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by Whitact
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Venilation tube to footwell
Replies: 3
Views: 81
Great Britain

Re: Venilation tube to footwell

Various options here:
https://www.carbuildersolutions.com/uk/ducting
I'm sure there will be other suppliers as well, its a fairly standard product.
Cheers
by Whitact
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: S2 fhc - aircon renovation
Replies: 3
Views: 106
Great Britain

Re: S2 fhc - aircon renovation

Hi Damian,
For a specialist try Clayton Classics. Vehicle heating and air con is their main business and Geoff, the owner, knows all there is to know on the subject.
Cheers
by Whitact
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Silencers
Replies: 27
Views: 720
Great Britain

Re: Silencers

Hi Bernie,
I have an old system in my shed that I believe to be as per original.
The OD of the pipe before the silencer is 2 inches and the OD of the pipe after the silencer is 1 3/4 inches. These are the exhaust pipe outside diameters, not the silencer spigots.
Cheers,
Adrian
by Whitact
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Capacity and compression ratio increase
Replies: 20
Views: 636
Great Britain

Re: Capacity and compression ratio increase

For anyone wanting an easy way to fit a later V12 to their S3 there is a kit available that would allow the original engine to be retained complete.
https://www.rushtonengineering.co.uk/v1 ... to-e-type/
No connection to these guys, they just happen to be local.
Cheers,
by Whitact
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Petrol tank sump removal
Replies: 6
Views: 363
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: 47
Views: 2141
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: 381
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: 381
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: 544
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: 544
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: 446
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: 182
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: 1148
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: 9
Views: 462
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: 1184
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: 623
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: 230
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: 513
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: 473
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