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by Retroman
Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Borg Warner 8 Auto Box Pressure Check Mystery
Replies: 2
Views: 85
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...
by Retroman
Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 2 Ignition Switch Wire Positions
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Great Britain

Re: Series 2 Ignition Switch Wire Positions

Hi, Many thanks for your help guys. I believe mine to be a Britax type as it locks the steering. I will photo the back of it this weekend and post some pictures. I have now got the car to start and run etc without burning out the wiring but the alternator warning light is no longer illuminating on s...
by Retroman
Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Borg Warner 8 Auto Box Pressure Check Mystery
Replies: 2
Views: 85
Great Britain

Borg Warner 8 Auto Box Pressure Check Mystery

Hello, I am servicing the box on my 1969 2 + 2 and want to check the idle and kickdown pressure. According to the manual there is a bolt adjacent to the control cable input at the front left hand side of the gearbox near to the bellhousing, which is removed to allow the pressure gauge adapter to be ...
by Retroman
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 2 Ignition Switch Wire Positions
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Great Britain

Series 2 Ignition Switch Wire Positions

Hi, Appreciate there is much on the forum re ignition switches but the info does not provide a much needed answer. In fiddling under the dashboard I have inadvertently pulled three of wires off their terminals, two single and one double. Difficult to make out the colours but appear white/blue and wh...
by Retroman
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Heater Upgrade Kit - Spal Resistor Wiring Help
Replies: 1
Views: 218
Great Britain

Heater Upgrade Kit - Spal Resistor Wiring Help

Hi, As my fan motor was working on one speed and noisy decided to bite the bullet and buy an upgrade kit, which come with a Spal 7006 resistor which certainly looks the part. No wiring instructions though so I am in the dark about how to connect to the old wiring to utilise the different speeds. The...
by Retroman
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 Headrest Removal -Help!
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Great Britain

Series 2 Headrest Removal -Help!

Hi Again,

I am trying in vain to pull out my headrests but they will not budge.

They are about half way out.

Are there any secret buttons, prayers or spells to extricate the or is it down to a soft hammer and brute force?

Any advice would be welcome before I end up damaging the seats.

Nigel.
by Retroman
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Saggy Rear Suspension Debacle
Replies: 18
Views: 878
Great Britain

Re: Saggy Rear Suspension Debacle

Hi Guys,

Just as an update.

The springs have been condemned by a local suspension supplier.

I am having them made from scratch to the correct spec.

I will keep you posted once the have been fitted.

Thanks again for the interest.

Nigel
by Retroman
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Saggy Rear Suspension Debacle
Replies: 18
Views: 878
Great Britain

Re: Saggy Rear Suspension Debacle

Hi Guys, Well the plot thickens. I have taken the offending suspension off today and found that although the shocks are all KONIs the pairs are mixed. The two front ones are 'Classics' without spacers and the two rearward ones are stamped KONI 'adjustables' and appear to have been originally orange ...
by Retroman
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Saggy Rear Suspension Debacle
Replies: 18
Views: 878
Great Britain

Re: Saggy Rear Suspension Debacle

Hi Guys, From what I can see the car is fitted with Koni Classics as I can seen the label on one of them. Having checked the old invoices they were purchased in August 2005 from SNG. Cannot find any invoices for springs. However they all look like new, no leaks, as the car has only covered 2000 mile...
by Retroman
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Saggy Rear Suspension Debacle
Replies: 18
Views: 878
Great Britain

Saggy Rear Suspension Debacle

Hi Again Appreciate that there has been much debate on ride heights and shock spring lengths etc etc I find it all baffling For the less technically minded amongst you could I ask which supplier you would recommend for the correct length springs and suitable shocks My 2 + 2 is habitually grounds the...
by Retroman
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 Leather Headrest Covers
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Great Britain

Re: Series 2 Leather Headrest Covers

Many thanks for the info John.
Will give them a call.
Nigel.
by Retroman
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 Leather Headrest Covers
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Great Britain

Series 2 Leather Headrest Covers

Hi Again,

My headrests have seen better days.

Can anyone recommend a supplier or leather upholsterers
who can supply authentic looking covers with the weave effect centre in the U.K.

Thanks,
Nigel.
by Retroman
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Steering Wheel Removal Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Great Britain

Steering Wheel Removal Advice

Hi, I intend to change the 16 inch original wheel for a smaller Moto Lita. However, having removed the boss I was expecting to find machine screws securing the wheel to the boss but it appears that the wheel is secured by flush fitting rivets as there is no means of unscrewing them? Am I right in th...
by Retroman
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil Pressure Test Adapter
Replies: 16
Views: 1535
Great Britain

Re: Oil Pressure Test Adapter

Thanks Tim
Wish I had known about this option but am happy with the comp one for the time being
Thanks again guys for all the helpful advice
Nigel
by Retroman
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front Crankshaft Oil Seal Replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Great Britain

Re: Front Crankshaft Oil Seal Replacement

Thanks for this info Tom.
Ii helps visualise what is involved.
Off to the Jaguar dealers tomorrow to order the necessary parts.
Thanks to all.
Will post an update when it’s done.
Nigel.
by Retroman
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front Crankshaft Oil Seal Replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Great Britain

Re: Front Crankshaft Oil Seal Replacement

Hi, Many thanks for all the info and the links. I think I had been to specific on the search index as none of this cam up. A last question. In view if the fact that the dimensions of the Teflon replacement can vary and cause effective fitment issues and that there is no slot cut in the relevant spac...
by Retroman
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front Crankshaft Oil Seal Replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Great Britain

Front Crankshaft Oil Seal Replacement

Hi Again, Thinking of replacing the front seal as it has a slight drip. I will be working under the car jacked up on ramps. I understand that the sump can removed if I jack the engine up and inch or so to clear the rear cross member. Are there any other got'cha's? There seems to be some warnings abo...
by Retroman
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front Engine Mounts Replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Great Britain

Re: Front Engine Mounts Replacement

Hi Guys,

Many thanks for the good advice.

I will commence surgery tomorrow.

All the best,

Nigel.
by Retroman
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: THE GREAT DRIVE BELT MYSTERY - AGAIN
Replies: 9
Views: 1159
Great Britain

Re: THE GREAT DRIVE BELT MYSTERY - AGAIN

Hi, I am happy to report the mystery is solved for me at least. I bought these from SNG and they have gone on fine albeit a different size from the ones I have taken off! 1/ Water Pump to Alternator Par no: EAC1616 2/ Crank to Water Pump and Crank to Power Steering C28955 Hope this helps, Nigel.
by Retroman
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil Pressure Test Adapter
Replies: 16
Views: 1535
Great Britain

Re: Oil Pressure Test Adapter

Dear Brethren, I have taken your good advice and fitted a wet gauge. Gone for the competition gauge which yes does not match the original gauge but gives more detail of running pressures and does not look too far out of place next to the quartz converted which has been another great fix. I now final...