[E-Type] IT'S ALIVE!

After 35 years of sitting abandoned and 2 months in my care
it runs. Not just starts up mind you, but it runs!!
Coolcat radiator and fan, downpipe painted black, small pipe
plated, 3 gallons of oil (roughly), rebuilt fuel pump,
replaced fuel lines, gallon milk jug full of gas in the rear
and she runs!!

Got her up to temp… hmm… I’m calling the '66 her…
anyway, thermostat opens, fan kicks on , oil pressure at
20ish idle and 30 ish at higher revs (revs unknown, waiting
on clock), stuff burning off, SMOKING WORSE THAN A TWO
STROKE out of the left pipe (as viewed from the rear) but
for an engine that was frozen 2 months ago not unreasonable,
alternator is making rattling sounds.

Now it’s time to figure out how to get the clutch slave cyl
off and see if the tranny etc. works, I can handbrake it for
a while…

DOH!!

I realized that the vacuum lines to the brakes are not
connected so there may be a bit of a vacuum leak, heh…

WHEEEEEEE!!!

Lester–
'66 XKE FHC Running but NOT stopping!
Louisiana, United States
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Ummm… I hate to say this… but 3 gallopns of oil is waaaaaaaaaaaaay too much, you will blow out oil seals. 9 quarts is safe, it will run fine on 8.
LLoyd

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From: “saabguy” lesterewing@mac.com
To: e-type@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2009 9:48:40 AM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
Subject: [E-Type] IT’S ALIVE!!!

After 35 years of sitting abandoned and 2 months in my care
it runs. Not just starts up mind you, but it runs!!
Coolcat radiator and fan, downpipe painted black, small pipe
plated, 3 gallons of oil (roughly), …


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In reply to a message from soothsayer1@comcast.net sent Sat 18 Jul 2009:

If I’ve told him once, I’ve told him a million times not to
exaggerate (my Dad’s favorite expression).–
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Ummm… I hate to say this… but 3 gallopns of oil is waaaaaaaaaaaaay too much, you will blow out oil seals. 9 quarts is safe, it will run fine on 8.


Pete Peterson 70E(193K) 88XJ40s(253K & 242K) 94XJ40 (122K)
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In reply to a message from saabguy sent Sat 18 Jul 2009:

Lester, did you clean out the gas tank after 30 years?
Bob 64 OTS–
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After 35 years of sitting abandoned and 2 months in my care
it runs. Not just starts up mind you, but it runs!!
Coolcat radiator and fan, downpipe painted black, small pipe
plated, 3 gallons of oil (roughly), rebuilt fuel pump,
replaced fuel lines, gallon milk jug full of gas in the rear
and she runs!!


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There is nothing nastier than really old gasoline. Don’t ask how I Know.
Larry
Agoura Hills, Ca
61 OTS 64 FHC 3.8— On Sat, 7/18/09, BobEJag robdol@verizon.net wrote:

From: BobEJag robdol@verizon.net
Subject: Re: [E-Type] IT’S ALIVE!!!
To: e-type@jag-lovers.org
Date: Saturday, July 18, 2009, 11:18 AM
In reply to a message from saabguy
sent Sat 18 Jul 2009:

Lester, did you clean out the gas tank after 30 years?
Bob 64 OTS

The original message included these comments:

After 35 years of sitting abandoned and 2 months in my
care
it runs. Not just starts up mind you, but it
runs!!
Coolcat radiator and fan, downpipe painted black,
small pipe
plated, 3 gallons of oil (roughly), rebuilt fuel pump,

replaced fuel lines, gallon milk jug full of gas in
the rear
and she runs!!


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In reply to a message from Larry Kohler sent Sat 18 Jul 2009:

When I cleaned my tank, fuel system etc, I was shocked to
see that my 8 year old fuel was ‘‘pumpkin’’ in color. It made
a great weed killer though,— hate to let anything go to waste!–
Wayne Williams 70 Etype OTS
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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In reply to a message from Larry Kohler sent Sat 18 Jul 2009:

There is one, Larry: Burnt 90 weight gear oil.

It will make you retch…:(–
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There is nothing nastier than really old gasoline. Don’t ask how I Know.


Paul Wigton, steward to a '60 DKW 1000 SP, Tweety, '63 FHC!
Keenesburg, CO, United States
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Wayne, I had about half a tank of 20+ year old gas and being a tree hugger, I decided to try to find out how to dispose of it in an environmentally friendly manner. I called all over , EPA, etc. and no one had any idea what to do with it. You would have thought that I was trying to dispose of nuclear waste! I finally ended up putting small amounts of it in used oil for recycling. If I touched any of it my hands smelled for a week.
Larry
Agoura Hills, Ca
61 OTS 64 FHC 3.8— On Sat, 7/18/09, Pedal2Metal wwilphoto@sbcglobal.net wrote:

From: Pedal2Metal wwilphoto@sbcglobal.net
Subject: Re: [E-Type] IT’S ALIVE!!!
To: e-type@jag-lovers.org
Date: Saturday, July 18, 2009, 12:03 PM
In reply to a message from Larry
Kohler sent Sat 18 Jul 2009:

When I cleaned my tank, fuel system etc, I was shocked to
see that my 8 year old fuel was ‘‘pumpkin’’ in color. It
made
a great weed killer though,— hate to let anything go to
waste!

Wayne Williams 70 Etype OTS
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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In reply to a message from Larry Kohler sent Sat 18 Jul 2009:

‘’…being a tree hugger…’’

Aha. One of them commie, pinko left wingers, eh? you prolly
believe in them global warmings, too, huh?

Heya, buddy!

:):)–
Paul Wigton, steward to a '60 DKW 1000 SP, Tweety, '63 FHC!
Keenesburg, CO, United States
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Wiggles, It has been hotter than HELL here for the last week and we a scheduled for at least a week more. Maybe it’s the end of the world.
Larry
Agoura Hills, Ca
61 OTS 64 FHC 3.8— On Sat, 7/18/09, Wiggles vrooomie@fastmail.fm wrote:

From: Wiggles vrooomie@fastmail.fm
Subject: Re: [E-Type] IT’S ALIVE!!!
To: e-type@jag-lovers.org
Date: Saturday, July 18, 2009, 3:18 PM
In reply to a message from Larry
Kohler sent Sat 18 Jul 2009:

‘’…being a tree hugger…’’

Aha. One of them commie, pinko left wingers, eh? you
prolly
believe in them global warmings, too, huh?

Heya, buddy!

:):slight_smile:

Paul Wigton, steward to a '60 DKW 1000 SP, Tweety, '63
FHC!
Keenesburg, CO, United States
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In reply to a message from Jaguarpete sent Sat 18 Jul 2009:

Fine… be that way. I put oil in it until it was at the fill
mark… :wink:

Lester–
The original message included these comments:

If I’ve told him once, I’ve told him a million times not to
exaggerate (my Dad’s favorite expression).

The original message included these comments:

Ummm… I hate to say this… but 3 gallopns of oil is waaaaaaaaaaaaay too much, you will blow out oil seals. 9 quarts is safe, it will run fine on 8.

Pete Peterson 70E(193K) 88XJ40s(253K & 242K) 94XJ40 (122K)


'66 XKE FHC Running but NOT stopping!
Louisiana, United States
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In reply to a message from BobEJag sent Sat 18 Jul 2009:

Not yet, but the plastic milk jug was very clean, hardly any
milk left in it. No, that’s the truth, I used an old milk
jug, same one I used to carry water out to the car…
there’s another 5 gallons of liquid … :wink:

AND SHE STOPPED SMOKING!! Buddy came over and I fired it up
for him with all the warnings and boxes to stop the smoke
and NO SMOKE!

Lester

… and I have a rotor and caliper on one side!–
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Lester, did you clean out the gas tank after 30 years?
Bob 64 OTS


'66 XKE FHC Running but NOT stopping!
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G’Day Lester,
I get forum digests and come late to the table so you may have been told
this already. There is a fish hook to catch the unwary in the engine. The
dip stick goes through a smallish hole in a sheet of steel in the sump. It
only needs a tiny bend in the stick for it to slide sideways along the top
of the steel sheet instead of dipping down through the hole into the oil.
If this happens it takes a lot more oil to register on the stick. Fill from
empty with the exact amount of oil in the manual and if this does not come
up to full on the stick “it is bent”. :-))
Cheers, John B. 67 2+2 in Oz______________________________________________________
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