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by 64etype
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: New Developments In Rear Crank Sealing
Replies: 9
Views: 585
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Re: New Developments In Rear Crank Sealing

The Terry's Jaguar Parts seal kit uses a two part Viton seal that has been used successfully in millions of GM engines. It's a different approach than the SNG split seal/spring arrangement. So far it's a zero leak installation on my engine. Not saying it's better than the Beere's stretch seal, just ...
by 64etype
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: electric or wet oil pressure gauge
Replies: 11
Views: 937
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Re: electric or wet oil pressure gauge

Lotus Europa....0-60 psi. Swap the bezel.
by 64etype
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Clip on door frame mirrors
Replies: 18
Views: 3480
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Re: Clip on door frame mirrors

These are TEX mirrors, which are available via XJs/Moss in the U.S. They look like the Fosseway items depicted earlier in the thread. I modified the mounting clips so that they could be turned around with the "U" facing to the rear for more security. The modification consisted of cutting out the bot...
by 64etype
Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Wider rear wheels
Replies: 3
Views: 1284
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Re: Wider rear wheels

I am considering installing 7 inch wide wheels on the rear of my 1970 OTS and wondered if rubbing issue would arise. If someone has done this successfully, what size tyres did you use? There are many archived threads regarding wheel/tire size, both on this site and on Jag-Lovers. Fitment depends on...
by 64etype
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Rails in rear compartment
Replies: 10
Views: 1464
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Re: Rails in rear compartment

I used plastic "Christmas tree" fasteners as described in photos in this related thread on Jag-Lovers.

https://forums.jag-lovers.com/t/luggage ... ils/383744
by 64etype
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Basic questions when buying an E Type. Question 1
Replies: 15
Views: 3297
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Re: Basic questions when buying an E Type. Question 1

I would suggest that a 3.8 E-type with its original engine and Moss gearbox is worth a significant premium +20%?) over an equivalent car without matching numbers (at least it is here in the States). Alan 20%!? Where did you get that info? For 20 % at sale time I'd consider swapping out the sweet sh...
by 64etype
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: rolling road figures
Replies: 71
Views: 17159
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Re: rolling road figures

I've always wondered how much power is produced by the JD Classis E-type that shows up at Goodwood....and specifically how the engine is built and tuned. Anybody have the secrets? Is it a 3.8? Which gearbox? Rear ratio? I did a search some years ago when they beat the Cobras, but didn't find much de...
by 64etype
Wed May 29, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: TYRE QUERY
Replies: 10
Views: 2464
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Re: TYRE QUERY

I use Sumitomo 205/70 on the rear and 205/65 H/V rated on the front. Dayton six inch, center/hub laced wheels. The rears clear the bump stops, although I installed rubber stops on the shocks as I was hoping to use 215/65 on the rear. Unfortunately, the 215/65s on center laced wheels rubbed on the ou...
by 64etype
Thu May 02, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 5 speed options
Replies: 24
Views: 3104
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Re: 5 speed options

A 2.88 might be OK for a 4.2 engine and KE gearbox, but I would not want a 2.88 with a 3.8 engine and an EJ gearbox. The overall first gear ratio for launching from standstill is just OK with a 3.07.
by 64etype
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil pressure gauge replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 1502
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Re: Oil pressure gauge replacement

Hi Eric.....what problems......i have one on the shelf waiting to fit...thanks....Steve The one I had would stop at about 20 psi until pressure in the engine built to 40 or 50, and then it would jump to maybe 30. I knew it was wrong because I had previously attached a spare mechanical Stewart Warne...
by 64etype
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil pressure gauge replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 1502
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Re: Oil pressure gauge replacement

Problems have been reported with the "new" mechanical "Smiths" 0-100psi gauges sold by the usual suppliers. I returned the unreliable unit I had purchased and found a used 0-60 mechanical gauge from a Lotus Europa. It looks identical to the original electric item after exchanging the chrome bezel fo...
by 64etype
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New battery recommendation
Replies: 28
Views: 5049
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Re: New battery recommendation

I have an Optima. Excellent performance for churning and starting the big lump on a car that is not on the road. I haven't quite worked out how to secure it in the car, but it does just fit in the space available. Some of us have used the tray type shown in the link below. I had to relieve the peri...
by 64etype
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I Fixed Head Coupé – The Geneva Launch Car
Replies: 14
Views: 3387
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Re: 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I Fixed Head Coupé – The Geneva Launch Car

It's Glasurit/R-M early Jaguar Gunmetal as used by Classic Jaguar in Austin, Texas on their top quality restorations. In fact Glasurit is probably the only paint manufacturer in the world who have maintained this color mix since its inception. The color shifts dramatically depending on the light. as...
by 64etype
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I Fixed Head Coupé – The Geneva Launch Car
Replies: 14
Views: 3387
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Re: 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I Fixed Head Coupé – The Geneva Launch Car

My favorite color combination...gunmetal/biege

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by 64etype
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Stuck Choke (Enrichment) mechanism
Replies: 6
Views: 1299
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Re: Stuck Choke (Enrichment) mechanism

This recent thread from Jag-Lovers might be useful depending on the nature of the problem.

https://forums.jag-lovers.com/t/stuck-hd8-parts/371249
by 64etype
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel filter (Glass Bowl)
Replies: 11
Views: 2182
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Re: Fuel filter (Glass Bowl)

FYI. The top of the WIX filter element contacts the raised boss around the short "pipe" in the aluminum casting before the outer radius of the filter reaches the flange for the gasket/seal. As of two years ago, the seal that was included in the WIX packaging was too thin to take up the resultant gap...
by 64etype
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Custom wheels series 1
Replies: 21
Views: 3470
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Re: Custom wheels series 1

Thanks, David. My "go to" thread when deciding on a wheel was this one, and it lost some good photos...

http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php? ... +hallewell
by 64etype
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Custom wheels series 1
Replies: 21
Views: 3470
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Re: Custom wheels series 1

"Or buy MWS or Dayton, of both of which I read horror stories in another thread ?" I can only speak from personal experience, Carsten, but I've been running tubeless Dayton "6X15's for about 4 years and have absolutely NO problems. They hold air as well as modern wheels do and there is no vibration...
by 64etype
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Custom wheels series 1
Replies: 21
Views: 3470
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Re: Custom wheels series 1

Having noted in a post above that 16" diameter provides a greater selection of performance tires, I must say that I don't care for the appearance of the larger wheel when installed on the car (photos in previous post). I believe the vintage look is compromised when the sidewall height of the tire is...
by 64etype
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: More Gearbox issues
Replies: 3
Views: 903
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Re: More Gearbox issues

John North over on Jag Lovers is rebuilding a gearbox and mentioned problems with shift fork wear. You might want to touch base with him. Here's the thread. https://forums.jag-lovers.com/t/worn-shift-forks/369016