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by angelw
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 1st and 2nd gears locked
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Australia

Re: 1st and 2nd gears locked

Pierre Wrote:
The ball bearing you mention is the following element (n°20) i guess ?
Hello Pierre,
Yes, there are two and the small rod that should be between them.

Regards,

Bill
by angelw
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 1st and 2nd gears locked
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Australia

Re: 1st and 2nd gears locked

Pierre Wrote: I investigated and this is hoepfully not coming from the synchromesh but from selector itself. By removing the gearbox top cover I discover that when hot the striking gear of 1st and 2nd becomes impossible to move. After 1/2 min it come back to normal ... Hello Pierre, If you're saying...
by angelw
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Left/right indicator conversion help
Replies: 20
Views: 691
Australia

Re: Left/right indicator conversion help

James Wrote: After I did it, I did wonder why I had bothered, as there is not much wrong with having the stalk on the other side anyway! Hello James, Well, yes there is. If you don't move the Indicator Stalk to the outside, by rotate the Steering Lock/Ignition House to it's mirror image position, wh...
by angelw
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Left/right indicator conversion help
Replies: 20
Views: 691
Australia

Re: Left/right indicator conversion help

Steve Wrote: so no cutting or welding needed..Steve Hello Steve, Late to the party, but of course, no cutting and welding required. The components of the Ignition Switch Housing/Steering Lock and the Steering Column are made ambidextrous. The pictures used are of an S3 Steering Column, but the same ...
by angelw
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: New Paint
Replies: 33
Views: 1562
Australia

Re: New Paint

Hello Geoff, Large areas aren't the issue, it's that the paint finished surface of an E Type's Boot Floor reaches so far under the car that painting that and the Top Surfaces of the body with the car right way up is, in my opinion, is inconvenient and not conducive to a consistent, excellent finish....
by angelw
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: New Paint
Replies: 33
Views: 1562
Australia

Re: New Paint

Hello Geoff, The following picture is of the Boot Floor and Lower Quarter Panels, shown just painted in my earlier Post, now just after cutting and polishing prior to setting the body right way up to prep for paint. https://i.postimg.cc/W3NJtbpY/Boot-Floor-Paint3.jpg I paint E Types in this sequence...
by angelw
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: What Causes Petrol to Leak from the Exhaust
Replies: 36
Views: 853
Australia

Re: What Causes Petrol to Leak from the Exhaust

Garry Wrote:
so I am surprised the OP did not have something similar if there was enough fuel in there for it to run out.
Hello Garry,
I agree. The car at work was backfiring profusely, with flames shooting out the Fantail.

Regards,

Bill
by angelw
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: What Causes Petrol to Leak from the Exhaust
Replies: 36
Views: 853
Australia

Re: What Causes Petrol to Leak from the Exhaust

Colin Wrote: If the carbs overflow out the front face, wouldn’t this mean that all fuel would still end up in the engine, and if too rich, cannot be burnt? Hello Colin, If all the kit is still assembled in the air filter housings and the amount of fuel emanating from the breather hole profound, its ...
by angelw
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: What Causes Petrol to Leak from the Exhaust
Replies: 36
Views: 853
Australia

Re: What Causes Petrol to Leak from the Exhaust

Phillip Wrote: I'm glad the problem is sorted George, but I still can not see how the fuel gets into the exhaust without pouring out the main jet and being sucked into the engine via the inlet valve, survive the combustion process, gets blown out the exhaust valve, either in liquid or unburnt gas fo...
by angelw
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Diamond Jubilee E-Type's
Replies: 24
Views: 1111
Australia

Re: Diamond Jubilee E-Type's

Chris Wrote: "cars I have seen restored by Jaguar are not top drawer restorations. Shut lines not consistent, paint with areas of orange peel, and poorly trimmed seats with baggy leather." Yup, just as they came out of the factory in 1961. And keeping with that tradition is their totally rubbish qua...
by angelw
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: New Paint
Replies: 33
Views: 1562
Australia

Re: New Paint

Rory Wrote: In this way there is much less tendancy to attack the areas that surround the imperfections than when a simple hand-supported abrasive is used (like a piece of wet-and-dry paper). Still under the topic of Blocking the painted surface to produce that perfect surface but for different reas...
by angelw
Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: New Paint
Replies: 33
Views: 1562
Australia

Re: New Paint

Derek Wrote: I'm now reassured and I hopefully won't be quite so paranoid about spoiling the finish on my car. Hello Derek, As stated in my previous Post, a great finish can be obtained Off the Gun. However, to get that perfect, totally flat as glass, show stopping finish, its common to block the fi...
by angelw
Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: New Paint
Replies: 33
Views: 1562
Australia

Re: New Paint

madjack4 Wrote: how many paint jobs do a body shop do all the time is in the prep bay its about 5% of the job that is spent in the booth if they could cure properly without heat would they spend all that money on a booth plus about £30.00 a time on gas or oil Hello madjack4, One very major advantage...
by angelw
Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Gearbox overhaul recommendations
Replies: 16
Views: 573
Australia

Re: Gearbox overhaul recommendations

Andrew Wrote: The problem with E type box over hauls, whether they be Moss or all synchro, is that none of the major gear components can be replaced, limiting a "rebuild" to replacing some bearings, seals and the odd layshaft. Hello Andrew, The limiting factor with regards to replacing the major com...
by angelw
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: WELDING AND CHICKEN WIRE ON BONNET ?
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Australia

Re: WELDING AND CHICKEN WIRE ON BONNET ?

Hello Michael,
Chuck at Monocoque Metalworks can help you with the Air Ducts. If by "valences" (plural in your post) you mean the Lower Valence Panel (that panel the forms the lower section of the Air Intake), then that panel is indeed still available from most of the usual suppliers.

Regards,

Bill
by angelw
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Upper ball joint
Replies: 18
Views: 1149
Australia

Re: Upper ball joint

Andrew Wrote: How does your CNC machine cope with the hardening in the socket? Hello Andrew, The original part was Induction Hardened to 650VPN, which equates to circa 58 Rockwell C, for a depth of 0.03" min to 0.05" max, Carbide inserts will handle that hardness and I routinely hard turn case harde...
by angelw
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Upper ball joint
Replies: 18
Views: 1149
Australia

Re: Upper ball joint

Mark Wrote: Do you know if a machining service for existing wishbones is available as well? Would be nice to keep my original ones. Hello Mark, I provide that service, but I'm on the other side of the World. I believe there are a couple of companies in the UK that do also. As you can see from the pi...
by angelw
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Upper ball joint
Replies: 18
Views: 1149
Australia

Re: Upper ball joint

Hello Mark,
SNG Barratt supply new Upper Wishbones equipped with the Nylon Insert ball joint arrangement. described as Up-rated.

Regards,

Bill
by angelw
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Noisy gearbox
Replies: 3
Views: 607
Australia

Re: Noisy gearbox

Hello Jonathan, Describe the noise you're experiencing. The only thing that is common for 1st and 2nd Gears is the Synchro Hub they share. The bearings in all cases for the Gears 1st through to 3rd are 3mm (nominal diameter) needle rollers; 4th gear is a direct coupling from the First Motion Shaft t...
by angelw
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Upper ball joint
Replies: 18
Views: 1149
Australia

Re: Upper ball joint

Hello Chris, On a fairly regular basis, I modify Upper Wishbones and fit the Nylon Inserts and have been for some time now. Also on a fairly regular basis, for evaluation purposes, I strip and examine the Ball Pin and Nylon Insert of one of my client's car that is used as a daily driver. For this ca...