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by Heuer
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 3.8
Replies: 273
Views: 358269
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Re: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 3.8

Jaguar Classic produced their exhaust from original drawings. That system has one silver and one black down pipe, so one can assume there is some original evidence to support this. The Jaguar Classic exhaust has aluminised pipes and silencers so whilst practical, not to original period specificatio...
by Heuer
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 3.8
Replies: 273
Views: 358269
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Re: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 3.8

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Arthur 'Ticker' Whittaker biography here: https://www.jaguarheritage.com/jaguar-h ... whittaker/
by Heuer
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Gear lever gaiter
Replies: 6
Views: 219
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Re: Gear lever gaiter

The early 4.2 cars had the rubber gaitor but that was replaced by an Ambla (faux leather) sleeve in about 1967.
by Heuer
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 3.8
Replies: 273
Views: 358269
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Re: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 3.8

Exhaust System The 3.8 exhaust system was changed several times during production to make in service fitting easier and to reduce noise. The whole system was mild steel painted semi matt black as a rust preventative as can be seen in this early photo taken at the Factory. The mufflers were chrome p...
by Heuer
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas lights
Replies: 7
Views: 468
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Re: Christmas lights

The lights and decorations magically appear on the third week of Advent - Sunday 15th December this year - and fade after New Year because everyone is fed up of them. There are two themes - falling snow and the infamous smashing bulbs - although the latter does not appear on mobile devices. Only sev...
by Heuer
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jaguar halts E Type Zero
Replies: 12
Views: 568
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Re: Jaguar halts E Type Zero

Indeed. The next generation of vehicles will have electric motors driven by a hydrogen fuel cell, batteries not required: https://i.postimg.cc/L5W9mGD9/fuel-cell.png https://www.hydrogenics.com/technology-resources/hydrogen-technology/fuel-cells/ Current EV's are not sustainable en-mass as rather a ...
by Heuer
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jaguar halts E Type Zero
Replies: 12
Views: 568
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Re: Jaguar halts E Type Zero

That decision comes as no surprise! They can't even sell the purpose built i-Pace: https://cleantechnica.com/2019/08/13/jaguar-i-pace-sales-have-crashed-dealer-inventory-exceeds-6-month-supply/ With FIVA saying that EV conversions are considered 'modern cars' and do not qualify for classic or histor...
by Heuer
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 3.8 early windscreen washer
Replies: 3
Views: 174
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Re: 3.8 early windscreen washer

I don't think anyone produces reproduction parts for the Lucas 2SJ Screenjet washer. You will have to buy used units from eBay and butcher them for parts although given many suffer from the same problems (burnt out motor, broken impeller) it could end up being an expensive project!
by Heuer
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Thermostat Housing Leak
Replies: 15
Views: 631
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Re: Thermostat Housing Leak

it will fit but will not work as Jaguar intended. May as well run without one rather than mess with the poppet stat!
by Heuer
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Wider rear wheels
Replies: 3
Views: 266
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Re: Wider rear wheels

You can fit them but you will need to drop the suspension to fit or remove them. Think about a puncture on the side of the road :banghead:

What are you trying to achieve with wider rear wheels as they will not improve the handling or the road holding?
by Heuer
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Thermostat Housing Leak
Replies: 15
Views: 631
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Re: Thermostat Housing Leak

The original Smiths thermostat has not been available for years. It was a fairly unique thing with a skirt that covers the by-pass slot. The Land Rover SIIa thermostat is similar and still available but requires the manifold to be machined. There is another version that has been produced that requir...
by Heuer
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Thermostat Housing Leak
Replies: 15
Views: 631
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Re: Thermostat Housing Leak

I think that (Land Rover) thermostat requires the housing to be machined. Maybe more info here: viewtopic.php?p=65692#p65692

and here: https://www.coolcatcorp.com/thermostats ... ifold.html
by Heuer
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Period photos, some interesting points
Replies: 9
Views: 661
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Re: Period photos, some interesting points

Tony

That is car number 875560 so fits the timeline: "Dual until about September 1961 #875778 with the thick single cast used from #875779 onward."

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http://www.xkedata.com/gallery/zoom/?id=580190
by Heuer
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Paint
Replies: 2
Views: 276
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Re: Paint

by Heuer
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Period photos, some interesting points
Replies: 9
Views: 661
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Re: Period photos, some interesting points

Sorry, a typo - I meant boot rather than bonnet :banghead: Comes from trying to watch TV and surf the Forum! There were three different boot lid supports on the very early cars. At first the cars had a thin alloy casting but this obviously proved to be prone to bending and breaking: http://i.imgur.c...
by Heuer
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Period photos, some interesting points
Replies: 9
Views: 661
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Re: Period photos, some interesting points

Early cars had a single bonnet hinge strap - this one has the later two strap version.
by Heuer
Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Subject: Old glue removal
Replies: 12
Views: 1792
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Re: Subject: Old glue removal

I use Halfords Tar remover - £4 for 500ml
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by Heuer
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: S1 2+2 FFC 929E
Replies: 0
Views: 168
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S1 2+2 FFC 929E

I have been contacted by the grandson of the first owner of this car as he has the original service booklet plus some period photos and would like to reunite them with the car and current owner. Anyone know its whereabouts?

XKEdata info: http://www.xkedata.com/cars/detail/?car=1E50649
by Heuer
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: The last train to Clarksville
Replies: 2
Views: 443
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Re: The last train to Clarksville

Shouldn't Chris Evans be out saving the world rather than monkeying about on the radio?

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by Heuer
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Export Cars
Replies: 7
Views: 496
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Re: Export Cars

Let us know what you find and I will add it to the Forum.