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by StuBaker
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Jag rear axles/hubs
Replies: 7
Views: 1784

Re: Jag rear axles/hubs

I've seen them hammered in on a TV program, made me cringe a bit. I wouldn't rush out to buy that car. (Maybe they edited it out?) This is one of those jobs that needs doing properly. If your not sure take it to a professional. The pivot needs similar setting up but for preload and it is a bit fiddl...
by StuBaker
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Jag rear axles/hubs
Replies: 7
Views: 1784

Re: Jag rear axles/hubs

Hi Kevin,
I've added a copy of the hub assembly from the E-Type manual. Note the use of a mandrel instead of extra shims. (3.81mm or 0.150 in.)
Stu
by StuBaker
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Jag rear axles/hubs
Replies: 7
Views: 1784

Re: Jag rear axles/hubs

Hi Kevin, If you're fitting new hubs you'll need a few things. Basically on assembly you need to have the correct amount of endfloat. That is enough play to allow the bearing to warm up without seizing. So, you'll need a set of shims. (SNG Barrat) and preferably new bearings and seals and seal ring....
by StuBaker
Thu May 14, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Wanted - Headers for 289/302
Replies: 9
Views: 2314

Re: Wanted - Headers for 289/302

Hi James,
If it's any help, when I had a similar wait I saw JR Fabrications on Wheeler dealers or similar. I didn't use them in the end as I'd already paid for mine but their work looked good on the telly.
JRfabrications.co.uk
Good luck,
StuB
by StuBaker
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Axle stands
Replies: 11
Views: 3649

Re: Axle stands

Just my tupp'orth - when my car was on axle stands I set the door catches. When it went on it's wheels the doors wouldn't close properly. When it came back from the paint shop on wheels with the doors set up again, I took off the wheels and jacked up on to axle stands and the doors once again didn't...
by StuBaker
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: What’s missing here?
Replies: 7
Views: 2640

Re: What’s missing here?

Not just washers, they're spacers with seals, both sides. Check out SNG Barratt. I think they are fantastic, been a big help to me. This page is for the XJ6, check for your axle derivative though. https://www.sngbarratt.com/English/#/UK/FindParts/Families/XJS/7/XJS/37/STEERING%20AND%20SUSPENSION/147...
by StuBaker
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Build Information
Topic: leather seats and dashboard
Replies: 5
Views: 2620

Re: leather seats and dashboard

Morning Stuart, I purchased a full hide from 'buyleatheronline' . This is huge. The spec was '34 black pigmented printed' about £180 all inc. I was very pleased with it, it has a nice grain and is lovely to work with but not sure if it would be considered 'original' enough. I have covered my alumini...
by StuBaker
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Rear brake conversion?
Replies: 18
Views: 9334

Re: Rear brake conversion?

Thanks for that info. The Hoyle set up does look good though.
I'll put that in the 'hard to do bin'
by StuBaker
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Rear brake conversion?
Replies: 18
Views: 9334

Re: Rear brake conversion?

Has anyone fitted the Hawk/Hoyle IRS?
That has outboard brakes.
I'd be interested as I'd like to do that at some stage.
by StuBaker
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: IRS Handbrake!!
Replies: 2
Views: 3410

Re: IRS Handbrake!!

Hi Andy, I had a similar problem with mine. I'd overhauled the calipers and made sure the auto adjust worked so I was confident the calipers were good. I had the inner cable shortened to get plenty of adjustment on the handbrake lever. It has to be operated a few times to ratchet the pads into place...