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by Dad
Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:27 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Screaming blower
Replies: 15
Views: 4230

Yes - a kind of resonant screech so perhaps a dry bearing, as you suggest. So perhaps a stupid question; is the solution simply to access the bearing and oil it? In which case I'm assuming I have to take it apart?
by Dad
Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Screaming blower
Replies: 15
Views: 4230

Screaming blower

The internal air blower in my series 1 makes a screaming noise when I turn it on. Seems as if the axle is precessing? Any tips? Anyone had this happen? I ask to hopefully avoid having to take it apart.

Many thanks,

Dom
by Dad
Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Kenlowe electric fan / Distributor advice
Replies: 9
Views: 5424

Last question. Promise. You have removed the original fan and replaced with a Kenlowe. I have a Kenlowe mounted on the grille in front of the rad in addition to the original which is still in place. As far as I can tell I've wired everything according to instructions, but the only two remaining wire...
by Dad
Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: When should the fan kick in?
Replies: 3
Views: 1482

When should the fan kick in?

Dear forum Am I correct in assuming that the fan in a series 1 will only kick in once engine water temp has come up to something like 80 degrees? When idling in an ambient temperature of about 20 degrees, approximately how long would you expect this to take? All in centigrade, obviously. Thanks, Dom...
by Dad
Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Kenlowe electric fan / Distributor advice
Replies: 9
Views: 5424

Awesome. Thanks!
by Dad
Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Kenlowe electric fan / Distributor advice
Replies: 9
Views: 5424

I'm also installing a thermostatically controlled Kenlowe fan and got them to send me a wiring diagram. So far so good, but I'm unsure where the black and yellow leads go. The diagram says to the 'control circuit' - 'ignition switch controlled fused supply'. Can anyone advise as to how and where thi...
by Dad
Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Eezibleed Nightmare - Desperate - Please Help!
Replies: 8
Views: 2662

Many thanks, guys. That really helps. I'll try the old school method with my twelve year old son who simply loves sitting in the thing, let alone actually pressing pedal!
by Dad
Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:11 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Eezibleed Nightmare - Desperate - Please Help!
Replies: 8
Views: 2662

Eezibleed Nightmare - Desperate - Please Help!

Guys It's a long story, but I've just shipped a beautiful and immaculate 1966 4.2 series 1 FHC across the pond from Blighty to Canada and now need to bleed the brakes. I've been assured this can only be done under pressure from the reservoirs so used an Eezibleed kit. Followed instructions to the le...
by Dad
Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Advice regarding leaking Fuel Line close to Fuel Filter
Replies: 16
Views: 4997

Many thanks, Heuer. I hadn't found that one yet (doesn't come up for me in the search Pete showed me :lol: ). Lots of really great stuff there.
by Dad
Fri Nov 29, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Advice regarding leaking Fuel Line close to Fuel Filter
Replies: 16
Views: 4997

Peter When I clicked on the link you provided, it automated the entry 'E-type parts suppliers' in google and searched for it. I assumed you were being sarcastic. Because, let's face it, I would have to be a bit of a muppet to ask a question on an online forum about parts suppliers for e-types in thi...
by Dad
Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Advice regarding leaking Fuel Line close to Fuel Filter
Replies: 16
Views: 4997

That was actually quite funny... But seriously, I should have mentioned I have spent quite some time doing exactly that and have only managed to find one supplier who sells anything like it, but only as part of a kit, from which I only need one piece. Was kinda looking for some constructive advice, ...
by Dad
Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Advice regarding leaking Fuel Line close to Fuel Filter
Replies: 16
Views: 4997

Thanks. Sorry - I meant I have now found an original parts manual I had been given... Can anyone recommend a good North American/Canadian parts supplier?
by Dad
Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Advice regarding leaking Fuel Line close to Fuel Filter
Replies: 16
Views: 4997

Upon further digging, I managed to unearth a Jaguar official spare parts catalogue from 1965 (slightly embarrassed). Can anyone recommend a good place to buy?
by Dad
Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Advice regarding leaking Fuel Line close to Fuel Filter
Replies: 16
Views: 4997

Cheers, Peter. I didn't mean to sound 'testy'. Name's Dominic and I have updated my signature with year and model. I am absolutely on this forum to learn, so all of this advice is *very* much appreciated. So how and where do I get hold of a parts manual and/or better mechanical guide than the Heynes...
by Dad
Sun Nov 24, 2013 3:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Advice regarding leaking Fuel Line close to Fuel Filter
Replies: 16
Views: 4997

Fair enough, Peter, and I appreciate the advice, but remember (a) I am new to this and (b) I actually did do exactly as you suggest wrt brake and fuel lines, but found no issue with them at the time. This is the first time there's been any issue with the fuel line at any point. Honestly, I think it'...
by Dad
Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Advice regarding leaking Fuel Line close to Fuel Filter
Replies: 16
Views: 4997

I couldn't see one and as far as I could tell the Haynes manual didn't show one, but I'll have another good look...
by Dad
Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Advice regarding leaking Fuel Line close to Fuel Filter
Replies: 16
Views: 4997

Advice regarding leaking Fuel Line close to Fuel Filter

I have just discovered the brake hose under the hood just above the spec plate has weeped very slightly and corroded the fuel line as it enters the fuel filter, resulting in a heavy fuel leak. As far as I can tell, the fuel line goes all the way under the car and along to the fuel pump in the boot. ...
by Dad
Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tightening manifold nuts
Replies: 1
Views: 1147

Tightening manifold nuts

Simple question; When re-attaching the exhaust to the manifold (which was a bit of a b*tch), how tight should the copper nuts be? Almost impossible using a torque wrench, so a numerical value won't help me as much as a subjective rating. Let's say; Loose A bit loose Medium Tight Really tight Upon fi...
by Dad
Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-Type vs 250 GTO?
Replies: 34
Views: 10895

This is all most informative. Cheers.
by Dad
Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-Type vs 250 GTO?
Replies: 34
Views: 10895

Sorry - yes, I didn't mean to sound as if I'd taken offence at Pete's answer :-) All good. It's fascinating, isn't it, how humans obsess about rarity simply for the sake of it. Stamp and coin collecting has to be the ultimate. 'Penny Black syndrome'... The whole elitism thing. I thought the Chris Ev...