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by chrisfell
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Gearbox overhaul recommendations
Replies: 16
Views: 336
St Lucia

Re: Gearbox overhaul recommendations

“ I took my moss box to All Gears in Worksop who did a good job in a general overhaul - bearings/seals etc.”

“ was it a fair price?”

“ Was it a good job would be a better question. :banghead:

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by chrisfell
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Minimum Valve Shim Thickness
Replies: 9
Views: 310
St Lucia

Re: Minimum Valve Shim Thickness

The most important piece of advice I can give you is..... please get yourself an accurate micrometer. Not an Aldi special. Mine is second hand, and probably saw its original owner through a life long career as an engineer. The minimum shim thickness is determined by the distance between the top of t...
by chrisfell
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Upper ball joint
Replies: 18
Views: 949
St Lucia

Re: Upper ball joint

These pictures show the original wishbone, which hasn't been machined. Quite a bit of material needs to be cut away to remove the shoulder inside the wishbone down to the rounded profile at the bottom of the ball joint. https://i.postimg.cc/FsSxPvnn/IMG-0994.jpg What I dont have is the precise dimen...
by chrisfell
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Upper ball joint
Replies: 18
Views: 949
St Lucia

Re: Upper ball joint

Mine came via SNGB. I think they are getting low in stock. If you want a pair you might have to hurry.
by chrisfell
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Upper ball joint
Replies: 18
Views: 949
St Lucia

Re: Upper ball joint

Neal,
Yup.
by chrisfell
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Upper ball joint
Replies: 18
Views: 949
St Lucia

Re: Upper ball joint

New ball joint assembly has been fitted. It was relatively straighforward and required no special tools. https://i.postimg.cc/9fZzhyjW/IMG-0920.jpg The components are more simple than the OE ball joint. There are no shims, no spring, but there is a nylon cup for which the wishbone will need to have ...
by chrisfell
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Upper ball joint
Replies: 18
Views: 949
St Lucia

Re: Upper ball joint

Bill, Noted . Many thanks. As with all my trials with this car, I will be taking pictures. Might even try a vid. If they are decent I will share.
by chrisfell
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Upper ball joint
Replies: 18
Views: 949
St Lucia

Re: Upper ball joint

There has been a clarification. I sought out the invoice for the wishbones I fitted several years back. They included the uprated ball joint with the Nylon cup. So replacement will be easy and cheap. Speaking to the supplier of the wishbones I mentioned that the ball joint had only lasted 35,000 mil...
by chrisfell
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Upper ball joint
Replies: 18
Views: 949
St Lucia

Re: Upper ball joint

Thx. Will do.
by chrisfell
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Upper ball joint
Replies: 18
Views: 949
St Lucia

Upper ball joint

When I first had my E it quickly developed accelerating wear in the RHS upper ball joint. I couldn’t chase the wear with shims as the hardening of the wishbone had failed. So I replaced the whole unit with an updated wishbone assembly, which had a non adjustable ball joint. Now, a few summers and ab...
by chrisfell
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Painted wheels???
Replies: 31
Views: 1410
St Lucia

Re: Painted wheels???

“ Doesn't sound like appropriate social distancing, Chris.”
Indeed, highly inappropriate.

I will stop and talk to her again.
by chrisfell
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Painted wheels???
Replies: 31
Views: 1410
St Lucia

Re: Painted wheels???

Just in case anyone needs confirmation....... Yesterday, as we were heading back home along the village high street, I noticed a neighbour and stopped to say hi. She described the car as “sparkling in the sunlight”, which it did. However I was much more enamoured by her heaving chest, which almost f...
by chrisfell
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Painted wheels???
Replies: 31
Views: 1410
St Lucia

Re: Painted wheels???

Just as everyone has convinced themselves of the merits of painted wheels...... My car looks incredible when I clean the CWWs properly. After over 65,000 miles they come up like new every time. Ok not quite like new, but you have to get very close to see any marks. And when looked at with a fresh po...
by chrisfell
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chassis 850062
Replies: 67
Views: 2919
St Lucia

Re: Chassis 850062

“ The correct colour for the anorak would match the paint on the car..”
:lol: :salute:
by chrisfell
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chassis 850062
Replies: 67
Views: 2919
St Lucia

Re: Chassis 850062

"I also contacted Silverstone auctions when a Replica C type they were selling had the reg number of an xj6....registered with dvla as an xj6." Yup, that's right. If it is a replica it will have had a previous identity. I know of a very smart SS100 replica which used a XJ6 as its donor, it is still ...
by chrisfell
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chassis 850062
Replies: 67
Views: 2919
St Lucia

Re: Chassis 850062

Curious, one matching number on a cylinder head, but apparently two different cylinder heads. One of them is surely a ringer. From being all anorachy, this thread has suddenly taken on the far more interesting mantle of an archaeological exposé. Anyone feel like they want to cause some mischief by a...
by chrisfell
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chassis 850062
Replies: 67
Views: 2919
St Lucia

Re: chassis 62

Horror as judges in a concours competition knock 2 points off the perfect 100 when they discover the tyres no longer have the original air in them.
by chrisfell
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Chassis 850062
Replies: 67
Views: 2919
St Lucia

Re: chassis 62

And, please don’t forget that when these particular cars were being made, the factory was overwhelmed with orders. “Cars were completed with whatever was to hand just to get them out of the door.” These words were spoken to me, personally, by someone who was there, at the time.
by chrisfell
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chassis 850062
Replies: 67
Views: 2919
St Lucia

Re: chassis 62

The car looked very special when it was first presented about a year ago. I can’t see what others see in the shutlines. As I recall the car was as near perfect as I have ever seen. https://i.postimg.cc/NG9FFrRb/543-A927-C-B66-A-4524-8-AEB-2-CEB209-A147-F.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/4nkrN0pC/7742-D012-7...
by chrisfell
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: BEST ENGINE OIL!!
Replies: 24
Views: 1038
St Lucia

Re: BEST ENGINE OIL!!

Well lets turn this around a bit.....who can name a 20/50 oil that isnt suitable....Steve Any 20W50 oil with low or no ZDDP. This includes mineral oils such as Coma Classic, which rumour has it is also sold by Halfords under their own brand. Zinc additive level is 800ppm or 0.08%. Flat tappet engin...