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by Gerry
Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Brake system-Refreshed and No pressure
Replies: 44
Views: 1078
Canada

Re: Brake system-Refreshed and No pressure

Tha'ts for sure Layne, both forums are great,most enthusiasts are quick to help others I am sure a couple of fellas in Santa Cruz would come round and point you in the right direction.
Regards Gerry 62 Ots.
by Gerry
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Brake system-Refreshed and No pressure
Replies: 44
Views: 1078
Canada

Re: Brake system-Refreshed and No pressure

Hi Layne,are you on Jag Lovers?If not I suggest you join,there are knowledgeable E type owners on there that live in your area.

Regards Gerry 62 Ots.
by Gerry
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winter Care
Replies: 13
Views: 960
Canada

Re: Winter Care

Hi Ian,I think starting your car during the winter layup does more harm than good,cold starts cause more wear than anything else,plus all the associated condensation means you have to leave the car running for an extended period to burn off all the moisture.That being said I do live in Canada where ...
by Gerry
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine Rebuild or not?
Replies: 12
Views: 3183
Canada

Re: Engine Rebuild or not?

Hi a lot of people on jag-lovers like the Dorman style core plugs,I think Ray Livingston did a write up on them a few years back,he had the same problem as you.
Regards Gerry 62 Ots.
by Gerry
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: How much racket is normal?
Replies: 8
Views: 2165
Canada

Re: How much racket is normal?

Hi Keith sorry to see you are still having problems,the clack clack noise is serious stuff,did your re-builder install a hold down kit?Sounds like one of cams is smashing into a raised tappet guide?
Regards Gerry 62 ots Ontario Canada
by Gerry
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Purchasing an E - advice?
Replies: 14
Views: 2231
Canada

Re: Purchasing an E - advice?

Hi Bruce,I live in the GTA, if you need any help or advice contact me.
Regards Gerry 62 Ots.
by Gerry
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Garage / workshop
Replies: 52
Views: 11832
Canada

Re: Garage / workshop

Just a cautionary note,the lift shown is a Mowhawk which is designed with that application in mind,have seen them advertised as a two post storage lift.
Regards Gerry 62 Ots.
by Gerry
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: USA e type
Replies: 7
Views: 1055
Canada

Re: USA e type

As an add on Frank,Paul Wigton sold his coupe on Bring a Trailer,went to Switzerland !
Regards Gerry 62 Ots.
by Gerry
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: USA e type
Replies: 7
Views: 1055
Canada

Re: USA e type

Hi Frank,hopefully the pound will bounce back if Brexit ever gets sorted,plus a recent article by Hagerty saying that certain classic cars including E types are going down in price might be having an effect? I think Bring a Trailer is the best place to get an idea of what cars are actually selling f...
by Gerry
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Norman Dewis interview
Replies: 10
Views: 1630
Canada

Re: Norman Dewis interview

That was great,I had to smile when Norman was talking about the Xk 120 run when a party was mentioned,he kind of hesitated,being from the midlands like myself,I bet he was going to say"Piss Up"

Regards Gerry 62 ots Canada.
by Gerry
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Radiator hose kit
Replies: 16
Views: 2061
Canada

Re: Radiator hose kit

Hi Pete,try your local car parts place,some one on Jaglovers kindly put up a list of gates hose equivalents.I ended up with Dayco equivalent to the Gates! Bottom hose #70389 Top hose #71011 You may have to trim a bit off the length,the last ones I installed lasted about 20yrs. Hope this helps Gerry ...
by Gerry
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Value S1 Jag e-type 4.2 LHD Roadster
Replies: 32
Views: 3424
Canada

Re: Value S1 Jag e-type 4.2 LHD Roadster

Hi James,I find the E type market totally confusing,why in the world would someone pay 55k for a project series one coupe,when one of the people on this forum has what looks like a really nice series one coupe for sale at 85k?
Regards Gerry 62 0ts Ontario Canada.
by Gerry
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ignition condensor
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Canada

Re: ignition condensor

Hi John,plugs points and condensor used to be a regular maintenance item in the cars of my youth,if your car is running fine I would leave well alone,a lot of suspect reproduction ignition components out there.
Regards Gerry 62 ots Ontario Canada.
by Gerry
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Value S1 Jag e-type 4.2 LHD Roadster
Replies: 32
Views: 3424
Canada

Re: Value S1 Jag e-type 4.2 LHD Roadster

Hi Paul,if you want to get a good idea of what cars are actually selling for in America,Bring a Trailer is very good.A lot of detailed photos plus sometimes a video.
Best of luck.
Regards Gerry 62 Ots,
by Gerry
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: steam
Replies: 8
Views: 1118
Canada

Re: steam

Hi I would go to Harbor Freight and buy a cooling system pressure tester,goes on in place of the header tank cap so you can pressurize the system cold.

Regards Gerry 62 Ots Ontario Canada.
by Gerry
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Face Panel
Replies: 2
Views: 687
Canada

Re: Face Panel

Hi Dale,yes the lights will dim at idle,more so if you have a weak battery,on my 3.8 I found that the dynamo would keep the battery charged ok as long as I did not get stuck in a traffic jam on a hot day with the lights on,my aftermarket radiator fan would slow down noticeably the longer I was stuck...
by Gerry
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Just Joined the Forum - looking for help on buying a car
Replies: 27
Views: 4540
Canada

Re: Just Joined the Forum - looking for help on buying a car

Just as an add on to my previous post,Bring A Trailer is by far the best source of what E types are selling for in America from rust buckets to nicely restored cars!
Regards Gerry 62 Ots.
by Gerry
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Just Joined the Forum - looking for help on buying a car
Replies: 27
Views: 4540
Canada

Re: Just Joined the Forum - looking for help on buying a car

Hi Tony,I suggest joining Jag Lovers as well,a lot of good people on there some of whom might be willing to inspect a car for you if they live near by.Some insane asking prices out there,check out Beverly Hills Car Club to see what I mean, much better if you can find a private sale. Regards Gerry 62...
by Gerry
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: ADVICE NEEDED - 1964 4.2 Series 1 E-type that has a problem engaging in reverse once hot.
Replies: 8
Views: 1554
Canada

Re: ADVICE NEEDED - 1964 4.2 Series 1 E-type that has a problem engaging in reverse once hot.

Hi Bill read your well presented reply,the problem to me is the fact that reverse engages fine when the the car is cold?On my own car,an early 3.8 clutch adjustment and idle speed make a big difference to the engagement of the none synchronized first and reverse gears?

Regards Gerry 62 ots.
by Gerry
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: ADVICE NEEDED - 1964 4.2 Series 1 E-type that has a problem engaging in reverse once hot.
Replies: 8
Views: 1554
Canada

Re: ADVICE NEEDED - 1964 4.2 Series 1 E-type that has a problem engaging in reverse once hot.

Hi Raymondo,does the clutch biting point change when the car gets well warmed up?Reverse being the only gear without syncro is more likely to have engagement problems if the clutch is dragging slightly?Can be aggravated even more if the idle speed creeps up as well.

Regards Gerry 62 ots.