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by Ian Howe
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Early 1961 Aluminium Rear Hubs
Replies: 7
Views: 669
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Re: Early 1961 Aluminium Rear Hubs

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by Ian Howe
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Chassis 850062
Replies: 74
Views: 7553
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Re: chassis 62

Do you mind if I say a few words. As someone trying to restore an early car, from the photographs I can appreciate the work and attention to detail that has gone into this car. On the other hand, there are some features that have been highlighted that could be improved upon by the new owner, if they...
by Ian Howe
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Original mild steel exhaust
Replies: 15
Views: 2947
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Re: Original mild steel exhaust

HI

Mild Steel exhausts are available through Jaguar Land Rover Classic Parts - and if you subscribe to their Newsletter to get a 15% discount on your first order.

Ian
by Ian Howe
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Mysterious holes nearby the fuel pump
Replies: 13
Views: 2354
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Re: Mysterious holes nearby the fuel pump

Hi This is not definitive as there were IMHO considerable changes throughout early production. 875039. The two pop rivets (seen on early car and held a wire tag on the inside) have 'rusted’ away and the external 'wire' tag has been broken off. The external 'wire’ tags were only present for a shortis...
by Ian Howe
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 3.8
Replies: 285
Views: 461422
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Re: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 3.8

Boot Boards aka 'Cover Assemblies' The early (no idea for how long) Cover Assembly over the Petrol Tank did not have the rubber buffers (BD4321 x 3) in the support strip as found on later cars. Early floorboard assembly showing original support strip and later painted strip: https://i.imgur.com/T1j...
by Ian Howe
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 3.8
Replies: 285
Views: 461422
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Re: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 3.8

Hi David

Thanks for the summation and balanced views.

Ian
by Ian Howe
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 3.8
Replies: 285
Views: 461422
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Re: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 3.8

Cable Strapping Earlier in this thread there was a discussion about cable strapping - and there was ‘one missing’ - only photographs of 20 instead of 21 straps. This is the last strap - holding the header tank overflow to the lower frame. Strap in lower right of photograph https://i.imgur.com/rYE7Z...
by Ian Howe
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 3.8
Replies: 285
Views: 461422
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Bulkhead access holes Another little know variation is in the construction of the inside of the bulkhead - the access holes at either side of the bulkhead are different sizes - larger on the later cars. Small 'circular' holes on inside of bulkhead - also showing the attachment brackets for the inst...
by Ian Howe
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 3.8
Replies: 285
Views: 461422
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Re: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 3.8

Hi Tadek Thanks for taking an interest. I have amended the photo descriptions above. The photographs are looking backwards at the panel on which the number plate is mounted. On the illustration below the clip holding the boot release cable is on the right and the two clips for the reversing light ca...
by Ian Howe
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 3.8
Replies: 285
Views: 461422
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Re: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 3.8

Boot Clips I do not think this has been covered before. C18461 is a clip for the boot lid lock release cable - not shown in the first spares book so introduced later. The clip secures the cable on the run from the RH side of the boot to the release mechanism, It clips under the rear ledge that hold...
by Ian Howe
Thu May 23, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: New Reproduction Parts for E-Type's
Replies: 89
Views: 79280
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Re: New Reproduction Parts for E-Type's

REPRODUCTION PARKER-KALON SCREWS The fuel tank board was initially retained by five Parker-Kalon 'J' type set screws #BD19059/1 and one self tapping (hex head?) screw #BD20641/1. The set screws had flange type countersunk cup washers #BD18545 whilst the self-tapper had a special washer #BD541/34. Pl...
by Ian Howe
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paint Matching
Replies: 3
Views: 1241
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Paint Matching

I just thought I would share some information on paint matching - and striving for originality. I went to all the normal suppliers for Opalescent Dark Green (quoting the normal paint reference code) and the results were bizarre - to say the least. The colour supplied by Jaguar Heritage was also inco...
by Ian Howe
Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 3.8
Replies: 285
Views: 461422
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Early Bonnet Feature

Front Diaphragm Assembly Just taking the bonnet apart on car number 875039. The LH front diaphragm normally mounts the 8 pin connector for the front lamp harness. On the early bonnets the RH diaphragm also had the mounting hole for the male connector! In the pictures below the factory modification ...
by Ian Howe
Fri Nov 27, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 3.8
Replies: 285
Views: 461422
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Handbrake Compensator The handbrake compensator changed during production, #C18374 being fitted to early cars and #C20402 being fitted from chassis numbers #850555, #877567, #860664, #886263 and subsequent. The later compensator has a longer 'arm'. Early Handbrake Compensator #C18374 : http://i.img...
by Ian Howe
Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 3.8
Replies: 285
Views: 461422
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Rear Rope Seal Went to see Dick Bradley who is overhauling a 62 3.8 engine for me that is suffering from a poor overhaul in the US! Several interesting bits of information gathered today - new to me anyway. Dick mentioned that most off the problems with the rear rope oil seal were caused by incorre...
by Ian Howe
Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:30 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 3.8
Replies: 285
Views: 461422
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Front Sub-Frame Assembly - Detail The cars up until February 1962 have the bonnet hanging frame #C16942 - whilst later cars had #C20352. The attachment for the early cars has been documented elsewhere - and involved taking the brackets off the bonnet to withdraw the shafts of the bolt. On later car...
by Ian Howe
Mon Nov 09, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 3.8
Replies: 285
Views: 461422
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Bracket Receiving Rear End of Torsion Bar Early during production the bracket receiving the rear end of the torsion bars changed - no idea when! The later brackets were thicker and 'beefed up' close to the torsion bar. EARLY BRACKET from car 875039; part #C15905 http://i.imgur.com/c7ER4ZH.jpg http:...
by Ian Howe
Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 3.8
Replies: 285
Views: 461422
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Bulkhead access holes Another little know variation is in the construction of the inside of the bulkhead - the access holes at either side of the bulkhead are different sizes - larger on the later cars. Small 'circular' holes on inside of bulkhead - also showing the attachment brackets for the inst...
by Ian Howe
Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 3.8
Replies: 285
Views: 461422
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Colour of Petrol Filter Bracket

Hi David Do you mind if I question the colour of the petrol filter bracket being black - below are photos of the bracket of 875039 - and I have seen quiet a few this colour. Out of interest the bracket holding the brake pipe of the front upright is the same colour. http://i.imgur.com/MqUrQBQ.jpg htt...
by Ian Howe
Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:29 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Head light bowles fixing bolts/screws
Replies: 8
Views: 2755
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SCREWS

Hi Clive

The screws that hold the the headlight bowls on are listed at page 290 in the spares book. From recollection they are 10/32 x 3/8 slotted fillister. Shakeproof washers. Fillister headed screws are also used to attach the other lights too.

Ian