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by mark10337
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Refurbishing door handles/locks
Replies: 4
Views: 89
Switzerland

Re: Refurbishing door handles/locks

You can change which key the barrels take by swapping around the parts in the barrel. If you want to get really original, you can ask Jaguar Classic parts (not Heritage), which key numbers your car originally came with. Here is an email I received from them. -----------------------------------------...
by mark10337
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Hardura Panels
Replies: 12
Views: 312
Switzerland

Re: Hardura Panels

Hi Stephen It sounds like you have read what most of the options are. Glue, velcro and Rory's method of magnets on covered board. It's personal preference really and dependent on your own confidence/capabilities. My preference would be Rory's method of covering a board with magnets on the back to ho...
by mark10337
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Boot release will not open?
Replies: 20
Views: 258
Switzerland

Re: Boot release will not open?

If I understand correctly, it sounds like the catch is releasing as the boot is coming up an inch. It could be that some of your luggage has moved during the drive and are preventing the hinges from moving fully. The normal boot opening issues have a couple of possibilities as follows but it sounds ...
by mark10337
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: 1970 Series 2 OTS - Subwoofer
Replies: 11
Views: 271
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Re: 1970 Series 2 OTS - Subwoofer

I find it doesn't work so bad above the passenger footwell. The rear bulkhead in an OTS is a no no due to the wind turbulence.


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by mark10337
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Difference btw US and European spec’s
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Switzerland

Re: Difference btw US and European spec’s

You will definitely need to change the distributor if you change the carbs and want it running correctly. The water return pipe to the water pump is also different. It is a T piece on the US cars to cater for the secondary inlet manifold cooling circuit. And of course the inlet manifolds are differe...
by mark10337
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: E type series 2 speedo refurb
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Switzerland

Re: E type series 2 speedo refurb

The wiring colours are shown in the wiring diagram in the knowledge base.
by mark10337
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Serious brake bleed issues
Replies: 43
Views: 1047
Switzerland

Re: Serious brake bleed issues

It is very important. Discussed recently viewtopic.php?f=4&t=12955&p=105103#p105103

You should bleed in the correct order
Nearside rear
Offside rear
Nearside front
Offside front

Ref. L10 Service Manual
by mark10337
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Series 1 cam cover nearside
Replies: 31
Views: 975
Switzerland

Re: Series 1 cam cover nearside

and a Semi is a style of house :bigrin:
by mark10337
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: 50 Year Celebration of the Series 2 !
Replies: 36
Views: 2216
Switzerland

Re: 50 Year Celebration of the Series 2 !

I will also be in the UK with the E on the 7th Oct. M25 has never been a problem :)
by mark10337
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: FM/DAB radio reception
Replies: 13
Views: 303
Switzerland

Re: FM/DAB radio reception

I don't think I would notice the difference with the top down :bigrin: We all use it for different things. Some want to listen to the news or a radio 4 program, so it isn't always about the sound quality or even stereo in some cases. FM is being turned off in some parts of the world and it is still ...
by mark10337
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Serious brake bleed issues
Replies: 43
Views: 1047
Switzerland

Re: Serious brake bleed issues

ah, by creating a vacuum I meant having the car running in neutral rather than a vacuum bleed system.
by mark10337
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Serious brake bleed issues
Replies: 43
Views: 1047
Switzerland

Re: Serious brake bleed issues

I remember that once when the garage were bleeding the brakes, they had a devil of a job. Pressure systems, traditional method etc. etc.

Only when we created vacuum did the system bleed properly and the whole thing was done in minutes. Just a thought for you.
by mark10337
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Water pump
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Switzerland

Re: Water pump

xks.com made up new water pumps with new castings for all the variations. They have now been bought out by Moss. I emailed Moss to see if they are making some of these parts available in the UK market. They have no current plans to do so "en masse" but will provide quotes for supply to the UK if you...
by mark10337
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: DAB radio for 1974 E type.
Replies: 14
Views: 699
Switzerland

Re: DAB radio for 1974 E type.

Have a look around on some of the forums. "good car DAB+ aerial" etc. etc. You should be able to get some recommendations for your exact requirements.
by mark10337
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: DAB radio for 1974 E type.
Replies: 14
Views: 699
Switzerland

Re: DAB radio for 1974 E type.

I use a windscreen mounted with mine. It goes vertically. You get one in the box with many DAB+ radios these days. That one didn't have the greatest reception and I changed it and put in a ZEMEX DAB / DAB+ antenna which has been a big improvement. The best is always a body mounted aerial and a winds...
by mark10337
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Brake pedal travel..
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Switzerland

Re: Brake pedal travel..

You should bleed in the correct order
Nearside rear
Offside rear
Nearside front
Offside front

Ref. L10 Service Manual
by mark10337
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Great MoT Confusion
Replies: 19
Views: 880
Switzerland

Re: The Great MoT Confusion

I too waited for the Tax renewal notice from the DVLA (for my GT6), and then couldn't sort out this MOT exemption business. Ended up calling them and they fixed it all straightaway in a couple of minutes. Sometimes it's just simpler to speak to someone. I know the online system should work correctly...
by mark10337
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Vacuum pipe hose clips
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Switzerland

Re: Vacuum pipe hose clips

Low Pressure Clamps - Hose Diameters
C.15886/3 - 9/16"
C.15886/4 - 5/8"
C.15886/5 - 11/16"
C.15886/6 - 3/4"
C.15886/7 - 13/16"
C.15886/8 - 7/8"
C.15886/14 - 1 1/8"
by mark10337
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Temporary or drive away insurance for classic car
Replies: 16
Views: 556
Switzerland

Re: Temporary or drive away insurance for classic car

Some people, as part of their insurance have 3rd party insurance to drive another person's car with the owner's permission. That could be possibly the cheapest way to do it. Or get a quote on Shiply.com - I've used it a couple of times. Not only do they transport on trailers but also the option some...
by mark10337
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Heat Shrink
Replies: 15
Views: 607
Switzerland

Re: Heat Shrink

Hi Ian :-) I am about to replace that exact section on mine! (LHD though) It also depends what the PO had used the insulating tape for - to insulate a join made (replace with heat shrink) or to just bind them together out of the way. I will have the wires between the two reservoirs without any furth...