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by tim wood
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Cooling fan problem
Replies: 2
Views: 93
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Re: Cooling fan problem

Took mine apart as I went through the cooling system. They are very simple. You’re correct the brushes are ridged. Mine were also flat and worn. Make sure that the insulation is present and the spring assembly that pulls the brushes inward. If I recall you can buy an overhaul kit which includes new ...
by tim wood
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Typical oil pressure 4.2
Replies: 18
Views: 778
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Re: Typical oil pressure 4.2

On a mechanical gauge mine is approx 60+ psi at about 2000 rpm when cold. At normal operating temp around 40-45 psi . When I purchased it it was reading around 20+ psi most of the time on the electrical gauge. I took a gamble and was pleased to see the current readings on changing the gauge. Having ...
by tim wood
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: HI Torque starter
Replies: 11
Views: 411
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Re: HI Torque starter

I think it depends on what you bought and who from. Some of these “new” starters are reportedly cosmetically improved and-fitted with an adapter plate to suit different engines.
A few threads on jag lovers forum about this.
I had one fail and on inspection clearly was a mix of old and new parts.
by tim wood
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Steering rack series 3
Replies: 13
Views: 424
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Re: Steering rack series 3

another vote for Kiley Clinton. I've used them and they did a 1st class jab at reasonable cost & turn round time. I believe some of the major restorers also use them
by tim wood
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Under bonnet valance and mudshield seals
Replies: 2
Views: 196
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Re: Under bonnet valance and mudshield seals

Come on, you’re amongst friends here !
We could start a new thread “ daft things I’ve done but dare not declare”

Crikey - I’ve come out in a cold sweat !
by tim wood
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake servo heat shield
Replies: 31
Views: 1017
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Re: Brake servo heat shield

Try Dave K
by tim wood
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake servo heat shield
Replies: 31
Views: 1017
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Re: Brake servo heat shield

Fosseway do a nice one at a price !
I got mine from Dave Kerr on this forum. Significantly cheaper, fits well and has the heat reflective coating which you need.
by tim wood
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Bulkhead fitting
Replies: 3
Views: 254
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Re: Bulkhead fitting

It’s the park adjustment for the wipers.
Fiddle with it at your peril !

Tim
by tim wood
Fri May 31, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Distributor caps & leads
Replies: 7
Views: 366
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Re: Distributor caps & leads

The leads for the original cap differ completely from the 123 leads. Those for the original were copper cored and the brass disc served to spread the internal cores. The cables were secured with acorn types screw fixings as shown in your photos. The cables on the 123 are the modern push in type. I d...
by tim wood
Sun May 19, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Clutch fluid gone.
Replies: 7
Views: 441
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Re: Clutch fluid gone.

Of course it could simply be that the clutch slave has failed. Hardly an unknown problem.
Quick look and a grope around should I indicate.

Tim
by tim wood
Sun May 05, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Distributor
Replies: 3
Views: 349
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Re: Distributor

It looks like you have lumenition and have removed the chopper.
In this case from my experience the earth wire isn’t needed. I had this unit fitted for several years and was totally reliable.
by tim wood
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: inside jaguar. xkss
Replies: 18
Views: 1085
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Re: inside jaguar. xkss

Yes, well done for letting us all know.
As with Steve - will be recorded.


Thanks
by tim wood
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Another stoopid question
Replies: 11
Views: 569
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Re: Another stoopid question

Yes, these are the wrong way round
by tim wood
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 30
Views: 1589
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Re: Insurance

I'm sure you will get many opinions - so here is mine. I've just used Classic Line. Agreed value was given at £85k for my car based on photographs, the addition to the premium was £24. Service seemed good - although you never know until claim time. Classic Line apparently allow photo proven valuatio...
by tim wood
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Metal circle on windscreen!
Replies: 8
Views: 537
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Re: Metal circle on windscreen!

That’s exactly what was present on my imported series 1.5 - a mirror fixing I didn’t like it and wanted to fit the more normal mirror mounted on the central rod. Took the gamble and with a piece of hardwood pressed against it gave it a tap with a hammer and off it came. Fair job to remove the residu...
by tim wood
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Malpassi fuel pressure regulator
Replies: 44
Views: 1599
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Re: Malpassi fuel pressure regulator

Crikey chaps ! Seems like a case of “ light the blue touch paper and stand well back “. Lots of contributions to this thread since I started it . Thanks to all and to some of you who replied off line. Latest situation , I removed the pipe from the inlet to the regulator and let the pump run. Seeming...
by tim wood
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Malpassi fuel pressure regulator
Replies: 44
Views: 1599
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Re: Malpassi fuel pressure regulator

Evening chaps,
I’m going to play a little with this over Easter.
I will probably run a hose into a spare can and see if the pump drops pressure at all. This should eliminate any issues with the carbs. I will then also clamp this hose shut and see what that does.

Ho hum !

Tim
by tim wood
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Malpassi fuel pressure regulator
Replies: 44
Views: 1599
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Re: Malpassi fuel pressure regulator

Steve,
Good thought about the floats.
I’ll check these out


Tim
by tim wood
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Malpassi fuel pressure regulator
Replies: 44
Views: 1599
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Re: Malpassi fuel pressure regulator

Hi Steve,
The pump is old but I’ve recently fitted one of the boards made by Marek which reduces load on the points.
New points at the same time.
by tim wood
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Malpassi fuel pressure regulator
Replies: 44
Views: 1599
Great Britain

Malpassi fuel pressure regulator

Hi all, I have one of these fitted and have set the pressure to approx 2.5 psi. The car runs well. Whilst fiddling today I fitted the gauge and watched whilst the engine was running. Most of the time the gauge hovered around the 2.5 mark but occasionally the reading fell to zero. Is this to be expec...