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by 64etype
Wed May 29, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: TYRE QUERY
Replies: 10
Views: 826
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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: 1002
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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: 544
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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: 544
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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: 18
Views: 1011
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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: 1180
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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: 1180
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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: 415
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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: 881
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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: 1368
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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: 1368
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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: 1368
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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: 421
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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
by 64etype
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Custom wheels series 1
Replies: 21
Views: 1368
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Re: Custom wheels series 1

A 16" wheel really opens up the selection of modern profile performance oriented tires. Speed rated tires in the 15" size are becoming difficult to find in sizes that work with the E-type. The diameter of a 225/60 16 is 26.6", which is very close to the 185 diameter (minimizes speedometer error). An...
by 64etype
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Custom wheels series 1
Replies: 21
Views: 1368
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Re: Custom wheels series 1

The Boranni link depicts a wheel with a large lip, and the description says it's a 5x16. So the offset would have to be ridiculous. In any case a 5" wheel would not accommodate a wide tire. I'm using Dayton 6x15" hub laced wheels. The offset is slightly greater than for the standard bead laced wheel...
by 64etype
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Help pls - Alternator voltage too high, blowing LEDs?
Replies: 27
Views: 1787
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Re: Help pls - Alternator voltage too high, blowing LEDs?

Follow up to my earlier post.... A friend who is handy with electronics believes that the little pulsed dimming device (based on Field Effect Transistors) that I'm using for the strip lights in the tach and speedometer does provide a modicum of over voltage protection as long as it is set to reduce ...
by 64etype
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dashboard wiring loom - should I?
Replies: 22
Views: 1428
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Re: Dashboard wiring loom - should I?

If you want a robust electrical system for the long term you might overlay the "Bob Skelly" redesign over the original system. It adds multiple relays and new fuse panels (in most cases superseding the originals). My expansion of his design philosophy is depicted in the photo below. At the top of th...
by 64etype
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dashboard wiring loom - should I?
Replies: 22
Views: 1428
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Re: Dashboard wiring loom - should I?

I have to wonder about replacing a functional loom for one from a vendor that is known to have bad connectors, and then cutting out sections from the old loom to repair the new one. I had all of the looms out for a rotisserie restoration. The dash and smaller looms all looked excellent and passed a ...
by 64etype
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Adapatations to run on unleaded.
Replies: 9
Views: 772
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Re: Adapatations to run on unleaded.

I was thinking about pinking due to generally lower octane ratings with unleaded.
by 64etype
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Adapatations to run on unleaded.
Replies: 9
Views: 772
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Re: Adapatations to run on unleaded.

8:1 pistons?