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by 71 V12
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Header Tank Corrosion
Replies: 6
Views: 323
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Re: Header Tank Corrosion

Nothing to do with maintenance. I fitted a new tank fitted to my V12 when restored in 2009, it was rotted through by 2017. It was only the exterior powder coat slowing the leak. Coolant 50/50 mix changed every two years. However they are relatively inexpensive £70-80 and as long as you are aware the...
by 71 V12
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Oil pressure gauge
Replies: 19
Views: 1571
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Re: Oil pressure gauge

Hi Kevin: You shouldn't have to "gather the parts" in order to switch to a mechanical oil gauge, Just contact an authorized Smiths dealer, and order the kit....you will get everything you need. Could not possibly be any simpler to install. Correct pressure readings forever !! JJ Hi JJ, well partly ...
by 71 V12
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Oil pressure gauge
Replies: 19
Views: 1571
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Re: Oil pressure gauge

Just reviving this old thread, I am gathering the parts to convert to a mechanical oil pressure gauge. I will need to source an adapter to fit the gauge line to tapping used for the old electrical sender. It looks like a 1/2” fitting but what is the thread type and pitch? I guess it will be a funky ...
by 71 V12
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel tank cleaning
Replies: 10
Views: 566
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Re: Fuel tank cleaning

Hi Adrian, I have used this company to strip and clean rusty old motorcycle tanks. I have never had a car tank done by them but not too from you and certainly worth a phone call: Voith Industrial Services Warwick House, Watling Street Wilnecote Tamworth B77 5BH Let us know how you get on. Kevin
by 71 V12
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: carburettor leaking fuel
Replies: 7
Views: 446
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Re: carburettor leaking fuel

I researched the dimension of the o ring a while ago and came up with this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Imperial-O-Rings-Nitrile-Rubber-to-BS1806-70A-Shore-NBR-O-ring-seals-Packets/113109265829?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=413430739002&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 I have not fitted them yet but ...
by 71 V12
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Running Temperature etc
Replies: 41
Views: 3523
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Re: Running Temperature etc

I would be inclined to check the voltage regulator. Check you have good clean earths. Check voltage across the battery with engine running and no loads. Check again with lights on etc.

Regards,

Kevin
by 71 V12
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fan Motors
Replies: 12
Views: 1486
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Re: Fan Motors

Looking at the image on the XKS Unlimited site of the motor brush assembly, the connectors are definitely not the same as the original connector. The original connectors were moulded rubber male/ female Lucas bullet type two way connector. The rubber moulding was a fairly primitive attempt at making...
by 71 V12
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Steel wheel clamp FHC V12
Replies: 2
Views: 403
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Re: Steel wheel clamp FHC V12

Hi, Mine was also missing from my car as bought. I also could not locate the wire wheel version, and this was back in 2007. In the end I located a shorter clamp of the same design off another model Jaguar, cut in half and welded a length of bar between the handle and threaded end. Works great. Good ...
by 71 V12
Sat May 19, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Wedding car
Replies: 3
Views: 783
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Re: Wedding car

by 71 V12
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Exhaust manifold heat damaged the hood paint
Replies: 3
Views: 574
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Re: Exhaust manifold heat damaged the hood paint

I have a similar problem around the bonnet vents on my V12. The cause on my car is the spray filler is not sufficiently heat resistant and eventually cracks. Only solution is to be move the spray filler and repaint!
by 71 V12
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Stomber v SU
Replies: 15
Views: 1774
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Re: Stomber v SU

Hi Graham,

This topic has come up before, info here:

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=10756&p=86425#p86425

I would recommend sticking with the Strombergs and replace all rubber fittings in the engine breather system.

Kind regards,

Kevin
by 71 V12
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: The leaping cat of faith...
Replies: 3
Views: 776
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Re: The leaping cat of faith...

Hi Look like a good buy. What is wrong with the engine?
by 71 V12
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Insurance values?
Replies: 13
Views: 1698
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Re: Insurance values?

Barry wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:26 pm
Don’t go to the E-type Club who have a well meaning enthusiast who is not necessarily in line with the market or its trends. Hope that helps.
Hi Barry,

What is the issue? My last valuation was through the club, should I be concerned by this?

Kind regards,

Kevin
by 71 V12
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Weight of car
Replies: 7
Views: 1442
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Re: Weight of car

Hello Wolfgang,

Was the Bosch alternator a straight replacement or did you need to modify brackets, pulley etcetera?

Kind regards,

Kevin
by 71 V12
Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Tank Sump - Tank Thread - Parallel or Tapered?
Replies: 8
Views: 1272
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Re: Fuel Tank Sump - Tank Thread - Parallel or Tapered?

Hi Bob, Whilst that hex looks a bit chewed I think you could salvage it. Firstly remove the drain screw and washer. The washer should be copper or fibre, I don’t remember which but yours looks like steel. Then try a single hex socket to help give the best fix on the nut, and remove the sump. Clean t...
by 71 V12
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Tank Sump - Tank Thread - Parallel or Tapered?
Replies: 8
Views: 1272
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Re: Fuel Tank Sump - Tank Thread - Parallel or Tapered?

Hi Bob,

Out of interest, what is the problem with the original part?

Regards,

Kevin
by 71 V12
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Which Brake Fluid?
Replies: 7
Views: 1209
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Re: Which Brake Fluid?

I had the same query a few years ago and enquired with AP. Their engineer recommended DOT 3 due to having a higher lubricity than DOT 4. Seems to work well in my V12.

Kevin
by 71 V12
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Mechanical Oil Pressure Gauge
Replies: 3
Views: 821
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Re: Mechanical Oil Pressure Gauge

Thank you Rob and Marek for your replies. Some useful advice from you both, much appreciated.

I think tapping into a gallery plug is the way to go, I will survey the options for the best location.

Kind regards,

Kevin
by 71 V12
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Mechanical Oil Pressure Gauge
Replies: 3
Views: 821
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Mechanical Oil Pressure Gauge

My oil pressure sender unit is failing and giving wildly varying readings on the gauge. It has been playing up for some time and I am confident it is the notoriously unreliable sender unit. Decided I will replace the OE system with the Smiths mechanical/ capillary gauge. As mine is an early car the ...
by 71 V12
Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Idle speed adjustment
Replies: 5
Views: 998
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Re: Idle speed adjustment

Turn the throttle stop screw clockwise approx 1/8 turn on each carb until you get the desired idle speed.

Should be straight forward.