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Old 11th February 2020, 13:41
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I was going to finish with a pair of chrome dome nuts on the outside.
Good idea, thanks. Might steal that
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Old 11th February 2020, 21:16
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Great news, I am glad your persistence paid off.
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Old 15th February 2020, 20:51
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This is the carb, air filter and throttle cable all in place and ready to roll.

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Old 23rd February 2020, 11:03
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Mike – Is that one carb HUGE?

As I’ve got two of those pancake filters on my little 1500 engine.

Either way, glad to hear it is running.
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Old 23rd February 2020, 21:11
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Mike – Is that one carb HUGE?
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No, it's a standard weber twin choke carb off a Ford Essex 3lt V6.
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Old 4th March 2020, 18:43
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Finally I made the effort and fitted the doors.

Drivers side


Passengers side.


Not a bad fit as it was not an easy task because they open at about 45%.





The blue wire hanging out of the open door works the latch opener until I figure some thing else out.
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Old 11th March 2020, 17:59
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The brake have now been sorted.

New calipers.


If you look closely you'll see the caliper have 3 bleed nipples one on each side and one on the top.
They also have 2 feed flexi lines.



I thought I'd be clever and just use one feed line and block the other off with a bleed nipple making a duel line braking system.
This was OK until I tried to bleed the calipers !!

I could bleed brake fluid from the bottom 2 nipples but not the top one!!
No fluid came out!!
After much head scratching I realized the caliper is split into two independent chambers each chamber feed from one of the two separate feed flexi lines hence the 3 bleed nipples!!

I had to change the braking system into a duel circuit system.
The servo master cylinder rear take offs now feed both the rear brakes and the bottom chambers of the front calipers and the servo master cylinder front take off feeds the top chambers of the front calipers.





So in theory if I cut a brake line I should still have a reasonably decent (but limited) brake, we hope.

The end result is .
1, Single line braking system.
Cut a brake line and loose all the brakes!!!
2, Duel line braking system.
Cut a brake line and loose either the front brakes or the rear brake depending on which line is cut!!!
3, Duel circuit braking system.
Cut a brake line and have either 1/2 the front braking power with no rear brakes or 1/2 the front braking power plus the rear brakes.

I believe it was VOLVO who came up with the last one!!!
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Things are very quite around the workshop but I have sorted out the engine in my daily driver.
The problem turned out to be the balance shaft gears were stripped.



So it was quicker and easier to replace the engine.



The truck now has a new MOT and is still earning it's keep.



So, if you see me about please give-us-a-wave.

Due to things being quite next door has taken on the "D" type for paint.



After day one.





The final colour will be, JAGUAR - British Racing Green.
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Can't wait to see it in paint.
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Exciting stuff - I love the point where a project gets its first coat of primer and looks all one colour for the first time.
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Exciting stuff - I love the point where a project gets its first coat of primer and looks all one colour for the first time.
it brings the whole project together
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Old 22nd April 2020, 17:08
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Called in the paint shop today!







coming along nicely. !!:
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fantastic!
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Old 22nd April 2020, 19:22
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Looking good. Will be nice to get it ready for the road, hopefully lock down will be over before this glorious weather!
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You could be looking at an original one !
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Old 25th April 2020, 08:06
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Mike – The BRG looks great.

Do you still have a buyer lined up for this ‘Jag in a Jag’?

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 25th April 2020, 11:42
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Paul, Jag-in-a-Jag !! I like that

Every man and his dog what's to buy it but no money has changed hands so it's still for sale !!!"

I am looking forward to the "road development" stage.
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I'v done a small upgrade on the truck and replaced the original intercooler with a larger one from a L322 Range Rover..



It sits nicely across the front of the radiator, it needed not serious cutting to fit and I was able to use the original pipework to plum it in.



There's not much noticeable diferance in general driving with the larger intercooler but the truck certainly develops more torque up hills.
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We finally got some spare time to work on the "D" type so we sorted out the wheels.
Not quite the original Dunlop Magnesium specials but a set of TR6 wheels and a few quid's worth of bits-and-bobs and we get these.





We also fitted the wind screen.



I have made steel supports for each end of the windscreen to add some strength and to to give the door windows something to close against







As usual, despite our best efforts we still managed to crack the screen on the last screw !!

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Mike – Shame about the screen cracking.

Good luck with the rest of it. Paul.
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