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by abowie
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Fuel tank sump removal
Replies: 7
Views: 125
Australia

Re: Fuel tank sump removal

Hi Mike. If you're in the US can i recommend the Jag Lovers forum to you as well https://forums.jag-lovers.com/ ? It is based in the US whereas this forum is based in the UK. You'll be able to get local advice. WRT the fuel sump yes just unscrew it. Be aware that the sump is brass so be careful appl...
by abowie
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Exhaust Fitting
Replies: 11
Views: 344
Australia

Re: Exhaust Fitting

I have fitted a number of the Bell systems. They are easy to fit. Sometimes you will need to trim up to 30mm or so off the rear end of the downpipes where they go into the mufflers. The fitting kit should be comprehensive although you will need to reuse the bolts that hold the exhaust to the mounts....
by abowie
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: v. late 3.8's
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Australia

Re: v. late 3.8's

Yes I've seen this.
by abowie
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Shipping - Container vs RORO
Replies: 29
Views: 6132
Australia

Re: Shipping - Container vs RORO

AussieEtype wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:53 am
Now not knowing better, I insured my car with Lloyds
Which is why they have been around since 1686.
by abowie
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: [edited] Spin on oil filter vs retrofitting OEM filter housing on Series 1
Replies: 17
Views: 518
Australia

Re: Correct oil filter on conversion kit

The filter in different.

ANT: SP1507 MAHLE: OC23 MEHR: n/a
FRAM: PH2857A MANN: W916/1 UFI: 2310200
RYCO Z89a
by abowie
Sun May 31, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 4.2L 2+2 Tachometer generator
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Australia

Re: 4.2L 2+2 Tachometer generator

Your car doesn't have a tacho generator. As above it is an induction/RVI unit which takes its signal from a loop of the ignition wire going to the coil.

Send it to Speedograph Richfield in Nottingham, UK.
by abowie
Sun May 31, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel leaking from right side front wing
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Australia

Re: Fuel leaking from right side front wing

Those banjos do leak.

Try tightening it up, being aware that it is threaded into a relatively soft die cast top on the fuel bowl.

If that doesn't work try replacing the washers. Both fibre and aluminium washers are used for that. IF you have no luck you could try swapping one for the other.
by abowie
Sun May 31, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Front bumpers
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Australia

Re: Front bumpers

I use superglue to stick the rubber to the overrider.

You may find that the profiles of the bar and the notch in the back of the overrider are not a good match. This is common.
by abowie
Fri May 29, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Views on which rear shocks on series 1
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Australia

Re: Views on which rear shocks on series 1

tinworm wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 5:32 pm
The usuals are now stocking Monroe
https://www.jagspares.co.uk/product/rea ... 2/c25951*m

Excellent.
by abowie
Fri May 29, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Where to find C18285 rubber sleeve for sparking plug terminals
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Australia

Re: Where to find C18285 rubber sleeve for sparking plug terminals

Those NGK plug caps are the ones I use.
by abowie
Thu May 28, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Views on which rear shocks on series 1
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Australia

Re: Views on which rear shocks on series 1

The Boges were good and cheap but as you have said are NLA. Reuse your original springs and buy whatever the usuals have at the lowest price. I have used the Konis in the past; no perceptible benefit. I see that the GAZ adjustables are about half the price of the Konis but still 3 times the price of...
by abowie
Thu May 28, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Aluminum or iron water pump?
Replies: 1
Views: 152
Australia

Re: Aluminum or iron water pump?

I doubt it makes any difference. So the cheapest.
by abowie
Thu May 28, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Rear jacking points
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Australia

Re: Rear jacking points

mgcjag wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 7:45 am
.first check would be to look at the metal covers on the drive shafts that cover the UJ
:yeahthat:
by abowie
Wed May 27, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Water Pump seal installation
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Australia

Re: Water Pump seal installation

I have had limited success with refurbishing water pumps using the kits. Leaks and premature failures have been common.

I have taken to buying new ones.
by abowie
Wed May 27, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Rear jacking points
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Australia

Re: Rear jacking points

Put the jack under the end of the radius arm where the large bush fits unto the mount on the body.

Put the jack stands under the rear of the main box sections that runs under the car. Use a bit of carpet to protect the paint.
by abowie
Mon May 25, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Steering Set up.
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Australia

Re: Steering Set up.

Your are only 1/4" out which is well within 1960's manufacturing tolerances.

For completeness I'd set your front steering geometry accurately first and then remeasure, but I wouldn't be concerned.
by abowie
Fri May 22, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Chrome Hood Trim - repair, or buy new BD21397 ?
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Australia

Re: Chrome Hood Trim - repair, or buy new BD21397 ?

Shouldn't be too hard a fix. I think it's brass so they can braze it back together.

Rechroming can change the shape of parts but should come in well under your new piece costwise and is more likely to fit.
by abowie
Fri May 22, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: heater box seal
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Australia

Re: heater box seal

It is glued onto the underside of the manifold.

It's not uncommon for the foam to be a bit thick.

Align it so that it looks good on the manifold when the bonnet is open.
by abowie
Wed May 20, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 2+2 rear anti roll bar
Replies: 16
Views: 505
Australia

Re: 2+2 rear anti roll bar

Tom W wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 4:10 pm
SWB rear anti roll bars are larger diameter than those on the 2+2.

I was just going to say that. 2+2 bars are narrower.

I assume that the rubbers provided are generic ones sized for the standard cars.
by abowie
Tue May 19, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Chrome wing beading sealing
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Australia

Re: Chrome wing beading sealing

christopher storey wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 11:20 am
I really don't like the idea of sealant in this area at all.
I agree. We paint the bonnets in pieces but never put any sealant in here. The water should be able to run out the bottom of the gap.