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by Stevejaguar
Tue Sep 06, 2022 10:16 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: RVI 4610/01 tachometer.
Replies: 2
Views: 170
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Re: RVI 4610/01 tachometer.

Thanks, I had googled the tacho number and got references to a 420 and mark 2 Jaguars, nothing about series 2 E-types. As for my previous post I had completely forgotten about that. When I did a search last night it didn't pop up .
Thanks for the info, it needs sorting before I re fit it.
Steve
by Stevejaguar
Mon Sep 05, 2022 8:01 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: RVI 4610/01 tachometer.
Replies: 2
Views: 170
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RVI 4610/01 tachometer.

Hi I have this tacho ready to go into my series 1 2+2 which now has 123 ignition. The wiring has been modified previously so that it is wired the same as a series 2. Couple of questions.
What is this tacho originally off? A series 2 ?
Will it work with a 123 ignition.
Thanks
Steve
by Stevejaguar
Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: alternator shield front fixing
Replies: 0
Views: 205
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alternator shield front fixing

Hi, series 1 2+2.
How is the front fixing of the alternator shield fixed to the block? Is it a stud or a bolt? The parts book refers to three spacers presumably two go under the manifold mounting studs ( mine are not long enough). How thick are the spacers?
Thanks
Steve
by Stevejaguar
Thu Jul 14, 2022 10:08 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Door hinge bolts and washers.
Replies: 4
Views: 376
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Re: Door hinge bolts and washers.

Thanks Jonathan and Bill for your answers.
Steve
by Stevejaguar
Wed Jul 13, 2022 12:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Door hinge bolts and washers.
Replies: 4
Views: 376
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Door hinge bolts and washers.

Hi, on removing the door hinges from my series 1 2+2 I was surprised to find serrated locking washers in the 4 tapered holes in the hinges under the head of some of the bolts. Is this correct ? I would have thought that the tapered portion of the bolts under the head were meant to go straight into t...
by Stevejaguar
Sun May 15, 2022 7:02 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Bonnet gas strut length
Replies: 6
Views: 808
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Re: Bonnet gas strut length

Thanks Martin. Mine is just about the same dlmensions as your drawing. My car is a Series 1 2+2 but the gas strut has been fitted when a series 2 bonnet was fitted sometime in the '80s. It works OK.
Steve
by Stevejaguar
Sun May 15, 2022 6:59 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Bonnet gas strut length
Replies: 6
Views: 808
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Re: Bonnet gas strut length

Thanks Martin. Mine is just about the same dlmensions as your drawing. My car is a Series 1 2+2 but the gas strut has been fitted when a series 2 bonnet was fitted sometime in the '80s. It works OK.
Steve
by Stevejaguar
Wed May 11, 2022 6:22 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Bonnet gas strut length
Replies: 6
Views: 808
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Bonnet gas strut length

Hi can anyone tell me the extended length of the bonnet gas strut please?
I suspect mine is not correct at 20" fully extended.
Is there a modern equivalent or do I need to get one from one of the regulars?
Thanks
Steve
by Stevejaguar
Mon Mar 21, 2022 3:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Map light door switch.
Replies: 0
Views: 353
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Map light door switch.

Hi does anyone have a photo showing how the switches are mounted on a series 1 2+2 please?
Thanks Steve
by Stevejaguar
Fri Jan 21, 2022 8:02 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Correct plugs with 123 ignition.
Replies: 2
Views: 522
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Correct plugs with 123 ignition.

Hi, which are the correct plugs to use on my series 1 4.2 which has a non bluetooth 123 distributor?
I have been using BP5ES.
Steve
by Stevejaguar
Wed Jan 12, 2022 7:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Prestone antifreeze
Replies: 5
Views: 929
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Prestone antifreeze

Hi, does anyone have experience of this 'all purpose' antifreeze? The bottle says it is compatible with all vehicles but does not say if it contains silicates or is OAT. An internet search says it is OAT but people like Halfords say it is OK in the E Type. The little that I have found on here seems ...
by Stevejaguar
Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Servo vacuum
Replies: 11
Views: 1576
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Re: Servo vacuum

Hi, does anyone have a photo of how the rubber vac pipes run from the bulkhead to the servo on a series 1 RHD. 2+2
Thanks
by Stevejaguar
Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Servo vacuum
Replies: 11
Views: 1576
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Re: Servo vacuum

Yes Christopher I have no doubt that thats why I struggled to get a smooth tick over last time I adjusted the carbs. Its on my list of things to look at. I may have to remove the rear carb to route the pipes that go under it so that they are not rubbing on anything first.
Steve
by Stevejaguar
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Servo vacuum
Replies: 11
Views: 1576
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Re: Servo vacuum

In the end the problem was simple. After walking away from the problem for 3 days I looked at it again with fresh pair of eyes. I blew into the braid covered pipe connected to the front of the servo. This is something I am sure I had done before but I may have bee using a temporary hose. There was a...
by Stevejaguar
Sun Nov 07, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Matching engine number important?
Replies: 15
Views: 1636
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Re: Matching engine number important?

No problem there.
I can change it with the DVLA.
My car was rebuilt in the late 70's with engine frames and picture frame form another car. How do I go about changing that with the DVLA ? I know its true identity from the body number tag and body number written inside the rear door.
Steve
by Stevejaguar
Sat Nov 06, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Matching engine number important?
Replies: 15
Views: 1636
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Re: Matching engine number important?

So how do I go on? My original block cracked after the car was left in a garage in the mid eighties. My existing block came from an existing well known E type that blew its engine. It now has a modified 3.8 engine fitted. The block from the blown engine was salvaged and rebuilt using the original he...
by Stevejaguar
Mon Nov 01, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Servo vacuum
Replies: 11
Views: 1576
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Re: Servo vacuum

Hi andrew.
When the engine is switched off I expect t get 6-8 presses of the brake pedal that evacuates all the vacuum from the tank. But I get nothing as all the vac has gone. Also if I press the brke and start the engine the brake pedal does not go down slightly.
Confused to say the least.
Steve
by Stevejaguar
Mon Nov 01, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Servo vacuum
Replies: 11
Views: 1576
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Re: Servo vacuum

Hi. I have still got disappearing vacuum when I switch the engine off. I have connected two vac gauges to the two pipes into the servo. I have joined together the two pipes that go to the master cylinder to eliminate any leakage via the master cylinder. The new valve works just the same as the one t...
by Stevejaguar
Mon Oct 18, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Servo vacuum
Replies: 11
Views: 1576
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Re: Servo vacuum

Thanks all for your response. At least I know that the first part( getting vacuum on both the front and rear of the servo) is correct and that the master cylinder is working correctly in releasing the vacuum to the back of the servo. Now to chase down those missing 6-8 'hisses' as the stored vacuum ...
by Stevejaguar
Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Servo vacuum
Replies: 11
Views: 1576
Great Britain

Servo vacuum

Hi, my series 1 2+2 is having problems with the new servo. The suppliers swear it is a vacuum problem elsewhere in the circuit. Today I put a vacuum gauge in each line to the servo. Started the engine and it pulled 10 inHg in both lines. Depressing the brake pedal fully caused the vacuum in the line...