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by Geoff Allam
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Boot board rail rubbers
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Canada

Re: Boot board rail rubbers

Thanks for that Steve.
by Geoff Allam
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Boot board rail rubbers
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Canada

Re: Boot board rail rubbers

Every time seals come up Baines are mentioned as having the best seals. Unfortunately they do not have an e type seal kit. How did you ascertain which of their seals are the correct ones? Is there a list somewhere online or is there some other method of determining?
by Geoff Allam
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Phoenix Engineering
Replies: 0
Views: 165
Canada

Phoenix Engineering

When I first bought my ots many years ago I purchased a lot of repair parts from a place called Phoenix Engineering located in Goole? I believe. This was back when trans Atlantic shipping did not cost you your first born. I am wondering what ever became of that company as I believe they were very we...
by Geoff Allam
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: newb wondering what it takes to fit a V12
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Canada

Re: newb wondering what it takes to fit a V12

Jason Len of xk's unlimited had a swb roadster converted to a v12. It involved changes to the bulkhead plus the frames from a series3 if I remember right. The car is now in Jay Leno's collection and he has produced a video about it. Definitely a deep pocket exercise.
by Geoff Allam
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Keep it quiet.
Replies: 11
Views: 804
Canada

Re: Keep it quiet.

So, how did you achieve this? All new gaskets with modern materials?
by Geoff Allam
Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sng manifolds.
Replies: 9
Views: 1017
Canada

Re: Sng manifolds.

Thank you Julian.
by Geoff Allam
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sng manifolds.
Replies: 9
Views: 1017
Canada

Re: Sng manifolds.

So that is one no so far. As steve says perhaps including if you followed the break in procedure to the letter would be instructive.
by Geoff Allam
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sng manifolds.
Replies: 9
Views: 1017
Canada

Sng manifolds.

There is a recent thread on the Jag Lovers forum where it is claimed by two people who have used them that the SNG enamelled manifolds stand up in the long term (up to 5 years and counting). They have had no crazing or chipping under normal driver usage, not show car usage. Has anyone had similar ex...
by Geoff Allam
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cylinder head paint
Replies: 23
Views: 1495
Canada

Re: Cylinder head paint

If you don't have pumpkins then what do children carve for Halloween ? My heart bleeds for those poor British children carving turnips and in a pinch parsnips or large radishes. 😱😱
by Geoff Allam
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Seat rail availability or seat options for 63 Coupe
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Canada

Re: Seat rail availability or seat options for 63 Coupe

3.8 seats are also available at SNG in both roadster and coupe style and are not terribly expensive.
by Geoff Allam
Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Saggy Rear Suspension Debacle
Replies: 18
Views: 889
Canada

Re: Saggy Rear Suspension Debacle

Nigel, from your original post I understand that your main complaint is that you bottom out easily and believe that your ride hight at the rear is 1 1/2 inches low at the rear. Assuming that your components are working fine otherwise your easiest and cheapest fix is to install a spacer. The gain in ...
by Geoff Allam
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Wiper blade length
Replies: 6
Views: 657
Canada

Re: Wiper blade length

Sounds great. Thank you.
by Geoff Allam
Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Wiper blade length
Replies: 6
Views: 657
Canada

Re: Wiper blade length

David, i s there also a preferred wiper arm available. I find that the ones I have do not really provide much downward pressure on the screen.
by Geoff Allam
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: P-clips on Series 1 3.8 for a LHS car - help needed
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Canada

Re: P-clips on Series 1 3.8 for a LHS car - help needed

Cannot help you as both my cars have been extensively molested over the years but I would love to see that list and pics in the factory fit section. Thank you for compiling it.
by Geoff Allam
Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Part Identification
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Canada

Re: Part Identification

:yeahthat:
by Geoff Allam
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Mystery rattle
Replies: 13
Views: 830
Canada

Re: Mystery rattle

I second the stabilizer rod. When I bought my fhc the whole rod mechanism was ubdone. It sounded like The engine was falling out.
by Geoff Allam
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Indicator gasket : another poor reproduction part
Replies: 12
Views: 1090
Canada

Re: Indicator gasket : another poor reproduction part

Perfect. Thank you for that Jonathan.
by Geoff Allam
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Indicator gasket : another poor reproduction part
Replies: 12
Views: 1090
Canada

Re: Indicator gasket : another poor reproduction part

The gaskets look good from what can be seen but I am not sure exactly how you fabricated them. Do you have any pictures and an explanation of what exactly you did?
by Geoff Allam
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: NEEDED - Steering column - lower UJ
Replies: 27
Views: 3857
Canada

Re: NEEDED - Steering column - lower UJ

You are asking a senior citizen to remember something he did 20 years ago so the answer has about a 50:50 chance of being accurate! I believe I unbolted the column from the dash and just let it down onto the seat to pull it back. Some wiring may have needed to be disconnected but I really do not rec...
by Geoff Allam
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: NEEDED - Steering column - lower UJ
Replies: 27
Views: 3857
Canada

Re: NEEDED - Steering column - lower UJ

FWIW I had this problem with loose splines between the shaft and the steering rack on my 3.8. I tried multiple times to tighten the joint with bolts, grade 8 capscrews etc with no results. Finally I just used blue loctite and tightened it up with a normal torque. I have not had to touch it in the la...