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by Geoff Allam
Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Mysterious holes nearby the fuel pump
Replies: 13
Views: 605
Canada

Re: Mysterious holes nearby the fuel pump

Just an fyi to prevent confusion in the future. That is the fuel sediment bowl not the fuel pump. If you develop a problem with fuel delivery you need to look for the fuel pump in the boot.
by Geoff Allam
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Positive or negative earth?
Replies: 22
Views: 8865
Canada

Re: Positive or negative earth?

I am pretty sure the in tank fuel pumps are polarity sensitive. When a mechanic converted my 3.8 from positive to negative ground he neglected to reverse the leads on my fuel pump. The car made it half a block till the fuel bowl were dry and then started up and ran fine once I reversed the leads aft...
by Geoff Allam
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Body tag
Replies: 7
Views: 817
Canada

Re: Body tag

Thanks for that Robbie. Much appreciated.
by Geoff Allam
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Body tag
Replies: 7
Views: 817
Canada

Re: Body tag

I also need a body tag for my 67 ots. as the original is missing. Did you need to send Todd any information on sizes of tag, font etc. or is he knowledgeable about the Etype body tags. I checked his website and it appears that engine tags are the main product he supplies?
by Geoff Allam
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: U-Joints, Drive shaft and Half shafts replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Canada

Re: U-Joints, Drive shaft and Half shafts replacement

Also have had a propshaft failure on a e type. My symptoms were also vibration at certain speed and load conditions. For grinding noise you may want to get a second opinion before dropping the engine or diff.
by Geoff Allam
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 22
Views: 1365
Canada

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all and thank you to those who keep this site operating.
by Geoff Allam
Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: RHS Undershield Panel - special edition for 1.5?
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Canada

Re: RHS Undershield Panel - special edition for 1.5?

Nothing but silence so I will give it a shot. Attachment bolts are non original. Cars before it and after it have a different type of shield. Therefore I would strongly suspect it is non original.
by Geoff Allam
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Huge engine oil consumption
Replies: 36
Views: 12851
Canada

Re: Huge engine oil consumption

Is it necessary to drive at high speed while breaking in? Would driving in second or third gear at high rpm achieve the same result or is there a benefit With the engine having to work harder in high gear to achieve the same rpm?
by Geoff Allam
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 headlight chrome fitting
Replies: 19
Views: 1712
Canada

Re: S1 headlight chrome fitting

FWIW I just bought 2 new trim rings from SNG. Still waiting on delivery to see how fit is but in conversation with the sales rep I was told that they now manufacture their own pieces that are modelled on an original bonnet. I was told that so far the feedback has been that the fit is good but as exp...
by Geoff Allam
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: gearbox woe
Replies: 5
Views: 2386
Canada

Re: gearbox woe

Congratulations on the first drive. Are you able to downshift from 4th tp 3rd gear. If so then it is likely that the shift linkages are worn or poorly adjusted causing the difficulty going from second to third.
by Geoff Allam
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S1 & 420G similarity
Replies: 35
Views: 5870
Canada

Re: S1 & 420G similarity

I have three that came with a mark ten set of carbs. Looking at them it looks to me like they lift up the springs about 1/4 inch which would create more spring tension and make the mixture slightly richer once the carb was off idle?
by Geoff Allam
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 1962 Series 1 roadster part panel
Replies: 7
Views: 2333
Canada

Re: 1962 Series 1 roadster part panel

Monocoque Metalworks makes that part including the wired edge. Check their website for pictures v
by Geoff Allam
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Carburettor banjo fibre washer leaks
Replies: 7
Views: 1315
Canada

Re: Carburettor banjo fibre washer leaks

FWIW many years ago shortly after acquiring my coupe I rebuilt the carbs. On installation I had one banjo that leaked. I progressively tightened it a couple of times and it did strip out the threads on the float chamber. Lids were cheap then so no big deal. Now not so much. Since then I have used a ...
by Geoff Allam
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Acoustic Cameras
Replies: 28
Views: 3685
Canada

Re: Acoustic Cameras

I agree with you completely Carsten. (Other than the politically incorrect part) I also live in a quiet residential neighbourhood but unfortunately there is a twisty road nearby. Every evening in the summer the yahoos on motorcycles and the idiots with the tuner cars with the oil drum exhaust extens...
by Geoff Allam
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello you Jaguar Lovers!
Replies: 10
Views: 3290
Canada

Re: Hello you Jaguar Lovers!

Welcome Carlos. Beautiful car. Your English is much much better than my Spanish!
by Geoff Allam
Thu May 16, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1.5 open headlights too covered
Replies: 2
Views: 573
Canada

Re: S1.5 open headlights too covered

It would be well worth your time to call Chuck at monocoque metalworks and get some advice. I believe that his kit for the 1.5 is installable with pop rivets if your car does not need repainting otherwise. He is quite approachable and provides excellent customer support.
by Geoff Allam
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bonnet Gap
Replies: 5
Views: 854
Canada

Re: Bonnet Gap

As the op of the thread in question I can second Bill’s comment. Thanks to his advice I was able to correct the problem without resorting to an expensive set of new modified hinges or the difficult task of welding extra material to the rear of the bonnet.
by Geoff Allam
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Body panel options
Replies: 21
Views: 1898
Canada

Re: Body panel options

It will save you money in the long run. If you are contemplating ordering from MM many of Chuck’s panels are not readily available from other sources and the ones that compete with the commonly available ones are very competitive if not cheaper. I would suggest going through his catalogue carefully ...
by Geoff Allam
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: B-pillar mystery plate?
Replies: 6
Views: 888
Canada

Re: B-pillar mystery plate?

Agreed. It is easy to fabricate and you have to expect that there was a reason for it. An unnecessary piece on 72000 cars adds up so it must have been deemed usefull. Maybe it was just the amount of weight needed to get the 50:50 weight distribution :)
by Geoff Allam
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: B-pillar mystery plate?
Replies: 6
Views: 888
Canada

Re: B-pillar mystery plate?

I just checked the mm website. You were probably looking at this picture.
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I agree. Itlooks like the piece has been left out so it is likely not absolutely necessary. I did find it convenient though so it is up to you.