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by Philk
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-Type major price correction expected?!
Replies: 49
Views: 3541
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Re: E-Type major price correction expected?!

It also does not have its original commission plate (no gap in Tex_aco) and has a speedometer from a 4.2 (vertical bars between the trip meter digits). The paint job does not look great in places (look at the orange peel on the scuttle in front of the windscreen) and there is a rust hole in one of t...
by Philk
Wed May 27, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Balance Link Springs
Replies: 15
Views: 1777
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Re: Balance Link Springs

Just had a light bulb moment, maybe that is where my front rattle is coming from, if my springs are on the loose side of not quite tight enough :idea: When the bonnet is locked down, the springs are under heavy tension and therefore will be tightly secured at each end on their retaining pegs. IMHO ...
by Philk
Wed May 20, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Calyx Manifold Dressing
Replies: 14
Views: 1057
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Re: Calyx Manifold Dressing

In all seems like a good product, much better than the B&Q grate stuff. I agree.... I'm pleased with the outcome too on mine. Whilst not black, the "pewter" colour is definitely better than the faded brown that BBQ paint turns to. Not having to take the manifolds off the car is also a definite adva...
by Philk
Tue May 19, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Colour of Air Filter Plenum and Heater
Replies: 2
Views: 244
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Re: Colour of Air Filter Plenum and Heater

The Heater Box should be gloss black and the air inlet plenum should be a gently hammered silver with (for a 4.2) a silver cylinder under it. Plenty of example pictures throughout the forum.
by Philk
Mon May 18, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Reproduction Parts for E-Type's
Replies: 77
Views: 64053
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Re: New Reproduction Parts for E-Type's

Jaguar Classic, reproduction 3.8 engine block... https://parts.jaguarlandroverclassic.com/jaguar-3-8l-engine-block.html Eye watering price but Interestingly - the block can stamped to match your ‘original’ Engine number..... ?? Yikes, 100% genuine/matching numbers (but casting date stamped 2020??) ...
by Philk
Sat May 09, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Unknown Engine Part
Replies: 14
Views: 968
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Re: Unknown Engine Part

I don't recognise it either from my S1 3.8 OTS (either engine bay or hood assembly). As others have previously posted, it may not have been a correct part fitted prior to your restoration starting.
by Philk
Tue May 05, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Trying to identify what this spring is for
Replies: 7
Views: 604
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Re: Trying to identify what this spring is for

I was right...... found it here.... back in 2015 http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?t=6936 That is great. Thank you. Before my time on the forum and this had not come up on my searches. I recently had sight of a pretty original 3.8 undergoing maintenance and took a few photos. The picture below...
by Philk
Mon May 04, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Trying to identify what this spring is for
Replies: 7
Views: 604
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Trying to identify what this spring is for

On both my car and the picture in factory fit of car 881640, there is a spring present in the metal housing for the brake master cylinders (see highlighted picture below). However, there is no reference to the spring in the June 1963 J30 Parts Catalogue (see plate 26 below). Can someone please shed ...
by Philk
Sat May 02, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 3.8 seat shell colour?
Replies: 8
Views: 475
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Re: 3.8 seat shell colour?

The original was BS381C 694 Dove Grey. For our seats, GB Classic Trim used the modern replacement code RAL7030 (stone grey) which came out well. https://i.postimg.cc/rwZPq66s/Interior-Seats-11.jpg This was also used on the hood frame and was a very close match to some of the original paint that was ...
by Philk
Sat May 02, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cockpit air pressure
Replies: 4
Views: 500
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Re: Cockpit air pressure

mgcjag wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 3:43 pm
Hi Phil..thats what the quarter lights are for :bigrin: :bigrin:
Damn..... I knew I shouldn't have put those new gaskets on!
by Philk
Sat May 02, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cockpit air pressure
Replies: 4
Views: 500
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Re: Cockpit air pressure

Fair enough :lol:
by Philk
Fri May 01, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cockpit air pressure
Replies: 4
Views: 500
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Cockpit air pressure

During lockdown I have just been doing some work on my interior fan of my 3.8 OTS and the air seals in the heater box. I get a good pressure through the dashtop air vents when the car doors are open. However, when the doors are closed, the pressure through the vents quickly drops off. Having had the...
by Philk
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Calyx Manifold Dressing
Replies: 14
Views: 1057
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Re: Calyx Manifold Dressing

Hi Phil...looks very good...From memory i thought that it had to be applied to bare metal and not on top existing paint.....but could be wrong.....did you find instructions online?......Steve I did manage to track down the instructions. It can be applied onto existing surfaces with any surface rust...
by Philk
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Calyx Manifold Dressing
Replies: 14
Views: 1057
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Re: Calyx Manifold Dressing

How much and where do you get it? Kindly donated by Steve (one of the forum's moderators) in exchange for a charitable donation). It originates from Eastwood in the USA ( https://www.eastwood.com/calyx-manifold-coating-3-oz.html ) although there are a number of ebay sellers plus selling locations i...
by Philk
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Calyx Manifold Dressing
Replies: 14
Views: 1057
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Re: Calyx Manifold Dressing

Many thanks to Steve for the Calyx - what a great forum and membership. I've now applied the Calyx to the manifolds.... It was very easy to apply (with a toothbrush) and had the added benefit of not having to take the manifolds off. Once applied, the engine had to be run for 20 minutes or so for thi...
by Philk
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Headliner supplier
Replies: 9
Views: 534
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Re: Headliner supplier

I can thoroughly recommend GB Classic Trim near Nuneaton. They did an excellent job of trimming my 3.8 OTS at the end of last year. Contact there is Graham Watkins on 02476 325928
by Philk
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Fuel leak from tank sump
Replies: 5
Views: 385
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Re: Fuel leak from tank sump

Back in 2018, when I had the mechanical work done on my car, a new petrol tank sump seal was installed. Within a couple of months (and after filling the tank up ahead of a long run), we had a petrol leak onto the garage floor. The culprit (which was also sourced from a main supplier) was the petrol ...
by Philk
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Calyx Manifold Dressing
Replies: 14
Views: 1057
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Re: Caryx Manifold Dressing

Hi Phil.....i got a small tub of Caryx and was going to use in on a Mercedes manifold....on the merc forum there were a few guys that used it with great results......as im sure youve seen on line.....I never got round to useing it...the tub is unopened and you can have it foc if you want....PM me y...
by Philk
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Calyx Manifold Dressing
Replies: 14
Views: 1057
Great Britain

Calyx Manifold Dressing

Hi - Has anyone (particularly those with E-Types in the U.S.) had any success using Calyx Manifold Dressing on their cast iron exhaust manifolds? There is only one supplier here (and it is very expensive for a small pot) so it would be good to have some feedback on the product first.
by Philk
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bonnet springs
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Great Britain

Re: Bonnet springs

I recently posted on the S1 thread about this very topic. In short, springs beadblasted then wire brushed with springs stretched, etch primed and then top coated (with the latter left for 2-3 days to harden off prior to releasing the springs). Just a touch-up then required to paint where the connect...