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by johnetype
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Gearbox mounting spring rubber seat
Replies: 1
Views: 71
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Gearbox mounting spring rubber seat

Does anyone know or have a preference based on experience if there should be a rubber seat (CBC2517) under both ends of the spring supporting the end of the gearbox or just at one end?
by johnetype
Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Heater box air flap removal method
Replies: 7
Views: 370
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Re: Heater box air flap removal method

I would consider using stainless steel mesh for the top, that's what I did. You can paint it black but at least it'll never rust out from under the paint again.
by johnetype
Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: E10 fuel
Replies: 5
Views: 372
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Re: E10 fuel

And remember that for now at least (in most parts of the country but not all..e.g Devon and Cornwall) super unleaded will remain ethanol free. In Devon and Cornwall for example it may be E5.... Super unleaded from Esso is ethanol free (except for parts of Devon and Cornwall). I'm not aware that the...
by johnetype
Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series3 LHD to RHD conversion - DIY task?
Replies: 12
Views: 521
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Re: Series3 LHD to RHD conversion - DIY task?

Can an R12 system be safely recharged with R134a if the correct connectors and additives are used? The answer is yes. The caveats are that the system had to be working when it last ran on R12 (obviously) and an R12 system converted to R134a will not be as efficient as it would have been on R12. So,...
by johnetype
Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Headlamp drain holes in bonnet underpanel
Replies: 4
Views: 175
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Re: Headlamp drain holes in bonnet underpanel

I don't believe that as they left the factory that the sugar scoops drain pipes came out of any holes in the bonnet underpanel area. On my car there was just a short length of hose connected to the sugar scoop drain outlet that directed the water into the under panel area and the water was left to f...
by johnetype
Thu Jul 15, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Front bumper fitting
Replies: 2
Views: 262
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Re: Front bumper fitting

I fitted the left and right pieces first, loosely in place then added the centre section, iirc. I did it on my own. I don't see why studding and a nut shouldn't work well for the overriders. I used stainless steel bolts with washers to pack them out as necessary to spread the load and ensure they di...
by johnetype
Sat Jul 03, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1 2+2 roof aerial
Replies: 4
Views: 194
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Re: Series 1 2+2 roof aerial

The issue (certainly in my car) would be that the roof lining is glued directly to the inside of the roof so the roof aerial base and cable can only go around the very edge of the roof and be hidden inside the cant rails otherwise you'll see them tracking under the roof liner. Whilst a roof mounted ...
by johnetype
Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel pump fire!
Replies: 14
Views: 669
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Re: Fuel pump fire!

doffo25 wrote:
Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:49 am

If there was a simple short couldn't that be enough to start fire......maybe with a weep from the green tube....what ever that is....?.....but then why didn't fuse blow?
A simple short as you describe it certainly can and has caused your fire. There is no fuse in the feed to the fuel pump.
by johnetype
Sun Jun 13, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Insulation of the contacts of the distributor cap burned
Replies: 29
Views: 1103
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Re: Insulation of the contacts of the distributor cap burned

I think this might well be a mechanical assembly issue However the OP has a Pertronics unit fitted. If I understand them correctly, they work by the Hall effect. The trigger is a wheel which is pressed down over the cam section with a magnet located to trigger the unit. Now if this wheel is misposi...
by johnetype
Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front stub axle strengthener C19423U
Replies: 7
Views: 449
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Re: Front stub axle strengthener C19423U

So why not just Loctite the inner bearing to the stub axle to prevent the rotation?
by johnetype
Fri May 14, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Fuel dumping
Replies: 4
Views: 573
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Re: Fuel dumping

You can try cleaning the float valve and seat with carb cleaner injected into the front carb fuel supply fitting to remove any petrol gum first. If that doesn't work remove the carb from the manifold and replace the float valve and seat which is what I did when I encountered the same problem. Not a ...
by johnetype
Sun May 09, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Best windscreen fitters in Surrey ...??
Replies: 12
Views: 885
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Re: Best windscreen fitters in Surrey ...??

When my fitter turned up to fit the windscreen I offered him a cup of tea and he said he'd have the screen in before I'd made the tea - and he had :wow: So fitting the screen and the locking strip is not that hard as long as you're using a new rubber from the likes of Baines etc. Likewise the screen...
by johnetype
Thu May 06, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jaguar are losing the plot!
Replies: 22
Views: 1817
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Re: Jaguar are losing the plot!

I did witness it.

Clarkson was not wrong but Jaguar have always added to their own woes by not addressing the quality bogey.

Consistent cost cutting relative to their market sector will be their ultimate downfall.
by johnetype
Mon May 03, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jaguar are losing the plot!
Replies: 22
Views: 1817
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Re: Jaguar are losing the plot!

The car industry is incredibly competitive with wafer thin margins. You either go large or niche. Ford and then Tata bought into the go large mantra - aka Audi - for Jaguar; they've tried the go large route - witness XE - and now are trying go niche with luxury electric. Time will tell how it plays ...
by johnetype
Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: ANYONE FITTED POWERSPARK DISTRIBUTOR?
Replies: 5
Views: 677
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Re: ANYONE FITTED POWERSPARK DISTRIBUTOR?

I'm sorry, I'd missed that you'd posted in the Series 1 section and hence the camshaft driven tachometer. As you suggest, the black wire should go to the connection on the coil that the points in the original distributor connected to and the red lead goes to the supply to the coil. The black lead sh...
by johnetype
Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Vacuum retard distributor
Replies: 10
Views: 991
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Re: Vacuum retard distributor

No worms, it works exactly as it says on the tin.......... The drilled hole exits adjacent to the top of the throttle butterfly where it should be so that with the throttle fully closed the hole is shrouded to cut off connection to the main venturi but as soon as the throttle opens the hole and thus...
by johnetype
Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: ANYONE FITTED POWERSPARK DISTRIBUTOR?
Replies: 5
Views: 677
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Re: ANYONE FITTED POWERSPARK DISTRIBUTOR?

1. Yes
2. Take the positive supply lead for the distributor back to the fuse box and not to the +ve on the coil and make sure you've got a good clean connection. That way you tachometer will probably work and your "sparking" may go.
by johnetype
Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Vacuum retard distributor
Replies: 10
Views: 991
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Re: Vacuum retard distributor

https://i.postimg.cc/Kz1tBRg7/IMG-3325.jpg My front Stromberg already had the threaded hole for the brass vacuum take off adaptor cast into it, it just wasn't drilled through to the inside. I fitted the brass adapter and also used it to centre the drill. I drilled a 2.5mm hole iirc. The aluminium c...
by johnetype
Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Vacuum retard distributor
Replies: 10
Views: 991
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Re: Vacuum retard distributor

There's a wide range of replacement distributors available but you do want one with vacuum advance or you could have your existing distributor rebuilt with the correct advance curve and vacuum advance added here in the UK. Drilling the hole required in the front Stromberg for the ported vacuum is no...
by johnetype
Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Car radio
Replies: 11
Views: 876
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Re: Car radio

If you fit two speakers in the centre console the way Richard and Joe have done you will loose a lot of bass as the two small speakers work against each other and cancel out the bass. Given that it's bass you desperately need to get a good tonal balance this is significant. However, you may find you...