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by Series1 Stu
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S3 V12 Stromberg/Dizzy vacuum pipes
Replies: 19
Views: 991
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Re: S3 V12 Stromberg/Dizzy vacuum pipes

Hi Bob

Your message says A bank is on the left but the snippet you included says it's on the right.

Jaguar manuals usually describe left and right to be considered as when sitting in the car.

:shrug: :scratchheadyellow:
by Series1 Stu
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Help : Stripped Captive Nuts on door hinge fixing bolts
Replies: 6
Views: 1241
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Re: Help : Stripped Captive Nuts on door hinge fixing bolts

Try these cage nuts, available from loads of places. Remove the cage if you don't want that part.

https://www.scparts.co.uk/sc_en/captive-nut-1-9590.html

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gateway 502 error - site problems?
Replies: 5
Views: 226
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Re: Gateway 502 error - site problems?

I've got the same problem. It seems intermittent because it wouldn't allow me to reply but now it does.
by Series1 Stu
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: My 16 yr old son thinks about doing a journey to London...
Replies: 6
Views: 372
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Re: My 16 yr old son thinks about doing a journey to London...

:yeahthat:

Being minors, would they need to be accompanied for the flight and to be handed to and from a responsible adult at each end? Others may know for sure.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wheel arch liners
Replies: 8
Views: 516
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Re: Wheel arch liners

Sounds like an opportunity to mould some carbon fibre ones. Would get you bragging rights.

Regards

PS will you be painting the bonnet inside and out?
by Series1 Stu
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S3 gearbox swap
Replies: 13
Views: 566
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Re: S3 gearbox swap

MX5 seats are a favourite on this forum. There's a lot of information here about the conversion and there are lots of people re-covering them to match whatever you want.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 2+2 track widening
Replies: 12
Views: 521
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Re: Series 2 2+2 track widening

MarkRado wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:41 am
Aston had a centre hub with smaller diameter than Jaguar afaik
True but not all Astons did. The DB6 Mk2, and some others, used the 52mm hub size.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 2+2 track widening
Replies: 12
Views: 521
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Re: Series 2 2+2 track widening

Try MWS. Their Aston Martin DB6 6x15 wheel should suit you fine.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 2+2 track widening
Replies: 12
Views: 521
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Re: Series 2 2+2 track widening

Possibly pointless trivia here.

Series1 & 2 rear track is 50"
Series 3 is 53.4"
Jag 420 is 54.3"
Jag 420G is 58"
Series 1 XJ6 is 58.5"

Back in the day we used to narrow Jag IRS and shove them under all manner of hot rods and custom cars.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sovy Failure
Replies: 54
Views: 2283
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Re: Sovy Failure

Came across these the other day. It would be interesting to see how they stand up to being pressed back into service. https://i.postimg.cc/qR59vhf8/IMG-20190614-161742207-HDR.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/wTmd3Vj3/IMG-20190614-161747818-HDR.jpg They are definitely made from a different material and wall ...
by Series1 Stu
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Windscreen trim panel part number.
Replies: 17
Views: 607
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Re: Windscreen trim panel part number.

You'd be welcome to use mine to take a mould from but there are a few thousand miles adding to the difficulty in that one.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Main bearing clearance
Replies: 4
Views: 263
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Re: Main bearing clearance

I agree with Christopher, although I thought I did see the clearance figures quoted in the series 2 manual. I would counsel caution in your measurements if you don't have truly accurate measuring equipment that can measure to around a 10th of a thousandth of an inch. An Aldi special digital caliper ...
by Series1 Stu
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Windscreen trim panel part number.
Replies: 17
Views: 607
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Re: Windscreen trim panel part number.

I was missing mine. In fact I didn't know I needed one until the trim kit came.

I got mine from Ken Verity. It is identical to the pictures Richard posted.

Regards
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: 17867
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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: 276
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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: 15
Views: 699
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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: 15
Views: 699
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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: 807
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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: 54
Views: 2283
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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: 15
Views: 699
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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...