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by angelw
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Head removal tool
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Australia

Re: Head removal tool

Hello Collin, The Head Pulling Device you're having made is the single plate type. In this system the bolts that push against the Head Studs will tend to want to slide off the top surface of the Stud. Accordingly, have support sleeves made, approximately 12mm longer than the length of the Stud protr...
by angelw
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Orphan wires in my 1972 Series 3 2+2
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Australia

Re: Orphan wires in my 1972 Series 3 2+2

Hello Mark, In a 2+2 S3. the Right most rocker switch is usually for a Heated Rear Hatch Door Window; in an OTS its vacant for the control of some optional item. I believe if you were to trace the White Wire it will terminate at F7 Fuse via an Inline Fuse. If its connected to the F7 fuse and both it...
by angelw
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Paint 'touch up'
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Australia

Re: Paint 'touch up'

Ash Wrote: I was wondering if anyone has had any success in 'touching up' the black crinkle paint on their S2 dashboard? The handles on the end of my heater and choke levers are badly chipped and I am keen to improve them. Worried that it could be a very obvious touch up if I am not careful. Just wo...
by angelw
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gear box oil
Replies: 17
Views: 643
Australia

Re: Gear box oil

Malcolm Wrote: I've been told to use engine oil (20/50) in the gearboxx - any merit in that? Hello Malcolm, Not really. The slipperiness and load bearing characteristics of the oil is rather important with a synchromesh Gearbox; far more so than its viscosity. Use oil with too high an Extreme Pressu...
by angelw
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gear box oil
Replies: 17
Views: 643
Australia

Re: Gear box oil

Peter Wrote:
I never ship with the stick attached. Have seen two top covers snapped off by rough handling.
Hello Peter,
The pictures were taken for the benefit of the client, so he could see his finished Gearbox. The Gear Stick is removed when finally packed.
by angelw
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gear box oil
Replies: 17
Views: 643
Australia

Re: Gear box oil

Chris Wrote: do you use it. Hello Chris, I provide a Gearbox Repair/Rebuild service as part of my E Type Restoration business and use Redline MT 90 in all gearboxes I rebuild. Following are a couple of pictures of a completed S3 Gearbox nearing being ready ship. https://i.postimg.cc/9f0pt6zH/Gearbox...
by angelw
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gear box oil
Replies: 17
Views: 643
Australia

Re: Gear box oil

Hello Chris,
You will get it from Super Cheap Auto, or Autobarn. You can have a one U.S. Gallon (3.785 litres) container of it delivered to your door for AUD105.00 via eBay.

Regards,

Bill
by angelw
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cover for car
Replies: 28
Views: 2465
Australia

Re: Cover for car

Ralph Wrote: Personally I have never heard of or seen before a "breathable" automotive topcoat. A car topcoat is supposed to be a sealed barrier. Blisters happen due to entrapped moisture or gases in the underlayers, which are precisely held by the topcoat barrier. Hello Ralph, Absolutely. Also know...
by angelw
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cover for car
Replies: 28
Views: 2465
Australia

Re: Cover for car

Steve Wrote: but how can you be sure it was the car cover and not the paint application contitions. Hello Steve, Air quality used in the paint application is way more likely than a Car Cover being that cause. I've spent a lot on installing a system that ensures very dry, very clean air is supplied t...
by angelw
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Replacing upper ball joint advice
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Australia

Re: Replacing upper ball joint advice

Hello Andrew,
AUD90.00 per each. 10% discount for quantities 4 and above.

Regards,

Bill
by angelw
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Replacing upper ball joint advice
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Australia

Re: Replacing upper ball joint advice

Andrew Wrote: How did this work out? I have a number of worn wishbones and I have been giving some thought as to how to reuse them. Hello Andrew, Its quite a reasonable solution, but the Tapered Pin is smaller and also needs to be sleeved. I think the best solution is the use of the Nylon Sabot and ...
by angelw
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Replacing upper ball joint advice
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Australia

Re: Replacing upper ball joint advice

Peter Wrote: I’m planning to fix the front “suspension” this winter since i found lots of play in both upper and lower ball joints and need some advice regarding the upper wishbone ball joint. The upper ones are supposed to be renovated but either the firm did a bad job with the shims or the “ball j...
by angelw
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cover for car
Replies: 28
Views: 2465
Australia

Re: Cover for car

I have tried all types of car covers in the workshop and the one that works the best by a long shot for keeping dust off is Paint Masking Film. A long length (not sure of the exact content of the roll - many car worth of the stuff) is AUD25.00 (that will soon equal around GBP0.10 the way the exchang...
by angelw
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Define the spacer into the hub
Replies: 26
Views: 6625
Australia

Re: Define the spacer into the hub

John Wrote: The Mini rear taper roller bearings did have a spacer (admittedly built in to the inner race) otherwise applying 60 lb/ft to them as a preload would have destroyed them. Hello John, I just got to look at the bearings you're referring to. The inner race of both bearings are extended and p...
by angelw
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Define the spacer into the hub
Replies: 26
Views: 6625
Australia

Re: Define the spacer into the hub

Jerome Wrote: There was no bearing adjustment available, the hubs were done up tight with a spacer between the inner races. There was no way (or requirement) to measure the pre-load. Hello Jerome, There are many vehicles that have, and the makers specify, preload for their wheel bearings. Many have ...
by angelw
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Define the spacer into the hub
Replies: 26
Views: 6625
Australia

Re: Define the spacer into the hub

Christopher Wrote: Pre-loading the hub bearings is directly contrary to Jaguar's specification and is bound to increase the heat produced in the bearing . I don't wish to be rude but what is this fascination for knowing better than the manufacturers ? It crops up time and again in this forum Jaguar ...
by angelw
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Define the spacer into the hub
Replies: 26
Views: 6625
Australia

Re: Define the spacer into the hub

There has been tomes written on the subject of design principles relating to bearing set up; way too much to discuss here in depth. However, the primary benefits resulting from preload bearing set up includes but are not limited to: • enhanced stiffness • reduced noise levels • improved shaft guidan...
by angelw
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: From 4 to 5 Speed , but Which one ?
Replies: 26
Views: 2363
Australia

Re: From 4 to 5 Speed , but Which one ?

Barry Wrote: However, with a 2.88 lsd diff, it means at 90 mph, the engine is running at 3500 revs. With so much torque in the V12, you really don’t need a 5 speed gearbox. Hello Barry, Couldn't agree more. There has been a lot written that a 2.88 is too tall for an S3, that it makes them uncomforta...
by angelw
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: alternator
Replies: 3
Views: 1118
Australia

Re: alternator

Sven Wrote: No I have to remove the rear bearing and the slip rings. Did no one do this before and can give me a hint if it is a straightforward job? Hello Sven, I've done this many times and it can be either straightforward of not. The un-soldering from the outer end is not much of an issue; the in...
by angelw
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: adhesive advice for diaphragms that hold headlights
Replies: 4
Views: 1032
Australia

Re: adhesive advice for diaphragms that hold headlights

Bob Wrote: I originally used Sikaflex, but one diaphragm would repeatedly let go after a few months of driving. Hello Bob, Is the Sikaflex product you used the 221 version that most recommend for E Type Bonnet assembly? If yes, 221 is a general purpose bonding agent in the Sikaflex range and is not ...