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by tim wood
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Boot release will not open?
Replies: 20
Views: 290
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Re: Boot release will not open?

Since straws are being clutched at and before extreme hole cutting measures are undertaken maybe its an idea to remove the seat belt mountings from the inside by the hood and possibly you can poke something down to shove luggage around ?
by tim wood
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Hardura Panels
Replies: 12
Views: 345
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Re: Hardura Panels

I’ve just glued mine in place.
Have a look at the blog by Chris Vine. Google “ Chris vine e type”. Under the section of trimming this shows you how it’s done.

Good luck
by tim wood
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Hard starting whe cold
Replies: 2
Views: 90
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Re: Hard starting whe cold

Lots of previous discussions on this. Worth searching the forum.
by tim wood
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tripple SU inlet.
Replies: 8
Views: 220
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Re: Tripple SU inlet.

As Julian has said the 3.8 manifold is very different from the 4.2. Yes is fits the studs on the head but you need to block off 2 water passages and then configure the hose arrangement. Throttle linkages are different as well. It’s been done before and I considered it but managed to find a 4.2 manif...
by tim wood
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Jaguar XK-6 DOHC port/cylinder head analysis
Replies: 15
Views: 340
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Re: Jaguar XK-6 DOHC port/cylinder head analysis

I read somewhere in the dim and distant past that at one time the plug holes were welded up and redrilled to use 10mm motorcycle plugs ?


I will see if I can dig it out.

Tim
by tim wood
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Thinking of buying an E-Type
Replies: 5
Views: 230
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Re: Thinking of buying an E-Type

Hi, I imported my car last year and spent a while looking at the various options and web sites. My experience ( which may not be common to others). Cars listed on Autozin at incredible prices almost always could not be viewed before purchase. Make of that what you will Cars on Bringatrailer.com seem...
by tim wood
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gearbox rear oil seal change
Replies: 17
Views: 4955
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Re: Gearbox rear oil seal change

Thanks Bill,
I also posted on JL and you kindly replied to that post also.
Your responses are always factual and educational and for that I’m grateful.

Job is complete now


Regards

Tim
by tim wood
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gearbox rear oil seal change
Replies: 17
Views: 4955
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Re: Gearbox rear oil seal change

So, the new seal is fitted and the housing secured with countersunk Allen head screws. The flange is fitted but not fully tightened. Does anyone know the torque figure for the securing nut? I’ve checked my manuals and the knowledge base but can’t find this detail. All I know is that I had to use my ...
by tim wood
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gearbox rear oil seal change
Replies: 17
Views: 4955
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Re: Gearbox rear oil seal change

Thanks Bill
by tim wood
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gearbox rear oil seal change
Replies: 17
Views: 4955
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Re: Gearbox rear oil seal change

So, as part of this job I’m going to change the o ring on the speedo drive. As James notes the existing one is oil and age hardened. I’ve pulled the drive out - no problem. I’ve also taken the worm drive off the output shaft, more to clean it up really. On looking at the assembly I can’t fathom what...
by tim wood
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: VIN number
Replies: 40
Views: 817
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Re: VIN number

i have found the body number on my US import in 2 places. Written by hand in a wax crayon on the front frame central on the frame . The stamped number on the frame tied in with the data plate and heritage certificate . I had to be careful here when cleaning off 50 years of grease! Plus neatly writte...
by tim wood
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gearbox rear oil seal change
Replies: 17
Views: 4955
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Re: Gearbox rear oil seal change

I know this is an old thread but I found it useful when changing my tail shaft oil seal. A couple of points which may be useful; I am doing mine from inside the car whilst no trim is present. A major issue seems to be gaining enough clearance to get a socket on the nut which secures the flange. I ma...
by tim wood
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Series 1 cam cover nearside
Replies: 31
Views: 986
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Re: Series 1 cam cover nearside

Absolutely
by tim wood
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Series 1 cam cover nearside
Replies: 31
Views: 986
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Re: Series 1 cam cover nearside

Always on eBay. A couple on now I believe
by tim wood
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-type market - are cars selling?
Replies: 20
Views: 1368
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Re: E-type market - are cars selling?

I used carandclassic for my 2+2 last year. The results were surprising. Phone rang continuously and sold immediately. Price has to be right. Some people said I underpriced but I think I had it about right. Depends I suppose if you want to wait or a fairly rapid sale. Just like house buying really ! ...
by tim wood
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: spare keys.
Replies: 9
Views: 258
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Re: spare keys.

Hi, if you want original( I.e not new keys cut from blanks) the a few sellers on eBay have these. Assuming that you have the key number. If you don’t have the number then I think it’s a case of taking the locks out where the key number will be married.


Tim
by tim wood
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wiper motor rebuild
Replies: 10
Views: 442
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Re: Wiper motor rebuild

If its a DL3A motor the the conversion to RHD is easy. Just rotate the paxolin disk with the park control by 180 degrees. And check adjustment. Takes minutes only.


Tim
by tim wood
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Electrics, wiper motor
Replies: 12
Views: 473
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Re: Electrics, wiper motor

Be extremely careful not to drop the clip. It’s easily lost !
by tim wood
Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Warning Lamp
Replies: 4
Views: 208
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Re: Warning Lamp

This is a strange type of fitting. Mine uses a screw in bulb but it’s not secured by the screw thread. The front bezel and indicator lense holds it all in place. Was the same on my previous car and is original.
by tim wood
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: throttle controls
Replies: 3
Views: 201
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Re: throttle controls

Hi Graham, As promised some photos of 3.8 linkage parts. The story is that when I purchased my imported 4.2 it came with Stromberg carbs and I wishes to change to SU,s. I purchased a set with 3.8 manifold from a forum member and intended to fit these and thus purchased a 3.8 linkage assembly from Hu...