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by JD-JAG66
Sun May 13, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S1 4.2 Rear Exhaust without expansion box
Replies: 13
Views: 476
Italy

Re: S1 4.2 Rear Exhaust without expansion box

Thanks David,

Will take this up with my exhaust shop and see what they can fabricate.
Again, thanks, most useful!

Have a great day
Jan
by JD-JAG66
Sun May 13, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S1 4.2 Rear Exhaust without expansion box
Replies: 13
Views: 476
Italy

Re: S1 4.2 Rear Exhaust without expansion box

I need some "translation" here. :wink: A "straight through" silencer is basically just a tube, right? Or would it be a silencer with nothing inside... I used to have a MG with a straight through exhaust and that was just a tube really. Reason I am asking is that I am about to bring my car a 4.2 2+2 ...
by JD-JAG66
Fri May 04, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rusty Sills?
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Italy

Re: Rusty Sills?

Lift the battery and check where the battery carrier panel "touches" the firewall/bulkhead. There was a big hole on my car so I required a new closing panel BD27561. The rust had gone all the way backwards to behind the driver seat (mine is a 2+2) on the inside of the car on the seem of the floor pa...
by JD-JAG66
Thu May 03, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 2+2 handbrake cable C30221 length
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Italy

Re: 2+2 handbrake cable C30221 length

Thanks, Mine has reached 30 inches when laid out as straight as possible, so will cut it down to 29.

Have a great day
Jan
by JD-JAG66
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 2+2 handbrake cable C30221 length
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Italy

2+2 handbrake cable C30221 length

Can anybody confirm the length of a 2+2 handbrake cable which, when fitted, allows adjustment via its “cable length compensator”? Am asking since I couldn't get my handbrake to do its job....joy. When pulling the handbrake, the right side brake lever moves so that the new pads touch the disc but the...
by JD-JAG66
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tyres - 205/65R15
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Italy

Re: Tyres - 205/65R15

Considering there were no speed indications on tyres in the 60's I would say fitting a "H" rated tyre is reasonable, especially as I don't see myself bringing my automatic 2+2 up to speeds higher then 210 kph. The problem is that if a MOT staff checks the car's paperwork, which is their job, they wi...
by JD-JAG66
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tyres - 205/65R15
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Italy

Re: Tyres - 205/65R15

I couldn't find any Vredesteins with a "V" speed index.
The "H" ones cost around 125Euro each so obviously a serious saving.
My concern is that in case they check at the MOT station, I will have to change tyres....
by JD-JAG66
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tyres - 205/65R15
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Italy

Re: Tyres - 205/65R15

After browsing the forum, I decided that a new set of 185/80R15's would be a good choice. Googled for some price comparison and found that dunlop also has a Dunlop Sport Classic 185/80R15 93W tyre at 218 Euro each including shipping. They have a rather more modern looking profile compared to the 185...
by JD-JAG66
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tyres - 205/65R15
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Italy

Re: Tyres - 205/65R15

Thanks!!!! I was actually convinced that the correct tire size was 185/70R15, so thanks for correcting me! I did a quick check on the very old 185/80 and 205/70 that I have lying around and could indeed confirm that there would be a considerable height difference. A quick input in the tyresave calcu...
by JD-JAG66
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Exhaust back pipe query
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Italy

Re: Exhaust back pipe query

Thanks Peter.

I guess I will not be needing them before end of May, considering the problems I have with getting rid of the little things in finishing the car.... :banghead: :seeingstars:

Looking forward to hearing from you.
Jan
by JD-JAG66
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tyres - 205/65R15
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Italy

Tyres - 205/65R15

Hello everybody, In another of my post on cheap 205/70R15 tires I was explained that those tires would ruin the driving. Turns out the supplier could not supply 5 of them... go figure... so I preferred to look for another solution. My local classic car club here in Italy told me that I could registe...
by JD-JAG66
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Exhaust back pipe query
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Italy

Re: Exhaust back pipe query

Hello Peter, Did you drive the car with these exhaust? If so, was the noise bearable? I have had the first part (manifold to under the car = down pipe?) of my exhaust made already. And am getting close to a point where I can fit the rest of the exhaust to my car. The exhaust shop told me that in tot...
by JD-JAG66
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Another tyre post... Pirelli 205/70R15 91V Amazon
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Italy

Re: Another tyre post... Pirelli 205/70R15 91V Amazon

I could also find only H rated tyres when using google. The link that amazon send me does show V rated tyres. I copied it in my first post but it didn't show. When I inserted "pirelli scorpion 205/70r15 91v" on amazon it did bring me to the described tyre. If it is good enough for a 2 ton SUV going ...
by JD-JAG66
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Another tyre post... Pirelli 205/70R15 91V Amazon
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Italy

Re: Another tyre post... Pirelli 205/70R15 91V Amazon

I digged a bit deaper and it turns out they are developed for SUV's. Pirelli Scorpion.
Guess I will give them a try.

Jan
by JD-JAG66
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Another tyre post... Pirelli 205/70R15 91V Amazon
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Italy

Another tyre post... Pirelli 205/70R15 91V Amazon

I bought a brake bleeder from Amazon a couple of weeks ago, and since then they send me daily mails with offers... One of these was actually interesting, because it was for a price discount on a Pirelli 205/70/R15 91V Considering that the price 90€ - 80£ is far below the usual price for 205/70/R15, ...
by JD-JAG66
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Chrome wires
Replies: 18
Views: 897
Italy

Re: Chrome wires

I have bought some additional wire wheels because the first set got sandblasted and powder coated (see for sale section :mrgreen: ) in what was called "chrome effect" paint. Unfortunately, when I brought them an additional wheel to serve as a spare, I got a different "chrome effect" color back becau...
by JD-JAG66
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: No upshift auto transmission
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Italy

Re: No upshift auto transmission

Ooops. Assumed your car had the same autbox like mine. My bad. :mrgreen:
by JD-JAG66
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: No upshift auto transmission
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Italy

Re: No upshift auto transmission

Salut Jerome, Inside the Automatic gearbox. Check your gearbox type. If will probably be a Borg Warner model 8. If so, then order a new gasket part no 107281 and filter part no 10726 (=numbers from the SNG Barratt website) . Drain the oil, drop the sump and undo the filter retaining clip so you can ...
by JD-JAG66
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: No upshift auto transmission
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Italy

Re: No upshift auto transmission

I presume you changed the gearbox oil and oil filter?
I had the same problem on another car - automatic gearbox - but this was solved by changing oil and filter. Then again, I probably got lucky...
by JD-JAG66
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Mounting bracket Differential E Type - XJ6
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Italy

Re: Mounting bracket Differential E Type - XJ6

Thanks again to both of you.
Could confirm that my diff is indeed a non power lock. And a 3.058 by turning the output shafts and counting the turns of the propshaft end of the diff.
Indeed with just hand pressure I could make the output shafts turn as you suggested.

Thanks
Jan