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by PeterCrespin
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fixing the Y trim piece on centre console
Replies: 5
Views: 223
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Re: Fixing the Y trim piece on centre console

Hi, Does anybody have a picture of the underside of the Y shaped trim piece on the centre console? It would appear that mine has been modified (shortened) by the PO and it is unclear what is original and what is not. I am trying to establish how it is fixed on to the console. Also is the gauntlet p...
by PeterCrespin
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: pistons
Replies: 2
Views: 147
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Re: pistons

Which engine? Not that it always matters...
by PeterCrespin
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine rebuild, various questions, and - hopefully - some good ideas.
Replies: 13
Views: 550
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Re: Engine rebuild, various questions, and - hopefully - some good ideas.

One thing I always do to the pick-up pipe is cut a couple of vee notches in the lower end. I’ve measured some that come very close to the base of the sump and given the low pressure in that part of the circuit I am nervous about any restriction to flow. By notching the end it is impossible to blank ...
by PeterCrespin
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Prescott Hil
Replies: 11
Views: 458
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Re: Prescott Hil

Last time I did a timed run, in 2011, we emerged near the top from the shelter of the trees onto a newly-damp track, courtesy of a passing shower. That was tricky in itself, but the gear lever coming off in my hand was even trickier. The skimpy weld on the Getrag conversion bridge piece came apart a...
by PeterCrespin
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Acoustic Cameras
Replies: 27
Views: 830
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Re: Acoustic Cameras

With speed cameras you can link the image to the offender by validation road markings. If you're right behind a noisy vehicle with both in shot, how do they avoid mixing up offenders?
by PeterCrespin
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Gearbox Numbers
Replies: 7
Views: 367
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Re: Gearbox Numbers

No further info., sorry. Who knows if there was even a serious fault?
by PeterCrespin
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Gearbox Numbers
Replies: 7
Views: 367
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Re: Gearbox Numbers

I had an April (ish) 62 FHC which showed a gearbox number the same as a later car, according to the late Mike Cook, Jaguar archivist. He said my car was a personal export car and there was probably a warranty replacement box fitted after the owner’s initial UK/ Euro mileage. The removed box would th...
by PeterCrespin
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Trouble shooting 123 dizzy
Replies: 35
Views: 1284
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Re: Trouble shooting 123 dizzy

.... Anyway. Use the timing marks that’s what they are for and check the rotor is pointing to number 6 when at 10 btdc. Sort of, but my own attitude is different. I don’t believe timing marks and have never cared where the rotor points.... If troubleshooting (as per thread title) the timing marks a...
by PeterCrespin
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Trouble shooting 123 dizzy
Replies: 35
Views: 1284
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Re: Trouble shooting 123 dizzy

360 degrees out (two strokes) not 180 (one stroke, i.e. BDC). Believe nothing, verify everything, starting with the right stroke and timing marks.
by PeterCrespin
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: missfire when hot ser2 1969 fhc
Replies: 4
Views: 229
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Re: missfire when hot ser2 1969 fhc

You have changed things from stock. Your car originally had a ballast resistor and low voltage coil. Mixing coil and resistor specs can cause your symptoms. If you're sure it's a 12V coil try hot wiring it from the battery to see if that helps (remember to disconnect when motor stopped).
by PeterCrespin
Tue May 28, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Quick Release Steering Wheel
Replies: 82
Views: 4819
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Re: Quick Release Steering Wheel

Hi Peter....what saloons.... Sorry, I don't know Steve, I didn't take it off. Mk1 or Mk2 maybe? It is 7/8" with no split collet groove and corresponding nut thread for clamping tight like an E. Nor is there an external circlip groove to stop a loose wheel coming off in your hands for your very own ...
by PeterCrespin
Tue May 28, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: 1st sprint in E
Replies: 10
Views: 475
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Re: 1st sprint in E

I wondered why I didn't recognize the venue - never been to Crystal Palace. Looks nice enough apart from bike-unfriendly Armco and tree trunks. Have you got a GoPro video of a lap to see what it looks like? Well done. Don't like to see stickers in the line of sight though. They can easily cause a "S...
by PeterCrespin
Tue May 28, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rear Suspension, ride height
Replies: 71
Views: 2508
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Re: Rear Suspension, ride height

I was hoping you wouldn’t ask...the spring was still on. Fortunately, I found the stripped one ( Girling, incidentally) which had no bump rubber and metal to metal it’s 9”/ 230 mm. Yes I was assuming the UJ centreline. I checked a diff before posting because the dog bone brackets are ‘outboard’ faci...
by PeterCrespin
Mon May 27, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rear Suspension, ride height
Replies: 71
Views: 2508
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Re: Rear Suspension, ride height

Stuart What do you use as the horizontal delta between inner fulcrums? Around 100 mm? Looks exaggerated in the diagram, although that may just be an illusion. An old but I believe original (Armstrong) damper shows these approx distances from the eye centres: Fully extended 13” (330 mm) Travel (estim...
by PeterCrespin
Mon May 27, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rear Suspension, ride height
Replies: 71
Views: 2508
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Re: Rear Suspension, ride height

My impression (completely a guess, really) is that people who like the classic solutions do so (at least in part) because of the way the contact patch behaves during cornering. So one question is: do the traditional solutions give more 'confidence' and then 'give up suddenly' while the wider / flat...
by PeterCrespin
Mon May 27, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Quick Release Steering Wheel
Replies: 82
Views: 4819
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Re: Quick Release Steering Wheel

For the wallet-challenged purists amongst us, there is a cheap all-Jag option using the inner splined sliding column from classic Jag saloons. This has a milled slot in which a grub screw slides to limit travel, like the E-type. D-types use a slit steering wheel boss clamped by a pinch bolt that cro...
by PeterCrespin
Fri May 24, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Uprated engine mounts
Replies: 6
Views: 444
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Re: Uprated engine mounts

That's more like it. "There is more joy in heaven..." etc.
by PeterCrespin
Thu May 23, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Quick Release Steering Wheel
Replies: 82
Views: 4819
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Re: Quick Release Steering Wheel

Now Craig, when do I get my apology for your snide, mean spirited, uninformed asinine, brainless remark ? I guess I should not hold my breath. LOL Wallstreetman/JJC/Johnnie, alias-du-jour... You are too much, you really are. To have reached chronological maturity without a corresponding mental acui...
by PeterCrespin
Thu May 23, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Uprated engine mounts
Replies: 6
Views: 444
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Re: Uprated engine mounts

This has been known since the poly mounts first came out. There will be threads on J-L over a decade old, I bet.

I can only think of one parts seller like that but may be wrong.
by PeterCrespin
Sun May 19, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rear Suspension, ride height
Replies: 71
Views: 2508
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Re: Rear Suspension, ride height

All were 4.8 to 5.5 with the average 5.2 degrees with the diff end higher than the hub end. As per post 42: "Had that drawing in mind when I posted Stu. Trouble is, I’ve driven too many miles behind many Es and in my mind’s eye I see only wishbones sloping down by varying degrees." By the time you ...