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by mgcjag
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: problem with cam follower
Replies: 1
Views: 15
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Re: problem with cam follower

Try a magnet of top and some pluss gas.......some of the weld magnets are quite strong and at least let you try to pull/twist on it
by mgcjag
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Exhaust Manifold. What’s the difference?
Replies: 3
Views: 102
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Re: Exhaust Manifold. What’s the difference?

Possibly xk120/40/50
by mgcjag
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sheered cam cover stud
Replies: 7
Views: 191
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Re: Sheered cam cover stud

Hi Alan....I would be vary wary useing silicone around the cam feed pipes.....it would be easy for any bits that squeeze out to get into the very narrow pipes and block the oil feed to the cam.......ensure that the surface on the back of the block is absolutely flat and the banjo mating surface is a...
by mgcjag
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: S1, S2 & S3 Front Dimensions - Outer Threaded Hub to Outer Threaded Hub
Replies: 1
Views: 83
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Re: S1, S2 & S3 Front Dimensions - Outer Threaded Hub to Outer Threaded Hub

Someone may know but cant think where that info is....best i can think of is look up overall width.....outside of spinners......then deduct the bottom of inner thread to outside face of spinner x 2
by mgcjag
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear Propshaft UJ
Replies: 2
Views: 115
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Re: Rear Propshaft UJ

Hi Adam...to remove the prop you will have to drop the irs....however it is possible to replace the UJ on the prop without dropping the irs....not easy though.....wouldnt like to try it laying on my back under the car but if its up on a lift ist doable......Steve
by mgcjag
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 2+2 Coupe converting to DHC - Feasible?
Replies: 21
Views: 390
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Re: V12 2+2 Coupe converting to DHC - Feasible?

Just as an update and for anyone considering this conversion please see the following reply from Keith Vincent...I explained the situation and my thoughts re registration..... "DVLA insist that, even if the conversion is carried out professionally, this is a major structural change and would result ...
by mgcjag
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: OBL = $565k
Replies: 23
Views: 686
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Re: OBL = $565k

Xkedata has it listed as a $400k restoration and multiple 100 point concours winner
by mgcjag
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: OBL = $565k
Replies: 23
Views: 686
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Re: OBL = $565k

Is this the one....estimate was $650-$750 https://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/1961- ... ead-coupe/ Are the spinners repro....our expert will know.....boot trim looks baggy....and whats going on with that wiper blade
by mgcjag
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 2+2 Coupe converting to DHC - Feasible?
Replies: 21
Views: 390
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Re: V12 2+2 Coupe converting to DHC - Feasible?

The E type does not have a Chassis.....its a monocoque construction so if you alter it to an ots you should inform DVLA that its body type is no longer a 2+2
by mgcjag
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 2+2 Coupe converting to DHC - Feasible?
Replies: 21
Views: 390
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Re: V12 2+2 Coupe converting to DHC - Feasible?

Hi Phil.....just to add...you asked for advice so im just trying to make you aware of potential problems.....I was amazed when i first got into the Replica world and investigated registrations to realised what was going on......I do know of a Kougar that changed its engine and notified DVLA to get t...
by mgcjag
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 2+2 Coupe converting to DHC - Feasible?
Replies: 21
Views: 390
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Re: V12 2+2 Coupe converting to DHC - Feasible?

Hi All...let me try to explain......first im refering to the UK there are different rules for other countries....You probably noticed that im currently building a Realm C type......so befor i started i investigated how the finnished car could be registered.....I spoke to the Guys at Realm who confir...
by mgcjag
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 2+2 Coupe converting to DHC - Feasible?
Replies: 21
Views: 390
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Re: V12 2+2 Coupe converting to DHC - Feasible?

Hi Christopher....from the DVLA site i linked to above... Keep the original registration number Your vehicle must have 8 or more points from the table below if you want to keep the original registration number. 5 of these points must come from having the original or new and unmodified chassis, monoc...
by mgcjag
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 2+2 Coupe converting to DHC - Feasible?
Replies: 21
Views: 390
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Re: V12 2+2 Coupe converting to DHC - Feasible?

Hi Phil....i dont think you are correct is saying that "most buyers know exactly what to look for and would always be able to tell the difference even if/when completed"......You would be supprised what some buy when they have the blinkers on.......Are you really sure you would be satisfied with a c...
by mgcjag
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 2+2 Coupe converting to DHC - Feasible?
Replies: 21
Views: 390
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Re: V12 2+2 Coupe converting to DHC - Feasible?

So long as you register the car correctly and the V5 document states exactly what the vehicle is then there should be no misrepresentation.......just be aware that a vehicle not registered correctly for roaduse cannot legaly be driven on the road and although you may think you have it insured you wi...
by mgcjag
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 2+2 Coupe converting to DHC - Feasible?
Replies: 21
Views: 390
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Re: V12 2+2 Coupe converting to DHC - Feasible?

You will end up with a vehicle of greatly reduced value.....also when you notify the DVLA of the change which you should if you rebuild a vehicle they will give you a Q registration.....you will have created a "Radically altered vehical" as far as the DVLA are concerned and you would also have to pa...
by mgcjag
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Lower steering UJ removal
Replies: 8
Views: 293
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Re: Lower steering UJ removal

by mgcjag
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: C & D types
Replies: 0
Views: 176
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C & D types

Hi All.....if your building a C or D type or other replica Jag or just interested then you might want to join a new forum (free) just started up by a friend of mine....im in as a moderator so will try to keep it as a no nonsence forum..only started a week ago so were just building content...as this ...
by mgcjag
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Does anyone know my car (USA)
Replies: 4
Views: 246
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Re: Does anyone know my car (USA)

Try posting on Jag Lovers forum....Steve
by mgcjag
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Smooth Cam Covers
Replies: 3
Views: 249
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Re: Smooth Cam Covers

Thanks Simon...must be slipping......should have done this myself......google search on the part number for the cap shows as you say suitable for cars from 1950-1987 .....however have found out that although the thread is the same the seal gasket was changed from fibre to rubber o ring at some stage...
by mgcjag
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Smooth Cam Covers
Replies: 3
Views: 249
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Smooth Cam Covers

Hi All.....Re smooth cam covers.....anyone know if the thread size for the oil filler cap is the same across the XK range as some of you may have read one of our members is going to produce a Monza style oil filler cap and screw in addaptor........just want to check if all smooth covers are the same...