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by phil.dobson@mac.com
Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Starter solenoid
Replies: 4
Views: 1074
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Re: Starter solenoid

It can be poor contacts in the dash push button.
by phil.dobson@mac.com
Mon Jun 21, 2021 12:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: New Parts
Replies: 7
Views: 1963
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Re: New Parts

Pat IF the parts were from SNG speak to Carrie Norcott she will/should be able to help
by phil.dobson@mac.com
Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Hardtop fixing bolts
Replies: 4
Views: 1094
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Re: Hardtop fixing bolts

Just to close this out, I removed the plates and on viewing the threads from the rear it was obvious that they had been interfered with at some point. The plates have now been replaced.
Thanks for your help
Best regards and stay safe.
by phil.dobson@mac.com
Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Hardtop fixing bolts
Replies: 4
Views: 1094
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Re: Hardtop fixing bolts

It must be a possibility but it’s not happened in my ownership (30 years)
by phil.dobson@mac.com
Sun Feb 07, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Hardtop fixing bolts
Replies: 4
Views: 1094
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Hardtop fixing bolts

Can anyone advise the size of the chrome bolts that secure the hardtop just behind the seats. (the main fixing points). I have just received two from SNG but they are 1 size under the bracket fixing thread. It looks form my research that the V12 is the same size so not sure why I have this issue? An...
by phil.dobson@mac.com
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: head gasket woes
Replies: 16
Views: 5307
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Re: head gasket woes

Tim do you know if your block was ‘decked’ (machined flat) dusting the engine refurb? If it was it is essential that the timing chest cover was in place otherwise the head cannot be pulled down flat.
Just a thought
by phil.dobson@mac.com
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Setting tickover with different camshafts - JAG4 from Guy Broad
Replies: 24
Views: 4083
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Re: Setting tickover with different camshafts - JAG4 from Guy Broad

Sorry Phil, that's an old trope (which I have hinted at when selling S3 engines but been careful not to state directly!).

Agreed peter I should not have included ‘performance’ in my reference to S3 cams.
by phil.dobson@mac.com
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Setting tickover with different camshafts - JAG4 from Guy Broad
Replies: 24
Views: 4083
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Re: Setting tickover with different camshafts - JAG4 from Guy Broad

Just been investigating this exact problem. It’s seems to be a well known issue whet using SU carbs. It’s better with Webber or equivalent whereby the idle is set by opening the butterfly and not using the air bypass valve on the SU I’ve discussed this with Chris Keith-Lucas, Rob Beere and John Moor...
by phil.dobson@mac.com
Wed May 06, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: series 1 3.8 heater
Replies: 2
Views: 798
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series 1 3.8 heater

can anyone advise IF all cars have covers on the air into the cabin (small hinged doors) or are some just open?
Best regards
Phil Dobson
by phil.dobson@mac.com
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for.....
Replies: 0
Views: 3220
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Looking for.....

I’m trying to reconnect with Warren Pearce (sixties racer with Wk 310). Warren rebuilt my etype in the 1980’s. His son Lawerence went on to run the XJs Lister racing company. Last I heard was the Warren was living in Glasgow? if anyone has any better info I would be grateful for the contact. Best re...
by phil.dobson@mac.com
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gearbox noise
Replies: 18
Views: 4607
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Re: Gearbox noise

there is only one guy to refurbish any type of jaguar gearbox. ken evans. Klassic transmissions. very sensible prices. top quality workmanship. the trade use him all the time. when Nigel Webbs dtype finished lemans 24 hours with on of kens boxes I was convinced! he has built 6 boxes for me. just per...
by phil.dobson@mac.com
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: E Type S II wiring Harness
Replies: 11
Views: 5009
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Re: E Type S II wiring Harness

I thought the favourite in the USA is Rhodes island wiring?
by phil.dobson@mac.com
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Gearbox distance tube
Replies: 9
Views: 2727
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Re: Gearbox distance tube

try speaking with Ken Evans at Klassic transmissions.
by phil.dobson@mac.com
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Coming up for auction
Replies: 6
Views: 1959
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Re: Coming up for auction

if you get the conditions wrong and use a carcoon it can be a nightmare (don't ask!) I suspect the car is hanging in rust due to condensation from the storage. if you zoom in on the wire wheels that confirms it for me. the under bonnet shot also shows lots of surface rust.
by phil.dobson@mac.com
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Adjustable reactor plate experiences
Replies: 11
Views: 2506
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Re: Adjustable reactor plate experiences

i bought the Rob Beere late and have never fitted it. happy to sell is someone want one
by phil.dobson@mac.com
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear Caliper Bolts Too Long What Am I missing?
Replies: 1
Views: 937
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Re: Rear Caliper Bolts Too Long What Am I missing?

Its along time since I worked on this but I don't remember the bolts being to longer in order to remove the caliper. So you could investigate if they are the orig/correct length. The calipers are shimmed to center them on the disc. Unless they are way off most people don't refit them.
by phil.dobson@mac.com
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Custom wheels series 1
Replies: 21
Views: 6896
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Re: Custom wheels series 1

when considering wire wheels I can recommend the Turino polished alloy option(s)
by phil.dobson@mac.com
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Anyone fitted the Classic Car Stereo’s hidden Bluetooth amp?
Replies: 2
Views: 1453
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Re: Anyone fitted the Classic Car Stereo’s hidden Bluetooth amp?

Just wondering why you want to keep it positive earth? If the answer is ‘originality’ they why the modern radio?
by phil.dobson@mac.com
Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: registration of U.S. import.
Replies: 14
Views: 3951
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Re: registration of U.S. import.

My experience is the same as Tims. In my case i obtained an endorsement from the Jaguar Drivers club to confirm the existence of the car. That plus the heritage certificate was all i needed plus the fee and forms. However i did have an issue where one digit was misplaced on the Nova. so please doubl...
by phil.dobson@mac.com
Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Arriving at destination smelling like a spark plug.
Replies: 5
Views: 1913
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Re: Arriving at destination smelling like a spark plug.

definitely not normal. check all the bulkhead penetrations. those that are nor used must have plugs and those that are should have proper grommets. also the gearlever should be seal via various pieces of insulation. Obviously as per the previous post this assumes that you don't have an exhaust leak.