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by Series1 Stu
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: tracing people
Replies: 2
Views: 173
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Re: tracing people

Hi If you are really determined you can usually search parish records to find people and their families. Being a matter of public record, this information should be available but you may need to pay a fee, depending on the parish. It might not be as easy as it sounds but may be worth trying. Regards
by Series1 Stu
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Rear Bumpers & Rubber Lip Seals
Replies: 9
Views: 448
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Re: Rear Bumpers & Rubber Lip Seals

Thanks Tadek I'm preparing my order for new seals - just gathering together a list of other items I need too. The last thing I want to do is to 'blue' the chrome through grinding heat, or even scratch it. Slowly does it. Once I get the new seals I'll let you know the outcome of the filing/grinding b...
by Series1 Stu
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Rear Bumpers & Rubber Lip Seals
Replies: 9
Views: 448
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Re: Rear Bumpers & Rubber Lip Seals

Thanks Bill My car is a Series 1 (December '62, FHC) so it should have the thin beading on the bumpers, shouldn't it? The photograph is showing the bumper beading fitted on the upper edge of the bumper, it is not the over-rider or the over-rider beading. So would you say that its the correct beading...
by Series1 Stu
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Removing silt and limescale from radiator
Replies: 28
Views: 1092
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Re: Removing silt and limescale from radiator

Not quite. Try "acid+base=salt+water". Acids don't dissolve anything. There is a chemical reaction where both the acid and base decompose and the constituents recombine in a different order. The objective is that the previously unwanted and insoluble base is swapped into some different chemical com...
by Series1 Stu
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Rear Bumpers & Rubber Lip Seals
Replies: 9
Views: 448
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Rear Bumpers & Rubber Lip Seals

I've finally got around to re-fitting my re-chromed bumpers so set about fitting the rubber seals. I removed the bumpers myself before sending them off for chroming so I know they definitely had the rubbers fitted. In fact, this is the second time I have had them re-chromed and the bumpers and seals...
by Series1 Stu
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Removing silt and limescale from radiator
Replies: 28
Views: 1092
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Re: Removing silt and limescale from radiator

Citric acid is definitely a better descaler than vinegar although both should work. I can't sing the praises of Kilrock highly enough. I've used it quite extensively lately and find it quick, easy and reliably effective. There's something reassuring about the fizz it produces while going to work on ...
by Series1 Stu
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Good bye
Replies: 25
Views: 1196
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Re: Good by

Okay, so that's Brexit done. Like it or not.

I wonder who's next? Netherlands, maybe?

I'm sure there will be others to follow. Can't wait to see how it plays out, covid aside.
by Series1 Stu
Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Car jacking
Replies: 76
Views: 12654
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Re: Car jacking

:yeahthat: Plus, the load on the jack increases from zero at the start of lifting to maximum once the car is clear of the ground (although complicated by the shifting centre of mass as the car moves under the action of the jack). So, whilst a scissor jack requires less effort to lift a given load th...
by Series1 Stu
Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rad air control flaps
Replies: 29
Views: 1943
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Re: Rad air control flaps

indeed if the central divide is fitted then one side of the matrix will be cooler than the other, leading perhaps to a horizontal stratification within the rad with possibly detrimental effects. That would only be true if there was no coolant flow in the radiator. When the thermostats are open and ...
by Series1 Stu
Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Mobile Workbench
Replies: 0
Views: 301
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Mobile Workbench

Spotted this via Hot UK Deals. Looks quite robust and would be great for stripping & rebuilding an IRS. It looks very similar to the Halfords Professional tool chest range, which I have and love. https://www.homebase.co.uk/36-mobile-workbench-with-tool-storage_p573112 Price seems pretty good too. Mi...
by Series1 Stu
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Gate Automation
Replies: 13
Views: 917
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Re: Gate Automation

Thanks everyone I have the armoured cable run in already and the drive is in need of resurfacing so now is the perfect time. I am trying to decide what automation to use so I can plan installing the gate posts and any ground works in advance. I have spoken to Gate Auto and they want in excess of £55...
by Series1 Stu
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rebuilding lsd.
Replies: 21
Views: 1758
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Re: Rebuilding lsd.

If someone doesn’t like the advice on here then maybe they should go to those other sites and not ask us? :shrug: There's no need to be so touchy. Peter is perfectly entitled to do his own research and make his own decisions. Yes, Alan Slawson does a great job, he rebuilt my final drive, but that d...
by Series1 Stu
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Gate Automation
Replies: 13
Views: 917
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Gate Automation

Hi All I am in the process of installing new metal gates across my drive and am looking for advice on gate motors and control systems. I am not really finding any reviews online or getting any reliable advice from potential suppliers or installers. I'm sure that underground motors are preferable and...
by Series1 Stu
Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Driving during lockdown
Replies: 17
Views: 1090
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Re: Driving during lockdown

From what i can see people are just ignoring the stupid lockdown And now they have got rid of Trump just wait for the miraculous cure and end of all this stupidity Stupid? Really? People are dying as a result of covid and ignorant people deliberately flouting the rules and guidelines. That's what's...
by Series1 Stu
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Q Light frame to glass seal
Replies: 6
Views: 877
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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: 1219
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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: 589
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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: 1148
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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: 751
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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: 573
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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...