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by Geoff Allam
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bonnet Panel Gaskets
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Canada

Re: Bonnet Panel Gaskets

Why not just use thick rubber washers instead of the special thick steel washers where the bolts go through. Much simpler and same result. Not that there would be any rubbing of the flanges once the bolts were properly tightened anyways. A good heavy coat of epoxy primer followed by topcoat should b...
by Geoff Allam
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: oil dipstick
Replies: 18
Views: 3414
Canada

Re: oil dipstick

Chris is giving you the correct information. If you are using a jaguar xk engine in a six cylinder e type and have an e type sump use the recommended amount of oil as specified in the shop manual. Mark the height on your dipstick and you will be golden.
by Geoff Allam
Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Convertible hood brackets
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Canada

Re: Convertible hood brackets

It is accessible through the wheel well, usually nicely rusted.
by Geoff Allam
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Are these S1 bumpers correct?
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Canada

Re: Are these S1 bumpers correct?

Hi Alan. If you have bought a project the front bumpers required are whatever matches your bonnet. I went through this recently with my 67. Turns out I had 3.8 front wings and a modified centre section. There is a difference in the mount spacing between the 3.8 and 4.2. Chances are that if there are...
by Geoff Allam
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Air Intake Box Assembly
Replies: 11
Views: 570
Canada

Re: Air Intake Box Assembly

Thanks for the clarification Peter. Now I can just use whatever paint I have on the shelf when the time comes. I was just interested as there are long drawn out discussions about what constitutes an early 3.8 detailing obl vs flat floor vs marston radiator etc. but it seems that while there are lots...
by Geoff Allam
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:17 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Air Intake Box Assembly
Replies: 11
Views: 570
Canada

Re: Air Intake Box Assembly

What does early 4.2 mean. Is that a series 1 4.2, a series one or series 1 1/2 4.2 or is there some Other approximate date that one can consider early vs late.
by Geoff Allam
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Removing silt and limescale from radiator
Replies: 29
Views: 1602
Canada

Re: Removing silt and limescale from radiator

So, after descaling what is recommended for sediment and sludge?
by Geoff Allam
Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Metallifacture jack parts
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Canada

Re: Metallifacture jack parts

Perfect. Thanks so much Andrew. Just what I need.
by Geoff Allam
Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Metallifacture jack parts
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Canada

Re: Metallifacture jack parts

That is plan B. I do not know the correct dimensions however so was going for the easier route. Plan C is to purchase a lathe/mill combo and learn how to machine.
by Geoff Allam
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Metallifacture jack parts
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Canada

Metallifacture jack parts

https://i.postimg.cc/yd0fkJpt/AE77-F083-E8-FE-468-E-834-D-9463-BC9-C543-E.jpg I have been trying to locate a source for the parts circled. According to the reproduction parts thread Richard Smith was able to supply some parts but he has informed me that he no longer can. SNG and Moss have also saif...
by Geoff Allam
Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Lucas 2FP pump
Replies: 18
Views: 2269
Canada

Re: Lucas 2FP pump

No. There was no issue with that on mine.
by Geoff Allam
Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Lucas 2FP pump
Replies: 18
Views: 2269
Canada

Re: Lucas 2FP pump

Tadek, when I converted my 3.8 to negative ground I neglected to switch the fuel pump wires and it only ran till the carbs were dry and then stalled. I switched the wires, it started and I did not have to do anything more to it.
by Geoff Allam
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Boot board rail rubbers
Replies: 15
Views: 1134
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: 15
Views: 1134
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: 554
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: 900
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: 1139
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: 1399
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: 1399
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: 1399
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...