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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: 351
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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: 1660
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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: 576
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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: 1660
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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: 2110
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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: 2110
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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: 2017
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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: 13956
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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: 692
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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
by steve3.8
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which Clutch? Series 1 3.8 Fast Road with 4.2 Box.
Replies: 19
Views: 807
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Re: Which Clutch? Series 1 3.8 Fast Road with 4.2 Box.

I think before you order anything you need to establish what you have . With the engine coming from a race background it could be a mishmash of parts ,ie is it a 3.8 bellhousing ? . The bellhousing , flywheel and starter motor need to all match to 3.8 or 4.2 with no mixing . Some clear pictures of y...
by steve3.8
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which Clutch? Series 1 3.8 Fast Road with 4.2 Box.
Replies: 19
Views: 807
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Re: Which Clutch? Series 1 3.8 Fast Road with 4.2 Box.

Is it a standard Jaguar flywheel or lightweight ? to suit a 7¼" [Sintered ?] paddle clutch .
I cannot imagine a twin plate clutch being fitted to a standard flywheel , Its difficult to tell from the photo.
He may need a flywheel also ! .
by steve3.8
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Part Pickup
Replies: 3
Views: 521
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Re: Part Pickup

Bill , you could look on the E Type world map for owners in that area ? ,
by steve3.8
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Blingtastic - tyre choice?
Replies: 27
Views: 1692
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Re: Blingtastic - tyre choice?

I know most suppliers favour Cinturato or XVS but these seem expensive when compared to Vreds and for normal road use I would need convincing that there is any noticeable benefit when they are twice the price? Any views? Richard , As a comparison between brands, the way the carcass reinforcing is c...
by steve3.8
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Thermostat Housing Leak
Replies: 15
Views: 1389
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Re: Thermostat Housing Leak

So if I use a non sleeved thermostat I'm potentially getting in of the order of 25 to 30% of my coolant bypassing my radiator. Andrew, If it's 4.2 as in the original posters case then no , the bypass hose goes to the radiator not the waterpump as described earlier. If it's a 3.8, it's questionable ...
by steve3.8
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Thermostat Housing Leak
Replies: 15
Views: 1389
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Re: Thermostat Housing Leak

OK. So if I understand correctly, I need to block off the bypass slot with a sleeve and use a regular thermostat with either a bypass or a couple of holes in it? I have'nt blocked the bypass slot , the Robey Jaguar stat is a blank base plate without a toggle bleed , the reason for the holes is to h...
by steve3.8
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Thermostat Housing Leak
Replies: 15
Views: 1389
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Re: Thermostat Housing Leak

Jemt1234, Yes i also bought a sleeved stat a while ago, even though i was advised against. Nowadays it seems almost compulsory to have to check and inspect that goods can be fit for purpose. My car ran too hot with the sleeved stat,so i ordered a replacement from Robey's. Below is a comparison betwe...
by steve3.8
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Moving on. Bike resto
Replies: 29
Views: 7755
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Re: Moving on. Bike resto

Spot on Simon ,yes Marusho Lilac .

Like the Triumph Paul , looks great.
by steve3.8
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Moving on. Bike resto
Replies: 29
Views: 7755
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Re: Moving on. Bike resto

Depends what era you like Andrew. Take a look at the early K series Honda 750 ,iconic bike ,beautiful to look at with good spares availability. Or a 400 4 if you want a smaller bike . Coincidently ive just been trying to research the bike my dad had when doing his National Service in Malaya 58-60, i...
by steve3.8
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sovy Failure
Replies: 54
Views: 10148
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Re: Sovy Failure

A few thought's David, The weakness in the spout could be a moulding issue where two material fronts meet and give a weld line/stitch line . If the reinforcing tube is press fitted after moulding, this could be over stressing the material Another could be the lack of a decent fillet radius at the ba...
by steve3.8
Thu May 23, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Inspection Lights
Replies: 6
Views: 3931
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Re: Inspection Lights

Before going to the expense of led I fitted Tri Phosphor tubes , the difference is noticeable .