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by christopher storey
Fri May 18, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: wiring
Replies: 5
Views: 134
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Re: wiring

And.... without its being plugged into the back of the tachometer, ( and the white wire connected to the coil /distributor circuit at one end and the ignition wiring at the other )you will find that you have no ignition !!
by christopher storey
Fri May 18, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello everyone!
Replies: 9
Views: 122
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Re: Hello everyone!

This in part makes me feel more comfortable with the whole thing and will confidently go down that route. In truth, I don't have much choice, short of taking it back to the UK every year for its MOT. Simone - you make an interesting point about MOT. You may not be aware of this , but , by a complet...
by christopher storey
Mon May 14, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 63 FHC - horns not getting enough power?
Replies: 7
Views: 225
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Re: 63 FHC - horns not getting enough power?

They sound a minor third apart to me, which is what was designed I think ! As others have said , you will never get a proper sound from a DC supply such as a battery charger. I would stick them on the car and then run them when proper battery power is available
by christopher storey
Mon May 14, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch Master Cylinder behaves differently when hot
Replies: 9
Views: 209
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Re: Clutch Master Cylinder behaves differently when hot

Phil : this is a very common problem , and although I cannot explain to you the logic, the solution which usually works is to lengthen the pushrod , either by adjustment if it is one of the adjustable type, or if it is a fixed one, by welding a further length - IIRC something of the order of 6 to 9m...
by christopher storey
Sun May 13, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 4.2 Gearbox Advice
Replies: 25
Views: 2807
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Re: S1 4.2 Gearbox Advice

Tails733 wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 9:49 pm
https://www.scparts.co.uk/sc_en/ball-be ... 17859.html

Bloody expensive but might be what your after?
Not only the wrong style, but for the wrong gearbox! The all-synchro is quite different from the Moss Box
by christopher storey
Fri May 11, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Electroplating kits - any good?
Replies: 8
Views: 353
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Re: Electroplating kits - any good?

"scrubbing down with vim" Can you still get that stuff? I don't know, :bigrin: but you can get scouring powder, and indeed it seems to be included in the kits I should have added to my original post that another critical thing is not touching a part with your fingers after it has been prepared so a...
by christopher storey
Thu May 10, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Electroplating kits - any good?
Replies: 8
Views: 353
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Re: Electroplating kits - any good?

I have done nickel plating , and it does work for small parts quite well. The critical thing, however, quite apart from current control as John mentions, is that prior preparation is vital to the final result, and this can be time consuming ( thorough degreasing, scrubbing down with vim etc )
by christopher storey
Thu May 10, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New MOT rules
Replies: 13
Views: 392
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Re: New MOT rules

Believe me, to have a leak that extends to a diameter of 3 inches within 5 minutes you need a very major leak indeed . My S2 leaks from the rear of the engine quite noticeably but the most I have ever seen is a drop of perhaps 1 cm in size every few minutes . But in any event, one of the reasons why...
by christopher storey
Thu May 10, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tuning SU Carbs
Replies: 13
Views: 397
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Re: Tuning SU Carbs

I think that somewhere, the jet diameter ( 0.125") has got confused with approximately how far below the bridge the jet is . My own experience has been with UM needles that I start from about 0.065" below the bridge and when I have reached the point where both pipes produce about 5.5% CO, take the d...
by christopher storey
Wed May 09, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Which power steering fluid?
Replies: 3
Views: 140
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Re: Which power steering fluid?

I would have thought than any TQF type fluid would be suitable . It is still available if you look on the net
by christopher storey
Wed May 09, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tuning SU Carbs
Replies: 13
Views: 397
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Re: Tuning SU Carbs

+1 for Andrew Bowie : his reply has it in one .
by christopher storey
Wed May 09, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Radiator.... Hot at Top but Cold at Bottom
Replies: 11
Views: 398
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Re: Radiator.... Hot at Top but Cold at Bottom

If it cooled itself well in fairly adverse conditions , why not leave well alone ? It is far better to have the fans coming on a little early, than too late
by christopher storey
Tue May 08, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Shift knob wobbles in third
Replies: 4
Views: 155
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Re: Shift knob wobbles in third

So does mine on my S2, but oddly, not on my all-synchro S1 ( EJ Box).Odd, but mine has done it for 22 years !
by christopher storey
Mon May 07, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: OT - Vibration and crankshaft damper on Mark IX
Replies: 8
Views: 338
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Re: OT - Vibration and crankshaft damper on Mark IX

I finally bit the bullet, and took out the radiator which was about the only way to get the fan belt off! I closely examined the harmonic damper in conjunction with a very experienced friend, and we both thought that although there is some very slight movement on the rubber if it is pulled in a fore...
by christopher storey
Mon May 07, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Series 1 Inlet manifold/ carb issue
Replies: 6
Views: 233
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Re: Series 1 Inlet manifold/ carb issue

It sounds to me as though it might be excessively advanced ignition timing. Once this passes a certain extent, if a cylinder fires there is a tendency for the engine to run backwards which the starter cannot compete against, and which also causes mega spit backs. I would check carefully the static t...
by christopher storey
Sun May 06, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Lucas Hydraulic Switch
Replies: 12
Views: 451
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Re: Lucas Hydraulic Switch

Steve : interesting isn't it ? I wonder when the switch from imperial took place . BLMC certainly started to use metric sizes for brake pipes at some stage, but when this was I don't know

Incidentally, I have just used one of the new improved SNGB switches and it worked straight out of the box
by christopher storey
Sun May 06, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Lucas Hydraulic Switch
Replies: 12
Views: 451
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Re: Lucas Hydraulic Switch

Sorry, Steve , but M10 of any pitch was never used by Jaguar to my knowledge in the period we are talking about . Your switch is almost certainly 3/8 by 24 tpi ( 24 tpi is so near to 1mm pitch - .9448 - that it is hard to distinguish between them without a gauge ) .Similarly, the major diameter of M...
by christopher storey
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Suitable gear box oil for my 2+2 overdrive unit
Replies: 14
Views: 410
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Re: Suitable gear box oil for my 2+2 overdrive unit

If it is really from an early XJ 6 then it is definitely a Jaguar all-synchro and not a Moss Box. The correct oil for these is indeed EP90,( and not 30 as stated in some manuals, which is an error) whereas for a Moss based setup it is straight 30 . If you want to use a redline equivalent, then provi...
by christopher storey
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Maintenance Repair Manuals....PDFs
Replies: 4
Views: 313
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Re: Maintenance Repair Manuals....PDFs

Just as an aside, torquing the head will have no effect whatsoever on leaks from the cam covers . The cam covers are simplicity itself to remove : undo the 11 small domed nuts and the copper washers underneath , and lift the cover off, ensuring that you separate the gasket either from the cover or f...
by christopher storey
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rebuiding SU Carbs
Replies: 17
Views: 546
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Re: Rebuiding SU Carbs

steve3.8 wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:13 pm
I made a stepped ream Christopher, by tack welding a tube to the shank of the ream, the washers and the short tube in the 2nd photo achieve the desired depth .
That's a wonderfully skilful piece of work