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by politeperson
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: servo fitment puzzle??
Replies: 5
Views: 144
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Re: servo fitment puzzle??

It goes in from underneath without too much spillage.

The bracket you mention probably secures the end of the cylinder on the servo to the frame.
Slacken this off first, dont tighten it until the servo is loosely in place.
Then tighten them all up together.
by politeperson
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Snow makes my computer hot
Replies: 5
Views: 400
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Re: Snow makes my computer hot

Andrew,

Maybe now is the time to ditch Windows 98.

Found this for you!

https://jalopnik.com/this-one-jaguar-se ... 1845948770

Happy New Year,

James
by politeperson
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Xmas everyone
Replies: 23
Views: 637
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Re: Merry Xmas everyone

Yes,
Merry Christmas to everyone. Very pleased the forum has increased in strength and members.
I detect a new undercurrent of enthusiasm for the E type in all its forms that will keep it fresh for the younger generation.
So I think 2021 will be a good year for the E type, and hopefully us lot too.
by politeperson
Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Fascinating Aida at it again !
Replies: 5
Views: 476
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Re: Fascinating Aida at it again !

Thats what I am doing wrong. Must remember.
by politeperson
Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Compression Test
Replies: 35
Views: 1443
Great Britain

Re: Compression Test

I have a 4.2 with 8:1 pistons which runs perfectly with 175 psi in all the bores, so I think you have nothing to worry about.
by politeperson
Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: FINISHED!
Replies: 12
Views: 841
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Re: FINISHED!

Very nice Simon.

Thought it was a real one!
by politeperson
Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Manual Box with 2.88 Rear Axle
Replies: 11
Views: 748
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Re: Manual Box with 2.88 Rear Axle

Here is me driving a 4.2 with standard 4sp. synchro and a 2.88 rear end.

No worries! Been all over Europe.

"Slightly" ungraded engine, but low speed torque same as a standard SU 4.2.

Not too much clutch slipping.

by politeperson
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Made the front Cover! Classic Car Magazine
Replies: 20
Views: 1159
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Re: Made the front Cover! Classic Car Magazine

Well done Andrew, good looking car as always.
by politeperson
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: E type full build S1 4.2 Coupe
Replies: 49
Views: 4457
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Re: E type full build S1 4.2 Coupe

Phoenix, I assembled and fitted a bonnet last week. I have done a few. I started with a new center section. The rest of the parts were second hand. As you suggest, it is easiest to assemble up side down. Assemble the front clam and wings first, using the headlight rim and front of the wheel arch as ...
by politeperson
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.5 Litre rebuild
Replies: 39
Views: 5690
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Re: 4.5 Litre rebuild

Hello Reg,
I haven't got any where with it. However I haven't given up either!
by politeperson
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Magazine Article
Replies: 24
Views: 2510
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Re: Forum Magazine Article

Volume 10 No.9.

A classic!
by politeperson
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Magazine Article
Replies: 24
Views: 2510
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Re: Forum Magazine Article

Well done Simon. Chemistry I have always found to be very difficult. I left it alone after A levels. I dont know how you do it. Glad to see you selected a picture of my silver S2 for the magazine (9 WYO). You also selected a picture of me in the same frame, walking towards the camera! 9 WYO has just...
by politeperson
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Car head lining
Replies: 3
Views: 472
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Re: Car head lining

I have purchased the correct material from Woolies and fitted it a few times. You need a little box of single edge razor blades. They are extremely useful for many jobs. I have never bought a "kit". You need clean hands. The "secret" is to chalk the center line on the material and also onto the roof...
by politeperson
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: First time E-Type owner
Replies: 11
Views: 1640
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Re: First time E-Type owner

That looks very nice indeed!
by politeperson
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New owner
Replies: 16
Views: 1577
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Re: New owner

Very nice indeed. Like your wheels!
by politeperson
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New owner
Replies: 16
Views: 1577
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Re: New owner

Lets see some pictures please!
by politeperson
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Am I ready to fit the engine in??
Replies: 9
Views: 698
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Re: Am I ready to fit the engine in??

Tadek, I meant the nut and washer that I can see screwed onto the stabilizer, above the gearbox and directly behind the engine.

James
by politeperson
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Am I ready to fit the engine in??
Replies: 9
Views: 698
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Re: Am I ready to fit the engine in??

Looking good, just a couple of things I would check. Most important one, have you the correct clutch release bearing. The clutch release arm looks a bit close to the bellhousing casting, wonder if you have the "low" carbon bearing? (I have found this problem the hard way (having to take it all out a...
by politeperson
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cyl head repair
Replies: 11
Views: 1075
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Re: Cyl head repair

I doesn't look that bad to me. I sent pictures of this head (below) to a company who do nothing but heads for the trade a few years ago as I had doubts. It shows obvious erosion in the alloy around the valve seat. They came back and said on the XK engine the seats are quite deep and it would be OK. ...
by politeperson
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Left/right indicator conversion help
Replies: 20
Views: 1416
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Re: Left/right indicator conversion help

James Wrote: After I did it, I did wonder why I had bothered, as there is not much wrong with having the stalk on the other side anyway! Hello James, Well, yes there is. If you don't move the Indicator Stalk to the outside, by rotate the Steering Lock/Ignition House to it's mirror image position, w...