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by lopena
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best car cover?
Replies: 25
Views: 10061
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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: 658
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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: 658
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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: 658
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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: 658
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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: 386
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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.
by lopena
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Final throes of a painful restoration!
Replies: 2
Views: 434
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Re: Final throes of a painful restoration!

Is this what you’re looking for?


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XK’s Unlimited in the States sells these for U.S. $6.79.

Alan
N.J.
by lopena
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Upper wishbone nut
Replies: 5
Views: 628
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Re: Upper wishbone nut

Chrisfell: Yes, I was in the process of checking all bolts, nuts, fasteners, hoses, fluids and wires (before I put my car into winter hibernation) when I found that loose nut. I even found a slightly low oil level in one of my carb dashpots. A good wash and waxing will soon follow. I always feel a t...
by lopena
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Upper wishbone nut
Replies: 5
Views: 628
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Re: Upper wishbone nut

Thank you, Andrew, for the clear, informative and succinct response.

Alan
by lopena
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Upper wishbone nut
Replies: 5
Views: 628
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Upper wishbone nut

Car is a 1964 3.8 OTS. My question is: how tight should the nut be that connects the balljoint and upper wishbone to the stub axle carrier? When I checked mine they were snug but not very tight...I was able to turn the nut about half a turn. I didn’t see any relevant information in my Service Manual...
by lopena
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gear box oil
Replies: 21
Views: 2737
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Re: Gear box oil

Ralph:

You are correct...I meant to say Redline MTL...that’s what I’m using in my Moss. Thanks for catching that.

Apologies to all.

Alan
N.J.
by lopena
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Basic questions when buying an E Type. Question 1
Replies: 15
Views: 2284
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Re: Basic questions when buying an E Type. Question 1

I would suggest that a 3.8 E-type with its original engine and Moss gearbox is worth a significant premium +20%?) over an equivalent car without matching numbers (at least it is here in the States). As for the driving experience, I very much enjoy the first gear whine and slow gear change associated...
by lopena
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gear box oil
Replies: 21
Views: 2737
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Re: Gear box oil

Malcolm: As detailed in other threads on this Forum, just be advised that Redline MT90 will likely increase the size and number of leaks from your gearbox (due to its thinner viscosity). I’m perfectly willing to put up with a few little puddles of gearbox oil on my garage floor in exchange for much ...
by lopena
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Refurbishing door handles/locks
Replies: 27
Views: 3190
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Re: Refurbishing door handles/locks

Herblay wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:02 pm
One question related to keys. Does the Series 1 have two separate keys, one for the doors and the other for the ignition?
My ‘64 OTS has its original keys...one key unlocks both doors and the ignition.

Alan
N.J.
by lopena
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cover for car
Replies: 29
Views: 4968
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Re: Cover for car

I’ll advocate the opposite viewpoint...ever since I had my ‘64 OTS fully restored 12 years ago I have always used a car cover. There has been absolutely no degradation in the paintwork during the years...in fact, I am convinced that the use of the cover has protected the car from dust and grime and ...
by lopena
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: So sad, FIRE
Replies: 20
Views: 2774
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Re: So sad, FIRE

Here’s what I use...a Halon 1211 extinguisher readily available from SafeCraft:


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Alan
N.J.
by lopena
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Gear box oil.
Replies: 5
Views: 1084
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Re: Gear box oil.

I recently switched to Redline MTL in my ‘64 OTS Moss gearbox and noticed a marked improvement in shifting.

Be forewarned, however, that if your gearbox has any leaks they are likely to get worse with MTL.

Alan
N.J.
by lopena
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: OBL = $565k
Replies: 27
Views: 4518
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Re: OBL = $565k

I had my original, but very nasty, ‘64 OTS fully restored by marque experts. The monocoque was a complete mess (with rust and botched repairs) and all mechanical systems and components were fully worn out. The labor totaled 2,300 hours and the car is now magnificent. I can’t imagine how someone coul...
by lopena
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: OBL = $565k
Replies: 27
Views: 4518
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Re: OBL = $565k

Another supposed “100-point” 1961 OTS (OBL) was just hammered sold at $340,000 at the RM Sotheby's Monterey auction.

I can’t explain the $225,000 differential between the two cars.

Alan
N.J.
by lopena
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: OBL = $565k
Replies: 27
Views: 4518
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Re: OBL = $565k

With 4,000+ hours of labour, plus parts and the original cost of the car I think this bloke is under water at $565,000!


Alan
N.J.