Another Restoration of a 1963 3.8l FHC

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#81 Re: Another Restoration of a 1963 3.8l FHC

Post by Polse7317 » Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:31 am

I'll wait untile the car runs and see as Christopher says what happens.....
Yves, happy XKE 63 fhc , w113 280sl owner
Looking for a OTS 4.2 serie 1....! :scratchheadyellow: and now have found a fhc xk 140 :lol:

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#82 Re: Another Restoration of a 1963 3.8l FHC

Post by Polse7317 » Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:32 am

I'll wait until
the car runs and see as Christopher says what happens.....
Yves, happy XKE 63 fhc , w113 280sl owner
Looking for a OTS 4.2 serie 1....! :scratchheadyellow: and now have found a fhc xk 140 :lol:

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#83 Re: Another Restoration of a 1963 3.8l FHC

Post by andrewh » Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:42 pm

your car is looking superb Keep up the good work. I think the post was on Ian Alty s restoration and I THINK from memory that he said make the setting bar about 20 mm longer than specified it you are reusing the original TBs as they will sag. Mine have definitely sagged about that amount on the ride height, something I need to reset in due course. Not a job that I particularly look forward to so if you can get it right to start with all the better.
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#84 Re: Another Restoration of a 1963 3.8l FHC

Post by Alty Ian » Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:45 am

Hi Yves

Yes Andrew is right, I set the TB link as per the manual and found that the ride height settled far too low and I had to adjust the TB's twice.
As I have an adjustable reaction plate this makes adjustment easy, up or down and if you have an adjustable reaction plate then I would definitely recommend increasing the link length by at least 20mm, maybe even more.

If you dont have an adjustable RP then its going to be trial and error but starting with the ride height HIGH is a must and then let it settle and see where you end up, then adjust later as Chris says.

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#85 Re: Another Restoration of a 1963 3.8l FHC

Post by Gfhug » Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:49 am

Ian, not wishing to hi-jack this thread, but I plan on changing the front suspension bushes soon and hence may have to adjust the standing height (which is just about correct for my S2 at the moment).
Is it easy to fit the adjustable reaction plate?

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#86 Re: Another Restoration of a 1963 3.8l FHC

Post by Alty Ian » Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:03 pm

Hi geoff
Yes relatively easy, they tend to make the overall width of them slightly longer so sometimes you need to grind back the end bolt tubes a mm or so, just depends on your car really and what, if anything has been done to the floor pans.
Good luck :hammer:
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#87 Re: Another Restoration of a 1963 3.8l FHC

Post by Gfhug » Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:35 pm

Thanks Ian
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#88 Re: Another Restoration of a 1963 3.8l FHC

Post by Polse7317 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:07 pm

After some holidays , i came back in the garage and began the central console fitting with a new radio "vintage " but with - earth , so i have fitted a inverter ? (the car is + earth ) I found 2 speakers +- thin enough to be fixed at each side of the radio ; after grinding a little.
I tested the electrical outside with some fear, i am not a electrical specialist :scratchheadyellow: i have kept all the chrome speakers fitting . I have now the front console to do....
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Yves, happy XKE 63 fhc , w113 280sl owner
Looking for a OTS 4.2 serie 1....! :scratchheadyellow: and now have found a fhc xk 140 :lol:

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#89 Re: Another Restoration of a 1963 3.8l FHC

Post by dal2.0litrefrogeye » Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:44 am

nice restoration , good read ! have you got a completion time in mind ??
Its a way of life not a hobby

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#90 Re: Another Restoration of a 1963 3.8l FHC

Post by Polse7317 » Mon Aug 29, 2016 5:05 pm

Thank you dal2 , i return the compliment, i am not as Professional in my restoration than you, but i try to go as far i can do myself , i have not very much time after the day work....! and i have a wife ..... :P , i learn a lot on this forum , everyday, and i try to explain my work with photos, my English is not "rich"" enough , . I expect to finish on next spring..... :hammerdrill: but my mechanic who follows me sometimes in my garage is now in the South of Spain .... :doh: so i don't know when i'll drive my E ....
Yves, happy XKE 63 fhc , w113 280sl owner
Looking for a OTS 4.2 serie 1....! :scratchheadyellow: and now have found a fhc xk 140 :lol:

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#91 Re: Another Restoration of a 1963 3.8l FHC

Post by paydase » Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:47 pm

Yves,
Can you tell us what was the impedance output of your radio and of your speakers?
Was it a mono radio as usual for vintage autoradios (e.g. a 8 ohms output) or a stereo one (e.g. a 2 x 4 ohms output)?
And then what is the impedance of the speakers, does it match the radio output or did you need to cable them in series or in parallell not to risk frying anything?
Also can you give a link of where you purchased your speakers and tell us if their installation on the console was straightforward or if some tweaking on the grilles attachments was necessary?
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#92 Re: Another Restoration of a 1963 3.8l FHC

Post by Polse7317 » Sat Sep 03, 2016 9:06 am

Hi Paydase, the speakers are : Kenwood FC-E 1365 they are 4 ohms and connected at the ISO connector to the caliber autoradio (stereo one). I have grinded them to fit Inside of the console and isolated them from the autoradio case so I could keep the chrome grills outside. I cut the edges of the speakers to fit two washer and nuts to fix them behind the grill.
I bought them in a autoradio shop in my town....they were the only one (in this specialist shop) not too thick to be fitted in the console.
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I hope it will help you .... :salute:
Yves, happy XKE 63 fhc , w113 280sl owner
Looking for a OTS 4.2 serie 1....! :scratchheadyellow: and now have found a fhc xk 140 :lol:

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#93 Re: Another Restoration of a 1963 3.8l FHC

Post by Polse7317 » Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:41 am

I continue the interior trimming , fitting the seats slides on the new floors..... and here, the new location of the welded nuts didn't match with the slides...... :questionmarks: so i have to adapt the slides
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Then i returned on the new chrome gutters... and the new parts didn't match with the gutters.... :banghead: so i had to modify the Inside shape of the chromes with a strong piece of hard wood. cutting the edges and keep a tab to be folded Inside. And glue the chromes with a "magic" glue but very quick to manage :
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At the end i am pleased with the result
Yves, happy XKE 63 fhc , w113 280sl owner
Looking for a OTS 4.2 serie 1....! :scratchheadyellow: and now have found a fhc xk 140 :lol:

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#94 Re: Another Restoration of a 1963 3.8l FHC

Post by Polse7317 » Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:34 pm

return Inside and fitting the dash board . First instal a warning flasher which didn't exist in 1963 . Fitting "lucas style and little red light . I changed all the bulbs for led one, and fitted a dimmer on the Under dash pannel. The problem is to engage the air hoses behind the glove box (1/2) with the electrical devices i have fitted for the GPS , Phone Etc... After i have screwed the board with rubber washers (3)everywhere to try to avoid rattling noises.... and checked the electrical devices,
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Yves, happy XKE 63 fhc , w113 280sl owner
Looking for a OTS 4.2 serie 1....! :scratchheadyellow: and now have found a fhc xk 140 :lol:

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#95 Re: Another Restoration of a 1963 3.8l FHC

Post by Polse7317 » Sat Oct 22, 2016 5:24 pm

Well.... i have finished all the work i can do as a "amateur mechanic"" after a complete dismantling, and a few years of work during WE and some holidays... I want to thank very much every member of this forum which is a amazing source of knowledge and receptiveness for a new E type lover like me :thankyouyellow: :yellow:
At the beginning...... :hammerdrill:
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At the end .... :dance:
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The car will be back in the garage in a few weeks , and i'll continue to improve and adjust many détails but ill drive the car for the first time..... :salute:
Yves, happy XKE 63 fhc , w113 280sl owner
Looking for a OTS 4.2 serie 1....! :scratchheadyellow: and now have found a fhc xk 140 :lol:

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#96 Re: Another Restoration of a 1963 3.8l FHC

Post by mgcjag » Sat Oct 22, 2016 6:44 pm

Hi Yves....Congratulations......a great story and your hard work has given you a fabulous car.....now just drive it.... then come back on the forum and help out all the new E owners that need help....all the best..Steve
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#97 Re: Another Restoration of a 1963 3.8l FHC

Post by Simonpfhc » Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:20 am

Fantastic news Yves, well done. You must be very proud :-)

I am still a bit behind you with my project, but I am progressing slowly. Your blog and contribution to this forum have been an inspiration and extremely helpful.

Happy driving!

Cheers.
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#98 Re: Another Restoration of a 1963 3.8l FHC

Post by Mich7920 » Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:45 pm

good job !
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#99 Re: Another Restoration of a 1963 3.8l FHC

Post by paydase » Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:41 pm

Bravo Yves!
Maintenant place à un autre plaisir, la conduite :smile:
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#100 Re: Another Restoration of a 1963 3.8l FHC

Post by Polse7317 » Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:56 pm

While the car is out in the Professional mechanic garage for the perfect adjustment of motor ,bonnet work.... and wheels, i work in my garage : digging a pit and having a good concrete slab..... the pit is quite finished .... :hammerdrill:


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