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by JD-JAG66
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Ride height - Torsion bars
Replies: 31
Views: 2115
Italy

Re: Ride height - Torsion bars

The Torsion bar pinch bolt is the little bolt that keeps the TB fixed onto the wishbone, no? I have removed the torsion bar completely, for which this bolt needed to come out. So this should not be the case on mine. I checked the lengths of the bolts used on the window frame and they seem a bit on t...
by JD-JAG66
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Ride height - Torsion bars
Replies: 31
Views: 2115
Italy

Re: Ride height - Torsion bars

Thanks!!!
Will check wishbone "blocking" issues and see if I can get indeed to 48.87 cm!!
Here's to hoping that I don't need to spend 470£!
Cheers
Jan
by JD-JAG66
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Ride height - Torsion bars
Replies: 31
Views: 2115
Italy

Re: Ride height - Torsion bars

Hello Steve, I can push down the lower wishbone until I can measure 47 cm for the setting link length. I will check tomorrow whether the wishbone hits the bolts of the window frame. But considering that the setting length should be +/- 46.8 cm I should achieve a height of at least 23cm in the end. I...
by JD-JAG66
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Ride height - Torsion bars
Replies: 31
Views: 2115
Italy

Re: Ride height - Torsion bars

Thanks Steve,
Indeed, it looks like I fitted the wishbones the right way, so basically the torsion bars are either on the wrong side (very unlikely) or unfortunately past their best...
Have a great evening
Jan
by JD-JAG66
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Ride height - Torsion bars
Replies: 31
Views: 2115
Italy

Re: Ride height - Torsion bars

Thanks for the feedback Steve, I have indeed checked with the shop manual instructions, but increased the setting link length to its maximum of 47 cm (wishbone hitting the frame) in stead of the 46.5 cm mentioned for a car with airconditioning (which mine does not have) Could you confirm what you me...
by JD-JAG66
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Ride height - Torsion bars
Replies: 31
Views: 2115
Italy

Re: Ride height - Torsion bars

Hello Again, I am not out of the woods... Moved the car to a paint shop, and noticed that the nose was still quite low. Measurements showed 21.1 cm. And that is without the bumpers fitted, but with the rear suspension not yet settled. Basically I am still +/- 1.5 cm short of the recommended height. ...
by JD-JAG66
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sump Removal
Replies: 25
Views: 559
Italy

Re: Sump Removal

Hello Peter, After reading up on the consequences and difficulties of cutting of a lump of the sump, i decided to leave it as is. So the sump is still in original condition. I decided to take my chances with a local exhaust shop that will make the exhaust go straight down and underneath the sump. Pr...
by JD-JAG66
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sump Removal
Replies: 25
Views: 559
Italy

Re: Sump Removal

Hello Peter, I installed an XJ6 engine in my E type, following instructions of an article you wrote some years ago. When I started it up, I noticed an oil leak from the rear crankseal, which required replacement. I followed instructions found on the site, (which if memory serves me well, mentions th...
by JD-JAG66
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sump Removal
Replies: 25
Views: 559
Italy

Re: Sump Removal

Is your engine still in the car? It is necessary to lift the engine up so that you can "drop the sump" enough to clear the reaction plate and move it forward. Or remove the reaction plate. Anyway it is necessary to move the sump down "straight" so you don't end up in my situation where I ended up wi...
by JD-JAG66
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Inner fulcrum wishbone mounting brackets shim
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Italy

Inner fulcrum wishbone mounting brackets shim

The service manual mentions that it is necessary to shim between the differential casing and mounting bracket. I had my brackets powder coated so the thickness of the paint "covered" the shimming (hardly any) I found when dismantling the IRS. I couldn't find any posts on this topic, so I wonder if s...
by JD-JAG66
Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Ride height - Torsion bars
Replies: 31
Views: 2115
Italy

Re: Ride height - Torsion bars

I managed to separate torsion bar from wishbone in the end. :hammer: Indeed had to clean up the splines before it would fit back together. 47 cm is basically as low as the wishbone will go. I actually had to lift it by hand a little bit in order to be able to hammer the torsion bar in. Without the l...
by JD-JAG66
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Ride height - Torsion bars
Replies: 31
Views: 2115
Italy

Re: Ride height - Torsion bars

Hello Maikel, Thanks for the detailed explanation. I am trying go the same route and have already loosened all the bolts on the right. Even succeeded in removing the little safety bolt on the right torsion bar, without it braking off :bigrin: and was hoping that the torsion bar would move back "easi...
by JD-JAG66
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Ride height - Torsion bars
Replies: 31
Views: 2115
Italy

Re: Ride height - Torsion bars

I just undid the front suspension (shock absorber, roll bar, steering, top and bottom baljoint), so that I could adapt the torsion bar/ride height. The left of the car seems to be Ok. I moved the torsion bar with 1 spline (the left was higher than the right, before dismantling, by around 1 inch) and...
by JD-JAG66
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Ride height - Torsion bars
Replies: 31
Views: 2115
Italy

Re: Ride height - Torsion bars

Can anyone post some picture on what the "stamped - Left - Right" sign on either torsion bar should look like.
Cannot identify anything on my car's torsion bars. On either end or on either side... :shock:
by JD-JAG66
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Ride height - Torsion bars
Replies: 31
Views: 2115
Italy

Re: Ride height - Torsion bars

I used the measurements as explained in this thread :http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=10726&p=85789&hilit=rear+height+measurement#p85789 for "deciding" on whether the rear ride height on my car was ok. Will take adapt the torsion bars settings and see whether (it really should) the front...
by JD-JAG66
Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Ride height - Torsion bars
Replies: 31
Views: 2115
Italy

Ride height - Torsion bars

I put my US import 1966, series 1, 2+2 on its wheels (modern 205/70/15) out of the car port I restored it in and noticed that the car was not sitting right. Read up on the forum and already know that I will have to jack the car back up at the rear, and undo all the bolts, drive it until it sits and ...
by JD-JAG66
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: quarter light hinge pillar seal fitting
Replies: 15
Views: 1027
Italy

Re: quarter light hinge pillar seal fitting

I think I'll have a drink now. :bigrin:
Will have a go at Stuart's method.
Cheers
by JD-JAG66
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: quarter light hinge pillar seal fitting
Replies: 15
Views: 1027
Italy

quarter light hinge pillar seal fitting

I have already had to order a new quarter light hinge pillar seal, since I messed up the first one that I received in trying to get it to fit. Applied the usual tricks with soap and oil and when that didn't work, I tried to cut down (=messed up :oops: ) the seal so it would fit the chrome finisher. ...
by JD-JAG66
Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Gibbo21 from Italy Jaguar E S.1-1/2 4.2 OTS
Replies: 6
Views: 652
Italy

Re: Gibbo21 from Italy Jaguar E S.1-1/2 4.2 OTS

Just guessing, but I think the "drop down instrument" is the "gauge & switch" panel centrally on the dashboard. You can "drop" this by undoing the 2 screws on the top 2 corners of the panel. The original color of the car can then be seen on the bulkhead.
by JD-JAG66
Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: broken automatic fly wheel or drive plate
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Italy

Re: broken automatic fly wheel or drive plate

I think the part number you require is C18517*. Then again I've been know to be wrong. I have one which came with my 1966 2+2 4.2 automatic, which I can sell if you want. My car (minus engine) had been in storage since 1983 when I got it with that flywheel inside a box of parts. https://s7.postimg.o...