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by 71 V12
Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Oil filter canister seal
Replies: 10
Views: 4283
Great Britain

I agree, the current quality is not up to the job. It is very difficult to get a good seal.

Let us know if you find a good source.

Regards

Kevin
by 71 V12
Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Philips radio for 1971 E-type - Wiring connections question
Replies: 3
Views: 2702
Great Britain

Doug, Just found the schematics on this site: http://www.radiomuseum.org/r/philips_tourismo_spezial_22rn681.html I am viewing from an iPad and I can't open up the detail in the drawing but I would say the din connector is probably a line out to an external amp that may have also handled+/- connectio...
by 71 V12
Thu Dec 26, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Zinc plated parts
Replies: 5
Views: 2434
Great Britain

Hi Michel

I have used this company recently http://www.jwrudge.co.uk/index.html and they were reliable, did not loose any of my components, quality good and cost was reasonable. They will finish in yellow passivate if required.

Are you not able to locate a zinc plater in France?

Kind regards

Kevin
by 71 V12
Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:35 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: slow to make oil pressure from cold
Replies: 2
Views: 1494
Great Britain

I think I would try refitting the OE filter and housing?

Good luck

Kevin
by 71 V12
Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series III Alternator charging issue
Replies: 10
Views: 6752
Great Britain

Hi Simon, It was my daily walk to school in Sutton Coldfield, passing on my way a heather V12 coupe frequently being reversed out of a driveway on Wylde Green Road as I passed that sparked the passion for the V12 E Type. Jaguar also sourced a significant amount of the E Type in the locality, carbs a...
by 71 V12
Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series III Alternator charging issue
Replies: 10
Views: 6752
Great Britain

Hi Simon, The diodes are replaceable. It is some time since I did the job, but as I recall the diodes are push fit in the heat sinks. I recall using small splice clips to attach the lead on the new diode to the existing wiring, covered with a heat shrink tube to insulate. I found the diodes on line ...
by 71 V12
Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Blasting Experience
Replies: 6
Views: 3062
Great Britain

Simon, They did my S3 roadster body in 2005 and did a brilliant job. I was directed to them Rod Jay Who is a specialist E Type body builder and restorer. They also do work for Robey and many of the other classic Jaguar specialists around Coventry. It was probably the best value outsourced service I ...
by 71 V12
Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Alternator with integrated regulator
Replies: 67
Views: 39571
Great Britain

Marek, Interested to learn which XJS alternator you converted to and what was involved in fitting and wiring it up? Did you have to alter the mounting brackets to align the pulley? The Butec is feeble as soon as the lights or fan kick in, the indicator flash interval increases to about 10 seconds, m...
by 71 V12
Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: New carbs for v12???? HELP!!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 4134
Great Britain

Hi Marcus First question is, how original do you want to keep the car? If you are willing to compromise on originality you can go for the new SU kit from Burlen. I hear it is good, but it must be around a ?1000. But you get brand new SU carbs correctly jetted for the V12, hopefully once fitted and s...
by 71 V12
Thu May 23, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi I'm new here and need some advice please!
Replies: 16
Views: 7741
Great Britain

Hi Peter, It might be worth checking all of the exhaust mountings carefully around the centre boxes and the rear box. Check the 4 rubber rings and the hooks on the exhaust bracket and the body. At the back the metal tag on the box are prone to snap off leaving the box loose The exhaust is very heavy...
by 71 V12
Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel tank renovation
Replies: 9
Views: 3951
Great Britain

The method I used to clean the rust out of my tank was gather up half a bucket of garden stones, washed the soil off them and swirled them inside the tank until all flakes of rust were removed. It makes quite a racket and takes some elbow grease but very effective. Once completed rinse the tank out ...
by 71 V12
Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Handbrake Lever
Replies: 6
Views: 2988
Great Britain

I had the same issue, I filed new teeth into the ratchet plate with a good qaulity v shaped jewelers file. Worked perfectly since.

Worth a try.

Kevin
by 71 V12
Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Aluminium body panels
Replies: 8
Views: 8349
Great Britain

Rod's contact details Racing Jaguar Panels Ltd Marston Hall Lodge Marston Jabbett Bulkington CV12 9SD 02476 313545 racingjaguar@aol.com If Rod is not available speak to his son Lee. Rod restored my shell a couple of years ago and made a stunning job of it. He has subsequently made a significant inve...
by 71 V12
Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Blast cleaning
Replies: 5
Views: 3117
Great Britain

Try Marawise in Coventry, they shot blast shells for Martin Robey and many of the other classic Jaguar restorers in and around Coventry. They blast cleaned my S3 roadster shell a few years ago, as I recal cost was less than ?300 then and a super job with no panel distortion.
by 71 V12
Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Brake screws
Replies: 6
Views: 2795
Great Britain

Hi Michel, Get them re-plated in zinc. If you are undergoing a major rebuild throw all of the fastners and fittings in a bucket and take them for zinc barrel plating. Fasteners are generally finished bright zinc, parts such as door catches were often given a gold passivate, check the originality gui...
by 71 V12
Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: New UNF Nuts & Bolts
Replies: 7
Views: 4150
Great Britain

If you are ever in Birmingham this company have a good comprehensive range of UNF and UNC, http://www.nuttersfastenings.co.uk/ located very near to Spagheti Junction, and easy to find. Prices are keen.
by 71 V12
Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:13 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member from Coventry
Replies: 15
Views: 5917
Great Britain

Vince, Welcome to forum. I am sure you are aware of the wealth of expertise still obtainable in and around Cov, from Jaguar apprentice trained sheet metal workers and lead loaders to trimmers etc, etc. Having this tremendous resource available was a huge help to me during my restoration. Just seen o...
by 71 V12
Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Classic Motor Show NEC Discount Codes
Replies: 3
Views: 1993
Great Britain

Try club11, will save you a couple of pounds on each ticket.
by 71 V12
Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Ignition Timing
Replies: 2
Views: 1821
Great Britain

Mark, I have the same kit from SNG on my V12, pm me your address and I will post you a copy.
Best regards,
Kevin
by 71 V12
Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:55 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: RM V12 Commemorative
Replies: 4
Views: 2813
Great Britain

That seems a low selling price for a commemorative, I have seen them priced up to around ?180k in some of the top of the market dealers?
Is the current market depressed in line with the general economic climate?