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by paulsco
Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: photo showing wiring loom behind the central panel
Replies: 18
Views: 6399
Great Britain

"as the same loom is used for both left and right handers; part of it merely being turned through 180 degrees to get the instrument cluster wires on the correct side of the car" Are you sure about this Christopher; I need to do this conversion and the part number is different for the right and left ...
by paulsco
Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Panels, welding and things
Replies: 5
Views: 3904
Great Britain

I try to follow the original form of construction where possible; I have been spot welding replacement panels, where I can reach and plug welding them where I can?t. I butt weld in patch panels to make them like the originals. If you have a lot of panels to replace, a spot welder is a good investmen...
by paulsco
Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: panel fit front wheel arch bonnet
Replies: 16
Views: 8346
Great Britain

On second thoughts that sill is not going to twist; the sill closing panel and bulkhead is half way along it :(

Paul
by paulsco
Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: panel fit front wheel arch bonnet
Replies: 16
Views: 8346
Great Britain

Looking at your photos I can?t decide whether the sill is splaying outwards or the wing is pointing inwards. I would run a straight edge along the sill and then across the door on to the wing to see which one is the problem. If it is the sill then it may be necessary to remove the battery tray and s...
by paulsco
Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Safe parking considerations while away from home
Replies: 11
Views: 8017
Great Britain

My philosophy is - if you are worried about using it, no point owning it. Make sure your insurance is up to date with an agreed value and then just go out and enjoy. Hi David, I agree with you, which is why I am building a driver and not a concourse car. The problem for me is that it is not just mo...
by paulsco
Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Safe parking considerations while away from home
Replies: 11
Views: 8017
Great Britain

Safe parking considerations while away from home

Hi, I see a few of you like to tour Europe etc in your E-Types and that set me to wonder how you protected them from theft or vandalism overnight while away. I am currently restoring my E, but with my 340, I am constantly worried about its safety. Parking overnight in a hotel car park has made me re...
by paulsco
Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Anti roll bar and a shock absorber mystery
Replies: 14
Views: 5345
Great Britain

It looks to me like the picture frame has been slightly crushed in that area, hence the need for the spacer?

Paul
by paulsco
Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Luggage board support brackets 65 FHC
Replies: 2
Views: 1630
Great Britain

Hi Steve,

Thanks for your help; I was hoping to make up these brackets today and now I can :D

Much appreciated.

Paul
by paulsco
Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Luggage board support brackets 65 FHC
Replies: 2
Views: 1630
Great Britain

Luggage board support brackets 65 FHC

Hi, The PO has cut off the three top hat shaped brackets at the front of the spare wheel well on my 65 FHC. They are the supports for the bracket assembly BD28350 that screws to the end of the forward luggage floor and supports the petrol tank and spare wheel covers. I have calculated that they are ...
by paulsco
Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:41 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Panel over back axle
Replies: 10
Views: 5157
Great Britain

There isnt a hole on my 65 FHC. just the depressions in the top panel?

Regards,

Paul
by paulsco
Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paint Stripper
Replies: 5
Views: 2728
Great Britain

I always use a hot air gun and scraper, chisel etc.

Works great.

Paul
by paulsco
Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Smokey engine
Replies: 23
Views: 8074
Great Britain

Hi Steve,

I think there is a significant difference between the wet and dry figures which to me indicate ring/bore wear.

Paul
by paulsco
Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Finding the history of my E-Type
Replies: 6
Views: 3351
Great Britain

Thank you all for your comments and help.

Much appreciated.

Paul
by paulsco
Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Finding the history of my E-Type
Replies: 6
Views: 3351
Great Britain

Well.. It took 900 years for Jaguar to send it to the distributor. :)

Paul
by paulsco
Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Finding the history of my E-Type
Replies: 6
Views: 3351
Great Britain

Finding the history of my E-Type

Hi, I am just about to start the restoration of my E-type after spending some time extending my garage to make the room. I have very little history on the car, which spent a large portion of its life in Utah. Utah is like a closed state; nobody wants to talk to me there! Anyway, I thought I should t...
by paulsco
Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 1.5 caliper swap
Replies: 5
Views: 2621
Great Britain

You could use Coopercraft 4 piston callipers which are a direct bolt on replacement for the Series one.

http://www.coopercraft.co.uk/

I use them on my Mk2 Jaguar (same uprights as Series one E-Type) and they are excellent.

Paul
by paulsco
Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stoneleigh
Replies: 6
Views: 2747
Great Britain

I think I have only missed one Spares Day in all the time it has been running, but over the last few years I have been getting more and more disillusioned. The prices have rocketed even for remanufactured stuff. I bought an E-Type door skin in April for ?70.00, which compared to any other make of ca...
by paulsco
Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: FHC Heated rear screen options
Replies: 4
Views: 2130
Great Britain

FHC Heated rear screen options

Has anyone purchased the SNG heated rear screen (BD22740)? Is it a good fit? Is it indistinguishable from the original? Does it have the Triplex stamp on it? If you had the choice between a used original, (for around the same price) or this replacement, which would you choose? Thanks for your input....
by paulsco
Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: LHD to RHD wiring harness differences
Replies: 8
Views: 4302
Great Britain

You may be right David, but I just don?t like crimped connections. While I was replacing the loom on my 340, several of the connections became detached while trying to manoeuvre it through holes etc; they just aren?t as secure as the original soldered connections. I may have been a little heavy hand...
by paulsco
Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: LHD to RHD wiring harness differences
Replies: 8
Views: 4302
Great Britain

Hi Mark, Thanks for your advice and warning; I intend to solder on bullet connectors to join any necessary extensions. I replaced the wiring harness in my Jaguar 340 and there are plenty of good correctly coloured wires available from the old loom. I bought the new loom for the 340 from one of the r...