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by politeperson
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Unidentified object under dash
Replies: 12
Views: 394
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Re: Unidentified object under dash

Small UFO?

Air-freshener?
by politeperson
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crankshaft seals
Replies: 12
Views: 379
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Re: Crankshaft seals

Correct Alan,

The slinger is very thin though 1.5mm?.

Not sure how crucial the overall length if the distance piece is.

Probably explains itself easily when it is in front of you on the bench.
by politeperson
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crankshaft seals
Replies: 12
Views: 379
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Re: Crankshaft seals

I think the spacer you refer to is this distance piece.(Part no 14). The seal tends to wear a groove in the metal causing the leak. https://www.sngbarratt.com/uk/#!/English/FindParts/Families/XKE%20~2F%20E-Type/3/84/3197/2693/1/10/1/viewassembly/21903/:CRANKSHAFT,%20FLYWHEEL%20&%20PISTONS My problem...
by politeperson
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crankshaft seals
Replies: 12
Views: 379
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Re: Crankshaft seals

I did this in situ last year. I used the seal you are considering. I also kept the oil-slinger in place and used Wynns Gasket.The yellow sleeve is just to prevent the lip from getting damaged in transit.

It worked at treat.

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by politeperson
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Memory Lane Magazines
Replies: 10
Views: 278
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Re: Memory Lane Magazines

Norman Dewis doesn't change much.

What ever he is on, Ill have double please.
by politeperson
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sump Removal
Replies: 25
Views: 642
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Re: Sump Removal

Thanks Peter, that saves me a bundle.

James
by politeperson
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sump Removal
Replies: 25
Views: 642
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Re: Sump Removal

I think it is an M20 Hugo. The M27 must be a road.

Ill get some pics.
Havent seen it for 15 years., I think it was 1930... ? with a hand change . Chrome and green tank with gold pin striping.




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by politeperson
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bolt size decode 6B-NC.44
Replies: 7
Views: 345
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Re: Bolt size decode 6B-NC.44

Any one get Whac-A-Mole for Christmas?
by politeperson
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sump Removal
Replies: 25
Views: 642
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Re: Sump Removal

Not really for the technical section, however hope you dont mind. When I was an automotive engineering student, I "sensibly" purchased a 19 year old Citroen CX 2400 (carbs) 3 speed auto estate. It was huge, with 7 seats. This was in Lincolnshire. It was hand painted badly in pink. I paid £90 at auct...
by politeperson
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sump Removal
Replies: 25
Views: 642
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Re: Sump Removal

I have a few XJ6 sumps now. I would be very interested in hearing any ones experiences regarding "chopping" XJ6 sumps to fit an e type. This includes lopping off the sides, baffles, pickup pipes and dipstick. XJ6 sumps are worth scrap. E type sumps seem to be £500 without baffles. Plenty of good wel...
by politeperson
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: 50 Year Celebration of the Series 2 !
Replies: 25
Views: 670
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Re: 50 Year Celebration of the Series 2 !

We could all miss out the M25 if we make it Trafalgar Square then.
by politeperson
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: 50 Year Celebration of the Series 2 !
Replies: 25
Views: 670
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Re: 50 Year Celebration of the Series 2 !

Count me in.
by politeperson
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: 1R20498 progress
Replies: 5
Views: 341
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Re: 1R20498 progress

Looks like Blake is a top man.

You seem to have found the right chap, thats for sure.

Happy New Year.
by politeperson
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 40
Views: 2310
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Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Sounds like you have a pretty good engine.

I agree with Christopher. Fuel is not like it used to be at the pumps, and these engines can ping? (pink) easily nowadays.

8:1cr can suit these old motors better, with no adverse effect on performance for a road car. Your engine might just last longer.
by politeperson
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member from Sweden
Replies: 5
Views: 365
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Re: New member from Sweden

Morning Calle,

This chap is excellent.

James

http://www.jdo1.com/speedos.html
by politeperson
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Reaction plate removal jitters
Replies: 8
Views: 333
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Re: Reaction plate removal jitters

Hi Keith, Yes, undo the shocks it the top (one bolt) and the roll bar to allow the whole assembly to drop down. I didn't touch the torsion bar position to remove the reaction plate. The rear splines locate into the torsion bar bracket, not the reaction plate(29). If you leave the loose bolts in plac...
by politeperson
Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Reaction plate removal jitters
Replies: 8
Views: 333
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Re: Reaction plate removal jitters

Merry Christmas, I have escaped Christmas for 5 minutes to tell you how I do It. This is from memory a year ago I warn you. It is a job that I dont worry about anymore.Not sure if my method is the best way but it works for me and I dont have lop sided suspension. I do have the advantage of a car lif...
by politeperson
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Steering column issue
Replies: 8
Views: 446
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Re: Steering column issue

I did a lhd/rhd conversion and had just the same problem. It is the composite/glass fibre item with a black rubber grommet. It made squeak when tuning the wheel. I squirted it with WD40. Still squeaks! Got worse when I removed the upper column spacer washers to improve knee/steering wheel clearance....
by politeperson
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff ratios
Replies: 56
Views: 1535
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Re: Diff ratios

I think the main difference between a 3.07 and a 2.88 (apart from 6%) is that I can go out and purchase a 2.88 tomorrow. A s/h 3.07? not so sure I have seen one for sale for a while.

Wear on my gearbox mainshaft? I don't think so Hugo.
by politeperson
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff ratios
Replies: 56
Views: 1535
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Re: Diff ratios

Morning Hugo, My steering wheel is a standard 15 inch 3 spoke steering wheel. There is a thing beyond the forum called the internet. Have a look. https://www.google.co.uk/search?rlz=1C1CHBF_enGB772GB772&biw=1920&bih=949&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=Z583WpfZJMHAgAbIlouwBw&q=jaguar+e+type+series+2+steering+wheel&...