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by christopher storey
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Seat foam replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 9
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Seat foam replacement

This is , strictly speaking, off topic since it concerns my Mark IX, but the answers will also relate to E type seats The dunlopillo on my front bench seat is slowly disintegrating into powder, and sooner or later I must replace it, but no one sells "prefabricated" kits for this seat , so it will ha...
by christopher storey
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: I got to wear a funny hat
Replies: 15
Views: 145
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Re: I got to wear a funny hat

Very many congratulations, Simon, and all good wishes for your future career
by christopher storey
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: interchangeable parts guide
Replies: 2
Views: 160
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Re: interchangeable parts guide

That's because there is very little that is interchangeable - virtually none that I can think of on the front suspension, and only a few very minor parts on the IRS such as the dust shrouds
by christopher storey
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello & I need a bit of data.
Replies: 6
Views: 172
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Re: Hello & I need a bit of data.

In principle what David ( Heuer ) has said is sound, but I think there is a mistake in his suggested engine number range, which I would expect to be 7R 3xxx if the engine is original and contemporaneous with the car . That having been said, I am always suspicious about cars without an ID plate unles...
by christopher storey
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member, x-over from JL!
Replies: 14
Views: 5183
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Re: New member, x-over from JL!

Gerry, I am afraid Paul's one and only posting session started 10 years ago, and it is over 6 years since he has posted on the site !
by christopher storey
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine Machinist
Replies: 2
Views: 168
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Re: Engine Machinist

If you get in touch with David Marks Garages , Unit 36 Nottingham South & Wilford Industrial Estate, Nottingham NG11 7EP
Phone: 0115 982 2808 I am sure he will be able to tell you where to go
by christopher storey
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: What could be the cause of this noise
Replies: 13
Views: 404
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Re: What could be the cause of this noise

I have to say, I agree with the throw it away viewpoint. I have difficulty in seeing how water in reality can get inside the hub. The wheel centre acts as a shroud ; the hub is rotating anyway , and water will be thrown by centrifugal force ( yes, I know it doesn't exist ) either from the periphery ...
by christopher storey
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.2 crank.
Replies: 4
Views: 163
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Re: 4.2 crank.

Cracking between the bores is very,very common with 4.2s and interestingly appears to be becoming more common in 3.8 and even 3.4s now. I really would not let it put you off using an otherwise reasonable block unless the cracks were catastrophic, which they rarely seem to be. There are two methods o...
by christopher storey
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Forged pistions
Replies: 3
Views: 180
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Re: Forged pistions

Unless you are thinking of endurance racing , or at any rate very serious racing with a much higher than standard power output, IMHO it will be a complete waste of money
by christopher storey
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.2 crank.
Replies: 4
Views: 163
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Re: 4.2 crank.

Yes. All 4.2 cranks are interchangeable ; however , blocks are more complex : there can be differences in front cover, water pump, oil filter housing etc, so keep your old ones if you are doing a swap, and if you mix a later longer head with an earlier block , or vice versa ,( this is undesirable bu...
by christopher storey
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 3.8 OTS values, July 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 249
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Re: 3.8 OTS values, July 2018

That was for a flat floor car , which always fetch higher prices
by christopher storey
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Starter motor not disengaging
Replies: 22
Views: 372
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Re: Starter motor not disengaging

One of the first things to check is that the switch is returning under spring loading to the "ignition only" position. On my S2 the spring is weak, and if you are ham-fisted it is possible to get the switch to stick in the start position . If after making sure that you positively return the switch t...
by christopher storey
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Loose tappet guide
Replies: 12
Views: 382
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Re: Loose tappet guide

Alan : a good way to check the oil feed is to use a garden sprayer - 5lbs/sq.in /0.3 bar is ample , with some engine oil in, and plug it into the oil gallery running along the right side of the block at filter level ( there are 2 or 3 spare blanking plugs ) . Within 2 minutes or so you should see oi...
by christopher storey
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Loose tappet guide
Replies: 12
Views: 382
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Re: Loose tappet guide

Alan : have you siphoned oil off from the wells beneath the camshaft ? If you have not done so, then there is something very wrong with the oil feed, as the camshafts should be bathed in oil with the wells almost full when you take the cover off. I think it unlikely that you have loose tappet guides...
by christopher storey
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Robbed by a supplier ?
Replies: 13
Views: 814
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Re: Robbed by a supplier ?

I think some of the posts have missed the point : you have ( inadvertently one hopes ) been charged £84 twice, once for the gasket set, and once for " a composite head gasket" for which you have also been charged £108. I am of the view that you are certainly due a refund for that duplication of £ 84...
by christopher storey
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: What could be the cause of this noise
Replies: 13
Views: 404
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Re: What could be the cause of this noise

The most likely explanation is that at certain angles the outer shrouds on the driveshafts are touching the hub carrier . You can usually see a bright witness mark on the outer edge of the shrouds . They can easily be repositioned by slackening off the jubilee clip and sliding them one way or the ot...
by christopher storey
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Filling in the blanks
Replies: 11
Views: 269
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Re: Filling in the blanks

Generally speaking, heritage will only confirm numbers which you give them i.e. they will not volunteer information . However, the body number is probably the least important number on the car, and huge numbers of Es no longer have the bodytag, so provided your other numbers are there , ( with the o...
by christopher storey
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dyno Testing
Replies: 15
Views: 467
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Re: Dyno Testing

. Not really feasible with cast manifolds of course. I seem to recall Rory did something on these lines with air/fuel mixture gauges. Yes, and I use a CO meter, swapping it from pipe to pipe as necessary . The task is also made rather more hit and miss than with fixed jet carburetters by the fact t...
by christopher storey
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Help me with my rev counter conversion/rebuild.
Replies: 12
Views: 360
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Re: Help me with my rev counter conversion/rebuild.

This is NOT a RVI type instrument, and thus the converter will not work - it is one driven by the AC generator from camshaft ( jaguar ) or distributor ( Daimler V8 )
by christopher storey
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dyno Testing
Replies: 15
Views: 467
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Re: Dyno Testing

If it's just for curiosity, I would not do it, for the simple reason that the results are wholly dependent on the calibration of the dynamometer , and thus the same car can produce ostensibly radically different results on 2 different machines. Where, however, it is for tuning purposes, e,g, compari...