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by abowie
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Windscreen trim panel part number.
Replies: 8
Views: 208
Australia

Re: Windscreen trim panel part number.

Hi Andrew...SNG also show others for 3.8 I think those are the support panels that hold the roof and have the captive nuts in them, as on a second look is BD32927 too. I guess that the demand for the trim panel is small. Mine dissolved into rust like most of the rest of my car's body... Worst comes...
by abowie
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Windscreen trim panel part number.
Replies: 8
Views: 208
Australia

Re: Windscreen trim panel part number.

That's likely the beast thanks Richard. Now to see if anyone makes it.

If not the one Steve has found might do the trick...anything's better than trying to make one.
by abowie
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Weak Spark 76 XJS
Replies: 11
Views: 201
Australia

Re: Weak Spark 76 XJS

"Weak spark" can sometimes be a bit subjective, especially if the car runs. Adequate combustion is more a matter of things such as head design, mixture, compression, spark timing and engine wear than of spark itself. I agree that the coil resistance sounds ok to me. You could try another coil and se...
by abowie
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Windscreen trim panel part number.
Replies: 8
Views: 208
Australia

Windscreen trim panel part number.

This is the trim panel that goes above the windscreen on S1 FHCs; this one is for a 4.2 and I think the 3.8 one is slightly different. In the picture it is being held upside down. Can anyone tell me what the part number is? I have drawn an absolute blank. Cheers. https://i.postimg.cc/7Y8j6QXD/IMG-69...
by abowie
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fixing the Y trim piece on centre console
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Australia

Re: Fixing the Y trim piece on centre console

Mine's at the trimmer but I can tell you that it is held to the rest of the console by metal tabs on it that fold around the console.
by abowie
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Useful list of fasteners
Replies: 1
Views: 170
Australia

Useful list of fasteners

I have just noticed that the new Barratts 2019 expanded catalogue has a very useful section tucked away at the back; starts at page 538 in the PDF version. It lists part numbers for a multitude of fasteners, conveniently arranged by type, thread size and finish. Brilliant for when you need a specifi...
by abowie
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Angus’s upper wishbone inserts
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Australia

Re: Angus’s upper wishbone inserts

Robbiee wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:53 pm

Angus Moss (Mossjaguar.com) will take out your worn upper wishbone ball joint cups, ream them slightly and fit “fit and forget” cups and new ball joint.
Are these the same as the ones SNGB etc sell? Lime green plastic cup?

How much does it cost?
by abowie
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: creak in the steering column
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Australia

Re: creak in the steering column

The culprit is often the little rubber boot in the housing on the firewall that the column goes through into the engine bay.
by abowie
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Britax Ignition switch
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Australia

Re: Britax Ignition switch

FWIW the S2 ignition switches are NLA.

If you find a source please let me know.
by abowie
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine rebuild, various questions, and - hopefully - some good ideas.
Replies: 13
Views: 568
Australia

Re: Engine rebuild, various questions, and - hopefully - some good ideas.

rfs1957 wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:05 am
Many thanks for those insights Andrew, and for the offer of a sprocket

1. Re - washers, as you re-use them, were the originals maybe copper not plastic/rubber ? Easy enough to make them in copper or aluminium.
I've seen copper and aluminium. If you have a lathe I'd make new ones out of either.
by abowie
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Reproduction Parts for E-Type's
Replies: 62
Views: 35436
Australia

Re: New Reproduction Parts for E-Type's

Surely there's a web designer out there who can convince Richard Smith to do a website.

Or does he have a catalogue? He has so much good stuff but unless you actually know he makes something you can't easily find out, short of ringing him which for me in Australia is impractical.
by abowie
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine rebuild, various questions, and - hopefully - some good ideas.
Replies: 13
Views: 568
Australia

Re: Engine rebuild, various questions, and - hopefully - some good ideas.

1. We tend to reuse the old ones. They don't seem to leak. 2. Love plastigauge 3. Increasing the bore OD to get the 3.8 pickup pipe to fit the aftermarket oil pump is a necessity if you don't choose to just buy a 4.2 pipe. Whoever did yours hasn't fitted the sleeve accurately. Could you perhaps just...
by abowie
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: cannot shut engine down
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Australia

Re: cannot shut engine down

When you say it won't shut down, is it continuing to idle normally and respond to the throttle, or is it just running on? The first would indicate a wiring or switch problem, the second is related predominately to head condition and timing.
by abowie
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dipstick question
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Australia

Re: Dipstick question

I just use an oring.
by abowie
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Air in the brakes ?? Series 3 E-type
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Australia

Re: Air in the brakes ?? Series 3 E-type

mgcjag wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:13 am
Hi Bob....yes vacume bleeders are good..dont go for the pressure bleeders..
Whereas I would say exactly the opposite. Gotta love the internet.
by abowie
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Air in the brakes ?? Series 3 E-type
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Australia

Re: Air in the brakes ?? Series 3 E-type

flyer295 wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:00 am
Hi Steve,

I'm just wondering if these vacuum self bleeders might do it better !
Positive pressure bleeding is better.

Gunson make a nice kit.
by abowie
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake bleeding
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Australia

Re: Brake bleeding

Early 4.2 cars were the other way around, as you say. I guess that maybe piston position etc might be an issue with bleeding. I have had a booster which didn't actually have a hole drilled in it: http://www.projectetype.com/index.php/the-blog/271-why-having-a-car-professionally-restored-costs-so-muc...
by abowie
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake bleeding
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Australia

Re: Brake bleeding

Did you pressurise both reservoirs?

The reservoir on the firewall that goes to the master cylinder only supplies fluid to the rears. The one mounted on the blanking plate above the passenger foot well supplies fluid to the front.
by abowie
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: IRS mounts seem to be the wrong size
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Australia

Re: IRS mounts seem to be the wrong size

They do close up some as you tighten them.
by abowie
Thu May 30, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Under Bonnet Paint
Replies: 1
Views: 267
Australia

Re: Under Bonnet Paint

Is it all painted the same as the car? Yes. Are the wheel guards stone guarded black? The removable ones are; no stoneguard. I powder coat them. Are the wheel guards stone guarded and then colour coded? No. I can’t wait to get this under paint. Looking good! I think Ross puts stone guard on the unde...