Search found 62 matches

by tonyabacus
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: carb damper oil
Replies: 5
Views: 570
Great Britain

Re: carb damper oil

The type of oil used will have an effect as its primary function is to damp out any vibration as the piston lifts and assist the spring in controlling the rate of lift as the throttle is opened. The smoother the lift the better. So in theory a thin oil allows the piston to lift quicker than a thicke...
by tonyabacus
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Weeping Hoses
Replies: 14
Views: 4216
Great Britain

Re: Weeping Hoses

I was selling Bars Leaks back in the 1960's and never had a single complaint, our motor business was based in Coventry where there were many car manufacturers then, the likes of Jaguar, Triumph, Alvis, Humber, Sunbeam, I could go on. Although not universally known Bars Leaks was the product many man...
by tonyabacus
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Kevlar v Silicone Hoses
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Great Britain

Re: Kevlar v Silicone Hoses

Try here, this company developed a lot of the silicone hoses, I've had them fitted to my Lotus for about 9 years and no problems at all. Nice company to deal with and they can supply silicone with the old style outer cover so looks like original but with added benefits of silicone, do a range of Jag...
by tonyabacus
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 2+2 1972 - Ignition Issues
Replies: 15
Views: 2351
Great Britain

Re: Series 3 2+2 1972 - Ignition Issues

Chris Not sure if this will be of help, its a dealer training document for Strombergs on a Triumph, but the principle of setting up the choke should be the same, https://www.triumphwedgeowners.org/uploads/3/0/4/2/3042952/_zenith_stromberg_factory_tuning_manual_-_complete.pdf Also not a big fan of ca...
by tonyabacus
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 2+2 1972 - Ignition Issues
Replies: 15
Views: 2351
Great Britain

Re: Series 3 2+2 1972 - Ignition Issues

Chris Thanks for the responses to my questions. I think that perhaps the point that strikes me immediately is that whilst a reluctant starter before your current troubles, the car sounded as if it did start and ran reasonably okay. I think like Colin and others that this possibly points more towards...
by tonyabacus
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Refurbishing door handles/locks
Replies: 27
Views: 4845
Great Britain

Re: Refurbishing door handles/locks

Robbie
Just spotted this on eBay, although this is a barrel for the ignition, you might use the contact facility to check if they do the door barrels, this item is new and at the price makes it logical to buy rather than refurb.
Tony
by tonyabacus
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 2+2 1972 - Ignition Issues
Replies: 15
Views: 2351
Great Britain

Re: Series 3 2+2 1972 - Ignition Issues

Chris Can we get a couple of answers first, 1. How did the car start and run before you did any of this work 2. Had the car been left standing for any length of time before doing this work. 3. Why did you need to fit the new vacuum advance? 4. When you started the car after fitting the vacuum advanc...
by tonyabacus
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Refurbishing door handles/locks
Replies: 27
Views: 4845
Great Britain

Re: Refurbishing door handles/locks

Robbie This job is not very difficult at all and probably well within your own expertise. The only thing you need to do is be careful as you remove the tumblers. By using the method I described earlier you can withdraw each of the tumblers one by one and therefore control the little springs. If you ...
by tonyabacus
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Refurbishing door handles/locks
Replies: 27
Views: 4845
Great Britain

Re: Refurbishing door handles/locks

Robbie Inside the lock are the tumblers that are set to give you the code for your key, it is possible to change the tumblers to another sequence, but then you have to find the key that fits that code. To do this you need to put the key into the barrel first which will stop the tumblers from falling...
by tonyabacus
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Under body and wheel arch colours
Replies: 21
Views: 2851
Great Britain

Re: Under body and wheel arch colours

Good news as now you know. You can now go to the site I mentioned and get the manufacturers original paint code
Tony
by tonyabacus
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Under body and wheel arch colours
Replies: 21
Views: 2851
Great Britain

Re: Under body and wheel arch colours

Richard
I forgot to mention that in the link I gave above, if you click on the colours in the colour chart it opens up with the paint codes, paint manufacturers and more info as to when used
Tony
by tonyabacus
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Refurbishing door handles/locks
Replies: 27
Views: 4845
Great Britain

Re: Refurbishing door handles/locks

Robbie Here is a link to an article on Willmot Breedon locks as fitted by Jaguar, it relates to XK120,140,150, but I think Jaguar continued to use the same keys on the S1 E Type, so it may give you some answers as to which key and style of key fitted where. Also some of the responses talk about havi...
by tonyabacus
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Under body and wheel arch colours
Replies: 21
Views: 2851
Great Britain

Re: Under body and wheel arch colours

Richard
Have a look at this site which has some good observations on colours including Cream/OEW

http://www.inetogether.org/jaguar/paint.php

and
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=13409

Tony
by tonyabacus
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Decoding Triplex glass numbers ?
Replies: 16
Views: 3082
Great Britain

Re: Decoding Triplex glass numbers ?

Bear in mind that there would have been a number of replacement glass manufacturers in the US catering for the stone chipped, cracked screens just like in the UK. In the 1970's we would buy screens from where ever we could get them quickly and fit them ourselves to keep our fleet on the road. Also a...
by tonyabacus
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: new hood
Replies: 9
Views: 1668
Great Britain

Re: new hood

Geoff
I am sure that if you talk with Jack, he may either have to stuff himself or be prepared to order it and then fit to your car
Tony
by tonyabacus
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: S2 Headlight Chrome - retaining screw suppler
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Great Britain

Re: S2 Headlight Chrome - retaining screw suppler

Ash If I recall this is a self tapper(?), I have been on the hunt for chrome screws and self tappers for some time and they are like 'rockin horse …...'. I am told that health and safety have virtually put an end to production of chrome screws etc in the UK. You can still get them from the USA and E...
by tonyabacus
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: new hood
Replies: 9
Views: 1668
Great Britain

Re: new hood

Mark/Geoff There are a number of hood manufacturers in the UK and if you are interested in fitting one yourself then can I suggest you have a chat with Jack at BAS International. Don't be put off by their name, they have been producing hoods and trim for Jaguars for over 30 years and are very down t...
by tonyabacus
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Champion plug caps removal
Replies: 4
Views: 827
Great Britain

Re: Champion plug caps removal

Peter Use a couple of tea spoons under each side of the cap, place the cups of the spoons so the tips are under the cap and with gentle pressure press down on the handles. This will enable you to exert equal pressure each side and hopefully not break anything. The bakelite material they are made fro...
by tonyabacus
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Keys
Replies: 16
Views: 2270
Great Britain

Re: Keys

Pete You can get Wilmot Breedon keys from many sources including a lot of autojumbles and some car shows, all you need is the number of the key you want. As to which key went where and what shape they may have used, could possibly be answered by this excellent detailed article below. Whilst it deals...
by tonyabacus
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Subject: Old glue removal
Replies: 12
Views: 2597
Great Britain

Re: Subject: Old glue removal

If you don't want the smell and fumes from petrol ordinary turps will do the job without removing the paint, just brush it on and leave for a few moments to soften and then use a plastic (not metal) scraper and kitchen roll.