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by Barry
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: From 4 to 5 Speed , but Which one ?
Replies: 25
Views: 663
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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: 25
Views: 663
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: 25
Views: 663
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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.
by Barry
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: From 4 to 5 Speed , but Which one ?
Replies: 25
Views: 663
Great Britain

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

Umm, not my experience with Mr Blor. Rude and arrogant. Ask New Forest Classics who were out of pocket by several thousands of pounds. The problem is that it is based on a Tremec T5, with the 5th gear changed to suit an appropriate ratio for an E-type. All a bit hit and miss.....
by Barry
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: From 4 to 5 Speed , but Which one ?
Replies: 25
Views: 663
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Re: From 4 to 5 Speed , but Which one ?

My experience of the Elite Racing gearbox was not good. Two fitted on my Series 1 both had a noisy 5th gear. Elite were difficult to deal with. Then I sold the car and bought a Series 3 with a 6 litre engine. Thankfully, the car had been fitted with rebuilt original 4 speed Jaguar. However, with a 2...
by Barry
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 ECU
Replies: 12
Views: 490
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Re: V12 ECU

It might be worth a chat to E-type UK as they are into installing fuel injection and ECU’s to V12. They have quite a lot of knowledge on the subject and are very helpful. I am sorry if Roger Bywater left you in a quandry. I get the impression AJ6 Engineering is possibly winding down, with many of hi...
by Barry
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: RIP Andrew Waugh
Replies: 19
Views: 854
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Re: RIP Andrew Waugh

Awful news. I join you all in sending my condolences to the family. As has been mentioned, I trust someone has found a way to get our messages communicated to the family?

Barry
by Barry
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 ECU
Replies: 12
Views: 490
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Re: V12 ECU

My Series 3 Roadster has a factory 6.0 litre engine fitted when it was restored in 2005. It has fuel injection with Roger Bywater’s TT Torque Plus kit with larger throttle bodies. The ECU is fitted under the panel on the off-side at the back edge of the boot in front of the bulkhead. That ECU is mad...
by Barry
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is the end near?
Replies: 14
Views: 798
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Re: Is the end near?

I don’t fear lack of enthusiasm in the young, but the values of classic cars has got out of hand and is the one thing which will affect the future of our hobby. My first classic was a concours condition 1967 Alfa Romeo Spider Duetto bought 6 months after getting married in 1978 for £2500. It won eve...
by Barry
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 2+2 Coupe converting to DHC - Feasible?
Replies: 23
Views: 928
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Re: V12 2+2 Coupe converting to DHC - Feasible?

I have gone on line, and whilst no expert on the subject; logic and initial interpretation tells me that the original chassis stays the same, and therefore the number, engine stays the same etc etc. So, why can’t the V5 stay the same saying the car is a 2+2. I understand the piece about “significant...
by Barry
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Car jacking
Replies: 40
Views: 2406
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Re: Car jacking

David is absolutely right. The laminated timber effort is certainly useless, unless you want to penny pinch on the correct solution. Give Lionel a ring, as David says.
by Barry
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cover for car
Replies: 7
Views: 592
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Re: Cover for car

Excellent, Jonny, particularly in the type of garage you have. Lofty open roof space with what looks like an old clunch wall at the back, gives an opportunity for condensation to form. The Carcoon solution with the fans, keeps humidity levels low and also keeps away rodents as you say. I used a simi...
by Barry
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cover for car
Replies: 7
Views: 592
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Re: Cover for car

Unless you can guarantee a humidity level of 55% max, do not under any circumstances put a cover on your car for reasons already mentioned. Secondly, and looking at the cleanliness of your garage, I imagine you are very fussy about the condition of your paintwork. In which case to cover a car risks ...
by Barry
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: thicker Moto-Lita steering wheel
Replies: 32
Views: 2181
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Re: thicker Moto-Lita steering wheel

Hi Jim, My V12 has 225/60 x 16, on 16” x 7” wire wheels. The rear arches were eased slightly, supposedly to fit 235/60 tyres, but they were too wide, affected the handling negatively, and rubbed inside the rear arches despite being eased. 225 section is definitely the widest section to go to. I have...
by Barry
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake Warning Light
Replies: 7
Views: 430
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Re: Brake Warning Light

Thanks Marek. I’m off first thing to the Dorset E-type day at Montacute House then Sherborne Castle. I’ll have another look on Tuesday. In the mean time I’ll just have to run with the light on! Brakes work really well, so nothing wrong in that department.
by Barry
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake Warning Light
Replies: 7
Views: 430
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Re: Brake Warning Light

Hi guys, that’s really helpful thanks. I think it is the Pressure Differential Warning that needs resetting. Mine is a late V12, one of the last 100. Just checked, and even though the brake system has been modified by Eagle, the PDW is still there. Certainly not the float, which was the first obviou...
by Barry
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake Warning Light
Replies: 7
Views: 430
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Brake Warning Light

Yesterday, I bled my brakes, which sorted out any air left in the system following the fitting of AP Racing callipers and discs. However, even with a full fluid bottle, and handbrake off, the brake warning light remains on all the time. All was fine before bleeding the brakes. Bizarre, but any ideas...
by Barry
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Prescott Hil
Replies: 17
Views: 1374
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Re: Prescott Hil

Strange, this what came up on my iPad .....

The owner of www.jdclassics.com has configured their web site improperly. To protect your information from being stolen, Firefox has not connected to this web site.
by Barry
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Prescott Hil
Replies: 17
Views: 1374
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Re: Prescott Hil

Sadly, that doesn’t work now because it relates to JD Classics, who of course went into receivership. Which beggars another question; has the ex owner of JD been convicted yet? I know there were several people wanting to bring cases forward for fraud.
by Barry
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Acoustic Cameras
Replies: 28
Views: 1900
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Re: Acoustic Cameras

Perhaps an understanding of the Zenith El Primero movement. Beating at an amazing 36,000 vph (5Hz) and capable of measuring time to a tenth of a second, the El Primero was perhaps the most impressive of the three world-first automatic chronograph movements that appeared in 1969. Heuer being one of t...