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by 64etype
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Purchase Help
Replies: 8
Views: 710
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Re: Purchase Help

Dan, I'd recommend that you contact the Rocky Mountain Jaguar Club (a JCNA member club) in Denver. Someone in that club will likely jump right on inspecting this car for you at no charge. I have a '64 FHC that's a ground up rebuild (it's in the classified section here). So I' have recent experience ...
by 64etype
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 63 Coupe project, Where to begin?
Replies: 19
Views: 2001
United States of America

Re: 63 Coupe project, Where to begin?

I referenced the following blog a fair amount when resurrecting my '64...the interior installation is in Section III.

http://www.relicrecyclery.com/Jaguar/63EType.htm
by 64etype
Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Manual Box with 2.88 Rear Axle
Replies: 11
Views: 893
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Re: Manual Box with 2.88 Rear Axle

My '64 3.8 FHC is retrofitted with an EJ close ratio gearbox and a 3.07 final drive. While launches from stand still are reasonable, I definitely would not want a 2.88 with the first gear ratio in the EJ. That said, the EJ transmission is a delight on a curvy road.
by 64etype
Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Best type of exterior mirrors
Replies: 32
Views: 2133
United States of America

Re: Best type of exterior mirrors

Cut the bottom out of the original bracket "U" and welded in a wider piece that was sized for the window channel (plus rubber spacers).

I might raise them higher on the frame to reduce eye/head movement when driving.
by 64etype
Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Best type of exterior mirrors
Replies: 32
Views: 2133
United States of America

Re: Best type of exterior mirrors

This is a TEX offering from XKS/MOSS, and I believe SNG among others. I modified the mount bracket to fit over the forward edge of the window frame. It stays put with rubber inserts between the window frame and the brackets, but even if it came loose it would simply slide downward instead of bouncin...
by 64etype
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: New Developments In Rear Crank Sealing
Replies: 9
Views: 1274
United States of America

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: 1373
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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: 4243
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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: 1501
United States of America

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: 1917
United States of America

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: 3815
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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: 72
Views: 19818
United States of America

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: 2884
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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: 3847
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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: 1856
United States of America

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: 1856
United States of America

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: 5937
United States of America

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: 3930
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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: 3930
United States of America

Re: 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I Fixed Head Coupé – The Geneva Launch Car

My favorite color combination...gunmetal/biege

Image
by 64etype
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Stuck Choke (Enrichment) mechanism
Replies: 6
Views: 1656
United States of America

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