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by Duckham
Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wire wheel hub wear. A question
Replies: 15
Views: 2378

andrewh wrote:t. Anyone else know of any proper way of measuring wear? .
The traditional way is to look at how sharp the splines are compared to new - for example (via google) http://www.mossmotoring.com/balancing-w ... ck-wheels/
Joe
by Duckham
Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wire wheel hub wear. A question
Replies: 15
Views: 2378

From recollection the worn ones on my MGB used to clonk & I used to have to pack them with high melting point grease to cure. Reminds me of my student days and the splines on friend's MGB which were so worn that he knew they would fail the MOT. Being cash-strapped he did some experiments. Grease di...
by Duckham
Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: E type suspension colours and finishes
Replies: 21
Views: 4516

I still need to know the finish of the fulcrum bars and the torsion bar....anyone? Do you know of the JCNA Judging Guide? It may not cover every item but it is pretty comprehensive (and accurate). I am sure there is a link in the Knowledge Base. Well worth reading if you haven't already seen it. Joe
by Duckham
Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:09 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Help to mid console look
Replies: 27
Views: 6484

Mine isn't in great condition so I'll file away the tip about wet blasting for the future. There was an original cross-hatch panel on ebay recently with a code PR4B on the back. You will need to scroll to the final image to see it. http://tinyurl.com/goz8gmt Anyone know if that code is original and ...
by Duckham
Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Help to mid console look
Replies: 27
Views: 6484

SEJohnson95 wrote: The dash on Richard's 3.8 is not perfect but has been wet blasted and cleaned up
What is wet blasting?
Joe
by Duckham
Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Help to mid console look
Replies: 27
Views: 6484

According to Haddock the aluminium on the console changed from polka dot to cross hatch at 878301. The console itself acquired an armrest and was covered in vinyl at 879760. So it seems your car 878525 should have no armrest. If it is the original console the aluminium should be cross hatch that som...
by Duckham
Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:23 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clever condenser test
Replies: 9
Views: 1363

Unless the one you use for the testing is faulty! True, but I've learned my lesson(s): 1. Take the working one out of the dizzy and keep that as the spare. 2. Keep a fistful of additional ones in the car as extra spares. and now 3. make up the test rig asap and check it works before putting in the ...
by Duckham
Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:33 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clever condenser test
Replies: 9
Views: 1363

Brilliant! Agreed - why didn't I think of that? My condenser failed last year and I replaced it at the roadside with the brand new one from the spares box in the boot. THAT one misfired badly but got me back home where I replaced it with another new one which also misfired. Finally the 4th one work...
by Duckham
Mon Aug 17, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Why does it overflow?
Replies: 5
Views: 1227

In my opinion, you're filling it way too high. . Agreed. Just drive it normally and let it 'burp' out the excess. When cold the level is then correct for your car, so just monitor any change from that. In my case the level is just under the top baffle so I drilled a finger-sized hole in it to allow...
by Duckham
Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 8 PSI oil pressure at idle on newly rebuilt engine
Replies: 11
Views: 2725

Re: Problem solved

pmansson wrote: (wonder where that piece of metal came from.....?)
I'd be hoping for the best but thinking more about the worst.....any clues about the metal? Magnetic or not? Shape? Any other bits in the sump - perhaps install a magnetic plug if there isn't one there already?
Joe
by Duckham
Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: dash panel
Replies: 14
Views: 2817

Heuer wrote: Probably more cost effective to buy new.
Yes, I agree. Or find an E Type one of course.
Joe
by Duckham
Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: dash panel
Replies: 14
Views: 2817

Very obvious then !
So to use that it would need the hinges removing and the welding you referred to is for the pivot captive nuts on the sides?
Joe
by Duckham
Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:28 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: dash panel
Replies: 14
Views: 2817

Heuer wrote:Not quite - the hinges are different on the saloons and would require welding work.
Is it obvious that a panel is from a saloon or are the pivots just in a slightly different location?
Joe
by Duckham
Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: dash panel
Replies: 14
Views: 2817

Re: dash panel

Graham -
I would expect you could find a replacement panel that does not need replating for a lot less than that.
Even those fitted to other Jaguars of the same era should be a direct swap.
Joe
by Duckham
Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:09 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Hi Torque starter motors
Replies: 25
Views: 4300

44DHR wrote:I had to work from inside the car by removing the cover from the access hatch specifically put there by Jaguar to enable a socket to pass through and undo the bolt.
Dave - my 63 3.8 does not have the access hatch. Not sure when they came in but presumably with the 4.2 starter motor.
Joe
by Duckham
Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: rear caliper fitting ? and electric coil connection
Replies: 25
Views: 5222

Duckham wrote:You can work out the size and thread type for most of the fasteners on the car from their part number in the Parts Book. These ones only have a "C" number; C19759. SNG have them listed as NLA.
Good thing I said ' for most fasteners' then !
by Duckham
Wed Jun 10, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: rear caliper fitting ? and electric coil connection
Replies: 25
Views: 5222

You can work out the size and thread type for most of the fasteners on the car from their part number in the Parts Book. This number is actually a code and the way to understand it I am sure is in the Knowledge Base here as well as other places. So check the original p/no and see what thread and dia...
by Duckham
Thu May 14, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Early E-type console aluminum pattern
Replies: 13
Views: 4460

It looks nicely done but yes I can see the difference.
Is it very obvious in practice or only when you have the old and new side by side?
Joe
by Duckham
Thu May 07, 2015 5:12 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Early E-type console aluminum pattern
Replies: 13
Views: 4460

Hi, I bought one of these sheets from Aston Martin . It's not as I had expected. Yes, it is the cross hatch pattern but it appears to be more an etched pattern rather than a stamped/rolled on pattern. I'm two minds on whether to use it or not. Cost a fortune though. That's disappointing, it did see...
by Duckham
Mon May 04, 2015 5:24 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Speedo
Replies: 15
Views: 4612

Ross, If you carefully lift the needle upwards at its tip so it clears the small pin which it should rest against when stopped, and allow it to find its rest position at which it should point at that dot. John - at least on my speedo the stop pin is actually a spring wire that can be pushed down fl...