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by Tom W
Thu May 24, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: I'm new here....Elliott
Replies: 6
Views: 2345
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Re: I'm new here....Elliott

Welcome.
by Tom W
Tue May 22, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 2 Dash lights
Replies: 3
Views: 711
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Re: Series 2 Dash lights

Yes. The feed comes from the side light switch, through to the instrument light switch, then through the instrument light resistor (or not, depending on the instrument light switch), then it’s daisy chained along to all the gauge lights.
by Tom W
Tue May 22, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Just got back from Spa Classic
Replies: 2
Views: 673
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Re: Just got back from Spa Classic

Yes, I still have the electrical gauge. It’s probably not that accurate as an absolute indication of oil pressure, but it does show variation from the norm. My gauge normally shows 40psi at 70mph. Slightly higher if the engine’s only just up to temperature, and slightly lower if the oil is a bit hot...
by Tom W
Tue May 22, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Just got back from Spa Classic
Replies: 2
Views: 673
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Just got back from Spa Classic

I took my E-type to Spa Classic over the weekend. A round trip of some 800+ miles including a mix of some country roads on the way there, and continuous high speed motorway driving on the way back. Here’s some thoughts on how the car performed. Continuous high speed driving in warm weather seems to ...
by Tom W
Sat May 12, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S1 4.2 Rear Exhaust without expansion box
Replies: 13
Views: 2383
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Re: S1 4.2 Rear Exhaust without expansion box

Fit straight sections of stainless steel pipe instead of the main silencers, keep the rear resonators. Fabrication only required to mount the pipes on the silencer hangers. Easily reversible if the neighbours complain. Which they wont. I tried this once. Being a cheapskate, I just bought some plain...
by Tom W
Sat May 12, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch reservoir empty
Replies: 16
Views: 2764
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Re: Clutch reservoir empty

You need a cranked spanner. I’ve removed mine from under the car, but couldn’t get at the top fixing either with a socket set or a straight spanner.
by Tom W
Sat May 12, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New to forum
Replies: 5
Views: 1445
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Re: New to forum

Welcome
by Tom W
Wed May 09, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Chassis geometry data/setting
Replies: 1
Views: 565
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Re: Chassis geometry data/setting

It’s in the genuine workshop manual. If you can’t find it in the specific manual for your car, then try the one for the previous model. Jaguar only issued new workshop manuals to cover the bits that changed. The workshop manuals are in the knowledge base on the forum.
by Tom W
Wed May 09, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi all, new member
Replies: 11
Views: 2307
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Re: Hi all, new member

Yes, that’s the one. The photo was taken at the drive it day event at Oundle warf.

I know Oliver and his team well, I must have seen your car or engine in there at some point. The respray looks very smart.
by Tom W
Tue May 08, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Shift knob wobbles in third
Replies: 4
Views: 1123
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Re: Shift knob wobbles in third

Mine does that too, in 4th as well as 3rd.
by Tom W
Tue May 08, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi all, new member
Replies: 11
Views: 2307
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Re: Hi all, new member

https://s9.postimg.cc/ha1rvlrbz/0_A48_B171-99_E4-4_B34-90_B6-0_F53724201_D4.jpg Mine was originally sable, with a cinnamon interior too. It’s been blue ever since I’ve had it. It’s had at least 2 cheap re-sprays in the US before coming here. Roundels were added 5 years ago for a trip to Le Mans and...
by Tom W
Tue May 08, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Does the paper oil filter actually work?
Replies: 13
Views: 1822
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Re: Does the paper oil filter actually work?

Mine looks like that, but there’s also a loose disc that can be removed from the filter housing. I don’t know if it was ever peened on, but it’s loose now. The filter/spring assembly keeps it in place when everything’s assembled.
by Tom W
Mon May 07, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Does the paper oil filter actually work?
Replies: 13
Views: 1822
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Re: Does the paper oil filter actually work?

Are you missing a part? I’m sure there’s a disc mounted to the oil filter housing that’s concentric with the stub the filter passes over. The washer on the end face of the oil filter seals against this. There’s a pic of it on Barratt’s explodes diagram for the S2 filter (up to engine 7r2297) https:/...
by Tom W
Mon May 07, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi all, new member
Replies: 11
Views: 2307
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Hi all, new member

Hello everyone. I think it’s tine I finally joined the forum and introduced myself, rather than just reading all the useful info as a guest. I’ve owned my E-type for 5 years now. It’s a series 2 FHC. There’s plenty of work to do on it, but it is on the road. I do all the work on it myself, the info ...