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by 64etype
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: 4.2 and high torque starter issue
Replies: 9
Views: 241
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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: 241
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 ...
by 64etype
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front oil seal
Replies: 14
Views: 386
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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...
by 64etype
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front oil seal
Replies: 14
Views: 386
United States of America

Re: Front oil seal

I don't have the part numbers for he Teflon seal/spacer handy, But I would caution against attempting an installation with the engine in the car. The outer circumference is too large for the recess (at least on a 3.8) and absolutely must be fettled to fit. No, it will not find center on its own. I u...
by 64etype
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Chain tensioner?
Replies: 13
Views: 257
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Re: Chain tensioner?

My apologies - if I had read through the link you sent I would have known what you meant. But it is painful for me right now as my computer is going about as fast as the old dial-up pre-broadband days. I find it very strange that some people seem to be fitting tensioners without that little bleed s...
by 64etype
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Chain tensioner?
Replies: 13
Views: 257
United States of America

Re: Chain tensioner?

Below is a string about failures of some versions of the Rolon aftermarket tensioners (where the rubber shoe separates from the metal). There are two designs floating around. The newer one has the rubber portion curving over the top of the metal portion of the shoe and is designed like the original ...
by 64etype
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clearance between tranny and tranny well.
Replies: 3
Views: 121
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Re: Clearance between tranny and tranny well.

I first tried routing it behind the engine following the same path as the vacuum line for the brake servo (3.8). It can be done, but I didn't like how it looked. Then I managed to snake it through the void for the W/S wipers and coolant tubes using of a couple of existing, but unused holes in the fi...
by 64etype
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Roof sound deadening?
Replies: 7
Views: 232
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Re: Roof sound deadening?

The wool head liner material in my FHC upholstery kit came pre-attached/glued to a fairly dense foam backing that was about 3/8" thick.
by 64etype
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: 3rd brake light
Replies: 13
Views: 368
United States of America

Re: 3rd brake light

Hi Marek, yes, your reverse light is a good idea, but if you could design a neat, slim one to fit in the top of the rear window it would be higher and more in the expected place for drivers of modern euroboxes. A thought for you? Geoff Regards Ditto. The elevated location makes sense for an FHC. I'...
by 64etype
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Backing Board for inyterior door panels
Replies: 5
Views: 245
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Re: Backing Board for inyterior door panels

I had to reshape one of the cards for my '64 FHC and contacted the original supplier (from 1985) for a replacement. OSJI in Muncie Indiana made a replacement from my template at no charge. The new card was from a rubberized cardboard type material that should stand up to moisture very well over the ...
by 64etype
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil pressure drop
Replies: 12
Views: 556
United States of America

Re: Oil pressure drop

The one I purchased from a U.S. Mini vendor did the same thing. Further, it would not go above 30 psi on a newly rebuild engine. I removed and tested it on my air compressor by increasing air pressure in 10 psi increments up to 70psi. The gauge was definitely stuck at 30 psi. I initially replaced it...
by 64etype
Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil pressure drop
Replies: 12
Views: 556
United States of America

Re: Oil pressure drop

Thanks Chris, I will get a mechanical sending unit, do you know the adapter I need to use, is it 1/4 in BSP? Don't know the thread size for the oil gallery plugs, but the female thread on the oil filter housing is 1/4" BS parallel. The link below provides some info for plumbing a mechanical ga...
by 64etype
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: E-Type Upgrades
Topic: LED Instrument Lights Done Right
Replies: 72
Views: 3258
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Re: LED Instrument Lights Done Right

There is a lot of good info in his old thread viewtopic.php?f=9&t=2859&hilit=led Unfortunately, many of the old photos were lost in the photobucket double cross.
by 64etype
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Importing from US
Replies: 8
Views: 716
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Re: Importing from US

Once in a while a nice car shows up on the auction site called "Bring a Trailer". You'd want to have someone look it over before bidding, of course. The Jag Lovers site seems to have members around the U.S. and I'd guess many of them would help you with an informed condition evaluation.
by 64etype
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 1961 3.8 OTS hot start woes on newly restored car.
Replies: 22
Views: 1171
United States of America

Re: 1961 3.8 OTS hot start woes on newly restored car.

In this case I believe the odds favor an electrical problem, however, my old pick up truck exhibited similar symptoms as a result of debris clogging the in-tank fuel pick up screen. The particles would migrate toward the woven "sock" when the engine was running and slowly restrict the fuel...
by 64etype
Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Top end clatter - diagnosis help please!
Replies: 58
Views: 2419
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Re: Top end clatter - diagnosis help please!

What my measurements imply is that the spring retainer is sitting too high on the valve stem, so that there is a gap between the underside of the shim and the tip of the valve stem despite the shim being seated in its recess in the spring retainer. As suggested earlier, it could also imply a valve ...
by 64etype
Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Top end clatter - diagnosis help please!
Replies: 58
Views: 2419
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Re: Top end clatter - diagnosis help please!

Along the lines of Hugo's remarks...with the valve installed the top edge of the shim should always be above the top of the retainer...and it should sit directly on the top of the valve stem (physical contact). So, you should be able to rock the shim slightly in it's depression in the retainer when ...
by 64etype
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crankshaft rear oil seal
Replies: 91
Views: 4106
United States of America

Re: Crankshaft rear oil seal

Thanks. I'd read somewhere that he lops off most of the crankshaft flywheel flange. That ought to give the "structural integrity" folks a terminal case of the pissy shivers. Ray Livingston points to the flange area as the primary area for stress issues (post #69).
by 64etype
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crankshaft rear oil seal
Replies: 91
Views: 4106
United States of America

Re: Crankshaft rear oil seal

Hugo, I took Rob Beere's advice and went for his one-piece seal. It's not cheap, as you need a new flywheel. But crucially it doesn't involve reducing the dia between journal and flange. I have no doubt the original designers knew exactly what they were doing. But as Rob has successfully rebuilt hu...
by 64etype
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crankshaft rear oil seal
Replies: 91
Views: 4106
United States of America

Re: Crankshaft rear oil seal

This is all a rehash of a J-L thread that I initiated back in 2012. The fact is I initially purchased the single split seal kit, was talked out of it by the rope seal crowd, and then took a close look at the Terry's seal. At that point I initiated a lengthy discussion about the strength/stress on th...

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