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by christopher storey
Tue Jan 26, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Carmen red original colour shade
Replies: 9
Views: 200
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Re: Carmen red original colour shade

Mark : on my screen I now notice that the red of your car in your avatar is really quite close to what I see in my mind's eye as Carmen . I would suggest that you take your filler cap lid along to one of those paint suppliers who can scan colours and get a formula that way PS whereabouts are you in ...
by christopher storey
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Carmen red original colour shade
Replies: 9
Views: 200
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Re: Carmen red original colour shade

Unfortunately, the paint samples shown on this site are nothing like the real thing ( although that does not invalidate the codes ) . There is a website http://www.xkedata.com/catalog/colors/ which shows actual cars , which gives a much more realistic guide to the colours. Carmen Red is a red/orange...
by christopher storey
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: head gasket woes
Replies: 14
Views: 2794
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Re: head gasket woes

If your engine really is S2 then it will be a long stud engine. The easy way to tell is that the long stud engines have 5 core plugs on the exhaust side . Short stud units only have 3 . You can certainly obtain extra thickness gaskets, which are often used amongst other reasons to restore the correc...
by christopher storey
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Brexit Bonus!
Replies: 21
Views: 602
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Re: Brexit Bonus!

The last paragraph above is nonsense
by christopher storey
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which Rev counter Series 1 2+2 123 distributor ?
Replies: 3
Views: 129
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Re: Which Rev counter Series 1 2+2 123 distributor ?

The chrome bezel instrument is likely to be from an XJ12 series 1
by christopher storey
Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Purchase Help
Replies: 7
Views: 413
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Re: Purchase Help

Further inquiry on xkedata shows that this has been up for sale for at least 6 months , and there have been two "failed" auctions where it has received only low top bids - IIRC US dollars 32K and in a second auction 43K, in each case failing to reach reserve . There has to be a reason for this
by christopher storey
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Purchase Help
Replies: 7
Views: 413
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Re: Purchase Help

I agree with all that is said above. Just to add a few thoughts 1. It is difficult to be sure, but the colour does not look like authentic opalescent silver blue to me . That is quite a vivid colour : this one has a much too silvery tint to my eye 2. With those 205/65 tyres it will drive like a pig ...
by christopher storey
Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: £300K Series 3 anyone ?
Replies: 44
Views: 1612
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Re: £300K Series 3 anyone ?

The one thing you can be absolutely sure about is that anything connected with Transport for London will be a complete shambles
by christopher storey
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: rubber mounting to chassis member rear suspension cradle
Replies: 8
Views: 401
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Re: rubber mounting to chassis member rear suspension cradle

Jerry : a very common problem. What I suggest you do is make sure that the cradle is supported, then make up a drift longer in length but smaller in diameter than the bolt, which IIRC is 5/16" and then tap the bolt out from the inside .
by christopher storey
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: MR FIAT 6 SPEED TRANSMISSION
Replies: 7
Views: 428
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Re: MR FIAT 6 SPEED TRANSMISSION

Very badly chosen ratios which will spoil the driving experience , particularly when compared with either the Moss or the EJ ( close ratio ) all synchro box . Both 1st and 2nd are too low
by christopher storey
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Tachometer
Replies: 15
Views: 406
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Re: Tachometer

Bernie : it depends how much of a purist you are, but I note that the oil and ammeter have the straight sided bezels, whereas the water and fuel look to be the curved bezels - unless it's a trick of light /shadow . I'm afraid i don't know which are correct for your car
by christopher storey
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: £300K Series 3 anyone ?
Replies: 44
Views: 1612
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Re: £300K Series 3 anyone ?

Eagle might be number one in your estimation . However, I'm afraid not everyone shares your view .I regard that quaint old boy William Lyons as number one
by christopher storey
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Brake reservoir levels
Replies: 2
Views: 224
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Re: Brake reservoir levels

Yes .... most likely is seal failure in the servo "master cylinder"
by christopher storey
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Triple carburetors
Replies: 16
Views: 657
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Re: Triple carburetors

The short answer is no . The mark 10 carbs had the "hisser" automatic choke , but a much more serious difficulty is that the bells are taller than the E type version and to make matters worse the manifold sets them higher than those on the E type so that they will not fit under the bonnet. As far as...
by christopher storey
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sherwood green on the E type
Replies: 8
Views: 485
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Re: Sherwood green on the E type

Steve : I remember the colour well, and it was only ever a solid colour with a slightly greyer hue than brg. As far as Jaguar heritage people are concerned, I am afraid that the ones I have met seem to have difficulty distinguishing their coccyx from their olecranon
by christopher storey
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sherwood green on the E type
Replies: 8
Views: 485
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Re: Sherwood green on the E type

Interesting : Sherwood green was most certainly a solid rather than a metallic colour, and the shade on my computer screen looks absolutely nothing like it
by christopher storey
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Setting tickover with different camshafts - JAG4 from Guy Broad
Replies: 24
Views: 1256
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Re: Setting tickover with different camshafts - JAG4 from Guy Broad

But something does not add up is the paperwork duration is described as 235 degrees. Surely this must be wrong, but I cannot get an answer or sensible explanation from Rob Beere ! Have a look at his website and explain to me how that can be so low. John : the quotation of duration is very much depe...
by christopher storey
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Oil filter housing S 1 4.2 1965
Replies: 3
Views: 201
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Re: Oil filter housing S 1 4.2 1965

Oil Pressure Gauge switch . The switch which actuates the ignition warning light in early 4.2 cars screws into the horizontal oil gallery forward of the filter