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by politeperson
Fri May 07, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jaguar are losing the plot!
Replies: 22
Views: 1319
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Re: Jaguar are losing the plot!

True Carsten,

We used to service a manual W124 300TE petrol blue estate up to 500,000 miles and it was still on its original clutch.

Then, owner then had it restored and I think still owns it.

They are all long in the tooth now though, nothing lasts forever.
by politeperson
Fri May 07, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Door cards
Replies: 16
Views: 578
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Re: Door cards

Hi Chris,

These ones fit well and and well priced.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/173576783781 ... SwWzlde2cH

James
by politeperson
Wed May 05, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1 rear brakes recurring failure.
Replies: 13
Views: 823
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Re: Series 1 rear brakes recurring failure.

Maybe he filled up the fuel tank with brake fluid?

(joking)
by politeperson
Tue May 04, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: No vacuum ?
Replies: 7
Views: 409
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Re: No vacuum ?

Maybe it is working perfectly?
by politeperson
Mon May 03, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1 rear brakes recurring failure.
Replies: 13
Views: 823
Great Britain

Re: Series 1 rear brakes recurring failure.

I wonder, if you disconnect/ remove your handbrake would the problem go away? Sounds like something is holding the hand brake pads or the main brakes on, creating heat and boiling the fluid. So the front brakes are cold when the rear brakes are warm I take it? So, possible culprits include Driving w...
by politeperson
Mon May 03, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: No vacuum ?
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Great Britain

Re: No vacuum ?

You might have your pipes on the servo connected the wrong way around.

The rear servo pipe should turn from vacuum to atmospheric pressure when the pedal is pressed.

Pull off the rear servo vacuum pipe and have an experiment with the engine running.
by politeperson
Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Have my RADIUS ARMS shrunk at the powder coaters?
Replies: 7
Views: 339
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Re: Have my RADIUS ARMS shrunk at the powder coaters?

You need to loosen the IRS cage mounting bolts to allow it to rotate towards the front of the car, use a trolley jack on the front of the irs cage to rotate it. Use a podger stick to lever the arms onto the irs mounts using the thread hole. The taper means you avoid damaging the cup thread. Without ...
by politeperson
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Wanted Rotisserie
Replies: 2
Views: 351
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Re: Wanted Rotisserie

I have one you can borrow for free.

As long as I get it back before the end of the year?

You will need a Transit at least as it weighs 400kg.

James
by politeperson
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch fork position
Replies: 12
Views: 586
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Re: Clutch fork position

Steve, I have seen this on 2 E types now with new 3 piece clutch kits. When fitted, the arm is too close to the end of the bell housing slot. Didn't you think there were two different bearing heights ie from the pivot point to the thrust face? I could see that if the wrong one was fitted that would ...
by politeperson
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: height of brake and clutch pedals S1 4.2 1965
Replies: 9
Views: 658
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Re: height of brake and clutch pedals S1 4.2 1965

Which type of pedal box do you have? If it is the earlier type, the brake pedal height adjustment is set with the pedal box removed from the bulkhead. You can pull the brake master forward off the box so you dont have to bleed anything. Its still bit of a fiddle on a RHD car. The shaft is held by an...
by politeperson
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Another clutch mystery for me
Replies: 18
Views: 1179
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Re: Another clutch mystery for me

Jonathan, Do you have free play in the clutch arm with the spring removed, once the clutch pedal has been depressed a few times? If so, I would think your clutch throw out bearing should last a fair while and all should be well! If you have no free play when your foot is off the clutch, your throw-o...
by politeperson
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Original S1 Slim Console Speakers Wanted!
Replies: 21
Views: 1377
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Re: Original S1 Slim Console Speakers Wanted!

Or you can just sling one of these behind the seats! Takes the signal from your phone. I have purchased "upgraded" refurbished period radios with added Bluetooth at great expense, and by and large found them pretty awful. The sound quality of these new wireless portable speakers is superb, and the b...
by politeperson
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Another clutch mystery for me
Replies: 18
Views: 1179
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Re: Another clutch mystery for me

Worth seeing what happens when the external spring is removed. Just wondering is we are dealing with mix and match parts. There are a few different slave cylinders floating about that seem to have found new life of various cars with 9.5 and 10 inch clutches. A nice gentleman called Steve posted a ni...
by politeperson
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Another clutch mystery for me
Replies: 18
Views: 1179
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Re: Another clutch mystery for me

Hello Jonathan,
Yes, remove it completely.
by politeperson
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Brake upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 738
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Re: Brake upgrade

One think worth check on a servo car. I had one the other day with terrible bakes. Turned out the vacuum connections on the servo were the wrong way round. This resulted in a lack of servo assistance up to the point the brake pedal was pressed, then the servo tried to reduce the pressure in the syst...
by politeperson
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Another clutch mystery for me
Replies: 18
Views: 1179
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Re: Another clutch mystery for me

Something quick you could try.

Now the clutch is bled, remove the slave cylinder spring and see what happens.

Worked for me once! Clutch returned to normal.
by politeperson
Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sense check on timing marks for electronic ignition
Replies: 2
Views: 424
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Re: Sense check on timing marks for electronic ignition

Correct. Your front cylinder cam lobes should be pointing outwards horizontally as well.
by politeperson
Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Brake upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 738
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Re: Brake upgrade

As Steve says, they may need bleeding.

However, as a heavy brake user, I find changing to a Series 2 set up works for me. No Fade.
by politeperson
Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Car fails on full throttle
Replies: 12
Views: 796
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Re: Car fails on full throttle

Well now its all sorted. I swapped pumps which improved fuel delivery. The car would now maintain 1psi when the motor was working, however the fuel volume from the filter seemed poor for a 4.2l car. 20210410_172121.jpg So I unplugged the line to the body mount in the rear direct from the pump and wa...
by politeperson
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Car fails on full throttle
Replies: 12
Views: 796
Great Britain

Re: Car fails on full throttle

Hello Boys, Very kind responses as always, thank-you for your time. Yes, triple SUs. One call yesterday at 4.15pm and look what I have now. Do you like my diorama? 20210409_185246.jpg Superb service from Julian Barrat as always. I shall fit it tomorrow and report on the findings. Might even do a sil...