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by Tbob
Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Intermittent rev counter
Replies: 8
Views: 568
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Re: Intermittent rev counter

On my S2 the tach (in “Yank-speak”) gets its its tick signal from an ignition control wire running through a coil on the tach. My car won’t run if this wire’s disconnected, so if your car is running fine while this happens, I’m pretty sure the fault must be internal to the tach. That’s my guess.
by Tbob
Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rear light cluster
Replies: 5
Views: 612
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Re: Rear light cluster

Got a nice compliment on my “Marek” LED brake lights yesterday. Led a cruise, and the guy at the back of the line said he could see my brake lights from 1/4 mile away. Bright daylight, too! The brake LEDs integrated into the reversing lenses are especially bright. Here we are stopped at a waypoint. ...
by Tbob
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Moss Gearbox - value
Replies: 6
Views: 854
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Re: Moss Gearbox - value

I sold one a couple of years ago for $1000. Was in working order and included bell housing and shifter.
by Tbob
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Stromberg jet height
Replies: 24
Views: 2233
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Re: Stromberg jet height

Related to this topic, can anyone confirm a source for the spring clip circled in Simons photo. I want to be able to replace the rubber o rings on the adjuster without having to buy kits from Burlen. Apologies Simon for using your photo, I hope OK. https://i.postimg.cc/W1QBzV8N/D873-ED5-A-047-B-467...
by Tbob
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Electrical Engineer
Replies: 4
Views: 784
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Re: Electrical Engineer

Another reason for me to relocate!

Blighty, here I come.
by Tbob
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Adjusting Stromberg idle mixture 4.2, 2 + 2...
Replies: 8
Views: 783
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Re: Adjusting Stromberg idle mixture 4.2, 2 + 2...

You dont need to send your carb to Joe. The adjustable jet is a screw-in replacement for the fixed jet. Swaps out and sets up in just a few hours. I can vouch for the quality and performance of the mod. Really woke up my S2. Note: I just looked and it seems Joe may be “between websites”. Joecurto.co...
by Tbob
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Boot Pops Open
Replies: 6
Views: 843
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Re: Boot Pops Open

Mine does that occasionally. It’s usually because the T handle on the opening cable wasn’t pushed fully into its socket from the last time I operated it. I’ve got in the habit of pushing the T-handle Firmly back in after I’ve opened the boot.
by Tbob
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: New one wire alternator... removing unused wires
Replies: 8
Views: 1023
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Re: New one wire alternator... removing unused wires

CompassRDB wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:17 pm
Since the alternator has a regulator built into it... can I remove the relay that mounted above the battery? Is there anything else that can be removed? Trying to clean up the engine compartment of wires not being used.

BB
I did away with it.
by Tbob
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: New one wire alternator... removing unused wires
Replies: 8
Views: 1023
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Re: New one wire alternator... removing unused wires

A future owner may want them. Otherwise, the car will be fine without them.
by Tbob
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Wind Deflectors
Replies: 10
Views: 1035
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Re: Wind Deflectors

I have this one on my S2. It came from the UK, from a gent on this forum - can’t recall his name, though. Has a nice LED stop light built in. I changed the mounting to connect directly to the folding top, so it would likely work on your car if you did the same. Probably from Dave Kerr. I have one o...
by Tbob
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Wind Deflectors
Replies: 10
Views: 1035
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Re: Wind Deflectors

I have this one on my S2. It came from the UK, from a gent on this forum - can’t recall his name, though.

Has a nice LED stop light built in. I changed the mounting to connect directly to the folding top, so it would likely work on your car if you did the same.
by Tbob
Mon May 11, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: series 2 FHC HOLES IN DASH RHS OF SPEEDO
Replies: 6
Views: 812
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Re: series 2 FHC HOLES IN DASH RHS OF SPEEDO

Rear window switch was the rightmost rocker in the dash center console, I believe.
by Tbob
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: electric or wet oil pressure gauge
Replies: 11
Views: 1370
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Re: electric or wet oil pressure gauge

Perfect. Thanks.
by Tbob
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: electric or wet oil pressure gauge
Replies: 11
Views: 1370
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Re: electric or wet oil pressure gauge

malcolm wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:59 am
JUST fitted one, from SNG Barratt. Works brilliantly, I now know the real oil pressures. And it's still a "Smiths" clock, so matches the other guages perfectly. Only difference is that my original guage read to 60psi, this reads to 100.
Got a part number handy?
by Tbob
Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: electric or wet oil pressure gauge
Replies: 11
Views: 1370
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Re: electric or wet oil pressure gauge

I am interested in switching to a wet gauge. Any recommendations on a source for a good period correct gauge.
by Tbob
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Stromberg Temperature Compensators
Replies: 2
Views: 621
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Re: Stromberg Temperature Compensators

I took the compensators out of the equation by placing a "blanking" gasket under them. No air flow.

Addressed my high-idle-when-hot problem to a large extent. (Rest of the problem was the sticky bushing at the firewall end of the throttle shaft.)
by Tbob
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Interior re-trim suppliers?
Replies: 15
Views: 3393
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Re: Interior re-trim suppliers?

I bought my kit from Skinner. I Worked directly with Jonathon Skinner. Very professional, kit was top-class.

:thumbsup:
by Tbob
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Final throes of a painful restoration!
Replies: 2
Views: 891
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Re: Final throes of a painful restoration!

I bought my interior kit from Jonathon Skinner in the UK. It came with those rings. Might be a source for you.

https://www.john-skinner.co.uk/jaguar/
by Tbob
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Welcome from the US (Cincinnati.Ohio)
Replies: 3
Views: 2321
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Re: Welcome from the US (Cincinnati.Ohio)

Hi, John. I live in the Cincinnati area. I also have a 69 E-type. I would love to see your cars.

Regards,
Bob t

:welcomewave:
by Tbob
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: adhesive advice for diaphragms that hold headlights
Replies: 4
Views: 2585
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Re: adhesive advice for diaphragms that hold headlights

Hello Bob,
Is the Sikaflex product you used the 221 version that most recommend for E Type Bonnet assembly?

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I don't recall, I can only say with certainty that what I am using now seems to be working so far.