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by paulsco
Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sweating Cohline hoses
Replies: 5
Views: 274
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Re: Sweating Cohline hoses

Hi All, Thank you for your input. After posting my question, I wondered if it was even possible for all of the hoses to be sweating at the same time. After all, the clutch one had been in use for considerably longer than the brakes. I had another look today and I can see no sign that the reservoirs ...
by paulsco
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sweating Cohline hoses
Replies: 5
Views: 274
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Sweating Cohline hoses

My restoration has been long and drawn out, but I thought I was finally finished at the end of last year. I had rebuilt the brakes and the clutch system and had installed new reservoirs and rubber hoses. The clutch hydraulic system has been filled and bled some years back, but I have only recently f...
by paulsco
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: boot board and seat board covering.
Replies: 3
Views: 186
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Re: boot board and seat board covering.

Hi Steve,

Carpet is far more durable for the boot boards. The vinyl being much more likely to rip if you actually use the back for carrying anything.
I have often wondered why Jaguar didn’t choose this option originally.

Paul
by paulsco
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: anti theft devices
Replies: 9
Views: 641
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Re: anti theft devices

A quick and easy steering lock can be created by using a pad lock through the steering column universal joint under the dash.

Paul
by paulsco
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: SII - Bulkhead Heater Pipe Plate, Fixing Flanges
Replies: 1
Views: 141
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Re: SII - Bulkhead Heater Pipe Plate, Fixing Flanges

hi John,

I think that these are usually sprayed black.

Paul
by paulsco
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: FHC body changes in 1962
Replies: 8
Views: 737
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Re: FHC body changes in 1962

John, I tried to take some more pictures of the 62 ones I have, but the differences are quite subtle. I would say overall that they are about 3/8” longer and slightly more curvaceous at the back and on top. I think it would be impossible to tell the difference without having the earlier and later on...
by paulsco
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: FHC body changes in 1962
Replies: 8
Views: 737
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Re: FHC body changes in 1962

Hello John, I bought some earlier (Jan-March 1962) quarterlights in error some years ago and attached are some photos of the difference I found. The holes for the catches are further up the frame, so more horizontal and not in the bottom quarter. The frames are slightly longer; the glass is too long...
by paulsco
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: LH bonnet diaphragm
Replies: 1
Views: 284
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Re: LH bonnet diaphragm

Hi James, Yes you are right. It is quite difficult to remove the diaphragm once the flange is fitted, but not impossible. It is a long time since I have done it, but you may have to loosen the duct, or possibly even the wing to wriggle it out. :sad: https://i.postimg.cc/hPRyd8c5/Picture-5361.jpg Paul
by paulsco
Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Chassis plate fixing area S1
Replies: 4
Views: 403
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Re: Chassis plate fixing area S1

Hi Steven,

This area is part of the inner sill, so has the same contours.
I would say slightly convex towards the inside, but otherwise flat.

Image

Paul
by paulsco
Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cracks in the sills at the door corners.
Replies: 40
Views: 2091
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Re: Cracks in the sills at the door corners.

"you just work it in the eutectic pasty-phase, put a bit too much on, then rasp it back flat ?" Yes pretty much; heat it to a buttery consistency and paddle it flat (ish) just enough heat, but not too much. It goes from buttery, staying on the panel, to running off in an instance, so flicking the he...
by paulsco
Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Under dash hardura
Replies: 10
Views: 621
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Re: Under dash hardura

I bought a kit and frankly it didn’t fit :-( They did say that if I sent them a pattern they would make me up a new set, but in the end I managed to adapt what I had. If you are thinking of making your own, don’t forget there are bonded edges, so it is not just a matter of cutting new ones if you wa...
by paulsco
Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cracks in the sills at the door corners.
Replies: 40
Views: 2091
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Re: Cracks in the sills at the door corners.

It could of course just be that the filler was too thick or not appled correctly, that made it crack.

I have to say, I don't like plastic filler, I would far rather re-lead it to adjust the level. should it be necessary.

Paul
by paulsco
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 4.2 help
Replies: 22
Views: 1364
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Re: S1 4.2 help

My centre heat shield was fitted with screws. I refitted the original, so the holes are in the correct places, although I cannot say if the fixings should originally be pop rivets or screws.


Image

Paul
by paulsco
Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Stripping Requirements for Floor Replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 513
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Re: Stripping Requirements for Floor Replacement

Hi Tom, Having completely rebuilt my shell on a rotisserie I think you will struggle without at least having a pit, although no doubt it can be done and as Christopher says, especially if you are replacing the inner sills, you will need to brace it. Have a look at some of the guides on here: https:/...
by paulsco
Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Boot board rail rubbers
Replies: 15
Views: 989
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Re: Boot board rail rubbers

Yes, the bifucated rivets are used on early cars where the runners are riveted to a mat.
The later cars where the runners are fixed to the boards have self tappers.

Paul
by paulsco
Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Hepolite Ring Set # 2555
Replies: 5
Views: 338
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Re: Hepolite Ring Set # 2555

Sorry Steve; you answered this while I was still typing :bigrin:

Paul
by paulsco
Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Hepolite Ring Set # 2555
Replies: 5
Views: 338
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Re: Hepolite Ring Set # 2555

Hi Mike,

All I can tell you from my Mk2 manual is that 3.2677 is the size of the cylinder bores of the 2.4 and 3.4 Mk2.

The 3.8 is 3.4252.

Hepolite are not standard fit pistons, at least not on the Mk2, Brico is.

Paul
by paulsco
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Who makes full leather (zero vinyl anywhere) seat covers?
Replies: 7
Views: 593
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Re: Who makes full leather (zero vinyl anywhere) seat covers?

Peter, I don’t know if this will be of any help, but some original 1.5 covers I bought in error were all leather; well the sides were but the back of the backrest was vinyl. A Series one backrest I obtained also had leather sides. As for replacements, there is an article in Jaguar world from Dec 201...
by paulsco
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cracks in the sills at the door corners.
Replies: 40
Views: 2091
Great Britain

Re: Cracks in the sills at the door corners.

"I was shown an original, so far unrestored E-type shell which had been stripped of paint and lead so this displayed the factory work at this joint which comprised a stitch weld (about 1/4") every inch or so along the joint" https://i.postimg.cc/BQVMxb1d/Picture-4688.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/yYY80ry...
by paulsco
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cracks in the sills at the door corners.
Replies: 40
Views: 2091
Great Britain

Re: Cracks in the sills at the door corners.

Mine is an old machine, still using XP and I can see them :smile: The third picture down of the B post and bottom of the rear wing seems to have a curve to it; the filler is thicker by the door post than at the wheel arch. Also the last picture looks like very crumbly lead. In my opinion this leadin...