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by Series1 Stu
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Prototype????
Replies: 7
Views: 229
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Re: Prototype????

cactusman wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:02 pm
I wonder if the fuel tank fills as you drive? :bigrin: :bigrin: :bigrin:
That's just like the Northern Ireland green energy incentive!

Two questions.

First, aren't those D Type wheels?

Second, what are those headlight bowls? They don't seem to be the same as the Series 1 items.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: New headlining and fitting problems
Replies: 5
Views: 141
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Re: New headlining and fitting problems

:yeahthat:

+1 for BAS

They supplied my trim kit including headlining. Sponge backing was already on and it went onto the roof without any great troubles.

Cantrail trimming is another thing altogether though...

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dashboard mirror bar
Replies: 19
Views: 247
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Re: Dashboard mirror bar

Most modern cars have their rear view mirror attached by adhesive for safety reasons. The key to a satisfactory outcome is to ensure that the glass is as free from dirt and grease as it possibly can be. I use isopropyl alcohol when I do mine and do as big an area as makes sense. Acetone is also suit...
by Series1 Stu
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wheel: what Tightening torque
Replies: 39
Views: 707
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Re: Wheel: what Tightening torque

Heuer wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:08 am
E-Type spinner: 885gms / 3 lbs
885g=approx. 2lb where I come from.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: What could be the cause of this noise
Replies: 13
Views: 404
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Re: What could be the cause of this noise

Its interesting that Jaguar didn't fit the water throwers on the first 6000 or so cars but then decided to add them. Surely that tells us that they were seen to be needed? I know that, in general, we don't use them in the same way as they were intended with many not being driven in the rain so maybe...
by Series1 Stu
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Starter motor not disengaging
Replies: 22
Views: 372
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Re: Starter motor not disengaging

Hi Inertia starter motors are not really any more likely to damage the ring gear than the pre-engaged type as long as they are working properly. The teeth of the pinions are shaped to mesh properly with the ring gear no matter where they are relative to each other when they come into contact. I thin...
by Series1 Stu
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Robbed by a supplier ?
Replies: 13
Views: 806
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Re: Robbed by a supplier ?

Yep! A couple of hours at 200C before welding would stress relieve the casting (which might, in itself, lead to distortion) and then maintaining it at about that temperature during welding would reduce the stresses caused by localised heating during welding. Then cool it slowly after welding. Even a...
by Series1 Stu
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Robbed by a supplier ?
Replies: 13
Views: 806
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Re: Robbed by a supplier ?

Hang on! There's no mention of pre-heating the casting before welding so no wonder it's distorted. I can't believe that they have ever successfully welded a cast part. Clamping it down prior to welding would give interesting results when removing it. Possibly resulting in the cover cracking. They ar...
by Series1 Stu
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Car storage
Replies: 11
Views: 213
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Re: Car storage

Hi I agree. The important thing is to reduce, or control, the extent of temperature difference between the garage and the outside world. The most effective way of achieving this is to add a ceiling and about 300mm of rockwool insulation. You can add more insulation and draught exclusion as you go bu...
by Series1 Stu
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: What could be the cause of this noise
Replies: 13
Views: 404
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Re: What could be the cause of this noise

Ok. So the bearing gets an extra high dose of water to accelerate it's failure!

I guess the difference is that you can see the oil coming out of the engine but not the water going into the bearing.

Sorry. I'm of the "fix it, don't fudge it" persuasion.
by Series1 Stu
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: What could be the cause of this noise
Replies: 13
Views: 404
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Re: Answer -- What could be the cause of this noise

LeffeBrune wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:27 pm
My garage simply took it out saying that it is in any event not a necessary piece.
Really? Would you leave a crankshaft oil seal thrower out of the assembly?
:scratchheadyellow:
by Series1 Stu
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Robbed by a supplier ?
Replies: 13
Views: 806
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Re: Robbed by a supplier ?

Hi Rory You won't need to be told that the cam cover is now scrap. People think that just because they can weld aluminium they can weld cast aluminium. The truth is that not many people can. I was well and truly stitched up by a well known race car fire protection and preparation company who confide...
by Series1 Stu
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: UPDATE ON IMPORTED 2 PLUS 2 V12 1971
Replies: 20
Views: 655
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Re: UPDATE ON IMPORTED 2 PLUS 2 V12 1971

Hi Jerome

There is no need to order another relay, the 50 amp one will be fine (actually better than using a lower rated one).

I like the delay circuit, I may use this idea on mine.

:bouncyyellow:

PS Why is there not a thumbs up smilie but there is a thumbs down one?

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Plugging the two extra cooling holes in an XJ6 head.
Replies: 4
Views: 157
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Re: Plugging the two extra cooling holes in an XJ6 head.

No. There's a very low risk of galvanic corrosion between bread and aluminium.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Later brakes - early differential
Replies: 3
Views: 181
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Re: Later brakes - early differential

Ok. Will do but I'm away until the weekend.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Later brakes - early differential
Replies: 3
Views: 181
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Re: Later brakes - early differential

I have Series 2 calipers on my Series 1 final drive unit. I did cut away parts of the cage to give future access for pad changes etc.

I can send pictures if you want.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 99
Views: 31704
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Re: Insurance

Wow Barry, that's a hell of a valuation. Forgive me for not knowing what car you have but I assume it's a Series 3 from your avatar. That's well above published values. When I renewed in May I was told Series 1 values hadn't changed in the last year.

Insurance is a funny business....
by Series1 Stu
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: E-type illustrations - colour help
Replies: 18
Views: 454
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Re: E-type illustrations - colour help

Gunmetal is a good choice. 9600HP being that colour.

Also Carmen Red is not the same colour as Carmine Red, which I think was a BL colour and is a darker shade.

Regards

PS Opalescent Dark Blue gets my vote for obvious reasons.
by Series1 Stu
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Headlamp bezel screw thread size?
Replies: 8
Views: 312
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Re: Headlamp bezel screw thread size?

There is no such thing as a 5/32 Whitworth fastener and certainly no Whitworth fasteners with 32 tpi. BSF has a 32 tpi but that is 3/16" only. BSF are not common in automotive applications. It certainly won't be an American thread or a metric thread so that leaves good old Unified. Choices at 32 tpi...
by Series1 Stu
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 Import
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Great Britain

Re: Series 2 Import

Don't forget to make sure the gauges in the instrument panel were re-arranged to the RHD format as well. Including the legend strip.

Regards