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by PeterCrespin
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Firing Order
Replies: 8
Views: 232
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Re: Firing Order

Yes Peter I can do this of course. But I don't like the "nearly right". Yes, I understand Michel and agree, mais c'est la moitié d'un plan. That train has now left the station. The time to aim for "totally right" on things like this is when building up the block. It's completely your choice, but I ...
by PeterCrespin
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Firing Order
Replies: 8
Views: 232
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Re: Firing Order

It hardly matters at all, only to keep the vac advance free to turn and not hit the block

Set number 6 cylinder at firing stroke TDC by the rote. Then fit the rotor and wherever it points fit #6 wire.

Fit next wires anticlockwise in order after 6 (2,4,1,5,3 -)
by PeterCrespin
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Changing a clutch a 9 to 5 job !
Replies: 33
Views: 2116
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Re: Changing a clutch a 9 to 5 job !

We know Adam. You’re coming very late to the party but it’s always good to get confirmation. As for John, who recently insisted black was white on another E matter, nobody has ever argued really about the V12 options. Wallstman as John used to call himself, simply insisted that his magic trick would...
by PeterCrespin
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Open Day April 2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4842
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Re: Open Day April 2019

politeperson wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:51 pm
Yes it was great to meet everyone,

Julian, you are younger than I expected,
Those of us who’ve known him a decade or more are convinced he’s got a portrait in the attic that looks older every day...
by PeterCrespin
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Malpassi fuel pressure regulator
Replies: 44
Views: 618
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Re: Malpassi fuel pressure regulator

The irony is that the SU pump as standard on an E type has - effectively - a filter king pressure regulator already built into it :wow: :yeahthat: to Peter 'Effectively' is right, rather than technically, since damping the pressure pulses isn't quite the same as imposing a pressure limit. David, as...
by PeterCrespin
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Malpassi fuel pressure regulator
Replies: 44
Views: 618
United States of America

Re: Malpassi fuel pressure regulator

"adding a filter king could actually introduce problems because it could affect the flow rate" :banghead: Careful – the words ‘hoist’ and ‘petard’ are in floating in the ether :smile: .The above statement looks correct to me, but no, I won't duke it out on Saturday, especially as you're a gun exper...
by PeterCrespin
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Insulation on exhaust hoses
Replies: 22
Views: 724
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Re: Insulation on exhaust hoses

I'm no metallurgist either Rory but not all stainless is rot proof. As I write, I have a Jaguar saloon fitted with the OEM factory stainless system including two badly holed rear silencers. At 22 years I'm not complaining - it sounds quite rory, sorry, rorty, I expect the jag system was 410 or some ...
by PeterCrespin
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Malpassi fuel pressure regulator
Replies: 44
Views: 618
United States of America

Re: Malpassi fuel pressure regulator

“..previous types of S.U. high pressure electric fuel pumps..” ???

I’ve never seen any pumps lower than SUs. Even American carb fuel pumps tend to be a pound or so higher.
by PeterCrespin
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Interesting Old Motorsport Article
Replies: 10
Views: 435
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Re: Interesting Old Motorsport Article

As a motorcyclist as well as a classic car driver, I recall LJK writing regular columns for Bike Magazine. /quote] Yes, it was an ace up his sleeve and rare to be totally credible in both circles, although Dennis Jenkinson wrote for Motorport's sister title Motorcycle Sport as well, of course. The ...
by PeterCrespin
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Air Conditioning/Engine Heat in Cabin
Replies: 7
Views: 339
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Re: Air Conditioning/Engine Heat in Cabin

Correct on the air duct seal, which people often don’t check. Less so for the added valve, but only because a correctly functioning heater valve isolates the heater matrix too. Isolating it twice ‘ought’ to be redundant, since coolant flow is needed to shed heat. Granted, many valves may not totally...
by PeterCrespin
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Another one turns up
Replies: 6
Views: 530
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Re: Another one turns up

Header tank could be either version as the only difference was the change to accommodate the 9lb filler cap.... I think the more substantial 3.8 tank changes were the ‘switch’ from top to front mounted Otter and the angle of inlet hose entry from the right rear corner to a slightly more forward pos...
by PeterCrespin
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Before and after
Replies: 17
Views: 655
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Re: Before and after

That reminds me of story about a friend who worked on someone's very early XJS and later borrowed it for a summer evening's drive with his wife. They turned up at the guy's house to collect the S and my friend was gratified to see it had been cleaned inside and out to look the part. They got in and ...
by PeterCrespin
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Part ID
Replies: 3
Views: 243
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Re: Part ID

When you list them, be sure to show the back ends of at least the non-filler cap ones, as this dictates which other models they would fit. If selling, you want to appeal to the largest number of potential buyers
by PeterCrespin
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 sereis 3 Exhaust ..straight or std?
Replies: 9
Views: 183
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Re: V12 sereis 3 Exhaust ..straight or std?

AdrianS wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:56 pm
thanks but my e type is garaged in the USA...
Get your gentleman's gentleman to telegraph Bywater and his blacksmith will sort something out for you. I'm sure there will be some spare room on the Titanic, or that new-fangled Hindenburg Zeppelin thing.... :P
by PeterCrespin
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 sereis 3 Exhaust ..straight or std?
Replies: 9
Views: 183
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Re: V12 sereis 3 Exhaust ..straight or std?

Why not look at Roger Bywater's site for two types of performance stainless system?

Google AJ6 Engineering. Good kit from a no-BS guy.
by PeterCrespin
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 123 distributor
Replies: 5
Views: 245
United States of America

Re: 123 distributor

The coil is primarily responsible for the spark characteristics, yes, but the spark is also influenced by the switching mechanism used to ignite the coil pulse. The nearer to instantaneous the primary circuit can be made to collapse, the more intense will be the corresponding output from the seconda...
by PeterCrespin
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Before and after
Replies: 17
Views: 655
United States of America

Re: Before and after

A born salesman.....Didn't I see you at some country fair selling lead balls used to let Spitfires and Hamilton's F1 car run on paraffin? Now if you'd showed us the cleaner outer side first and the less sparkly inner side second, would there have been such a marked contrast? On the other hand, if yo...
by PeterCrespin
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Redline MTL "thickness" when cold
Replies: 2
Views: 299
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Re: Redline MTL "thickness" when cold

I recently swapped to MTL and it took a hundred miles or so to properly work through. The gearchange is much sharper now. I suspect it gets fully pumped-through in a hundred yards. The hundred miles is maybe what it takes for some owners to fully realize and enjoy the change. I noticed the smoother...
by PeterCrespin
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Where do those alloy shields go ?
Replies: 12
Views: 438
United States of America

Re: Where do those alloy shields go ?

... Oh I wish SNG would use the proper diagramms, then ? Imagine buying sausage on display in a local market and they hand over some cheese...wrong diagramm :bigrin: Very true. But imagine owning Jim's artwork and lyrics for the song "J38 in 2+2 time" and the Bild free Doors poster shows 'J30''.......
by PeterCrespin
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Demister Vents
Replies: 15
Views: 594
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Re: Demister Vents

Dave Kerr posts here sometimes.

Xke061@gmail.com

Or

David@kerr2209.fsnet.co.uk

Pete