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by christopher storey
Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Oil pressure gauge
Replies: 6
Views: 203
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Re: Oil pressure gauge

So to check, with the engine just idling, I lift the bonnet and remove the oil filler cap. If the exhaust cam is awash with running oil (which it always is) there is nothing wrong with the lubrications system. I agree that if the engine is not making untoward noises the likelihood is that there is ...
by christopher storey
Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Oil pressure gauge
Replies: 6
Views: 203
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Re: Oil pressure gauge

The gauges themselves are not all that unreliable, but as already stated the senders are notorious for inaccuracy, and replacements tend to be even worse than the originals. SNGB do a kit which seems very popular for converting to a "wet" gauge and IIRC this looks just as an original would
by christopher storey
Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Voltage regulator.....anyone an electrician?
Replies: 10
Views: 2282
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Re: Voltage regulator.....anyone an electrician?

Oh gosh, not another one - this is about the 4th spammer we have had this week, 2 of them on this thread
by christopher storey
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Can I fix a leaking radiator with araldite?
Replies: 22
Views: 647
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Re: Can I fix a leaking radiator with araldite?

Jeremy : I don't think they are more prone to damage although the alloy tubes are very thin. The problem, according to the radiator repairers that I have used ( and one of them had a scrap pile of alloy rads that would have done credit to a scrapyard ) is that there is no practical way of repairing ...
by christopher storey
Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Can I fix a leaking radiator with araldite?
Replies: 22
Views: 647
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Re: Can I fix a leaking radiator with araldite?

Forget al2 radiators for this very reason : the slightest damage to them and they are irreparable
by christopher storey
Fri Jul 16, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Jaguar ser 11 book
Replies: 13
Views: 501
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Re: Jaguar ser 11 book

Er,well, Peter, to be strictly accurate the legend on the Mark 10's bootlid was " Mark 10" :bigrin:
by christopher storey
Wed Jul 14, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 123-Tune+ static timing
Replies: 26
Views: 888
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Re: 123-Tune+ static timing

Paul : without wishing to teach my grandmother etc, you do know that the Jaguar figures are in distributor degrees , do you ? i.e. the 123 crankshaft degrees are twice the Jaguar manual figures
by christopher storey
Mon Jul 12, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: H&H Auction Quad Headlamp Car
Replies: 15
Views: 3319
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Re: H&H Auction Quad Headlamp Car

Heuer wrote:
Fri Jul 09, 2021 3:10 pm
It would have fetched a lot more with a standard bonnet!
David : I think this message from Havel was spam judging by the advertisement to which he referred
by christopher storey
Fri Jul 09, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Jaguar ser 11 book
Replies: 13
Views: 501
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Re: Jaguar ser 11 book

Do you think that what you have there, perhaps , is what was called the Interim Parts List which was to be used in conjuction with J37 and J38 ? The xkebools very definitely mentions both the Interim Lists and the J37 and 38 which are specifically described as illustrated J.37 - SPARE PARTS CATALOGU...
by christopher storey
Fri Jul 09, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Jaguar ser 11 book
Replies: 13
Views: 501
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Re: Jaguar ser 11 book

I'm very interested , David, that you say the factory manual is not illustrated. I cannot speak for the S2, but my 4.2 S1 parts manual has illustrations covering every area of the car, as does my Mark 2 manual . Did they abandon this for 1969 ? And, curiously, the references in the xkebooks catalogu...
by christopher storey
Thu Jul 08, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Jaguar ser 11 book
Replies: 13
Views: 501
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Re: Jaguar ser 11 book

The appropriate Jaguar parts catalogue has all fastenings detailed in a code which seems a bit abstruse at first but which you soon get the hang of. The individual fasteners have numbers which contain a code to denote their type, thread and length. Thus purely by way of example the setscrews which h...
by christopher storey
Thu Jul 08, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Add Image button gone?
Replies: 19
Views: 416
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Re: Add Image button gone?

Simon - it only comes up on the "post a reply" screen . I have it on this draft message but it will not appear on the posted message
by christopher storey
Thu Jul 08, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Last E Type Built?
Replies: 2
Views: 180
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Re: The Last E Type Built?

David - I'm very glad to see you are now back on the board and I hope all is now well with the eye
by christopher storey
Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Indicators
Replies: 4
Views: 169
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Re: Indicators

The first thing to check is the relevant fuses . Not all cars are wired exactly the same, so you will have to look in your drop down dash panel to see which fuses may have been affected, but usually the headlamp flasher unit is fuse 1 and the indicator switch is fed by a purple wire from fuse 8 . It...
by christopher storey
Tue Jul 06, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: ReOPUS
Replies: 13
Views: 998
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Re: ReOPUS

Andrew : is not the distributor between the two centre filters in the photograph, with the master HT lead running to its centre ? Or are you pulling our legs about the maze of wires involved ? :bigrin: :bigrin:
by christopher storey
Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Possible 'new' owner with questions
Replies: 14
Views: 557
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Re: Possible 'new' owner with questions

Am I far out of date, or is there a slightly alarming case of being taken for a ride in the bill shown on Andrew's link : $280 US in total for labor ( sic) for diagnosing and replacing and bleeding a clutch slave cylinder ??? The cynic in me starts to work overtime when I see that the 3 elements of ...
by christopher storey
Mon Jul 05, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: High speed vibration.
Replies: 14
Views: 493
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Re: High speed vibration.

The symptoms may be associated with the prop shaft and the rebalancing is certainly worthwhile. However, any imbalance in the rear wheels could also produce this sort of vibration . The two sources can sometimes be distinguished by the fact that wheel imbalance is usually purely speed sensitive, whe...
by christopher storey
Sun Jul 04, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 3.8 boot badge
Replies: 9
Views: 431
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Re: 3.8 boot badge

It is certainly a non-standard modification . No 3.8 ever carried any badging on the boot/tailgate other than
"Jaguar"
by christopher storey
Sun Jul 04, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Painting - Full Body Respray
Replies: 11
Views: 591
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Re: Painting - Full Body Respray

Geoff Allam wrote:
Sun Jul 04, 2021 4:38 am
I am pretty confident that my repair will outlast any lead repair.
The trouble is, Geoff, that none of us will be around in another 50 years to see if you are right ! :bigrin: :bigrin:
by christopher storey
Thu Jul 01, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: ReOPUS
Replies: 13
Views: 998
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Re: ReOPUS

I should get advice from the distributor doctor in Somerset England. www.distributordoctor.com
e mail to martin@distributordoctor.com