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by politeperson
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 1962 Series 1 roadster part panel
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Great Britain

Re: 1962 Series 1 roadster part panel

You could cut a section out of an old wing.

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by politeperson
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: This is what sundays are for
Replies: 11
Views: 569
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Re: This is what sundays are for

Wicked Darren.
by politeperson
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Dragging brakes.
Replies: 11
Views: 277
Great Britain

Re: Dragging brakes.

How old is your brake fluid? Maybe worth changing it, as it absorbs water and expands when hot. Old brake fluid expands when hot though water absorption. Water turning to steam. All exacerbated by a sticking reaction valve piston and caliper pistons that are (relatively) infrequently used. Maybe kna...
by politeperson
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake servo heat shield
Replies: 31
Views: 1003
Great Britain

Re: Brake servo heat shield

I think my stainless manifolds would cook an ox in 4 hours. It all gets very hot under there. Full marks for the Fossway heat shield. I am sure it has been an important part in the overall reliability of my car. We have been all over Europe in the hottest traffic jams and the quickest circuits. No p...
by politeperson
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: rolling road figures
Replies: 55
Views: 2634
Great Britain

Re: rolling road figures

Would have loved to. Next time.

Surprised you didn't hear me racing a Porsche Cayenne S on the A3 at around 9.30am yesterday morning.

I was giving it the beans!
by politeperson
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: rolling road figures
Replies: 55
Views: 2634
Great Britain

Re: rolling road figures

Very true Marek. Don't forget, those track 400 bhp XK engines make almost no power whatsoever below 3,500 rpm, cost the best part of £75k and might last one season if you are lucky. They are really suitable for racing only (unsurprisingly). My last rolling road session lasted 4 hours. Emerald were v...
by politeperson
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Slight clonk from back of car
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Great Britain

Re: Slight clonk from back of car

Radius arm bushes(on the cups).

Pretty easy to do. The new cheap ones are crap!.

James
by politeperson
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: About to sign for my first S1 FHC
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Great Britain

Re: About to sign for my first S1 FHC

Whether it is good or bad depends on the price. How much is it?
by politeperson
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Refitting IRS question
Replies: 14
Views: 943
Great Britain

Re: Refitting IRS question

I find the radius arms slip onto the cups very easily if you attach them before you fit the lower shock mounts.

This allows you to jack the IRS up further than normal, closing the gap just enough.
by politeperson
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: rolling road figures
Replies: 55
Views: 2634
Great Britain

Re: rolling road figures

Thanks chaps.

Yes, I was going to bottle it, then I changed my mind.


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by politeperson
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: rolling road figures
Replies: 55
Views: 2634
Great Britain

Re: rolling road figures

Dave Walker and his team have rolling roaded plenty of E types at Emerald in Watton. His figures seem pretty accurate as the Dyno is re-calibrated at least every 6 months. They reckon a really strong 4.2 is around 180 bhp at the wheels, most are in the 160 range apparently. Still plenty for a 1,200k...
by politeperson
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Sandblasting bonnet
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Great Britain

Re: Sandblasting bonnet

The whole process of commercial car body paint removal is one best avoided if possible. Use poly discs on an angle grinder. Be kind to your car. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5Pcs-4-Poly-Strip-Disc-Wheel-Paint-Rust-Removal-Clean-For-Angle-Grinder-100mm/312673302752?epid=11025801283&hash=item48ccc7f8e0:...
by politeperson
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Subtle stripes fitted
Replies: 11
Views: 822
Great Britain

Re: Subtle stripes fitted

Darren,

Your car now looks abit like this one. Fairly badly damaged a couple of weeks ago at Mallory.

Bit of a coincidence?

I was worried for a while!

Hope he is OK.

by politeperson
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Series 2 cooling system
Replies: 8
Views: 1150
Great Britain

Re: Series 2 cooling system

What I mean Mark is, do the fans come on straight away?

ie Do they come on when the ignition is on and the engine isn't running? ie when the engine is cold.

This means a wiring issue.

James
by politeperson
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Series 2 cooling system
Replies: 8
Views: 1150
Great Britain

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: 866
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: 866
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: 693
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: 342
Great Britain

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: 510
Great Britain

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.