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by tim wood
Fri May 31, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Distributor caps & leads
Replies: 7
Views: 245
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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: 284
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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: 277
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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: 777
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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: 415
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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: 23
Views: 839
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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: 421
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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: 1126
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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: 1126
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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: 1126
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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: 1126
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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: 1126
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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...
by tim wood
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil pressure gauge replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 480
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Re: Oil pressure gauge replacement

I would be interested to know where you located a 60psi mechanical gauge. I've been seeking one for a while. I've fitted the commonly available 100psi unit but a 60psi gauge would improve the appearance somewhat.

tim
by tim wood
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Where do those alloy shields go ?
Replies: 12
Views: 630
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Re: Where do those alloy shields go ?

And somewhere on the web is a layout showing which of the alloy brackets fits which shield.
Darned if I can think where it is - maybe the blog by Chris Vine
by tim wood
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: battery trickle charger
Replies: 5
Views: 341
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Re: battery trickle charger

I’ve got a Ring unit. Cheap but not recommended.
by tim wood
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Door key
Replies: 4
Views: 297
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Re: Door key

Well I never knew that !
Every day is a school day
by tim wood
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Door key
Replies: 4
Views: 297
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Re: Door key

The door key and ignition should be the same. Do you have an ignition key. I believe if these differ then one of the locks has been changed.
What you can’t tell at the moment without dismantling both door locks is if one key will fit both, as it should
by tim wood
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cooling Fans
Replies: 4
Views: 305
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Re: Cooling Fans

Again on eBay seller ;

Lotsofclassicbits


Tim
by tim wood
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cooling Fans
Replies: 4
Views: 305
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Re: Cooling Fans

Try Steve Hunt , advertises on eBay as Tankard03.

I’m sure I bought some from him a while ago.


If you happen to go to stoneleigh then he usually has a stall - may be a bit far to travel for a set of brushes !
by tim wood
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Old parts - worth anything?
Replies: 9
Views: 671
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Re: Old parts - worth anything?

Having looked up the part numbers it seems the A post seals are sold as suitable for both FHC and OTS.
So if you are able I would be interested in bothe the A post seals and the sill seals.

Thanks

Tim