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by christopher storey
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DVLA process USA import
Replies: 18
Views: 2123
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Re: DVLA process USA import

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by christopher storey
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: 123 and tachometer
Replies: 12
Views: 211
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Re: 123 and tachometer

Just referring back to the misfire problem, one of the most elusive causes of this sort of defect is poor earthing. It is sometimes worthwhile even providing a second earth cable between engine and "chassis", and also making absolutely sure that there is nothing insulating the distributor from the e...
by christopher storey
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: 123 and tachometer
Replies: 12
Views: 211
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Re: 123 and tachometer

If you look back over my posts on this subject over the years, you will see that I have an axe to grind ! Sadly, my experience of electronic ignition on various classics - mostly owned by other people although I had a complete failure on my Daimler V8 - has been pretty awful , with failure after fai...
by christopher storey
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Your Dream Garage
Topic: Jaguar Mark IX
Replies: 25
Views: 916
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Re: Jaguar Mark IX

Well, I put on my rose tinted specs and went and had another look, including underneath , and decided that if I continued looking it was much more likely that I would find a cosmetically beautiful car which was unsound underneath , than that I would find another car as apparently sound as this in th...
by christopher storey
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fuel tank removal & refit
Replies: 7
Views: 303
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Re: Fuel tank removal & refit

Very useful indeed thank you. Two additional points I would make are that 1. instead of cutting a hole in the bulkhead flange, a thin magnetic wand ( I use the end section of an old telescopic wand ) will enable you to position the left hand bulkhead bolt above the captive thread 2. Unfortunately, t...
by christopher storey
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gear box locked up
Replies: 5
Views: 204
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Re: Gear box locked up

I would be investigating why you were able to have a Forward Gear and the Reverse Idler in mesh with Reverse Gear simultaneously. Regards, Bill I'm not sure that he did . he said as I understood it that the gearbox was stuck in reverse as denoted by the input and outputs rotating in contrary motion...
by christopher storey
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Over excited soon to be owner
Replies: 17
Views: 528
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Re: Over excited soon to be owner

get the carb set up checked to ensure no weak mixture issue... If it starts well when cold, but is a bad hot starter ( my S1 4.2 is as well, and my S2 is not much better ) then if it is a mixture discrepancy, it is more likely to be overrich than weak . It often helps to hold the throttle well open...
by christopher storey
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: stolen
Replies: 21
Views: 797
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Re: stolen

Art recovery international's website is quite interesting. The man ( Marinello ) mentioned in the ad as being in Italy actually describes himself as a New York lawyer of sorts although he has a Surrey address also. There are blogs relating to items apparently recovered . The blogs are in some cases ...
by christopher storey
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tappet noise
Replies: 5
Views: 257
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Re: Tappet noise

The tappet guides are unlikely to have worn. What usually happens ( certainly on the 6 cylinder cars and probably on the V12 as well ) is that the tappets themselves go barrel shaped . They then rock in the guides which is what produces the noise . New tappets is the usual cure
by christopher storey
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sump Removal
Replies: 25
Views: 561
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Re: Sump Removal

Alan : I should also have said that if you have a grinder, you can make a very effective scalpel using an old hacksaw blade, which implement will separate old/glued gaskets quite effectively
by christopher storey
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: XJ6 camshaft compatible with E Type?
Replies: 9
Views: 206
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Re: XJ6 camshaft compatible with E Type?

The cams from any XJ are perfectly suitable for use on an E. There is no difference in duration or overlap or lift and they will make absolutely no difference to the power output . The only difference in setup is that if they are the later parabolic cams ( which they sound to be ) you will need to s...
by christopher storey
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sump Removal
Replies: 25
Views: 561
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Re: Sump Removal

I find that a rubber mallet is very useful for this. The sump should just come off but if glued on with e.g. silicone sealant it can be a swine. Also, you might like to try making some wooden wedges and gradually work round with those as you have started doing
by christopher storey
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Factory Hardtop
Replies: 3
Views: 170
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Re: Factory Hardtop

Black vinyl was certainly never offered by the factory, so either someone has covered a factory hardtop, or , as is much more likely, it is an aftermarket product factory "light blue" interior is in fact a pale bluey-grey, and unfortunately it is one of the most vulnerable colours to scuffs and gene...
by christopher storey
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Preferred gasket sealant
Replies: 6
Views: 230
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Re: Preferred gasket sealant

I'm another voter for wellseal . However, I have also used some German stuff which comes in a tube with a key on which is very convenient to use and which has given me total freedom from leaks - sorry can't remember the name but Andy at Hutson's sells it and it comes in a red tube. I have never had ...
by christopher storey
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tacho inoperative
Replies: 5
Views: 212
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Re: Tacho inoperative

It does sound like a dead tach from your description. The circuitry is fairly simple - it is essentially an AC moving coil voltmeter and Ray Livingston described it this way "The S1 tach consists of a number of components: the tach-generator, the gauge itself, and inside the gauge a selenium bridge ...
by christopher storey
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Supplier Advice (or no go's!)
Replies: 8
Views: 308
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Re: Supplier Advice (or no go's!)

On an S2 , there is really no need for an upgrade to the front brakes . Unlike the earlier Dunlops, the Girlings on the S2 are entirely up to the job and need merely to be in good order to provide all the braking power that is needed

On the radiator, I second the Northampton Autorads recommendation
by christopher storey
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Poor Quality Replacement Parts
Replies: 10
Views: 571
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Re: Poor Quality Replacement Parts

The alternative is much more expensive, but the quality a million miles better. Just check to find out what you are getting, and at least if the parts are not up to muster they will refund you without question. But who is the more reliable alternative ? A recommendation would be very useful . I hav...
by christopher storey
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Restoration Stories and Owners Gallery
Topic: Another one for intensive care - 1967 S1 FHC
Replies: 91
Views: 11073
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Re: Another one for intensive care - 1967 S1 FHC

rswaffie wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:30 pm
Let’s hope the fuel tank is as straightforward!!

Ah, the first joke of the year :bigrin: :bigrin:
by christopher storey
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tacho inoperative
Replies: 5
Views: 212
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Re: Tacho inoperative

Your car has the AC driven tacho, so it does not form any part of the cars electrical circuits, but is a self-contained AC circuit driven by the tach generator behind the inlet camshaft . The Spidya conversions are for the later S2 type electronic tacho only. I do not really like the sound of the po...
by christopher storey
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 39
Views: 2123
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Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Just before you go for 9:1 pistons, first ensure that neither the block nor the head has been shaved, both of which are quite common to repair corrosion in the case of the head, and cracks in the case of the block. Then you need to consider whether with modern fuels you really want 9:1 . The XK engi...