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by politeperson
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Help identifying panel?
Replies: 1
Views: 65
Great Britain

Re: Help identifying panel?

Ikea Circa 2011?
by politeperson
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Greensand Color
Replies: 8
Views: 180
Great Britain

Re: Greensand Color

Very cool colour indeed. The strong period colours are the best, especially on the V12s. Fashion is fickle. These colours were as popular in 1974 as gunmetal is in 2018! In the 80s, everyone painted their e types red. Times change, stick with the original as it suits the car. Or looking it another w...
by politeperson
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Injection Jenvey Throttle Bodies
Replies: 63
Views: 6347
Great Britain

Re: Fuel Injection Jenvey Throttle Bodies

Hello John,

Try
Andrew Turner
The Knoll
Bridge End
Colsterworth
Nr Grantham
Lincs
NG33 5NZ
England
Email roodall12@aol.com

Tel: (+44) 01476 860555

James
by politeperson
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: SNG Barratt
Replies: 25
Views: 875
Great Britain

Re: SNG Barratt

Yes Welcome.

My car is made up of SNG Barratt and runs very well.

James
by politeperson
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fosseway Hi-Torque Starter and Spigot Plate
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Great Britain

Re: Fosseway Hi-Torque Starter and Spigot Plate

You need to fit the plate otherwise it could end in tears. Or a chewed up flywheel anyway.

Probably worth a chat with Simon first tomorrow morning first.

http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php? ... ay#p100214
by politeperson
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone used Nankang Retro RC-001 tyres?
Replies: 16
Views: 908
Great Britain

Re: Anyone used Nankang Retro RC-001 tyres?

Very nice. Thanks.

They must be 5.5 or 6 in rims then.
by politeperson
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.5 Litre rebuild
Replies: 36
Views: 1204
Great Britain

Re: 4.5 Litre rebuild

Agreed.

I have driven a Cuda in England.

Our country lanes are a bit narrow to enjoy them!

The E type fits them perfectly however.
by politeperson
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.5 Litre rebuild
Replies: 36
Views: 1204
Great Britain

Re: 4.5 Litre rebuild

Well Marquis, that sounds excellent. I would like a Challenger please 1971 would do. I hope you have a subscription to my heroes, David Freiburger, Mike Finnegan, Steve Dulcich, Tony De Angelo and Lucky. Motortrend is killing it at the moment and Engine Masters is superb. https://www.motortrendondem...
by politeperson
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone used Nankang Retro RC-001 tyres?
Replies: 16
Views: 908
Great Britain

Re: Anyone used Nankang Retro RC-001 tyres?

Andrew,

Can you post a picture of your wheels please?
by politeperson
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Jaguar XK-6 DOHC port/cylinder head analysis
Replies: 15
Views: 340
Great Britain

Re: Jaguar XK-6 DOHC port/cylinder head analysis

Yes, I would go along with that. I use 2 proper rolling roads with properly calibrated machines and they have been doing it for years. They always have to say the right things to XK owners to prevent disappointment, as they rarely see 180 bhp, let alone 200 bhp on healthy XK units. That is at the fl...
by politeperson
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Jaguar XK-6 DOHC port/cylinder head analysis
Replies: 15
Views: 340
Great Britain

Re: Jaguar XK-6 DOHC port/cylinder head analysis

OK.

Ill have a go.

Need to think about twin plugs though. Dont want to drill through the water jacket!

They would certainly give me cred down the pub if nothing else.

Need to get a section of a head and figure it out.
by politeperson
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Jaguar XK-6 DOHC port/cylinder head analysis
Replies: 15
Views: 340
Great Britain

Re: Jaguar XK-6 DOHC port/cylinder head analysis

Very interesting. Just press control and "+" three or 4 times on your keyboard and it makes the images on screen better. control "-" s few times to reduce the size. You think it is less likely to pre-detonate with a 10.5:1 compression ration. I thought the higher the CR the more likely it would be t...
by politeperson
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Difference btw US and European spec’s
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Great Britain

Re: Difference btw US and European spec’s

Not much. Hopefully you have a rust free car. That is the most important thing. Maybe the distributor. Maybe you have a carbon filter to remove on the fuel system (maybe not, I did on a 1969 car. The 123 Tune + distributor is fabulous if you want to keeps carbs. Headlamps and running lights rewiring...
by politeperson
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.5 Litre rebuild
Replies: 36
Views: 1204
Great Britain

Re: 4.5 Litre rebuild

Well I dropped off my old block at Johns. The liners dont seen to be too much of a problem with various options depending on the piston choice. https://s8.postimg.cc/f4r5cy4sl/20180906_123750.jpg We compared some Jaguar pistons to Aston DB5 Pistons (no good) the Compression height was different. The...
by politeperson
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Thinking of buying an E-Type
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Great Britain

Re: Thinking of buying an E-Type

Stu, for cars over 30 years old, originally made in the EU, the import duty is zero, although you have to pay 5% VAT. James Using a NOVA for import tax The first of these is to inform HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) that the vehicle is in the UK, within 14 days of its arrival. This can be done using t...
by politeperson
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.5 Litre rebuild
Replies: 36
Views: 1204
Great Britain

Re: 4.5 Litre rebuild

Thanks Adrian, I am looking forward to the pictures. Well, my discussions with the liner man were a bit disappointing. The liner advertised is only sold to one client. They stroke their engines as well to get capacities of 4.5 to 4.7 l. However all is not lost. Because liner technology has moved on,...
by politeperson
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Heater comparison S3 Vs S1/2
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Great Britain

Re: Heater comparison S3 Vs S1/2

Upgrading a heater in an E-type? The whole of the front on the car is a heater! Masses of heat just pours in to the cockpit from the engine bay. It is especially hot in a FHC. Surely upgrading the heater in an E type would be like lighting a match in a volcano! My next project is to heat insulate th...
by politeperson
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.5 Litre rebuild
Replies: 36
Views: 1204
Great Britain

Re: 4.5 Litre rebuild

Oh, they know the dimensions. They just dont want to publish them on-line. Hopefully I will be able to tell you tomorrow how it is done. Wish me luck! On another subject, has anyone got a decent FHC SWB project they want to sell up £20,000-£35,000? LHD/RHD doesn't matter. A Short wheel base model 1/...
by politeperson
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.5 Litre rebuild
Replies: 36
Views: 1204
Great Britain

Re: 4.5 Litre rebuild

Well, having worked in the restoration business after I got my City and Guilds in Motor Vehicle Restoration, back in the 1990s, I can think of many reasons why companies offering restoration services would not want to divulge "trade secrets". It generally revolves around maintaining a reasonable pro...
by politeperson
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Squeaking Rear End Problem Finally Solved
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Great Britain

Re: Squeaking Rear End Problem Finally Solved

Yes Stuart, A lump of wood. The engineers tool. I have marked the slip plane in red below. Now it is fine, yesterday I took the car out for a long drive. It is perfect. Not sure if there is a difference between aftermarket spring internal Diameter and the originals. It is not something you would not...