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by rfs1957
Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Selling items to someone in the EU
Replies: 12
Views: 987
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Re: Selling items to someone in the EU

Other threads on the Forum have used this word DUTY, and with some indignation. The Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) was only signed on 24 December 2020 so it's a bit early to condem the current issues as being definitive. The TCA introduced a prohibition on the imposition of tariffs on the sup...
by rfs1957
Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Selling items to someone in the EU
Replies: 12
Views: 987
France

Re: Selling items to someone in the EU

Could we all stop using this emotive term « Duty » when talking about the EU and Brexit ? It gets trotted out all the time, generally in indignation, when it is almost NEVER « Duty «, but almost always VAT. Inter EU transactions for individuals were and are subject to the exporting country’s VAT, an...
by rfs1957
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Carburettor banjo bolt sealing
Replies: 12
Views: 1154
France

Re: Carburettor banjo bolt sealing

This topic sprang a leak and has reappeared here http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?p=140814#p140814 so let's re-centre it. I'm curious about references to aluminium washers being used under the banjo-bolt heads ? We are of course referring to the petrol feed banjos, and I had always assumed the...
by rfs1957
Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fibre washers on fuel banjos
Replies: 3
Views: 590
France

Re: Fibre washers on fuel banjos

Hi Jim, There is another Topic covering these, I’ll try and find it for you, unless someone else beats me to it, as these washers are surprisingly difficult to get to seal, and have to be made to very tight tolerances if they are to have any chance of working. The Dowty type, as I understand them, w...
by rfs1957
Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member From Seattle, WA
Replies: 8
Views: 1124
France

Re: New Member From Seattle, WA

Dan219 wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:44 pm
So much knowledge in here, makes your head spin!
I feel like I am drinking from the firehose,
« Drinking from the firehose »

I think this is one of the best literary gems we have had for a while on the Forum.

Please keep it up.
by rfs1957
Sun Jan 31, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bad experience with the Brexit
Replies: 23
Views: 1619
France

Re: Bad experience with the Brexit

Amongst the nonsense, and not letting the facts of the original post get in the way of a good story, how about a reality check. Robeys sent two parcels to the wrong customers, switched. That is their problem and they should pick up the cost. Nothing whatsoever to do with Brexit, and the shipping bet...
by rfs1957
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Thermostat
Replies: 83
Views: 19746
France

Re: Thermostat

This brings us nicely in a loop, as Andrew's post brings us back to the present, and this string has just been quoted in this one, where I gave details of getting the cut-off sleeve to work more efficiently. http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=17043 Did you try and see how the new thermosta...
by rfs1957
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Improving the 3.8 Sleeve Thermostat
Replies: 1
Views: 215
France

Improving the 3.8 Sleeve Thermostat

I'm aware that there are reams of exchanges concerning the 3.8 thermostat, but I couldn't find one that dealt uniquely with the subject, so rather reluctantly am starting this one. https://i.postimg.cc/qqkBVV8v/XXKFjSR.jpg If a moderator wants to tack it on somewhere else, please intervene. Any stud...
by rfs1957
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Removing silt and limescale from radiator
Replies: 29
Views: 1778
France

Re: Removing silt and limescale from radiator

I can report (Ed - confirm the obvious) that filling a rebuilt engine, together with its painstakingly cleaned-out innards, with highly lime-rich calcarious South-Of-France water is not a good idea. Quite how bad. Now, I had only intended for this to be for a couple of weeks with the engine on the t...
by rfs1957
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Building an Engine Test Bed
Replies: 18
Views: 1963
France

Re: Building an Engine Test Bed

Tests now completed - it's ready for your white-van-man to collect, Angus. I took these pictures before I dismantled it all, hoping they may help others make a similar thing, and avoid some of the pitfalls. My main motivation was to see whether my MegaJolt installation (which is very different) work...
by rfs1957
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: MONZA STYLE OIL CAP
Replies: 2
Views: 390
France

Re: MONZA STYLE OIL CAP

Angus Moss now has my design and remaining stocks.

Moss Jaguar. +44 (0)1462 686682 enquiries@mossjaguar.com

https://www.mossjaguar.com/index.html

NOT to be confused with Moss-Europe or Moss Motors.
by rfs1957
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: pre-programmed curves on 123 ignition - help please?
Replies: 113
Views: 7666
France

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

Yes, I just tried to plot a credible curve that lay within the vacuum spec boundaries. I'm still not happy with the point at which I'm exposing the advance to the vacuum effect though. Originally (just been testing with a vacuum gauge) the ported -vacuum only starts to read at all at around 1700 rpm...
by rfs1957
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: pre-programmed curves on 123 ignition - help please?
Replies: 113
Views: 7666
France

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

With help from the irrepressible and helpful Rob at BritishVacuumUnit.com https://www.britishvacuumunit.com/ (they also do distributor rebuilds) I now have this extract from a Lucas book that confirms the same figures, reassuringly, that Jaguar specified in period. https://i.postimg.cc/mgkDXJNk/Luca...
by rfs1957
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: pre-programmed curves on 123 ignition - help please?
Replies: 113
Views: 7666
France

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

Here's an updated file with the suck parameters in both "Hg and KPa.

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by rfs1957
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Moving on. Bike resto
Replies: 56
Views: 14749
France

Re: Moving on. Bike resto

https://i.postimg.cc/VLG9BcCD/vztut4.jpg More here: https://www.liberiders.tv/2018/11/21/ducati-mike-hailwood-by-simpson-mecanique/ I wasn't being bashful, just missed this at the time, someone pointed it out to me just recently. I guess that the post about the 916, just above this, is another nail...
by rfs1957
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: DMBZ6A 3.8 Distributor Vacuum Advance 54412348
Replies: 9
Views: 584
France

Re: DMBZ6A 3.8 Distributor Vacuum Advance 54412348

Yes, I had an interesting exchange with BritishVacuumUnit in the US. Usual friendly, enthusiastic, and reactive, US approach. According to them both 54410415 and 54412348 had indeed exactly the same behaviour, being 7" - 14" - 8°, and were just different shapes and had different fittings. 0 advance ...
by rfs1957
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: pre-programmed curves on 123 ignition - help please?
Replies: 113
Views: 7666
France

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

I'm not sure quite where to post this. It stems from my wanting to make a map for the MegaJolt that is as true a representation of the original 3.8 ignition as possible, reflecting the effects of both the centrifugal and the vacuum vacuum advance, as I haven't found anything that comes remotely clos...
by rfs1957
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: A different type of Engine Stand for the XK Engine
Replies: 36
Views: 10934
France

Re: A different type of Engine Stand for the XK Engine

Update from Julian, January 2021.

Selling well, new batch in production, look out for promo and adverts.
by rfs1957
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Setting tickover with different camshafts - JAG4 from Guy Broad
Replies: 24
Views: 1784
France

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

Cut the crap Crespin, talking down the value of my cams. I'll pay the shipping, just get them out of my sight. PS - but Mike Hailwood's 1978 TT-winning bike has the sweetest, most civilised, engine on the road of any bevel twin I have ever ridden ; it's a much nicer road bike than any - er - road bi...
by rfs1957
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Setting tickover with different camshafts - JAG4 from Guy Broad
Replies: 24
Views: 1784
France

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

Yes, there's nothing wrong with the manufacture : mine timed up to within 2° on every lobe. They're just sold by idiots, to idiots ; I bought them through Chesman (who were massacring my various engine parts at the time) on their advice, through Guy Broad. Perfectly civilised road cam, with more top...