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by 38E
Wed May 24, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rust Removal using Phosphoric Acid
Replies: 76
Views: 9207
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Re: Rust Removal using Phosphoric Acid

Hi Clive...i did download the PPG guide.......but still dosnt deal with the problem of rust in awkward to get to areas, box sections, seams etc....... So but dont think its what some of us are after...maybee we want too much.but thats what we are trying to find out....... My ideal would be ... for ...
by 38E
Wed May 24, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rust Removal using Phosphoric Acid
Replies: 76
Views: 9207
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Re: Rust Removal using Phosphoric Acid

Is there an argument against using etch primer? I use it simply because everybody I know does so. I'm told it will resist rust because it is acid-based. I have no clue if this is correct or not - I am as ignorant as the next man about this subject. In fact, have we even reached a consensus after al...
by 38E
Wed May 24, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rust Removal using Phosphoric Acid
Replies: 76
Views: 9207
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Re: Rust Removal using Phosphoric Acid

Is there an argument against using etch primer? I use it simply because everybody I know does so. I'm told it will resist rust because it is acid-based. I have no clue if this is correct or not - I am as ignorant as the next man about this subject. In fact, have we even reached a consensus after al...
by 38E
Wed May 24, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rust Removal using Phosphoric Acid
Replies: 76
Views: 9207
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Re: Rust Removal using Phosphoric Acid

No, I'm talking about restoring old cars.

The PPG restoration manual I linked to is aimed at the serious hobby restorer. I am, or was a hobby restorer who also happened to work on the design of industrial paint systems and have managed to successfully apply some of that knowledge to my restorations.
by 38E
Wed May 24, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rust Removal using Phosphoric Acid
Replies: 76
Views: 9207
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Re: Rust Removal using Phosphoric Acid

Etch primer is old tech. There have been much better methods available for years. And you should never apply etch primer over a phosphate treatment in any case. There is an awful lot of nonsense on car forums and even from professional bodyshop people regarding painting. If you want to listen to tho...
by 38E
Tue May 23, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rust Removal using Phosphoric Acid
Replies: 76
Views: 9207
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Re: Rust Removal using Phosphoric Acid

I haven't read this whole thread and I'm not a chemist but I do have over 30 years experience in the OEM automotive finishing industry and a lot more years as a hobby car restorer. There's a lot more to preparing steel for painting than merely applying phosphoric acid and I don't intend to outline i...
by 38E
Mon May 22, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pippa's Wedding Car
Replies: 21
Views: 3741
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Re: Pippa's Wedding Car

When Kilgannon owned it it was an absolute wreck, and IIRC the deal was that the ( then ) JDHT funded the restoration on condition that it owned the car, but Kilgannon should have access to it. If you have seen it, it is not in fact a particularly distinguished car, sadly There is an interesting ar...
by 38E
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Slop on window-winding handle
Replies: 3
Views: 835
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Re: Slop on window-winding handle

You can pry up the tabs on the winder gear and swap it for one from any contemporary saloon, preferably from a rear window mechanism. I did both windows on my 3.8 that way.
by 38E
Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Steering Column Help please!!
Replies: 28
Views: 3390
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Re: Steering Column Help please!!

.....Apart from the location of the bracket for holding the switch and cover on, which appears to be further back from the end than mine, it looks to be the same inner column. So what I am thinking is that I will have to remove that bracket anyway, to mount on the other side for a RHD and I can rem...
by 38E
Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Steering Column Help please!!
Replies: 28
Views: 3390
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Re: Steering Column Help please!!

Here's a LHD column I have from about a '65 car for comparison. (The notes apply to a previous thread.) The vertical position of the inner column can be established by the mark on the inner made by the grounding contact (in the lower opening). http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q670/a_mechanic/Jagu...
by 38E
Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Gearbox numbers - matching or not
Replies: 13
Views: 2208
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Re: Gearbox numbers - matching or not

If your car is an early '62, the factory record keeping (and therefor the certificate information) was not stellar (presumably because of the rush to meet demand at that time) so I wouldn't worry too much about it. More importantly, how does the Moss box shift and how does it sound because most repl...
by 38E
Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Recommendation for a Decent Workshop Manual
Replies: 10
Views: 1867
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Re: Recommendation for a Decent Workshop Manual

Oh well, clearly I shouldn't have been working on my cars . The Haynes guides are just that... guides. There is a great deal of precision information - and drawings - contained in the workshop manuals which is not in the Haynes Maybe you're right in that case. As I said, when I did eventually purch...
by 38E
Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Recommendation for a Decent Workshop Manual
Replies: 10
Views: 1867
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Re: Recommendation for a Decent Workshop Manual

Agree. Get the factory manual. Haynes is ahem...just a guide.... I don't know about the later cars or +2s but for the earlier cars, the Haynes is perfectly adequate. I did a total nut and bolt restoration, every single part, of my '62 using only the Haynes manual (and this was before the internet f...
by 38E
Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:21 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Which panel?
Replies: 8
Views: 2050
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Re: Which panel?

The cut-outs don't provide much useful access to the brakes but they're probably better than nothing, so I'd go for that version so long as you have the cover plate because someone was posting recently that they're unavailable.
by 38E
Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: British Princess Nina Aga Khan E type
Replies: 21
Views: 3196
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Re: British Princess Nina Aga Khan E type

It's hard enough to get a V5 with everything in place, so good luck to the new owner with that ! I think it should end up registered as a kit car using the DVLA points system ! If it ever gets built up again it will still be a kit car since there's now a permanent record of what it started off as h...
by 38E
Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 1963 Lucas 2fp fuel pump wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 818
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Re: 1963 Lucas 2fp fuel pump wanted

So long as you don't need one right away, I have a brand new one, never used, not cheap though, and another needing rebuilding. http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q670/a_mechanic/Jaguar-misc/P1020407_zpswkbt6p1b.jpg http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q670/a_mechanic/Jaguar-misc/P1020410_zpsfojcpty...
by 38E
Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Milan Auction RMSothebys - 21 E-Types under the hammer ?
Replies: 51
Views: 6243
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Re: Milan Auction RMSothebys - 21 E-Types under the hammer ?

I asked the same question as you, Peter, and was told that the Bill Of Sale came in the name of the Italian State and that this gave you Clear Title - and subsequent debate could only be between the "claimer" and the State ? Maybe so long as the car stays in Italy. If the actual ownership was to be...
by 38E
Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jag Lovers Forum
Replies: 8
Views: 1904
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Re: Jag Lovers Forum

[*] the best bit about it is the ability to edit posts,[*]

That, and the ability to include photos (same as here). I think that is a big improvement. The E-Type section has a practice thread running right now for people to test out the feature.
by 38E
Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jag Lovers Forum
Replies: 8
Views: 1904
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Re: Jag Lovers Forum

https://forums.jag-lovers.com/c/e-type Click the log-on button and enter your email (same one you registered with) and then click "I forgot my password". Then, if you're lucky, you'll get an email enabling you to reset the password. It now needs to be 10 characters, as already mentioned. My reset em...
by 38E
Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Milan Auction RMSothebys - 21 E-Types under the hammer ?
Replies: 51
Views: 6243
Canada

Re: Milan Auction RMSothebys - 21 E-Types under the hammer ?

Perhaps a lead towards understanding what documents a buyer will end up with ? Most of the cars in that auction that I viewed simply had a bill of sale. But then I've purchased numerous vehicles, including an E-Type with no documents, just a receipt from the seller and never had a problem. Just bec...