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by abowie
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Making fuel tank installation easier.
Replies: 0
Views: 15
Australia

Making fuel tank installation easier.

3 bolts that can make your life hell. I have a couple of modifications that make it easier to get the mounting bolts to line up and go in easier. The first problem is that 2 of the captive nuts are very difficult to get a tap into to clean the threads out, especially after the boot area has been pai...
by abowie
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: What are the differences between a jaguar 420 engine and etype engine
Replies: 4
Views: 84
Australia

Re: What are the differences between a jaguar 420 engine and etype engine

Good choice. I have one of those tucked away as a spare. And yours should be a short stud block which is preferable. Check its engine number here http://www.jag-lovers.org/xk-lovers/lib ... umbers.htm
by abowie
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Welding 3.8 block?
Replies: 1
Views: 34
Australia

Re: Welding 3.8 block?

Common problem. My machinist grinds them out, brazes them and them cuts them back to shape.

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by abowie
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: How to set camber, caster and toe-in DIY ?
Replies: 4
Views: 101
Australia

Re: How to set camber, caster and toe-in DIY ?

Durango2k wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:42 pm

I do have some angled metal stuff around, why did you recommend to use aluminium and not steel ? I could anyway bolt the instrument on an iron angle ?

Carsten
Only because it's easier to work with. Steel angle will let you use the magnet on the bottom of the gauge so that would be helpful.
by abowie
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Churchill J7 hub remover; got one?
Replies: 2
Views: 70
Australia

Re: Churchill J7 hub remover; got one?

Bugger. I'll have to wait until mine arrives then.
by abowie
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: A fuse blows on start up
Replies: 4
Views: 62
Australia

Re: A fuse blows on start up

It is a voltage regulator that provides 10V DC to some of your instruments.

The plain green wire is fused switched 12V into the regulator. The Green/black wires are 10v out to the instruments.
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by abowie
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: A fuse blows on start up
Replies: 4
Views: 62
Australia

Re: A fuse blows on start up

It is a voltage regulator that provides 10V DC to some of your instruments.

The plain green wire is fused switched 12V into the regulator. The Green/black wires are 10v out to the instruments.
by abowie
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Churchill J7 hub remover; got one?
Replies: 2
Views: 70
Australia

Churchill J7 hub remover; got one?

I need the length and diameter of the tommy bar that fits the J7 tool.

If you have one I'd be grateful if you could measure it for me.
by abowie
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: How to set camber, caster and toe-in DIY ?
Replies: 4
Views: 101
Australia

Re: How to set camber, caster and toe-in DIY ?

1. Buy one of these. https://i.postimg.cc/cLdLz1DM/camber-gauge.jpg 2. Using a piece of aluminium angle and a couple of fully threaded 15cm bolts with nuts, make a bracket to allow you to position the gauge accurately on the wheel. The bolt ends go in the groove for the wheel weights. Obviously make...
by abowie
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: How to set camber, caster and toe-in DIY ?
Replies: 4
Views: 101
Australia

Re: How to set camber, caster and toe-in DIY ?

See below.
by abowie
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Triple webers
Replies: 7
Views: 172
Australia

Re: Triple webers

The obvious advantage of going to triple Webers rather than triple SUs is that it costs about half as much for a set. The downside is that you will need to find someone who is very experienced in setting them up. This is a complex process, requires a quality dyno and someone with a large selection o...
by abowie
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Firing Order
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Australia

Re: Firing Order

Yes Peter I can do this of course. But I don't like the "nearly right". I suspect that your distributor drive is incorrectly aligned. This usually happens when on assembly you fail to turn back the drive cog 3 teeth to allow for rotation of the distributor drive shaft as the crank drive cog is tapp...
by abowie
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Boot lid springs
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Australia

Re: Boot lid springs

Paul Jorgensen wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:07 am
Cheers Terry...
I have just ordered some additional springs, Not a job for this weekend though as I want to get out in it. :bigrin:
Can you use one of your old springs? Haven't done this for a long time but I do remember it being a difficult job.
by abowie
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Malpassi fuel pressure regulator
Replies: 44
Views: 618
Australia

Re: Malpassi fuel pressure regulator

Andrew, stop the pump and disconnect a pipe, you will get a flow because of remaining pressure in the circuit. Once the pressure is zero flow will stop, precisely the well respected Poiseuille equation. Only if there is elastance in the circuit, because the liquid is incomprehensible. I suppose the...
by abowie
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Boot lid springs
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Australia

Re: Boot lid springs

Can you fit a 6th spring in?
by abowie
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Malpassi fuel pressure regulator
Replies: 44
Views: 618
Australia

Re: Malpassi fuel pressure regulator

ralphr1780 wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:56 pm

Of course, with all due respect to the wiser community, I stand to be corrected.
From the Hagen Poiseuille equation, flow is proportional to the pressure differential.

If the pump is stopped there is no flow, and therefore no pressure.
by abowie
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Moving front brake calipers to the rear - Series 1, 4.2 OTS
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Australia

Re: Moving front brake calipers to the rear - Series 1, 4.2 OTS

I was not aware that it was possible to modify original front calipers to take larger pistons or wider discs. It may be that what you have at the front currently is not actually original but one of a number of upgrades. A photo of what you have would make that clearer. If you have original S1 front ...
by abowie
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bonnet wont stay up on its own
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Australia

Re: Bonnet wont stay up on its own

david.coan wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:44 am
Before the car went away the bonnet would stay up once opened on its own.
I'd be asking then to fix it.
by abowie
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Rear Spinners on wrong sides...hubs reversed.
Replies: 14
Views: 360
Australia

Re: Rear Spinners on wrong sides...hubs reversed.

Durango2k wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:48 am
Don‘t the spinners say „offside“ or „passenger side“ or something like that ? Interesting when your car is an LHD....

Carsten
It's to confuse the Hun.