearbox stuck in reverse(I think)

Alan Wrote: reverse maybe as unable to move shifter only sideways and looked at assembly below gear shift...nothing seems out of place and appears nothing stopping motion Hello Alan, Glad you were able to dodge the bullet. Your comments above are a little confusing, particularly only being able to m...
by angelw
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: gearbox stuck in reverse(I think)
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Australia

Re: gearbox stuck in reverse(I think)

Christopher Wrote: Bill : we don't know which gearbox the original poster has. Which one are you showing ? Moss or all-synchro ? It looks to me like all synchro from the position of the reverse lug but I am no expert on boxes Hello Christopher, The Thread is Posted in the Series 2 Chapter of the For...
by angelw
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: gearbox stuck in reverse(I think)
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Australia

Re: gearbox stuck in reverse(I think)

Hello Alan, The following picture shows the Top Cover inverted displaying the various Selector Rods. The one of interest to you is the one on the Left in the picture and the component in particular, the part indicated as Reverse Gear Selector Fork. This engages with the Pin at the Top End of the Rev...
by angelw
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: gearbox stuck in reverse(I think)
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Australia

Re: gearbox stuck in reverse(I think)

Alan Wrote: looked at assembly below gear shift...nothing seems out of place and appears nothing stopping motion Hello Alan, You state in your first Post that the Gear Lever can be moved side ways; that would indicate that the Gearbox Selector Rods to be in the Neutral position. The following pictur...
by angelw
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: gearbox stuck in reverse(I think)
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Australia

Re: gearbox stuck in reverse(I think)

Hello Alan, The only seals associated with the Gearbox is the seal in the Bell Housing for the First Motion Shaft and the Seal in the Oil Pump Housing, both able to be replaced without dismantling the Gearbox. Therefore, the question is, what work did you carry out on the the Gearbox? Regards, Billl
by angelw
Sun May 05, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: TYRE QUERY
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Australia

Re: TYRE QUERY

Christopher Wrote: Get rid of any 205 tyre . These only work on V12s. On any 6 cylinder car they make it feel like driving a lorry, and in addition there are often problems with fouling the front wheel arches on full lock, and an inability to get the rear wheels on or off the car without deflating t...
by angelw
Wed May 01, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cutting a rear brake inspection / access plate
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Australia

Re: Cutting a rear brake inspection / access plate

Andrew Wrote: Dropping the IRS seems daunting if you've never done it before but it is actually an easy thing to do, takes about 30 mins and then you have full access to everything. It's certainly a lot easier than trying to work on the brakes through access holes in front of or above the IRS. I had...
by angelw
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 5 speed options
Replies: 24
Views: 823
Australia

Re: 5 speed options

Hello David,
A little Off Topic, but a 2.88 is a great choice (in my opinion) for an S3 and standard 4 speed gearbox. I currently have a client's S3 OTS in work, that has a 2.88 diff ratio. The car is great to drive in all situations.

Regards,

Bill
by angelw
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Gearbox distance tube
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Australia

Re: Gearbox distance tube

Mladen Wrote: Short update: I ordered 3 bearings (all Hoffmann) that I need from MR for 100 GBP (origin not known). I found Hoffmann web page and sent the same request to them and got an offer for all 3 original Hoffmann bearings on 500 GBP, from Orinoco company. Has anybody had any experience with ...
by angelw
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Gearbox distance tube
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Australia

Re: Gearbox distance tube

Jeremy Wrote: Maybe if Mladen is turning up a new distance tube, he could try profiling the end to match the radius/profile of the bearing? And thus get a greater contact area? Or would that require an unachievable level of precision? Hello Jeremy, The Distance Tube doesn't contact the bearing, the ...
by angelw
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Gearbox distance tube
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Australia

Re: Gearbox distance tube

Mladen Wrote: So proper bearing is solution, ok. I have ordered replacement bearing (Martin Robey)...waiting to see what I'll get. Hello Mladen, You won't get the proper bearing; they are not available. I recondition many early Jag gearboxes and make a modification to the bearing to obtain that impo...
by angelw
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Gearbox distance tube
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Australia

Re: Gearbox distance tube

Mladen Wrote: After hearing strange noise I ended up with dismantled gearbox. Bearings have to be replaced but also a distance tube C23336 which is not made any more. I will make new one but as this one is worn out I need exact measures for it. Hello Mladen, The length is 4.156" (4 and 5/32 inches)....
by angelw
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Differential numbers
Replies: 16
Views: 790
Australia

Re: Differential numbers

Hello Grant, Further to Tom's comments, the better differential to use is from a Series 2 XJ6 onward, or a Salisbury Diff from an XJS. XJS also used a Danna Diff, easily recognizable by the lack of a drain plug. The correct bearing for the Output shafts of the Series 1 XJ6 and most S2 E Types is no ...
by angelw
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 3 Jacking point needs replacing!!
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Australia

Re: Series 3 Jacking point needs replacing!!

Hello Adrian, The picture below shows your area of interest with the Foot Well Closing Panel removed. The Jacking Lug is attached immediately below the area outlined in Red. The usual reason for the Jacking Point to collapse is rust and will normally take in the base section of the Brace shown in th...
by angelw
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Eyebrows (headlamp chrome crown finisher)
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Australia

Re: Eyebrows (headlamp chrome crown finisher)

Hello Holger, The soldering solution will work even when the legs of the Strip Clip are broken off close to where they are attached to the Eyebrow Mould. With a Dremal, or the like and a small die grinding bit, carefully remove as much of the old clip and silver solder holding it in place (without t...
by angelw
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gearbox Oil Change
Replies: 23
Views: 855
Australia

Re: Gearbox Oil Change

Having not seen a filler plug on the RH Side of an S2 gearbox, today, a new client's car was delivered to work and it had the plug on the RH Side, but with the access hole in the transmission tunnel still on the Left Side. Hypothesizing that a change may have been date related (S3 Gearboxes have the...