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by christopher storey
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Another clutch mystery for me
Replies: 17
Views: 670
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Re: Another clutch mystery for me

Jonathan : yes, I am referring to the pushrod between the slave and the clutch operating lever on the bellhousing . Some of them are adjustable in length, and some are not , and which you have seems to be at random. If it is adjustable then it is worth trying lengthening it a little at a time and se...
by christopher storey
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Another clutch mystery for me
Replies: 17
Views: 670
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Re: Another clutch mystery for me

I just put fluid in the microwave at medium power for say 5 mins, then leave to stand for a day or so . Best done when the other half is not there ! Your problem sounds to me as though it could be that your pushrod is not long enough ( no vulgar jokes please :bigrin: )
by christopher storey
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Car lift single post
Replies: 5
Views: 459
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Re: Car lift single post

The problem with an E is that balance is critical in that the two heaviest parts of it i.e. engine/gearbox and rear suspension are at opposite ends of the car, and if either is removed, the centre of gravity moves markedly away from the unit which has been removed . Thus a single post lift , which i...
by christopher storey
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil pressure take off
Replies: 9
Views: 528
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Re: Oil pressure take off

The first thing the pump has to do is to fill the filter canister, and that takes time . Until that happens , you will get no pressure registered . After a filter change, even with the engine started and running at say 800 rpm it can take 10 seconds or so for pressure to be developed and so at perha...
by christopher storey
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Car fails on full throttle
Replies: 12
Views: 528
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Re: Car fails on full throttle

You need at least 15 gallons per hour i.e. 4 pints in 2 minutes ( and preferably rather more than that up to 20 gph). The symptoms are precisely those of inadequate fuel flow, not pressure although of course as the flow is diminished, the pressure will drop as well. As has already been suggested, ei...
by christopher storey
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Road light switch
Replies: 12
Views: 589
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Re: Road light switch

Lotus : my early 4.2 has the 3 position switch with the 4 position escutcheon...... go figure as they say :bigrin:
by christopher storey
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Insurance query - thoughts?
Replies: 6
Views: 433
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Re: Insurance query - thoughts?

Actually, on thinking about it there is another figure to be added into the current value, and that is the difference between what you would have to pay today to buy the car in its original state, and what you actually paid. Although there may not be much difference if it's a recent purchase, if you...
by christopher storey
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:56 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Road light switch
Replies: 12
Views: 589
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Re: Road light switch

There seems to me to be a real snag with Ralph's scheme, and that is that in the F position, you will be on parking lamps alone at the front, because the F position on a car with Fog lights cuts the headlamps and illuminates the Fogs alone
by christopher storey
Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: RH fan turns wrong way round - from factory? (SOLVED)
Replies: 11
Views: 624
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Re: RH fan turns wrong way round - from factory? (SOLVED)

This is extremely useful information, and perhaps Heuer will make it part of the database ?
by christopher storey
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bonnet panel gap
Replies: 10
Views: 431
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Re: Bonnet panel gap

Geoff - see my PS re the part numbers. I don't however, know whether this applies to 3.8 bonnets, but I can see no reason why you cannot use the strips on 3.8, which obviate the neceessity of filling the gap
by christopher storey
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bonnet panel gap
Replies: 10
Views: 431
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Re: Bonnet panel gap

Geoff : my S1 has the seam filled, as on top of the wing, with a short chrome bead . Or have I misunderstood the location you are referring to?
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PS the strips, 2 per car, are BD19029/2 - the main strips are 19029/1
by christopher storey
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bonnet panel gap
Replies: 10
Views: 431
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Re: Bonnet panel gap

Geoff : my S1 has the seam filled, as on top of the wing, with a short chrome bead . Or have I misunderstood the location you are referring to?
by christopher storey
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Road light switch
Replies: 12
Views: 589
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Re: Road light switch

Yes, it was a standard Jaguar switch and escutcheon, and the F stands for Fog, even where not fitted
by christopher storey
Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Insurance query - thoughts?
Replies: 6
Views: 433
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Re: Insurance query - thoughts?

The real question is how much have you now spent, including the amount paid on purchase, the cost of parts, the amount paid to the restorer, and any amount owing to the restorer for completed work which has not yet been paid for. The bailee for reward's ( i.e the restorer's) insurer is liable for th...
by christopher storey
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wiper parking adjuster
Replies: 5
Views: 378
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Re: Wiper parking adjuster

Thread a length of string through the bulkhead hole from the front , attach it to the knob at the cable end , and then guide the cable end to the hole by pulling the string . And , no, there is no means of positioning it downwards
by christopher storey
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tacho Not Working
Replies: 6
Views: 290
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Re: Tacho Not Working

I have used Speedograph Richfield 0115 926 4235 for a number of instruments, with great satisfaction. Whether they are right for an electronic tacho, I don't know, but it is worthwhile ringing them to see, and they are not too far away from you in Nottingham
by christopher storey
Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 3.8
Replies: 291
Views: 469276
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Re: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 3.8

The bonnets were assembled at Abbey Panels anyway !!
by christopher storey
Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Otter Switches
Replies: 4
Views: 363
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Re: Otter Switches

When the XK engine was first built , and certainly right up to the end of the Mark IX in 1961, the design running temperature was 70 degrees C. IIRC the lowest thernostat now available is 74C, and that is what I would aim for . About the only supposed advantage of running a higher temperature is bet...
by christopher storey
Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 rhd I am just fitting the brake lines
Replies: 3
Views: 217
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Re: S1 rhd I am just fitting the brake lines

:yeahthat: my early 4.2 is just the same
by christopher storey
Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Electrical problem.
Replies: 4
Views: 242
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Re: Electrical problem.

The key to this is almost certainly the "upgraded" cooling fans. Some of these can take up to 25 amps per fan , and if current like this is flowing through a standard loom then you are lucky that you have not had a fire . There is no easy solution, but the first thing I would do is to put the origin...