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by Robsan
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wiper splines, Spindle dismantling, Bizarre Shapes ?
Replies: 10
Views: 476
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Re: Wiper splines, Spindle dismantling, Bizarre Shapes ?

I cant help with removing spines, but I have noted those angled off spline heads

I had thought they were from the DA Sander possibly used on preperation for a repaint ?

Perhaps not, perhaps they are an "engineered feature "
by Robsan
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Help with Door Panel Identification
Replies: 3
Views: 297
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Re: Help with Door Panel Identification

I would say your original is more like what is needed Either way, the door card opening is governed buy the chrome door trim that sits below see item 10 https://www.sngbarratt.com/uk/#!/English/FindParts/Families/E-Type%20~2F%20XKE/3/83/585/18247/1/10/1/viewassembly/21561/:DOOR%20TRIM%20&%20ARMRESTS
by Robsan
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas lights
Replies: 25
Views: 1741
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Re: Christmas lights

Am I missing out here ? faling snow but not [popping] hristas lights :-(

tbh I think its the lacking E Type UK logo which is more hurt :questionmarks:
by Robsan
Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas lights
Replies: 25
Views: 1741
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Re: Christmas lights

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle All the Wayi

:dance: :dance: :santa:
by Robsan
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas lights
Replies: 25
Views: 1741
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Re: Christmas lights

You will have to see what Father Christmas brings ? :wink:

So wait patiently just like all the other Boys and Girls

Also....... you can write your question on paper, go to fire place, set alight, and let it go up chimney ?

Its worked before, I believe :roll:
by Robsan
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Jaguar halts E Type Zero
Replies: 13
Views: 1089
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Re: Jaguar halts E Type Zero

The other problem seems to be that a great deal of energy is needed to produce H2 on a mass scale :yeahthat:
by Robsan
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Subject: Old glue removal
Replies: 12
Views: 1982
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Re: Subject: Old glue removal

Thanks - will try the petrol method as I assume the thinners will remove the paint also........ Thinners will not remove the original paint, or it didnt on my car. In my experiance and after removal of trim and carpets I soaked and soaked the surfaces with thinners then scraped and washed until orig...
by Robsan
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Is Opalescent dark grey a S1 color?
Replies: 11
Views: 620
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Re: Is Opalescent dark grey a S1 color?

1954Etype wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:14 am
I’ll hand my card in at the door.

I haven't heard that expression for a loooooong time. Its such a lovely way of saying I got something slightly wrong. well done that man. No card required :salute:
by Robsan
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Rear License plate area weld finish - original?
Replies: 8
Views: 646
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Re: Rear License plate area weld finish - original?

Agree about the brazing in specific locations. My theory is that the brazing are fixed and special alignment points and would be carried out by the Master Fabricators. Once those important points are fixed then the lesser skilled [ and lesser paid ] guys n girls would finish the job. Those are the p...
by Robsan
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Mystery clip? Any ideas?
Replies: 12
Views: 1215
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Re: Mystery clip? Any ideas?

I dont think etype either [unless series 3] It looks like a sliding and locating clip from Saab door handle....................... you locate the door handle from outside the car..................... kind of looping it in, then the clip slide in from behind and latches the handle in place Not saying...
by Robsan
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Inner Tube Valve
Replies: 1
Views: 1243
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Inner Tube Valve

What valve configuation for an e type with wire wheels ? is it TR4 or something more sticking out at the side ?

https://www.bigtyres.co.uk/buy-inner-tu ... gLiuvD_BwE
by Robsan
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A quick rebuild of your engine
Replies: 3
Views: 3097
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Re: A quick rebuild of your engine

I know its an old post [ I have just seen it]
But very good You tube video of the rebuild.

So if anybody relaxin and wondering about engine rebuild this one only took a few minutes, so cant be too much longer for a six cylinder :wink:
by Robsan
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Vacuum pipes
Replies: 12
Views: 3105
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Re: Vacuum pipes

If you view SNG catalogue for Reservac vacuum pipes https://www.sngbarratt.com/uk/#!/English/FindParts/Families/E-Type%20~2F%20XKE/3/74/18226/16520/15695/1/10/1/viewassembly/18840/:RESERVAC%20TANK%20FOR%20BRAKE%20SERVO%20-%20RHD https://www.sngbarratt.com/uk/#!/English/FindParts/Families/E-Type%20~2...
by Robsan
Thu May 09, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: bd20092/2 cheese head screw
Replies: 7
Views: 2243
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Re: bd20092/2 cheese head screw

I tried putting that part number in XK Unlimited site but nothing came up ? fwiw On my series 1.5 those screws are not contersunk and not cheese head, but fillister head https://images.app.goo.gl/oRG2oSExqd6xrRwy8 The screw in the image is wrong thread, wrong length but its the head that is importan...
by Robsan
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: inside jaguar. xkss
Replies: 18
Views: 1695
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Re: inside jaguar. xkss

should have put Norman behind the wheel ! Was that the guy that was either 100 years old or very very near it ? said he "pulled 192 mph" in 1954 [ or very very near it ?] I am not sure if it was SS or D type ? BUT I pulled 192 mph !!! twice he said it and with immense pride. Blimey Ol Riley, I take...
by Robsan
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: inside jaguar. xkss
Replies: 18
Views: 1695
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Re: inside jaguar. xkss

Weren't they road cars built from left over D Type shells?

Yes they were. 25 D Types were sidelined for the SS but only 16 made it, the rest perished in the devastating factory fire. If I have understood the programme correctly ?
by Robsan
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Converting an S2 dash board to S1
Replies: 4
Views: 580
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Re: Converting an S2 dash board to S1

The centre section of the dash will work if you have the correct wiring [suggested above] If you also change the outer dash sections then the following will need to be included in your scope Speedo, Rev Counter, light swithes etc, PLUS Heater controls and Choke control The actuating mechanism and fi...
by Robsan
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E types sold in Kings Lynn Today. Some Prices.
Replies: 8
Views: 1423
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Re: E types sold in Kings Lynn Today. Some Prices.

good write and photees

and invaluable information :bigrin:

thanks for posting
by Robsan
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S1 & 420G similarity
Replies: 35
Views: 5543
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Re: S1 & 420G similarity

Aussie,

Regard using complete carb set up from Mk10 or 420g.................... I am not the expert here, but doesnt the non e type manifold raise the carbs too high so interferance with e type bonnet ?
by Robsan
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Heater controls LHD to RHD
Replies: 9
Views: 888
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Re: Heater controls LHD to RHD

If you convert to tripple SU then as suggested only one choke cable is required. consequently the pin on end of choke lever will need to be suitable for a single cable not double. They are differant SNG not showing avaialble :-( https://www.sngbarratt.com/uk/#!/English/FindParts/Families/XKE%20~2F%2...