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Post by Ken Davies » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:17 pm

As changing the radio to a Retrosound DAB affair required the removal of the console I'm going to repair the holes and cracks whilst it is out. Does anyone have the Vinylkote code for the tan used in the SE5a?
I would also like to repair the transmission tunnel trim but how the hell do you 'withdraw' it over the handbrake and gear lever without further damage or even more importantly, refit the thing?

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Post by scimjim » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:21 pm

disconnect the handbrake from underneath.


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Post by toolmanchris » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:56 pm

Just take the clevis pins out of the levers on the rear brakes and that should allow enough movement to get it out. You might get away with just one depending on the slack in the cable :wink:


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Post by philhoward » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:58 pm

Just be wary about the cable jumping off the compensation wheel when it's all slack though - refitting it isn't exactly the easiest job in the world.


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Post by peter freeman » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:10 pm

Removing the prop shaft makes it a lot easier Phil



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Post by philhoward » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:15 pm

It does - but still work you might not necessarily associate with removing a centre console. Removing a later 5a propshaft is twice as difficult as any others though as it's a bolted flange both ends.


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Post by gtcse8 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:17 pm

Some years ago I sent a sample of my 1974 tan interior to the factory in Wales, they sent me a tin to try and it was FD2200 Jaguar Tan.

But I seem to remember it was not an exact match, I contacted them and they said it was because my interior had faded over the years and I would have to re spray the whole surface.

Never did get round to doing it as the cost then was out of my pocket.


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Post by Roger Pennington » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:21 pm

I've changed handbrake pulleys three times without removing the prop - though I do have slimmer hands than some.


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Post by philhoward » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:38 pm

There’s a bit more space in a 6 as well!


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Post by Roger Pennington » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:57 pm

and an SS1? :)


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Post by philhoward » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:58 pm

Roger Pennington wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:57 pm
and an SS1? :)
Now you're showing off! :D


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Post by AJL Electronics » Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:02 pm

Send them a sample to the head office in Aston. They will produce a matched shade for you. Keep a note of the code they give you as it will be useful for the sticky that is on the same subject.


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Post by Ken Davies » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:27 pm

Thank you everyone. Take the handbrake out from below, obvious really. The manuals gloss over that little detail :)


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Post by philhoward » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:29 pm

Don't take the handbrake out from underneath - just disconnect the cable so you can pull the lever right up. Might still be a bit of a struggle, but at least you stand a fighting chance :D


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