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by chrisfell
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Stripped gearbox support captive nut
Replies: 3
Views: 202
St Lucia

Re: Stripped gearbox support captive nut

I discovered this on my car. A PO (a well known and now defunct “World’s largest retailer of E-Types”) had fitted the support, very bent, and using bolts rather than set screws. It was the Use of bolts with shanks longer than the distance through the captives which destroyed the threads. On my car n...
by chrisfell
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Keep it quiet.
Replies: 11
Views: 677
St Lucia

Re: Keep it quiet.

Hahahahahaha, you guys crack me up. 'Leak free XK engine' is a belter. Hahahahahahahahaha!
by chrisfell
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Hi Torque starter motor
Replies: 16
Views: 466
St Lucia

Re: Hi Torque starter motor

‘Tis a strange thing. When I fitted a geared hi torque starter motor to my 6 cylinder S1, it turned the engine MUCH faster than the OE Lucas M45G motor would - even with new brushes bearings and a cleaned up commutator. I’m wondering why a similar effect would not be experienced when the same swap w...
by chrisfell
Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: X-Type project
Replies: 5
Views: 1041
St Lucia

Re: X-Type project

No conversion to RHD?
by chrisfell
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: mPG
Replies: 17
Views: 774
St Lucia

Re: mPG

“ a Wolseley Hornet or a Vanden Plas 1100.”. What’s wrong with the Riley Kestrel?
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by chrisfell
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: MOT tests.
Replies: 9
Views: 494
St Lucia

Re: MOT tests.

Pete, Yes, the rules as I have chosen for my car apply as if it a modern car which wasn’t exempt. My choice. My peace of mind. And given the use the car gets, a worthwhile choice.
by chrisfell
Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MOT tests.
Replies: 9
Views: 494
St Lucia

Re: MOT tests.

Your comment about mileage reminded me, the tester commented that the MOT system queried the mileage he inputted as it was “lower than last year”. The mileage was 6,000 this time and 18 months ago it was 98,000. He asked if it had gone round the clock. I said yes. (Pause). In fact this is the second...
by chrisfell
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rev Counter and amplifier
Replies: 19
Views: 510
St Lucia

Re: Rev Counter and amplifier

I had problems with the generator on my car. The drive dog repeatedly disengaged. I did all that was suggested above to ensure engagement, but the generator disinclined to stay put. It wasn’t until I replaced the generator with a new one that I found out it was also under reading by quite a large am...
by chrisfell
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MOT tests.
Replies: 9
Views: 494
St Lucia

MOT tests.

As the last E-Type was made in 1974, all E-Types are post the 40 year cut off for MOTs. However, I still choose to have my E MOT’d each year. It is a personal choice and gives me a little peace of mind as I commit to another season of driving around. So I wondered how many others have their Es MOT’d...
by chrisfell
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: oil pressure sender
Replies: 15
Views: 771
St Lucia

Re: oil pressure sender

Many years ago, at a JDC event, a S2 owner was worried that his oil pressure have fallen to zero as he drove onto the site. He started the engine, it sounded good - no rattles from dry big ends. He took off the oil filler cap to see the exhaust cam swimming in oil at tickover. The engine had good oi...
by chrisfell
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Noise at front of engine
Replies: 5
Views: 275
St Lucia

Re: Noise at front of engine

I too had a similar belt issue. It had started to fray and the ticking noise was a single strand of wire gradually coming loose from the belt. It will be obvious it this is the cause as there will be a piece of wire sticking out of the belt.
by chrisfell
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Top 10 E-Type models
Replies: 24
Views: 1448
St Lucia

Re: Top 10 E-Type models

Aside from personal preferences, which would include a preference for the car one actually owns, another category could be “those faults which cannot be lived with”. Tall chaps and early flat floor coupes, unless you have two knees in each leg. Tall chaps and any SWB roadster, unless you like the fe...
by chrisfell
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Zeus Brakes
Replies: 21
Views: 1317
St Lucia

Re: Zeus Brakes

Curious. I hears, or more precisely, read perhaps on this site some years ago, that Zeus originally made calipers for Coopercraft, before marketing them in their own name. I have Zeus calipers biting vented discs. They were not a bolt on fit. The vented rotors required some fettling to make them run...
by chrisfell
Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Denis Jenkinson E-Types
Replies: 6
Views: 608
St Lucia

Re: Denis Jenkinson E-Types

A couple of photos not in the extensive thread posted by David, mainly as I took them.

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This photo shows the car has been used.

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Three years later the biffed hooter has been dressed out.
by chrisfell
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Denis Jenkinson E-Types
Replies: 6
Views: 608
St Lucia

Re: Denis Jenkinson E-Types

Someone not far from me (I do not know whom) owns the 65 and regularly shows it at events in my locale.
by chrisfell
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: New Camshafts needed
Replies: 17
Views: 1280
St Lucia

Re: New Camshafts needed

The damage on my car, which appears to be worse than yours, was only found some 13,000 miles after the event which caused it. The damaged cam was the exhaust cam, and I found swarf blocking that side of the oil feed pipe. It was actually in the banjo bolt in the cylinder head. https://i.postimg.cc/f...
by chrisfell
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Pitted tappets
Replies: 27
Views: 1054
St Lucia

Re: Pitted tappets

Curious. Not the tappet wear, which is due to the breakdown of lubrication, the cause of which needs to be identified and rectified. No, curious that you have experienced increasing valve gaps. If all is well, the only adjustment should be to correct reducing valve gaps as the valve slowly recedes i...
by chrisfell
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: New Camshafts needed
Replies: 17
Views: 1280
St Lucia

Re: New Camshafts needed

I'd be asking why the cams wore out before fitting replacements. They don't normally wear unless there has been a breakdown in oil delivery. Many years ago my engine had just such a failure, It was caused by swarf, from an unrelated failure of big end split pins, blocking the cam oil feed pipe. Addi...
by chrisfell
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Diamond Jubilee E-Type's
Replies: 24
Views: 1411
St Lucia

Re: Diamond Jubilee E-Type's

"cars I have seen restored by Jaguar are not top drawer restorations. Shut lines not consistent, paint with areas of orange peel, and poorly trimmed seats with baggy leather." Yup, just as they came out of the factory in 1961. Let's not kid ourselves. Today's best restorations result in a car far be...
by chrisfell
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Changing valve guide oil seals
Replies: 9
Views: 552
St Lucia

Re: Changing valve guide oil seals

Seals or no seals, clouds of blue smoke on the overrun indicates worn valve guides. Time for a head rebuild. Or dip the clutch when going downhill!