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by Series1 Stu
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Heating and ventilation
Replies: 28
Views: 1453
Great Britain

Re: Heating and ventilation

JJC wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:05 pm
Can't be anything else. Should take you about 5 minutes.
Unless the heater matrix is blocked. Might be wise to check that you are getting warm water flowing out of the heater too.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Happy New year!
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Great Britain

Re: Happy New year!

:yeahthat:

All the best. :salute:
by Series1 Stu
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Triple SU building tutorial
Replies: 7
Views: 545
Great Britain

Re: Triple SU building tutorial

Shoe boxes are okay but I find these storage bins much more robust and appropriate for these kinds of job.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2250954496

I'm sure they're available from various outlets.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for my old E-Type reg "XKE 75"
Replies: 24
Views: 1677
Great Britain

Re: Looking for my old E-Type reg "XKE 75"

Fair enough. Photography copyright has long been a contentious issue. My question was really about the copyright in the article, not the pictures used in it.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Xmas Lights
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Great Britain

Re: Xmas Lights

Turn your volume down?
by Series1 Stu
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for my old E-Type reg "XKE 75"
Replies: 24
Views: 1677
Great Britain

Re: Looking for my old E-Type reg "XKE 75"

There's a lot of tough talk going on here all of which I can understand but find pointless. Let's just leave it all to fizzle out, as it surely will. I don't imagine the car will be returning to Mr Giordanelli's garage any time soon. As for copyright issues, I wonder who owns the copyright on the ma...
by Series1 Stu
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: It must be Christmas
Replies: 31
Views: 1533
Great Britain

Re: It must be Christmas

Thank you, David.

:thankyouyellow:
by Series1 Stu
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Not good to see
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Great Britain

Re: Not good to see

They should ban airbags and replace them with a steel spike in the centre of the steering wheel. That might make us all drive more carefully.

:banghead:
by Series1 Stu
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: oil pressure woes
Replies: 28
Views: 1786
Great Britain

Re: oil pressure woes

Ikebaddog wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:35 am
On that note, my log book hasnt been updated with the new engine number ( engine fitted 12 years ago0, should I bother doing it?
Well, if you're at all bothered about having the documentation correct and legal then, yes, definitely.

Also, what Chris said.

Cheers!
by Series1 Stu
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: s3 starter motor removal
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Great Britain

Re: s3 starter motor removal

Except that on some the tooth pitch is not an exact match to the flywheel so, while they may initially appear to work, they eventually chew teeth leading to expensive repairs.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: It must be Christmas
Replies: 31
Views: 1533
Great Britain

Re: It must be Christmas

Merry Christmas to you all. I was hoping for some R&R and a little E Type therapy but yesterday morning I was handed an itinerary that suggests 1000 miles of driving and never being in the right place at any given time over the holidays. Still, it'll be great to catch up with family and old friends....
by Series1 Stu
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gunson Colortune
Replies: 14
Views: 957
Great Britain

Re: Gunson Colortune

The SU carburettor is, as Christopher (sort of) says, arguably the most elegant carburettor ever. That is, elegant in its simplicity (see my tag line to get my take on that). The most elegant mixture control device? Perhaps not, although it will continue to function long after that dreaded magnetic ...
by Series1 Stu
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Turn Signal/Brake Light/Side Light.
Replies: 27
Views: 1520
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Re: Turn Signal/Brake Light/Side Light...dumb question

Don't blame the Chinese manufacturers for these problems. They make what they are asked for, which is usually something as cheap as possible. I have had lots of things made in China and they're good as long as you know what is required and how to achieve it. I believe that is where the specialists g...
by Series1 Stu
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Turn Signal/Brake Light/Side Light.
Replies: 27
Views: 1520
Great Britain

Re: Turn Signal/Brake Light/Side Light...dumb question

:banghead:

Yep. Perfectly sums up the reproduction parts industry.

:lol:
by Series1 Stu
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Borescopes & Happy Christmas to you all
Replies: 17
Views: 1028
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Re: Borescopes & Happy Christmas to you all

Hi I bought one on eBay a few years ago. It plugs into a USB socket, is 7mm diameter and has its own light source, which can be varied to suit. Total length is 2 metres so you can run it up a sill or similar but it can be tricky to control due to its flexibility. Managed to retrieve a wiper box spac...
by Series1 Stu
Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Turn Signal/Brake Light/Side Light.
Replies: 27
Views: 1520
Great Britain

Re: Turn Signal/Brake Light/Side Light...dumb question

Don't forget that turn signal and brake light bulbs need to be 21 Watts and side lights 5 Watts for UK spec cars. So make sure that, if you're going for UK road legal specs then you'll need 21/5 Watt bulbs for stop and tail and 21 Watt single filament behind amber lenses for turn signal lamps. Regar...
by Series1 Stu
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Series 2, 2+2 full rebuild...gulp!
Replies: 20
Views: 2888
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Re: Series 2, 2+2 full rebuild...gulp!

Looking good, Rich.

I wish I could make similar progress with mine.

:drinkingcheers:
by Series1 Stu
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch plate stuck in disengaged position?
Replies: 14
Views: 913
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Re: Clutch plate stuck in disengaged position?

This sounds like classic clutch wear to me. The friction material may have detached from the clutch plate due to the car standing so long. That could account for the relatively low mileage on it. I think you need to replace the friction plate, pressure plate and thrust bearing to ensure its all good...
by Series1 Stu
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Adjusting piston rings??
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Great Britain

Re: Adjusting piston rings??

I get what you mean but if someone can't sensibly remove them then they shouldn't be rebuilding an engine.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dashboard wiring loom - should I?
Replies: 22
Views: 1216
Great Britain

Re: Dashboard wiring loom - should I?

A recurring theme in aftermarket Jaguar spares but still we get ostracised for suggesting that they're not up to standard.

Regards