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by politeperson
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dishonest, Incompetent, Feckless ? You choose.
Replies: 26
Views: 1995
Great Britain

Re: Robbed by a supplier ?

Next time please send it to me. The last head I did included re-cut valve seats, guides, shims a skim and the labour was less than £500. The head took about 2 hours to fit and was perfect in service. John has now done 4 XK heads for me and they have all been perfect. They are easy to get wrong, you ...
by politeperson
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Downtime
Replies: 50
Views: 655
Great Britain

Re: Forum Downtime

Yes, well done David,

Usernames and passwords are the scourge of modern life.

James
by politeperson
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Front brake caliper thoughts
Replies: 10
Views: 248
Great Britain

Re: Front brake caliper thoughts

S2 calipers are very good, no need to upgrade.

Pastparts offer a fast cost effective reconditioning service. The last ones I sent them were returned in three days and were perfect.

http://www.pastparts.co.uk
by politeperson
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Be kind please look to story behind article
Replies: 17
Views: 478
Great Britain

Re: Be kind please look to story behind article

I hope to meet up with Phillip P's group on Friday, so I will mention you to him if you want.

Good Luck.

James
by politeperson
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Tank Adventures
Replies: 2
Views: 176
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Fuel Tank Adventures

I thought I had dealt with that one a few months ago. I hadn't. At the beginning of the summer I had a stuttering engine running on 2 or three cylinders. Rust in the injectors. When I undid the fuel tank sump, I was presented with a fuel tank sump absolutely full of rust. Fancy that, it was only 50 ...
by politeperson
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Help wanted - Problem with registering in Italy - Mangoletsi Jenvey modifications
Replies: 12
Views: 358
Great Britain

Re: Help wanted - Problem with registering in Italy - Mangoletsi Jenvey modifications

Well it would only take a few hours to put a pair of Strombergs on for the test. I bet no one will notice the seats, in fact I bet they wont notice the fuel injection either! If you dont have any carbs, these would do even if they need new diaphrams. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Collecteur-admission-e...
by politeperson
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Help identifying panel?
Replies: 1
Views: 152
Great Britain

Re: Help identifying panel?

Ikea Circa 2011?
by politeperson
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Greensand Color
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Great Britain

Re: Greensand Color

Very cool colour indeed. The strong period colours are the best, especially on the V12s. Fashion is fickle. These colours were as popular in 1974 as gunmetal is in 2018! In the 80s, everyone painted their e types red. Times change, stick with the original as it suits the car. Or looking it another w...
by politeperson
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Injection Jenvey Throttle Bodies
Replies: 63
Views: 6642
Great Britain

Re: Fuel Injection Jenvey Throttle Bodies

Hello John,

Try
Andrew Turner
The Knoll
Bridge End
Colsterworth
Nr Grantham
Lincs
NG33 5NZ
England
Email roodall12@aol.com

Tel: (+44) 01476 860555

James
by politeperson
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: SNG Barratt
Replies: 30
Views: 1473
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Re: SNG Barratt

Yes Welcome.

My car is made up of SNG Barratt and runs very well.

James
by politeperson
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fosseway Hi-Torque Starter and Spigot Plate
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Great Britain

Re: Fosseway Hi-Torque Starter and Spigot Plate

You need to fit the plate otherwise it could end in tears. Or a chewed up flywheel anyway.

Probably worth a chat with Simon first tomorrow morning first.

http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php? ... ay#p100214
by politeperson
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone used Nankang Retro RC-001 tyres?
Replies: 16
Views: 1004
Great Britain

Re: Anyone used Nankang Retro RC-001 tyres?

Very nice. Thanks.

They must be 5.5 or 6 in rims then.
by politeperson
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.5 Litre rebuild
Replies: 36
Views: 1414
Great Britain

Re: 4.5 Litre rebuild

Agreed.

I have driven a Cuda in England.

Our country lanes are a bit narrow to enjoy them!

The E type fits them perfectly however.
by politeperson
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.5 Litre rebuild
Replies: 36
Views: 1414
Great Britain

Re: 4.5 Litre rebuild

Well Marquis, that sounds excellent. I would like a Challenger please 1971 would do. I hope you have a subscription to my heroes, David Freiburger, Mike Finnegan, Steve Dulcich, Tony De Angelo and Lucky. Motortrend is killing it at the moment and Engine Masters is superb. https://www.motortrendondem...
by politeperson
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone used Nankang Retro RC-001 tyres?
Replies: 16
Views: 1004
Great Britain

Re: Anyone used Nankang Retro RC-001 tyres?

Andrew,

Can you post a picture of your wheels please?
by politeperson
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Jaguar XK-6 DOHC port/cylinder head analysis
Replies: 15
Views: 412
Great Britain

Re: Jaguar XK-6 DOHC port/cylinder head analysis

Yes, I would go along with that. I use 2 proper rolling roads with properly calibrated machines and they have been doing it for years. They always have to say the right things to XK owners to prevent disappointment, as they rarely see 180 bhp, let alone 200 bhp on healthy XK units. That is at the fl...
by politeperson
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Jaguar XK-6 DOHC port/cylinder head analysis
Replies: 15
Views: 412
Great Britain

Re: Jaguar XK-6 DOHC port/cylinder head analysis

OK.

Ill have a go.

Need to think about twin plugs though. Dont want to drill through the water jacket!

They would certainly give me cred down the pub if nothing else.

Need to get a section of a head and figure it out.
by politeperson
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Jaguar XK-6 DOHC port/cylinder head analysis
Replies: 15
Views: 412
Great Britain

Re: Jaguar XK-6 DOHC port/cylinder head analysis

Very interesting. Just press control and "+" three or 4 times on your keyboard and it makes the images on screen better. control "-" s few times to reduce the size. You think it is less likely to pre-detonate with a 10.5:1 compression ration. I thought the higher the CR the more likely it would be t...
by politeperson
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Difference btw US and European spec’s
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Great Britain

Re: Difference btw US and European spec’s

Not much. Hopefully you have a rust free car. That is the most important thing. Maybe the distributor. Maybe you have a carbon filter to remove on the fuel system (maybe not, I did on a 1969 car. The 123 Tune + distributor is fabulous if you want to keeps carbs. Headlamps and running lights rewiring...
by politeperson
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.5 Litre rebuild
Replies: 36
Views: 1414
Great Britain

Re: 4.5 Litre rebuild

Well I dropped off my old block at Johns. The liners dont seen to be too much of a problem with various options depending on the piston choice. https://s8.postimg.cc/f4r5cy4sl/20180906_123750.jpg We compared some Jaguar pistons to Aston DB5 Pistons (no good) the Compression height was different. The...