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by JerryL770
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Triple SU building tutorial
Replies: 7
Views: 269
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Re: Triple SU building tutorial

When I rebuilt my carbs, the most difficult part was drilling the spindles for the levers/stop arms on the ends.

Why these are not drilled for you by Burlen, I cannot understand and the instruction on how to do this was most unsatisfactory.

I'm sure any better advice would be welcome.
by JerryL770
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: XKE Data
Replies: 2
Views: 281
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Re: XKE Data

Thanks Geoff :salute:
by JerryL770
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: XKE Data
Replies: 2
Views: 281
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XKE Data

Should I put my car details etc. on XKE Data?

Is there any risk or downside? ,....... or even an upside?
by JerryL770
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wheel: what Tightening torque
Replies: 44
Views: 2502
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Re: Wheel: what Tightening torque

tim wood wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:01 pm
A set of claimed originals on eBay just now !
Thanks. They do not look to be genuine judging by David's descriptions, principally by the inside markings. The JAGUAR on the outside looks OK though.
by JerryL770
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wheel: what Tightening torque
Replies: 44
Views: 2502
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Re: Wheel: what Tightening torque

My friend David, a long time VCC member and racer warned me of the danger to my car he had seen on many an occasion when someone was removing or fitting a wheel with these spinners, whereby the swung mallet clouts the wing of the car instead of the ear!! Mindful of this and finding on here the Lione...
by JerryL770
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front lamp connectors, white plastic vs. bakelite
Replies: 4
Views: 194
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Re: Front lamp connectors, white plastic vs. bakelite

Durango2k wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:45 am
If I use acid (of any kind) to clean them, would not some of the acid stay in the edges, and it‘ll deteriorate fast ?

Carsten
Not if you neutralise it after. Use ordinary milk which will neutralise both acid and alkali, but then you need to rinse it well, else it may get smelly :roll:
by JerryL770
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Tank Sender
Replies: 9
Views: 343
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Re: Fuel Tank Sender

Lucas was always the Prince of Darkness, but never the Prince of Explosion, was it?... Jerome, I presume this is why you can drop a lit cigar into a petrol tank and nothing will happen, right? :-) Tadek Right :thumbsup: ..... assuming the tank has not been open to a lot of air flow. Most likely on ...
by JerryL770
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch plate stuck in disengaged position?
Replies: 14
Views: 610
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Re: Clutch plate stuck in disengaged position?

If you disconnect the pushrod or remove the slave cylinder entirely so that nothing is working on the release arm and the clutch still slips (try starting the engine in 1st gear with plenty space in front - or just bumping it), it would seem either the driven plate is too thin or the spring has coll...
by JerryL770
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Adjusting piston rings??
Replies: 8
Views: 427
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Re: Adjusting piston rings??

You should find the necessary gap detailed in the workshop manual. It will vary from engine to engine depending on use and cylinder bore. Even with a re-bored engine and new pistons, you should carefully remove the rings and 1 by 1 insert them into the bore making sure they are straight by aligning ...
by JerryL770
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Tank Sender
Replies: 9
Views: 343
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Re: Fuel Tank Sender

The upper and lower explosive limits (UEL & LEL) for concentration by volume of gasoline vapour in air are 7.1% and 1.2% by volume which are both well below the likely saturated % by volume for the air in the tank. The saturation % by volume will vary depending on the ambient or gasoline temperature...
by JerryL770
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch plate stuck in disengaged position?
Replies: 14
Views: 610
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Re: Clutch plate stuck in disengaged position?

If I was putting a car into long term storage, it would possibly be wise to floor the clutch pedal then jam a block of wood in to hold the pressure plate off the driven plate, to stop them welding together.
by JerryL770
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Nut and bolt guy
Replies: 4
Views: 378
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Re: Nut and bolt guy

by JerryL770
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: E type reaction plate
Replies: 60
Views: 2757
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Re: E type reaction plate

christopher storey wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:18 am
If the method of leaving the reaction plate in place is adopted, the next destination is more likely to be the hospital
Not even a scratched finger yet :smile:

As I said, each to their own.
by JerryL770
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: E type reaction plate
Replies: 60
Views: 2757
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Re: E type reaction plate

Amazing, isn't it how blinkered we can be :?: There's more than 1 way to skin a cat!! This was never a thread about what is the correct or best way to extract the engine/gearbox as the OP was bothered (only slightly maybe) about having to remove and replace his reaction plate. I advised that it can ...
by JerryL770
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Fuel tanks
Replies: 5
Views: 306
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Re: Fuel tanks

1 gal (imp) = 1.2 gal (US) = 4.55 litre
by JerryL770
Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cork gaskets
Replies: 5
Views: 354
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Re: Cork gaskets

I think there are different tanks even in the same series E-type. Some have a small bore breather pipe (alongside the filler pipe) which connects to a nozzle on the underside of the fuel flap - beside the filler cap. Some have no breather pipe relying instead on a vented cap. When I got my S2 FHC, i...
by JerryL770
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Upper Steering Column Bearings
Replies: 27
Views: 942
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Re: Upper Steering Column Bearings

Well ...... ............. if you think about it, the circumference of the race is larger at the larger diameter and smaller at the smaller diameter. So the needle has to roll differing distances top and bottom meaning the top diameter of the needle should be larger else part of it must skid. I this ...
by JerryL770
Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Upper Steering Column Bearings
Replies: 27
Views: 942
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Re: Upper Steering Column Bearings

Just a query Julian, in case I or A N Other needed to do it;

Were the needles you used tapered or same diameter on the full length? They should be tapered I would have thought, though only slightly, maybe unmeasurable :scratchheadyellow:
by JerryL770
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Upper Steering Column Bearings
Replies: 27
Views: 942
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Re: Upper Steering Column Bearings

Steve, have you searched bearing suppliers?

If you can get the bearing dimensions, folks like this:

https://simplybearings.co.uk/shop/Produ ... index.html

may be able to help. Just sticking the dimns into the search at the top will show you.
by JerryL770
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Open Day April 2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1342
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Re: Open Day April 2019

David Jones
Richard Hartfall
Steve Hook (mgcjag)
Steve&Jo (TheDampMan)
Jonathan
John (johnetype)
Julian aka cactusman
Jerry Lunt, not too far away to be interested in meeting others on here.


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