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by politeperson
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Series 2 cooling system
Replies: 3
Views: 50
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Re: Series 2 cooling system

Do the fans come on immediately when you start the car? If so it sounds like a faulty or a by-passed sender unit on the radiator. Have you an airlock on the cooling system? Have you a low coolant level? Is you coolant circulating? Is the temp gauges receiving the correct voltage supply from the volt...
by politeperson
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello you Jaguar Lovers!
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Great Britain

Re: Hello you Jaguar Lovers!

Very cool pictures indeed.

They look like they have come straight out of Time magazine.

James
by politeperson
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello you Jaguar Lovers!
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Great Britain

Re: Hello you Jaguar Lovers!

Very nice car.

Looks like it is parked outside a very interesting house as well.

You also seem to have a magically floating garden wall.

James
by politeperson
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dipstick question
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Great Britain

Re: Dipstick question

Hello Darren, I used a felt circle that came from SNG and it did the job. Dipsticks and oil levels and oil consumption are a surprisingly lengthy topic when it comes to E types. On my last new engine, I got some oil around the dipstick filler tube, even with the felt disc, for the first 1,000 miles ...
by politeperson
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Camshaft bearing failure 4.2
Replies: 5
Views: 230
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Re: Camshaft bearing failure 4.2

These bearings almost never fail as they should run in a bath of engine oil. In the case of lack of oil, everything else will have failed first (or should have). The head may have been starved of oil if the feed was blocked. This is pretty unlikely and I have only seen it once after DIY tampering. I...
by politeperson
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: IRS mounts seem to be the wrong size
Replies: 9
Views: 327
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Re: IRS mounts seem to be the wrong size

I will measure some original ones for you later.

For now I would be tempted to give them a squeeze in the vice.
by politeperson
Sun May 26, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 1st sprint in E
Replies: 10
Views: 475
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Re: 1st sprint in E

Darren you are my hero
by politeperson
Fri May 24, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?
Replies: 67
Views: 3546
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Re: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?

Nice one Angus. On that exact topic, I had a front wheel that kept loosening a bit every 500-1000 miles or so. It was on repro spinners new wheels, new tyres (good ones) and new wheel bearings, You could tell because it felt like a balance weight had come off. A little wheel wobble after a few hundr...
by politeperson
Fri May 17, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 1976 Daimler crank in a 1969 block. Main Bearings
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Great Britain

Re: 1976 Daimler crank in a 1969 block. Main Bearings

Hi Paul,

They have been tried in all the combinations.

The rogue pair sit too far forward in all the positions unfortunately.

James
by politeperson
Thu May 16, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 1976 Daimler crank in a 1969 block. Main Bearings
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Great Britain

Re: 1976 Daimler crank in a 1969 block. Main Bearings

Just spoken to David Manners,

They list one bearing set for all the 4.2 engines, so just bought a new set for £43.

These ones must be wrong.

I will compare when the new ones arrive.
by politeperson
Thu May 16, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 1976 Daimler crank in a 1969 block. Main Bearings
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Great Britain

Re: 1976 Daimler crank in a 1969 block. Main Bearings

Couldnt find a number on the crank. The problem is that one pair of bearings seem to have a misaligned tab. Although the bearing locks into place, the bearing sits too far to the right. The rest are ok. The affected bearing is the end one near the flywheel. In other words the one that does all the w...
by politeperson
Wed May 15, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 1976 Daimler crank in a 1969 block. Main Bearings
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Great Britain

Re: 1976 Daimler crank in a 1969 block. Main Bearings

Thanks Paul,

I will try and post a picture of the issue.

James
by politeperson
Wed May 15, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 1976 Daimler crank in a 1969 block. Main Bearings
Replies: 7
Views: 341
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1976 Daimler crank in a 1969 block. Main Bearings

I am rebuilding the original engine for 9 WYO, an late 1969 S2 FHC 4.2. You might think all 4.2 main bearings are the same, but the ones I sourced for this job do not fit. I am using a low mileage STD crank from an S2 Daimler saloon circa 1976. John, my engine builder has discovered the later crank ...
by politeperson
Mon May 13, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: ECU on EFI cars
Replies: 21
Views: 932
Great Britain

Re: ECU on EFI cars

Well, it has already been purchased, so too late! I am sure the K6 will be fine Michel. Leoni will email your a Jaguar V12 base map (for free) to get it running, if you ask her, I am sure. Just plug in a laptop and upload it to the ECU. office@emeraldm3d.co.uk I have a wiring diagram I can email you...
by politeperson
Fri May 03, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Jaguar E type series 1 wiring loom
Replies: 22
Views: 865
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Re: Jaguar E type series 1 wiring loom

I never got my daisy chain of light bulb holders.

I got a daisy chain of spade connectors!
by politeperson
Thu May 02, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello from New Zealand's newest member
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Great Britain

Re: Hello from New Zealand's newest member

Photos please gadget.
by politeperson
Thu May 02, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bullet dent
Replies: 16
Views: 660
Great Britain

Re: Bullet dent

Very cool.

An E type that got shot by a heavy metal star and lived.
by politeperson
Thu May 02, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Jaguar E type series 1 wiring loom
Replies: 22
Views: 865
Great Britain

Re: Jaguar E type series 1 wiring loom

I purchased one from Autosparks recently and I also purchased the Coventry wiring Diagram as well. The loom is easy to fit and high quality, The price included all this lot and cost about £1k. Lead time is 6 weeks at the moment. I very nearly did a post about how to lay the loom out in the car, as t...
by politeperson
Thu May 02, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 5 speed options
Replies: 24
Views: 823
Great Britain

Re: 5 speed options

Yes.

I have a spare Jaguar XJS Dana 2.88 you can have for £400 if you want.

You will have to pick it up or I will pallet it for £80 ish

It seems OK but will need XJS rear calipers.

If you dont want it I will list it in Wanted/For Sale.

James
by politeperson
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 5 speed options
Replies: 24
Views: 823
Great Britain

Re: 5 speed options

Yeah! No problems with my 2.88 and 4 speed Jag box. Then again, I try to avoid Central London in my E type! (or any other car). 137 mph at the Ring with the speed still climbing when I had to jam the brakes on. No problems. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hi-9PyV1n98 https://i.postimg.cc/dVGqTQZp/20...