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by Barry
Fri May 22, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dedicated LPG?
Replies: 13
Views: 615
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Re: Dedicated LPG?

Thank you Marek. Not that I’d ever want to question you excellent engineering prowess. You have clearly shown it works! I’ll stick to my 6.0 litre, Roger Bywater Torque Plus engine. The thought of changing it is above my pay grade! Your LPG conversion is clearly beautifully engineered.
by Barry
Thu May 21, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dedicated LPG?
Replies: 13
Views: 615
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Re: Dedicated LPG?

Sir William Lyons, Walter Hassan et al would turn in their graves! The beautiful V12 was designed to run on petrol. So why on earth would you want to change to LPG? All that effort to achieve what?
by Barry
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Coys of Kensington Automobiles Limited ( again)
Replies: 5
Views: 794
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Re: Coys of Kensington Automobiles Limited ( again)

Coys have a appalling record. It’s happened a few times now. They are all a bit too much up their own backsides for me. Too much hot air, no substance. Let’s see if they really do rise from the ashes yet again.....
by Barry
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 ECU
Replies: 70
Views: 7875
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Re: V12 ECU

Hi Rui,
I don’t have any photos of the loom and exactly where it went because all the work was done in 2005. Mind, looking at the car you’d think it was restored last year. If you go on the AJ 6 Engineering website, the picture of a red Series 3 engine is my car.
by Barry
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sunny Sunday in spring
Replies: 4
Views: 385
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Re: Sunny Sunday in spring

Always nice to have a project! While the V12 is in the garage, polished to a high gloss with nowhere to go, I have been building a greenhouse; it should be finished by tomorrow. Then what? A Pocher Alfa Monza beckons, which has remained in its box, and not started, since given as a present 27 years ...
by Barry
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fuel injection on the V12 engine
Replies: 46
Views: 4275
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Re: Fuel injection on the V12 engine

Visit Roger Bywater’s web site on AJ6 Engineering for converting an engine to Fuel injection mailto:aj6engineering@ntlworld.com You will see the 6.0 litre engine photographed on his website. My car uses the AJ6 ECU with Bosch injectors, and AJ6 larger throttle bodies. Hope that helps, and good luck ...
by Barry
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: series 3 vs Series 1
Replies: 65
Views: 6303
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Re: series 3 vs Series 1

Sorry LWB not lab! Doh....
by Barry
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: series 3 vs Series 1
Replies: 65
Views: 6303
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Re: series 3 vs Series 1

Oh dear, such postering, boys! Can we leave it where if you think it’s easier to get in and out of a lab, then fine. And if you don’t, the equally fine! :salute:
by Barry
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: series 3 vs Series 1
Replies: 65
Views: 6303
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Re: series 3 vs Series 1

Hi Andrew The brakes are AP Racing, and the dampers are a set of Ohlins all round. Both those advised and fitted by Eagle. I had Gaz on originally, but the Ohlins are in a different league, and so they should be for the price! Easier to set up, rebound much better, body control far superior, and han...
by Barry
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: series 3 vs Series 1
Replies: 65
Views: 6303
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Re: series 3 vs Series 1

Apologies for entering this discussion a bit late, but we have been away.....well, I have had both an S1 and currently, an S3. My S1 was updated with many mods, but still drove like a 1962 car. Amazing for that era, but I really had to scratch the S3 itch. As a drivers car, there simply is no compar...
by Barry
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Jaguar halts E Type Zero
Replies: 13
Views: 2180
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Re: Jaguar halts E Type Zero

Well, I think you need to talk to Toyota who seem to think that in a few years, this will be the fuel of the future. However, the point of my previous post was to explain why electric cars are Not going to be the answer to our future transport needs. It will be interesting to see what will be.........
by Barry
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jaguar halts E Type Zero
Replies: 13
Views: 2180
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Re: Jaguar halts E Type Zero

Never mind electric power. It’s a doomed phenomenon peddled by politicians as the answer to saving the planet! Exactly what Toyota said at the recent launch of a hydrogen cell powered car. If anyone has read Doug Nye’s comment in this month’s Motor Sport you can understand the theory. “To replace a ...
by Barry
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: From 4 to 5 Speed , but Which one ?
Replies: 34
Views: 7644
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Re: From 4 to 5 Speed , but Which one ?

Thanks for that. I’ll chat to Vicarage.
Cheers
Barry
by Barry
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 OTS Brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 1469
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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: 1469
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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: 1469
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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: 34
Views: 7644
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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: 34
Views: 7644
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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: 25
Views: 3701
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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: 3311
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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)