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by AussieEtype
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Boot Floor Drain tubes - S3 2+2 FHC
Replies: 3
Views: 69
Australia

Re: Boot Floor Drain tubes - S3 2+2 FHC

As what Rob said - the branched pipe takes water (spilled fuel) from under the fuel filler flap and water from the left side rear door gutter, and the right pipe takes water from the right side rear door gutter - there should be holes at the bottom of either side and if you look from under a small p...
by AussieEtype
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: newb wondering what it takes to fit a V12
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Australia

Re: newb wondering what it takes to fit a V12

Daniel,

Anything is possible, indeed Jaguar did it to the Series 2 2+2 coupe in development work for the Series 3.

But as advised - why would you?

Garry
by AussieEtype
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: How to fasten seat belt retainer
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Australia

Re: How to fasten seat belt retainer

I cannot speak for later series 3 but early series 3s did not have these clips as they did not have retractable seat belts. As a result early seats do not have the mounting points for these clips in the seat frames. I understand later seats do but I am not sure.

Garry
by AussieEtype
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Australia

Re: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank

UK specs dont have that - I assume just vents into the expansion tank near the fuel filler.
by AussieEtype
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: mPG
Replies: 17
Views: 780
Australia

Re: mPG

christopher storey wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:23 am
Although Garry's advice to have it tuned is sound, London is very very different from Canberra !
My figures are from when I lived in Hambledon in Hampshire and the car was used most days - is an auto as well.

Having said that - figures here in Australia are the same.
by AussieEtype
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: mPG
Replies: 17
Views: 780
Australia

Re: mPG

I kept detailed fuel records for my V12 - worst ever is 12.5mpg and best ever was 17.5mpg - normally around 14 -16mpg.

So at 7.5mpg you have an issue - get the car tuned/looked at.

Garry
by AussieEtype
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rear Number Plate Panel Finisher
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Australia

Re: Rear Number Plate Panel Finisher

Oh Ok - now I understand and also understand why I did not understand :?: Mine is an ex Uk car and I drove it around in the UK for well over a year - my plate was mounted much higher than yours - centred on the panel so the cutouts aways were visible (and annoying). My number AOX6K was shorter than ...
by AussieEtype
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rear Number Plate Panel Finisher
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Australia

Rear Number Plate Panel Finisher

I have now had my car for nearly 40 years. One of the aspects I have never understood why the designers did it - is why the cutouts on the bottom of the stainless number plate panel finisher on the rear of the series 3. Can someone please explain? See the pic. https://i.postimg.cc/mDFr7GB2/Inkedrear...
by AussieEtype
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Australia

Re: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank

JoeLondon wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:59 am
I assume the carbon filter and breather housing just deal with vapours and no liquid fuel goes any further than the tank itself.
If your car is a 72 UK car you will not have to worry about much of that - were not fitted with most of the stuff.
by AussieEtype
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: A tuning question
Replies: 20
Views: 910
Australia

Re: A tuning question

Yes put new fuel in. I am assuming your timing marks are correct - are they? Get engine up to operating temp. Set initial timing to about 3 degrees BTDC (temporary only) and set idle to about 600/800rpm - while timing is too retarded, if it will idle it shows fuelling at idle is OK. Many engine star...
by AussieEtype
Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Zeus Brakes
Replies: 21
Views: 1324
Australia

Re: Zeus Brakes

How would a MOT tester know the brakes were not original in a obscure like an early e-type?
by AussieEtype
Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Speed Hump Scraping - Custom Exhaust
Replies: 28
Views: 1910
Australia

Re: Speed Hump Scraping - Custom Exhaust

The floor above the centre mufflers is already shielded with a fibrous plate.
by AussieEtype
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: What Causes Petrol to Leak from the Exhaust
Replies: 36
Views: 1126
Australia

Re: What Causes Petrol to Leak from the Exhaust

This is what happened to the exhaust of my landie when excess fuel from my Land Rover twin Strombergs got into the exhaust - bang - so I am surprised the OP did not have something similar if there was enough fuel in there for it to run out.


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by AussieEtype
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: What Causes Petrol to Leak from the Exhaust
Replies: 36
Views: 1126
Australia

Re: What Causes Petrol to Leak from the Exhaust

I must admit I have never understood the need for this ball/spring valve on the fuel return line - I have had vehicles in the past with stombergs and they never had a valve - just a simple line back to te tank. Currently I have a Land Rover FC 101 with a V8 that runs twin stombergs and it does not h...
by AussieEtype
Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: What Causes Petrol to Leak from the Exhaust
Replies: 36
Views: 1126
Australia

Re: What Causes Petrol to Leak from the Exhaust

If the engine runs and the fuel is coming from the exhaust really the only place it can come from is a rich fuel mixture and it is unburnt fuel coming out the exhaust ports - maybe not too rich that it stuffs up the engine running but maybe similar to the choke being on a bit. My guess is that the e...
by AussieEtype
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Pertronix install on S3 V12 help needed
Replies: 10
Views: 788
Australia

Re: Pertronix install on S3 V12 help needed

I believe this statement is correct for the original Ignitor (Ignitor 1). This does NOT apply to Ignitor-2, which has much more intelligence and will not switch the coil- to ground while the engine is stationary and hence will not burn either the Ignitor-2 nor the coil if ignition is on and the eng...
by AussieEtype
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Pertronix install on S3 V12 help needed
Replies: 10
Views: 788
Australia

Re: Pertronix install on S3 V12 help needed

I am missing something here :?: I am familiar with pertronix as I have it fitted to two other cars that were originally points. It works great but you do have to be careful with coil resistance as the pertronix module can easily burn out. However as the V12 is already fitted with an electronic syste...
by AussieEtype
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Jaguar now re manafacturing engine blocks
Replies: 8
Views: 734
Australia

Re: Jaguar now re manafacturing engine blocks

And in Australia would be illegal.
by AussieEtype
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Exhaust Fantails.
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Australia

Re: Exhaust Fantails.

Thanks Geoff - seems to confirm my thoughts but I did think that they brought back the quad fantail very late in the production run in 1974. Hi Colin - sorry but you are out of luck there - changed it out two exhaust systems and 35 years ago - I have a new quad fan to go on when I get my car back on...
by AussieEtype
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Exhaust Fantails.
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Australia

Exhaust Fantails.

When I bought my 1971 Series 3 in 1982 it had the twin fantail tip on the exhaust. I have just watched a vid on a very early Series 3 from close to the same build date as mine and it had the quad fantail. Can anyone tell me what dates etc that each type of fantail was fitted from the factory - obvio...