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by Bob.
Fri May 22, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Gearbox removal with engine in situ
Replies: 18
Views: 3564
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Re: Gearbox removal with engine in situ

Hi Nigel,
I think Dick Maury is refering to the engine mount to frame upright bolts which are 7/8"x5/16" 24TPI ie UNC

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by Bob.
Wed May 20, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dedicated LPG?
Replies: 13
Views: 523
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Re: Dedicated LPG?

It's nearly 50 years since I converted my Triumph Spitfire to run on LPG, on a shoestring budget and using a simple vapour mixing system. Technology has changed but on sensible budgets you can't get away from having to cart around approx 1kg of steel pressure vessel for every 1kg of fuel (IIRC). If ...
by Bob.
Wed May 20, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 2+2 rear anti roll bar
Replies: 16
Views: 438
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Re: 2+2 rear anti roll bar

The part numbers for S2 2+2 rear ARB and bushes are different to those for OTS+FHC, so a different diameter is a likely reason. https://i.postimg.cc/jS9H5dWP/S2-ARB-Pt-Nos.jpg So 2+2 bushes should be C25748 which SNGB superceeds to C32925. This is the part number for Series 3 2+2 and OTS both of whi...
by Bob.
Tue May 19, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Loom grommet
Replies: 1
Views: 139
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Re: Loom grommet

If not in the PM it may have only come as part of the bulkhead loom originally. Try Autosparks as they make new looms.
by Bob.
Mon May 18, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Noise in the front at very low speeds on a pothole or speed bump
Replies: 8
Views: 329
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Re: Noise in the front at very low speeds on a pothole or speed bump

Hi Peder,
What sort of noise - creak, clunk, knock, squeek? Mine developed a creaking noise in similar circumstances which I eventually traced to PO not tightening the lower wishbone fulcrum nuts fully - one was finger tight, although all the split pins were in place.
Bob
by Bob.
Fri May 15, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Door card recess
Replies: 5
Views: 406
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Re: Door card recess

Hi Tom
They haven't sent you Series 3 parts. They look like this (repro item).

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Perhaps this 1968 FHC S2 shows what Steve means although I don't know if it is original

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by Bob.
Mon May 11, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: series 2 FHC HOLES IN DASH RHS OF SPEEDO
Replies: 6
Views: 310
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Re: series 2 FHC HOLES IN DASH RHS OF SPEEDO

LHDs so on left of speedo - 1970 FHC without heated rear window https://i.postimg.cc/SsZBP35X/S2-LHD-Without-Htd-R-Win-Warn-Light-1.jpg 1968 2+2 with HRW https://i.postimg.cc/NFCpBw7X/S2-LHD-Htd-R-Win-Warn-Light.jpg 1969 OTS https://i.postimg.cc/yxtw197s/S2-LHD-Without-Htd-R-Win-Warn-Light-2.jpg
by Bob.
Mon May 11, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Cracked firewall
Replies: 3
Views: 211
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Re: Cracked firewall

How about this scenario? Plan is to open the bonnet to the vertical position. Long enough chain is connected between the bonnet safety latch bracket and the little grill area of the bonnet. Bonnet is opened but gets away from the person opening it as the CofG goes forward of the pivots and bonnet sn...
by Bob.
Tue May 05, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New owner Greetings & Basic Questions S3 2+2 '72
Replies: 31
Views: 2392
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Re: New owner Greetings & Basic Questions S3 2+2 '72

Also the condition of tyres in terms of correct profile, pressure and depth of tread can have an affect on clearance but at launch Jaguar quoted the S3 ground clearance as 5.9" unladen and 5.4" laden for both OTS and 2+2. If it helps the ROM gives setting heights for the front from the ground of 6.2...
by Bob.
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Torsion bars
Replies: 16
Views: 665
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Re: Torsion bars

Just for the record, S3 torsion bars are over 4.5" longer than those fitted to S1/S2 although I believe the splines are identical (ignore the fact that the images show opposite ends of the bars and therefore different splines, they were just images I had to hand). S3 https://i.postimg.cc/WbRDmDPS/To...
by Bob.
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 Brake Servo Replacement⅚
Replies: 11
Views: 613
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Re: Series 3 Brake Servo Replacement⅚

Interesting, I fitted a new "Lockheed" servo from SNGB last year and had no problem with the length of the front studs fouling during fitting - just the usual jizsaw puzzle of threading it through the framework. I found it easiest to remove the heater for access. No need to drain the system just sip...
by Bob.
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Kienzle Clock Parts
Replies: 2
Views: 309
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Re: Kienzle Clock Parts

Hi Ross, No help to you I'm afraid but that is not an original fitment Kienzle clock for a S3 E Type. Can't comment on similarity or otherwise of the workings though but others may know and know which car it came from. S3 Kienzle clock fitted from around May 71. https://i.postimg.cc/C5Wgv0Tw/Clock-l...
by Bob.
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Mudshield arrangement
Replies: 2
Views: 293
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Re: S3 Mudshield arrangement

Hi Drew
Not my car but are these any help?

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by Bob.
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Trim colour change S3 V12 2+2
Replies: 4
Views: 355
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Re: Trim colour change S3 V12 2+2

Hi Colin According to Clausager page 145, the S3 sun visors were black vinyl on the open cars and cloth to match the headlining on 2+2s. The headlining was changed from beige (also known as fawn) to grey in Jan 72. With an olive interior original black sunvisors sounds like a cost effective choice b...
by Bob.
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: E-type Tinder
Replies: 24
Views: 1227
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Re: E-type Tinder

Fan relay fuse (No 7) is the same as for the rev counter and other gauges that packed up intermittently before.
Fuse 7 is third one down on the right behind drop down instrument panel.

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by Bob.
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Exhaust
Replies: 3
Views: 589
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Re: Exhaust

Hi Bob Sealing entry paths is more likely to stop exhaust gas entering the car than any practical extension to the exhaust exit point. It might be feet rather than inches to get the exhaust to exit beyond the recirculation zone behind the car. Have a look at these posts. http://forum.etypeuk.com/vie...
by Bob.
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Coolcat Mitsubishi thermoswitch
Replies: 5
Views: 636
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Re: Coolcat Mitsubishi thermoswitch

Hi Geoff, I don't think there is anything wrong with your test technique in principle. The sensor I found on the US fitted system on my S3 having a M16x1.5 thread, looks identical to the one Mike Frank shows on his Coolcat website for a S1/2 supplied system. When it packed up I found it was fitted t...
by Bob.
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Expansion tank bracket dirctly against bulkhead?
Replies: 7
Views: 1358
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Re: Expansion tank bracket dirctly against bulkhead?

Distance piece on setscrew - 3off BD18957/1. SNGB list them.

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Hope this helps,
Bob
by Bob.
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Valve stem seals
Replies: 8
Views: 1476
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Re: Valve stem seals

Hi Paul
I expect you have found them by now but just in case not - Part number is C27479.
Bob
by Bob.
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Standard camshaft max lift
Replies: 18
Views: 1977
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Re: Standard camshaft max lift

S3 V12 cams are 17,59;59,17, perhaps that's where the change was made.