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by JagWaugh
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Help needed. - Starter failure
Replies: 14
Views: 218
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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: 297
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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: 297
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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: 507
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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: 549
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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?).
by JagWaugh
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: How to adjust mixture
Replies: 12
Views: 330
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Re: How to adjust mixture

You can make one from scratch, which is what I did in about 1978 or so (I don't even remember if I needed a lathe or not), but for less than 20GBP...
by JagWaugh
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: How to adjust mixture
Replies: 12
Views: 330
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Re: How to adjust mixture

Holeshot wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:47 pm
Brilliant info; thanks.

Obvious question now is where to get the special tool?
Any clues?

Thanks guys :bigrin:
http://zenithcarb.co.uk/carb-adjusting-tool.html

(Burlen is my go-to place for carb/pump stuff.)
by JagWaugh
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tools?
Replies: 7
Views: 537
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Re: Tools?

As Neal says, you just need a set of A/F spanners and hex sockets (long and short) for most jobs. No need to go mad as 5/16", 7/16", 1/2", 3/4" and 7/8" will cover most fixings. You will need a set of BA spanners/sockets (electrical, SU's) and buy individual large tools as you come across a need. S...
by JagWaugh
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dashboard Gauge rubber seals
Replies: 12
Views: 463
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Re: Dashboard Gauge rubber seals

The ones that go between the outer ring and the glass are just there to stop the glass rattling around. I found some soft rubber tubing of a suitable diameter (something like 3mm iirc) in a garden center. Come to think of it, it might have been a petcare place (aquarium tubing).
by JagWaugh
Thu May 31, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Share a top tip
Replies: 10
Views: 665
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Re: Share a top tip

Tip number one for ease of maintenance: Get a spray can of NevrSieze, and apply it to every single fastener and shaft you fit. The only exceptions to this are electrical bits (Vaseline or Silicone grease there) and interior bits which are visible or near to carpet etc (I use a Lithium spray for inte...
by JagWaugh
Thu May 10, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Electroplating kits - any good?
Replies: 8
Views: 575
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Re: Electroplating kits - any good?

I have an EN (Electroless Nickel) bath that I use for screws and such. I kitted up in fairly big style to do Zinc, but eventually decided that although it's not that hard to do it yourself, it's a bother to get set up for a couple of small bits, and I just don't have the space to leave it ready to g...
by JagWaugh
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: "...remove bolts securing propeller shaft..."
Replies: 23
Views: 960
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Re: "...remove bolts securing propeller shaft..."

Bill wrote: In terms of securing the flanged joint, no advantage one way, or the other. I can only think that in the unlikely event that if three of the four nuts should come undone with the fourth loose, the bolts can't fall out and the tail-shaft will be roughly retained in position. In this situ...
by JagWaugh
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Flaring tool
Replies: 15
Views: 883
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Re: Flaring tool

It's a doddle, and the advantage is that you get to make them the wrong length yourself, rather than paying someone else to do it for you. Even the cheap sets ( example do a decent job. The tubing cutters are usually crap, but the cheap tools are fine unless you're going to be making brake lines all...
by JagWaugh
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cracked rear Hub
Replies: 6
Views: 423
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Re: Cracked rear Hub

I have another arriving today........logic told me to bin it....but im no expert in aluminium welding...difficult to understand how it could have cracked across the face without cracking the side reinforcers....Steve I'd have binned it, and I'm the patron saint of "I can fix that with a bit of effo...
by JagWaugh
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Slow fuel pump?
Replies: 4
Views: 556
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Re: Slow fuel pump?

Sounds like a delivery problem to me. Generally, the pump should click about every half to 3/4 second while filling an empty bowl. Disconnect the line _into_ the filter and turn the ignition on. If the pump clicks faster then you may have a blockage downstream from the carbs, if the speed doesn't ch...
by JagWaugh
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Engraved numbers
Replies: 3
Views: 550
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Re: Engraved numbers

Most of the castings have a casting number, which indicates the raw casting part before machining, possibly even the pattern number. The stamped numbers could be post manufacture, but they may also be grading marks. I've often wondered how they set the various shims in the suspension/ball joints at ...
by JagWaugh
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff ratios
Replies: 56
Views: 3287
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Re: Diff ratios

Is it feasible to just change the crown wheel and pinion and therefore keep your original diff and casing etc.? Yes, the only parts which differ from one ratio to another are the crown wheel and pinion. It isn't really a that difficult to do yourself, given a certain level of experience with that k...
by JagWaugh
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bolt size decode 6B-NC.44
Replies: 7
Views: 698
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Re: Bolt size decode 6B-NC.44

Hugo wrote: Couldn't be UNC could they? As it has NC in the part no? A pitch gauge won't help you as all UNC except one (is it 7/16?) are the same pitch as Whit.
You can see the difference in angle (at least I can with my NC thread gauge, at least for the larger pitches).
by JagWaugh
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bolt size decode 6B-NC.44
Replies: 7
Views: 698
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Re: Bolt size decode 6B-NC.44

Can anyone help me with the dimensions of the bolts, part number 7680 that hold the limited slip differential case together? The parts manual says 6B-NC.44 but I can't correlate this with anything in the KB listing on bolts sizes nor the SNJ catalogue. The parts nomenclature for the diff internals ...
by JagWaugh
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bonnet hinge bolt size and thread depth
Replies: 10
Views: 665
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Re: Bonnet hinge bolt size and thread depth

Durango2k wrote:Hi Andrew,

I‘ll have a look into the care pack - good idea !

What would use as a pre-drill then ?

Carsten
6.9mm (Not an odd size - even Bosch makes them)

see: http://www.fairburyfastener.com/tap_dri ... l_inch.htm