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by Joes66
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:24 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Original S1 Slim Console Speakers Wanted!
Replies: 10
Views: 397
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Re: Original S1 Slim Console Speakers Wanted!

MOSS uk sell speakers that fit
They are in the front of their parts book for an e type
Joe
by Joes66
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Period look radio for 68 2+2
Replies: 7
Views: 450
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Re: Period look radio for 68 2+2

I recently also fitted a classic car stereo ccs200 with alpine speakers to the centre consul
Also fitted a flat panel sub woofer to get the base up a bit
Joe
by Joes66
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Brake upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 529
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Re: Brake upgrade

Agreed
Sounds like you need a brake overhaul
You shouldn't have to pump your brakes to make them work better
Joe
by Joes66
Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series1 4.2L Horn Testing & Repair
Replies: 21
Views: 2054
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Re: Series1 4.2L Horn Testing & Repair

My car has its original horns
They are lucas 2 wire type
Joe
by Joes66
Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: FRONT UPPER BALL JOINT KITS
Replies: 11
Views: 698
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Re: FRONT UPPER BALL JOINT KITS

Ahh ok
Thx for the update
Joe
by Joes66
Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: FRONT UPPER BALL JOINT KITS
Replies: 11
Views: 698
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Re: FRONT UPPER BALL JOINT KITS

Ahh ok
Was just curious as the SNG ones were quite a lot of money and I am wondering now if I should have got mine modified instead
Joe
by Joes66
Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: FRONT UPPER BALL JOINT KITS
Replies: 11
Views: 698
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Re: FRONT UPPER BALL JOINT KITS

How much did it cost Robbie?
Was it a cheaper way than buying the SNG ones?
Joe
by Joes66
Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: FRONT UPPER BALL JOINT KITS
Replies: 11
Views: 698
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Re: FRONT UPPER BALL JOINT KITS

I did mine recently With kits from SNG You need to be very carefull as to the sockets in the wishbones not being damaged or gone oval Its not easy to see if they are damaged without carefully measuring them I did both of mine despite measuring them and carefully setting them up with the shims, both ...
by Joes66
Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: External door handles?
Replies: 13
Views: 634
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Re: External door handles?

I would tend to agree with you I also couldn't find any series 2 2+2 cars with a seperate lock Although I couldn't find many early cars pictures Its really odd my car has them I suppose someone may have replaced the the door skins with pre series 2 ones and changed the handles and locks Seems strang...
by Joes66
Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: External door handles?
Replies: 13
Views: 634
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Re: External door handles?

Yes I did see that However my car built 6th Feb 1969 appears to have had seperate locks to the handle The doors are original and march each other If you look at 1968 series 1.5 2+2s, some have seperate locks Over the years I guess a very large amount of cars will have had their doors or door skins r...
by Joes66
Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: External door handles?
Replies: 13
Views: 634
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Re: External door handles?

My series 2 2+2 has seperate door locks
Not sure if it is meant to though, as I've seen a lot of series 2 cars that have combined handles and locks
Jaguar did confusing things
Joe
by Joes66
Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: E Type Specialist Kent?
Replies: 7
Views: 408
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Re: E Type Specialist Kent?

Do it yourself if you can, will save a lot of money
Its not really a hard job and you will really get to know your car along the way
And you will get to meet and talk to plenty of people willing to help you along on this forum
Joe
by Joes66
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Vacuum retard distributor
Replies: 10
Views: 611
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Re: Vacuum retard distributor

Why not just fit an Pertronix distributer or a 123 distributer?
Then you get electronic ignition as well
Saves drilling and modifications and you can just keep the old one with the car if you ever sell it
Joe
by Joes66
Sun Mar 21, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sherwood green on the E type
Replies: 21
Views: 1663
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Re: Sherwood green on the E type

If you watch this u tube vid by jaguar they specifically say the 60th anniversary e types have a special new paint code
Link here
by Joes66
Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:44 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 2 Ignition Switch Wire Positions
Replies: 10
Views: 961
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Re: Series 2 Ignition Switch Wire Positions

WIRING INSTRUCTIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS          "30"  -     BATTERY SUPPLY (BROWN WIRE)        "15/54"    IGNITION SUPPLY (WHITE WIRE)           "R"        VEHICLE ACCESSORIES (WHITE/PINK WIRE)           "50"       STARTER RELAY  (WHITE/YELLOW WIRE)            The "R" terminal briefly disconnects when t...
by Joes66
Wed Mar 17, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Nice warm interior
Replies: 2
Views: 476
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Nice warm interior

Anyone up for a project with a nice warm interior?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1964-Jaguar- ... 890.l49292
by Joes66
Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Heater pipe in dash
Replies: 6
Views: 420
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Re: Heater pipe in dash

Haha well I don't have any 10 year olds! A rubber hose is what its going to get And in my view its an upgrade to a stupid design that was bound to go wrong It was always going rot out causing pain misery and suffering to any owner in the future Yes, yes, I know like a spitfire it was only designed t...
by Joes66
Tue Mar 16, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Heater pipe in dash
Replies: 6
Views: 420
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Re: Heater pipe in dash

Yeah I've just been looking into it
Don't think I will bother
I don't see any reason why I can't just bypass it with a rubber heater hose to be honest
Don't fancy ripping half the interior apart....
by Joes66
Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Heater pipe in dash
Replies: 6
Views: 420
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Heater pipe in dash

How difficult is it to replace one of the solid heater pipes that runs under the dash
One of mine has become corroded on the bit that sticks out into the engine bay and i can't now get the rubber pipe on it
Cheers
Joe
by Joes66
Wed Mar 10, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Xj6 4.2 engine
Replies: 14
Views: 717
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Re: Xj6 4.2 engine

Really depends which xj6 engine you have Post the engine number as there a few different ones that had different specs Series 3 was the last and best with high compression pistons and big valve head There were many other alterations as well inside the engine If the engine is already fitted I would a...