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by Nickleback
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Wet plug fouling
Replies: 3
Views: 1257
Great Britain

Re: Wet plug fouling

Have you tried moving the plug to another cylinder to see if the problem moves with it, also you could do the same with the HT lead & cap to check first ?
by Nickleback
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Website Builders
Replies: 10
Views: 4580
Great Britain

Re: Website Builders

That's a real shame, as the history files on all the cars you & the team have worked on make great reading and reference info for further work as needed :sad:
by Nickleback
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Website Builders
Replies: 10
Views: 4580
Great Britain

Re: Website Builders

I built and maintain mine using iPage. Wouldn't say they are any better or any worse than any of the others. I find it simple enough to get on with but not as many features as I would like. It looks like they may have file / capaciity limitations, therefore customer history files could be limited e...
by Nickleback
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Government scrappage scheme
Replies: 6
Views: 1629
Great Britain

Re: Government scrappage scheme

Good call Andy and thanks for letting us know, but it needs a lot more support from everyone with a historic vehicle interest to get to government debate level by June 18 :fingerscrossed: :helpsign:
by Nickleback
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 193
Views: 46922
Great Britain

Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Since the car is getting restored back to a European spec vs California, I'm looking for a set of European ribbed Valve / Cam covers without the notched step to go with the triple SU's. Can't seem to locate them here. Any ideas? thx They do come up from time to time on eBay UK, thats where I got mi...
by Nickleback
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cylinder Head Specialist required Hampshire area.
Replies: 12
Views: 2291
Great Britain

Re: Cylinder Head Specialist required Hampshire area.

Gfhug wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:08 am
Chat to CMES in Bracknell
Geoff
2nd that, did my engine very well & they are faily local to you :thumbsup:
by Nickleback
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Memory Lane Magazines
Replies: 10
Views: 4071
Great Britain

Re: Memory Lane Magazines

Great information,
I knew Billy Cotton had one of the original RHD FHC's & now I know for sure (No 31), still cannot find any pictures of him with it tho ! :sad:
by Nickleback
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Brilliant trick to improve one's Forum Experience !
Replies: 14
Views: 3709
Great Britain

Re: Brilliant trick to improve one's Forum Experience !

Series1 Stu wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:55 pm
I finally succumbed. Got fed up with the stubborn refusal to accept that they could possibly be wrong and their determination to make simple things all complicated
Me too ! - Tranquility & quality now returned :thumbsup:
Thanks Rory
by Nickleback
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: 50 Year Celebration of the Series 2 !
Replies: 38
Views: 6098
Great Britain

Re: 50 Year Celebration of the Series 2 !

Count me in, Brooklands would be good :mrgreen:
by Nickleback
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Advice on removing S2 bumpers please
Replies: 12
Views: 2786
Great Britain

Re: Advice on removing S2 bumpers please

In the new year, I'm going to have a new reversing light upgrade which has LED stop lights also incorporated into the reversing lights. It'll have even brighter reversing lights (if that's not a contradiction in terms) and also even more super bright red LEDs mounted into the same space on top of t...
by Nickleback
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 34
Views: 5058
Great Britain

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to you all and your familes :santa: Now I have retired, I will have even more time to spend on car (might even manage to get it finished next year after 4 years !) :bouncyyellow: Wishing you all a very prosperous New Year in 2018 and hope your E-type dreams come true :drinkingcheers:
by Nickleback
Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff ratios
Replies: 56
Views: 9928
Great Britain

Re: Diff ratios

Yes it is possible, I got mine converted (via a transmission specialist) three months ago on my S2 XKE which had a 3.54 LSD and had it converted to a 3.07 & retained the original LSD and casings with it. Basically, it is the crown wheel & pinion that needs changing providing that you have access to ...
by Nickleback
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Kienzle clock
Replies: 3
Views: 1554
Great Britain

Re: Kienzle clock

Hi Tom,
Being based in the UK, you will need to send it to Mike Eck via Coolcat in America to get it repaired.
Here's the link:
www.coolcatcorp.com
and the jaguarclock link is near the bottom on the index.
Just about to send mine off to him to as it stop starting a lot and is now unreliable :roll:
by Nickleback
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Not having a good day...
Replies: 29
Views: 4807
Great Britain

Re: Not having a good day...

Engine out, full stripdown and rebuild is what I'd do. Never ever trust someone else's "rebuild". That bearing was damaged by swarf because they didn't clean the block properly. Agreed, if they cannot clean it properly and it goes bang, then certainly dont trust anything else, you never know what y...
by Nickleback
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Advice on removing S2 bumpers please
Replies: 12
Views: 2786
Great Britain

Re: Advice on removing S2 bumpers please

Why keep the old reversing lights ? you could change them to Merek's All in One Led's and clean up the rear look ? I did mine a couple of years ago & they really work well both practically & cosmetically :bigrin:
by Nickleback
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff ratios
Replies: 56
Views: 9928
Great Britain

Re: Diff ratios

Hugo, Why do you want a 2.88 diff in there ? Surely the best solution is for a 3.07 on an S2 which gives the best balance between power, torque & economy through the rev range ? Just had mine converted from 3.56 lsd to 3.07 lsd by a local specialist to you & I and am really pleased with the result :...
by Nickleback
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Not having a good day...
Replies: 29
Views: 4807
Great Britain

Re: Not having a good day...

Hi keith, I feel for you as I have been through a similar experience, mine was two engine rebuilds in 6 months, 1st was for big end shims/ washers installed the wrong way around in America, so this destroyed the complete bottom end & then the 2nd time around an oil pump failure which was a warranty ...
by Nickleback
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Missing at high revs under load
Replies: 31
Views: 7984
Great Britain

Re: Missing at high revs under load

John, It's not the Pertronix if it is working correctly, as mine revs right up to the redline, no problem ! However it did put the NGK BPR5ES in my car as David recommended and got a really bad misfire at low revs under load so have now had to remove them & go back to my old NGK BP5E and misfire is ...
by Nickleback
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Introduction to forum
Replies: 8
Views: 2094
Great Britain

Re: Introduction to forum

Steve,
:welcomewave: to the forum, car sounds good but we need some pics :yeahthat:
Good that is through an MOT and you can now enjoy :thumbsup:
by Nickleback
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cost of new glass
Replies: 10
Views: 1956
Great Britain

Re: Cost of new glass

Neal,
I need a new pilkington screen with radio aerial for my S2 FHC, did you just order it or did you have to do aperture measurements etc ?