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by Gfhug
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Carb jet height/depth conundrum
Replies: 15
Views: 267
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Re: Carb jet height/depth conundrum

Marek, Thank you, that'd be an interesting test. Does it need a gauge or is that part of it? I've seen some lambda sensors that can be screwed into a hole in a tailpipe. I've toyed with having my old tailpipes adapted to take that sort of sensor as temporary fit to drive and check the AFRs. It'll be...
by Gfhug
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gulf Classic 20-50 mineral oil
Replies: 5
Views: 190
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Re: Gulf Classic 20-50 mineral oil

Rex, that's very interesting. A popular oil in the UK is:
https://www.morrislubricantsonline.co.u ... r-oil.html

Can't see any obvious Zinc or Phosphorous levels:
https://www.morrislubricants.co.uk/prod ... 027604.pdf

Geoff
by Gfhug
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Carb jet height/depth conundrum
Replies: 15
Views: 267
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Re: Carb jet height/depth conundrum

Christopher and Andrew, thank you, both. It's all a learning process and I'm not concerned more trying to understand what might be the reason for differences. Yes, XJ6 S3. OK, Andrew, you're right regarding fuel consumption in an old design :wink: I've really appreciated the comments and advice this...
by Gfhug
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Carb jet height/depth conundrum
Replies: 15
Views: 267
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Re: Carb jet height/depth conundrum

Hi Steve, it says UM on the needles, didn't check the jets, but as they came in a standard for the car/SUs kit they should be correct ( :roll: ). Don't really fancy taking the carbs to bits to check what it says on the jets. Will wait for a decent drive before going much further with the investigati...
by Gfhug
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Carb jet height/depth conundrum
Replies: 15
Views: 267
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Re: Carb jet height/depth conundrum

Christopher, thanks for your comments. 1. Not so much plug colour as being sooty, Angus uses plug condition (sooty or clean) as a way to set the mixture and I've tried to use that as one indicator 2. I don't floor it too often (my name's not Heuer :lol: ) 3. All springs, needles, jets, etc. were new...
by Gfhug
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Carb jet height/depth conundrum
Replies: 15
Views: 267
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Re: Carb jet height/depth conundrum

Hi Steve, yes needles set properly and measurements all correct. It was at an E Type seminar that the 7/16" was mentioned as being too high, hence me trying 1/2". This change didn't make any difference to engine pick up when throttle floored. As mentioned, the loose float pivots may have given incor...
by Gfhug
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Carb jet height/depth conundrum
Replies: 15
Views: 267
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Carb jet height/depth conundrum

I've always had poorish fuel consumption around 20mpg with sooty plugs. Have set up the carbs as per the book several times but have always ended up with quite high carb jet heights, yet still about 20mpg :scratchheadyellow: So I eventually bought a Gunson analyser and followed the advice on the for...
by Gfhug
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: NEW MEMBER
Replies: 3
Views: 379
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Re: NEW MEMBER

Gregoire, welcome to the forum and congratulations on getting an E Type. Why do you say 100 hp? In reality the E Type engine never had 265 bhp, even at the engine never mind the wheels. But one thing, normally a USA car had 3.54 differential, European 3.07, this makes a difference, higher rpm, chang...
by Gfhug
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Early 1960’s Jaguar engineering
Replies: 12
Views: 511
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Re: Early 1960’s Jaguar engineering

Richard, thank you, I really enjoyed watching that :yellow:

Geoff
by Gfhug
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: rolling road figures
Replies: 42
Views: 1552
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Re: rolling road figures

If that's at the wheel then can't be far off the mythical 265 at the engine :swerve:
by Gfhug
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: S1.5 1968 FHC - Headlamp Dipping direction
Replies: 3
Views: 186
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Re: S1.5 1968 FHC - Headlamp Dipping direction

Out of interest, David, do you fit LHD lamps? We are planning our first continental trip next year and expected to use something like this (though they get mixed reviews for not staying stuck on): https://www.amazon.co.uk/AA-Headlamp-Beam-Converters-Deflectors/dp/B001PPDNHG This could be an ideal op...
by Gfhug
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cam Cover sealing...again
Replies: 42
Views: 4587
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Re: Cam Cover sealing...again

Simon, I must admit I can’t recall, but they fit very nicely and do a fine job of stopping leaks around the dome nuts
If Rory doesn’t want the spares guess who can have them!

Geoff
by Gfhug
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cam Cover sealing...again
Replies: 42
Views: 4587
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Re: Cam Cover sealing...again

Rory I have used these with great success on my S2 cam covers. Will check how many spares I have and if enough send you some. They came from Barnwell:
https://www.barnwell.co.uk/products/bonded-seals/

Edited to add: They are steel not copper, but against the cam covers look fine IMHO

Regards

Geoff
by Gfhug
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Wiring route for starter cable
Replies: 1
Views: 142
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Re: Wiring route for starter cable

Graeme, this friend who says the bulkhead route was original for RHD, would he like to say where he gets that info and what is his knowledge base? A recent question on this confirmed the correct route is via the picture frame as you describe. Certainly is on my S2 FHC. See here: http://forum.etypeuk...
by Gfhug
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: rolling road figures
Replies: 42
Views: 1552
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Re: rolling road figures

FWIW my car showed at the wheels 160 bhp at 4000 rpm.

Geoff
by Gfhug
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: DISAPPEARING BRAKE PEDAL
Replies: 7
Views: 364
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Re: DISAPPEARING BRAKE PEDAL

Peter, posting here or on the S1 doesn't matter. Maybe no-one has responded because it's a problem not seen before? I can't comment lots about it but will ask you to post a bit more information, please. How long have you had the car and how many miles, especially recent miles? In that has the car be...
by Gfhug
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 2+2 track widening
Replies: 12
Views: 521
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Re: Series 2 2+2 track widening

Hello, would you like to add your name to your signature, it makes it nicer for us to use your name when responding. You may get tarring and feathering from some. But one way of making the tyres look wider, without going to the 205/70 R15 tyres of the S3 is to get wider wheels. Up to 6 inch but stil...
by Gfhug
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 186
Views: 17878
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Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Dana, all best wishes that the big C surgery will do the job and give you lots more QTR. You've a good car there and I've enjoyed reading about your restoration. May you have many more miles in her.

Geoff
by Gfhug
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 aesthetics
Replies: 215
Views: 65682
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Re: Series 2 aesthetics

Jeff Cecil wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:04 am
(please note proper spellin')
:bigrin:
by Gfhug
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 aesthetics
Replies: 215
Views: 65682
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Re: Series 2 aesthetics

Jeff, those lights look interesting, tell us more, please

Geoff