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by fandeland
Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Upper ball joint
Replies: 19
Views: 4016
Belgium

Re: Upper ball joint

Hi everyone

I contacted SNG NL to get the upgraded ball joint with the intention to get my wishbone machined to accept it. It’s apparently not available from them. They can supply the full upgraded wishbone only.

Any idea if it is available somewhere else?

Thanks!
Alban
by fandeland
Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:55 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Will A XJ6 S1 inlet manifold fit?
Replies: 5
Views: 3362
Belgium

Re: Will A XJ6 S1 inlet manifold fit?

I primarily wanted a cleaner look and get rid off the complicated US spec inlet manifold. I'm told that the SU have better airflow caracteristics so I'm hoping to get good drivability. Must say that with the couple of runs I have done so far, I'm not disappointed. Finally I have better tuning knowle...
by fandeland
Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:36 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Will A XJ6 S1 inlet manifold fit?
Replies: 5
Views: 3362
Belgium

Re: Will A XJ6 S1 inlet manifold fit?

I finally managed to get the bonnet back on the car. I can now confirm that the front carb does foul the bonnet when closed. :banghead: just some clearance is missing, probably 7-8mm only
I'll refit the original US spec inlet manifold and modify it to bypass the secondary plenum.
by fandeland
Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Advice before headlining replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 5336
Belgium

I decided to use the foam backed fabric for every pieces of the headlining kit. It's a recaro product I could buy through a friend of mine who's into furniture upholstery. I was impress by the quality, the ease of handling and the strength. Really hard to damage. http://i358.photobucket.com/albums/o...
by fandeland
Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:45 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Advice before headlining replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 5336
Belgium

Most of the job is now complete. I decided to keep the original hard foam board in the car. Honestly I didn't figure out how to remove it without breaking into pieces... I brushed it and vacuumed it. There were a few damages (dents and depressions)to it but though that with the foam backed fabric I ...
by fandeland
Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:08 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Advice before headlining replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 5336
Belgium

Thank you, it clearly helped me understand what I have in the car. I have been looking carefully but can't see how I could remove the board without breaking into pieces as goes well under the steel lip all around the roof. So I'll keeping the board in place and glue the new headlining onto it. I'll ...
by fandeland
Sat Feb 27, 2016 6:48 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Advice before headlining replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 5336
Belgium

Anyone :?:
by fandeland
Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:21 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Advice before headlining replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 5336
Belgium

Advice before headlining replacement

I'm about to replace the headlining of my S2 of Feb 1970 and would seek one confirmation... The brushed nylon cloth came out very easily. According to what I could find around the forum and the web, brushed nylon was used from 1971 onwards. Is it correct? The foam backing is still in place and in on...
by fandeland
Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:38 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: C31059 Inlet Manifold to heater hose
Replies: 6
Views: 3421
Belgium

I faced a similar issue. Ordered a hose kit from Robey and got a straight hose for this manifold to heater connection. I solved the problem by inserting a spring inside the hose. Luckily I had one at home of the same diameter as the hose ID. The spring allows the hose to gently bend without crushing...
by fandeland
Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:06 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 2 1969 header tank bracket
Replies: 5
Views: 2931
Belgium

There were none on my LHD but I added some during restoration as the bracket was hitting the curvatures of the bulkhead. Only to avoid paint damages
by fandeland
Sat Sep 19, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Will A XJ6 S1 inlet manifold fit?
Replies: 5
Views: 3362
Belgium

Will A XJ6 S1 inlet manifold fit?

I'm in the process of replacing the US spec series 2 intake (with Strombergs)?to twin SU's from a XJ6 S1 I'd like to get rid off the original primary and secondary intake manifolds and fit the XJ single manifold. The SU tops are now about 2cm higher than the Stromberg. I'm not yet near fitting the b...
by fandeland
Thu Sep 17, 2015 5:24 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: heater motor bushes
Replies: 6
Views: 4309
Belgium

Hi David

I have a Delco with Nylon wheel on my 02/1970 S2. Hope this helps
Alban
by fandeland
Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crankshaft front seal off center
Replies: 8
Views: 3544
Belgium

I finally managed to get a replacement seal and sump gaskets from SNG after battling with their customer service. I went for a regular but late model seal with the hard plastic ring on the front side of the seal. After installation and proper tightening of the sump, it looks in order. Will have to w...
by fandeland
Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:18 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Distributor Vacuum Advance/Retard
Replies: 3
Views: 2458
Belgium

There was a very complete article on this conversion a months ago in the e-type club magazine.
This is an essential upgrade in my view. I have a similar car than yours and I'm switching to a European XJ S1 setup for now. While rebuilding my engine, I'm making provision for an EDIS+mega jolt upgrade.
by fandeland
Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crankshaft front seal off center
Replies: 8
Views: 3544
Belgium

Hi Pete, Thanks for the reassuring comment. You mentioned the sump gasket. The Payen one is relatively thick compared to the one that was on the engine before. That might be adding or even creating the issue. Since I have ruined the Payen one as I had to reopen the sump and timing cover as I forgot ...
by fandeland
Sun May 31, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crankshaft front seal off center
Replies: 8
Views: 3544
Belgium

by fandeland
Sun May 31, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crankshaft front seal off center
Replies: 8
Views: 3544
Belgium

Crankshaft front seal off center

Hi All, I'm currently restoring my 1970 S2 2+2 and I'm stuck with what seems to be a big problem. When installing the timing cover with a new seal from a Payen gasket set, i noticed that the seal is not centered on the distance piece.There is a visible gap between the seal and the piece at the botto...
by fandeland
Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:21 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: SU carbs on Stromberg manifold?
Replies: 3
Views: 3987
Belgium

Sounds like I have been assigned a challenge here! :D I was humbly asking whether the SU would physically fit the inlet manifold (bare the secondary) fitted on US engines. Sounds like there is there a possibility with some rework on the manifold that I'm prepared to do. I'm keen on trying to measure...
by fandeland
Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:58 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: SU carbs on Stromberg manifold?
Replies: 3
Views: 3987
Belgium

SU carbs on Stromberg manifold?

Hello,

I intend to upgrade my USA spec 4.2L engine with 2" HS8 SU to replace the original CD175 Stromberg. I'd like to get rid off the secondary throttle housing meant for emission control. Will i be able to reuse my current primary inlet manifold and fit the HS8 to it?
Thanks
by fandeland
Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: will 420g carbs fit a 1968 4.2
Replies: 8
Views: 6747
Belgium

Is there an easy way to identify an e-type manifold from another one (except the angle to the head)?
Found one manifold but can't tell if it is from an Etype or others.
Thanks