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by Heuer
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front oil seal
Replies: 1
Views: 14
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Re: Front oil seal

James has done it and wrote up the whole process. Some reading for you to get your head around it:
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by Heuer
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 3.8
Replies: 232
Views: 271347
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Re: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 3.8

Envelope Assembly, Enclosing Hood When Folded The Envelope Assembly BD20721 originally used three hold down straps with 'Lift the Dot' fasteners (sockets) together with three cinch plates to secure the sockets. The two side straps were secured by 'Tenax' fasteners. The rear of the envelope was held...
by Heuer
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 3.8
Replies: 232
Views: 271347
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Re: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 3.8

Cylinder Head Paint http://i.imgur.com/5fVtWMf.jpg http://i.imgur.com/Z6mpPAF.jpg Cars produced up until October 1961 had the cylinder heads painted the same colour as the XK150S engines - Bradite 'Golden Yellow', a standard British Standard colour. After this date the heads continued to be painted...
by Heuer
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wheel: what Tightening torque
Replies: 39
Views: 711
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Re: Wheel: what Tightening torque

Well I was wrong on both counts. The repro E-Type spinner weighs 2lb 6oz, whatever that is in euros.
by Heuer
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cooling fan
Replies: 7
Views: 141
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Re: Cooling fan

Yes, I have the Radtec and initially fitted the Coolcat fan along with the Mitsubishi thermostat. As the fan did not seem to come on almost at all I decided to put back the original Lucas motor and single blade fan. The car is fine and I have been stuck in traffic on a hot day without problems thank...
by Heuer
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cylinder head paint
Replies: 9
Views: 366
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Re: Cylinder head paint

The original cylinder head paint was produced by Bradite and Jaguar records show it was 'Gold'. Those same records do not show a different colour paint used after 1961 - it is recorded as 'Gold' throughout XK150S and 3.8 production. Confusion was caused by Bradite supplying Gold metallic (known as B...
by Heuer
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dashboard mirror bar
Replies: 19
Views: 262
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Re: Dashboard mirror bar

My experience is if you rely on the rear view mirror you are driving too slow!
by Heuer
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: I got to wear a funny hat
Replies: 16
Views: 158
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Re: I got to wear a funny hat

you need to change your signature Simon - it is out of date :yellow:
by Heuer
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: I got to wear a funny hat
Replies: 16
Views: 158
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Re: I got to wear a funny hat

Congratulations Simon although I expected no less of you :bigrin:

PhD in synthetic organic chemistry should serve you well. Lots of job opportunities here and in Russia!
by Heuer
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dashboard mirror bar
Replies: 19
Views: 262
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Re: Dashboard mirror bar

The support bar is a pain on the OTS as it constantly catches your eye especially when the sun is out. Jaguar used it to stiffen the windscreen more than anything else, being convenient for the mirror was a bonus.
by Heuer
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wheel: what Tightening torque
Replies: 39
Views: 711
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Re: Wheel: what Tightening torque

Yes but the hub threads are also the opposite direction so it works as advertised. Chapman wanting to prove everyone wrong again or maybe he thought doing it that way would "add lightness" by making the spinner smaller. Certainly the aluminium spinner used on the Elan 26R was incredibly light: Stand...
by Heuer
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dashboard mirror bar
Replies: 19
Views: 262
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Re: Dashboard mirror bar

You could use something like this: https://s8.postimg.cc/nsmog2sn9/s-l1600.jpg https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/281887111544?chn=ps Lots more to choose from: http://classicpartsltd.com/classic-car-products/classic-car-mirrors/interior-mirrors.html https://www.holden.co.uk/displayproducts.asp?sg=2&pgCode=092...
by Heuer
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wheel: what Tightening torque
Replies: 39
Views: 711
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Re: Wheel: what Tightening torque

Steve Lotus Elan SE spinners are indeed the opposite to Jaguar - male rather than female. This was probably an attempt by Colin Chapman to avoid paying royalties to Jaguar/Dunlop who bought the rights to the Rudge Whitworth system. No surprises there of course but the patent stood firm as it was all...
by Heuer
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wheel: what Tightening torque
Replies: 39
Views: 711
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Re: Wheel: what Tightening torque

Mark

Anything that will witness will do - talc, chalk, red grease, black grease, soot, carbon, ketchup - you just need something that will be displaced on contact. Be creative!
by Heuer
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wheel: what Tightening torque
Replies: 39
Views: 711
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Re: Wheel: what Tightening torque

The trouble is there are three components to the Rudge Whitworth system (hub, wheel and spinner) and any one of them, if reproduced poorly or out of original specification, can cause these problems. Some combinations are OK, others are not as you are finding out. My belief is the spinners are the ma...
by Heuer
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wheel: what Tightening torque
Replies: 39
Views: 711
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Re: Wheel: what Tightening torque

They are both original Albion-Brockhouse but from different time frames and dies. The dies wore out and as new ones were commissioned Jaguar would have the opportunity to make changes, hence the difference in the arrow. The number '3' on one of them suggests it was the third iteration of the die. I ...
by Heuer
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Prototype????
Replies: 7
Views: 241
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Re: Prototype????

Yes, a reversed image. LWE's had the battery under the carbs as the exhaust side had the dry sump oil tank next to it.
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by Heuer
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wheel: what Tightening torque
Replies: 39
Views: 711
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Re: Wheel: what Tightening torque

Don't think it has anything to do with continued self tightening because once the tapers lock they can't physically move further. Here is another explanation of the Rudge Whitworth hub which seems to confirm it: In 1913 the Rudge Whitworth coned locking device was introduced. The parallel splines ar...
by Heuer
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wheel: what Tightening torque
Replies: 39
Views: 711
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Re: Wheel: what Tightening torque

I found this explanation of the way the Rudge Whitworth hub works but I am no wiser as to whether it actually tightens, remains were it was set or does not self-loosen. And if it does tighten, how much torque can be applied in this manner: "In its essentials the Rudge-Whitworth wheel comprised three...
by Heuer
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Water in the spare wheel area
Replies: 9
Views: 233
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Re: Water in the spare wheel area

OTS has two drain holes in the lip around the boot opening and these have flexible pipes running to holes on the rear valance to the rear of the wheels.