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by christopher storey
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tyres again!
Replies: 8
Views: 211
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Re: Tyres again!

I have used Vreds on each of my 4 Jaguars and have had good service ( except for 1 sidewall bulge which represented a premature failure of unknown origin ) . They are quiet, give good ride , and reasonable grip in both wet and dry . Whether they are overall as capable as the very expensive brands, I...
by christopher storey
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tyres again!
Replies: 8
Views: 211
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Re: Tyres again!

First point is that you would be ill-advised to fit 185/70 sizes, since these are significantly smaller in diameter than the correct 185 15 which are an 80 ( or possibly 82 ) profile . This affects both effective gearing and , perhaps more importantly given that an E is low anyway, ground clearance ...
by christopher storey
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: SU carb blockage?
Replies: 9
Views: 285
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Re: SU carb blockage?

As Steve has said..... and, if water has collected in the bottom of the tank, it will have been pumped through to the filter element in the glass bowl, and experience has shown that this "blinds" it . I should take the filter element out altogether, and then see if the bowl fills properly
by christopher storey
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: SU Carbs problems
Replies: 29
Views: 770
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Re: SU Carbs problems

Peter

I'm sorry you are having a torrid time - we send our condolences to you both

Yes, 27th looks OK at present

The phone number you have is correct

Chris
by christopher storey
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: SU Carbs problems
Replies: 29
Views: 770
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Re: SU Carbs problems

Malcolm - it just didn't happen - the only 4.2 litre engines produced after the demise of the S2 E type were the XJ6 ( 2 HD8 and 245 bhp gross- later the fuel injected S3 with bigger valves and probably some more hp ) and the Daimler limousine ( 2 SU and rather less HP )
by christopher storey
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Mystery seats?
Replies: 13
Views: 650
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Re: Mystery seats?

They look rather like S2 seats which have lost the side covers of the reclining mechanism . The only other candidate which occurs to me is TR6
by christopher storey
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: SU Carbs problems
Replies: 29
Views: 770
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Re: SU Carbs problems

I agree , Peter. I'm afraid the previous post was , putting it as politely as I can , completely wrong
by christopher storey
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear rope crank seal
Replies: 5
Views: 202
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Re: Rear rope crank seal

Steve : it rather depends upon what is meant by "far too long" . The apparent length has always been longer than that which is required, but the old hands have always insisted that they should not be cut, but that the pre-soaked halves should each be pounded into their respective slots until there i...
by christopher storey
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: series 3 vs Series 1
Replies: 61
Views: 1776
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Re: series 3 vs Series 1

Keeping three SU in synch is tricky. Keeping four in synch presumably equally so. You presume wrong - never had an issue, likewise on my Rover V8 with the same carbs .... What was innovative with the XK engine - maybe for Jaguar but there were plenty of twin cam engines around in the late 40s. The ...
by christopher storey
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: SU Carbs problems
Replies: 29
Views: 770
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Re: SU Carbs problems

Mark : I think you have put your finger on the Daimler reference. Those do look smaller than 2" and therefore are almost certainly HIF44 i.e. the same as the earlier HD6 of 1 3/4" bore. They are therefore probably too small for a 4.2 in E type specification ( the XJ6 used twin HD8 2 inch instruments...
by christopher storey
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: SU Carbs problems
Replies: 29
Views: 770
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Re: SU Carbs problems

This is a terrible "lash up" from the photo. I'm not sure what the carbs are from, but I feel sure it's not a Daimler/420 because there are clearly manual "chokes" fitted - although there is no connecting bar and levers, so how they work is a mystery . Next, the air filter connectors look to be out ...
by christopher storey
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Water in the Oil
Replies: 25
Views: 849
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Re: Water in the Oil

POP : you have a number of sensible options, with the amount of work varying between them 1.This really does not sound like Head gasket failure to me : with a gross leak of the sort you have had, you would expect uneven running, misfiring, loss of power , compression into the coolant circuit, boilin...
by christopher storey
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Water in the Oil
Replies: 25
Views: 849
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Re: Water in the Oil

anyway ive been in motor trade repairing motor cars successfully for 43yrs what do i know Regards And I have been rebuilding engines since 1959, so we will just have to agree to differ . The points which you seem to ignore are that this is not a minor leakage : it is a gross leak admitting 2 to 3 p...
by christopher storey
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Water in the Oil
Replies: 25
Views: 849
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Re: Water in the Oil

Hi doing a compression test will tell u nothing the slight coolant leak into the oil will not show on a compression test Regards Rob I respectfully beg to differ . This is not a "slight leak " when 2 to 3 pints of water is in the sump . It does not require the car to be moved , or even for that mat...
by christopher storey
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Water in the Oil
Replies: 25
Views: 849
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Re: Water in the Oil

Tim : not dogmatic about it, but I think so - once the front sump bolts are removed the cover can be lifted out when the head is off ; in any event, removing the sump is not a big deal compared with the head PS you have set me thinking about whether if the sump were removed, it might be possible to ...
by christopher storey
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Torque Converters?
Replies: 3
Views: 188
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Re: Torque Converters?

The box originally fitted in the auto 2+2 cars was BW Model 8 . I don't know how different the Model 12 was , but I would be wary of a pick and mix approach to the box and/or converter unless you were assured by an expert that it would all fit from a point of view of length, width etc. Perhaps a wor...
by christopher storey
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Water in the Oil
Replies: 25
Views: 849
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Re: Water in the Oil

My guess would be that the back of the front cover has perforated just behind the water pump impeller . This is an area that frequently erodes over the years and eventually becomes paper thin . The first thing I would do is run a compression test - if these are normal i.e. cylinders within about 10%...
by christopher storey
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: series 3 vs Series 1
Replies: 61
Views: 1776
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Re: series 3 vs Series 1

This debate could go on for ever but I would make two points 1. The S1 and S2 cars are fundamentally different from the S3 cars , so different in my opinion that they are really quite different cars, with the earlier cars being sports cars, and the S3 cars being much heavier and softer genuine Grand...
by christopher storey
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Milan Auction RMSothebys - 21 E-Types under the hammer ?
Replies: 59
Views: 8984
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Re: Milan Auction RMSothebys - 21 E-Types under the hammer ?

Rory : have a word with Andy at Hutsons as he has the ( I think) correct sets for these . 0044 484 669052
by christopher storey
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Jaguar Paintings.
Replies: 5
Views: 513
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Re: Jaguar Paintings.

Oh, how I wish I could do that !