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by marc
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello from France
Replies: 7
Views: 2901
France

Re: Hello from France

Hi Michel,
are you a member of the ECJA/Alsace Jaguar club?
I'm quite often around Germany/Basel and also have an E Type.
Maybe we'll meet at one of the ECJA's meetings?
best regards
Marc
by marc
Fri May 18, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S1 4.2 Rear Exhaust without expansion box
Replies: 13
Views: 2389
France

Re: S1 4.2 Rear Exhaust without expansion box

Hi everybody,
i find the stainless steel wide bore exhaust line I have on the car too noisy: where should I best (quality/price) order one in mild steel for a 1963 FHC? I'd like to get the long resonators. I already have the original manifolds.
thank you for your advice, best regards
by marc
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Door frame fixings
Replies: 19
Views: 3628
France

Re: Door frame fixings

Hi Rory, after having said that I always enjoy your very interesting posts, I'd like to get from you an short explanation about the screws used by BAS for holding the upper chrome rails (joncs chromés in French) on the door trim cards. With 16mm under head as you said, do they go through the metal i...
by marc
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: window mechanism
Replies: 7
Views: 1477
France

Re: window mechanism

problem was twice within the winding part, not the apparent length with teeth.
Bob, I would be interested in your mechanism for FHC if they are really for FHC.
What is the difference between eerie 1 and eerie 2 for this item?
best regards.
by marc
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: window mechanism
Replies: 7
Views: 1477
France

window mechanism

Hi everybody, do you know of any alternative to the poor quality refab from the usual providers for the window mechanism? I already got two, first broke instantly, second was completely blocked, third never arrived, probably temporary unavailable or too many concerns, so the provider is on "wait and...
by marc
Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: oil dipstick
Replies: 12
Views: 2740
France

Re: oil dipstick

Yes, if it was only my car, I would be sure either the sump or the dipstick is wrong, but I am speaking about around ten cars, that's why i don't understand. And between 8.5 and 11 to 12 l. there is a big difference!
So...???
by marc
Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: oil dipstick
Replies: 12
Views: 2740
France

Re: oil dipstick

Thanks everybody,
I just forgot to say the sump is correct for the 3.8 engine, it has not been changed for a different type.
So the mystery is still there...
Cheers to all
by marc
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: oil dipstick
Replies: 12
Views: 2740
France

Re: oil dipstick

I checked the oil dipstick I bought not so long ago from SNG Barratt and the different marks are placed between 3,5mm (top of the hash marks) and 1mm (bottom of hash marks) higher than on Julian's (original I suppose) one. OK, maybe I should not go until the top of the marks, but it does give an ide...
by marc
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: oil dipstick
Replies: 12
Views: 2740
France

Re: oil dipstick

thank you so much!
have a nice day, here we have the last sunny days with a chance for a "promenade" with the E Type, before a long winter.
by marc
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: oil dipstick
Replies: 12
Views: 2740
France

oil dipstick

Hi everybody, if you happen to have an original oil dipstick with your 3.8 E Type engine, could you please give me the exact length between the cap (without the felt ring) and the center of the knurled area of your original oil dipstick? That would be very useful to me: I just learned that the total...
by marc
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Oil or petrol?
Replies: 7
Views: 2178
France

Re: Oil or petrol?

Thank you David, in fact my question was a bit stupid, what is meaningful is the length from the cap to the center of the knurled area, around which the oil level should be. Would you be so kind? (or add the distance from tip to the center of the knurled area to your previous answer?) Again, thanks ...
by marc
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Replacement steering wheel surround.
Replies: 18
Views: 3823
France

Re: Replacement steering wheel surround.

Hi Julian, thank you for your kind offer from September 18th and sorry for not reacting immediately, that was not very polite from my side! Did you finish the refurbishment of your steering wheel to your satisfaction? I always got replies from Nick Reeves when I asked for information. I am now comin...
by marc
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil pressure drop
Replies: 12
Views: 2171
France

Re: Oil pressure drop

Hi Eric (64etype) what do you mean by "A new aftermarket "Smiths" 0-100 mechanical gauge is offered by some suppliers, but I had very bad experience with them. " ? I bought mine from Holden in England last year and the indicator "jumps" sometimes, i.e. not progressing or reacting with a smooth movem...
by marc
Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Oil or petrol?
Replies: 7
Views: 2178
France

Re: Oil or petrol?

hi everybody, if a few among you happen to have an original one on your car(s), i would like very much to know the exact useful length of the engine oil dipstick (only the part that gets into the engine). Could you mesure without the felt ring? I am not sure where mine is coming from and i have a fu...
by marc
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Radio and Centre Console tweaks.
Replies: 2
Views: 1269
France

Re: Radio and Centre Console tweaks.

Hi Rory, it looks very neat indeed. How did you manage to get the long central console to sit low enough on the tunnel+trim, and the aluminium part around the gear lever also low enough? On my car, the radio console doesn't get space enough between gear lever surround and legend bar and looks like i...
by marc
Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Replacement steering wheel surround.
Replies: 18
Views: 3823
France

Re: Replacement steering wheel surround.

Hi,
does anybody know whether Nick Reeves is again restoring steering wheels or the only possibility is to buy the wooden parts from him and do the work yourself?
thanks!
by marc
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: body number tag
Replies: 8
Views: 3347
France

body number tag

Hi everybody,
a question from a friend of mine: where is the tag with the body number located on a serie 3 OTS?
thanks a lot for your help, i have no idea...
by marc
Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Bonett not staying up very high
Replies: 10
Views: 2197
France

Re: Bonett not staying up very high

are you sure that your new springs are not too long? it might be necessary to modify them a bit by folding the ends a bit inside?
by marc
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sun visors on the series 1 fhc
Replies: 8
Views: 2475
France

Re: Sun visors on the series 1 fhc

Hi everybody, still Re: Sun visors on the series 1 fhc, i have seen that the chromed metal pieces (fixed through the header roof panel) holding the sun visors are extremely expensive, only on special order from the usual providers. Do you know of a cheaper alternative, maybe from another car with so...
by marc
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Speedo cable on 3.8 RH/drive
Replies: 10
Views: 3782
France

Re: Speedo cable on 3.8 RH/drive

so perhaps before fitting the cable you could measure and give us the exact cable length, for our future questions?
all the best
Marc