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by tim wood
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gearbox rear seal S1 2+2
Replies: 17
Views: 277
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Re: Gearbox rear seal S1 2+2

by tim wood
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Rear Wood Jacking Spreder
Replies: 6
Views: 278
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Re: Rear Wood Jacking Spreder

I’ve just done exactly as Geoff suggests. Spent a few weeks removing and replacing my IRS. As you know this is blinking heavy and I needed to move this around the garage. After dropping down & then lifting to replace. Used a piece of 19mm ply shaped to fit the irs plate with some scrap timber glued ...
by tim wood
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IRS bushes
Replies: 1
Views: 190
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IRS bushes

Hi all, I’m just refitting my IRS after having Alan Slawson rebuild to a 3.07 unit. Been reasonably plain sailing so far as I had the unit out a couple of years ago to renew brake calipers etc. My car is ex California and as part of the works at that time I fitted new bushes to the trailing arms. Th...
by tim wood
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Triple carburetors
Replies: 16
Views: 657
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Re: Triple carburetors

I converted mine from strombergs to SUs and had the same issues. Aside and in addition to all of the issues noted above I would urge some caution about buying what can seem to be very attractive sets of carbs with manifolds advertised on other jaguar forums. Usually from outside of the UK and with u...
by tim wood
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Nylon fuel pipe
Replies: 18
Views: 597
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Re: Nylon fuel pipe

Agree with Christopher, I’m sure I read somewhere that heating the fitting was an answer.
Never tried it though - probably best with no fuel in it !
by tim wood
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What is this car
Replies: 28
Views: 910
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Re: What is this car

Cant see a mounting for the rad fan motor which would be on the frame.
So I think it’s either a differing frame or a later car.
External vacuum pipes were later I think.
Flat hub wheels - again nothing definitive but maybe builds a picture
by tim wood
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Made in Taiwan
Replies: 16
Views: 779
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Re: Made in Taiwan

Possibly Steve but I don’t think so. I stupidly also bought some 3.8 ones only to find that the bolt hole spacing also differs.
These were non returnable soi put them on here for sale but no takers as yet.
by tim wood
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Made in Taiwan
Replies: 16
Views: 779
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Re: Made in Taiwan



Here you can see all three mounted !
Bottom one is the original, middle is the jaguar classic and the top one is the Taiwan copy.

The difference in the end fitting to the caliper is very visible
by tim wood
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Made in Taiwan
Replies: 16
Views: 779
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Re: Made in Taiwan

My retraction forks ordered from Jaguar Classic arrived today. Clearly marked “Made in Britain “ which pleased me! What pleased me more is that the appear to be much closer in shape and size to those originally fitted ( I still have the originals) The Taiwan reproductions look slightly thinner and m...
by tim wood
Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rebuilding lsd.
Replies: 21
Views: 2042
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Re: Rebuilding lsd.

So I’m getting on with rebuilding my IRS after Alan Slawson changed the diff ratio. I’ve got the diff in place on the newly powder coated frame and have just finished getting the wishbones into situ. Whilst doing this it struck me that the bearing arrangement for the wishbones is complicated and fid...
by tim wood
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Made in Taiwan
Replies: 16
Views: 779
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Re: Made in Taiwan

Hi Steve,
Yes, that’s the part.
I’ve decided to return these and have ordered some from Jaguar Classic.

Maybe I’m wrong and the Jaguar ones will also be Taiwan ! Will soon find out.

Thanks for your help

Tim
by tim wood
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Made in Taiwan
Replies: 16
Views: 779
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Re: Made in Taiwan

Handbrake retraction forks, part number 9750
by tim wood
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Made in Taiwan
Replies: 16
Views: 779
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Made in Taiwan

Just had a delivery of some parts from my favourite supplier. Don’t know why but I was surprised- maybe disappointed to see that they came clearly marked “ Made in Taiwan” . Not saying that these won’t be of good quality and will do the job, had I bought via eBay then I would have probably expected ...
by tim wood
Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Xmas everyone
Replies: 23
Views: 674
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Re: Merry Xmas everyone

Anyone planning a sneaky trip to the garage on Christmas Day- “ just to check on something- won’t be long?
by tim wood
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Under dash hardura
Replies: 10
Views: 630
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Re: Under dash hardura

I would suggest to give Aldridge a call. Always helpful to me
by tim wood
Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas lights
Replies: 10
Views: 637
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Re: Christmas lights

Why can’t I get the sound effects - volume is up on this iPad
by tim wood
Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sump Removal - Crankshaft Position
Replies: 7
Views: 564
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Re: Sump Removal - Crankshaft Position

When I did mine (4.2 manual transmission) I had the woodruff key slot pointing to the 1 o’clock position when view from the front.

As others have said getting the clearance between the sump and reaction plate is the key.
Plenty of threads on this
by tim wood
Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff weight/dimensions
Replies: 4
Views: 309
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Re: Diff weight/dimensions

Just picked up my diff from Alan Slawson. Looks superb and probably good for another 50 years.
Asked Alan about the weight. 48 kg was his answer and he should know, he’s lifted more of them than most of us.
by tim wood
Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ecosse Motorsport
Replies: 5
Views: 432
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Re: Ecosse Motorsport

No, it’s not classic fabs. They are still around.

Ecosse Motorsport could be classed as a competitor. Have been around a little while. Mentioned on here a few times.