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by adam
Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 3.8 brake master cylinders
Replies: 6
Views: 3156
Great Britain

Thanks Dave shall give them a try if needed

adam
by adam
Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:14 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 3.8 brake master cylinders
Replies: 6
Views: 3156
Great Britain

Hi John

No black pipe dosent weep, i think sng does one thats up to the job.Has anyone had there master cylinder resleeved and by whom

adam
by adam
Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:33 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 3.8 brake master cylinders
Replies: 6
Views: 3156
Great Britain

Im just looking at worst case senario. Will check bore condition when i strip unit,but have found re rubbering only puts of replacing for a short time.
adam
by adam
Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:48 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 3.8 brake master cylinders
Replies: 6
Views: 3156
Great Britain

3.8 brake master cylinders

Hi
My bake master cylinder has just started to weep, from my searches original part no longer availible.Has anyone had any success in having them sleeved or is it best to use new pattern parts

Thanks for any help
adam
by adam
Sat Oct 02, 2010 8:14 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: VSP Plus in Shell Max petrol
Replies: 5
Views: 2932
Great Britain

Hi I tried the new tesco 99 momentum in my 3.8. It ran badly seemed to lack power in mid range unless throtle slowly pressed disliked steep hills and coming off power traffic lights or roundabouts engine would die.As soon as i filled up with shell v power again back to normal,I dont know if its happ...
by adam
Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: What engine oil is the most popular choice.
Replies: 14
Views: 6342
Great Britain

Hi 2500 miles is the recomended oil and filter change which is about a years motoring for me. I change at the end of driving season so no combustion contaminents and acids sit in the engine over winter.I think 20/50 is a direct replacement for 40w.Fresh engine oil regulary is much cheaper than an en...
by adam
Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: What engine oil is the most popular choice.
Replies: 14
Views: 6342
Great Britain

Hi
Thanks for the help,Penrite seems hard to find close by so i will give castrol 20/50 xl a try

Thanks again Adam
by adam
Sun Sep 26, 2010 3:16 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: What engine oil is the most popular choice.
Replies: 14
Views: 6342
Great Britain

What engine oil is the most popular choice.

Hi all
I have always used Duckhams Q20/50, which gave good oil pressure. Now no longer made, so need some advice on which is the best choice. Penright HPR30, Millers Classic 20/50, or Castrol XL 20/50. Thanks for any advice. Adam
by adam
Sun May 30, 2010 4:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Revcounter generator
Replies: 1
Views: 1568
Great Britain

Revcounter generator

Hi, Revcounter died 2 day! i have removed black cap from revcounter generator and found a broken wire, are they a servicable part ie do they come apart to be able to replace wire or is it a case of replacing whole unit.
Any advice would be welcome, please!
Cheers Adam.
by adam
Mon May 10, 2010 7:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Spinners
Replies: 2
Views: 1556
Great Britain

Thanks Mark.

Know what you mean with the suppliers!
Nothing ever arrives ready to fit and perfect!

Would like to know what the correct thread length should be so atleast I have something to reference from?

Cheers,
Adam
by adam
Mon May 10, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Spinners
Replies: 2
Views: 1556
Great Britain

Spinners

Hiya All, Bought some new Spinners and Sarto's Spinner Tool, fitted them, but the threads bottomed out on the hubs!!! Spoke to the supplier of the Spinners and they had never heard of this problem, so I measured the old and new Spinners and; Old - Thread length available - 30.06mm New - Thread lengt...
by adam
Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MOT Today!
Replies: 1
Views: 1453
Great Britain

MOT Today!

Passed the MOT today! Wooohooo! The guy at the garage said I made his day bringing a 'real' car in! Did 2000 miles this year - hoping for more next year, if the weather holds!!! Have done lots of work to her lately so will be posting some pictures soon! Good luck to any one else with a MOT soon! Ada...
by adam
Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: steering column bushes
Replies: 13
Views: 8807
Great Britain

Hi thanks for the advice,i had the problem of some movement of column when cold hardly any when car warm. So thats normal.On another note just picked up a copy of classic cars for sale,found pictures of my car just before i bought it in the jaguar e type assessment section.Looks much cleaner now.
by adam
Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: steering column bushes
Replies: 13
Views: 8807
Great Britain

From 860863 they changed the Bushes and these are the ones I am looking for. Are they the 'Vulkollan' material and same as the 4.2?

Thanks
Adam
by adam
Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: steering column bushes
Replies: 13
Views: 8807
Great Britain

steering column bushes

Hi can anyone tell me which bushes i need. My car chassis number is 861007 jaguar parts book lists c20090 upper bush c20091 lower bush. sng dont seem to list them, only felt for 3.8 or plastic 4.2 but not the later 3.8. Thanks Adam.
by adam
Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: refinishing wood on steering wheel
Replies: 4
Views: 2882
Great Britain

Thanks for the info, sadly mines not the early one.I have had better results with staining wood then varnishing, rather than using coloured varnish.Adam
by adam
Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: refinishing wood on steering wheel
Replies: 4
Views: 2882
Great Britain

refinishing wood on steering wheel

Hi, can anyone tell me the best way to refinish the wood on my steering wheel? Mine has just started to wear thin in a couple of places.

Also, what is the right colour? I have seen various colours from the natural wood, oak to almost mahogany.

Any info would be helpful thanks!

Adam
by adam
Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:46 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 3.8 vs 4.2, the perennial discussion?
Replies: 42
Views: 22509
Great Britain

Hi, someone gave me some great advise about e types, get yourself an unmodded car. Drive for a year then deicide if needs anything changing. For me i like the feel of the way the car connects when driven hard, feeding back through its delicate thin steering wheel. I think some of the blame for peopl...
by adam
Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 3.8 vs 4.2, the perennial discussion?
Replies: 42
Views: 22509
Great Britain

Hi, I own a 3.8 not a flat floor, but one with footwells and dished bulkhead to allow more legroom. The only upgrades it has are coopercraft front brakes but still with bellows servo and a 123 distributor. The 3.8 to me is the purest looking of all the e types. The alloy dashboard and toggle switche...
by adam
Sat Apr 11, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I've got one!!!
Replies: 41
Views: 15554
Great Britain

Hi Ian Congrats on your new car,hope to see some pics soon .Sounds a good colour combo have a good drive when you get it enjoy.