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by christopher storey
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: History tracing
Replies: 6
Views: 226
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Re: History tracing

Just to add to this, ODX was issued by Ipswich as already mentioned, between September 1961 and April 1962, and thus is consistent with the age of the car
by christopher storey
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Speedometer on S1 4.2 OTS
Replies: 9
Views: 140
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Re: Speedometer on S1 4.2 OTS

It sounds to me as though either the trip odometer or the main odometer has been changed for one from a different speedometer. Each odometer has an independent gear set, and ones for mph and kph use different ratios, as do various speedos for different axle ratios. I very much doubt that your car ha...
by christopher storey
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Now THAT is a workbench.
Replies: 8
Views: 318
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Re: Now THAT is a workbench.

Andrew , I really urge you not to do this, at least unless you run the scheme past a consulting engineer. I am really concerned as to what would happen if a sudden jam on the milling machine created substantial out of balance forces . My fear would be that such an event could cause the whole thing, ...
by christopher storey
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: problem with cam follower
Replies: 14
Views: 679
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Re: problem with cam follower

Crikey !! In 60 years of playing with engines I have never seen anything like that . There has to be a reason, but at present I have nothing to suggest except possibly gross over-revving leading to valve bounce. What do the relevant pistons look like ?
by christopher storey
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Norman Dewis in the Times
Replies: 4
Views: 198
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Re: Norman Dewis in the Times

The obituary is not very accurate, making no mention of his time as an aeronautical inspector, nor of the start of his testing career which was with Lea-Francis for about 4 years . For one of the very best books on Jaguar as a whole, I recommend Paul Skilleter's authorised biography of ND, containin...
by christopher storey
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Now THAT is a workbench.
Replies: 8
Views: 318
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Re: Now THAT is a workbench.

With all due respect, lovely though it is , that does not look anything like strong enough for a milling machine, which both for safety and accuracy require a really immobile fixing
by christopher storey
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Inner Tube Valve
Replies: 1
Views: 128
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Re: Inner Tube Valve

TR13 looks to be the usual type employed .
by christopher storey
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Experience with car transport company ?
Replies: 1
Views: 158
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Re: Experience with car transport company ?

It appears to be a small franchise type transport agency with just 8 drivers and 8 vehicles, all of which are over 5 years old . The level of insurance for Goods in transit of 50K ( currency unspecified ) and 2 million ( unspecified ) for public liability risks is wholly inadequate. I have no idea w...
by christopher storey
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: SU Mixture adjustment
Replies: 6
Views: 390
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Re: SU Mixture adjustment

Hmmmm, am I the only one screaming No No No, do not average the carb settings. Think about it for a minute. If I adjust the carb so that the mixture being burned in cylinders one and two is optimal, why would I change it just because the carb feeding cylinders three and four needed the jet at a dif...
by christopher storey
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: RIP Andrew Waugh
Replies: 19
Views: 774
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Re: RIP Andrew Waugh

Only 56 . That is very cruel
by christopher storey
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Colour
Replies: 29
Views: 931
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Re: Colour

That is Light blue .( also IIRC known at the time as powder blue )

Cotswold was a lovely 50s/60s colour but funnily enough to my eyes did not look right on the only E type I've ever seen in it. It is much more a Royal Air Force blue
by christopher storey
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: New clutch
Replies: 29
Views: 3834
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Re: New clutch

Oh dear, this question keeps coming up but the answer is always the same for 6 cylinder cars unless your car is a 2+2 when it might just be possible to remove the box alone ( although I wouldn't like to bet on it). If it is a short wheelbase car i.e. FHC or OTS , it is impossible to remove the box w...
by christopher storey
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 4.2 seats and hood cover
Replies: 8
Views: 299
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Re: 4.2 seats and hood cover

BAS in S Wales is your nearest, Simon. Steve there is a very helpful chap
by christopher storey
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: RIP Andrew Waugh
Replies: 19
Views: 774
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Re: RIP Andrew Waugh

That is very bad , and sad , news . Did he live in Switzerland ? My condolences to his family and friends
by christopher storey
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil Pump
Replies: 4
Views: 257
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Re: Oil Pump

No, the system including the pump remains primed at all times unless the oil and most particularly the filter is drained, when it will take perhaps 10 seconds for the pump to refill the filter. This is unlike e.g. the MGB where because the filter is upside down it tends to drain down whenever the en...
by christopher storey
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: IRS - Shock Absorbers - Plan B ?
Replies: 8
Views: 517
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Re: IRS - Shock Absorbers - Plan B ?

In relation to the front dampers , make absolutely sure that whatever you get will not extend to a length between centres of more than about 405 - 410mm. There are various threads on here which deal with this - the consequences can be serious, as I had a track rod fatigue fracture as a result of the...
by christopher storey
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: V12 Engine man
Replies: 13
Views: 1093
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Re: V12 Engine man

Andy Lee does virtually everything. He only deals with classic cars and handles a wide variety of mostly sporting machinery from the 1930s to the 1980s
by christopher storey
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Exhaust Manifold. What’s the difference?
Replies: 3
Views: 282
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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: 9
Views: 528
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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: 6
Views: 409
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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...