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by Nickleback
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Starting engine after lay up
Replies: 8
Views: 413
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Re: Starting engine after lay up

Should the clutch pedal also be depressed as well to make it easier on the engine turning over to build the
oil pressure first ?
by Nickleback
Sun May 05, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello from New Zealand's newest member
Replies: 11
Views: 579
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Re: Hello from New Zealand's newest member

:welcomewave: to the forum. An unmolested 62 S1 FHC is a rare find and sounds a great starting point especially if you have the time to do the research and get it to the level you want especially if you can keep it original and find the missing servicable used parts to restore. Wishing you all the b...
by Nickleback
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: How to spot an original E type
Replies: 6
Views: 534
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Re: How to spot an original E type

Excellent, very informative.
by Nickleback
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: New battery recommendation
Replies: 18
Views: 919
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Re: New battery recommendation

James,
Which one do you use, the Red, Yellow or Blue top version ?
Do they come with free sunglasses ! :mrgreen:
by Nickleback
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I Fixed Head Coupé – The Geneva Launch Car
Replies: 14
Views: 1108
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1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I Fixed Head Coupé – The Geneva Launch Car

:rvrence: The Pendine Jaguar Collection is now for sale featuring: :rvrence: https://i.postimg.cc/x1hTpt2Y/E-Type-885005-Geneva-Zumbrunn-Schmid-04-WEB-1500x1011.jpg "The 1961 Jaguar E-Type in the collection is the first E-Type ever seen in public when it was unveiled to the press and VIP guests at t...
by Nickleback
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel tank cleaning
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Great Britain

Re: Fuel tank cleaning

Hi Adrian, I had similar problems to you with my petrol tank, so I elected to get it professionally cleaned which in turn lead to 4/5 pin holes being found in the bottom rear corner. Solution was then to get it fully lined and it is now 100% again and re-installed in the car. If you need to get help...
by Nickleback
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best way to upgrade gearbox and/or diff
Replies: 6
Views: 502
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Re: Best way to upgrade gearbox and/or diff

:yeahthat: I was in the same position as yourself over a year ago, no OD available for your car, 5 speed once you have done your reseach is really a mixed blessing and not an easy or cheap solution. So I opted to change my LS diff from 3.54 to 3.07 which keeps reasonable torque and give the car "lon...
by Nickleback
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Norman Dewis interview
Replies: 10
Views: 958
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Re: Norman Dewis interview

:yeahthat:
Great interview, very enjoyable :thankyouyellow:
by Nickleback
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: BHP of 4.2 engine.
Replies: 13
Views: 942
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Re: BHP of 4.2 engine.

I had my 4.2 engine with triple SU's fully rebuilt by Classic & Modern Engine Services in July 16 to full Jaguar standard specification, then ran it in over 1000 miles, had it fully tuned up on rolling road dyno by Classic & Race. It then produced the following figures on the dyno with the std drum ...
by Nickleback
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Surprising
Replies: 11
Views: 798
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Re: Surprising

Here's the link:

1966 Jaguar E-Type E-Type Roadster XKE

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1966-Jaguar-E- ... :0&vxp=mtr
by Nickleback
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Buying MWS wheels
Replies: 45
Views: 2188
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Re: Buying MWS wheels

Hi Carsten, I went for the 15 x 5.5J MWS competition centre laced wheels with standard tyres just stretched a little wider and lower, I have no powered steering and the usual slightly smaller Mota-Lita steering wheel. Handling is good, ride is compliant, wheels are stronger and it just widens the lo...
by Nickleback
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Personalised number plates
Replies: 16
Views: 1122
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Re: Personalised number plates

We all know they're illegal if the spacing has been altered at all, wrong coloured studs used, etc. But everyone who buys therm does just that, otherwise why buy them? Have to disagree Malcolm, not everyone buys them to make them illegal ? :wow: We have three personal plates in our household, all s...
by Nickleback
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 186
Views: 17196
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Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

:yeahthat:
Mine is a May 70 XKE S2 build and had the bonnet leapers & the chrome nose ring.
by Nickleback
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: It must be Christmas
Replies: 31
Views: 1701
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Re: It must be Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone :santa: and may your eTypes go very well in the New Year :drinkingcheers:
by Nickleback
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Rotor arm identification
Replies: 2
Views: 332
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Re: Rotor arm identification

:yeahthat:
Martin is really helpfull & I would get the red rotor and a new cap as well, did mine with a full distibutor rebuild from him and it's been excellent :bouncyyellow:
by Nickleback
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello from Paris - new owner of 7266WK
Replies: 3
Views: 707
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Re: Hello from Paris - new owner of 7266WK

Hi Chris & :welcomewave: Be interested in seeing how you get on @ Spa, good to see early 3.8 cars out on the track. Yours looks to been heavily modified, it would be good to find out what has been done / updated. Details on XKE Data are here: http://www.xkedata.com/cars/detail/?car=888491 Best of lu...
by Nickleback
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Differential Rebuilds
Replies: 12
Views: 1155
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Re: Differential Rebuilds

Thanks Dave,
They were swooped around before refitting. Yes handbrake mod & remote bleed were on my specification to make life easy :thankyouyellow:
by Nickleback
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Differential Rebuilds
Replies: 12
Views: 1155
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Re: Differential Rebuilds

Hi George, Had my 3.54 LSD diff completely rebuilt and changed to 3.07 crown wheel & pinion with LSD full UK spec by Hardy Engineering in Leatherhead, Surrey who are ' old skool ', they did a great job & I am one very happy customer. :mrgreen: Ask for Bill or Neil PS: No connection apart from being ...
by Nickleback
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine re-build
Replies: 18
Views: 1527
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Re: Engine re-build

CMES in Bracknell did my rebuild and I am very pleased with the result, even had a guided tour of the workshop before committing to the project :bouncyyellow:
by Nickleback
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine rebuild advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1046
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Re: Engine rebuild advice

Ditto, CMES in Bracknell did my rebuild and I am very pleased with the result, even had a guided tour of the workshop before committing to the project :bouncyyellow: