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by JJC
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Seat foam replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 82
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Re: Seat foam replacement

I agree with Steve......its a job for an upholster. Its amazing how quickly they will cut the correct foam into shape and get the seat back together.

JC
by JJC
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dashboard mirror bar
Replies: 22
Views: 349
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Re: Dashboard mirror bar

Geoff is correct.......the glued units can fall off........but usually because the installer held the glued anchor to the windshield for 10 seconds instead of a minute plus . Key also is not to mount mirror for several hours. You should be good to go forever at that point. Its all in how you bake th...
by JJC
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dashboard mirror bar
Replies: 22
Views: 349
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Re: Dashboard mirror bar

If its a show car...can't help you. But if you drive the car often, and I hope you do,forget the useless mirror that came with ALL E-Types. In the interest of safety, and comfort, go down to any auto supply store, or go on line, and get a day/night modern mirror which gets glued to the windshield......
by JJC
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wheel: what Tightening torque
Replies: 39
Views: 754
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Re: Wheel: what Tightening torque

Wrong....the forward motion of the wheel provides a tightening motion that is both positive and automatic. Thus the beauty of this simple and effective design. To indicate to forum readers that a car with center mounted wheels, and automatic locking hubs, such as wire wheels fitted to any Jaguar, is...
by JJC
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wheel: what Tightening torque
Replies: 39
Views: 754
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Re: Wheel: what Tightening torque

Right on Mark !! Only going to tighten up. Love your post , although I think you would agree, its more an example of sheer stupidity, then normal driving and worrying about how tight to put on a hub that tightens itself ! Have a good one >

John
by JJC
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wheel: what Tightening torque
Replies: 39
Views: 754
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Re: Wheel: what Tightening torque

Interesting answers on knock-off spinners. Why would you jack the wheel off the ground before attempting to knock spinner loose ?? Re-chrome because of use ? Thats the point....of course they will get hammered from time to time...thus the name "knock-offs" ! Why re-chrome, only to get hit again ?? T...
by JJC
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wheel: what Tightening torque
Replies: 39
Views: 754
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Re: Wheel: what Tightening torque

Don't have to torque....they tighten as you drive. One or two good wack's from the hammer, then take your baby for a ride.

John
by JJC
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member, x-over from JL!
Replies: 14
Views: 5196
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Re: New member, x-over from JL!

Hi. Actually cross drilled and slotted brake rotors do serve a function. Not just for looks.
by JJC
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fan Motors
Replies: 11
Views: 404
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Re: Fan Motors

Wow !!! Good tip....many thanks ! And they fit no problem ?? They certainly appear to be a"drop-in" .

Again, thank you. Like to try one, and check results.

John
by JJC
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tools?
Replies: 7
Views: 419
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Re: Tools?

I suggest you move to an area with a top notch retail tool supplier, with every tool imaginable. You will add to your collection, no matter what you start with, on a weekly basis. Good luck !!

John
by JJC
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tacho
Replies: 4
Views: 125
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Re: Tacho

I recommend Nossinger, in New York, a Smiths dealer. Top notch work. pay a little bit extra in shipping, but worth it. Arrives just as quick as any home shop....should you find yourself unhappy with their work.

Good luck !
by JJC
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil?
Replies: 5
Views: 325
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Re: Oil?

I use the cheapest 30wt I can buy. But I do change often, and send out the occasional sample for analysis, just to keep an eye on things. Modern stuff is great, but will make no difference in wear in an older, well running engine.

JC
by JJC
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3, Differential whine
Replies: 6
Views: 159
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Re: S3, Differential whine

Why not flush out whatever is in there, and replace with new. While doing this, keep an eye out for metal. Might want to run a magnet thru whatever you drain, in case little metal shavings missed your eye. If conditions persist, open it up and inspect. Better to rebuild (not the end of the world) be...
by JJC
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fan Motors
Replies: 11
Views: 404
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Re: Fan Motors

Be interested to hear more about the VAG motors. Also, not that it makes a difference, but for some reason, the picture is the part I use on a fan rebuild, and the wires are as the car was delivered to me new, 44 +years ago. Truth is, as you rebuild your cooling motors, an owner can make any connect...
by JJC
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fan Motors
Replies: 11
Views: 404
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Re: Fan Motors

Not a bad idea Kevin. Also if anybody does pull out a motor, a major pain, when placing back in car, replace nuts with wing nuts. Speeds up the process as the wing nut will jam, and no fussing getting a box wrench on the nut...just hold wing nut with finger, and tighten. Been working for years
by JJC
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fan Motors
Replies: 11
Views: 404
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Re: Fan Motors

Glad to help !

John
by JJC
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fan Motors
Replies: 11
Views: 404
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Re: Fan Motors

Sven: Here is what you need : XK's Unlimited in California. Part # 54770693. Brush assembly. Pop the motor open, should take you all of 5 minutes to change. Easy fix. Call them @ 805 544 7864. Price in USA is $24.45.

Happy motoring !

John
by JJC
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: UPDATE ON IMPORTED 2 PLUS 2 V12 1971
Replies: 20
Views: 673
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Re: UPDATE ON IMPORTED 2 PLUS 2 V12 1971

Hi: For last 30 years, I have just wired the fans direct to a switch on the dash. In fact, the last flip switch is usually empty, use that if you wish, and I simply control the fans as needed. No more worries of relays , etc. Just on and off depending on conditions. Works for me. As for a dead fan m...
by JJC
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help me with my rev counter conversion/rebuild.
Replies: 12
Views: 363
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Re: Help me with my rev counter conversion/rebuild.

Mike Eck is fantastic ! Might try Nossinger in New York also, a Smith dealer.

John
by JJC
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Blowing Oil out of Dip Stick
Replies: 3
Views: 210
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Re: Blowing Oil out of Dip Stick

You guessed it.....in regards to dipstick hole venting oil. Its not sealing. Make sure its tight when you replace after checking your oil. Yours might need a small o ring...you will figure it out, no worries. As for the rear seal, try running on straight 30 wt for a while. Rear main will stop leakin...