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by paulsco
Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Chassis plate fixing area S1
Replies: 4
Views: 462
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Re: Chassis plate fixing area S1

Hi Steven,

This area is part of the inner sill, so has the same contours.
I would say slightly convex towards the inside, but otherwise flat.

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Paul
by paulsco
Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cracks in the sills at the door corners.
Replies: 40
Views: 2488
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Re: Cracks in the sills at the door corners.

"you just work it in the eutectic pasty-phase, put a bit too much on, then rasp it back flat ?" Yes pretty much; heat it to a buttery consistency and paddle it flat (ish) just enough heat, but not too much. It goes from buttery, staying on the panel, to running off in an instance, so flicking the he...
by paulsco
Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Under dash hardura
Replies: 10
Views: 726
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Re: Under dash hardura

I bought a kit and frankly it didn’t fit :-( They did say that if I sent them a pattern they would make me up a new set, but in the end I managed to adapt what I had. If you are thinking of making your own, don’t forget there are bonded edges, so it is not just a matter of cutting new ones if you wa...
by paulsco
Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cracks in the sills at the door corners.
Replies: 40
Views: 2488
Great Britain

Re: Cracks in the sills at the door corners.

It could of course just be that the filler was too thick or not appled correctly, that made it crack.

I have to say, I don't like plastic filler, I would far rather re-lead it to adjust the level. should it be necessary.

Paul
by paulsco
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 4.2 help
Replies: 22
Views: 1536
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Re: S1 4.2 help

My centre heat shield was fitted with screws. I refitted the original, so the holes are in the correct places, although I cannot say if the fixings should originally be pop rivets or screws.


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by paulsco
Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Stripping Requirements for Floor Replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 595
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Re: Stripping Requirements for Floor Replacement

Hi Tom, Having completely rebuilt my shell on a rotisserie I think you will struggle without at least having a pit, although no doubt it can be done and as Christopher says, especially if you are replacing the inner sills, you will need to brace it. Have a look at some of the guides on here: https:/...
by paulsco
Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Boot board rail rubbers
Replies: 15
Views: 1141
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Re: Boot board rail rubbers

Yes, the bifucated rivets are used on early cars where the runners are riveted to a mat.
The later cars where the runners are fixed to the boards have self tappers.

Paul
by paulsco
Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Hepolite Ring Set # 2555
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Great Britain

Re: Hepolite Ring Set # 2555

Sorry Steve; you answered this while I was still typing :bigrin:

Paul
by paulsco
Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Hepolite Ring Set # 2555
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Great Britain

Re: Hepolite Ring Set # 2555

Hi Mike,

All I can tell you from my Mk2 manual is that 3.2677 is the size of the cylinder bores of the 2.4 and 3.4 Mk2.

The 3.8 is 3.4252.

Hepolite are not standard fit pistons, at least not on the Mk2, Brico is.

Paul
by paulsco
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Who makes full leather (zero vinyl anywhere) seat covers?
Replies: 7
Views: 719
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Re: Who makes full leather (zero vinyl anywhere) seat covers?

Peter, I don’t know if this will be of any help, but some original 1.5 covers I bought in error were all leather; well the sides were but the back of the backrest was vinyl. A Series one backrest I obtained also had leather sides. As for replacements, there is an article in Jaguar world from Dec 201...
by paulsco
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cracks in the sills at the door corners.
Replies: 40
Views: 2488
Great Britain

Re: Cracks in the sills at the door corners.

"I was shown an original, so far unrestored E-type shell which had been stripped of paint and lead so this displayed the factory work at this joint which comprised a stitch weld (about 1/4") every inch or so along the joint" https://i.postimg.cc/BQVMxb1d/Picture-4688.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/yYY80ry...
by paulsco
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cracks in the sills at the door corners.
Replies: 40
Views: 2488
Great Britain

Re: Cracks in the sills at the door corners.

Mine is an old machine, still using XP and I can see them :smile: The third picture down of the B post and bottom of the rear wing seems to have a curve to it; the filler is thicker by the door post than at the wheel arch. Also the last picture looks like very crumbly lead. In my opinion this leadin...
by paulsco
Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Paint or leave Aluminium?
Replies: 6
Views: 581
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Re: Paint or leave Aluminium?

They should be black.

I thought about leaving mine unpainted, but I thought that they would tarnish after a while.

Paul
by paulsco
Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cracks in the sills at the door corners.
Replies: 40
Views: 2488
Great Britain

Re: Cracks in the sills at the door corners.

I would remove the lead if it were me; it doesn’t look good to me and could be hiding a poor repair.

Paul
by paulsco
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: fuel pipe route
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Great Britain

Re: fuel pipe route

This is my 65, which I assume is the same as the 2+2.

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Paul
by paulsco
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S1 2+2 wiring loom and footwell
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Great Britain

Re: S1 2+2 wiring loom and footwell

A couple more:

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Paul
by paulsco
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S1 2+2 wiring loom and footwell
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Great Britain

Re: S1 2+2 wiring loom and footwell

Hi Chris,

This is a 65 FHC, but I wouldnt have thought it would be that different on a 2+2.

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Paul
by paulsco
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Replacing window T frame rubber
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Great Britain

Re: Replacing window T frame rubber

What Peter says, but I found it much easier to fit the seal with the window frame out, feeding it in from the front. Also I recommend getting one of these: https://i.postimg.cc/m2M30xrQ/Picture-10731.jpg It is hard nylon type of material which is soft enough at the edges not to damage the rubber. I ...
by paulsco
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Dynamo clearance
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Great Britain

Re: Dynamo clearance

At a guess, isn’t an alternator pulley generally smaller than a dynamo pulley.

Is you pulley the original from the dynamo?

Paul
by paulsco
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S1 Seats
Replies: 10
Views: 978
Great Britain

Re: S1 Seats

Hi Steve,

There is no reclining mechanism as such on the Series One, but it does have rising blocks to change the angle of the seat back.

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Paul