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by mgcjag
Wed Sep 28, 2022 11:50 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: The 5 Speed is here……..
Replies: 383
Views: 15107
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Re: The 5 Speed is here……..

Hi Stuart......im not going to backwards delete.......so just from now on......cheers Steve
by mgcjag
Wed Sep 28, 2022 8:15 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: The 5 Speed is here……..
Replies: 383
Views: 15107
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Re: The 5 Speed is here……..

Hi please read my above post. ........Iv just deleted a new post ......E type, 5 speed, and technical issues relating only please.....Steve
by mgcjag
Wed Sep 28, 2022 7:36 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: The 5 Speed is here……..
Replies: 383
Views: 15107
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Re: The 5 Speed is here……..

Hi all......this thread is going way off track now.....its supposed to be about fitting a 5 speed gearbox.....This is the E type forum and this is the technical section.......I would now like to see the thread just get back to the 5 speed and anything related to its installation and performance........
by mgcjag
Tue Sep 27, 2022 8:52 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: The 5 Speed is here……..
Replies: 383
Views: 15107
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Re: The 5 Speed is here……..

Interesting how the cutout in the Guy Broad instructions is different to the one Joey made.....the infill piece is at an angle rather than 90deg......giveing triangualr "mouse hole" infills.......Steve
by mgcjag
Tue Sep 27, 2022 7:39 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rear spring and u-joint clearance
Replies: 7
Views: 139
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Re: Rear spring and u-joint clearance

Hi Dennis.....so something has changed to start the scrapeing......is your car sitting lower at the rear?....tyres, tyre pressure?....As Andrew says check shock bushes etc and check jor UJ play.....Steve
by mgcjag
Mon Sep 26, 2022 6:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff Ratios swaps.
Replies: 6
Views: 208
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Re: Diff Ratios swaps.

Hi Bill...i dont know enough about this to give advice.....but i was under the impression that the crown wheel and pinion were a matched pair.........this is a post from Jag lovers that may be of interest asking about useing xjs diff parts...lots of info there if you search "crown wheel"......Steve ...
by mgcjag
Mon Sep 26, 2022 5:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: The 5 Speed is here……..
Replies: 383
Views: 15107
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Re: The 5 Speed is here……..

Definatly not thread drift......good technical data on how the structure of the E type is altered by doing these modifications.......essential for anyone to consider if thinking about fitting this gearbox......Steve
by mgcjag
Mon Sep 26, 2022 8:51 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Interior Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 275
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Re: Interior Questions

Hi Chris....your not alone most first time classic car purchasers jump in a bit quick then find more things wrong than they thought...but at least you now have a car that you wanted......post up lots of photos here and we can point out all the things you want and dont want to know.......put up a new...
by mgcjag
Mon Sep 26, 2022 7:34 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: DID JAGUAR LEARN A LESSON
Replies: 5
Views: 406
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Re: DID JAGUAR LEARN A LESSON

:bigrin: :bigrin: :bigrin: i couldnt possibly comment :shrug:
by mgcjag
Sun Sep 25, 2022 6:59 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Interior Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 275
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Re: Interior Questions

Hi Chris....get a proper Jaguar manual as well.....top corners of the panel have thumb screws unscrew and oanel hinges down....Steve.....
by mgcjag
Sun Sep 25, 2022 6:56 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: 'Ticking' engine
Replies: 2
Views: 113
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Re: 'Ticking' engine

Hi Chris.....not unusual to here a tappy xk engine but its not correct.....you shouldnt here a tap.....could just need the tappets adjusted useing shims so a measure, dismantle, fit new shims, etc.....but it could be loose tappets etc,.....Steve
by mgcjag
Thu Sep 22, 2022 6:58 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New potential owner
Replies: 5
Views: 392
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Re: New potential owner

Well done.....post some photos. .....and fire away with questions....worth checking the car details on http://www.xkedata.com/ ....Steve
by mgcjag
Thu Sep 22, 2022 1:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Expansion tank broken
Replies: 21
Views: 570
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Re: Expansion tank broken

Yes funny things forums...lots of different opinions :bigrin: ....its only original once when it left the factory...Steve
by mgcjag
Thu Sep 22, 2022 12:02 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: DID JAGUAR LEARN A LESSON
Replies: 5
Views: 406
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Re: DID JAGUAR LEARN A LESSON

Never see Porter on this forum.....dont even think he,s a member.....Steve
by mgcjag
Thu Sep 22, 2022 7:57 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New potential owner
Replies: 5
Views: 392
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Re: New potential owner

Hi Welcom to the forum...whats your name...please try to put in in the signature area.....best advice i could give you is take your time and just get out and look at as many cars as you can( just to gain experiance)...but dont get talked into buying them....unfortunatly as you know your buget is on ...
by mgcjag
Tue Sep 20, 2022 5:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 1963 Registration. Suffix or not?
Replies: 7
Views: 366
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Re: 1963 Registration. Suffix or not?

Hi Chris....date letters started 1st Jan 1963....but not all local councils adopted it on that date....Steve
by mgcjag
Tue Sep 20, 2022 4:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front ride height with bonnet off
Replies: 5
Views: 188
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Re: Front ride height with bonnet off

Hi John...definatly not 2.5 inches as far as im aware...that sounds way too much......when you set your ride heigh you need your wishbone bushes slightly loose....then set the car on the ground and ideally drive it a bit or bounce it a few times to settle the suspension...then with it fully weighted...
by mgcjag
Tue Sep 20, 2022 3:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front ride height with bonnet off
Replies: 5
Views: 188
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Re: Front ride height with bonnet off

Hi John....if this is becaus you dont have the bonnet fitted then you could add a few bags of builders sand/ballast to the front. ....bonnet weighs apporx 60kg.......personally iv never measured ride height without bonnet...i doubt many have.......Steve...ps...if its to set the ride height then you ...
by mgcjag
Mon Sep 19, 2022 9:16 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Series 2, 2+2 full rebuild...gulp!
Replies: 25
Views: 7137
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Re: Series 2, 2+2 full rebuild...gulp!

Great Richard.....you stuck in there and now have a cracking car......well deserved....enjoy.....Steve
by mgcjag
Sun Sep 18, 2022 4:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: The 5 Speed is here……..
Replies: 383
Views: 15107
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Re: The 5 Speed is here……..

Uk is shut down tomorrow. .....Queens funeral ....Steve