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1977 XJ-S

leo_denmark
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Re: 1977 XJ-S

Postby leo_denmark » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:56 pm

MOT today. Passed with an almost clean sheet. Only problem was that my hazard lights doesn't work. I do not have to turn up again to show that I have fixed it, so I can live with that. Rust, faulty brakes, dripping fluids or excessive pollution would have been much worse :)

Then tomorrow the car turns 40 years old. That means I can use the Danish vintage MOT schedule if I declare that the car is for hobby usage. No problem. My next MOT is therefore in 8 years !!

By the way: It turned out my fuel pressure is just fine and according to book, so I have left that as it is.
A new fuel pump has arrived to replace the noisy one, I have now. It should fit according to the books and David Manners, but inlet is placed in another position than on the current pump, which I believe could be the original. Anyways, as it is not plug'n'play I will postpone the operation to the winter season. Same goes for A/C rebuild. I will have to convert from R12 to get it up and running again, and that will mean replacement of o-rings, oil and some hoses. that takes some time, so the winter pause will be used for that.
BR Leo Jensen - Denmark
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Re: 1977 XJ-S

Postby katar83 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:16 pm

Might have asked that before but why would you convert from R12 when there are direct replacement now(at least in UK)?

http://www.kwecars.com/technical/air-co ... sion-myth/
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Re: 1977 XJ-S

Postby leo_denmark » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:09 am

Thanks, that's a really good input.

I will investigate if I can find it in Denmark or maybe northern Germany. Otherwise I will have to visit KWE next summer, the vacation plan is an UK trip in the XJ-S :)

BR Leo

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Re: 1977 XJ-S

Postby leo_denmark » Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:51 am

Hi all

The XJ-S is now out of it's winter hibernation, and my power steering has unfortunately not improved taken that pause well.

It does of course leak, but it now also has varying power assistance depending on steering wheel position. I first expected the issue to be caused by PAS fluid surge, and as the level was low (surprise...) I thought filling it up would cure this issue, but I was not that lucky.

I have taken contact to an eBay seller (kbsteering), who does E-type racks for 225£. He has responded that he will do mine for same amount. I find the price fair, but thought I better ask if KB is known to do a good job or if you have better recommandations ?

Business name: Kelly Bray Steering Racks

Address: Sam Stewart
Florence Road
Kelly Bray
Callington
Cornwall
PL17 8EF
United Kingdom

Phone: 01579 382766

Email: kellybraysteering@btconnect.com

BR Leo

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Re: 1977 XJ-S

Postby katar83 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:34 pm

No idea on the 'Kelly Bray Steering Racks' but there is also this one: eBay item number:261633625985 (no idea on them either).
1997, 4.0 LWB X300 - Unlucky car but still a daily driver.
1988, 3.6S XJS - Never ending restoration project.
1994, 3.2S X300 - Accident damaged, October 2015. Gone!
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Re: 1977 XJ-S

Postby leo_denmark » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:43 pm

Thanks, looks OK too. No shipping to Denmark though, so I think I will stick with Kelly Bray unless somebody tells me otherwise.

The steering did by the way feel pretty normal when wifee returned the car after driving maybe 10 miles. I tried the full turning range stationary in the garage just to see if I could see a pattern in where it was stiff, and then it just turned without restriction. I will have a good long drive the coming weekend. Need to empty the fuel tank to get the noisy fuel pump changed 8-)
BR Leo Jensen - Denmark
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Re: 1977 XJ-S

Postby leo_denmark » Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:22 am

It turned out the steering just longed to be used. Works fine now.
Have just done 30 miles to heat up the oil before changing it, it it drives just as well as last year.
Or maybe better ? Change to 2nd happened around 5700 rpm with WOT, and that is more revs than I had seen before, and it surely pulls like a train. It does needs bushings soon though...

Enjoy your Sunday !

Leo

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Re: 1977 XJ-S

Postby NMV 1E » Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:14 pm

Here is another company https://www.steering-racks.co.uk/ ................ I've had power Steering pumps reconditioned by them :)
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Re: 1977 XJ-S

Postby Rory » Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:50 am

Great to hear that she is coming out of hibernation... :D
Sounds like everything just needed a bit of use :D

I haven't had my first drive of the year yet.
May need to sort that as we are off to the Netherlands in June!

Rory
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Re: 1977 XJ-S

Postby pimgmx » Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:03 pm

Rory wrote:as we are off to the Netherlands in June!

Whereabouts, Rory?

You’re more than welcome for a pit stop and/or temporary repair, all the spare parts & tools are finally in one place now...

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