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by 42south
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Dragging brakes.
Replies: 17
Views: 2363
New Zealand

Re: Dragging brakes.

Thanks Tom

I’ll check out the grease thing. I’m going to polish up the little piston and the bore with some 2000 grit wet and dry sandpaper.

Cheers
Mark
by 42south
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Dragging brakes.
Replies: 17
Views: 2363
New Zealand

Re: Dragging brakes.

Hi Tom Thanks for your detailed analysis. My front brakes were sticking after a hot drive, so I thought it must be the servo with a sticking piston, so replaced the servo, no improvement. I had discounted the reaction valve piston as I had lubed it with red rubber grease a year ago. However I though...
by 42south
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Dragging brakes.
Replies: 17
Views: 2363
New Zealand

Re: Dragging brakes.

hi guys Tom how did you get on with your diagnosis of the brake problem. I have almost identical symptoms, with the front brakes sticking I suspected the booster so replaced it, but the symptoms persist. Im going to lubricate the master cylinder reaction valve next. Thinking of dismantling and clean...
by 42south
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Engine stand reservations
Replies: 7
Views: 379
New Zealand

Re: Engine stand reservations

Hi Colin I used a less substantial stand than yours. The problem that surfaced was when turning the engine over a crack was noticed in the area at the rear where the bolts support the engine. So we supported the engine with a piece of timber under the sump. https://i.postimg.cc/KvjjZhqK/D79-C1588-56...
by 42south
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 3.07 2.88 CWP
Replies: 11
Views: 600
New Zealand

Re: 3.07 2.88 CWP

Hi guys My car has a 2.88 and a Getrag 5 speed. The reason a lot of cars get the 2.88 is that they sound too high revving with the original diff. I put the 2.88 in with the original 4 speed, but it still sounded too high revving to me, you always wished for another gear, hence the Getrag box. Severa...
by 42south
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Covered Headlamp Kit
Replies: 10
Views: 1184
New Zealand

Re: S3 Covered Headlamp Kit

Hi Take a look at the kit produced by poster Marek He is uk based, might be relevant after brexit :wink: I have seen the kit and it is high quality, it has one major advantage over the one referenced above in that marek supplies new diagphram plates, at the back of the bowl, so no cutting is require...
by 42south
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: wire wheel rim band
Replies: 1
Views: 1065
New Zealand

Re: wire wheel rim band

Hi Mark
Another option I used is black PVC tape, about 50 mm wide, which can be applied in a nice smooth liner.
I did have trouble with finding the right size tubes down here in NZ
Cheers
Mark
by 42south
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 2+2 Coupe converting to DHC - Feasible?
Replies: 23
Views: 3254
New Zealand

Re: V12 2+2 Coupe converting to DHC - Feasible?

Hi Phil to get back to your original query. Yes its possible, I had mine converted almost 30 years ago. At the time I didn't have the money for an original softop so this was the only option. The good thing about the S3 2+2 is that it was designed as an open car so all the chassis and body is up to ...
by 42south
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Vacuum pipes
Replies: 12
Views: 2518
New Zealand

Re: Vacuum pipes

Or if the vacuum advance mechanism had failed, a common complaint, then some owners just blanked it off, and the pickup on the carb.
Cheers
mark
by 42south
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Brake Pedal Pressure Drops?
Replies: 5
Views: 1524
New Zealand

Re: Brake Pedal Pressure Drops?

Hi
The normal cause is some air still left in the system.
Get your mechanic to rebleed the brakes.
Cheers
Mark
by 42south
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Vacuum pipes
Replies: 12
Views: 2518
New Zealand

Re: Vacuum pipes

Hi I think you will find that a PO will have got rid of emission control gear. On the stromberg there is a temperature controlled bimetallic device on the side that can be vacuum controlled on some carbs there is also an overrun enrichment device also vacuum controlled that is often blocked off. If ...
by 42south
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tuning Problems V12
Replies: 46
Views: 5921
New Zealand

Re: Tuning Problems V12

Hi Mike,

I took a look at that plug on my Pre HE barratt distributor. LIke yours it seems to cross over the wires, however it works perfectly.
No guarantees with your HE dissy, but it may be correct.
cheers
by 42south
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tuning Problems V12
Replies: 46
Views: 5921
New Zealand

Re: Tuning Problems V12

Hi Mike Very frustrating. I have the SNG barratt opus replacement system on my V12. I have had it installed for 5 or 6 years with the amplifier in the valley the same as yours, it has not shown any problems. However the symptoms you describe sound like the failure mode of the original OPUS amp, so i...
by 42south
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: S3 V12 Stromberg/Dizzy vacuum pipes
Replies: 21
Views: 2445
New Zealand

Re: S3 V12 Stromberg/Dizzy vacuum pipes

Hi Ryan,

If it helps I am also using the HEI ignition on my 71 carby V12. I have set the base timing to 12Deg BTDC, and there is no hint of pinking or knocking.
Down here in NZ we have 95 Octane RON fuel, which is very similar to your US 92 octane

cheers
by 42south
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello from New Zealand's newest member
Replies: 11
Views: 2560
New Zealand

Re: Hello from New Zealand's newest member

Hi Guys, Welcome to Jaguar world. I’ve been doing stuff to my S3 for around 15 years, and there are plenty of top resto guys available down here in NZ. We do have Beachams in the Hawke’s bay who are world class. I had the mighty V12 partially rebuilt a couple of years ago, and would recommend Taylor...
by 42south
Sun May 26, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: s3 butec to alternator conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 1382
New Zealand

Re: s3 butec to alternator conversion

hi Rob
I have a page of instructions for a Denso 110amp, internally regulated alternator, they came with a kit that I bought from SNG Barrett's.
PM me if they are of use.
Cheers
by 42south
Sun May 12, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: S3 V12 Stromberg/Dizzy vacuum pipes
Replies: 21
Views: 2445
New Zealand

Re: S3 V12 Stromberg/Dizzy vacuum pipes

Hi again One other thought regarding distributors. Jaguar, after a couple of distributor cap explosions, due to vapours leaking into the cap, changed the cap to a vented one. These are available thru the usuals, and have two ports on them, one is connected to the rear of the air filter canister to p...
by 42south
Sat May 11, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S3 V12 Stromberg/Dizzy vacuum pipes
Replies: 21
Views: 2445
New Zealand

Re: S3 V12 Stromberg/Dizzy vacuum pipes

Hi Looking at the picture of your distributor I’m fairly certain that it’s the HEI distributor as used in the later V12s. It looks so new inside that I’m thinking that it may be the unit sold by SNG Barratt, if so it has the upgraded electronics packaged in the original Opus box which is visible in ...
by 42south
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: s3 starter motor removal
Replies: 4
Views: 606
New Zealand

Re: s3 starter motor removal

Hi I agree on removing the tunnel access panel. I don’t remember the clutch line being an issue. I also removed the battery and it’s support box. If you are removing the starter due poor performance, check out the geared starters available. Half the weight Faster cranking Lower current draw Half the...
by 42south
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Myths concerning the V-12
Replies: 8
Views: 1510
New Zealand

Re: Myths concerning the V-12

Hi Atle, I'm another happy V12 owner, manual car, with Strombergs. The above advice is spot on, I wish I had taken it when I purchased mine, nothing serious but issues I could have negotiated price on. Do you have a Jaguar owners group anywhere near you. If so get in contact with them and you should...