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by Gfhug
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dashboard mirror bar
Replies: 9
Views: 112
Great Britain

Re: Dashboard mirror bar

Brian, the mirror is stuck to the screen on the S2, not on the S1 where it is attached at the roof

Geoff
by Gfhug
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Prototype????
Replies: 6
Views: 150
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Re: Prototype????

Or it might have been a version for the Australian market? :lol:
by Gfhug
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Correct height of block studs?
Replies: 9
Views: 130
Great Britain

Re: Correct height of block studs?

At a seminar on the XK engines we were told that the studs need 17 1/4 to 17 1/2 turns to fully screw in.
If you are not getting that many then the holes are still not cleaned out fully. Do as Andrew says regarding cleaning out.

Geoff
by Gfhug
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wheel: what Tightening torque
Replies: 37
Views: 604
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Re: Wheel: what Tightening torque

The need for the wheel to be off the ground would seem to negate the use of the adapter with a torque wrench or long breaker bar to tighten the spinners as is shown in the original posting. I've been happily using one of Lionel's adapters and breaker bar on my continental spinners and have always th...
by Gfhug
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Correct height of block studs?
Replies: 9
Views: 130
Great Britain

Re: Correct height of block studs?

Paul, if you include you car series and type (FHC, OTS, 2+2) in your signature it will often be quicker for people to respond to your enquiries. Just helps the process. I've done a quick search and I know there will be others who will know this information but one of the things to make sure the stud...
by Gfhug
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Car storage
Replies: 11
Views: 210
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Re: Car storage

Karl, one thing that concerns me and probably others is that you are getting your car back from restoration and the first thing you are thinking of is how to store it. Put simply: DON'T store it! Get out and drive it, lots :swerve: Post a few photos and let us know how you get on putting some miles ...
by Gfhug
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Car storage
Replies: 11
Views: 210
Great Britain

Re: Car storage

Hello 5733, do you have a name as 5733 is rather impersonal.

An up and over door will never give you good enough seal for a dehumidifier as you'll have cold damp air coming in through all the gaps. Perhaps change the door to a roller or shutter type that can seal?

Geoff
by Gfhug
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Robbed by a supplier ?
Replies: 13
Views: 796
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Re: Robbed by a supplier ?

Rory, I'm so sorry to hear of all your problems and just hope they can be resolved to your satisfaction, or as close as it is possible to do so after all the grief you've been put to. We have to trust the people we send our cars/engines to, often based on views from others. It is such a shame to the...
by Gfhug
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Windscreen fitting south wales
Replies: 2
Views: 84
Great Britain

Re: Windscreen fitting south wales

Supply? The new Pilkington ones are reputed to be very good, though have they got the 2+2 ones yet? They can have heating and DAB aerial too. Heated windscreens are well worth having.

Geoff
by Gfhug
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Frightening experience
Replies: 4
Views: 273
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Re: Frightening experience

JerryL770 wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:48 pm
Fortuneately mine are all new :smile:
Trousers or engine mounts? :lol:
by Gfhug
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: UPDATE ON IMPORTED 2 PLUS 2 V12 1971
Replies: 20
Views: 640
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Re: UPDATE ON IMPORTED 2 PLUS 2 V12 1971

Gentlemen, is it really necessary to keep quoting? You can edit down to just one sentence if you really need to quote, otherwise you are simply taking up a lot of space.
by Gfhug
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member
Replies: 3
Views: 144
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Re: New Member

Mike, welcome to the forum, though shame on you for so few miles done. Out of interest which tyres do you have (and how old are they?). Some people have been known to fit 205/70 VR15 tyres which make for much heavier steering than the correct 185VR15s There are companies who offer electric power ste...
by Gfhug
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My import now UK registered
Replies: 5
Views: 212
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Re: My import now UK registered

Tim, that's interesting as there's much talk of needing an MOT and an on the road car before it can be registered.

Geoff
by Gfhug
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Any HENLYS experts?
Replies: 5
Views: 205
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Re: Any HENLYS experts?

Simon P wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:44 am
(the new registration letter being quite a big deal back in those days).
Not that they are anymore? :wink:
by Gfhug
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Filling in the blanks
Replies: 11
Views: 266
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Re: Filling in the blanks

James, have you tried contacting Jaguar Heritage for a certificate, it will give you the date of manufacture, the original colour, plus, more importantly all the numbers; engine, gearbox, body and car (vin). Hope this helps. Also there are a few Oz restorers on here who might help with the sale. Geoff
by Gfhug
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Engine breather hose.
Replies: 23
Views: 490
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Re: Engine breather hose.

Lee, is it really necessary to keep quoting previous posts? It takes up valuable space and if you do need to quote it can be cut down to just the relevant sentence rather than a complete, long post.
by Gfhug
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: series 2 1969 FHC Tyre size
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Great Britain

Re: series 2 1969 FHC Tyre size

To get the correct rolling diameter you need the same tyres as the Series 3: 205/70 VR15.
Though you would be advised to try out standard 185-15s even if only to have a benchmark.

Geoff
by Gfhug
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: It's Registerd
Replies: 13
Views: 302
Great Britain

Re: It's Registerd

That's good news Darren (barring the sillies from the DVLA)

Geoff
by Gfhug
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: E-type illustrations - colour help
Replies: 18
Views: 452
Great Britain

Re: E-type illustrations - colour help

Am I going to have to wait for the S2 version in Light Blue? :wink:

Though I must admit to liking one in ODB

Geoff
by Gfhug
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: What engine and box?
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Great Britain

Re: What engine and box?

Peter, welcome to the forum, you'll find lots of help here. If you look in the knowledge section you'll see the difference between the normal FHC and the 2+2. In simple terms 9 inches longer and a couple of inches higher roof. Others who have done the work will chime in, but one of the popular manua...