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by andrewh
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Restoration story
Replies: 2
Views: 196
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Re: Restoration story

hi Robbie, you can see on the restoration thread a number of archives, mine being 860897. I recall you finding the car in Holland, can you post up some photos of it when you found it, sounds an interesting car.. What was the chassis number again?
by andrewh
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Ignition Amplifier
Replies: 18
Views: 621
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Re: Ignition Amplifier

hi Mark, and many thanks for the response and apologies for not replying sooner. I shall take a deep look at this information. I have bought a new coil and amplifier from SNG so hope that this will solve the problem. Fingers crossed . I do appreciate the help . Andrew
by andrewh
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Ignition Amplifier
Replies: 18
Views: 621
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Re: Ignition Amplifier

Ah, well sadly the problem is back, or more accurately, never went away. I am now wondering whether the coil is the culprit. I see that the coil fitted to my XJ12 is non ballast. Not sure whether this is right or not, as I think I read somewhere that the SNG Ignition kit doesn't need a ballasted coi...
by andrewh
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Steering column issues
Replies: 10
Views: 718
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Re: Steering column issues

For clarification, I did not strip this down, loose anything or sell a car. I removed my steering column from my 1969 car. (I have owned it since 1981) I am back-dating the car to Series I style, so have been accumulating parts for that purpose. Unfortunately, I cannot seem to find a picture of the...
by andrewh
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Steering column issues
Replies: 10
Views: 718
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Re: Steering column issues

I went through this problem myself. Why people seem to feel the need to strip sub assemblies fully down, lose parts and then sell the car is beyond me. Never strip a part unless you are going to rebuild it straight away. Anyway, rant over, it caused me untold problems as there are several different ...
by andrewh
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Horn push
Replies: 4
Views: 498
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Re: Horn push

well I got a bit lucky as it happened. I found that I did have a used one with a dreadfully scratched push nd broken outer, but the ring was fine, so I rebuilt it into my original .

fingers crossed this hold together.
by andrewh
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Dissy with Bluetooth
Replies: 24
Views: 1298
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Re: 123 Dissy with Bluetooth

well I now have it working ok, and although I have not finally set up the advance curve by jove its an impressive bit of kit. I have upped the needles to UE from UM and already the car has developed a sense of urgency. I am beginning to think these 123 Blue Tooth Tune are a must to get the best out ...
by andrewh
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Dissy with Bluetooth
Replies: 24
Views: 1298
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Re: 123 Dissy with Bluetooth

thanks, I shall persevere. I have read the Jag Lovers post very interesting. It not clear whether there are pre loaded curves in the BT 123 or whether you have to make you own. ah well , all part of the fun I suppose.
by andrewh
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Dissy with Bluetooth
Replies: 24
Views: 1298
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Re: 123 Dissy with Bluetooth

thanks for the reply. It seems yo have to sit with the ignition on and the engine off to be able to get up the existing curve and then program it. I hate sitting with an ignition on whilst I fiddle with something like this, I wish it could be done away from the car. 123 instructions leave a lot to b...
by andrewh
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Dissy with Bluetooth
Replies: 24
Views: 1298
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Re: 123 Dissy with Bluetooth

I have just fitted my 123 Bluetooth in the 4.2. It all working ok, but I cannot see how to start reading the curves or even programming new ones! I must be missing something, Can anyone who has done this put me right please? My Iphone connect ok, and I get real time data, if I press tune I can move ...
by andrewh
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Remind me please..dash top removal
Replies: 6
Views: 404
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Re: Remind me please..dash top removal

Good idea! About 3 hours too late as its now all put back together. Never mind, I will be quicker at doing it next time. thx though
by andrewh
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Remind me please..dash top removal
Replies: 6
Views: 404
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Re: Remind me please..dash top removal

thanks John, I shall certainly consider that on my next full restoration, however replacing the hose within the bulkhead is a job I am not going to attempt at the moment. I have now managed, or rather my wife has now managed, to replace the pipe on the underside of the nozzle. I suspect it was over ...
by andrewh
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Remind me please..dash top removal
Replies: 6
Views: 404
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Re: Remind me please..dash top removal

thank you Simon. I cannot say I am looking forward to this. Has anyone got any good ideas for avoiding this happening again, namely the pipe being pushed off by the pressure. I mean, its pretty much impossible to reach the nozzle with the wiper rack in position, but I thought I would ask. This is th...
by andrewh
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Remind me please..dash top removal
Replies: 6
Views: 404
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Remind me please..dash top removal

I have to pull the dash top off my 4.2 as the blessed washer pipe has blown off the washer jet, no doubt due to the heat making the pipe soft. Anyway, with the central vent in the way and the bracket for the windscreen stay and the wiper rack, I am grumpy to put it mildly. Anyway, I will have to tak...
by andrewh
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Auto to Manual
Replies: 15
Views: 672
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Re: Auto to Manual

thank you Chaps. I was thinking of the E type fabs 5 speed which I am hoping would come with a bell housing . Just waiting on that at present. All good stuff, I fancy a new project!
by andrewh
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Auto to Manual
Replies: 15
Views: 672
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Re: Auto to Manual

Thanks very much for such a detailed reply and the links. Nobody has mentioned the gearbox mounting bracket. Is this the same on auto and manual and if not are the threads in the chassis rails already there can we say ? I had not focussed on the bell housing as being a problem but now you mention it...
by andrewh
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Auto to Manual
Replies: 15
Views: 672
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Re: Auto to Manual

thanks Ole, thats a pretty thorough list and from the looks of it, there is nothing that is not sortable . I have to look into the availability for a clutch pedal which would seem the only tricking part to find. I agree on the prop shaft. I always fit new high quality props as it saves so much aggra...
by andrewh
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Auto to Manual
Replies: 15
Views: 672
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Re: Auto to Manual

Thanks John, and of course sound words. The thing is I have an XJ12 Series One ( auto ) and a very early XJS, which is also Auto and both run the BW box. I find old auto boxes very dated against the auto boxes of today. I know thats not the point, but with just 3 gears it really doesn't make the mos...
by andrewh
Thu May 31, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Auto to Manual
Replies: 15
Views: 672
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Auto to Manual

My efforts to find the right Series 3 have now moved onto the possibility of buying an Auto and converting it to a manual. So given that there is a reasonable discount on autos to manuals, and in any event a 5 speed would be an attractive proposition, I wonder whether anyone has carried out this con...
by andrewh
Wed May 30, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Ignition Amplifier
Replies: 18
Views: 621
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Re: Ignition Amplifier

just back from a fairly hot test drive and pleased to say the problem seems to have been eradicated. So, I purchased an Intermotor ignition module. It came with the white paste and was a five minute job to remove the old one and replace it. I have to say that whilst I am up and running and its easy,...