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by vee12eman
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Workshop Manual
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Kiribati

Re: Workshop Manual

Hi, I think the Brooklands book is actually a reprint of the original. I have the original and also have an electronic copy. The electronic copy is great because I can view on my phone, pc, tablet etc. Very useful especially for the parts catalogue which usually comes with it as you can hunt for spa...
by vee12eman
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Scissor lift safety
Replies: 14
Views: 628
Kiribati

Re: Scissor lift safety

That’s the one!

Poor old girl. Very undignified end.

Simon.
by vee12eman
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Scissor lift safety
Replies: 14
Views: 628
Kiribati

Re: Scissor lift safety

Not just the Russian VC10...
RAF VC10 XR806 met her end with her nose pointing skyward in 1997 at Brize Norton.

C of G matters!

Regards,

Simon
by vee12eman
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Stromberg jet height
Replies: 22
Views: 983
Kiribati

Re: Stromberg jet height

Hi again Unleaded petrol sometimes does look rich at the plug, at least in my experience. I find it less helpful than in the days of leaded fuel, although I know others feel that it’s still useful to look at the colour. I think you’re supposed to look right down at the insulator of the plug. Also di...
by vee12eman
Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Stromberg jet height
Replies: 22
Views: 983
Kiribati

Re: Stromberg jet height

Hi Harald, You can try, but best to have some way of checking the mixture. I use a Colortune kit or, if feeling lazy, I lift the piston a very small amount, I use a scriber with a taper, push it into the inlet and it causes the piston to rise very slightly, only a mm or so. From memory, if the engin...
by vee12eman
Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Stromberg jet height
Replies: 22
Views: 983
Kiribati

Re: Stromberg jet height

Hi Harald, Clockwise means the needle rises, the nut stays still but the needle is drawn upwards as the nut (effectively) tries to screw itself down the needle carrier. As the needle is tapered, this enriches the mixture, whereas anti clockwise pushes the needle down and weakens the mixture. Hope th...
by vee12eman
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: A tuning question
Replies: 20
Views: 806
Kiribati

Re: A tuning question

Hi Colin, Referring to parts catalogue page 30.18 (FHC), you can find the cooling system casting you have photographed in your post. This confirms that cars up to 7S.4879 (NOT EX/EM) have a casting without the take off point for the Thermostatic Vacuum Valve and that after engine 7S.8444, the NON EX...
by vee12eman
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: A tuning question
Replies: 20
Views: 806
Kiribati

Re: A tuning question

Hi Marek, Thanks for the reply, it helped me confirm my car is correct in not having the Thermostatic Vacuum Valve C.37430. The parts catalogue is confusing, as the vacuum system to the distributor is shown in detail on pages 30.28 - 30.32 (that's how the vacuum system for EX/EM car pages are number...
by vee12eman
Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: A tuning question
Replies: 20
Views: 806
Kiribati

Re: A tuning question

Hi, Thanks for more useful and thought provoking answers. I will answer as I can. Firstly, the parts catalog doesn’t seem to show the early Series 3 vacuum connections, at least I could not pin any of them down to my early chassis number, but my engine had no thermostatic vacuum valve, the connectio...
by vee12eman
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: A tuning question
Replies: 20
Views: 806
Kiribati

Re: A tuning question

Hi Colin,

No gulp valve on my early (pre release build) UK car, in fact very little emission control at all except that built in to the carbs themselves.

I’ll see what I can find when the vacuum gauge arrives.

Regards,

Simon
by vee12eman
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: A tuning question
Replies: 20
Views: 806
Kiribati

Re: A tuning question

Hi again, Thanks for the inputs. I will check everything again, although I was confident about the air sealing. To be honest I suspected vacuum leaks but I can’t find any. I’ll try a more measured approach as suggested and I have ordered a vacuum gauge. Any excuse for more diagnosis tools. The figur...
by vee12eman
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: A tuning question
Replies: 20
Views: 806
Kiribati

Re: A tuning question

Hi Malcolm, Thanks for the response, although I don’t think that’s the problem, as the revs would drop then, on the occasions the engine didn’t stall, it climbed back and settled. As a further update, I went on and used the Colortune; I use two at a time, I may even look at getting two more so I can...
by vee12eman
Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: A tuning question
Replies: 20
Views: 806
Kiribati

Re: A tuning question

Hi guys. Many thanks for the replies, went and got new fuel, set the distributor to put it in a better central position for adjustments and checked again for air leaks. Found I had forgotten the two manifold tapping for the air pre heat system (fully functional on my car, but not when the air boxes ...
by vee12eman
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: A tuning question
Replies: 20
Views: 806
Kiribati

A tuning question

Hi all, Normally I feel confident enough about tuning the V12, I don’t need to ask. However, with the car off the road due to lockdown, I pursued a lot of jobs, including changing to Vacuum advance. I reset the carbs, putting the carbs to 100 thou as recommended. I rebuilt everything with care regar...
by vee12eman
Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Kevlar v Silicone Hoses
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Kiribati

Re: Kevlar v Silicone Hoses

From personal experience, albeit with a V12 engine, I would not fit Kevlar hoses if they were free. They were horrible and I replaced them all with a conventional cotton reinforced set, as originally fitted. To be fair, even some of these were prone to leaks and seeping, later traced to corroded/mis...
by vee12eman
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 3 wire suppliers
Replies: 10
Views: 631
Kiribati

Re: Series 3 wire suppliers

Hi, Some will be horrified by this, but I hang on to old wiring looms and strip them for the wires. Some cables do get damaged, but others are fine. I have cables left over from several Triumph cars, which I re-loomed or in one case scrapped, and most of the original looms from my own Series 3. So f...
by vee12eman
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Stromberg jet height
Replies: 22
Views: 983
Kiribati

Re: Stromberg jet height

No worries in using the photo, they were added to help. I re-used the spring clips with no issues so unless you have lost or damaged them, you should be fine. If they are loose, then very carefully tap them a little flatter with a light tap from a hammer before re-using. Burlen should be fine to sup...
by vee12eman
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Stromberg jet height
Replies: 22
Views: 983
Kiribati

Re: Stromberg jet height

Hi, It’s a question I’d like the answer to as well. I think it’s 100 thou (0.1”), but I don’t think mine were set to that depth. Unfortunately this was years ago when I didn’t have the facilities to measure accurately and I made a rough and ready jig to do it. The measurements are taken to the top o...
by vee12eman
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fuel return valve series 3 V12
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Kiribati

Re: Fuel return valve series 3 V12

Thanks for all the replies. I was fairly certain I now had a correctly operating system, but after so long of not being this way, I was suspicious. I re-used the original ball return valve when I rebuilt the car, it was in the right orientation so perhaps someone had replaced the spring with a stron...
by vee12eman
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fuel return valve series 3 V12
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Kiribati

Fuel return valve series 3 V12

Hi, In response to a couple of fuel leaks I have replaced the fuel flexible lines in the engine bay, taking the opportunity to renew the fuel return valve at the same time. Previously, the pump ran prior to starting, then either slowed down or even stopped. Now, it continues to run and I can hear th...