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by Gfhug
Tue Dec 16, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Changing diff and any problems that might arise
Replies: 8
Views: 2629
Great Britain

Hello Steve, thanks, it was this advice on another thread (your post?) that made that side of setting up the shims sound much easier, presumable what they did in the factory. Might use turnbuckles if I can't borrow or make the setting links, then the length can be adjusted to what the setting links ...
by Gfhug
Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Changing diff and any problems that might arise
Replies: 8
Views: 2629
Great Britain

Hello Simon Thanks so much for the clarification. I've been searching through the forum for useful advice on shimming. One suggestion is to do the work off the car, by initially setting the hubs at right angle to the IRS, then as one shim makes the difference of say 1/4 degree (or whatever it is) th...
by Gfhug
Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Changing diff and any problems that might arise
Replies: 8
Views: 2629
Great Britain

Hello Terry, been chatting with 288gto (who gave me the link to those adapters) and a bit with Ward.
Will try to see if my diff has the adapters or not.

Would anyone have photos of the different diffs to see the location of the adapters?

Geoff
by Gfhug
Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Changing diff and any problems that might arise
Replies: 8
Views: 2629
Great Britain

Changing diff and any problems that might arise

Over on the for sale section 288gto has a 3.07 diff for sale that I'm probably going to buy as my 1969/70 FHC (1R20419) has a 3.54 diff for some reason or another. The 3.07 is from a 1966 S1 4.2 with fairly low miles and in good condition: http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?t=6620 I posed questi...
by Gfhug
Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Luggage board sliding catches
Replies: 7
Views: 1566
Great Britain

Ross, as 1954Etype says there should be a rubber buffer. Both were missing from mine. Before learning that I had had to refit the right angle bracket due to it being loose, so ended up bending it so it made a firm hold on the board. I may find some rubber to make a buffer and re-do the job another d...
by Gfhug
Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Under Dash Panel Templates for S2 OTS & FHC
Replies: 6
Views: 1991
Great Britain

Thank you Chris, downloaded. Now with these and photos SimonP sent me of the under dash panels I'll have no excuse for not getting the work done.
by Gfhug
Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Under dash panels
Replies: 23
Views: 6936
Great Britain

Chris, that would be great, yes please.

Geoff
by Gfhug
Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Under dash panels
Replies: 23
Views: 6936
Great Britain

David, have printed both out, thank you. Printed on A4 they seem to be correct size to that you suggest. By the looks of them they are the top two items in the SNGB listing that Bahadori posted? The first one (part 1 and 2 of r/h side) is recognisable, but the other one doesn't look very close. Had ...
by Gfhug
Mon Dec 08, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Under dash panels
Replies: 23
Views: 6936
Great Britain

How easily can you put them on an A4 printer/scanner at multiple angles? We could then print several pages and cut/paste them together. Only an idea, and you've probably already dismissed it.
by Gfhug
Mon Dec 08, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NSJ 602 shown on Top Gear
Replies: 2
Views: 1342
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NSJ 602 shown on Top Gear

OK, I'll admit to having watched Top Gear on Dave whilst making myself a cup of tea and it was the episode with them comparing an S1 OTS and a DB5. Hadn't seen it before, or maybe had before becoming involved with an E Type. Tried searching the forum but NSJ and 602 brought no results, XKEdata shows...
by Gfhug
Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Under dash panels
Replies: 23
Views: 6936
Great Britain

David, did you have any luck making the patterns? I could do with both passenger and driver's side. Both are missing and down as a winter project to make up replacements.

Thanks
Geoff
by Gfhug
Mon Dec 08, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Jack challenge
Replies: 51
Views: 17876
Great Britain

This double ram bottle jack would seem to fit the bill as far as low profile and maximum lift, though no articulation. Shipping cost might be a bit high.

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/ ... _200318935
by Gfhug
Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jack challenge
Replies: 51
Views: 17876
Great Britain

Would a rubber cap on the bottle jack do the job of spreading the load evenly?

BTW, should we all send back those bottle jacks we've been buying and say it was all your fault? :wink:
by Gfhug
Thu Dec 04, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jack challenge
Replies: 51
Views: 17876
Great Britain

Watching TV in the garage isn't that strange.
Near me there's a Porsche owner (might be a 356) who has a massive TV in his garage. Does he sit there in his tractor (aka Porsche) watching Formula One, Bullitt and Top Gear? :lol:
by Gfhug
Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jack challenge
Replies: 51
Views: 17876
Great Britain

Malcolm, thanks for your tests, and with it being so cold outside I can't blame you for taking the car into the lounge first :roll:
by Gfhug
Tue Dec 02, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jaguar TV ad from China featuring David Beckham
Replies: 7
Views: 2001
Great Britain

Judging by the speed most sportsmen/women go around the Top Gear track he's probably quite capable of taking a D Type round Le Mans and not making a pig's ear of it.
by Gfhug
Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Seat Belts
Replies: 7
Views: 1471
Great Britain

Carsten, would these be suitable for your needs and regulations?
http://www.quickfitsbs.com/classic_cars_seatbelts.php

Geoff
by Gfhug
Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: S2 OTS for ?8600
Replies: 9
Views: 2033
Great Britain

Steve, what makes me think you're a bit of a cynic?
Go on, admit you'd buy one at that price :lol:
by Gfhug
Sat Nov 29, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: S2 OTS for ?8600
Replies: 9
Views: 2033
Great Britain

And this one is at an even better price:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/STUNNING-SERI ... 2c921ce67d

Must be a Black Friday listing and when you get to the store they'll all be sold
by Gfhug
Sat Nov 29, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: S2 OTS for ?8600
Replies: 9
Views: 2033
Great Britain

S2 OTS for ?8600

If I read this fleabay listing correctly then this S2 OTS is on sale at ?8600: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Jaguar-E-TYPE-/271688846946?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item3f41eace62 Ok, so you'll have to convert it from being a sinister car and change the diff, but it might still be worth the effort? Go on pro...