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by Robbiee
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Crimbo pressie idea?
Replies: 7
Views: 260

Re: Crimbo pressie idea?

Well if we’re getting picky then the exhaust tail pipe is wrong 😂😂😂😂 it’s a 4.2 one
But what other answers would you expect from us lot

Looks very nice though
Robbie
by Robbiee
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: SU Carb jet locking nut
Replies: 8
Views: 231

Re: SU Carb jet locking nut

Hi Friends
David Lonsdale kindly cut another couple of thread circumferences into my throttle body and it’s now perfect
He’s no longer working at rebuilding carbs commercially but he very kindly helped me out
He will give advice over the phone
Robbie
by Robbiee
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Looking at a Series 1 LHD car - Car Number
Replies: 8
Views: 329

Re: Looking at a Series 1 LHD car - Car Number

Hi Tony Looks like a really genuine car Frames and ID plates can be restamped However the body number( E5497 on yours ) can often be found handwritten in various places and can reassure you as the the identity. It’s also quite fun to find something that the foreman in the factory has handwritten 50 ...
by Robbiee
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: out on the open road
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: out on the open road

Thanks
Good job
Enjoy

Just building my Triple SUs up for my 62 OTS resto
😊
by Robbiee
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: out on the open road
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: out on the open road

I drive mine to work!😊
Which model/engine Darren?
Robbie
by Robbiee
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: SU Carb jet locking nut
Replies: 8
Views: 231

Re: SU Carb jet locking nut

Hi Jerry
My mistake..sorry
Actually the threads are all fine it’s probably the focus on the photo
Robbie
by Robbiee
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: SU Carb jet locking nut
Replies: 8
Views: 231

Re: SU Carb jet locking nut

Thanks Stuart
Actually the thread is fine. It’s just not deep enough at 7mm
It should go to 8.5 mm at least ...as do the threads in the other two
Robbie
by Robbiee
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: SU Carb jet locking nut
Replies: 8
Views: 231

Re: SU Carb jet locking nut

Thanks Steve
I’ve done just that, although he’s retired from rebuilds he still has the correct taps and, following receipt of my photos, he will advise on the best plan...probably sending him the offending body for cutting of a slightly deeper thread!
Robbie
by Robbiee
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: SU Carb jet locking nut
Replies: 8
Views: 231

SU Carb jet locking nut

Hi all I’m rebuilding my triple HD8s and am trying to tighten the jet housing with the locking nut on the middle carb body. I find that whilst i am able to fully tighten the nut it leaves the jet housing wobbly On the other two carbs the nuts tighten the jethousings easily I then noticed that the pr...
by Robbiee
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff cage rubber supports
Replies: 15
Views: 728

Re: Diff cage rubber supports

Sometimes a new set of handbrake pads only make very minimal contact until worn to fit(the angle is wrong)
Some fitters chamfer then a little to get more contact
Just a thought
by Robbiee
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gauge face lift
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: Gauge face lift

Gentle cleaning as above
You can carefully mask the white markings and lightly wet and dry the black background and spray with Halfords satin or Matt finish black. I did mine and it looks like the original but a bit cleaner and tidier
Robbie
by Robbiee
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Differential Rebuilds
Replies: 11
Views: 556

Re: Differential Rebuilds

Hi
Where do you live?
Eric Battel in Ambaston near Derby is proper old school
He’s doing a second one for me
Robbie
by Robbiee
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Built by Many
Replies: 59
Views: 3465

Re: Built by Many

I think we’re lucky to have so many choices: clean, refurbish, recondition, replace.
The effort and drive to improve spare parts quality is evident
This is all about enjoyment of these wonderful bits of British heritage

Robbie
by Robbiee
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Refurbishing door handles/locks
Replies: 4
Views: 226

Re: Refurbishing door handles/locks

Thanks for all the responses
Robbie
by Robbiee
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Refurbishing door handles/locks
Replies: 4
Views: 226

Refurbishing door handles/locks

Hi I’d like to refurbish my door handles (March 1962 OTS RHD) Yeah ...I know you can buy new but they are original with keys. They have that “to lock” with an arrow on them that the replacement parts don’t have. Questions..1. Has anyone got any advice or knowledge please? 2. I have 3 ignition keys w...
by Robbiee
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Built by Many
Replies: 59
Views: 3465

Re: Built by Many

Hi all It’s a fantastic project and should make good watching. I’m looking forward to seeing it progress. I’m a little surprised that they seem to be going down the route of replacing and “anything can be upgraded” instead of renovation...the heater box for example, which is a simple and cheap refur...
by Robbiee
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tripple SU inlet.
Replies: 8
Views: 385

Re: Tripple SU inlet.

Hi
If you look at the jaguar service manual(the big fat book) it has across section diagram of the engine/head and manifolds which show the angle of dangle perfectly
Robbie
by Robbiee
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Air filter assembly.
Replies: 7
Views: 410

Re: Air filter assembly.

Hi Chaps
You could give Richard Smith a call...he might have a used one that you can rejuvenate.
Robbie
by Robbiee
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tripple SU inlet.
Replies: 8
Views: 385

Re: Tripple SU inlet.

Hi Lee Remember to specify Etype S1 3.8. And YES the Etype ones are angle downwards I’m not sure you’ll find one easily There are ads out there for used triple SUs and attached manifold. So, failing anything else, you could buy one and sell the carbs/ linkages off to offset the cost You could try a ...
by Robbiee
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series one Independent rear suspension (IRS) overhaul?
Replies: 13
Views: 569

Re: Series one Independent rear suspension (IRS) overhaul?

Hi Lester I’m doing mine this winter too! Remember to insist on Timken bearings...the last time I did a rear axle the cheaper ones didn’t fit Also fit the more expensive Ferodo hand brake pads...the cheaper ones just fall apart and you really don’t want to have to drop the IRS again Not sure there's...