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by Series1 Stu
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dishonest, Incompetent, Feckless ? You choose.
Replies: 26
Views: 2034
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Re: Dishonest, Incompetent, Feckless ? You choose.

Well, yes Chris. I agree but it would be even more useful if the rest of us knew who to avoid trusting or engines to. I'm sitting here feeling quite smug about who built my engine but, in reality, it might be the same person that built Rory's. This story is a travesty. I really feel for you Rory. Re...
by Series1 Stu
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Downtime
Replies: 51
Views: 687
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Re: Forum Downtime

:yeahthat:
Damned nuisance.

Well done and thank you, David. I was starting to shake with the withdrawal.

Equilibrium is restored.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Front brake caliper thoughts
Replies: 10
Views: 258
Great Britain

Re: Front brake caliper thoughts

Or Classicar Automotive near Macclesfield. They did my 420 calipers superbly and they are the same parts as a series 2 E Type.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where to buy a "Bonnet Hardware Kit"
Replies: 20
Views: 612
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Re: Where to buy a "Bonnet Hardware Kit"

One thing to bear in mine is the tolerances on original Jaguar hardware was probably quite wide... What is this supposition based on? Some apocryphal legend that everything was done on the cheap? You don't build award winning quality motor cars that stand the test of time by scrimping on the engine...
by Series1 Stu
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Oil pressure gauge
Replies: 14
Views: 431
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Re: Oil pressure gauge

Hi Simon: Once again, easy solution to your problem....few simple steps. 1. Open bonnet 2. Remove electric oil sender. 3. Place electric sending unit in nearest garbage container. 4. Get hold of Smiths mechanical gauge and sending unit with kit. 5. If your my age, time for a bathroom break. 6. Inst...
by Series1 Stu
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where to buy a "Bonnet Hardware Kit"
Replies: 20
Views: 612
Great Britain

Re: Where to buy a "Bonnet Hardware Kit"

Steel rolling thickness tolerances are typically plus or minus 0.05mm, or 0.002", so this would pretty much cover the variation found. My concern is more regarding the material properties and chemical composition and I think I'd be right in saying that this is probably where most of the quality issu...
by Series1 Stu
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff cage rubber supports
Replies: 15
Views: 520
Great Britain

Re: Diff cage rubber supports

Agreed.

I used tapered punches to get the holes properly aligned.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Altenator
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Great Britain

Re: Altenator

Hi Elliott

I think you would be wise to worry about cooling the alternator. The fan is there to force air through the alternator to cool the windings. Without cooling you will quickly fry the windings.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Built by Many
Replies: 35
Views: 1888
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Re: Built by Many

Thanks for the savaging, Barry. I didn't realise I wasn't entitled to an opinion. Carsten/Barry. I never singled out any parts supplier with my remarks. My comments are based on personal experiences of trying to use aftermarket parts. The truth is that a lot of items supplied are of inferior quality...
by Series1 Stu
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Built by Many
Replies: 35
Views: 1888
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Re: Built by Many

Refurbish every time. Aftermarket parts are, for the most part, just plain rubbish!

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: interior
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Great Britain

Re: interior

+1 for BAS Wales. I got my trim kit from them and they trimmed my seats too. Perfect! Very responsive too.

I chose BAS because Aldridge didn't really respond to my enquiries although I know their work is excellent.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Serious brake bleed issues
Replies: 43
Views: 1312
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Re: Serious brake bleed issues

I'm not fully familiar with the set up but, as is good practice, shouldn't there be plain washers under the bolt heads?

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Door mirrors
Replies: 26
Views: 834
Great Britain

Re: Door mirrors

:yeahthat:

My current daily driver has by far the worst blind spots of any car I've owned, including the SLK I had prior to this.

What's worse is that you wouldn't expect it to be the case with it being an SUV.

regards
by Series1 Stu
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Thinking of buying an E-Type
Replies: 5
Views: 303
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Re: Thinking of buying an E-Type

You'll have import duty to pay. 6% if I remember correctly. Then you've got 20% VAT to pay as well. So that's around £8000 on top of your purchase price. Then add the cost of shipping, insurance and any fees you may need to pay a shipping agent and it all starts to mount up. Then there's the cost of...
by Series1 Stu
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Door mirrors
Replies: 26
Views: 834
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Re: Door mirrors

Complete rubbish. If you don't look over your shoulder to check your blind spot before pulling out or changing lanes then you are asking for trouble. Especially when you're surrounded by other motorists that are hell bent on being ahead of everyone else. Using mirrors is important but just as import...
by Series1 Stu
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Squeaking Rear End Problem Finally Solved
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Great Britain

Re: Squeaking Rear End Problem Finally Solved

Fine adjustment of the World's finest riding and handling suspension system using a lump of wood!

Are you sure it is going to stay adjusted?

I think Peter's advice was well considered.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rear Dolly
Replies: 9
Views: 797
Great Britain

Re: Rear Dolly

Hi Mike (MSM)

I've sent you a PM regarding this.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Knock on rear end (sounds painfull)
Replies: 36
Views: 1062
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Re: Knock on rear end (sounds painfull)

By the way,without wishing to start more discussion I have always thought that a setscrew was threaded all the way, as in the forward radius arm screw whereas a bolt has a non-threaded portion or shank, as in the rear radius arm bolt. The terms are often used interchangeably. Mike Yep. It's confusi...
by Series1 Stu
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Knock on rear end (sounds painfull)
Replies: 36
Views: 1062
Great Britain

Re: Knock on rear end (sounds painfull)

It sounds like someone has done the classic trick of forgetting to fully tighten the fasteners once it's all fully assembled. That rear radius arm bolt is a prime candidate for that. It could well have been the cause of the knock if the hub has been hitting the bolt head. It might be a good idea to ...
by Series1 Stu
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Earth wires connection
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Great Britain

Re: Earth wires connection

Philk wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:23 pm
Has the car been converted to negative earth? It would be useful to know this.
I don't understand why that would make a difference to the answer of the question asked. :scratchheadyellow:

Regards