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by neal herridge
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Car jacking
Replies: 40
Views: 6372
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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 ...
by neal herridge
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: That’s what friends are for!
Replies: 1
Views: 1278
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Re: That’s what friends are for!

Hi Paul.
Looks like a great day, the XK120 is a lovely car to drive, I have been lucky enough to own & restore one.
Very different to drive than an E-type of course , but any XK engine is great to hear & drive.
Car looks great with the painted wire wheels.
Neal.
by neal herridge
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cooling fan options
Replies: 15
Views: 2088
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Re: Cooling fan options

I have the cool cat fitted to two cars its very good.
Also Ken is very helpful, although if he has not got any in stock its no problem to buy direct it works out about the same price.
Also go for the better temp sender ( also available fro Fossway )
Neal.
by neal herridge
Fri May 31, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt User Group
Replies: 88
Views: 16533
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Re: SNG Barratt User Group

I would like to add my thanks to Julian & his team for a very interesting day & their commitment to quality.
Very impressive setup.
It was also good to meet all of the other forum members, great day all round .
Neal.
by neal herridge
Sun May 26, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt User Group
Replies: 88
Views: 16533
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Re: SNG Barratt User Group

I would like to add one more name. David Jones Angus Moss Jeremy Bradshaw Geoff Hughes John Walker Adrian Turner Julian Cooke aka cactusman Adrian Northcott Steve Rundle Ash Marston Christopher Storey Ray Drinkwater Barry Coupe Neal Herridge Richard Baxter - series 1 FHC Steve Hook (Mgcjag Mark Curt...
by neal herridge
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New battery recommendation
Replies: 18
Views: 1861
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Re: New battery recommendation

Hi Neil.
I use a Yuasa battery part number YBX3214 it fits very well . I have fitted a few & they last very well.
I get mine from BBL batteries good price too.
I have not had much luck with the old type of batteries I find the cases are prone to splitting .
Hope this helps Neal.
by neal herridge
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt User Group
Replies: 88
Views: 16533
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Re: SNG Barratt User Group

If its not to late I would like to add my name to the list. As well as restoring Jaguars I also make parts for a firm supplying spares for racing AC cobras & another firm who supplies parts for pre 1970 Triumph motor bikes. So I sit on both sides of the fence. David Jones Angus Moss Jeremy Bradshaw ...
by neal herridge
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Bonnet Balance Link Assembly
Replies: 11
Views: 3115
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Re: Bonnet Balance Link Assembly

David. I zinc & clear pass mine , I dismantle them first then bead blast them ( you have to machine new pivot bolts to rivet over on re assembly ) then I get them plated. The ones on my FHC were plated about 6 years ago & still look good . I have just done the same on my DHC but very few miles yet. ...
by neal herridge
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: It must be Christmas
Replies: 31
Views: 2676
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Re: It must be Christmas

Liking the Christmas background & the snowmen .
Merry Christmas to all on the forum.
Neal.
by neal herridge
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Help pls - Alternator voltage too high, blowing LEDs?
Replies: 27
Views: 2377
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Re: Help pls - Alternator voltage too high, blowing LEDs?

Many thanks Jeremy. I see what you are saying in that the diode just reduces the incoming voltage by 0.7 volts what ever that voltage is. It will not work if there is a higher spike in the voltage . You will also need to protect the extra brake light LED's that are part of the setup. I was hoping fo...
by neal herridge
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Help pls - Alternator voltage too high, blowing LEDs?
Replies: 27
Views: 2377
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Re: Help pls - Alternator voltage too high, blowing LEDs?

Did anyone come up with an answer on how to protect Marek's LED reversing light.
Its a great piece of kit but I would like to keep it that way.
Its the only LED lights on the car.
Many thanks Neal.
by neal herridge
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Clip-On Bullet Mirror
Replies: 12
Views: 1528
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Re: Clip-On Bullet Mirror

Great thanks for that.
Neal.
by neal herridge
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Clip-On Bullet Mirror
Replies: 12
Views: 1528
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Re: Clip-On Bullet Mirror

Did you need to cut the rubber in the window channel to get it to fit, or was there room for the bracket to slid in between the chrome & the rubber.
Thanks Neal.
by neal herridge
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Downtime
Replies: 51
Views: 4307
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Re: Forum Downtime

Many thanks for all your hard work David.
The forum was much missed.
Neal.
by neal herridge
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: engine issue my specialist can't fix ... help!
Replies: 62
Views: 4204
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Re: engine issue my specialist can't fix ... help!

Jonny.
I have sent you a PM.
Neal.
by neal herridge
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Electrics, wiper motor
Replies: 12
Views: 1389
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Re: Electrics, wiper motor

Hi Geoff.
I have done it a number of times & its no problem to take the motor apart to rewire it.
Its best to use/buy just the wire in the colours required rather than buying a loom .
Neal.
by neal herridge
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: engine issue my specialist can't fix ... help!
Replies: 62
Views: 4204
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Re: engine issue my specialist can't fix ... help!

Hi Jonny.
I live in the Exeter area & there are a number of other E-type XK owners about.
If you would like to meet up some time let me know.
Pleased your trip went well.
Neal.
by neal herridge
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tools?
Replies: 7
Views: 1897
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Re: Tools?

Mostly AF sizes there are a few BSF/BSW spanners needed on the carburettors .
5/16 to about 1" AF covers most things with 7/16 to 3/4 being the most used.
A good socket set is needed to.
Neal.
by neal herridge
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Headlamp bezel screw thread size?
Replies: 8
Views: 1156
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Re: Headlamp bezel screw thread size?

Hi Jeremy.
They are 8 UNC.
Neal.
by neal herridge
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dashboard Gauge rubber seals
Replies: 12
Views: 1584
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Re: Dashboard Gauge rubber seals

I use O-ring cored you can buy it in lots of dia. then bond it at the ends with a type of super glue.
I buy mine from Simply Bearings & they do free delivery on any orders.
Neal.