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by Bob.
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Downtime
Replies: 50
Views: 653
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Re: Forum Downtime

I've certainly missed the forum, thanks for all your efforts David, .
Bob
by Bob.
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 engine development explained by Hassan & Mundy
Replies: 7
Views: 418
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Re: V12 engine development explained by Hassan & Mundy

Extract from Roger Bywater's website http://www.jagweb.com/aj6eng/v12-engine/page4.php As the 1970s progressed the thirst of the V12, even with electronic fuel injection, became a matter for serious concern and a number of ways to improve it were tried. Stratified charge pre-combustion chambers were...
by Bob.
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Air conditioning experiences
Replies: 25
Views: 890
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Re: Air conditioning experiences

Re RHD AC, this RHD (converted from LHD) is for sale in Australia but retains the original LHD AC kit. [/code]https://www.carsales.com.au/private/details/Jaguar-E-Type-1972/SSE-AD-4894535/?Cr=8[code]. Anywhere near you Garry? The only visible concession, apart from the fan intrusion in the footwell ...
by Bob.
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Brake fluid/Handbrake warning light permanently on
Replies: 14
Views: 500
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Re: Brake fluid/Handbrake warning light permanently on

Hi Dave, This is what I think has been happening and over a long period, others may disagree. The V12, unlike the 6 cylinder cars, has the two brake reservoirs at significantly different heights (probably about a foot without measuring it), the one feeding the master cylinder and front brakes on the...
by Bob.
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Brake fluid/Handbrake warning light permanently on
Replies: 14
Views: 500
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Re: Brake fluid/Handbrake warning light permanently on

The overflowing brake fluid and corrosion of the cap of the bottom reservoir suggest that the car has stood for a long time in the past. High level of moisture in the brake fluid causing the corrosion and transfer of fluid from the top reservoir to the bottom one due to leakage passed the seals on t...
by Bob.
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Brake fluid/Handbrake warning light permanently on
Replies: 14
Views: 500
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Re: Brake fluid/Handbrake warning light permanently on

Check brake fluid cap switch
Welcome - sounds silly but did you check the switches on both brake fluid reservoirs?
by Bob.
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Temporary or drive away insurance for classic car
Replies: 16
Views: 627
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Re: Temporary or drive away insurance for classic car

Perhaps make it part of the deal that the seller delivers it to Dover for you?
by Bob.
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Starter motor not disengaging
Replies: 25
Views: 871
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Re: Starter motor not disengaging

Hi Paul I was trying to say that the damage to the tips of the teeth of the ring gear has been caused by the starter pinion already rotating at considerable speed when it tries to engage the ring gear teeth, rather than engaging fully before rotating with full power. Sorry the pictures aren't cleare...
by Bob.
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Starter motor not disengaging
Replies: 25
Views: 871
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Re: Starter motor not disengaging

Hi James and Hilton, The V12 does not use a spacer, but the auto and manual do use different length fixing bolts. This is what the gear reduction starter did to the leading edge of the teeth of my ring gear. It appears to have been operating as an inertia rather than pre engaged starter. You can als...
by Bob.
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Starter motor not disengaging
Replies: 25
Views: 871
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Re: Starter motor not disengaging

Hi Hilton, Glad to help and to hear that you got it fitted in the end, now enjoy the camping. The weight of the original lucas is 23.4lbs (10.7kg) and the new type 8.4lbs (3.8kg) so yes a big difference when trying to manhandle the thing back in. https://s15.postimg.cc/gpwhk47jf/Starter_Top_Bolt_Acc...
by Bob.
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Starter motor not disengaging
Replies: 25
Views: 871
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Re: Starter motor not disengaging

Top bolt - footwell access point https://s33.postimg.cc/40ynd1su7/Starter_Top_Bolt_Access_00.jpg https://s33.postimg.cc/c3wtocaun/Starter_Top_Bolt_Access_0.jpg https://s33.postimg.cc/t4fpx2dm7/Starter_Top_Bolt_Access_1.jpg https://s33.postimg.cc/fard80sqn/Starter_Top_Bolt_Access_2.jpg
by Bob.
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Starter motor not disengaging
Replies: 25
Views: 871
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Re: Starter motor not disengaging

Hi Hilton You don't say what year your S3 is but if you do go down the gear reduction starter route make sure you specify the pinion diameter. 1971 cars were 29mm, all later V12s were 25mm. The 134 teeth ring gears for 1971 cars are unobtainable, the 160 teeth for later cars are available. My own ex...
by Bob.
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fresh Air Vents
Replies: 8
Views: 514
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Re: Fresh Air Vents

My Nov 71 does not have it either.
My understanding is that the additional footwell fresh air cooling system was introduced in April, possibly May 1972 starting from car numbers -
OTS 1S1236 RHD 1S20173 LHD
Coupe 1S51016 RHD 1S72682 LHD

Bob
by Bob.
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: How many made
Replies: 7
Views: 456
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Re: How many made

Nice period features - Wolfrace? wheels and bullet door mirror. At least you are not burdened with the complexity of all the vacuum operated emission equipment fitted to US and later non US cars. Good luck with the recommissioning, plenty of knowledge here and on Jag-Lovers if you need help. Keep us...
by Bob.
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: How many made
Replies: 7
Views: 456
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Re: How many made

Of the 1790 RHD OTS produced 496 were autos, but for the number of manuals out of the 209 made in 1971, contact Faye McLeod, the Archivist at the Jaguar Heritage Trust Archive, British Motor Museum, Gaydon. All the e-type build records have been transcribed onto a computer database, so this sort of ...
by Bob.
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: V12E Spare Parts Catalogue
Replies: 6
Views: 394
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Re: V12E Spare Parts Catalogue

Roger

Thank you for your detailed response, perhaps an appeal on jag-lovers might produce the information you need.

Bob
by Bob.
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: V12E Spare Parts Catalogue
Replies: 6
Views: 394
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Re: V12E Spare Parts Catalogue

Hallo Roger Sadly I cannot help you with your specific question but does this mean your are putting together another of your excellent articles for the e type club magazine? It is interesting to know that IPL.10 exists, other than the ubiquitous Feb 1974 RTC 9014&9015 were there any other issues of ...
by Bob.
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Anybody seen this before??
Replies: 8
Views: 971
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Re: Anybody seen this before??

Could be part of thrust washers item 29. Wherever it has come from the unit needs stripping, the rest of it is probably still in there and there is a reason why it failed.

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Let us know what you find - Good luck
Bob
by Bob.
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: DVLA Problems registering my US e type
Replies: 12
Views: 801
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Re: DVLA Problems registering my US e type

Hi Des The Texas Certificate of Title (equivalent of our V5) should have come with the car when repatriated. If you don't have it and you imported the car yourself it may still be with the your shippers, otherwise try the person you bought it from or failing that contact the Texas Department of Tran...
by Bob.
Tue May 29, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Mud flaps for Series 3?
Replies: 8
Views: 414
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Re: Mud flaps for Series 3?

Some are done better than others:

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