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by skiday
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Time to say goodbye
Replies: 7
Views: 674

Time to say goodbye

Well, as there is only a welcome section and not a goodbye section I guess this perhaps the bast place to post this. I'm afraid that after 9 years of ownership of my glorious 1968 E-type S1.5 2+2, she is now sold and I will be delivering it to its new owner on Friday. It's been a long journey in whi...
by skiday
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Low oil Pressure
Replies: 9
Views: 3679

Re: Low oil Pressure

I used Halfords Classic 20/50.
But what about the position of the Balance Valve, is it good?
by skiday
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Low oil Pressure
Replies: 9
Views: 3679

Re: Low oil Pressure

Hi Guys Perhaps this thread should be moved to technical?? I am now looking at my low oil pressure. My pressure is high on starting - over 40 psi, but drops with driving to 20 or less whilst cruising and revving it makes little difference. I have noticed this since its last oil change and therefore ...
by skiday
Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Ride Height
Replies: 30
Views: 2182

Re: Ride Height

Hi folks My ride height and steering issue is now fully resolved. The height (as best as I can measure it) is bang on on the right side and 3mm high on the left as measured on page J.X.s.2 of the manual (I suspect the rear suspension may be a little low on the right side, which may influence the fro...
by skiday
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Ride Height
Replies: 30
Views: 2182

Re: Ride Height

Hi Mark

Is that diagram from the manual, because I can't find it in mine (which is for series 1 & 2)? If so, what page is that?
by skiday
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Ride Height
Replies: 30
Views: 2182

Re: Ride Height

In my attempt to eliminate excessive stiffness in the steering, today I have been looking at the steering rack and the rack pinion box. In the manual, page I.5 shows the box without any spring, whereas mine has a spring inside. https://s7.postimg.org/66jprg4ij/Jag_Manual_I_05_Box.jpg https://s7.post...
by skiday
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Ride Height
Replies: 30
Views: 2182

Re: Ride Height

I'm just looking at the manual for the camber and castor angles and whilst CASTOR seems fair enough and 2º±½º positive, as you will still be in positive if you are within tolerances, but CAMBER is quoted at ¼º±½º pos which means if you are just under ½º out in the direction of neg you could have no ...
by skiday
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Ride Height
Replies: 30
Views: 2182

Re: Ride Height

No, Same tyres, just slightly different design wheels. Not by choice. Thinking about it, the wheels have to have the exact same dimensions or the tyres wouldn't fit.
by skiday
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Ride Height
Replies: 30
Views: 2182

Re: Ride Height

I did check the pressures and they are both 32 lb/sq", but I had to replace one wheel due to bad chrome and the tube required design is no longer available and the R/H is now a tubeless design and this might explain the difference of measurement A However; I just lifted the bonnet to have a look at ...
by skiday
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Ride Height
Replies: 30
Views: 2182

Re: Ride Height

I was just thinking about the 10mm difference. If the rear suspension were lop sided that would surely affect the front of a car with the front perfectly set up. I have measured and it is 5mm lower on the R/H at the rear.
I wonder how much discrepancies at the front affect the rear and vice-versa.
by skiday
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Ride Height
Replies: 30
Views: 2182

Re: Ride Height

I have only just realised, seeing bigger now, that Chris' icon pic is a model in front of his car. I thought it was two pics Photoshoped together for some reason :doh: I've just got the car back and the bill was 5 hours = £300. I was not too surprised because, as I say, not only might the torsion ba...
by skiday
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Spin off Oil filter fitment
Replies: 10
Views: 1623

Re: Spin off Oil filter fitment

This should be time enough. Anything to report? Success, problems, leaks?
by skiday
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Ride Height
Replies: 30
Views: 2182

Re: Ride Height

Hey Chris. Even though your icon photo is quite small you can see from it how much higher my car is than yours when you look at this photo;


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by skiday
Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Ride Height
Replies: 30
Views: 2182

Re: Ride Height

Thanks for the responses, most interestingly the last - "Don't do it". Unfortunately the work is in hand. I didn't feel qualified to tackle this and I don't have a 2 post lift anyway, so I entrusted the jopb to our local classic Jag specialist St Helens Garage. It was booked in for two hours today s...
by skiday
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Ride Height
Replies: 30
Views: 2182

Re: Ride Height

I must apologise for cluttering up the forum with a question the was a/ badly asked and b/ unnecessary as it has all been asked before and all covered in the manual which I had not gone through. I can now see that the measurement is to be found on page J15 and the height which should be 8 3/4" is ju...
by skiday
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Ride Height
Replies: 30
Views: 2182

Ride Height

Hi Chaps Someone who ought to know about such things as he is an E-type dealer, and who drove my car, (which is for sale) suggested it might be a bit high at the front. No one has ever suggested that to me before, and I've always thought it's stance looks good to me, but what is the correct ride hei...
by skiday
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: I've had a meltdown (electrical - not the kind a 4yr old has)
Replies: 6
Views: 987

I've had a meltdown (electrical - not the kind a 4yr old has)

I have been fitting a new dash top to my 2+2 (that's another story) and so had to reconnect the wiring for the map light (which is now a low energy led striplight & much brighter). I previously added a simple circuit with switch so that I could cut out the map light when the door is open for a long ...
by skiday
Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Glueing Dashboard Cover
Replies: 18
Views: 3685

Re: Glueing Dashboard Cover

Which originality guide is that?
by skiday
Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:02 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: removing the glove compartment?
Replies: 4
Views: 708

Re: removing the glove compartment?

It is underneath that they are a smooth dome, and I can't see the other side of the rivet, I assume it is within the card of the glovebox, or perhaps I haven't looked hard enough.
by skiday
Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:47 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Glueing Dashboard Cover
Replies: 18
Views: 3685

Re: Glueing Dashboard Cover

No disrespect to Jack, but pros don't always have the time to attend to the little tiny details, especially when they are under the skin and not seen by the customer. But then I'm a bit of a control freak perfectionist. Plus I can't stand shelling out for something I can do myself. People think I mu...