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by tim wood
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: L2RHD - bending the pedals
Replies: 4
Views: 88
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Re: L2RHD - bending the pedals

On my series 1.5 I had the pedals bent by a local engineering firm. I don’t have the required equipment to heat them up. I downloaded the diagram from the knowledge base here - Mike Cassidy RHD conversion. Took the pedals and the drawing to the guy. Can remember the cost but not a lot. All fitted no...
by tim wood
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Soldering
Replies: 7
Views: 337
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Re: Soldering

Job done Gents ! The good advice here proved useful. I bought a Dremel Versaflame from Screwfix. Useful bit of kit, enabled me to solder the heavy brass connectors without melting the wire covering. Flame was very controllable. This forum is so full of those more knowledgeable than I. People are so ...
by tim wood
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Original mild steel exhaust
Replies: 12
Views: 463
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Re: Original mild steel exhaust

I purchased a centre box plus intermediate pipes from classic jaguar. The fitment of the centre box wasn’t great and needed some “adjustment” to get a good fit. The fixings where it bolts to the hangers were too widely spaced and had to be closed up. Even now I’m not completely comfortable with it. ...
by tim wood
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Soldering
Replies: 7
Views: 337
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Re: Soldering

Very useful response, thanks chaps
by tim wood
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Soldering
Replies: 7
Views: 337
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Soldering

Good morning all, I am changing the alternator to an ACR type and need to solder on the heavy terminals that connect the cables to the terminal post located just under the heater box. ( battery cables on one side - not changing them alternator cables on the other) My normal soldering irons won’t giv...
by tim wood
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Chassis number
Replies: 3
Views: 412
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Re: Chassis number

Yes, it’s the body number. I’ve found this marked elsewhere but first time I’ve heard of it marked in this position.
by tim wood
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Water in the Oil
Replies: 25
Views: 859
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Re: Water in the Oil

Can you get the cover off without removing the sump?
by tim wood
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Chassis number
Replies: 3
Views: 412
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Chassis number

Happy New Year to all. I’m just changing my engine mounts during a bit of tidying up the engine bay, On removing the near side mounting I can see some numbers handmarked in yellow crayon beneath where the rubber is fixed. Very difficult to read but I’ll have a go during a gentle clean of the area. I...
by tim wood
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1 3.8 harmonic balancer/edis trigger wheel bolt pattern
Replies: 5
Views: 381
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Re: Series 1 3.8 harmonic balancer/edis trigger wheel bolt pattern

From what I recall I read a post on jag lovers whereby a poster also tried to use a 4.2 trigger wheel from Ray L onto a 3.8 and indeed the bolt hole spacing differs.
by tim wood
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crack in the right Engine Frame, need advice.
Replies: 16
Views: 1119
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Re: Crack in the right Engine Frame, need advice.

Surprisingly an engine frame has just appeared on eBay. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JAGUAR-E-TYPE-RIGHT-HAND-ENGINE-FRAME-FOR-SERIES-ONE-AND-TWO-1961-1971/283715082827?hash=item420ebc9a4b:g:WogAAOSwxW9d-l6b Most people say no to used engine frames but this seller has been around a while and seems con...
by tim wood
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crack in the right Engine Frame, need advice.
Replies: 16
Views: 1119
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Re: Crack in the right Engine Frame, need advice.

I think this this approach to a relatively simple but detailed task is going the wrong way. It’s a spannering job. If it were me I would remove the bonnet and frame, radiator, suspension , picture frame and work towards the affected side frame. Supporting the engine with blocks etc is a must. Just m...
by tim wood
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Interior re-trim suppliers?
Replies: 11
Views: 805
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Re: Interior re-trim suppliers?

Used Aldridge to retrim my seats and centre console. Perfect job and reasonably quick to.
Had a tour of their facility whilst dropping my stuff off, very impressive and they always seem busy.

It wasn’t cheap but I have nothing to compare to.
by tim wood
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Gauge refurbishing.
Replies: 26
Views: 1400
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Re: Gauge refurbishing.

Good point, I hadn’t recognised that this was a series 2 with the round rims.
As you say refurb is easy. Kitchen table job !

My series 1.5 came with a bit of mixture of rims, so since I preferred the double v style I changed them all.
Tim
by tim wood
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Gauge refurbishing.
Replies: 26
Views: 1400
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Re: Gauge refurbishing.

Rims can be had from Holden amongst others
https://www.holden.co.uk/search/Gauge/page/3?

I would think it’s unlikely you will need any new glass but these are obtainable

Tim
by tim wood
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Gauge refurbishing.
Replies: 26
Views: 1400
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Re: Gauge refurbishing.

Easy job and just right for this time of year. Remove the gauge noting the connections. The rim comes off by twisting and aligning the bent over tabs with the cut outs in the casing. Easier to do than describe. You may need a small screwdriver like tool to assist. Most likely the seals will be rotte...
by tim wood
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Another Newbie
Replies: 12
Views: 1056
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Re: Another Newbie

Happy wife = Happy life !
by tim wood
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Exhaust Manifold and down pipe connection
Replies: 3
Views: 269
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Re: Exhaust Manifold and down pipe connection

The system sold by SNG will fit I’m sure. I think your issues are more than fitting. It looks as though your manifold has a corner missing or damaged which is not uncommon. Also the nuts are rusty, the problem with this is that when trying to undo these a real possibility exists to further crack the...
by tim wood
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can anyone tell me what goes in this hole?
Replies: 5
Views: 519
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Re: Can anyone tell me what goes in this hole?

Looks to me like connection port for your gauge or sender
by tim wood
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Keys
Replies: 16
Views: 1254
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Re: Keys

I’ve purchased keys from this uk based seller. He will send outside of the uk

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Classic-car- ... xy~dBRG5yG
by tim wood
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1.5 electronic tachometer
Replies: 9
Views: 630
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Re: Series 1.5 electronic tachometer

This is always an odd one. My series 1.5 has the edis system from Ray L . ( I transferred this from my series 1 before I sold it) I fully expected the symptoms you describe but it works faultlessly with any wiring changes. Cant say for other electronic ignition systems but as Christopher says many t...