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by JerryL770
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Luke & Andy
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Great Britain

Re: Luke & Andy

Wipers on the wrong side :roll:

Bamburgh Castle - super roads :smile:
by JerryL770
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: GB sticker! Discreet
Replies: 12
Views: 256
Great Britain

Re: GB sticker! Discreet

Discrete or feature?

Image
by JerryL770
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Engine back...
Replies: 15
Views: 514
Great Britain

Re: Engine back...

For someone not interested in a concours car, there's an awful lot of shiny stuff there !! :shock:

Loverly :bigrin:
by JerryL770
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Firing Order
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Great Britain

Re: Firing Order

Do you remember that on the Jaguar, the cylinders are numbered 1 to 6 from the rear of the engine.

No. 1 cylinder is close to bulkhead, N0. 6 close to the radiator.
by JerryL770
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Open Day April 2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4842
Great Britain

Re: Open Day April 2019

Thanks Angus for the Open Day, we both enjoyed the discussions and bacon rolls, tea most welcome.

Thanks David for running this excellent forum.

Thanks everyone else for contributions.
by JerryL770
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?
Replies: 58
Views: 2400
Great Britain

Re: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?

I saw a yellow nick-nick on a truck go past on the road outside on Sunday evening.

Taking the mutt out in the morning - THEY'VE SALTED THE B***** ROAD!! When's it going to rain again to wash the road clean?? :banghead: :cussing:
by JerryL770
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Help please - Removing sump.
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Great Britain

Re: Help please - Removing sump.

:yeahthat:

Marvellous :salute:
by JerryL770
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wire Wheel Spanner
Replies: 26
Views: 1019
Great Britain

Re: Wire Wheel Spanner

That's incorrect Jerry. Loosening torque is always less than tightening torque due to overcoming friction as the nut etc starts to clamp the joint and then putting stretch into the threaded fastener. Engineering fact. The reason for undoing often being more difficult than tightening is usually down...
by JerryL770
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: The dreaded colour topic
Replies: 15
Views: 634
Great Britain

Re: The dreaded colour topic

What's wrong with Primrose??

Have you seen the Ferrari 275 GTS/4 NART spyder on the front of Octane, in its original Giallo Solare?

Looks superb ........ nothing like a taxi :roll:
by JerryL770
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member Greetings from the Bavarian Alps
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Great Britain

Re: New member Greetings from the Bavarian Alps

torsion bars get progressively stiffer whilst coil springs are linear. Presumably you must choose one or the other? Using both would give very weird handling! Curious that David. Is it because the lever arm alters as the wishbone moves up and down? My understanding of a spring is it is just a torsi...
by JerryL770
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bad day for Jaguars
Replies: 17
Views: 900
Great Britain

Re: Bad day for Jaguars

I certainly bought mine as somewhere better than the bank to park some money, but that was only one good reason. It will appreciate over time and I'm sure going to enjoy it along the way. If one of my sons wants it when I cannot scoot it down the road, that's OK, else it will pay for a couple of wee...
by JerryL770
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wire Wheel Spanner
Replies: 26
Views: 1019
Great Britain

Re: Wire Wheel Spanner

I've not read the debate on self tightening of spinners. However, if you tighten any nut to a torque and leave it for a time, it will invariably require a greater break-out torque to undo it. All to do with lube being squeezed out (possibly) but more significantly, static friction (force needed to g...
by JerryL770
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel smell while driving
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Great Britain

Re: Fuel smell while driving

Yves, Not sure that cap is the same as mine which is an alloy casting and has the 1.6/2mm dia hole visible through the top. If you have no other breather from the tank then I think definitely you need the hole. When I got my freshly restored FHC we used to get fuel smell whilst driving. Changing the...
by JerryL770
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wire Wheel Spanner
Replies: 26
Views: 1019
Great Britain

Re: Wire Wheel Spanner

The torque which Oldtimertools recommends is 258ft.lb :seeingstars:

Long tommy bar!
by JerryL770
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel smell while driving
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Great Britain

Re: Fuel smell while driving

Do you have the correct tank filler cap?

Some need to have a small breather hole as the piped tank breather is not there on that tank.
by JerryL770
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Body panel options
Replies: 21
Views: 679
Great Britain

Re: Body panel options

Depends on what you want.

I believe the cill panels with the best fit come from the States. Local ones may need lots of work to fit.
by JerryL770
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Straightening Cam Cover After Welding
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Great Britain

Re: Straightening Cam Cover After Welding

Question:

Were the cam covers adequately pre-heated before welding?

There's nothing like - suck-it-n-see :salute:
by JerryL770
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Water in Air Intake Box
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Great Britain

Re: Water in Air Intake Box

Hello Ian, .. just FYI: I was reading my "Factory Original Jaguar E-type" book by A. D. Clausager et al, and came to an early page listing: Changes by engine number and the entry for Feb 1962 from engine number R4223 read: Breather pipe modified, hole drilled in underside to prevent condensation ent...
by JerryL770
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Water in Air Intake Box
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Great Britain

Re: Water in Air Intake Box

Sorry for slow response.

If it is the original pipe it will have the hole, probably blocked with much.

If not, drill a 3mm hole at what looks like the lowest point - on the under side, yes, probably close-ish to te plenum.
by JerryL770
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: T5 gearbox
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Great Britain

Re: T5 gearbox

If that was posted in 2015, has there been any update? If there was I guess you would have posted it.

Can you request an update?