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by JerryL770
Tue May 21, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SNGB WEBSITE
Replies: 8
Views: 518
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Re: SNGB WEBSITE

I only used ccleaner once, some years ago and it caused no end of problems :shock:

Trust it is now a good cleaner upper as you recommend it :salute:
by JerryL770
Mon May 13, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Spinners self tightening??
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Great Britain

Re: Spinners self tightening??

Thanks for all your responses. I'm going back to the restorer's today to get this fixed before going to Spa. Yes, there was quite a bit of dry grease on the cone which I cleaned off with WD40. The hub cone is just the same. After I first saw David's comparison of the repro spinners against originals...
by JerryL770
Sun May 12, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Spinners self tightening??
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Great Britain

Re: Spinners self tightening??

Well, having gone back and looked here

http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php? ... 4&p=103703

seems I have the repro spinner which is not tightening properly :banghead:
by JerryL770
Sun May 12, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Drive belt part numbers
Replies: 7
Views: 411
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Re: Drive belt part numbers

Yes, the "proper" size w/p belt would not go on :?:
by JerryL770
Sun May 12, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Spinners self tightening??
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Great Britain

Spinners self tightening??

mmmmm, I'm not so sure just now. I bought a BMW 3 series jack to use on travels because it is smaller, fits in the spare wheel well and is easy to use. So I had to try it out before going to the Spa Classic races next weekend. It lifted the car easily and I just happened to lean on the rear wheel an...
by JerryL770
Fri May 10, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Drive belt part numbers
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Great Britain

Re: Drive belt part numbers

Not sure if this will help or not, as when mine was being rebuilt we had difficulty finding the right length belt for the alternator (or more likely the water pump - A.D. don't you know :roll: ), and I have a non-standard alternator. However belts were: Water pump: 13A0790C Alternator: 10A0813C 10 a...
by JerryL770
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: CHASSIS PLATE LOCATION
Replies: 5
Views: 244
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Re: CHASSIS PLATE LOCATION

Mine is next to the battery and is approx 17 x 9.5cm

All boxes have stampings including the valve clearances at the bottom.
by JerryL770
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 23
Views: 708
Great Britain

Re: Insurance

I agree with Steve3.8 RH was the best value I could find and with return of salvage in case of total loss. Agreed value based on photographs and valuation from the restorer. Took a few days only and cost an extra fiver ½ way through the year. Excellent service with no cost to advise I'm taking the c...
by JerryL770
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Leaking fuel pipe
Replies: 12
Views: 265
Great Britain

Re: Leaking fuel pipe

https://www.frost.co.uk/auto-maintenance/automotive-brakes-tools/brakes-misc/brake-pipe-seal-75ml.html This type of "liquid" tread sealant is exclusively used in the oil/offshore industry in preference to PTFE tape, for sealing instrument air lines. Because, experience showed that small pieces of P...
by JerryL770
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Luke & Andy
Replies: 4
Views: 327
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: 14
Views: 565
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: 16
Views: 834
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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: 363
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: 108
Views: 5807
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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: 65
Views: 3018
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: 342
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: 1163
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: 779
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: 560
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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: 1019
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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...