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by Philk
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Jaguar diagram showing the location of the Gearbox Number
Replies: 0
Views: 109
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Jaguar diagram showing the location of the Gearbox Number

I was recently flicking through a first edition Mark 10 Service Manual. This usefully highlighted the location of the gearbox number. https://i.postimg.cc/nV3WLhn6/IMG-7545.jpg In the 3.8 E-Type service manual, there is no diagram but, as outlined in other posts, it references the gearbox number bei...
by Philk
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Garage Flooring
Replies: 66
Views: 12938
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Re: Garage Flooring

We had a problem with the amount of dust coming off of our concrete garage floor and, having looked at the various options of paint, resin, plastic/rubber interlocking tiles, we eventually opted for it to be screeded and ceramic tiled. They've been down for six years now and I've had no issues with ...
by Philk
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Chassis 850062
Replies: 67
Views: 3034
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Re: Chassis 850062

The car (Lot 382) was unsold yesterday at Silverstone. It now has a "buy for £316,000" label next to it. https://www.silverstoneauctions.com/events/2020-auctions/the-silverstone-classic-live-online-auction-2020/the-silverstone-classic-live-online-auction-2020/friday-31st-july-sale-11am-bst/1961-jagu...
by Philk
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Calyx Manifold Dressing
Replies: 16
Views: 1568
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Re: Calyx Manifold Dressing

I've only done a few post-lockdown trips in the car since applying the Calyx. However, in just over 100 miles of driving, no issues seen yet.
by Philk
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chassis 850062
Replies: 67
Views: 3034
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Re: Chassis 850062

I note from today's JEC weekly update that they are highlighting the forthcoming sale of the car.
by Philk
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chassis 850062
Replies: 67
Views: 3034
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Re: Chassis 850062

Curious, one matching number on a cylinder head, but apparently two different cylinder heads. One of them is surely a ringer. From being all anorachy, this thread has suddenly taken on the far more interesting mantle of an archaeological exposé. Anyone feel like they want to cause some mischief by ...
by Philk
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Chassis 850062
Replies: 67
Views: 3034
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Re: chassis 62

Looking further into the car's history, it was auctioned earlier in 2016. https://www.silverstoneauctions.com/events/2016-auctions/the-silverstone-classic-sale-2016/the-silverstone-classic-sale-2016-sale/2pm-saturday-cars/1961-jaguar-e-type-series-1-roadster-chassis-62 The photos there provide some ...
by Philk
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Refurbished spinners
Replies: 13
Views: 651
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Re: Refurbished spinners

I don’t know the dates for the change from blue to black plugs, but mine’s a Nov 63 and it’s a got a blue one (with a lot of age to it). I’ll have a trawl through the factory thread and see if it’s noted. My Lucas 2SJ washer motor is dated April 1964 and that has a black plug in the lid. Having jus...
by Philk
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chassis 850062
Replies: 67
Views: 3034
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Re: chassis 62

Given most cars have had bodywork on them at some point or other (particularly "barn finds" which are often quite rotted out), it is an interesting question as to where the market will look to in years to come in terms of "originality". During my search for an E-type, I saw plenty of examples where ...
by Philk
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Refurbished spinners
Replies: 13
Views: 651
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Re: Refurbished spinners

They look really good. I have a bit of plating missing on one of mine. I now know where to go!
by Philk
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chassis 850062
Replies: 67
Views: 3034
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Re: chassis 62

I have to confess to loving the colour. Agree with David on the points he's made. Particularly re the rubbers around the bumpers and the steering wheel. The latter looks way too dark and glossy. I was also surprised to see the rust on the bolt near the commission plate and also elsewhere in that pic...
by Philk
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: v. late 3.8's
Replies: 21
Views: 1471
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Re: v. late 3.8's

This is interesting! My 3,8 (881583) was built on March 22nd 1964, yet it has what looks like an original alu panelled interior. I have always assumed that a later US owner changed from black/leather to alu panels, but who knows...? I prefer the early alu panels, and I find the cubby box in the way...
by Philk
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-Type major price correction expected?!
Replies: 72
Views: 6615
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Re: E-Type major price correction expected?!

It (the red one) also does not have its original commission plate and there is a rust hole in one of the outer sills (raising concerns over what is under the shiny paint elsewhere). I can see no rust hole : there is a drain shown in 2 or 3 of the photos, which I think you are misinterpreting. It is...
by Philk
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-Type major price correction expected?!
Replies: 72
Views: 6615
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Re: E-Type major price correction expected?!

It (the red one) 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 ho...
by Philk
Wed May 27, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Balance Link Springs
Replies: 16
Views: 2263
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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: 16
Views: 1568
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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: 349
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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: 83
Views: 67424
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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: 1207
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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: 729
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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...