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by Joes66
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Auto to Manual Conversion series 2 2+2
Replies: 1
Views: 77
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Re: Auto to Manual Conversion series 2 2+2

Yes you can fit the compact overdrive gearbox straight in
You don't have to change the propshaft either

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by Joes66
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gearbox rear seal S1 2+2
Replies: 17
Views: 249
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Re: Gearbox rear seal S1 2+2

If it was me I would try another seal first
Then if it still leaks find a good used output flange
Joe
by Joes66
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:53 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine Rebild recomendations
Replies: 6
Views: 295
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Re: Engine Rebild recomendations

How about putting a late xj6 series three engine from the 1980s in? You can still pick up good engines and it fits in fine Visually you wouldent know the difference once fitted Also by going this route you get more power and a big valve head Technically this was the best xk6 cylinder engine jaguar m...
by Joes66
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: BBQ Paint Headers
Replies: 7
Views: 313
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Re: BBQ Paint Headers

I can't get tremclad here in the uk
I used VHT and it just came of in about 40 mins
Looking for another product available here in the uk
Joe
by Joes66
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ethanol
Replies: 10
Views: 324
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Re: Ethanol

This is an interesting link

Joe
by Joes66
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Purchase Help
Replies: 7
Views: 364
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Re: Purchase Help

In my experience there are 4 types of classic cars in general when buying And I have bought and worked on hundreds 1. Good bodywork and poor mechanicals 2. Good mechanicals and bad/hidden bad bodywork 3. A genuine well restored Good car 4. A genuine well used daily runner thats been well maintained ...
by Joes66
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: BBQ Paint Headers
Replies: 7
Views: 313
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Re: BBQ Paint Headers

Which brand of paint did you use?
Joe
by Joes66
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: £300K Series 3 anyone ?
Replies: 44
Views: 1572
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Re: £300K Series 3 anyone ?

Yup says the same for me Steve
Says I have to pay
Maybe when they photograph and check your number plate they just ignore it?
Strange though
by Joes66
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: £300K Series 3 anyone ?
Replies: 44
Views: 1572
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Re: £300K Series 3 anyone ?

Just checked my e type on the ULEZ website for central london
It says its not allowed in?
Says ok for LEZ
May have to apply or something?
People should check
Joe
by Joes66
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Laser Welding
Replies: 9
Views: 522
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Re: Laser Welding

Hi Phil
Muggy weld are the guys that make the best rods if you need them
They produce their own special rods
They have a u tube video as well
https://www.muggyweld.com/product/77-ca ... lding-rod/
by Joes66
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: £300K Series 3 anyone ?
Replies: 44
Views: 1572
Great Britain

Re: £300K Series 3 anyone ?

Mark There may well be little choice soon on electric vehicles At the moment I am exempt from the ULEZ in London but that may not be the case in the future At some point and soon I am guessing an end will come for petrol and diesel cars starting in the city centres It may well be that our classics w...
by Joes66
Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Laser Welding
Replies: 9
Views: 522
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Re: Laser Welding

Far as I know there is no real way to do a permanent secure long lasting weld on a cast iron block There is a company in the usa which I can't remember off hand that do special welding rods that have had supposedly good results They do ship to the UK from their website as I enquired a few years ago ...
by Joes66
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: £300K Series 3 anyone ?
Replies: 44
Views: 1572
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Re: £300K Series 3 anyone ?

https://www.evo.co.uk/jaguar/203430/ecurie-ecosse-c-type-homage-series-revealed This sounds very much like my dads old MRT c type jaguar which I discussed recently with Steve 7 were made in 1954 Only difference is the use of aluminium rather than fibreglass which was a very new advanced material bac...
by Joes66
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake master Cylinder Leak. Options?
Replies: 2
Views: 175
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Re: Brake master Cylinder Leak. Options?

May as well change both and it was me,and it recently was, I would replace with new units If one is rusting then probably everything is rusting as moisture has got into the fluid Does the car sit for long periods? Do you have the history of the brake components and when they were last replaced? Once...
by Joes66
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: servo fitment puzzle??
Replies: 5
Views: 226
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Re: servo fitment puzzle??

Yes the servo goes in from below
The series 3 servo is bigger than the series 1 and 2 and won't go in from the top
You have to remove the splash panel thats underneath the servo
The end if the servo has a thread in it for the end mounting bracket that goes round the frame
Joe
by Joes66
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Triple carburetors
Replies: 16
Views: 621
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Re: Triple carburetors

Best other option is triple webbers which are cheaper but you need to get someone that really knows what they are doing to set them up on a rolling road
Otherwise the proper set is best
Otherwise you will just cause more problems later on when you come to try and get it to run correctly
Joe
by Joes66
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Brake reservoir levels
Replies: 2
Views: 220
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Re: Brake reservoir levels

Hi
Check this thread

viewtopic.php?t=10453

Joe
by Joes66
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sunroof
Replies: 14
Views: 7293
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Re: Sunroof

by Joes66
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Refubrishing series I seats
Replies: 14
Views: 871
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Re: Refubrishing series I seats

Try furniture clinic
They have detailed tutorials on leather seat refurbishment
They are on u tube
Their products are also excellent
I recently did all my seats in my series 2 using their stuff and it all came out very nicely
Well worth watching the tutorials
Joe
by Joes66
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: "Torpedo" armrests/door pulls????!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 470
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Re: "Torpedo" armrests/door pulls????!!!

As far as I know the door recess is the correct way to shut the door As mentioned there is a long screw that goes through one if the door recess screw holes It has a special spacer to keep it straight it passes through and goes into the door frame I guess technically the doors should shut with ease ...