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by neal herridge
Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Taking off finishing exhaust manifold
Replies: 11
Views: 2187
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Re: Taking off finishing exhaust manifold

Hi Mich.
I always shot blast them, it removes all the old finish with out a problem.
Neal.
by neal herridge
Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Forum Features
Replies: 41
Views: 18135
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Re: New Forum Features

Great new features, many thanks for all the hard work on the forum.
Neal.
by neal herridge
Sun Dec 25, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I like the festive theme
Replies: 16
Views: 3943
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Re: I like the festive theme

Its great fun, & thank you all for the hard work keeping the forum running.
Happy Christmas Neal.
by neal herridge
Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Tony's new E Type
Replies: 4
Views: 1628
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Re: Tony's new E Type

Hi Tony.
Where abouts in Devon are you, If you want to meet up I am also in Devon, please PM me.
If I can help let me know.
Neal.
by neal herridge
Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Modified Thermostat for a 4.2 Series 1 E type
Replies: 14
Views: 2837
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David I know its more work but it was to keep that lip that I went the route of boring the housing & having a clamp ring as detailed in an earlier post. It means you don't cut off the lip. I need to get some more miles on the car to get a better picture but as you say there is not an easy fit answer...
by neal herridge
Thu Mar 31, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Thermostat
Replies: 82
Views: 16451
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Dave, you need to look back at my posts to see why I had to go this way. My bypass slot is only about 5mm in from the front face, picture on older post. talking to WatJag I am not the only one. I have not modified the moving ring in any way which the Watjag one has to have done which reduces its OD ...
by neal herridge
Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:49 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Thermostat
Replies: 82
Views: 16451
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Here is a photo to show how it works. The housing needs to be bored out to 50.5mm dia & the flange of the stat turned down to just under 50.5mm dia. The depth of the bore depends on where your slot is in the inlet manifold. The clamp ring also has a OD just under 50.5mm & a wall thickness of about 0...
by neal herridge
Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Thermostat
Replies: 82
Views: 16451
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Many thanks David & Jim, the Coventry Auto ones are 84 c so I won't go that way. I have had success with modifying the stat housing & making a clamp ring. I also made a fixture to hold the stat while turning down the od of the clamp flange end. It looks like it will work well also you can change the...
by neal herridge
Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Thermostat
Replies: 82
Views: 16451
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Well just to make this thread even longer, I to have had a long chat with Colin who was also very helpful but it seems the stats they had hoped to get they can't & the only way forward is a mod along the lines as per my older post. Those with the deeper slot will have an better chance of success . C...
by neal herridge
Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Thermostat
Replies: 82
Views: 16451
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Better news to report, after talking to the above firm they said they would contact Ken Jenkins (who I had already talked to ) & come up with an answer. I have to say they have gone the extra mile on this one & put a lot of time into it the upshot being they think they have found a stat that can be ...
by neal herridge
Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: cooling and waterpump pulley misalignment problems
Replies: 130
Views: 23358
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I have posted an update re the stat problems under the thermostat thread.
Neal.
by neal herridge
Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Thermostat
Replies: 82
Views: 16451
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Update so far, I purchased a Landrover stat locally part No. 532453 to work out how to fit it into a 4.2. Problem is there is not enough metal a round the stat housing, it only has a wall thickness of about 4mm it would need boring out nearly 4mm bigger on the bore dia. reducing the wall thickness t...
by neal herridge
Wed Mar 02, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Visit to Pilkington Classic
Replies: 50
Views: 17440
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Windscreen fitted today went in no problems, very good fit all round, spent more time talking cars.
I have just got to re fit the chromes which was the deal with the windscreen fitter.
This is what makes the forum great.
Neal.
by neal herridge
Sun Feb 28, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Visit to Pilkington Classic
Replies: 50
Views: 17440
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I have my windscreen came much sooner than they quoted, delivered on their transport . Windscreen fitter is coming on Wednesday , will report back when fitted.The service from Pilkington has been great.
Neal.
by neal herridge
Sat Feb 27, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: cooling and waterpump pulley misalignment problems
Replies: 130
Views: 23358
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I will get one David & report back , if I make the recess deeper may need a clamp ring to trap the stat worth the ?3/?4 to try.
Thanks Neal.
by neal herridge
Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: cooling and waterpump pulley misalignment problems
Replies: 130
Views: 23358
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David are they saying it will work with the 4.2 engine as well even though the slot is closer to the front. Also what temp does it work at my non correct stat is 74o which may compensate for it not covering the bypass.
Thanks Neal.
by neal herridge
Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why did Berry drive to Geneva in 1961 ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1996
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In my part of Devon Barrie we don't have Buses. Just very big pot holes.
Neal.
by neal herridge
Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: cooling and waterpump pulley misalignment problems
Replies: 130
Views: 23358
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David, my engine number is 7E2873-9 & its a 1965 car. Also just as point of interest I have worked on a C-type & that does not have a bypass or a thermostat, as said before Jaguar only used this set up for racing. It backs up your thoughts re if Jaguar wanted to do away with the bypass set up to sav...
by neal herridge
Sun Feb 21, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: cooling and waterpump pulley misalignment problems
Replies: 130
Views: 23358
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I for one have not been running around like a headless chicken, the main reason for removing my stat was to get the dimensions for the 4.2 manifold. As I said I have not had a problem with overheating, & I do know about all the things Marek has highlighted re cooling, but I agree with David, Jaguar ...
by neal herridge
Sat Feb 20, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: cooling and waterpump pulley misalignment problems
Replies: 130
Views: 23358
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Hi Steve will get a picture in the morning may be a bit tricky though as the inlet manifold is still on the car.
Neal.