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by Heuer
Fri Mar 21, 2008 1:01 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Hard Tops Values
Replies: 6
Views: 5866
Great Britain

Fibreglass originally for road cars. Again, you must buy one with all the chrome trim as it is unobtainable. As Harry says, prices seem to be ?1500+ for a good one. Add cost of refurb plus the brackets if your car is not fitted with them. You also need a trusted plater to handle the chrome. The rear...
by Heuer
Fri Mar 21, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 123 Ignition
Replies: 6
Views: 4161
Great Britain

Andy Like you I am running at 25 thou, with Magnetronic ignition and a Bosch blue coil although I have a gold Lucas Sport on at the moment. I was going to try 40 thou to see what the difference might be so looking for experiences. I have one of these: http://www.innovatemotorsports.com/products/lm1....
by Heuer
Thu Mar 20, 2008 6:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 123 Ignition
Replies: 6
Views: 4161
Great Britain

Andy

With the Lucas sports coil they recommend plug gaps of 40 thou; by "standard" do you mean that or the 25 thou for the standard coil?

The one thing that was putting me off the 123 was the hassle over changing the curves.

David
by Heuer
Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 123 Ignition
Replies: 6
Views: 4161
Great Britain

Andy

I would be interested to hear your ongoing experiences with the 123. Is it the latest generation (JAG-6-R-V) designed for the XK engine? Also what curve are you using, what type of coil and what are the plug gaps?

David
by Heuer
Sun Mar 09, 2008 7:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: How to properly grease the rear hubs?
Replies: 2
Views: 3017
Great Britain

You just keep pumping the grease in until the hub is full - use your fingers to poke it further in. However you must not pump it in under pressure (i.e, a air pressure gun) otherwise it will push past the seals. Not an exact science and it does not need to be perfect. I use one of these as it make t...
by Heuer
Sun Mar 09, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff 3:54 vs 3:31
Replies: 20
Views: 13115
Great Britain

Phil

No it is a road car for touring Europe. Engine built for torque - hence the high ratio. It is a very quick car though, about on par with my wife's Porsche 993 in all respects - but draws a lot more attention!

David

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by Heuer
Sun Mar 09, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff 3:54 vs 3:31
Replies: 20
Views: 13115
Great Britain

Approx figures at 3,000rpm (3.8 & 4.2 cars): 3.07 - 75mph 3.31 - 70mph 3.54 - 65 mph Automatics are a grey area as the ratio varied by country and build date. For example the UK autos had a 2.88 diff but US ones sometimes did/did not. I use a 2.88 powerlock diff in my car (from a 1968 2+2) and with ...
by Heuer
Sun Mar 09, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Cost to restore an E type
Replies: 9
Views: 10458
Great Britain

Here is a car that has had ?165,000 spent on it!: http://www.sherwoodrestorations.co.uk/p ... p_i=448237

Gives you an idea of how it can run out of control.
by Heuer
Sun Mar 09, 2008 12:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Blistering paint on bonnet
Replies: 2
Views: 2927
Great Britain

Erik As a short term fix you could repair it yourself. These people offer a paint matching service and scratch repair kits: http://www.paints4u.com/productsByCat.aspx?MainCategoryID=51&Mainselection=4&SubCategoryID=42&Subselection=0 I bought some Opalescent Silver Blue from them and it was a perfect...
by Heuer
Sat Mar 08, 2008 7:30 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Correct jack for series 1
Replies: 1
Views: 2857
Great Britain

The early 3.8's had a bottle jack. The later 3.8's and 4.2's had the folding T shaped screw jack with a ratchet handle made by Metallifacture and stored in a black vinyl/canvas cover similar to the toolkit e.g.: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/JAGUAR-XKE-E-TYPE-METALLIFACTURE-JACK-HANDLE_W0QQcmdZView...
by Heuer
Sat Mar 08, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Greenstuff Brake Pads
Replies: 5
Views: 3728
Great Britain

Erik Can't comment as I have only just fitted them and run for a few miles but it sounds like a faulty set. Many people have good experience of them on Jag-lovers so do a search on 'greenstuff' over there, or post a question. EBC also do Redstuff pads which are harder material - maybe they are worth...
by Heuer
Sat Mar 08, 2008 7:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: heater box
Replies: 6
Views: 5286
Great Britain

Erik According to the parts manual there is a circular gasket between the motor plate and the box (part no C17310) and another circular rubber gasket under the metal ring and pressing on the mesh (part no C25455) - stops it rattling or moving. I saw a set on eBay (USA) and bought them but you could ...
by Heuer
Sat Mar 08, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Greenstuff Brake Pads
Replies: 5
Views: 3728
Great Britain

Greenstuff Brake Pads

Just changed front and rear pads (my car has Zeus 4 pot calipers front, Zeus 2 pot rears) and decided to try the EBC Greenstuff ones. I have to say I am very impressed with both the progressive feel of the pads and their ultimate stopping power. Interestingly they have an abrasive outer surface to '...
by Heuer
Sat Mar 08, 2008 9:56 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Head lamps cover removal
Replies: 8
Views: 5117
Great Britain

Erik

As you will end up taking them on/off frequently make sure you put some copper based grease (e.g. Copperease) on the screws as they do tend to rust.

I will admit replacing the chrome rings is not the most joyous of tasks as you seem to need three hands!

David
by Heuer
Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:15 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Head lamps cover removal
Replies: 8
Views: 5117
Great Britain

Erik If you just want to clean the scoops take off the chrome rings, remove the glass and seals and you can clean/polish to your hearts content. Have to do it regularly on my car. If you want to remove the scoops this thread may help: http://www.jaguarlinks.com/cafe/viewtopic.php?t=266 No experience...
by Heuer
Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff 3:54 vs 3:31
Replies: 20
Views: 13115
Great Britain

There is (should be) a metal tag on one of the diff casing bolts with the ratio stamped into it. If not let me know and I can tell you what speed you should be doing at say 3,000 rpm in top for each style of differential. The tag is easiest though!

David
by Heuer
Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: heater box
Replies: 6
Views: 5286
Great Britain

Did it a couple of months ago. You will need to partially drain the radiator to avoid water spillage, disconnect the battery and heater motor leads. Remove the two hoses, the control wire clamp and then the four bolts holding the heater - it will lift off as a complete unit. Take care that the foam ...
by Heuer
Sun Mar 02, 2008 3:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: bottles brake fluid leak
Replies: 11
Views: 6808
Great Britain

Pete

Not as far as I am aware and nothing shown in the parts manual.

David
by Heuer
Sun Mar 02, 2008 11:46 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: bottles brake fluid leak
Replies: 11
Views: 6808
Great Britain

Erik A couple of other things worth doing. Check that there is no 'flash' of plastic around the bottle outlet which can prevent a good seal - very often the case on the new replacement bottles. Scraping with a sharp knife removes it. Also be careful not to tighten the hose clamps too much or you wil...
by Heuer
Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: bottles brake fluid leak
Replies: 11
Views: 6808
Great Britain

Not an expert on the chemistry involved but heater hose is designed to resist water, glycol and heat. The brake/clutch low pressure hose is designed to resist brake fluid. My preference would be to spend the ?16 plus 500ml of brake fluid to do the job properly. Getting it wrong does not bear thinkin...