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by christopher storey
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Exhaust Manifold. What’s the difference?
Replies: 3
Views: 102
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Re: Exhaust Manifold. What’s the difference?

The difference is that in the E type ones, the recess is occupied by a squashable exhaust ring which acts as a gasket. What you will probably have to do is obtain 2 copper/asbestos ( or whatever substitute is now used ) gaskets which were used on the manifolds you have coated . It will be a bit of a...
by christopher storey
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sheered cam cover stud
Replies: 7
Views: 191
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Re: Sheered cam cover stud

The JEC used to , and I hope still do , sell extra long cam feed bolts which used the threads which are tapped far deeper into the head than the standard bolts extend to ( syntax!? ) . These solve the problem of stripped threads
by christopher storey
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rebuilt engine starting procedure
Replies: 2
Views: 68
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Re: Rebuilt engine starting procedure

I use a garden sprayer at about 4 lbs/sq.in to feed 1 or 2 pints of oil through one of the plugs in the right hand gallery ( at the level of the oil filter ) . You will know you have thoroughly lubricated everything when you can see oil in the left hand camshaft bank with the oil cap off . This is s...
by christopher storey
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sheered cam cover stud
Replies: 7
Views: 191
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Re: Sheered cam cover stud

I agree with Steve. Use of silicon sealant on any part of the oil system is fraught with danger , and someone on this board managed to block his exhaust cam feed in exactly that way. IIRC he was lucky enough on this occasion to get away without permanent damage, but.......
by christopher storey
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 2+2 Coupe converting to DHC - Feasible?
Replies: 21
Views: 390
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Re: V12 2+2 Coupe converting to DHC - Feasible?

I go back to what I said earlier. Keith Vincent of the JEC is the nation's top expert on this subject . A talk with him is the first step
by christopher storey
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 2+2 Coupe converting to DHC - Feasible?
Replies: 21
Views: 390
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Re: V12 2+2 Coupe converting to DHC - Feasible?

I would have a word with Keith Vincent of the JEC who is a former police officer who has specialised in registration matters for many years. I find the interpretation of the regulations very difficult in a case such as this and I am not entirely convinced that this would be a "radically altered vehi...
by christopher storey
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: OT - Vibration and crankshaft damper on Mark IX
Replies: 11
Views: 1195
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Re: OT - Vibration and crankshaft damper on Mark IX

Peder and Ralph I changed the damper for a new one, and it made no difference, and nor did running it with no fan belt, so it was not the ancillaries. I had a look at the engine mounts but they were changed very recently so I feel they are unlikely to be the source . However, as over this summer I h...
by christopher storey
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cover for car
Replies: 7
Views: 353
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Re: Cover for car

I am very much against the use of covers unless you can absolutely guarantee that your site is dehumidified at all times. Anything else is almost certain to result in the cover absorbing and retaining moisture, and the end result of this is usually extensive micro-blistering. the only time I would u...
by christopher storey
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mobile mechanic.
Replies: 8
Views: 391
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Re: Mobile mechanic.

Paul : if you wish to discuss any aspect of it either before or during the installation you are at liberty to call me at any reasonable time on 0151 342 3175 ; evenings are best
by christopher storey
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: SU spindle bushes
Replies: 6
Views: 414
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Re: SU spindle bushes

I agree absolutely with Andrew Bowie. To do this properly requires the stepped reamer, and without this it is highly likely that you will wreck the carb bodies . It is not a DIY job unless you are very skilled in this kind of work . What is often not understood is that the original bushes were cast ...
by christopher storey
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Typical oil pressure 4.2
Replies: 18
Views: 777
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Re: Typical oil pressure 4.2

This is on a shagged engine more than 60,000 miles since new pistons rings and crank bearings Your engine is very unusual if it is shagged out at 60,000 miles, and indeed the pressure figures you cite are very much against the engine being unsatisfactory. I know I have recounted this before, but in...
by christopher storey
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Parts quality
Replies: 13
Views: 760
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Re: Parts quality

Rob: unfortunately , his location in Canberra makes this a bit of a difficulty. However, most of the parts you want are not really size critical which is the most usual problem with pattern parts. What is needed is OEM parts for e.g. the clutch ( Laycock from memory, or it could be AP ), Renold for ...
by christopher storey
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: V12 Engine man
Replies: 9
Views: 438
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Re: V12 Engine man

Right. For that, I can definitely recommend you at least talk to Andy, and if the car is not fit to travel then he can come to you . I shall Private message you with his number. The one snag with him is that he often has a waiting list
by christopher storey
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: V12 Engine man
Replies: 9
Views: 438
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Re: V12 Engine man

Andy Lee at Audley ( rather in the middle of nowhere not far from where the A500 meets the M6 east of Nantwich ) is highly regarded by many of us in Cheshire /Shropshire/Staffordshire

What exactly is the nature of the troubles you are worrying about ?
by christopher storey
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Speedo Cable
Replies: 10
Views: 358
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Re: Speedo Cable

Jeff Cecil wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:56 pm
There is a metal clamp on the top left bell housing bolt that secures the speedo cable.
Unlikely , I'm afraid Jeff, on a RHD car
by christopher storey
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone familiar with this Series l ???
Replies: 8
Views: 645
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Re: Anyone familiar with this Series l ???

I am a little puzzled about all this. Has this ( apparently very expensive ) E type gone back to the USA ? And why would it be sold on Bring a Trailer which I thought was a sort of "banger" operation ?
by christopher storey
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Carburettor banjo fibre washer leaks
Replies: 7
Views: 429
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Re: Carburettor banjo fibre washer leaks

How tight are you torqueing them initially ? They require, I find, a very significant degree of tightness which is surprising considering that they are screwing into die-cast alloy . I use a good deal of heft on a longish ( 10" ??) spanner and I would estimate the torque at perhaps 30 to 40 lbs-ft
by christopher storey
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oh no! Engine frame damage, could it be repaired?
Replies: 14
Views: 755
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Re: Oh no! Engine frame damage, could it be repaired?

I am afraid not . Quite how that damage has been caused is a bit of a mystery ,because I doubt that mere jacking could squash the tube to that xtent , but there is no way of repairing it
by christopher storey
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lemforder lower balljoint availible anywhere?
Replies: 13
Views: 357
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Re: Lemforder lower balljoint availible anywhere?

The ones usually fitted now are standard XJ40 items, and if they will cope with the much higher loads of an XJ40 then they should amply cope with an E
by christopher storey
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Carb jet height/depth conundrum
Replies: 16
Views: 626
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Re: Carb jet height/depth conundrum

Geoff : I suspect that the big valve head may have something to do with this ( presumably from an S3 XJ6 ? ). The effect at relatively small throttle openings will be to lower the gas speed, which lowers the torque produced, which necessitates a larger throttle opening at any given constant torque r...