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by christopher storey
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Removing Radio Console
Replies: 3
Views: 74
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Re: Removing Radio Console

It is held by two nuts ( often dome headed ) near the upper forward extremity of the side panels, and/or in your case it looks as though there may also be one on each side at the lower forward area. Having removed the nuts, it is necessary to splay the side panels to clear the studs which the nuts a...
by christopher storey
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: re enamelling exhaust manifolds
Replies: 39
Views: 15387
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Re: re enamelling exhaust manifolds

Personally, I think your BBQ painted manifolds look just as good as the original high gloss , and are much more practical and durable . I anticipate that the original purpose of the vitreous finish was for show purposes - the XK engine exhibited at the 1948 show was quite stunning in its overall app...
by christopher storey
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dashboard wiring loom - should I?
Replies: 22
Views: 453
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Re: Dashboard wiring loom - should I?

I have to wonder about replacing a functional loom for one from a vendor that is known to have bad connectors, and then cutting out sections from the old loom to repair the new one. The autosparks looms are without doubt the best available , and I know of no instance of bad connectors . What I thin...
by christopher storey
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch bite point
Replies: 4
Views: 140
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Re: Clutch bite point

chrisfell wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:04 pm
Could be out of adjustment, a simple fix, or it could be a worn out release bush/bearing. If so, it is not a cheap fix.
I think a worn out release bearing has the opposite effect : the clutch bites near the bottom of the pedal travel
by christopher storey
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch plate stuck in disengaged position?
Replies: 14
Views: 415
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Re: Clutch plate stuck in disengaged position?

The release bearing operates to disengage the clutch, not to engage it . It does not push the pressure plate and friction plate closer to the flywheel . Worn release bearing results in the clutch dragging , not slipping. I think the adjustment to the limit stop which you have made will have resulted...
by christopher storey
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Adjusting piston rings??
Replies: 8
Views: 294
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Re: Adjusting piston rings??

The modern piston manufacturers seem to take the view that no gapping is now needed. Presumably the machined tolerances are now much more accurate than was the case 60 years ago
by christopher storey
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dashboard wiring loom - should I?
Replies: 22
Views: 453
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Re: Dashboard wiring loom - should I?

Ash : if you keep a cool head and take lots of photos before you dismantle anything, it is a job worth doing. However, it is essential to clean up and possibly replace the fuse blocks which are one of the prime sources of trouble . Another thing to consider however, is that the behind the dash wirin...
by christopher storey
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Rear wheel arch return
Replies: 2
Views: 133
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Re: Rear wheel arch return

My guess would be someone has run 205 section tyres on it , and has had to dress the flange back on itself so as to be able to get the wheels on/off . It certainly should be a 90 degree ( or thereabouts ) angle at the flange
by christopher storey
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch plate stuck in disengaged position?
Replies: 14
Views: 415
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Re: Clutch plate stuck in disengaged position?

Very strange : it is common for the friction plate to weld itself to the flywheel, but the reverse is very difficult to envisage, because something would have to be holding the pressure plate back against the diaphragm pressure. I would suspect a hydraulic problem , either the master cylinder or sla...
by christopher storey
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Tappet/timing chain noise
Replies: 2
Views: 198
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Re: Tappet/timing chain noise

That scuffing looks very peculiar to me : when I magnified the pic it became clear that there are several overlapping marks, each having a half ( or more accurately two-thirds) moon shape . I have never seen anything quite like that, and I wonder whether a foreign object has been involved. Either wa...
by christopher storey
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: JEC Oil pressure gauge kit
Replies: 3
Views: 1942
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Re: JEC Oil pressure gauge kit

Another spammer ?? The post seems meaningless
by christopher storey
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: E type reaction plate
Replies: 60
Views: 2257
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Re: E type reaction plate

ALAN COCHRANE wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:57 pm
especially if his next destination is the spray shop.

Alan
If the method of leaving the reaction plate in place is adopted, the next destination is more likely to be the hospital
by christopher storey
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Winter is here...
Replies: 11
Views: 362
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Re: Winter is here...

Richard : a bit late to tell you now, but if you follow the Workshop manual and raise the rear of the car , it reduces the angle of dangle required and makes the whole job much easier
by christopher storey
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine stalls after 3-5 secs (and has very sooty plugs)
Replies: 8
Views: 304
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Re: Engine stalls after 3-5 secs (and has very sooty plugs)

Is this when the engine is cold and choke is on ? If so, try putting the choke off ( at least to the "run" position in the mid part of its travel ) , as soon as the engine fires . If the car is only running on choke, then the sooty plugs are inevitable, and no real guide to that state of tune of the...
by christopher storey
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Overdrive in 2+2
Replies: 30
Views: 7084
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Re: Overdrive in 2+2

I needed a good laugh and the last few exchanges have given me one :lol: :lol: :lol:
by christopher storey
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cylinder head change
Replies: 5
Views: 241
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Re: Cylinder head change

No, there is no difference in the timings/ compression / clearances etc until the parabolic cams arrived c 1968, when the only change was that the valve clearances were increased. The straight port heads ( except the S3 XJ6 which had larger valves ) are identical in every respect to those on the 3.8...
by christopher storey
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: No Registration Documents
Replies: 30
Views: 1241
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Re: No Registration Documents

There are far too many stolen E types around for this to be a safe buy . A car is without identity for a reason : usually it's a clone of an existing car, or a bitsa collection , or an illegal import , no NOVA etc- even when RHD , or a disguised LHD to RHD conversion . Whatever the situation, gettin...
by christopher storey
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Engine and gearbox swap
Replies: 8
Views: 289
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Re: Engine and gearbox swap

I would not dissuade you from reverting to a 3.8 engine, which is less torquey but more revvable than the 4.2 , but I would be strongly against changing the ( presumably EJ ) box , which was fitted to quite a number of 3.8 Es from late 1963 onwards . However, even on the engine change , you might fi...
by christopher storey
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Chrome dashboard gauge surrounds/rings
Replies: 15
Views: 505
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Re: Chrome dashboard gauge surrounds/rings

Goerge - if you want a rough idea of how it might look, have a look - perhaps in the saloon section of xkedata - at interior pics of S1 XJ6s, which had chrome bezels. On the XJ, they look ok against the woodwork , but against the black of the E they would stand out rather more and against the alloy ...
by christopher storey
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cylinder head change
Replies: 5
Views: 241
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Re: Cylinder head change

Off the top of my head ( pun intended) Top end gasket set 1 cam cover gasket for each side 2 Exhaust gaskets if not included in set Inlet gaskets ditto Copper washers for the rear cam oil feeds Possibly, the JEC long bolts for the oil feeds 2 exhaust rings if not in set ? Brass exhaust nuts Copper w...