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by PeterCrespin
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crankshaft seals
Replies: 12
Views: 336
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Re: Crankshaft seals

They don’t sell the kit but they do the seal, spacer and o-rings x2 separately. I just bought three of everything off them in the US a few weeks ago. Am building some engines, in case you think I’m just hoarding stock against the bitcoin bubble.
by PeterCrespin
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 Inlet Manifold
Replies: 2
Views: 147
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Re: S1 Inlet Manifold

All straight port head manifolds can be swapped, although three piece 3.8 types need two water passages blocked between cyls 2&3 and 4&5. If you want to swap a 4.2 triple carb ‘log’ manifold to a twin carb S2 head you need to transfer the S2 thermostat housing to the earlier manifold so you can use ...
by PeterCrespin
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sump Removal
Replies: 25
Views: 561
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Re: Sump Removal

The 'Mini Me' was the C10 sidevalve with the speedo in the tank. But back to sumps. All you need to do is chop the bulges off the side. Assuming you are starting with a complete XJ6 engine, not just the sump, there is nothing else to do. The longer pick-up pipe belongs with the sump so you don't hav...
by PeterCrespin
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sump Removal
Replies: 25
Views: 561
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Re: Sump Removal

Bedankt Jan en veel geluk op de geplaveide straten!

Maybe Carsten will lend you his big hammer to fix the exhaust. Avoid the Paris-Roubaix or the Kemmelberg :-)
by PeterCrespin
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sump Removal
Replies: 25
Views: 561
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Re: Sump Removal

Hello Peter, I installed an XJ6 engine in my E type, following instructions of an article you wrote some years ago. Anyway yes, that picture shows and XJ6 engine/baffle used in my E type. Hope this clarifies matters? It does Jan, thank you. So to get the XJ sump between E-type frames and torsion ba...
by PeterCrespin
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sump Removal
Replies: 25
Views: 561
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Re: Sump Removal

It is necessary to lift the engine up so that you can "drop the sump" enough to clear the reaction plate and . Anyway it is necessary to move the sump down "straight" so you don't end up in my situation where I ended up with the sump baffle assembly becoming stuck onto the plate at the end of the o...
by PeterCrespin
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sump Removal
Replies: 25
Views: 561
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Re: Sump Removal

That’s the wrong baffle or it’s a modified saloon sump, no? ,
by PeterCrespin
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: E type series 2 2+2 same shell as E type V12 ????
Replies: 2
Views: 154
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Re: E type series 2 2+2 same shell as E type V12 ????

I doubt it. Some panels are the same but the 6-cyl bulkhead supports only 6-cyl frames, which won't hold a V12 engine. The S3 rear floor is deeper for the fatter tank and the S3 suspension is wider than the 6. So if you try to squeeze S3 parts into an S2 shell and ask "Does my XYZ look big in this?"...
by PeterCrespin
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear Inner Fulcrum Shaft Bearing Tubes - Material ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1597
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Re: Rear Inner Fulcrum Shaft Bearing Tubes - Material ?

At the risk of going off on a tangent to this thread, the idea of eccentric bushes for altering the rear camber angle would presumably need some form of locking mechanism to maintain the bushes in their rotated position to move the wishbone pivots outward, if the fulcrum shafts are maintained in th...
by PeterCrespin
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Poor Quality Replacement Parts
Replies: 10
Views: 571
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Re: Poor Quality Replacement Parts

I've seen several plastic clocks on S2/S3. Even ruined the first one I came across by unwittingly using a solvent that had been working fine on the other (i.e. glass) instruments of course...
by PeterCrespin
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dr Samir Klat - 49 FXN
Replies: 2
Views: 222
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Re: Dr Samir Klat - 49 FXN

Goodwood, no less. Was it an E 40th anniversary gig?
by PeterCrespin
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Ride Height
Replies: 30
Views: 1224
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Re: Ride Height

Hi folks My ride height and steering issue is now fully resolved. The height (as best as I can measure it) is bang on on the right side and 3mm high on the left as measured on page J.X.s.2 of the manual (I suspect the rear suspension may be a little low on the right side, which may influence the fr...
by PeterCrespin
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear Inner Fulcrum Shaft Bearing Tubes - Material ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1597
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Re: Rear Inner Fulcrum Shaft Bearing Tubes - Material ?

...On inspecting the bearing tubes which are inside the needle roller bearings at each of the two wishbone pivot points, they showed bad wear and pitting from the needle roller bearings into the chrome surface of some of the original Jaguar bearing tubes... ..they are not chrome plated or do not ap...
by PeterCrespin
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Timing Cover woes
Replies: 10
Views: 351
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Re: Timing Cover woes

Secondly can anyone tell me why studs were used in the first place. Surely UNC bolts would have been a much better idea? Huh??? Why do you say that? The use of studs results in less wear on the casting's threads - especially important with aluminium alloys (and even more with fragile magnesium 'rac...
by PeterCrespin
Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Rear wishbone cover/cap?
Replies: 5
Views: 266
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Re: Rear wishbone cover/cap?

Two forgings linked by a tube and a bit of ARB/shock mount bracketry.
by PeterCrespin
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Grease Guns
Replies: 11
Views: 455
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Re: Grease Guns

If a clip-on gun oozes out of the nipple connection, a good tip is to place some thin cotton like a tee shirt over nipple before clipping the gun on. The gun easily forces through the textile into the grease cavity but less easily out the sides of thr nipple.
by PeterCrespin
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Another Stolen
Replies: 4
Views: 340
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Re: Another Stolen

Hopefully it can be found and dusted for fingerprints rather than icing sugar. Do they currantly have any evidence? Was the bodywork immaculate or a bit crusty? Hope he gets it back but I hoped that about my two. Maybe Santa could keep his eyes peeled? At least get the numbers listed on xkedata.com....
by PeterCrespin
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff ratios
Replies: 56
Views: 1479
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Re: Diff ratios

Is it feasible to just change the crown wheel and pinion and therefore keep your original diff and casing etc.? Yes and no. The LSD case comes in three flavours, with the ring gear flange moving further outboard as the pinion gets bigger. The thickness of the ring gear varies within limits, to matc...
by PeterCrespin
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff ratios
Replies: 56
Views: 1479
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Re: Diff ratios

AFAIK all V12s of any type had an LSD and 2.88 was eventually almost universal, even on XJ6s to comply with 'CAFE' regulations (corporate average fuel economy).
by PeterCrespin
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff ratios
Replies: 56
Views: 1479
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Re: Diff ratios

politeperson wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:03 am
My steering wheel is a standard 15 inch 3 spoke steering wheel.
If your Avatar is any guide James (SWB FHC), your steering wheel can be standard or 15 inch, but not both. Having said that, a 15" standard-style wheel is the nicest option of all for Series 1&2 IMO.

Pete