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by Geoff Green
Sat May 18, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rear Suspension, ride height
Replies: 64
Views: 1566
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Re: Rear Suspension, ride height

Concours with rain today. Judging under cover and I managed to get photos of 6 car rear suspension lower arms. One photo shown as all are about the same. Note the cars were without driver or other items like luggage or passenger and I did not check fuel level. I extended the photo horizontal and axl...
by Geoff Green
Sun May 12, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: S3 V12 Stromberg/Dizzy vacuum pipes
Replies: 7
Views: 388
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Re: S3 V12 Stromberg/Dizzy vacuum pipes

The distributor air inlet filter was a push on small fuel filter connected to the distributor with vacuum hose, no clamps used. The filter was loose in the v of the engine.


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by Geoff Green
Sat May 11, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rear Suspension, ride height
Replies: 64
Views: 1566
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Re: Rear Suspension, ride height

Interesting discussion. All jaguars with IRS like the E-Type show drawings with the axles horizontal which seems correct as I remember all the cars I worked on. Most of the cars were driven with light loads of one driver and 1/2 tank of fuel on average. A couple of things to add to the computations ...
by Geoff Green
Fri May 10, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: OTS Door Glass
Replies: 24
Views: 849
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Re: OTS Door Glass

Well Simon beat me to it! However I have another idea if you can wait a bit. This weekend I can pull out my '61 windows and make a trace of each. It will be interesting to see how they match left to right. I will send the tracing to you and you can check them against your zinc metal templates and gi...
by Geoff Green
Tue May 07, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: I have seriously improved my E-Type!
Replies: 7
Views: 444
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Re: I have seriously improved my E-Type!

Carsten,

Great solution! Well thought out and executed. I am going to steal er borrow your idea.

Geoff
by Geoff Green
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: OTS Door Glass
Replies: 24
Views: 849
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Re: OTS Door Glass

Here are the markings on some early OTS cars I can get to. Both have the markings on the upper forward portion of the glass like shown previously. The one with black paper behind the glass is a 1964 SUNDYM and the one with white paper behind the glass is a 1961 plain - not tinted. https://i.postimg....
by Geoff Green
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Luke & Andy
Replies: 4
Views: 309
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Re: Luke & Andy

Great! Absolutely great! :bigrin:

Thanks, Ralph
by Geoff Green
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 Hardtop Chrome fixing clips
Replies: 15
Views: 604
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Re: S1 Hardtop Chrome fixing clips

My factory hardtop has the rectangular clips holding the corner trim at the side window, body, door handle area. Somewhat triangle shaped. The chrome across the top front above the windshield is held on with round clips similar to the round clips holding the headlight trim on a series 2 / 3. https:/...
by Geoff Green
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wire Wheel Spanner
Replies: 26
Views: 1149
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Re: Wire Wheel Spanner

Loosening using a torque wrench will change the setting and not be correct for tightening. 100 foot lbs on the are point will be different and need 95 or 105 foot lbs to move to the 100 foot lbs reading. You will have to calibrate the torque wrench again.
by Geoff Green
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Straightening Cam Cover After Welding
Replies: 2
Views: 208
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Straightening Cam Cover After Welding

XK cam cover with 6 of the stud holes needing repairs from cracks and pull outs. This was a very poor piece and if it was ruined it would not matter. I knew welding would cause the cam cover to distort. I was not prepared for the amount of warpage. Holding one end of the cam cover to the steel the o...
by Geoff Green
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: OTS Door Glass
Replies: 24
Views: 849
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Re: OTS Door Glass

Hi Rory, Love your detailed posts as I will be going through what you and others have during my rebuild. Here are links to the photos of the convertible from the factory fit to save you from digging around. These may show a slight difference to yours giving you an idea of what to adjust. My glass is...
by Geoff Green
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 4lb radiator cap
Replies: 13
Views: 735
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Re: 4lb radiator cap

For a 3/4 inch depth neck the caps vary in length (in inches) 0.96, 1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.3, 2.8.

Here are instructions on how to choose;

See; https://www.northernfactory.com/knowledge/radiatorcaps
by Geoff Green
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 4lb radiator cap
Replies: 13
Views: 735
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Re: 4lb radiator cap

Thanks Dave! :salute: I measured my new early header tank (reproduction) and the depth is 13/16 which means a 3/4 inch cap will not work. And the 1 inch will require pressing down a bit to get it to twist on depth. Please add your header tank filler neck depth. And to keep all the info in one place,...
by Geoff Green
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 3.8
Replies: 249
Views: 309249
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Re: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 3.8

Spare Parts Bulletins Like the Service Bulletins the parts division had notification of changes to the parts used so spares would match or confirmed an upgraded part would fit. The interesting thing to me is the change of parts would occur at any point in manufacturing as improvements were made and ...
by Geoff Green
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 4lb radiator cap
Replies: 13
Views: 735
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Re: 4lb radiator cap

in perusing the Jaguar Spares Division Bulletins for Spare Parts Catalogues covering the late 1950s and early 1960s I came across this: Bulletin No N.1 Date June.1961 Section Cooling System Subject Radiator Filler Cap It discusses the change in the early deep cap and the later short cap (June 1961 i...
by Geoff Green
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I Fixed Head Coupé – The Geneva Launch Car
Replies: 14
Views: 1019
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Re: 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I Fixed Head Coupé – The Geneva Launch Car

Very nice car and well done by the photos. A few minor items, spark plug connectors, brake fluid bottle level warning sensors. I can help with both. Glad to see this car still with us and looking so good. Interesting details, reverse light, drivers floor carpet. checked and see the first 6 RHD FHC a...
by Geoff Green
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cylinder Head Numbers
Replies: 8
Views: 469
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Re: Cylinder Head Numbers

by Geoff Green
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Longhorn (Cow Horn) Transition Exhaust
Replies: 9
Views: 585
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Re: Longhorn (Cow Horn) Transition Exhaust

The Series 2 tail pipes were designed to clear the lower hanging US license plate.
by Geoff Green
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cooling fan
Replies: 19
Views: 1686
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Re: Cooling fan

Good grief!

Is that fan off an Everglades air boat???

Two plane (layer) counter rotating multi straight blade.

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