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by Barry
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 OTS Brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 404
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Re: S3 OTS Brakes

That was the advise given to me too. If you read the caption on the photo it says you need two people, one at each end!
by Barry
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 OTS Brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 404
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Re: S3 OTS Brakes

Sorry, see attached explanation.
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by Barry
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 OTS Brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 404
Great Britain

Re: S3 OTS Brakes

I think you will find the first place to look is the small reaction valve piston and regrease. Attached is a very useful tip sent to me by Eagle. I had the same problem.
Best
Barry
by Barry
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: From 4 to 5 Speed , but Which one ?
Replies: 31
Views: 3331
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Re: From 4 to 5 Speed , but Which one ?

Thanks Russ. How is the Vicarage rack? I have been thinking of fitting a quicker rack. The CMC one is based on a Ford Focus rack. I just feel the steering needs to be quicker and more positive. Cheers Barry
by Barry
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: From 4 to 5 Speed , but Which one ?
Replies: 31
Views: 3331
Great Britain

Re: From 4 to 5 Speed , but Which one ?

Hi Russ, I haven’t spoken to New Forest Classics about how they are getting on with Quaife. I’ll ask. My opinion is purely personal based on experience, but not shared by all! I would not recommend the first two. Shift quality being the main problem, and position of the gear lever. The Tremec T5 has...
by Barry
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 3.07 2.88 CWP
Replies: 16
Views: 757
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Re: 3.07 2.88 CWP

Another rack offering from SNGB or CMC based on a Ford Focus rack. Going back to the diff discussion, I run a 2.88 with standard 4 speed box. Admittedly my car runs a 6.0 litre injected engine with AJ6 mods, but I find it just right. You don’t need to use the gearbox much! As I have posted many time...
by Barry
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: C15168 Early steering wheel rim wood.
Replies: 14
Views: 1596
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Re: C15168 Early steering wheel rim wood.

I have edited out the comments in this post.....I would like to think it was posted in error...Steve (Forum Moderator)
by Barry
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: C15168 Early steering wheel rim wood.
Replies: 14
Views: 1596
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Re: C15168 Early steering wheel rim wood.

Sorry, I’m a bit late to this thread. Peter, I have an original wheel, complete. The wood is not varnished but waxed. The only area where it has been altered is there are more holes around where the wheel attaches to the boss. They would be covered up anyway. I’m happy to sell, if it suits.
by Barry
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Front Alloy 4 Pots
Replies: 5
Views: 765
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Re: Front Alloy 4 Pots

Glad you have made your choice. I hope you are pleased with them. It will be interesting to other members to find out how you are getting on with them.

Best
Barry
by Barry
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Front Alloy 4 Pots
Replies: 5
Views: 765
Great Britain

Re: Front Alloy 4 Pots

When I bought my Series 3 it had standard 3 pot brakes. They were ok, and worked reasonably well, although would suffer from fade on a track day after 4 laps. I had AP Racing 4 pots fitted last year, and they are fabulous. Compared with a pair of Zeus on my old S1, they are streets ahead in performa...
by Barry
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Great deal on Series 1
Replies: 6
Views: 926
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Re: Great deal on Series 1

Wonderful! Can I buy it for my 2 year old grandson? I can’t keep him away from my E-type. He stands on the seat and say to me, “handbrake....off Popups,”. Then he puts it into first gear, I kid you not, and looks at the accelerator pedal and says, “ ‘Aguar GO! I ask him where we are going to which h...
by Barry
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cleaning wheels
Replies: 21
Views: 1212
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Re: Cleaning wheels

My father taught me how to clean wire wheels in the 60’s on his various Jaguars. The basis for this was that if I did it properly, I could earn some pocket money! I still use the vert same long round bristle brush I used to clean father’s wheels. The secret is to wrap a cloth around the brush and sl...
by Barry
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 ECU
Replies: 18
Views: 2133
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Re: V12 ECU

My loom was specially made by C & M Wilkinson. Sorry, perhaps I should have explained that.
by Barry
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 ECU
Replies: 18
Views: 2133
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Re: V12 ECU

Yes, but don’t stop at the seats, put the blessed thing in the boot! Out of the way, and accessible when you need it. Sorry, another flaw with the E type UK V12’s. They are really trying hard to get their cars right, but they have a way to go yet.....
by Barry
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cover for car
Replies: 29
Views: 3424
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Re: Cover for car

Thanks Jeremy. That’s the point, having to dry out your sheets every couple of weeks despite a dehumidifier. Also the “dragging of the sheets over the paint.....leads to micro scratches that have to eventually be “mopped” out by an orbital polisher. It all depends on what standard you are happy with...
by Barry
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cover for car
Replies: 29
Views: 3424
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Re: Cover for car

Iopena, not sure what part of the States you are from, but from the height of your garage and the masonry wall, if you live in an area of high moisture content, then you will experience condensation, especially without a dehumidifier. A dry climate is a different thing altogether. Whatever you may s...
by Barry
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 ECU
Replies: 18
Views: 2133
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Re: V12 ECU

Safest place is in the boot, under the rear panel. That’s where mine is. Why put it under the seat. Less room, less accessibility, and not really convenient for the loom.
by Barry
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: From 4 to 5 Speed , but Which one ?
Replies: 31
Views: 3331
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Re: From 4 to 5 Speed , but Which one ?

Quaife will probably point you in the direction of New Forest Classics. I gather the teething problems are sorted, and NFC will sell you one. I still ask why go for 5 gears? However, despite what I or others might say, go for what you want and enjoy!! Whilst on the subject of Quaife. They do another...
by Barry
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: From 4 to 5 Speed , but Which one ?
Replies: 31
Views: 3331
Great Britain

Re: From 4 to 5 Speed , but Which one ?

With respect, listen to those of us that have cars fitted with either option....I’m in the 4 speed / 2.88 camp! Brian’s knowledge is indeed encyclopaedic, but I am reliably informed, not necessarily personal experience on V12’s.
by Barry
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: From 4 to 5 Speed , but Which one ?
Replies: 31
Views: 3331
Great Britain

Re: From 4 to 5 Speed , but Which one ?

Top gear (4th) with a 2.88 diff I am doing 3000 revs at 75. It works out at 25mph per 1000 revs. However, I am running 16”x 7” wheels with 225/60 Tyres.