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by Sarthe72
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 4.2 Brakes.
Replies: 12
Views: 1454
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Re: S1 4.2 Brakes.

Had the same problem on the XKSS. Get a service kit and it is a straightforward repair. The brakes will work much better!
by Sarthe72
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Brakes upgrade
Replies: 20
Views: 2505
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Re: Brakes upgrade

Of course, if you really want to go bananas, have a look at these six pot ones. And the price:-

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by Sarthe72
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cooling fan
Replies: 22
Views: 6677
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Re: Cooling fan

Another vote for Coolcat here.

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by Sarthe72
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Brakes upgrade
Replies: 20
Views: 2505
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Re: Brakes upgrade

Fine, but like I said above heavy braking can destabilize the car. I'd strongly advise fitting the rear ones too.

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by Sarthe72
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Brakes upgrade
Replies: 20
Views: 2505
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Re: Brakes upgrade

I spent some time discussing the the upgrade with Zeus (who were very receptive) and was strongly advised to upgrade the rears as well as the fronts since they had found that under severe braking the rear could overtake the front. I fitted both, as advised, and have since managed to lock all four wh...
by Sarthe72
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Alloy radiator for Series 2
Replies: 12
Views: 2877
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Re: Alloy radiator for Series 2

It seems you have hit on the right way to go, but out of curiosity I had a look elsewhere just to compare prices. https://www.coolcatcorp.com/Merchant5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=CEC&Product_Code=342J02&Category_Code=CS I use their fan on my S1 3.8 and it is a great improvement over the two...
by Sarthe72
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Alloy radiator for Series 2
Replies: 12
Views: 2877
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Re: Alloy radiator for Series 2

I bought an alloy radiator from Welsh Enterprises for my 1961 flat floor far cheaper than I could get one in the UK. I have no idea as to the price you have been quoted but maybe this will be cheaper:-

https://www.welshent.com/Jaguar-E-Type- ... 24202.aspx
by Sarthe72
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for my old E-Type reg "XKE 75"
Replies: 24
Views: 3325
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Re: Looking for my old E-Type reg "XKE 75"

Here's one photo I took a few years back which I treasure. The cat on the hood of the XKSS. It always reminds me of the old Esso adverts "Put a tiger in your tank"!

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by Sarthe72
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for my old E-Type reg "XKE 75"
Replies: 24
Views: 3325
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Re: Looking for my old E-Type reg "XKE 75"

I've been writing Jaguar articles for over 30 years now, and many - if not all - of my photos have been ripped off at one time or another. If you publish on the internet, you know it will happen and just grit your teeth and accept it. Here's one that seems to crop up time and again, but there is no ...
by Sarthe72
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lindner Nocker Low Drag Pictures.....Help Please
Replies: 13
Views: 1917
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Re: Lindner Nocker Low Drag Pictures.....Help Please

+1. Incredible book. James Smith at RS Panels built several identical replicas for CMC but I doubt he will help since I would assume the knowledge to be confidential and part of the contract.
by Sarthe72
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winter photos
Replies: 1
Views: 693
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Winter photos

IDo you make your own Xmas cards? Here are few of mine. A happy Xmas and New Year to you all.

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That's #2 E-type coupe there by the way.
by Sarthe72
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: XKSS Revival
Replies: 13
Views: 3933
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Re: XKSS Revival

Yeah yeah yeah; three years behind is what I am! I thought I'd - finally - put in my twopennorth on the matter. Are you sitting comfortably? Originally the D-type could not be road-registered in the USA so was not eligible for any SCCA (Sports Car Club of America) events. By 1956 the solid rear axle...
by Sarthe72
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: re enamelling exhaust manifolds
Replies: 46
Views: 23401
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Re: re enamelling exhaust manifolds

An old subject, but it is so well known that driving an E-type over 60 mph will cause the enamel to crack. So, during the rebuild in 2014 we found that both manifolds were cracked and new ones needed. Instead of buying enamelled ones we bought plain and painted them with BBQ paint at a cost of £20. ...
by Sarthe72
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Rivets
Replies: 2
Views: 771
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Re: Rivets

Thank you again dear sir. It is amazing what one learns every day. I found my "blonde" wheel, complete with boss, sitting on a shelf in Coventry many years ago and paid the enormous sum of £75 for it. I replaced the later thumb-dish wheel which still hangs in my office. I have often wondered why it ...
by Sarthe72
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Steering Wheel History
Replies: 9
Views: 1664
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Re: Steering Wheel History

I knew Bernard well as a member of the Jaguar Amicale. Bernard found his E-type and bought it back about 20 years ago IIRC. He used it on one of our rallies. Since his death ast year I don't know what has happened to the car, but he had already sold a few of his wonderful collection at Retromobile a...
by Sarthe72
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Rivets
Replies: 2
Views: 771
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Rivets

Now this question is about as arcane as you can get, and was brought about by a restorer asking me about the early and later steering wheels. So I sent some photos including this one of the boss and wheel from the underneath. Jokingly, I mentioned that if you were stuck on a concours decision see if...
by Sarthe72
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bruce McLaren #15 E-type JD Classics
Replies: 57
Views: 10090
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Re: Bruce McLaren #15 E-type

Completely off topic, but have you seen the Amazon Prime "Top Gear" programme on the new XKSS? When the Hampster turns on the ignition, the rev counter flicks around to 7,000 and back. Obviously a correct chronometric of course. :bigrin:
by Sarthe72
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bruce McLaren #15 E-type JD Classics
Replies: 57
Views: 10090
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Re: Bruce McLaren #15 E-type

Thanks Heuer for that. It is one of those silly things that you tink about from time to time and then forget. So, having brass dashpot covers on my 9/61 car is wrong. However will I be ablel sleep at night? ;)
by Sarthe72
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bruce McLaren #15 E-type JD Classics
Replies: 57
Views: 10090
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Re: Bruce McLaren #15 E-type

A question; I have often heard that the dash pot covers were cadmium plated, but never seen any proof. Can someone explain please? I've had my flat floor for over 30 years now and they have never showed any sign of plating at all. But at least the concensus is that the car is nothing like it should ...
by Sarthe72
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bruce McLaren #15 E-type JD Classics
Replies: 57
Views: 10090
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Re: Bruce McLaren #15 E-type

We've probably got most of them, but add otter switch should be horizontal and I am not convinced that the bonnet hinges are the early thinner type.