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by Bob.
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi all
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Great Britain

Re: Hi all

Hi Glen, welcome from another S3 owner, not many 1974's around.
by Bob.
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Door internal water shield
Replies: 9
Views: 804
Great Britain

Re: Door internal water shield

From the S3 ROM

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by Bob.
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member in Gloucestershire
Replies: 7
Views: 894
Great Britain

Re: New member in Gloucestershire

Hi, welcome from another Gloucestershire owner. I haven't used either of them but "locally" John Skinner near Cheltenham makes DIY interior kits. https://www.john-skinner.co.uk/ and Cotswold Classic Car Restorations near Cirencester might be worth talking to http://www.cotswoldclassiccarrestorations...
by Bob.
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Head removal tool
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Great Britain

Re: Head removal tool

Have a look at the last few posts here on jag-lovers where Philip posted dimensions https://forums.jag-lovers.com/t/v12-eng ... /134514/17
by Bob.
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: hand brake adjustment...
Replies: 17
Views: 3102
Great Britain

Re: hand brake adjustment...

Hi Marcel, The Ferodo pads I fitted to my S3 came with a chamfer on each pad to allow full contact with the discs from new. They will eventually wear parallel with use. Some other manufacturers supply without chamfers so you would have to file them to fit - not very satisfactory. https://i.postimg.c...
by Bob.
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Steering rack series 3
Replies: 13
Views: 2070
Great Britain

Re: Steering rack series 3

Hi Bill, Sorry, I didn't mean that you could use a Mondeo pinion, only a good used pinion from a discarded LHD S3 rack which might be available where an owner had changed to RHD using the complete Ford based rack conversion. Hope I haven't muddied the water. This is a picture from above of a car wit...
by Bob.
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Steering rack series 3
Replies: 13
Views: 2070
Great Britain

Re: Steering rack series 3

H Bob, Since what I understand is the LHD Mondeo based rack conversion became available, I know a number of LHD to RHD conversions have been done using it so there must be old LHD racks around from which you could use the pinion. Someone correct me if I am wrong, but I think the pinion is unique to ...
by Bob.
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oh no! Engine frame damage, could it be repaired?
Replies: 14
Views: 1734
Great Britain

Re: Oh no! Engine frame damage, could it be repaired?

Hi Nick, Sorry to see your expensive problem. It looks to me like the result of a historical square on frontal impact. The bottom of the frames are more heavily triangulated rearwards from this cross bracing point than forward of it, so I would be looking for further evidence such as paint cracking ...
by Bob.
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: welcome
Replies: 8
Views: 2518
Great Britain

Re: welcome

From the relatively short section of lowered headlining I got the impression that this one only tilted.
Bob.
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by Bob.
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: welcome
Replies: 8
Views: 2518
Great Britain

Re: welcome

This one fitted to an early S3 came up for sale at Brightwells recently.
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by Bob.
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake Warning Light
Replies: 7
Views: 875
Great Britain

Re: Brake Warning Light

Hi Barry, If your V12 is not an early car it will have a Pressure Differential Warning Actuator (PDWA) intended to warn of loss of pressure in either front or rear brake system. Bleeding may have shuttled this into action. There is a special bleeding procedure in the ROM for cars with this feature. ...
by Bob.
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: S3 V12 Stromberg/Dizzy vacuum pipes
Replies: 21
Views: 2445
Great Britain

Re: S3 V12 Stromberg/Dizzy vacuum pipes

Sorry, quite right the A bank is on the right viewed from the driver's seat - I will edit my earlier post. My understanding is that the design operating fuel pressure is 1.5psi (not 1.5bar as you mentioned) and that sustaining that pressure at all operating conditions is the function of the valve wh...
by Bob.
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: S3 V12 Stromberg/Dizzy vacuum pipes
Replies: 21
Views: 2445
Great Britain

Re: S3 V12 Stromberg/Dizzy vacuum pipes

Hi Matt, A few suggestions: Check the plug leads for correct firing order bearing in mind that the distributor rotates anticlockwise, A bank is on the right viewed from the driver's seat) and No1 cylinder is at the front of the engine. https://i.postimg.cc/PqTcGfVQ/Firing-Order.jpg Check that you ar...
by Bob.
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Auto trans rear engine mount
Replies: 7
Views: 1931
Great Britain

Re: Auto trans rear engine mount

Responding to Flyer295 This is the assembly with C29011,the damper washer, shown sandwiched between the two spacers C30157. https://i.postimg.cc/yNNV9W9R/Gearbox-Mount-Damper-5.jpg The parts book illustration omits one of the spacers whereas, as you have found, in reality the design uses two. The da...
by Bob.
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S3 gearbox swap
Replies: 13
Views: 1001
Great Britain

Re: S3 gearbox swap

Hi Pete, Sorry can't help with the sore head, but have you thought of adding a servo to reduce effort on the clutch pedal. A friend of mine added one to his TR4 to make it easier for his daughter to drive. I can ask him which unit he used if you are interested. This one https://www.carbuildersolutio...
by Bob.
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: rear engine mount
Replies: 6
Views: 883
Great Britain

Re: rear engine mount

As your engine number is 7S9385 it would not have had the bracket as this wasn't introduced until 7S14001. Series 3 engine numbers ran from 7S1001 to 7S17189 although 13543 to 14000 weren't used. Suffix letter L means Low Compression ratio (reduced from 9:1 to 7.8:1 for the North American market fro...
by Bob.
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: rear engine mount
Replies: 6
Views: 883
Great Britain

Re: rear engine mount

Hi Robert, Sorry, that should have read from engine number 7S14001 not gearbox number. You really need the Jaguar Parts and Service Manuals although the only illustration I know of is in the Parts Manual shown under Engine Mountings Rear. (It's in the Forum Knowledge Base) https://i.postimg.cc/PxDCw...
by Bob.
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: rear engine mount
Replies: 6
Views: 883
Great Britain

Re: rear engine mount

Hi Robert and welcome to the forum,
The bracket C42202 was added from gearbox No 7S14001 (around Sept 73). I believe the intention was to reduce the amount of intrusion into the passenger compartment by the engine in a frontal impact.
Hope this helps,
Bob
by Bob.
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Weak Spark 76 XJS
Replies: 13
Views: 1329
Great Britain

Re: Weak Spark 76 XJS

Hi Andrew, It may work OK but when you get the new rotor check how accurately the ferrite rods have been set in the moulding. The one I bought from one of the usuals had some rods breaking the outer rim, some set well in. Not what you want when the coil to rotor gap only has a 2thou tolerance (0.020...
by Bob.
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake Vapour Lock
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Great Britain

Re: Brake Vapour Lock

Hi Adrian,
Are the rear brake air scoops fitted and if so have they been squashed by someone lifting the car on them?
Bob