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by lopena
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 3.8 Indicator white plastic cancelling ring
Replies: 15
Views: 358
United States of America

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: 358
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: 2
Views: 116
United States of America

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: 408
United States of America

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: 408
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: 408
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: 408
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: 245
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: 245
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: 20
Views: 1611
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: 580
United States of America

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: 1854
United States of America

Royal Jaguar?

Does anyone have any information or photos of the OTS that Harry and Meg drove off in today?
by lopena
Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: E type operating, maintenance and service handbook
Replies: 4
Views: 721
United States of America

Re: E type operating, maintenance and service handbook

W.W. Curtis was the publisher of the original Operating Manuals...it sounds like you have the real deal.

Alan
N.J.
by lopena
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tach drive dog problem
Replies: 4
Views: 680
United States of America

Re: Tach drive dog problem

Thanks Simon. In my case I do believe that the generator shaft itself is simply shorter than original-spec. I can’t pull it out any further even with pliers. I think the easiest solution is a thicker drive dog. I’m actually tempted to fashion a thicker one by hand out of brass or nylon. Has anyone e...
by lopena
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tach drive dog problem
Replies: 4
Views: 680
United States of America

Tach drive dog problem

Hi chaps: I have a 64 OTS. I am having an issue with a replacement tachometer generator (the tach doesn’t work). After investigation I’ve discovered that the generator drive is not fully engaged with the plastic drive dog at the end of the camshaft. I’ve tried using several different plastic drive d...
by lopena
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Conversion from dynamo to alternator
Replies: 4
Views: 925
United States of America

Re: Conversion from dynamo to alternator

Frank: Since your car now runs an alternator it is definitely negative-ground. That being said, there really are no differences (vs. positive-ground) in how the car operates, including the timing and the functioning of the choke. Don't over-think this...the substitution of an alternator for a genera...
by lopena
Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: '64 XKE OTS
Replies: 31
Views: 2543
United States of America

Re: '64 XKE OTS

Yep...a permanent fix to the gearbox would require an engine pull. However, if Stephen can shake the shifter loose, as described in that article, he would be able to drive the car, provided he doesn't 'over-reach' for first gear (and even if it did get stuck again a few wiggles and whacks with the p...
by lopena
Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: '64 XKE OTS
Replies: 31
Views: 2543
United States of America

Re: '64 XKE OTS

Stephen: I also had my shifter get stuck in first gear (Moss gearbox). The problem was that the shifter mechanism was worn and moved past the original stopping point and got stuck there. There are some spring-loaded balls that are supposed to lock into some indents on the shift rod to stop this from...
by lopena
Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: '64 XKE OTS
Replies: 31
Views: 2543
United States of America

Re: '64 XKE OTS

Stephen: One more thing: if you want to know what you car looked like when it was first assembled in 1964, head over to the "Series 1" subtopic on the forum and click on the sticky labeled "factory fit 3.8 liter". There you'll find every little detail you could possibly want about original parts, fi...
by lopena
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: '64 XKE OTS
Replies: 31
Views: 2543
United States of America

Re: '64 XKE OTS

Stephen: Based on the single photo provided, your car looks incredibly original, right down to the aluminum radiator, coolant tank, generator, fluid reservoirs, etc. Please resist the temptation to "update" your car with modern components...that will only detract from its value as a "survivor" car, ...