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by Series1 Stu
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Brakes upgrade
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Great Britain

Re: Brakes upgrade

You can't improve the braking efficiency simply by changing the servo. You only change the effort required to apply the brakes.

The answer is larger pads and/or discs with multiple cylinder calipers, regardless of the source or manufacturer.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-type illustrations - colour help
Replies: 24
Views: 1319
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Re: E-type illustrations - colour help

Opalescent dark blue Series1 FHC with flat hub wires describes my car perfectly. Definitely no mirror rod though.

Nice work Trev.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Museum of Modern Art Series 1 Jaguar
Replies: 23
Views: 647
Great Britain

Re: Museum of Modern Art Series 1 Jaguar

Yep. Did that a couple of weeks ago after one of his other rants.
by Series1 Stu
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Shock absorber colour
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Great Britain

Re: Shock absorber colour

Matching colours is a vexed question to which there is no one correct answer. The colour 633 RAF Blue/Grey as specified in BS381C is fully defined within that standard. It is described by its colorimetric values under CIE standard luminant C along with its luminance factor. It is described for both ...
by Series1 Stu
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Engine chugs when power is taken off
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Great Britain

Re: Engine chugs when power is taken off

Insufficient or incorrect oil in the dashpots causing over-rapid dropping of the piston?

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Yet another colour question!
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Great Britain

Re: Yet another colour question!

That looks like opalescent dark blue to me. Same colour as my car.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dayton wire wheels S3 roadster
Replies: 35
Views: 523
Great Britain

Re: Dayton wire wheels S3 roadster

There is an alternative to Dayton and MWS that isn't Borrani, and that is Turrino Wheels. I have met them on several occasions and they always seem to be quality and customer focused. They are pricey, although not as expensive as Borrani, but the quality is superb. I would like to have a set for my ...
by Series1 Stu
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: registration of U.S. import.
Replies: 8
Views: 315
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Re: registration of U.S. import.

Absolutely yes, registered the car upon arrival. This is something you couldn't do before the cars became MOT exempt. When I made enquiries I was told the car needed an MOT, which I'm sure was correct at the time but things have changed so I think I'll have another go at registering mine. Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel gauge sender gasket leak
Replies: 11
Views: 411
Great Britain

Re: Fuel gauge sender gasket leak

2 copper washers seems like a pointless extravagance to me. A copper and a steel or brass plain washer should be fine. Thinking about it, if the threads in the tank really are blind then a sealing washer shouldn't be required at all. In a properly designed screw joint the threads should never strip ...
by Series1 Stu
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Greetings From Whidbey Island Washington, USA
Replies: 13
Views: 362
Great Britain

Re: Greetings From Whidbey Island Washington, USA

And, of course, aluminium, not aluminum...
by Series1 Stu
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Heating and ventilation
Replies: 27
Views: 528
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Re: Heating and ventilation

JC I've got to admire your dogma. I really don't appreciate being called ludicrous but going off your track record I am not surprised by it. 40 years of messing around with cars while working in mechanical engineering obviously counts for nothing. As for blocked heater matrices, the one in my car mu...
by Series1 Stu
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Heating and ventilation
Replies: 27
Views: 528
Great Britain

Re: Heating and ventilation

JJC wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:05 pm
Can't be anything else. Should take you about 5 minutes.
Unless the heater matrix is blocked. Might be wise to check that you are getting warm water flowing out of the heater too.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Happy New year!
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Great Britain

Re: Happy New year!

:yeahthat:

All the best. :salute:
by Series1 Stu
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Triple SU building tutorial
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Great Britain

Re: Triple SU building tutorial

Shoe boxes are okay but I find these storage bins much more robust and appropriate for these kinds of job.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2250954496

I'm sure they're available from various outlets.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for my old E-Type reg "XKE 75"
Replies: 24
Views: 1111
Great Britain

Re: Looking for my old E-Type reg "XKE 75"

Fair enough. Photography copyright has long been a contentious issue. My question was really about the copyright in the article, not the pictures used in it.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Xmas Lights
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Great Britain

Re: Xmas Lights

Turn your volume down?
by Series1 Stu
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for my old E-Type reg "XKE 75"
Replies: 24
Views: 1111
Great Britain

Re: Looking for my old E-Type reg "XKE 75"

There's a lot of tough talk going on here all of which I can understand but find pointless. Let's just leave it all to fizzle out, as it surely will. I don't imagine the car will be returning to Mr Giordanelli's garage any time soon. As for copyright issues, I wonder who owns the copyright on the ma...
by Series1 Stu
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: It must be Christmas
Replies: 31
Views: 1025
Great Britain

Re: It must be Christmas

Thank you, David.

:thankyouyellow:
by Series1 Stu
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Not good to see
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Great Britain

Re: Not good to see

They should ban airbags and replace them with a steel spike in the centre of the steering wheel. That might make us all drive more carefully.

:banghead:
by Series1 Stu
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: oil pressure woes
Replies: 24
Views: 956
Great Britain

Re: oil pressure woes

Ikebaddog wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:35 am
On that note, my log book hasnt been updated with the new engine number ( engine fitted 12 years ago0, should I bother doing it?
Well, if you're at all bothered about having the documentation correct and legal then, yes, definitely.

Also, what Chris said.

Cheers!