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by Series1 Stu
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S3 gearbox swap
Replies: 13
Views: 457
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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: 351
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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: 351
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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: 351
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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: 2062
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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: 13
Views: 344
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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: 186
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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: 13
Views: 344
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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: 17194
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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: 195
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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: 557
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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: 557
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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: 738
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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: 2062
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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: 557
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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...
by Series1 Stu
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sovy Failure
Replies: 54
Views: 2062
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Re: Sovy Failure

I'm sure these bottles are blow moulded, not moulded in halves and then welded together, which would be a recipe for disaster. Disposable shampoo bottles, bleach bottles etc. etc. are all blow moulded and are of a much higher quality than the rubbish that we expect to use for years in our cars. The ...
by Series1 Stu
Fri May 31, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt User Group
Replies: 88
Views: 4793
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Re: SNG Barratt User Group

It's great that everybody had a good time etc. etc. but what happened? What was discussed? Were there any specific issues discussed and strategies agreed? Was a shortlist of improvement priorities drawn up?

Would be nice to know....
by Series1 Stu
Thu May 30, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1 FHC Window Regulator
Replies: 11
Views: 541
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Re: Series 1 FHC Window Regulator

thanks Guys. I have ordered a new one but they are out of stock at present, so vehicle off the road now for a few weeks as its already stripped out! Or you could wedge the window closed with a couple of wooden blocks and go for a cruise. Just avoid toll booths and car park ticket machines. :drinkin...
by Series1 Stu
Mon May 27, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rear Suspension, ride height
Replies: 71
Views: 2577
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Re: Rear Suspension, ride height

Hey, thanks Pete. I will add the damper dimensions into the model but not for a good week or so due to work and family committments. I am pretty sure that the relative positions of the inner fulcrums is correct, maybe it's because I've simplified the appearance of the rotational centre of the univer...
by Series1 Stu
Sun May 26, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rear Suspension, ride height
Replies: 71
Views: 2577
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Re: Rear Suspension, ride height

I don't think anybody had forgotten, I just think these things take time. Especially when we are all busy with many other commitments. I have created a simple 3D CAD model of the rear suspension based on the illustration in the workshop manuals and Peter's measurements along with a few of my own. Ha...