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by JerryL770
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bad day for Jaguars
Replies: 8
Views: 235
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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...
by JerryL770
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wire Wheel Spanner
Replies: 16
Views: 335
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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: 7
Views: 206
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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: 16
Views: 335
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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: 7
Views: 206
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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: 395
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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: 125
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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: 353
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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: 353
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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: 353
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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?
by JerryL770
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Water in Air Intake Box
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Great Britain

Re: Water in Air Intake Box

The breather pipe from the front of the head connects to the inlet plenum. this pipe should have a small hole in the bottom, lowest part to allow condensate to drain out. If the pipe has been painted, this is often covered and blocked. Make sure it is open and you should not get water into the filte...
by JerryL770
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 8
Views: 347
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Re: Insurance

Jerome Your quote seems roughly in line with mine, given location and value, but I only get 5,000 miles/yr. This is enough right now but in the future who knows? Which insurer is RH, excuse my ignorance. John RH is RH and you should find them in the classic car magazines, but in common with most th...
by JerryL770
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 8
Views: 347
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Re: Insurance

I'm with RH

About £300 premium with £105k agreed value, salvage, European cover, unlimited mileage. I do live in the sticks though :bigrin:
by JerryL770
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?
Replies: 48
Views: 1764
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Re: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?

Another longer run yesterday. The odometer turned over 88888 miles from new :bigrin: assuming the speedo is original. Drove down to Audley End House but the house was not open. Nice gardens, interesting kitchen and super weather. Went on to visit Hilary's brother living near Saffron Walden so was no...
by JerryL770
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Nickel plating at home
Replies: 6
Views: 306
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Re: Nickel plating at home

Interesting project Chris. Some questions: - where from did you get your nickel? Fleabay? - did you do anything to remove the rust first? - how durable is the finish do you think? I know copper plating is difficult at home as the copper does not easily stick to the iron unless using the right electr...
by JerryL770
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 upgrades
Replies: 5
Views: 470
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Re: Series 2 upgrades

The T5 gearbox is as used on the Ford Mustang so is bullet proof. It is a tight fit but both the gearshift quality and the high gearing in 5th are amazing. It gives 40 mph / 1000 rpm so cruising is very relaxing and economical on fuel. The down side is the cost - around £6000 . The combination of E...
by JerryL770
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 upgrades
Replies: 5
Views: 470
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Re: Series 2 upgrades

Quite a few here (incl me) would be interested to know your opinion of your T5 gearbox, the source and how well it went in.

You are not concerned about the legality of the HID headlights?
by JerryL770
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Lucas screenjet cage rubber
Replies: 5
Views: 247
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Re: Lucas screenjet cage rubber

Woolies Trim or Holden are likely to have this type of rubber.

https://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/

https://www.holden.co.uk/default.asp
by JerryL770
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Stripped sump plug thread
Replies: 23
Views: 792
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Re: Stripped sump plug thread

I was a bit wrong. The original thread size would have been 5/8" Whitworth which is 15.875mm OD. So 3/4" BSW (Whitworth) is the next size up which is more easily obtained. This is 19.025mm OD so an alternative of an 18mm metric could do . . . . . if you allow metric threads in your Imperial car!! :l...
by JerryL770
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Stripped sump plug thread
Replies: 23
Views: 792
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Re: Stripped sump plug thread

I'm not 100% certain but very much doubt the thread is either 5/8" of UNF!!

I think it is not even UNC but 3/8" Whitworth comes to mind as the original size.

You can of course change to a UNC thread but UNF is never used in aluminium, I believe, it is too fine and easily stripped.