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by rfs1957
Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: JT5 box installation advice
Replies: 11
Views: 3719
France

I have a new T5 waiting to go into my 1963 3.8, and am all ears/eyes to see what I'm letting myself in for. Is dropping the motor/g'box assembly down through the bottom the best way, then, or can it also come out upwards ? I have a 2-post lift and an engine hoist but am apprehensive about front-rear...
by rfs1957
Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-Type vs 250 GTO?
Replies: 34
Views: 12579
France

Hang on Carsten, you don't think it's allowed to live INSIDE ? I'm not that keen on it !
by rfs1957
Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-Type vs 250 GTO?
Replies: 34
Views: 12579
France

Thanks for the advice Carsten. Find me another car where you never get stopped by the police, never have it stolen, nobody wants them so they're 10-a-penny on Le Bon Coin, zero amortisement, handles like a kart, excellent brakes, cheap parts, reliable, tons of room, three-a-breast seating front and ...
by rfs1957
Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-Type vs 250 GTO?
Replies: 34
Views: 12579
France

467K ? Oh S--t. I should never have told the kids.

There was I going to take ours out for a spin tomorrow, perhaps the last of the autumn before salt becomes a worry (Cevennes already white), and now they've taken away the garage key and told me to take the Multipla instead.
by rfs1957
Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Oily E-Type
Replies: 27
Views: 12647
France

In the motorcycle world we use brake-cleaner / acetone to degrease, then athlete's foot powder spray ........... which will show up the origin of any leak. Happy hunting !
by rfs1957
Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear oil seal oil leak
Replies: 37
Views: 12480
France

Look at the November 2011 exchanges in this thread

http://etypeuk.com/forum/viewtopic.php? ... c&start=10

where I discovered a "new" source, unmentioned so far in this one, of leaks that turned out to be responsible for most of my drips.
by rfs1957
Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 1 Seat-Belt fitting, and 'slack' Inertia Reel Belts.
Replies: 34
Views: 13967
France

Series 1 Seat-Belt fitting, and 'slack' Inertia Reel Belts.

I had a set of Inertia Reel belts off a well-known E-Type supplier and restorer in about 2005/6, and they've had minimal usage in comparison with any normal vehicle dating from then. They have got progressively slacker, and the driver's side is now worse than useless, albeit not helped by the fact t...
by rfs1957
Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Zeus Precision Tables
Replies: 7
Views: 2570
France

One happy customer at least ! My tables have been in constant bench-use since 1978 and have seen better days, so I was overjoyed this morning to see that they are still available, in a world where us horny-handed-sons-of-toil are a dying breed. Where else could one confirm that the chrome-bezel head...
by rfs1957
Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear Diff Oil
Replies: 19
Views: 8768
France

Thanks, that Craftsman set stops at 1/2" but I get the point, never seen these before. Anyone got a source for an allen-headed equivalent plug ?
by rfs1957
Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Zeus Precision Tables
Replies: 7
Views: 2570
France

Zeus Precision Tables

Maybe everybody knows this already, but ....... best source of fraction/metric/decimal workshop charts, and thread type/pitch/tapping etc that I find indispensable for Jaguar work can be found here as a .pdf http://www.bikers1.com/shed/shed2/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4248 or here as a plastic-coated bench...
by rfs1957
Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:27 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear Diff Oil
Replies: 19
Views: 8768
France

Has anyone ever found a decent tool to grip the square-headed filler plug ? I've had this down on my list of Nasty Operations That Require A Better Tool for years, and damage the plug a bit more each time I grapple with it, but never seen a square 9/16 or 14mm socket or w.h.y. that would help. Or is...
by rfs1957
Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Timing chain adjustment
Replies: 35
Views: 22127
France

No rocket-science apparent here, so I ended up using the usual ThreeBond TB1215 which is extensively used by Ducati and Yamaha - amongst others - as an OM ingredient and is particularly appropriate for alloy/alloy usage if only because of its colour ? grey. Used on XK cam-covers, breather plate etc ...
by rfs1957
Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Installation of short chrome beading
Replies: 13
Views: 7693
France

They are originals I believe, and would have been fitted when the car was rebuilt in 1990 - maybe NOS was available then ? PO went to (documented) extraordinary lengths to find only original parts. So no sign of leakage and the rivets and the spring-seats were all in place when the chrome / black-ch...
by rfs1957
Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Installation of short chrome beading
Replies: 13
Views: 7693
France

Maybe you never adjusted them just because they were so awful, pre-relay tweak. Certainly was my case, but it's only been 9 years. Took your earlier point about the studs on the scoops, but fitting mine is fraught enough already without having the extra length of 3 studs to scrape the paint, and sin...
by rfs1957
Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Installation of short chrome beading
Replies: 13
Views: 7693
France

http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h475/rfs1957/DSC05102_zps17794246.jpg Now I've tried it, and thanks to Chris C, tthere is indeed actually enough spring in the bead, and sufficient gap between the wing/bonnet panels, to accomodate the bead underneath the headlamp bezel (without having to lengthe...
by rfs1957
Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front Roll-Bar rubbers going AWOL
Replies: 13
Views: 3619
France

Now that's what I wanted to read !
by rfs1957
Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front Roll-Bar rubbers going AWOL
Replies: 13
Views: 3619
France

How satisfying to know that I've made a part that I should have had all along.

But how come I can't see them anywhere in my 3.8 parts book - or were they retro-fitted precisely because they went AWOL ?

And should I have them on the rears, where I've never had a problem and didn't make any ?
by rfs1957
Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:51 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Installation of short chrome beading
Replies: 13
Views: 7693
France

Having spent hours gently adjusting the shape of the headlamp perspex covers so they allow the rubbers to sit more naturally within the recess of the wings and within the contours of the chrome trim, the result is way tidier, even if there's still a hint of rubber here and there. http://i1111.photob...
by rfs1957
Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front Roll-Bar rubbers going AWOL
Replies: 13
Views: 3619
France

C.15097 is the U-clamp that covers the D-rubber, we're talking about the flat plate with edges that lies behind it.
by rfs1957
Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front Roll-Bar rubbers going AWOL
Replies: 13
Views: 3619
France

Just a minute ! What makes you think some other smart guy like me didn't make some for his/your car ? No reference on any parts book I have ever seen ........... think you're just trying to steal my thunder.