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by politeperson
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cheers for advice all
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Great Britain

Re: Cheers for advice all

Well done Darren,

Sounds like excellent news to me. You hit the jackpot first time trying.

I am very pleased for you. Good luck!

James
by politeperson
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jaguar halts E Type Zero
Replies: 12
Views: 572
Great Britain

Re: Jaguar halts E Type Zero

There is only one solution.

Camel Taxi.


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by politeperson
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A new direction in life
Replies: 11
Views: 643
Great Britain

Re: A new direction in life

Darren, You have more talent then many "car restorers" I know. Set yourself up in "the business", you would be very good at it and you are in the right part of the country for customers. You would get plenty of work from this forum alone. You are a popular guy. Life is too short not too! Contact me ...
by politeperson
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Loss of Self Centring Steering
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Great Britain

Re: Loss of Self Centring Steering

I had this happen once when the lower ball joints were replaced by our local alignment place.

Turned out they had not fitted any shims at all. The 4 bolts were tightening the block against the ball!

Shims reinserted, self centering returned with lighter steering.
by politeperson
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2019 NEC Classic car show - my Etype
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Great Britain

Re: 2019 NEC Classic car show - my Etype

Hi Steve,

I am the E type Club Lincolnshire rep and Chip is the Notts XK rep.

James
by politeperson
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Reeeeally tempted..
Replies: 26
Views: 1093
Great Britain

Re: Reeeeally tempted..

Couple of weeks, very exciting. Dont want to hi-jack the thread with Land Rover nonsense. It has no rust at all, however you can see it starting from the point at which it landed in the UK a couple of months ago. It is already in bits so I can get the chassis blasted. All the brackets need protectin...
by politeperson
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Reeeeally tempted..
Replies: 26
Views: 1093
Great Britain

Re: Reeeeally tempted..

Andrew, You have my total respect. You are the man. What an excellent purchase. Look at the piece of crap I bought last week. Compare and contrast. (Its from Australia!). https://i.postimg.cc/rw3qK9XM/20191107-171831.jpg When do you get it? How long does it take? Excellent. Very exciting indeed. Loo...
by politeperson
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2019 NEC Classic car show - my Etype
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Great Britain

Re: 2019 NEC Classic car show - my Etype

Yes, I was there and there were loads of nice examples of E types. I saw Chip from P&k Nottingham, he had Marcus's navy blue FHC on his stand half assembled with the bonnet off and a rusty XK coupe. It is coming on very nicely. https://www.facebook.com/pg/pkthorntonjaguar/posts/ His engine builder S...
by politeperson
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Reeeeally tempted..
Replies: 26
Views: 1093
Great Britain

Re: Reeeeally tempted..

Dont think about it Andrew, just do it.
by politeperson
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Top speed runs
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Great Britain

Re: Top speed runs

I know its not relevant-but me and my mate got 137 mph out of her last year before I had to jam the anchors on "The Ring". She still had plenty left to go she really did. This is the engine that we tested the other day that is still squeezing 180psi on each cylinder. 50psi when warm. A fantastic eng...
by politeperson
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: wing joints
Replies: 2
Views: 433
Great Britain

Re: wing joints

No. Nothing.

Just fill it full of waxoil after it is all assembled.

James
by politeperson
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Advice on rattle please?
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Great Britain

Re: Advice on rattle please?

If nothing is obvious then it is worth investigating because it could be a loud timing chain. Why dont you slacken or remove both belts. Then you can isolate an external bearing. If the rattle persists it could well be a slack chain, especially if it is heard at tick-over. I have had this happen to ...
by politeperson
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Stripping down car for a re spray refresh
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Great Britain

Re: Stripping down car for a re spray refresh

In theory it would be good for someone like Autoglass to fit the screen. When I wanted a screen fitted 2 weeks ago I was treated by total unenthusiasm by everyone I rang. They are all too busy fitting bonded screens for insurance companies. I ended up doing it myself. Never done it before. It took 2...
by politeperson
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gear box oil
Replies: 21
Views: 2082
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Re: Gear box oil

I changed my gearbox oil for Redline MTL90 once, on an all synchro box. I immeadiately got crunching in 2nd and third gears. I changed it back to thick old EP90. The syncho action returned. All fixed. Been perfect for the last few years now. I also had an oil leak which i fixed quickly without takin...
by politeperson
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Welcome from the US (Cincinnati.Ohio)
Replies: 3
Views: 745
Great Britain

Re: Welcome from the US (Cincinnati.Ohio)

Cincinnati!

I went to Kilgour School. I remember at all very well indeed.

I was 8. My friends mum had a Studebaker Avanti.

Nice Cars

James
by politeperson
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Help S2 Manual gearbox problem
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Great Britain

Re: Help S2 Manual gearbox problem

Do you have full clutch disengagement?

Maybe the clutch is dragging a little and your push-rod needs extending?
by politeperson
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 10,000 mile "temporary" engine update
Replies: 5
Views: 980
Great Britain

Re: 10,000 mile "temporary" engine update

Hello Wolfgang, sorry your reply dropped through the cracks. Yes, I could try longer rampipes, might just do that. Might increase torque. It is just a matter of getting value for money. Like many things in life the cost increases per unit as the units gets bigger. In other words, in XK terms, taking...
by politeperson
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.2 knocking noise
Replies: 3
Views: 670
Great Britain

Re: 4.2 knocking noise

Slack timing chain?

Very easy to fix in a few minutes.
by politeperson
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cleaning wheels
Replies: 21
Views: 1726
Great Britain

Re: Cleaning wheels

I think the secret to cleaning wire wheels is a 3 phase jet washer. No soap or anything else. Each wheel takes about one minute. With stainless wheels they will take full pressure no problem. https://i.postimg.cc/251w66X7/20190114-153301.jpg I would not recommend full pressure on body panels however.
by politeperson
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 10,000 mile "temporary" engine update
Replies: 5
Views: 980
Great Britain

Re: 10,000 mile "temporary" engine update

Hello Peter, yes I could swap the injectors and see what happens. They are Mini Cooper S and readily available on the Bay. What I really need to do it check all 6 butterflys are still synced with my flow meter and feeler gauge. That is the more likely culprit. It is pretty easy to do. Must get my me...