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by ChrisC
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Pulling engine out
Replies: 4
Views: 273
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Re: Pulling engine out

I always disconnect the top balljoint on the suspension so the upright is free to rotate with the torsion bar - that relaxes the torsion bar and makes teh reaction plate easier to remove. I generally remove the engine from below, i found that a lot less stressful but you do of course need to remove ...
by ChrisC
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Poor main earth connection
Replies: 14
Views: 1627
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Re: Poor main earth connection

Thanks Dave - the ignition switch having high resistance had not occurred to me and is worth looking at as it is an after market item and it may indeed be a contributory factor. A relay would get round that problem at least. But the bit that niggles me is why cleaning the earth strap to bulkhead con...
by ChrisC
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Poor main earth connection
Replies: 14
Views: 1627
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Re: Poor main earth connection

Darn... My bad battery earth cable problem has returned. I thought I had solved that but no. Same issues as before - loosen the earth lead on the bulkhead, clean the terminals, tighten the securing bolt up again and the car is fabulous again. Conductive grease extended the period between needing to ...
by ChrisC
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New E Type book
Replies: 9
Views: 2213
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Re: New E Type book

Maybe I should convert my restoration blog into a book - but would there be any interest? Its all been done before...
by ChrisC
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2019 NEC Classic car show - my Etype
Replies: 9
Views: 1490
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2019 NEC Classic car show - my Etype

Hello Folks For those people able to attend the NEC show in Birmingham last weekend, you will have noticed how well Jaguar cars were represented with a few Etypes scattered around and it was nice to see a tribute to Norman Dewis too. Some people were aware that Moss had asked if they could borrow my...
by ChrisC
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Dashpanel top - recovering
Replies: 9
Views: 1919
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Re: Dashpanel top - recovering

Thankyou kind sir :thankyouyellow: I am rather hoping it comes back with all its parts and no damage although Moss insured the car for that reason. There were a lot of people closer to the car than I would have liked but it was nice to have the car on display. It was nice to see Jaguars so well pres...
by ChrisC
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Dashpanel top - recovering
Replies: 9
Views: 1919
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Re: Dashpanel top - recovering

Chris, where will we have to queue up to view and admire your car? Most likely going and it’s always good to see a forum member’s car Geoff Hi Geoff. My car will be featured on the "Moss" stand. I am Chairman of the JEC Surrey Region and the 'Jaguar' director at Moss is one of our members. They wan...
by ChrisC
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Dashpanel top - recovering
Replies: 9
Views: 1919
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Re: Dashpanel top - recovering

Chris, where will we have to queue up to view and admire your car? Most likely going and it’s always good to see a forum member’s car Geoff Hi Geoff. My car will be featured on the "Moss" stand. They wanted an Etype on show to launch their new 'Etype' brochure. I have been feverishly cleaning and p...
by ChrisC
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Dashpanel top - recovering
Replies: 9
Views: 1919
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Re: Dashpanel top - recovering

Thanks Simon - i trimmed the rest of the car myself so confidence is high but its nice to have confirmation that it is a formed cover. I may chat to BAS regardless, just in case they can do it before the show...

Cheers
by ChrisC
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Dashpanel top - recovering
Replies: 9
Views: 1919
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Dashpanel top - recovering

Folks, Disappointingly my original dash panel top has decided to crack beyond the point of I-can-live-with-that so it needs to be replaced. Sadly that is unlikely to be completed before my car is on display at the forthcoming NEC show which is a shame. Looking online a number of vendors appear to se...
by ChrisC
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: What’s this ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1298
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Re: What’s this ?

Confirmed. :)
by ChrisC
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Steering Wheel
Replies: 10
Views: 2337
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Re: Steering Wheel

Yep what Mark says - I did the same :)
by ChrisC
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear boot lid aperture seal
Replies: 8
Views: 1322
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Re: Rear boot lid aperture seal

Nope sorry, I cant find it - I have either thrown it away or filed it somewhere I am not looking... Naturally as soon as you find a supplier, it will be a matter of moments before I unearth it :(
by ChrisC
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dipstick question
Replies: 10
Views: 1459
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Re: Dipstick question

That's an interesting theory - I will give the engine a good clean once the oil has leaked out :)
by ChrisC
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear boot lid aperture seal
Replies: 8
Views: 1322
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Re: Rear boot lid aperture seal

Its distinctly possible that I have that piece of trim. I imported it from the USA a few years ago when I was rebuilding my car then decided that it was too much of a pain to fit and used ordinary vinyl instead. I will take a look in my spares tonight. From memory it was black. I will let you know i...
by ChrisC
Thu May 16, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Speed and revs, 60mph = 4100 revs!
Replies: 30
Views: 4760
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Re: Speed and revs, 60mph = 4100 revs!

I have a 3.54 in my FHC but coupled it with a 5 speed gearbox. when sitting at 60mph my electronic rev counter says 2000rpm... pretty much the same as standard 4 speed gearbox coupled with a 3.07. Mind you 1st gear is near useless and I am htinking of refitting the original diff to give me a long di...
by ChrisC
Thu May 16, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: engine swap
Replies: 8
Views: 1119
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Re: engine swap

I had my FHC body shot blasted by a company familiar with stripping back car paint and overall had a positive experience. One thing I would mention is that the blast media gets everywhere and even years later I find little deposits that have finally worked their way out of crevices. The reason for m...
by ChrisC
Wed May 01, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Another newbie
Replies: 5
Views: 2973
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Re: Another newbie

Welcome to the world of Etype ownership :welcomewave:
by ChrisC
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 30
Views: 8549
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Re: Insurance

If you are a member of a Jaguar Club like the JEC - most insurance companies will accept the clubs valuation of your car. With the JEC, its a very simple process that gets turned around in about 1 week.
by ChrisC
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Engine back...
Replies: 16
Views: 2099
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Re: Engine back...

Who doesn't love a nice new engine :)