Hey David, most if not all mechanic shops can connect a test lead to their diagnostics and give you the real revs. My tach was reading 1,000 high at 3,000 rpm and I thought it was reving high by the noise. Once you know the real revs you can decide what to do next.
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- Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:57 pm
- Forum: Series 2
- Topic: Air Conditioning/Engine Heat in Cabin
- Replies: 10
- Views: 841
I've had the same heat issues with my 68. Two things that have helped me: I added a shut off valve on the right side of the engine near the firewall so no hot coolant can run through the dash and heater box. My connection between the air vent on the bonnet and the intake on the heater box did not se...
Half the problem solved. I removed the temp sender and bench tested it with a spare battery. It still read +20F too high, so the brand new sender was the problem. Bad right out of the box. I got another new sender and bench tested it before installing and it read spot on. The tach must be just slowl...
I checked the earth connections at the center dash and all was good there. Voltage at the battery was 13.3 , then 14 at idle, and 15 at 2,000 rpm At the regulator one terminal was 14.5 at idle, and 15 at 2,000 rpm second terminal bouncing 11 - 13 V at 2,000 rpm the 15 V seems to within spec accordin...
I checked the archives but still have to ask what is going on. A few day ago my water temp gauge started reading high -205 instead of the usual 185- and my tach showed revs about 1100 higher than actual (I have a small tach that shows real RPM) and the stock tach has read 600 high for two years. I'm...
I've got a full set of toggles from a early Jag sedan. Pretty sure they are the same. Also have all the Smiths instruments. I'm in Canada so maybe someone is closer to you.
- Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:22 pm
- Forum: General
- Topic: Does This Only Happen To Me?
- Replies: 14
- Views: 1924
S%*t happens! I was heading down the highway three years ago in my XK8 and noticed a brown liquid coming from the bonnet seam, and flipping onto the windscreen. I thought it was an oil leak or worse, so I pulled over. When I came to the front of the car there was a massive bird deposit up front that...
- Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:26 pm
- Forum: Series 1
- Topic: Knob for heated rear glass switch
- Replies: 12
- Views: 1566
Het Lester, I have a full dash from a Mk 2. Same instruments/knobs as the E-type series 1. I'll check tonight and see if it has the window heating knob. Will let you know.
Just for future consideration if members are asked to have their car used in a film or photo shoot: My brother owns several Maseratis and was recently asked about using them in a 3 hour film shoot. They paid him $3,000 US , the Ghibli was parked and the Quatroport was driven 50 ft and parked and the...
Continued good news, several 1 hr trips in the car and all is quiet from the IRS/U-joints. An unexpected result of re-gearing the differential from 3.57 to 3.07 is the speedo is now bang on (it was reading 10-15 km/hr proud before the change).
good news, after a short 20 minute test drive everything is running smoothly without extra clanking or other rubbing noises. (Other than the new brake pads need to wear in) Likely had the u-joint rotating beyond its working angle.
thanks fro the vote of confidence Christopher. I'm going to test drive the car today and see how it goes. Perhaps the rebuild suspension now allows a bit more travel and some u joint binding.
I'm just finishing off a full rebuild on my IRS and thought I would run the car a bit while it was still on the hoist. To my surprise I'm hearing a clanking sound once on every wheel rotation. Sounds close to or at the inner u-joint. But, when I loaded up the suspension (lowered the car onto jack st...
- Tue May 09, 2017 11:13 pm
- Forum: General
- Topic: Series 1.5 2+2 drivers seat adjustable mechanism
- Replies: 2
- Views: 1042
the usuals have a complete mechanism. Around $300 per seat if I remember correctly. I think the previous owner fixed the "auto-recline" feature that these seats get after 40+ years of use. So far, I have not heard of a repair to these mechanisms.