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by JerryL770
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Restored Car...What to do before putting on the road.
Replies: 11
Views: 398
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Re: Restored Car...What to do before putting on the road.

I wanted to ask about the gap under the rear taillights that you can see in picture 4. It’s hard to find other pics of E-types from that angle but general consensus from people I’ve asked is that these gaps should not be visible. Is this an improperly adjusted bumper issue? Thanks!! Hard to say wit...
by JerryL770
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: E type reaction plate
Replies: 32
Views: 802
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Re: E type reaction plate

Thanks Christopher - ..... sorry, Peter, I am in the process of checking that my memory is not doing me in. If, if, I've mislead, I will admit to my error. EDIT. I can confirm my memory serves me well. As I am not engaged with the company any more it will be difficult to get any pictures and that th...
by JerryL770
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: E type reaction plate
Replies: 32
Views: 802
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Re: E type reaction plate

OK Christopher. You are entitled to your opinion and I will say no more.
by JerryL770
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: E type reaction plate
Replies: 32
Views: 802
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Re: E type reaction plate

Quite right Bill. There's not a lot of room for this but the 3 or 4 people are needed for a few minutes only. I'm saying 5 -10 at the most. I would guess it takes a lot more time to remove the necessary suspension parts. Practice makes perfect. Of course, if removing the suspension parts is part of ...
by JerryL770
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: E type reaction plate
Replies: 32
Views: 802
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Re: E type reaction plate

Morning Steve, No, I'm making no distinctions on models but I know it was done on my S2 and I'm pretty sure its been done on S1 4.2's. I can't imagine a 3.8 would be different. 2 + 2 different?? I don't know. What I do know is that this method is easier than doing big ends with the sump on or points...
by JerryL770
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: E type reaction plate
Replies: 32
Views: 802
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Re: E type reaction plate

Andrew and all. No one should be under the impression that installing the engine/gearbox assembly with the reaction plate in position is easy. It requires a good deal of care, 3 or 4 installers to guide it, a trolley jack (preferably) and the car on axle stands so you can get underneath. As already ...
by JerryL770
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: E type reaction plate
Replies: 32
Views: 802
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Re: E type reaction plate

James, :bigrin:

Steve, sorry I do not.
by JerryL770
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: E type reaction plate
Replies: 32
Views: 802
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Re: E type reaction plate

Steve, that company built my car and I'm very happy with the work carried out. They do not compromise the high quality of customers cars. I have been building engines for 40 years and have no reason to tell lies. I know what is possible and have seen this done. I come here for the expertise which is...
by JerryL770
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: E type reaction plate
Replies: 32
Views: 802
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Re: E type reaction plate

I've no doubt that makes it easier but the engine/gearbox can be removed and replaced with it in place. This can only be done by tilting the back of the engine/gearbox down quite steeply so one of those adjustable tilting slings is needed. What a load of tosh. You’ll be telling us next the mains ca...
by JerryL770
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: E type reaction plate
Replies: 32
Views: 802
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Re: E type reaction plate

.look at the section on how to remove engine as the reaction plate needs to be removed even if you take the engine out from above......Steve I've no doubt that makes it easier but the engine/gearbox can be removed and replaced with it in place. A little bending of the body flange above the bell hou...
by JerryL770
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Tank
Replies: 11
Views: 258
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Re: Fuel Tank

I had a problem with petrol smell occurring nearly all the time when I got my restored S2. It turned out that changes made to car builds by Jaguar in this area required different fuel filler caps. I got mine originally with a sealed cap and changing it to a vented cap cured the problem. I cannot say...
by JerryL770
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: SU Carb jet locking nut
Replies: 8
Views: 227
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Re: SU Carb jet locking nut

I think Stuart is referring to one (the nearest) of the 4 screw threads for the bottom cover.
by JerryL770
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Advice on engine frame please!
Replies: 16
Views: 405
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Re: Advice on engine frame please!

I think you would still need to remove the frame(s) to re-braze

... and folks should be aware that the joints are brazed and not welded. If you tried to weld on top of the braze........ all sorts of problems, the type of steel they are would not like it either.
by JerryL770
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Salt!
Replies: 5
Views: 292
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Re: Salt!

One good thing about living in Northamptonshire. They aint got the money to spend on lots of salty grit!! :bouncyyellow:
by JerryL770
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: After market LED lights. Legal UK?
Replies: 28
Views: 4307
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Re: After market LED lights. Legal UK?

All very good Julian except for your assertion that the regulations are not retrospective and maybe they are not actually. If you look to the link I gave, scroll down to Schedule 4 or 5, go there and look to paragraph 8(c) it specifies that all vehicles with 4 or more wheels manufactured before 1st ...
by JerryL770
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dishonest, Incompetent, Feckless ? You choose.
Replies: 37
Views: 3396
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Re: Dishonest, Incompetent, Feckless ? You choose.

I feel for you Rory.

To my mind, the valves should not be messed with at all, particularly the top ends which likely are hardened and grinding this off could remove the hard layer.

As you say, unbelievable "work" :mad:
by JerryL770
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: After market LED lights. Legal UK?
Replies: 28
Views: 4307
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Re: After market LED lights. Legal UK?

The reason we cannot use LED's in the headlights is defined in the The Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations 1989 schedules 4 and 5 which define a minimum wattage for each for main and dipped elements and found here: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1989/1796/contents/made The minimum allowed wattage...
by JerryL770
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Advice on rustproofing treatment please?
Replies: 26
Views: 774
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Re: Advice on rustproofing treatment please?

Those injection plans are here:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2789
by JerryL770
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Advice on rustproofing treatment please?
Replies: 26
Views: 774
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Re: Advice on rustproofing treatment please?

Thanks very much Steve.

:thankyouyellow:

The only trouble is, the pictures are posted to postimages.org and I cannot open them :thumbdown:

David, no way of forcing postimages.cc??