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by johnben
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Xmas cards
Replies: 4
Views: 1131
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Re: Xmas cards

Here is a few more taken from the internet so I don't have copyright. The one of the snow scene I did try and Photoshop my own car into without much success. John S.1 2+ 2 https://i.postimg.cc/cLckbnRz/1417bd9d7589d95a52331bc43d0e0038.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/FHhD3HMV/185921740.jpg https://i.postimg...
by johnben
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cold Glue Dent removal
Replies: 4
Views: 641
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Cold Glue Dent removal

Hi Folks I have a couple of small dents in the car which are not easily accessible from the inside to tap them out. Has anyone used a Cold Glue / Slide Hammer kit for removing dents on their E Type? I fear that the metal on the bodywork will be too thick and these kits are for more modern cars, but ...
by johnben
Sat May 18, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Parts - Same part? 25% more!
Replies: 6
Views: 917
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Re: Parts - Same part? 25% more!

Hi Folks
Thanks for all the advice, the stainless steel inserts were tempting but I don't think I have enough years left to get their full value.
I ended up going to SNG for a variety of reasons.

John Series 1 2+ 2
by johnben
Sat May 18, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake Failure
Replies: 12
Views: 1600
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Re: Brake Failure

Thanks for that Steve, it was too late last night to start the compressor so I sprayed the end with penetrating oil and left it over night, this morning I pulled the push rod and it popped out.

John Series 1 2 + 2
by johnben
Fri May 17, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake Failure
Replies: 12
Views: 1600
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Re: Brake Failure

Hi Folks I am now at the stripping down stage of the brake slave cylinder, does anyone know how to remove the greenish plastic bearing? The manual helpfully states 'Take out the seal and bearing from the mouth of the slave cylinder'. The bearing is a very tight fit, I have tried moving the push rod ...
by johnben
Mon May 13, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Parts - Same part? 25% more!
Replies: 6
Views: 917
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Parts - Same part? 25% more!

Hi Folks after my brake failure I am now at the position to source parts, using the master cylinder as an example I find I can pay £195 or £150 for this item. I know of the saying 'you get what you pay for' but this is not true in all circumstances. Does anyone know if the cheaper product is the sam...
by johnben
Mon May 13, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake Failure
Replies: 12
Views: 1600
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Re: Brake Failure

Thanks for that David, I am now about to push on and have started another thread regarding the differences in price for the same part.

John Series 1 2 + 2
by johnben
Wed May 08, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake Failure
Replies: 12
Views: 1600
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Re: Brake Failure

I have now removed the servo and slave unit, there was some wetness on the diaphragm (both sides) but no fluid gathered at the bottom. I was dismayed to see how much black silt there was in the system, I am guessing, but I would say that this is either from the seals breaking down or the rubber feed...
by johnben
Sat May 04, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake Failure
Replies: 12
Views: 1600
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Re: Brake Failure

Thanks for the advice folks, I have finally got round to removing and inspecting the master cylinder, I did have to drain the clutch reservoir to do this as the clutch feed pipe fouled the master cylinder. On inspection of the master cylinder I did find some muck in there so I will go ahead and get ...
by johnben
Fri May 03, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake Failure
Replies: 12
Views: 1600
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Re: Brake Failure

Hi Steve Thanks for the reply, I have now removed the vacuum reservoir and found it to be dry, I will turn my attention to the brake vacuum servo unit, I read somewhere that you can check for liquid by just undoing the big clip around the cylinder shell cover and gently prising it apart as opposed t...
by johnben
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake Failure
Replies: 12
Views: 1600
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Brake Failure

Hi Folks Warming up the E Type on Friday for Drive it Day. Short drive but noticed the brake pedal was moving closer to the floor each time I braked. This was gentle driving and braking, by the time I got home the brake was to the floor, unable to pump. I turned the engine off and after about 10 min...
by johnben
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Electric E-type from Jaguar
Replies: 28
Views: 3575
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Electric E-type from Jaguar

I suppose it's all good news, it has probably increased the value of and future proofed our cars, with technology moving at an ever increasing pace how long will it be before classic cars are prohibited from motorways? At least we now may have the opportunity in the future not only to sell our cars ...
by johnben
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Electrics, wiper motor
Replies: 12
Views: 1781
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Re: Electrics, wiper motor

Hi Mich Thank you for your tactful reply, what a fool I am, worryingly I renewed most of the vac stuff about 5 years ago, so there is no excuse, the car is not the only thing deteriorating with age, still look on the positives, I gave the drain tap a 6 monthly check and made sure the coolant level w...
by johnben
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Electrics, wiper motor
Replies: 12
Views: 1781
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Re: Electrics, wiper motor

Just to conclude this item, I found that I could not remove the wiper motor without first disconnecting one of the water hoses to the cylinder head. This only took a few minutes to drain a few litres and disconnect the hose and made it easier to remove and refit the motor. I purchased some sheathed ...
by johnben
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Electrics, wiper motor
Replies: 12
Views: 1781
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Re: Electrics, wiper motor

Hi Folks Thanks for the advice, I am now progressing with the removal of the motor. The Workshop manual states 'disconnect the ball joint' in the pic below, is this a push on fit? Do I just pull the arm towards me? Advise please as my gynaecological skills are somewhat limited. John 1967 Series 1 2 ...
by johnben
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Electrics, wiper motor
Replies: 12
Views: 1781
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Electrics, wiper motor

Hi Folks On my way to a car show last week and without warning my windscreen wipers actuated, fortunately this stopped after a minute or so, the switch having no effect. At the show I looked at the fuse board to see if anything had blown, it had not. I checked the other electrics and I had no main b...
by johnben
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Horn push/button badge
Replies: 4
Views: 846
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Re: Horn push/button badge

If it is the Jaguar head on the chequered background then yes. Part No C16070

Regards

John Ser 1 2+2
by johnben
Wed May 23, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Royal Jaguar?
Replies: 28
Views: 3845
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Re: Royal Jaguar?

Claimed 150 mph for the Zero, now where have I heard that before?

John

S1 2 + 2
by johnben
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil additive ZDDP
Replies: 6
Views: 1514
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Re: Oil additive ZDDP

Thanks for the links folks, I went for the Classic Oils' own high-zinc classic 20W50 mineral oil, it seems to tick all of the boxes.

John
1967 Series 1 2+ 2
by johnben
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil additive ZDDP
Replies: 6
Views: 1514
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Oil additive ZDDP

Hi Folks Coming up to an oil change but I am still confused as what to use, I understand oils in the 60's contained zinc and modern oils don't, I have looked at both Castrol GTX and Halfords Classic motor oil and neither state that they contain zinc. Should I buy a modern oil and add ZDDP or trust t...