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by Philk
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Transmission cover trim
Replies: 2
Views: 158
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Re: Transmission cover trim

Hi - a 1962 E-Type should have neither the hinged arm-rest box nor the the leather surface. The Central armrest and trim was introduced in August 1963 (see Spares Bulletin - Body P.91). In Sept 1963, the instrument panel was changed from Aluminium face to black vinyl (see Spares Bulletin - Body P.95...
by Philk
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Speedo cable
Replies: 7
Views: 318
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Re: Speedo cable

As Andrew has said, the length should not make a difference. The only thing I would add (which was the issue on my car), was that the additional length had resulted in the radius of the curve going up to the bulkhead grommet being too sharp. This meant the speedo jumped a lot above 50mph. Fitting th...
by Philk
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Coolcat fan switch
Replies: 13
Views: 604
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Re: Coolcat fan switch

My car now has a manual override to its Fosseway fan. The otter switch goes to one side of the fan relay and completes the earth connection when the temperature reaches 85 degrees (or thereabouts). We now have a second (manual) switch also connected to the same point on the Fan Relay which also comp...
by Philk
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Coolcat fan switch
Replies: 13
Views: 604
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Re: Coolcat fan switch

My car now has a manual override to its Fosseway fan. The otter switch goes to one side of the fan relay and completes the earth connection when the temperature reaches 85 degrees (or thereabouts). We now have a second (manual) switch also connected to the same point on the Fan Relay which also comp...
by Philk
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Speedo cable
Replies: 7
Views: 318
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Re: Speedo cable

No the RHD cable. It's either 60 or 66"; can't remember. The correct length for a 3.8 cable is 60 inches. Mine had the wrong size fitted and I had one made to order by Speedograph Richfield in the correct grey colour that Smiths Flexible drives were originally produced. Excellent service from them ...
by Philk
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cooling fan
Replies: 22
Views: 2156
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Re: Cooling fan

Hi Phil, I used a toggle switch to earth the otter at the radiator. I ran long wires down the frame to the otter switch wiring and hooked the two wires in to that circuit so that should the toggle switch be activated, it would operate the fan relay in the normal manner. So, no power going to my swi...
by Philk
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cooling fan
Replies: 22
Views: 2156
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Re: Cooling fan

I have just fitted the twin coolcat fans and they are absolutely brilliant. With previous original fans my cars temp would be fine on the move but would creep up in traffic or parking up/traffic lights. I have also fitted an override and (quite neatly I think) tucked a toggle switch under the dash....
by Philk
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: MTL viscosity and SAE30 Oil for Gearbox
Replies: 3
Views: 199
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Re: MTL viscosity and SAE30 Oil for Gearbox

I’ve had the same issue with minor leaks after switching to MTL in my ‘64 Moss gearbox, but I’ve decided to live with it. The minor inconvenience of cleaning up a few little leaks and checking the fluid level every year is more than compensated for by the much improved shifting. Alan N.J. Interesti...
by Philk
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: MTL viscosity and SAE30 Oil for Gearbox
Replies: 3
Views: 199
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MTL viscosity and SAE30 Oil for Gearbox

Last winter, I put Redline MTL into my 3.8 Moss gearbox. It has certainly helped a bit with the shifting since then. However, it is extremely thin straight from the bottle and we now have some "weeping" to the front and rear of the gearbox which my garage believes is down to this (it had new front a...
by Philk
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 63 ots trunk lid seal
Replies: 3
Views: 176
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Re: 63 ots trunk lid seal

was it originally fitted to the lid and a service bulletin sent out to do an upgrade? Apologies - I've just realised that the service bulletins I quoted are for Fixed Head Coupes. Please ignore these. I don't have a complete set of bulletins so have not been able to find the cutover point. The 3.8 ...
by Philk
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cooling fan options
Replies: 15
Views: 528
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Re: Cooling fan options

As an alternative, I can strongly endorse the Fosseway Fan (and optional solid state Otter Switch replacement).

See http://www.fossewayperformance.co.uk/e- ... oling-fan/
by Philk
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 63 ots trunk lid seal
Replies: 3
Views: 176
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Re: 63 ots trunk lid seal

If yours is a '63, then it would have the fitted seal around the lip of the boot aperture on the body and not the version applied on the boot lid. See Service Bulletin P 60, June 62 and P88 (June 63). The latter advised that the seal would now be in two pieces.
by Philk
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Gearbox Numbers
Replies: 9
Views: 617
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Re: Gearbox Numbers

Hi, I have just started to take my Jan 62 RHD FHC apart and it confirmed that the number punched on the gearbox is EB 102 JS, this matches the Data Plate and the Jaguar Heritage Certificate. I am confused as Clausager in his book Factory Original Jaguar E Type states that the gearbox numbers starte...
by Philk
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Hood Lining Colour
Replies: 0
Views: 140
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Hood Lining Colour

So.... am beginning to plan ahead to some trim work on our 3.8 OTS this Autumn. One of the major jobs is a full retrim of the hood (which will be Black mohair with a beige lining). Having looked at a number of trim suppliers, they all seem to use a common fabric (black mohair with a "beige" "Dobby" ...
by Philk
Thu May 16, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Speed and revs, 60mph = 4100 revs!
Replies: 19
Views: 857
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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 d...
by Philk
Mon May 13, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: USA Documentation - what was included
Replies: 3
Views: 263
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Re: USA Documentation - what was included

The Warranty card was different for the US - blue stripe rather than white (or vice versa) and Jaguar USA return address. Roger Payne covered the subject in detail in a series of articles for the E-Type Club magazine. PM me if you want details. Hi David, many thanks - have just sent you a PM. In th...
by Philk
Mon May 13, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: USA Documentation - what was included
Replies: 3
Views: 263
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USA Documentation - what was included

Hi All, In various posts on the Forum (including the excellent section in Factory Fit), there is good information on what would have been included in the S1 Owners Wallet for a home produced car. With so many E-Types being exported to the USA though, what would really be helpful would be to establis...
by Philk
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: C17544 special washer under air intake box wing nuts
Replies: 11
Views: 668
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Re: C17544 special washer under air intake box wing nuts

They got back to me. It was a typo on their web site. The correct washer is FAS067. http://www.racetorations.co.uk/fasteners-c55/washers-c120/5-16-x-1-repair-washer-p105 Went on to the website to order and then stopped in my tracks at the delivery cost. Each washer costs 44p including VAT. Delivery...
by Philk
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Hard Starting when Cold - One Solution
Replies: 18
Views: 3509
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Re: Hard Starting when Cold - One Solution

Like many, my 3.8 is very reluctant to start after a few weeks' standing, notwithstanding all the choke adjustments etc outlined on this thread. It will start perfectly overnight and up to where the car has been standing still for say, a week. Thereafter, it becomes steadily more difficult. Logicall...
by Philk
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Open Day April 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 6810
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Re: Open Day April 2019

Many thanks Angus for organising, wonderful to see so many lovely cars and a fabulous workshop..!...wish I had that kind of space to work on... :bigrin: x2 - Most enjoyable and good to put faces to names (the bacon rolls were most welcome). Loved the workshop (a good period feel). Did not enjoy the...