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by vee12eman
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: water pump
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Kiribati

Re: water pump

Hi Sven.

Yes my wife bought me my car too! She’s not a mechanical engineer, but still I am very lucky.

Regards,

Simon
by vee12eman
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: water pump
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Kiribati

Re: water pump

Hi Sven. What Nigel says is true, both regarding to the continuation of a restoration and the early pumps. However, once the restoration is complete I’m pretty sure the feeling of satisfaction will be worth the effort. Regarding the pump, I’m not sure if it’s still applicable, but I have an early pu...
by vee12eman
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 not running right - new SNG Barrat ignition
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Kiribati

Re: V12 not running right - new SNG Barrat ignition

Hi Ryan, There is a possible solution, or at least something to check. Have you reconnected the throttle linkage to both sets of carbs? It's quite possible to connect only one bank, then pull away, noticing a distinct lack of power, although "40hp" seems low. Idle will still be fine, but effectively...
by vee12eman
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: EXHAUST FUMES IN ROADSTER
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Kiribati

Re: EXHAUST FUMES IN ROADSTER

Thanks very much. I will look at options.

Regards,

Simon
by vee12eman
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: V12 Hot coil problem & leaky carburettor
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Kiribati

Re: V12 Hot coil problem & leaky carburettor

Hi, As you say, there are O rings below the jets. Earlier versions of the carburettors had mixture adjustment nuts located here, but carbs fitted to the V12 E-type have mixture adjustment incorporated in the dashpot controlled piston, which moves the needle, not the jet. Rather than redesigning the ...
by vee12eman
Wed May 29, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: EXHAUST FUMES IN ROADSTER
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Kiribati

Re: EXHAUST FUMES IN ROADSTER

Hi Rob.

If it isn’t a daft question, did you use the smoke machine inside or outside of the car? Was it just a club/disco type machine?

Regards,

Simon
by vee12eman
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Venilation tube to footwell
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Kiribati

Re: Venilation tube to footwell

Hi Kevin, I suspect I am pointing out the obvious, but early Series III cars didn’t have the footwell ventilation. If you have the holes in the bulkhead and bonnet then you can fit them, otherwise you have to modify the car. My car does not have them, though the bonnet does have the holes as it was ...
by vee12eman
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Roadster floor pan same as 2+2.................???
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Kiribati

Re: Roadster floor pan same as 2+2.................???

Hi Andy,

No, they are not the same. 2+2 cars are 9 inches longer than the earlier (pre Series 3) roadsters and the floor shaping is different too.

Regards,

Simon
by vee12eman
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Eyebrows (headlamp chrome crown finisher)
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Kiribati

Re: Eyebrows (headlamp chrome crown finisher)

Hi Holger, If there is still some of the brass strip remaining, you might be able to use a self tapping screw, which you can carefully screw in between the stubs of the two strips. This works ok for the remaining stubs of strips that have broken off fairly close to the main part of the eyebrow. I se...
by vee12eman
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Door mirrors
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Kiribati

Re: Door mirrors

Hi, This was discussed sometime back. If the Tex mirrors you’re referring to are the bolt on, “swan neck” design as opposed to those that clamp on the door frame, then they simply did not work without some modifications, from memory a small wedge placed in between the mirror and the mount. Of course...
by vee12eman
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: carburettor leaking fuel
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Kiribati

Re: carburettor leaking fuel

One of the issues with the o ring seal under the carb is corrosion of the float chamber body. If this has occurred then new o rings may prove to be a short term fix. Once disturbed and cleaned (because you will clean it before refitting), the pitting from the corrosion may actually be worse than bef...
by vee12eman
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Loose valve tappet guide or?
Replies: 19
Views: 1022
Kiribati

Re: Loose valve tappet guide or?

Hi.

Oil in inlet could well be from overfilled dashpot reservoirs. Should not do any harm, but probably best avoided in future.

Regards,

Simon
by vee12eman
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: S3 V12 Stromberg/Dizzy vacuum pipes
Replies: 19
Views: 1033
Kiribati

Re: S3 V12 Stromberg/Dizzy vacuum pipes

Hi Muz122, A couple of things from your post. The vacuum unit appears to be the original retard unit, with take off pipe facing the distributor. Loads of opinions on what you should do about that; many favouring conversion to advance unit and then loads more opinions about where to take the vacuum s...
by vee12eman
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Kienzle clock
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Kiribati

Re: Kienzle clock

+2 for Mike Ecke.

Sent mine from down under and still a reasonable turn around time.

Regards,

Simon
by vee12eman
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Indicator quandry
Replies: 11
Views: 900
Kiribati

Re: Indicator quandry

No worries. Glad to help and also that you have got to the bottom of the issue.

Regards,

Simon
by vee12eman
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lindner Nocker Low Drag Pictures.....Help Please
Replies: 13
Views: 995
Kiribati

Re: Lindner Nocker Low Drag Pictures.....Help Please

Hi. When I visited CMC in about 2007 they were most definitely rebuilding the low drag E themselves. They definitely did not have panels coming from anywhere else and judging by the skill I saw, they had absolutely no need for anyone else’s input. They had some major equipment, such as a huge indust...
by vee12eman
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Speedo drive cost
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Kiribati

Re: Speedo drive cost

Hi Michel, I had a similar dilemma when I had to convert my mph to km/h unit some time back. I simply replaced the face with a new one from. SNG. The odometer still reads in miles but shows the actual mileage of the car, whilst the speed reads in km/h. I calibrated the unit with a sat nav, simply mo...
by vee12eman
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Indicator quandry
Replies: 11
Views: 900
Kiribati

Re: Indicator quandry

Hi Martin, Have you studied the wiring diagram? The one on the manual is pretty poor, accurate but of low quality. Have you seen the one in the knowledge base: https://www.dropbox.com/s/a4ubnltt94dnqhp/S3%20wiring.pdf?dl=1 I might be able to send an even better, colour one if you pm me your email ad...
by vee12eman
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Heater comparison S3 Vs S1/2
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Kiribati

Re: Heater comparison S3 Vs S1/2

Hi, I have a Series 3 and a Fiero fan/motor, which has been awaiting fit for a very long time. As you guessed, the fan is too shallow so although I have ideas on how to modify the system, I know I can’t go back because I would have to modify the involute to match the new motor and it just might not ...
by vee12eman
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Myths concerning the V-12
Replies: 8
Views: 1249
Kiribati

Re: Myths concerning the V-12

Hi Atle, Whilst I don’t claim to be an expert on the V12, I do have a fair amount of experience with it. Christopher is right that the engine can be a problem if not previously maintained correctly. It is a very strong engine which can last many miles and years and is relatively unstressed in the E-...