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by tim wood
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 2 rear çalipers on a series 1
Replies: 5
Views: 170
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Re: Series 2 rear çalipers on a series 1

Thanks for that, do you still need the horseshoe shaped brackets that secure the calipers to the diff ?or do the calipers bolt directly to the output shaft cases?
by tim wood
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Left hand drive to right hand drive steering conversion
Replies: 4
Views: 150
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Re: Left hand drive to right hand drive steering conversion

Hi, I’m in the middle of the same job. If you speak to Hutsons they will send you a priced up schedule of parts required. Having said that the list of essential parts that they say are needed has in my case proved to be the tip of the iceberg as I’m having to refurbish many parts and change every ru...
by tim wood
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 2 rear çalipers on a series 1
Replies: 5
Views: 170
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Series 2 rear çalipers on a series 1

Some time ago I noticed a posting on here about fitting series 2 rear calipers to a series 1. I think this required some grinding mods to the caliper bodies. I now can’t find that post despite a good search. So if the original poster ( or indeed anyone) has this detail I would be interested. Thanks ...
by tim wood
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Flaring tool
Replies: 15
Views: 366
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Re: Flaring tool

Thanks all, mind is made up , will do my own.
Good call about Car Builder Solutions - hadn’t thought of them.

Tim
by tim wood
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Flaring tool
Replies: 15
Views: 366
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Flaring tool

I need to make up a number of brake and clutch pipes. I can buy from the usuals but am thinking of making my own as This will be cheaper and hopefully the correct length. To do this I need a flaring tool, plenty of cheap ones on ebay , toolzone etc. Does anyone have experience of these or am I bette...
by tim wood
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: series 2 federal spec air filter
Replies: 9
Views: 270
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Re: series 2 federal spec air filter

Hi,
I have a spare drum filter if you are interested ?

Tim
by tim wood
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Restoring Carburettors - Tips, Methods ?
Replies: 24
Views: 666
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Re: Cleaning carburettor bodies - Soda Blasting ?

I had my carb bodies and manifolds soda blasted. In reality wished I hadn’t bothered. Yes they came up clean, but not as sparkling clean as I wanted. In addition I spent some time cleaning all of the remaining soda from the bodies and passages. I had fully stripped them prior. Wouldn’t do it this wa...
by tim wood
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Output shaft bearings
Replies: 7
Views: 120
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Re: Output shaft bearings

Thanks to all. I will let you know how I get on. A way to yet.
If Monday is fine enough I will be jet washing the cage and doff to remove 50 years of oil, grease and whatever !

Tim
by tim wood
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Output shaft bearings
Replies: 7
Views: 120
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Re: Output shaft bearings

Thanks Steve,
Do the bearings come off without a puller ( which I don’t have -yet) .
The manual suggests just undoing the nut, remove tab washer and slide the bearing off !

Tim
by tim wood
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Output shaft bearings
Replies: 7
Views: 120
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Output shaft bearings

Good morning all,
While my rear cage is “down and out” I’m considering changing the output shaft bearing seals.
My question is how easy is it to remove and replace the bearings which I assume you have to do to get to the seals.
Is this a home garage job ?

Thanks

Tim
by tim wood
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Screwfix degreaser
Replies: 3
Views: 369
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Screwfix degreaser

The rear cage on my car is caked with grease and muck an unbelievable amount of greasy crud. It’s now dropped out and in bits on the garage floor. Thought I would try the degreaser from screwfix as I had read good reports. Picked up 5 litre for under a tenner and dropped some bits in a 50/50 mix of ...
by tim wood
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Help. Dashboard for 66 series1 2+2 RHD
Replies: 11
Views: 320
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Re: Help. Dashboard for 66 series1 2+2 RHD

On a slightly different but related topic I shall soon be needing new RHD dashboards in series 2 style for my conversion. I know Hutsons sell them but does anyone know of alternative suppliers?

Tim
by tim wood
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Propshaft universal joints.
Replies: 4
Views: 184
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Re: Propshaft universal joints.

Hi Steve,
Think i’ll Take up the SNG units.

Even I can’t be that tight - I’m getting a bad rep !

Tim
by tim wood
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Propshaft universal joints.
Replies: 4
Views: 184
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Propshaft universal joints.

Whilst I have the rear cradle out to renew the calipers I’m going to change the joints on the prop. Seems sensible given that I think they are the originals. Now some of you will know I’m a bit of a skinflint so..... I think I’ve found that these joints are the same as thosed used on land rovers of ...
by tim wood
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Megasquirt 4.2 series 3 XJ6
Replies: 6
Views: 249
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Re: Megasquirt 4.2 series 3 XJ6

Hi Chris, I think most posters on here would take good note of the comments from Marek. Could you let me have the details of that guy in Northampton who refurbed your calipers. I’ve dropped the rear cage and given the hassle it is I’m going to have these brakes done and tested professionally. On loo...
by tim wood
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Megasquirt 4.2 series 3 XJ6
Replies: 6
Views: 249
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Re: Megasquirt 4.2 series 3 XJ6

Hello Chris - is this the Chris I know?

Tim
by tim wood
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 52
Views: 3122
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Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

If you are still thinking about ignition systems I see that Jag Lovers has an advert for an unused EDIS set up made by Ray L.
Widely thought of as being the best system around and no longer in production.


Regards
Tim
by tim wood
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Warning light shrouds
Replies: 2
Views: 278
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Re: Warning light shrouds

Ok, thanks.
I’ve seen his website

Tim
by tim wood
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Warning light shrouds
Replies: 2
Views: 278
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Warning light shrouds

Good evening all,

Does anyone know where the little rubber shrouds that fit in the speedometer to direct the light from the ignition, fuel and headlight warning light bulbs can be obtained?


Tim
by tim wood
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 3.8 SU manifold on 4.2 series 2 - water connections
Replies: 3
Views: 229
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Re: 3.8 SU manifold on 4.2 series 2 - water connections

Thanks Doug, very much appreciated. I,ll have a look later. Hopefully that’s sorted it.

Tim