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by andyp
Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I've got one!!!
Replies: 41
Views: 14646

Congratulations Ian. I hope the sun comes out on Sunday so that you can have a play. Whatever it sounds as if just looking at her will do for starters. A great combination of model and colour.

Have fun

Andy
by andyp
Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 123 Distributor.
Replies: 29
Views: 19110

John I think 34 @ 3000rpm is about as far as you want to go but the nice thing with the 123 is that you can start with something similar to your current set up and then notch things up until it gets upset. Unfortunately you have to pull the unit to make changes which is my only real complaint but I ...
by andyp
Sun Apr 05, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 123 Distributor.
Replies: 29
Views: 19110

Delayed again.

John, my engine is standard on high octane fuel.

Erik, the 123 has an LED that comes on to allow you to set the static timing. Those crafty dutchmen think of everything.

Andy
by andyp
Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:04 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sun visor brackets for FHC
Replies: 10
Views: 6847

I need some now. Couldn't find them in the correct colour at last years shows.

Andy
by andyp
Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:00 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Ignition issues
Replies: 5
Views: 3227

I'm a big supporter of the 123 after fitting it about a year ago. A search will throw up earlier posts but it gets my vote. I grew up on Champion plugs but sadly I don't think the quality has be up to NGK over the last decade or so (God I'm getting on). That said I've got some Champion Iridiums in a...
by andyp
Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I've been away for a few days...
Replies: 1
Views: 1825

I've been away for a few days...

...and I come back to big improvements.

I can now talk E Types and order my Viagra on the same site.

Great thinking Harry.
by andyp
Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:00 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clock repair
Replies: 2
Views: 3492

Give K & N Classic Cars in Sussex a shout on 01243 574139 and ask for Nigel. I remember them fitting one a little while ago. Standard looks but modern electronics inside.

Andy
by andyp
Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:53 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 123 Distributor.
Replies: 29
Views: 19110

John I'm very sorry for my tardy reply but I've be rather tied up with that annoying work stuff for a few weeks so I've been using the car rather than tinkering and posting. I have the Jag version and I'm on curve 7 and 10 BTDC static but I do use super unleaded and an additive that claims to boost ...
by andyp
Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:59 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 123 Distributor.
Replies: 29
Views: 19110

Steve They are a straight bolt on job on the Series 1 but do need a gizmo to work with the Series 2 tacho. I don't have the details to hand but I think you will find the subject covered on their website and almost certainly on Jag Lovers. It's amazing just how rough your engine was before you knew b...
by andyp
Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 1 brake upgrade
Replies: 30
Views: 22667

I think it has all been said above but yes upgrading the front and leaving the rear standard is going to unbalance the car.

My back end goes very light under heavy braking so be warned.

Andy
by andyp
Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:29 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Brake pipes
Replies: 5
Views: 3455

Dave

Copper is the nicest to work with but it does need careful securing. If left to waggle it will work harden and can crack. Kunifer is better in this respect but it is good practice to secure the lines nicely anyway.

Andy
by andyp
Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 1 brake upgrade
Replies: 30
Views: 22667

Pete I'd be slightly careful if just upgrading the fronts (like me). I've got Wilwoods on mine and the braking is a little out of balance. It's fine if you know but I wouldn't want to stamp on the brakes without thinking. Moving the old front calipers to the back is a good cheapskates solution. Andy...
by andyp
Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil Pressure
Replies: 4
Views: 3174

I love my JEC gauge and sender. I used to have 20lbs at a hot tick over. I now have 40lbs.

Far cheaper than an engine rebuild :D
by andyp
Fri Jan 09, 2009 2:56 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Window regulators
Replies: 8
Views: 4279

I'd give Smiths a try:

RM & J Smith (original parts) - 01270 820885 rmjrmjsmith.fsnet.co.uk

I'd be surprised if they couldn't sort you out with an original in good condition.

Andy
by andyp
Tue Dec 23, 2008 3:39 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Paint shop
Replies: 15
Views: 9926

I'm with Mark on this one Erik. If it was taken back to the metal in 2002 all you should need now is a fresh topcoat to get a nice even colour and shine all over. This talk of paint got me thinking. My car had a respray in 66 when new as the first owner couldn't get it in the colour he wanted. It wa...
by andyp
Sun Dec 21, 2008 1:40 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Paint shop
Replies: 15
Views: 9926

Erik

Our old friend Harry is pretty close to the Ferry /Tunnel.

Andy
by andyp
Sat Dec 20, 2008 12:31 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Exhaust Manifold Temperatures
Replies: 4
Views: 3055

Thanks chaps. I'll pass that along with the news that we'll be doing quench testing from cherry red before I try them out. His first thoughts were a metal oxide-ceramic composite. I've no idea whether that is a good or bad idea but I'll let him have an old manifold to play with and some photos of th...
by andyp
Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Exhaust Manifold Temperatures
Replies: 4
Views: 3055

Exhaust Manifold Temperatures

I've just been talking to somebody that does various finishes on cast exhaust manifolds and he is going to have a bash at mixing up something that will look original but not crack and fall off after 5 mins. He asked me if I knew what sort of temperatures we were talking about. I didn't. Has anybody ...
by andyp
Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Shocks
Replies: 4
Views: 2451

Charlie

I'm running Gaz adjustable shocks which seem to work just as well as anything high end I've tried in the past and are very good value for money.

They have the click on the side adjustment which was very handy for setting up but I'm hightly unlikely to ever use it again.

Andy
by andyp
Sat Nov 29, 2008 4:29 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Roadster windscreen A post chrome finisher
Replies: 3
Views: 2362

Modern rubbers seem to seldom match the original. It doesn't seem to matter whether it's the screen, the boot or a door.

Time to get trimming

Andy