Search found 4176 matches

by christopher storey
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: carb gaskets
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Great Britain

Re: carb gaskets

No
by christopher storey
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: pre-programmed curves on 123 ignition - help please?
Replies: 113
Views: 7155
Great Britain

Re: pre-programmed curves on 123 ignition - help please?

Look, a timing light is the only way to go. You can check both types of advance with this with the car stationary and you under the bonnet . First, disconnect the vac advance and check the timing at idle , which should be within spitting distance of 10 degs BTDC. The advance to the various rpm in th...
by christopher storey
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Nylon fuel pipe
Replies: 18
Views: 791
Great Britain

Re: Nylon fuel pipe

Ah, Tim, that's an interesting point that I hadn't considered - it was just that when I was sold it I was told that under no circumstances was I to heat the pipe itself
by christopher storey
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Nylon fuel pipe
Replies: 18
Views: 791
Great Britain

Re: Nylon fuel pipe

Certainly it can be bought by the length - not much help to you but I have bought mine at Jaguar Spares Days. May I offer one bit of advice ? Do not use heat to soften it - it wrecks it . Instead use a lubricant such as WD40, red rubber grease or the like
by christopher storey
Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: pre-programmed curves on 123 ignition - help please?
Replies: 113
Views: 7155
Great Britain

Re: pre-programmed curves on 123 ignition - help please?

Personally, I would set the rpm limit a little lower than 6000 rpm for longevity's sake - the red line began at 5500 for 3.8 cars, and 5000 for the 4.2 . Although the engines would go up to 6000, - and indeed beyond in some of the racing applications - it was not very wise to do so for road use, and...
by christopher storey
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: pre-programmed curves on 123 ignition - help please?
Replies: 113
Views: 7155
Great Britain

Re: pre-programmed curves on 123 ignition - help please?

John : manifold depression may be affected to a very minor degree by altitude, but the princpal effect is that the higher you go , the lower the partial pressure of oxygen there is, and therefore the lower the degree of filling of the cylinders of normally aspirated engines. So, you can ignore that ...
by christopher storey
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Bonnet Removal
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Great Britain

Re: Bonnet Removal

Colin : the hydraulic link is no problem : just unbolt it once the bonnet has been secured in an open position . I do not advise unbolting the hinges unless you have to : it is better to take out the horizontal bolts on the lower forward part of the forward frame, and then remove the top hat inserts...
by christopher storey
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: pre-programmed curves on 123 ignition - help please?
Replies: 113
Views: 7155
Great Britain

Re: pre-programmed curves on 123 ignition - help please?

John : your curve looks pretty well to reflect the figures I put in my converted table from the workshop manual . There would be no harm in using the top figure of the range in each case which would give you a maximum of 18 degrees extra advance. ( I used the midpoint figures from the manual ) . The...
by christopher storey
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: pre-programmed curves on 123 ignition - help please?
Replies: 113
Views: 7155
Great Britain

Re: pre-programmed curves on 123 ignition - help please?

John : the first thing to note is that these are not pressures, but depression, so that if 123 are working on pressure , then there is no advance until the "pressure" falls below atmospheric - let us say 29.92 inches = 1013 hPa = 101 kpa ( multiply by 3.4 to convert inches to kpa) so converting the ...
by christopher storey
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Removing silt and limescale from radiator
Replies: 29
Views: 1602
Great Britain

Re: Removing silt and limescale from radiator

Citric acid , available from pharmacies . Dissolve perhaps 1/2 lb , 0.25lg, in hot water , and leave in for 2 to 3 days . It will turn bright green and will do the job without harming the radiator
by christopher storey
Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Possible Stolen E Type
Replies: 26
Views: 2149
Great Britain

Re: Possible Stolen E Type

Chris - and Peter . Happy New Year to everyone here. If I can be a self-appointed arbiter here, I think that you are both right. Peter correctly points out the usefulness of immediately reporting suspicious activities, but Chris ( correctly in this case in my view ) makes the point that a totally un...
by christopher storey
Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Battery drain
Replies: 23
Views: 966
Great Britain

Re: Battery drain

Negligible current draw from the clock. If it is a continuous current drain ( check by disconnecting a battery lead and putting an ammeter between the lead and the battery terminal ) it is more likely to be something you can't see like the boot light, or if you have installed one, an alarm or immobi...
by christopher storey
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mig welder advice
Replies: 33
Views: 6715
Great Britain

Re: Mig welder advice

As to welding outside, there’s no reason at all why you have to have gas less. People welded with MIG outside long before gas less came along. I believed the flux actually creates a gas itself, which is just as likely to be blown away by wind, though with no real experience of the type, my understa...
by christopher storey
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mig welder advice
Replies: 33
Views: 6715
Great Britain

Re: Mig welder advice

Geoff - another 5 years on, I stand by my recommendation to use flux coated wire rather than gas. You would be astonished at the amount of gas you use - the hobby bottles last no time at all, and cylinder rental on the proper bottles is expensive unless you are using it all the time . And, there is ...
by christopher storey
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sunroof
Replies: 14
Views: 7404
Great Britain

Re: Sunroof

If that is a metal roof, then it is most likely to be one of the very rare factory fitted sunroofs
by christopher storey
Sun Dec 27, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Possible Stolen E Type
Replies: 26
Views: 2149
Great Britain

Re: Possible Stolen E Type

I will lay long odds that it is a Challenger, and there's probably nothing false about the reg at all. The broad transmission tunnel is the clearest indication of this . The dataplate is a bit of a puzzle though as it does not appear to be from an XJ6
by christopher storey
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Possible Stolen E Type
Replies: 26
Views: 2149
Great Britain

Re: Possible Stolen E Type

I find it hard to believe that the police are not interested . Most forces have a permanent unit which investigates stolen vehicle rings . If you are meeting with no response, you should immediately demand to see a Superintendent, and if you still meet with no response then an immediate letter to th...
by christopher storey
Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Xmas everyone
Replies: 23
Views: 925
Great Britain

Re: Merry Xmas everyone

BREAKING NEWS

For the first time, I have managed to clear the bulbs with a single stroke :bigrin:

It won't happen again !!
by christopher storey
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Xmas everyone
Replies: 23
Views: 925
Great Britain

Re: Merry Xmas everyone

Yes .... to all of you who have at least attempted to keep us all sane this year , Happy Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year :bigrin: :bigrin:
by christopher storey
Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Fascinating Aida at it again !
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Great Britain

Fascinating Aida at it again !

This is specially for those of us who are of a delicate disposition and easily offended :bigrin: :bigrin: :oops: