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by lopena
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Soft top pictures
Replies: 4
Views: 225
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Re: Soft top pictures

Smart move, Grant.
by lopena
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Soft top pictures
Replies: 4
Views: 225
United States of America

Re: Soft top pictures

Grant:

I'll be happy to send you photos of the soft top on my '64 E-type...just tell me exactly what you are looking for...exterior shots, interior shots, etc.

Alan
New Jersey
by lopena
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 1 3.8 low oil pressure after fresh engine build..Help!
Replies: 33
Views: 1161
United States of America

Re: Series 1 3.8 low oil pressure after fresh engine build..Help!

Mike:

In looking at the photo of your engine block I notice that the disc on the filter-head isn’t the same as mine. Could this be of significance?


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by lopena
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 1 3.8 low oil pressure after fresh engine build..Help!
Replies: 33
Views: 1161
United States of America

Re: Series 1 3.8 low oil pressure after fresh engine build..Help!

Mike: Here’s a photo of the fully functional Tecalemit filter-head on my ‘64 3.8 E-type...it looks virtually identical to yours. The only difference I can spot is in the spring where yours shows about 8 coils and mine shows about six...I doubt that is of any significance. Alan N.J. https://i.postimg...
by lopena
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 1 3.8 low oil pressure after fresh engine build..Help!
Replies: 33
Views: 1161
United States of America

Re: Series 1 3.8 low oil pressure after fresh engine build..Help!

+1 on Steve’s suggestion above to make sure you have the correct filter head to engine block gasket...fitting the wrong one is a very easy mistake to make (ask me how I know).

Alan
N.J.
by lopena
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Surprising
Replies: 11
Views: 688
United States of America

Re: Surprising

Here in the States a full restoration on a car like that would likely run about $200,000. You would therefore be well underwater when you compare the all-in cost ($244k) with the going market price ($150-175k) of a nicely-restored Series 1 OTS. But, you can then enjoy the car for the next several ye...
by lopena
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Museum of Modern Art Series 1 Jaguar
Replies: 23
Views: 1154
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Re: Museum of Modern Art Series 1 Jaguar

Here are copies of the brochure handed out in 1996:


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Alan
New Jersey
by lopena
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: E Type equals what other classic
Replies: 28
Views: 1691
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Re: E Type equals what other classic

For me: ‘64 3.8 E-type OTS, ‘69 911S, ‘88 328GTB.

One front-engine, one rear-engine, one mid-engine.

One English, one German, one Italian.

Three totally different driving experiences and I can’t honestly say which one I like the best.

Alan
New Jersey
by lopena
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 3.8 Indicator white plastic cancelling ring
Replies: 15
Views: 861
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Re: 3.8 Indicator white plastic cancelling ring

George:

Understood.

No...I’ve never seen those for sale from the usual vendors here in the States.

Maybe you can find someone with a 3-D printer to make a small batch?

Good luck,
Alan
by lopena
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 3.8 Indicator white plastic cancelling ring
Replies: 15
Views: 861
United States of America

Re: 3.8 Indicator white plastic cancelling ring

George:

If you’re talking about the white plastic canceling ring that resides inside the turn signal switch, there’s good news: XK’S Unlimited in the U.S. sells these items for U.S. $19.

Alan
New Jersey
by lopena
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Starter Disengages Prematurely
Replies: 3
Views: 291
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Re: Starter Disengages Prematurely

Bill: You’ll need to pull the starter (admittedly somewhat a PITA) and look at the pinion gear and spring. These two items used to be readily available at a low cost (although I haven’t shopped for them in years). If the starter spins strongly (have it tested for free at Autozone) you may get away c...
by lopena
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil pressure transmitter
Replies: 12
Views: 651
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Re: Oil pressure transmitter

Bernie:

Glad to hear it all worked out.

Your fellow forum members are here to help, so don’t be shy about asking more questions in the future. There isn’t a single problem that you will face that hasn’t already been solved by someone on this forum.

Cheers,
Alan
N.J.
by lopena
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil pressure transmitter
Replies: 12
Views: 651
United States of America

Re: Oil pressure transmitter

Yes.
by lopena
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil pressure transmitter
Replies: 12
Views: 651
United States of America

Re: Oil pressure transmitter

Bernie:

The oil pressure sending unit you bought (C15474ES) does NOT screw into the block directly but rather into the top of the alloy Tecalemit filter head (which, in turn, holds the oil filter canister). The filter head resides on the right side of the block directly under the carbs.

Alan
by lopena
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil pressure transmitter
Replies: 12
Views: 651
United States of America

Re: Oil pressure transmitter

Bernie:

You obviously have the correct block, but the issue is: do you have the correct oil filter head attached (there are several versions and they were interchangeable to some degree). I think you should have a Tecalemit FA2119 if I’m not mistaken...someone please correct me if I am.


Alan
N.J.
by lopena
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Control box (voltage regulator) question
Replies: 3
Views: 408
United States of America

Re: Control box (voltage regulator) question

Thanks, David. When my RB340 failed I replaced it with another unit and all is well now. Please look at the back of my failed unit...it appears one of the wire wound resistors has burned out. Can this be easily and cheaply repaired? Thanks again, Alan https://i.postimg.cc/Hndbkt33/7189_E4_DD-0872-47...
by lopena
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Control box (voltage regulator) question
Replies: 3
Views: 408
United States of America

Control box (voltage regulator) question

On the back of a Lucas RB340 v.r. there are three tubular items connecting metal tabs...what are these items?

Many thanks, as always
Alan
NewJersey
by lopena
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-type market - are cars selling?
Replies: 24
Views: 2696
United States of America

Re: E-type market - are cars selling?

For what it's worth: the E-type market here in the U.S. remains very strong. Just minutes ago a very pretty, fully-restored 1966 OTS was hammered sold at a whopping $325,000 (versus an auction estimate of $220-260k) at the Gooding & Co. Pebble Beach auction. Yes, it's just one data point, but still....
by lopena
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 3.8 OTS values, July 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 904
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Re: 3.8 OTS values, July 2018

I’d peg the U.S. market value of your car at between $175 - 200k. White color may hold it back a bit...might be north of $200k in a more popular color. Just my opinion...

Alan
N.J.
by lopena
Sat May 19, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Royal Jaguar?
Replies: 28
Views: 2410
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Royal Jaguar?

Does anyone have any information or photos of the OTS that Harry and Meg drove off in today?