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by abowie
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Going to Australia this summer
Replies: 10
Views: 168
Australia

Re: Going to Australia this summer

Stuart, I‘ll tell SWMBO about your swollen kangaroo experience ! .... how long can you actually eat roadkill, btw ? Seems to be a nice and clever way to save some travel budget, most roadkill comes for free (if you did not run it over yourself, that is...). Carsten Roadkill is best consumed fresh. ...
by abowie
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Going to Australia this summer
Replies: 10
Views: 168
Australia

Re: Going to Australia this summer

I'll be here.
let me know by PM closer to the time and we'll arrange to catch up.
by abowie
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Jelly like residue in drivers footwell
Replies: 5
Views: 149
Australia

Re: Jelly like residue in drivers footwell

This is almost certainly brake fluid leaking back from the top seal of the master cylinder. I have seen this before and it is exactly as you describe.
by abowie
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crankshaft seals
Replies: 12
Views: 338
Australia

Re: Crankshaft seals

If you use the yellow tube as an installation device you will put the seal in backwards.

Jaguar recommends removing the slinger if you use the teflon seal.

You should use a new seal runner if you fit a the teflon seal.

It is worth reading previous threads about these seals.
by abowie
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S2 LHD/RHD steering conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Australia

Re: S2 LHD/RHD steering conversion

The plenum should have a scalloped cutout underneath to clear the pedal box, as should the trumpet plate it mounts to. This is only about half an inch deep however so if the interference is more than that there may be some other problem. Some photos would help. I've never converted an automatic 2+2 ...
by abowie
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Distributor Oil Seal
Replies: 4
Views: 128
Australia

Re: Distributor Oil Seal

If it's the square section cork seal, these often need a fair bit of fettling to get them to fit. I tend to use some sandpaper.

If yours has an o ring on the distributor shaft the best thing to do would be to go to a hydraulic seal/bearing supplier and match what you have.
by abowie
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sump Removal
Replies: 25
Views: 561
Australia

Re: Sump Removal

AS described it should just come off. Hit it harder?
by abowie
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Timing Cover woes
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Australia

Re: Timing Cover woes

ALAN COCHRANE wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:18 pm
Does anyone know if there's a stainless steel equivalent?
We got some made up in SS a few years ago. With the car assembled you can't see the pipe anyway so copper is probably as good a choice as any.
by abowie
Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Timing Cover woes
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Australia

Re: Timing Cover woes

Is it possible to lever the cover out from the bottom and then pull it down off the top studs? Secondly can anyone tell me why studs were used in the first place. Surely UNC bolts would have been a much better idea? Probably not because there are 2 locating dowels and the front part of the central ...
by abowie
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear Inner Fulcrum Shaft Bearing Tubes - Material ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1597
Australia

Re: Rear Inner Fulcrum Shaft Bearing Tubes - Material ?

I don't get this. The original design works fine. Why try to replace it with a softer metal?
To me this is a solution in search of a problem.
by abowie
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rough running
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Australia

Re: Rough running

Just firmly tap the top of the offending fuel bowl a few times.
by abowie
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 6 cylinder sump removal crank position
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Australia

Re: 6 cylinder sump removal crank position

No it puts the #1 journal at about 9 and the counterweight at 3.
by abowie
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: E-Type Upgrades
Topic: Electronic ignition kit off ebay
Replies: 22
Views: 698
Australia

Re: Electronic ignition kit off ebay

Be aware that the advance curve on these distributors may be nothing like correct. The one I bought topped out at 42 degrees advance...
by abowie
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 6 cylinder sump removal crank position
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Australia

6 cylinder sump removal crank position

For future reference, the ideal crank shaft position for removal of the sump in situ is with the woodruffe key for the harmonic balancer cone at the 9:30 position as viewed from the front of the engine . Note that this is the key on the crank that holds the cone in place, NOT the one on the cone its...
by abowie
Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Santa has been good to me !
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Australia

Re: Santa has been good to me !

Durango2k wrote:
Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:51 pm
Stockings for Christmas ? („men in tights“?).

Or have I gotten it completely wrong ?

Carsten
Translation: lederhosen.

But oooh I'd love a pair of overalls with kneed pads! Brilliant idea.
by abowie
Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: XKS Unlimited ? computer problem crosspost from Jaglovers
Replies: 0
Views: 114
Australia

XKS Unlimited ? computer problem crosspost from Jaglovers

I got an email this morning from XKs confirming that they had completed an order and sent some items to me. Looking at the timing of the email it went out at about lunchtime on December 26th. Odd. The other odd thing is that I had made the order on January 6th 2012 and subsequently cancelled it. My ...
by abowie
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Engraved numbers
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Australia

Re: Engraved numbers

The numbers in the web of the wishbone are casting marks. I do not know what the "03" stamped near the ball joint it but it has probably been done by someone post factory.

AFAIK there are no numbers on wishbones that correspond to chassis number.
by abowie
Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Does anyone recognise this part?
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Australia

Re: Does anyone recognise this part?

The labelling suggests it is a suspension shim made of 316 stainless that gives 0.75 degrees of camber.
It doesn't look like original E Type to me.
by abowie
Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff ratios
Replies: 56
Views: 1479
Australia

Re: Diff ratios

garrycol wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:36 pm
a 5.57:1 sals diff ratio and the crown wheel and pinion would probably fit inside my S3 etype diff

Garry
Wow. I could lay rubber in all 4 gears and still not break the speed limit.