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by PeterCrespin
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dashboard mirror bar
Replies: 19
Views: 247
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Re: Dashboard mirror bar

Ah Grasshopper, you have much to learn!

The mirror and FHC shell are correct - it’s your body which requires adjustment. Losing two vertebrae ought to do it. :bigrin:
by PeterCrespin
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1 2+2 window wiper trim
Replies: 4
Views: 124
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Re: Series 1 2+2 window wiper trim

The chrome and rubber come as one part don’t they?
by PeterCrespin
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Just a reminder
Replies: 4
Views: 354
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Re: Just a reminder

A rare 1966 V12 or a different car.
by PeterCrespin
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Plugging the two extra cooling holes in an XJ6 head.
Replies: 4
Views: 158
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Re: Plugging the two extra cooling holes in an XJ6 head.

That would be fine. Alloy is advocated if the head is to be skimmed when all head work is finished.
by PeterCrespin
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: water pump and timing cover help
Replies: 2
Views: 166
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Re: water pump and timing cover help

I think by ‘taper’ Lee means the involute, Steve, which is left off later engines to reduce cavitation risk at high rpm.

The critical thing is to match up the left side timing cover gasket and the left side of the water pump gasket so they match EXACTLY WITH inlet to the block.
by PeterCrespin
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Steering Rack Mounts
Replies: 5
Views: 256
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Re: Steering Rack Mounts

A local guy had his new mounts delaminate before hitting the road but it turned out the car had been on stands for a couple of years with the front suspension hanging somewhat from the rack
by PeterCrespin
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dyno Testing
Replies: 15
Views: 467
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Re: Dyno Testing

Sounds like a really good place for dialing in the EDIS. There was certainly a lot wrong with Angus's engine in terms of it being not as described and paid for (you could see it was standard, not Stage 2) but I’m not certain a lower tune caused the partial seizure and I don’t recall measuring ring g...
by PeterCrespin
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Engine breather hose.
Replies: 23
Views: 496
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Re: Engine breather hose.

There shouldn’t be a quantity or quality of breather output bad enough to cause fouling problems, so I use the large bore elbow breatger connection on the plenum backplate. There are plenty of emission aspects I’m happy to comply with.
by PeterCrespin
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Loose tappet guide
Replies: 12
Views: 382
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Re: Loose tappet guide

A squeak sounds dry. A tappet guide hit by the cam sounds like very loud clattering. It is rare on the inlet side and the cam lobe usually looks normal except perhaps the edges. The tappet guide sustains the worst damage. All cams are hollow and feed the shells. They are best plugged at each end (la...
by PeterCrespin
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Engine breather hose.
Replies: 23
Views: 496
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Re: Engine breather hose.

Not claiming any special insights, but the dry sump system came in with the D-type. That photo shows a dry sump wide angle head E-type. To keep the sump ‘dry’ you have to pump twice as much on the scavenge side as you do on the feed side (think slurping straws at the end of a milkshake). What gets r...
by PeterCrespin
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dyno Testing
Replies: 15
Views: 467
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Re: Dyno Testing

I had my car dyno'd by Hi-tech Motorsport as did Angus. They are reliable and know what they are doing. That's better than his first rolling road experience elsewhere, when he lost piston #6! Note to E-Type owners: Unless they remove the bonnet altogether, working on the engine means the bonnet is ...
by PeterCrespin
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch...no more
Replies: 3
Views: 216
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Re: Clutch...no more

Belgium v England today Ralph, I can’t lose...
by PeterCrespin
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Removing 4.2 Engine
Replies: 7
Views: 416
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Re: Removing 4.2 Engine

What is the difficulty Steve? I’ve just done it that way, as usual, and reinstalled (with a Broadsport 5-speed). For any 6 cyl car that has good ride height prior to engine removal (and isn’t undergoing a total strip-down) why disturb the suspension?

Pete
by PeterCrespin
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Rear Bumper Rubber
Replies: 22
Views: 744
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Re: Rear Bumper Rubber

Apologies - Denis Jenkinson, most famous perhaps* for looking not unlike Peter Crespin (I believe there's even a photo to that effect somewhere) :bigrin: (*OK he's famous for rather more than that, but if Mr Crespin still has the photo I think it deserves another airing :bigrin: ) You be the judge ...
by PeterCrespin
Wed May 02, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Maintenance Repair Manuals....PDFs
Replies: 4
Views: 485
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Re: Maintenance Repair Manuals....PDFs

If he was recommending retorqueing after layup that’s one thing (though I’m not sure how it is supposed to help). If he recommends it as a fix for cam cover leakage, Chris is correct - it’ll have no effect If the leak comes from the head, don’t forget (or strip) the front four 1/2” AF nuts under the...
by PeterCrespin
Tue May 01, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Suitable gear box oil for my 2+2 overdrive unit
Replies: 14
Views: 653
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Re: Suitable gear box oil for my 2+2 overdrive unit

OK I always assumed it was a Moss from an early XJ6- at least that was what Peter Crespin said it was. Should I doubt any of this? You should doubt the wisdom of ‘assuming’ anything Simon. To the best of my recollection I have never sold a Moss box of any description. The two unloved specimens sitt...
by PeterCrespin
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Spam email complaint
Replies: 28
Views: 1271
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Re: Spam email complaint

Fasthound1963OTS wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:37 pm
I apologize if my communication offended anyone.

Kevin
David says you’re in Md but you don’t sound local. Where are you? You missed a good slalom yesterday: 15 drivers, four of them women.

Pete
Gaithersburg
by PeterCrespin
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bolt-on triple eared spinners
Replies: 6
Views: 428
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Re: Bolt-on triple eared spinners

Orson Engineering do them.

I think SC Prats (sic) sell them, but I had 'issues' with them unless I shopped in person when passing through Gatwick.
by PeterCrespin
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake bleeding problems - silicone fluid
Replies: 44
Views: 1632
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Re: Brake bleeding problems - silicone fluid

If one wants to change to silicone fluid what is the suggested way of doing it and clearing out DOT4? Geoff Do what your favourite coach operator seemingly did: Drive a Public Service Vehicle with a 'dangerous'/probably illegal mixture of incompatible hydraulic fluids until everything cures itself ...
by PeterCrespin
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for info on the W&P Sebring GT Hardtop
Replies: 1
Views: 249
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Re: Looking for info on the W&P Sebring GT Hardtop

Ah yes, Williams & Pritchard - the hard top for people who can't find an Ashley. A great way to make a 'Spitfire' look like a Tiger Moth' :bigrin: David found more photos for a previous thread. There was a photo of one in silver or some other light metallic so if yours isn't light coloured there are...