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by piman
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: MK2Fuel System
Topic: Carburettor air intakes
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: Carburettor air intakes

Hello Ankaili, I have had a look on the Burlen website and all I can see are trumpets fitted with a mesh domed cover, these do not provide any effective air filtration. There is not a lot of room in a MK 2 between the wings and the carburettors. However it may be possible to use the same system that...
by piman
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: MK2
Topic: S-Type Headlining around Rear Screen
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: S-Type Headlining around Rear Screen

Hello Graeme,

I would say the screen must come out (Consider replacing the rubber seal on replacement as the old rubber will be past it's best) (Unless recently replaced of course), as the headlining will need to be glued around the aperture.

Alec
by piman
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: MK2Interiors
Topic: Interior light/lamp plastic lens
Replies: 10
Views: 462

Re: Interior light/lamp plastic lens

Hello Booker MG,

have you tried SNG Barrett, or any other Jaguar spares specialists? Alternatively Holden Classic and Vintage is worth trying?

Alec
by piman
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: XJ Series SaloonsEngine
Topic: Ignition problems
Replies: 2
Views: 391

Re: Ignition problems

Hello John, when you switch the ignition switch, does the ignition warning light come on and do various ancilaries work, e.g. indicators and wipers, and fuel pump? This would indicate that there is power in and out of the ignition switch. Generally the ignition feed (white wire) goes directly to the...
by piman
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: MK2Bodywork
Topic: Daimler 250 v8 inhibitor switch
Replies: 2
Views: 331

Re: Daimler 250 v8 inhibitor switch

Hello Stevie,

it's your car, but I would personally make some sort of access hatch, then make a cover which can be fixed with self tapping screws. It's covered by the console or carpet after so will not be an eyesore. I don't know the location of the switch on an automatic)

Alec
by piman
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: E-TypeEngine
Topic: E type S1 1966 Cam Covers Bolt Torque
Replies: 1
Views: 176

Re: E type S1 1966 Cam Covers Bolt Torque

Hello Bond007, 10 ft lbs, from memory, certainly not very tight. Replace the copper washers if you haven't already and look for cracks in the cover in case they have been overtightened in the past? I normally use a smear of Hylomar to one face, as much to keep the gasket in position rather than as a...
by piman
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: XK120, 140 & 150Electrical
Topic: xk120 wipers and indicators stopped working
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: xk120 wipers and indicators stopped working

Hello Scott,

poor conection at the fuse is the first check for your wipers and indicators as is a general voltage check if you have a meter?
Look at the fan belt, either for wear or tension. I suspect that becaus as your speed and load goes up the belt may be slipping?

Alec
by piman
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: XJ Series SaloonsFuel System
Topic: 1974 series 2 4.2 difficult to start after 60 mile run
Replies: 11
Views: 598

Re: 1974 series 2 4.2 difficult to start after 60 mile run

Hello Paul, semple checks like what colour are the plugs which would give an indication of mixture, (as does the colour of the tail pipes). If there is nothing very obvious then a systematic check of ignition timing, carburettor settings is the way to go (Coil polarity is another that can weaken the...
by piman
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: MK2Brakes
Topic: Brake fluid
Replies: 3
Views: 576

Re: Brake fluid

Hello Dave, Dit 4 is the common one. However it sounds as if it is more than just brake fluid you need. Firstly try disconnecting the brake line from the master cyinder (Put a lot of absorbent rags or such to absorb any brake fluid as it destroys paint. Gently see if the pedal now moves? If it does,...
by piman
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: MK2Cooling System
Topic: Kenlowe fan - improving the mounting
Replies: 2
Views: 657

Re: Kenlowe fan - improving the mounting

Hello Alex K, just a comment on push versus pull. I don't believe that either position is superior. Advocates for the puller say that pushers block the airflow being in front of the rdaiator, however, pullers block the airflow to the same extent, given identical units, as air has to flow through and...
by piman
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: MK2Engine
Topic: Car won't start when hot.
Replies: 7
Views: 635

Re: Car won't start when hot.

Hello Straightsix, checking for spark is the sensible first step. As you say, in strong sunlight it can be misleading and using an ignition strobe as a way of checking for spark is effective. What is the mixture like, as if on the weak side it will make it more difficult to ignite? Assuming good com...
by piman
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: MK2Engine
Topic: 3.8 Ignition timing- position of rotor arm?
Replies: 10
Views: 948

Re: 3.8 Ignition timing- position of rotor arm?

Hello Paul,

that may just be the part number for teh carburettor body. AUC is a common prefix for all sorts of carburettor parts. The tag is a small aluminium tag. fixed usually to the float chamber and on some to teh dashpot screw.

Burlen should be able to clarify that for you?

Alec
by piman
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: MK2Engine
Topic: 3.8 Ignition timing- position of rotor arm?
Replies: 10
Views: 948

Re: 3.8 Ignition timing- position of rotor arm?

Hello Paul, the needles are stamped on the shank, so need removing from the pistoon to identify them. I have an (old) Burlen manual and the carburetor identification (Tags attached to one of each carburettor float screws) should be AUC 954. Where is the number you refer to located? Funnily the same ...
by piman
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: MK2Engine
Topic: 3.8 Ignition timing- position of rotor arm?
Replies: 10
Views: 948

Re: 3.8 Ignition timing- position of rotor arm?

Hello Paul, yes, correct it will not run. Although, in practice all manufactureers align the distributor in one way for that model, it really doesn't matter. You can set the distributor wherever it fits and replace the leads to order starting with number one when the engine is set to number one firi...
by piman
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: MK2Engine
Topic: 3.8 Ignition timing- position of rotor arm?
Replies: 10
Views: 948

Re: 3.8 Ignition timing- position of rotor arm?

Hello Paul,

not only does the piston have to be near TDC but it must also be on the firing stroke, if not you will be 180 degrees out on the distributor.
It sounds to me that you are not on the firing stroke?

Alec

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