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by Bakergt40
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch/ engine / ? Problem
Replies: 41
Views: 3136
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Re: Clutch/ engine / ? Problem

Final addition Well I have had the car back a week, the water leak was heater valve, it’s replaced as is the clutch slave cylinder which was leaking ! The idle is still a bit high and I’ll drop that a bit soon. The engine now has done over 1000 miles and I must say it runs nice and strong , dyno was...
by Bakergt40
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch/ engine / ? Problem
Replies: 41
Views: 3136
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Re: Clutch/ engine / ? Problem

The water leak is just another pain My thoughts could be that the original rattle from the clutch area was in fact an incorrect adjustment and the cause of the new thrust bearing damage. After replacing the thrust bearing and subsequent re adjusting, then with too much free play was the push rod too...
by Bakergt40
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch/ engine / ? Problem
Replies: 41
Views: 3136
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Re: Clutch/ engine / ? Problem

Incidentally
My XK140 has a 3.8 with triple carbs, moss box
And was raced for five years then a further 12 years use .
So same setup with not a single G box issue, clutch problem
Or noise issue .
What has gone wrong here ?

Keith
by Bakergt40
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch/ engine / ? Problem
Replies: 41
Views: 3136
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Re: Clutch/ engine / ? Problem

Hi all, Thanks for your info to date. They have adjusted the clutch pedal and fitted a new slave cylinder and fluid, but apparently now there’s water on the floor and it’s a heater valve ? Fault. Not related I’m informed and something about dashboard needs coming out ! I’m having brain fade ! New va...
by Bakergt40
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch/ engine / ? Problem
Replies: 41
Views: 3136
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Re: Clutch/ engine / ? Problem

Still thinking If the clutch thrust had been Pushing too hard on the clutch whilst in neutral position This may be causing the rattle all the time and if the carbs were badly set up which they did find. When the clutch was depressed the drag was such that the engine slowed and eventually stalled Per...
by Bakergt40
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch/ engine / ? Problem
Replies: 41
Views: 3136
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Re: Clutch/ engine / ? Problem

Thinking about the free play Now at the top of the pedal. This sounds like an adjustment made to distance the thrust bearing from the clutch itself. Perhaps it was touching causing the rattle? Wasn’t sure wether it should be touching anyway yes or no ? How can this adjustment be made ? It means now ...
by Bakergt40
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch/ engine / ? Problem
Replies: 41
Views: 3136
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Re: Clutch/ engine / ? Problem

Idle speed before set up was also over 900 But 1000 plus to me is too high , it raises the run temperature as well I will be talking to the mechanic on Tuesday after any adjustments made I was led to believe 750 was a good idle, I think that’s we’re my engine was before rebuild I’ll let you know aft...
by Bakergt40
Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch/ engine / ? Problem
Replies: 41
Views: 3136
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Re: Clutch/ engine / ? Problem

Well here’s the upto date on the problems The engine was not removed again. The car has been sent to a rolling road and to have the carbs set up correctly It has now had different needles /jets fitted and the engine it now much better I can’t remember what they changed but will know soon I tested th...
by Bakergt40
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch/ engine / ? Problem
Replies: 41
Views: 3136
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Re: Clutch/ engine / ? Problem

Also My V8 engine guy is knight racing services When He hears of problems like this he cringes as he’s heard it many times. Thrust Crank bearing failure often precedes issues with clutches and there set up and can cause severe damage to the block. I know everyone is an expert when asked but a few ar...
by Bakergt40
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch/ engine / ? Problem
Replies: 41
Views: 3136
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Re: Clutch/ engine / ? Problem

Was advised today that conversation was had with Rob Beere about this issue. They agreed the rattle was consistent of e types Well maybe some do but in honesty mine never has. Only since the work was done does it sound rattly Apparently I don’t have an ally flywheel just a lightened steel one They a...
by Bakergt40
Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch/ engine / ? Problem
Replies: 41
Views: 3136
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Re: Clutch/ engine / ? Problem

Well here we are again! I took the car for a test drive. They had driven it for 50 miles and said it was now ok, and the idle speed had been increased! It started and idle was 900-1000 rpm and seemed to high. It settled to around 750 but as I got to the first junction the car stalled , I ran it for ...
by Bakergt40
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch/ engine / ? Problem
Replies: 41
Views: 3136
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Re: Clutch/ engine / ? Problem

No explanation as of yet
It was driven today with no issues I’m told, Monday there doing another test run
Tuesday I’m testing it
I’ll let you know but to me the only thing stalling the car is the clutch but who knows
Tuesday I’ll know

Keith
by Bakergt40
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch/ engine / ? Problem
Replies: 41
Views: 3136
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Re: Clutch/ engine / ? Problem

Thanks for the info to date Situation still ongoing but told it’s a rattle from the gear set and as the revs were too low it sounded worse. Well I’m testing it Monday so we’ll see. Aluminium flywheel is part of the package recommended by e type U.K. They use the same set up for all there restoration...
by Bakergt40
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch/ engine / ? Problem
Replies: 41
Views: 3136
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Re: Clutch/ engine / ? Problem

And finally, when idle on 750 rpm in neutral if you depress the clutch the revs drop and the engine stalls.
Lift of the clutch before it stalls and the revs pick up
Work that out
by Bakergt40
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch/ engine / ? Problem
Replies: 41
Views: 3136
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Re: Clutch/ engine / ? Problem

Sorry this is the same problem, never been resolved
Never did the g box rattle or have shift issues only since the work was done
Keith
by Bakergt40
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch/ engine / ? Problem
Replies: 41
Views: 3136
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Re: Clutch/ engine / ? Problem

Let me clarify the situation. I had a full engine rebuild to fast road spec. The clutch was completely replaced for 9.5 “ and aluminium flywheel , new high torque stater and carbs rebuilt and new 2”exhaust system. On return after 300 miles there was a bad noise / rattle from the clutch area. The eng...
by Bakergt40
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch/ engine / ? Problem
Replies: 41
Views: 3136
Great Britain

Re: Clutch/ engine / ? Problem

Interesting info I did discuss the crank issue and it was dismissed by the repairers. The car has been in with them two days and should get a verdict shortly. I’ll keep updated as soon as I know. I have an XK140 as well and that too only very slightly drops revs when the clutch is depressed. That XK...
by Bakergt40
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch/ engine / ? Problem
Replies: 41
Views: 3136
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Re: Clutch/ engine / ? Problem

Thanks for info so
When I say thrust bearing I do mean clutch thrust
The car is going back in today and who knows ?
Thanks all
by Bakergt40
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch/ engine / ? Problem
Replies: 41
Views: 3136
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Clutch/ engine / ? Problem

Hi, my previous post on thrust bearings has took another turn. The engine came out again , the thrust was replaced for an AP thrust. The gearbox was rebuilt by Klassic transmissions to eliminate the box and the whole thing put back together. 80 miles later the same problem of a loud rattle. Now depr...
by Bakergt40
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Xk140 question
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Great Britain

Re: Xk140 question

Thanks for the info Boy it seemed hassle for you. I have all the chrome work outside but the boot is secured with two leather straps, this being an ex race car perhaps originally removed for weight saving ? I was looking to put back to original but might well leave as is, it looks racy Thanks for in...