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by 64etype
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crankshaft seals
Replies: 12
Views: 364
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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: 7
Views: 292
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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: 340
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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: 506
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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: 346
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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: 1531
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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: 1531
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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: 1531
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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: 1531
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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
Replies: 10
Views: 429
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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: 433
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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: 433
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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: 519
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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: 519
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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: 371
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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: 371
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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: 158
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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: 315
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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: 528
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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: 297
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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 ...