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by neal herridge
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Upper ball joint
Replies: 18
Views: 956
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Re: Upper ball joint

Chris.
Did you get the replacements from SNG.
Thanks Neal.
by neal herridge
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sovy Failure
Replies: 70
Views: 12375
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Re: Sovy Failure

Geoff. Yes they would use standard caps, I had thought about fluid level but all the XK's 120 etc use a plane steel bottle , Jeremy has a good point re the pin though. Many thanks both for your feed back , as an engineer its something I keep wanting to do & the repeat of these bottle failures has ma...
by neal herridge
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sovy Failure
Replies: 70
Views: 12375
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Re: Sovy Failure

I am looking at making some reservoirs from billet aluminium for 4.2 cars ( could also do 3.8 ) for myself.
Would they be of interest to any one , don't have a cost yet.
Neal.
by neal herridge
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt User Group
Replies: 116
Views: 36360
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Re: SNG Barratt User Group

Julian.
Re the brake & clutch reservoir bottles , I have been looking at making some from billet aluminium for the 4.2 cars would these be of any interest to you.
Neal.
by neal herridge
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt User Group
Replies: 116
Views: 36360
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Re: SNG Barratt User Group

Good afternoon Julian. I have also had this problem with temp senders , not just from SNG , we have purchased some from Caerbont direct & they also gave a very high reading both with a new gauge & an original one. Those senders were from a new batch made late last year. The only senders we have foun...
by neal herridge
Sat May 30, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Chrome Hood Trim - repair, or buy new BD21397 ?
Replies: 10
Views: 507
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Re: Chrome Hood Trim - repair, or buy new BD21397 ?

Thanks Richard but it was Castle who could not do them.
I also use Howells but they don't like them either.
Neal.
by neal herridge
Fri May 29, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Chrome Hood Trim - repair, or buy new BD21397 ?
Replies: 10
Views: 507
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Re: Chrome Hood Trim - repair, or buy new BD21397 ?

Hi Mark.
I watched that program & had the same thought re saving rear lights, which don't re chrome.
I have been trying to find who they used with out any luck, have you made contact yet.
I found a few firms on line but not the one they used.
Thanks Neal.
by neal herridge
Tue May 19, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Torsion bar help
Replies: 2
Views: 279
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Re: Torsion bar help

Hi Mich. I have come across this problem before with original torsion bars, & as you say if you jack the car up & then let it back down its the correct height until you drive it. Mostly its when they have been off the car for some time. I now always add about 1/2" ( 12.7 mm ) to the setting length a...
by neal herridge
Sun May 17, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My Recent Driving Video
Replies: 10
Views: 734
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Re: My Recent Driving Video

Great car, great road & pie, what's not to like.
Many thanks for making this just what an E-type is for.
Neal.
by neal herridge
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Spinners stuck and wheels stuck on!
Replies: 81
Views: 5412
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Re: Spinners stuck and wheels stuck on!

Hi Jon. I have fitted lots of Zeus calipers over the years to different Jaguars with out any problems. If you did want to change yours I would take them up on their offer, they are not far away from you. Your problem is made worse by the fact you have vented discs, I don't know what other people thi...
by neal herridge
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Spinners stuck and wheels stuck on!
Replies: 81
Views: 5412
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Re: Spinners stuck and wheels stuck on!

Yes I have had chrome wheels blasted & then painted , I have used both powder coating & wet painting. It works well , the only thing is if your wheels are tube less the blasting/painting can remove or damage the sealing . To over come this you will need to fit tubes . You can also get a chrome powde...
by neal herridge
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Type approval etc UK registration of US Import
Replies: 34
Views: 7839
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Re: Type approval etc UK registration of US Import

I should also have said that if you are a member of the J E C they will provide you with a letter to send to the D V L A . This confirms the details of your car , other clubs may also do this.
Neal.
by neal herridge
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Type approval etc UK registration of US Import
Replies: 34
Views: 7839
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Re: Type approval etc UK registration of US Import

I have to say that so far I have never had a problem registering a imported car with the DVLA.
I have done it a few times & just tick the box where it says RHD.
Good luck with it .
Neal.
by neal herridge
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fuel and Brake Lines
Replies: 7
Views: 1526
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Re: Fuel and Brake Lines

Should have read the first post properly as it did say 3.8 car.
What I said is correct for a 4.2 .
Sorry for the confusion .
Neal.
by neal herridge
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fuel and Brake Lines
Replies: 7
Views: 1526
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Re: Fuel and Brake Lines

I have always run the fuel line on the drivers side for a RHD car, this is the same side as the fuel filter. It is fixed with P clips on the outside of the channel ( nearest the sill ) there are holes a long it for that reason. The brake line goes on the other side also outside the channel & uses sp...
by neal herridge
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New E-Type book (cont'd)
Replies: 17
Views: 2482
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Re: New E-Type book (cont'd)

Add me to the list , look forward to reading it Peter.
Good luck Neal.
by neal herridge
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Re-commissioning Project
Replies: 3
Views: 835
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Re: Re-commissioning Project

Hi Ed.
I am based near Crediton, when you get the car back to Devon I would be happy to talk it over with you.
As for hoses SNG or David Manners are all OK , I would stick with standard ones for now.
Good luck looks like a good project.
Neal.
by neal herridge
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff bolt thread size
Replies: 5
Views: 640
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Re: Diff bolt thread size

They are UNC will check tomorrow but they are ether 1/2" or 7/16" UNC.
Neal.
by neal herridge
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A new direction in life
Replies: 11
Views: 1450
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Re: A new direction in life

Hi Darren. Is it a change of job you want , or a burning desire to start your own business. If its the first with your skills any restoration firm would jump at the chance to employ you, knock on a few doors even if they have no adds for new staff. If its your own business how about working as a sub...
by neal herridge
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Car jacking
Replies: 40
Views: 9098
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Re: Car jacking

I use a Thor nylon faced mallet No. 716 it has 2" dia faces & has a weight of 2 3/4 lbs. A big plus is that the ends screw in & can be replaced if need be & they will not mark the spinners. We use these hammers in the machine shop mostly on the mills to tap down parts before machining & they do not ...