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by PeterCrespin
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: HD8 carb issue
Replies: 30
Views: 943
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Re: HD8 carb issue

I agree too, Ralph. I thought from the first post pictures that Pierre’s engine flooded when stationary, and he’d taken the pistons out to watch it flood when switched on, pointing to pump overpressure or float valve setting or malfunction.

I’ll see myself out :oops:
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by PeterCrespin
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Timing chain tensioner
Replies: 8
Views: 447
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Re: Timing chain tensioner

How did the chain tensioner touch the timing cover? Did you use the flat plate behind the pad to stop it rotating?

Pete
by PeterCrespin
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Getrag 265 5 Speed for V12
Replies: 11
Views: 409
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Re: Getrag 265 5 Speed for V12

1990 was changeover year for Jaguar Getrags. Is it the 265 or 290? 265 has a detachable bell and can be mated to a standard Jag flywheel/bell housing, starter and clutch release mech, which is generally preferable. I still have a couple of the adaptors for that job from when I fitted one to my E. Th...
by PeterCrespin
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: HD8 carb issue
Replies: 30
Views: 943
United States of America

Re: HD8 carb issue

You are giving a (mixed up) account of how a CV/CD carb works, Pierre. However, your English is better than my French, so it is understandable that you say ‘pressure’ where you should say vacuum or negative pressure/depression. None of which explains the flooding you said was happening in a non-runn...
by PeterCrespin
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: JD43 torsion bar tensioner tool alternative
Replies: 19
Views: 897
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Re: JD43 torsion bar tensioner tool alternative

For American readers the JD43 tool is available free on loan from JCNA (loans administered by the Coventry Foundation). In the UK the JEC provides the same service.
by PeterCrespin
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: HD8 carb issue
Replies: 30
Views: 943
United States of America

Re: HD8 carb issue

Not sure I follow the logic. The carb shouldn’t flood regardless of needle type, or even with no needle or piston at all.
by PeterCrespin
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Suspension
Replies: 13
Views: 637
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Re: Suspension

He had it coming Bill. If he’d paid for the tub it would have cost him an arm AND a leg. :-)
by PeterCrespin
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch slave cylinder 'aftermarket' or 'standard'
Replies: 13
Views: 1205
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Re: Clutch slave cylinder 'aftermarket' or 'standard'

I was visualising something longer but you’re right, it’s just a slug with a concave rear. If you opted to turn it from bar stock you’d have to machine a hemispherical recess before parting off to length. Not too bad to hog something out in alloy but some fancy grinding to make a cutter adequate for...
by PeterCrespin
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Suspension
Replies: 13
Views: 637
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Re: Suspension

Hi All,1 question how strong is E type Suspension,front and rear lower arm because three corners of my car were damaged and don't really think It looks that strong. How strong would you like it to look, Steve? You could add some body filler to the bits you “don’t really think look that strong.” You...
by PeterCrespin
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch slave cylinder 'aftermarket' or 'standard'
Replies: 13
Views: 1205
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Re: Clutch slave cylinder 'aftermarket' or 'standard'

Ask Rory, it’s his mod not mine, although I agree with his post as it now reads. If you are going down in size it should be trivial to get your piston turned down and PP supply a suitable seal?
by PeterCrespin
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jaguar greenhouse collection
Replies: 5
Views: 485
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Re: Jaguar greenhouse collection

Heritage certificates are sold exclusively from Gaydon nowadays, no US facility any more. You can get them without proof of ownership these days, and with missing numbers included. There are stories of people turning up for car viewings with certificates already in their name... No comment on these ...
by PeterCrespin
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Laycock de Normanville
Replies: 44
Views: 3136
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Re: Laycock de Normanville

Christopher - you have to look at the entire powertrain from crank to contact patch. There is no work done without resistance. A formula one engine and a moped engine are some senses functionally equivalent if their back wheels are off the ground. If there were no torque needed to overcome internal ...
by PeterCrespin
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Jaguar greenhouse collection
Replies: 5
Views: 485
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Re: Jaguar greenhouse collection

Paperwork? ID plates? The scruffy red coupe reminds me of my stolen one.
by PeterCrespin
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Stromberg Carburetor Link Wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 347
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Re: Stromberg Carburetor Link Wanted

Perfectly sound logic. Long may you enjoy the car at your own pace.
by PeterCrespin
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Stromberg Carburetor Link Wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 347
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Re: Stromberg Carburetor Link Wanted

Fair enough. You may be the exception that proves the rule and/or there is something else in play. I can't comment on the idle issue, although intuitively one would think that idle, or very slight throttle, would be the classic condition in which one would notice no change. You are right, of course,...
by PeterCrespin
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff bolt thread size
Replies: 5
Views: 251
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Re: Diff bolt thread size

A new, bolt would be cheaper than a 1/2" 13 tpi tap, IMO. Cut some slightly helical slots in an old bolt (try to mimic the flutes and cutting edges of a tap) and use the slotted bolt as a thread chaser. Not only cheaper but kinder, with little/no chance of removing material beyond the original threa...
by PeterCrespin
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Stromberg Carburetor Link Wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 347
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Re: Stromberg Carburetor Link Wanted

Bob, do you still have the secondary throttle plates connected? Can’t be sure from the photo but I hope you haven’t?

Pete
by PeterCrespin
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Which clutch?
Replies: 10
Views: 557
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Re: Which clutch?

The coil spring or diaphragm pressure plate are usable with any gearbox. However, the release bearing and pressure plate must match - unless you enjoy removing the engine & gearbox again. If Andrew’s fitment of a coil clutch worked fine with no change of release bearing, which sounds perfectly belie...
by PeterCrespin
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Laycock de Normanville
Replies: 44
Views: 3136
United States of America

Re: Laycock de Normanville

I was going to add a gearbox isolation switch, to limit OD to only when in top gear. Every LdN Jag box came with a second switch on the top cover, just forward of the identical reverse lamp switch. The switch is wired in line with the solenoid feed, thereby only permitting OD selection when in 4th ...
by PeterCrespin
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Minor Body Rub Question
Replies: 6
Views: 445
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Re: Minor Body Rub Question

Elipper wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:14 pm
Any ideas on what I should be looking at would be appreciated.
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For a minor body rub I'd recommend warm scented oils in front of an open fire. It will either work or you'll stop worrying about it. Win-win...