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07-10-2019, 08:18 PM
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Posted By billb44

You may have a bad sender or gauge but a couple...

You may have a bad sender or gauge but a couple of other possibilities come to mind. The gauge is powered by about 10.5 volts from a regulator behind the dash. If it is shorted outputing 12 volts,...
06-26-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,302
Posted By billb44

Normally the brake fluid light would be in this...

Normally the brake fluid light would be in this location and, to its left, would be the headlight dimmer switch. So, first question, where was that switch relocated to? Just a guess, your extra...
05-17-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By billb44

David, just a quick update about what happened. ...

David, just a quick update about what happened. I believe that the distributor cap fractured around the central contact. That allowed the rotor to lift up especially since it was a loose fit and...
05-07-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By billb44

Loose Rotor

So I was having fun this afternoon (it stopped raining), and the Jag ran well, was smooth and responsive. After several modifications it had never been better. Then, while pushing things a bit,...
05-02-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,430
Posted By billb44

Really depends on the judge. I have removed my...

Really depends on the judge. I have removed my antenna, I agree with you about looks, and have never been tagged. If you show the car in a Jaguar concourse in championship class, the radio must be...
05-02-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By billb44

Have you used a voltmeter or test light to verify...

Have you used a voltmeter or test light to verify the 12v wire is the culprit? If so, you might consider running a separate wire that should be easy to hide. I believe that would be less work and...
04-19-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By billb44

I just reread your original post and noticed you...

I just reread your original post and noticed you said the screws were turned out. Out (counter clockwise) raises the idle speed. This is probably a wording issue but thought I would point that out,...
04-18-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By billb44

Don't know much about the V12 but I assume the...

Don't know much about the V12 but I assume the disconnected hose caused a large vacuum leak that required an improper idle mixture adjustment. Now it is running rich. Timing and mixture should be...
04-16-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By billb44

Have not checked recently but as I remember it,...

Have not checked recently but as I remember it, maybe $200. Greasing the cable (lightly) has a good chance of doing it, I had the same issue when the cable was dry in places.
04-15-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By billb44

John, the speedometer may jitter slightly but if...

John, the speedometer may jitter slightly but if you find it objectionable, it is probably too much. The cable can be unscrewed from the rear of the gauge easily. Tie some string to it then pull it...
03-26-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By billb44

Good point, I should have said that.

Good point, I should have said that.
03-26-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By billb44

Bill, it was silver cad plated. Depending on how...

Bill, it was silver cad plated. Depending on how correct you want to be, you could consider zinc plating, faux cad paint or dull silver paint.
03-07-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,968
Posted By billb44

David, I am slow getting back, some minor...

David, I am slow getting back, some minor surgery. Yes, the distributor restorer did know about the various mods and, besides adding the vacuum advance, did a rebuild. I drove up to visit him in New...
03-02-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,968
Posted By billb44

Dave, the measurements were after the engine...

Dave, the measurements were after the engine rebuild, the smog control removal and Stromberg mods. I have read in several places that this vintage car was well below 200 bhp but was disappointed...
03-01-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,968
Posted By billb44

David, very interesting post, hope you continue...

David, very interesting post, hope you continue with it.

I too have been attempting to improve the performance of my 68 OTS. After an engine rebuild to clean things up and install new bearings,...
02-12-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By billb44

Do you mean the engine will not fire or that it...

Do you mean the engine will not fire or that it does not turn over? If the latter, the little red light is telling you that the alternator, regulator or wiring has failed and your battery is dead. ...
01-08-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 889
Posted By billb44

The points presented by felinecat appear quite...

The points presented by felinecat appear quite persuasive but go against those presented by others whose opinions I respect. Being an important factor in our cars' protection, I wonder if there are...
12-28-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 330
Posted By billb44

I believe on a 3.8 dash, the left most toggle is...

I believe on a 3.8 dash, the left most toggle is the interior light switch and should supply +12 to the light socket. One lamp serves as both the boot (trunk) and interior light. Your car has...
12-26-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 889
Posted By billb44

I normally use SNG Barrett because they are...

I normally use SNG Barrett because they are within driving distance plus their service, parts inventory and pricing have been good.
12-25-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 889
Posted By billb44

Do not use dot 5 in the brakes, stay with dot 4. ...

Do not use dot 5 in the brakes, stay with dot 4. I have been told many times that silicon will ruin the brake components. I suspect the same is true for the clutch cylinders but you added the stuff...
12-25-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,237
Posted By billb44

I am no expert on this and am reporting what was...

I am no expert on this and am reporting what was said a few years ago on the JCNA forum. The frames were brazed in the factory including the main engine and bonnet support rails. If damaged or...
12-24-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,237
Posted By billb44

Be careful with the frame, it is an alloy that is...

Be careful with the frame, it is an alloy that is not weldable and will become brittle if subjected to high temps. I am not sure if that is true of the radiator support bracket. Suggest you check...
12-23-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,237
Posted By billb44

Those holes look like they are angled so that, if...

Those holes look like they are angled so that, if you drilled through, you would come out upstream of the throttle plates which is what you want. Because you need that angle, I would do it by hand. ...
12-10-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,237
Posted By billb44

I know the valve your interested in and have...

I know the valve your interested in and have never seen it for sale. I think, but am not sure, that it helps speed up warmup. I would not fret too much about it. Maybe others know more.

You...
12-08-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,237
Posted By billb44

If you have an original radiator style, there is...

If you have an original radiator style, there is the same nipple next to the top hose coupling. It connects there. If you do not, block it.
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