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by Philk
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Service & Spares Bulletin Database
Replies: 15
Views: 990
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Re: Service & Spares Bulletin Database

MarkRado wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:17 am
Wow, invaluable!
:thankyouyellow:
That's kind of you to say. Thank you. Glad it will be of use.
by Philk
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Service & Spares Bulletin Database
Replies: 15
Views: 990
Great Britain

Re: Service & Spares Bulletin Database

Update: The database is now on the Forum Knowledgebase I have used the various lockdown periods since November to continue to enlarge the Service and Spares Bulletin spreadsheet database. Specifically, all of the bulletins available in the forum knowledgebase that were not already present in the da...
by Philk
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: matching numbers?
Replies: 7
Views: 344
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Re: matching numbers?

I thought that the block number is the important match ...cylinder heads could be easily replaced and therefore wouldn’t have an engine number stamped Ideally, Block, Cylinder Head, Crankshaft and Flywheel should all have the same numbers on them.... Unsurprisingly, the latter two are not often ava...
by Philk
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Rear Bumpers & Rubber Lip Seals
Replies: 9
Views: 448
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Re: Rear Bumpers & Rubber Lip Seals

Hi Stu Looking at the photos, both bumpers are designed for a 3.8 since they do not have the recesses that were introduced to allow access to the fitting bolts from outside the car. I would therefore agree that one is original and one is a reproduction given the thinner gauge of steel. In terms of t...
by Philk
Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: FHC body changes in 1962
Replies: 8
Views: 722
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Re: FHC body changes in 1962

The Spares Bulletin (P.60) covering this was published in June 1962. The changes took place from Chassis Nos 860479 (RHD) and 886014 (LHD) and were extensive (the bulletin covers 6 pages setting out all the revised part numbers). The changes were subtle in terms of appearance yet necessitated other ...
by Philk
Fri Dec 25, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Xmas everyone
Replies: 23
Views: 641
Great Britain

Re: Merry Xmas everyone

Merry Christmas everyone!!

Thank you to all of those involved in hosting and moderating the site (with special thanks, as always, to David).

Here's hoping to a better 2021, the chance to get more use from our cars and the opportunity to see more of you in person.

Phil
by Philk
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Nothing to see here.
Replies: 8
Views: 601
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Re: Nothing to see here.

Ouch.... I was really hooked until I read £2,500!
by Philk
Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas lights
Replies: 10
Views: 624
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Re: Christmas lights

Christmas is here! - Waking up this morning in Tier 3, this has definitely brightened my day.
by Philk
Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cooling fan switch
Replies: 28
Views: 996
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Re: Cooling fan switch

A search of Jaguar relay part number C18122 at SNGB shows a 5 pin relay (SRB111). This is the one they list for the 3.8 cooling fan relay. Searching for C17338 listed at the same supplier has 3 pins and looks correct for the fan. Would this be the correct one to buy? Am not sure. I'd suggest you dr...
by Philk
Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cooling fan switch
Replies: 28
Views: 996
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Re: Cooling fan switch

I’ve just removed the additional “hot” wire from the relay and connected the unused green wire from the harness. The fan is now working only with ignition on. I’ll now replace my fan switch and all should be ok. I’ll still add the under dash switch and replace the relay with an original type for au...
by Philk
Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cooling fan switch
Replies: 28
Views: 996
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Re: Cooling fan switch

I should have said that my suggestion re tracing the wires was simply to identify what should be the correct wire that needed to be connected to position C2 on the relay. Once that is done, it would then be a case of disconnecting the permanent live feed that appears to be coming from the extra wiri...
by Philk
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cooling fan switch
Replies: 28
Views: 996
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Re: Cooling fan switch

Phil, looking more closely at the wiring, I have the three correct coloured wires coming from the original harness that would have gone to the original Lucas relay (the green is not currently connected to my relay).There are also two black wires going to earth on a picture frame bolt. I note in the...
by Philk
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cooling fan switch
Replies: 28
Views: 996
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Re: Cooling fan switch

In terms of the relay itself, it is a Lucas 6RA as per the parts catalogue below https://i.postimg.cc/8zw37hvG/Lucas-6-RA.jpg I've also extracted from the 3.8 Factory Fit section quite a good photo of it's position and the wiring to/from it. If you zoom in, you will see that it has only three wires ...
by Philk
Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cooling fan switch
Replies: 28
Views: 996
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Re: Cooling fan switch

The location of the override switch (and its visibility) is very much down to personal choice. I kept mine out of sight (simply to avoid altering the appearance of the dashboard) and placed the switch next to the trip meter reset. It's wired through to the Fan Relay and simply replicates the otter s...
by Philk
Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cooling fan switch
Replies: 28
Views: 996
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Re: Cooling fan switch

Hi Pete As a baseline, I would attempt to get an independent reading on the header tank temperature since the water gauges are often inaccurate. If an independent temperature check shows the otter switch is working properly, you could manually adjust the gauge from the internal adjuster mechanism so...
by Philk
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: correct compression ratio
Replies: 5
Views: 428
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Re: correct compression ratio

That's interesting. A 9:1 ratio engine has a tendency towards wanting higher octane fuels and a 8:1 ratio engine will reduce peak pressure in the head by around 10-15%. However, unless your head had weaknesses in it, I'm surprised at their advice to convert the engine. Many of us have had their 9:1 ...
by Philk
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Air filter drum support bracket
Replies: 10
Views: 595
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Re: Air filter drum support bracket

Interesting in that I also thought that the air cleaner bracket should be painted black. But should the vac tank also be black ? Mine has been silver for the last 30 years. Steve The tank should definitely be black with "Trico Reservac" stencilled on it. See link below http://forum.etypeuk.com/view...
by Philk
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Dynamo clearance
Replies: 7
Views: 449
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Re: Dynamo clearance

Thanks Phil, yours being LHD is a little different with the brake pipe running along the top. I’m assuming your wiring harness runs underneath the frame tube? Mine is along the inside of the frame which is the problem as it’s too close to the dynamo pulley. Perhaps it should be underneath? Yes, the...
by Philk
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Dynamo clearance
Replies: 7
Views: 449
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Re: Dynamo clearance

Hi, hopefully, this assists....

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by Philk
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Setting torsion bars
Replies: 4
Views: 247
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Re: Setting torsion bars

Definitely better than trying to balance a tape measure or ruler. I had to get the torsion bars adjusted a year after the adjustable reaction plate went in as things continued to settle down with driving. As such, I would recommend setting your torsion bars at or slightly above the upper factor tole...