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by lopena
Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Early Series 1 4.2 E-Type Block ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1158
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Re: Early Series 1 4.2 E-Type Block ?

My 3.8 block was cast on October 20, 1963 and the E-type’s build date Is February 12, 1964...not quite four months later.


Alan
N.J.
by lopena
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fuel Tank Vacuum
Replies: 7
Views: 394
United States of America

Re: Fuel Tank Vacuum

This is what you need:

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Alan
N.J.
by lopena
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: v. late 3.8's
Replies: 21
Views: 1722
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Re: v. late 3.8's

My 3.8 OTS has a build-date of 12 February 1964 and it does not have the cross-hatched aluminum trim under the vinyl.

Alan
N.J.
by lopena
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-Type major price correction expected?!
Replies: 72
Views: 7273
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Re: E-Type major price correction expected?!

Yes, the black ‘62 OTS has a reproduction horn button, while the blue ‘61 has an original one. We’re all on the same page.


Alan
N.J.
by lopena
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-Type major price correction expected?!
Replies: 72
Views: 7273
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Re: E-Type major price correction expected?!

Robbiee wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:58 am
Blimey ..the Sothebys one from the US doesn’t even have an original horn push!
Not to be argumentative, but I believe that the 1961 Sotheby's car does indeed have an original horn button.

Alan
N.J.
by lopena
Sat May 30, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Moss gearbox servicing
Replies: 8
Views: 576
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Re: Moss gearbox servicing

Serge:

One last thing...since Redline MTL has a low viscosity it will exacerbate any gearbox leaks you may have. I’ve decided that the improvement in shifting performance is worth a few drops of oil on the garage floor.


Alan
N.J.
by lopena
Sat May 30, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Moss gearbox servicing
Replies: 8
Views: 576
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Re: Moss gearbox servicing

1) definitely not metric...nothing on your Jaguar is. 2) yes, gravity draining is sufficient. 3) yes...use a funnel or a squirt-bottle to refill with Redline MTL (an excellent choice). 4) yes, you must replace the two copper crush-washers (readily available from any auto parts store). 5) I never hea...
by lopena
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: xk150 gearbox to fit on 4.2 etype
Replies: 4
Views: 496
United States of America

Re: xk150 gearbox to fit on 4.2 etype

I’m sure you could make this fit with off-the-shelf, used Jaguar parts (bellhousing, etc.) but why do you want to? Replacing a nice, slick-shifting 4.2 gearbox with an archaic, recalcitrant Moss gearbox flies in the face of what most people want or do. Of course, it’s your car so do as you please wi...
by lopena
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Bonnet balance link
Replies: 10
Views: 780
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Re: Bonnet balance link

Another thread on this site specifies that the rivets should be 5/16” in diameter and should have a brass rivet on either side of the hinge.

Alan
N.J.
by lopena
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Bonnet balance link
Replies: 10
Views: 780
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Re: Bonnet balance link

Barrie is correct...do not mushroom the tip of the rivet too much. An over-tight rivet will prevent the hinge from operating. You’re not building a bridge...no need to totally flatten the rivet.

Alan
N.J.
by lopena
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Bonnet balance link
Replies: 10
Views: 780
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Re: Bonnet balance link

Pete: While there are dedicated tools to set rivets, the process can easily be achieved with the simplest of hand-tools (a hammer). The toughest bit is to find the proper-sized solid steel rivets themselves...spend some time on the internet and you’ll find the proper size eventually (you may have to...
by lopena
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Loose, floppy brake pedal
Replies: 6
Views: 609
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Re: Loose, floppy brake pedal

The push-rod that goes into the master cylinder should not be very loose and rattling around (what you call ‘oscillating’) but should be snuggly held in place by the pressure from the MC piston. So, you either have the wrong (too short) push-rod fitted or, more likely, the master cylinder piston is ...
by lopena
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Transmission Rebuilder Expert
Replies: 1
Views: 346
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Re: Transmission Rebuilder Expert

Andrew:

I had my Moss gearbox fully rebuilt, along with the rest of the car, by Muncie Imports & Classics (Muncie IN), and I’m very happy with the results.

I’ve also heard very good things about Terry Lippincott’s Garage in Sinking Spring, PA.

Good luck,
Alan
N.J.
by lopena
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which radio for a 63 fhc
Replies: 6
Views: 735
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Re: Which radio for a 63 fhc

I went with a restored, but period-correct, Blaupunkt for my ‘64 OTS:


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Alan
N.J.
by lopena
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best car cover?
Replies: 27
Views: 12665
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Re: Best car cover?

I agree with Johnaz (post #18)...the Form-Fit car covers from Covercraft are soft, thin and breathable, just like a nice pair of knickers: https://i.postimg.cc/MHg05qBc/EC08-B1-CF-23-CE-4292-BEBE-B59-C543-DD4-CF.jpg I’ve used them for many years on several collector cars with no damage whatsoever. A...
by lopena
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: A question about jacks
Replies: 9
Views: 1679
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Re: A question about jacks

If you are stuck you can easily convert your current Jack to the earlier Metallifacture design. Richard Smith sells the conversion kit. http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?p=61042#p61042 Sadly, Richard Smith no longer sells the conversion kits. Does anyone know of another source? Thanks, Alan N.J.
by lopena
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: A question about jacks
Replies: 9
Views: 1679
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Re: A question about jacks

Derek: What you just told us goes against everything I ever read or researched about Series 1 jacks. Are you 110% sure your separate-handle jack was original equipment on your 1964 FHC?? Is there a chance the jack was replaced during the first 9 years when you didn’t own the car? If true, that would...
by lopena
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A question about jacks
Replies: 9
Views: 1679
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Let’s trade jacks!

Thanks to all for the very useful information regarding Metallifacture jacks. Since I have a 1964 OTS, the jack that I have obviously isn’t correct. Therefore I am willing to trade my separate-handled jack, in very nice original condition, for an appropriate jack with the attached handle. And, yes, ...
by lopena
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: A question about jacks
Replies: 9
Views: 1679
United States of America

A question about jacks

Can someone on the forum tell me when Jaguar started dating the Metallifacture jacks? Mine is dated “7 68”, but I’ve seen several undated versions.

Many thanks as always,
Alan
N.J.

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by lopena
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil filter Housing Gasket looks Wrong
Replies: 5
Views: 776
United States of America

Re: Oil filter Housing Gasket looks Wrong

The pattern of the gasket should exactly match the pattern of the metal.

Check with XK’s Unlimited...they carry most variations of the gasket.

Alan
N.J.