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by Series1 Stu
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New E-Type book (cont'd)
Replies: 12
Views: 360
Great Britain

Re: New E-Type book (cont'd)

Peter, you may well have inspired me to also write an E Type book.

I think the title will be "1001 Excuses For Not Getting On With It!"

Good luck with it, Peter. I'll buy it and add it to my collection. It'll probably be finished before my car!

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Jaguar Paintings.
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Great Britain

Re: Jaguar Paintings.

Fantastic. I am always envious of people with artistic and musical talents.

I also find it fascinating that people can let those talents lie dormant for long periods of time.

Keep it up, please.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Top Price S2 2+2
Replies: 15
Views: 571
Great Britain

Re: Top Price S2 2+2

Is the description naive or deliberately misleading?

Where is the aluminium trim on the centre panel and console as per the description?

I'd like to think that anybody with that much money to spend on a classic would do their homework and/or seek advice from a marque expert.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: series 3 vs Series 1
Replies: 61
Views: 1801
Great Britain

Re: series 3 vs Series 1

How about one of each?

Throw in a Series 2 while you're at to complete the set.

:drinkingcheers:
by Series1 Stu
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ownership issues and beyond...
Replies: 15
Views: 1028
Great Britain

Re: Ownership issues and beyond...

Plus 1 for Butlin. They painted my friend's 67 911 and it is superb.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Talking about temptations
Replies: 13
Views: 834
Great Britain

Re: Talking about temptations

The problem with SUV's, in my opinion, is they mostly have dreadful all round visibility. Which is probably why most Range Rovers nearly take my front end off when pulling in after overtaking me. That is, if they bother to move out of the middle lane.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Talking about temptations
Replies: 13
Views: 834
Great Britain

Re: Talking about temptations

I'm not a Ferrari fan and couldn't tell one from another but I really like the look of that. Maybe because it looks like an Aston Martin Vantage and an F Type.

Still, it's unfortunately likely to stay beyond my reach so it doesn't really matter what I think of it.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Advice regarding starter.
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Great Britain

Re: Advice regarding starter.

Gear reduction starters are essentially identical in construction to direct drive starters, they simply use a smaller motor than runs at around 4 times the speed of a direct drive motor. This higher speed is reduced by a gearbox to around the same speed as a direct drive motor. This in turn multipli...
by Series1 Stu
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crack in the right Engine Frame, need advice.
Replies: 16
Views: 1121
Great Britain

Re: Crack in the right Engine Frame, need advice.

and don't forget that the picture frames also have suspension components hung off them too......
by Series1 Stu
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Interior re-trim suppliers?
Replies: 14
Views: 866
Great Britain

Re: Interior re-trim suppliers?

I got the full trim kit from BAS but had them do the seats because I was scared of messing them up. They did a superb job and have always been helpful and supportive in all aspects of trimming. I've only ever heard people complain about 1 trimmer and they have nothing to do with Jaguars so you have ...
by Series1 Stu
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Door drainage hole problems!
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Great Britain

Re: Door drainage hole problems!

Surface tension will prevent a water droplet passing through a tube of less than about 6mm diameter. That is, until there is sufficient head pressure to force it through. Ensure any holes are at least 7mm diameter or, better still, rectangular with no side smaller than 6mm. Doing so will stop water ...
by Series1 Stu
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crack in the right Engine Frame, need advice.
Replies: 16
Views: 1121
Great Britain

Re: Crack in the right Engine Frame, need advice.

I don't think it's necessary to remove the picture frame in order to remove the fulcrum blocks. Just remove the bolts and 'tap' out the block.....

Definitely don't remove the picture frame without supporting the engine first.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Now THAT is a workbench.
Replies: 11
Views: 3920
Great Britain

Re: Now THAT is a workbench.

I agree Jerry. There's nothing wrong with a supporting structure weighing less than the mass it's supporting, that's usually the way of things. An engine hoist usually weighs a lot less than the engine it's lifting. The question is one of stability, not mass. Andrew's bench has a very large footprin...
by Series1 Stu
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stripes finally straight
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Great Britain

Re: Stripes finally straight

That looks better. You don't mind spending the money if you are happy with the work and attitude of the supplier, do you?

Did the price include removing the wonky stripes too?

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Rails in rear compartment
Replies: 10
Views: 840
Great Britain

Re: Rails in rear compartment

They're not the right one in the sense that they're not what was used originally but they will do the job. Brass ones would be better though.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Xmas cards
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Great Britain

Re: Xmas cards

They are fantastic. Thank you.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Laycock de Normanville
Replies: 44
Views: 3665
Great Britain

Re: Laycock de Normanville

Your maths is still flawed.

An overdrive unit reduces the torque transmitted by the overdrive ratio.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff bolt thread size
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Great Britain

Re: Diff bolt thread size

:yeahthat:

Add a little grease to pick up the debris and the job's done!

Works well in spark plug holes too.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which engine sump?
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Great Britain

Re: Which engine sump?

They're a bit old school. Not a big company but expert in the art of metal repair.

In fact, they appeared on Car SOS when they repaired a cracked engine block for them.

Best to ring them and have a chat. You won't get any bull or false promises.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which engine sump?
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Great Britain

Re: Which engine sump?

It looks like somebody has been busy with the welder on your sump. It appears that they have laid weld over weld as the sump has cracked on cooling following each weld run. You need to keep the gear in it I allowed a so-called motor sport specialist to have a go at my sump and they really messed thi...