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by chrisfell
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: What are the differences between a jaguar 420 engine and etype engine
Replies: 4
Views: 90
St Lucia

Re: What are the differences between a jaguar 420 engine and etype engine

My E has a 1967 420 sourced engine. Originally this was a 8:1, but it now sports 9:1 pistons. The car has had this engine for most of its life, probably since 1978, certainly since 1986.
by chrisfell
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: GB sticker! Discreet
Replies: 12
Views: 258
St Lucia

Re: GB sticker! Discreet

..or make it a feature.

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by chrisfell
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?
Replies: 58
Views: 2400
St Lucia

Re: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?

The trouble with Easter having fine weather is that it brings the rellies put in droves. Had visitations all weekend. Now I get the chance to play with my car, just before the weather turns. And just before I take it for its MOT.
by chrisfell
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: LED bulbs.
Replies: 4
Views: 130
St Lucia

LED bulbs.

Over the years I've bought and tried all sorts of LEDs. Tail lights, indicators, interior lamps, and several versions of H4 units for the headlamps. It is the headlamps that would be the most beneficial, if I could find one that worked well enough. The benefits are not just the whiter light, nor the...
by chrisfell
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1 2+2 values
Replies: 47
Views: 3839
St Lucia

Re: Series 1 2+2 values

15yrs old and 6ft 5in already. What are you feeding him?
by chrisfell
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1 2+2 values
Replies: 47
Views: 3839
St Lucia

Re: Series 1 2+2 values

The greatest thing ever, is a 2+2. It has the same engine as a FHC or a OTS. The engine makes the same power as a FHC or a OTS. The bonnet is identical to a FHC or a OTS. As is the gearbox and axle. And the dash board, and the view out of the windscreen. BUT, real people can fit in the car and drive...
by chrisfell
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dip Stick bottoms out before it is completely in
Replies: 5
Views: 294
St Lucia

Re: Dip Stick bottoms out before it is completely in

Also check the length of the stick that is below the collar. It should be exactly 10 inches to the tip. If is more or less, move the collar to suit.
by chrisfell
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Seat belts
Replies: 2
Views: 182
St Lucia

Re: Seat belts

If the car was made during or after 1967, it must have three point belts for the front seats.
by chrisfell
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Vredesteins
Replies: 1
Views: 169
St Lucia

Vredesteins

Just found out that Vredestein have stopped supplying the 185R15 91H. The replacement will be V rated rather than H. Cost will be higher, naturally,
by chrisfell
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Before and after
Replies: 17
Views: 655
St Lucia

Re: Before and after

Re tyre dressing.... I’ve used Halfords own brand, Meguars, Autoglym. All easy to apply, makes the tyre uniform black and slightly glossy. But it really accentuates the wheel, or more precisely not being dirty or marked or faintly grey the tyre doesn’t detract from the clean and shiney wheel. For lo...
by chrisfell
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Interesting Old Motorsport Article
Replies: 10
Views: 435
St Lucia

Re: Interesting Old Motorsport Article

As a motorcyclist as well as a classic car driver, I recall LJK writing regular columns for Bike Magazine. Favourite LJK story? When criticised by an editor for peppering his prose with idioms In foreign tongues and told to write one copy in one language, LJK deposited his next script on said editor...
by chrisfell
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Before and after
Replies: 17
Views: 655
St Lucia

Re: Before and after

I’d tell the tyre fitter to use stick on weights rather than clip on weights, which will remove the chrome and nickel plating leading to a rusty rim. Only the spokes are SS on my car. And I’d then dress the tyres to enhance the newly spangly wheels, before driving the car along a muddy lane.........
by chrisfell
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 123 distributor
Replies: 5
Views: 246
St Lucia

Re: 123 distributor

A plug’s spark is a function of the coil, not the igniter. Standard coils generate 30,000 volts. Sports coils generate 40,000 volts. Others generating even higher voltages are available. Plug gap can be increased with the greater voltage. I set mine at 30thou using a Lucas Gold coil. I also use mode...
by chrisfell
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Rear Spinners on wrong sides...hubs reversed.
Replies: 14
Views: 360
St Lucia

Re: Rear Spinners on wrong sides...hubs reversed.

Unbolt the whole thing, hub, carrier, halfshaft and walk it around the other side. No need to separate the halfshafts from the hub. Simple but heavy. I mounted mine on the wrong side, only noticing when I put the wheels back on and realised from the spinners that the hubs were on the wrong side. Wha...
by chrisfell
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Coming up for auction
Replies: 6
Views: 331
St Lucia

Re: Coming up for auction

I'd just like to point out, my comment is based on personal experience, not hear-say.
by chrisfell
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Coming up for auction
Replies: 6
Views: 331
St Lucia

Re: Coming up for auction

The note about where the car came from and who 'restored' it is all I'd need to know before walking swiftly away.
by chrisfell
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Open Day April 2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4844
St Lucia

Re: Open Day April 2019

This is beginning to look like a very serious gathering. I might have to add my name if I can shuffle a few things around. Noted in my diary. Need to see what SWMBO thinks.
by chrisfell
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gearbox Oil Change
Replies: 23
Views: 622
St Lucia

Re: Gearbox Oil Change

“gearboxes are usually lubricated for life - aren't they? ” No no no no no...... Only do this if you want that gearbox to have a short life. There is a service interval for E-Type gearboxes and axles, it is 12,000 miles. And don’t forget that the oil change interval for the XK engine is 3,000 miles....
by chrisfell
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gearbox Oil Change
Replies: 23
Views: 622
St Lucia

Re: Gearbox Oil Change

As I am without any form of lift, I check/top-up using the access hole at the same time that I spray the inner panels with waxoyl as part of my winter routine. This means I never glue the carpets or underlay down. No problem they don’t need to be secured that way as the studs are all that is needed....
by chrisfell
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: White wall tires 205/70r15
Replies: 4
Views: 202
St Lucia

Re: White wall tires 205/70r15

Spoken quietly, please don’t do it. White walls are sooo.... Trump!