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by Philk
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: IRS Renovation
Replies: 3
Views: 78
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Re: IRS Renovation

Hi Phil...looks great....befor you install it have you considered the simple handbrake mod http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?t=6170 Steve To be honest, I hadn't since I had not had any issues with the handbrake's effectiveness previously. The IRS is now back in the car so I'll see how it goes ...
by Philk
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Torsion Bar (single adjustment)
Replies: 2
Views: 62
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Torsion Bar (single adjustment)

We have just had our IRS overhauled on our LHD 3.8 OTS (which has taken its central ride height back to where it should be at the rear of the car). However, the car still lists to the nearside (left) front corner (we have a 3/4 inch height difference between front left and front right which then tra...
by Philk
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: IRS Renovation
Replies: 3
Views: 78
Great Britain

IRS Renovation

I have just received our S1 3.8 OTS back following its IRS being renovated at Southern Classics at Twickenham. A superb job done and would fully recommend Steve and his team to fellow forum members. In terms of the work performed (as per photos below). - IRS cage and major components bead blasted an...
by Philk
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Duplicate four digit body numbers
Replies: 0
Views: 117
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Duplicate four digit body numbers

A thought crossed my mind the other day as I was flicking through the 3.8 Factory Fit thread. Whilst FHC body numbers were officially prefixed by a V and OTS body numbers were prefixed by an R, whenever crayon marks are seen on a car, they are normally only 4 digits (and mostly out of sight). Howeve...
by Philk
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Jag diff - Dana 44 CWP conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Great Britain

Re: Jag diff - Dana 44 CWP conversion

@ PhilK : Are you not a friend of Steve (Southern Classics in Twickenham) ? Yesterday I asked him about that subject and he told me a story very similar to yours. He may well have been referring to my car (which Southern Classics has just done an IRS overhaul on). The firm he used to refurbish the ...
by Philk
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Jag diff - Dana 44 CWP conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Great Britain

Re: Jag diff - Dana 44 CWP conversion

Has anyone tried fitting an American Dana 44 CWP to a Jag diff? Any problem? By coincidence, I've just had our IRS overhauled. The diff had been converted to 3.07 in the USA back in the mid 1990s and, on opening the diff up for the seals to be done, we noted it was a Dana 44 crownwheel/pinion (with...
by Philk
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Brakes upgrade
Replies: 20
Views: 937
Great Britain

Re: Brakes upgrade

Coopercraft rears being fitted to my car as part of an IRS overhaul we're doing at the moment...


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by Philk
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Brakes upgrade
Replies: 20
Views: 937
Great Britain

Re: Brakes upgrade

Thanks again to all of you for your advice. To start with I am going to fit Coopercraft or Zeus 4 pots with standard discs to the front only and see where that takes us. Cheers. We did exactly that last year.... Coopercraft at the front with standard rears. Having run all season with Coopercraft fr...
by Philk
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: registration of U.S. import.
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Great Britain

Re: registration of U.S. import.

Absolutely yes, registered the car upon arrival. This is something you couldn't do before the cars became MOT exempt. When I made enquiries I was told the car needed an MOT, which I'm sure was correct at the time but things have changed so I think I'll have another go at registering mine. Regards I...
by Philk
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Value S1 Jag e-type 4.2 LHD Roadster
Replies: 32
Views: 1321
Great Britain

Re: Value S1 Jag e-type 4.2 LHD Roadster

Note the first car was dispatched to Peter Lindner (Lindner Nocker).....so could be very desirable and hence fetch a higher price...Steve … Although, this could be just to his dealership as opposed to himself. Here's another '67 OTS with a similar provenance. http://classicvehicleslist.com/jaguar/2...
by Philk
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Value S1 Jag e-type 4.2 LHD Roadster
Replies: 32
Views: 1321
Great Britain

Re: Value S1 Jag e-type 4.2 LHD Roadster

How much do you think these cars are worth? Thank you Paul Being a S1 4.2, the first car will be worth more after restoration than the second car. However, the restoration job will be very painful given it is part stripped down (with the engine innards exposed to the elements). A key challenge in a...
by Philk
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Metallifacture jack
Replies: 16
Views: 890
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Re: Metallifacture jack

Bernie2015 wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:10 am
Sorry I dont know what the shock absorbers were painted but the code for the jack is
BS 381C RAF Blue-Grey 633 available at ralaerosols.com
That is the colour we have painted the shock absorbers on our S1 3.8 which tallies with references elsewhere on the forum.
by Philk
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Value S1 Jag e-type 4.2 LHD Roadster
Replies: 32
Views: 1321
Great Britain

Re: Value S1 Jag e-type 4.2 LHD Roadster

As a representative example, the following car is for sale at the Beverly Hills Car Club. https://www.beverlyhillscarclub.com/1967-jaguar-xke-series-i-roadster-c-9106.htm It fits the bill as a 1967 4.2 OTS. It is heavily corroded underneath and would definitely need considerable work doing on it. It...
by Philk
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Valuation.
Replies: 28
Views: 1277
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Re: Valuation.

I don’t believe all of Hagerty’s values. Fully agree.... that is the challenge of a general tool spanning the classic car market. Turning to our particular cars, as everyone knows, there is a considerable difference in valuation between a car that is fully matching numbers and one that is not. As s...
by Philk
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New year's day Brooklands
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Great Britain

Re: New year's day Brooklands

I managed to get there early (just after 9am) and, as a Brooklands Member bringing a pre '89 car, we could come in via the Mercedes Benz World entrance which was quieter. I was then directed to quite a good position in front of the old Pits rather than up on the banking. Within an hour, there was a ...
by Philk
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Open Day April 2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2005
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Re: Open Day April 2019

Many thanks for the invite... would love to attend David Jones Richard Hartfall Steve Hook (mgcjag) Steve&Jo (TheDampMan) Jonathan John (johnetype) Julian aka cactusman Jerry Lunt Jeremy Stuart Exelby John and Teresa Fowle Paul and Sandra (paulsco) Martin Scherz Peter Crespin Simon Pimblett Julian B...
by Philk
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: New year's day Brooklands
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Great Britain

Re: New year's day Brooklands

dal2.0litrefrogeye wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:42 am
Hi as per title , anyone going to Brooklands racing circuit for the new years day meet ??
Yes, weather permitting, we'll be there with our 3.8 OTS.
by Philk
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gunson Colortune
Replies: 14
Views: 743
Great Britain

Gunson Colortune

Hi all I'm considering getting a Gunson Colortune. Having downloaded and looked at the instructions, I can see that Gunson recommend buying a colortune per carburettor so you can adjust each to near identical behaviour (as the colour goes from yellow to blue). Has anyone purchased multiple units to ...
by Philk
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Shock absorber colour
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Great Britain

Re: Shock absorber colour

Robbiee wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:35 am
Where did you find the decals?
Robbie
http://www.classicrepro.co.uk/Othermarques.htm Part No. ST429 (three-quarters down the page)
by Philk
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Shock absorber colour
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Great Britain

Re: Shock absorber colour

Hi Robbie, this has been well covered here. Factory fit and elsewhere. David (Heuer) has given chapter and verse on it. I resprayed my black Boges with BS 633 (RAF blue-grey) to imitate the original Girlings, although yours being very early may have been something else. This is one of mine in BS633...