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by Tom W
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Triple webers
Replies: 7
Views: 117
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Re: Triple webers

40DCOEs are still available, though most kits intended for an E-type come with 45DCOEs. It’s DC03s (used on C-types and D-types) that are either unavailable, or ridiculously expensive, depending on size. There’s a lot of crossover between 40s and 45s. Getting the choke size right is more important. ...
by Tom W
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Triple webers
Replies: 7
Views: 117
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Re: Triple webers

Buying Des Hammill’s books on both the XK engine, and side draft carburettors goes a long way towards de-mystifying Webers. These give some starting point specs to build the carbs to, and methods for determining what to change to get the best performance.
by Tom W
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Triple webers
Replies: 7
Views: 117
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Re: Triple webers

I have triple Webers. They were newly fitted by the previous owner of car when I bought it 6 years ago, so can’t comment on price. I don’t know how the performance compares to Strombergs, but the car feels plenty fast enough. It’s as quick as my friend’s 4 litre TVR Chimaera, and feels faster than a...
by Tom W
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Where do those alloy shields go ?
Replies: 11
Views: 386
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Re: Where do those alloy shields go ?

That looks like the bit that fits between the radiator and the bonnet pivot tube, albeit slightly mangled.
by Tom W
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Removing rear wheel bearings
Replies: 8
Views: 206
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Re: Removing rear wheel bearings

Good idea, I could remove the water thrower. I have one of those slyles of pullers already. Presumably there is a type of puller that works though, without either destroying the bearing, or removing the water thrower, which isn’t really designed to be removed. The manual just says “use a suitable pu...
by Tom W
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Removing rear wheel bearings
Replies: 8
Views: 206
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Re: Removing rear wheel bearings

Hi Mitch, It’s removing the bearings from the hub (the splined bit), not the carrier, that I need to do. It seems difficult with my cheap hub puller set to get anything behind the outer wheel bearing. I have one of those pullers with the two semicircular segments that tighten together, but that can’...
by Tom W
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Removing rear wheel bearings
Replies: 8
Views: 206
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Removing rear wheel bearings

Does anyone have details of a bearing puller that can be used to remove the inner race of the outer wheel bearings from the rear hubs? As the bearing sits in a recess created by the water thrower, my conventional puller that grips beneath the race won’t fit. When I last did my wheel bearings, I cut ...
by Tom W
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Help please - Removing sump.
Replies: 9
Views: 246
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Re: Help please - Removing sump.

Is there a noticeable wear ridge at the top of each bore?
by Tom W
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Differential numbers
Replies: 16
Views: 599
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Re: Differential numbers

All the diffs from the Jag IRS, from the E-type through to the end of the XJS and Aston DB7 are superficially similar. Whether they all fit your E-type depends on how many other parts you want to change. The main external differences are the brake calipers mounting points (or sometimes lack of on re...
by Tom W
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Replacing ignition switch
Replies: 12
Views: 379
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Re: Replacing ignition switch

The contact on the cover where the key goes in is just for the buzzer to tell you the key’s been left in when the door’s opened. It’s not critical. The whole ignition switch assy can be removed from the column, but you’ll probably need to drill out the tamper proof bolt that secures it, unless someo...
by Tom W
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gearbox Oil Change
Replies: 23
Views: 608
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Re: Gearbox Oil Change

The filler and access hole on my 1970 S2 are both on the RHS of the car.
by Tom W
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: crankshaft damper removal
Replies: 4
Views: 203
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Re: crankshaft damper removal

Well done, very ingenious.

If it’s any consolation, I managed to destroy the split cone too.
by Tom W
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: crankshaft damper removal
Replies: 4
Views: 203
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Re: crankshaft damper removal

I used a puller similar to this. https://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/p/tools/car-service-tools/pullers-and-slide-hammers/gear-pullers/?553991490&0&t5_445&type=shopping&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI_--I5K6C4QIVr53tCh0plwxPEAQYASABEgLeu_D_BwE None of the bolts in the kit I had are the right thread for the damper, b...
by Tom W
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Two pack paint mixing ratios
Replies: 13
Views: 499
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Re: Two pack paint mixing ratios

Here’s the data sheet page.

https://www.rust.co.uk/datasheets
by Tom W
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dodgy coil?
Replies: 21
Views: 704
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Re: Dodgy coil?

I had a similar problem, but the cause was something different. My car would stumble at speed, then pick up again as if nothing had happened. Something was interrupting the ignition. I finally found it was a dodgy Lucas relay in the circuit for the alternator. The relay was arcing and causing the vo...
by Tom W
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I Fixed Head Coupé – The Geneva Launch Car
Replies: 14
Views: 922
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Re: 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I Fixed Head Coupé – The Geneva Launch Car

I was looking on the photos on the link. On closer inspection it could well be the exhaust. I retract my earlier statement.
by Tom W
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Steering Rack fail safes
Replies: 38
Views: 9221
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Re: Steering Rack fail safes

I have some practical input, at least on part of this. The adjustable failsafes with the washers have a definite effect on the feel of the steering. When I replaced my steering rack mounts, it seems I’d overtightened the adjustable failsafes. My definition of just making contact was obviously slight...
by Tom W
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I Fixed Head Coupé – The Geneva Launch Car
Replies: 14
Views: 922
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Re: 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I Fixed Head Coupé – The Geneva Launch Car

It clearly has dished footwells on the photos, so not everything is as original.
by Tom W
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Engine oil leaks
Replies: 14
Views: 748
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Re: Engine oil leaks

Crushable copper washers help with preventing leaks from the cam feed pipes. Check the leak isn’t actually from the bung/rev counter drive in the back of the cylinder head, where the cam bearings are line bored. I find the exhaust cam side particularly prone to leaking. The cam cover gasket needs to...
by Tom W
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sidelights not working - advice needed
Replies: 7
Views: 265
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Re: Sidelights not working - advice needed

Inside the left hand front wheelarch. In front of the wheel, mounted on the vertical panel near the bonnet pivot.