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by politeperson
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 clutch
Replies: 6
Views: 209
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Re: Series 2 clutch

Hello Mark, I dont know. The standard one that was 36.5mm thick worked. The standard one that was 33mm didnt. That was with a new bearing C235752. The other flywheel I had was a lightweight Fidenza with 9.5 inch finger spring clutch. I checked that and the whole clutch assembly-even after 10,000 ent...
by politeperson
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 clutch
Replies: 6
Views: 209
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Re: Series 2 clutch

JC, I have done 2 e type clutches in the the last 2 weeks! I must be mad. Your questions! 1. I've got the bonnet off - it is standing on its (well used) front bumpers leaning against the wall - see image at end of post. Is there a preferred way of temporarily storing a bonnet - flat/upright etc? Pre...
by politeperson
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Water in the Oil
Replies: 25
Views: 849
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Re: Water in the Oil

You could try pressurising the cooling system with an appropriate setup for a few hours to check the pressure droop/leaks. To remove the timing cover the sump has to be removed and also the head raised. Those vertical studs in the timing cover are difficult to remove with the the motor in situ. I fi...
by politeperson
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: series 3 vs Series 1
Replies: 61
Views: 1776
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Re: series 3 vs Series 1

Yes Andrew. A very balanced viewpoint. The main advantage an S3 has over the swb models is that slightly older and slightly taller occupants can get in and out of the S3. The doors on thw SWB models mean you have to keep trim to get in. I think the S3 door is 7 inches longer or so. Maybe thats a goo...
by politeperson
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil filter Housing Gasket looks Wrong
Replies: 5
Views: 321
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Re: Oil filter Housing Gasket looks Wrong

Thanks boys, it is possible that the filter housing is wrong. I have been through a few 4.2 engines over the last few years.

I have another e-type engine so I will pull the pressure control valve off that tomorrow and check it out.

James
by politeperson
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil filter Housing Gasket looks Wrong
Replies: 5
Views: 321
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Oil filter Housing Gasket looks Wrong

Happy New Year members. Re fitting my 4.2 today. I got a bit stumped by the selection of gaskets that came with a bottom end kit. None of them seem quite right. Any one got any suggestions? Maybe I just need to get the correct pattern gasket! Maybe the filter housing is XJ6 or something? https://i.p...
by politeperson
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Talking about temptations
Replies: 13
Views: 804
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Re: Talking about temptations

Looking at the shape of it and the price, I would say they are after the 911 market. They could have done a bit better with the name, especially if (like me) you do property management. Its is absolutely the last phone call you want the office to take, usually at 5pm on a Friday before the bank holi...
by politeperson
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cheers for advice all
Replies: 8
Views: 668
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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: 13
Views: 1073
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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: 895
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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: 429
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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: 889
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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: 29
Views: 2197
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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: 29
Views: 2197
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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: 889
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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: 29
Views: 2197
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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: 1228
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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: 536
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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: 809
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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: 943
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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...