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by steve3.8
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch/ engine / ? Problem
Replies: 21
Views: 833
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Re: Clutch/ engine / ? Problem

Aluminium flywheel ? Why? , sorry but that’s inviting problems .
by steve3.8
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Loose wheel???
Replies: 53
Views: 9262
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Re: Loose wheel???

That's ok Andrew, it did prompt me to check mine even though i've never had any problems,, i think it's in everyone's best interest to check theirs.Rightly or wrongly i have always lightly copper slipped the splines and cones. If your wheel outer cone is too small it may be possible to bottom the th...
by steve3.8
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Loose wheel???
Replies: 53
Views: 9262
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Re: Loose wheel???

As my car is currently in part dismantled limbo--engine out , here are some measurements Andrew to compare with and hopefully help solve the issue. If i were to guess , i would say the wheel hub outer cone to be in question as i would expect the cnc spinner machinng in the UK to be ok. Engineers blu...
by steve3.8
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch/ engine / ? Problem
Replies: 21
Views: 833
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Re: Clutch/ engine / ? Problem

rfs1957 wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:03 am


Dropped revs and stall equals friction, my vote goes to the crank thrust washers.
My thoughts too , failures are rare but-- putting the thrust washers in back to front on a rebuild gives a bad result ---- maximum friction.
Lets hope we are wrong as the crank could be -------?
by steve3.8
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Blanking plug hex size?
Replies: 4
Views: 216
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Re: Blanking plug hex size?

I took the large heater plug out a couple of weeks ago before the block went for machining , it did not want to budge even with a 3ft extension tube. Resorted to using plenty of heat from my trusty superfire2 with mapp gas. With the engine in situ Richard you are doing the right thing as Christopher...
by steve3.8
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Chassis 850062
Replies: 67
Views: 2959
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Re: chassis 62

Does that head look as though it has been re-stamped? Hmm ,controversial but true i think Angus , in 2016 the 7 had a curved back and the other numbers have differences https://i.postimg.cc/RVcJ6QRV/head-1.png https://i.postimg.cc/HWtCrrM1/head2.png edit--2016 Block stamping https://i.postimg.cc/9Q...
by steve3.8
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chassis 850062
Replies: 67
Views: 2959
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Re: chassis 62

Fair comments and a very nice car. Although at this level i think better job could have been made of the cill /bulkhead metal overlaps area , often overlooked it's an important small detail that was originally sharp and defined . Is it a fillet weld i see in the corner that could have been done insi...
by steve3.8
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Moving on. Bike resto
Replies: 35
Views: 8974
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Re: Moving on. Bike resto

All you need is a shed ,hacksaw and a tig welder--allen millyard !
by steve3.8
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Moving on. Bike resto
Replies: 35
Views: 8974
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Re: Moving on. Bike resto

That's very tempting Paul ,they are so rare i don't know their values .It probably makes a lot more sense than an ISA at 0.05% though. I do have enough already to keep me busy on 2 wheels ,400 4, 2 jaguar hairdryers oh and a mk1 chopper. https://i.postimg.cc/j5CQNrH8/IMG-0081.jpg https://i.postimg.c...
by steve3.8
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Eagle Lightweight GT
Replies: 23
Views: 1004
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Re: Eagle Lightweight GT

Barry , Ive seen your car before eagle had it and very nice it was too, but could you say what eagle actually altered to make it "better" than when i viewed it? .
by steve3.8
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Switching 10" Spring Clutch to 9.5" Diaphragm
Replies: 35
Views: 1227
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Re: Switching from 10" Spring Clutch to 9.5" Diaphragm

rfs1957 wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:07 am

If anyone else can put numbers onto these please pile in, especially if you have some bearings of different heights that may suit the mix-and-match brigade.
Cross reference of vehicles /bearings to add to info if it helps.


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by steve3.8
Thu May 14, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 4.2 Reverse idler bushes....
Replies: 9
Views: 473
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Re: 4.2 Reverse idler bushes....

Neil at allgears will help.

http://www.all-gears.co.uk/
by steve3.8
Wed May 06, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Disappointed in parts quality
Replies: 25
Views: 2045
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Re: Disappointed in parts quality

Very good of you Bill ,thank you.
by steve3.8
Wed May 06, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Rear upright fixings on rear wing
Replies: 11
Views: 739
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Re: Rear upright fixings on rear wing

I would leave the outer panel intact . Working from the inside you are not losing critical dimensions or cutting good bodywork .You can slide the tapped plate out and replace it by grinding the cage end off , I would use a 3mm shank carbide burr in a suitable tool. A bead of tiger seal positioned 15...
by steve3.8
Tue May 05, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Disappointed in parts quality
Replies: 25
Views: 2045
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Re: Disappointed in parts quality

Bill ,

Thanks for the pictures and information . Did you take an overall measurement from the holes to the mount bottom face ? [vice jaws] . I have some to fit and would like to check what i have got ,the ones i have measure 67mm to the hole centres ,thanks Steve
by steve3.8
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch hydraulic gearing
Replies: 40
Views: 3067
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Re: Clutch hydraulic gearing

Steve , just for added info to check out , a standard new centre plate is 9mm thick , a worn one 7mm , my thinking is your toyota centre plate could be too thick ? maybe trapping the diaphragm. Although its not possible on a standard clutch to fit the centre plate the wrong way round also check the ...
by steve3.8
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch hydraulic gearing
Replies: 40
Views: 3067
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Re: Clutch hydraulic gearing

A starting point would be to remove the slave clevis pin then reassemble with the slave return spring fitted to test the function of the hydraulics separately from the clutch ? , taking care not to exceed the stroke of the slave cylinder. Your installed thrust bearing looks the correct one for a 9½"...
by steve3.8
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Daddy, Daddy, What did YOU do in The Covid War ?
Replies: 37
Views: 2518
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Re: Daddy, Daddy, What did YOU do in The Covid War ?

Jeez Mr Fell , that must be the steepest E type driveway in the world !, reminds me of the start gate of the Hahnenkamm !
by steve3.8
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crankshaft rear oil seal
Replies: 97
Views: 14530
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Re: Crankshaft rear oil seal

I think that’s the same Tim that owned vicarage? .
I did have a look though my spares Rory , the ones I have are the later type, if you do need one for any reason it’s yours.
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by steve3.8
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Exhaust manifold tuning
Replies: 14
Views: 875
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Re: Exhaust manifold tuning

Have you got this book Darren , plenty of over the frame exhaust examples. The modsports guys knew how to achive the gains.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Jaguar-E-typ ... Sw~9Feh1bf