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by Durango2k
Thu May 16, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Chocks Away !
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Germany

Re: Chocks Away !

I had a game of that name on the Acorn Archimedes... early 1990s....

Carsten
by Durango2k
Wed May 15, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1.5 open headlights too covered
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Germany

Re: S1.5 open headlights too covered

Monocoque metalworks sell a kit. You can do it with a repaint and a bit of welding.

I did it.

Carsten
by Durango2k
Sun May 12, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: How do I change the headlamps on my series 1 E-Type?
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Germany

Re: How do I change the headlamps on my series 1 E-Type?

It gets even better. If you only loosen the three chrome ring self tappers by about 2 turns, you can rotate the chrome ring by about 5 -8 mm, then it comes off. The holes are keyhole - shaped to allow this.

Carsten
by Durango2k
Sun May 12, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: How to set camber, caster and toe-in DIY ?
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Germany

Re: How to set camber, caster and toe-in DIY ?

Yeah,

Gravity is relatively uniform....

Alber.... errr, Carsten
by Durango2k
Sat May 11, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: How to set camber, caster and toe-in DIY ?
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Germany

Re: How to set camber, caster and toe-in DIY ?

I have now looked at the values on this forum, and I‘ ll set it to: Camber: - front: -1/2 degs (top of tyre inlined inside, towards cylinder head). - rear: -3/4 degs (top of tyre inclined inside) Castor: - front: vertical axis inclined backwards by 2 degrees. What I am not sure about - gunson‘s inst...
by Durango2k
Tue May 07, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: I have seriously improved my E-Type!
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Germany

Re: I have seriously improved my E-Type!

I wanted something made from iron and look like it was made in the midlands :-)

In my car, the plastic part was missing, I could not find it at SNG, so a quick thought and „gimme the welding gun“- and thats it.

And afterwards I thought you might like it...

Carsten
by Durango2k
Mon May 06, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: I have seriously improved my E-Type!
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Germany

I have seriously improved my E-Type!

Hi, I have improved my E-Type by inventing a special bolt to fix the lower part of the air dustbin: This is the upper side of the bolt: UNF: https://up.picr.de/35695486un.jpeg This is the lower side: UNC and the seam I made: https://up.picr.de/35695489qi.jpeg Main idea was to invent a bolt which can...
by Durango2k
Sun May 05, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Security Query
Replies: 36
Views: 5719
Germany

Re: Security Query

Did you shoot him ? Everyone over there has a lot of guns ?

Carsten
by Durango2k
Sun May 05, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Security Query
Replies: 36
Views: 5719
Germany

Re: Security Query

Maybe a slight variation of this one is an idea: I heard of a guy who put a remote control on his bicycle, and fitted the payload of an airbag in the saddle !

Carsten
by Durango2k
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: inside jaguar. xkss
Replies: 18
Views: 604
Germany

Re: inside jaguar. xkss

Many thanks David !

I‘ve now seen it. I do not really miss Ben Niblett‘s soundtrack, but I think they should have put Norman behind the wheel !

Carsten
by Durango2k
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: How to set camber, caster and toe-in DIY ?
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Germany

Re: How to set camber, caster and toe-in DIY ?

I now had a look at the values for camber for example - and it is very small. Like 1/4 deg positive with + - 1/2 as „error“.

Hence, is the Gunson gauge precise enough ? All I think I can set is „lower end between 0 and 1“, and leave it.

Carsten
by Durango2k
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: inside jaguar. xkss
Replies: 18
Views: 604
Germany

Re: inside jaguar. xkss

Sadly I cannot see it. Channel 4 blocks „service not available in your area“.

VPN did not help neither setting region to UK etc.

So, I have to wait until it comes up on dailymotion or youtube...

Carsten
by Durango2k
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: C17544 special washer under air intake box wing nuts
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Germany

Re: C17544 special washer under air intake box wing nuts

I will take a pic of my two winged nuts :-), so we can compare.

Maybe the one I found on the car is the weitd one, and the repro is the better one ?

We‘ll see.

Carsten
by Durango2k
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: How to set camber, caster and toe-in DIY ?
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Germany

Re: How to set camber, caster and toe-in DIY ?

...took 20 minutes, you can pull dents out of a light tank with it :-)

Carsten
by Durango2k
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: inside jaguar. xkss
Replies: 18
Views: 604
Germany

Re: inside jaguar. xkss

Here‘s the Lightweight programme with Mark Evans:



Carsten
by Durango2k
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: C17544 special washer under air intake box wing nuts
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Germany

Re: C17544 special washer under air intake box wing nuts

I am still looking for one original wing nut. I have one original and one repro, but the repro looks different.

Anyone a source ? Where they used on other Jags, maybe in other places ?

Carsten
by Durango2k
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: How to set camber, caster and toe-in DIY ?
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Germany

Re: How to set camber, caster and toe-in DIY ?

Ok I made this today: https://up.picr.de/35620442gp.jpeg The bolts are a bit tipped on the end. I got an amazing result: 3 of 4 wheels are 0 or max 1 deg. Rear right is a tad flat tyre-wise, and is 3 or 4 degs, I have to take out one shim on the driveshaft. But I just went along after making it, so ...
by Durango2k
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Leaking fuel pipe
Replies: 12
Views: 246
Germany

Re: Leaking fuel pipe

Curil is, from memory, a smeary paste which is fuel resistant and seals. And it does not harden.

Like Hylomar but withstands fuel.

There are variants nowadays like Curil T or K2, see yourself- I still have some of the stuff from the 80s, and I still sometimes use it.

Carsten
by Durango2k
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: How to set camber, caster and toe-in DIY ?
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Germany

Re: How to set camber, caster and toe-in DIY ?

I just bought the Gunson version - there are lots of 13 Euro chinese ones on ebay, I am not sure how precise they are. The first to look a bit better is Asta A-mcg, but this costs the same as the gunson „used as new from amazon“ version I bought, 31 Euros. Normally, the gunson one is 50 Euros. So, l...
by Durango2k
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: How to set camber, caster and toe-in DIY ?
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Germany

How to set camber, caster and toe-in DIY ?

I have to fine tune the front axle at least to a point where I could seriously take the car to a shop. I don‘t want them to put hours and hours on the bill because of the complexity- I want to be near a proper result when I go there. Not perfect, but near. Now, I asked myself how to do it. Toe- in: ...