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by Bill Michigan
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Zeus single pot. Pistons not retracting
Replies: 65
Views: 11625
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Re: Zeus single pot. Pistons not retracting

Grayjay66 wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:41 am
Yesterday though my house water heater failed, and tonight the dryer will not start. More important problems so the Jag will sit a bit longer....
Well now, there's the problem, Grayjay66 -- Your priorities are all mixed up!
by Bill Michigan
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Zeus single pot. Pistons not retracting
Replies: 65
Views: 11625
United States of America

Re: Zeus single pot. Pistons not retracting

Grayjay66 As a former engineer I’ve really enjoyed following this thread. I applaud your perseverance and the efforts of this community to identify the source of the Zeus binding. Most of the questions, suggested things-to-try, and possible causes seem to have (appropriately) been in two categories:...
by Bill Michigan
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Repro Tool Kit Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1391
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Re: Repro Tool Kit Question

Just FYI--There's an interesting thread on the Ferrari Chat forum about fake tool kits. (Original tool kits for some of those cars apparently go for as much as $20,000.)
https://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/threa ... -146903280

Bill
by Bill Michigan
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 headlight chrome fitting
Replies: 19
Views: 2605
United States of America

Re: S1 headlight chrome fitting

I’m sure others have observed this obvious irony: Jaguar created the most beautiful, artistic, eye-catching and absolutely perfect chrome headlight rings to surround and emphasize the weakest headlights since brass-era gas lamps. To me, this seems to be an even more appropriate subject for the famou...
by Bill Michigan
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Repro Tool Kit Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1391
United States of America

Re: Repro Tool Kit Question

I apologize--When writing my #4 post I had not fully looked through one of Steve's recommended threads (viewtopic.php?f=15&t=6394), which is a trove of information on tool correctness and originality, and also includes links to other relevant threads. I now understand the difficulty and complexity o...
by Bill Michigan
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Repro Tool Kit Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1391
United States of America

Re: Repro Tool Kit Question

Thank you Steve and Andrew for your replies and additional info.

At this point, though, I've already bought a tool kit. I'm just curious if the tools in it are originals or repros. Any ideas on how to tell?

Thanks,

Bill
by Bill Michigan
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Repro Tool Kit Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1391
United States of America

Repro Tool Kit Question

The repro tool kit recently described in a "New Reproduction Parts" post seems to be an outstanding deal: http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6798&start=60 (post #67) I readily paid significantly more than that for a like-new kit that was described to me as "original tools in a repro pouch....
by Bill Michigan
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cold start issue
Replies: 6
Views: 1062
United States of America

Re: Cold start issue

Check the thread "Stuck Choke (Enrichment) Mechanism." It may be of help. Also, unless all the enrichment jets are frozen, you can lift the external enrichment lever on one carb (with a wire or bent rod) while someone cranks the engine and it should start. In addition to starting it when nothing els...
by Bill Michigan
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Starter Disengages Prematurely
Replies: 3
Views: 741
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Re: Starter Disengages Prematurely

In case anyone else has starting problems with the same symptoms I experienced, I want to close the loop on this thread with my troubleshooting results. After preparing to repair or replace the starter motor, it now looks like the hard starting was actually due to a carburetor issue -- specifically,...
by Bill Michigan
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Stuck Choke (Enrichment) mechanism
Replies: 6
Views: 1201
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Re: Stuck Choke (Enrichment) mechanism

Thanks, Mich and Robbie, for the quick and clear advice. Looks like I need to clear the workbench and the calendar for this little project.

Bill
by Bill Michigan
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Stuck Choke (Enrichment) mechanism
Replies: 6
Views: 1201
United States of America

Stuck Choke (Enrichment) mechanism

After months of difficulty cold starting my S1 3.8L, it looks like I finally found the culprit (with much education from this forum). I had initially thought it was the starter motor disengaging prematurely each time the engine fired, but it now looks like the enrichment mechanism on one of the carb...
by Bill Michigan
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Radio Repair and Upgrade in U.S.
Replies: 0
Views: 3322
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Radio Repair and Upgrade in U.S.

Just want to put in a good word for Cruz Classic Radio in California (www.cruzclassicradio.com). They repaired the non-functioning BMCD radio on my 1963 E-Type and replaced all the old capacitors. They also upgraded the radio with added circuitry (but no visible alterations) so it can connect to my ...
by Bill Michigan
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Which fuse for radio?
Replies: 4
Views: 643
United States of America

Re: Which fuse for radio?

Julian-

That's just what I needed to know. Thank you.

Bill
by Bill Michigan
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Which fuse for radio?
Replies: 4
Views: 643
United States of America

Re: Which fuse for radio?

Thanks for the guidance re 5 amps. Are radios therefore typically connected to Fuse #4 (the only 5 amp fuse)?
by Bill Michigan
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Which fuse for radio?
Replies: 4
Views: 643
United States of America

Which fuse for radio?

When I acquired my 1963 E-Type, the radio power wire had been disconnected from the fuse box, and the radio had a note saying "excessive current draw." I sent it out for repair and just got it back. The power wire has the proper female spade fitting at the end, so it can physically be attached to an...
by Bill Michigan
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel gauge sender gasket leak
Replies: 11
Views: 1600
United States of America

Re: Fuel gauge sender gasket leak

I want to second Mark's comment that you need to be careful and not over-tighten the bolts. Not only do you risk stripping threads, but excessive tightening can actually raise the metal at the attachment points and distort the entire flange on the fuel tank, leading to more sealing problems. I found...
by Bill Michigan
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Starter Disengages Prematurely
Replies: 3
Views: 741
United States of America

Re: Starter Disengages Prematurely

Thanks, Alan. That broken spring theory sounds very likely, since the problem wasn't progressive but rather, came on all of a sudden.

Bill
by Bill Michigan
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Starter Disengages Prematurely
Replies: 3
Views: 741
United States of America

Starter Disengages Prematurely

Recently, my starter has begun disengaging as soon as the engine first fires but before it's fully running, thus requiring many attempts before the engine finally "catches." Is this fixable by an adjustment or repair, or should I just plan on replacing the entire starter?

Thanks.

Bill