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by Retroman
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Auto to Manual Conversion series 2 2+2
Replies: 17
Views: 1304
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Re: Auto to Manual Conversion series 2 2+2

Thanks for this Geoff.
by Retroman
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Auto to Manual Conversion series 2 2+2
Replies: 17
Views: 1304
Great Britain

Re: Auto to Manual Conversion series 2 2+2

Thanks for this advice Alan. Did you have to remove the reaction plate to drop it out or could you manage to clear it by tilting the engine and rolling it forward on a dolly? So this may be an easier option as I have been doing some head scratching as to how and where to store the bonnet. All the be...
by Retroman
Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Best Replacement Plug Leads ?
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Great Britain

Re: Best Replacement Plug Leads ?

Many thanks for all the advice.
As the car runs well I will keep to a standard set up and hopefully new leads and tighter plugs caps will suffice.
Nigel.
by Retroman
Sat Feb 06, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Auto to Manual Conversion series 2 2+2
Replies: 17
Views: 1304
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Re: Auto to Manual Conversion series 2 2+2

Thanks Steve and Peter, Yes it is a JBN box so have at least got that right. I read somewhere that the gearbox tunnel aperture where the auto selector and rods etc etc has to be cut out using a manual inspection cover as a template but I hate cutting unnecessarily so will do an initial fit first and...
by Retroman
Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Auto to Manual Conversion series 2 2+2
Replies: 17
Views: 1304
Great Britain

Re: Auto to Manual Conversion series 2 2+2

Hi Gents, Thanks for all the responses. Yes appreciate it is engine out surgery and it will be my first on an e type but have taken out a fair few engines in cars and boats in the past and have recently taken the body off my Disco 4 to swap the turbos, so can envisage what the gremlins may have in s...
by Retroman
Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch Release / Thrust Bearing Conversion
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Great Britain

Re: Clutch Release / Thrust Bearing Conversion

Many thanks for the advice Chaps.

This is clearly not one of my better ideas.

Sacking it and going with the original fork etc.

Thanks again,

Nigel.
by Retroman
Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch Release / Thrust Bearing Conversion
Replies: 7
Views: 568
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Re: Clutch Release / Thrust Bearing Conversion

Thanks for that Steve
by Retroman
Sun Jan 31, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch Release / Thrust Bearing Conversion
Replies: 7
Views: 568
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Clutch Release / Thrust Bearing Conversion

Hello E Type Fettlers, Gathering together parts for my auto to manual conversion and wondered has anyone converted from the fork activated thrust bearing to a direct hydraulic type similar to the type supplied in the ‘Driven Man’ gearbox kit. I am fitting a Jag MOD into the car with a standard 4.2 b...
by Retroman
Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Auto to Manual Conversion series 2 2+2
Replies: 17
Views: 1304
Great Britain

Re: Auto to Manual Conversion series 2 2+2

Thanks for the link
Will give this conversion a go
Most bits now located
Now need to find some workshop space for a couple of weeks
by Retroman
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: head gasket woes
Replies: 16
Views: 3384
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Re: head gasket woes

PM SENT.
by Retroman
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: head gasket woes
Replies: 16
Views: 3384
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Re: head gasket woes

Hi Tim, Did the machine shop check for any highpoints around the, I surmise short cylinder head studs? My Dad had to have the blocked skimmed on his early 4.2 as well as the cylinder head as the compression was effectively trying to pull out the studs and created quite a few high points around the s...
by Retroman
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Best Replacement Plug Leads ?
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Great Britain

Re: Best Replacement Plug Leads ?

Hi,
Apologies.
Should have mentioned that car is on standard distributor, points and condenser ignition although may go to a basic contactless set.
123s etc etc seem too much hassle.
Thanks,
Nigel.
by Retroman
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Auto to Manual Conversion series 2 2+2
Replies: 17
Views: 1304
Great Britain

Auto to Manual Conversion series 2 2+2

Hi, Appreciate this topic has been covered many time over many years however the info is somewhat baffling and at times contradictory. So a call out to 2+2 owners who have actually done this mod with just a few simple questions. 1/ Do the original Jag non overdrive KJS101boxes and or the S type comp...
by Retroman
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Best Replacement Plug Leads ?
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Great Britain

Best Replacement Plug Leads ?

Hi, My car is running on its original leads and I am trying a process of elimination to rectify a slight misfire at high revs so thought I would start with the leads etc. I want to keep the plug set original looking, Any recommendations re plug lead types and suppliers in UK. Don’t mind making up my...
by Retroman
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sump Removal - Crankshaft Position
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Great Britain

Re: Sump Removal - Crankshaft Position

Hi Guys, Many thanks for all the advice. Surgery has now been completed successfully. Just past 9 o'clock i.e. 930 and removal of the tin convertor protector plate plus some jiggling did the trick and I was able to draw it out fit the new seals etc and refit. I was surprised that the rear seal was s...
by Retroman
Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sump Removal - Crankshaft Position
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Great Britain

Re: Sump Removal - Crankshaft Position

Hi,
I have already removed the pulleys, cone spacer, seal and radiator.
Nigel.
by Retroman
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sump Removal - Crankshaft Position
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Great Britain

Sump Removal - Crankshaft Position

Hi, Having trouble getting the sump off my series 2 auto. I have the engine jacked up until the bell housing mount is touching the bulkhead, and dipstick out and although I can now drop the sump an inch or so it will not slide forward to clear the crossmember. I have read that the crankshaft woodruf...
by Retroman
Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Manual Box with 2.88 Rear Axle
Replies: 11
Views: 895
Great Britain

Re: Manual Box with 2.88 Rear Axle

Gentlemen,

I will give its a go with the 2.88 axle and see how it goes.

Politeperson's video has given me the motivation I need.
Great video and even better sound.

Now on the lookout for a decent gearbox!!
Thanks for all the good advice.
What a great forum.

Nigel.
by Retroman
Sat Dec 05, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Manual Box with 2.88 Rear Axle
Replies: 11
Views: 895
Great Britain

Manual Box with 2.88 Rear Axle

Hi, Has anyone out there run an auto to manual conversion using the UK spec 2.88 axle with or without OD? The standard 4 speed box would appear to give same engine / road speed ratio in top (OD maybe too much given !)but Is the first gear ratio ok for initial take off given that the engine has plent...
by Retroman
Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Borg Warner 8 Auto Box Pressure Check Mystery
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Great Britain

Re: Borg Warner 8 Auto Box Pressure Check Mystery

Hi Bob, Thanks for your message. I have found it this afternoon with help from an SC parts illustration. It is actually on the the rear left hand side of the box just above the sump. Interestingly if I now read the take off position in the text in the manual rather than look at the picture it actual...