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by mgcjag
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: I got to wear a funny hat
Replies: 11
Views: 76
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Re: I got to wear a funny hat

Hi Simon...thats great news.....im sure you had a great day and your family proud of you achievements....now the hard work starts with the Phd...enjoy it.... Steve
by mgcjag
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Today’s crap parts
Replies: 5
Views: 316
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Re: Today’s crap parts

Thanks for the update Phil....Steve
by mgcjag
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: original profile interior
Replies: 5
Views: 171
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Re: original profile interior

Hi Charles if your refering to the chrome part i think these are unavailable....some have had good results useing the chrome bonnet trim that runs between front wing and center panel...Steve
by mgcjag
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Correct height of block studs?
Replies: 9
Views: 136
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Re: Correct height of block studs?

Hi Paul if the engine is out of the car then with water pump and plate on rear of engine below head removed and drain plug you have good access to jet wash.... Steve
by mgcjag
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: interchangeable parts guide
Replies: 2
Views: 155
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Re: interchangeable parts guide

Hi Lee....a very good resource is the SNGB website....just select a part then look further down the screen it shows the compatable vehicles.....just for info the term DHC that you use can be confusing....for example an XK120 dhc is a soft top car....for an E type its either OTS(open top)....or FHC.....
by mgcjag
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Valve clearance not set by the shim
Replies: 7
Views: 173
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Re: Valve clearance not set by the shim

Hi John....this does sound very strange.....so engine was working fine with a bit of tappet noise...just an out of the box thought if your useing digital guage to measure shims is it reading correct..iv had one read wrong when battery was low...does the inside of the cam follower look correct so tha...
by mgcjag
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brakes no Servo Assistance
Replies: 4
Views: 77
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Re: Brakes no Servo Assistance

Hi Dave...have a look in the Jaguar service manual..there are very detailed diagrams of how the braking system works....Steve
by mgcjag
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Factory cadmium plated parts
Replies: 6
Views: 252
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Re: Factory cadmium plated parts

Hi Robert...have a look at this blog by one of our forum members Chris Vine it is full of detail of a S2 restoration and will show a lot of information you need ( section front suspension)...front uprights and steering arms would be plated from the factory ....Steve http://etype.chrisvine.com/catego...
by mgcjag
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Today’s crap parts
Replies: 5
Views: 316
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Re: Today’s crap parts

Hi Spark...whats your name..please try to put it with your car model in the signature area.....re your issues with a supplier....I have contacted them myself to highlight your problem....have recieved a reply and have sent you a PM ......Steve
by mgcjag
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 Tail shaft housing wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 156
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Re: Series 3 Tail shaft housing wanted

Good news Colin...thanks for updating us... Steve
by mgcjag
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Valve clearance not set by the shim
Replies: 7
Views: 173
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Re: Valve clearance not set by the shim

Have a look to see if the shim is sitting proud of the retainer.....sounds like the cam follower is sitting on the retainer and not the shim.......does your data plate say 4/6 .. Steve
by mgcjag
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Valve clearance not set by the shim
Replies: 7
Views: 173
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Re: Valve clearance not set by the shim

Hi John....what gaps are you working to 4 & 6 or 12 to 14 If your at 8tho and increasing shim size you will reduce gap....if its for your 69fhc you should be 12 to 14 Steve
by mgcjag
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Water in the spare wheel area
Replies: 9
Views: 229
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Re: Water in the spare wheel area

Hi Stuart..you mentioned your car was a series 1.5 but not which model...1.5s came as fhc, ots, and 2+2 thats why i ask everyone to put their car model in the signature area......you may have missed the point of my post above explaining that there is a drain hole in the lip just below the rear hatch...
by mgcjag
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Today’s crap parts
Replies: 5
Views: 316
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Re: Today’s crap parts

You love it really Tim....how else would you spend a nice sunny weekend.....not like you didnt know what you were getting into..... :bigrin: :bigrin: :bigrin: Steve
by mgcjag
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Water in the spare wheel area
Replies: 9
Views: 229
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Re: Water in the spare wheel area

Hi Stuart...you still dont mention the model...try to put it with your name in the signature area....if its an ots then try a hose around the boot area to see if the seals are leaking...if a fhc then around the rear hatch....at the bottom on the fhc in the seal channel is a drain hole that should dr...
by mgcjag
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Going to Australia this summer
Replies: 14
Views: 1189
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Re: Going to Australia this summer

Fantastic trip Carsten...done very similar a few years ago......whats really strange is that as you go north the time zone changes..enjoy you stay... Steve
by mgcjag
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Water in the spare wheel area
Replies: 9
Views: 229
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Re: Water in the spare wheel area

Hi Whats your name...please try to put it with you car model in the signature area..thanks.....water...either been there a long time since washed or rained on.....fuel pump ..the click is the points mechanism operating to pressurise the fuel lines..if the lines are full you may only get one click......
by mgcjag
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Car storage
Replies: 11
Views: 210
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Re: Car storage

Hi Karl...i have a detatched brick built garage with slate roof and no ceiling, open rafters with the roof felt showing, so no way of sealing from the elements ( cant fit a ceiling as i have a lift that needs the height)....what i have found that works well is good airflow...during the winter months...
by mgcjag
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wheel: what Tightening torque
Replies: 38
Views: 635
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Re: Wheel: what Tightening torque

Hi Yves...in the post your refering to i think David mentions no more than 220ftlb which he then said equated to 3 whacks with a mallet in his tests :bigrin: Steve
by mgcjag
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member, x-over from JL!
Replies: 14
Views: 5176
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Re: New member, x-over from JL!

Hi JJC...whats your name...please try to put it in the signature area with your car model....what were you replying to..this is a 10 year old thread....i assume you have mis posted.... Steve