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by timhum
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 5-Speed Boxes
Replies: 22
Views: 2239
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Re: 5-Speed Boxes

I believe that in decisions of this kind the price is really irrelevant, its what the owners wants from their car. If you can't afford £8k for the conversion that doesn't make it bad. We all spend ludicrous amounts of money on our cars, we just have different priorities on how we spend it. I've just...
by timhum
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1 2+2 Engine Advise
Replies: 21
Views: 3339
Great Britain

Re: Series 1 2+2 Engine Advise

Christopher,
I believe the poster meant find an E Type with a V8 conversion and replace that with the 3.8.

Tim
by timhum
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Speeding
Replies: 41
Views: 10141
Great Britain

Re: Speeding

Looking on the bright side, you don't get any points on your UK licence.
Tik
by timhum
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cover for car
Replies: 29
Views: 6356
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Re: Cover for car

Splosh,
I use a car cover on my recently restored and resprayed car so don't want this problem. Did the people who sprayed the car explain how the cover would cause these blisters?
Interestingly the company who did the work on my car gave me a cover to use on it whilst on my garage.

Tim
by timhum
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cleaning wheels
Replies: 21
Views: 3466
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Re: Cleaning wheels

After initial cleaning and polishing with Autosol metal polish I use Meguiars Ultimate All Wheel Cleaner. Spray it on to dry wheels, leave for a couple of minutes and then jet wash it off. The hard part is the first stage of cleaning and polishing, plenty of dusters, an old toothbrush and very sore ...
by timhum
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Carburettor banjo fibre washer leaks
Replies: 7
Views: 1527
Great Britain

Re: Carburettor banjo fibre washer leaks

Thanks for the advice everyone. I didn't realise how much the bolts should be tightened so gave it a try and the problem seems to be solved. It would be good to be able to get some correct size fibre washers.

Tim
by timhum
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Carburettor banjo fibre washer leaks
Replies: 7
Views: 1527
Great Britain

Re: Carburettor banjo fibre washer leaks

Coincidentally I was about to post on this same subject. My impression is that the washers available are of a slightly to large a diameter. It looks as though the washer should fit into the groove in the circumference of the banjo fitting. The bolt has a shoulder which should compress the washer. By...
by timhum
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Early 1960’s Jaguar engineering
Replies: 12
Views: 2427
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Re: Early 1960’s Jaguar engineering

I like the bloke taking the heads out of what looks like a giant steam cleaner - tee shirt, no gloves and a flat cap :lol: I'm probably twice his size and couldn't chuck heads around like that, even allowing for the speeded-up film. Notice how they were far less chubby on average than today? I can ...
by timhum
Sat May 04, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which 185 tyre: Dunlop or Pirelli or Michelin ?
Replies: 38
Views: 4440
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Re: Which 185 tyre: Dunlop or Pirelli or Michelin ?

My guess is that in general use where most of us don't drive our cars particularly hard there will be very little difference between Pirelli, Michelin and Vredstein tyres. I don't know If I drive very differently to others but I generally change up a gear at about 3k rpm and let the torque do the wo...
by timhum
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Protecting bonnet louver paint
Replies: 6
Views: 1425
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Re: Protecting bonnet louver paint

The subject of ceramic coatings has been covered many times on various club forums. I've yet to see a conclusion that they live up to their claims but good luck.
Tim
by timhum
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E Type equals what other classic
Replies: 28
Views: 3598
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Re: E Type equals what other classic

I have a 1965 4.2 S1 fhc together with a Triumph TR3a to remind me what sports cars were like before Jaguar launched the E type. They've just been joined by a new Alpine A110 which I'm sure will be a future classic.
Tim
by timhum
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-type market - are cars selling?
Replies: 24
Views: 4581
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Re: E-type market - are cars selling?

Trevor, I'm sorry but I don't know anything about your car but my thoughts are as follows. If I were in the market to buy a car costing in the region of £100k or more I would want a detailed service, restoration and rebuild history. Matching numbers also seem to be of great relevance to many buyers ...
by timhum
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: E-type illustrations - colour help
Replies: 24
Views: 3759
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Re: E-type illustrations - colour help

Trev,
I really like the modified red and would certainly buy a print in that colour.
thanks
Tim
by timhum
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-type illustrations - colour help
Replies: 24
Views: 3759
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Re: E-type illustrations - colour help

I don't know if its my screen but the colours don't look quite right to me. The carmen red doesn't seem to have enough orange in it and the green and blue seem very light. Sorry to be negative, the actual pictures are superb. If you suggest a price you might get a good idea of uptake.
Tim
by timhum
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bump Stops in rear arches
Replies: 31
Views: 4833
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Re: Bump Stops in rear arches

David,
Thank you for your explanation. I think I've got my head around it but then had another thought; why doesn't the front suspension have similar bump stops?
Tim
by timhum
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bump Stops in rear arches
Replies: 31
Views: 4833
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Re: Bump Stops in rear arches

David,
Not doubting your observations but don't the springs come into play when the car is cornering in that they counteract roll?
thanks
Tim
by timhum
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Idiot Calling - diesel in E type
Replies: 15
Views: 2530
Great Britain

Re: Idiot Calling - diesel in E type

I did the same thing in my TR3a. I was filling a nearly empty fuel tank so I decided to syphon as much of the diesel mix out as possible and then re-filled with petrol. Emptied the float chambers and primed the pump until I could smell some petrol rather than pure diesel coming through then fired it...
by timhum
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Exhaust manifolds / headers.
Replies: 32
Views: 4318
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Re: Exhaust manifolds / headers.

There's been a lot of correspondence on the TR Register forum about the claims made for ceramic coatings reducing under bonnet temperatures. The consensus after various tests, although not particularly scientific, is that they make no appreciable difference. Visually they are quite good but that's a...
by timhum
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: More duff info?
Replies: 40
Views: 4071
Great Britain

Re: More duff info?

Hugo Its only a made up quote from a film and on the basis of what it says we can't agree with it, a complete circular argument in my opinion. To get closer to an answer you can accept why not ask one of the experts at an engine development company, i would start with someone like Cosworth or even J...
by timhum
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Heritage Throttle body injection
Replies: 32
Views: 4414
Great Britain

Re: Heritage Throttle body injection

Much appreciated Marek,
Tim