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by PeterCrespin
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: New E-Type book (cont'd)
Replies: 11
Views: 248
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New E-Type book (cont'd)

Since we're talking new books, I may as well get some more peer pressure behind my own offering that has been postponed more often than the Brexit vote by The Institute of Indecisives Or Ditherers. Some Hall Green enthusiasts may have always pronounced Veloce, as in Veloce Publishing, like the first...
by PeterCrespin
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Water pumps
Replies: 6
Views: 305
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Re: Water pumps

The best posts on J-L and here lately, cram so much info I have to swallow them in two bites. No wonder I had trouble with that gasket a year ago on my XJ12. The best posts nowadays also tend to be signed 'Bill'. :yellow:
by PeterCrespin
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Propshaft Length
Replies: 22
Views: 8643
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Re: Propshaft Length

Whilst we're in apology mode, I must say I regret coming off like a pompous arse from my second post onwards 9 years ago. Sometimes having your facts straight isn't the only requirement for a helpful post.

Nowadays I reserve the pompous arse switch for dealings with... well, I can't say :wink:
by PeterCrespin
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Original mild steel exhaust
Replies: 12
Views: 457
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Re: Original mild steel exhaust

One of the downpipes came painted black so I rejected it. The response came back that they were that way originally so workers on the assembly line knew which was the front and which was the rear downpipe... Ah! I smell the 1960s. "We don'need no steenkin' bar codes!" Just paint them differently :b...
by PeterCrespin
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Mystery seats?
Replies: 13
Views: 652
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Re: Mystery seats?

The Series 1.5-(i.e. early recliner) seats used twisted steel strip recline levers but not quite the same IIRC. Don't suppose the Daimler Dart was the source? Sister company and all that?
by PeterCrespin
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: SU Carbs problems
Replies: 29
Views: 773
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Re: SU Carbs problems

I'm afraid the previous post was , putting it as politely as I can , completely wrong You're such a gentleman, Chris :-) I almost called you last week when I was over for my ex Mother-in-Law's funeral. I'm back the week after next for my eldest sister's. Would you be aound on the 27th, maybe for a ...
by PeterCrespin
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: SU Carbs problems
Replies: 29
Views: 773
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Re: SU Carbs problems

It’s news to me if there was any twin carb xk engine for which Jaguar claimed more horsepower than the triple carbed E or Mk X /420G.

I agree with your general premise but ask for your numbers?
by PeterCrespin
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: airfiler box SII
Replies: 6
Views: 215
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Re: airfiler box SII

I will appriciate very much if somebody can tell me how to fix that rubber which is inside. I took it apart and I will put it back together but just for now I do not have idea how to replease that rubber membrane. Believe me, Artur, if you have dismantled that servo in a way that reassembly is even...
by PeterCrespin
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: airfiler box SII
Replies: 6
Views: 215
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Re: airfiler box SII

I have just written a full explanation yesterday. It was on this forum or Jag-lovers.com
by PeterCrespin
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gearbox Breather
Replies: 1
Views: 134
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Re: Gearbox Breather

Yee you should have a breather, same as diff should. Flexi tube on 90^ elbow, or steel tube oem or valve doesn’t matter, but just but 4.2 oarts and be done.
by PeterCrespin
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear rope crank seal
Replies: 5
Views: 203
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Re: Rear rope crank seal

Are they soft and floppy or the usual firm shaped parts of the right shape but more than a 180 slice?
by PeterCrespin
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch movement
Replies: 3
Views: 226
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Re: Clutch movement

It’s difficult to quantify because with incompressible solids the friction is hugely dependent on clamping force, not movement. So technically my answer was wrong because the clutch will slip before the plates separate at all, just because the diaphragm spring pressure is reduced. The spring is what...
by PeterCrespin
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: SU Carbs problems
Replies: 29
Views: 773
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Re: SU Carbs problems

The HIF carbs are probably 1.75” as were the “Stranglebergs” originally fitted. They would not, in themselves, limit performance in the way Allen describes if correctly refurbed and installed. With the home-made spacers there may be a way of fitting them incorrectly with the bores not aligned but it...
by PeterCrespin
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch movement
Replies: 3
Views: 226
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Re: Clutch movement

It will slip after about a millimeter of movement beyond hard contact and be completely free after another millimeter or two assuming the friction and pressure plates are totally flat. This translates to about a quarter inch at the pushrod clevis and most pedals adjusted and operated to give more st...
by PeterCrespin
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Intake manifold gasket sealant
Replies: 13
Views: 645
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Re: Intake manifold gasket sealant

Very clever. But to qualify as genius you have to persuade your wife you need six more as spares so you save even more overspray from being wasted. Your wife will understand if she’s anything like mine. She falls for the old “The more you spend the more you save” line every time!
by PeterCrespin
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Milan Auction RMSothebys - 21 E-Types under the hammer ?
Replies: 59
Views: 8985
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Re: Milan Auction RMSothebys - 21 E-Types under the hammer ?

mgcjag wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:06 pm
Hi Rory...recently stamped up a data plate for my C type build in aluminium......
Data plate stamps are much smaller than frame stamps Steve. And sub-assembly stamps are smaller again (such as competition radiator/oil cooler data plate stamps.
by PeterCrespin
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wiper splines, Spindle dismantling, Bizarre Shapes ?
Replies: 10
Views: 456
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Re: Wiper splines, Spindle dismantling, Bizarre Shapes ?

Regarding the chamfered flats, I’ve seen lots of wiper arms not fully attached or pressed down far enough to clip into the groove. They used the chunky arm spring to push the blade against the glass and effectively cause the arm to be canted on the splined boss in the opposite direction in a kind of...
by PeterCrespin
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Intake manifold gasket sealant
Replies: 13
Views: 645
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Re: Intake manifold gasket sealant

peters3103 wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:22 pm
Hylomar aerosol now in stock - $38 ouch!
Double ouch when you consider the amount of spray that misses the gasket... Homo Sapiens evolved to have two index fingers:- one for spreading Hylomar, the other for Red Hermetite.
by PeterCrespin
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wiper Drive Pimary Link, Eccentric, and Wiper Parking.
Replies: 31
Views: 1198
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Re: Wiper Drive Pimary Link, Eccentric, and Wiper Parking.

Coming late to this Rory, but I recall being mystified and thankful in equal parts when I dismantled the mech on my first E-type triple rack. Mystified at how something apparently thrown together by Heath Robinson (or “Rube Goldburg” over here) works at all. Thankful because it generally gives so li...
by PeterCrespin
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Camshaft plugs - necessary?
Replies: 6
Views: 318
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Re: Camshaft plugs - necessary?

What I wonder about is weather this possible leak through the adjuster plate is not a way to lubricate the timing chain setup.. Tadek Turn the question around Tadek. Ask yourself what would happen if for some reason it was essential to keep oil from every single part of the chain, inside and out. D...