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by chrisallen01
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Mystery Door Card
Replies: 5
Views: 1400
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Re: Mystery Door Card

Thanks Peter, comparing the OTS image above which shows a tapered capping, my image below is my S2 FHC and it has a rectangular capping. Just awaiting delivery of the correct door cards!


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by chrisallen01
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Mystery Door Card
Replies: 5
Views: 1400
Great Britain

Re: Mystery Door Card

AHA, thanks Guys, so I have the door cards for an S2 OTS not a FHC. Having an E Type is a continuous learning journey, no matter how long you've had one you can still find differences between the models II was unaware of.
by chrisallen01
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Mystery Door Card
Replies: 5
Views: 1400
Great Britain

Mystery Door Card

Hi All https://i.postimg.cc/jqcx8VYh/door-card.jpg Just opened up the package with my new door cards above which were supposed to be for a series 2 FHC and laid the new one over the old one to discover that the new ones are about 1" short along the back edge. So these bargain doors cards obtained fr...
by chrisallen01
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cam followers C7213/1 versus C44010.
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Great Britain

Re: Cam followers C7213/1 versus C44010.

Hi Steve, Thanks again, to answer your earlier question, the info I found was on Jag-Lovers dated Oct 2016 in the XK section and was not disputed and my measuring found exactly the same 0.007" difference in thickness. I compared the old followers taken from my S2 engine number 7R 8218-9 born in Oct ...
by chrisallen01
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cam followers C7213/1 versus C44010.
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Great Britain

Re: Cam followers C7213/1 versus C44010.

Hi Steve, Thanks for your post, I just checked the SNG site and C7213/1 is listed as "long skirt" which it isn't, C7213 without the /1 is the long skirt follower. C44010 is also listed as "Long Skirt" which it also isn't, but it also states C44010 equivalent to C7213/1. https://i.postimg.cc/hv6zMmCZ...
by chrisallen01
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cam followers C7213/1 versus C44010.
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Great Britain

Cam followers C7213/1 versus C44010.

Hi All, Currently rebuilding my S2 cylinder head due to a noisy exhaust tappet, so having removed the exhaust cam after noting down the clearances I measure the roundness and thickness of the existing followers which are found to be round within .001" (good) and the thickness 1.222/3". I ordered 6 n...
by chrisallen01
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Engine removal
Replies: 31
Views: 2673
Great Britain

Re: Engine removal

Last time dropped the engine out of my S2 I used a wheel dolly to move it on to the engine stand, worked perfectly.
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by chrisallen01
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Torsion bar ears spline wear?
Replies: 8
Views: 2229
Great Britain

Re: Torsion bar ears spline wear?

Clonk sorted ! My thanks to Mich, Tom, Moe, Mich and Andrew for suggestions. Front Anti roll bar disconnected made no difference but well worth the trip around the block to try. Then I remembered that last time I had the engine/gearbox out I replaced the 1/2" bolts/nuts holding the reaction plate to...
by chrisallen01
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Torsion bar ears spline wear?
Replies: 8
Views: 2229
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Torsion bar ears spline wear?

Hi All, I'm getting a "clonk" from the near side front (left) when the suspension loads up going round a bend and another clonk when the suspension unloads after the bend and settles back, now having checked/replaced the ball joints and suspension bushes I'm wondering if it is wear on the splines of...
by chrisallen01
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Britax Ignition switch
Replies: 10
Views: 3143
Great Britain

Re: Britax Ignition switch

Just to close this item. I disassembled the stuck lock, see attached photos show the cause of the stuckness was the small sprung loaded catch support which had broken off and jambed the barrel and can be seen on the lower lefthand . https://i.postimg.cc/13LgMysD/20190614-105954-resized.jpg The actua...
by chrisallen01
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Britax Ignition switch
Replies: 10
Views: 3143
Great Britain

Re: Britax Ignition switch

Thanks Geoff, Richard for your posts, I'd seen the auction item too but much appreciate your help. In the end I adapted a Britax Series 3 switch and lock (with ac) which I'd picked up years ago and fitted perfectly. For reference the wiring to the series 3 switch was feed from battery and to starter...
by chrisallen01
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Britax Ignition switch
Replies: 10
Views: 3143
Great Britain

Re: Britax Ignition switch

Thanks Gentlemen.

I'll look for an early XJ6 lock, I assume I just drill out the 2 grub screws holding the lock barrel in? :scratchheadyellow:
by chrisallen01
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Britax Ignition switch
Replies: 10
Views: 3143
Great Britain

Britax Ignition switch

Hi All, Everyday is different with an E type, yesterday lovely drive out to Wootton Rivers, this morning wanted to move the car, key disengaged the steering lock but would not turn enough to switch on the ignition let alone to the start position. I'm guessing that the 50 year old tumblers have dropp...
by chrisallen01
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Open Day April 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 14628
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Re: Open Day April 2019

Thanks Angus and team for putting on great event today, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
by chrisallen01
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Stripped sump plug thread
Replies: 24
Views: 3052
Great Britain

Re: Stripped sump plug thread

I fitted a sprung loaded valve from the following https://www.quickvalve.co.uk/ once fitted no need to worry about the sump plug threads again - ever.
by chrisallen01
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Open Day April 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 14628
Great Britain

Re: Open Day April 2019

David Jones
Richard Hartfall
Steve Hook (mgcjag)
Steve&Jo (TheDampMan)
Jonathan
John (johnetype)
Julian aka cactusman
Jerry Lunt
Jeremy
Stuart Exelby
John and Teresa Fowle
Paul and Sandra (paulsco)
Martin Scherz
Peter Crespin
Simon Pimblett
Julian Barratt
David Dawson
Tim Sargeant
Chris Allen
by chrisallen01
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Evans Waterless Coolant
Replies: 17
Views: 2925
Great Britain

Re: Evans Waterless Coolant

Always useful to compare the market for coolants and I did just that 3 years ago after rebuilding the engine in my Series 2. I went for 4life coolant as it is a gycol based product supposed to last 10years which I doubt but, 20 litres cost GBP50 and even if it only lasts 4 years it will still be che...
by chrisallen01
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.2 Synchro Gearbox selector rod o-rings leaking (still)
Replies: 14
Views: 2551
Great Britain

Re: 4.2 Synchro Gearbox selector rod o-rings leaking (still)

Thanks for all your inputs, but having considered that the cracks run all through the gear lever mounting bracket that replacement is the only option. Dennis Welch have re-manufactured the gearbox cover and is very well engineered with extra stiffening to the gear lever mount, just had to drill and ...
by chrisallen01
Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.2 Synchro Gearbox selector rod o-rings leaking (still)
Replies: 14
Views: 2551
Great Britain

Re: 4.2 Synchro Gearbox selector rod o-rings leaking (still)

Well, mystery oil leak solved, there is a crack leading down from the gearstick support bracket which is eating the o-ring. Does anyone know if sleeves are available to restore the selector rod bore?
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by chrisallen01
Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.2 Synchro Gearbox selector rod o-rings leaking (still)
Replies: 14
Views: 2551
Great Britain

Re: 4.2 Synchro Gearbox selector rod o-rings leaking (still)

Well, 2 out of 3 selector rods don't leak but the 1st/2nd rod still is leaking dammit, so off with the top again and investigate further.....but the change action is much better now with the straight mineral oil EP90 no clunks or gnashing.