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by Philk
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Curious LHD roadster
Replies: 7
Views: 553
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Re: Curious LHD roadster

Fully agree that this is just a collection of old photos of a number of different cars. Some interesting detail present: - The photo taken of the LHD steering wheel/instruments is definitely of an early car given the thin dashboard etc. Above the heater controls there is what appears to be an additi...
by Philk
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: C2896 Long Tommy Bar - Are both of these original?
Replies: 4
Views: 251
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Re: C2896 Long Tommy Bar - Are both of these original?

Hi Roger - thank you for taking the time out for the comprehensive reply (thank you also for your contact details and reference points). This really was very helpful. Bar #1 will be taking its place in the toolkit!
by Philk
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: C2896 Long Tommy Bar - Are both of these original?
Replies: 4
Views: 251
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Re: C2896 Long Tommy Bar - Are both of these original?

It's been a very wet day here in the UK so thought I'd dig around in my spares! Thank you for that information - I'll look up the article when its available
by Philk
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: C2896 Long Tommy Bar - Are both of these original?
Replies: 4
Views: 251
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C2896 Long Tommy Bar - Are both of these original?

For the tool experts on the forum...… I have two C2896 large Tommy Bars in my possession and am deliberating over which to keep in my toolkit. I've pored over the Roger Payne articles on E-Type Tools but am struggling a bit to determine whether both are original and, if so, which might be more appro...
by Philk
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Balance Link Springs
Replies: 6
Views: 342
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Re: Balance Link Springs

265bhp wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:17 pm
I spent ages cleaning my old ones...and to avoid the problem of painting in the unstretched position, I stretched them whilst painting..... :roll:
I may go down that route. Out of interest, what brand of gloss black paint did you use on them? Did you prime them first?
by Philk
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Balance Link Springs
Replies: 6
Views: 342
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Re: Balance Link Springs

Hi Phil.....what am i missing they look almost identical in the photo...Steve Hi Steve Hopefully clearer on the photo below (where I've added some centre lines). On my old (silver) spring, the hooks are in the centre at both ends. On the new springs, they are on opposite sides of the centre lines. ...
by Philk
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Balance Link Springs
Replies: 6
Views: 342
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Balance Link Springs

I've just taken delivery of four replacement bonnet balance link springs (BD19972) from SNG to save myself the challenge of stripping, priming and repainting my 3.8 S1 originals (which, annoyingly, had been repainted silver in the past). To my surprise, the springs are of a different design in terms...
by Philk
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Hose clips
Replies: 20
Views: 993
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Re: Hose clips

Nothing in my inbox Phil but I did look at the pic in the Haddock book. Cheers for that and I should’ve done that myself in the first place! Hi Pete - No problem. Has been useful for me too since I now know for definite that I have the right parts. Re the message, for some reason it is still in the...
by Philk
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Hose clips
Replies: 20
Views: 993
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Re: Hose clips

Hi Pete - Have just sent a quick PM to you
by Philk
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Hose clips
Replies: 20
Views: 993
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Re: Hose clips

There is a great photo on page 172 of Haddock showing the two clips connecting the breather pipe, short intermediary hose and air inlet box. These very clearly show the 7/8 " markings on the clasp. I've also had a good look at the 3.8 Factory Fit pictures (post #3). Car 887530 from 1963 is highlight...
by Philk
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Hose clips
Replies: 20
Views: 993
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Re: Hose clips

Phil, C.2905/3 is the clip securing the flexible pipe to the breather housing. This pipe, which vents to atmosphere, was fitted to the early (first 500?) cars. My November 61 car has the later breather, venting to the air cleaner, requiring 4x C.15886/8 clips for securing the rubber hoses at each e...
by Philk
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Philips Head Screws
Replies: 8
Views: 543
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Re: Philips Head Screws

mgcjag wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:39 am
Hi Phil...dont just rely on the sngb website...give them a call.....Steve
Hi Steve - Many thanks for the tip.... I called them and they are having some made (brass then chromed). Their reference is 8606*. They are going to give me a call with an update re ETA.
by Philk
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Hose clips
Replies: 20
Views: 993
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Re: Hose clips

I believe the ones you are after might actually be 7/8 inch in size. I bought a job-lot of E-Type second-hand spares last spring and, amongst them, there were some original 5/8 and 7/8 hose clips. On my list to get them cleaned up and re-plated. In the J30 3.8 Spares Catalogue, they are shown as C25...
by Philk
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Philips Head Screws
Replies: 8
Views: 543
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Re: Philips Head Screws

Interestingly, on SNG's and David Manner's website, the picture of Part No. 8606 (Screw securing front lens) is shown as Posidriv (i.e. with the additional grooves at 45 degrees to the cross head). SNG's website says it is for the 3.8 FHC and OTS notwithstanding the fact that these should be slotted...
by Philk
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Philips Head Screws
Replies: 8
Views: 543
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Re: Philips Head Screws

budmarston@aol.com wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:58 pm
According to the JCNA Series 1 E-Type Judge's Guide --
PARKING & BRAKE LENS SCREWS - Slotted
Thank you for that..... most helpful. It's interesting given this would apply to both 3.8 and 4.2 cars whereas you would have thought the 4.2s would have gone to cross-head/Philips screws.
by Philk
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Philips Head Screws
Replies: 8
Views: 543
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Philips Head Screws

It is some time since this topic last cropped up on the forum.... Does anyone have any insights into when Philips/cross-head screws found their way onto the front side light/indicator lenses? Was this during the 3.8 production run or afterwards. In April 1964, Spares Bulletin P115 announced the use ...
by Philk
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Correct in a 3.8?
Replies: 7
Views: 465
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Re: Correct in a 3.8?

Clausager Factory Original E Type book page 21: Change No. RA 7324 June 1964 Lifting brackets added to cylinder head, some head studs lengthened... …. This, in turn, came from the Jaguar Spares Bulletin No. A.146 (Engine) published in August 1964. Copies of these are in the Knowledgebase section of...
by Philk
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: TRIPLEX logos research - a bit of help needed
Replies: 4
Views: 389
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Re: TRIPLEX logos research - a bit of help needed

ysmalkie wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:21 pm
Many thanks Phil. Much appreciated.

What month is your car from?

Would you have any other side/rear '64 glass?

Regards,

Tadek
Hi - it's a June '64 roadster so no rear glass. From the car's history file, the other side glass was replaced in May 1988 so we do not have the original logo.
by Philk
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tyres again!
Replies: 12
Views: 708
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Re: Tyres again!

Vreds do a sprint classic I've seen in 185/15, listed as a summer tyre, but with a "W" rating (to 270km/h) which I assume would be fine. Reasonable price too at c. £170 per tyre. It's interesting seeing the price difference between these and the Pirelli 185VR15 Cinturato (CA67) which are c. £280 ea...
by Philk
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tyres again!
Replies: 12
Views: 708
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Re: Tyres again!

Because they are easier to get, I have fitted Vreds with 185HR15 . Just be sure to tell your insurers . It may be that VRs are now readily available Am intrigued as to why the insurers need to be told? An HR has a speed rating of 210 km/h or 130mph - nearly double our legal speed limit. Surely, onl...