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by malcolm
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Prescott Hil
Replies: 11
Views: 493
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Re: Prescott Hil

Yes, worked for me too.
by malcolm
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member
Replies: 3
Views: 205
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Re: New member

Hi and welcome! There was no difference in BHP between the 3.8 and the 4.2. The 4.2 produced more torque. The figure of 265 is a bit over ambitious. That would be the power produced on the bench by cars prepared a little more "exactly" by jaguar for the initial speed test runs. Production cars weren...
by malcolm
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil levels
Replies: 9
Views: 305
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Re: Oil levels

Thanks David. I'll do that. But why would the correct quantity read down the hatches with the correct (straight) dipstick? I would be interested to hear what other peoples sticks say.
by malcolm
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil levels
Replies: 9
Views: 305
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Oil levels

I've always topped my engine oil up to the top of the hatch marks. I have the correct E Type dipstick, marked with an E, unbent etc etc. I have just changed oil and filter, filling up with exactly 8.5 litres as per the handbook. Having allowed it to settle for hours, after running the engine briefly...
by malcolm
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi
Replies: 3
Views: 266
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Re: Hi

Hi and welcome. Car looks great. Nice colour.
by malcolm
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: RIP Norman Dewis
Replies: 12
Views: 687
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Re: RIP Norman Dewis

Yes, a nice guy I was privileged to have a meal with. RIP Norman.
by malcolm
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member
Replies: 2
Views: 330
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Re: New member

Hi and welcome to the forum!
by malcolm
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Carburettor construction
Replies: 2
Views: 164
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Re: Carburettor construction

Thanks David. Mine are blocked because sealant was used on the gasket which spread across the holes. Clear out job needed! Seemed to run ok though?
by malcolm
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Carburettor construction
Replies: 2
Views: 164
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Carburettor construction

On the front of the SUs, where the air trumpets? bolt on, there are 4 holes but only 2 bolts go through; the other 2 holes lead in to the carburettor body. What is their purpose? Do the holes go all the way in to the carb body? Some sort of breathers? :scratchheadyellow:
by malcolm
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Strange oil pressure, help please
Replies: 7
Views: 282
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Re: Strange oil pressure, help please

Thanks again both! Sounds like I've got a job to do. I'll have a go next week.
by malcolm
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Strange oil pressure, help please
Replies: 7
Views: 282
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Re: Strange oil pressure, help please

Thanks both! The oil is 20/50, but not "classic" 20/50 that I normally get. Is was all that was available. It is mineral oil, and labelled for "older engines", made by Comma. I'll get the gasket; I'm still running on the frosties gasket we made in the hotel car park! Maybe that is partially blocking...
by malcolm
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Strange oil pressure, help please
Replies: 7
Views: 282
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Strange oil pressure, help please

In my post on my Ireland tour, I mentioned that the gasket between the oil filter head and the block blew out, resulting in all my oil being dumped. As well as pressure dropping to zero, there was a horrible mechanical noise on tickover as I pulled up before switching off. The engine probably ran fo...
by malcolm
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: which size socket?
Replies: 3
Views: 149
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Re: which size socket?

Thanks guys, 34mm it is.
by malcolm
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: which size socket?
Replies: 3
Views: 149
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which size socket?

What modern socket size is right for turning the engine over (to find TDC)? When I did it before I borrowed one which I think was one and a quarter whitworth? But is that right, and does anyone know a modern fit? I don't have one that fits, and don't want to randomly buy different sizes.
by malcolm
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Alternator warning light coming on but alternator charging
Replies: 4
Views: 271
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Re: Alternator warning light coming on but alternator charging

If it's any consolation, my light has flashed intermittently since I've had the car (6 years) It's a 1969 series 2 2+2. Battery seems to keep charged though.
by malcolm
Thu May 30, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member from NZ!
Replies: 1
Views: 200
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Re: New Member from NZ!

Hi and welcome from another 2+2 owner. Sounds like a good excuse to go travelling a lot!
by malcolm
Thu May 30, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi from NZ's latest latest member
Replies: 5
Views: 277
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Re: Hi from NZ's latest latest member

Welcome to the forum! You'll get great help with the resto on here.
by malcolm
Tue May 28, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch warning
Replies: 2
Views: 373
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Re: Clutch warning

How's it going Brian? Remember to give me a ring if you need a hand. Good luck!
by malcolm
Mon May 27, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: 1st sprint in E
Replies: 10
Views: 475
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Re: 1st sprint in E

Well done that man! Sounds good too.