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by Nick
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Top seat belt fixings FHC
Replies: 16
Views: 777
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Re: Top seat belt fixings FHC

Hi Paul, Yes, it does seem strange that the escutcheon is counterbored and that the spacers are too large to fit into the c’bore. My spacer diameter is 19.2mm and the c’bore is 16.6mm. The depth to the head of the mounting boss is also similar to yours. But what the boss will tighten Up against is t...
by Nick
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Top seat belt fixings FHC
Replies: 16
Views: 777
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Re: Top seat belt fixings FHC

Paul,

This is what mine is like. Any help ?

Nick
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by Nick
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1 Vented discs
Replies: 8
Views: 1522
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Re: Series 1 Vented discs

Can you put washers/spacers in under the supports, or would that move the shield in the wrong direction? When I fitted larger calipers I increased the size of the cut outs, but that solution doesn't help you. I'm often surprised by the 'leave it off it does nothing' view, and then, sometimes by the ...
by Nick
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Breaking the barrier
Replies: 22
Views: 2634
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Re: Breaking the barrier

Sorry if I came across as a bit glib previously, but the saving from 17mpg to 22mpg is about £100 over 1000 miles. The cost of changing carburettors and or diff would take a while (~10 to 20 years depending on your annual mileage) to recover. Can't deny that the extra distance between fuel stops (75...
by Nick
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Breaking the barrier
Replies: 22
Views: 2634
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Re: Breaking the barrier

Mark, I thought your handle was max-it-out for speed. But perhaps it's for mpg ! My average is 23mpg over 19,000 miles. On 4 occasions I've got 29 and a bit, but I suspect my high mpg's are more likely due to uncertainty in the data. No wing mirrors. Standard engine & carbs. What's the point in tryi...
by Nick
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Aluminium under dash panels change date
Replies: 9
Views: 1957
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Re: Aluminium under dash panels change date

Mine are aluminium either side of the steering column.

Nick
by Nick
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Design info
Replies: 2
Views: 2023
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Re: Design info

Warren, I suspect that Malcolm Sayer joining Jaguar in 1950 provided the key ingredient to the shape of the car. There is a short but useful tribute to him in the front of Philip Porter's 'The Iconic E-Type'. The shape of the Alfa Disco Volante was possibly an influence on Sayer (Porter's 'The Defin...
by Nick
Fri May 10, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Owner's manual edition
Replies: 13
Views: 1806
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Re: Owner's manual edition

Paul, If you want a usable version of the handbook to keep in the car, the Brooklands version for the 4.2 is E/131/6 but apart from minor differences (eg this handbook shows a switch and warning light for the heated rear window on the FHC, whereas the switch and light weren't fitted until Feb '66) i...
by Nick
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 4lb radiator cap
Replies: 13
Views: 1782
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Re: 4lb radiator cap

Gents, Was this the previous thread? http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?t=11088 I have been trying to solve excessive coolant loss since I lost my previous cap (don't ask) & fitted a replacement. The distance from top seating surface to bottom seating surface is 20mm on my replacement header tan...
by Nick
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 4lb radiator cap
Replies: 13
Views: 1782
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Re: 4lb radiator cap

I had to buy a replacement cap from SNG and found that I was loosing more coolant than with the old cap. SNG checked the depth of the cap & said it was correct. I noted that the new cap was also stiffer to turn on the header tank. I eventually sussed that the cap only required one rubber gasket - th...
by Nick
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any HENLYS experts?
Replies: 13
Views: 3447
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Re: Any HENLYS experts?

If it's any help, the dates for mine are:
Date of manufacture: 26th March 1965
Date of dispatch: 5th April (to Henlys Ltd London)
Date of first registration: 7th April

Nick
by Nick
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Lock barrel direction?
Replies: 8
Views: 1320
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Re: Lock barrel direction?

My locks are handed. Serrations downwards on the drivers side (RHD) key. When I bought my car it had different key numbers for each door. I eventually changed the lock detents in the odd door lock so that I had just one key. I don't remember it being too difficult to do - once I had worked out which...
by Nick
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Open Day at e-Conic Cars (Moss Jaguar)
Replies: 98
Views: 14758
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Re: Open Day at e-Conic Cars (Moss Jaguar)

Yes, -1 degree to start with tomorrow & snow from the East - is it really April next week ?

Washing the E-Type this morning in preparation for tomorrow I found a slight leak from the brake master cylinder, so I may have to come in alternative transport also.

Nick
by Nick
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Door arm rests
Replies: 4
Views: 1121
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Re: Door arm rests

On my armrests the top halves are beige (matching the trim) with grey bottom halves.

Nick
by Nick
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Open Day at e-Conic Cars (Moss Jaguar)
Replies: 98
Views: 14758
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Re: Open Day at e-Conic Cars (Moss Jaguar)

Nick Lynch
by Nick
Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E type rebirth
Replies: 28
Views: 5656
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Re: E type rebirth

A video on the Jaguar website shows the restored car with LHD. I don't think the gear lever gaiter is 'correct' for a May '65 car though. Shouldn't it have a rubber boot ?

Nick
by Nick
Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Front and rear brake upgrade for E type series 1 1/2
Replies: 25
Views: 5133
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Re: Front and rear brake upgrade for E type series 1 1/2

I've just bought Coopercraft aluminium front upgrades. They look well made. The larger caliper though needs a piece cutting from the dust shield. I was going to buy a new set of shields and keep the originals until I found that new shields will cost £200 each ! I'm weighing up whether to leave the s...
by Nick
Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel problem, fault find strategy help please.
Replies: 31
Views: 7256
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I used to use approved service agents for repairs/servicing until I realised that the Rolex UK service centre is in Bexley, Kent and they have a counter service. Worth the journey (or a telephone call).

Nick
by Nick
Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Exhaust heat shielding Series 1 4.2 RHD cars
Replies: 10
Views: 2951
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Neil,

The heat shield fitted from 1E1545 is C26500. It is illustrated in the SC parts catalogue but doesn't show how or to what it is fitted.

Nick
by Nick
Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:27 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Brake Problems
Replies: 42
Views: 8338
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Clausager's book mentions a change in the brake system for S1 FHCs (1E 21000 on) and roadsters (1E1413 on) in October 1965 to have uniformity with the 2+2. 'New servo, changes to vacuum lines and hydraulic pipes'.

Nick