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by paulsco
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake master cylinder reaction valve spring
Replies: 8
Views: 774
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Re: Brake master cylinder reaction valve spring

Hi Mark,

Thanks for your suggestion.

The only problem with that theory is that the large spring is pushing in the opposite direction, away from the master cylinder, i.e. helping the small piston to push outwards, where as the small spring is pushing it back the other way.

Paul
by paulsco
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake master cylinder reaction valve spring
Replies: 8
Views: 774
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Brake master cylinder reaction valve spring

I had my master cylinder reconditioned some time ago by a reputable company, who re-sleeved and rebuilt it. I have not driven the car since as I was still restoring it and had not filled the system with brake fluid. I noticed that the reaction valve was VERY close to the engine frame and while inves...
by paulsco
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mud guards / splash protector
Replies: 2
Views: 481
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Re: Mud guards / splash protector

Hi Harvey,

The mud guards are semi gloss black.

Paul
by paulsco
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 3.8 bonnet mouth shape and dimensions (factory)
Replies: 15
Views: 2926
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Re: S1 3.8 bonnet mouth shape and dimensions (factory)

The bonnet on mine needed extensive reshaping. A few years ago I was discussing this on Jag lovers and I received these photos. They are from an unmolested 1.5, which is prior to the larger mouths of the Series Two, so I would think that this shape would be correct for a 3.8 as well. I think the wid...
by paulsco
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Does My Coil Look Big In This ?
Replies: 9
Views: 946
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Re: Does My Coil Look Big In This ?

Hi Rory,

Have you considered making up a blanking plate and mounting it in the same place as the distributor?

Paul
by paulsco
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Door card chromes
Replies: 8
Views: 760
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Re: Door card chromes

The CMC restoration manual shows the cap and the door card fitted with special clips for the chromes screwed on with 4 x 3/4 pan head self tapers in the joint between the two. That’s on the earlier car they were restoring. It goes on to say that "it is normally accepted that the upper chrome is held...
by paulsco
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Door card chromes
Replies: 8
Views: 760
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Re: Door card chromes

Mine weren’t original ether.

My parts manual for the 4.2 states they are DAJ504/8C self tapers, which I believe is a black finished flat head slotted #4 1/2". Not sure if this would be the same for the 3.8.

I found a countersunk screw better as it didn’t interfere with the door card as much.

Paul
by paulsco
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Door card chromes
Replies: 8
Views: 760
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Re: Door card chromes

I think they were held on with small self tapping screws.

Paul
by paulsco
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Under body protection
Replies: 4
Views: 515
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Re: Under body protection

I used Dinitrol on mine as I did on my 340 many years ago and it is still holding up.

https://www.dinitroldirect.com/product/ ... gIUWvD_BwE

Paul
by paulsco
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 1 seats 1966
Replies: 6
Views: 755
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Re: Series 1 seats 1966

The L shaped bracket just fits under the heal of the hinge by a small amount and no more; just enough to stop the backrest from laying all the way back. I think that my second picture shows how much by. However, on my seats they had been cut off and I had to re-make the brackets using detailed plans...
by paulsco
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 1 seats 1966
Replies: 6
Views: 755
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Re: Series 1 seats 1966

Hi David,

See my pictures in this thread, which should show you how the seat catch functions.

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=15911

The L shaped blocks swivel to simply change the angle of the backrest.

Paul
by paulsco
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Has anybody fitted a J60 engine to a Series 1?
Replies: 7
Views: 948
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Re: Has anybody fitted a J60 engine to a Series 1?

I bought a new crank from SNG a few years ago that was army old stock. I think it was tuftried; were all the E-type cranks tuftried? https://i.postimg.cc/0jgzZ1Wr/Picture-6070.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/hv9f5Z6s/Picture-6072.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/dVQL5BBR/Picture-6076.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/ZqGYz...
by paulsco
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: E-Type major price correction expected?!
Replies: 72
Views: 9948
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Re: E-Type major price correction expected?!

Ther is a lot not right about the body on the red one.

Lots of body filler, by the look of it and not so good panel repairs.

Paul
by paulsco
Tue May 26, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S1 4.2 FHC Seat Base Refurb.
Replies: 12
Views: 1120
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Re: S1 4.2 FHC Seat Base Refurb.

I'm doing my seats at the moment and have come across several problems on the way. The coverings and the seat frames in places had been modified, so I had a similar voyage of discovery. A couple of points to mention: if you are replace the rubber diaphragm, you may find as I did that the spring clip...
by paulsco
Sat May 23, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Front bumpers with no over riders
Replies: 3
Views: 789
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Re: Front bumpers with no over riders

Hi Darren,

It was Jonathan (265bhp)

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=8415&start=120

Paul
by paulsco
Tue May 12, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 3.8 FHC Door Detail
Replies: 11
Views: 1458
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Re: 3.8 FHC Door Detail

I thought it might have been a pimps car :wink: :policeblue:

Image

Paul
by paulsco
Sun May 10, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil pump / distributor gear replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 726
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Re: Oil pump / distributor gear replacement

I would have thought that excessive end float would be vertical and not rotary??

You might even be able to check this on the distributor drive to some degree with a magnet.

Paul
by paulsco
Sun May 10, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil pump / distributor gear replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 726
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Re: Oil pump / distributor gear replacement

Hi Tom, Please excuse my ignorance, but I am at a loss to see why you would want to remove the distributor drive unless it is damaged. You should be able to detect any movement in the drive by removing the distributor and checking the play via the slot in the drive. To answer your question though, y...
by paulsco
Sat May 09, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 3.8 FHC Door Detail
Replies: 11
Views: 1458
Great Britain

Re: 3.8 FHC Door Detail

Is that a velour door card?

Yes; the whole interior including the headlining was covered in this :shock: :scratchheadyellow:

Paul
by paulsco
Fri May 08, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 3.8 FHC Door Detail
Replies: 11
Views: 1458
Great Britain

Re: 3.8 FHC Door Detail

This is mine, pre restoration.

Image

Paul