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by peter freeman
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: A few questions about SE5
Replies: 4
Views: 135

A few questions about SE5

Definitely change the timing gear, ally is quieter but I have steel which is also not that noisy - luck of the draw. Also as advised change the rubber fuel pipes with at least R9 ones as ethanol will destroy them eventually ,it does the carb no good either - use super ron 97 minimum fuel or better i...
by peter freeman
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Scimitar GTE Hire
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Scimitar GTE Hire

Try searching for classic car hire in your area - they tend to be Jags or porches etc though. Go to your nearest noggin to see the different types you may be interested in - they are 5's 5A's 6's 6A's 6B's and Middlebridges available in the GTE types
by peter freeman
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Link, anti roll bar
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Link, anti roll bar

Chances are the links themselves are rusty so I would change the complete links - not that expensive from memory.
by peter freeman
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Windscreen storage - horizontal OK?
Replies: 7
Views: 275

Windscreen storage - horizontal OK?

Should be ok Terry as long as you don't stack stuff on them - I have two in our loft ) not SS1's though.
by peter freeman
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: New SE6 owner..
Replies: 9
Views: 572

New SE6 owner..

Not the Jag box used but the gear change from the rear of the box
by peter freeman
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Coupe engine queries
Replies: 12
Views: 466

Coupe engine queries

The early engine runs at 50 against the later engine which runs closer to 75 ( in my experience ) the early engine oil pump is larger than the later one - pic below and the early engine has different tappets.
by peter freeman
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: SE5a new member - chassis help wanted
Replies: 14
Views: 742

SE5a new member - chassis help wanted

That is a common place for the chassis to rust - as Jim says not too bad to fix.
by peter freeman
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Earthing Rear Lights
Replies: 9
Views: 1095

Earthing Rear Lights

Worth IMO running a wire from the battery -ve to the rear lights as the earth wire to the chassis is often the cause of lightning problems - generally makes the lights brighter as well which is a bonus.
by peter freeman
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: SE6a Electrical fuel pump
Replies: 6
Views: 220

SE6a Electrical fuel pump

I have a SU pump on our Coupe - no return line, pressure 4psi no pressure reducer required, the higher pressure pumps are for fuel injection. The pump runs from a green wire - powered when ignition on - best if you have a separate fuse for it. You do need a inertia switch - I bought the same as used...
by peter freeman
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex engine rebuild - Special tools?
Replies: 11
Views: 375

Essex engine rebuild - Special tools?

Fitting a metal timing wheel is top of my list.
by peter freeman
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex engine rebuild - Special tools?
Replies: 11
Views: 375

Essex engine rebuild - Special tools?

You will have to de- glaze the cylinders.
by peter freeman
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: New SE6 owner..
Replies: 9
Views: 572

New SE6 owner..

I fitted the Rover v8 to my 6 - two problems , the gear stick needs to be from the Jag xJ6 or Sherpa van to come up through the same hole as the original gears stick- the Rover gear stick goes further back and is therefore not suitable 2nd thing is the exhaust manifolds which you need to have made a...
by peter freeman
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted : Screw for Door Latch SE5
Replies: 5
Views: 257

Wanted : Screw for Door Latch SE5

Buy a normal counter sunk screw and cut it down to size - that's what I have done
by peter freeman
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: 3 Rod Gearbox problem
Replies: 13
Views: 673

3 Rod Gearbox problem

Got mine back in position but that was a lot of years ago - got a feeling I put a bush on the outside while I put a nut on the end to hold it in place - very fiddly - alternatively you can loosen the plate off to get to the inside bits and hold them against the plate while you put something on the o...
by peter freeman
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Goldie the Coupe
Replies: 66
Views: 3377

Goldie the Coupe

You must have long arms - there were two in our car holding the roof steady and one pushing from the outside

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