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by Series1 Stu
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 186
Views: 17044
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Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

If you can appreciate a car this much then you truly deserve each other.

Wishing you many miles of adventure and excitement together.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Treasure Chest
Replies: 1
Views: 110
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Treasure Chest

I've just crated up all the parts I've replaced. This includes, numbers matching gearbox. Rear axle (as per service manual parlance) or diff unit as most would say. This is 3.07 powr-lock and I have no idea why it isn't under my car. All 4 brake calipers and hand brake calipers etc. Prop shaft. LHD ...
by Series1 Stu
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Air in the brakes ?? Series 3 E-type
Replies: 13
Views: 421
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Re: Air in the brakes ?? Series 3 E-type

Like I said, it worked for me on the 420, which is basically the same system as the Series 2. It's about bleeding the cylinders at first. As you reconnect the pipes you bleed them with each subsequent operation. Makes sense to me. PS Yesterday I had to bleed the oil supply pipe to my central heating...
by Series1 Stu
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Air in the brakes ?? Series 3 E-type
Replies: 13
Views: 421
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Re: Air in the brakes ?? Series 3 E-type

Stuart - in this string of posts you reference bleeding the master cylinders BEFORE connecting the pipework up. Could you give me a few more details of what you actually did please? Yes, of course. Disconnect the brake lines from the master cylinder and arrange cloths and trays etc. to collect any ...
by Series1 Stu
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RIP Norman Dewis
Replies: 12
Views: 659
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Re: RIP Norman Dewis

Norman was a true gentleman and great company. A couple of days after I got my E project we met at the Shropshire JEC club night and he spent about an hour and a half asking me about the car and what needed doing and how I planned to proceed. He also regaled me with lots of anecdotes about the car's...
by Series1 Stu
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sovy Failure
Replies: 47
Views: 1617
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Re: Sovy Failure

Didn't Julian Barrett say that they make the bottles using the original tooling they acquired when they bought Sovy? If so then clearly the tool is worn out and that is why Julian has said they are looking at improving the product, likely with a re-tool. If the tool halves are not meeting properly t...
by Series1 Stu
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Air in the brakes ?? Series 3 E-type
Replies: 13
Views: 421
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Re: Air in the brakes ?? Series 3 E-type

I've had the same problems and wasted days and litres of brake fluid trying many different methods without success. Then I spoke to a retired Jaguar mechanic who had worked on our cars almost every day of his career and he suggested bleeding the master cylinder first before connecting the pipe to th...
by Series1 Stu
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sovy Failure
Replies: 47
Views: 1617
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Re: Sovy Failure

I'm sure these bottles are blow moulded, not moulded in halves and then welded together, which would be a recipe for disaster. Disposable shampoo bottles, bleach bottles etc. etc. are all blow moulded and are of a much higher quality than the rubbish that we expect to use for years in our cars. The ...
by Series1 Stu
Fri May 31, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt User Group
Replies: 88
Views: 4587
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Re: SNG Barratt User Group

It's great that everybody had a good time etc. etc. but what happened? What was discussed? Were there any specific issues discussed and strategies agreed? Was a shortlist of improvement priorities drawn up?

Would be nice to know....
by Series1 Stu
Thu May 30, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1 FHC Window Regulator
Replies: 11
Views: 510
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Re: Series 1 FHC Window Regulator

thanks Guys. I have ordered a new one but they are out of stock at present, so vehicle off the road now for a few weeks as its already stripped out! Or you could wedge the window closed with a couple of wooden blocks and go for a cruise. Just avoid toll booths and car park ticket machines. :drinkin...
by Series1 Stu
Mon May 27, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rear Suspension, ride height
Replies: 71
Views: 2508
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Re: Rear Suspension, ride height

Hey, thanks Pete. I will add the damper dimensions into the model but not for a good week or so due to work and family committments. I am pretty sure that the relative positions of the inner fulcrums is correct, maybe it's because I've simplified the appearance of the rotational centre of the univer...
by Series1 Stu
Sun May 26, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rear Suspension, ride height
Replies: 71
Views: 2508
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Re: Rear Suspension, ride height

I don't think anybody had forgotten, I just think these things take time. Especially when we are all busy with many other commitments. I have created a simple 3D CAD model of the rear suspension based on the illustration in the workshop manuals and Peter's measurements along with a few of my own. Ha...
by Series1 Stu
Fri May 24, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: IRS rebuild
Replies: 28
Views: 1522
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Re: IRS rebuild

I'm pleased it works for you but I would be concerned that an airlock in one side would stay put while the fluid is displaced from the side without the airlock. I have painful memories of bleeding my 420 brakes (essentially the same as the Series 2 E Type). It took days and a few litres of fluid to ...
by Series1 Stu
Fri May 24, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Member Banned from forum
Replies: 16
Views: 1087
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Re: Member Banned from forum

I blocked him months ago but this last episode was like a car crash - a predictable outcome but difficult to look away from.

Let's hope he learns from it, even if history suggests the contrary.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Fri May 24, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: IRS rebuild
Replies: 28
Views: 1522
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Re: IRS rebuild

That's interesting Robbie because I'm struggling to see how it works. Surely the bleed points need to be at the end of the pipe runs.

Is there not the risk that you will end up bleeding only one caliper?

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Wed May 22, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Quick Release Steering Wheel
Replies: 82
Views: 4819
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Re: Quick Release Steering Wheel

The thing I like about steering wheels is they are fundamentally round and help you get your car around corners. Some cars, like E Types, have particularly attractive and tactile ones. Some are even removable. Let's not get bogged down in petty squabbles about insignificant details. Even though some...
by Series1 Stu
Wed May 22, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Garage / workshop
Replies: 52
Views: 2308
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Re: Garage / workshop

Nice work, Rich. Don't forget to find a way to stop leaves, frogs and mice getting in under those doors. I Rawl-bolted a length of angle iron to the floor for the doors to close against. Maybe do it before laying a self levelling screed? Perhaps some drop bolts to fix the doors at the bottom, too? I...
by Series1 Stu
Tue May 21, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Quick Release Steering Wheel
Replies: 82
Views: 4819
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Re: Quick Release Steering Wheel

Even an idiot thief would think twice before stealing the most recognizable car in the world. Get picked up by any competent police force in 5 minutes. An old acquaintance of mine in Adelaide drove a Lincoln Town Car, at the time the only one in Australia, I believe. Someone stole that! Obviously a...
by Series1 Stu
Mon May 20, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Inspection Lights
Replies: 6
Views: 463
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Re: Inspection Lights

I also have a rechargeable LED head torch, which is brilliant but sometimes you need to illuminate something from above when working under or from below when working over. I like the look of what Steve has suggested. I will be replacing the fluorescent lights in the garage with some kind of LED lamp...
by Series1 Stu
Sun May 19, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rear Suspension, ride height
Replies: 71
Views: 2508
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Re: Rear Suspension, ride height

Ah. Did I not say the drive shafts are horizontal so as to reduce wear on the journals? If not then I meant to.

Regards