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by Rich70
Sat Jan 30, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine Rebild recomendations
Replies: 8
Views: 792
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Re: Engine Rebild recomendations

I’m not a engine builder by trade but a helicopter engineer. With all the engines I have rebuilt, from car and bike engines to racing outboards. I always get the machining work done for me at a local shop and then methodically rebuild the engine myself. It’s quite a simple process but cleanliness an...
by Rich70
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Birthday Discounts??
Replies: 2
Views: 287
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Re: Birthday Discounts??

Hi Steve,
If it wasn’t for the national lockdown and it being Saturday I would have done. I’ll try on Monday and see if anyone is working remotely.
Rich
by Rich70
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Birthday Discounts??
Replies: 2
Views: 287
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Birthday Discounts??

Happy New Year everyone! I have quite a long list of parts to order for my restoration project. With this year being the 60th anniversary of the E-Type, does anyone know of any discounts from the usual suppliers that might be coming available later in the year? I would hate to place a large order (a...
by Rich70
Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Present for hubby who owns Jaguar
Replies: 11
Views: 918
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Re: Present for hubby who owns Jaguar

If he is not savvy with a set of basic tools then perhaps an AA or RAC membership would go down well?.. or not? ☺️
by Rich70
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: New Developments In Rear Crank Sealing
Replies: 9
Views: 1278
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Re: New Developments In Rear Crank Sealing

Rory- as a geeky engineer i’ve really enjoyed reading your post! I have been maintaining helicopters for the past 18 years and we can’t always get the seals on the gearboxes to stay dry! Each time a leak is detected we will check for driveshaft vibrations and there is a link between an out of balanc...
by Rich70
Tue May 26, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Rear seat foam
Replies: 2
Views: 583
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Re: Rear seat foam

Everyday is a school day. It’s layers of upholstery wadding with a couple 3mm foam sheets to sandwich it all together.
by Rich70
Sat May 23, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Rear seat foam
Replies: 2
Views: 583
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Rear seat foam

Hi all, Thanks to a mouse who made little house in my rear seat I am left trying to source a new rear seat foam cushion. I’m not having much luck at the moment... or I might be blind and missing something in the usual shops. Does anyone know where I can get a new rear foam cushion? https://i.postimg...
by Rich70
Sat May 23, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: A welding warning!
Replies: 3
Views: 934
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A welding warning!

I thought I would quickly share what I found whilst stripping the rear of the car today. The PO had welded (poorly) a patch on the rear RH wing but the welding splatter has almost burnt through the fuel tank feed line to the pump! The blister was so thin I punctured it with a pin! https://i.postimg....
by Rich70
Thu May 21, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 2+2 rear anti roll bar
Replies: 16
Views: 1260
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Re: 2+2 rear anti roll bar

Have a look on the SuperFlex website. In the drop down for list for the anti-roll bar bushes it gives you four sizes to choose from. It might help with identifying the right part.
by Rich70
Thu May 14, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Jaguar E Type Series 2 - Pressure sender failures.
Replies: 9
Views: 2254
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Re: Jaguar E Type Series 2 - Pressure sender failures.

If anyone does try the test on their car, please try adding some heat to the sensor whilst applying a stable air pressure. It would be interesting to see if that affects the readings too. I never did it during my test but only just thought of it now.
by Rich70
Thu May 14, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Jaguar E Type Series 2 - Pressure sender failures.
Replies: 9
Views: 2254
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Re: Jaguar E Type Series 2 - Pressure sender failures.

I’m in the process of rebuilding my Etype. I tested the gauge and sender on the bench. As I am replacing the loom I knocked up a quick circuit and applied regulated air pressure from my compressor to the original gauge setup with a second air pressure gauge (for accuracy) at the sensor connector. Yo...
by Rich70
Fri May 08, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Primer... which is best for bare metal?
Replies: 6
Views: 934
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Primer... which is best for bare metal?

I’m planning the paint stripping phase of my E-Type restoration and starting on the smaller panels before the main shell. When it comes to primer which is best? Epoxy, etching, high zinc.... I’m lost...

Rich
by Rich70
Wed May 06, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Rear seat refurbishment
Replies: 0
Views: 858
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Rear seat refurbishment

Hi all, I’m refurbishing the interior seats at the moment. The leather is cleaning up very well and the odd repair has been simple to achieve. I’m now on the rear bench seat and I’m not sure what to do about the rusty (only light surface rust, no breaks) rear seat spring base. The leather just needs...
by Rich70
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Standard camshaft max lift
Replies: 18
Views: 2864
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Re: Standard camshaft max lift

Sorry for not being clear in the question Marek but Abowie is correct in his response. I was looking for the degree at which the valves are open at their maximum lift.

Some simple maths identifies the answer:
59-17 / 2 + 90 = 111 degrees.

Ill dial in the camshafts at this point.

Thanks all! Rich
by Rich70
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Standard camshaft max lift
Replies: 18
Views: 2864
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Standard camshaft max lift

Hi all,

Can anyone confirm if the maximum lift on the standard 4.2L camshaft is 110 degrees for both inlet and exhaust?

The engine is in a S2.

Thanks in advance.
by Rich70
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Torque Converters?
Replies: 5
Views: 1545
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Re: Torque Converters?

Just adding some more info. I found a useful link on how to do the adjustments to the Borg Warner box, although it covers an American vehicle it is in fact the same unit: https://www.autozone.com/repairguides/Dodge-Colt-Challenger-Conquest-Vista-1971-1989-Repair-Guide/Automatic-Transmission/Adjustme...
by Rich70
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Torque Converters?
Replies: 5
Views: 1545
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Re: Torque Converters?

Thank you for your replies gents! So far, from trawling google, I have found the following (with thanks to a Mr Maury): "There are two main torque converters for the Model 12. The 6 cylinder is 1200 RPM and the V12 Model 12 uses a 1800 RPM one. A nice trick is to put a V12 one in a XJ6. Gives a lot ...
by Rich70
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Torque Converters?
Replies: 5
Views: 1545
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Torque Converters?

Hi, this is my first post as an E-Type owner. I am restoring a 1970 S2 2+2 Automatic. The original engine and gearbox are not with the car. I have an XJ6 S3 Engine and 2x Borg Warner Model 12 gearboxes. I also have the flywheel with 4 bolt holes for the Torque Converter but NO Torque Converter. My q...