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by neal herridge
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Am I overheating?
Replies: 68
Views: 2607
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Re: Am I overheating?

Do you know the actual temp. you are getting from the engine.
I have had lots of poor/incorrect reading temp senders , which make it look like its over heating when its not.
Just a thought.
Neal.
by neal herridge
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Zeus Brakes
Replies: 21
Views: 1325
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Re: Zeus Brakes

Hi Mike.
Just had another thought which you would have to think about before telling the man with the clip board.
If you did buy new calipers from SNG or any one for that matter they may say Dunlop on them but they are not made by Dunlop.
The only way would be to get the old ones reconditioned.
Neal.
by neal herridge
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Zeus Brakes
Replies: 21
Views: 1325
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Re: Zeus Brakes

Mike.
Have you asked Zeus about their Jaguar approval I know Jaguar them selves have fitted some when they were doing restorations.
Neal.
by neal herridge
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Zeus Brakes
Replies: 21
Views: 1325
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Re: Zeus Brakes

Hello Christopher. Not to worry it just happened that I had been into Zeus last Friday. They make a vast range of products for the classic car industry not just Jaguar most makes. They have their own foundry & machine shop & make everything in house , which Coopercraft do not. Its a very complicated...
by neal herridge
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Zeus Brakes
Replies: 21
Views: 1325
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Re: Zeus Brakes

Zeus calipers are not made by Coopercraft they are two different firms.
I do know that Zeus had their brakes approved by Jaguar, & they have fitted them at Jaguar Classic.
Neal.
by neal herridge
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Upper ball joint
Replies: 18
Views: 1314
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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: 13399
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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: 13399
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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: 40725
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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: 40725
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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: 691
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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: 691
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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: 372
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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: 961
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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: 6508
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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: 6508
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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: 8261
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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: 8261
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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: 1696
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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: 1696
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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...