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by abowie
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: welcome
Replies: 5
Views: 53
Australia

Re: welcome

Kia ora bro! Your handle "ohope" is familiar; are you on any other car sites?
by abowie
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: How to test voltage regulator.
Replies: 13
Views: 108
Australia

Re: How to test voltage regulator.

markhooper wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:42 am
Do you have a link for David Lacey's website?

Many Thanks
http://www.xketype.com/news.php
by abowie
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lemforder lower balljoint availible anywhere?
Replies: 13
Views: 101
Australia

Re: Lemforder lower balljoint availible anywhere?

CAC9937 or JLM11860, which is the XJ6 and onward ball joint is what you're looking for.

They seem to be available on E Bay; I searched "JLM11860 Lemforder".

https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_fro ... _PrefLoc=2
by abowie
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Carb jet height/depth conundrum
Replies: 14
Views: 243
Australia

Re: Carb jet height/depth conundrum

At the end of the day if the car goes well, all is probably well. A few thoughts... I have never measured the fuel consumption of any of my cars. If I cared about it I wouldn't be driving a 4.2l hemi headed straight six designed in the 1930s. I wouldn't focus on it as a measure of tune as how you dr...
by abowie
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Tune which Coil?
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Australia

Re: 123 Tune which Coil?

The plot thickens. Apparently VW busses use the blue coil..

https://www.ratwell.com/technical/BlueCoil.html
by abowie
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: How much racket is normal?
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Australia

Re: How much racket is normal?

tell me Andrew , how can I check cam follower fit and tappet guide for looseness? The buckets wear at the top and bottom producing a slight barrel shape. I think that this has to do with the way the cam lobe pushes off centre when it hits the top of the follower so that it spins. I don't think that...
by abowie
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: How much racket is normal?
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Australia

Re: How much racket is normal?

Spongy Brakes: Air in the brakes is common. By far the best way to bleed them is with positive pressure using a big syringe. See http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6273&p=44643&hilit=syringe+bleed#p44643 Persistence will fix this problem. Gearbox popping out: Gearbox popping out of gear is...
by abowie
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: How to test voltage regulator.
Replies: 13
Views: 108
Australia

Re: How to test voltage regulator.

The blue thing is a capacitor. Now I don't know anything about S3 charging systems so others will chime in. But this is from the manual.

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by abowie
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fitting Gearstick shifter
Replies: 15
Views: 332
Australia

Re: Fitting Gearstick shifter

Found them.

Photos of Moss box.

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Also my 4.2 box.

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by abowie
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fitting Gearstick shifter
Replies: 15
Views: 332
Australia

Re: Fitting Gearstick shifter

I've got a couple of Moss boxes in the shed so I'll have a look this afternoon for you.
by abowie
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 3.8 dynamo conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Australia

Re: 3.8 dynamo conversion

1. I would.
2. The wire to the battery is pretty heavy gauge so it should be fine.
3. If they say it's OK it should be fine. It's all about the speed the alternator needs to be driven at and using the existing pulley means you can use the standard fanbelt.
4. What do the manufacturer suggest?
by abowie
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: E Type Parts UK
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Australia

E Type Parts UK

A shout out to Jonathon at E Type parts for excellent service. He answered 3 emails over the weekend, subsequently taking and sending me pictures of a part I inquired about. In comparison, I have yet to receive any reply from an email sent to a UK panel manufacturer after a week. I haven't had much ...
by abowie
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: E type Roll Centre and Handling
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Australia

Re: E type Roll Centre and Handling

Marquis Rex wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:06 pm

The E types roll centres seem rather high- 280 mm at the front and 146 mm at the rear.
Very informative, thank you.

How did you arrive at the 280mm figure, or is the maths too complex?
by abowie
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Brake engagement lowers after about 15 min. of driving.
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Australia

Re: Brake engagement lowers after about 15 min. of driving.

Failure of vacuum boost should make your pedal harder rather than softer. To replace the L engine frame in (I assume) a LHD car they've probably removed the LHS brake caliper, the booster, some pipework and possibly the pedal box including the brake and clutch master. As a mechanic finishing a long ...
by abowie
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: C2270 3.8 Locating Cylinder Head Stud problems ?
Replies: 22
Views: 454
Australia

Re: C2270 3.8 Locating Cylinder Head Stud problems ?

splosh wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:43 am
Incidentaly, does the ARP Studs have the shouldered stud also in their kit ???
XKS sell them and at a reasonably comparable price.
by abowie
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Material to cover dash panels?
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Australia

Re: Material to cover dash panels?

Essentially you can't get what Jaguar originally used; a heat formed textured plastic.

Vinyl material is what you are left with. It's thicker so you run into problems with clearance.
by abowie
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Zeus single pot. Pistons not retracting
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Australia

Re: Zeus single pot. Pistons not retracting

Sorry but when I originally read your post I thought you had put a pair of Zeus calipers on the front.

You can't run different calipers on different sides; it doesn't work like that.
by abowie
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Zeus single pot. Pistons not retracting
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Australia

Re: Zeus single pot. Pistons not retracting

Grayjay66 wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:22 am


So since the Dunlop side is behaving normally and the Zeus side is not, it would seem the problem is with both of the Zeus calipers/pistons
Sounds like it. Are they new? Used? Rebuilt?
by abowie
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Front bumper alignment
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Australia

Re: Front bumper alignment

Andrew, thanks very much for your comprehensive info as usual - much appreciated. Cheers Pete Welcome. I am currently waiting for my trimmer to come back from his overseas holiday and I have completely run out of things to do on 889457 so I have far too much time on my hands. My"job" for this morni...