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by Turnip
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello all members
Replies: 11
Views: 4543
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Re: Hello all members

Good luck Paul. I found the original "Spare Parts Catalogue" invaluable. You can get it on CD. All the diagrams show the correct orientation of pieces, and in the description section you will find any items that are not shown on the diagram. The individual pieces of a component are listed in assembl...
by Turnip
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Distilled/de-ionised water?
Replies: 19
Views: 2016
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Re: Distilled/de-ionised water?

The manual says the water should as "neutral (soft) as is available". I was sure I'd read "rainwater" in an official document somewhere, but can't find it now. A Google search did find that on modern Jaguars the suggestion is "make sure you carry a supply of fresh (rain or distilled) water. " Yes, I...
by Turnip
Mon May 25, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S1 4.2 FHC Seat Base Refurb.
Replies: 12
Views: 762
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Re: S1 4.2 FHC Seat Base Refurb.

If your '65 is the same as my '65 there isn't really much holding the squab upright, except for body weight. There should be a metal clip on the l/h side of the base, as in this photo: https://i.postimg.cc/02W78t55/Seat-Base-clip.jpg These clips don't have a part number and I don't think they are av...
by Turnip
Sun May 17, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clip/bracket for breather pipe
Replies: 5
Views: 452
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Re: Clip/bracket for breather pipe

Here's an original 4.2 bracket. I don't have it any more because someone managed to lose it for me.

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by Turnip
Sat May 16, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My Recent Driving Video
Replies: 10
Views: 961
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Re: My Recent Driving Video

BRM wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 7:39 pm
That's a fantastic looking pie !
It ought to be at those prices! But yes, it looks tempting.

Simon
by Turnip
Sat May 16, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clip/bracket for breather pipe
Replies: 5
Views: 452
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Re: Clip/bracket for breather pipe

I don't think they're available. Like you suggested, I used a water return pipe bracket and adapted it to fit. It wasn't very difficult.
The early 4.2s have a similar arrangement to the 3.8s but for some reason it's a slightly different bracket with a different part number.

Simon
by Turnip
Tue May 05, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: New member
Replies: 7
Views: 876
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Re: New member

Hi Kevin,
Plenty of help around here :bigrin:
Whereabouts in the country are you locked in at?

Simon
by Turnip
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Virtual classic car show
Replies: 37
Views: 2687
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Re: Virtual classic car show

OK then...
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by Turnip
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Gear lever gaiter
Replies: 6
Views: 879
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Re: Gear lever gaiter

Have you got an S2 gearbox tunnel & gauntlet fitted to your S1 then? The S1s just have the rubber glove thingy.
Or so I understand - I'm not much of an expert on trim changes etc.

Simon
by Turnip
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch slave cylinder 'aftermarket' or 'standard'
Replies: 30
Views: 3827
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Re: Clutch slave cylinder 'aftermarket' or 'standard'

...consider asking PP to reduce the clutch slave bore size... merci Pete. I am looking to try this Pete. What did you do about the cylinder internals? P.Parts told me that I'll need to sort out my own internals to suit the smaller bore. Also, did you have a circlip on your slave cylinder? My is a m...
by Turnip
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Any London locals able to meet for a pint or three?
Replies: 5
Views: 2419
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Re: Any London locals able to meet for a pint or three?

skiracer wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:36 pm
Never mind.......... No responses.
Well, you are talking about London.
by Turnip
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: So sad, FIRE
Replies: 20
Views: 4367
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Re: So sad, FIRE

Would you really want to get up close..lean over the bonnet to unclip it then lift it up I believe that the Fire Brigade advice in the UK is to try and pop the latch(es) before you jump out. That way, when they turn up with all the gear they have a better chance of opening the bonnet and getting at...
by Turnip
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Tune which Coil?
Replies: 50
Views: 10253
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Re: 123 Tune which Coil?

OK , well I have now timed the 123 statically to TDC and will put in the curve on the APP. I am assuming that we start at 500 rpm 10 degree advance and go from there. What I am unsure of is what the vacuum advance should be in inches of Mercury. I should have listened more in Physics :bigrin: The 1...
by Turnip
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Voltmeter variation.
Replies: 9
Views: 1833
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Re: Voltmeter variation.

I'm not an expert on this, but I would look at the instrument voltage regulator (on the back of the drop-down dash panel). This drops the voltage supplied to the fuel, water and oil gauges to 10 volts. It is supposed to stop the gauges being affected by any variations in the main loom's voltage - do...
by Turnip
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: rolling road figures
Replies: 72
Views: 17879
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Re: rolling road figures

280 bhp and 340 lb/ft. Rear wheel or crankshaft? My engine has 8:1 pistons, UO needles and an ITG filter. Apart from that it's pretty standard. When setting up the 123 Tune dizzy we got 170hp (RW) between 4000 and 4500. It tapered off after that. 170 RW HP equates to about 205 at the crank. FWIW, t...
by Turnip
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: satin or gloss black
Replies: 3
Views: 1034
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Re: satin or gloss black

You can get quite a nice shiney-but-not-glossy effect if you use satin paint and then rub it down with Solvol Autosol. I can't say if it's technically the correct look, but it seems OK on mine.

Simon
by Turnip
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Trouble shooting 123 dizzy
Replies: 35
Views: 4071
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Re: Trouble shooting 123 dizzy

Yes.
With the plugs out, put a wine cork over the 1 & 6 spark plug holes. When a cylinder is on the compression stroke the cork will fall over.
by Turnip
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Distributor caps & leads
Replies: 7
Views: 1042
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Re: Distributor caps & leads

Or you could get a new distributor cap that takes push-in leads. When the Dizzy Doctor did mine I asked for such a cap, and that's what I got.

Simon
by Turnip
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Trouble shooting 123 dizzy
Replies: 35
Views: 4071
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Re: Trouble shooting 123 dizzy

I think the ignition fires on both strokes, so it shouldn't matter which stroke you set it on. - Edit, forget that, I was thinking of my motorcycle's ignition. The on-line manual for the 123 -R-V-Pos says it should be set up initially on the timing mark, rather than tdc ("verify that the static timi...
by Turnip
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MOT
Replies: 4
Views: 1013
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Re: MOT

Congratulations on your clean sheet and clean carburation.
I too am of the opinion that it's a really good idea to have someone else check over your car at least once a year.

Simon