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by PeterCrespin
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1 4.2 roadster gear knob original
Replies: 12
Views: 272
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Re: Series 1 4.2 roadster gear knob original

Ahh, I assumed the weight came from brass, never really bothered to check. On the other hand brass is non magnetic and I would have thought pot metal would not have that much weight. Interesting. Some of the zinc alloys are heavy. The weights on pool vacuums, for example. Coincidentally , today I c...
by PeterCrespin
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: VIN number
Replies: 40
Views: 790
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Re: VIN number

I know people will say I'm being anal, but it really anoys me when people say VIN Number.... With respect, It should be; 'VIN', 'VI Number' or 'Chassis Number'. Nicht war, Andreas I know you will say I'm being anal, but it annoys me when people invent other names for the term Jaguar use on E-Type d...
by PeterCrespin
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Evans Waterless Coolant
Replies: 11
Views: 403
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Re: Evans Waterless Coolant

Surprised they let you race the Westfield with any species of glycol, as it's dangerously slippery to others if you sprig a leak. Unless it was just track days I suppose?
by PeterCrespin
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Stolen S1 4.2 FHC
Replies: 2
Views: 169
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Re: Stolen S1 4.2 FHC

Other than the initial alert, I'd advise not discussing any given theft or sighting/premises etc. in open forum (which thieves read too). Ask me how I know - twice over...

Pete
by PeterCrespin
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: VIN number
Replies: 40
Views: 790
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Re: VIN number

How did the other car end up? Wrong frame stamped car number, wrong engine number and we didn’t hear about the body? So Bernie could have been sold some paperwork and a data plate for a scrapped car to legitimise a stolen vehicle?
by PeterCrespin
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Newby
Replies: 12
Views: 268
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Re: Newby

Hello all, I'm both new to the forum and to E Type ownership having bought a 1964 series 1 3.8 a week or so ago.' Cheers Dale Out of interest, Dale, as a new owner of a running car, could you give us your first impressions of whatever driving you’ve done so far? Most of us have been around Es fkr a...
by PeterCrespin
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Newby
Replies: 12
Views: 268
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Re: Newby

And also preceded by the C-Type Jaguar and D-Type Jaguar...which had no model badging at all.
by PeterCrespin
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch choices, and Release Bearing and Fork Woes
Replies: 29
Views: 1668
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Re: Clutch choices, and Release Bearing and Fork Woes

Never tried to see if it's possible. ul I tried and it is. I fitted a Jag plate on a Mustang T5 World Class and an Elite T5. Sloppy on both, to the point you or I would be seriously unimpressed but a punter might not notice and the setup would probably work bar some chatter at low idle. The plate f...
by PeterCrespin
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: V12 Oil Pressure
Replies: 4
Views: 108
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Re: V12 Oil Pressure

Nick V12 e type wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:37 pm
I would be interested if based on my findings so far would you take a different course of action with the engine
Nope. Replace all fluids and carry on. Even very low OP at hot idle is not a contraindication on a V12, provided it jumps up as soon as it revs.
by PeterCrespin
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Greensand Color
Replies: 8
Views: 183
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Re: Greensand Color

The sample photo looked a bit too yellow. This was my Rex Harrison Greensand OTS in Switzerland with a loose exhaust. It grew on me and it's nice having the only car that color at most small gatherings. After a year or so it grew on me and it looks very dreary now in some common metallic reddish hue...
by PeterCrespin
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1 4.2 roadster gear knob original
Replies: 12
Views: 272
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Re: Series 1 4.2 roadster gear knob original

The originals weigh about the same as a billiard ball. They are a heavy Bakelite type material with a brass core. I've had a lot through my hands with selling gearboxes and never seen a brass one. Not saying they don't exist but it'd be an odd choice for an inexpensive non-visible, non-corroding, n...
by PeterCrespin
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil Filler Cap, Gap to Bonnet, and Improving Breathing ?
Replies: 16
Views: 442
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Re: Oil Filler Cap, Gap to Bonnet, and Improving Breathing ?

"What about the larger XJ6 S3 breather? Rather than keeping it black you could polish it. I might even have one I can post to you to experiment with. You could still fabricate some alloy tubing and polish it to replicate the look of the original but just a larger bore?" And if Sir finds the XJ6 part...
by PeterCrespin
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch choices, and Release Bearing and Fork Woes
Replies: 29
Views: 1668
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Re: Clutch choices, and Release Bearing and Fork Woes

I probably lost track slightly, and by 'worried' I didn't mean mechanically but reputationally, because 'stuff happens'. He supplies the correct Ford disc with his boxes, I'm sure. But anyone not buying his plate, or who later tries to fit a Jaguar friction plate to Paul's Ford spline is going to no...
by PeterCrespin
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch choices, and Release Bearing and Fork Woes
Replies: 29
Views: 1668
United States of America

Re: Clutch choices, and Release Bearing and Fork Woes

Une petite faute de frappe, peut-être, entre 2436/2346? Néamoins... If AP are competitive on price and performance, we can assume there’s genuine extra capability for the extra dosh, but I doubt you need 350 lb/ft. If you want to do needs-based shopping, then the important number is whatever it give...
by PeterCrespin
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil Filler Cap, Gap to Bonnet, and Improving Breathing ?
Replies: 16
Views: 442
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Re: Oil Filler Cap, Gap to Bonnet, and Improving Breathing ?

FWIW Rory, that device would be better than stock, but present a total of 264 mm2 X-sectional area, versus the 314 mm2 that is the ID of the main breather tube from the cover. So if you are concerned about back pressure alone, just wind the alloy baffle off the base steel stump and fix a 1" hose to ...
by PeterCrespin
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jag promo video LeMans 1953
Replies: 7
Views: 132
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Re: Jag promo video LeMans 1953

A great find , Steve. Was that William Lyons at 2:21 and 2:25 ? Absolutely, with Bill Heynes at his side. The Big Boss and the Engineering Boss who could see the competition snapping at their heels. They were doubtless already thinking how to ride the wave and use their production-based components ...
by PeterCrespin
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1 4.2 roadster gear knob original
Replies: 12
Views: 272
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Re: Series 1 4.2 roadster gear knob original

The OEM was the first thing lot of US Dealers took off to put a custom one on instead - usually that one or the type with check pattern badge. Heavy is good for change action and to damp high frequency buzzing if it occasionally resonated at speed. The world record must go to the 5-speed Getrag fist...
by PeterCrespin
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil Filler Cap, Gap to Bonnet, and Improving Breathing ?
Replies: 16
Views: 442
United States of America

Re: Oil Filler Cap - and gap to bonnet ?

Here's the real McCoy - GBP500 each inc VAT https://www.bighealey.co.uk/jaguar/jaguar-engine/straight-port. Plus 180 incl for the flanges/tubes. About 1200 anyhow. You can't have too much breather unless you want to establish crankcase vacuum or meet emissions, but 1100-1200 squid is a lot of money ...
by PeterCrespin
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: SNG Barratt
Replies: 26
Views: 904
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Re: SNG Barratt

Depends on how many of the parts he sells were fitted to it......... :bigrin: Keep up the good work and as regards "views and ideas", it would be nice to see 50% discount to the first 20 people that welcomed you, by way of a post, to the forum. I think you've scored Simon! Julian said his defamatio...
by PeterCrespin
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil Filler Cap, Gap to Bonnet, and Improving Breathing ?
Replies: 16
Views: 442
United States of America

Re: Oil Filler Cap - and gap to bonnet ?

It's pretty.

You can't absentmindedly lose the cap.

It's still pretty.

You only need to press quickly to release, not unscrew a hot cap at a petrol station.

It's very pretty