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by Lost Horizon
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 40
Views: 2223
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Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

The IRS will be back together this week with a new 3.07 diff, the various pieces are back from finishing. The seats and console have come back from refinishing. https://s14.postimg.org/k6wivprsx/IMG_20180117_113005.jpg https://s14.postimg.org/az4af0sgh/IMG_20180117_112952.jpg https://s14.postimg.org...
by Lost Horizon
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 40
Views: 2223
Canada

Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

The engine is into the rebuild/refresh/restore to new stage, and the rebuilder asked what I would like for Electronic Ignition. I see the 123 thread is active, and there are a number of opinions on what works and doesn't but nothing definite in the voting trend on preferences there. The rebuilder's ...
by Lost Horizon
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 40
Views: 2223
Canada

Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Parts are coming back from the refurbishing, right down to the smallest nuts and bolts. A small sampling:

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by Lost Horizon
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 40
Views: 2223
Canada

Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Sounds like you have a pretty good engine. I agree with Christopher. Fuel is not like it used to be at the pumps, and these engines can ping? (pink) easily nowadays. 8:1cr can suit these old motors better, with no adverse effect on performance for a road car. Your engine might just last longer. Yea...
by Lost Horizon
Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 40
Views: 2223
Canada

Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

christopher storey wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:39 am
Just before you go for 9:1 pistons, first ensure that neither the block nor the head has been shaved
The compression test ran around 155-160, so that seems to be in line with 8:1, implying that not much shaving was done on the original rebuild?
by Lost Horizon
Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 40
Views: 2223
Canada

Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Thx Christopher. . I'll pass this on to the re-builder, and hand-wring with him over a beer on what to do. :) I do see that carbon has built up on piston tops, which could easily cause some after glow and pinging, but I was thinking it had more to do with the torturous arrangement the combustion mix...
by Lost Horizon
Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 40
Views: 2223
Canada

Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

On the drive train and engine side of things, looks like the engine was rebuilt approx 5,000 +/- miles ago, so I asked the mechanic to pull the head and the pan to tell me what kind of job/shape he thought its last restore was and whether we should do anything on it while it is out of the car. Consi...
by Lost Horizon
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 40
Views: 2223
Canada

Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Progress Update ... Have been out of country for a month, but back home now. So far things are progressing well. Here's a couple of pics of the bodywork and painting progression. https://s14.postimg.org/jlw7wtq1d/IMG_20171221_154922.jpg https://s14.postimg.org/c5wyb1a1t/IMG_20171221_154933.jpg https...
by Lost Horizon
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Question on Drive Train
Replies: 30
Views: 1365
Canada

Re: Question on Drive Train

ralphr1780 wrote:And can you tell us some more about your new experience now with the impact of those changes?
Can do. Right now the car is still in pieces in the restoration department.
I'll keep posting progress on the other thread Click Here...
by Lost Horizon
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Question on Drive Train
Replies: 30
Views: 1365
Canada

Re: Question on Drive Train

So to tidy up this thread, I had the diff totally overhauled and rebuilt to European standard 3.07 as part of the overall project on this thread. (Also went with the triple SU's verses the Stroms just to add some margin). One benefit was to also end up with a modern neoprene shaft seal verses what a...
by Lost Horizon
Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 40
Views: 2223
Canada

Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

A previous owner resprayed the engine bay, and in the process, blasted the painted lettering off the serial tag, leaving only the 4 numbers on the aluminium tag. To sort that out, I created a full scale CAD PDF that can be laser printed on All weather waterproof copier paper from Tacoma, WA (we use ...
by Lost Horizon
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 40
Views: 2223
Canada

Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Meant to post these earlier. These phone shots were taken just after the blasting of the body, with the residue still on the body. They are untouched, and it's first look at the raw metal. They named the Job "Honest Jag". Whatever that means. https://s17.postimg.org/40o6rhiv3/WP_20171120_11_54_30_Pr...
by Lost Horizon
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 40
Views: 2223
Canada

Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

If you have a vibration problem, the very first thing to check critically is the front crankshaft damper. Failure of these with an engine this age is very common, the usual failure mode being that the rubber between the inner and outer annular sections starts to delaminate, and in an extreme case t...
by Lost Horizon
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 40
Views: 2223
Canada

Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

On this side of the world, here is the baseline parts order (SNG - the US supplier) based on a combination of my requests and his expertise. The US Supplier is very good also. Initial Misc Parts Rebuild Order Being a California Car, it didn't have a heater, and that was a must have for the run thru ...
by Lost Horizon
Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 40
Views: 2223
Canada

Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

The UK "stuff" ordered is starting to arrive. This is my first experience in dealing directly with the British speciality shops from afar. Nothing but praise for the professionalism with the ones I've engaged to date. Thought I'd try the rubber and Rims order; a triple SU Kit to replace the Stromber...
by Lost Horizon
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 40
Views: 2223
Canada

Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

The bodywork is happening. Car is straight, as are all the panels. Work on the drivetrain is happening in parallel, no surprises. As discussed on another thread I started here, the Diff is indeed 46/13= 3.54 and is in the process of getting revised to 3.07 as the rear assembly gets disassembled for ...
by Lost Horizon
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 40
Views: 2223
Canada

Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

The Car is coming along nicely. It’s completely apart and the body is on the rotisserie for final cleanup. It’s been a fun research exercise so far.. Per discussion earlier in the thread, The California version of the 4.2 litre engine has 2 wimpy Stromberg carbs with reduced HP and torque. (As dubbe...
by Lost Horizon
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 40
Views: 2223
Canada

Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Mark, yes it was put up as one of the possibilities. My thinking is that the Jag should remain fully analogue as I already have the ultimate digital machine covered off by my seriously over muscled, piezo injected, twin turbo'd integrated everything BMW with all the M Performance bits. There's somet...