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by Rustyred
Tue May 26, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dedicated LPG?
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Australia

Re: Dedicated LPG?

Colin! I would seriously think about the LPG conversion, Working in the Auto industry has made me change my mind about LPG use and the need to revert back to Full pump petrol. Couple of reasons, LPG in Australia has seen a decline in its use in the Automotive market as fewer vehicles are being conve...
by Rustyred
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rear Door Rubber.
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Australia

Re: Rear Door Rubber.

The purpose of the buffer elements is to prevent the door from "overclosing" if it is dropped, which is very bad for the paintwork. So, I would suggest you position these on the right hand ( viewed from rear ) of the seal channel where they will have most preventative effect Hi Chris, Your not refe...
by Rustyred
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rear Door Rubber.
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Australia

Re: Rear Door Rubber.

Thank you for the image Steve. Your car is exactly the colour of the one Im doing. I thought the orientation was correct, what has thrown me was the buffers moulded into the seal. With the joins in the mid point of fixing, the buffers become staggered and not in one set point. I will try and get a i...
by Rustyred
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rear Door Rubber.
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Australia

Rear Door Rubber.

Hi Guys. Quick question on the rear door rubber for FHC. The rubber in question is 2 piece design, purchased from SG. On the rubber, there are like 2 buffer or bumper sections moulded into it with 2 holes. Do these go anywhere in particular or should they be located around the curves, looking at the...
by Rustyred
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Door internal water shield
Replies: 9
Views: 1764
Australia

Re: Door internal water shield

The Best method is as per Richards Photo, on how he attached his Poly sheet, the addition of extra poly attached by tape (like image example) and allowed to hang freely inside the door frame itself is advisable to allow for water to drain back into the door frame itself. This also allows air to circ...
by Rustyred
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Moving on. Bike resto
Replies: 29
Views: 7754
Australia

Re: Moving on. Bike resto

Coincidently ive just been trying to research the bike my dad had when doing his National Service in Malaya 58-60, it took me a while , anybody else know the model? I'm no expert but that looks like a Moto Guzzi. Could be very wrong though. Andrew, how about an MV Augusta? Really well engineered bi...
by Rustyred
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Lower steering UJ removal
Replies: 8
Views: 3133
Australia

Re: Lower steering UJ removal

The whole Trunnion is removed from the shafts. This applies to all Makes and Models, not just Jaguar. It doesn'y apply to all E-types, never mind Jags. Some Series 1 cars have the top yoke of the lower UJ lntegral with the column forging Interesting, I didn't realise that, as I havent seen a Series...
by Rustyred
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Heat Shield
Replies: 6
Views: 2348
Australia

Re: Heat Shield

Gary, I reckon there asbestos for sure, I had to burn the oil out of the ones I pulled off so I could repaint. The flame had no effect on them at all. Still had shape. When painted they looked brand new.
by Rustyred
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Lower steering UJ removal
Replies: 8
Views: 3133
Australia

Re: Lower steering UJ removal

I just want to say, Steering Uni Joints are not to be pulled apart, Cups are factory pressed and later pinned By machine once located, to prevent removal. The whole Trunnion is removed from the shafts. This applies to all Makes and Models, not just Jaguar. These Joints are supplied as a trunnion pac...
by Rustyred
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Nightmare: new windscreen for series 3 OTS
Replies: 17
Views: 5019
Australia

Re: Nightmare: new windscreen for series 3 OTS

I ordered a screen a while ago from a company Advanced AGlass, they supplied me a screen made in China, When the guy gave it to me I opened the box to check it, It was Made by FNG Auto Glass (I now know what FNG stands for.) Kid you not. It was that bad that were the screen curves in, the distortion...
by Rustyred
Mon May 06, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Sunroof
Replies: 10
Views: 3399
Australia

Re: Sunroof

There was a thread some time ago which I contributed which might help. Im not sure if Jaguar actually fitted them from factory but having said that there were a lot of XJ6 which seem to have them. Mine was a very well fitted Hollandia electric metal sunroof. Click on the link below to take you to t...
by Rustyred
Mon May 06, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Door Drain Hole Shroud
Replies: 7
Views: 970
Australia

Re: Door Drain Hole Shroud

Some have them did and some don't. The passenger door on the one I did had them but the Drivers door didn't, maybe because they rusted off You have to make sure the Sill Rubber has a rebate so the water can drain past the rubber, These little shrouds assist with the rubber clearance so water doesn't...
by Rustyred
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Headlamp / sugar scoop chrome mouldings
Replies: 7
Views: 1185
Australia

Re: Headlamp / sugar scoop chrome mouldings

I bought some new trims from a mob in the UK, and they dont even look like they will fit :banghead: , Im still battling with the old ones.
So Im feeling your pain.
by Rustyred
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Where to mount rotisserie on rear of S3
Replies: 8
Views: 1148
Australia

Re: Where to mount rotisserie on rear of S3

Hi Dave, This is how I made the one on mine. With the front I utilised the front Picture frame as the frames were rusted. and the rear I attached to the Rear to the Middle bar mounts and drilled 2 extra holes to mount the lower bracket. https://i.postimg.cc/Z5R5pH94/Resize-front.jpg https://i.postim...
by Rustyred
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: "...remove bolts securing propeller shaft..."
Replies: 23
Views: 2634
Australia

Re: "...remove bolts securing propeller shaft..."

generally the head of the bolt will be keyed by the rim on the flange allowing the lock-nut to do its job properly, so it doesn't come loose in service.
by Rustyred
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: chrome beading
Replies: 2
Views: 814
Australia

Re: chrome beading

the same beading can used from the bonnet join to fender trim moulding.
by Rustyred
Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Spark plug tourque
Replies: 34
Views: 5107
Australia

Re: Spark plug tourque

To say torquing plugs is necessary is incorrect, it just isn't required. The screwing of the plug till it seats then tighten another 1/4 to 1/2 a turn is more than adequate. The torquing of any fastener is needed for correct clamping of any component to give it proper squash and to prevent failure o...
by Rustyred
Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Replacing headliner in an already trimmed car
Replies: 7
Views: 2188
Australia

Re: Replacing headliner in an already trimmed car

On a slightly different tack, my interior is really good also. The original headliner in my car is grey/beige. It does not sag, has no rips but has mould spot and some discoloration. This will not clean off. (scrubbing brush with 20% traffic film remover etc has no effect). So my plan is to paint t...
by Rustyred
Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Heavy clutch
Replies: 8
Views: 1658
Australia

Re: Heavy clutch

Worn clutches do not change the geometry, as the pivot points are fixed, all they do is increase or decrease travel. With what Wolfgang did, fitting a smaller bore Master will increase pressure going to the slave at the sacrifice of fluid travel, the opposite is true also. Larger bore, less pressure...
by Rustyred
Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Can't extract this screw
Replies: 7
Views: 1741
Australia

Re: Can't extract this screw

One thing you could try, if you know someone with a spot welder or maybe even try a TIG, is to pinch the remaining bolt and try to weld the stud nut back to the bracket. Once its fixed you can drill out the remaining stud and either re-tap the nut or fit a nutsert. I have used this method on another...