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by Series1 Stu
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Q Light frame to glass seal
Replies: 6
Views: 424
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Re: Q Light frame to glass seal

I used rubber from old inner tubes to do mine. I left plenty of excess material on and then used a scalpel to cut it back flush with the frame for a nice neat edge.

They are a bit of hassle to fit but I used slightly diluted liquid soap and a small plastic mallet.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Nuts & Bolts
Replies: 19
Views: 718
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Re: Nuts & Bolts

Also download the document Christopher linked to in post #9 - one of the most valuable documents you will use for your Jaguars.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Dashboard switches wiring diagram
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Great Britain

Re: Dashboard switches wiring diagram

I'm pretty sure the instrument panels are opposite hand LHD vs RHD. Its definitely the case on Series 1.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Scissor lift safety
Replies: 14
Views: 714
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Re: Scissor lift safety

The C of G does not change but the support points move so that both are one side of it. Technically, it does move - it gets higher as the scissor lift rises. This is exacerbated as the footprint decreases at the same time and therefore reduces stability. The trick is to ensure the c of g stays with...
by Series1 Stu
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Extra “tappety’ noise to engine after re-build
Replies: 12
Views: 472
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Re: Extra “tappety’ noise to engine after re-build

Hi

It is noisy but it will quieten down quite a bit if you fit the air filter. I would say correcting the gaps will certainly help.

Is the engine fully warmed up?

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Voltmeter wiring
Replies: 6
Views: 371
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Re: Voltmeter wiring

Nobody was disputing the relative merits of ammeters and voltmeters and its no surprise that voltmeters were subsequently fitted to many different cars. I was just offering up an alternative solution to simply parking both wires on the same terminal of the ammeter. This way the car keeps its origina...
by Series1 Stu
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Voltmeter wiring
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Great Britain

Re: Voltmeter wiring

Why not just change to a 60 Amp ammeter and preserve a bit more of the originality?

I fitted the movement from a 60 Amp gauge into my original gauge and kept the original face. Nobody could tell that it isn't original just by looking at it.

Took about an hour to do

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello all!
Replies: 10
Views: 965
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Re: Hello all!

Welcome David.

This truly is the best place for all things E Type.

Thank you for all the hard work you and your colleagues have been doing in dealing with this crisis.

Stay safe.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Poor main earth connection
Replies: 15
Views: 1978
Great Britain

Re: Poor main earth connection

Hi We use ZX13 graphite loaded grease for all exposed earth connections in marine and aeronautical applications. It isn't cheap but it is about the best protection you can get. Obviously, £40 for a 500 gram tin is a lot and you'll probably not get through half of it in a lifetime but, like red rubbe...
by Series1 Stu
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Distributor and starting car updated
Replies: 17
Views: 823
Great Britain

Re: Distributor and starting car updated

I might have missed something here but before your do anything serious can you confirm that you are aware that number 6 cylinder is at the front of the engine?

Apologies if you are already aware.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Saggy Rear Suspension Debacle
Replies: 18
Views: 799
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Re: Saggy Rear Suspension Debacle

Retroman wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:41 pm
I am having them made from scratch to the correct spec.
Does anybody know what the correct spec. is? Please tell me and I'll get us all some made ........
by Series1 Stu
Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Golf GTI Horror - Victim Reveals All
Replies: 4
Views: 788
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Re: Golf GTI Horror - Victim Reveals All

I had a 1988 Audi 100 that Audi wanted to buy off me in 2000 to strip it and assess for corrosion. Shortly after that the extended the corrosion warranty to 12 years.

They didn't buy mine in the end because it had been accident damaged but they did buy quite a few cars back at the time.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cylinder head paint
Replies: 23
Views: 1258
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Re: Cylinder head paint

If it was my car, I would have the cylinder head treated with Iridite NCP or similar. This will provide an almost colourless corrosion resistant finish that will stop that annoying furry build up that we're forever cleaning off aluminium parts. It looks only very slightly different to raw aluminium ...
by Series1 Stu
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 3 wire suppliers
Replies: 10
Views: 682
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Re: Series 3 wire suppliers

All of the companies recommended so far are excellent. However, it seems that some wire colours just aren't available. Frustratingly, you can find that the colour and trace colour you need is available in some gauge sizes but not in others. Part of life's rich tapestry, I'm afraid.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil Pressure Test Adapter
Replies: 16
Views: 1412
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Re: Oil Pressure Test Adapter

the car managed to fracture the capillary tube to the gauge head and sprayed hot oil down into the passenger footwell in copious quantities This can be mitigated by adding a loop of pipe behind the gauge to reduce undue stresses on the connections. Maybe not a 100% guarantee but it will certainly h...
by Series1 Stu
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Front suspension set up problems... need help
Replies: 17
Views: 1245
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Re: Front suspension set up problems... need help

Exactly right!

Left and right are preloaded in opposite directions hence them being marked accordingly.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Painted wheels???
Replies: 31
Views: 2159
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Re: Painted wheels???

Good man! It's your civic duty to do so.
by Series1 Stu
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Painted wheels???
Replies: 31
Views: 2159
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Re: Painted wheels???

Doesn't sound like appropriate social distancing, Chris.
:lol:

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Auto Bodycraft ; Wrenbury
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Great Britain

Re: Auto Bodycraft ; Wrenbury

Yes, I've used them and they always have lots of (racing) E-Types hanging around. They specialise in race cars but say they do anything that needs paint. They also have a powder coating plant if you have need of that too. Everything I've seen that they've done had been superb. They're about 4 miles ...
by Series1 Stu
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Preferred supplier of interior trimming kits?
Replies: 15
Views: 1228
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Re: Preferred supplier of interior trimming kits?

Although I haven't purchased a kit myself, I've seen some of the work by Suffolk and Turley in Paul Brown's workshop, who he uses for all his restorations and in fact his own car too. The finish always looks exceptional. Do Suffolk & Turley do kits? If so, they'll probably be among the best. Their ...