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by Robsan
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Vacuum pipes
Replies: 9
Views: 449
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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: 1924
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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: 1085
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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: 1085
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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: 353
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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: 987
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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: 2329
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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: 576
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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...
by Robsan
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Value S1 Jag e-type 4.2 LHD Roadster
Replies: 32
Views: 2177
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Re: Value S1 Jag e-type 4.2 LHD Roadster

"Also it would be lower again for a car being imported from the USA."

What is the thinking behind this statement, were the USA spec cars significantly differant enough to lower their prices ?
by Robsan
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Electric E-type from Jaguar
Replies: 28
Views: 2142
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Re: Electric E-type from Jaguar

At the time of the royal wedding there were media stories claiming the Electric E Type was previously owned [commissioned ? ] by Toby Grafftey-Smith [RIP] . I dont know if true but believe he was a major owner/collector of E types https://www.google.co.uk/search?source=hp&ei=4oqBW4auL4fAgAbinYfAAg&q...
by Robsan
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Ported vacuum advance vs manifold vacuum advance
Replies: 47
Views: 4424
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Re: Ported vacuum advance vs manifold vacuum advance

jagwit I think that Jerrl [ nearly spelt his nme right] raises a very valid observation, plus his honesty is to be applauded Idling the engine............... loosen distibutor clamp then swivel right to left and back again, repaet and repeat until the sweet spot is found !!!! Yes its at idle rpm but...
by Robsan
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Ported vacuum advance vs manifold vacuum advance
Replies: 47
Views: 4424
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Re: Ported vacuum advance vs manifold vacuum advance

therefore definition of Idle speed Must have referance to throttle position........... throttle like a garden tap but quite a bit differant. Whatever engine you start, all you can do is vary the spark and vary the ammount [pressure] of fuel air............. n muck about wi exhaust [ back pressure] i...
by Robsan
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Ported vacuum advance vs manifold vacuum advance
Replies: 47
Views: 4424
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Re: Ported vacuum advance vs manifold vacuum advance

provide measureable evidence of any statements you make.......... Oh no :roll: but I will try and respond in the good spirit of you post........... 1) If we could build an internal combustion engine with 100% efficiency, it would not need a cooling system. Correct or false? if efficiency is a ratio ...
by Robsan
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: tap and Die
Replies: 29
Views: 3202
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Re: tap and Die

Alesso, Just to clarify,,,,,,,, The tap and die set I recommeneded contains both UNF and UNC threads, and both in the standard and appropriate sizes for the Jaguar E type. I said it was good because I have used my set extensivly. The thread metal on the taps and dies continues to stay sharp and brig...
by Robsan
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: tap and Die
Replies: 29
Views: 3202
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Re: tap and Die

I bought this................ thoroughly recommend

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be quick :-)
by Robsan
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Centering the bonnet / hinges at limit ?
Replies: 7
Views: 921
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Re: Centering the bonnet / hinges at limit ?

Carsten, sounds good ........ and you have started with hinges then move away, slowly slowly.......... correct approach

soon you wil answer your queston...... when should I paint edges ???

keep up the good work............ unloosen/ adjust/ tighten a bit....... rinse and repeat ?
by Robsan
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Centering the bonnet / hinges at limit ?
Replies: 7
Views: 921
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Re: Centering the bonnet / hinges at limit ?

Its good to have a centre line [in felt tip], but the side fit tells us whats going on up top ? You seem to be saying...... it measures offset, it looks its offset, and the sides tell me it is offset ? Therefore it is the fulcrum point ? jag bonnet is mounted on a pair of aluminium hinges that are n...
by Robsan
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Front Bumpers and Badge-Bar, tweaking them to fit to bonnet.
Replies: 15
Views: 1900
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Re: Front Bumper and Badge-Bar, tweaking them to fit to bonnet.

The aluminium spacer is BD20663 and steel bobbin is BD20893 This information was giving to be by parts dept at SNG so I should mention ? I have not bought for my car yet, but I can see after fettling the underpan and general bonnet alignment that adding these spacers will hopefully provide the corre...
by Robsan
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sccops in bonnet: how much space is normal ?
Replies: 6
Views: 739
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Re: Sccops in bonnet: how much space is normal ?

Yes this is the first time I have seen these tabs also.
another small question.................... in the flange lip there is a notch cut out..... is that for locating the (original) rubber seal that sits under the glass ?