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by JagWaugh
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 4.2 ameter oscillation
Replies: 7
Views: 247
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Re: 4.2 ameter oscillation

Check the brushes. If they're stuck, or worn enough that they aren't making contact consistently then you'll get a jumping needle.
by JagWaugh
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lost parts in restoration
Replies: 11
Views: 741
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Re: Lost parts in restoration

The easiest way to find them is to order, or fabricate new ones. 10 minutes after the repacements are fitted your originals will magically appear.
by JagWaugh
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Windscreen wires?
Replies: 10
Views: 527
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Re: Windscreen wires?

If the wires in the glass form a "T" made of two inverted "L"s, and there is no connection between them, then it's probably an antenna.
by JagWaugh
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rear Anti Sway Bar for SIII?
Replies: 10
Views: 367
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Re: Rear Anti Sway Bar for SIII?

Try Harvey Bailey, they probably make them.
by JagWaugh
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Downtime
Replies: 51
Views: 1366
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Re: Forum Downtime

Well done David. It's a big drain to know a system is down, and not be able to get it back up quickly, so have a virtual pint on me.
by JagWaugh
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Do not open windows....
Replies: 10
Views: 603
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Re: Do not open windows....

There must have been a crosswind, as the Marina didn't go fast enough for that to happen, not even going downhill with carb icing!
by JagWaugh
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bent rear hub/axle
Replies: 3
Views: 272
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Re: Bent rear hub/axle

Sometimes the splines are tighter in one orientation, but fine in another, especially when fitting new hubs. If the hubs had Loctite and you haven't got all of it out then that can also make fitting a bother. The last few sets of hubs I fitted arrived as if the machinist had just blown the coolant o...
by JagWaugh
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil Filler Cap, Gap to Bonnet, and Improving Breathing ?
Replies: 17
Views: 868
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Re: Oil Filler Cap - and gap to bonnet ?

Peter, you forgot:

It's a justification for owning a lathe.
It's pretty.
It's a justification for owning a lathe.
by JagWaugh
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series one Independent rear suspension (IRS) overhaul?
Replies: 13
Views: 630
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Re: Series one Independent rear suspension (IRS) overhaul?

I have four pots on the front. I have read that it is an upgrade to put my now redundant front piston/cylinder assemblies on the rear. If this is in fact a possible and my fronts are usable it would be a good idea as I could make a start on these now before taking the car off the road. If you've go...
by JagWaugh
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series one Independent rear suspension (IRS) overhaul?
Replies: 13
Views: 630
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Re: Series one Independent rear suspension (IRS) overhaul?

Half shaft U/Js (If they need it)
Hubs (If they need it)
I usually change the outer fulcrum felts for modern lip seals. (National 471652, Timken: (CR) 11123 )
New Metaloc nuts for the flanges.
by JagWaugh
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Alternator with fried connector
Replies: 2
Views: 203
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Re: Alternator with fried connector

The alternator is also pretty close to the exhaust headers. Do you have a heatshield installed?
by JagWaugh
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: High Tensile Bolts
Replies: 2
Views: 246
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Re: High Tensile Bolts

You've hardened them. Hardening also makes them more brittle.

Buy new bolts.

Get a bottle of gun blacking. Or Google "DIY Parkerizing".

The formula I use is pretty much this: https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=43247

Parkerising is dead easy.
by JagWaugh
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Knock on rear end (sounds painfull)
Replies: 36
Views: 1327
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Re: Knock on rear end (sounds painfull)

I also checked the bolt holding the small end of the radius arm and this was loose in fact very loose on both sides of the car I managed to get another 3 to 4 mm of thread showing past the end of the nut. Have I over tightened these or have they worked loose I’m sure I have checked these in the pas...
by JagWaugh
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Prop shaft UJs
Replies: 4
Views: 242
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Re: Prop shaft UJs

Find your local GKN driveline shop and take your old U/Js in. They may even have them in stock.

I normally just take the shaft in and have them do it. Usually 1-3 day turnaround, and it comes back with new U/Js, balanced and painted.
by JagWaugh
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Serious brake bleed issues
Replies: 43
Views: 1736
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Re: Serious brake bleed issues

About a week ago I helped with a car which had a new M/C and servo fitted, but nothing had been bench bled. I used a large syringe with a bit of a rubber bellows (sealed on the ID of the reservoir, and on the bevelled end of the syringe) to pressure feed from the reservoir. It doesn't take much pres...
by JagWaugh
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Help needed. - Starter failure
Replies: 14
Views: 719
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Re: Help needed. - Starter failure

This may move the worn brush(es) into contact with the commutator. Same goes for the alternator brushes. It's a bit of a fiddle to get them pinned back into the holder to be able to reinstall them, but sometimes pulling the holder, blowing out the space and the holder with contact spray and stretch...
by JagWaugh
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: I learn something new every day!
Replies: 5
Views: 517
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Re: I learn something new every day!

I'm not absolutely certain, but I think I remember them mentioning Barr's in a SB back in the XK era (end '50s).

But then again... I've read so much stuff about Jaguar that it all kind of blurrs.
by JagWaugh
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I learn something new every day!
Replies: 5
Views: 517
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Re: I learn something new every day!

Heuer wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:17 am
Yes, it is the first time I have seen Jaguar endorse another product.
Barr's Stop Leak?
by JagWaugh
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: I got to wear a funny hat
Replies: 21
Views: 1118
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Re: I got to wear a funny hat

Well done Simon!
by JagWaugh
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Valve clearance not set by the shim
Replies: 18
Views: 1101
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Re: Valve clearance not set by the shim

Is the seat area of the tappet the same thickness as the others?

If the valve hasn't been topped and the tappet is the same thickness, then it could be:

Something trapped between the valve seat and the valve.
Valve seat dropped.
Broken spring(s).
Bent Valve.
Tight valve guide (debris?).