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by Turnip
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: A lesson from the joys of the open road
Replies: 0
Views: 171
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A lesson from the joys of the open road

As a short distraction, may I offer up the following video:


I find it amusing anyway.

Simon
by Turnip
Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Boot board rail rubbers
Replies: 15
Views: 1141
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Re: Boot board rail rubbers

Joes66 wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:15 pm
Or am I wrong?
Most likely right. I'm sure there's a story somewhere on this forum where it's reported that the fitters found it quicker to staple the retainers rather than screw them down.

Simon
by Turnip
Sun Dec 13, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Boot board rail rubbers
Replies: 15
Views: 1141
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Re: Boot board rail rubbers

Joes66 wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:04 am
And those split rivets
Check the parts book for your model. The S1 4.2 FHC has self-tappers rather than rivets from 1E.20117 (1965).

Simon
by Turnip
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: E type full build S1 4.2 Coupe
Replies: 49
Views: 5077
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Re: E type full build

If you haven't done so already, get hold of a copy of the parts catalogue. That describes everything you need for each sub-assembly, right down to the washers. And don't just rely on the pictures. Sometimes you will find parts listed in the text that aren't shown on the diagrams. For example, have y...
by Turnip
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch slipping on full load
Replies: 9
Views: 570
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Re: Clutch slipping on full load

Could the check of movement of the fork be done before engine/gearbox out? If you're happy to put the car on axle stands and wriggle under it then it's not too difficult. As Peter says, it's described in the manual. If you find measuring the gap tricky then try just opening it up by one turn. That ...
by Turnip
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch slipping on full load
Replies: 9
Views: 570
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Re: Clutch slipping on full load

It might be worth checking the gap on the clutch operating rod, in case it's is too small.
I had this problem, although the slippage started at around 4000 pm WOT, in 3rd & top.

Simon
by Turnip
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello all members
Replies: 11
Views: 4970
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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: 2497
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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: 1120
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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: 610
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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: 1355
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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: 610
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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: 1112
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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: 3755
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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: 1127
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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: 4473
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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: 2662
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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: 4801
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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: 51
Views: 11922
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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: 2044
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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...