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by 64OTS
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Build engine frames around the engine?
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Australia

Re: Build engine frames around the engine?

The engine & gearbox are lowered to the ground first, with the front of the car jacked up. Access to remove the gearbox is then fairly straighforward.
by 64OTS
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Jag diff - Dana 44 CWP conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Australia

Re: Jag diff - Dana 44 CWP conversion

Using Dana 44 3.07:1 parts is the way I am going. The rear suspension is still in the car but I was lucky enough to source a new Spicer gear set from Amazon (before the Aus version took over here!) for about $150. Instead of shoulder bolts I have hardened spacers to fit over the 3/8 Dana bolts which...
by 64OTS
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Build engine frames around the engine?
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Australia

Re: Build engine frames around the engine?

Its not really feasible to tilt the engine & gearbox to around 45 degrees in a home workshop using a normal engine hoist, so what I did was lower them to the ground, unbolt the gearbox from underneath then lift the engine straight up. There is just enough room to wiggle it out with the clutch still ...
by 64OTS
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 1 Wiper Park Position - Worth Changing?
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Australia

Series 1 Wiper Park Position - Worth Changing?

I have converted my OTS to RHD, but I'm really wondering about the value of changing the wipers over. According to the topic below its a bit up in the air anyway, as well as the fact that LH wiper parking is the norm for a RHD car!! LH wiper parking gives a better sweep for the driver than the other...
by 64OTS
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: OTS Boot Area Queries
Replies: 0
Views: 187
Australia

OTS Boot Area Queries

Does anyone know the following: 1 - Diameter and location of the boot cable release mounting hole in the bulkhead (above the loom hole?) 2 - Front left of the boot under petrol tank is raised up where it meets the side of the inner arch, but not on the right. Is this deliberate or has it just been p...
by 64OTS
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: OTS boot cable question
Replies: 10
Views: 731
Australia

Re: OTS boot cable question

Does anyone know the cable lock hole size inside the body of a 4.2 series 1 and where it is positioned? Mine has rusted out so I have no datum to work from. I know its above a 3/4 hole which is for the wiring harness to go through? Could be about 1 1/2" above that? Thanks.
by 64OTS
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Wire Wheels Interchange
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Australia

Wire Wheels Interchange

I have been offered a good set of wire wheels from a Series 2. Will they fit my Series 1 as they have different part numbers? thanks
by 64OTS
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: VIN number
Replies: 42
Views: 2086
Australia

Re: VIN number

You forgot that the term 'soccer' is also used in Australia, as 'football' refers to the Aussie rules game (and even more annoyingly, particularly for someone who grew up in Yorkshire - sometimes also used for rugby league).......
by 64OTS
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Steering column issues
Replies: 12
Views: 1388
Australia

Re: Steering column issues

A different problem with my column - I can't undo the large adjuster nut to dismantle the column, the threads look rusted. i have tried turning it with a leather strap oil filter wrench but that broke! I don't want to wreck the adjuster, any tips would be welcome.
by 64OTS
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine side frames
Replies: 11
Views: 1008
Australia

Re: Engine side frames

Interesting thread and some great info covered here, another example of why this forum is so good. My 64 OTS project is my first Jag so I am learning a lot! I have worked on other cars of the era and I don't have the luxury of a pit or heavy lifting gear but I successfully removed the engine & gearb...
by 64OTS
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine frames.
Replies: 22
Views: 2084
Australia

Re: Engine frames.

There is also some useful info here:

http://www.monocoque-metalworks.com/mai ... of-course/
by 64OTS
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Horn push assembly
Replies: 5
Views: 676
Australia

Re: Horn push assembly

Relating to the horn push, my car was missing this when I got it. There is, however, a thick alloy ring inside the steering wheel surround which may be secured by the three small screws. I say 'may be' because after drilling them out, this alloy ring does not move, although I have not put undue pres...
by 64OTS
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine frames.
Replies: 22
Views: 2084
Australia

Re: Engine frames.

Regarding welding of the engine frames, I thought I would throw this into the discussion. It was written by Ken Sprayson in 2014, he worked on developing tubing at Reynolds for some time so should know something on the matter... "Reynolds 531 tubing is a high tensile material ( 45-50 ton/sq/ins), bu...
by 64OTS
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Best Colour For Series 1 OTS?
Replies: 16
Views: 1090
Australia

Re: Best Colour For Series 1 OTS?

Thanks so far - I found a pic of an OGS roadster with black interior & hood on XKEdata. Actually looks quite good.
by 64OTS
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bonnet Front Lower Panel removal
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Australia

Re: Bonnet Front Lower Panel removal

Is the knowledge base article just a copy of the service manual? I found a copy of that, which has some useful info, if fairly generically written. Are there only three setscrews holding the air duct on? Hopefully everything will be accessible once these are removed? If anyone has actually done this...
by 64OTS
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bonnet Front Lower Panel removal
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Australia

Bonnet Front Lower Panel removal

I need to get this off my 64 4.2 to do some repairs, paintwork, wiring & actually find out where the bumpers & horns are mounted. I can get the self tappers out (mostly) but the bolts are hidden. I believe the headlight sections need to come out? I did a search which pointed to a knowledge base arti...
by 64OTS
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Disguising a modern battery inside an old-case
Replies: 24
Views: 5432
Australia

Re: Disguising a modern battery inside an old-case

OK found the dimensions on another topic here - 9 5/8" x 7 5/8" x 5 5/8"
by 64OTS
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Best Colour For Series 1 OTS?
Replies: 16
Views: 1090
Australia

Best Colour For Series 1 OTS?

What do people think looks best, debating with my wife what colour to paint it when its done. She likes red, I like BRG or dark blue, but original is golden sand. Interior will definitely be black. Obviously there will be different opinions, but I would like to hear what you all think...
by 64OTS
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Outer Sill Fitting advice please
Replies: 18
Views: 1618
Australia

Re: Outer Sill Fitting advice please

Finally got it done with acceptable door gap!! Just got to weld in the fillers where I cut into the A & B posts now. There may also need to be some reshaping around where the sill meets the rear wheel arch (slightly short). I think the main issue with these sills appears to be that the bend undernea...
by 64OTS
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Disguising a modern battery inside an old-case
Replies: 24
Views: 5432
Australia

Re: Disguising a modern battery inside an old-case

Anyone out there know the external dimensions of an original size battery? Thanks