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by PeterCrespin
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch thrust bearing issue
Replies: 15
Views: 814
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Re: Clutch thrust bearing issue

rfs1957 wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:16 pm

Both nautical heirlooms from my Birkenhead family’s vernacular, and a sop to Peter.
I was at school with a lad called Simpson. Michael I *think* his name was. Fair hair, decent rugby player.
by PeterCrespin
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch thrust bearing issue
Replies: 15
Views: 814
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Re: Clutch thrust bearing issue

Hi all, Have today been told the thrust bearing was faulty and by all accounts the front moss gearbox bearing is faulty. I find it unusual for the bearing to be faulty after the initial inspection said the box was in good order 300 miles earlier However this apparently is chargeable at a large amou...
by PeterCrespin
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Blue smoke from new restored 3.8 ltr
Replies: 7
Views: 483
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Re: Blue smoke from new restored 3.8 ltr

You wrote: “ ...I had a 3.8 ltr built from scratch and installed to bring it back to original.” “ I had all carbs overhauled too and put in a 123 electronic distributor. I wasn't satisfied with the way the engine was running ...” “...it wasn't until I found a good old certified Jag mechanic that it ...
by PeterCrespin
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feeling a bit gutted today
Replies: 23
Views: 1014
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Re: Feeling a bit gutted today

Bob Bates is no shyster and VSE rebuilds have needed remedial work in at least three cases I know of, so it is possible he’s right. If your oil gauge has shown a bit low (or even if not) a wet test gauge reading is important and if it’s not great try pinching the sump return pipe to see if the bypas...
by PeterCrespin
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front suspension
Replies: 17
Views: 564
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Re: Front suspension

CSK washers are not correct and ARB bolts are fed in from front IMO. Bush tightening is limited by bush inner tube length. The tube and rubber are clamped between fat washers held between a fixed shaft shoulder and a thinner floating washer squashed by the castellated nut. From memory and logic, eac...
by PeterCrespin
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wishbone bushes
Replies: 16
Views: 612
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Re: Wishbone bushes

Steve has a point. The bushes on some Jag wishbones operate by a rubber-in-torsion mechanism. The E-type is one such model. Hence if the bush pivots are tightened at full droop not only will the car sit high, the angular movement will exceed the elastic limit of the bush and tend towards premature s...
by PeterCrespin
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fuel filter bowl
Replies: 18
Views: 610
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Re: Fuel filter bowl

Any good in a parts washer?

:drinkingcheers:
by PeterCrespin
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.2 How to remove timing chain
Replies: 9
Views: 268
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Re: 4.2 How to remove timing chain

The chains do not need to be removed to lift the head. If the head is placed flat on the bench there is a high risk of inlet valve(s) bending. If either cam is rotated on the bench (or block) with the other cam left in place, valves will be bent. A mechanic unused to the XK could easily cause such d...
by PeterCrespin
Thu May 21, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tapered bearings..end float or pre load
Replies: 14
Views: 576
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Re: Tapered bearings..end float or pre load

“..throughout the entire 25 year life of Bob Knight's rear suspension design...” Thirty five years Christopher. You’ll recall that apart from switching to outboard discs near the end, , the system remained in use until the end of XJS production in 1996. I realise that wasn’t the main point of your p...
by PeterCrespin
Fri May 15, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Heater return pipe support brackets location
Replies: 2
Views: 217
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Re: Heater return pipe support brackets location

The small bracket used on 4.2s goes at the back to miss the starter solenoid.
by PeterCrespin
Tue May 12, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 5-Speed Boxes
Replies: 22
Views: 2422
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Re: 5-Speed Boxes

We had this conversation recently in connection with Eagle’s five speed. They were realistic and honest enough to confirm (IIRC) that they were not really gearbox manufacturers as such. That qualification is rightly applied to specialist transmission companies with huge capital investment, for the r...
by PeterCrespin
Sun May 10, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Disappointed in parts quality
Replies: 25
Views: 1878
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Re: Disappointed in parts quality

“In any regards, Julian is a thoroughly good chap and good company.” Which is as true at 6.30 AM outside a freezing Stoneleigh cowshed, as it was at your place Bill. Jason Len at XKs was a decent bloke, as is Michael Marter who now works for Moss, and Dave Welsh, et al. These firms didn’t get where ...
by PeterCrespin
Sat May 02, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cockpit air pressure
Replies: 4
Views: 717
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Re: Cockpit air pressure

There are two questions I never expect to read on any E-type forum:

1) “Why is my E-type so ugly?”

and

2) “How do I avoid my OTS cockpit being 100% airtight?”

I envy you!
by PeterCrespin
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Torsion bars
Replies: 16
Views: 857
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Re: Torsion bars

Post deleted, thought it was a V12 query.
by PeterCrespin
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Help with dipstick washer please
Replies: 2
Views: 327
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Re: Help with dipstick washer please

The blocks with a small hole have a felt washer. The blocks with a larger hole should have a pressed-in tubes and use dipsticks fitted with tapered felt or rubber plugs that fit into the flared end.
by PeterCrespin
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch hydraulic gearing
Replies: 40
Views: 2583
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Re: Clutch hydraulic gearing

Nice review Rory, although in the illustration the most important lever is missing. It’s the sealed-for-life, rust proof ‘composite’ lever with built-in actuators, linkage, sensors and wiring. The correct functioning of said lever has a major effect on perceived effort, smoothness and controllabilit...
by PeterCrespin
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Axle ratios
Replies: 25
Views: 897
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Re: Axle ratios

That quote was probably either from me or recycled from one of my posts, perhaps. Somewhere here is my photo of all three carriers in line, clearly showing the range of 3 flange offsets. I still have the spare empty 2.88 Powr-Lok carrier (subject to confirmation) if you want to pm me. I didn’t see a...
by PeterCrespin
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8
Replies: 43
Views: 2582
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Re: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8

Hold your nose and keep your legs together.

Works for the high board and for ‘Chanel-19’
by PeterCrespin
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8
Replies: 43
Views: 2582
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Re: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8

What was the outcome of this saga, Andrew?

I see from Rory’s resurrection of your RB340 thread that you’ve had overcharging to the point of acid spillage since 2017. Is this the same car? The RB340 issue can be confirmed/resolved without needing a test drive.
by PeterCrespin
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Speedometer MPH to KPH Conversion - face source??
Replies: 11
Views: 633
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Re: Speedometer MPH to KPH Conversion - face source??

“Spray your face black, apply the transfer and rub down”

I would put some barrier cream on first and check how busy the dermatology clinics are.