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by alfred
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: another voltage question
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Canada

Re: another voltage question

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...
by alfred
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Not having a good day...
Replies: 29
Views: 2388
Canada

Re: Not having a good day...

that is wonderful news, Hope to see you and the "restored" car at Bronte creek in September.

Alfred
by alfred
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: another voltage question
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Canada

Re: another voltage question

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...
by alfred
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: another voltage question
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Canada

another voltage question

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...
by alfred
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S1 Toggle Switches
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Canada

Re: S1 Toggle Switches

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.

Alfred
by alfred
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Does This Only Happen To Me?
Replies: 14
Views: 1363
Canada

Re: Does This Only Happen To Me?

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...
by alfred
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Knob for heated rear glass switch
Replies: 12
Views: 1032
Canada

Re: Knob for heated rear glass switch

Lester, I checked my spare dash. I have the red indicator but not the knob. An earlier knobectomy by previous owner I suppose. :shrug:
by alfred
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Knob for heated rear glass switch
Replies: 12
Views: 1032
Canada

Re: Knob for heated rear glass switch

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.

Alfred
by alfred
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil cooler position
Replies: 39
Views: 2652
Canada

Re: Oil cooler position

that's where I have mine - only centred in front of the rad.
by alfred
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Boy
Replies: 16
Views: 1983
Canada

Re: New Boy

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...
by alfred
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: noisy half shaft
Replies: 12
Views: 1954
Canada

Re: noisy half shaft

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).
by alfred
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: noisy half shaft
Replies: 12
Views: 1954
Canada

Re: noisy half shaft

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.
by alfred
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: noisy half shaft
Replies: 12
Views: 1954
Canada

Re: noisy half shaft

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.
by alfred
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Useless wipers
Replies: 19
Views: 2188
Canada

Re: Useless wipers

I added those ugly springs onto the base of the wiper arm. Keeps the rubber on the glass, I can see where I'm going, but still a poor wipe.
by alfred
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: noisy half shaft
Replies: 12
Views: 1954
Canada

Re: noisy half shaft

yes the joints have the grease zerks. It did not show any wear/hitting at that point.
by alfred
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: noisy half shaft
Replies: 12
Views: 1954
Canada

Re: noisy half shaft

I removed the boots earlier yesterday (they were grinding a bit as well), but the clacking sound remained.

Alfred
by alfred
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: noisy half shaft
Replies: 12
Views: 1954
Canada

noisy half shaft

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...
by alfred
Tue May 09, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Series 1.5 2+2 drivers seat adjustable mechanism
Replies: 2
Views: 856
Canada

Re: Series 1.5 2+2 drivers seat adjustable mechanism

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.

Alfred
by alfred
Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: radius arm small end
Replies: 7
Views: 1455
Canada

Re: radius arm small end

I got them out today. Boy were they ever rusted in after 48 years! I wonder if I heat the radius arm and put the new bushings in the freezer, perhaps they might fit together easier?
by alfred
Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: radius arm small end
Replies: 7
Views: 1455
Canada

Re: radius arm small end

thanks, I guess I have a bit more cutting and heating to do to get the outer metal ring off the small end.