How new (OLD) is yuor 140 and which model is it?..I have a 55 140 FHC
I have just reassembled most of these things after a lengthy frame-off
restoration, so they should be fresh in my mind.
The clutch and brake pedal stems insert into the arms which pivot on shafts
attached to the chassis …and then closer to this point are connections to
the brake master and clutch operating linkage. If the return springs that
are attached to the arms are healthy, both arms should stop against the
underside of the firewall.
The boot (trunk-lid) mechanisms leave a lot to be desired and will require a
bit of tinkering…there are star wheels that engage a couple of “loops” at
either side of the boot floor. The loops are U-Bolts whose position may be
adjusted upwards or downwards with the nuts that secure them to the boot
floor…BUT first I would ensure that the latch button will fuction
properly to release the star whhels other wise once the lid latches shut,
you’d have a very hard time getting it unlatched again. The button on the
handle, when pushed, drives a wedge between two rollers at the ends of arms
which in turn pull on cables which release the star wheels.
The heater switch is either off or slow to fast…and controls the fan.
The top of the core is always open to the demister vents, but on some models
the lower side has flaps that may be opened or closed. Your core may be
clogged if there is insufficient warmth.
The bonnet cable may have stretched a bit or has slid out of where it
attaches to the release mechanism. There is an adjutment barrel there for
some adjustment…otherwise a screwdriver can loosen the attachment bolt
and then the cable can be led farther into the release mechanism and
Hope the descriptions help. I have numerous pictures on file and also my car
is handy for more.
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Subject: [xk] Issues with my new 140
The clutchpedal is leaning forward (towards me, the driver). The brake pedal
stands upright, and the clutch pedal should too, I imagine. Is this an easy
fix? Best done from under the car (on a lift)?
The trunklid won´t shut properly. It is held in position by its own weight.
There is no ‘‘click’’ or other means of assuring the proper, closed
The heater switch, (fast slow) makes no difference to the amount of hot air
entering the window vent channels (with the lids of the heater closed). I
have opened the tap in the engine bay and there is some heat coming, esp
when driving fast. An electrical issue no doubt.
The bonnet release cable has given up. I think I found a way of opening with
my fingers, but need to look into this. It did work a while ago. All parts
Thankful for any tips here…
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