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by rycymru
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 not running right - new SNG Barrat ignition
Replies: 10
Views: 2814
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Re: V12 not running right - new SNG Barrat ignition

The throttle linkage is connected to both sides of the carbs. I have tuned them according to some things i've read along with the manual. Back off all the carb idle screws/carb balance screw and start with carbs in the back and get eh idle to 750 while having the pressure gauge over the air inlet th...
by rycymru
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 not running right - new SNG Barrat ignition
Replies: 10
Views: 2814
United States of America

Re: V12 not running right - new SNG Barrat ignition

Thank you for the responses and advice. The vacuum retard on the distributor is capped and will stay that way. The emissions parts were removed before i bought it. On the driver side intake, if i remove the small hose going to the carbs or remove the larger hose going to the vacuum tank, the engine ...
by rycymru
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 not running right - new SNG Barrat ignition
Replies: 10
Views: 2814
United States of America

V12 not running right - new SNG Barrat ignition

1973 E-type v12 Roadster, manual, with 87k miles, owned for the past 6 years. I'll try and be thorough and give as much information and background about my E-type not running right. I've been working on cars for over 10 years; rebuilding engines, suspension, transmission, electics, etc on Land Rover...
by rycymru
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S3 V12 Stromberg/Dizzy vacuum pipes
Replies: 22
Views: 4636
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Re: S3 V12 Stromberg/Dizzy vacuum pipes

I just installed the SNG Barret ignition system and i am in the process of tuning it. As stated above, the book says the static is 12 degrees btdc for 97 octane and 8 degrees btdc at 95 octane. Where i am located in the US, the octane is 92-93. What should the static timing be and what should the ti...
by rycymru
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Coolant is crystalizing in bottom of radiator hoses
Replies: 8
Views: 1485
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Re: Coolant is crystalizing in bottom of radiator hoses

I removed more of the cooling system last night, and the water pump. There was a tiny bit of gunk on the pump, but nothing major and moved freely. The passages behind the pump into the block didn't show much either, which is good. The thermostat housing and those passages showed some gunk, along wit...
by rycymru
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Coolant is crystalizing in bottom of radiator hoses
Replies: 8
Views: 1485
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Re: Coolant is crystalizing in bottom of radiator hoses

I'm hoping my water pump doesn't look like that when i remove it! The car had standard orange anti freeze in it. It may have originally had green antifreeze, but was drained when i replaced all the hoses. When i installed the hoses a few years ago, there were no signs of anything like there is now. ...
by rycymru
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Coolant is crystalizing in bottom of radiator hoses
Replies: 8
Views: 1485
United States of America

Coolant is crystalizing in bottom of radiator hoses

1973 E-type v12 series 3. 87k miles. My father and I bought the car 6-7 years. Around 4 years ago i removed the radiator to have a leak fixed. While i had the radiator out, i replaced all the hoses, thermostats and associated items since most of them were possibly original. The car then sat in the g...
by rycymru
Thu Jun 25, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Brake pedal hard as a rock, brakes locked on.
Replies: 3
Views: 2497
United States of America

I was able to solve the problem by replacing the reaction valve at the end of the master cylinder. I already had a replacemtnt in a box of parts, so it worked out well. Now, you really need to press the pedal to get the car to stop. I can hear a bit of hissing near the booster. Obviously, some of th...
by rycymru
Mon Jun 08, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Brake pedal hard as a rock, brakes locked on.
Replies: 3
Views: 2497
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Brake pedal hard as a rock, brakes locked on.

Last year i replaced the brake master cylinder after it failed. The clutch master cylinder recently starting failing as well, and i replaced it. I bled the clutch system and works as it should. After bleeding the brakes since the master cylinder was removed as well, the brake pedal is now rock hard,...
by rycymru
Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 73 E-Type restore. vacuum retard hose and others missing.
Replies: 3
Views: 2048
United States of America

Calum, Thank you for your response. After looking at pictures i found online of cars that have had the emissions removed, i hooked up a few hoses to the bypass valves on the carbs and capped anything else. I put the car back together this weekend and it started up perfectly on Sunday afternoon. The ...
by rycymru
Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 73 E-Type restore. vacuum retard hose and others missing.
Replies: 3
Views: 2048
United States of America

73 E-Type restore. vacuum retard hose and others missing.

WARNING: I go into some detail of the problems i've had and things replaced. 1973 E-Type with 87,700 miles. I bought the car 1.5 years ago and the previous owner owned it since March of 1977. The previous owner didn't drive it much the past several years, just started it and drove it down the road e...