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by politeperson
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: E-Type Upgrades
Topic: EDIS/Megajolt Ignition Support Thread
Replies: 407
Views: 112263
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Re: EDIS/Megajolt Ignition Support Thread

Yes, looks neat to me, lets hope it fits/works. The clearance between then sensor and the teeth is very small and critical to its operation I found out. Still it all seems it was easy to get up and running thinking back. Mine ended up like this and I would say has been reliable. (with an ITG air fil...
by politeperson
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: E-Type Upgrades
Topic: EDIS/Megajolt Ignition Support Thread
Replies: 407
Views: 112263
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Re: EDIS/Megajolt Ignition Support Thread

On the Emerald software, I just bolted on the trigger wheel to the pulley and then adjusted the spark with the ECU at 10 degrees tdc. Thats what I did to get it running. The position of the gap in the trigger wheel wasn't too important. I think I bolted it on the pulley at tdc with the gap at 10pm o...
by politeperson
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crankshaft seals
Replies: 12
Views: 332
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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: 332
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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: 332
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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: 252
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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: 559
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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: 559
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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: 323
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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: 559
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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: 559
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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: 586
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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
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Your Dream Garage
Topic: Jaguar Mark IX
Replies: 25
Views: 913
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Re: Jaguar Mark IX

I saw this cheap VII on Monday whilst looking at Renault 4s. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Jaguar-Mk7-M-Auto/263411493931?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 It is an ex Californian Police car apparently. Needs recommissioning big time but complete and looked rot free. Originally...
by politeperson
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: 50 Year Celebration of the Series 2 !
Replies: 25
Views: 586
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Re: 50 Year Celebration of the Series 2 !

Count me in.
by politeperson
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Restoration Stories and Owners Gallery
Topic: Another one for intensive care - 1967 S1 FHC
Replies: 91
Views: 11047
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Re: Another one for intensive care - 1967 S1 FHC

Excellent work. Don't scratch the paint. I am sure they built the car around those heater pipes having changed them with the help of child slave labour. Well done. Cant you get a roll of automotive cling film type stuff to protect you lovely paint whilst you are undertaking all the rebuild work? Sur...
by politeperson
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Restoration Stories and Owners Gallery
Topic: Another one
Replies: 408
Views: 43402
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Re: Another one

Wicked, as my children would say. Le Mans Classic? We are booked. I am taking my S2. Its July 3rd. My friend is taking this baby. It is a rebodied XK120. Apart from that we dont know anything else about it (yet). It has a beautiful alloy body. https://s9.postimg.org/cdr71tlxr/ss100_1953_xk120.jpg
by politeperson
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Restoration Stories and Owners Gallery
Topic: Another one
Replies: 408
Views: 43402
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Re: Another one

Congratulations and a happy New Year. Excellent.
by politeperson
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: 1R20498 progress
Replies: 5
Views: 331
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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: 39
Views: 2104
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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: 321
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Re: New member from Sweden

Morning Calle,

This chap is excellent.

James

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