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#1 New Reproduction Parts for E-Type's

Post by Heuer » Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:26 pm

Just received an email from Richard Smith about his latest products:

"Hi David,

Can?t remember if I told you about the two parts I do for the early heater box. They are the end plate with the extra holes, bracket welded to it and the tapered rear end. I also do the matching lever which does not have the stud on it:

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I also have the correct clips for retaining the Shelley jack handle to the rail in the boot floor:
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Cheers,

Richard"


You can contact Richard: 01270 780954 rmjsmithltd@gmail.com
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Post by Heuer » Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:42 pm

Another item from Richard, although applicable to all S1 cars, is his #8648 Kit - all the parts needed to connect the rotary link to the primary link on the Series 1 wiper motors:
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He already supplies the Series 1 wiper rack adjuster cable assembly which even Jaguar/Lucas did not supply as a separate part:
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Also for completeness, from his last update:
#C17487 S1 - clock adjuster cable assembly
#BD19297 Friction shim behind striker plate
#8409 chrome bezel fixing clock and trip remotes
#BD24989 complete armrest ass. On centre console
#BD34731 & 30 S3 seat torque spring
#C21617 gear box shaft nut

Knurled wheel for Metallifacture jack:
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Shoe, rivet and spring clip for Metallifacture jack:
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Post by Heuer » Sat Feb 28, 2015 3:11 am

Great news! Richard Smith has reproduced the previously unobtainable special chrome plated Lucas screws for the side/signal lenses. These were used on all 3.8's and S1 4.2's until Lucas moved over to Phillips head screws. You will need ten per car - contact Richard direct and mention the Forum.
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Post by Heuer » Sun Mar 22, 2015 5:05 pm

Richard Smith has now produced the door lock lever assembly. Originals wear badly which means you have to move the interior handle almost through 90? before the lock will operate.
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Post by Dave K » Sun Mar 22, 2015 5:45 pm

I spoke to him today about the 4 way brake union I am looking for for a friend in France, he doesn't have them and it seems no one else does either.
That's something else to start reproducing then.

If anyone has one let me know please.

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Post by Heuer » Fri Oct 02, 2015 5:03 pm

Richard has sent me these photos of his latest offerings:

1. Handbrake repair kit for 2+2:
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2. Replacement handle for Metallifacture integrated jack:
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3. Rear hatch lock mechanism spring #BD20122 (it assists in popping open the rear hatch)
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4. #BD24593 FHC Sunvisor chrome end cap

5. #BD20565 & #BD20566 Dash top fixing brackets

As always please contact Richard directly for these and other parts: 01270 780954 rmjsmithltd@gmail.com
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Post by Heuer » Sun Oct 11, 2015 3:30 pm

Richard has now produced both the wiper and clock control cables:
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Post by Heuer » Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:18 am

SNGB have now produced TRE's with articulation angles similar to those originally specified. This means there should be no 'necking' of the TRE at full extension with standard dampers. They cost ?30 + VAT pair, ?5 more than the ones with less articulation. SNGB part number is C25447U "TRACKROD PR 35 DEG":
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More information on the subject here: viewtopic.php?t=6145
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Post by Heuer » Fri Oct 23, 2015 10:54 am

Richard Smith just sent me this:

"Hi David, I?ve just made and now have stock of #C14917, the early dynamo mounting bracket.":
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These were fitted up to engine #R1509 for the C45 Dynamo. With the later C42 dynamo a different bracket was required. Previously unavailable, contact Richard if you want one
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Post by Heuer » Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:35 am

I always get a buzz when I see an email from Richard Smith pop into my inbox but this latest one has topped all my expectations!

"Hi David, please see attached image of a few early re-conditioned jacks I have available. They are mainly new original. I have stumbled across and acquired some of the original tooling, mainly the high pressure die-casting tool for the top and the worn out patterns for the sand castings which I have had fettled. I really do want to describe them as reconditioned originals, they each come with the handle. Cheers Richard."
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So if you are looking for a Shelley jack now is your chance to grab one! Incredible bit of archaeology by Richard. Everything we know about the Shelley jack is available here: viewtopic.php?t=2006&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=30

Original on cars produced before ~July 1962:
Right Hand Drive OTS: to #850548.
Left Hand Drive OTS: to #877518.
Right hand Drive FHC: to #860660.
Left Hand Drive FHC: to #886246.

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Post by Heuer » Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:22 am

Marek can supply exact copies of the early Lucas fluted front side light lens. These were fitted to all cars up until March 1965 but have been unavailable since as the moulds changed to produce a different 'Fresnel' centre design. They are available as a complete set in either clear/amber or clear/clear. One of the things Jaguar got wrong on their recreation LWE's - the front side light lenses :roll:
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Marek also produces front and rear lenses for the S2/3 cars. The rear lenses can be in various colour combinations and can optionally include built in LED reversing light panels. This makes tidying up the rear of these cars a lot more cost effective than buying the Lotus Elan S4 clusters.
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And the other version with the horizontal split:
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Various colours:
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Front lenses to match:
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Contact Marek for prices and availability via PM
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Post by Heuer » Mon Nov 02, 2015 4:24 pm

Jaguar Heritage are now producing complete (or individual parts) mild steel exhaust systems for 3.8, and S1/2 4.2 cars, including chrome tail pipes. Brilliant news as they have been made to original design and aluminised for protection. Finally, you can get that authentic E-Type sound rather than the dismal note produced by stainless steel! £650 for a complete system is very good considering the chroming of two mild steel resonators would cost you £250+:
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http://www.jaguarclassicparts.com/uk/parts-news

If anyone has a set of these some feedback on fit and finish would be most appreciated.

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SJClark posted: "My feedback is here..."
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Post by Gfhug » Mon Nov 09, 2015 5:07 pm

Just to say I've a set of the front lenses supplied by Marek.
In another thread I had asked about the S2 front lenses being opaque on the lower half, Marek has now supplied a new set without that obscuring and they give a much clearer sidelight and indicator.
One easy way of improving the visibilty of our cars. Thanks Marek

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Post by Heuer » Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:21 am

Richard Smith is now offering kits to convert the later Metallifacture jack to one with the integrated handle. This means you can source a Metallifacture jack with the separate handle from a later 'E' Type, Ford Cortina, XJ6 or 2+2 and make it into one of the early versions with the addition of the square shoe, screw boss and handle.
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#15 Three way brake pipe connector for stop switch

Post by daykrolik » Wed Nov 25, 2015 12:39 am

Recently I searched fairly diligently, to no avail, for the brass three ? way brake fluid pipe connector (one pipe in, one pipe out and the third outlet for the stoplight switch) which mounts on the firewall of my 1967 Series 1 OTS so the stoplight switch faces forward out from the firewall at a 90? angle from the inlet and outlet pipes. Mine is still functioning, but somewhat abused, and I thought, especially since the threads are brass, it would be good to have a spare handy. I couldn't find one, although there are many three-way connectors available where all three are on the same plane. Hopefully, the attached picture will illustrate this switch. Does anyone know a source or, if not, could we encourage someone to make these? https://www.dropbox.com/s/o3033r8qkfgsv ... 6.JPG?dl=0

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Post by Heuer » Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:03 pm

Pilkington Classics have now produced a revised FHC windscreen based on an known and dated original screen supplied by Angus. It has been fitted to a car and unsurprisingly is an excellent fit. Part numbers are as follows:
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CL= clear; GN = green
You can contact Nick Gardiner directly if you want to order one or do so via a Pilkington Classic supplier: Nick.gardiner@NSG.Com

Pilkington Classic will use a period Triplex logo in the correct location on the screen if you ask. They can also include a radio antenna or heaters in the laminate at extra cost. All other glass is also available with discrete and period Triplex logos.

NB We recommend sourcing the rubber windscreen seal from Hutsons as we know it fits well.
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Post by Heuer » Tue Feb 23, 2016 4:29 pm

Richard Smith has been hard at work again and is now offering the following:

C15407 Steering rack nut
8705 Oil filter can bolt (exactly as original)
C18241 Spire nut securing heater fan impeller to motor shaft.
8671 & C17938 Split collett on upper steering column (fits in locknut)
C23381 fan belt tensioner mounting bracket, fitted with 2 bronze bushes (exactly as original) then reamed to take the shaft:

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As always contact Richard directly if you want any if these on 01270 780954 or email: rmjsmithltd@gmail.com
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Post by Heuer » Sat May 07, 2016 9:41 am

Richard Smith has produced some parts for the 3.8 brake controls:

C17239 Rubber Buffer - #13
C17240 Spacing Collar - #15
C17241 Belleville Washer - #16
C20787 Eccentric Barrel Nut (later cars) - #18
C17243 Eccentric Barrel Nut (earlier car) - #18
UFN425/L Castellated Slotted Nut - #19
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Post by Heuer » Thu May 19, 2016 10:57 am

SNGB are now offering the HT conduit C2451* that was used on all XK engines up to August 1964 (so almost all 3.8's) after which engine lifting brackets were fitted. They differ because they are attached to studs 2 and 5 rather than studs 2 and 4 and have not been available since the early 1960's. Originals in usable condition are almost non existent as they deteriorate due to engine heat.
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Note the red colour of even this later conduit

They are an almost exact copy using dull red vulcanised fibreboard, correct rivets and redesigned brackets. The conduits were left in their native dull red colour for much of their production life but some were over painted black or produced in black fibreboard, when it became available. SNGB elected to produce these in their original dull red allowing owners to paint them black as they see fit - both colours are concours correct although few people realise the difference in stud mounting. Huge thanks to Tadek Malkiewicz for providing an original pattern and to Julian Barrett for taking the time and trouble to make this long obsolete part. They are available now http://www.sngbarratt.com/ProductDetail ... f6150c2d3b

Everything you could want to know about these conduits is detailed here: viewtopic.php?t=2006&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=166

Fitted to my car:
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Post by Heuer » Thu May 19, 2016 2:08 pm

Update from Richard Smith:

Hi David, hope you?re well. Just a note to let you know of my latest new item, it?s the leaf spring C17910 in the choke mechanism which keeps tension on the ball bearing. It fits all E types S1,2 & 3. Cheers, Richard

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