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by norman m. macleod
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Churchill J17 tool dimensions
Replies: 12
Views: 2709
Australia

Re: Churchill J17 tool dimensions

Hi Tadek,
I have detailed drawing of that tool. I can e-mail it to you if you wish...…. E-mail me on norman_m_macleod@iinet.net.au and confirm if you still need it. By the way, that tool can be purchased from Rob Beere in UK for about GBP90.00 or so...…
Kind regards,
Norman
by norman m. macleod
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Has Anyone Fitted the Tremac 5 Speed ?
Replies: 21
Views: 3587
Australia

Re: Has Anyone Fitted the Tremac 5 Speed ?

Hi, I fitted a Tremec to my Series 1 4.2 2+2. Sourced from "The Driven Man" in USA, Kit included bellhousing and propshaft. Comments:- 1.0 It has the 0.8:1 5th gear ratio. I think 0.6:1 would be a bit much. I installed a 3.17:1 differential ratio. 2.0 Has now done about 7,000 miles in 7 months (dail...
by norman m. macleod
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gunson Colortune
Replies: 14
Views: 2830
Australia

Re: Gunson Colortune

Hi all..... Like Peter, I have used these devices since their introduction in the Sixties, on everything from single-cylinder motorcycles to the Jaguar XK engine, and just about everything in between. On the E-Type I use three. And, like Christopher, I end up moving from a blue flame indication to a...
by norman m. macleod
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Engine breather hose.
Replies: 23
Views: 3786
Australia

Re: Engine breather hose.

Hi All, I have fitted a Mann+Hummell Provent 200 Catchcan/Separator Kit to my Series 1 4.2 2+2. These are around the AUD$300:00 mark down here, and provide what I consider to be a most satisfactory solution to the venting problem. The unit separates the oil from the vent fumes, and incorporates a (p...
by norman m. macleod
Tue May 08, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: another one back on the road......
Replies: 18
Views: 3823
Australia

Re: another one back on the road......

Hi all, Apologies to all who have responded, and didn't get much in the way of a polite/deserved/sensible response....As you would have noted, have been up in Indo (Jakarta....) where half of my family lives, including my E-Type-loving grand-daughter (8-y.o.- ......!!) lives......see attached Pic wi...
by norman m. macleod
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: DHC door window frames
Replies: 3
Views: 1041
Australia

Re: DHC door window frames

Hi again Steve,
Apologies............that no. should have been 01270 820885
Regards,
Norman.
by norman m. macleod
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: DHC door window frames
Replies: 3
Views: 1041
Australia

Re: DHC door window frames

Hi Steve,
Try Richard at R.M. & J. Smith........01270 820855
Regards, Norman.
by norman m. macleod
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chrome wires
Replies: 18
Views: 4125
Australia

Re: Chrome wires

Hi Malcolm, Wow......!!!! Nothing more to say, really.......Can I fly you down here to Oz to do mine....Any charge would not be unreasonable. Like you, I am a chromes only man, except mine have the chrome rims and hubs, with stainless spokes, made in the U S of A.........only 3 hours per wheel.....M...
by norman m. macleod
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone restoring a series 1 1/2 in Perth Australia
Replies: 2
Views: 1579
Australia

Re: Anyone restoring a series 1 1/2 in Perth Australia

Hi John, Not a Series 1.5, but a Series 1 with a 1,5 bonnet (!!)........Just completed after 5/6 years of blood/sweat/'n tears.....I also have a heap of miscellaneous E-Type bits (new and used.....) lying around. See pics in "General" section, also attached (amateur paint efforts......!!) https://s9...
by norman m. macleod
Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Crankshaft rear oil seal sizing
Replies: 13
Views: 2440
Australia

Re: Crankshaft rear oil seal sizing

Hi Colin, Brief additional comment........The original genuine Jaguar seals were manufactured to a precise length, and that was the reason for the "no cut" admonition in the Manual. Some of the aftermarket seals are much longer than necessary, and, of consequence, have to be cut........ Best regards...
by norman m. macleod
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Crankshaft rear oil seal sizing
Replies: 13
Views: 2440
Australia

Re: Crankshaft rear oil seal sizing

Hi again Colin, Your proposed procedure is generally OK, with a couple of comments. I don't soak the seal in oil prior to use. When tight (on new seal installation), there is a chance of pick-up and the seal can spin in the housing. All of the Jaguar Workshop Manuals I have are pretty vague on the s...
by norman m. macleod
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Crankshaft rear oil seal sizing
Replies: 13
Views: 2440
Australia

Re: Crankshaft rear oil seal sizing

Hi Colin, Noted your reference to my previous input on this topic back in May, 2014. I have no idea why you couldn't get me on PM since, I am still here, in the largest lump of Oz, (WA)...Where on earth is Canberra, by the way....?? Anyway, by now you'd have realized that my post at that time relate...
by norman m. macleod
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: another one back on the road......
Replies: 18
Views: 3823
Australia

Re: another one back on the road......

Hi Pete,
Headlamps trims are from the Stefan Wahlsinn kit (www.e-type-only.com).........Thanks also to Steve for his kind comments.....and don't worry, it gets a hefty jab on the loud pedal from time to time.....!! :wink: :wink:
Best regards,
Norman.
by norman m. macleod
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: another one back on the road......
Replies: 18
Views: 3823
Australia

Re: another one back on the road......

Hi All, Many thanks for your kind comments......much appreciated. Apologies for the inordinate delay in my response, but have been up in Indonesia for a couple of weeks. Car is going like a train, but am exercising restraint for the next seven or eight hundred miles, gentle(-ish) running-in period. ...
by norman m. macleod
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: another one back on the road......
Replies: 18
Views: 3823
Australia

Re: another one back on the road......

Hi all (again)..... I'm unsure as to why the pics that I (surprise surprise....successfully....) attached, came out in duplicate.... However, emboldened by the (partial....) success, I shall try another couple. My failure to come to terms with IT in general, over the past 74 years, may not influence...
by norman m. macleod
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: another one back on the road......
Replies: 18
Views: 3823
Australia

another one back on the road......

Hi all, After six long years of sweat 'n tears, another E saved from the scrap bin and on the road again......Perhaps only an 'umble old Series 1 2+2, but idolized by my grand-daughter, ( an 8-year-old devotee of the marque.....) Bought as an engineless (is that a real adjective......?) basket case,...
by norman m. macleod
Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bushes instead of bearings for rear wishbone and hub carrier
Replies: 13
Views: 2617
Australia

Re: Bushes instead of bearings for rear wishbone and hub carrier

Hi All, OK, so here we go with my tuppence worth......The application of needle roller bearings in an application like this is not good practice, the limited angular arc of motion will ensure extreme brinelling in time, over that arc. All of these that I have dismantled have displayed this. I replac...
by norman m. macleod
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: 1968 Series 1.5 parts catalogue
Replies: 5
Views: 1708
Australia

Re: 1968 Series 1.5 parts catalogue

Hi Julian, The latest SNG Barratt catalogue for all 6-cylinder E-Types contains detailed sections for Series 1, Series 1.5 (where applicable....) and Series 2. These are free with any order, from SNGB. Wouldn't that cover your need, or I am missing the point here.....? :?: :?: Hope this assists, Bes...
by norman m. macleod
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Frame mounting bolts
Replies: 27
Views: 4701
Australia

Re: Frame mounting bolts

Hugo, Clarification herewith. I wrote a long dissertation on this subject some years back, on this Forum... 1.0 The bolt heads you describe, with the machined relief under the head, are in fact in conformance with relevant BS and AS Standards for fasteners on a structure of this nature. On the E-Typ...
by norman m. macleod
Wed May 17, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Seat-belts for a Series 1 2+2
Replies: 13
Views: 3220
Australia

Re: Seat-belts for a Series 1 2+2

Hi All,
Yup.....seems to work.....I had a response from Pawel at Quickfit within a day or two....most helpful, and a raft of pics to boot (additional to those they have on their website.....) Awaiting quote, thanks to all who responded.....
Best regards,
Norman.