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by timhum
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Early 1960’s Jaguar engineering
Replies: 12
Views: 510
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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: 1983
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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: 670
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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: 2027
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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: 3059
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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: 2055
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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: 2055
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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: 2914
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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: 2914
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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: 1584
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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: 2789
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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: 2893
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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: 3150
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Re: Heritage Throttle body injection

Much appreciated Marek,
Tim
by timhum
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Heritage Throttle body injection
Replies: 32
Views: 3150
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Re: Heritage Throttle body injection

Marek, From what I understand Megasquirt is the control system for a fuel injection set-up as is Emerald etc. Emerald for example don't supply the fi set-up and Jenvey say that a controller is needed with their heritage throttle bodies; they state that the Emerald system is one system that can be us...
by timhum
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil additive ZDDP
Replies: 6
Views: 1189
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Re: Oil additive ZDDP

There has been a huge amount of discussion on the TR Register about this an probably no simple answer as we all have personal preferences. The following link might give some help.

http://www.tr-register.co.uk/forums/ind ... l/?hl=zddp


Tim
by timhum
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Heritage Throttle body injection
Replies: 32
Views: 3150
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Re: Heritage Throttle body injection

No, it's a good question. My EType is pretty well standard and I intend to keep it that way; the TR3 has been modified a little and I just thought it might be a fun project to see what difference it makes to the car. It's often good to try new ideas and FI is reversible if necessary with the only do...
by timhum
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Heritage Throttle body injection
Replies: 32
Views: 3150
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Re: Heritage Throttle body injection

I looked at their stand and had very similar thoughts and am going to investigate this route for my mildly modified TR3a. I was told that they are going to make throttle bodies disguised as SUs which makes it even more interesting.
Tim
by timhum
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Classic Show NEC. Going ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1018
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Re: Classic Show NEC. Going ?

I also went yestday, huge amount to look at. I find some of theAmerican scene very interesting with some great workmanship. I took the train this time from Colchester to Birminham International via Euston. £ hour journey so as quick as the car. I purchased an advance fist class ticket for £55.00 ret...
by timhum
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The end for the MOT for vehicles of historic interest
Replies: 76
Views: 8773
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Re: The end for the MOT for vehicles of historic interest

Bob Falfa wrote:
Hugo wrote: There is nothing the Eurocrats would love more than to get all these classic cars off the road and have us all driving around in indentikit Euro-boxes.
What evidence do you have for this??
Bob,
See my question posted on the 14th and the reply from Hugo.
Tim
by timhum
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The end for the MOT for vehicles of historic interest
Replies: 76
Views: 8773
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Re: The end for the MOT for vehicles of historic interest

Hugo, Exactly, you state a series of opinions with no facts, for example which Eurocrats have said they the want to get all classic cars off the road and have us driving around in identikit euro boxes? My optimism is a characteristic that I enjoy, what could be better than owning and driving an E-ty...