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by christopher storey
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Windscreen trim panel part number.
Replies: 8
Views: 182
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Re: Windscreen trim panel part number.

Andrew : CMC at Bridgnorth , UK ( Classic Motor Cars ) do a lot of E type restoration, and are now to my knowledge making 1 off parts using the latest in digital copying technology . Provided they , or someone else, can produce an original to work from they may ( no doubt at a price ) be able to pro...
by christopher storey
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: clutch replacement jobs
Replies: 3
Views: 212
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Re: clutch replacement jobs

Mark : Suggest new oil pump, and check the bronze distributor/oil pump drive . The other thing while the crank is out which I would regard as essential is that delightful job of removing the plugs on each big end journal, thoroughly cleaning out , and fitting new plugs
by christopher storey
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fixing the Y trim piece on centre console
Replies: 5
Views: 223
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Re: Fixing the Y trim piece on centre console

Paul : I think it would be helpful if you could post a picture of what you have, as the pieces are difficult to recognise from your description. This particularly applies to the "Y shaped piece"
by christopher storey
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Angus’s upper wishbone inserts
Replies: 12
Views: 454
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Re: Angus’s upper wishbone inserts

Bill : my stupidity I'm afraid ; I had forgotten that it would be put in through the top of the wishbone ball housing :banghead: :banghead:
by christopher storey
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil levels
Replies: 9
Views: 283
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Re: Oil levels

Chris : ah, I see - that is a trivial overfill of about 0.5 litre and I can't see that it would cause Harm
by christopher storey
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Angus’s upper wishbone inserts
Replies: 12
Views: 454
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Re: Angus’s upper wishbone inserts

Bill : thank you for that. As I understand it, then the nylon insert is prevented from coming out by an interference fit ? Or am I misunderstanding your drawings ?
by christopher storey
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Angus’s upper wishbone inserts
Replies: 12
Views: 454
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Re: Angus’s upper wishbone inserts

How is the insert secured within the machined out space in either of these cases ? , and are shims still used ? Perhaps either Julian Barratt and/or Angus can tell us, please
by christopher storey
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil levels
Replies: 9
Views: 283
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Re: Oil levels

Chris : this is an observation rather than a criticism , but , if you are putting 10 litres in at a refill then you are , quite definitely, overfilling the engine by some 15% . Although you lose some of this over the next few thousand miles, part of the loss may indeed be the result of the overfilli...
by christopher storey
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Experiences with ceramic coating
Replies: 1
Views: 214
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Re: Experiences with ceramic coating

There is a new Meguiars ceramic coat which seems to have been well received, and there are similar products appearing from several manufacturers . The only thing I would say is that with some new paint finishes, 2 pack types in particular , it is wise to leave the paint to harden for several weeks b...
by christopher storey
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Acoustic Cameras
Replies: 27
Views: 830
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Re: Acoustic Cameras

We have Jackdaws in the chimneys and large Pigeons everwhere, including nesting in a large water collector just outside our bedroom windows . Duh Der Der Der Der( repeat 200 times ) at 4 am is most welcome :bigrin: :bigrin:
by christopher storey
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Acoustic Cameras
Replies: 27
Views: 830
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Re: Acoustic Cameras

David : I would expect that the selected noise limit would be at something like 90 to 100 dBa, since the limits imposed by most racing tracks now is something of the order of 106 dBa, measured at a fixed distance and angle . I have some reservations about how such devices could be made reliable, bec...
by christopher storey
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: RIP Norman Dewis
Replies: 12
Views: 659
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Re: RIP Norman Dewis

A special person ; very much his own man , and one of the great technical analysts of the time , and thus deserving much of the credit for the dynamics of Jaguars in the 1952 - 1972 period . RIP Norman Dewis
by christopher storey
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Gearbox Numbers
Replies: 7
Views: 367
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Re: Gearbox Numbers

Keith : I think you are correct and that EJ is in this case a misprint . EJ boxes were the early all synchro boxes fitted to a few late 3.8 cars and to the 1964-6 4.2 cars, and were closer ratio than the later KJ/KJS?KE boxes
by christopher storey
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Strange oil pressure, help please
Replies: 7
Views: 264
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Re: Strange oil pressure, help please

Malcolm : the dissassembled filter head is shown at B.47 or the workshop manual . The PRV assembly is nos 15 - PRV , 16 - spring , and 17 - spider ; the balance valve , which is the by-pass valve, is 13 and again from recollection is a spring loaded valve, in this case a ball. You need to make sure ...
by christopher storey
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Starting engine after lay up
Replies: 8
Views: 392
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Re: Starting engine after lay up

Or better still, get a garden sprayer and plug it into one of the blanking slots in the right hand oil gallery near the filter , and pump a couple of pints in at about 4 lbs/sq.in - this will circulate oil through the pump, the bearings and even up to the cams, and the engine will then be well prime...
by christopher storey
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: gearbox stuck in reverse(I think)
Replies: 15
Views: 460
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Re: gearbox stuck in reverse(I think)

Bill : we don't know which gearbox the original poster has. Which one are you showing ? Moss or all-synchro ? It looks to me like all synchro from the position of the reverse lug but I am no expert on boxes
by christopher storey
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Strange oil pressure, help please
Replies: 7
Views: 264
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Re: Strange oil pressure, help please

Provided that the engine only ran for a matter of seconds after the total loss of oil, then although damage is possible, it is not very likely . Often, when the oil is drained for a change, and the filter is removed and changed, it will take up to 15 seconds for the pump to circulate oil through the...
by christopher storey
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Alternator warning light coming on but alternator charging
Replies: 4
Views: 268
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Re: Alternator warning light coming on but alternator charging

Your car is probably about at the point where the ignition light changed from being powered by oil pressure , to being a genuine charging warning light . I should check that by chance someone has not used the old oil pressure system where the light is driven by a pressure switch on the right hand oi...
by christopher storey
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: gearbox stuck in reverse(I think)
Replies: 15
Views: 460
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Re: gearbox stuck in reverse(I think)

Don't keep trying that starter. Your symptoms sound as though the selector detents have become misaligned and you have managed to select two gears at once ( a rare but known hazard particularly on the Moss box) which locks the box solid. You need to take the gearbox sheet metal cover off, and try to...
by christopher storey
Wed May 29, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt User Group
Replies: 88
Views: 4587
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Re: SNG Barratt User Group

Thank you all for your good wishes . Happily, I hope she will be home today .I hope you will all have an enjoyable and fruitful meeting