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by Philk
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Early series 1 door handle seals
Replies: 4
Views: 138
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Re: Early series 1 door handle seals

Looking in the parts catalogue at Outside Handle assemblies, I cannot see reference to any 3.8 having rubber seals between the handle and the door.
by Philk
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: SNGB 'Virtual' Stoneleigh
Replies: 3
Views: 233
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Re: SNGB 'Virtual' Stoneleigh

Yes, Julian tells me that over the next four days they are holding this event for all those missing the chance to stand around in the cow shed freezing their backsides off! So reduced prices, free shipping and clearance bargains on selected items from the comfort of your workshop. Definitely not fr...
by Philk
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: re enamelling exhaust manifolds
Replies: 52
Views: 24786
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Re: re enamelling exhaust manifolds

Calyx was also covered on an earlier thread (see http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=15735&p=133177&hilit=calyx#p133177 ) I've been very pleased with Calyx thus far. You have to accept that your car will have gun metal coloured manifolds afterwards (which do have a nice sheen to them) but, ...
by Philk
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Replica Marston radiator for 1962 3.8 FHC
Replies: 6
Views: 565
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Re: Replica Marston radiator for 1962 3.8 FHC

I think Fosseway is also just by Jaguar for their projects. At least that's what Fosseway told me few years back. Tadek Fosseway's website refers to this and shows a picture of Jaguar's car zero. http://www.fossewayperformance.co.uk/flat-floor-lightweight-e-type-radiator/ I have a Fosseway radiator...
by Philk
Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Am I overheating?
Replies: 68
Views: 2607
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Re: Am I overheating?

One quick question...... have you checked whether the fan relay is working properly? If you bridge the two connectors to the otter switch with the ignition switched on, the fan should operate. If you remove the bridge, the fan should stop immediately (this is how a fan override switch works). If the...
by Philk
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Engine number
Replies: 25
Views: 727
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Re: Engine number

Last year, I managed to obtain both a photo of the Build Ledger entry for my car from Jaguar Heritage to add to the Heritage Certificate that I already had. That will make it far clearer for you as to whether your engine number finished with a 5 or a 6. Even if the entry is clearly a 5, there is sti...
by Philk
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Photo of a front suspension setting tool?
Replies: 6
Views: 406
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Re: Photo of a front suspension setting tool?

The challenge of using the drop-link measurement guide is that it assumes the torsion bars are at optimum factory strength whereas used torsion bars will vary in tensile strength (particularly on LHD drive cars where the nearside of the car has borne both the driver's weight as well as the petrol ta...
by Philk
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New owner
Replies: 16
Views: 955
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Re: New owner

Welcome to the forum. Your car looks great - beautiful paint finish.
by Philk
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sng manifolds.
Replies: 8
Views: 740
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Re: Sng manifolds.

Absolutely..... Thank you Julian for that post. Very interested to hear about the work you did last year on these and absolutely understand what you're saying re the finish.
by Philk
Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Service & Spares Bulletin Database
Replies: 9
Views: 487
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Re: Service & Spares Bulletin Database

ysmalkie wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:35 pm
Just sent you a PM, Tadek
Many thanks. Reply sent.
by Philk
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Service & Spares Bulletin Database
Replies: 9
Views: 487
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Re: Service & Spares Bulletin Database

I just wanted to say that (almost) any PDF can be OCRed and in turn made searchable. This could be worth exploring further. I did experiment early on in the process with OCR conversion (using a number of online converters) since having searchable PDFs as opposed to pure scans would definitely have ...
by Philk
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Service & Spares Bulletin Database
Replies: 9
Views: 487
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Re: Service & Spares Bulletin Database

Epic work Phil. Do you want to put them in the Forum KB? I have the JHT CD copies of the Bulletins but they cannot be shared digitally as they are protected by Locklizard :roll: although I can get digital copies of individual bulletins if I need to. I also have a full set of Service Bulletins (colo...
by Philk
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Service & Spares Bulletin Database
Replies: 9
Views: 487
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Service & Spares Bulletin Database

Over the past six months (making use of Covid Lockdown and a lack of JEC and local events), I've been working on a Service and Spares Bulletin Database (given these very much enable you to pin down the exact specification your car would have had on a given build date). Whilst it is great to have som...
by Philk
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Am I overheating?
Replies: 68
Views: 2607
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Re: Am I overheating?

I started looking at the header tank as I could not envisage how it was intended to work. It has hoses to both sides of the radiator as well as the one to the inlet manifold. Can you post a picture of your Header Tank & Radiator connections? On my 3.8, the Header Tank should simply have two connect...
by Philk
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Horn works when steering wheel is turned (very annoying)
Replies: 14
Views: 2333
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Re: Horn works when steering wheel is turned (very annoying)

There isn't a metal rod for the car instead it is a hard wire with a spring on one end & bare wire on the other. Any suggestions as to what might be the problem? Non original parts. Suggest you buy the correct ones starting with a new brass rod. Remove the column from the car, disassemble the unit ...
by Philk
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Am I overheating?
Replies: 68
Views: 2607
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Re: Am I overheating?

Just to add a couple of thoughts..... 1) Check that the Radiator Cap is the correct model for the car/year since you may have one that is releasing at a lower pressure than it should be. For example, on my car (S1 3.8), Jaguar dealt with some of the overheating issues by upgrading the cap from 7lb S...
by Philk
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Top 10 E-Type models
Replies: 24
Views: 1463
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Re: Top 10 E-Type models

:yeahthat:
by Philk
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Unknown body part / leftover
Replies: 5
Views: 585
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Re: Unknown body part / leftover

Putting some order in the storage, found this body part leftover from my S2 restoration. Could not put trace the function or the part nr. Can any good fellow help identifying? Thanks! Not sure if it's the same on a S2, but that looks very similar to the IRS inspection panel at the back of my boot f...
by Philk
Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: SU carb body date stamp code; anorak warning
Replies: 13
Views: 870
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Re: SU carb body date stamp code; anorak warning

Having checked again, all three of mine are A12 with a "6" after them. Given the HD8 carbs were used by other car manufacturers as well as Jaguar (e.g. Austin Healey, Aston Martin and Rover to name but three), I'd be a bit surprised if anything was stamped on them other than the most generic of info...
by Philk
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: SU carb body date stamp code; anorak warning
Replies: 13
Views: 870
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Re: SU carb body date stamp code; anorak warning

It's great to have the full list here. Even better to know that mine are date coded a few months before my car's production (not surprising given these carbs were used across a number of manufacturers). I note from the picture in the previous post the number "6" after the date code. I wonder what th...