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by christopher storey
Fri May 24, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Unknown Parts
Replies: 7
Views: 299
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Re: Unknown Parts

I cannot be certain, but they look like part of the wiper linkage to me For carpets, you can try SNGB or DM or from a specialist Coverdale Carpets seem to offer good service with a choice of specifications to suit both taste and pocket Edit : I haven't actually been out to look at my cars, but I don...
by christopher storey
Mon May 20, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Inspection Lights
Replies: 6
Views: 339
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Re: Inspection Lights

I have given up on hand held lights and now use a headband with LED lights attached . This has the great advantage that you can set it so that it illuminates what you are looking at ( without having to aim it ) with a very brilliant white light . Mine is rechargeable from a USB port, lasts me severa...
by christopher storey
Sat May 18, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Adhesive for Bonnet skin
Replies: 2
Views: 196
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Re: Adhesive for Bonnet skin

The correct one is Sikaflex 221 . Widely available on the internet via a google search , but you may also be able to get it from yacht chandlers or caravan repair shops
by christopher storey
Thu May 16, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 1976 Daimler crank in a 1969 block. Main Bearings
Replies: 7
Views: 258
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Re: 1976 Daimler crank in a 1969 block. Main Bearings

Somewhere on the crank you have ( probably on one of the webs ) will be the number of the engine it was originally fitted to. This will tell you exactly what the crank was intended for , which may not have been the 1976 car at all ! I am very surprised that you have a mismatch, because as others hav...
by christopher storey
Thu May 16, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: engine swap
Replies: 8
Views: 344
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Re: engine swap

Certainly not dipping - the chemicals used are virtually impossible to get out of seams and have a habit of coming out after a year or two and ruining your new paintwork ! Be very careful with blasting also : the choice of medium is vital, as is the pressure used, as it is very easy to distort irrep...
by christopher storey
Fri May 10, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Head Bolts
Replies: 9
Views: 234
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Re: Head Bolts

I would just add to Peter's advice that if all else fails and the stud will not go fully home , it is worth a. cutting a single slot vertically in the bottom thread of the stud ( a dremel or similar will do it ) which will then act rather as a tap does, without significantly compromising the strengt...
by christopher storey
Thu May 09, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: JLR to be sold?
Replies: 4
Views: 378
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Re: JLR to be sold?

I have not looked at PSA accounts this year, but when I last looked at them at the time of the Opel/Vauxhall takeover I thought that such a transaction would put an enormous strain on their already not very strong finances. The Balance Sheet at that time was heavily dependent upon a huge amount of u...
by christopher storey
Sun May 05, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: TYRE QUERY
Replies: 7
Views: 347
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Re: TYRE QUERY

Get rid of any 205 tyre . These only work on V12s. On any 6 cylinder car they make it feel like driving a lorry, and in addition there are often problems with fouling the front wheel arches on full lock, and an inability to get the rear wheels on or off the car without deflating the tyre
by christopher storey
Sat May 04, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Vredesteins
Replies: 10
Views: 686
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Re: Vredesteins

steve3.8 wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 4:49 pm
is there a darker scrubbed area appearing on the sidewall ? .


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No - it is shadow
by christopher storey
Fri May 03, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Vredesteins
Replies: 10
Views: 686
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Re: Vredesteins

I have vredesteins on all my Jaguars except the Mark IX, and have nothing but praise for them, and as I have said before, the person who put me on to them initially was Dougal, who has never explained why he changed his mind about them
by christopher storey
Thu May 02, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Jaguar E type series 1 wiring loom
Replies: 22
Views: 690
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Re: Jaguar E type series 1 wiring loom

Autosparks are far and away the best for looms - the field is very small anyway now The best wiring diagrams come from Coventry Auto Components 0247 647 1217 e mail sales@xkparts.com . These books split the circuits down by function, such as panel instruments , starting , fuel , lighting, signalling...
by christopher storey
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to spot an original E type
Replies: 6
Views: 428
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Re: How to spot an original E type

Well, that's 20 minutes of my life I won't get back. No 1 irritation : that ridiculous repetitive soundtrack underlying the sloppy drawl of the narrator . If I ever hear the phrase "absolutely incredible " one more time I shall scream ! Note also the slamming of the bootlid , and the fact that the s...
by christopher storey
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Speed and revs, 60mph = 4100 revs!
Replies: 19
Views: 614
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Re: Speed and revs, 60mph = 4100 revs!

The most likely culprit is the tachometer which I assume , this being a 1968 car, is probably an ignition impulse type ( it will have RVC or RVI on its front face ) and not an earlier one driven by a generator on the back of the inlet camshaft . The impulse tachos are notorious for becoming grossly ...
by christopher storey
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Another stoopid question
Replies: 11
Views: 374
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Re: Another stoopid question

Malcolm: Listen to Tim, forget the rest. Actually, if you think about how the system works, you would have figured it out. Have fun. JJ Do not just listen to Tim, although what he said was perfectly correct. The other advice given about the radiator caps was equally important and also correct, and ...
by christopher storey
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Up & running - nearly!
Replies: 3
Views: 228
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Re: Up & running - nearly!

Are you sure the no3 exhaust tappet clearance is correct ? :bigrin: :bigrin: :bigrin:

Seriously though, the alternator belt looks to me as though it might be slack - although the drive side is taut, the top side looks to flap when there is a change of speed
by christopher storey
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MOT
Replies: 4
Views: 295
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Re: MOT

I hate to say this, but on the assumption that the CO was measured at idle , I would say your mixture is too weak by quite a margin. Your previous figure on a Dolly Sprint of 6% is much nearer what I would expect on a normally tuned XK engine, which equates to a stoichiometric ratio of perhaps 12.5 ...
by christopher storey
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Serious miss
Replies: 11
Views: 327
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Re: Serious miss

If it has been filled with diesel then you would expect considerable knocking as its anti-knock qualities are minimal . In addition, if you can get to touch some of the fuel ( syphon a small amount out ) diesel feels very slippery when rubbed between the fingers, and the smell is unmistakable . Are ...
by christopher storey
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dip Stick bottoms out before it is completely in
Replies: 5
Views: 419
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Re: Dip Stick bottoms out before it is completely in

STOP !STOP ! This is a very common problem. What is happening is that your dipstick is hitting the horizontal baffle in the sump , rather than going through the hole in the baffle. This is probably occurring because it has become bent through being pushed against the baffle. Take the stick out and e...
by christopher storey
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Malpassi fuel pressure regulator
Replies: 44
Views: 1060
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Re: Malpassi fuel pressure regulator

I rather think that Marek is thinking of the V12 system which has a fuel return. The 6 cylinder cars have no return flow . Your pump is clearly a traditional pulse type SU, which will show steady pressure for a while,( whilst float valves are shut and the pump is not working ) then when a float need...
by christopher storey
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Removing gearbox tunnel cover
Replies: 10
Views: 457
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Re: Removing gearbox tunnel cover

John : it can do no harm to cable tie it somewhere along its length to stop it flapping. The thing to make sure of is that there are no acute bends at any point in its length i.e all the curves should be long sweeping ones