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by peters3103
Mon Jan 24, 2022 8:12 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: E-type Series 1 3/61 Dated Lubrication Chart - Value?
Replies: 10
Views: 1472
Australia

Re: E-type Series 1 3/61 Dated Lubrication Chart - Value?

Good luck to him. I think he’ll need it.
by peters3103
Sun Jan 23, 2022 8:09 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Early FHC luggage rails
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Australia

Re: Early FHC luggage rails

Thanks for the photos. Lovely interior - they do look great in red.

Regards,
Pete
by peters3103
Sun Jan 23, 2022 7:29 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Early FHC luggage rails
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Australia

Re: Early FHC luggage rails

885169 from Factory Fit has a two additional press studs on the L shaped part of the mat. One at the inside corner of the L and another adjacent on the left side edge of the mat. This one appears to be a little further towards the rear of the car unless it’s just the photo. As 885169 is unrestored I...
by peters3103
Sun Jan 23, 2022 5:08 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Early FHC luggage rails
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Australia

Early FHC luggage rails

Hi Gents, Today I have finally fitted my luggage rails and rubber inserts. I bought an original set, bar one, at vast expense, about 5 years ago. I’ve had my hardura mat modified from one piece to the, correct for model, two piece type. I had bought bifurcated rivets to attach the rails (retainers) ...
by peters3103
Fri Nov 05, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Brake fluid disappeared
Replies: 6
Views: 1176
Australia

Re: Brake fluid disappeared

Well it didn’t miraculously fix itself of course! The top master cylinder is weeping. I’ll remove it and strip it down. Hopefully I can repair it with a rubber kit rather than replace it but that will, of course, depend on the condition of the bore. I’d like to keep the cylinders matching if possibl...
by peters3103
Wed Nov 03, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Brake fluid disappeared
Replies: 6
Views: 1176
Australia

Re: Brake fluid disappeared

Thanks gents and yes I removed the air cleaner yesterday and noticed fluid had dripped, presumably from one of the the master cylinders, onto the vacuum tank. No damage to my new paint! Fluid bottles are dry as are the flexible hoses. I’ve encountered the dreaded splitting bottles previously. I’ve w...
by peters3103
Sun Oct 31, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Brake fluid disappeared
Replies: 6
Views: 1176
Australia

Brake fluid disappeared

Hi gents, I’ve just noticed hydraulic fluid under my car thinking clutch slave but upon inspection my inner brake fluid bottle is nearly empty. It looks as though the fluid is dripping from the vacuum tank. Has the fluid syphoned into it? If so what is the cause? I’ve checked the hoses are on the ch...
by peters3103
Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: EZ STEERING GTJOEY ITS A NEW WORLD!
Replies: 82
Views: 9957
Australia

Re: EZ STEERING GTJOEY ITS A NEW WORLD!

Life with my current E-Type, 14 years ago, started with 6 1/2” centre-laced wires shod with Michelin XWX 205 70’s - same as Gtjoey’s set up. I liked the stance but it always felt heavy, not only at parking speed but also roundabouts, twisty mountains etc. I changed to 5” wheels with XVS 185’s 7 year...
by peters3103
Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Valve train noise??
Replies: 38
Views: 11135
Australia

Re: Valve train noise??

Thanks for the advice Steve. Yes I’m aware of the long skirt tappets after discussions on the forum previously. Any manufacturers better than others or do all the usuals supply the same product as is often the case? Rob Beere perhaps?

Pete
by peters3103
Mon Sep 27, 2021 4:30 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Valve train noise??
Replies: 38
Views: 11135
Australia

Re: Valve train noise??

Also, any recommendations for suppliers of good quality tappet buckets and should I be buying the long skirt items?

Pete
by peters3103
Sun Sep 26, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Valve train noise??
Replies: 38
Views: 11135
Australia

Re: Valve train noise??

Do you think it’s feasible to replace just the tappet buckets without machining the tappet guides Christopher? I had considered doing this before pulling the head off but was advised by a few that machining the tappet guides and fitting oversized buckets was good practice. My view was to take a punt...
by peters3103
Sun Sep 26, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Valve train noise??
Replies: 38
Views: 11135
Australia

Re: Valve train noise??

No, still tapping! I also had lower timing chain noise which was caused by the chain tensioner being jammed. That is now resolved but after re-checking the tappet clearances, I’m convinced my noisy tappet is due to it being worn and rocking in the guide. At some point the head will have to come off ...
by peters3103
Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff ratio
Replies: 8
Views: 1132
Australia

Re: Diff ratio

Thanks again for more useful information gents. I would like to get my speedo as accurate as I can get it. Bill, could you PM me with contact details of your chap in Clunes please? I did contact an instrument repairer in Heidelberg. They quoted $330 for recalibration, a service and new ratchet mecha...
by peters3103
Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff ratio
Replies: 8
Views: 1132
Australia

Re: Diff ratio

Thanks for replies gents. Some checks to carry out.
Interestingly the rev counter has the Jaguar cats head in place of the Smiths name also. Something I’ve never noticed after 14 years of ownership!
I wonder how that came about.
by peters3103
Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff ratio
Replies: 8
Views: 1132
Australia

Diff ratio

Hi, My Speedo (SN 6322/00), which I believe is for a 3:31 diff ratio, is reading fast. I suspect my diff ratio has been changed at some time before my ownership. How best do I determine my diff ratio (no tag fitted) so I can have my speedo recalibrated. Incidentally I’m running correct size Michelin...
by peters3103
Sun Sep 05, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wheel size
Replies: 5
Views: 1014
Australia

Re: Wheel size

Thanks David. Photos?
by peters3103
Sun Sep 05, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wheel size
Replies: 5
Views: 1014
Australia

Re: Wheel size

Hey Andrew, Nice to hear from you mate. Yes same. I had 6” CWW with 205’s on my red S1 2+2 (too much bling) and on my current 3.8 FHC when I bought both of them. On my 3.8, I swapped them for 6 1/2” curly hub, centre laced with the 205’s (which really filled the arches) as the 6” wheels the 3.8 came...
by peters3103
Sun Sep 05, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wheel size
Replies: 5
Views: 1014
Australia

Wheel size

Hi gents, Just spent a rainy afternoon watching the 2016 Kinrara Trophy. Fantastic! I was fortunate to have been there for it. I note most of the E-Types racing appear to be running competition wires both up front and on the rear. Would these most likely be 6” all round? They look very “fat” but thi...
by peters3103
Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Covered headlamps - water tightness
Replies: 17
Views: 5269
Australia

Re: Covered headlamps - water tightness

Using a torch in my dark garage I shone the light, under the bonnet, at the back of both the headlamps. Looking from the front I could see the light shining through at the top. Clearly this is where I’m getting dirty water in from the front wheels slinging it up whilst driving on a wet road, resulti...