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by christopher storey
Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:11 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Looking for advice on a Series 1
Replies: 35
Views: 14270
Great Britain

Tony : it looks ok until you come to the front view. The bonnet mouth looks peculiar - it should be a perfect ovoid shape, and here the bottom looks flattened, Furthermore, there is one of the classic signs of a less than careful restoration: the front bumpers are sagging . They are time consuming a...
by christopher storey
Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:15 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Looking for advice on a Series 1
Replies: 35
Views: 14270
Great Britain

David : no , it's the gunmetal S1.5 which I know. Changed hands twice in the last two years for c 35k-40k, nothing's been done to it according to the advertisement, and having failed to sell it at the starting price of ?89,500 it's now up to ? 98,500!
by christopher storey
Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Anybody who knows this E-Type, offered in Keston?
Replies: 2
Views: 2086
Great Britain

Bonnet fit looks poor ( compare the left and right sides) , the front bumpers are crooked , interior looks smart enough on the limited view available , but it is very much on the pricey side for an auto 1.5
by christopher storey
Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:32 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Front suspension torsion bars
Replies: 6
Views: 3282
Great Britain

They are handed because they deal with bump and rebound which are dynamically quite different, and are set metallurigically to be stiffer IIRC on bump than on rebound. If you put them on the wrong side they will sag in no time at all
by christopher storey
Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Looking for advice on a Series 1
Replies: 35
Views: 14270
Great Britain

Tony : Give me a ring on 0151 342 3175 and I will try and arrange for you to sit in an E . Forget about flat floors - they are as rare as hen's teeth . At 5 feet 10 inches unless you are very peculiarly proportioned ( I am , at 6 feet with a 30 inch inside leg measurement) you will fit in almost any...
by christopher storey
Sun Oct 25, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Seies 3 V12 Differential XJS
Replies: 9
Views: 5147
Great Britain

Clive : with the wheels rotating on a ramp you may be able to locate the knock without any artificial aid. However, to localise a sound precisely sometimes is more difficult and of course you do not want to put your ear close to rotating machinery. A smallish bore ( 1/4 inch/ 6mm) rubber or plastic ...
by christopher storey
Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:21 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Seies 3 V12 Differential XJS
Replies: 9
Views: 5147
Great Britain

There's a chap called Eric ( not a lot of use I know!) in Northampton who rebuilds diffs. A search of E type club magazines will probably give his contact details. IIRC cost was about ? 900 . if I may suggest it, get your car up on a ramp, with both rear wheels off the tracks, and then run the car i...
by christopher storey
Sat Oct 24, 2009 6:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stale Petrol
Replies: 5
Views: 2968
Great Britain

I imagine snake oil is just as effective . If its any comfort to you, I have never had to change/drain fuel after a layup, and there is no such thing as waxing of petrol - diesel yes ( in cold temps) and paraffin as used in jet fuel ( in very cold temperatures ) - but petrol , no . There can be a pr...
by christopher storey
Sat Oct 24, 2009 7:29 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 5 speed gearbox
Replies: 38
Views: 19956
Great Britain

AFAIK, the MT75 has a much lower torque capacity than the T5 ( it has been used predominantly in Sierras) hence the choice of the T5
by christopher storey
Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rust Treatment & Underseal.
Replies: 12
Views: 6907
Great Britain

Pete ; David Rawle's idea of wallpaper paste is a good one , but check that the paste is not alkaline before using or it will neutralise the acid I use actual Phosphoric Acid. I bought 25 litres of it some years ago from an agricultural supplier which is probably your best bet, although any commerci...
by christopher storey
Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:46 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rust Treatment & Underseal.
Replies: 12
Views: 6907
Great Britain

I agree with Steve. H2PO4 will do you no harm. It stings in any cuts, and is best avoided in the eyes, but irrigation with water is a good remedy. It is best to use it in a 10% dilute solution when for some reason it seems to be more effective than at full strength.Leave for 24 hours and then wipe d...
by christopher storey
Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:49 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 5 speed gearbox
Replies: 38
Views: 19956
Great Britain

Yes, I took the time to read it . It does not alter the fact that in Europe where we have heavy traffic , ( and usually 3.07 final drives) the ability to reach 75 mph in 2nd gear is one of the great attractions of the closer ratio boxes which is sadly lacking in the much wider ratio T5 based boxes a...
by christopher storey
Sat Oct 17, 2009 12:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 5 speed gearbox
Replies: 38
Views: 19956
Great Britain

I realise I am a dissentient minority here, but we've all become too afraid of revs! There is a fascinating paper which WM Heynes presented in 1953 which indicates a lubricant test , temperature controlled at 130C , where an engine which had been run in for 10 hours only was then tested at full thro...
by christopher storey
Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 5 speed gearbox
Replies: 38
Views: 19956
Great Britain

There is only a handful of E type Fabs boxes in service, and judging by a colleague's attempts to buy one in the last 6 months, and total failure to obtain one, it seems that there are significant production difficulties. In any event, in the modern era where sustained high speed is a rarity ( even ...
by christopher storey
Fri Oct 02, 2009 6:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Brace thing across rocker covers
Replies: 3
Views: 1657
Great Britain

Just as a matter of interest, what that crossover did was to transport the mixture across to the exhaust side of the engine, warm it, and then transport it back to the manifold. Most people with Stombergs now block off that feature , which then improves the performance . Still not like SUs though
by christopher storey
Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:56 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sealing material / glue used for E.-Type bonnets
Replies: 11
Views: 6285
Great Britain

I agree absolutely that Sikkaflex is not to be used for the headlight surrounds, or they will be permanently bonded

For information, the Sikkaflex used on the bonnet is 221
by christopher storey
Sun Sep 06, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Eagle go mad!
Replies: 11
Views: 6933
Great Britain

I have never yet met anyone who actually had bought from Eagle. however, a friend of mine sold his S1.5 OTS last year for late thirties, and recently I saw the same car on the Eagle website - unchanged - with an asking price of ? 89,500 . There must be one born every minute - or every month at any r...
by christopher storey
Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Airconditioning anyone?
Replies: 9
Views: 3794
Great Britain

CMC do a nice setup for their aircon which uses two oblong ( long side horizontal) vents in the centre console above the radio - it looks as though they come from an XJ6 - if you let me have your e mail to cstoreyqc@aol.com I'll send you a photo
by christopher storey
Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Webasto sunroofs
Replies: 8
Views: 5619
Great Britain

Simon : I had one for 16 years, and despite their jokey reputation as a "wet bastard" sunroof, I never had a drop of water through it in all that time, and it is very pleasant with it open However, I should warn you of two things i.it increases the wind noise levels at speed, open or shut, quite mar...
by christopher storey
Sat Aug 15, 2009 5:49 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: series 3 knocking from rear end
Replies: 10
Views: 5627
Great Britain

If the sound is speed related, increasing in frequency the faster you go, but without being a heavy knock, then a likely candidate is one of the driveshaft dustshields. These should be secured by a jubilee clip, and the two halves are riveted together, but people forget to do up the clips after grea...