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by tim wood
Sat Apr 02, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: reaction plate
Replies: 1
Views: 1908
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reaction plate

hello guys, just after a quick bit of advice on the most feared of topics - the reaction plate. i have got mine off in order to finish the overhaul of the front suspension and wished to clean up and de burr the "rabbits ears". i knew already that the plate had suffered from damage in the past. I hav...
by tim wood
Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: lower front wishbone assembly
Replies: 3
Views: 2155
Great Britain

just to add a bit of clarity. The fulcrums were new repro items, the originals being destroyed during the efforts to separate. no way would the parts slot together without a slight amount of heat or maybe further use of the press. Maybe I coudl ahev used the heavy hammer. But as it is its done and l...
by tim wood
Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: lower front wishbone assembly
Replies: 3
Views: 2155
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lower front wishbone assembly

Having struggled to get these apart the time came to reassemble with new bushes and new fulcrums. The old ones came apart with much use of a hydraulic press, this set me thinking of how to get it all back together. Simple really: heat the wishbones in the oven and drop in the pins in. For reference ...
by tim wood
Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Torsion bar setting - a question
Replies: 11
Views: 5492
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torsion bars

As one who is in the midst of this rather amusing job I would like to say thanks for this information. Much useful detail which i wasnt aware of. Like the differences in the lower fulcrums. Saved me much time and frustration. My only other question is why when I am many years past my youth do I stil...
by tim wood
Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Lower Front Wishbone Removal
Replies: 7
Views: 4092
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wishbones

Guys, a brief update;
Sometimes its useful to have a mate who has a mate with a 30 tonne press. Turns hours of work into minutes and just cost me favour with his PC. (which my son did anyway)

(Wishbone problems - never heard of them, but i have'nt put it back together yet !)

Tim
by tim wood
Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: series 1 brakes
Replies: 2
Views: 2340
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series 1 brakes

Hi there. Just a quick bit of advice please. Does anyone know if the thicker brake discs from a Mk10 jaguar will fit to the e type asa direct swap. i seem to recall reading that this was a common mod back in the 60,s

thanks

Tim
by tim wood
Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:14 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Lower Front Wishbone Removal
Replies: 7
Views: 4092
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lower wishbone bolt

Guys, thanks for all your help and advice. I think Ive contracted shipwrights on this job - despite promising myself I wouldnt. I'm going to take out the torsion bars and rebuild from there onwards. As had been said its not a fun job and the car is fighting all the way. Every nut undone and every bo...
by tim wood
Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:23 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Suspension Setting Tool
Replies: 4
Views: 1888
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Suspension Setting Tool

Hi Guys, as I think I will need to dismantle and reset my suspension I am considering making a setting tool< anyone tried this before? Do you think a home made version will work? I,m thinking of a bit steel with a couple of accurately drilled holes. Am i being hoplessly optimistic ? any help appreci...
by tim wood
Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Lower Front Wishbone Removal
Replies: 7
Views: 4092
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Lower Front Wishbone Removal

Guys, i am trying without success to remove the bolt which holds the shock absorber in place on the lower wishbone. The bolt is now in such a state that I see the only answer is to remove the forward part of the wishbone and have the bolt pressed out. The bolt no longer passes through the rearward p...
by tim wood
Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: High Torque Starter Motor
Replies: 8
Views: 5326
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hi torque

Hi, I purchased one from the auction site. Well known make using american internals. This failed and i replaced with one from Cambridge Motorsport.
this was (and is fine) would recommend

Tim
by tim wood
Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:36 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: sticking rev counter
Replies: 2
Views: 2324
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sticking rev counter

Hi Guys, I am asking for bit of guidance here. The rev counter on my 4.2 sometimes/ occasionally sticks at around 2500 rpm. On other occassions its perfect. Would this be the generator or the instrument. What do you think? If it is the head would one of Dave Rawles boards help or is it a specialist ...
by tim wood
Wed May 19, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: New Starter Motor
Replies: 7
Views: 4580
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starter motor

All I can say is that I purcased a well known brand of gear reduction unit from ebay. Quality was poor and it soon failed. On inspection it was evident that this was a rebuilt unit. I sold this on for spares / repair and bought a starter from Cambridge Motor sport. Its an Edge unit I think. No probl...
by tim wood
Thu May 13, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Bonnet Chromes
Replies: 4
Views: 2255
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Bonnet Chromes

Hi All, Whilst at the Beds show the other weekend I looked closely at the bonnet chromes on the cars present. Now mine are long enough to fit just under the headlamp seals and tuck under the rims, whilst on those I saw that day were mostly trimmed to stop at the point where the chrome bead met the h...
by tim wood
Thu May 13, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shuttle
Replies: 3
Views: 2099
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shuttle

Hi,
I did it several years ago in my series 1. No problems with ground clearance but the train did an emergency stop mid way. As luck would have it i was with the car and had to push hard against it to stop it pushing into the car in front. Usual e-type handbrake was u/s !
by tim wood
Sun May 02, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 ignition as a replacment for lumenition
Replies: 7
Views: 11257
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123 ignition as a replacment for lumenition

Hi, I am so tempted by the 123 set up and am impressed by the glowing reports published I already have the lumenition unit which has worked fine for years, does anyone have any knowledge of replacing this with a 123. Would it be worth the expense. Do you think other benefits can be gained ? any feed...
by tim wood
Sun May 02, 2010 1:55 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: gear lever gaitor
Replies: 3
Views: 3206
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gear lever gaiter

hello, David, I thought I would reply and let you know how I got on with this. Really simple job as you said. Found the turret part on ebay which cleaned up well in the dishwasher ! just took me a while to gather all the bits Recovered it and fixed the chrome surround and leather gaiter then refitte...
by tim wood
Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:07 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Dash Top fixings
Replies: 4
Views: 2738
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dash top fixings

Hi, Thanks for the reply with the drawing> i,ll get mine made up soonest.

Kind regards

Tim
by tim wood
Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Dash Top fixings
Replies: 4
Views: 2738
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Dash Top fixings

Good evening all, I am just refixing teh dash top on my series 1. For a while I,ve been aware that the centre fixings are not in place. The top is held on by just the outer 2 nuts. Does anyone know if the angle brackets for the sentre fixings are available. If not I may have to just bend something u...
by tim wood
Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Lower steering column removal
Replies: 14
Views: 6376
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steering column

Hi, I,m confident its a 3/16 allen key. Still a bit of a s*d to remove though !
by tim wood
Sat Jan 02, 2010 6:07 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: gear lever gaitor
Replies: 3
Views: 3206
Great Britain

gear lever gaitor

Hi, Now this may upset some real purists but: I would like to change the gear lever surround on my series 1 4.2 from the "rubber bulb" type to the later leather surround. I know how to get the console off and apart but does anyone know if the existing turret part can be modified or if a replacement ...