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by Tom W
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gear box oil
Replies: 17
Views: 643
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Re: Gear box oil

The 3.8 workshop manual recommends some engine oils for the Moss box. The all synchro box uses gearbox oil.
by Tom W
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: SRS 2 BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER
Replies: 9
Views: 196
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Re: SRS 2 BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER

Yes, fitted and works fine. They’re still made new on the original tooling, so no reason to expect any different. Only 2 differences from the original. One is the ID tag is now a plastic cable tie instead of the original metal tag. Not the end of the world, unless you’re into concourse. 2nd is they ...
by Tom W
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: SRS 2 BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER
Replies: 9
Views: 196
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Re: SRS 2 BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER

I recently got one from David Manners, through their eBay store.
by Tom W
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Best oil pump
Replies: 4
Views: 183
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Re: Best oil pump

I did that job when I first got my car. Later front covers are machined to allow the seal to be removed with the crank in situ. Earlier front covers need to be removed to allow removal of the seal.
by Tom W
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Best oil pump
Replies: 4
Views: 183
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Re: Best oil pump

Which crank seal are you changing? I’m not sure you can change the rear crank oil seal with the engine in the car. The front you can do. For the rear, if you go for the original rope seal, the crank needs removing to size the seal. If you go for a lip seal, the crank needs to be machined.
by Tom W
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Need a help
Replies: 3
Views: 274
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Re: Need a help

Jaguar Land Rover Classic make the correct, original spec, mild steel exhaust.
by Tom W
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crankcase ventilation adequate?
Replies: 5
Views: 332
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Re: Crankcase ventilation adequate?

Getting enough air out is more of a problem. The crankcase seems to generate enough positive pressure on its own, either from blow by or windage. When Jaguar developed the XK engine for racing, they added extra breathers to the top of the cam covers and blanked the usual breather on the front of the...
by Tom W
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Torsion bar ears spline wear?
Replies: 8
Views: 1185
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Re: Torsion bar ears spline wear?

Wear in the torsion bar causing a clunk is unlikely. The torsion bar is always somewhat twisted, even at maximum suspension droop. So you never actually see a reversal of load on the splines, just a change in magnitude.
by Tom W
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is the end near?
Replies: 14
Views: 1835
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Re: Is the end near?

I think, possibly. I recently went to spectate at a VSCC event. By far the largest demographic there was grey haired old men. I know the VSCC would like to attract more younger members. I’d love a vintage car, but even a VSCC eligible Austin 7 is the thick end of £15k. I’m priced out of the market u...
by Tom W
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Leaking temperature sender
Replies: 3
Views: 973
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Re: Leaking temperature sender

It would also be worth checking what pressure cap your car has fitted. Maybe it’s too high?
by Tom W
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Leaking temperature sender
Replies: 3
Views: 973
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Re: Leaking temperature sender

Check the sealing face on the manifold and sender are both good. Anneal the copper washer, then you should be ok. Plumber’s tape won’t help as the joint seals on the faces, not the threads.
by Tom W
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Disposing of antifreeze
Replies: 3
Views: 1155
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Re: Disposing of antifreeze

Which tip/council is that Richard? My local one only takes oil.
by Tom W
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Disposing of antifreeze
Replies: 3
Views: 1155
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Disposing of antifreeze

A question for those that look after their own cars. How do you dispose of old coolant? Given that it needs changing every 2 years, you quite quickly end up with a lot of it, especially if you flush the system too and get a 2nd fill of dirty water out. The local tip take waste oil, but don’t have a ...
by Tom W
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Cooling Fan Relay location
Replies: 11
Views: 1667
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Re: Cooling Fan Relay location

Interesting. In the S2 originality sticky thread, it shows it facing down too, but that car doesn’t have the coil bracket as the coil is on the cylinder head. Maybe it’s wrong on the JCNA guide then, or maybe it changes when the coil moves to the front frame?
by Tom W
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Cooling Fan Relay location
Replies: 11
Views: 1667
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Re: Cooling Fan Relay location

The JCNA guise shows it where Ash has his, but with the bracket facing up. The bracket on mine mounted on the other side of the frame, but may well be wrong as some of the fan wiring and relay was missing when I got the car. https://www.jcna.com/sites/default/files/files/e-type2(2).pdf page 9 in the...
by Tom W
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Cooling Fan Relay location
Replies: 11
Views: 1667
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Re: Cooling Fan Relay location

Mine is on the top of the picture frame, other side to the coil.
by Tom W
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: rolling road figures
Replies: 59
Views: 8729
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Re: rolling road figures

I think it’s their paint-shop that’s next to Turrino, but yes, same outfit.
by Tom W
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: rolling road figures
Replies: 59
Views: 8729
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Re: rolling road figures

rswaffie wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:42 pm
Sounds good - which rolling road did you use?
Sorry Richard, missed your reply. I used Project Heaven in Kings Cliffe.
by Tom W
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: rolling road figures
Replies: 59
Views: 8729
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Re: rolling road figures

My car is on Webers, so no standard intake system. The Weber intakes are similar to Number 10 in your diagram. The longer the intake runner, the better the volumetric efficiency at lower rpms. There’s a useful illustration of this for the XK engine in “The design and tuning of competition engines” b...
by Tom W
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: rolling road figures
Replies: 59
Views: 8729
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Re: rolling road figures

I took my car to a rolling road today, as I think I’ve got as close as I’m going to by setting things up at home. It’s a scary experience watching someone thrash the tits off your pride and joy, but fortunately it didn’t blow up in the process. The initial run generated 204.3 BHP at 4022rpm, and 371...