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by Barry
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fuel injection on the V12 engine
Replies: 44
Views: 1300
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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: 2670
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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: 2670
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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: 2670
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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: 2670
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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: 1266
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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: 1266
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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: 5095
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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: 917
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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: 917
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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: 917
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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: 5095
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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: 5095
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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: 2218
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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: 2479
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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: 2479
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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: 1227
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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: 1227
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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: 1474
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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: 2358
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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...