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by 64etype
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Door arm rests
Replies: 4
Views: 186
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Re: Door arm rests

I painted mine beige . The next owner can easily repaint them gray if he /she don't like it. The second photo depicts the yoga block material I used to fashion replacements for the crumbling cushion material. Cuts well with a band saw and is reasonably easy to shape with coarse grit sand paper. [url...
by 64etype
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: FHC door frame fitment and rubbers
Replies: 4
Views: 234
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Re: FHC door frame fitment and rubbers

Paul, The seals in my kit are different widths for the rear and top/forward door frame...so indeed, the 45 degree angle idea won't work. But while experimenting with the orientations shown in your photos, I noticed that the cross section for the rear seals in my kit is completely different from thos...
by 64etype
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: FHC door frame fitment and rubbers
Replies: 4
Views: 234
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Re: FHC door frame fitment and rubbers

Paul, I'm just finishing up the doors on my 64 FHC and have not installed those seals as yet, but it looks like the top rear corner could be addressed by making a 45 degree cut in the corner of the two seals where they meet. Then join the two 45's with super glue. That said, I have the same concern ...
by 64etype
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch choices, and Release Bearing and Fork Woes
Replies: 22
Views: 611
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Re: Clutch choices, and Release Bearing and Fork Woes

Thanks Eric - did you have to change, or choose to change ? And if you chose, what makes the diaphragm type better, please ? Rory, I had read the same things noted by Andrew, and a spare rebuilt B&B diaphragm unit happened to be included with the (inoperative) car. I know that Jaguar were switching...
by 64etype
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch choices, and Release Bearing and Fork Woes
Replies: 22
Views: 611
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Re: Clutch choices, and Release Bearing and Fork Woes

I changed from the coil spring type clutch to the diaphragm design on my 3.8 as part of an all synchro transmission conversion. The release bearing must be changed to the corresponding part number to compensate for the different thickness of the clutch cover (height of the bearing surface on the cov...
by 64etype
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Torsion bar reaction plate
Replies: 28
Views: 1257
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Re: Torsion bar reaction plate

The release bearing for the diaphragm clutch has a different offset than the one for a coil spring clutch in order to compensate for differing clutch cover thickness. So it is mandatory that the correct release bearing be installed. The other components are unchanged.
by 64etype
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Torsion bar reaction plate
Replies: 28
Views: 1257
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Re: Torsion bar reaction plate

...just a side thought (and you probably are aware of this). There are two ways (as far as I know) to adapt an all synchro transmission to a 3.8 engine. One is to replace the 3.8 flywheel, starter and bellhousing with components from a 4.2. The second method is to machine the large hole in the bell ...
by 64etype
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crankshaft seals
Replies: 12
Views: 457
United States of America

Re: Crankshaft seals

It's clamped in position by the compression force from the large bolt at the end of the crank (no Woodruff key). As mentioned earlier, do read earlier threads on this subject as some have encountered issues with installing the Teflon seal...specifically the fit in the groove in the timing cover and ...
by 64etype
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Now missing and backfiring without choke
Replies: 8
Views: 433
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Re: Now missing and backfiring without choke

The engine in my car had an elusive timing problem wherein the static timing would move around, particularly after blipping the throttle. I'd set it a the proper mark, blip the throttle a few times, and the static mark would move to another location. I initially thought I had failed to properly clam...
by 64etype
Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Windows - Removal, Re-fit
Replies: 6
Views: 427
United States of America

Re: Windows - Removal, Re-fit

Gary, The wooden "guide blocks" described by Gary Brinker in the attached J=L thread made the windscreen installation a reasonably straight forward one person task. I used the "seal on glass" method for my FHC. The shaped wooden guide blocks made it simple (after wasting a full day without them). ht...
by 64etype
Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Does anyone recognise this part?
Replies: 8
Views: 591
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Re: Does anyone recognise this part?

Rear door/hatch hinge shims, perhaps? Not quite like originals, but the length is about right.
by 64etype
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Door hinges
Replies: 2
Views: 387
United States of America

Re: Door hinges

I believe they were installed/drilled at the factory to help assure door alignment as the clamping force provided by the four set screws could be less than adequate. I found them to be very helpful with achieving alignment when reinstalling original doors and hinges.
by 64etype
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff ratios
Replies: 56
Views: 1851
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Re: Diff ratios

Is it feasible to just change the crown wheel and pinion and therefore keep your original diff and casing etc.? Yes, the only parts which differ from one ratio to another are the crown wheel and pinion. It isn't really a that difficult to do yourself, given a certain level of experience with that k...
by 64etype
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff ratios
Replies: 56
Views: 1851
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Re: Diff ratios

I noticed the same thing, Hugo. The continuity of the thread is lost with the soft deletion. By the way, so far I haven't seen anything that establishes where and how the E-type differential internals where designed. Most likely a collaboration between U.S. and British engineers within the Spicer/Da...
by 64etype
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff ratios
Replies: 56
Views: 1851
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Re: Diff ratios

I have no idea if assembled differentials or internals (certainly not the complete IRS??) were ever shipped from the U.S to the UK. But this did pique my interest regarding the "Salisbury" connection. And from what I was able to find, Salisbury was a U.S. wheel manufacturing company that was purchas...
by 64etype
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff ratios
Replies: 56
Views: 1851
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Re: Diff ratios

I think the main difference between a 3.07 and a 2.88 (apart from 6%) is that I can go out and purchase a 2.88 tomorrow. A s/h 3.07? not so sure I have seen one for sale for a while. I'm sure it has been mentioned previously, but the 3.07 gearset was common on DANA Model 44 differentials in old Jee...
by 64etype
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 3.8 OTS Seats - Now Sold
Replies: 10
Views: 504
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Re: 3.8 OTS Seats

The seat frames in my '64 were grey. No evidence of black.
by 64etype
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: 4.2 and high torque starter issue
Replies: 9
Views: 539
United States of America

Re: 4.2 and high torque starter issue

As I mentioned on the companion thread over on J-L, 100% new versions of the Nippondenso starters are being produced by a company called Rare Electrical (marketed by Walmart in the U.S.). They list a version for each flywheel (3.8 and 4.2), although the clocking of the mount is suspect for the E typ...
by 64etype
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: 4.2 and high torque starter issue
Replies: 9
Views: 539
United States of America

Re: 4.2 and high torque starter issue

I think I have the same style starter, which suffered what appears to be a motor failure last Friday. I took it off the engine and pulled the cover plate on the solenoid portion. Looks like when you turn the key to "start", the solenoid pulls a plunger inward about a half inch whereupon a contactor ...
by 64etype
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front oil seal
Replies: 14
Views: 626
United States of America

Re: Front oil seal

The Georgia Jag site is where the perception that the seal will self center originated. It won't. Read these threads https://forums.jag-lovers.com/t/e-type-new-teflon-front-seal/87988 https://forums.jag-lovers.com/t/e-type-front-crank-teflon-seal/120011/16 https://forums.jag-lovers.com/t/e-type-upra...