May 2017 – Nylon turn signal clip 3D printed and installed

Pretty much, the Youtube video does the trick. I do think that the process of 3D printing will become increasingly important for parts distribution and replacement. There’s no wonder that UPS has taken big steps to integrate 3D printing into their business, since, after all, they’re into logistics. And logistics can benefit from the speed Read more about May 2017 – Nylon turn signal clip 3D printed and installed[…]

February 2010 – Driven

Look! No leaks! And it moves! The alteration of the timing chain cover water inlet seems to have done the trick. The old thing has retained coolant where it should, and we’ve run the car many times without the horrible froth of contamination surfacing beneath the valve covers. Finally, we have a moving and well Read more about February 2010 – Driven[…]

July 2008 – Miscellaneous since February

What we’ve done since February (!) 2008 This one is for Dan. Just under a year ago, I said I was looking for a double-groove crankshaft pulley. I published a humorous email exchange at the time, and I had resolved to get a new pulley from Classic Jaguar. Funny how time flies — I had Read more about July 2008 – Miscellaneous since February[…]

February 2008 – Alternator bracket

Alternator bracket and alternator installation This one is for Glen. The XJ6 engine I got of course didn’t have the exact same places to mount the alternator and other engine-driven parts (like an air conditioning compressor). This meant that I was pretty stuck when it came to mounting the alternator, since the original 3.8 liter Read more about February 2008 – Alternator bracket[…]

October 2006 – Electrical

This section is for Ove in Norway. It’s about time to put the electrical decisions onto paper in a more presentable form. More methodical men than I would have rendered schematics first, traced everything to glassines in layers, and then passed the signed drawings to the next person for enactment … and, of course, improvization. Read more about October 2006 – Electrical[…]

June 2005 – Data plate, door, headlights

Data plate, final episode I might as well get this done right now. I finished the truer-to-the-original data plate with the able help of Eric MaLossi, and I’m quite pleased with the results. The plate is a little thicker than the original, so it resists a bit more under the mallet and die, but it Read more about June 2005 – Data plate, door, headlights[…]

January-May 2005 – Trunk floor, wiring harness (redesigned)

New trunk (“boot”) floor The old trunk floor was totally exhausted, with the laminate of the plywood virtually falling apart in thin wooden sheets. The pieces were good enough to stack together like so many playing cards and trace onto a new sheet of plywood. I used 15/32 thickness plywood that was left over from Read more about January-May 2005 – Trunk floor, wiring harness (redesigned)[…]