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by andrewh
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: 72 EXB - my father's old E-Type
Replies: 6
Views: 943
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Re: 72 EXB - my father's old E-Type

its on XKEDATA as chassis number 860682, so just before my car, I imagine its something like a June 62 build. Originally red. Wow a bright red E type in 1962, your Dad must have been rocking.
by andrewh
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: 72 EXB - my father's old E-Type
Replies: 6
Views: 943
Great Britain

Re: 72 EXB - my father's old E-Type

Excellent. I live in hope that someone will contact me one day about my car which is a September 62 FHC. 3672PE. Apparentlythe first owner was a batchelor and so has no family, which rather put a stop to the sort of nostalgic post we see here. Ah well. I am sure the owner of "your" car will be along...
by andrewh
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Moss Gearbox - value
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Great Britain

Re: Moss Gearbox - value

neil4444 wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:07 pm
Thanks Barrie, no bellhousing with it so I'm guessing iro 1k-1.25k.
Have a buyer for it but just wanted to be able to come up with a fair price for both of us.
Regards,

Neil
Please dont tell me its the original gearbox for your car and you are going to sell it?
by andrewh
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello
Replies: 10
Views: 801
Great Britain

Re: Hello

Thanks for the welcome. @andrewh - yes, mine's a UK car, 3050TU. I don't know of your old car, sadly but, they aren't often scrapped these days so, it's probably out there. I bought mine in early 1999 and used it a lot but, corrosion started to be obvious some years later and I had a lot of work do...
by andrewh
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dellorto Conversion kit
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Great Britain

Re: Dellorto Conversion kit

Yes thanks, I restore bikes as well, so have my cables made for me. I was simply trying to get the original specification because as the cable has broken getting the length correct can be a bit hit and miss. I have had to send back bike cables a couple of times to be adjusted, not a problem but as I...
by andrewh
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello
Replies: 10
Views: 801
Great Britain

Re: Hello

welcome to a more active involvement. Is you're 3.8 a UK car? I still live in hope of finding my first 3.8 FHC, but all I can recall of it is the first 3 letters PEY. Never seen it anywhere since I sold it in about 1982. Do post up some photos.
by andrewh
Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dellorto Conversion kit
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Great Britain

Re: Dellorto Conversion kit

Ah thats useful to know. Anyway, my pal is going to photograph the setup this weekend and I may then know what's what. I can get him to send them off and have them made up failing all else. thanks Andrew
by andrewh
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dellorto Conversion kit
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Great Britain

Re: Dellorto Conversion kit

Thanks chaps. I suspected it was a long shot although Mangoletsi make twin cable controls for a dellortos and Weber. I am awaiting a photo of my pals car to see whether it’s that or not.
by andrewh
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dellorto Conversion kit
Replies: 7
Views: 375
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Dellorto Conversion kit

I have a friend with a series 2 that came in from the US back in the 90s. It was converted very nicely to a triple Dellorto set up. Drives very well. However, the flexible throttle cable needs replacing. Its like a Motorcycle cable , a Bowden type. I can send him to a cable company, but I was wonder...
by andrewh
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: What Causes Petrol to Leak from the Exhaust
Replies: 36
Views: 980
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Re: What Causes Petrol to Leak from the Exhaust

I would bet on a hugely rich mixture somewhere. I had exactly this on my pre HE XJS and it turned out to be a couple of injectors stuck open. Because of the smoothness of the V12 its really hard to identify a few pots being under par. PLUGS! that should be the tell tale. I ended up buying a set of t...
by andrewh
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Loose wheel???
Replies: 53
Views: 9891
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Re: Loose wheel???

thanks Steve. that's good of you to go to all that trouble. I will get measuring. Meanwhile I am using my old spinners to lock up the wheels. I have new tyres being fitted and then will take it for a run and see whether the wheels remain tight. I have reached the point where they have been tight whe...
by andrewh
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Loose wheel???
Replies: 53
Views: 9891
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Re: Loose wheel???

yes I already did that. Without a wheel on the car the Original spinner goes a further 2.8mm towards the rear taper than an Orson one. Whether its bottoming out before tightening up is hard to tell once the wheel is on and therefore in the way. I am beginning to think , as said above, its a combinat...
by andrewh
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Loose wheel???
Replies: 53
Views: 9891
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Re: Loose wheel???

Thanks David. Oh dear me, what a mess up. If it really is as dire as you outline then there is little hope of getting it sorted. I have sent my spinners to Orson for them to check the dimensions. There has been strange chaffing on the rear cone which would be symptomatic of the male and female not s...
by andrewh
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Loose wheel???
Replies: 53
Views: 9891
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Re: Loose wheel???

Just repeating what I said on this thread a few years ago - just shave an amount off the end of the splined hub so the spinner will tighten up hard on the wheel and not bottom out - its not rocket science ! Saying that I would carefully measure an original hub, wheel, spinner to see where the blame...
by andrewh
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Loose wheel???
Replies: 53
Views: 9891
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Re: Loose wheel???

I have just taken the car up off the ground to change my tyres and hey presto yet again the wheels are lose on the hubs even the spinners are up so tight its not possible to tighten any more. Did anyone get to the bottom of this issue with Orson spinners , hubs and MWS wheels? David? I see there was...
by andrewh
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: NEEDED - Steering column - lower UJ
Replies: 27
Views: 3617
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Re: NEEDED - Steering column - lower UJ

I feel it must have been a satisfactory set up when new. As mentioned in several posts here and elsewhere if the gap has been opened up to remove the knuckle it has possibly memorised the new position and require closing in a vice. Mine was never forced open so has tightened on ok. I wonder if there...
by andrewh
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: NEEDED - Steering column - lower UJ
Replies: 27
Views: 3617
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Re: NEEDED - Steering column - lower UJ

Well guys. Thanks very much for the advice and help with this. As always this forum comes through. I think my panic is over. I removed the cap screw and inspected it and the knuckle splines as best as I could without removing the steering column. Cleaned the bolt and put it back in. It has now pinch...
by andrewh
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: NEEDED - Steering column - lower UJ
Replies: 27
Views: 3617
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Re: NEEDED - Steering column - lower UJ

Thanks all for your help and advice. Having had a sleepless night I spent some time researching this problem. Jag Lovers has quite long post about it being a problem on Series One cars with the long lower steering column with the integral forged lower yoke. The cap screw will just not tighten on the...
by andrewh
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: NEEDED - Steering column - lower UJ
Replies: 27
Views: 3617
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Re: NEEDED - Steering column - lower UJ

Thanks Geoff. I am not far behind you !!!
by andrewh
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: NEEDED - Steering column - lower UJ
Replies: 27
Views: 3617
Great Britain

Re: NEEDED - Steering column - lower UJ

thanks Geoff. Were you able to pull back the joint enough to apply the loctite without having to remove the steering column ? I dont find the issue one of nuisance , just know that if you pull the steering wheel it will come back about 10 mm which is rather off-putting