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by ALAN COCHRANE
Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: JLR on EBay!
Replies: 3
Views: 1463
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Re: JLR on EBay!

Thanks Steve
by ALAN COCHRANE
Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: JLR on EBay!
Replies: 3
Views: 1463
Great Britain

Re: JLR on EBay!

Sorry what was post #2 all about? Are we being infiltrated by spammers?
There's another suspicious post on the thread-
http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php? ... 70#p140709
by someone called Lewihoob.
by ALAN COCHRANE
Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Tonight. A man buys another XJS.
Replies: 21
Views: 719
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Re: Tonight. A man buys another XJS.

Hi Simon Yes this is the TSSC version. Swings and roundabouts with the various suspension setups though. The rotoflex version is easier to separate but a pig to re-assemble. Effectively a suspension that requires a lot of preload to allow things to line up. Plus none of the dreaded rear wheel tuck u...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Tonight. A man buys another XJS.
Replies: 21
Views: 719
Great Britain

Re: Tonight. A man buys another XJS.

Simon I've never found the GT6 hubs a problem, at least not the rotoflex version. It's very straight forward when you have one of these to hand:- https://i.postimg.cc/ydDGKv4F/Rear-Hub-Puller.jpg It also comes with an adaptor for the swing spring version as well. I'm assuming this is the version you...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: BROWNS LANE PHOTO 14 JULY 1961
Replies: 15
Views: 834
Great Britain

Re: BROWNS LANE PHOTO 14 JULY 1961

Twenty of the fifty four cars are red which surprised me since I've often been told that this was not a popular colour back then. The rise of "resale red" came later apparently.
Maybe the dealers liked red but not so popular with the buying public!
by ALAN COCHRANE
Sat Jul 17, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 1961 or 1962?
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Great Britain

Re: 1961 or 1962?

Steve I tend to agree with you. Year of manufacture is fixed while registration can be delayed for a variety of reasons. No idea why my car waited four months to be registered, especially since at that time E-Types couldn't be bought for love nor money in the UK. I'm going to change my signature det...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Fri Jul 16, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: 1961 or 1962?
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Great Britain

1961 or 1962?

My car was built in November 1961 but not registered until February 1962. The question is which year should I list it as? I'm thinking it should be 1961, what have other Forumites done in this case?
by ALAN COCHRANE
Mon Jul 12, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Problem with SU No.2 !
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Great Britain

Re: Problem with SU No.2 !

Keith Try this-screw all the air screws in fully. Check the relative heights-they should be the same. During the carb rebuilds I discovered that my rearmost carb screw sat way higher compared to the other two. The reason being the screw housing thread did not continue all the way down to the seat. U...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Wed Jun 30, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Battery clamp/tray and battery size...
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Great Britain

Re: Battery clamp/tray and battery size...

Thim Your main problem, as you have already highlighted, is the clamp protruding out past the sill into the wheel arch. Does the bonnet close without hitting the clamp? If not then you may have to abandon it altogether and go for a non-original clamping arrangement, many members have already done th...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Heavy duty battery testers
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Great Britain

Re: Heavy duty battery testers

Well my memory seems to be playing tricks on me. The tester I have is certainly old but it's a battery cell tester:- https://i.postimg.cc/wT0b7K6W/Battery-Testerb.jpg Still works though but only one cell at a time. Might just buy the one on Ebay though. Not many batteries have exposed cell terminals...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Tue Jun 22, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Heavy duty battery testers
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Great Britain

Re: Heavy duty battery testers

Hi Christopher I have a tester of the old variety. It looks like something straight out of Frankenstein's laboratory but it still works. I bought it off everyone's favourite auction site some years back. It appears to be made of bakelite and has a multicoloured range-red, orange and green if memory ...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Battery not turning engine
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Great Britain

Re: Battery not turning engine

My E-Type had a high torque starter fitted when I bought it. It's supposed to crank faster than the old Lucas unit. It's also considerably smaller, lighter and "only" draws 150A when cranking.
I'm not sure what the Lucas starter's CCA is but I wouldn't be surprised if it's considerably higher.
by ALAN COCHRANE
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Car insurance
Replies: 12
Views: 1590
Great Britain

Re: Car insurance

Heritage have for many years insured my TR250, which is in bits. In addition it’s stored in a Council lockup which also houses a large amount of spares I’ve managed to accumulate over the period.
So to echo Christopher’s sentiment-total rubbish from someone who is in all likelihood a spammer.
by ALAN COCHRANE
Thu May 13, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Door cards
Replies: 16
Views: 1130
Great Britain

Re: Door cards

I can also vouch for home trim panels which I made many years ago for my GT6. I used hardboard to great effect. They were all 3mm hardboard except the rear deck panels which were at least 5mm. The door cards on my E-Type were for a later 4.2 S2. From memory these did not have the preformed bend at t...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Tue May 11, 2021 7:03 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1 rear brakes recurring failure.
Replies: 15
Views: 1334
Great Britain

Re: Series 1 rear brakes recurring failure.

A picture of the master cylinder and/or servo is the only way to be sure what braking system Kevin’s car has. Many cars like mine have been changed over the years. My 3.8 now sports the early 4.2 setup including the plumbing on the servo. No matter which version you have, the car is not safe to be d...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Mon May 10, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member UK
Replies: 9
Views: 910
Great Britain

Re: New member UK

I'm 6' and fit into my 1961 S1 3.8 without a problem. The only headroom issue I had was self inflicted. This was after I fitted converted MX5 seats from CMC. They raised my eye level to the top of the windscreen but still allowed me to drive with the top up. I've since removed some of the padding fr...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Sun May 09, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Lighting wiring issue
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Great Britain

Re: Lighting wiring issue

Hello and welcome to the Forum. It would be helpful if you included your name and model of E-Type in the footer of your messages. This will save you time with future posts. As to your lighting issues:- The door switches and dash map light switch operate the map light only. The interior light is oper...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Indicator /park light lenses
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Great Britain

Re: Indicator /park light lenses

Pete I had exactly the same problem when I replaced the lenses on my car. I ended up using a Dremel with a rotary cutting disc to separate them. I cut down slightly on the side of the sidelight lens. Once apart I removed the remains on the side of the indicator lens, both cleaned up well. I didn't g...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: What is the estimated value of a 1967 Jaguar XJK E-Type Coupe?
Replies: 9
Views: 785
Great Britain

Re: What is the estimated value of a 1967 Jaguar XJK E-Type Coupe?

Maybe someone who's been in suspended animation for the last 20 years? They've a lot of catching up to do if that's the case.
by ALAN COCHRANE
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Car lift single post
Replies: 11
Views: 1296
Great Britain

Re: Car lift single post

I've just posted on this subject on another thread. I see you've got height restrictions but at the end of the day a four post lift doesn't require any more height than any other lift in order to operate. There's a common misconception that there's a limit to what you can do, which is not the case. ...