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by colin gray
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Running Temperature etc
Replies: 41
Views: 3886
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Re: Running Temperature etc

When you say "bypass valve", are you referring to the bypass valves on the carbs Hi Phillip, Yes the Carburettor bypass I tried to attach an image but the phone file was too large. Hi Mark, Well that is where the distributor vacuum is connected and I was surprised too, I will have to check if they ...
by colin gray
Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Vacuum Pipes on series 3
Replies: 54
Views: 4639
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Re: Vacuum Pipes on series 3

I am about to fit a vacuum advance unit to my car (couple of weeks time) and note that currently the vacuum pipes for the distributor split into two then go to each side where they again split into two they, are then individually connected to the bypass valves on the carburettor sides. Is this givin...
by colin gray
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Running Temperature etc
Replies: 41
Views: 3886
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Re: Running Temperature etc

I have been checking things in advance and removed the vacuum unit pipes and blocked them off. I noted they fit to the bypass valve so I am not sure if this is manifold or likely to be similar to ported vacuum. I also noted two blanked of pipes 1 at the front right manifold and one at the left rear ...
by colin gray
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Running Temperature etc
Replies: 41
Views: 3886
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Re: Running Temperature etc

For Interest he recommended using the vacuum advance unit 54405202 which is the one listed for the 1982-89 I have just ordered a new advance unit as above just wanted to ask is it a straight replacement job on the dizzy or are any mods needed to the distributor I assume it just moves the bottom pla...
by colin gray
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Running Temperature etc
Replies: 41
Views: 3886
Great Britain

Re: Running Temperature etc

Sorry Steve, I will have to hone my forum/laptop skills, I did try to just quote a certain part of a post but it put the whole thing up. I will edit it down if I don't manage to get just the part I intend to quote.
Cheers
Colin
by colin gray
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Running Temperature etc
Replies: 41
Views: 3886
Great Britain

Re: Running Temperature etc

You have unleashed the tiger with talk of ported or not vacuum source. It seems I was mistaken. Its not a can of worms, it appears to be a tiger! :bigrin: Well as things go there is a beast known as a Tiger Worm so maybe that is where we are at right now. I have seen the some info on the ported non...
by colin gray
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Running Temperature etc
Replies: 41
Views: 3886
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Re: Running Temperature etc

In that case you would still have the unfortunate vacuum retard module (SNG sticks to originality understandably) which is costing you at least 20% in open road fuel economy and also a good deal in "unresponsiveness / lethargy" in town. Well I opened a can of worms here then! So am I better off plu...
by colin gray
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Running Temperature etc
Replies: 41
Views: 3886
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Re: Running Temperature etc

So most Thermostats are rated at 82 degrees and I have not seen any for sale at a lower temperature so far 74degC thermosat is available from SNG, C28067. Regardless from what temp rating you get, please do measure the distance they SHOULD open on your car and then measure the distance the thermost...
by colin gray
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Running Temperature etc
Replies: 41
Views: 3886
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Re: Running Temperature etc

So most Thermostats are rated at 82 degrees and I have not seen any for sale at a lower temperature so far, as I am in the UK. What rating were the originals? I think I will try leaving them in for now until I know how it behaves with the new ones fitted. I will be flushing the system through but am...
by colin gray
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Running Temperature etc
Replies: 41
Views: 3886
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Re: Running Temperature etc

Recently fitted a headlining of the vintage car variety as it has no foam to disintegrate, used heat resistant adhesive too which is essential in car interiors according to trim suppliers. Maybe if I can get the temp down a bit it may reflect in the cabin temperatures coming down a bit too! I consid...
by colin gray
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Running Temperature etc
Replies: 41
Views: 3886
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Re: Running Temperature etc

As far as the pulsing lights go I tried a new Voltage regulator and cleaned all the earth points on the battery and car body. I have not had the Thermostats out of the car and everything is working and not overheating, I am curious where other series 3 cars temperature gauges run to determine if I s...
by colin gray
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Running Temperature etc
Replies: 41
Views: 3886
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Running Temperature etc

I have been out and about in the car today and noticed the temperature gauge needle was holding around the "L" on normal which seems to be a little high on the normal zone and I have to admit the temperatures are fairly high for the UK at present. The gauge did not venture over the "L" and held stea...
by colin gray
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Gearbox removal with engine in situ
Replies: 11
Views: 2218
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Re: Gearbox removal with engine in situ

I have just tried this method to remove and repair my tail shaft housing and can confirm it all went well. If I need to get the box out this is the way I will do it the same in future, I found afterwards there was a need to re check all the hoses and wires etc and it is my belief that next time I wi...
by colin gray
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 Tail shaft housing wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 567
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Re: Series 3 Tail shaft housing wanted

I have this all sorted now and had it repaired by removing the tail shaft housing while the gearbox was in place by following the procedure elsewhere on this forum (The E type forum). I took the housing and had the seal opening welded as the previous welder had made such a terrible job of it that th...
by colin gray
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 5 speed gearbox series 3
Replies: 18
Views: 761
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Re: 5 speed gearbox series 3

There was me expecting to have to take off the bonnet and drag out the engine to play gearboxes. I came across a thread on here saying you can take out the gearbox of a series 3 car without removing the engine. Link to the thread is here: http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=12103&p=100557&h...
by colin gray
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3, Differential whine
Replies: 6
Views: 741
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Re: S3, Differential whine

Get your self some proper LSD oil Castrol and others sell it, Clonks and knocks check everything up to the diff. With the wheels on the floor try turning the pinion flange you will soon see if there is excessive play.
Good luck
by colin gray
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2+2 Gearbox pictures
Replies: 0
Views: 568
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2+2 Gearbox pictures

Hi can someone please post a picture of their 2+2 gearbox around the rear end please. I am looking at the rear mounting boss as mine has been welded and I think it has also been drilled through at the top and I am not sure it should be. I have an oil leak and may have to change the box but if it is ...
by colin gray
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 5 speed gearbox series 3
Replies: 18
Views: 761
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Re: 5 speed gearbox series 3

Hi Colin....i have a Supra gearbox in a C type replica im building....the gear lever is approx 6in further back than the E type box including the adaptor plate thats needed.....this is why they are not used in E types...can give you photos or measurements if needed just PM me.....have you thought a...
by colin gray
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 5 speed gearbox series 3
Replies: 18
Views: 761
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5 speed gearbox series 3

I am just wondering about the Supra gearbox conversions, I have seen some W58 gearboxes available and just wondered if it is worth pursuing any further. I am wondering if there are parts readily available to get the gear lever in the correct position? What is done for the gearbox mounting, for the p...
by colin gray
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 Tail shaft housing wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 567
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Series 3 Tail shaft housing wanted

Hi all, well this is a little strange but I find my self in need of a series 3 manual gearbox tail shaft housing. I thought I had a rear gearbox oil seal leak but it still leaks oil and someone has been in there with an alloy welding torch all around the gearbox mounting boss so I now suspect the we...