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by Whitact
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Petrol tank sump removal
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Great Britain

Re: Petrol tank sump removal

Hi Adrian, From the photo its hard to be sure but it looks as though there may be some damage to the tank already. The sump should be vertical rather than at an angle. Perhaps jacking damage sometime in the past? When I removed mine I found it took a surprising amount of force on a breaker bar to ge...
by Whitact
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt User Group
Replies: 43
Views: 1384
Great Britain

Re: SNG Barratt User Group

David Jones
Angus Moss
Jeremy Bradshaw
Geoff Hughes
John Walker
Adrian Turner

I'd be glad to join the group on the same basis as Julian.
Cheers
by Whitact
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Emission control - removal
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Great Britain

Re: Emission control - removal

When I put the vacuum advance module on my FHC I did not notice any reduction in the crackle on the over run. The OPUS units seem to fail with age as much as mileage. Failure can be partial such as a miss at higher rpm almost like fuel starvation, misfire when hot when hot that recovers when cool or...
by Whitact
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Emission control - removal
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Great Britain

Re: Emission control - removal

FWIW this is what I have experienced. MY FHC is a 1972 UK car so never had air injection or gulp valve but was converted by a PO to SU carbs. That conversion included disconnection of most of the vacuum driven equipment. More recently I fitted a vacuum advance unit from British Vacuum and connected ...
by Whitact
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Garage heater
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Great Britain

Re: Garage heater

Many thanks Steve,
Cheers
by Whitact
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Garage heater
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Great Britain

Re: Garage heater

Hi Steve,
I'm thinking of doing something similar. What output is your heater (Kw or btu) and how well insulated is your garage?
Thanks
by Whitact
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Kienzle clock
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Great Britain

Re: Kienzle clock

Hi Bernie,
Have you tried JDO: http://www.jdo1.com/clocks.html
Not used him for clocks but great service for other instruments.
Cheers
by Whitact
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Distributor Vacuum Pipe
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Great Britain

Re: Distributor Vacuum Pipe

This sounds like a previous owner's solution to disabling the vacuum retard, which is a common modification. It results in a slightly longer warm up but improved part throttle performance. An even better solution is to change the vacuum module to an advance type which has been widely discussed in ot...
by Whitact
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Museum of Modern Art Series 1 Jaguar
Replies: 23
Views: 943
Great Britain

Re: Museum of Modern Art Series 1 Jaguar

Hope this is considered to be on topic in the wider sense but just a reminder (with thanks to Rory) that there is a solution:
http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?p=92462#p92462
Worked for me.
Cheers
by Whitact
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: New Battery
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Great Britain

Re: New Battery

I have Bosch S4 026 in mine, seem durable and fit well.
Not original appearance though.
Cheers
by Whitact
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dayton wire wheels S3 roadster
Replies: 38
Views: 932
Great Britain

Re: Dayton wire wheels S3 roadster

Re MWS I put a set of their stainless tubeless wires on my OTS. After two year spokes loosened on three out of four and they had to go back to MWS to be rebuilt at over £400 each. I'll never buy from them again, not at all impressed by their "customer service".
Cheers
by Whitact
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Can anyone in UK drill a Stromberg CD175 Ported Vacuum
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Great Britain

Re: Can anyone in UK drill a Stromberg CD175 Ported Vacuum

Hi Nigel, After Marek's post you probably have all the info you need but if you are interested Colin L posted full details (dimensions, angles etc) of exactly how he did his here: http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?p=97258#p97258. FWIW I had mine done by British Vacuum without any problems at al...
by Whitact
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Front Caliper seals
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Great Britain

Re: Front Caliper seals

Hi Peter, I think Girling made different calipers with pistons that varied only slightly in size. So my guess is that somehow you have been supplied with a mismatched seal set or perhaps less likely you have unmatched calipers. I had a similar problem recently with the front calipers on a 1963 Alfa....
by Whitact
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Removal of Distribtor on V12 Motor
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Great Britain

Re: Removal of Distribtor on V12 Motor

Hi Nigel,
The rotor arm can be tight, especially if its not been off for a while but if you keep working at it it should eventually just pull straight off.
Cheers
by Whitact
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Clips for balancing pipe
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Great Britain

Re: Clips for balancing pipe

Hi Sven,
Have you tried M&C Wilkinson, I think they can supply all the various under bonnet fixings for the S3.
Cheers
by Whitact
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Heater comparison S3 Vs S1/2
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Great Britain

Re: Heater comparison S3 Vs S1/2

Geoff, I have an upgraded heater matrix and fan (from Clayton I think) in my S3 FHC and for winter driving its marginal at best. The upgrade seemed to provide little improvement over the standard set up. I have not attempted any transplant on earlier models so can't help there but from reading all t...
by Whitact
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.5 Litre rebuild
Replies: 36
Views: 2091
Great Britain

Re: 4.5 Litre rebuild

Hi James,
I've sent you a PM about a car that might suit your search.
Cheers,
by Whitact
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Brake fluid/Handbrake warning light permanently on
Replies: 14
Views: 787
Great Britain

Re: Brake fluid/Handbrake warning light permanently on

Hi Dave, It sounds as though you have identified the source of your initial problem. There is a procedure in the manual for resetting the PDWA that may allow you to fix that for nothing more than some time spent bleeding the brakes. On the other hand if the PO took the bulb out of the warning light ...
by Whitact
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member looking for a Devon specialist
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Great Britain

Re: New Member looking for a Devon specialist

I've been happy with S&P in Newton Abbot.
Cheers
by Whitact
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Brake fluid/Handbrake warning light permanently on
Replies: 14
Views: 787
Great Britain

Re: Brake fluid/Handbrake warning light permanently on

If its not the fluid reservoir switch then the PDWA would be the next port of call. They were fitted to early UK cars but not the later ones. They can be tricky to sort out and in my experience the after market replacements are junk. I ended up taking it off my FHC as Jaguar clearly did not consider...