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by politeperson
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which Clutch? Series 1 3.8 Fast Road with 4.2 Box.
Replies: 6
Views: 117
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Re: Which Clutch? Series 1 3.8 Fast Road with 4.2 Box.

I would put a standard 9.5 inch clutch with fingers in. I find they have a lighter action.

What flywheel do you have?

4.2 or 3.8?

The 4.2s are usually drilled for the 9.5 dowels and 10 inch clutch dowel patterns.
Makes sure you have the correct thrust bearing clearance prior to refitting.
by politeperson
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: My new arrival from Arizona FHC
Replies: 3
Views: 308
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Re: My new arrival from Arizona FHC

An excellent purchase, brings back happy memories. Since sorting out my late 69 car, I haven't posted that much about it because nothing has really gone wrong for a couple of years. I have just been using it! https://i.postimg.cc/Qx9VwTJF/E-type-2mp.jpg It took me a little while and money to sort mi...
by politeperson
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Virtual classic car show
Replies: 35
Views: 920
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Re: Virtual classic car show

Just to prove 215s do fit with no issues!


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by politeperson
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sun visor photo
Replies: 7
Views: 611
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Re: Sun visor photo

Thanks Paul,
I will have a go later today and report back.
James
by politeperson
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sun visor photo
Replies: 7
Views: 611
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Re: Sun visor photo

The problem I am experiencing is my new sun-visors are not sliding onto the brackets!

Possibly too much of an interference fit! The hole is too small.

Original brackets, new visors.


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by politeperson
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-Type major price correction expected?!
Replies: 26
Views: 1183
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Re: E-Type major price correction expected?!

If I cant drive it, at least I can put it in the living room and look at it.
by politeperson
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8
Replies: 30
Views: 861
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Re: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8

I have found the 123-Tune to be completely reliable. I first fitted one to an engine 3 years ago, it took minutes to set up at ran perfectly until I changed change for FI. It has been fitted to 2 more XK engines to fault find, they just strike up and run perfectly on it. One issue I had was that one...
by politeperson
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: TB adjustment tool again.
Replies: 6
Views: 348
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Re: TB adjustment tool again.

Here is one I did earlier. 55 year old torsion bars dont want to play by the book settings I find. Stage 1 45.6mm. Too High! At least it was level. https://i.postimg.cc/wvg8BgQC/45-6mm.jpg Stage 2. So I thought I would be clever. I knocked the TB ears back and clicked them around one whole spline. I...
by politeperson
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: General Handling S2
Replies: 16
Views: 702
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Re: General Handling S2

A standard S1/S2 in good condition should certainly inspire confidence. It should provide tons more feedback to the driver before it gets near to the limits. Far more so than many modern cars. I drive a new 911 every day and have no worries whatsoever with the E type. It feels great, better in some ...
by politeperson
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine rebuild - almost done!..
Replies: 19
Views: 1039
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Re: Engine rebuild - almost done!..

Tadek,

NIce!

Instead of the felt seal, I have been using electrical heat shrink to form the seal.

I start with a short tube, heat it on, then shrink on a few longer tubes to form a tapering seal which plugs the hole in the tube nicely.

James
by politeperson
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rear diff recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 814
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Re: Rear diff recommendations

The laws of diminishing returns suggest to me you should pick up a V12 2.88 Salisbury power locker up for £500 from Just XJS in Fauld, DE139HS. It will go straight in.

Phone: 07940 998199
E-Mail: justxjsltd@gmail.com
by politeperson
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 1963 oil pressure
Replies: 3
Views: 1171
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Re: 1963 oil pressure

Definitely,

Mine register 60 psi warm, on a run on a Bourdon gauge and 25 psi in exactly the same conditions with electrical gauges and different senders.

At least the electrical gauge set up gives the same level of inconsistency, just shame the arrow doesn't hit the right spot!
by politeperson
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: no keys for door locks
Replies: 11
Views: 1360
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Re: no keys for door locks

Timpsons, the chain store did mine for £15.Took a couple of days.
by politeperson
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Roadster or Coupe
Replies: 18
Views: 2301
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Re: Roadster or Coupe

I like both equally.
by politeperson
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Speed and revs, 60mph = 4100 revs!
Replies: 30
Views: 4170
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Re: Speed and revs, 60mph = 4100 revs!

I once fitted the guts of a mid 70s XJ6 rev counter into the case of an S1 +clock rev counter using the S1 Smiths dial and the XJ6 pointer. I cound not use a rev generator because I was using a big valve head which lacked the rev generator bolt holes. The signal came from the coil and the whole lot ...
by politeperson
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Repairs to S1 cam cover
Replies: 14
Views: 1876
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Re: Repairs to S1 cam cover

Yes Rory,
I never knew Mary Berry had such good legs.
by politeperson
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Electric power steering
Replies: 16
Views: 2275
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Re: Electric power steering

I am in the middle of doing a Corsa B steering box conversion. The unit itself is GM, probably fitted to millions of cars and is small and looks very robust. It is self contained and has an internal ECU. It requires a control box which is programmable for the speed inputs. I bought one some time ago...
by politeperson
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel pump problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1023
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Re: Fuel pump problem

Sometimes the pumps can tick away but deliver no pressure as they are out of adjustment. Often people just replace them with new pumps, however they can often be brought back to life in minutes with little or no cost. If you unscrew the 6 flat head screw and carefully separate the two pump halves, y...
by politeperson
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Repairs to S1 cam cover
Replies: 14
Views: 1876
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Re: Repairs to S1 cam cover

Craven and Nicholas in Boston 01205 364004 did one of mine 4 years ago for £50. Tig welding fixed 2 cracks caused by over-tightening (not me I might add). Been fine since! Sealing them 100% is a bit of a faff, but now I reckon it takes me 1/2 an hour per side. My solution for leak free S1 old round ...
by politeperson
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front Crank Seal Fitting Tips Please
Replies: 60
Views: 8751
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Re: Front Crank Seal Fitting Tips Please

Good luck with the rest of the spannering Tim.

I am sure it will be fine!