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by PeterCrespin
Sat May 08, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 3.8 dynamo conversion
Replies: 28
Views: 6994
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Re: 3.8 dynamo conversion

So looks like Dynalite is indeed the way to go to. Lifetime warranty. Michale Hadley (MD at Powerlite) answers emails, always a good sign, and stands behind his product. Interesting. I have a very slightly-used + ve earth Powerlite E-type kit I wanted to use on the D, but it's too big for the space...
by PeterCrespin
Fri May 07, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Aluminium strip at the bottom of the door cards
Replies: 14
Views: 454
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Re: Aluminium strip at the bottom of the door cards

Javelin wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 8:53 pm
I believe (In my limited experience of E's) that the strip is unique to your car and my have been added by a P/O.
Definitely not a Jaguar part.

If I were going to put a metal kick strip on I'd do it up to the chrome bead, hot half and half,
by PeterCrespin
Tue May 04, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jaguar are losing the plot!
Replies: 22
Views: 1169
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Re: Jaguar are losing the plot!

I learned a new word today which seems to fit.”Doomscrolling.” I see the British proclivity for self-immolation has returned like the next wave of cicadas due any day here in Maryland after a 17 year pause. I was appalled to witness the wholesale devastation of what could be loosely termed metal-bas...
by PeterCrespin
Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Spacer location
Replies: 7
Views: 470
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Re: Spacer location

Can someone tell me where these spacers should go. On a series 1 2+2. Cheers I can’t say for sure but the bulkhead stand-off idea sounds likely for three. The radiator cowl sounds likely too but I thought under the mushroom front seat bobbins had spacers too. If it’s a LHD car there were spacers in...
by PeterCrespin
Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Exhaust manifold temperature variation
Replies: 2
Views: 227
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Re: Exhaust manifold temperature variation

What conditions are you measuring? Idle? Fast idle, medium load, high load?

Where exactly are you measuring?

What are you measuring with and how?

What kind of manifold (cast iron or tubular.

300F is impossibly cold
by PeterCrespin
Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Spinners not tightening.
Replies: 13
Views: 665
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Re: Spinners not tightening.

Looks like you got some factory rejects ....Unfortunately they are scrap :cry: I highly doubt it. Some basic measurements and test fitting would be in order. I can’t believe ‘factory rejects’ of a safety-critical item - however defined - would escape the scrap bin other than with cosmetic blemishes...
by PeterCrespin
Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: What is the estimated value of a 1967 Jaguar XJK E-Type Coupe?
Replies: 9
Views: 526
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Re: What is the estimated value of a 1967 Jaguar XJK E-Type Coupe?

“...the S2 seems to have gone from strength to strength outperforming even Bitcoin and Amazon. :lol: :wink: :wink:

And judging by the mess underneath some, from brake, oil, coolant and fuel connections, they are pretty ‘liquid’ assets.
by PeterCrespin
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch fork position
Replies: 12
Views: 530
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Re: Clutch fork position

Did you not try my suggestion on Jag-lovers?
by PeterCrespin
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Car lift single post
Replies: 11
Views: 993
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Re: Car lift single post

I've read quite a few posts on two or four post lifts but has anyone used a single post (portable) car lift with an E Type ? Various reasons why a two post and four post are not ideal for my garage but mainly due to low eaves and would need to manoeuvre car to get in centre and take advantage of he...
by PeterCrespin
Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 4.2 gearbox bellhousing bung
Replies: 14
Views: 1032
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Re: S1 4.2 gearbox bellhousing bung

Now fill the holes?

May I suggest two not at all D shaped rubber bungs - aka blanking grommets, pro-tem?
by PeterCrespin
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 3.8
Replies: 291
Views: 474375
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Re: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 3.8

An April first specimen methinks... Being left-handed but somewhat ambidextrous runs in my father’s family. ‘Seams’ I could have earned double time at Jaguar, and quadruple on holidays :-) As to Wagstean’s point, it would be interesting to know if the extra metal was equal on both sides - indicating...
by PeterCrespin
Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 4.2 oil level
Replies: 7
Views: 572
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Re: S1 4.2 oil level

No XK engine is installed level AFAIK. They should all slope slightly rearward, so the crank and propshaft form a straight line. The car needs to be level but not the sump. Some of Jaguar’s old brochures had ‘ghost’ drawings at the back in the Specifications section. They show the tilt quite well. I...
by PeterCrespin
Sun Mar 14, 2021 1:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Black flag, or half mast?
Replies: 9
Views: 614
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Re: Black flag, or half mast?

Almost, Christopher. Motor Cycle and then Motorcycle News were the two postwar weekly newspapers that I started reading in 1969. Pre-war it was The Motor Cycle and Motorcycling. I can never remember which was which, or which one Graham Walker (an ex TT racer) edited but they were known by the colour...
by PeterCrespin
Sat Mar 13, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Black flag, or half mast?
Replies: 9
Views: 614
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Black flag, or half mast?

“Oh dear oh dear. That’s a black flag for Walker, who was going so well until that incident. And look at that! - He’s smiling as he enters pit lane for the very last time after what has been, by any measure, an absolutely stellar career in motorsport on two wheels and four. Look at the crowd waving ...
by PeterCrespin
Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Xj6 4.2 engine
Replies: 14
Views: 828
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Re: Xj6 4.2 engine

If your problem is not incorrect level but just a rattling stick, put a felt or rubber seal under he stick collar (depending on stick type). That will prevent metal-to-metal leaks, and then fit a dipstick bracket to the rear exhaust manifold to stop it moving by putting it under tension. If it has n...
by PeterCrespin
Tue Mar 09, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Vacum retard - again
Replies: 5
Views: 489
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Re: Vacum retard - again

Hello Harald I was probably the person who made what you consider a nonsense comment. The vacuum retard is a system designed to make a very large engine warm up quicker and make fewer emissions. It does this by retarding the timing, which burns leftover fuel in the exhaust (less pollution out the ex...
by PeterCrespin
Tue Mar 09, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Selling items to someone in the EU
Replies: 12
Views: 1117
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Re: Selling items to someone in the EU

Compared to the EU selling and buying to and from the US now seems like childsplay. Not quite. On Nov 30th I shipped two boxes from the US to a Jag-lovers guy in Germany. Total cost $283. Next day on Dec 1st one package was bounced 'return to sender' at US customs near here, despite a completed cus...
by PeterCrespin
Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: What is this car
Replies: 48
Views: 2658
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Re: What is this car

I would love to see a build picture on an OD box going into a SWB. When I say it can't be done I mean not without major metal cutting in stressed areas. Things are so tight there and UJ access so tricky, that inserting a box that is a full seven inches longer to the prop flange, with the transmissio...
by PeterCrespin
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Experimental Borrani wheels for Series 1
Replies: 12
Views: 1024
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Re: Experimental Borrani wheels for Series 1

Serge, I have no experience of Borranis on Jags but a lot on motorbikes and some on bicycles a long time ago. The motorcycle market was mostly for road racing or as original on Moto Guzzi, Ducati etc. but because off-road riding is much harder on wheels that is where I used them most. Here are my th...
by PeterCrespin
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Sad news
Replies: 6
Views: 1424
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Re: Sad news

..to continue his tradition of only taking out for small runs in the middle of summer before returning it to be kept away with the family's best silverware ! Sorry to hear of your loss, but there's a way you can honour your dad, benefit the car and have fun.....do NOT only take it out for short run...