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by abowie
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: ignition wiring conduit replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Australia

Re: ignition wiring conduit replacement

The other thing to do prior to fitting your conduit is to use a file or a Dremel and enlarge the holes for the wires.
by abowie
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Gearbox overhaul recommendations
Replies: 16
Views: 336
Australia

Re: Gearbox overhaul recommendations

“ Was it a good job would be a better question. :banghead:” While this is probably a good question, the problem with the answer is that most of us couldn't tell one way or the other. There's another thread running at the moment where the suggestion is that the OP has been "guided" into a perhaps un...
by abowie
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch/ engine / ? Problem
Replies: 18
Views: 743
Australia

Re: Clutch/ engine / ? Problem

Keith can you clarify some things for me? Your initial thread seems to be about the failure of a carbon clutch thrust bearing. I can't quite work out whether this thread relates to a subsequent failure of the same thing or whether you are now concerned about the half moon metal thrust bearings in th...
by abowie
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Minimum Valve Shim Thickness
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Australia

Re: Minimum Valve Shim Thickness

mgcjag wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:52 am
Hi Nigel.....I would actually check what cam you have fitted
Good advice. I was trying to find that link for you...
by abowie
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Minimum Valve Shim Thickness
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Australia

Re: Minimum Valve Shim Thickness

As stated you probably have the later cams on your car which means a much wider gap. While using shims under the minimum thickness isn't ideal, if this is just a temporising measure until you get your valve seats redone it should be ok. I wouldn't try doing this at home. You will be able to get cust...
by abowie
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Electrics
Replies: 19
Views: 768
Australia

Re: Electrics

To the OP.

60's Jaguar wiring is all colour coded, and to be honest, it's not too hard.

All you need is a bit of courage, a voltmeter, an ohmmeter and little common sense.

Have a go. You'll enjoy it.
by abowie
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Electrics
Replies: 19
Views: 768
Australia

Re: Electrics

"Mobile"
by abowie
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Indicator gasket : another poor reproduction part
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Australia

Re: Indicator gasket : another poor reproduction part

265bhp wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:10 am


Help please

Thanks
Jonathan
Common problem.

The solution is to use superglue to attach the rubber to the light prior to fitting it to the car.
by abowie
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Vibration on frame
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Australia

Re: Vibration on frame

Once you have taken the pin out check the manual to ensure you have the engine stabiliser correctly adjusted as well.
by abowie
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Upper ball joint
Replies: 18
Views: 950
Australia

Re: Upper ball joint

Hi Bill.

How does your CNC machine cope with the hardening in the socket?
by abowie
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: vac
Replies: 18
Views: 732
Australia

Re: vac

Yes the baseplate needs to rotate.

The total additional advance will depend on the capsule you bought. There should be a stamping on it telling you how much advance you get at what negative pressure.
by abowie
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Front Bumper - whats going on
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Australia

Re: Front Bumper - whats going on

edriver wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:59 am
To me it looks like a mismatched pair of front and rear overriders.
I think both over riders have the 2 holes for the motif bar mount so they are front.
by abowie
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Gearbox oil check and change
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Australia

Re: Gearbox oil check and change

Gfhug wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:10 am

Andrew has very good points about how to go about the task

Geoff
On account of having been annoyed by what should be a simple task more than once :bigrin:
by abowie
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Correct length of IRS lower control arm for S1
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Australia

Re: Correct length of IRS lower control arm for S1

Robbiee wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:07 am

Have you got the correct brake discs fitted?
That's where my money is.
by abowie
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Gearbox oil check and change
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Australia

Re: Gearbox oil check and change

The box filler plug is on the left side. It's a hex head with a fibre washer. To get the level you put oil in until it starts to leak out the filler hole. A "Tom Thumb" type oil pump is the best choice. The box holds 1.7l. If you're going to the trouble of doing this, I'd drain your oil and replace ...
by abowie
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Front Bumper - whats going on
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Australia

Re: Front Bumper - whats going on

From the picture, yes, your overriders are quite different shapes.

FWIW the small angle piece that the motif bar attaches to may cover some of the gap.
by abowie
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: WELDING AND CHICKEN WIRE ON BONNET ?
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Australia

Re: WELDING AND CHICKEN WIRE ON BONNET ?

Tom W wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:30 pm
The mesh is original. It’s there to protect the radiator.
..and the welding between the panels is not.
by abowie
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: NEEDED - Steering column - lower UJ
Replies: 27
Views: 3155
Australia

Re: NEEDED - Steering column - lower UJ

Play in these splines is actually a pretty common problem. What you get is a slightly vague feel at highway speeds in a straight line, and the car wanders. It can actually be pretty subtle. In my experience it's not gross wear in the splines per se, but rather because it's actually hard to get enoug...
by abowie
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: s1 3.8 Solid State Fuel Pump
Replies: 16
Views: 922
Australia

Re: s1 3.8 Solid State Fuel Pump

SNGB wet 2FP dry.

I could run some kerosene through the 2FP if anyone was interested.
by abowie
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: s1 3.8 Solid State Fuel Pump
Replies: 16
Views: 922
Australia

Re: s1 3.8 Solid State Fuel Pump

johno560 wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:02 am
Yes, but the issue is why should a modern solid state pump need to draw more current than a 60 year old design

Cheers

John
Just went into the garage.

My SNGB pump pulls 3.8A.

A 2FP pulls 0.98A.