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by abowie
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Triple carburetors
Replies: 15
Views: 373
Australia

Re: Triple carburetors

Sets of 3.8 carbs with the 3 individual manifolds have been cheaper than the single manifold 4.2 sets in the past. That's maybe less true today, especially for the early 3.8 iteration. Both have the same choke setup, and will work with the 4.2 engine. Yes, you need to deal with the different water p...
by abowie
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Triple carburetors
Replies: 15
Views: 373
Australia

Re: Triple carburetors

Steve you own a Series 2 E Type. At a guess less than 10000 other people on the planet can say that. It's worth a small fortune, and it will only increase in value. You don't like the Strombergs, and Webers are only really suited to race cars. Spend the money and buy a set of triple SUs. You'll neve...
by abowie
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Synthetic and semi synthetic; help please?
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Australia

Re: Synthetic and semi synthetic; help please?

1. If you believe the manufacturers, probably yes. 2. Yes but it will still contain some mineral oil components, which may degrade more quickly than the fully synthetic molecules. 3. Personally I'd just change the oil earlier than normal and put in fully synthetic if you believe 1. The general recom...
by abowie
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Mystery Differential oil leak Finally resolved !
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Australia

Re: Mystery Differential oil leak Finally resolved !

You have to wonder whether variations in castings and machining sometimes allow this hole to accidentally penetrate the casing. You could imagine that if the raw casting isn't loaded into the mill exactly centred more material could be removed from one side rather than another resulting in a thinner...
by abowie
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Nylon fuel pipe
Replies: 18
Views: 548
Australia

Re: Nylon fuel pipe

From experience if you don't heat it you'll really struggle to get it onto the fitting.

I have had some success using nylon tube from places that use it for pneumatic/hydraulic actuation. I bought 50m but we have done a lot of cars with it.

To be honest for 1 car I'd be buying it from SNGB.
by abowie
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: pre-programmed curves on 123 ignition - help please?
Replies: 106
Views: 5462
Australia

Re: pre-programmed curves on 123 ignition - help please?

malcolm wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:34 pm


I contacted 123ignition.nl and asked if they could send me the curves for all the settings, and they said they didn't have them - bit hard to believe?
Precisely.
by abowie
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Brake pedal box rebuild
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Australia

Re: Brake pedal box rebuild

You'll notice the pedal is splined and slotted, and held to the shaft with a bolt that tightens the slot down onto the shaft. If you loosen the bolt you can push the tip of a screwdriver into the slot, opening it up enough that you should be able to rotate the pedal for adjustment. As Barrie says th...
by abowie
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fresh engine, water in oil☹️
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Australia

Re: Fresh engine, water in oil☹️

You probably have the wrong gasket fitted behind the timing cover.
by abowie
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brackets
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Australia

Re: Brackets

I think Pex is right.
by abowie
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mig welder advice
Replies: 33
Views: 6320
Australia

Re: Mig welder advice

Chicks dig a man with a welder.
by abowie
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine block drain tap
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Australia

Re: Engine block drain tap

The tap is lower than the water pump so there will still be some coolant in the block. Unscrew the tap from the block. Secure it in a vice. Take the split pin out from the bottom of the tap spigot. The spigot is tapered, so you can gently hit it with a hammer and drive it out. Be careful how much fo...
by abowie
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Ignition wire order
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Australia

Re: Ignition wire order

Gfhug wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:41 pm
Remember the firing order for a six cylinder car is:
Too young, too old, just right :wink:
Brilliant!
by abowie
Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Snow makes my computer hot
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Australia

Re: Snow makes my computer hot

politeperson wrote:
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:37 am
Andrew,

Maybe now is the time to ditch Windows 98.

Found this for you!

https://jalopnik.com/this-one-jaguar-se ... 1845948770

Happy New Year,

James
That Walkinshaw lap is terrifying.
by abowie
Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Snow makes my computer hot
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Australia

Snow makes my computer hot

For the last week I've been wondering why my CPU fan was noisy, It never has been before. I've finally worked out why. The "snow" effect uses a lot of CPU power. When I flip from Google to the Forum my CPU usage jumps from around 3% to an average of 60% on all 4 cores! Coupled with this my core temp...
by abowie
Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: oil smoke on startup
Replies: 13
Views: 908
Australia

Re: oil smoke on startup

I don't want to sound like the voice of doom but I'm not convinced that there is no problem with your engine. I'm not a world expert but I have been involved in building and commissioning more than 20 E Type engines over the last 10 years. None of them are burning oil in the way you describe. What y...
by abowie
Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Chassis plate fixing area S1
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Australia

Re: Chassis plate fixing area S1

I think it's probably supposed to be flat but often it has a slightly convex curve to it, as you're alluding to.

I've always assumed that this was a function of getting that corner box section to come together properly.
by abowie
Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Metallifacture jack parts
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Australia

Re: Metallifacture jack parts

A very good idea, and certainly easier than me making a broach.
by abowie
Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Made in Taiwan
Replies: 16
Views: 718
Australia

Re: Made in Taiwan

tim wood wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:19 pm

Not saying that these won’t be of good quality and will do the job,
Where did you expect the parts would have been made?
by abowie
Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Metallifacture jack parts
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Australia

Re: Metallifacture jack parts

On mine the toothed wheel is actually made up of four individual 125 thou thick discs, but there's no reason why one single piece as in your photo wouldn't work. You could probably do the slotted hole with an endmill although you would need to hand file the sharp corner either into the hole or off t...
by abowie
Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Metallifacture jack parts
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Australia

Re: Metallifacture jack parts

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Measurements in thousandths of an inch.