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- 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
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.
- Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:31 am
- Forum: General
- Topic: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?
- Replies: 58
- Views: 2400
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.
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...
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...
- Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:59 am
- Forum: Technical
- Topic: Dip Stick bottoms out before it is completely in
- Replies: 5
- Views: 294
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.
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...
- Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:20 pm
- Forum: General
- Topic: Interesting Old Motorsport Article
- Replies: 10
- Views: 435
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...
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.........
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...
- Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:23 pm
- Forum: Series 2
- Topic: Rear Spinners on wrong sides...hubs reversed.
- Replies: 14
- Views: 360
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...
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.
“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....
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....