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by Tbob
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine ‘Popping’ on overrun
Replies: 6
Views: 2447
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Re: Engine ‘Popping’ on overrun

Check this topic on JL:

https://forums.jag-lovers.com/t/throttl ... lve/352314

I found throttle bypass valves on Stromberg carbs can contribute to this.
by Tbob
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: adhesive advice for diaphragms that hold headlights
Replies: 4
Views: 2531
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Re: adhesive advice for diaphragms that hold headlights

I originally used Sikaflex, but one diaphragm would repeatedly let go after a few months of driving. (Actually, the glue is holding the diaphragm BRACKET to the bonnet, not the diaphragm itself.) A couple of months ago i was in there doing some headlight work, and decided to try something different....
by Tbob
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: New distributor? 123 or Pertronix?
Replies: 13
Views: 7733
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Re:

Dave K wrote:
Fri May 31, 2013 7:07 pm
I've ran the Pertronix with the flamethrower coil for the past 6 years and it's been faultless.
I must add that I bought the one that fits inside your original dizzy and not the Coolcat version

Dave
I did this, too, and I am very happy with it.
by Tbob
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Headlight covers for my 69 XKE
Replies: 6
Views: 3006
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Re: Headlight covers for my 69 XKE

Tom W wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:39 am
Those do look stunning. It really cleans up the front end of the S2.
You may not notice that I deleted the side markers. They added "clutter" to the front end, IMHO.
by Tbob
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Headlight covers for my 69 XKE
Replies: 6
Views: 3006
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Re: Headlight covers for my 69 XKE

Marek is too much of a gentleman to post his own products, but I can do it. :bigrin:

A challenging project, but the results are spectacular:

Image
by Tbob
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 aesthetics
Replies: 253
Views: 101698
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Re: Series 2 aesthetics

Here's a couple of pics of Marek's LED reverse lights in action. White for reverse, red for brakes. Very cool!
by Tbob
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Making fuel tank installation easier.
Replies: 5
Views: 1039
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Re: Making fuel tank installation easier.

Very clever!

:salute:
by Tbob
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Two carb set up
Replies: 5
Views: 1560
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Re: Two carb set up

Without knowing precisely what his difficulties may be, I will strongly recommend adjustable jets for the 69-vintage Stromberg carbs , which have non-adjustable jets. We could not tune the "lean" out of my carbs. Joe Curto adjustable jets were a godsend. REALLY woke up the motor and made tuning and ...
by Tbob
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: E-Type Roadster Boot lid springs open
Replies: 5
Views: 1863
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Re: E-Type Roadster Boot lid springs open

I found out that I need to push the release handle in after opening mine, or it doesn't latch securely. Popped open while driving, like an air brake. :lol:
by Tbob
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: BHP of 4.2 engine.
Replies: 13
Views: 2623
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Re: BHP of 4.2 engine.

chrisfell wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:33 pm

Others may chime in with real world dyno readings.

This.
by Tbob
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: BHP of 4.2 engine.
Replies: 13
Views: 2623
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Re: BHP of 4.2 engine.

politeperson wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:27 pm
About 180 bhp at the wheels if it is fit.

Source?
by Tbob
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Electronic Ignition - carb ported vacuum versus manifold vacuum?
Replies: 8
Views: 1919
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Re: Electronic Ignition - carb ported vacuum versus manifold vacuum?

If you use manifold vacuum, you have max vacuum at idle and therefore maximum advance at idle. If you have a 16 degreee capsule, you would have 10 plus 16 = 26 degree at idle. You would have a stumblingidle and therefore a very bad smell out of the exhaust, because of unburned HC. Regards Wolfgang ...
by Tbob
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Jaguar British Racing Green
Replies: 4
Views: 1158
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Re: Jaguar British Racing Green

My experience as a painter has been that PPG and other top tier suppliers have always been able to replicate a paint shade exactly. Did you apply their color and find it to be incorrect? Wanting to educate myself...
by Tbob
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: 1969 E Type Series 2 fuses are smoking hot
Replies: 10
Views: 2092
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Re: 1969 E Type Series 2 fuses are smoking hot

My first guess would be a dirty fuse holder and connector. Clean with a wire brush and contact cleaner. Squeeze it together to ensure good contact.
by Tbob
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Zenith Stromberg slow to drop revs. Bypass valve?
Replies: 9
Views: 2067
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Re: Zenith Stromberg slow to drop revs. Bypass valve?

Following with interest. I have this exact problem with my 69.

BTW, we did just fix my buddy's Spitfire Stromberg idle problem by blocking off the bypass circuit, just as described above.
by Tbob
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Steering shaft bent
Replies: 6
Views: 1437
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Re: Steering shaft bent

I straightened my steering shaft, it was bent about the same amount. Just used a press and some gentle nudging. Checked it with a straight edge.
by Tbob
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: window mechanism
Replies: 7
Views: 1646
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Re: window mechanism

I have a set of these, but I don't know if they are for coupe or convertible. I think coupe. If someone can give hints on id'ing them i would sell them.
by Tbob
Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Missing at high revs under load
Replies: 31
Views: 7984
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Re: Missing at high revs under load

AnD3rew wrote: It was the distributor cap.
Interesting.i had a repro dizzy cap that the spring-loaded center button broke cleanly off, right at the plastic. The car still ran, but had a random miss. Took me a bit of time to find, because the cap was only a couple of weeks old.
by Tbob
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Efficacy of T Cut
Replies: 7
Views: 3569
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Re: Efficacy of T Cut

That'll buff out.

:wrench:
by Tbob
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Missing at high revs under load
Replies: 31
Views: 7984
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Re: Missing at high revs under load

I had the same issue with my S2. I found that the Strombergs were running lean. Fitted adjustable jets and the car has improved response, no more miss/misfire. Its fun again!