Finally got around to re-upping to the new site. The rumors of my death are greatly exaggerated. Was in Ireland for some weeks coming home to a pile of work that was not to be ignored (unlike the old girl sitting in the garage…yeesh). Good news is that the recent onslaught of that-work-thing may very well facilitate the parts purchase bonanza that will be involved the second round/swipe at the engine work. I don’t watch much TV, as I have no cable, but in a hotel, recently watched a couple of hours of one of the “limp your project in and like magic, and the cost of a good college tuition, it comes back better than ever” which sent me into a bit of a financial doldrum, as if I wasn’t there already, but made me more determined to do as much as I can so I can eventually send myself to some higher learning institute.
Did pickup in some web research (that part is inexpensive) someone using an old distributor to turn into a wrench of sorts to hold the drive gear in place from above when removing or installing the timing gear, below. Thot that was a great idea.
Can’t seem to log into to place an ad in the classified’s but wanted to know if either anybody has a donor junk dizzy to share (will pay shipping, readily) or can tell me if any of the early XJ’s have the same dog setup so I can go to the junkyard and pick the part from an XK engine.
Hope all had a good recent holiday and have notions of having a good new and ongoing year, in the offing.
'69 2+2 E-Type, color- London Fog under a pile of stuff in the garage
(Don’t know if my signature will come thru in the new posting setup)