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by rfs1957
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: DMBZ6A 3.8 Distributor Vacuum Advance 54412348
Replies: 9
Views: 488
France

Re: DMBZ6A 3.8 Distributor Vacuum Advance 54412348

Well spotted - think I've corrected it ??
by rfs1957
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: DMBZ6A 3.8 Distributor Vacuum Advance 54412348
Replies: 9
Views: 488
France

DMBZ6A 3.8 Distributor Vacuum Advance 54412348

I was looking this up to work out what a true original distributor "map" for the MegaJolt would look like. It will be of no immediate interest to anyone, but as I have the info fresh to hand I thought I would put in on the Forum for anyone who ends up searching for it in the future. https://i.postim...
by rfs1957
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cylinder Head Tool Tray ??
Replies: 1
Views: 195
France

Cylinder Head Tool Tray ??

Don't lie, you've all put all kinds of crap in the hollow between the cams whilst working with the bonnet up. https://i.postimg.cc/jq7hQWsp/IMG-7294.jpg I knocked this up, it's a bit clunky, just to test the idea when shimming the cams recently, as it also stopped anything falling into empty spark-p...
by rfs1957
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Setting tickover with different camshafts - JAG4 from Guy Broad
Replies: 24
Views: 1590
France

Re: Setting tickover with different camshafts - JAG4 from Guy Broad

Update on the Jag4 cam situation. I did retard the inlets 4° as suggested by Rob Beere, and it was marginally better, but still unsatisfactory in that it didn't respond logically or proportionately to bypass-screw adjustments, or mixture changes, never mind hoping to understand anything from SU pist...
by rfs1957
Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cracks in the sills at the door corners.
Replies: 40
Views: 2488
France

Re: Cracks in the sills at the door corners.

Interesting, yes, Barrie - thanks. I should have added these comments from Chuck at Monocoque Metalworks : This actually doesn’t look too bad overall - looks like it has had new floors and sills, and then just a little too much filler. The seams between the sills and bulkhead side panels and rear wi...
by rfs1957
Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cracks in the sills at the door corners.
Replies: 40
Views: 2488
France

Re: Cracks in the sills at the door corners.

There were various other completely unstressed areas on the car which, 25 years after the last work on the shell (when it had new sills, whole new rear end, and new bonnet), developed cracks in relatively shallow areas of filler (side flanks of the bonnet, door skins, all of which had been new at th...
by rfs1957
Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cracks in the sills at the door corners.
Replies: 40
Views: 2488
France

Re: Cracks in the sills at the door corners.

Yes, Geoff, this is the next step - offer the doors on the shell with Plastiscene instead of seals, and judge what the available depth is. As you point out, there may well be a hidden reason. Is there any info or drawings on the Forum regarding the desired channel depths etc ? It has the merit, at l...
by rfs1957
Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cracks in the sills at the door corners.
Replies: 40
Views: 2488
France

Re: Cracks in the sills at the door corners.

Decided to bite the bullet and get sanding. https://i.postimg.cc/W3CQY9XQ/IMG-7221.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/kgsLPMTN/IMG-7222.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/rpp3V6HB/IMG-7223.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/zBbQhC8p/IMG-7224.jpg Tons of unnecessary filler in an even loading over the whole bloody car, it appears....
by rfs1957
Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rev Counter and amplifier
Replies: 20
Views: 1294
France

Re: Rev Counter and amplifier

Worth mentioning that the rubberised and eared drive-dog that sits in the end of the camshaft is meant to have a circlip C.16773 to hold it in place. The bronze bushing on my generator has come slightly loose, https://i.postimg.cc/T3dyqYkX/IMG-7195.jpg but the shaft can be constrained laterally by u...
by rfs1957
Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cracks in the sills at the door corners.
Replies: 40
Views: 2488
France

Cracks in the sills at the door corners.

I took the car to bits three years ago mainly to address these issues, but have got side-tracked and now find that if I'd wanted MonoCoqueMetalWorks to accept my shell in a container I should have booked it in two years ago ........ and so it's going to be Made In France after all. There's too much ...
by rfs1957
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wine in time for Christmas, help a mate's E-Type fund.
Replies: 4
Views: 619
France

Wine in time for Christmas, help a mate's E-Type fund.

Despite their joking at the perpetual state of dismemberment of my car, my mates Robin and Liz from Le Domaine de Saumarez (just up the road) were allowed to sit in it for the picture. https://i.postimg.cc/wBxTpyLf/DSC08728.jpg There is a well known French adage that "to make a million in wine, star...
by rfs1957
Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Setting tickover with different camshafts - JAG4 from Guy Broad
Replies: 24
Views: 1590
France

Re: Setting tickover with different camshafts - JAG4 from Guy Broad

Nothing wrong with knowing only the max lift figure per se, indeed vastly preferable to opening/closing figures as it obviates the need to know how the valves are shimmed, which is super-critical with the latter. The cams are new, Newman is a big reputable operation, and Guy Broad (who used to be a ...
by rfs1957
Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Setting tickover with different camshafts - JAG4 from Guy Broad
Replies: 24
Views: 1590
France

Setting tickover with different camshafts - JAG4 from Guy Broad

I'm interested in hearing opinions from people who have hands-on experience in setting up the XK engine with different camshafts, for road use, rather than bar-room hearsay. This is a subject that I'm reluctant to broach on the Forum, as it's always been apparent that the received - and vocal - wisd...
by rfs1957
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: re enamelling exhaust manifolds
Replies: 52
Views: 26194
France

Re: re enamelling exhaust manifolds

Re the generally accepted view that rain and bonnet-louvres are at the origin of cracked enamel, I'm inclined to say I don't believe this. Maybe Paydase could opine, as being amongst the more qualified amongst us ? It seems to me that the feeble specific heat capacity of water, coupled with the quan...
by rfs1957
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fed up as a washer drops inside the timing case cover
Replies: 28
Views: 1960
France

Re: Fed up as a washer drops inside the timing case cover

I would have followed Andrew on this one, in both senses. If you had been able to establish - endoscope - that the washer wasn't stuck on the crank sprocket, and been able to prove this by rotating the engine (no plugs) freely by hand, no jamming, then you could have happily concluded that it was do...
by rfs1957
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch Slave pin clip
Replies: 11
Views: 885
France

Re: Clutch Slave pin clip

Yes, bonkers use of the clip in the picture anyway (not yours) as the spring was never intended to be attached to it surely ? Pin is in wrong way round, the spring should hook over the turret on the other end. Just thought I'd point this out in case anyone might think it was normal. https://i.postim...
by rfs1957
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Engine parts recommendations
Replies: 2
Views: 436
France

Re: Engine parts recommendations

Buy the parts from someone who builds XK engines weekly, using the very same parts they will sell you, such as Rob Beere Racing in Coventry. Beere's is a two-man-band where Rob builds the engines, and Carl manages the stores - they have everything in stock, or know where to get it. I went to sniff t...
by rfs1957
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: New to petrol tanks, fitting, filter - advice please ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1639
France

Re: New to petrol tanks, fitting, filter - advice please ?

I've put the spare new original gauze filter (C.19271) up in For Sale, the pipe wasn't the right diameter so I've gone with the paint-gun type. https://i.postimg.cc/mgSGJgdY/IMG-6952.jpg I actually found it quite hard to buy these filters, despite their being so standardised, and now have 10 - if an...
by rfs1957
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: New Developments In Rear Crank Sealing
Replies: 9
Views: 1278
France

New Developments In Rear Crank Sealing

Covid and lock-downs enabled this to get out of hand, and become a thesis. I wasn't trying to get the record for the longest ever post ............... With apologies, I'll therefore start with the conclusion, for those that might fall asleep. There is a new and potentially revolutionary crank seal n...