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by politeperson
Fri May 24, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?
Replies: 65
Views: 3058
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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: 260
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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: 260
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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: 260
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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: 260
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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: 260
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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: 20
Views: 707
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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: 693
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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: 8
Views: 308
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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: 539
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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: 693
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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: 705
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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: 705
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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...
by politeperson
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Engine back...
Replies: 16
Views: 836
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Re: Engine back...

Nothing like telling him 10 minutes after he has got on a plane to the other side of the world!
by politeperson
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Open Day April 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5815
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Re: Open Day April 2019

Yes it was great to meet everyone, Angus your workshop is full of lovely cars and spotless. Jeremy, your car looks fantastic. Darren, great to meet you! 1,150 kgs, that is some going. Steve, I will persuade Robert to start a C type kit. The sounds like an excellent idea. Dave, glad you sorted your b...
by politeperson
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Open Day April 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5815
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Re: Open Day April 2019

Julian,

You can bring my S1 headlamp bowls and reversing lights if they have come in yet! (PE21 6HT).

Ta

JAMES
by politeperson
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake issue
Replies: 3
Views: 271
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Re: Brake issue

I would guess it sounds like you have a fluid return issue indicating a problem with either 1) The reaction valve sticking ( 10 minute job) 2) Perished flexible brake hoses or (1 hour job) 3) Incorrect master cylinder push-rod length clearance (1 hour job) First off check you have some (couple of mm...
by politeperson
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Open Day April 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5815
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Re: Open Day April 2019

Couple more names for you! David Jones Richard Hartfall Steve Hook (mgcjag) Jonathan John (johnetype) Julian aka cactusman Jerry & Hilary Lunt Jeremy Stuart Exelby John and Teresa Fowle Paul and Sandra (paulsco) Martin Scherz Peter Crespin Simon Pimblett Julian Barratt David Dawson Tim Sargeant Chri...
by politeperson
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Removing gearbox tunnel cover
Replies: 10
Views: 457
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Re: Removing gearbox tunnel cover

Remove the Radio console and the centre console will slide over the gear-stick if you are careful.
by politeperson
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Interesting Old Motorsport Article
Replies: 10
Views: 591
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Re: Interesting Old Motorsport Article

A good article. I like this one by my hero LJKS as well. Written in the day, then republished in the late 70's https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/features/opinion/ljk-setright/ljk-setright-on-the-jaguar-e-type-car---nov-79/ He drove from Hampton to Worcester Beacon to see the new dawn! What a guy. I agre...