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by JerryL770
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Sticking Rev Counter
Replies: 4
Views: 259
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Re: Sticking Rev Counter

This is probably very easy to fix if you do not mind removing the tacho and taking it out of the case. I had just this problem on mine. It would work OK under slowly increasing revs or accelerating very slowly but, any vigorous acceleration and the needle would go to ~2000rpm, stay there till I lift...
by JerryL770
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: oil pressure sender
Replies: 11
Views: 413
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Re: oil pressure sender

With the electric oil and water temperature gauges (both work the same way), the gauge is between the power supply and the "sender". The sender is acting as a variable resistance to earth. The gauge works by the resulting current, which increases as the pressure/temperature increases, heating a bi-m...
by JerryL770
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: New Camshafts needed
Replies: 17
Views: 1133
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Re: New Camshafts needed

Thank you Peter. That is most re-assuring :salute:
by JerryL770
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: New Camshafts needed
Replies: 17
Views: 1133
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Re: New Camshafts needed

So no wear to the hardening? What was the striping in the pics? There might be some wear to the hardening, question is: how much? Nobody seems to be able to give a definitive answer, it cannot be found by dimension measurement. Andy at Splined Hub worked on Subaru's in the States and would replace ...
by JerryL770
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Steering Wheel Removal Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 437
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Re: Steering Wheel Removal Advice

I bought a new boss from Mota Lita. Not cheap but not as expensive as the quick release boss.

Original wheel is hanging on the wall of my office. :smile:
by JerryL770
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: New Camshafts needed
Replies: 17
Views: 1133
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Re: New Camshafts needed

Well, we came to the conclusion that there is little to worry about. I spoke also with our local engine machine shop which has years of experience refurbushing XK engines including cylinder heads and they cannot recall a need to replace a cam which has not been abused by lack of oil. Excess wear wil...
by JerryL770
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: New Camshafts needed
Replies: 17
Views: 1133
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Re: New Camshafts needed

This is the problem, apparently: 20200821_103050s2.jpg The stripes are reported as evidence of wearing through the hardened layer. This is the only lobe on which such marking can be seen without rotating the engine. The cam is a S2 cam, groove on the flange. This cam will be extracted next week and ...
by JerryL770
Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: New Camshafts needed
Replies: 17
Views: 1133
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Re: New Camshafts needed

Thank you all. We will have a good look this morning.

Thanks for the link Steve. I saw that a few days ago and was wondering where it was. Bookmarked!
by JerryL770
Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: New Camshafts needed
Replies: 17
Views: 1133
Great Britain

Re: New Camshafts needed

Thank you David. Apparently the cams fitted have only 2 bolt fixing of the chainwheels (which have 4 bolt holes) which would make them S1 cams? And therefore should be set with .004/.006" clearances. If they had been set with 12/14 thou clearances, this would account for being noisy. Is it general o...
by JerryL770
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: New Camshafts needed
Replies: 17
Views: 1133
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Re: New Camshafts needed

Thank you Chris. I have just been advised by a friend that as long as the oil feed has been OK there's little likelihood that the lobes have worn through. Measurement of the lobe heights need to be checked?

I will go tomorrow for a look see myself.
by JerryL770
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: New Camshafts needed
Replies: 17
Views: 1133
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New Camshafts needed

Took my E-type to the Splined Hub today for a general service, oil change etc. I asked for the valve clearances to be checked because I thought it sounded a bit noisy. The cams are worn out, through the hardening. Where to get replacements? SNGB only has an exhaust cam, no inlets. Any advice on reas...
by JerryL770
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Loose wheel???
Replies: 53
Views: 9677
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Re: Loose wheel???

I had a thread on here (I'm sure) on this very subject, which I cannot find now, even searching my own posts?? I have repro spinners. Now I have some originals to refurbish :smile: EDIT: Found my thread: http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=14250&p=116093#p116093 However, in my investigation...
by JerryL770
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Living in France with your classic?
Replies: 6
Views: 783
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Re: Living in France with your classic?

How do you manage for insurance on that basis, Rory?
by JerryL770
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello all members
Replies: 11
Views: 4419
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Re: Hello all members

I think you would find that those small nuts are actually UNC not UNF ( size 8 or 10)
by JerryL770
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil Pressure Test Adapter
Replies: 16
Views: 1263
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Re: Oil Pressure Test Adapter

Retroman wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:35 pm
I like the idea of converting to a wet gauge!
Where did you get it from?
Was it difficult to fit?
More info please
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=13596&p=110479#p110479
by JerryL770
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Xk140 question
Replies: 2
Views: 273
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Re: Xk140 question

I had an XK140 for a while IMG_2734s.JPG and had a problem with the boot lock, after a while it would not release, allowing the boot to open. Search answers talked about drilling a hole through the skin to release it!! Horrible thought!! There are two locking mechanisms for the lid, 1 each side whic...
by JerryL770
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: RV7413/03 and /02
Replies: 2
Views: 236
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Re: RV7413/03 and /02

Richard, if it is only the bulb covers that concern you, why not just swap the casings as that is all they are fixed to IIRC.

And, if you are using LED bulbs why the concern, use colour LED's.
by JerryL770
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Speedo not working
Replies: 12
Views: 651
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Re: Speedo not working

Rather than extract the whole cable from the car, why not wait till you get a replacement cable and just replace the inner?
by JerryL770
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: LED Upgrade for Indicators
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Great Britain

Re: LED Upgrade for Indicators

I too have LED stop n tail lights from Better Car Lighting. One failed within the 2 year warranty period and it was replaced FOC by Gil. He recommended the diode installation in the supply side of all LED bulbs as possible feedback from poor earthing can damage the LED's. The diodes are a bit expens...
by JerryL770
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Drive it day, or don’t.
Replies: 5
Views: 814
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Re: Drive it day, or don’t.

I went to the Asda petrol station for lawn mower fuel, crossed a cop car coming out as I went in!! No problem, just another car going for essential supplies.

But I could not resist a blast round the valley on completely empty roads later on :bouncyyellow: