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by PeterCrespin
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: head gasket woes
Replies: 14
Views: 2810
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Re: head gasket woes

Hi... my cylinder head has been skimmed twice to my knowledge ,am I going to have problems getting sufficient pressure when tightened down due to Studs bottoming out on dome nuts? To get round this problem would it be safe to have thicker head washers machined or would this affect the compression r...
by PeterCrespin
Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rear vented discs/ calipers - differential clash?
Replies: 5
Views: 252
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Re: Rear vented discs/ calipers - differential clash?

That was when booking a stall worked out at about a fiver each for a group effort, all of whom then got in free as stall staff and had somewhere to leave their stuff and sell their resto leftovers - happy days! In fairness, vented rear discs are not designed to improve stopping power but prevent fad...
by PeterCrespin
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:43 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: How to adjust tex door mirrors???
Replies: 4
Views: 237
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Re: How to adjust tex door mirrors???

jamesmustain wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:57 am
Anybody had the same problem and found a fix?
Thanks!
Equal parts crushed sildenafil tablets and valve grinding paste ought to do it.
by PeterCrespin
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Air Intake Box Assembly
Replies: 11
Views: 360
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Re: Air Intake Box Assembly

Early means those made before the late ones Geoff.

No engine change number known means no date known either.

Clear as mud but nobody will die.
by PeterCrespin
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ETYPE series 1 and 2 brand new windscreens x 4
Replies: 7
Views: 462
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Re: ETYPE series 1 and 2 brand new windscreens x 4

Both respondents before me had 2+2s and although Steve was probably being his usual helpful self the other poster expressed interest and listed only a 2+2.
:shrug:
by PeterCrespin
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Late series 2 air filter.
Replies: 10
Views: 523
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Re: Late series 2 air filter.

The notch under the bulkhead end of the fibreglass plenum to clear the RHD stuff is pretty small - maybe 1/2” deep and and inch or two wide. It wouldn’t be hard to modify the LHD Strangleberg plenum and it would be invisible. You could - with some trouble - make up two spacers to replace the seconda...
by PeterCrespin
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ETYPE series 1 and 2 brand new windscreens x 4
Replies: 7
Views: 462
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Re: ETYPE series 1 and 2 brand new windscreens x 4

If all four are the same they cant be for 2+2.
by PeterCrespin
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Laser Welding
Replies: 9
Views: 547
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Re: Laser Welding

If the weld needs machining to fit a liner be careful. First race bike I built needed cast iron barrel weld. It was below the bore area swept by the rings at BDC but the subsequent boring operation went the full length of the cylinder, of course. The guy who bored it was p*ssed off because the weldi...
by PeterCrespin
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Triple carburetors
Replies: 16
Views: 657
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Re: Triple carburetors

“I enquired about these and found the same pictures advertised on several web sites with differing email addresses. Could all be genuine of course” I lost a packet on that scam via Jag-Lovers Classifieds, which is why they started putting warnings all over that section. I left a full 3.8 set at my s...
by PeterCrespin
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: boot board and seat board covering.
Replies: 3
Views: 201
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Re: boot board and seat board covering.

It should be thin non-stretch vinyl but if it's carpeted nicely and you like it, who cares? If you're worried about values, change it to original the day before you sell it so it's pristine...
by PeterCrespin
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I have someone's engine
Replies: 1
Views: 243
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I have someone's engine

I’ve checked XEData.com for car 878079 but no joy. I know there’s a UK register somewhere (JDC?) but no idea how current it is. If anyone knows the whereabouts of the car I have the engine. Cloners need not apply!
by PeterCrespin
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Setting tickover with different camshafts - JAG4 from Guy Broad
Replies: 24
Views: 1257
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Re: Setting tickover with different camshafts - JAG4 from Guy Broad

When I lived in Buxton I occasionally saw big trucks in the East Midlands with Alex George painted on the side. Was that his firm. I only remembered him as a Norton rider. Not that different to driving a truck..
by PeterCrespin
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Setting tickover with different camshafts - JAG4 from Guy Broad
Replies: 24
Views: 1257
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Re: Setting tickover with different camshafts - JAG4 from Guy Broad

I can well believe it Malcolm and the chances are it works well because it is fairly mild and not great deal different from stock. The difference may not be huge but it’s all positive. Rory doubtless went straight past JAG2 and JAG3 and fixated on MORE POWA that the telesales clerk promised JAG4 wou...
by PeterCrespin
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ebony and Ivory....
Replies: 4
Views: 421
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Re: Ebony and Ivory....

I’d think twice about calling a bloke fat if he was bigger, stronger and faster than me. A bent nose doesn’t look that pretty...
by PeterCrespin
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Setting tickover with different camshafts - JAG4 from Guy Broad
Replies: 24
Views: 1257
United States of America

Re: Setting tickover with different camshafts - JAG4 from Guy Broad

If you think about it, car makers - especially minnows like Jaguar up against GM and Ford et al - want to please as many people as possible, as often as possible. When you think that after the first 5/16 th engines, they stuck with their 3/8 th lift cams for forty years straight, you have to accept ...
by PeterCrespin
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Stromberg 175cd Carb Tuning
Replies: 4
Views: 796
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Re: Stromberg 175cd Carb Tuning

I would stop the cheque to the tune-up shop or ask for your money back. This perhaps has nothing to do with carbs but your symptoms sound like some mixed up HT leads. Maybe they messed with plugs or distributor and replaced some leads wrongly? When removing the US emissions stuff people sometimes fi...
by PeterCrespin
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: oil pressure sender
Replies: 26
Views: 1914
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Re: oil pressure sender

I have always slipped a plastic wrap or slit tube over any copper capillary tube to prevent electrical shorts behind the folded panel. I’d do the same for braided. Unlike a closed brake system, where maximum sustainable pad pressure would be temporarily compromised before bursting, a ballooned nylon...
by PeterCrespin
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:55 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: matching numbers?
Replies: 7
Views: 381
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Re: matching numbers?

They should match. where present, although cylinder heads stopped being painted and numbered in the later sixties.
by PeterCrespin
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rebuilding lsd.
Replies: 21
Views: 2043
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Re: Rebuilding lsd.

... as an owner of a RR Phantom III... You’d love in America. Over here they stop traffic to give you right of way. You see lots of country roads with signs and barriers for RR Crossing, or ‘RR Xing’. Rumour has it if you don’t genuflect and doff your cap as the local robber baron drives over your ...
by PeterCrespin
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Small bracket on gearbox mount
Replies: 5
Views: 295
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Re: Small bracket on gearbox mount

Yes and it’s flat.