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06-08-2019, 05:04 AM
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Posted By Glyn M Ruck

I would take advice from TilleyJon. This car has...

I would take advice from TilleyJon. This car has a monocoque & for the car to be safe & roadworthy you are going to have to repair the shell properly. e.g. from the photo above the inner & outer...
05-10-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,150
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

Just a word of warning. Keep silicone sprays etc...

Just a word of warning. Keep silicone sprays etc well away from the induction systems of modern vehicles. If they ingest even a small amount it will poison some MAFs & all Lambda/O2 sensors. I don't...
05-04-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

This is where the wings end to give you an idea...

This is where the wings end to give you an idea of the seam & fill piece above grill.

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05-04-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

The section above the grill was separate & had 2...

The section above the grill was separate & had 2 leaded seams IIRC. Then connected to front fenders.

Martin Robey is your only chance I know of new. Otherwise you will have to cut from a scrapped...
05-02-2019, 03:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

The Varamatic requires a deep dimple in the...

The Varamatic requires a deep dimple in the Crossmember. You can either change or mod the crossmember.

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04-30-2019, 01:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

Please use good old conventional DOT 4...

Please use good old conventional DOT 4 Polyglycol/Polyglycol ether fluid. You are likely causing your own problems with boosters unless the rebuilder/supplier guarantees compatibility of elastomers...
04-25-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,199
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fahler-Polished-STAINLE...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fahler-Polished-STAINLESS-STEEL-Fuel-Petrol-Cap-Non-Locking-JAGUAR-E-TYPE-XK150/262633112556?fits=Car+Make%3AJaguar%7CCars+Type%3A420&epid=894727157&hash=item3d262743ec:g:hr...
04-21-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,193
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

The cooling effects of fuel vapourisation & the...

The cooling effects of fuel vapourisation & the venturis is substantial in the carburettors . (e.g. carb icing was common with the Austin Mini & SU carbs. Icing used to seize the dampers under the...
04-15-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

If Auto check the anti creep valve & circuit. ...

If Auto check the anti creep valve & circuit.

Can also be the servo. Sticking/tight main vacuum piston seals or air valve sticking.

Good luck!
03-28-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 19,738
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

Try restoring a Benz or Aston & the spares prices...

Try restoring a Benz or Aston & the spares prices are in a different realm. Jag spares are not bad. Just the odd item (no doubt slow moving) seem poor value or have escalated out of line with others.
03-28-2019, 03:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,586
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

This seems so long ago now. My good man...

This seems so long ago now.

My good man Erens fitting the engine & transmission with Shorty under the car & me as ballast on the engine hoist. :icon_biggrin:

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03-16-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

Sorry ~ misunderstood. Thought you had fitted...

Sorry ~ misunderstood. Thought you had fitted electric rack & pinion.

Just stick to factory standard. Without major modification they can't really be improved. The small range of tolerances they...
02-26-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,827
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

Railroad lubrication was part of my global...

Railroad lubrication was part of my global industrial bailiwick. We made the lubricant for those good old rail cars.

When they moved to taper rollers we made the AAR Grease for Timken that was...
02-26-2019, 02:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

Likely corrosion or somebody got clever with the...

Likely corrosion or somebody got clever with the Permatex or similar. Apply lots of penetrating oil & let stand. You might even have to apply some local heat with a gas torch (carefully). Then a...
02-26-2019, 01:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,827
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

That sounds like a good idea if you can get the...

That sounds like a good idea if you can get the felts. When I did my column SNG could not supply ~ only plastic which is thusfar quiet but properly lubricated. Talking as an oil man the problem with...
02-24-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

XK's Unlimited supply. Now owned by Moss. I would...

XK's Unlimited supply. Now owned by Moss. I would go Dynalite. Like the Retroair supplied unit the XK's unit requires conversion back to the single "V" belt. Really for early Mk2
02-22-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,573
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

Ok so they printed the literature in the UK. I...

Ok so they printed the literature in the UK. I stand corrected.

The point is that it is a US system & not the only one authorised by Browns Lane.
02-22-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,827
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

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02-20-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 994
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

Type One & Type Two are both recirculating ball....

Type One & Type Two are both recirculating ball. The Varamatic/Variomatic was not ~ fitted to only a few final S Types.


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02-18-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,573
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

If you take an accurate photograph any Laser...

If you take an accurate photograph any Laser etching/engraving data plate place can put the labeling back on for you. The same could be said for silk screening but it's not worth it for one item....
02-16-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

Thanks TJ ~ Filed away for those of us that don't...

Thanks TJ ~ Filed away for those of us that don't want to send things halfway round the world.

Other options.

https://www.clocks4classics.com/

https://cjnwatch.co.uk/wp/smiths-car-clock/
02-14-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 376
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

Yes ~ fine. Cold engine ~ Just remove & re-torque...

Yes ~ fine. Cold engine ~ Just remove & re-torque the 2 nuts
02-08-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 929
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

I'm sure there could be many reasons for this but...

I'm sure there could be many reasons for this but one of them was that Jaguar made, numbered & painted bodies for stock rather than order. They then configured/reconfigured the car once an order was...
02-06-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,769
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

That's fine but it will only work as a surge tank...

That's fine but it will only work as a surge tank if you have a return valve in the radiator cap.
02-04-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By Glyn M Ruck

Rimbellishers were certainly standard for most...

Rimbellishers were certainly standard for most models with steel wheels & hubcaps. However I've seen ads like this without them on the 240/340. So maybe for 240/340 they were an option & no longer...
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