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by Stevejaguar
Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Servo vacuum
Replies: 11
Views: 1719
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Re: Servo vacuum

Yes Christopher I have no doubt that thats why I struggled to get a smooth tick over last time I adjusted the carbs. Its on my list of things to look at. I may have to remove the rear carb to route the pipes that go under it so that they are not rubbing on anything first.
Steve
by Stevejaguar
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Servo vacuum
Replies: 11
Views: 1719
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Re: Servo vacuum

In the end the problem was simple. After walking away from the problem for 3 days I looked at it again with fresh pair of eyes. I blew into the braid covered pipe connected to the front of the servo. This is something I am sure I had done before but I may have bee using a temporary hose. There was a...
by Stevejaguar
Sun Nov 07, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Matching engine number important?
Replies: 15
Views: 1805
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Re: Matching engine number important?

No problem there.
I can change it with the DVLA.
My car was rebuilt in the late 70's with engine frames and picture frame form another car. How do I go about changing that with the DVLA ? I know its true identity from the body number tag and body number written inside the rear door.
Steve
by Stevejaguar
Sat Nov 06, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Matching engine number important?
Replies: 15
Views: 1805
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Re: Matching engine number important?

So how do I go on? My original block cracked after the car was left in a garage in the mid eighties. My existing block came from an existing well known E type that blew its engine. It now has a modified 3.8 engine fitted. The block from the blown engine was salvaged and rebuilt using the original he...
by Stevejaguar
Mon Nov 01, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Servo vacuum
Replies: 11
Views: 1719
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Re: Servo vacuum

Hi andrew.
When the engine is switched off I expect t get 6-8 presses of the brake pedal that evacuates all the vacuum from the tank. But I get nothing as all the vac has gone. Also if I press the brke and start the engine the brake pedal does not go down slightly.
Confused to say the least.
Steve
by Stevejaguar
Mon Nov 01, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Servo vacuum
Replies: 11
Views: 1719
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Re: Servo vacuum

Hi. I have still got disappearing vacuum when I switch the engine off. I have connected two vac gauges to the two pipes into the servo. I have joined together the two pipes that go to the master cylinder to eliminate any leakage via the master cylinder. The new valve works just the same as the one t...
by Stevejaguar
Mon Oct 18, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Servo vacuum
Replies: 11
Views: 1719
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Re: Servo vacuum

Thanks all for your response. At least I know that the first part( getting vacuum on both the front and rear of the servo) is correct and that the master cylinder is working correctly in releasing the vacuum to the back of the servo. Now to chase down those missing 6-8 'hisses' as the stored vacuum ...
by Stevejaguar
Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Servo vacuum
Replies: 11
Views: 1719
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Servo vacuum

Hi, my series 1 2+2 is having problems with the new servo. The suppliers swear it is a vacuum problem elsewhere in the circuit. Today I put a vacuum gauge in each line to the servo. Started the engine and it pulled 10 inHg in both lines. Depressing the brake pedal fully caused the vacuum in the line...
by Stevejaguar
Fri Oct 08, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Toothed roof lining retainer
Replies: 3
Views: 696
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Re: Toothed roof lining retainer

Thanks Stuart that explains a few things. What is the best way of fitting the curtain? Do I push it into the gap bertween the side and the roof and then push the rubber into the curtain? Do I start from the front of the car and work round past the interior light to the front at the other side of the...
by Stevejaguar
Thu Oct 07, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Toothed roof lining retainer
Replies: 3
Views: 696
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Toothed roof lining retainer

I have just fitted the new toothed curtain retaining strips to my series 1 2+2. They seem too close to the roof to be able to push anything into the teeth. Does the curtain just get stretched over the the roof and get pushed onto the teeth? Is there anything else that goes in there as well? If there...
by Stevejaguar
Sat Sep 11, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Aluminium trim in the boot, flat or has a lip on it ?
Replies: 2
Views: 586
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Aluminium trim in the boot, flat or has a lip on it ?

Hi, I thought that I had sorted this and the rectangular section of the aluminium trim in the boot area is flat to the rest of the aluminium plate and hangs vertically into the boot below the lip that the boot boards sit on. I have just been looking at some old photos of another car and the rectangu...
by Stevejaguar
Sat Sep 11, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Trim pane templatel
Replies: 1
Views: 461
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Trim pane templatel

Hi, does anyone have a template for the trim panels that go around the rear of side windows and down into the boot area on a series 1 2+2. Mine are so damaged that I cannot even make a decent copy.
Thanks
Steve
by Stevejaguar
Thu Aug 12, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Driving through Tockholes tonight.
Replies: 0
Views: 925
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Driving through Tockholes tonight.

Hi, an immaculate Light blue E Type drove through my village(Tockholes) tonight around 7pm. I couldnt attract the drivers attention. If you are local please pm me and if you are here again perhaps we could meet up at the Royal.
Steve Series 1 2+2.
by Stevejaguar
Tue Aug 10, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Hardura and underfelt questions
Replies: 0
Views: 456
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Hardura and underfelt questions

Hi, does anyone have a photo showing how this piece of Hardura is fitted on a series 1 2+2 please?

Also is there 1/2" thick felt behind the Hardura? I am particularly thinking of the sloping bulkhead on the LHS that has the nuts for the blanking panels fitted to a RHD car?
by Stevejaguar
Tue Aug 10, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Brake servo noise
Replies: 6
Views: 1274
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Re: Brake servo noise

Hi, thats how the pedal used to be. Start the engine with your foot on the pedal and the pedal drop slightly. It doesnt do that any more. I am certain that I have vacuum to the servo.
Servo problem ?
Steve
by Stevejaguar
Mon Aug 09, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Brake servo noise
Replies: 6
Views: 1274
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Re: Brake servo noise

Hi I seem to have a similar but opposite problem since replacing the master cylinder and servo . Switch the engine off and press the brake. There is no 'clunk' at all, let alone one that diminishes at each push of the pedal as it used to do. Not had chance to test the brakes yet other than backing t...
by Stevejaguar
Tue Aug 03, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Should there be foam underneath the vinyl ?
Replies: 2
Views: 867
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Should there be foam underneath the vinyl ?

Hi, I'm in the process of re trimming my series 1 2+2 .
The panel in the photo seems to be the original Jaguar item, grey vinyl, overpainted black in the late 70's. There is no sign of any foam under the vinyl. Is that correct?
Steve
by Stevejaguar
Mon Aug 02, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Chrome trim cant trail to dash
Replies: 2
Views: 687
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Re: Chrome trim cant trail to dash

Thanks for the quick reply and photos. It makes a bit more sense now.
Thanks again
steve
by Stevejaguar
Mon Aug 02, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Chrome trim cant trail to dash
Replies: 2
Views: 687
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Chrome trim cant trail to dash

Hid does anyone have a photo of the curved chrome trim that fits between the dash and the cant rail in situ ? My car has had none since before I bought it. New bits are shown below . What are the bits of plastic for?
Steve
by Stevejaguar
Sat Jul 31, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: cant rail curtain
Replies: 5
Views: 987
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Re: cant rail curtain

Thanks everybody who has replied. Once the headlining is in to which I m not looking forward, I will tackle the curtains.
Steve