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by Doug Buchan
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Zeus single pot. Pistons not retracting
Replies: 8
Views: 254
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Re: Zeus single pot. Pistons not retracting

"You can't run different calipers on different sides; it doesn't work like that."

I think he means that he changed the cylinders on one side to Zeus which wouldn't be advisable IMO.
Zeus clearly states they are only sold in sets of four.
by Doug Buchan
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Churchill J7 hub remover; got one?
Replies: 4
Views: 290
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Re: Churchill J7 hub remover; got one?

Hi Andrew,


Mine is genuine Churchill and its 3/4" X 36"
Don't forget the thread protector cap which fits in place of the castellated nut.
by Doug Buchan
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S2 brake calipers for S1.5 car = no fit?
Replies: 10
Views: 567
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Re: S2 brake calipers for S1.5 car = no fit?

Chris, That's good to know however 420's aren't all that common over here. Series 2 2+2's used to be abundant but that's going back to the mid seventies when I got my first E. Many of them gave their lives providing power steering, thicker torsion bars and of course 3-1/2" O.C. uprights, steering ar...
by Doug Buchan
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S2 brake calipers for S1.5 car = no fit?
Replies: 10
Views: 567
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Re: S2 brake calipers for S1.5 car = no fit?

"I suppose a 4th option exists in that you could buy some series 2 uprights but that is even more expensive and probably elusive."

With this option, series 2 steering arms will have to be used as well.
by Doug Buchan
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: XJ6 versus E Type
Replies: 16
Views: 1299
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Re: XJ6 versus E Type

I prefer the original SWB series1
by Doug Buchan
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: E type reaction plate
Replies: 60
Views: 4148
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Re: E type reaction plate

Pat,
How high does the rear of the car have to be to make this work?
I've been R&Ring these since 1976 however I've only done the job the (formerly) two other ways.
I'm impressed.
by Doug Buchan
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Built by Many
Replies: 70
Views: 7986
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Re: Built by Many

I believe his name was Bob Blake.
by Doug Buchan
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: SNG Barratt
Replies: 30
Views: 3315
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Re: SNG Barratt

Hello Julian, Welcome and thank you for dedicating yourself to supporting our hobby. On this side of the pond, SNG is always my first choice and has been so since you acquired British Auto/USA after the founder passed. They were always very good and you've made the franchise that much better. Your s...
by Doug Buchan
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: ADVICE NEEDED - 1964 4.2 Series 1 E-type that has a problem engaging in reverse once hot.
Replies: 8
Views: 1066
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Re: ADVICE NEEDED - 1964 4.2 Series 1 E-type that has a problem engaging in reverse once hot.

Hello Raymondo,
Early synchro hubs are known to be troublesome and were later modified by the factory.
Check out the gearbox offerings from Denis Welch Motorsport...

https://www.bighealey.co.uk/jaguar/jagu ... box?page=2

Regards,
Doug
by Doug Buchan
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Water pump failure ?
Replies: 11
Views: 970
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Re: Water pump failure ?

Hello,

Is the timing cover original to your engine?
The reason I ask is that there have been instances where it's been changed to the later 3" involute variant whilst retaining the earlier 2-3/4" impeller pump.
The result is lack of flow due to cavitation.
by Doug Buchan
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.2 Clutch cover measurement
Replies: 4
Views: 708
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Re: 4.2 Clutch cover measurement

Hi Steve,
I have one on the shelf and it measures 2-5/16" as per your specs.
Regards,
Doug
by Doug Buchan
Mon May 28, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Steering wheel question
Replies: 5
Views: 793
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Re: Steering wheel question

Correct. The original wheels have no marks or engravings. Of course, if you crash the wheel will not kill you, because the steering column will spear you through the heart first. There is absolutely no way to make a car designed in 1960 safe by today's standards. Of course, trying to explain that t...
by Doug Buchan
Thu May 24, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bell housing swap
Replies: 5
Views: 790
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Re: Bell housing swap

Hi Andrew, Yes you can. Have your machinist fly cut the 3.8 bell housing to accommodate the larger input shaft bearing on the synchro box. Use your 3.8 flywheel and 3.8 starter. Have the flywheel drilled/dowelled to suit a 9.5" clutch. If your 3.8 is an early model, you will have to switch the bobbi...
by Doug Buchan
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: window mechanism
Replies: 7
Views: 829
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Re: window mechanism

Hello Marc,
They are available on ebay here in the U.S. quite often.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Jaguar-XKE-doo ... p5&vxp=mtr

Regards,
Doug
by Doug Buchan
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Webers on a 3.8 E-Type
Replies: 1
Views: 642
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Re: Webers on a 3.8 E-Type

Hi Martin,
I believe the water pump you're looking for is from a series 1.5, or early series 2.
The part number is C28129 and it has the 2-3/4" impeller along with the bypass adaptor that matches the tstat housing you'll be using.

Regards,
Doug
by Doug Buchan
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Identify this sump, and find another ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1084
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Re: Identify this sump, and find another ?

Hello, Looks correct to me. Your engine should have the old oil seal housing sans the rope which was introduced somewhere around R-26XX. It's a shame what happened to yours as they are rare and expensive if you can find an original. I think it would be advisable to have it mated to the block when th...
by Doug Buchan
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dash air vents
Replies: 11
Views: 1445
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Re: Dash air vents

Hello,
Mike Frank's CoolCat offers them here in the U.S.

http://www.coolcatcorp.com/Merchant5/me ... ry_Code=CS

Regards,
Doug
by Doug Buchan
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Unidentified object under dash
Replies: 12
Views: 1730
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Re: Unidentified object under dash

it looks like a horn button
by Doug Buchan
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 3.8 SU manifold on 4.2 series 2 - water connections
Replies: 3
Views: 689
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Re: 3.8 SU manifold on 4.2 series 2 - water connections

Hi Tim, There should only be 1 large outlet which is the thermo housing. The other outlet on the water rail is small and that's part of the bypass circuit which connects via a right angle hose to the top of the water pump. On the series 1.5/2, the factory returned to the superior 3.8 type bypass cir...
by Doug Buchan
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear Inner Fulcrum Shaft Bearing Tubes - Material ?
Replies: 26
Views: 3496
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Re: Rear Inner Fulcrum Shaft Bearing Tubes - Material ?

Hi, Pardon me for chiming in. If you have an old piston gudgeon pin (wrist pin over here) laying around, check that for fit into the Torrington needle bearing. I believe it has the exact O.D of the factory bearing tube however the I.D. needs to be sized to accept the fulcrum shaft as well as having ...