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by christopher storey
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Front wing part panel. 62 series 1 e Type convert
Replies: 19
Views: 1267
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Re: Front wing part panel. 62 series 1 e Type convert

Tony : I don't think there is a correct answer to the number plate . I have seen both silver and white used. The white gives more contrast, and the silver is softer As far as your door jamb is concerned, I've just been to look at my cars, and the whole area is covered by the door seal which is glued...
by christopher storey
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: HD8 carb issue
Replies: 30
Views: 943
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Re: HD8 carb issue

Ralph : I agree with you . The whole point of the needles is to restrict flow of fuel sucked up by the venturi effect created by the air flowing between the bridge of the carburetter and the base of the piston . So, the bigger the annulus i.e. the circular gap between needle and jet, the greater the...
by christopher storey
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: HD8 carb issue
Replies: 30
Views: 943
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Re: HD8 carb issue

Oh dear... how could SNGB make such an error? According to my catalogue from Burlen, SC are for a .100" jet on e.g. H6 carbs for a Bentley Mark VI
by christopher storey
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Breaking the barrier
Replies: 21
Views: 773
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Re: Breaking the barrier

Unfortunately I still have the twin Strombergs and 3.54 diff.I took one of the plugs out and it looked ok - pale grey/cinnamon , not sooty black. Is it the case that 3 SUs are always going to be better , or can the Stroms be made to function equally as well ( I have removed the secondary throttles ...
by christopher storey
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Suspension
Replies: 13
Views: 637
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Re: Suspension

The rear suspension itself is built like a tank. However, its mountings and trailing arms are easy to damage. The front suspension is forgings and again built like a tank, so if you have damaged them you have given it one hell of a clout, and as Steve says an alignment check for the body and particu...
by christopher storey
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Breaking the barrier
Replies: 21
Views: 773
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Re: Breaking the barrier

Consistently, on both of mine, over a 25 year period, I have achieved 23 mpg. However, I am not a hard driver these days, so I would think that anything between 20 and 23 is acceptable. If you are only getting 17 in normal driving, then I would surmise that you are over-rich, as this is what consist...
by christopher storey
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Jaguar halts E Type Zero
Replies: 12
Views: 572
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Re: Jaguar halts E Type Zero

I am not sure that range is a problem, based on the fact that as long ago as about 1992 BMW were running a fleet of experimental H2 powered 7 series. Safety of storage and fuelling at the pressures used seemed to be the primary concern then , and frankly I doubt that much has changed on that front. ...
by christopher storey
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: How to post a short video of a rattle?
Replies: 11
Views: 275
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Re: How to post a short video of a rattle?

I can't hear any mechanical rattle at all. What I can hear is a squeak or creak of the type which quite often develops with polyurethane bushes in suspension joints . A spot of lubrication with water and detergent might help with this
by christopher storey
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Opalescent Golden Sand Colour varioations
Replies: 4
Views: 181
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Re: Opalescent Golden Sand Colour varioations

Tadek : there is in my opinion no easy, or for that matter no correct , answer to your question. I remember the colour well from the 1960s , and my recollection was that over the years it tended to get lighter. In 1962 or so when it first began to be popular, I remember it as a definite sandy colour...
by christopher storey
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Laycock de Normanville
Replies: 44
Views: 3136
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Re: Laycock de Normanville

I'm not going on for ever about this, Colin, but I think you are trying to compare apples with oranges. I quote from the Gear vendors article : " The unit Gear Vendors provided to the restoration and hot rod market is the same unit used in muscle cars, drag racing, and off-road racing with up to 1,2...
by christopher storey
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Laycock de Normanville
Replies: 44
Views: 3136
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Re: Laycock de Normanville

Colin : I think the difference of opinion here is that you are looking at the effect of OD in reducing the torque at the end point i.e. the wheels, and you are correct about that in mathematical terms. However, what is really under consideration from the point of durability is the torque received by...
by christopher storey
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Laycock de Normanville
Replies: 44
Views: 3136
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Re: Laycock de Normanville

You will just wreck your OD if you persist in your plan. Forget all about wheelspin etc : the torque which the OD will receive is the engine torque multiplied by the ratio of whatever gear is selected, and the Laycock ODs were most certainly not designed to cope with this from a large engine . Even ...
by christopher storey
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: HD8 carb issue
Replies: 30
Views: 943
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Re: HD8 carb issue

Ralph : if the needle valves were not closing properly, then when connected, an excessive fuel level would have resulted. Even after disconnecting the fuel supply, unless fuel was taken out of the chamber before attempting to run the engine, the very high level would still result in precisely what i...
by christopher storey
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: HD8 carb issue
Replies: 30
Views: 943
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Re: HD8 carb issue

To get flooding of that extent , then it is one of 4 things 1.Float fork incorrectly set ( which you say is correct at a 7/16 inch / 11mm bar passing through the fork) 2.Faulty needle valves 3. excess fuel pressure 4.sinking float You do not mention having changed the needle valves which control the...
by christopher storey
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wiper Drive Pimary Link, what does the "eccentric" do ?
Replies: 8
Views: 373
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Re: Wiper Drive Pimary Link, what does the "eccentric" do ?

Rory _ I am not certain, but I think the eccentric is something to do with the parking mechanism, when the motor runs backwards - during the change from forard to astern the wipers do that extraordinary dance
by christopher storey
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Laycock de Normanville
Replies: 44
Views: 3136
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Re: Laycock de Normanville

Stick to 4th gear only . The torque of any Jaguar ( except the 2.4) will destroy the OD if multiplied up by 1st and 2nd gear
by christopher storey
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Rails in rear compartment
Replies: 10
Views: 647
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Re: Rails in rear compartment

The rails are secured to the hardura only, and from recollection there is a kind of staple which achieves this. The hardura has the push buttons in each corner to secure it to the boards. If you search this forum , there have been several discussions about this which may give you the answers you nee...
by christopher storey
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1.5 electronic tachometer
Replies: 9
Views: 520
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Re: Series 1.5 electronic tachometer

Sarthe : this is not the camshaft driven type - it is electronically driven by counting the number of pulses in the low tension ignition circuit
by christopher storey
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: How necessary is it to blend in the valve seats?
Replies: 15
Views: 656
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Re: How necessary is it to blend in the valve seats?

I have to say that I am having difficulty in understanding this. I just do not see how recutting a seat, presumably using the valve guide for the cutter, could result in an eccentrically cut seat. It seems far more likely to me that the valve you have used is bent . The picture suggests that the sea...
by christopher storey
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1.5 electronic tachometer
Replies: 9
Views: 520
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Re: Series 1.5 electronic tachometer

Fred : right, since it is points ignition , and the tacho works on the bench , then it must be a fault in the ignition to tacho circuitry , and since the moving coil appears to be getting 12v from the green wire we can eliminate that for all practical purposes . That leaves the white wire as the lik...