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by PeterCrespin
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S1 & 420G similarity
Replies: 30
Views: 751
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Re: S1 & 420G similarity

Got the tap but it needs a bigger than average tap handle. I have one, but ended up chucking the dashpot in the lathe and aligning the tap by using a dead centre in the tailstock and turning the tap with an open-ender. Did you shorten the dampers or replace them?
by PeterCrespin
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S1 & 420G similarity
Replies: 30
Views: 751
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Re: S1 & 420G similarity

True, I expressed myself badly - apologies. My Lonsdale set is just like yours and also started out as a MkX or 420G set. It was too long ago to recall whether the rather high cost included body swaps, but here are two HD8 bodies I currently have on the bench, on which I based my post: https://i.pos...
by PeterCrespin
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S1 & 420G similarity
Replies: 30
Views: 751
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Re: S1 & 420G similarity

AussiE why not ask Peter if he's got anything left:- http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=13469 On the grounds it might be the easiest way to get what you need :shrug: Geoff I haven't had a single enquiry Geoff. Clearly a price reduction is in order, or I just wait and attach them to the en...
by PeterCrespin
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S1 & 420G similarity
Replies: 30
Views: 751
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Re: S1 & 420G similarity

Peter : I don't think machining a taper on both inner and outer faces would work, as the studs would then be out of alignment, particularly on the carb end of the manifold which IIRC have longer studs. It does work, if you're desperate, but it ain't trivial and it needs creativity. Bob Wilkinson on...
by PeterCrespin
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Museum of Modern Art Series 1 Jaguar
Replies: 23
Views: 692
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Re: Museum of Modern Art Series 1 Jaguar

" Peter: You are 1000% wrong, and I can prove it.. You, however can not prove one word of your story. Willing to put your money where your mouth is ?? " I'm not interested in pursuing this MoMA thing down a steamy New York sewer, John, but wearily deliver the coup de grace you demand. Being limited ...
by PeterCrespin
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S1 & 420G similarity
Replies: 30
Views: 751
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Re: S1 & 420G similarity

Dud info on the carbs I’m afraid. From recent memory the main body castings are not the same, due to drillings for the fast idle levers and the opposite side adjuster screws being transposed, same as they are on most (all?) other Jag SU HD8 carbs drilled for manual choke but fitted with the AED devi...
by PeterCrespin
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 4 speed manual to OD conversion
Replies: 15
Views: 318
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Re: 4 speed manual to OD conversion

Hello Peter. Can you tell us what the “competition upgrade” comprises, specifically what is different to the OD that was fitted to Jaguar 4.2L XJ6’s? Do you know spring rates and materials? I did ask re upgrade but it was ten years ago. I think it was a combination of better or more friction materi...
by PeterCrespin
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Value S1 Jag e-type 4.2 LHD Roadster
Replies: 27
Views: 739
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Re: Value S1 Jag e-type 4.2 LHD Roadster

… Although, this could be just to his dealership as opposed to himself. Here's another '67 OTS with a similar provenance. http://classicvehicleslist.com/jaguar/236853-1967-jaguar-xke-e-type-roadster-solid-and-complete-restoration-project.html I love the way the battery tray is just lying on the flo...
by PeterCrespin
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 4 speed manual to OD conversion
Replies: 15
Views: 318
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Re: 4 speed manual to OD conversion

Gents, Thanks a lot for all your advice and comments. I'll check out the UK companies mentioned. M. I went to the ex Laycock people in Sheffield and asked them to upgrade the OD as part of the refurb. They asked why did I wan a competition upgrade? I said I might end up using it in an S3 OTS I had ...
by PeterCrespin
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Museum of Modern Art Series 1 Jaguar
Replies: 23
Views: 692
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Re: Museum of Modern Art Series 1 Jaguar

Posting three times was the least of your mistakes. Taking us for fools was much worse. I have just come across this thread and I'm wondering if you make a habit of peddling fact-free forum contributions John? Unfortunately for you, I just got off the phone with the supposed dead owner. I called him...
by PeterCrespin
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Size of SU idle mixture screw
Replies: 4
Views: 233
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Re: Size of SU idle mixture screw

Check the specs for BA (British Association) screw threads. They look like 1 BA or 2BA. BA threads are used in electrical parts but maybe fuel too? There is also a thread family called BSF (British Standard Fine, which was used on British cars and bikes until the mid Sixties and there are the Cycle ...
by PeterCrespin
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Long stud straight port head....or short?
Replies: 25
Views: 615
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Re: Long stud straight port head....or short?

If your block has the extra holes you’d have to blank them off. Usually it’s the other way round. If I was you I’d look for a Series 3 XJ4.2 big valve head which would drop on without the hassle of plugging its extra holes first.
by PeterCrespin
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel filter (Glass Bowl)
Replies: 11
Views: 409
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Re: Fuel filter (Glass Bowl)

Thanks Julian. I agree the issue is not critical in normal circumstances but your mention of Jaguar agreeing made me recall the same issue when I discussed it with them. I was visiting the Classic workshops, just before they moved to Ryton and was chatting to Paul Ridges (?). They were obviously goi...
by PeterCrespin
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Long stud straight port head....or short?
Replies: 25
Views: 615
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Re: Long stud straight port head....or short?

I can see what Chris means but the head is a straight port Series 2-compatible version without the extra two cooling holes at the back. Your block should have the same two oil drain holes at the back and no pair of extra coolant holes.
by PeterCrespin
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery
Replies: 44
Views: 2932
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Re: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery

Just be aware that you may be on borrowed time in two important respects: 1) Silicone (not silicon) is not to be used on fuel joints. It is neither foolproof nor fuel proof and will expand, go soggy and break off to cause trouble, as you have found. Any reputable silicone brand will have a written w...
by PeterCrespin
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: S2 matching numbers block & cylinder head
Replies: 7
Views: 388
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Re: S2 matching numbers block & cylinder head

I think it was during late 67 that they switched to bare aluminium un-numbered heads for the 68 models. The engine number stayed above the oil filter for a bit longer before migrating to the left upper bell housing flange.
by PeterCrespin
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Open Day April 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1565
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Re: Open Day April 2019

dal2.0litrefrogeye wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:29 pm
Hi . Can I come please . Regards Darren
Suggest you reply again Darren and this time just do like everyone else and add your name to the list of attendees. Nobody else can make that commitment for you.
by PeterCrespin
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S1 & 420G similarity
Replies: 30
Views: 751
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Re: S1 & 420G similarity

The instruments and possibly the centre dash panel recovered and modified. Had it been a 2+2 you could have used the transmission deprnding on auto/manual. Interior door furniture maybe? You could use some brake, hub and differential parts but fewer for splined wheels. The engine won’t fit without a...
by PeterCrespin
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: XJ6 versus E Type
Replies: 16
Views: 734
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Re: XJ6 versus E Type

Tom W wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:13 am
Weight distribution is quite different too, and particularly polar moment of inertia
So you're saying we should take our suitcases out of the boot if we go ice racing in Nordkapp? :swerve:


Pete
(who has a serious moment of inertia getting out of bed on cold, wet, mornings.)
by PeterCrespin
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Oil Pressure fluctuations
Replies: 2
Views: 167
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Re: Oil Pressure fluctuations

I assume you still have the electrical gauge, not a capillary version? Before you buy anything take the connector off the sender down by the oil filter and touch it to earth.The needle should climb to max and stay there (don't over-do it). If not, it's probably a wiring or gauge issue but again, bef...