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by MSM
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rear Dolly
Replies: 11
Views: 2436
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Re: Rear Dolly

The rear dolly that I borrowed from Series 1 Stu is still gathering dust in my shed but is seeking a new car to temporarily support. If you need one please make contact so that it can make itself useful again.
by MSM
Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Screw source
Replies: 4
Views: 381
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Re: Screw source

I'm looking for the screws closing the rear lignt and the covers side light  :thumbsup:  . There is not any reference on the Jaguar documentation.  :scratchheadyellow: Hope someone can help. If you mean the front and rear lights on S2 and S3 cars the screws are 6-32 UNC x 1 inch long pan head. Not ...
by MSM
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Heater control valve removal , hopefully!
Replies: 11
Views: 418
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Re: Heater control valve removal , hopefully!

Hi Grant

Assuming the heater valve is to be replaced, judicious use of a junior hacksaw to split the body of the valve may be worth a try if you can get in there. You need to be careful not to nick the pipe though.
by MSM
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Indicators not working and Positive earth
Replies: 36
Views: 936
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Re: Indicators not working and Positive earth

If i check the voltage across the battery i get 24c ???. If i check the voltage from the - post the the body I get 24volts. What am i doing wrong or do i just not understand the whole positive earth concept. Any advice would be appreciated. Tony Tony - I suspect your meter is either faulty or set i...
by MSM
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Am I overheating?
Replies: 68
Views: 3062
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Re: Am I overheating?

I am not sure why the header tank and radiator side tanks would remain hot if the core is cool unless somehow the core was being bypassed. Presumably you are feeling the temperature of the radiator core by placing your hand on it and trying to judge the temperature with your palm. If the fan is run...
by MSM
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Am I overheating?
Replies: 68
Views: 3062
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Re: Am I overheating?

The header tank shouldn't be an empty container and I believe that is your issue. Good luck, Chris The header tank for the 3.8 has 2 connections and that for the 4.2 has 3 connections. If your header tank is empty as you say, the coolant flow through the radiator will be short circuited and not giv...
by MSM
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Pitted tappets
Replies: 27
Views: 1185
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Re: Pitted tappets

I thought that I'd share some pictures of the worst offender It certainly looks as though it has been attacked with some sort of grinder. It measured 74 thou in the middle, 77 thou at the thick edge and 63 thou at the thin edge! That is absolutely appalling. No wonder you were having trouble gettin...
by MSM
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Am I overheating?
Replies: 68
Views: 3062
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Re: Am I overheating?

Classic fan rotation symptom. Aftermarket fan motor is possibly permanent magnet not series-wound, so try switching wires. Lots of air movement can still be deceptive. Use a thermometer to cross check the gauge. Feel the top hose get hot as tstat opens. Paul has said that it overheats running in th...
by MSM
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Speed Hump Scraping - Custom Exhaust
Replies: 28
Views: 2099
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Re: Speed Hump Scraping - Custom Exhaust

AussieEtype wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:13 am
The floor above the centre mufflers is already shielded with a fibrous plate.
Assuming that it is still there after 40 - 50 years, the same comment applies to the gearbox heat shield. Easy to reinstall when the exhaust is off but impossible otherwise.
by MSM
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front suspension
Replies: 19
Views: 1329
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Re: Front suspension

Rory

The SC Parts book is useful in that it gives nut and bolt sizes although is not helpful with washers.
by MSM
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Safe Storage
Replies: 11
Views: 980
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Re: Safe Storage

abowie wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:43 am
My shed is so organised....
that I can't find my wiper arms (see #1 above)
by MSM
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cooling fan removal
Replies: 6
Views: 450
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Re: Cooling fan removal

Hi Colin Would it be possible to remove just the single fan assembly whose motor you need to replace? The three legged motor mounting bracket is bolted to the cowl with 3 screws and nuts. You may be able to access the nuts inside the cowl through the fan blades. I can't get at my car at present to c...
by MSM
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: I've sprung an unusual leak!
Replies: 7
Views: 634
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Re: I've sprung an unusual leak!

When draining some coolant I noticed that the radiator tap had a slight drip despite being in the fully off position. Any advice on how best to repair it? Ian I think if you remove the drain tap you will find that the part that you turn is a tapered plug held in place with a spring and washer and s...
by MSM
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fuel filter bowl
Replies: 18
Views: 1251
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Re: Fuel filter bowl

Did you detect subtle hints of 5 star?
by MSM
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Exhaust Fitting
Replies: 14
Views: 1129
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Re: Exhaust Fitting

Hi Ian I think exhaust paste would be better than copper slip. Which of Barratts fitting kits have you chosen? The more expensive one with band clamps is much better than the one with mild steel ring clamps. The mild steel clamps deform the pipes and make removal or repositioning difficult. The Barr...
by MSM
Sat May 16, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Head studs and driving light electrics !
Replies: 5
Views: 834
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Re: Head studs and driving light electrics !

Also my lights are causing me some head scratching.... I thought it was the switch for the lights that had given up the ghost but ive gotten a new one and still no joy. The bulbs work when I flash them on the steering but the switch does nothing. Is there a relay somewhere? Is it possibly a problem...
by MSM
Tue May 05, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cleanest Bum in the World. How Does this fit?
Replies: 14
Views: 1485
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Re: Cleanest Bum in the World. How Does this fit?

Ralph - call me picky but that looks very much like an E type to me not an F type.
by MSM
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cleanest Bum in the World. How Does this fit?
Replies: 14
Views: 1485
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Re: Cleanest Bum in the World. How Does this fit?

James

Do you regularly use a fork lift truck to get under your car?

And - when I fitted the gearbox heat shield I puzzled over why it wouldn't fit for a long time and then discovered that the bracket arrowed by 288gto was assembled upside down.
by MSM
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: electric or wet oil pressure gauge
Replies: 11
Views: 1077
Great Britain

Re: electric or wet oil pressure gauge

64etype wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:56 am
Lotus Europa....0-60 psi. Swap the bezel.
It's still an electric gauge, did you think it was a mechanical gauge?