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by Turnip
Fri Jul 09, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 123-Tune+ static timing
Replies: 26
Views: 888
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Re: 123-Tune+ static timing

Do you have a copy of you map/chosen settings that you used, that you are prepared to share? If I could find a way of getting the file off my phone I would willingly! The values I use are listed below. You should be able to create your own curve file from them. I just started with the "maximum" adv...
by Turnip
Fri Jul 09, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 123-Tune+ static timing
Replies: 26
Views: 888
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Re: 123-Tune+ static timing

So what's the simple answer? Do you set it to 10 degrees BTDC or at TDC? I just had a look at the 123 Tune manual again. It says "Bring the engine to the static timing point - at the end of the compression stroke", which is a bit unclear. Maybe it's the translation from Dutch, but if you read it as...
by Turnip
Thu Jul 08, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 123-Tune+ static timing
Replies: 26
Views: 888
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Re: 123-Tune+ static timing

Yeah, I found the instructions (123 Tune) a bit unclear as well. It's almost like they're pasted together from different versions of the product. My conclusion in the end is that you do have to set using the static timing point, and all the timing curve waypoints are set to (desired value - static t...
by Turnip
Thu Jul 01, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Battery clamp/tray and battery size...
Replies: 9
Views: 463
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Re: Battery clamp/tray and battery size...

You're not alone - it was the same problem on mine as well. I had to cut a section out of the top clamp and get it re-welded. If you've not fitted it already, check the air-filter support bracket. Again, it needed shortening on mine. I never worked out which bit of the car caused the problem, and it...
by Turnip
Tue Jun 22, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine loom fitting
Replies: 3
Views: 339
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Re: Engine loom fitting

I know what you mean. That's why I re-drew the diagram so that it was easier to follow.
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Hopefully you can right click the diagram, save it and print it.

Simon
by Turnip
Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine loom fitting
Replies: 3
Views: 339
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Re: Engine loom fitting

Hi.
It's not clear to me what you are trying to do, but the Brown/Purple wire from the Regulator goes to the ignition switch, not the starter. The Brown/Green wire should be connected to the alternator.

Simon
by Turnip
Sat May 29, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pink Floyd
Replies: 25
Views: 1331
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Re: Pink Floyd

Obscured by clouds. I have been posting on Jag-Lovers about single malts, having just emptied a bottle a Glenfiddich 8year old which had the price label still on it. £4.15. I think it was bought in the 1980s. Full bottles of the same are now changing hands at over £200. Time to re-fill it then? Jus...
by Turnip
Mon May 24, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pink Floyd
Replies: 25
Views: 1331
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Re: Pink Floyd

And I got to play with his dog!
by Turnip
Sun Apr 25, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: height of brake and clutch pedals S1 4.2 1965
Replies: 9
Views: 864
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Re: height of brake and clutch pedals S1 4.2 1965

I had the same problem – the first time I actually sat in the car (1965 fhc) with a seat fitted my first thought was “those pedals are going to be impossible after about 30 minutes”. So I did some customisation and the gap from the top of the brake pedal horizontally back to the firewall is now abou...
by Turnip
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Wiring diagram
Replies: 11
Views: 938
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Re: Wiring diagram

Hi where can I get a wiring diagram I can read? My modern Haynes manual diagram is dreadful even when I try to blow it up on the printer the wiring colour abbreviations are mostly illegible :wow: Cheers I re-drew the Haynes one ("from chassis numbers IE.500001") in Visio and saved it as a PDF. That...
by Turnip
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: A lesson from the joys of the open road
Replies: 0
Views: 2707
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A lesson from the joys of the open road

As a short distraction, may I offer up the following video:


I find it amusing anyway.

Simon
by Turnip
Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Boot board rail rubbers
Replies: 15
Views: 1479
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Re: Boot board rail rubbers

Joes66 wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:15 pm
Or am I wrong?
Most likely right. I'm sure there's a story somewhere on this forum where it's reported that the fitters found it quicker to staple the retainers rather than screw them down.

Simon
by Turnip
Sun Dec 13, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Boot board rail rubbers
Replies: 15
Views: 1479
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Re: Boot board rail rubbers

Joes66 wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:04 am
And those split rivets
Check the parts book for your model. The S1 4.2 FHC has self-tappers rather than rivets from 1E.20117 (1965).

Simon
by Turnip
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: E type full build S1 4.2 Coupe
Replies: 49
Views: 6523
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Re: E type full build

If you haven't done so already, get hold of a copy of the parts catalogue. That describes everything you need for each sub-assembly, right down to the washers. And don't just rely on the pictures. Sometimes you will find parts listed in the text that aren't shown on the diagrams. For example, have y...
by Turnip
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch slipping on full load
Replies: 9
Views: 798
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Re: Clutch slipping on full load

Could the check of movement of the fork be done before engine/gearbox out? If you're happy to put the car on axle stands and wriggle under it then it's not too difficult. As Peter says, it's described in the manual. If you find measuring the gap tricky then try just opening it up by one turn. That ...
by Turnip
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch slipping on full load
Replies: 9
Views: 798
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Re: Clutch slipping on full load

It might be worth checking the gap on the clutch operating rod, in case it's is too small.
I had this problem, although the slippage started at around 4000 pm WOT, in 3rd & top.

Simon
by Turnip
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello all members
Replies: 11
Views: 5306
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Re: Hello all members

Good luck Paul. I found the original "Spare Parts Catalogue" invaluable. You can get it on CD. All the diagrams show the correct orientation of pieces, and in the description section you will find any items that are not shown on the diagram. The individual pieces of a component are listed in assembl...
by Turnip
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Distilled/de-ionised water?
Replies: 19
Views: 2834
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Re: Distilled/de-ionised water?

The manual says the water should as "neutral (soft) as is available". I was sure I'd read "rainwater" in an official document somewhere, but can't find it now. A Google search did find that on modern Jaguars the suggestion is "make sure you carry a supply of fresh (rain or distilled) water. " Yes, I...
by Turnip
Mon May 25, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S1 4.2 FHC Seat Base Refurb.
Replies: 12
Views: 1422
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Re: S1 4.2 FHC Seat Base Refurb.

If your '65 is the same as my '65 there isn't really much holding the squab upright, except for body weight. There should be a metal clip on the l/h side of the base, as in this photo: https://i.postimg.cc/02W78t55/Seat-Base-clip.jpg These clips don't have a part number and I don't think they are av...
by Turnip
Sun May 17, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clip/bracket for breather pipe
Replies: 5
Views: 744
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Re: Clip/bracket for breather pipe

Here's an original 4.2 bracket. I don't have it any more because someone managed to lose it for me.

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