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by splosh
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: C2270 3.8 Locating Cylinder Head Stud problems ?
Replies: 22
Views: 3636
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Re: C2270 3.8 Locating Cylinder Head Stud problems ?

Incidentaly, does the ARP Studs have the shouldered stud also in their kit ???
by splosh
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: C2270 3.8 Locating Cylinder Head Stud problems ?
Replies: 22
Views: 3636
Great Britain

Re: C2270 3.8 Locating Cylinder Head Stud problems ?

Excellent reply and thank's. Yes, the stud is up the correct way with the fat bit down. The engine is a very early 1961 in a flat floor and originality is priority so I won't be able to use the studs for the lifting eyes - but a great idea. I'll speak to SNGB on Monday, plus i'll give a few engineer...
by splosh
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: C2270 3.8 Locating Cylinder Head Stud problems ?
Replies: 22
Views: 3636
Great Britain

C2270 3.8 Locating Cylinder Head Stud problems ?

Hi, I purchased the 3.8 (C2270) Cylinder Head Locating Stud last year from SNG along with the remaining new studs for my engine overhaul. I have now started putting the head back together and noticed firstly that the widest part of this locating stud (the shoulder) will in no way enter the head in t...
by splosh
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sovy Failure
Replies: 70
Views: 13329
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Re: Sovy Failure

I've had 3 from SNG and they all leaked, cost me 2 bottles in the long run. They don't leak at present because the cars in bits...
About time SNG addressed this problem as it's inherent in all that they despatch.
Come on Guys... get it right.
by splosh
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine Machinist
Replies: 2
Views: 805
Great Britain

Re: Engine Machinist

Over in Coventry is Chesman Motorsport ( Chesman Engineering).
I used them for a early 61 E engine work and an Aston Liner removal and re-seal.
Top quality knowledge, top quality service. All the well known restorers use them.
by splosh
Mon May 21, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Front frames
Replies: 7
Views: 1831
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Re: Front frames

Theres a nice set of frames on display in Robey's showroom / reception last time I was there in April. Call them and they may take a photo.
by splosh
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cylinder Head Specialist required Hampshire area.
Replies: 12
Views: 2082
Great Britain

Re: Cylinder Head Specialist required Hampshire area.

Well, after a chat with Chesmans today the head will be with them in the morning for a prognosis.
Let’s see what they think.

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by splosh
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cylinder Head Specialist required Hampshire area.
Replies: 12
Views: 2082
Great Britain

Re: Cylinder Head Specialist required Hampshire area.

Hi Chris, No, not Winchester. It was Essex (RM7). And, Ive just checked the inlet valves. One valve has no rock for the tappet shim, so that means the tappet shim pad is sitting on the Valve Spring retainer now and 3 inlet valves have zero gap between cam and bucket. I may be a fuss pot but I do lik...
by splosh
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cylinder Head Specialist required Hampshire area.
Replies: 12
Views: 2082
Great Britain

Re: Cylinder Head Specialist required Hampshire area.

Thank you guys for the information.
I have a mission now for today. :salute:
by splosh
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cylinder Head Specialist required Hampshire area.
Replies: 12
Views: 2082
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Cylinder Head Specialist required Hampshire area.

Hi, I have a 1961 - 3.8 engine. I have stripped the engine and had the block, crank, pistons and head all worked on by a company I have used for many years (40 odd years) but as time passes so does some of the workforce. I am happy with the block work but not so happy with the work on the head. I wa...
by splosh
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crankshaft damper source and balancing
Replies: 2
Views: 851
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Re: Crankshaft damper source and balancing

I replaced mine in September last year on a 61 3.8. Got it from the Jag Shop and can say it is well made. I didn't get it balanced then, but have just stripped the engine over the winter and got it balanced with the crank and new flywheel. Incidentally, it had balance holes drilled into it when I bo...
by splosh
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: E Type 3.8 Litre, 1961. Crankshaft Damper bolt thread size ?
Replies: 2
Views: 780
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Re: E Type 3.8 Litre, 1961. Crankshaft Damper bolt thread size ?

Your a star, thank you so much... :thankyouyellow:
by splosh
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: E Type 3.8 Litre, 1961. Crankshaft Damper bolt thread size ?
Replies: 2
Views: 780
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E Type 3.8 Litre, 1961. Crankshaft Damper bolt thread size ?

Hi, I am changing the Harmonic Damper for a new unit as the rubber was breaking up. I need to clean the thread up in the Crankshaft for the bolt. Does any one know the thread size so I can run a tap into it to clean the threads up. The old bolt was knackered so a new one has been purchased and I don...
by splosh
Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:19 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Radio Aerial for a 1961 OTS
Replies: 4
Views: 1519
Great Britain

Re: Radio Aerial for a 1961 OTS

Thank's for the replies and the integrated windscreen sounds good and worth a look.
by splosh
Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Radio Aerial for a 1961 OTS
Replies: 4
Views: 1519
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Radio Aerial for a 1961 OTS

Hi all, I have the dash apart at the moment whilst fitting the new heater pipes and want to fit a discreet radio aerial without having to drill the wing to mount it. I would like to hide it possibly behind the dash??? I have the old original radio that came with the car and have removed it for safe ...
by splosh
Wed May 04, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Car Production Numbers / Chassis Numbers / Build date -
Replies: 4
Views: 2013
Great Britain

Well thats superb knowledge and thank's.

That obviously explains that the USA etc was satisfied as a large market place for the LHD production in the early days.

Thank you.
by splosh
Wed May 04, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Car Production Numbers / Chassis Numbers / Build date -
Replies: 4
Views: 2013
Great Britain

Yes, understood that the car is the 116th RHD ROADSTER off the production line. That clears the point there.
But what about a LHD of same age?
I.e 875516 using those numbers as an example.
That would not be the 516th off the line ????
by splosh
Wed May 04, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Car Production Numbers / Chassis Numbers / Build date -
Replies: 4
Views: 2013
Great Britain

Car Production Numbers / Chassis Numbers / Build date -

Hi all, I am struggling to get my head around statements made by selling dealers relating to very early car numbers, i.e. chassis numbers. This is in particular to the very early Series 1 cars built in 1961. I am aware that RHD cars start with 850001 (ots) & 860001 (fhc) and that LHD cars start with...
by splosh
Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New E type magazine
Replies: 10
Views: 4302
Great Britain

Received mine today, number 151.
Now safekeeping for the grandchildren..
by splosh
Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: BEWARE OF THIS FAKE ADVERT AND CAR FOR SALE
Replies: 1
Views: 1184
Great Britain

BEWARE OF THIS FAKE ADVERT AND CAR FOR SALE

BEWARE.... 888315 has popped up again for sale, this time in Germany here...https://home.mobile.de/SACHSENVETERAN#des_216964069 and on their fake website here too:- http://www.sachsen-veteran.de/en/classic-cars/jaguar-e-type-serie-1-38-liter-2.html XKE Data has the news on this car (888315) and the ...