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by politeperson
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: I got to wear a funny hat
Replies: 16
Views: 175
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Re: I got to wear a funny hat

Congratulations Simon, dont know how you did it. I always found organic chemistry just about impossible, havent a clue how I got my A level in it!
by politeperson
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: £100 Mystery xk Engine Adventure
Replies: 96
Views: 10073
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Re: £100 Mystery xk Engine Adventure

Thanks Lee, They came from SNG. I couldn't decide on 9:1 or 8:1. Pinking is an issue with these engines apparently. The 8:1 pistons still produce 175psi per cylinder. The E type is quick, that is for sure and as you are aware I am am a big enthusiast of the species. I suppose the point I am tying to...
by politeperson
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: £100 Mystery xk Engine Adventure
Replies: 96
Views: 10073
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Re: £100 Mystery xk Engine Adventure

I was surprised this thread was still getting interest, so I thought I would update it.

This is what she is like now.


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by politeperson
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member with Gearbox Problem!
Replies: 11
Views: 203
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Re: New Member with Gearbox Problem!

I bet you will get away with just removing the top f the box in situ. Takes half an hour to get there. This happened to me once, from memory two gears had been selected at the same time after mis-installation. Purchase a new gearbox top gasket now. Consider doing you o -rings as well (the ones aroun...
by politeperson
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brakes no Servo Assistance
Replies: 4
Views: 89
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Re: Brakes no Servo Assistance

Why dont you pull off the servo hose from the inlet manifold? Then plug the inlet manifold servo pipe and rev the engine.

If the spitting stops it would suggest an air-leak of the brake vacuum side of things.
by politeperson
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: How long should radius arm bushes last?
Replies: 1
Views: 94
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Re: How long should radius arm bushes last?

My non genuine ones lasted for 2,500 miles. They were not worth fitting.
by politeperson
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Injection Jenvey Throttle Bodies
Replies: 54
Views: 5409
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Re: Fuel Injection Jenvey Throttle Bodies

Well I would estimate now the cost would be- Emerald 6 cylinder throttle body + ECU kit with Jenvey 45mm T/Bs linkages, coils, injectors, sensors, loom £1,900 + VAT ING Sausage Filter £300 + VAT Mangoletsi/Rob Beere Manifold £900? Opel? Swirl-pot with Bosch in tank Pump £100 Tank Top Plate £50 Fuel ...
by politeperson
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Injection Jenvey Throttle Bodies
Replies: 54
Views: 5409
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Re: Fuel Injection Jenvey Throttle Bodies

Thanks Paul, Yes, I just want to keep it this way. Unfortunately life seems full of "events", so we will see. Mark, The return line is secured to the car useing P clips screwed into the original holes on the left hand chassis leg that also hold the carbon filter lines. So I didn't even have to drill...
by politeperson
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Injection Jenvey Throttle Bodies
Replies: 54
Views: 5409
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Re: Fuel Injection Jenvey Throttle Bodies

This is how it goes now, power-wise, this about as far as I am going to take it. Unless it all blows up tomorrow. All other future mods will be refinement and preservation I think. I still haven't injected the box sections with Waxoil yet. I must do it. Seems to be behaving though! Should do with th...
by politeperson
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Injection Jenvey Throttle Bodies
Replies: 54
Views: 5409
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Re: Fuel Injection Jenvey Throttle Bodies

The in tank pump is a Bosch 0580453606 unit. It is controlled by a +12v source, so it is on when the ignition is on. https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=0580453606+pump&rlz=1CAACAV_enGB777GB777&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj9-YanxZ7cAhUqI8AKHdMfB6gQ_AUIDCgD&biw=1366&bih=627 I took the feed and...
by politeperson
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Injection Jenvey Throttle Bodies
Replies: 54
Views: 5409
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Re: Fuel Injection Jenvey Throttle Bodies

Yes Le Mans was fiendishly hot. Luckily all our cars behaved. https://s8.postimg.cc/ch6nc19xh/20180705_092533.jpg https://s8.postimg.cc/ujzq3ey45/20180705_092449.jpg Yes, I have been a bit sketchy on the details, it was all a bit of a rush. I will post some more pics later today of the setup. Arrive...
by politeperson
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Injection Jenvey Throttle Bodies
Replies: 54
Views: 5409
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Re: Fuel Injection Jenvey Throttle Bodies

Just a quick update, about todays activities. Going to lots of events in the heat, getting stuck in traffic I was getting problems. Spluttering and general misery. I guessed my fuel temperature was too high causing fuel evaporation. This was because I had mounted my swirl pot and pump in the engine ...
by politeperson
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Starter motor not disengaging
Replies: 22
Views: 375
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Re: Starter motor not disengaging

I replaced my Lucas unit with a Fossway unit. I forgot to fit the spacer plate.

2 years later, that was the end of my flywheel!

I now have the spacer plate fitted.

Did you have to fit the spacer plate on yours?

James
by politeperson
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 3.8 OTS values, July 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 253
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Re: 3.8 OTS values, July 2018

I was at the Artcurial Auction at Le Mans on Saturday.

232,44 Euros is the answer!

https://www.artcurial.com/en/node/1097729
by politeperson
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Motorway Driving Video and Squeaky Brakes.
Replies: 1
Views: 146
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Motorway Driving Video and Squeaky Brakes.

I often get asked what an E type is like on the motorway with 4 gears. Well, this is what it is like. Pretty good!. I was out yesterday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjjXC-Ztcvo&feature=youtu.be Anyone got any pad recommendations to get rid of my annoying squeaky brakes please? The brakes were ho...
by politeperson
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: It's Registerd
Replies: 13
Views: 307
Great Britain

Re: It's Registerd

Well done Darren. On balance this system is quicker than the old system where you had to book an appointment and turn up with your car at the local DVLA office. Did that a few times. Now all we have to to is invent a racing history for it, enter it into the next "posh" auction and sell it for £150,0...
by politeperson
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: What engine and box?
Replies: 6
Views: 345
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Re: What engine and box?

This is cheap enough. Second hand engines are always a risk. I spent £70 on mine as it needed reconditioning. Frost damage and corrosion are what you need to ask about of course. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Jaguar-4-2-Engine-And-Gearbox-Spares-Or-Repair-Xj6-Mk2-Xjs-Mk10-420/323303881224?hash=item4b46...
by politeperson
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: DVLA Problems registering my US e type
Replies: 12
Views: 558
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Re: DVLA Problems registering my US e type

I like it. Looks like you won!

Well done Des.
by politeperson
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: DVLA Problems registering my US e type
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Great Britain

Re: DVLA Problems registering my US e type

I am putting a personal plate on a US import Mercedes. Any car more than 40 years old needs an MOT for first UK registration, after that it is exempt. It is more to check the headlight direction and other lights and things. As far as putting a personal plate on it goes, you cannot do this on-line as...
by politeperson
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 Import
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Great Britain

Re: Series 2 Import

I like rust free West Coast cars. I was lucky with mine. Fixing faults is a doddle compared to fixing rust! Doing the LHD/RHD conversion is not to hard on an e type too. The main safety items are wiring (all visible) and steering joints. http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=9181&hilit=8+weeks