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Thanks that's really helpful, will get the tape measure and the drill out.
 
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Old 01-13-2018, 03:46 PM
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Does anyone have an original early fuse box cover that they could send me a picture of? I think the part number is C12366 and it doesn't cover the horn relay.

I have purchased one from SNG barratt but when I come to fit it, it seems to clash with the wiring to the horn relay and also hits the battery input terminal on the dynamo regulator and would cause a short. I suspect that the lower edge should be cut off but the one I have is just a box with three sides.
 
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There were 3 different types fitted dependent on the control box type.

Do you know what part number your control box is ?

Also post a couple of pics and I will see what I can find.
 
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The control box is an RB310, will get some pictures tomorrow but basically its has three sides and a lid, the sides are all the same depth.
 
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You may need part no C17492, do you know if you have the C48 dynamo ?

If you look at the parts book, your car year shows C12366, but the later cover was fitted with the RB310 control box and C48 dynamo.

There are some variations re the dynamo / engine, do you know which one you have and what is your engine number ?
 
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Originally Posted by Homersimpson View Post
Thanks that's really helpful, will get the tape measure and the drill out.
I have a c42 dynamo I believe, engine number is LA1001
 
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Blimey, nearly fell over, what's the chassis number 200001 ?

You should have the correct part, but that seems to have a return on at least one of the sides ?
 
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Hi, thanks for the information. Have emailed SNG Barratt will see what they say.

the chassis number is 210001, it is the firstl 3.8 built lhd and converted to rhd, this is all noted on the heritage cert. They didn't start making rhd 3.8s until a few months afterwards.
 
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Wow, pretty historically significant car then !

The fuse cover C12366 is rolled over from the Mk1.

C12366 was used with the C42 Dynamo, and C17492 was fitted with the C48 Dynamo, there were two versions of the RB340 control box one for the C42 and one for the C48, I don't know why there would be a difference in the fuse box cover though, as the different control boxes would only have been set up for the different current ratings of the Dynamos so their size would not change.

The C17492 does not have the return edge on it at the bottom as per SNG images, but that is as far as I have managed to find out.
 
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I've been fitting the clips in the boot under the parcel shelf that hold the wheel brace in (three clips) and the jack on the rear of the back seat (one clip).

The sketch I did at strip down shows four clips under the rear parcel shelf and I do have a spare clip buy can't see exactly where it goes or what it might be for, could anyone take a photo of this area for me if they have four clips under the parcel shelf?

Thanks for any help you can offer.
 
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Old 01-28-2018, 05:17 AM
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Best try as I have cut away the parcel shelf to fit the speaker box, but there should be one at each end and 2 on the cranked handle, if you have 3 in place you should be able to see the hole for the last one ?
 
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Thanks for the reply, the drawing I have which I did when I stripped it down shows the four being arranged in a diamond shape (i.e. one at each end of the wheelbrace and one for the cranked handle.

There is a hole directly opposite the one for the handle but its much bigger than the others and also than the hole in the clip. the hole also looks like it was pressed into the panel not drilled like the other three.

I can't think what the fourth clip would be for.

I'm kicking myself for not photographing it.
 
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I just checked the parts book, 3 clips for the brace (2No BD11074 1 No BD11136) and 1 for the jack BD11055, so it looks like you have it correct and the 4th one is off something else !

I have searched the parts book (electronically) for those part numbers and they do not appear anywhere else, so no clue where the extra one has come from.
 
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Thanks for checking, strangely enough the three clips (the one for the jack, the one for the wheel brace and the unknown one are all different sizes).

The other two clips for the wheel brace are are different shape completely.

Its a mystery but I will leave it off for now.

Thanks for your help.
 
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One of those Mk2 fairies must have left it there, mine normally hide the damn parts not give me extra ones !
 
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One of those Mk2 fairies must have left it there, mine normally hide the damn parts not give me extra ones !
Ah mine leave me extra bits in the bottom of the storage boxes I stored the parts in!
 
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Another question relating to the horn, I've refitted everything and the system doesn't work because the centre spine of the column isn't earthed. If I attach an earth wire between the steering wheel and the body the system works perfectly.

Looking at it the centre spine is isolated from the column by its felt bushes top and bottom and then by the rubber coupling in the engine bay. I seem to recall that there may have been an earth wire across the rubber coupling but I'm not sure any may just be imagining it.

Any idea how the column centre is usually earthed?
 
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Both contact are in the same place see items 51 and 42

 
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Thanks Tilleyjon, I remember it now, will have a look.
 
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All i can say is Wow! Your doing a great job on this, Also the 1st 3.8 MK2, I am amazed the Jaguar heritage collection etc have not been trying to crowbar this from you! What a find, Would love to see more pictures and the story of how you acquired it
 
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